“As wonderful as the land is here in the United States, as much as we have been blessed by the bounty of this magnificent continent that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific, what makes this place special is not something physical. It has to do with this idea that was started by 13 colonies that decided to throw off the yoke of an empire, and said, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that each of us are endowed with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’”
Here’s the first instance:
Some may say that to bring this repeated omission up is nit-picking, and perhaps it is. The president did, after all, use the word created, which strongly implies Creator. But to leave out the vital word Creator when speaking to certain groups smells like political correctness to me. Obama says he believes in a Creator, and I’m sure he does, but he certainly knows how to feed the conspiracy theories.