Testing, testing…1, 2, 3, …

Our elected officials in the Congress appear to be moving further away from direct contact with those for whom they work. [As a matter of full disclosure, I’m one of those who believes in term limits.] Certainly, it is more clearly evident the longer one serves.

Have you noticed how many elected office holders gain personal wealth during their tenure? Have you notice how detached they become from the American people, the people they are supposed to serve?

How can you avoid voting for a candidate who may quickly succumb to the temptations of the Washington, DC, Beltway? It is not easily done, by any means. However, you might apply the test of the Seven Deadly Sins described in the Bible and nowadays expressed in seven simple words.

I wonder how many folks nowadays really understand the Seven Deadly Sins. In fact, do you know the source? Here it is.

Proverbs 6:16-19

“There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.“

Today these are stated (not in order of importance) as: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride.

It seems to me there are fewer people in America who know and who apparently do not understand these seven sins, explained in the Holy Bible, Old Testament. What troubles me most is the lack of upstanding elected officials who can demonstrate they understand and avoid the seven deadly sins.

Try it yourself. How many of your candidates seem to avoid each of the seven deadly sins, even half? — Dan Lee, http://www.dannyboystories.com

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