At a speech to hundreds gathered, President Donald Trump said something that Barack Obama would never utter: Our rights come from God.
At the “Celebrate Freedom Rally” in Washington D.C. Saturday night, Trump honored veterans, celebrated American independence and took some good jabs at the leftist media.
Reuters described the event as a combination as a “political rally” and an “evangelical Christian religious service.”
During the 33-minute long speech, Trump affirmed what is written in the Declaration of Independence – that our freedoms come from our Creator.
That particular line drew lengthy applause, The Blaze reports – likely because it’s the kind of thing that former President Obama would never say.
“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator,” Trump said.
“Our rights are given to us by God and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is returning that power back to where it belongs — to the people,” he declared.
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) July 2, 2017
The document, signed on July 4, 1776, declared America’s independence from the British Empire and 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.”
Watch the full celebration here:
Trump has not been shy about mentioning God in his speeches. Last month at a “Faith and Freedom Coalition” conference, Trump declared that “in America, we don’t worship government – we worship God.”
“Bureaucrats think they can run over your lives, overrule your values and tell you how to live, but we know that families and churches – not government officials know best how to create a strong and loving community. We know that parents, not bureaucrats know best how to raise children and create a thriving society, and above all else, we know this: in America, we don’t worship government. We worship God,” Trump said.