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They’re Making You Too Dumb

A majority of people today complain of no job, deep in debt, poor health, etc. I will give some simple solutions to the problems, but they will not be so easy to follow.

First, throw away that credit card! You may not know it, but at a low 10% interest rate, you could be purchasing $100.00 more goods, for every thousand dollars you charge. This means another person could be getting employed, by more purchases, from you people who charge things. Instead, you give these big corporations and millionaire executives money in their pocket, instead of your neighbor’s.

Then there’s the computer. Throw that away! Don’t sell it, as it is making you dumb and stupid. That’s what the companies that make them want you to be, so you can buy more. If you sell it, you only pass it on to another person, and make him stupid. You should use the brains that God gave you. You can save money there, by eliminating the monthly charge for it.

The last, and as I said, it would not be easy, is to throw away those cigarettes. Your health will improve, and count how much money you spend each month on them.

So far, I think you should save a few hundred, if not more, money a month. Think of what you could buy with that extra money. More people could work, and the rich executives will be cut off. It will escalate down the road, and more and more people will be working, and spending more, etc.

You get the picture? If not, I understand, as you probably use a computer, and are dumb! Too bad!


Joseph F. Nalbach

Great Bend, PA

It’s Very Clear

Lest I should remain accused of shanghaiing the Founding Fathers, please let them speak for themselves. The following are quotes by the very men last week's writer claimed had no loyalty to God or His Word.

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens." George Washington

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever." Thomas Jefferson

In the Congressional Congress, 1787:

"I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth--that God Governs the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?

"We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that "except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest. Benjamin Franklin

"The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, some say, is the king of America? I'll tell you, friend, He reigns above. Thomas Paine

"I would give worlds, if I had them, if The Age of Reason had never been published. O Lord, help! Stay with me! It is hell to be left alone." Thomas Paine

"If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him....Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." William Penn

"The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness, a lantern to his feet and a lamp unto his paths.' He will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation...." Francis Scott Key

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here." Patrick Henry

It's very clear that these men had a firm belief that our country was founded on a belief in God and that to deny God his rightful place is to risk His wrath.


Lisa Schmidt

New Milford, PA

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