Letter to the Editor: Vote with common sense this election


I am neither a theologian, nor a politician, but with common sense, an open mind, and compassion, anyone can understand the “big picture.”

Religion and government will always be intertwined. For example: The Statue of Liberty poem states, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” And the Bible states in Deuteuronomy 15:11, “For there will never cease to be poor in the land. Therefore I command you, ‘You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.'” Now, how clear is that?

In the upcoming election, I urge you to vote with common sense, an open mind, and compassion, instead of lunacy, a closed mind, and hatred. God bless America.

John Raines, New Market