invites more troubles Don't bury your head in the sand

By NEMS Daily Journal

A second Obama term invites more troubles
Don’t bury your head in the sand. Get informed before the Nov. 6 election. It amazes me that because a person is from a certain race or party and tends to vote that way no matter what.
I dread the thought of what President Obama and the Democrats will do in a second term. He won’t have to worry about reelection again and those pesky little voters that voted in 2008 for him.
Though the president ridiculed President Bush for the debt over and over saying “it was unpatriotic” he (President Obama) doubled down and got us in a deeper hole.
I think it is disgusting that the mainstream media does whatever they have to in order to protect him. They are doing a disservice to the American people. The American people have a right to know what is happening to us and the greatest country on earth.
If a common person did not do his job, he or she would be fired. I decided four years ago they (mainstream) were irrelevant. So, why listen to them?
I actually heard on radio an interview someone was having with Obama and they asked him if he were a superpower, what would he like to be. Answer: To speak many different languages. Then he was asked what his favorite color is. Answer: red.
I’m sure those were pressing questions. He should have said if he were to have the opportunity to be a superpower he would put this country back on the right track instead of following the ideologies he holds.
Before you vote consider your freedoms and your children’s and grandchildren’s futures. All issues need to be considered. Oh, by the way, consider what gas prices will be the next four years. President Obama and the Democrats don’t seem to mention how worried they are with the prices and us common folks. With what’s going on in the Mideast we may all be stranded. The Mideast doesn’t seem too happy with what happened to Osama bin Laden; they are chanting “Obama, Obama, there are many more Osamas.”
Judy Dunaway
Saltillo

Bible has references to sin in many forms
Bob Craig’s response on Sept. 9 to David Barash of Aug. 18 makes a valid point in the testing of a theory: “Does it explain the facts, or does it predict the facts?” Both omit the vital factor: “Does it include all available facts?”
Both focus on homosexuality from their individual perspectives. There are many references to the Bible independent of other references to activities that are either approved or disapproved, where the issue of homosexuality is not referenced.
Paul in 1st Corinthians 6:9-11 includes lesbians (effeminate) and homosexuality (abusers of themselves with mankind) along with fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, thieves, coveters, drunkards, revilers and extortioners. These are identified as “the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God … And such were some of you, but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.”
God does not save one in his/her sin, but saves one from one’s sins. It is obvious that not everyone committed all of the listed acts, but everyone committed one or more of these acts.
The tongue-in-cheek definition of sin given in class many years ago revealed how individuals seek to focus attention away from self. “Sin is that which others do, that I do not do and have no desire to do.” The truth is that the worse sin any individual can commit is that sin which keeps one from enjoying complete fellowship with God.
The parable of the Pharisee and the Publican recorded in Luke 18:10-14 provides a contrast in behavior. What is often missed by readers (including me) until some later date is that this Pharisee was at some point in life a Publican. His self-righteousness has blurred his memory so that he has the attitude of condemnation instead of compassion. If there were more publicans in the church instead of Pharisees, the churches would be more effective in fulfilling God’s purpose.
Ken Pickens
Tupelo

Interviews left uneasy feeling about election
The Sept. 16 On Our Minds feature, where locals discussed the presidential race, left me with a sinking feeling.
Nearly every respondent expressed uncertainty about where we are and what’s ahead. But by my reading the collective unease appeared to hinge on what the government – and particularly the next president – does; even moreso on what that president will provide in the way of jobs, health care and insurance, energy and education.
Only a handful saw government’s hand in our problems or at least in their scope.
Hardly anyone expressed a desire for government/the president to ease control and interference. No one spoke of America’s future or its possibilities, nor to look beyond the next job, the next step in education or current medical and financial issues. No talk of future generations. The American Dream seemed to consist of paychecks, health care, all filtered through a government that cares and/or takes care of. What I took away from most respondents was: Times are tough, so we need more.
There’s more that’s befallen this country in the last few years than jobs declining and prices rising. Alas, many voted in 2008 for hope and change, but in 2012, hope seems thin, while the change is in us as Americans. We are changed.
Are we all distributionists now? Are we all statists?
Susan Robbins
Tupelo