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Monday, January 21, 2013

Evers-Williams Delivers Invocation For Obama, Leaves 'Under God' Out Of Pledge of Allegiance Quote

By Susan Duclos

H/T to Todd Kincannonvia Twitter for pointing out a misquoted portion of the Pledge of Allegiance by Myrlie Evers-Williams, who delivered the invocation for Obama's inauguration.

While I didn't doubt him because this has been done before,  I decided to listen for myself and sure enough Ms. Evers-Williams, did misquote a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance by leaving out the words "Under God."

Here is the Pledge of Allegianc:

I pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all. 

Evers-Williams did not use the entire quote but she did say "We now stand beneath the shadow of the nation's capital, whose golden dome reflects the unity and Democracy of  'one nation, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.'"

First, America is a Republic that holds Democratic elections, not a Democracy, and second, Ms. Evers-Williams, did leave the words "Under God" out of the Allegiance quote.

Video below- (Quote starts at the 3:49 minute mark)

Obama himself has been criticized multiple times during his first term for leaving the word "Creator" when quoting the  Declaration of Independence as well as Democrats removing "God" in their platform at the Democratic Convention.

Declaration of Independence direct quote:

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

Obama Speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Annual Awards Gala on Sept. 15, 2010, Obama had left out the word “Creator” when otherwise virtually quoting from the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” Obama said at that event, “that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

More examples shown at CNS News

If a lawmaker, president or anyone else wishes to quote from things like the  Pledge of Allegiance or the Declaration of Independence, then they should quote it correctly, or they should not quote it or a portion of it, at all.