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"Creator" Reference From the Declaration of Independence
Omitted by Obama
Summary of the eRumor: Forwarded emails that say President Obama
omitted a reference to the "Creator" in a speech while quoting the Declaration of
The Truth: On September 15, 2010 President Obama
addressed a group attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Institute's 33rd Annual Awards Gala where he left out a reference to the
Creator while quoting from the Declaration of Independence.
speech, that was posted on the White House web site, said,
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the
pursuit of happiness."
Click for the complete text of speech.
The correct text of
the Declaration of Independence says, "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."
YouTube Video of President Obama's speech
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Obama drops 'Creator' from Declaration quote
President Obama removed the reference to the "Creator" from the
Declaration of Independence when he quoted a portion at a meeting of the
Congressional Hispanic Congress.
Obama said, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are
created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness."
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