By Joseph Farah
Was it an accident or slip of the tongue when Barack Obama "edited" the Declaration of Independence by dropping one word key to the understanding of who endows men with their rights?
For the last 10 days, a group of about 500 Americans have been meeting first in Miami and now on a cruise of the Caribbean to discuss the critical importance of the Declaration of Independence to a complete understanding of the unique experiment in liberty that America represents.
We've heard from Alan Keyes, William Murray, R.C. Sproul Jr., Gary DeMar, Chuck Missler and many others, who have reminded us that true comprehension of our Constitution is impossible without recognizing the underlying foundation laid by the Declaration of Independence.
It's the same message I have been delivering with "The Tea Party Manifesto," a book I wrote to promote a mission statement for the grassroots movement that offers Americans a chance to reclaim their country from those who have placed it on a path toward tyranny.
If I had any doubts that what we have been saying at our Taking America Back National Conference and the Tea Party at Sea is correct, they would have been allayed by Obama's deliberate, calculated mutilation of the Declaration of Independence this week.
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."
But the actual quotation 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."This was not an accident.
It was not a slip of the tongue.
It was not an oversight.
It was not an innocent mistake.
This was an attempt at deicide by Obama.
This was an effort to strip from America's national heritage a direct connection with God Almighty.
Even worse, this was Obama's way of stripping from America's consciousness the notion that liberty's underpinnings require direct accountability and responsibility to the Creator, not man-made government.
Our rights do not descend from Obama, much as he might like.
Our rights to not descend from government, much as he might like.
Our rights are not endowed by evolution, much as he might like.
They are endowed by our Creator.
That's a key word that the Obama mentality would like us all to forget.
He clearly doesn't want Americans to be thankful and responsible to their Creator. He would like Americans to be indebted as subjects to him and the power structure he represents. In other words, we would like us to forget the sacrifices of our forefathers over the last 234 years, shirk our pledge to independence and freedom and be like the other nations of the world where the ultimate authority about right and wrong, law and lawlessness, liberty and servitude is defined by an elite class of mortal men.
Obama let it all hang out there with that simple act of omission.
But it wasn't merely an omission.
It was omission by commission.
Don't think for one minute that speech wasn't written in advance with an express purpose.
The purpose was to take America one more step away from God the Creator.
A couple decades ago, someone asked Alexander Solzhenitsyn how his beloved Russia had become such a nightmare world in the era of Soviet tyranny and repression. He answered in four simple words that we need to understand today to escape the same fate:
"We forget about God."That's what Obama would like us to do – to forget about God, to forget that our unique experiment in liberty owes its success to a creed recorded in the Declaration of Independence, to forget that the acceptance of biblical morality is a requirement of self-government, to forget that we have a choice of the rule of law or the rule of men.
Obama reached a new height of subversion with his bastardization of these keywords from the Declaration of Independence. That betrayal of the founding document of our country – America's birth certificate, if you will – shows him not only unworthy of the office of the presidency, but unworthy of U.S. citizenship as well.
Obama's omission speaks volumes - OneNewsNow (Chris Woodward)
The Bible and Government - Biblical Principles: Basis for America's Laws - Faith Facts
About That ‘Endowed by Their Creator’ Omission, Mr. President… - Big Journalism
A “Living” Declaration? - Heritage.org
Leaving out God - World Magazine (Ken Blackwell)
Obama Speech: Dropping "Endowed By Their Creator" - The New American (Gary Benoit)
The Tea Party Manifesto - Joseph Farah (Book)