Just one week after President Barack Obama came under fire for omitting man's "Creator" as the source of his "inalienable rights" -- as described in the U.S. Declaration of Independence -- he's done it again. This time, the president was delivering remarks at a Democratic Party fundraiser in New York City, raising money for his party's midterm election races.
During the Sept. 22 fundraiser at New York's Roosevelt Hotel, President Obama told the audience:
[I]f we stay true to our values, if we believe that all people are created equal and everybody is endowed with certain inalienable rights and we're going to make those words live, and we're going to give everybody opportunity, everybody a ladder into the middle class, every child able to go as far as their dreams will take them -- if we stay true to that, then we’re going to be able to maintain the energy and the focus, the fight, the gumption to get stuff done.”
Referring to "those words," the president encourages his audience to remember the Declaration of Independence, but once again fails to mention one of the documents most central ideas -- that man's rights come from God, not government. Instead, the president interprets the meaning behind the Declaration as one that grants government the authority to dole out "opportunity."
When the president spoke to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Annual Awards Gala on Sept. 15, many speculated he had inadvertently left out the word “Creator” when loosely quoting from the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” Obama said at that event, “that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what makes us unique.”
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Fox News' Bret Baier later reported that the White House clarified the remarks, claiming President Obama "went off script and adlibbed when he made that mistake.”
With the same omission made just one week later, it seems the latest "mistake" may have been intentional.