Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sin of Omission

Just seven days after he sparked controversy by omitting the word “Creator” when he closely paraphrased the passage from the Declaration of Independence that says all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” President Barack Obama again omitted the Creator when speaking about the “inalienable rights” that “everybody is endowed with.”

This time the president was speaking at a Sept. 22 fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, and his reference to “inalienable rights” was not as close a paraphrasing of the Declaration as it had been the week before.

I took Obama's first recent omission as a possible error, although I didn't rule out deliberate exclusion. But twice in one week? That's stretching the limits of credibility.

I find Obama's noninclusion of God informative of his agenda and character. In a country in which the vast majority of people are Christians or cultural Christians, our self-proclaimed Christian president feels that our historic reliance upon God as our Maker and acknowledgment of Him as our benefactor deserves obscurity. And his supporters wonder why those on the Right don't accept his insistent claims of heartfelt Christianity as Gospel.

How are we endowed without an Endower? How are we created without a Creator?

Obama's goal seems an attempt at rendering the Declaration of Independence nonsensical. It is the elimination of history.

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