It is all very clear and quite simple. If you listen to President Obama he says what he thinks quite clearly. He is supremely confident, and one simply has to listen to his language to know what his actions will be.
Analyze some of the changes to the presidential elections' platform presented to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) Tuesday:
There is no commitment to Jerusalem's status as Israel's capital. In 2008, the DNC platform included the following: "All understand that it is unrealistic to expect the outcome of final status negotiations (between Israel and the Palestinians) to be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949."
This year's platform makes no mention of Jerusalem, and is consistent with previous Obama talk regarding moving of the borders. The status of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is something which is non-negotiable and the platform change is consistent with the Obama administration viewpoints on Jerusalem (not Israel's capital), borders (negotiations should start at the 1949 armistice lines), and settlements (they should be frozen).
The DNC-Obama platform also removed language which speaks of isolating Hamas, and also while the previous platform called for Palestinian refugees to be settled in a future Palestinian state and explicitly not in Israel, the 2012 platform makes no mention of the issue. Even uber-liberal Alan Dershowitz had to acknowledge it's a problem: "I think the omissions are troubling, particularly the omission about the Palestinian refugee issue and Hamas are, I think, deeply troubling."
Obama has been the most anti-Israel candidate ever to occupy the White House, so perhaps it's not surprising that while the 2008 DNC platform mentioned God 100 times, the 2012 platform doesn't mention God at all. In 2008, the party platform read: "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."
That plank has been rewritten to remove the phrase "God-given." Fitting for a man who believes government provides for people, rather than them creating with hard work, as entrepreneurs did. As Obama said, "You didn't build that." He believes government did.
Given Obama's anti-Israel and other anti-God stances, it is perhaps justified that God's name was dropped from the platform. Obama during the 2008 campaign told "Joe the Plumber" that he needed to "spread the wealth around" clearly that "wealth" means socialist values which are ungodly, don't extend to Israel and isn't the American way.
It should be quite clear for all voters that this election is really about choices and core values about the economy, religion, foreign policy and the direction of America. Any God-fearing person who votes Obama votes against the way of God.
Anyone voting Obama votes against Jerusalem being the capital city of Israel since King David set it up as such more than 3,000 years ago. I'd rather Israel have Jerusalem than an Obama supporter without Jerusalem.
Ronn Torossian is CEO of 5WPR, a leading U.S. public relations agency.
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