Quotation of the Day

June 14th, 2013. Filed under: Reruns.

First posted September 11,2010

“This country stands for the proposition that all men and women are created equal, that they have certain inalienable rights. And what that means is that if you could build a church on a site, you could build a synagogue on a site, if you could build a Hindu temple on a site, then you should be able to build a mosque on the site.”
Obama,on religious tolerance.  Emphasis mine.

Huh?  Excuse me?  I’ve never heard that spin before.  From Wikipedia:

“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is one of the most famous phrases in the United States Declaration of Independence, and considered by some as part of one of the most well crafted, influential sentences in the history of the English language[1]. These three aspects are listed among the “unalienable rights” or sovereign rights of man. It is a paraphrasing of an earlier statement by English philosopher John Locke.

The full quotation is “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.”

*Please note that Obama chose to leave the Creator out of the quote.

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