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Our nation needs stability

Published 6:28pm Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dear Editor,
America needs stability. It’s sad to know that grown, elected officials of the House of Representatives and the President can’t work together to come up with a workable plan or budget to keep our nation moving in the right direction.
It’s very sad to know that areas of our county will have sever program cuts and governmental shutdown.
Children, adults, the poor and the disabled will suffer, and if deemed necessary, the U.S. servicemen and women – along with civilians – will be forced to shut down and not be paid.
Psalm 72:12-13 says, “For He (God) shall deliver the needy when He crieth; the poor also and him that hath no helper. He (God) shall spare the poor and needy and shall save the souls of the needy.”
But the law states that those in Congress, due to the 27th Amendment, which states, “No law varying the compensation shall take effect for the service of the senators and representatives shall take effect until an election of representatives shall have intervened.”
In other words, those in office who can’t pass a budget to help America’s economy will still get paid. It seems like what’s good for other citizens should be good for those slacking in office, too.
Maybe it’s time for the American citizens to take a look at the 27th Amendment, and of course those who get paid will probably not want the public to decide.
Psalm 82:1-5, 8 states that, “God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; He judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; rid them out of the hand of the wicked. They know not, neither will they understand they walk on in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
Arise O God; judge the earth; for thou shall inherit all nations.
Honorable President Barack Hussien may not be doing everything right, but those in high positions should agree to disagree with him and try to make sound decisions to balance the budget and take America into a workable economy.
Stop hating the man, and if you dislike his plans, help to change them.
Pray for those in office for they are God’s representatives. God raises up, and we are to show respect for our president even if we don’t agree with him on every policy.

God Speed,
Teresa Harrell Moten

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