American Elephants

Democrats are Opposed to God, Israel, and the Constitution. Is That Any Way to Run a Party? by The Elephant's Child

Oh my, what fun the Democrat Convention is. This year’s platform carefully omitted the usual reference to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It also omitted the usual reference to God. People noticed yesterday that this was the case, and the Jews were offended, and the religious were offended, so today they had formal amendments from the floor to put the standard references back in. Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles, Convention chairman, asked for a two-thirds vote on the amendments. He took a yea and nay voice vote, three times each, and had to lie to deem it passed.  And got loudly booed by angry delegates.

So the Democratic Party is formally opposed to Jerusalem, opposed to any mention of God, and one of the following speakers said to cheers that they were “the party of unity, not the party of growth.” That explains a lot.

Then we had a moment of Nancy Pelosi, former speaker, who announced firmly that Democrats were opposed to the Citizens United decision and would work to defeat it. Um, this was a Supreme Court decision — how do you work to defeat it? The president announced that he wanted — a Constitutional amendment to eliminate or reform the First Amendment? Have Democrats really become such loonies that they want to destroy our most precious declaration of rights?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Unbelievable.  These people are exhibiting their radical intent to destroy the freedoms that have been a beacon to the world, in the interest of growing government and their own power. People have streamed here from every part of the world in order to participate in freedom and opportunity unknown in human history, and the Democrats deem it unimportant?

Democrats have been getting weirder year by year. Remember all the flap about flag pins? Obama made a big deal about not wearing a flag pin. They don’t like the Declaration, they don’t like the Declaration’s listing of “self-evident truths,” and they find the idea of “unalienable rights endowed by their Creator” absurd. Rights are granted by government, and FDR’s Second Bill of Rights was way better. Those ought to get you way more votes, and that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Power. Big Controlling Government.

This has to be one of the stranger videos I’ve ever seen, but they liked it.

It’s not going well. They handed out free tickets all over town, they bussed in students from nearby colleges and universities, and they still haven’t been able to fill the Bank of America Stadium which they have renamed for the convention. So for Obama’s speech, they have moved the convention to a smaller, indoor stadium pleading “inclement weather.”

You get in trouble when you divide your electorate up into single-issue groups, and promise to grant their wishes in return for their votes. First thing you know, the African-American voters dislike the gay marriage vote and the atheists don’t want any mention of God and the Abortion rights people — it just gets really complicated, and promises get insincere and ignored, and the pressure grows to get more guarantees, and there you are.



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