Obama Leaves “By their Creator” Out of The Declaration of Independence at Hispanic Caucus Speech – Video 9/15/10
Here is video of President Obama speaking to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on September 15, 2010. In the closing remarks of his speech, Obama recites part of the Declaration of Independence, and leaves out “by their Creator.” He recited “endowed with certain unalienable rights….” The Declaration of Independence gives credit to God as the Creator who has “endowed” all men with “certain unalienable rights…..” Interesting that Obama paused – then left that out. Whether the pause was because he forgot the words, or whether he left those words out on purpose, is not clear. I hope some reporter will ask him directly if he intended to leave those words out.
“So let me close by saying this.Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. To British and French, to Dutch and Spanish, to Mexican — (applause) — to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land.We didn’t always get along. But over the centuries, what eventually bound us together –what made us all Americans — was not a matter of blood, it wasn’t a matter of birth. It was faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,(pause) endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what makes us unique.That’s what makes us strong. . . .”
Here’s the full portion from the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”