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God bless America

Years ago, maybe around the time of the Vietnam War, a country song came out called “God Bless America, Again.” Part of it went... “You know the trouble she’s in. Hold her trembling hands, dry her eyes, and then, God bless America, again.” We sure could use that today! Amen.

I got a vision of what to write about of our plight in America today. The picture I saw was the statue of Abraham Lincoln bent over in his chair, head in hands, crying over our land. He was weeping for the nation he spent four bloody years, the country’s bloodiest war, to reunite America, to now see it ripped apart in so many divisions by a man from his home state of Illinois. The country that by Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation freed every American slave, today’s president signing the Affordable Health Care Act will enslave every man, woman and child to the U.S. Government. Oh, how Mr. Lincoln’s heart would break if he could see... “the trouble she’s in.”

We have a course to choose in November. Stay the course we’re on and watch, in slow motion, the train wreck happening, that’ll decimate the country, or choose a less than elegant speaker, who has the successful business experience we so desperately need, who will stay focused on the economy and not try to take over our lives and who will respect God and gun rights.

Pray. Get informed and involved. Pray again. Vote. Take some sympathetic voters with you to do their civic duty. Do all you can to get the right people elected. Pray the God of the universe (big G) and not the “god of this age” (little g) prevails. “...and after you have done everything, to stand.” Eph. 6:13c. Be a blessing.

Stephen Heinecke


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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