Steve Coerper (21 Sep 2010)
""Obama drops 'Creator' from Declaration quote""
TWO errors by Obama.
First, deleting the Creator, which is
the thrust of the whole statement.
Second, he said "inalienable" which is
quite different from "unalienable." The first means that they cannot be
alienated from; the second means they cannot be converted into privileges and
then licensed back to the one who has them. "un a LIEN able" - which is
exactly what the federal corporation does. Our God-given right to travel
is converted into a privilege and then licensed back to us. Our God-given
right to work is converted into a privilege and then the fruits are subject to
an excise (that is, privilege) tax. We can "own" a home but can only rent
the land on which it rests. And if we want to make changes, we need a
license for that, too.
He is okay with inalienable rights - we
"enjoy" those rights in an academic sense, but when we choose to exercise them,
then the actual activity associated with exercise of rights becomes exercise of
government-granted privilege, and thence subject to regulation and privilege
Obama, the "Constitutional scholar"
certainly knows this stuff, and probably knows it better than we