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Truth, God and Jerusalem at the DNC

Jakki2 Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 12:10 AM
Cal, I usually agree with you on most issues, but I have to take exception to the statement about leaving out "God Bless America". The Bible says that "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and PRAY, then I will HEAL their land. " I think if there has ever been a time for us to call on God and to humble ourselves and pray, it is NOW!
Joe_Ks Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 6:02 AM
Jakki2, I think you misunderstood Cal's comment. I don't think he was contending that we should leave God out. I think his point was that politicians should stop using the phrase "God bless America" as if it were nothing more than a 'condiment' for political speeches, kind of like mustard and ketchup on a hamburger. I think his point is that if they (we) are not going to live up to it, they (we) should stop the phony use of it. I think he's right. I think he's right. I also think we'd be better off if a lot of politicians (and their supporters) would also drop the phony patriotism act as well. I am not saying all patriotism is phony, I am just saying it shouldn't be used as a condiment on hard to swallow speeches, either.
In a speech resembling a TV re-run (the liberal website The Daily Beast called it "dull"), President Obama accepted his party's nomination for a second term. In doing so, he made the most ludicrous claim of this campaign, indeed, of his presidency: "You didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. You elected me to tell you the truth."

With this president, truth telling remains an unfulfilled promise. Telling Democrats what they want to hear was what the Charlotte convention was all about.

Perhaps the only truth-teller at the convention was Cardinal Timothy Dolan,...