"For the first time–and in the longest Democratic platform in history, 26,000 words–there was not a single mention of God, the Creator, whom Thomas Jefferson himself, father of the party, proclaimed to be the author of our right to life and liberty," reports Pat Buchanan, noting that "when the amendment was offered to the convention by its chairman, Antonio Villaraigosa, the idea of restoring the name of God to the platform was hooted, jeered and booed by half the delegates on the floor, who three times howled, 'No!'" — Godless Party.
"Democrats apparently do not yet understand that hypocrisy, not Christianity, is the American religion," writes Thomas Fleming; "We are happy to elect godless sinners who only go to Church for weddings and funerals, so long as they make the usual noises, as the deist Lincoln did, about 'the author of our being,' etc." — Godless Party.
Labels: America the Beautiful, Atheism, Left-Liberalism