Democratic Convention 2012

Constitution Lacking in Democratic Platform

Founding document mentioned directly only three times


The Democratic Party released a platform late Monday night that makes just three direct references to the U.S. Constitution, in contrast to the Republican platform from last week that cites the founding document more than two dozen times.

Unlike the GOP platform, the Democratic platform makes no mention the "founding fathers," nor does it mention Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, or George Washington. The GOP platform refers to the founding fathers twice, and mentions Washington three times, Jefferson twice, and Franklin once.