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It is time to pray for our country, leaders

Assistant Opinion Editor

Published: Thursday, November 8, 2012

Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2012 20:11

The election is finally over, and we will continue with Barack Obama as president.  
Many Republicans are feeling the pain of defeat and asking themselves if there was more they could have done.  I too have found myself daydreaming about what Mitt Romney’s campaign could have done differently: exposing Obama’s lies about Benghazi or maybe simply just calling him out on childish behavior – Romnesia anyone?  

But as I thought about the “should have, could have, would haves,” I started to realize it was unproductive and useless.  Instead, I started to realize I needed to accept the fact that Obama was going to be the President of the United States for four more years, and I am called, as a Christian, to pray for the leaders of my country.  And that is what I intend to do, and I would urge you to do the same.

I may not agree with most of the president’s policies, but I do agree with the Constitution. The “tribe has spoken,” and Obama won. However, I am afraid he was elected on the ignorance of the Americans who actually voted and the ignorance of the people who chose not to vote.  But at any rate, I will do as I am commanded and put my trust in the Lord Almighty and pray for the leaders of our country, even if I do not agree with who is sitting in office.  I do know God can change the hearts of men if it is His will.

I want to urge my fellow conservatives to not fall into the trap of name-calling and finger pointing.  We must stand together as Americans (both Republicans and Democrats).  We must see our neighbors in need and go to their aid, no matter whom they voted for.  We have New Yorkers and people all along the Jersey shore who desperately need help. Just as we are called to pray for our leaders, we are also called to help our neighbor!  

I urge each of you to take the high road, no matter what side of the political fence you are on, and stand together.  We elected a president, good or bad, and now we must make the best of it.  It is still the job of the people to make sure the government upholds the Constitution.  Please, if you haven’t read it in its entirety, read it!  We must continue to be diligent in our homework of what is happening in our government.  We need to educate ourselves on policies being implemented and make sure government is following the law of the land – the Constitution.

Just because the election is over does not mean it is time to stop doing our due diligence and turn back on “Honey Boo Boo.” Continue to keep yourself educated and informed.  We are still a “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

America must honor God if America wants God to continue to bless America! Pray for our nation and pray for our leaders!
 

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