Just Voted

So I was reading the party platform to my son, whom I took with me to vote. I wanted him to know the difference between the two parties.

Here is material from the preamble of the GOP party platform:

We believe in American exceptionalism.

We believe the United States of America is unlike any other nation on earth.

We believe America is exceptional because of our historic role — first as refuge, then as defender, and now as exemplar of liberty for the world to see.

We affirm — as did the Declaration of Independence: that all are created equal, endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

We believe in the Constitution as our founding document.
Every time we sing, “God Bless America,” we are asking for help. We ask for divine help that our country can fulfill its promise.

And here is material from the Democrat Party political platform:

Democrats believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls.

It’s a simple but powerful idea: we are stronger together.

Democrats will fight to end institutional and systemic racism in our society. We will challenge and dismantle the structures that define lasting racial, economic, political, and social inequity.

Democrats will promote racial justice through fair, just, and equitable governing of all public-serving institutions and in the formation of public policy.

Democrats support removing the Confederate battle flag from public properties, recognizing that it  is a symbol of our nation’s racist past that has no place in our present….


Democrats will always fight to end discrimination on the basis of  race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, gender [sic], age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. We need to promote civility and speak out against bigotry and other forms of intolerance that have entered our political discourse. It is unacceptable to target, defame, or exclude anyone because of their [sic] race, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender [sic] identity, or disability.

While freedom of expression is a fundamental constitutional principle, we must condemn hate speech that creates a fertile
climate for violence. We condemn Donald Trump….


Climate change is an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time. Fifteen of the 16 hottest years on record have occurred this century. While Donald Trump has called climate change a “hoax,” …

And here is the sole mention of God in the Dem platform:

Democrats believe that everyone deserves the chance to live up to his or her [sic] God-given potential.

We know that there are barriers standing in the way of that goal, from the enduring scourge of systemic racism to our deeply broken immigration system to discrimination against people on the basis of sexual orientation or gender [sic] identity—and we are committed to facing those problems and fixing them.

Being stronger together means reaching communities that have been left out and left behind for too long, from coal country to
Indian Country to neighborhoods held back by multigenerational poverty.

In America, we do not tear each other down—we lift each other up.

Hmm. Democrats think we should not tear each other down, eh? Interesting.