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Commentary on Obama's Reelection and on the Other ElectionsPosted Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at 10:44 AM
Well, I was dissappointed last night when I heard that our president had won a second term. I'll just be real honest. Although I was afraid that might happen, I hoped he would not. I hoped the American people would have enough sense not to reelect a president with his kind of moral values and economic record. But, it happened.
Here's a text I recieved from a fellow minister. "Our democracy has chosen to move further away from her foundations. Maine and Maryland have legalized gay marriage and Colorado has legalized marijuana. I read that Old Testament Israel had to go very low before they repented as individuals. Politics has (again) not delivered the "Promised Land" that too many Christians had trusted it would. Yet, God still has a plan. May He now help us to find it. When news reached Augustine in 412 AD that Rome was sacked and burning, he steadfastly replied to the courier, 'What man builds, man destroys. Let's get on building the Kingdom of God.' Hebrews 12 speaks of, 'Receiving a Kingdom that cannot be moved, let us have grace whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.'" He is right!
My reply was as follows: "The my people of 2nd Chronicles 7:14 are partly to blame. How can God answer the prayers of His people while they desecrate the Lord's Day and break other laws of God? 2nd Thessalonians 2:11,12 comes to mind in regard to those who voted for Barak Obama's reelection."
Another minister texted me, "I'm afraid that Republicans largely missed the point by focusing on the economy while missing the deep void in America's soul." Of course, he is exactly right!
Well, regardless how the election went, God is still King! He is still on the throne. It's agravating to hear some of the reasons why people voted the way did. But, we must keep things in perspective and trust in the King.
Regarding the other races, we lost some and gained some! Both Democrats and Republicans will agree! One thing is certain, ALL the yard signs are gone from my yard! My neighbors are happy. So is my wife. I am too!
I'm glad folks exercised their right to vote even if they voted opposite to the way I did. Now, we are again united as before. Again, let's keep things in perspective. God is still in control. He rules!
God Save America
Richard D. Swift
505 Hickory Hills Dr
Dexter MO 63841
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My wife Susan (Sue) and I have lived in Soddard County since September of '96. We both graduated from Bible Missionary Institute, our denomination's small four year Bible college in Rock Island, Illinois. I was born and raised in Pomona, California while my wife was raised in Monmouth, Illinois. I am an ordained minister in the Bible Missionary Church. We attend and are members of the Dexter Bible Missionary Church. I've been employed by Tyson Foods for 14 years. My wife is a CNA. I've always been conservative in my political views and have always been active in politics and the Pro-Life movement. My politics have not always been Republican. From 2003-2009 I was vice-chairman of the Prohibition National Committee, the steering arm of the Prohibition Party. In '09, I joined the Constitution Party of Missouri. But, I've been attending the GOP rallys and club meetings since last year and have been campaigning for certain Republican candidates since we moved to this area. I'm on the SEMO Life Chain Committee.