It was a night we were told we would always remember. It was a night they promised would be “historic.” It was a night when President Barack Obama’s “you didn’t build that” moment was transcended by liberal leaps over spiritual bounds as – according to a report by ABC News -- Democrats officially removed “God” from their party platform during Tuesday’s opening of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
In 2008 – although “God was only mentioned once -- the Democrat party platform did contain this statement:
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.
In 2009, Obama said that, as Americans, “we don’t consider ourselves a Christian nation, a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves to be a nation of citizens.”
It is now official. We are the "collective.”
In the certified party platform for 2012 -- released quietly online by the DNC just before midnight on Monday -- the words “God-given” have been unceremoniously removed, and now it reads simply:
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.
“Our platform,” The Wall Street Journal quoted of Democrat Newark, NJ Mayor Corey Booker’s speech, “calls for a balanced deficit reduction plan where the wealthy pay their fair share.”
In other words, to cover the $5.3 trillion in deficit spending that Obama has added to the national debt – which hit $16 trillion during Tuesday’s DNC kick-off – they’re just going keep taxing the evil 10 percent – who already pay 70 percent of the taxes -- until they are just as broke as the 46 million Americans who are living on food stamps.
Considering Obama's long-standing determination to find a way around the Constitution – that “charter of negative liberties” that clearly defines "what the government can't do" -- and the courts, which have yet to give the government the power to engage in the “redistribution of wealth” -- perhaps the new platform should come straight out and say:
“We gather to claim the reward of pay-off, earned by those who face responsibility and hard work to create the most prosperous nation on Earth, in order that each one of us can ride the bargain train -- fueled by their talent and drive – for as far as it will take us.”
A video, which played during the opening ceremonies, also proclaimed the new Democrat Party’s belief that it is no longer “in God we trust.” Now, “the government is the only thing we all belong to.”
The right for Jerusalem to safely exist in Israel -- undivided -- was also eliminated, figuratively speaking -- for now, anyway.
In 2008, the party platform included this statement:
Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.
Going “forward” from 2012, Obama clearly plans to further his insulting demands that Israel return to its indefensible 1967 borders.
We support Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state with secure, defensible borders; and we envision two democratic states—Israel with Jerusalem as its capital and Palestine—living in peace and security.
And to think that Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad thought he would be the one to wipe Israel “off the map.”
The new Democrat platform also endorses taxpayer funded abortions.
The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.
The operative words here are, "regardless of ability to pay."
It’s liberal-speak for “taxpayer-funded.”
While Obama has already robbed $716 billion from Medicare to fund his nationalized healthcare program -- which the majority of Americans never wanted and still want repealed – John McCormack of The Weekly Standard pointed out that “Obamacare will also allow beneficiaries to use federal subsidies to purchase health care plans that cover elective abortions and that Obama also “wants Medicaid to pay directly for elective abortions.”
If they wanted to clarify the contrast and to unequivocally define the “clear choice,” which Americans will make at the voting booth in two months -- Obama and his new Democratic Party or Romney and the Republicans -- they achieved that goal on Tuesday.
“This is our platform,” Booker further preached with passionate conviction from the pulpit at the DNC’s newly established Democratic church of government. “This is our American mission.”
Yes, the curtain has parted. The pretense is gone. Look hard America, and behold, for the true fulfillment of Obama’s 2008 promise -- of “fundamentally changing the United States of America” -- has begun.