Pres Obama leaves out “under god” from his Gettysburg Address recital – GOP goes apeshit – VIDEO

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Conservatives flip out after Obama reads original Gettysburg Address without ‘under God’

 
By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 14:46 EST
Barack Obama reads the Gettysburg Address (YouTube)
 
 

Conservative websites on Tuesday expressed outraged after President Barack Obama read an original version of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, which did not include the words “under God.”

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, filmmaker Ken Burns asked dozens of public figures to read the speech.

According to Media Matters, Burns specifically asked the president to read from the “Nicolay Version,” which was written before the phrase “under God” was added:

“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.”

The phrase, however, was changed slightly by the time the speech was delivered by Lincoln: “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.”

By Tuesday morning, the news had become one of the top stories on conservative websites like the Drudge Report, The Daily Caller, the National Review Online and WMAL. The Daily Caller did eventually correct their report to note that Burns had requested the “Nicolay Version” of the speech.

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good for him

RT @holesinthefoam: Pres Obama leaves out “under god” from his #Gettysburg Address recital – … – http://t.co/hgaDO4LkYq #Atheism #GopIdio…

Good for you, Mister President! The Pledge of Allegiance does not have the ‘gawd’ words in it, either!

Good for you, Mister President! The Pledge of Allegiance does not have the ‘gawd’ words in it, either!

If you look deeper into this, Obama didn’t change the words. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, filmmaker Ken Burns asked dozens of public figures to read the speech. George HW Bush and George W Bush are also participants on Mr Burns video, alongside Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter. Bill Gates, Uma Thurman and Steven Spielberg also appear in the video, speaking directly to the camera as they give part of the speech. Political figures from both the Left and the Right of American politics, including Nancy Pelosi and Marco Rubio, also feature. The film is… Read more »

Finally! He does something right 🙂