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Then Let's Try This for Simplicity

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Nov 13, 2012 at 14:48

……"There is nothing about lavish spending that is fundamental or a necessary part of the American Way of Life….;"

truer words such as these are farther and fewer to be found outside of the Biblical purview that once was a guiding principle in the American experience. Indeed, there are many Biblical observations that led to the same inexorable conclusion – that life dependent upon riches is a life wasted upon the self.

The peculiarity of the American electoral processes actually defies description as to why it seems disjointed in these modern times; and a reason why a central electoral process was not implemented early on. In the old days, the states evidently had a real problem with the interference of other states in states issues. States with lesser populations did not believe they could be equal with the more populous ones. Therefore, the processes of one state are separated from another.

Under Divine providence, the Constitution and the voting provisions were initiated, only to be prodded and bartered over the years for reasons of political partisanship, a circumstance all-to-common today. In their individual processes they could deal with the issues with each peculiar jurisdiction; howbeit they could do so under the guiding principles of the founder intent. This was swept away by the Supreme Court. This is why it is so dysfunctional today.

And as a final note, the early founding fathers looked upon Divine providence as that coming from a Heavenly Father, in the masculine, for a reason. It is, after all, how the LORD refers to Himself as Himself. If I am going to bring Almighty God into it, I will at least honor Him at His WORD, since it appears too few politicians and many of those of the electorate are willing to do so – and that is a real problem for America..


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there are some laws in the chaos. [28 words]BenNov 17, 2012 12:43200738
What Islam has got to do with US elections? [22 words]
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1Actions that need more explanation [548 words]Richard StoeckerNov 4, 2012 11:43200309
1Charisma does not a leader make. [4 words]KerryNov 6, 2012 09:53200309
1What, pray tell, made you think you would get substance!? [120 words]RonNov 4, 2012 09:02200303
Supreme Court [42 words]
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Robert WeisbergNov 4, 2012 08:55200302
1Another substantial issue: Israel [83 words]PrashantNov 4, 2012 02:47200295
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Great comment! [19 words]
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Abu NudnikNov 3, 2012 22:55200288
Voting is the Best Revenge -- How did all of you so badly misunderstand the allusion in Obama's remarks???? [125 words]Naomi MannNov 3, 2012 22:27200287
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Americans, I call on your sense one last time [382 words]NuritGNov 3, 2012 21:29200284
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Dreams of Whose Father's [498 words]M. ToveyNov 6, 2012 19:00200282
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1Wall Street has won ... as always [217 words]IanusNov 7, 2012 17:17200282
1a couple of details [282 words]Anne JulienneNov 7, 2012 17:24200282
1Vassals of Wall Street Won Nothing They Can Keep - Their Wealth is Already Corrupted [398 words]M. ToveyNov 7, 2012 18:38200282
There Will Be NO Democracy in Heaven - A Second View [273 words]M. ToveyNov 7, 2012 18:57200282
keeping it simpler [75 words]Anne JulienneNov 8, 2012 17:33200282
Then Let's Try This for Simplicity [307 words]M. ToveyNov 13, 2012 14:48200282
You forget the Elohim ... [71 words]Anne JulienneNov 13, 2012 16:49200282
Elohim is Not Forgotten - Neither Does He Forget Except in Mercy [335 words]M. ToveyNov 15, 2012 12:09200282
lol [36 words]Anne JulienneNov 15, 2012 19:13200282
Superficiality Not Merely A Political Issue - But It is Definitely a Social One [346 words]M. ToveyNov 16, 2012 14:03200282

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