Obama Removes “God” from Gettysburg Address

Obama recited the Gettysburg Address for a Ken Burns documentary. Unfortunately he just left out the same thing that he has a tendency to eliminate from his speeches.

God.

He does it every year in his Thanksgiving message. But the Gettysburg Address is not a free form speech. It has a specific text.

Curiously enough, in his version of the speech, President Barack Obama’s delivery contained an omission – in a line that every other celebrity delivered as “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” the President left out the words “under God.”

Liberals will scramble to say that Obama used the Nicolay Copy, instead of the Bliss Copy, of the Gettysburg Address. You can tell because he says, “The Nation” instead of “This Nation.” And there’s only one copy that leaves out God and uses “The Nation”.

You’re going to see liberal fact checkers making this same argument before too long. But there’s one problem.

The Bliss Copy is the only official copy that is actually used. It’s the one that Lincoln, titled signed and dated. The Nicolay Copy is considered a draft. God appears in 3 out of the 5 copies. Clearly Lincoln did say “Under God”.

There was no reason for Obama to use an early draft of the Gettysburg Address except to specifically avoid saying “Under God”.

But at least he left in “a new birth of freedom.” We all know he doesn’t believe in that either.

  • sheikyermami

    Who needs God when you got the Obamessiah already?

    • Notalibfool

      Personally I wonder when Obamao will declare himself to be a god. He already claims to be on the right side of history. His followers believe that he has the answers to every problem.

    • quillerm

      I bet his political advisors wanted to replace ‘God’ with Obama in the Gettysburg Address.

    • truebearing

      Yes, Imambama will make the seas recede and stop the global warming….oh, that’s right, it started cooling before he became the saviour. Well, now he can take credit for yet another thing he didn’t do.

  • Biff Henderson

    For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. – Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)

  • john spielman

    Obama better becareful lest God removes Obama’s name from the Book of Life

    • truebearing

      A hope near and dear to my heart.

    • nomoretraitors

      I don’t think it was ever there

  • CurmudgyOne

    This individual, the occupier of the Oval Office, doesn’t deserve to live in the United States, much less to be in his present usurped position. He’s a liar, a fake, a false individual who is so ashamed of his past that he has spent millions to hide it. He must know—or at least we hope he does—that we are as ashamed of him in the present as he is ashamed of his own past.

    • Lanna

      His day is coming, evil does not survive forever!

    • eric pethers

      tell that to the Canadian Ted Cruz….

      • nomoretraitors

        why don’t you go troll the liberal sewers of MSNBC and the National Memo? You’d be right at home

        • eric pethers

          oh yes that is quite the come back OUCH…..Do you think Ted Cruz has as much legal standing to be president as Barry?

  • glpage

    The same people who will defend his omission will also swear up and down that Obama is a Christian.

    • Veracious_one

      Obama rarely, if ever, makes mention of the ongoing slaughter of Christians by the pious Muslims….Obama is not a Christian….

      • Lanna

        That’s because he doesn’t care about Christians, only persecuting them.

    • truebearing

      Obama being a Christian is laughable, and so are the lying fools who insist he is, though they hate Christians themselves.

      Obama is enabling Muslims to kill Christians every day. When the Muslim Brotherhood was in power in Egypt, after the Muslim Winter, they destroyed churches and even crucified Christians….while Obama stayed silent. Evilbama hates Christians and he hates Jews. His loyalty is obviously with the Muslims.

      • MrUniteUs1

        No he doesn’t. Two Jewish Chiefs of staff. Jewish Treasury Secretary, funding for Iron Dome, over 70% of Jews voted for the man. Muslims and Christians has been killing Muslims and Christians for over a thousand years. Most people of their own religion.

        • CowboyUp

          Kinda like he’s for immigration enforcement, though he lets magnitudes more illegals crash the border than he deports. I’m not fooled.

          • MrUniteUs1

            “After just six years in office, President Barack Obama will have overseen 2 million deportations. It took Republican President George W. Bush eight years to reach 2 million deportations. It took 20 presidents between 1892 and 1996 to reach as many deportations.”

            http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Golash-Boza-Obama-s-deportation-record-is-one-of-4923735.php

          • CowboyUp

            Like I said, Hussein allows far more illegals to crash the border than he deports. That fools some people into thinking we’re making progress, when in fact we’re still sliding backwards.

    • Robert Lande

      The only god that statist leftists like Obama have is big government.

    • eric pethers

      You know there are 5 versions of the speach and the first 2 do not include the phrase under god.

      Nicolay Copy

      Named for John G. Nicolay, President Lincoln’s personal secretary, this is
      considered the “first draft” of the speech, begun in Washington on White house
      stationery. The second page is writen on different paper stock, indicating it
      was finished in Gettysburg before the cemetery dedication began. Lincoln gave
      this draft to Nicolay, who went to Gettysburg with Lincoln and witnessed the
      speech. The Library of Congress owns this manuscript.

      Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this
      continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition
      that “all men are created equal.”
      Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any
      nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great
      battle field of that war. We come to dedicate a portion of it, as a final
      resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may,
      in all propriety do.

      But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate – we can not consecrate – we can
      not hallow, this ground – The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here,
      have hallowed it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will
      little note, nor long remember what we say here; while it can never forget what
      they did here.

      It is rather for us, the living, we here be dedicated to the great task
      remaining before us – that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion
      to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion – that
      we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation,
      shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the
      people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

      • MitchBaxter

        Yes, there are 5 versions of the Address, and the last three in chronological order, including the only version signed and dated by Lincoln, contain “under God.” It’s clear that Lincoln considered it essential, and Obama took it upon himself to remove it.

        • eric pethers

          The version read was one which is believed to have been read at Gettysburg, the second page is believed to have been written on the day by Lincoln, as written it does not contain the phrase under god….

  • Veracious_one

    Obama probably has never believed in God….he only worships Obama…

    • Notalibfool

      He seems to think of himself as a god, and his supporters follow him like the mindless sheep they are.

  • Historian

    Maybe you should blame Ken Burns for specifically asking him to read the Nicolay copy.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      1) 0′Bama’s the friggin’ POTUS

      2) Ken Burns is also to blame. He’s explicitly stated that he’s a “yellow dog Democrat.” He’s all for the leftist agenda.

      Half point.

      http://reason.com/blog/2011/10/03/ken-burns-on-pbs-funding-being

      • ziggy zoggy

        Ken Burns is a trannie. Look at her.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          ken burns has estrogen poisoning.

  • rauljg

    The rabid radical right on the prowl again. At least this knucklehead knows there are multiple copies and tries a lame attempt to head off liberals arguments. Boy we cant get enough of your right wing entertainment.

    • CowboyUp

      Nice projection You’re not a regular around here, you’re usually trolling Brietbart. So who’s on the rabid radical on the prowl again?

      • rauljg

        Used to be a regular on townhall..but they can’t take dissenting views. Started over at brietbart now. I enjoy debating with conservatives. Rarely go to frontpage…they are really out there.

    • nomoretraitors

      Why don’t you join your fellow traveler Eric Pethers trolling the liberal sewers of MSNBC and the National Memo. You’d make quite a couple

  • Craig Robinson

    I think our national guard should take Obama into custody and ship him off to Cuba. He has done moire in the last five years to destroy our country than all the wars put together. This man is a blood sucking parasite that is bleeding this country of its’ values and democracy. He despises America’s way of life and all the values this country is based on. Sign the petition to impeach this man. If your politicians don’t listen. VOTE THEM OUT. We cannot fix this country by electing more morons to take the place of the inept folks in office now.

    • eric pethers

      yeah look at the stock market at record highs, he really is destroying this place….

  • mackykam

    This is the reason he won’t be at the 150th anniversary at Gettysburg: he would refuse to say ‘God’ during the recitation. Marxists don’t do a whole lot of believing except when it come to believing they know best.

  • quillerm

    At least he didn’t replace the word ‘God’ with ‘Allah’ to placate Muslim Voters.

    • ziggy zoggy

      He wanted to.

    • nomoretraitors

      Give him time

  • DVult

    I love this leftie nonsense about multiple versions of the speech. Lincoln only gave one Gettysburg Address so there can only be one version, the one he gave.

  • margey sebastian

    LOL, crazies everywhere.

  • Lanna

    We have an embarrassing muslim president who hates American history, he believes in the Koran, not God.

  • MrUniteUs1

    Whine, whine. No matter what this man says or does someone is going to whine about it.

    James Fallows To Obama: Stop Saying “God Bless America”

    The Atlantic:

    This may be a small thing, but:

    I hate, hate, hate the lazy modern presidential habit of ending all major addresses with the phrase “And God bless the United States of America” or simply “God bless America.”

    I love the Irving Berlin song. I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment. But a little chunk is hacked away from the national brain each time a president gets out of a speech not with a thought or original phrase but with this mindless pablum. This has become the political equivalent of “Have a nice day!”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/08/james-fallows-to-obama-st_n_156331.html

    • nomoretraitors

      Liberals — past masters at whining (remember the years ’01 – ’09). Guess ya can dish it out but ya can’t take it
      Fallows has written some interesting pieces, but he is not the last word on American culture. And if he doesn’t like presidents saying “God Bless America,” then perhaps he should move to Cuba or North Korea where he won’t have to worry about hearing that

  • CowboyUp

    Historic reality doesn’t support their secular America narrative, so they have to fudge on it. It’s not like students educated under their dogma will know the difference, much less understand it.

  • nomoretraitors

    I don’t think it was ever there

  • nomoretraitors

    why don’t you go troll the liberal sewers of MSNBC and the National Memo? You’d be right at home

  • nomoretraitors

    Give him time

  • nomoretraitors

    Why don’t you join your fellow traveler Eric Pethers trolling the liberal sewers of MSNBC and the National Memo. You’d make quite a couple

  • nomoretraitors

    Liberals — past masters at whining (remember the years ’01 – ’09). Guess ya can dish it out but ya can’t take it
    Fallows has written some interesting pieces, but he is not the last word on American culture. And if he doesn’t like presidents saying “God Bless America,” then perhaps he should move to Cuba or North Korea where he won’t have to worry about hearing that

  • CowboyUp

    Like I said, Hussein allows far more illegals to crash the border than he deports. That fools some people into thinking we’re making progress, when in fact we’re still sliding backwards.

  • eric pethers

    oh yes that is quite the come back OUCH…..Do you think Ted Cruz has as much legal standing to be president as Barry?

  • MitchBaxter

    Yes, there are 5 versions of the Address, and the last three in chronological order, including the only version signed and dated by Lincoln, contain “under God.” It’s clear that Lincoln considered it essential, and Obama took it upon himself to remove it.

  • eric pethers

    The version read was one which is believed to have been read at Gettysburg, the second page is believed to have been written on the day by Lincoln, as written it does not contain the phrase under god….

  • eric pethers

    yeah look at the stock market at record highs, he really is destroying this place….

  • Robert Tucker

    I’ve seen the Nicolay copy next to the Bliss equally lovingly preserved by our nation & Ken Burns stated BEFORE all this Faux “news” BS that he wanted PRESIDENT Obama to read the original & that is what PRESIDENT (I am assuming you are still an American) Obama read at the directors request.
    You, sir, are an idiot.

  • Robert Tucker

    I’ve seen the Nicolay copy next to the Bliss equally lovingly preserved by our nation & Ken Burns stated BEFORE all this Faux “news” BS that he wanted PRESIDENT Obama to read the original & that is what PRESIDENT (I am assuming you are still an American) Obama read at the directors request.
    You, sir, are an idiot.

  • Frank D.

    I am not surprised, Obama is a true Muslim and born in kynia. The way he is
    running our country is so un-American. Socialism creeping on communism.

  • Frank D.

    I am not surprised, Obama is a true Muslim and born in kynia. The way he is
    running our country is so un-American. Socialism creeping on communism.