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God, The Democrats, and the Dark Corners Of Our World

I just got done looking through 101 pages of speeches – the speeches made from the beginning of the Democratic National Convention through about 6:00 PM this evening.

As I read, I noticed a pattern. Again and again, the people giving speeches spoke on a very limited number of issues, making the same kinds of statements with the same kind of language. As the speeches progressed, I saw that a number of very important issues were barely present at all.

Take, for example, the problem of torture of prisoners by the American government. The word torture was mentioned only once.

What about the problem of habeas corpus, revoked under the Military Commissions Act of 2006? Habeas corpus wasn’t mentioned even once. Neither was the Military Commissions Act.

What then, about the constitutional crisis provoked by President George W. Bush’s programs to spy against peaceful, law-abiding political dissidents without any search warrants or any other judicial approval. Warrantless wiretapping was never mentioned in any of these speeches, however – in any form. Neither was surveillance. The word spy was used once, in a quick reference in just one speech to the use of National Security Letters to secretly intrude into the personal lives of Americans under the Patriot Act.

So, when it comes to the attacks by George W. Bush against the liberty guaranteed to us by the Constitution, the Democrats in Denver have been almost completely silent. Do they intend to repair the damage done to our Constitution done by Constitution? I’m not sure. In all those 101 pages, the Constitution was mentioned only twice.

Something else, however, got an awful lot of mention. In the same amount of time, the Democrats speaking at their national convention in Denver mentioned God 53 times.

Will the Democrats confront the effort to destroy American freedom? Will they examine and stop the dark practices our government is conducting in dark places? Apparently not. They’re too busy with their old time religion.

3 thoughts on “God, The Democrats, and the Dark Corners Of Our World”

  1. EvilPoet says:

    Did you know that we the taxpayers help pay for these conventions? It’s not just the Dems, it’s the Repubs too. Here check it out…

    http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/trailmix/2008/08/dems-to-secure-america-denver.html

    I hear a bunch of highfalutin’ rhetoric about this, that, and the other thing from a bunch of people who are supposed to be schooled and know about the things they are talking about -HA- what a joke! Silly politicians, your actions betray you!

    I try to be fair so I keep trying to see this awesome new and improved bright side that everyone keeps talking about, but so far it completely and utterly escapes me. The only thing that is clear to me and has been for quite some time is that there is no place for nonbelievers like myself in this new America.

  2. J. Clifford says:

    EvilPoet, go over and check out the Secular Coalition for America’s new page of resources for the 2008 election:

    http://election08.secular.org/node

    I’d like to hear what your impressions of it are.

  3. EvilPoet says:

    I noticed that part of the website earlier but haven’t had a chance to give it the attention it deserves. From what I did see, it seems like a great resource. It’s very nice to have someplace to go and read about the candidates/issues and how it all affects you as a nonreligious person.

    Also, there is Austin Cline’s website…

    http://atheism.about.com/od/godlessatheistpolitics/Godless_Atheists_Godless_Politics_What_Can_Godless_Atheists_Offer.htm

    I’m not sure how much if any of the info is the same but I would say both are great resources.

    Knowledge is power but only if you have access to the knowledge.

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