One Nation Under Greed
by Martha Leftwich
October 04, 2006
I am not proud to be an American because of the honorable deeds
of the 21st Century, but because I can remember a time when honor
and trust meant something.
I remember when God was a subject Christians taught their children
and they taught them to respect the name Of God.
His name wasn't used by politicians to deceive the voters, nor
did the churches use the house of God to promote politics.
Ministers were considered people who taught and counseled others
about God; they used the Bible as their text book.
They didn't stand behind the pulpit and blaspheme the very word
of God by using his name to promote their own personal political
Politics were not preached in church; they preached from the
Bible and did not use it to sanctify a certain political party.
I am proud to be an American because I remember a time our Constitution
When Lawmakers took an oath and did their best to not break that
oath; they did the best they could to listen to the ones that
voted for them and abide by their wishes.
I remember a time when Lawmakers were concerned with preserving
the respect of this nation rather than claiming to act as God's
I am giving tax breaks to the wealthiest of the wealthy because
that is what God wants me to do. Never mind the fact that it
will rob the veterans, students, the homeless, the sick, the
hungry, and the poor. And I am doing this because God wants me
to do it.
I am tired of political leaders using the God I was taught to
love, respect, and honor to deceive the voters into thinking
they have done the right thing by voting for them.
I am proud to be an American but I am ashamed of what our political
figures have made it.
Our Constitution has been trashed by their lust for power. Our
highest leader was heard making the very profane statement that
our Constitution was nothing but a bleep bleep piece of paper!
He is the one who claims God told him to go to war with Iraq.
I am tired of hearing our governor say he did things because
he knew God wanted him to do it. Yet he won't come clean about
the money he took from funds laundered through THE CHRISTIAN
COALITION. That was OK though because that was money raised in
the name of God.
I am tired of hearing certain Candidates say their opponents
are just too liberal to serve as a leader, yet they have given
billions of dollars away to huge corporations. And in return
they have benefited by receiving millions in campaign donations.
That's Ok though because they are running their campaign in the
name of God.
I am not sure what to which God they are referring. The God I
believe in is not a God that taught me to exploit the poor or
use his name to gain power. I believe in a God that taught me
to trust him and not trust those that use his name to deceive
people. My God is kind and loving and he taught me to think all
people are equal in his eyes.
When in doubt I read the Bible because there I can find the truth.
I know I won't find it in a few verses the politicians pick to
convince me to vote for them.
Proverbs teaches me to seek wisdom, and that is what I do. I
investigate the background of the candidates. I look to see if
they have lied to the voters. I then make my decision based on
what they have done in the past.
My Bible teaches me to not lie. There is an old saying that one
lie leads to another.
I suggest that the people return to reading their Bible and take
it as a whole rather than letting ministers and politicians take
it out of context and brain wash them into believing that America
should be a nation of greed and power.
Yes I am proud to be an American because I believe God's love,
peace, and compassion will prevail.
Weaver AL - USA
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