Wednesday November 11, 2010
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
"Mixing Politics and Religion"

Mixing Politics and Religion involves us putting God back in the equation, the one that made our country great. It does not take a scientist or chemist to realize that America politics have gone awry as politicians not using common sense and leaving God out of the equation has divided our nation. The results of our recent midterm elections show this as Luke 11:17 KJV reminds us that a house divided cannot stand:

But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

God’s absence has led America to the brink of desolation but those same election results show us beginning to turn things around.

The common sense portion of Mixing Politics and Religion involves making sure that our newly elected governors, congressmen and senators remain focused on the job we hired to do. It includes:

(1) Paying close attention to and following America’s Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

(2) Returning to including God in all the decisions that our politicians make.

(3) Stop putting up with politicians that speak out of both sides of their mouth.

(4) Recognizing the limitations of government, less government and a serious reduction in spending.

Doing this job requires that they distant themselves from business as usual politicians, those not seeking, expecting or desiring change. They are the enemy and they are to be recognized and dealt with.

Mixing Politics and Religion teaches us all about our enemies and they are found in all parties, republican, democrat and independents alike; Jude 1:16 KJV, giving their makeup, helps recognize them:

These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

Murmuring under their breath they complain and speak great swelling words and refuse to take responsibility for their actions. Calling them into the open shows us recognizing them and at the same time learning Mixing Politics and Religion arithmetic.

The common sense portion of Mixing Politics and Religion includes emailing, writing and communicating our concerns to those just elected; it gives them reason to distant themselves from the do nothing crowd.

Communicating with the newly elected does not stop there; it filters over into the





business as usual gang. Them receiving our message through the back door get results; it produces a putting them on notice atmosphere, an atmosphere that can alter the process of indoctrinating new faces in Washington, something that has already begun.

Mixing Politics and Religion is a search for the winning formula and helping America return to God and helping politicians use their God given common sense to conduct business is that formula.

Utilizing this winning strategy leads to no surprise when Washington’s experience begins to speak out. The “you figuring them out” prize that they will find in their box of Cracker Jacks is going to bother them, mostly because it will sound like a lawnmower.

Are you ready to reintroduce God and common sense to Washington through those that you just elected?

Is Mixing Politics and Religion beginning to take on a new light?



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