Bush said- "America is a nation that values our relationship with an Almighty," Bush said. "Declaration of God in the Pledge of Allegiance doesn't violate rights. As a matter of fact, it's a confirmation of the fact that we received our rights from God, as proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence." That document, in which American colonists declared their independence from Britain in 1776, said the colonists had been "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights."
Another Bushism. It's not unalienable, but inalienable. There is no such a word as "unalienable. One could construe the term Creator to be ones father and mother! They were the ones who fought for freedom. They were the ones who fought for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, not god.
As the constitution says-
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. "
In their formulation by the Enlightenment philosophers of the 17th and 18th centuries, inalienable rights are God-given natural rights. These rights are not destroyed when civil society is created, and neither society nor government can remove or "alienate" them.
Governments protect inalienable rights, such as freedom of speech, through restraint, by limiting their own actions. Funding education, providing health care, or guaranteeing employment demand the opposite: the active involvement of government in promoting certain policies and programs. Adequate health care and educational opportunities should be the birthright of every child. The sad fact is that they are not, and the ability of societies to achieve such goals will vary widely from country to country. By transforming every human aspiration into a right, however, governments run the risk of increasing cynicism and inviting a disregard of all human rights.
BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS
Freedom of speech, expression, and the press.
Freedom of religion.
Freedom of assembly and association.
Right to equal protection of the law.
Right to due process and fair trial.
Nowhere does it say god should be enshrined in the bill of rights. Is he a citizen? Does he pay taxes? Does he vote? Or make the laws? The only right god has is as part of freedom of religion. Any religion, not necessarily the one from a vengeful, wrathful, jealous god of the Hebrews. ALL gods. This is why the ten commandments should not be placed in any public, government or justice building unless the rules of all religions in America are placed with equality along side the Hebrew laws of conduct. Oh yeah, Bush; we did not receive our rights from god. It was the founding fathers that laid down these rights. Again, our creator could be our forefathers.