The Democratic Party's Godless Platform
The Jews used not to mention God out of reverence and respect of his Commandments. One wonders if the Democrats do not want to mention God out of disdain of his Commandments
All reference to God has been removed from the 2012 Democratic platform. This a curiosity indeed: how the Democratic party claims a warrant to lead a "nation under God," and a nation whose foundational document refers to the "Laws of Nature and Nature's God," when the natural law and the name of God have apparently become so abhorrent to it.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz presided over the opening of the 2012 Democratic Party Convention. The first act was to ratify a platform which removed any reference to God.
Apparently, as the Democratic party and its platform have strayed away from the natural moral law, embracing perversely intrinsic evils as moral and social goods, the Democratic party's leaders have found the mention of God more and more unbearable.
In a number of significant areas, the Democratic platform continues to push its agenda that runs roughshod over the natural moral law without obedience to which there can be no authentic human flourishing. Hence such areas in the Democratic platform are against the common good and intrinsically unjust.
The Democratic platform continues to push for the funding of all artificial contraception, which it euphemistically and vaguely refers to as women's right to control their reproductive choices." The platform prides itself on ensuring by law and by force that "women have access to contraception in their health insurance plan," which means the Democratic party expects all of us to have to pay for it--even if it be against our conscience and against the teachings of our Church.
Not surprisingly, the platform also "strongly and unequivocally supports . . . a woman's right to make decision . . . regarding . . . a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay." Not only does this advance the "unspeakable crime" of abortion as a legally-protected good, it goes a step further and expects all Americans to have blood on their hands. To assure that abortion is available "regardless of ability to pay," means, of course--again--that those whose consciences and religious teachings prohibit cooperating with this evil will be expected to fund it under the color of law.
On marriage, the Democratic platform supports "marriage equality," which is a gross misnomer, and supports the "movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples." The Democratic platform opposes any effort under law to maintain traditional marriage as a union of one man and one woman, and supports "full repeal" of the "so-called Defense of Marriage Act." Instead, it advocates passage of the "Respect for Marriage Act," which, of course, seeks to redefine traditional marriage out of existence.
The Democratic platform throws a temporary and nominal bone to "the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference," but this simply means that the Christian concept of marriage must remain within the doors of the Church and not be suffered to venture into the public square.
Apparently, advancing all these intrinsic evils as good has made the thought of God--against whom these laws or positions offend--unbearable. So it is that, in a marked change from its 2008 and prior platforms, the Democratic party has removed the mention of God in its 2012 platform which ironically is titled "Moving America Forward."
At least with reference to God, it seems as the Democratic party is moving backward.
The Jews used not to mention God out of reverence and respect of his Commandments. One wonders if the Democrats do not want to mention God out of disdain of his Commandments.
The evolution of the Democratic party's discomfort with the concept of God seems to have been historically increasing, eventually evolving to the current "atheistic" official stance.
According to The Blaze, the 2004 platform for the Democratic party contained seven references to God, the 2008 platform retained one mention, and the 2012 platform apparently intends to banish God altogether.
Not only is the lack of mention of God a significant shift in the Democratic party generally, but the lack of mention of God in the Democratic platform distinguishes it from the Republican party platform which mentions God ten times. The Republic platform recognizes "God-given" freedoms or rights, and recognizes that men and women have rights, given to them by God, which the government cannot ignore, but instead must serve.
Without anchoring human or natural rights in God, rights become "State-given," and as one knows, what the State giveth, the State may take away. This would suggest that the Democratic party has developed into a party of pure positivism, where the only law and only rights are defined by man without reference to God.
Of course, the atheists are elated. ...
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