Pray Before You VoteWritten by Kathy Simcox
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But this is only 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 loves same creation as I do - gently flowing rivers, thick canopied forests, 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 in joy of knowing that I walk under 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 from White House. And another thing, whatís with language in Capitol, telling a senator to go f*** himself? You guys promised to bring character back to White House, and you use language like that. I could fire someone on 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 on side of righteous on this and no we donít need to apologize for keeping America safe." "George, thatís problem. I get back to my earlier question, how is America safer with Saddam gone, Osama still on 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 let inspectors go back in, forced Hussein to comply, by getting whole international community to pressure him. But, no you had to go it alone." "Mr. Trump, if I had to Iíd do it 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 by 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 fix 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 on right course, get our respect back and actually make us safer"...he presses intercom button... "Please send two Johns in here." He looks at 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 www.liberalisnotafourletterword.com