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  • Lake view: Republican loss of vision

  • This letter is an answer to what I feel is the Republican dilemma. It is my hope that this letter shall be read by all, Republican and Democrat, and taken to heart.
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  • This letter is an answer to what I feel is the Republican dilemma. It is my hope that this letter shall be read by all, Republican and Democrat, and taken to heart.
    The Republican party was founded in the 1850s by sincere and decent common people who had a vision for the survival of this nation. They named this party so (Republican Whigs) because they believed in the concept of the Judeo-Christian Republic, which is what the Pilgrims, Puritans, and Founding Fathers conceived, invested their lives in, and often sacrificed upon this land. They envisioned a Christian nation, free, independent and strong for all the world to see.
    The First Republican candidate (that I know of) was Abraham Lincoln. He was a man with a vision, as were all other Republicans of that day.
    They had to be, their vision was to save the unity of this nation. The foundation and the very soul of this nation was being torn apart by two opposing philosophies: 1) that the States formed a permanent union and 2) each state had the right to succeed. It took a civil war to solve this.
    I will admit before I go further that there were certain manipulations and "money bosses" who jumped on the "Republican wagon" for their own benefits. Such a man was Thurlow Weed, a New York City political boss who financed Abraham Lincoln's campaign.
    But let's come forward now: Their vision was to save this nation and they did. But what has become of the Republican vision now?
    It appears to be the vision of compromise! Fairness to all to keep peace, to hell with what is just and right. Sacrifice the value of our money and our children just to fill the ranks, gain votes and money.
    To hell with the Judeo-Christian values of this nation and its principles that Father God founded it on.
    Allow degenerate lifestyles and affairs with, "keep your mouth shut" and look respectable! (yeah right!). Why are all of these compromises coming in? Because we have lost our sense of vision.
    In this book: "The Power of Vision" by George Barna, he defines vision, "vision for ministry is a clean mental image of a preferable future imparted by God to his Servants and is based upon an accurate understanding of God, self and circumstances." (page 28: Bottom.)
    We are losing our sense of vision because we're allowing more and more the roots of humanistic philosophies and alternate lifestyles and judges ruling more and more against Godly principles in favor of "let's be fair!"
    As a result, Biblical teachings are beings shoved farther and farther into the back-round and generation after generation of young people are coming forth who know know less and less of Christian values.
    Page 2 of 2 - It's no wonder that fewer and fewer young leaders know how to stand for what is right. The Bible says:
    "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps Law, Happy is he." Prov. 29:18
    "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge because you have rejected knowledge will also reject you, that you shall be no priest before me, seeing that you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children!"
    Hosea 4:6
    Now let that last verse be a solid warning to us all!
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