Obama's speech to Hispanic caucus gala leaves out CREATOR when he quotes the Preamble

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    well well

    SNIP:
    See if you can find the words "endowed by their creator" in this clip, Obama's speech Wednesday night to the Hispanic caucus skips right over it. (Notice the long pause)
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZJbTVw8o90&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Pr.Obama - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal' - CHCI[/ame]

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    OBAMA: "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, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

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    HotAirPundit: Obama's Speech to the Hispanic Caucus Gala Leaves out the word "Creator" When He Quotes the Preamble (Video)
     
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    LOL to rich. I wonder if it is crossed out in his copy :)
     
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    Thanks for spotlighting the most significant difference between traditionalists, including the Founders, and progressives, and many of our citizens 'educated' in government schools.

    The abridgement was no accident, but rather the corruption of American political thought, beginning in the early 19th century, and known as 'progressivism.' Our President subscribes to this view.

    1. "The rights which [an individual] possesses are...conferred upon him, not by his Creator, but rather by the society to which he belongs. What they are is to be determined by the legislative authority in view of the needs of that society. Social expediency, rather than natural right, is thus to determine the sphere of individual freedom of action.” The Claremont Institute - Leaving the Constitution

    2. Wilson: “No doubt a lot of nonsense has been talked about the inalienable rights of the individual, and a great deal that was mere vague sentiment and pleasing speculation has been put forward as fundamental principle.” Woodrow Wilson: ‘Men are as clay in the hands of a consummate leader.?

    3. Roosevelt, in his “New Nationalism” speech " ...maintains that every man holds his property subject to the general right of the community to regulate its use to whatever degree the public welfare may require it.” New Nationalism Speech by Theodore Roosevelt
    Based on this view, there are no Creator-endowed inalienable rights.

    One can see, of course, that one view values the individual, while the other, the collective.
     
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    LOL It could be Obama thought for a second, and realized that when this was written there were many women, men and children, who had none of these Creator based rights, but that too is reading too much into it. He was giving a speech, no need to read into it the wingnut interpretation of the universe.
     
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    Yep it is perfectly acceptable to pick and choose the parts of the constitution you believe. :cuckoo:
     
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    To see him pause, it's like he's waiting for that part to scroll by on the TOTUS
    :lol:
     
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    Well that settles it.
    He's not a Christian.
    He's not a Muslim.

    Therefore he must a ....
     
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    What you people fail to understand. Is that the insertion of the creator line in the Constitution was not about trying to make people believe in GOD. it was a way of saying our rights come from a place you can not touch. No man can take them away. Plain and simple.
     
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    Then why is it so difficult to say it, "plain and simple"???
     
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    Hard for who to say? Obama? Don't ask me. I do not understand it.
     

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