Democrats jeer as Jerusalem is restored to platform

Boos and catcalls emerged from the stands during the Democratic National Convention as reference to God is rammed back into party platform.

Democrats in the audience at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte NC booed as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced that languaged averring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was restored to the party platform. The Democratic Party also restored references in its official platform to "God."

The switch came after an outcry emerged from Democrats that the platform, approved on September 4, had omitted those references. Mayor Villaraigosa announced the change to booes. Many Democrats objected. Voting on the issues went three times before Villaraigosa ruled.

 

 

This ruling also reinstates language that had been in the 2008 Democratic platform that stated,  "we need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential."  Democrat advisers say, according to FoxNews, that the  restored language accurately reflects President Obama's views on Jerusalem.



Spero News editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. He is also a freelance translator.

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