By Tom Quiner
The divorce is final. Democrats have expunged God from their party platform.
Just four years ago, their platform had several references to God, including:
“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 new wording is godless:
“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.”
The Democrats had no choice but to leave God behind. Their platform has removed any pretensions that abortion should be rare, but legal. They now espouse abortion as a fundamental, constitutional right:
“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.”
In other words, if you are unable to pay for an abortion to discard an inconvenient daughter, your neighbor should have to pay for it via her taxes, even if she is a devout Catholic.
America was built on a grand idea, that we have a God-given right to life. Democrats virulently reject such sentimentality. To advance such a radical proposition that every woman in America is entitled to free abortions, they have to expunge God from their party doctrine.
God is so yesterday to the Democrats. He is so bothersome in His assertion that man is His sacred creation.
It is interesting how radical Democrats have become.
I came into possession of a pocket bible this morning published back in 1941. It is a Christian bible, because it only contains the New Testament along with the book of Psalms from the Old Testament. This little bible was given to every serviceman during World War II by our federal government.
It contains the Lord’s Prayer along with lyrics for beloved Christian hymns, including “Onward, Christian Soldier,” “Rock of Ages,” and “Faith of our Fathers.”
The first page of the bible has a letter from the nation’s Commander-in-Chief, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Here is what he said:
To the Armed Forces:
As Commander-in-Chief I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the United States. Throughout the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel and inspiration. It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the human soul.
Very sincerely yours,
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Religion is viewed much differently today by the Democratic Party than yesterday in light of their rejection of their former views on life and marriage. Now, they are insistent on imposing their new value system on the faithful who find these radical positions more than repugnant, they view them as a violation of their religious consciences.
Can you imagine what FDR would say about a political party that wants taxpayers to fund abortions for anyone who can’t afford to pay for it?
I suspect he’d be a Republican today.