Thursday, October 21, 2010


He has done it again.

Back on September 15th, President BO, in the middle of a speech, paused, winced and "quoted" from the Declaration of Independence: "...all men are created equal (pause---wince---)endowed with certain inalienable rights...," leaving out the words "by our creator."

So, maybe he just forgot.

This Harvard Law School graduate, Constitutional lecturer just couldn't remember those particular words in The Declaration.

Once is maybe (just maybe) excusable as a slip-up.

But twice?

Not on your sweet bippy!

On October 18 he again "quoted" from The Declaration:

"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.'"

This was premeditated...deliberate...a reflection of his disdain for the country the framers intended.

He keeps on demonstrating that he does not like what the founding fathers founded and that he intends to change it fundamentaly.

In case you are a liberal, and therefore have never actually read the Declaration of Independence, I include it here in its entirety...original spellings and all. (I have underlined some significant phrases...including the one President BO mangled.)

It's a magnificent document explaining exactly why we broke with Great Britain...the explicit greviences we had with the king.

Read'll learn something.

The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to
a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and
altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms:
our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.
We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled,
appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samual Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Source: The Pennsylvania Packet, July 8, 1776


Dan said...

I figure there are three different groups of people as it pertains to how this is interpreted or heard. One group is the ACLU types, which is the intended audience, that hear it with applause.

Then there are the conservative Christians, a larger number yes, but without the influence of a massive media machine such as Big Hollywood, Big Education, Big News Media, and Big Print Media. They do, on the other hand have the pulpit but do not see fit to use it as predicted by Paul. Nevertheless, such omissions are, for this group, disturbing.

And then there's the masses who depend on government for their existence or substance. This very large and blue group could care less about much more than raising taxes so that they can get their ample cost of living raises if they are in a government union, or get their checks in the mail if they are not. Decelerations, foundings, God, and truth are not seen as being in any way connected to, or necessary for, the survival of their golden goose. I think that many of them will live to prove that this is impossible, even though they will never realize it when they do.

Mark said...

Here's another: Joe Biden and Chris Coons (the bearded Marxist) and Harry Reid think the 1st amendment mentions separation of church and state.

I've committed the establishment clause, to which they are referring to memory:

"Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion nor prohibit the free exercise thereof."

The three boobs mentioned above have twisted the meaning of that clause to mean Government has the right to prohibit the free exercise of religion.

Joe said...

Dan: The masses have no idea what the Declaration of Independence is, let alone what it says.

Mark: What if "establishment" were treated as a noun instead of a verb? Personally, I think the Supreme Court got it wrong, just like they did with Dred Scott.

ablur said...

Another rallying point for "We The People". The more he talks the more people will move away from him and his ideas.
Let him talk.

Glad you are reporting it and keeping the public appraised.

Joe said...

ablur: Somehow we have to get them to pay attention.

Z said...

he's done it 3 times now

My slant on my post that's up now about this was shouldn't it be almost illegal to quote incorrectly from our historical documents?

tapline said...

Joe, Great usual.....There is nothing I can add to your excellent reporting and opinions. I seriously doubt if the current congress even know what your talking about...We will see when the tally starts to be added up.....I see the voter fraud is starting already,,,I wish they would make an example of some of these destroyers of the American way and jail them......stay well......

Joe said...

Z: If I so much as misspell something in a quote, the liberals are all over me for my ignorance and stupidity.

Presidnet BO, on the other hand, the smartest man to ever occupy the White House, can misquote one of our founding documents and he not only gets a pass, he increases in intelligence in liberal eyes. After all, he's smart (read: powerful) enough to get away with it.

Tap: Like the bills they pass, actually reading the founding documents is considered a waste of time and no more than a bother, since they don't intend to apply them anyway.