Monday, August 24, 2009

RELIGION & POLITICS...A TIMES DAILY Article

Another great article on Religion and Politics...from TimesDaily....

http://www.timesdaily.com/article/20090823/ARTICLES/908235005/1031&tc=email_newsletter


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4 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We ALL seem to get a little agitated when someone doesn't believe as we do. I try to stay out of politics --but I do have strong opinions (like most of us). AND--I do think that God and politics DO go together. It's the PEOPLE who are different... We're different politically and we're different religiously. Trying to mold all of that together is very hard. BUT--God was the foundation of our country and I want to keep God in it.

All of us want to see some kind of health reform. I don't think anyone would disagree with that. BUT--what the current administration is doing is NOT the way to do it.

If the govt. could find a way to help those who don't have insurance and want it--well, that's a good thing. BUT--don't make ME pay for it nor my grandchildren. I've worked hard for my money and don't mind giving it away. BUT--I want to decide who to give it to, and not our Government.

I believe in Capitalism and NOT Socialism. Having a bigger Government scares me to death. Some people want the govt. to take care of them --and they feel 'entitled' to free health care. I cannot --in my dreams--imagine our corrupt government (Do you realize that Congress is ONLY there to do what they have to do to get re-elected?) RUNNING something else??? Look what a poor job they do with everything they touch, with all of the red-tape and bureaucracy ... Yipes!!!!

Oh Well--sorry to get on my bandbox. I'm all in favor of helping out the little guy who needs it--but I want to decide whom I help. Understand???? And---I don't think this makes me any less of a good Christian than anyone else. My hubby and I tithe to our church--and give money to needed causes alot. I enjoy helping others.

NUFF said... Sorry, Deb..
Hugs,
Betsy

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Thanks Betsy for such a great post! I also believe in helping others. I also don't want the government to tell me who to help out. I believe in doing all I can in helping the less fortunate, and like you said, Betsy...I want to know where it's going to, and to whom. Just a fantastic post. Couldn't have said it better, myself!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Thanks Deb. I was hoping I didn't upset you. I have considered myself an Independent --and have voted through the years as both a Dem and a Rep. (Mom was a Demorat and Dad was a Republican.)

This year, I did not vote for Obama mainly because I am not in favor of "Spreading the Wealth".. I don't want to take from the rich to give to the poor. However, the rich should do alot to help others --and some do/some don't.

My hubby and I are middle-class --but we have both worked hard for our little bit of money. It's scary to think of all of "our" taxpayer money the current administration is spending. SCARY to me!

I guess my other fear is that the Liberal Left wants to take God out of everything. The country is becoming more and more secular---and that is very scary to me also...

Oh Well--thanks for listening. I really try to stay away from politics, but this year, it's VERY hard because of what Congress is trying to do underhandedly. I guess that's why so many normal people like me are getting more involved. I haven't been to a tea-party---but if I were there, I'd probably get TOO involved. ha ha

Love you,
Bets

Deb Murphree/Alabama Politics said...

Hey Betsy!! I love you too sweetie..You would make a great politician because you want to do what's right. Those of us who DO want to do the right thing...do not get elected, no matter how hard we try to meet the public, shake hands and kiss babies...I vote both ways, during the November election. I vote for the person, but in the primary you have to state which party. Heck..they don't even have drawn curtains anymore when you vote. What happened to secrecy? They know which ballot is yours...They put you on a list and check you off. They know if you are Republican or Democrat...that used to be kinda secret too. WELL, no more. I'm glad to see you taking a stand honey. One day this country will turn about for the good. Let's pray...in God We Trust!!