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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Don't Cut off Your Nose to Spite Your Face" (without using the actual phrase or litera (02/14/08)

TITLE: Pull the Lever and Pray
By L.M. Lee


Can you believe it? One Republican candidate after another is dropping out. McCain is now the frontrunner. Huckabee and Paul are hanging on by a thread and committing political suicide the longer they remain.

McCain is not a conservative. He aligns his vote with every liberal bill that surfaces on the Senate floor. He wants us to believe he is strong on national defense, but would willingly grants amnesty to all the illegal aliens that cross our borders daily. Pau-leeze!

Huckabee may be pro-life, but his rhetoric promoting class envy is straight out of the Karl Marx’s mouth. He is the Republican version of Jimmy Carter.

Why have a two party system when both parties are identical?

Hillary is frightening. With her at the helm Bill would be appointed our United Nations representative and before long he would have connived his way to the position of Secretary General. He would be ruler of the world and Hillary would have access to the most powerful military. Set your watches for Armageddon!

Obama is for change. Change what? His speeches are the greatest inspirational hot air since Harold Hill sang, “We’ve got trouble right here in River City,” in the Music Man. No one has ever masterfully spewed such poetic empty words in my lifetime.

I can understand why Blacks endorse him. The Democrat party has shamelessly enslaved them as a voting block. For the first time Blacks have a voice that does not embarrass them as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan have repeatedly. Now Blacks can “stick it” to the good ole all-white boy Democrat fraternity.

But change? America was the “Change.” If any of these clowns are elected, America will quickly be transformed into Euro-West.

Obama is a Moslem. If elected, when sworn in, would he place his hand on Thomas Jefferson’s Koran as Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison—the first Muslim to serve in the U.S. Congress. Oh the irony! We are at war with militant Islam, so why not elect a Moslem as president?

What of Ron Paul? He is a true conservative. However, he is not viable. He comes across as Captain William Bligh on the Bounty. Unfortunately, the conservatives only Fletcher Christian are the talk radio hosts. We are told this is a bad, but is it? In previous revolutions it was the voices of Thomas Paine, George Whittaker and countless other “non-politicians” who stoked the passionate fires of freedom. If the institution is corrupt, should it be endorsed?

The American Revolution and the Civil War were just Christian causes that fought to restore the God-given right: freedom. Those just wars had moral voices promoting them from the pulpit. Today most pastors have worked so stringently to transform their churches into user friendly social clubs they would not dare denounce opposition to the status quo. Their first concern is political correctness, not righteous and holy.

But is there a just revolutionary cause today? Most Americans have opted for security. They no longer deserve freedom as Benjamin Franklin pointed out. To be free carries enormous personal responsibility and inherent risks. Slavery is easy; the owner makes all the decisions.

Fortunately, history, which is no longer taught, echoes of freedom. Wherever the truth of God’s Word has been taught, not religious dribble, men and women rise up to claim their God-given right. Jocheved defied her government, gave birth to a son and hid him for his destiny. Daniel defied his government and openly prayed three times a day. Esther defied a king to save her nation. Somewhere another priest is embracing Paul’s message of grace and preparing to nail his declaration on a church door. Somewhere freedom is finding a new voice. Where will it be? Africa? The Middle East?

But for now, in America, conservatives have become a Republican voting block, like the Blacks in the Democrat party. Once strong leaders, who previously openly and viciously opposed McCain; are buckling to RNC leadership, holding their noses and endorsing McCain. What a stench!

It is the most impossible list of candidates in my lifetime. None of them represent me. However I will vote. I always do. Too many precious lives have been slain to insure my privilege. But when I pull that lever, I wonder, what will I really be saving?

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Clyde Blakely02/21/08
Hmmm - seems you may be cutting off your nose to spite your face with the next vote. Common sentiments around the country regarding the candidates. I may sit this one out - and, yes, I can complain afterwards because I PAY TAXES and more than most people - that gives me a voice.

Pray and keep writing.
Jan Ackerson 02/22/08
I feel your frustration; I too feel as if my own voice won't be heard in this election.

But I've got to say that Obama is not a Muslim; he is a Christian. He responded to an altar call at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in the 1980s, before he was politically active.

May God's hand be on this upcoming election!
Patty Wysong02/22/08
This election is enough to make your head swim!! All the more reason to pray without ceasing!
Glynis Becker02/24/08
You've voiced the frustrations of many of us this election cycle. Nicely said.
Sally Hanan02/24/08
A lot of opinions here, and Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim.
Verna Cole Mitchell 02/25/08
I kept thinking as I read your piece how frustrating our choices are, but I, too, will vote. Our only encouragement comes in knowing that God is in control of our nation and of the world.
Mariane Holbrook 02/26/08
I take Obama at his word that he is a Christian. However, he does attend a church of very questionable credentials with a pastor more controversial than most politicians. You might enjoy this article:
LauraLee Shaw02/27/08
This is very well-written and would do great in the genre of an editorial. It is very compellingly put together and causes the reader to think, no matter if they agree with the content or not.