Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Politicians and Farmers

A politician was out looking for votes. Driving down a country lane he spotted a farmer walking out of his barn. Being the Silvered Tongue Ivy graduate that he is, he assured himself of an easy vote. Approaching the farmer he introduced himself. The conversation went like this.

Politician - Good morning sir. I see that your lively-hood comes from working the good earth.

Farmer - I grow corn to feed my diary herd. Right now I'm milking close to fifty of the gals, three times a day. I'm just getting ready to hook up the spreader.

Politician - By spreader, Do you mean the mechanical device that distributes the bovine waste?

Farmer - Yea, I take a load out and spread it on the field that will have next years corn.

Politician - So, the bovine waste adds nutrients to the soil in the hopes of an abundant yield.

Farmer - Ya know, You and I are kinda in the same line of work.

Politician (somewhat offended) - Well, I'm not sure there could be any similarities between farming and running our great land.

Farmer - Oh, sure there is. You spread your BS in the hopes of luring some ignorant soul to cast their vote your way. You spread yours to take advantage of the folks.  I spread my BS to help take care of them.

Politician - Does that mean you won't vote for me? 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Debasement of Humanity

Debasement - According to Merriam-Webster: To lower in status, esteem, quality, or character.
The question to answer is: Can a political platform be the tool that contributes to the debasement of individuals? 

I believe that men and women are created in the image of God. That meaning, humans have the ability to sense God, to know God, and have communication with God. Mankind finds its greatest purposes when in communion with God. Our greatest pieces of music were those dedicated to God. The great works of art throughout the world are those dedicated to God. Hymns and poetry have touched the hearts and souls of millions. Man's greatest pursuit is in grasping the knowledge of God and thereby attaining His likeness.

People who have encountered God, in His grace, compassion, forgiveness, and mercy are filled with the desire to have His life reflected through ours. We learn of His will and desire through Holy Scripture. We understand His priorities and purposes though His Word to mankind. We come to understand what He has ordained for His creation.

He has ordained the beginning of life as the moment egg and sperm join in conception. His word gives us very clear and vivid imagery of conception and growth. He has said, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you and ordained you." Again he said through His spokesman, "He knit me together in my mother's womb. I am fearfully and wonderfully made." For those who will plainly see there can be no doubt about God's stand on the gift of life.

God ordained the relationship that was to be the basis and foundation for society. In the Old Testament God ordained the coming together in sexual union of Adam and Eve. Their union was to be helpers and companions upon the earth and to bring forth children establishing the family. The family, for centuries, has been the bedrock of civilization. Jesus Christ blessed the union of a man and a woman. He went so far as to give us a command about the union, "What God has joined together let no man put asunder."

We are living in a society, and in a time, of great debasement. A political platform stands firmly on the destruction of the unwanted child. That destruction can be pronounced even seconds before a breath fills new lungs.

That same platform has succeeded in redefining family, marriage, and gender. They have opened a Pandora's box that will lead to greater debauchery and confusion in the minds of millions. New calls for alternate marriages happen today.

Not every person within such a party agrees with the platform. A problem arises in the soul of the one who disagrees with such a platform, yet remains within.

Each of us will be held accountable for our convictions and actions. That includes me and you.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

I Can't be Quiet

For the next few weeks I will be changing the focus of my blog articles. I will focus on the election and what I believe the future might be for our country, depending on the outcome. I will highlight areas of concern and give my opinion on the issues. I will endeavor to be fair. However, I will not apologize for opinions and views.

I am old enough to understand that elections may seem to be minor bumps along the historical road. I also know that a single election can change the course of a nation. The election of Abraham Lincoln might just be the single most important election in our history.

My Christian experience is the single most important influence and factor in my thinking. I prayed that I would be guided by the prompting and voice of God. That point might be doubted and argued by some who read this site. Doubt and debate is what makes mankind great. We have been created free thinkers.

Another influence in the writing that will be found her is: My love for my country. Having lived in a Third World Single Party Socialist country I have real and vivid experiences of what life can degenerate to. Many members of my family have proudly served in every branch of military service, excepting the Coast Guard. My father and four of his brothers served in combat theaters during the Second World War.

Comments- During these next weeks I would love to have comments and your thoughts on the articles. My arm is not long enough to pat myself on the back and I can't kick myself in the butt. I will answer any email sent my way. Address for email tedd@teddgalloway.com  My website is www.teddgalloway.com

Blessings