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May 31, 2013

5/31 MAIL CALL: It’s too late to save us from ourselves

ATHENS — During the famous Watergate scandal a legislator asked a White House official: “What did the president know and when did he know it?” The answers brought down a presidency.

If the same questions were asked of an administration official concerning the current president’s scandals (three and counting), the answers would be “nothing” and “never,” and nothing would happen. In spite of his well-documented ineptness and “I don’t know, blame someone else” governance style, he still maintains a public approval rating of over 50 percent.

How is this possible? God tells us in Isaiah 3:4: “... I will set children over them to be their princes.” Just as He used the Assyrians and Babylonians to defeat and destroy the Houses of Israel and Judah respectively, He is using America’s voting majority to install children in her leadership roles. It is astounding to watch America follow in Israel’s footsteps as her leaders lure her ever deeper into their moral, economic and social abyss.

Warning: things will be even worse under Hillary Clinton. Obama is an amateur; Clinton is the real thing. In 2016 we will see 1984 become a reality as Big Sister assumes her long-dreamed-of dictatorship, courtesy of America’s voting majority whom God is using to bring about the destruction of the greatest nation He ever created. America has and will continue to have the leadership she deserves.

And let us not insult God by asking Him to save us from ourselves — that time has passed.  

Larry L. Jaques

Athens

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