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Democrats change platform to add God, Jerusalem


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  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    Sept. 7, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    the truth wrote:

    "Israel doesn't want any trouble,...They have only done what is necessary to protect themselves and thier historically God-given lands that had been taken from them millenia ago."

    Wow! How history can be so conveniently rewritten is astounding!

    Because of space limitations, let me just point out that "Israel" abandoned those "God-given lands" for over 400 years, then tried to commit genocide against the peaceful people's who moved there in their absence.

    Killing innocent people because your "god" tells you to is the hallmark of religious fanaticism, and laying arbitrary claim to property that has been possessed and settled by other peoples for half a millenium, and justifying it by saying "God gave us this land" is beyond the pale!

    But I suppose you would endorse and support Native Americans if they engaged in terrorist acts to re-take what is today the "occupied territories" of the United States of America?

  • meinmt HUTTO, TX
    Sept. 7, 2012 8:38 a.m.

    Maybe next the Dems can include something in their platform that says, "The Office of the President is subservient to no other nation and will not bow to them."
    Oh - wait. Then BO would have to step down - or at least start acting like he respected his position.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 6, 2012 4:57 p.m.

    "You really have to be dumb to be a liberal these day"

    I've known for a decade (it'd be longer but I was too young to notice more than a decade ago) that the Democratic party is spineless... but I'd rather support wusses than the crazies that have taken over the Republican party.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 6, 2012 2:04 p.m.

    Re: kargirl Sacramento, CA
    "Seems like to the Democrats that God, as we understand Him, was a given."

    Probably why they booed when God was invited back into their platform. No reason was given as to why He was removed in the first place.

  • kargirl Sacramento, CA
    Sept. 6, 2012 12:34 p.m.

    Seems like to the Democrats that God, as we understand Him, was a given. They didn't mention that there would be night and morning, either. I suppose that was something to bring up. And how about what should be the capital of Switzerland? Would you like to take that one, Governor Romney? Let's see, and the world is round, did anyone mention it? But believing that one got one scientist into really deep trouble several centuries ago. I could go on and on. My point is, the things one party has taken as not needing to be said because they are woven into the fabric of general belief seem to really upset the other one. Or maybe it just wants it said in the same exact way, with the exact same words. Is that it?

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    Sept. 6, 2012 10:42 a.m.

    The ultimate Flip-Flop...I got a chuckle out of this one.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Sept. 6, 2012 9:27 a.m.

    How dare they! The republicans thought they had a corner on God....again.

    Sept. 6, 2012 9:13 a.m.

    ‘Democrats change platform to add God, Jerusalem’

    Of course they did. Most of us jump when someone holds our feet to the fire.

  • OHBU Columbus, OH
    Sept. 6, 2012 8:12 a.m.

    Both the Democratic and Republican platforms had elements that the nominees disagreed with. The difference? Obama is actually a leader within his party, so he asked them to change it, and they did. Romney is a puppet who is terrified of alienating his base, so he can't do anything about it. He's too afraid of what Rush Limbaugh will say to stand up for what he believes.

    Sept. 5, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    to little to late? really? like you where going to vote for them before the platform came out and now your not? the only people that are going to care about this come november are people that would never had voted for Obama in the first place.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 7:58 p.m.

    They had to be dragged kicking and screaming to put God into their platform. And they wonder why they have a hard time attracting people of faith to their party. It's pathetic.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Sept. 5, 2012 7:45 p.m.

    Totally agree. The Democrats last minute change is pandering for votes.

    Kind of reminds me of the opposition presidential candidates ability to change course on a dime in order to garner votes.

    Gotta love politics and politicians. NOT

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 6:28 p.m.

    RE: Hutterite

    Israel doesn't want any trouble,

    they just their own state and be safe and free from the constant bombing from islamic extremists.

    They have only done what is necessary to protect themselves and thier historically God-given lands that had been taken from them millenia ago.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    That's too bad, because both religion and the state of Israel seem bent on getting us into a lot of trouble.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    Sept. 5, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    It seems that neither candidate shares the same views as their platforms. We should do away with the party system before it destroys us.It is getting worse than the Civil War days. We are letting the extremists drag us down to hell.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 5:22 p.m.

    @Chris B
    "i.e. making illegal even saying the word God or even thinking about God"

    There are literally 0 members of the Democratic Congressional delegation that want that.

    Sept. 5, 2012 5:17 p.m.

    Talk about phonies, liers, BS artists and flop-floppers. They'll do anything to get a vote. I'll bet they're on the phone right now trying to get the pope to be their mystery speaker.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 4:57 p.m.

    too little too late... sorry dems.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 4:42 p.m.


    If only the GOP would change their extremist party platform to allow the right to a safe and legal abortion due;
    Life and Health of the Woman
    viability of the fetus

    ...then Republicans could at least be in harmony with the teaching of the LDS Church...

    BTW -
    Shouldn't Israel be one's declaring if Jerusalem is or is not their Capital -- and not some foregin political party [GOp or Dem]?

    Silly if you ask me.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 4:39 p.m.

    Wait . . . what do we need to put on the platform to win the election? Wait . . . there are how many Jews and Christians in the country? Oh yeah, we meant to have those things in there all along. Sorry Athiests and muslim brotherhood, you know we have your back when it matters as always.



  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    Although I find most religion a saftey blanket that provides little more than superficial and short-lived protection from whatever they're trying to protect from, the degree to which some libs want to go(i.e. making illegal even saying the word God or even thinking about God) is hilarious.

    God better watch out. Those libs are going to sue him any day now.