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  •  Yeah...right. (10+ / 0-)

    This only makes Democrats look weak when we amend our party platform based on Republican attacks.

    The Jerusalem change I understand (even if I feel it's unneeded,) but adding the word God into the platform was merely a transparent attempt to appease right-wing critics. Bad move...

    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” - Anais Nin

    by legendmn on Thu Sep 06, 2012 at 05:57:29 AM PDT

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    •  agreed- (5+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, rb608, July4rocks, NonnyO, mjbleo

      hiding behind God is their thing. They parade the cross and the bible around as if they were the original authors, all the while doing the most unchristian things.

      I was a bit chagrined that they walked back the original exclusions. I would like to think we've grown enough in the last several cycles that we can stop fighting over Jesus now and get on with the business of governing. But I guess we just don't want to give them any fodder.

      I'm sick of religious litmus tests. They are abhorrent to the spirit of the founding of this nation and should be equally distasteful to the true followers of Jesus.

      grrrr.

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Thu Sep 06, 2012 at 06:38:17 AM PDT

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    •  Since this is the DNC... (2+ / 0-)
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      ... and the only process involved is getting a candidate for president and vice-president..., I don't understand why Israel/Jerusalem is even mentioned at all.  It's unnecessary.  We do NOT live in Israel.  We live in the US.

      Since god is neither a delegate nor a candidate (being the real invisible "man" created in man's image), there is NO need to mention a mythological being - nor is there ANY reason to mention a mythological deity in the official party platform (or any other paperwork) of the DNC.

      It's illogical in the extreme, given the fact that the First Amendment mandates a separation of church and state.  That being the case, there is NEVER a reason to mention a supreme deity of any kind at any time in the workings of our government or processes to nominate the people we will vote for.

      The lack of common sense reactions to the slightest Repuke criticism is astonishing.

      The lack of common sense or the slightest sign of any kind of intelligence on the part of the reichwingnut religious fanatics who are insisting on making this country - and, worse, our laws - over to their idea of a religious utopia is disheartening.  They all belong in mental institutions for their delusions, not in our US Congress, and most assuredly, not in the Oval Office.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Thu Sep 06, 2012 at 06:06:24 PM PDT

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