The Teleprompter in Chief made a mistake…..or did he? Speaking before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, President Obama left out the words, “by their Creator”, while quoting the Declaration of Independence. Was this deliberate? You’ll have to decide.
This administration has, in my opinion, been wrongfully credited with being very intelligent. If you choose to lay that trademark on Obama and his people that is your choice. Every president, past and present knows that each word that emanates from his mouth will be held to the utmost scrutiny; even the words that are not said. So, when a president speaks, especially while reading from a teleprompter, it would seem appropriate to conclude that the words spoken or omitted from quotes, were a cognizant choice.
According to World Net Daily, Obama said, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
And of course the correct quote, as is found written within the Declaration of Independence reads: “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.”
There is a video available of Obama’s speech and can be found on the WND site. Just past the 22-minute mark of the video is where Obama makes his quote. If you watch the video and pay attention to the President, it is clear that he is reading from his teleprompter. He is not ad libbing.
At the web site Scribd.com, the text of Obama’s comments are published as were released from the Office of the Press Secretary. The text provided, which we are to assume is the same text placed on Obama’s teleprompter, reads exactly as President Obama spoke them during his speech.
So, it wasn’t a slip up. It was written into the speech that way. And why was it written into the speech that way? Isn’t that a bit odd? It is an attempt at a direct quote taken from our own Declaration of Independence. Why would anyone chose to leave out those simple words?
A man who has been repeatedly questioned about his Christian faith, it would seem would be quite aware of an action to knowingly leave the words, “by our Creator” from a quote.
What do you think?