The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


September 12, 2012

Readers' Forum | Required-reading choice questionable


Democrats denied God three times

After the name of God and acknowledgment of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel were mysteriously removed from the Democratic platform, enough Christians and Jews rose up to insist upon its reinsertion.

Following protocol, the platform was amended, which then required a two-thirds vote to secure its reinsertion. That is when Democratic National Committee Chairman Antonio Villaraigosa (mayor of Los Angeles and reading from a pre-written message on the teleprompter) called for those in favor to say “yea.” When he called for those not in favor, their “no” was equal in volume.

While his eyes told him from the teleprompter that it was supposed to be a two-thirds majority in favor of God and Jerusalem, his ears heard differently. So he thought he had better try it again.

Unfortunately, the “no’s” sounded even louder.

So a third time he asked the DNC delegates if they favored the name of God, and the response would come back to him with a more resounding “No!”

Three times they were given a chance to acknowledge the reality of God, and three times God was denied.

In my thinking, it is logical that when a political party embraces immorality such as abortion and gay marriage, there is no longer any room for the divinity.

I simply cannot understand how any Christian or Jew could support the Democratic platform at this point.

The Rev. Leo F. Arnone

Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church

Trojan horse is inside our gates

While the No. 1 problem confronting our nation is the economy, equally important is the infiltration of communists within our federal government. The Trojan horse is inside our gates while the government and national news media are purposely ignoring this present danger.

A Readers’ Forum letter by Ed McGarvey on Aug. 20, “No one concerned about Russia,” was an outstanding article on the above subject, and he deserves applause on his research. He finished his article by stating we are under attack and we don’t care.

We will care only if they take control of this free, capitalist country and turn it into a socialist one.

Vladimir Lenin, the founder of communism, wrote: “As long as capitalism and socialism exist, we cannot live in peace: in the end, one or the other will triumph – a funeral dirge will be sung over either

the Soviet Republic or over world capitalism.”

Since Obama’s presidency, communist China controls the Panama Canal and has increased its presence throughout all of the Caribbean and Latin America.

Also, since Obama’s presidency, Russia has been swarming all over the Caribbean and has sent a warship through the Panama Canal.

We are slowly being surrounded right here in our own hemisphere.

If alive, Lenin would be pounding the nails into the coffin of capitalism.

Jackie Clark


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