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Written by: Diana West
Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:26 AM 

Photo: Gettyburg Address, not the Obama Inaugural

From the American Thinker on Barack Obama and the difference between being "equal" and being "created equal":

Coupling Paul's first letter to the early church at Corinth with words from the Declaration of Independence, President Obama said, "the time has come to set aside childish things" and carry forward the "God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness."


Lincoln more accurately quoted the Declaration of Independence at Gettysburg when he spoke of a nation "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."  The difference between "are equal" and "are created equal" is crucial to understanding President Obama's "work of remaking America."


His goal is to bring about a more equivalent consequence to each citizen's life, liberty and pursuit of happiness through federal interventions that move the government beyond its role as protector of those truths to aggressive arbiter of equalized outcomes. Also known as spreading the wealth.

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