Follow The Leader

Written by The Indy Voice

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Look it doesn’t matter what YOU thinkrepparttar reality ofrepparttar 125908 personal characteristic qualities of Bush are. The reality for 61,000,000 people is that they PERCEIVE it to be reality. The real story of this election, that has yet to be told, is that it was decided SOLELY based uponrepparttar 125909 perceived qualities of leadership. Plain and simply,repparttar 125910 majority judged Bush as being a more capable leader. That doesn’t mean he is a capable leader, strong, decisive or moral. It just means that people perceive him that way.

Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Hussein, Qaddafi, Khan, Il, and Mao Zedong are all extremists that hadrepparttar 125911 backing ofrepparttar 125912 people. They were not moral people. They gained their power to rule fromrepparttar 125913 consent of those that they were ruling. Any of these people could have been stopped at any stage on their rise to power byrepparttar 125914 opposition ofrepparttar 125915 people. People followed them because they lead. You cannot run an opposition party and expect it to be successful by just opposing, line by line or issue for issue, whatrepparttar 125916 other party’s guy is pushing. You need to give people something to believe in. They don’t have to agree with everything your saying and inrepparttar 125917 case of those above,repparttar 125918 message doesn’t even have to be one of sanity, but people need to believe that you have some kind of grand vision or direction.

The Democratic Party lost not because it went too far left but because it failed to go far enough. There is no certainty inrepparttar 125919 middle. Leaders aren’t borne of compromise. George W. Bush doesn’t try to hiderepparttar 125920 fact that he is a conservative Republican. Kerry tried to run fromrepparttar 125921 label of “liberal”. Bush wasn’t elected because he has compromised or moved torepparttar 125922 middle. In fact people voted for him because he wouldn’t compromise.

People that voted for Bush believed he has vision. 61,000,000 people didn’t vote for John Kerry because they perceived, accurately or not, that he had no direction. It wasn’t November 2nd when John Kerry lostrepparttar 125923 election. It was when Kerry allowed commercials to paint him as a flip-flopper thatrepparttar 125924 fight was lost. The made up lies ofrepparttar 125925 Swift Boat Veterans had nothing to do with it. A well-run campaign headed by a resolute leader would have looked at that incident as an opportunity to showrepparttar 125926 ferocity and strength of a decorated combat veteran. The Kerry campaign hoped it would just go away. Leaders stand up for what they believe in, for what is right, and they are willing to indefinitely fight for what moves them. This is how you get people to walk along side you. Kerry didn’t embodyrepparttar 125927 characteristics of a leader andrepparttar 125928 only reason why he came as close as he did torepparttar 125929 Presidency was because he was opposingrepparttar 125930 worst President inrepparttar 125931 history ofrepparttar 125932 United States. But then again, that’s just my perception.

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Is it Possible to Appease Evil?

Written by Terry Dashner

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Doesrepparttar Bible say much aboutrepparttar 125907 Second Coming of Jesus Christ? It says more about His return than it does about His first coming. Evenrepparttar 125908 Old Testament prophets spoke aboutrepparttar 125909 restoration ofrepparttar 125910 nation Israel andrepparttar 125911 Messiah’s Kingly rule from Jerusalem, over allrepparttar 125912 earth. In John’s Gospel, chapter 14 and beginning with verse one, it says: “You believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I WILL COME AGAIN and receive you unto myself that where I am, there you may be also.”

Often Jesus denouncedrepparttar 125913 religious people of His day because they could predictrepparttar 125914 weather by readingrepparttar 125915 signs inrepparttar 125916 atmosphere, but they were ignorant regardingrepparttar 125917 prophetic words of His first and second comings. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus was quick to point out that His Second Coming would be announced by signs. He said that when wars escalate, extreme weather patterns prevail, pestilence destroys thousands, earthquakes are common, stars fall fromrepparttar 125918 heavens, andrepparttar 125919 sun turns dark, then we are to know that Jesus is near, even atrepparttar 125920 door. Now I’ve never been much of a “star gazer” but recently something keeps prompting me to look up. I believe thatrepparttar 125921 Holy Spirit is directing me to stay alert torepparttar 125922 signs ofrepparttar 125923 times because spiritual lethargy in this hour would dull my senses torepparttar 125924 sudden coming ofrepparttar 125925 King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And I certainly don’t want that to happen. What about you? (Sources cited are Available)

Keeprepparttar 125926 faith. Stayrepparttar 125927 course. Stay ready.

T. Dashner

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