Obama reads a version of the Gettysburg Address that omits God? Say it isn’t true!
Ken Burns is such a silly liberal squish that I can imagine him wanting to chase God out of the occasion. However, in regard to Obama he either thought getting God out was a grand idea, or he was too unfamiliar with the Gettysburg address to realize the omission. Here is the background story on the inclusion of the phrase under God in the original speech:
We have five drafts of the Gettysburg address that Lincoln wrote: three have the phrase “under God” and two do not. That Lincoln spoke the phrase during the Gettysburg address we can be certain of, because three reporters were present when he gave the speech, and all three have “under God” in their accounts of Lincoln’s speech.
I like the exclusion by Obama, however. Lincoln was a great President who saw the will of God being worked out in the turbulent times that he led America through. Obama is a small minded, petty incompetent who degrades the office he holds. There is nothing “under God” about the current way this country is being led and Obama’s omission symbolizes that.