Monday, September 24, 2012

The Collapse of the Platform

From the Democratic Party Platform:

We must keep moving forward and doing the hard work of rebuilding a strong economy by betting on the American worker and investing in a growing middle class. 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.

From the Republican Party Platform:

May God continue to shed his grace on the United States of America.

Now, I didn't read the entire GOP there may be more references to God in it than this, but I know for certain that in the Dem's platform this is the only reference. Let's take a look.

make the most of their God-given potential.

The Democrats here admit that inherent abilities and talents are God-given. Whatever the implications of that, we know they at least believe in God. did Hitler, George Tiller, and Jim Jones, as does Fred Phelps. I am not comparing them to Democrats; I am merely proving that belief in God is not a qualification for being good enough to be elected. Lucifer would be the first to tell you that he sure does believe in God. 

May God continue to shed his grace on the United States of America.

In this statement, we not only have acknowledgment of God, but we also have acknowledgment of his greatness. He is greater than us; why else would we ask Him for grace? 

That brings u to point two: while the Democrats do not ask God for grace, the Republicans do. Are the Democrats too good for grace, did they forget, or did they just plain not want it? I mean, even Satan would say potential is God-given, because what else could he say? 

But the Republicans: a) acknowledge God, b) ask Him for grace, c) and necessarily put themselves under him.

I would rather be with the folks who are under God than with those who aren't clear one way or the other. 

And that's just from one statement. If the parties were exactly alike on all issues, and if they were both in complete accord with reason, natural law, and the Catholic Church, but their platforms were the same as they are now, my conscience would compel me to vote for the Republican.

If I was old enough to vote, of course. 

And I didn't even get into the fiasco of how the Democrats changed their platform, and then unchanged it! That'll have to be a topic for another day. :)

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