Skip to comments.The Most Important Event At Either Convention
Posted on 09/11/2012 6:10:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
The most important event at either national convention was the "vote" taken by the Democratic delegates on a last-minute resolution to reinsert the words "God" and "Jerusalem" into the Democratic Party platform.
Regarding God, since Karl Marx, the aim of the left, everywhere on Earth, has been a godless society. And the Democratic Party has evolved over the last half century from a liberal party into a leftist one -- so much so that it is now indistinguishable from any of the leftist parties in Western Europe.
Yes, Franklin D. Roosevelt was a left-wing president -- as concerned the size of the state and its role in the economy. That is of great importance, of course. But an ever-expanding state is only half of the left's agenda. A thoroughly secular society is the other half. And in that regard, Franklin Roosevelt was no man of the Left. He regularly spoke of the need to defend and preserve "Christian civilization" and of the centrality of the Bible and religion to American life.
Here are three representative statements by FDR:
"On this day -- this American holiday -- we are celebrating the rights of free laboring men and women. The preservation of these rights is vitally important now, not only to us who enjoy them but to the whole future of Christian civilization" (Labor Day, September 1, 1941).
"We guard against the forces of anti-Christian aggression . . ." (Madison Square Garden, Oct. 28, 1940).
"The world is too small to provide adequate "living room" for both Hitler and God. In proof of that, the Nazis have now announced their plan for enforcing their new German, pagan religion all over the world -- a plan by which the Holy Bible and the Cross of Mercy would be displaced by Mein Kampf and the swastika and the naked sword" (State of the Union Address, January 6, 1942).
However, by the mid-1960s, to speak of militantly atheistic Communism's threat to Judeo-Christian civilization the way Roosevelt spoke of the Nazi threat to it was to invite left-wing mockery. "Godless communism" was dismissed as laughable.
So, it is not surprising that whereas previous Democratic Party platforms all contained references to God, the 2012 party platform committee voted to remove any such reference.
The 2008 Democratic Party platforms had included this sentence:
"We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential."
Obviously the removable of only the words "God-given" was deliberate. The question is, why?
The answer is simple: America's left wants a godless society here in the United States, just as Europe's left has created such a society there -- and the Democratic Party is run by the left. To anyone who watched or just heard the "vote" among the ones on the floor of the convention, it was clear as day that at least half of the Democratic delegates wanted the words "God-given" and the reference to Jerusalem as Israel's capital to stay out of the party platform.
Democrats and liberals respond that the charge that the left aims to establish a godless America is a calumny because millions of Democrats believe in God. Indeed, the delegate who introduced the resolution, former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, introduced himself as an ordained minister of the United Methodist church.
But this response is a non-sequitur. The fact that tens of millions of Democrats and liberals (though relatively few leftists) believe in God is unrelated to the fact -- I repeat, fact - that the left wants a godless society.
Why, then, do many God-fearing Americans support a party and movement dedicated to removing God from as much of American life as possible? Because they are naive about the left.
The removal of the reference to Jerusalem as Israel's capital was equally revealing and significant. The left thinks that Israel is just as responsible as -- and often more responsible than -- the Palestinians and other Arabs and Muslims are for the Middle East conflict, and the United States must therefore be scrupulously neutral between Israel and its enemies as if there is a moral symmetry between them.
And finally, the convention vote itself was revealing. The blatant lie -- enacted in front of a national audience no less -- that two thirds of the delegates voted "aye" for the resolution was a classic example of how the left behaves when in power.
In his address to the Democratic convention, former President Bill Clinton noted that even a broken clock is right twice a day.
What is true for a broken clock, however, is not true for a broken moral compass.
The MSM made sure that very few know about this
I saw it mentioned only on FOX.
They denied God three times before the Clinton crowed.
He’s wrong about Israel. The commies believe Israel is the problem and should be pushed into the sea.
Pray for America
Where are the SuperPac ads about this?!?!? EVERYONE needs to see the video of what happened at the despicable DNC convention..
This would be Swiftboat x 10, what the hell are they waiting for???
I think CSPAN and NBC were supposedly airing it live weren’t they? Then the networks pretended it didn’t happen
“...to speak of militantly atheistic Communism’s threat to Judeo-Christian civilization the way Roosevelt spoke of the Nazi threat to it was to invite left-wing mockery. “Godless communism” was dismissed as laughable.”
Liberals have subverted the functional idiom of our society and so appropriated the American political process. It’s all part of the Liberals’ shameful and incessant bullying of Americans and their mindless slander of American traditions. It’s been an ongoing and relentless campaign to misrepresent the near infallable, long-held, universally envied and time tested pragmatism which defines and empowers our system.
“Formerly no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it any more. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to want to think, and this they consider freedom. Oswald Spengler
‘Because it equates tradition with prejudice, the left finds itself increasingly unable to converse with ordinary people in their common language.’ Christopher Lasch
‘Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the birth pangs of a new order.’ Christopher Lasch
-— Formerly no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it any more. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to want to think, and this they consider freedom. Oswald Spengler ——
Less of a problem, but nevertheless, a problem for the Right, is a proper understanding of freedom. The libertarian Right equates freedom and license.
Freedom, properly understood, is freedom to do good. To serve the truth. This true and uplifting vision appeals to the heart, and is also more likely to motivate our side to get politically active.
Actually, the blatant lie on the vote was no worse than the GOP’s blatant lie on the rules change vote.
My mother had not heard of it. She only watches network news. She was shocked.
They’re probably waiting a while until people are paying attention before they fire this arrow.
It’s one of the most potent ones in the quiver.
“The libertarian Right equates freedom and license.”
Actually the equation is:
No Law without Order, no Freedom without Law.
It ain’t rocket science.
Freedom, to be authentic and thinkable, includes responsibilities.
Insofar as the Left campaigns perpetually to eliminate individuals’ obligations and responsibilities they compel them into a slavery to the ‘system’.
Regardless of who you call your master, slavery is slavery!
“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” Rand
I certainly hope so.. I just fear Romney would take the same approach that McCain did with not using Jeremiah Wright against Obama... So the Super Pacs will have to be the ones doing the damage for us.
Just think how many hapless, lifelong elderly Democrats, who are laboring under the false assumption that their party is still an American party, will not have seen what transpired at the DNC...simply because they dont use the internet and still get all their news from the networks..
We need these ads..
We should keep reminding people of this since the media will not. It will sway votes if only covered properly!
If you recall, the woman next to that guy screaming "no" and waving his arms held a sign stating "Arab-Americans".
If "Allah" can't be in the platform, neither can "God". You can bet Obama was behind this originally, and caved when his advisors warned him that a total deletion of "God" would be disasterous to the party and the president's campaign.
Last convention there were 25 Muslim delegates to the DemonCrat convention. This year the number is fourfold.
I’d recommend everyone passing the video along to your friends via email, and on Facebook.. heres a link to bookmark for easy posting
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