NUMBER ONE ITEM TO HOARD

Dear Editor:

Whew!  What a year. The ups and downs of it all, uncertainty and fear of more to come… Every day I get advertisements from various vendors to “hoard” their most-critical product.  Naturally, I take it all with a grain of salt.  After all, they are only trying to make a living like anyone else.  Let’s see… survival food, water, bullets, self-help books, how to live in the forest, etc.  The list goes on.  Of course we need food and water, clothing, and good information.  But these are all things that perish.  Did you ever find moldy food in the pantry?  Sure.  Have you ever heard information that sounded good for the moment, then was superceded by seemingly better information?  All the time. Wouldn’t it be nice to hoard something that will never fade or rust, or spoil?  The Lord tells us, “ The grass withers and the flower fades, but the Word of our Lord shall last forever!”  (Isaiah 40:8).  We can actually hide (hoard) the word of God in our heart, and in doing so avoid sinning against him.  This in itself brings the Lord’s hand of favor on our lives. So what is the number one thing to hoard?  Why, the word of God, of course!  Prepare for the evil days with food and water, but seek the Lord first and his righteousness, and all these necessities will be provided to you as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Praise the Lord.

John Lister - via email

 

MY VIEW

Dear Editor:

We have just gone through a tumultuous election cycle capping a tumultuous year. The issues were unprecedented, widespread voter and election fraud originating in Democratic-controlled cities with the goal of throwing the election to former Vice President Joe Biden. In some States, there were Republican election officials. Their scheme was to so cloud the waters that it would be impossible to determine who actually won the election. It worked. The results were certified in the early dark of 7 January. Seeing no path forward, President Trump has promised an orderly transfer of power. The mainstream media establishments ran block and tackle for the Democrats, and indeed have been vigorously against President Trump for the entirety of his administration. Real journalism is no longer widely practiced by the major news media. Big Tech also did its part to swing the narrative to the Left. Sen. Ted Cruz proposed forming a bipartisan commission of Senators, Representatives, and Supreme Court justices to form an emergency commission to review the election fraud, as had been done after the 1876 election. The Democrats and some Republicans said no. Cruz’s suggestion offered a way to truly come to a legitimate result that might have been accepted by an overwhelming majority, which is needed in a republican democracy. The better result would have been to throw out the Electors from the contested states due to inability to fairly determine the victor because of malfeasance. Biden would not have had the necessary 270 electors, and the presidency would have been determined by the House of Representatives, as required by the Constitution in such cases. Before the election, Biden had said that his campaign had “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” Freudian slip or not, it was.

Paul Campbell - Kingwood

 

JUDGING OTHERS

Dear Editor:

Monday, Jan. 18, marks the annual observance of America’s civic religion, worship of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his ideals. His best-known ideal is that an individual should be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin. Noble, but is it applicable in 2021?First, with the exception of a few outliers, that message has very largely been taken to heart by the country’s white population. I think that is one reason why so many white people are taken aback and confused by the new societal push to merely not be a racist but to be actively antiracist. To be an antiracist, you must believe that the entire country is fraught with white supremacy and white nationalism. You might well know that this is not true, but you must believe it. Second, much of the country’s black population actually does not want to be treated equally. They want special treatment, even today. And they get it. Universities have black student organizations, black dormitories, and African American Studies programs. Corporations, under the guise of diversity and inclusion, make special efforts to preferentially hire black job candidates. Blacks employees – as well as those from selected ‘historically disadvantaged’ categories – can join company sponsored clubs dedicated to being black. Whites should learn and deeply understand that the idea of a color-blind society, while laudable and preferable to the alternative, Is not the goal of most members of minority communities. I wish it was otherwise. Instead, whites should work to fight the anti-white frenzy that has gripped this company. As an idea, judging people by the content of character is a quaint idea.

Andrew Gayre - Atascocita

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