Dennis Prager

The answer is simple: America's left wants a godless society here in the United States, just as Europe's left has created such a society there -- and the Democratic Party is run by the left. To anyone who watched or just heard the "vote" among the ones on the floor of the convention, it was clear as day that at least half of the Democratic delegates wanted the words "God-given" and the reference to Jerusalem as Israel's capital to stay out of the party platform.

Democrats and liberals respond that the charge that the left aims to establish a godless America is a calumny because millions of Democrats believe in God. Indeed, the delegate who introduced the resolution, former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, introduced himself as an ordained minister of the United Methodist church.

But this response is a non-sequitur. The fact that tens of millions of Democrats and liberals (though relatively few leftists) believe in God is unrelated to the fact -- I repeat, fact - that the left wants a godless society.

Why, then, do many God-fearing Americans support a party and movement dedicated to removing God from as much of American life as possible? Because they are naive about the left.

The removal of the reference to Jerusalem as Israel's capital was equally revealing and significant. The left thinks that Israel is just as responsible as -- and often more responsible than -- the Palestinians and other Arabs and Muslims are for the Middle East conflict, and the United States must therefore be scrupulously neutral between Israel and its enemies as if there is a moral symmetry between them.

And finally, the convention vote itself was revealing. The blatant lie -- enacted in front of a national audience no less -- that two thirds of the delegates voted "aye" for the resolution was a classic example of how the left behaves when in power.

In his address to the Democratic convention, former President Bill Clinton noted that even a broken clock is right twice a day.

What is true for a broken clock, however, is not true for a broken moral compass.

Dennis Prager

Dennis Prager is a SRN radio show host, contributing columnist for and author of his newest book, “The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code.”

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