Recently, on September 15, 2010, while addressing the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, President Obama referenced and quoted from the Declaration of Independence as a part of the closing thoughts in his speech. In rightly referring to those principles enumerated therein as the undergirding ideals that birthed our liberty and union, those truths held to be self evident, President Obama omitted the most integral and fundamental of those beliefs, the lynch pin of the whole philosophical and political system derived therefrom, of our ideology and the republic built thereon. He omitted the Creator, by whom those rights we hold so dear are endowed.
If you remove the Creator then it’s not American ideology anymore, but a perversion thereof. Besides, any belief in and aspiration toward those principles apart from the Creator is not only humanistic and irreligious, but ultimately impossible. If there be no Creator, nor acknowledgment thereof, then those same rights would not be unalienable (Obama said inalienable, but whether that’s a significant difference is a matter of interpretation), nor could they then even be endowed.
Here Mr. President, allow me to supply you with an accurate quote, since you had neither the time nor the inclination, for whatever reason, to avail yourself of the use thereof in the length of time at which you paused and hem hawed in your recitation thereof before the Hispanic Caucus. The accurate quote of the line you referenced follows:
“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.”
God Save the South!