President Barack Obama spoke before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus recently and quoted from the Declaration of Independence, leaving out the crucial phrase “by their Creator.” The full and correct quote 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.”
There is, of course, considerable speculation as to why Obama left out “by their Creator.” One theory suggests that it was left out of the teleprompter and Obama was not quick enough to notice it. Another suggests that the President didn’t want to offend any Godless Americans who might have been in the audience. Yet another is that he was deliberately tweaking those folks who like to cling to their God and their guns.
Source: Declaration of Independence, US History