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Response to Atypical Liberal (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 5, 2012, 10:01 AM

8. I think the platform authors feel stuck with it, like the GOP and their zygote personhood plank

 

It's an example of the unintended consequence of coalition-building through pandering to the irrational whims of an authoritarian special interest.

The party platform should embrace and whenever possible seek to expand liberty, not settle for a least common denominator with bits and pieces that cater to one small group that feel strongly about something. The only reason it hasn't been tossed out IMO is that the majority of convention delegates A) don't know enough and B) don't personally care about it enough to make a richly deserved stink about it.

I know more than a few Republicans who are pro-choice BTW. Just as reasonable Democrats respond to challenges to gun bans, they roll their eyes and hold their noses when the subject of their "personhood" plank comes up, then make shallow excuses like "The platform doesn't really matter" or "Nobody in Congress takes that stuff seriously."

The 2012 Democratic platform was approved by unanimous voice vote at the convention. That makes for a great dramatic show of unity, but I'd bet money that 90% of the delegates couldn't identify the source of the text snippet from the platform that mentions the AW ban if you presented it to them out of context.

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