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'God' Removed from Dem. Party Platform

2:14 PM, Sep 4, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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"God" has been removed from this year's Democratic party platform. 

David Brody reports on this passage from the 2008 party platform:

“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.”

It now reads: 

“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.”

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