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August 16, 2004

God doesn't take sides

Dear George:

Of great concern to me is the war with Iraq: a war I don't believe God endorses. The New Testament, unlike the Old, teaches love of our enemies.

Infused in Jesus’ gospel is that we all fail and have fallen short of His glory. When did God die and appoint you His heir? The presidency was never intended as a pulpit for ones’ religious beliefs. God doesn't take sides. If He did, we would be his puppets. I would have respect for you if you personally admitted that the preemptive invasion of Iraq was a grave mistake. Where are the WMD? This war contains ongoing consequences which may never be rectified. Spouses and families left behind are struggling financially and emotionally, not to mention the GIs who undoubtedly will suffer PTSD from horrors they have witnessed and taken part in. Their souls and minds are just as severed as the innocent heads on Iraqi chopping blocks.

Next, I have comments about our economy. Unemployment percentages must be interpreted in light of people who had received benefits but are no longer eligible because they can't find suitable work within the given time frame. I think more are unemployed or underemployed than ever, even college graduates. Where did Clinton's huge surplus go and what has caused the huge deficit instead?

Is my family better off than four years ago? Absolutely not! We won't be under your presidency because you are out of touch with the reality ordinary, middle class and poor face every day.

I recently attended a large rally for Senator Edwards. Blanche Lincoln, Dale Bumpers, David and Mark Pryor, Rodney Slater and others were there. They were totally pumped up for this election and got the crowd geared up as well. The Democrats are watching you with scrutiny, Mr. Bush. (God in his omniscience is, too.) There had better not be fishy, finagling Florida-like tampering with the votes this year. You'll hear an outcry all the way to D.C. if there is.(Is it coincidental that this happened in a state where your son is Governor?)

I really feel compassion for you, Mr. Bush. Your “my way or the highway” attitude is tearing this country apart and you are so totally oblivious or in denial.

I pray that God will open your eyes and give you discernment. Be open to His will in your life, not your own.

Tina
Age 56
Little Rock, Arkansas

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