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Democrats should focus on issues, not narrow concerns

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Posted: Saturday, September 1, 2012 12:00 am

In 2008, Barack Obama won the presidency on a promise to unite America. He inspired messianic hope for a "post-partisan" world. So why have Democrats this year decide to declare a "war on women"? Why have they planned their convention around two sleeping issues — contraception and abortion? Amazingly, after four years of crippling foreclosures, bankruptcies and plants closing, Democrats have decided to focus their convention on an extremely narrow concern — assault rape

Unbelievably, the Democratic Convention in Charlotte has given prominent speaking rolls to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, NARAL President Nancy Keenan and Sandra Fluke, the unmarried law student who claims she and her friends are unable to afford their own contraceptives, so government should force chaste Catholic students to chip in.

It's just mind-boggling. Democrats have tossed aside reliable Catholic votes in favor of forcing religious schools, hospitals and charities to pay for contraception and abortion.

It's amazing because abortion is the only "Constitutional right" Democrats are ashamed of. They speak in euphemism, "choice." And it's almost a moot issue. No matter who's the next president, chances are Roe v. Wade will continue to be the law of the land.

Democrat Governor Bob Casey once wrote: "It's hard to think of anything more foreign to the principles of the Democratic Party or the whole American experience." So why are Democrats emphasizing abortion beyond all sense? Has sexual indecency really come to replace hope at the center of every Democrat's vision for America? I doubt it. But if Obama wins, America could probably survive four more years of socialist mismanagement and unemployment. The real danger would be a majority populous whose priority has become class hatred and immoral sex, whose gods demand strife, human degradation and killing.

Peter Sterns

Lodi

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