Obama Omits Creator From The Preamble of The Declaration of Independence

Saturday, September 18, AD 2010

Jason McNew of the American Thinker wrote it better than I could:

Friday evening President Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.  At around 22:30, he incorporates part of the preamble of The Declaration of Independence, removing “Creator”.

“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal….. endowed with certain unalienable rights, life and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”

After President Obama says “created equal…”, there is a long pause during which he scowls and blinks several times.  For once, he may actually have opted to not read something that was on the teleprompter.  Is looks like he is disgusted and decided it would be better not to read what the preamble actually says.

President Obama, if our Creator is not the purveyor of our human rights, then who is?  The government?

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9 Responses to Obama Omits Creator From The Preamble of The Declaration of Independence

  • Good find, Tito. I was just talking about this on another thread!

  • ALL ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.

  • Of course the government is the purveyor of our human rights! It is painfully obvious that without the government, we wouldn’t exist!

  • Sheesh – he looked possessed

  • ALL ARE EQUAL, BUT SOME ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.

    While Barack Hussein Obama makes use of all the power of the White House to protect some Qurans of being burned by the brave preacher Terry Jones, his defense department burns hundreds of Bibles.

    “””Military burns unsolicited Bibles sent to Afghanistan

    (CNN) — Military personnel threw away, and ultimately burned, confiscated Bibles that were printed in the two most common Afghan languages amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, a Defense Department spokesman said Tuesday.

    The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of any religion from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.

    Troops at posts in war zones are required to burn their trash, Wright said.”””

    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/20/us.military.bibles.burned/index.html

  • You’ve got to admit this creature knows how to sell his product (progressive socialism) to those who are short on history and long on entitlements or who have little appreciation for American sacrifices for freedom around the world but will offer their social integrity and personal allegiance to anyone promising a piece of the American pie.

  • At least this proves he is not Muslim. Perhaps instead of having Billy Graham as a spiritual advisor he uses Dawkins.

  • Give him a break Tito! It was probably the first time he read the Declaration and he thought “endowed by their Creator” had to be inserted by some Tea Party wacko intent on making him look foolish!

  • Why are people so surprised that non-christians don’t comply with a love for God? You will know a tree by it’s fruit. Isn’t that what He told us? Christians are not Christians because they chose to say they are Christians. Christians are Christians because God has made them His own. Though I will admit there are millions who think they can count themselves as part of God’s people by doing or saying something “special”.

    By His Grace.

Obamas Fly Me To The Crescent Moon

Saturday, July 10, AD 2010

Fellow TAC cohort Donald posted an excellent column on President Obama’s attempt at reimagining NASA as a political experiment in Muslim outreach.

My personal opinion is that President Obama could care less about NASA for political reasons.  The biggest one is that he is punishing Texas for voting Republican and many of his political contributors would love to increase their government budgets at the expense of those programs that doesn’t fit in their world view.

How ironic that Texas was the only state in the union that had a net increase in job creation.  Many red states are faring better than the blue states in this economic recession.  Though President Obama and his co-wealth distributionists continue to push for welfare-state programs that increases our national debt and fails to create any jobs in the private sector.

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Science and Technology in World History

Monday, July 5, AD 2010

Technological history is a unique point of view that always caught my eye.  David Deming of the American Thinker gives us a brief synopsis of his latest contribution in this genre.  Keep in mind how integral Christianity was to the recovery of Europe after the barbarian invasions and the safekeeping of knowledge by the monastic system that allowed Europe to recover and blossom into what we now call Western Civilization:

Both Greece and Rome made significant contributions to Western Civilization.  Greek knowledge was ascendant in philosophy, physics, chemistry, medicine, and mathematics for nearly two thousand years.  The Romans did not have the Greek temperament for philosophy and science, but they had a genius for law and civil administration.  The Romans were also great engineers and builders.  They invented concrete, perfected the arch, and constructed roads and bridges that remain in use today.  But neither the Greeks nor the Romans had much appreciation for technology.  As documented in my book, Science and Technology in World History, Vol. 2, the technological society that transformed the world was conceived by Europeans during the Middle Ages.

Greeks and Romans were notorious in their disdain for technology.  Aristotle noted that to be engaged in the mechanical arts was “illiberal and irksome.”  Seneca infamously characterized invention as something fit only for “the meanest slaves.”  The Roman Emperor Vespasian rejected technological innovation for fear it would lead to unemployment.

Greek and Roman economies were built on slavery.  Strabo described the slave market at Delos as capable of handling the sale of 10,000 slaves a day.  With an abundant supply of manual labor, the Romans had little incentive to develop artificial or mechanical power sources. Technical occupations such as blacksmithing came to be associated with the lower classes.

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  • The Europeans developed the stirrup which made possible heavy cavalry of armored knights. Before that cavalry rode in on the flanks of infantry and either fired arrows or threw javelins. Then retired. With the stirrup, the knight would remain on his war horse even waffter he skewered his foe.

    In my wasted youth (I was drinking more tha I was thinking) I had to take a course in European history in the Middle Ages. One of the books assigned was on technological developments in the Age. That was Spring 1970.

  • Could this be why BHO has just made ‘reaching out to the Muslim world’ foremost mission for NASA?

    That’s a great idea, they are killing us with low tech, so we should help them acquire high-tech so they can kill us better. Liberals are so smart.