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VOTING –WILL WE LOSE THIS NEXT?

It took American women nearly 150 years to be able to vote in any election. It took them less than 90 years supported by 18-21 year old idiots to elect a President that will make your vote mean nothing if he is re-elected.

President Obama has divided this great country into a class warfare society in three years. Anyone who denies this is just plain ignorant. If his accomplishments over the last three years were condensed into an unbiased historical video, every seventh grader in America would agree. Unfortunately they don’t vote and most 18-21 year olds have been brainwashed to accept Socialism or God forbid, a Marxist monarchy.

My first time to be eligible to vote for a President was in 1952. I was 22 years old, had served over 4 years in the Navy and married with two children. My concerns, along with my peers who were raised in the depression, were to vote to make sure we had employment. Americans at that time were proud of our country and fortunate that we had endured WW II and were happy to be free. We were raised to be responsible and that work was not a choice but was the American way.

What prompted me to write this article was an event this past Sunday at the local grocery store. Living in a rural area of mostly retired people like myself, local issues dominate conversations. Having served my community in a fight to save the local hospital about five years ago, some new individuals had stirred up a new controversy. Not unlike our current situation in America, people were divided on the issue.

Recently voting was concluded on electing two members of the hospital board and the battle had been unusual. Our hospital Board consists of five members who are elected for two year terms on a staggered basis. These are non paid positions expected to be filled with individuals who have business experience and provide their time as a public service. What was unusual this year was two individuals flooded the county with political signs and repeated paid political ads in our local weekly newspaper. Spending money to run for a non-paid position raised the eyebrows of many, including myself.

My visit to the grocery store involved my asking a lady clerk, whom I have know over 20 years, who won the election for the hospital Board yesterday? She had been intently interested in the previous hospital upheaval in 2007 and had discussed the issues with me at that time. I had written several article and bought ads in both hospital battles.

Her response was one that disturbs me deeply. “I do not vote anymore and really do not care who won.” I politely asked her if that included our upcoming state and national elections this year. Her response was, “yes”. Further discussion revealed that she had lost faith in voting for anyone as no one was qualified to serve anymore. I got specific and asked her opinion of Obama and Romney and she said she “could” not support Romney and “would” not vote for Obama.

This was a sad day for me personally. I was confronted with a middle aged lady who has given up on America. This is not necessarily a total shock but it opened my eyes to wonder how many other pre-65 people share her feelings? Working as a checkout clerk in a small town is not what most would consider a career and it likely pays near minimum wages. The positive aspect of this event was she is still working, instead of asking for food stamps and welfare support.

America is nearing some statistics that I never dreamed could happen. We have already reached the plateau that 49% of our citizens pay no income taxes. We have over 40% of our population drawing some form of government welfare. The percentage of the total workforce in some form of government employment has risen to historical levels and is out of control. Politicians at every level no longer serve as public servants and politics is now a career. Their objective is re-election, not protecting our freedoms from the thieves they have become. They get elected because they are black, white, Hispanic and sell their souls to the power brokers like George Soros, who fund their plunder.

If the current progressive democrats maintain control of government spending and regulatory madness for four more years, elections will be unnecessary forever. When they can assure over 50% of the voting population they will provide for them to live without having to work, who would be stupid enough to vote against them?

I suppose someone can find a silver lining under every cloud if you expand your thought process. I tried real hard and did come up with one positive thing that will happen if we make Obama and future American progressives “Kings” for life. We would not have perpetual elections on TV, radio or the newspapers.

We would have only one government controlled newspaper, propaganda on the radio and only C-Span on TV like other communists nations.

C Brewer   

THANKS-GIVING HAS TWO MEANINGS

 

A STORY WITH BOTH “THANKS” & “GIVING” 

A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife in Gatlinburg , TN. One morning, they were eating breakfast at a little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white-haired man moving from table to table, visiting with the guests. The professor leaned over and whispered to his wife, ‘I hope he doesn’t come over here.’ But sure enough, the man did come over to their table.

‘Where are you folks from?’ he asked in a friendly voice.
‘ Oklahoma ,’ they answered.
‘Great to have you here in Tennessee ,’ the stranger said… ‘What do you do for a living?’
‘I teach at a seminary,’ he replied.

‘Oh, so you teach preachers how to preach, do you? Well, I’ve got a really great story for you.’ And with that, the gentleman pulled up a chair and sat down at the table with the couple.

The professor groaned and thought to himself, ‘Great .. Just what I need …..another preacher story!’

The man started, ‘See that mountain over there? (pointing out the restaurant window). Not far from the base of that mountain, there was a boy born to an unwed mother. He had a hard time growing up, because every place he went, he was always asked the same question, ‘Hey boy, Who’s your daddy?’ Whether he was at school, in the grocery store or drug store, people would ask the same question, ‘Who’s your daddy?’

He would hide at recess and lunch time from other students. He would avoid going in to stores because that question hurt him so bad. ‘When he was about 12 years old, a new preacher came to his church. He would always go in late and slip out early to avoid hearing the question, ‘Who’s your daddy?’ But one day, the new preacher said the benediction so fast that he got caught and had to walk out with the crowd.

Just about the time he got to the back door, the new preacher, not knowing anything about him, put his hand on his shoulder and asked him, ‘Son, who’s your daddy?’

The whole church got deathly quiet. He could feel every eye in the church looking at him Now everyone would finally know the answer to the question, ‘Who’s your daddy?’

‘This new preacher, though, sensed the situation around him and using discernment that only the Holy Spirit could give, said the following to that scared little boy.. ‘Wait a minute! I know who you are! I see the family resemblance now, You are a child of God.’ With that he patted the boy on his shoulder and said, ‘Boy, you’ve got a great inheritance. Go and claim it.’

‘With that, the boy smiled for the first time in a long time and walked out the door a changed person. He was never the same again. Whenever anybody asked him, ‘Who’s your Daddy?’ he’d just tell them , ‘I’m a Child of God..”

The distinguished gentleman got up from the table and said, ‘Isn’t that a great story?’
The professor responded that it really was a great story!

As the man turned to leave, he said, ‘You know, if that new preacher hadn’t told me that I was one ofGod’s children, I probably never would have amounted to anything!’ And he walked away..

The seminary professor and his wife were stunned. He called the waitress over & asked her, ‘Do you know who that man was — the one who just left that was sitting at our table?’

The waitress grinned and said, ‘Of course. Everybody here knows him. That’s Ben Hooper. He’s governor of Tennessee !’

Someone in your life today needs a reminder that they’re one of God’s children!

‘The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of God stands forever.’ ~~Isaiah

YOU’RE ONE OF GOD’S CHILDREN!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Keep this going. You have no idea which one of Your e-mail buddies could use a little hope today

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