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September 11, 2012
Who Stole God and Jerusalem from the Democratic National Platform?
There are those in the Democratic Party who believe that now that God and Jerusalem have been properly reinstated into the Democratic National Platform, all is right with the world -- I mean the election. I am not so sure. I guess, only time will tell.
Right now what is of most concern to me is the burning question nobody seems to be asking, "Who stole God and Jerusalem from the Democratic National Platform in the first place?" Turning myself into a combination Inspector Clouseau and Detective Columbo, I decided to form my own list of possible suspects:
Could it be President Obama? I quickly ruled him out. After all, everyone knows he was upset, perhaps outraged, by the change of wording in the Democratic Platform, and that he was the one behind getting God and Jerusalem back in.
Could it be Democratic Convention Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa? Probably not. After all, despite being a man of power at the convention, he was the one who declared a minority voice vote for putting God and Jerusalem back into the platform to be a two thirds majority.
Could it be Ohio Former Governor Ted Strickland? Could be. After all, Methodist Minister or not, he was still the Chair of the Platform Drafting Committee during the time God and Jerusalem disappeared from the Democratic Platform.
Could it be White House Press Secretary Jay Carney? Could be. He often has trouble acknowledging Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel.
Could it be the ghost of Karl Marx? Could be. My understanding is there was a lot of Marxist channeling going on at the Democratic Convention, perhaps enough to bring old Karl down and empower some apparitional mischief.
Could it be Attorney General Eric Holder? Could be. After all, he mastered the art of disappearing semiautomatic weapons.
Could it be Secretary of State Hillary Clinton? Could be. As head of the State Department, she and her entire department are hard pressed to admit that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel. Furthermore, she has a motive. Everyone knows she thinks she should be President. Perhaps she thought she still had time to sabotage the Obama campaign and get the de facto nomination.
Could it be any one of the many Democratic Convention delegates? Could be. After all, there were thousands of delegates who voice voted against returning God and Jerusalem back into the Platform, and booed when the amendments were passed. Perhaps one of them originally stole God and Jerusalem from the Platform when nobody was looking.
I began contemplating my list. Villaraigosa? Carney? Hillary? Holder? Strickland? Suddenly, a song from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Who's The Thief, began playing in my head: "Is it Reuben? Is it Simeon? Is it Naphtali? Is it Dan?..." Grasping the moment, I recalled the part of the Joseph story when Joseph stole his own silver cup and secretly placed it in his brother Benjamin's sack knowing it would be returned -- but doing it as a character test for his brothers.
Finding inspiration from the Joseph story has now brought me the answer to the question, "Who stole God and Jerusalem from the Democratic Platform?" Although we may never know for sure, I believe it was our very own present-day Joseph, President Obama. Like Joseph and his silver cup, President Obama removed God and Jerusalem from the Democratic Platform knowing all along that they would be returned to where they belonged.
And what was his motive? He was testing our resolve.
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