One Nation Under God

I was reading over the Democratic Party Platform, and was arrested by this passage:
That is the America we believe in. That is the America we are fighting for. That is the America we will build together – one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
It perplexed me that the platform would iterate this highly contested phrase from the Pledge of Allegiance. Especially in light of their policies regarding abortion...
we stand proudly for a woman's right to choose, consistent with
Roe v. Wade, and regardless of her ability to pay. We stand firmly against Republican efforts to undermine that right. At the same time, we strongly support family planning and adoption incentives. Abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.
...same sex relationships...
We support full inclusion of gay and lesbian families in the
life of our nation and seek equal responsibilities, benefits, and protections for these families.
...embryonic stem cell research...
President Bush has rejected the calls from Nancy Reagan,
Christopher Reeve and Americans across the land for assistance with embryonic stem cell research. We will reverse his wrongheaded policy.
...and financial support of faith-based programs.
we will honor First Amendment protections and not allow public funds to be used to proselytize or discriminate.

1 comment:

apple said...

I've found it better for my own sanity not to scrutinize the platforms of either policy too closely. Everything I've learned and am learning about logic and reasoning is clearly not applied by either Party and how they articulate their positions. I find myself picking up unhealthy habits, such as speaking out loud to no one in particular when faced with the consistent inconsistency of political rhetoric.

On a different note, in my trying to fix the comments section of my blog, I managed to lose your message. I apologise, I did appreciate the sentiment.