Letters to the editor, March 7
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Updated: April 8, 2013 6:06AM
Congress is playing games with our everyday life
While our senators and representatives in Congress are busy playing games with the federal budget, federal agencies are being threatened with cutbacks that will affect everyday life, including air travel, national security and entitlement programs. While there are no actual cuts — these are merely decreases in the spending increase that happens every year — federal agencies are spending time worrying about a threatened sequester and making contingency plans for layoffs and furloughs. Federal employees are merely the instrument of government policy. They do not write the laws and regulations; they merely enforce and implement that policy.
People depend on federal employees for everyday life. We will be spending more time at government agencies, waiting for hours on end in airport terminals, scrambling to find child care; the list goes on. The point is, it is not the Congressional pet programs that are cut, but the necessary and first-responder programs that are threatened. The House of Representatives has done its job in proposing a solution. Unfortunately, the Senate refuses to even vote on it. This is why the speaker of the House appears to be frustrated with the president and Senate. Is it really compromise when only one side caves? No, it is giving up your core beliefs and bowing to threats and pressure.
Taking God out of schools is cause of so much violence
The God who made everything out of nothing (Genesis 1:2) also wrote on stone tablets the Ten Commandments and gave them to Moses on Mount Sinai (Exodus 20:1-17). They are God’s will for the spiritual and moral conduct of man, created in God’s own image.
God wrote these commandments because he knew man needed guidelines to avoid sinful relations with others. The Bible says man’s heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9).
Our public schools, pressured by atheists and humanists in the Department of Education, decided God should be expelled and the Ten Commandments were not to be seen, students could not pray. Not long after, violence began to occur more often in public schools and on the street. Then when tragedies occur, as at Sandy Hook, atheists and humanists blame everybody else. It resulted in the removal of the loving God’s protection and blessing on our precious children. Satan and his demons took over and violence has increased.
“You shall not commit murder” is the commandment of God against murder of any kind: abortion of helpless, innocent babies still in their mother’s womb or the shooting of helpless, innocent children. If anyone who would kill human life had seen the Ten Commandments in their school and had known that murder is a punishable sin, they might have thought twice. That is the only prevention. If America can’t trust God in our public schools, Satan’s crimes will only continue.