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Divided We Fall

Posted Sunday, October 12, 2008, at 9:57 PM

Since this election cycle has warmed up, blog posts around Nebraska prove to me that this state has conservative values which I admire. Yep, Nebraska is firmly in the "red" column when it comes to it's political leanings, but I think most folks would also say they vote for the candidate rather than the party.

November 4 is just around the corner, and I can hardly wait for the peoples voice to be heard and the direction of our country decided for the next 4 years. A recent poll states that more than 4 out of every 5 (82%) of us feels that the country is headed in the wrong direction, so here is our chance to help right the ship. I'm looking forward to not hearing terms like Republi-cants and Dumbo-crats as I feel these do nothing to foster an intelligent discussion of the issues... indeed I think they drive a wedge between us and are intended to stir up negative emotional responses to color the position being discussed.

No matter which side of the fence you ride, come January a new president will be sworn into office. I personally believe that the guy that gets sworn in, no matter which party he is affiliated with, loves this country and will fulfill his sworn oath... "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

It's been commented over and over on every type of media outlet that our nation is deeply divided. Since most of us already feel the country is headed down the tubes unless we change our ways, it is my hope that we can unite behind whoever is elected to public office and do everything we can to help pull our nation back together again. I hope we can again become one nation under God, not one nation divided by intolerance, indifference, and selfishness. Our forefathers had a vision that seems to be slipping away, please do your part to help us heal our differences. United we stand, divided we fall.

I received the following email message, and want to share it with you. At least in Nebraska, I think most folks would agree with Billy, and I hope it is actively received by folks all across our land...

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!'

Prayer attributed to Billy Graham

God, please bless the USA! Oh, and by the way, Happy Birthday Margie!

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Pastor Billy Graham was never in better voice than with that prayer on his lips, from his heart.

I am truly optimistic that all will come out right in the end, but not for the reason, as mankind cannot accomplish that end. I fear we have gone beyond recovery, through the action of ourselves, and must now await repair through our God and Savior. I propose, we have ignored the hand writing on the wall a bit too long, and the ink has dried.

Check out how much money we Americans donate to those in need (good article in Opinions). This is as we should, but at the same time we watch church, after church, close their doors due to lack of participation, and funding. As long as our Congress allows the Supreme Court to Legislate our Constitutional, and Christian, Rights away (which they do not have Constitutional right to do), we stand less and less of a chance to recover from our soon demise, as a Nation. Very soon, only our God can save us.

I hope you're right Brian, but I fear you are not.

Shalom in Messiah, to one and all. Arley Steinhour

-- Posted by Navyblue on Mon, Oct 13, 2008, at 10:56 PM

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