When World War II happened, my world became a bit larger. Each week at our school assembly, we were shown propaganda films about the war that was supposed to enlarge our patriotism. It did that and at recess we would sing songs about Hitler and in his face. The songs must have been on the radio, because we did not learn them except on the play ground.
The war was over and time went by and in the eighth grade, our teacher requested that we bring a blank scrap book to class and collect current events from the Newspaper. The most exciting event was that of
being declared a nation. My mother
helped me collect the articles from our local paper. Israel
More time went by – in fact a lot of time, and wanting to re-enter the work force, at age 60, I took a Health Class, and our teacher asked us to bring in articles from our newspaper dealing with anything about health. It was amazing that what was not visible at first became our object to collect and bring to class.
Remembering back in high school, our government teacher urged us NOT to give away our right to vote. Read carefully the propositions and do not allow appointments to be made because that is out of the control of the people she said. Government is by the people and for the people !!
As time went by and voters became more and more lazy and not involved, appointments were made and today many corrupt leaders have overruled the will of the people. Propositions have been voted into law by the people, and “one” judge or President can decide to void the entire law and make a different one that is opposite of what the people voted on and won.
All around us is enough corruption to cause us to not read the head lines or the news page on our computer or watch the news on TV. Yet, please do NOT give up. I am reminded that God is still on His throne.
As Christians, we need to pray that our leaders will have wisdom to make wise choices and it behooves us to also be wise as we go to the polls to vote.
We may not get on a soap box, but we can let our voice be known by our vote and hope that it will matter. My husband writes letters to the Editor and they get published !!
One of the men at our church was ranting, raving and actually red in the face from his anger at politicians. I suggested that he stop reading the newspaper and see if that helps,
It seemed that his world was too large.
This post was linked with Joan Davis at: Sharing His Beauty
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