Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.”

John F. Kennedy

“We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.”

Marco Rubio

        Today, I will be talking about our country’s stance on international affairs. The USA is being walked on by other countries. Read the quote from Theodore Roosevelt again. He isn’t telling us to start wars; he is telling us to protect ourselves. The whole world now knows (Thanks to Mr. Obama) that they can do whatever they want to us. Now look at John F. Kennedy’s quote. He is saying that we need to let other countries have their chance to do their thing, but we need to watch our backs. We failed earlier this year when we let Iran start running their nuclear plants. They did have restrictions on how much they could do, and what they could do, but guess who is checking that they keep to the agreements – Iranian Inspectors. Now look at Marco Rubio’s quote. A lot of the decisions being made in our country are being made because the decision maker wants to look popular. Abraham Lincoln, now looked on as one of the country’s greatest presidents, lost several elections and made decisions that weren’t agreed with. Granted, it started a civil war, but there were questions that needed to be addressed. My closing point is that we as a people need to make decisions that aren’t necessarily popular, but right. And for we who are Christians… With everything that’s happening in the country, the choices we make may be termed Politically Incorrect. So,  do what’s right, not just what’s popular.

Colton 

 Isaiah 1:17

Learn to do right; seek justice.

Defend the oppressed.

Take up the cause of the fatherless;

 plead the case of the widow.

Introduction

This is just the introduction of what we are going to talk about. We are going to be talking about gun control, the problem with it, and what the Bible says about it. We will also talk about abortion, and how it is murder, and what the Bible has to say about that too. It might be hard to understand, but the Bible has answers and guidelines for every situation we might face. It might not say specifically what we need an answer to, but it gives us some guidelines to follow in making that decision. I believe one of our purposes in life is to bring glory to God, and another purpose is to also try to get other people to become Christians. I will leave it at that and write some later this week. Hope you enjoy.

God bless.

Deacon.                                                                                                                                Psalms 23