A dear friend of mine forwarded me a video clip of a speech President Barack Obama gave back in 2010 to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. The clip was posted on You Tube mainly because of Obama’s omission of three words ‘by their Creator’ when he quoted from the Declaration of Independence.
As grievous as that omission was, there was something else in what he was saying that caught my attention. He was saying that everyone in America is equal and should have equal rights. Read the transcript or watch the video for yourself:
“So let me close by saying this. Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. The British and French, the Dutch and Spanish, to Mexican, to countless Indian tribes. We all share the same land. We didn’t always get along, but over the centuries what eventually bound us together, what made us all Americans was not a matter of blood, it wasn’t a matter of birth, it was faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear. We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, endowed with certain unalienable rights, life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what makes us unique. That’s what makes us strong.