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Voice of the People

Sep. 27, 2012 @ 12:22 AM

New ID laws make licensing difficult

I went to the Huntington DMV office to get my driver's license under the new law that this country is under now. I didn't read far enough. I had taken a copy of my birth certificate, copy of marriage license, proof I've lived in the same house for 45 years, veterans card of wartime service, gun permit, etc.

WRONG!

You must have a certified copy of your birth certificate, and marriage license if you're a female. An original Social Security card or your last W2. Your Medicare card won't do; I tried that.

Is this law handed down by the "Ruler" so they can ask this information of an illegal alien without offending them? Whoever thought up this law, I would like to thank them.

Now I understand the phrase "you can't fix stupid."

C.J. "Jack" Rickman

Huntington

Christians must speak, not be silent

I would like to respond from a different perspective in regard to a letter from another writer who suggested that Christians might have to remain silent about some of their beliefs because there isn't room for Christians in some places in our society.

There is plenty of room for Christians in America, but Christians need to remember that all of society didn't welcome Christ when He was on earth. He was accepted by some and rejected by others. As followers of Christ, Christians shouldn't be surprised or intimidated by attacks from society. When Christianity or the Bible is attacked, it ought to cause Christians to speak up, not hush up. Too many Christians have kept silent for too many years. The Christians who desire to be conformed to the ways of the world will probably stay hushed up when attacked, and the Christians who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus and not be intimidated when attacked by society will continue to speak up.

I think of Christ hanging on the cross, and out of love for all mankind, He paid a sin debt He didn't owe, because all mankind owed a sin debt they couldn't pay. In that one day He hung on the cross, Christ did more suffering and was verbally and physically attacked more than any of us will ever experience in a lifetime.

Yes, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution (II Timothy 3:12), and compared to some countries, Christians in America actually know very little about persecution. But it's coming soon, unless Christ's return comes first. Are you prepared?

Just a thought to consider, for all who identify themselves as a Christian. If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Patrick Smith

Huntington

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