Pray Before You Vote

Written by Kathy Simcox

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But this is onlyrepparttar beginning. We are waging a battle against an evil more destructive, more soul-damaging and heart-wrenching, than we've ever experienced before. This is not an enemy that can be dealt with by using sensitivity and negotiation. No, a "kum-by-yah" approach will not satiate this enemy. A "kum-by-yah" approach will not keep our country safe. George W. Bush will. Giving these terrorists a big group hug is not in our President's agenda. Keeping America safe from fear, however, is, and he does what it takes to make sure this is done right. This is what a strong, confident, and faith-filled leader does. This man lovesrepparttar 125961 same creation as I do -repparttar 125962 gently flowing rivers,repparttar 125963 thick canopied forests,repparttar 125964 spirit-filled choirs singing hymns of praise. And as I journey down life's road, savoring each precious, free, moment that I am given, my soul will rest inrepparttar 125965 joy of knowing that I walk underrepparttar 125966 same sky with a man who loves God, loves all of God's people, and will remain strong in order to protect them.

About the Author Kathy Simcox, Columbus, Ohio, United States

Kathy works as an Administrative Assistant in the College of the Arts at The Ohio State University. She holds a BA in Psychology and is currently working on a second BA in Religious Studies. In addition to writing, her passions include hiking, biking, kayaking, photography, and singing in her Lutheran church choir. She is also known to read an occasional book.

You're Fired!

Written by Sheldon Reiffenstein

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"Mr. Trump, that wasnít my idea. Dick thought that one up." "Dick, are you going to take that, let him lay that one on you? Where did that sign come from?" "The ship made it." "Now, come on Dick, I know it came fromrepparttar White House. And another thing, whatís withrepparttar 125960 language inrepparttar 125961 Capitol, telling a senator to go f*** himself? You guys promised to bring character back torepparttar 125962 White House, and you use language like that. I could fire someone onrepparttar 125963 spot for talking like that in any of my companies. And you did it in full public view. Donít you think that was a lapse in judgment?" "I felt good afterwards and I donít apologize for it." "No, I guess you donít. You two donít think you should apologize for anything do you?" "Well, Mr. Trump, we are onrepparttar 125964 side ofrepparttar 125965 righteous on this and no we donít need to apologize for keeping America safe." "George, thatísrepparttar 125966 problem. I get back to my earlier question, how is America safer with Saddam gone, Osama still onrepparttar 125967 loose, Al Qaeda recruiting faster than our army can, our ports, airport security, borders all under-funded. Potentially any terrorist could walk up Fifth Avenue with a suitcase bomb in his hand and set it off. And you have us up to our necks in Iraq over some revenge thing against Saddam Hussein. You could have letrepparttar 125968 inspectors go back in, forced Hussein to comply, by gettingrepparttar 125969 whole international community to pressure him. But, no you had to go it alone." "Mr. Trump, if I had to Iíd do itrepparttar 125970 same all over again." "Even knowing what you know today?" "Yes, I would. The Iraqi people are free, a terrible murdering dictator is in jail"... "At what cost? How many Iraqis are dead since your invasion? About 20,000. How many more will die before this whole thing is over and our troops are out of there? Yes, Saddam killed half a million of his own people and that is terrible. But look at Sudan, what are we prepared to do there? How many North Korean civilians have been murdered by their government? How many Tibetans byrepparttar 125971 Chinese? I could go on. The point is there are lots of dictators who should be put in jail and their people freed, but we canít do it all. 20,000 Iraqis dead since our invasion, and what do we have to show for itÖ1,000 American soldiers dead, Saddam is in jail and we have no idea how to fixrepparttar 125972 situation, or how weíre going to get out." "But we canít leave now." "Yes, youíve made sure of that with your adventure. But, what I can do is find someone else to take over and get us onrepparttar 125973 right course, get our respect back and actually make us safer"...he pressesrepparttar 125974 intercom button... "Please sendrepparttar 125975 two Johns in here." He looks atrepparttar 125976 two men sitting in front of him. "I have to say it...George, Dick, youíre fired."

Sheldon is a freelance writer with a Political Science degree. His recent book "Liberal is NOT a Four Letter Word" is available online at

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