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Democrats turning U.S. into a potted plant

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Submitted by J. Brown (United States), Sep 11, 2012 at 16:47

There seems to be two viewpoints on that DNC vote: one, that the (relatively few) booers were booing God, and another, that they were actually booing keeping Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But I haven't read about anyone questioning why those two separate issues were combined into one vote.

Whatever the theories are about that, it's obvious that they were intentionally combined, since the vote for each would have taken less than a minute. Time was not the issue. They chose to put apples and oranges in the same bowl, and let the delegates "show vote" on only the fruit bowl.

My hunch is that they felt combining God and Jerusalem would not be questioned. That many in their party take it for granted that God and anything related to Israel are part of the same anti-modern mythology. But by strengthening the linkage between God and Israel, trimming it from its platform, they were also distancing themselves more from God and Israel in general, and inadvertently severing our roots.

It implies that many democrats have forgotten that philosophies respecting God and Israel were the primary rationals, the source and foundation, for the creation of America itself. Even further back, Columbus in 1492 assumed that the Indians he first encountered could be the descendents of the lost Tribes of Israel.

The pilgrims in 1620 wrote,

We considered ourselves the 'New Israel,' particularly we in America. And for that reason we knew who we were, what we believed in and valued, and what our 'manifest destiny' was. One recent author writes, The pilgrims were clearly animated by the true spirit of the Hebrew prophets and law-givers. They walked by the light of the Scriptures, and were resolved to form a Commonwealth in accordance with the social laws and ideas of the Bible . . . they were themselves the true descendents of Israel, spiritual children of the prophets.

All the founding fathers continued in this philosophy. George Washington was called an "American Moses." Franklin adapted his view of our constitution from Israel's laws:

The Supreme Being had been pleased to nourish up a single family, by continued acts of his attentive providence, till it became a great people; and having rescued them from bondage by many miracles, performed by his servant Moses, he personally delivered to that chosen servant, in presence of the whole nation, a constitution and code of laws for their observance. (source: moses-in-history.com)

The democrats are trying to eliminate Israel, Jerusalem, and God, from their vision of America. Someday they may vote in a new phrase, "In cyberspace we trust," or "In jobs we trust." They are gradually severing all the roots from the original soil that held the country together, that gave it a reason for being. But with our roots cut from our original source, they are turning the country into a potted plant. All that restoring the few words back into the platform did was give it some water to keep the roots alive a bit longer.

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Interesting point about the logic of combining the two amendments into a single vote.

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