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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Pastor's Corner: For what it's worth, consider the issues facing Americans

  • Sixteen days from now on Nov. 6, we the good citizens of the USA will go to the polls and elect a president and other governmental leaders. The elected president will serve four years. Congressmen will be elected for a two year term and senators will serve for six years.
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  • Sixteen days from now on Nov. 6, we the good citizens of the USA will go to the polls and elect a president and other governmental leaders. The elected president will serve four years. Congressmen will be elected for a two year term and senators will serve for six years.
    As voters, we need to consider the fact that the president will appoint some replacements for retiring and deceased members of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, composed of nine members who are appointed for life, will decide the constitutionality of laws made by the Congress as well as some appeals of cases decided in the lower courts. We need to be mindful of the trend of recent decisions by the court to “rule by decree.” We need to be mindful of the political leanings of the person we elect as president, because his political views will be reflected in those he nominates!
    Abortion or right to life will be an issue. As you consider the rights of a woman to decide, you might want to consider the rights of the unborn child and vote for persons supporting your position.
    The political position of each candidate on marriage, the home, the right to express your religious beliefs, homosexuality, government debt, foreign policy, as well as the integrity of the individual candidates are issues we need to consider and pray about and vote as God and conscience dictates.  
    The present state of the economy and a workable plan to promote economic growth is vital to all of us! The socialistic system has failed in every country that has tried it. I, for one, am not in favor of being more like the European countries.  But for our foreign aid and military protection, most of what we seem to be trying to imitate would not be in existence today.
    As for me, I don’t want my pursuit of happiness to continue to be charged to posterity!  I don’t have too much time left, and I’m in “the goodness and mercy” years of my life, (Psalm 23).
    By the grace of my God and His provision, I will make it. I lived thru the Great Depression; I know how to buckle my belt up tighter and keep my “wants” in line with my income, and if it’s alright with the government powers that be, just stay out of my business! To America, let’s vote for freedom!
    You may contact E.J. Bradshaw at (337) 238-0440, or by e-mail at bradshawej@bellsouth.net.
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