Now that several days have passed since President Obama “forgot” the Creator while quoting the Declaration of Independence in his speech before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (see video here), and my blood pressure is back down from 190/110, perhaps I can take a measured moment to comment on the big picture.
Much has been written trying to figure out if President Obama did this deliberately — in effect, declaring war against this vital foundational principle — or whether he just misspoke, like the time he referred to his “Muslim” faith. The truth is that it does not make much of a difference.
President Obama has “forgotten the Creator” in many of the policies he has enacted and supports. And those inalienable rights President Obama referenced cannot stand apart from the One who gave them to us.
Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, famously said:
God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.
The first of the inalienable rights given to us by our Creator mentioned in the line of the Declaration of Independence the President quoted is the right to life. But President Obama is now known as the most pro-abortion president in history.
One of his first official acts as president was to overturn what is known as the “Mexico City Policy,” which prohibited federal funding of international “family planning” groups that provide abortions. Along with that, he pledged support of the highly controversial United Nations Population Fund that supports China’s one-child policy.
President Obama signed an executive order allowing federal funding of embryonic stem cell research as long as private funding is used to kill the embryos. He supports the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), the Prevention First Act (PFA), and the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), all pro-abortion legislative efforts that will be disastrous for women.
By now everyone knows that abortions are included in ObamaCare, despite the President’s empty promises to the contrary. And just days ago, the Senate tried to ram through a Defense Authorization Bill that included an amendment to allow abortions to be performed on military installations all over the world.