Dems Gavel God Back Into the Platform

The Democratic Convention approved an amendment to the Democratic Party Platform this evening returning God to the document.

Even though language including the name of God won the vote, it was hardly a slam-dunk. Amending the platform this late in the process requires a floor amendment and a 2/3 vote of approval from the delegates. Rather than allow a vote of each individual delegate, party officials decided the matter by gaveling through a voice vote.

Ohio Governor Ted Stricklin made the motion to include the words “make the most of their God-given potential,” and “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel” in the official Democratic Party Platform. It took two calls for a vote, and many who were in the hall claim that the nays yelled at least as loudly as the ayes, but Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa declared that the ayes had it and banged down the gavel, ending the matter. This was greeted by boos from delegates on the convention floor.

So there you have it. The Democrats have put the name of God back in their platform. Does anybody besides me question their sincerity?

Check here to see a video of the vote.


  • Hubert Rondeau

    Rebecca to your Question; So there you have it. The Democrats have put the name of God back in their platform. Does anybody besides me question their sincerity?

    Its all a bit amusing when you realize that God is in Heaven and we are on earth. I’m very glad that he is not threatened nor swayed by us men and women. His word says He sits in Heaven and Laughs

    PSALM 2
    1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

    2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,

    3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

    4 – ” He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. ” -

    5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

    6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

    7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

    8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

    9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

    10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

    11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

    12 – “Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. -”

    Verse 12 is a starting point for Us all; Kiss the son, Be real and honor Him with all your heart, lest you perish .

    I just thought I’d share my thoughts God bless you / Hu

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Hubert. I needed this.

  • Marcelle Bartolo-Abela

    Yes, along with you, I too am questioning their sincerity.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Hard not to, isn’t it?

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  • neenergyobserver

    There might be one or two of us as cynical as you, Rebecca, million that is !

    • Rebecca Hamilton


  • Anna Dawson

    My husband and I watched the video a couple of times. Granted, I’m not the most politically savvy, but watching Villaraigosa scramble and ignore the nays I was thinking, Isn’t that cheating?

    What does it say if the leaders of the party are willing to cheat and step over their own delegates? Yeah, I’m not too confident in the lip-service PR/CYA. But I’m glad there’s at least one honest politician.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you Anna.

  • Pauline

    Sounded 50/50 to me.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      It did to me too.

  • Marisa

    It’s easy to become cynical in the political arena (one of the things we should guard against), but truly who do we trust to become our leaders other than God?

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Cynicism is a problem. I don’t always succeed in avoiding it. Thank you for making me stop and think a little. You are right of course. We must follow Jesus, and Him only.

  • Mary

    The nays seemed louder to me…which does not suprise me much. They would love to get God out of there so they can shove all their pro abortion agendas down our throats. Sorry, I am just so fed up with the wolf in sheeps clothing & all his croonies. I am feeling very cynical…perhaps I should pray & just go to sleep :) God Bless, Rebecca

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      It sounded close to me, not anywhere near the super majority they needed to pass it legally. Thanks Mary.

  • Manny

    It was one of those convention moments that will go down in history. LOL, it was a farce but totally entertaining.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I wasn’t so entertained. But I have a different perspective. You’re right. It will go down in history.

  • Art Chartier

    These people are just being who they are – the “How can I fool them today?” gang. What kind of people boo the inclusion of God… and give a standing ovation to Sandra Fluke?

    It’s not cynicism… it’s despair over a political party that wil not even pretend to fear God and is leading us down the road to perdition.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I know. You’re right.
      It’s good to see you, btw.

  • Jessica Hoff

    I am sure that God understands what they mean; which ought to worry them, but probably doesn’t.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I chuckled when I read this. Probably should have, considering that what you said is true and that it’s not funny for them. But I did. Thanks for your steady presence Jessica. You are always the voice of intelligence and reason.

  • Arkenaten

    I think your god has better things to do than fret about a bunch of silly politicians and worry whether he is included in any political diatribe, don’t you? Chances are he’s enjoying a cold beer watching the ball game.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Thank you for your comment Douglas.

    • Anna Dawson

      Right. God didn’t actually have anything to do with it. It was a PR ploy to try to defuse the bad PR caused by taking God out of the wording in the first place. It wasn’t about God, it was about giving Republicans fodder and then trying to pretend it didn’t happen.