Written by Rev. James L. Snyder

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It is not so much that politicians lie, they just doctor uprepparttar facts torepparttar 118155 point thatrepparttar 118156 truth would not recognize it. A veteran politician can take a simple sentence like, "The black cat crossedrepparttar 118157 road," and spin it for personal advantage.

"I have a plan for that black cat, so he will not have to crossrepparttar 118158 road. I voted for building a new road before I voted against it. In my plan, no cat in America will be left behind.

"My plan will give every cat and their families free veterinary care forrepparttar 118159 rest of their life. I will look every cat inrepparttar 118160 eye and promise him or her that I will never raise his or her taxes.

"To pay for my plans I will only tax dogs. Everyone knows dogs in America get allrepparttar 118161 breaks and have much more than cats. I understand every cat's pain and I have a plan.

"Under my opponent's plan, every cat in America has gone from nine lives down to three. In my plan I will assure every cat in America at least 12 lives."

I'm sorry my grandfather is no longer with us. He certainly would enjoy allrepparttar 118162 hullabaloo associated with this present election.

In reflecting on my grandfather, I was reminded of some verses fromrepparttar 118163 Bible, which may or may not apply in our present condition. I was amazed at how harshrepparttar 118164 Bible is on people who lie and perpetuate a lie.

"Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right torepparttar 118165 tree of life, and may enter in throughrepparttar 118166 gates intorepparttar 118167 city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie." (Revelation 22:14-15 KJV).

"Butrepparttar 118168 fearful, and unbelieving, andrepparttar 118169 abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part inrepparttar 118170 lake, which burneth with fire and brimstone: which isrepparttar 118171 second death." (Revelation 21:7-8 KJV.)

Perhaps someone should enact a law forbidding people to lie and bear false witness against a neighbor. Wait a minute. If I'm not mistaken, there is one.

Inrepparttar 118172 Ten Commandments,repparttar 118173 ninth commandment says, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour." (Exodus 20:16 KJV.)

This just may berepparttar 118174 reason some people are againstrepparttar 118175 Ten Commandments. To practice politics apart from religion is chaos - as our present condition proves.

Rev. James L. Snyder is an award winning author and columnist living in Ocala, FL with his wife, Martha.


Written by Irvin L. Rozier

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The struggle betweenrepparttar two lasted for years Sometimes with laughter and a few tears. Why o why couldn't they be friends? Love each other and make amends. The wildcat had a beginning and has an end. His death could come aroundrepparttar 118154 next bend. Victory overrepparttar 118155 wildcat will certainly come Give me a piece of strawberry bubble gum.

Irvin L. Rozier

Copyright 2004 Irvin L. Rozier

author, preacher, retired US Army

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