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Voice of the people

Dec. 10, 2013 @ 11:32 PM

Pray to God for our nation’s leaders
A cancer of anger, hate and prejudice afflicts America. Christians should not have these in their hearts despite the current political situation. We should seek to live in love, joy, peace, gentleness, goodness and mercy. God wants unity among His people, not division and strife.
We cannot let the media influence us. They get their popularity ratings by stirring our emotions. They destroy our peace. We must be confident that God rules in the affairs of men, and that He is in charge of what is happening in national politics.
Many would like to see President Obama assassinated. This would thwart God’s plans for our country. We have to get out of the way and watch God’s work. I have prayed for five years for God to get into the president’s head and turn it in the right direction. We can bring the full weight of God’s influence on President Obama’s mind by praying for him.
The debacle of Obamacare (Edselcare) has humbled him somewhat. He has made many speeches on many subjects. Now he has begun to see the sum of the consequences of his words. Even some Democrats are trying to correct him.
Another way to stop the madness is for Godly conservatives to run for political office. I pray for God to raise them up the way He did Mr. Obama. Then we can react effectively at the polls next November. In all these matters, it is to God that we must appeal.
Sam Zimmerman

Honor Flight was a treat for veterans
I have never been as proud of my military service as I was on the Honor Flight of Huntington for Veterans to Washington, D.C., on Nov. 2. The reception we received was beyond anything we could have expected. As we were taxiing to the airlines, there were many airport workers with flags waving to us. Inside the airport we were greeted by a large group of people who had a double line from the airport entrance to where our buses were waiting.
At this point it was becoming quite an emotional moment for many of us. They were giving us quite a hero’s reception. I’m sure that at that time there were many of us wiping our eyes. Then returning home to have a crowd waiting at the airport to welcome us back was icing on the cake.
This was an experience that many of us will remember for a long time. To see the memorials of each war and to remember the names of those who did not return home is something we will never forget.
The Korean War Memorial was a reminder of the wet and cold winters. The war was once called a police action, and now is sometimes called the Korean Conflict. The only conflict was between Gen. McArthur and President Truman. The rest of us were in a war.
Thank you, Honor Flight of Huntington.
Carl White
Proctorville, Ohio



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