Letter to the editor
12/11/2013 10:46 AM
12/11/2013 10:48 AM
I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a very merry Christmas.
We spend a lot of time talking about politics. I am involved in politics and I am a Republican because as a Christian, I am called to service to elect Godly men and women to office that promote policies that enrich our country and protect our freedoms. In all things, we have choices. The Lord has granted much to all of us that live in this country that is prosperous and has freedoms that we have obviously taken for granted, but more important, He has given us the opportunity to accept His grace. During this season, I am reminded that Jesus Christ came to this world to be the sacrifice for our sin. He died on the cross so that we may be reconciled with God through His blood. The Lord says that all who believe and accept Jesus as Savior and Lord will be saved. The Christmas season is a reminder of His love and sacrifice. My prayer for you today and every day is that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and that you know the only true source of strength.
I am a Republican because the Republican platform is more consistent with Biblical standards than the other party’s platform. All politics is spiritual, a fight for values and principles to lead our nation. Those principles need to be God centered. Each of us needs to be active in the political process to make sure that the platform reflects our values and to make sure that we elect men and women to political office that share and will vote our values.
I am a Republican because I believe in the individual’s ability to provide solutions. I believe in personal accountability and the right to benefit from work, training, education, and sacrifice. Private property and the right to bear arms should not be a topic for discussion in our state houses or Congress. I am a Republican because all life has value.
I am a Republican because we believe in the right to free speech and the right to worship as we choose. In this season celebrating the birth of the Savior, we must tell our story. We must resist the “political correctness” that wants to take Christ out of Christmas. We need to stand firm on the Judeo-Christian values our country was founded on and that have made us the “Shining City on the Hill.”
To each of you, Merry Christmas!
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