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Democratic Platform Change Vote on God and Israel

Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 6, 2012

Earlier this week there was controversy over two issues in the Democratic Party Platform.  For the first time in history their Platform did not include the word “God”.  It also questioned a commitment for Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, as affirmed by Pres. Obama four years ago.

Because of the political firestorms created by the issues, the Democratic Party attempted to correct the matter by modifying the Platform.  According to Democratic Party rules, a two thirds majority from via a voice vote is required to a change the Platform.  While the Party bosses thought implementing the changes would be pro forma, as the video shows, many delegates objected to the changes.  When the speaker called a voice vote, twice it seemed to come up with an even response.  After a third vote came up with the same results, the speaker merely claimed a two thirds majority and passed the resolution to a chorus of boos.

Irrespective of what some Democrats suggest, there is a large portion of Party that has an aversion to religion and religious beliefs.  In addition, the Party’s commitment to Israel is a tenuous one.  Party bosses’ attempts to cover up these realities are hypocritical.

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