Obama's Inalienables

Each time President Obama ventures to mention America's inalienable rights, I get emails. Last week was no exception. "Did you see Obama left out 'Creator' again?" began this one. The most recent occasion was a June 17 presidential statement in response to a U.N. resolution on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity. Obama stated that "LGBT persons are endowed with the same inalienable rights -- and entitled to the same protections -- as all human beings." I can imagine why Obama and his speechwriters excluded the Creator in this statement: To say that "LGBT persons," meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, had inalienable rights is one thing. After all, in the Declaration of Independence, the poetic and profound political manifesto that lists such rights, Thomas Jefferson affirmed that "all" human beings are endowed with "certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness." I take the Founders at their...(Read Full Article)

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