At the Democratic National Party Convention, former Governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland, put forward a motion enshrining in the party's official platform, recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. The motion was as follows:
'This summer, I was proud to serve this party as the platform drafting committee chair. I came before you today to discuss the two important matters related to our party's national platform. As an ordained United Methodist Minister, I am here to attest and affirm that our faith and belief in God is central to the American story and informs the value we have expressed in our party's platform. In addition, President Obama recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and our party's platform should as well. Mr. Chairman, I have submitted my amendment in writing and I believe it is being projected on the screen for the delegates to see. I move adoption of the amendment as submitted and shewn to the delegates.'
By linking God and Jerusalem, Ted Strickland sought to affirm the Judæo-Christian blasphemy as official policy for the ruling party. Considering that under the Republican administration, the Mosaic Law was more-or-less the modus operandi, for the Democrats to follow suit, does not bode well for America.
The vote at the Convention was farcical. The oral vote had to be taken three times, and each time a clear majority voted NO to the amendment to the party platform. Each time the vote was taken, the voice of the Democrats was clear: the will of the party was to keep the issue of God excluded from party policy, and for Jerusalem NOT to be recognised as the capital of Israel. In a display of sheer arrogance, Convention leader (Mayor of Los Angleles) Antonio Villaraigosa, declared that the requisite two thirds majority had been obtained, and that the motion had passed!
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What the vote means in a nutshell, is that the occupation of Jerusalem, Samaria and Judea (the West Bank) by Israel has now been recognised by the Democrats as legitimate. This will make the restoration of a Palestinian State much harder, and will add support to those who wish to force all Palestinians out of Palestine. Of course, it is not guaranteed that the next President will be a Democrat, or that the party will gain a majority in either Senate or Congress, but considering the power of the Israeli lobby over both main parties, that may not matter. Doubtless AIPAC will now use its financial muscle to push the Republicans into adopting similar measures.
The USA was once a proud country; the Land of the Free indeed. Now it is the Home of the Slave; the plaything of the Self-Chosen people and the Shabbat Goy collaborators.