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Letters to the Editor - May 14

May 14, 2012

Should lambs even bother going to the polls?

To the editor:

Benjamin Franklin is widely credited with saying, "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch."

So who among the American electorate side with the wolves in this lopsided and predictable menu planning?

The plurality of voters who are net tax consumers; those whose checks from the government add up to more than they pay in taxes.

Central bankers who want the government to go ever deeper in debt and, thus, pay ever larger amounts of interest.

Big corporations who want a government that will give them an advantage over their competitors and over their customers.

Busybodies and meddlers who want a government that will force people to live as the meddlers and busybodies see fit for them to live.

Those who see government as a tool for punishing sinners and infidels.

Warmongers who think that bombing lesser-advanced nations and people is America's manifest destiny.

Whether the lamb votes or not, the lunch specials are going to be roast leg of lamb with gravy and mint jelly, and grilled lamb chops in a nice curry sauce.

I just might stay home on Nov. 3.

G. F. Miller
Hagerstown


God cares not about your political affiliation

To the editor:

I am a Christian. I frequently read letters to the editor and Mail Call. Lately, I have noticed a very disturbing trend. Many are asking: How can you be Christian if you have certain political beliefs? These questions are asked by conservatives and liberals alike. Someone even went as far as to say that Jesus would be a Republican if He were still on the earth. My reply to all of you is this. How dare you put God in a box? He is not a respecter of persons or parties. He doesn't care if you are black or white, male or female, and certainly not Republican or Democrat. What He does care about is the content of your heart and the condition of your spirit. One day you will stand before the judgment seat of Christ and give an account of what you did while in this life.

Somewhere along the way, many Christians have lost the vision of what a true Christian is.

When was the last time that you stood on a street corner and proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ with the same passion that you confront people about gay marriage and abortion? When was the last time that you told someone, Jesus loves you and wants you to be part of His eternal family? When was the last time that you passed out religious tracts?

It is OK to have your political beliefs, but it is not OK to put them before your Christian duties. Matthew 28:18-20 says: "Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.'"

If you fail in this responsibility, you will answer to God. Not your political party.

Pastor Raymond Young
Hagerstown

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