Democrat Party has new, Godless priorities

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"… to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them…"

These words, from our Declaration of Independence, launched a revolution, while making the case that rights don't come from monarchs or governments.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights."

"Creator" does not mean "your daddy." This simple concept that rights don't come from man but are instead divine gifts that should be protected by government has been instrumental in America becoming the most influential and powerful nation in the history of the world.

Historically, during times of crises or mourning, American presidents, of either party, have called for and led America in National Days of Prayer. Both major political parties have acknowledged that our rights, "endowed by our Creator," are the reasons for our blessings of liberty and freedom. Until this year!

For several decades now, various institutions have polled the American people to find out whether we still believe in divine guidance. The answer continues to be an overwhelming, "Yes, we do!" These polls have shown that 85-95 percent of Americans still believe in God.

This year, however, the Democratic Party tried to disavow any mention or recognition of God. Their leaders specifically removed God from their platform.

Platforms, like all mission statements, are dull and read by very few. So, it took a while before it became known that the Democrats had omitted God from their platform. Then difficult and embarrassing questions were asked.

The leaders of the Democratic Party sought to quickly amend their platform to placate their rank and file members. Unfortunately for the Democrats, this amendment process happened on live TV.

The mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, was the unlucky chairman of the amendment process, and he showed a bit of naiveté. He appeared to believe that the "fix was in," and that the delegates would vote appropriately. Three times he called for a vote and three times the delegates voted to keep God out of their platform. However, he had been given his marching orders, so on national television he lied and declared the amendment to have passed, to a chorus of boos.

It is hard to decide which is more offensive: the naked and blatant abuse of the chairman's position, or the fact that the controlling faction of Liberal delegates of the Democratic Party fought so strenuously to deny the Almighty a place in their platform.

Many rank and file Democrats are salt of the earth American citizens. They attend their favorite houses of worship, they are proud owners of fire arms, they stress education at the dinner table, and they send their children into the military.

This is yet another indication of what I have said many times: the Democratic Party of today is not the Democratic Party of my parents' memories.