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'God' also absent from Democrats' platform
September 4th, 2012
05:22 PM ET

'God' also absent from Democrats' platform

By Kevin Liptak, CNN

(CNN) – Democrats omitted the word "God" from their 2012 platform, a change from the party's 2008 document and a noticeable split from Republicans, who mention God ten times in their official party stance.

In 2008, Democrats wrote, "We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential."

The paragraph extolling the value of hard work in 2012 reads, "We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth-the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us."

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: 2012 Election • God • Politics

soundoff (196 Responses)
  1. tuvia

    --–
    ---–>

    B"H
    JERUSALEM: ISRAEL

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    September 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  2. tuvia

    *!

    B"H

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    LET MY PEOPLE GO SENETOR HILLIARY CLINTON AND hussein OBAMA. LET JONATHAN POLLARD GO NOW
    LET MY PEOPLE GO
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyBZhTaf1oU&w=640&h=360]

    WORLD VS ISRAEL. HILLARY CLINTON-THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR YOU – LET MY PEOPLE GO. FREE JONATHAN POLLARD NOW. LET MY PEOPLE GO BARRAK HUSSEIN OBAMA – NOW!
    The Land of Israel is the Promised Land given to our forefathers Abraham Isaac and Jacob and is given to us, their seed, as an everlasting Inheritance.
    PLEASE PLAY ON YOUR NETWORK NOW
    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

    PLEASE ASK THE CANDIDATE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION.
    JONATHAN POLLARD HAS SPENT ENOUGH TIME IN PRISON.
    IT IS TIME THAT HE IS PARDONED

    LET MY PEOPLE GO SENETOR HILLIARY CLINTON AND hussein OBAMA. LET JONATHAN POLLARD GO NOW
    LET MY PEOLE GO

    Rabbi Chaim Richman answers President Obama's Cairo speech

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyBZhTaf1oU&w=640&h=360]

    WORLD VS ISRAEL. HILLARY CLINTON-THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR YOU – LET MY PEOPLE GO. FREE JONATHAN POLLARD NOW. LET MY PEOPLE GO BARRAK HUSSEIN OBAMA – NOW!
    The Land of Israel is the Promised Land given to our forefathers Abraham Isaac and Jacob and is given to us, their seed, as an everlasting Inheritance.

    WORLD VS ISRAEL. HILLARY CLINTON-THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR YOU – LET MY PEOPLE GO. FREE JONATHAN POLLARD NOW. LET MY PEOPLE GO BARRAK HUSSEIN OBAMA – NOW!
    The Land of Israel is the Promised Land given to our forefathers Abraham Isaac and Jacob and is given to us, their seed, as an everlasting Inheritance.

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    September 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm |
  3. tuvia

    @

    !!!

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDiJEB7-sx4&w=640&h=360]

    September 6, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  4. In God We Trust

    Democrats are un-American.

    September 6, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  5. Bob

    I've often thought that, if you're looking at two or more political candidates and you want to know which one is the biggest liar, it tends to be the first one to invoke God or religion.

    September 6, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  6. ROMNEY2012

    demolames are godless monkey lovers

    September 6, 2012 at 8:55 am |
  7. Religion is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes nothing, but it is a good way to make a childish @ss of yourself talking to imaginary friends.

    September 6, 2012 at 4:48 am |
  8. Chad

    Democrats voted to update their party's platform Wednesday evening at their convention to include a reference to Jerusalem being the capital of Israel, as well as the insertion of the word "God," neither of which was included in their platform this year but was in previous platforms
    .....
    "I am here to attest and affirm that our faith and belief in God is central to the American story and informs the values we've expressed in our party's platform,"Strickland, who chaired the party's platform committee, read. "In addition, President Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and our party's platform should as well. "

    AWESOME

    September 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm |
  9. tuvia

    B"H

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    LET MY PEOPLE GO SENETOR HILLIARY CLINTON AND hussein OBAMA. LET JONATHAN POLLARD GO NOW
    LET MY PEOPLE GO
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyBZhTaf1oU&w=640&h=360]

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]
    B"H

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    LET MY PEOPLE GO SENETOR HILLIARY CLINTON AND hussein OBAMA. LET JONATHAN POLLARD GO NOW
    LET MY PEOPLE GO
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyBZhTaf1oU&w=640&h=360]

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    September 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  10. tuvia

    B"H

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

    !!!

    PLEASE ASK THE CANDIDATE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION.
    JONATHAN POLLARD HAS SPENT ENOUGH TIME IN PRISON.
    IT IS TIME THAT HE IS PARDONED

    LET MY PEOPLE GO SENETOR HILLIARY CLINTON AND hussein OBAMA. LET JONATHAN POLLARD GO NOW
    LET MY PEOLE GO

    Rabbi Chaim Richman answers President Obama's Cairo speech

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyBZhTaf1oU&w=640&h=360]

    WORLD VS ISRAEL. HILLARY CLINTON-THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR YOU – LET MY PEOPLE GO. FREE JONATHAN POLLARD NOW. LET MY PEOPLE GO BARRAK HUSSEIN OBAMA – NOW!
    The Land of Israel is the Promised Land given to our forefathers Abraham Isaac and Jacob and is given to us, their seed, as an everlasting Inheritance.
    PLEASE PLAY ON YOUR NETWORK NOW
    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    !?<

    September 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
  11. tuvia

    B"H

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

    PLEASE ASK THE CANDIDATE THE FOLLOWING QUESTION.
    JONATHAN POLLARD HAS SPENT ENOUGH TIME IN PRISON.
    IT IS TIME THAT HE IS PARDONED

    LET MY PEOPLE GO SENETOR HILLIARY CLINTON AND hussein OBAMA. LET JONATHAN POLLARD GO NOW
    LET MY PEOLE GO

    Rabbi Chaim Richman answers President Obama's Cairo speech

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyBZhTaf1oU&w=640&h=360]

    WORLD VS ISRAEL. HILLARY CLINTON-THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR YOU – LET MY PEOPLE GO. FREE JONATHAN POLLARD NOW. LET MY PEOPLE GO BARRAK HUSSEIN OBAMA – NOW!
    The Land of Israel is the Promised Land given to our forefathers Abraham Isaac and Jacob and is given to us, their seed, as an everlasting Inheritance.
    PLEASE PLAY ON YOUR NETWORK NOW
    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=360]

    !?<

    September 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Other One

      JONATHAN POLLARD should remain a guest of the United States. What he stole:

      "The information that Jonathan provided to Israel included Iranian, Iraqi, Libyan and Syrian nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare capabilities – all being developed for use against Israel. He also provided information on ballistic missile development by these countries and information on up-coming terrorist attacks planned against Israeli civilian targets. "

      Israel felt entitled to this information, but was not entitled to steal it. Spies and thieves should be punished regardless of whether they were sent by a friend or sent by an enemy. Keeping Pollard in permanent custody will send a message to our friends and especially to our enemies that we will not tolerate spies and thieves.

      It's hard to know what Pollard stole and who he passed it to. He's a favorite son of Israel now, but Israel may not have been his only client. Something worth reading from Wikipedia (see the associated references):

      Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) investigator Ronald olive has alleged that Pollard passed classified information to South africa,[21] and attempted, through a third party, to sell classified information to Pakistan on multiple occasions.[22] Pollard also stole classified documents related to China on behalf of his wife, who used the information to advance her personal business interests and kept them around the house, where they were discovered by investigating authorities when Pollard's espionage activity came to light.[23][24][25]

      See the references at
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Pollard

      September 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
  12. Flash

    Believers just had a tantrum on the convention floor, and got their myth included in the platform.,..

    **sigh**

    September 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
  13. Nod Erehwon

    OMG! We are GODLESS HEATHENS!!!

    September 5, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
  14. FuzzyTomCat

    The DNC has changed Adam and Eve to faith in Adam and Jerry " Romans 1:27 " http://bible.cc/romans/1-27.htm and their DNC clergymen disregard transcripts like " Leviticus 19:28 " http://bible.cc/leviticus/19-28.htm and others with their guarantee of a better future for the American citizens. I will not take that chance with MY faith .... should you ?

    September 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  15. Reality

    Why there is no mention of god in the Democratic platform but abortion is:

    IF THE PILL AND MALE CONDOMS WERE USED PROPERLY, ABORTION WOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE AND OBAMA WOULD NOT BE PRESIDENT.

    September 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  16. Lol

    well, thank god for that!! 🙂

    September 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  17. Amniculi

    Seriously, people, enough with the videos. Nobody watches them anyway.

    September 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
    • Wally The Wombat

      Totally agree. While I agree with the content of Scott's videos, they are space-wastes. And it leaves me VERY unimpressed with Scott's ability to speak for himself.

      September 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • niknak

      I watch them. And find the vast majority of them well done.

      September 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  18. ScottCA

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wV_REEdvxo&w=640&h=360]

    September 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
    • KA

      Scott
      For those who's believe in a specific God who is not allowed to be challenged, I ask who gave us logic? From their beliefs it certainly was a mistake...from an infallible God???? Or maybe he (her or it) is just a mean bully? Maybe were to be confuse us so we can be punished! Bad little people! As one very intelligent man is reported to have said "Forgive them Father for they know not what they do", an amazingly intelligent man. Thanks for the video!

      September 5, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
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