Post Tagged with: "inalienable rights"

September 18, 2010 11:03

Obama can’t say endowed ‘by their creator’

In the closing remarks of his Hispanic caucus speech, Obama recites part of the Declaration of Independence, and leaves out “by their Creator.” The State Department’s report to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights also left out “by their Creator” in its opening lines.

September 10, 2010 10:34

Endowed With Inalienable Rights . . . By Whom?

I devoutly wish it were true that these values are “universal” and “shared the world over.” But the evidence — including every day’s news — suggests otherwise.

August 31, 2010 03:53

Endowed With Inalienable Rights . . . By Whom?

The very first line of the (UN Human Rights) report states: “The story of the United States of America is one guided by universal values shared the world over–that all are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights.” Perhaps I’m being too picky or hypersensitive, but I couldn’t help but ask upon reading that sentence, “Would it have killed you to say that all are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights?” After, the Declaration of Independence (to which the report is plainly alluding) uses that language.