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Election Day 2012: The Prayers That Should Go Up

In the United States, we are experiencing our quadannual national election involving the President. Yes, there are other State office holders, but the focus nationally, and across the world, is upon the office of the President.

Other past decade or more, the United States has become deeply partisan, deeply divided. Conspiracy theories and threats of armed riots abound. People are angry, fearful, and afraid. Well, some are anyway. Many of us are just happy to see the election over so we can start 2016.

Anyway, I am hoping that some of us will continue in prayer today.

Does prayer really work? Sure, on a few different levels. Prayer reminds us to be humble and prayer forces us to remember others above ourselves. To that end, I was thinking last night about the prayers that should be on my lips today.

My secretary is among the hundreds of thousands of poll workers today meant to ensure fair and equal elections. Let us pray for these nameless faces. Let us pray for the county voting officials, the Secretary of States of the 50 states, and for those who are poll watchers. Let us pray that they will remain honest and stead fast as they prepare the table to serve the single American sacrament.

Let us pray for the campaign workers, many of who have spent years preparing for this, working long hours, connecting to the campaigns in a way we cannot fully understand. Let us pray for the campaign managers that tomorrow, when this is over and they return home — really return home — they will find peace, whether lose or win.

Let us pray for the voters who are suffering in several states voter suppression. This is a cold day in some parts of the country and yet they will vote. I pray for their protection and sternness of will.

Let us pray for all those who running today, that they will freely accept the will of the people.

Let us pray for presidential candidates. The loser must judge his words carefully so as to not incite a riot. The winner must not be too eager to seek praise. Let these two men remember that this country is far bigger, far better, far more important than their bruised egos, their puffed up pride.

Let us pray for one another, our neighbors who vote differently, our children, and our soldiers.

God bless.

 

Germany Gets It

Anyone who sees this as a contradiction has failed to grasp the fact that America is a country of total capitalism. Its functionaries have no need of public hospitals or of a reliable power supply to private homes. The elite have their own infrastructure. Total capitalism, however, has left American society in ruins and crippled the government. America’s fate is not just an accident produced by the system. It is a consequence of that system. (read the rest here)

Jakob is dead on….

This will be the German century. Just watch.

This about nails it, I think

HT CS via FB

comparison of election coverage

Also, the BBC has Dr. Who, Downton Abbey, Bedlam… and the British have James Bond.

Oh, and a Queen.

The end of our Weimar Republic? (1 Samuel 8.10-22)

The news broke and is rebreaking after the end of the Hurricane Sandy coverage… that Mitt Romney actually paid no taxes for ten years — as Henry Reid said.

In this instance, Romney used the tax-exempt status of a charity — the Mormon Church, according to a 2007 filing — to defer taxes for more than 15 years. At the same time he is benefiting, the trust will probably leave the church with less than what current law requires, according to tax returns obtained by Bloomberg this month through a Freedom of Information Act request. (you must, must read all of it here)

You have a man who is running for President of this country who doesn’t like to pay taxes, and uses his Church to hide it. As President, however, he will collect taxes in the form of his pay. He will wages wars with tax payers’s children and money. This he will do without paying taxes himself. Only dictators do this.

On another front, two Republican Governors and Secretary of States are doing their level best to deny the most essential American sacramental rightthe right to Vote. One Governor, Rick Scott, is denying the right to vote. In Ohio, the same. We are entering a phase in which depraved, unethical, and near-criminal behavior in the “defense of America” is seen as a virtue.

Again, I can understand why you do not want to vote the President, but how can you vote for Mitt Romney? If you vote for the lesser evil, you are still voting for evil.

Good luck, America.

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A little secret about 7 November

You aren’t going to believe this, but my friends, I have something to tell you.

On 7 November, if President Obama wins, all of you Republicans will still be Americans.

On 7 November, if Governor Romney wins, all of you Democrats will still be Americans.

The World will not end.

God is still sovereign.

Suck it up; stop whining; grow up.

Give God the glory that no matter who wins, God reigns.