This year's platform removed references to God at first. Perhaps it was because the present-day Democrat platform worships at the altar of abortion, same-sex marriage and socialist wealth-redistribution ideology, so, to them, there isn't much room left on the altar for God. However, due to backlash, they have now added God back into their platform. How sad that they had to be convinced to do so, rather than want God a part of their platform to begin with (and if you listen to the audio of the vote on the matter, the "No's" against having God - and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - in the platform were very loud, but the amendment passed anyway). Does anyone really believe anything these people do or say? It's all about their radical, God-less agenda, until they get challenged. Then it's all about appearances.
The platform does refer to the fact that our nation was founded on the principle of religious freedom and the ability of people to worship as they please. That sounds nice, except for the fact that Democrats hold up their hands and say, "stop!" as soon as an American citizen tries to live his faith outside the walls of a church.
This was made crystal clear when ObamaCare dictated that anyone opposed to abortion on moral and religious grounds would be forced to pay for it anyway. Our rights to live our faith were further stifled when HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius pronounced that Catholic employers would be forced to provide insurance that covers birth control, including sterilization and abortifacients. "Worship as they please" are meaningless words when Catholics and people of other faiths are forced to partake in actions that violate sacred tenets of their religious beliefs.
In her speech at yesterday's convention, Sebelius went out of her way to praise ObamaCare. Why did she have to do that when it's already the law? Simple. Because she realizes that as more Americans learn just how horrible and damaging this gross legislation is, that voters will be more likely to vote for the candidate promising to repeal it - Mitt Romney.
Democrats act as though ObamaCare will magically erase all the "inequality" supposedly rampant in our healthcare system, especially regarding women, who Democrats will have you believe are victims of some built-in hatred of a male-dominated world. Here's an interesting look at what ObamaCare could really do to women, as outlined by one of those "hateful men", Congressman Mike Rogers: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=G44NCvNDLfc.
What stands out so much when Democrats speak, especially women, is their almost desperate clinging to abortion. They say they don't want to be sex objects, but when all they talk about is sexual activity, the need for contraception and the outcome of sex - pregnancy - they paint their own picture. What a shame they fail to realize that women are more than just biology and have so much more to offer as human beings. Instead they're allowing themselves to be used as political tools based on nothing more than their sexuality. And it's stunning how they say they want the government to keep its hands off their bodies, and yet they want government to force the rest of us to take part in their bodies by paying for the contraception and abortions they choose to undergo.
The new platform also celebrates same-sex marriage. Obama acted unlawfully when he declared he would no longer uphold the Defense of Marriage Act. Since Obama swore to uphold the Constitution and all our laws when he was inaugurated, his refusal to uphold any law because of his personal views makes him unlawful. And considering how in every state that put same-sex marriage before the voters chose to uphold traditional marriage, he is setting himself apart from huge portions of the population, especially the black population who, while they tend to vote Democrat, are very socially conservative and strongly opposed to same-sex marriage. But Obama puts his radical views first.
On another topic, in 2008, the Democrats also referred to those "willing to work hard". Now, with Obama's recent unlawful roll-back of welfare reform, he made it clear that you don't even have to try to find a job and can still receive welfare off working taxpayers' backs. The new platform also drills in the idea that people who do work should pay more in taxes, apparently to support those who no longer feel like working. They want us to call that "patriotism" instead of what it really is: socialism.
It'd be nice if any of these people took a basic course in Economics 101. They'd realize you can't make someone wealthy by making the rest of the nation poor. Eventually the money runs out, and as the well runs dry, so does the human drive to be productive. At that point, the government would basically have to force people to work in order to keep the revenues coming in. That is slavery.
So while you'll hear a lot at the Convention about sexual activity, the "war on women", the desire to take more money from taxpayers, and the misrepresentation of Romney and Paul Ryan, you won't hear much about God, except in a begrudgingly obligated way, and you probably won't hear much about just how bad this economy is - except in abstract ways to justify wealth redistribution. That's because the wretched economy and unemployment situation are the very things the Democrats can't explain. Therefore, be prepared for continued tactics of distraction. It's all the Democrats have.
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