01 Apr

Good Morning All Of My Friends
I'm not too sure how to start this post. Maybe the first thing is to tell you that I am not a Democrat OR a Republican. I would say something diplomatic like "Each side has its good points" but I would be saying that with a BIG guffaw (that's a laugh so big that your insides come out of your body). I don't think that I want to get in to a big political discussion of whose side is right and whose side is wrong. That's not my point in writing today.
To start with you might like to read a CNN article https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/01/politics/jimmy-carter-religion-what-matters/index.html.
This article is about times past. Not times past in many of our lifetimes, but probably not something that many of our youngins know about. It is about a U.S. President, President Jimmy Carter. Probably one of the least known and definitely least appreciated men in our time. This is about a God fearing (no, it is better to say a God Loving) man who, even when the weight of the world was on his shoulders kept his humility and his religious beliefs at the forefront of his life. A man who, even when brokering one of the greatest peace deals of our time between Israel and Egypt kept his love of God in his path.
This is a man who, while serving in the Navy as a nuclear reactor specialist was chosen to go to the Chalk River Nuclear Research Facility with a team to help the Canadians deal with a nuclear reactor meltdown. He, along with his brave team broke up into teams of 3 and took turns entering the reactor to clean it up. They took 3 minute shifts per team and in the process received high doses of radiation. The reactor was saved but not without jeopardy to him and his crew. If interested here is an article on it: https://www.military.com/history/how-jimmy-carter-saved-canadian-nuclear-reactor-after-meltdown.html
I guess that I'm writing about this to show the difference between how God's part in politics has changed over just our lifetime. Way back then God was a part of our Constitution. God was a part of our school prayers that we said along with the Pledge of Allegiance. The mention of God wasn't something to be ashamed of or something to avoid. We were a nation that put the rights and beliefs of the majority first.
Now religion is used as a tool on both sides of the isle to separate and segregate us from our neighbors. It has become a political powerhouse that is used, again by both sides, to help alter political agendas not for the betterment of our country and our people, but for the purpose of helping our side win.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a Jimmy Carter in our political lives again?

God Bless

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