Our Creator Is Not a ‘Thing’
A politician’s flub in a campaign speech points to a deeper problem in our culture caused by evolutionism.
Op-Ed by David Coppedge, Editor
On March 2, in a campaign rally in Texas, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden flubbed trying to quote from the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created by — you know, you know, the thing.”
You can watch the flub on LifeNews.com. Has the omnipotent Creator, the source of our natural rights, been reduced by some politicians to “the thing”?
The statement from Declaration reads, “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.”
Some commentators are simply listing this flub as another gaffe for which the Democrat Senator and former VP is prone. Others are calling this a clue that Biden may be slipping into senile dementia. (If true, that would be tragic, not funny.) Radio host Rush Limbaugh, though, considers this a sign that Biden was lucid and intentional. According to World Tribune, Limbaugh says that Biden knew what he was doing and omitted the reference to “our Creator.”
He’s trying to tell them we know it’s God, I can’t say God, Creator, you know what I’m talking about, you know the thing, you know it, I can’t say it. That’s what he’s saying to ’em. Don’t doubt me on this, folks. He didn’t forget God. He didn’t forget endowed by Creator. He knows that.
The Democrat Party omitted references to God in its party platform, Limbaugh reminded his listeners. He recalled the time when an amendment mentioning “God-given potential” and Jerusalem as capital of Israel received a split voice vote at the 2012 Democrat convention, and its acceptance was booed by many of the delegates (CBS News).
Only Biden and God know what he was thinking, but let me offer a hypothesis that fits the evidence. Here’s what I think happened. On camera, Biden appeared fully in control of his mind and words. He reached out to quote the Declaration, which he knew like the back of his hand. He meant to say “created equal” – that’s a phrase Democrats can tolerate, since “equality” is one of their favorite buzzwords, and the phrase is non-committal about how people ended up equal.
But as he approached that phrase, “endowed by their Creator,” he had a momentary scare. He looked into the audience and knew that most of them support abortion to the moment of birth (and even after birth; unrestricted abortion is explicitly stated in the Democrat Party platform). He saw many who are atheists, who vehemently oppose any insertion of ‘God’ into the public square (like Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Freedom From Religion Foundation). He saw teacher’s union members who oppose any mention of intelligent design in the classroom. He saw the faces of globalists and leftists who want to make mankind in their own image, and pursue a utopian vision of global government. And he saw members of academia who insist that Darwinian evolution is the only theory deserving to be taken seriously.
He looked into their eyes, and he couldn’t go there. He couldn’t say “Our Creator.” Fearing boos and lost votes, he stumbled into that definitive clause of the Declaration, and lost control. And what came out was, “All men and women created by — you know, you know, the thing.”
However we were created equal, “the thing” did it.
If he had continued on and said that all people are “created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,” what would have happened to his campaign speech?
- He would have acknowledged that there is a God who created all of us.
- He would have argued that our rights come from God, not the state.
- He would have illustrated that God belongs in the public square.
- He would have made mention of creation in the public schools a reasonable, natural act.
- He would have granted human rights to the unborn.
- He would have undermined Darwinism.
And so Biden attributed our existence and the source of our rights to… The Thing. You know. The Thing.
Now “thing,” obviously, can mean anything. It’s a purposely vague word. It’s a placeholder for something the speaker doesn’t want to state out loud. But readers of CEH know exactly what The Thing is. It’s the thing that fits abortion, atheism, and statism. If you haven’t guessed it, scroll down. It’s…
The Stuff Happens Law: NATURAL SELECTION.