PRESIDENTS LINCOLN & KENNEDY – GOD AND GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Liberal pundits and bloggers are attacking Governor Palin for comments she made to a Church Congregation.
What Palin said was this,
“Pray for our Military men and woman who are striving to do what is also right for this Country. Pray that our leaders, our National Leaders, are sending them on a task that is from God. That is what we must pray for. That there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan. So bless them with your prayers – prayers and protection over our soldiers.” You can watch Governor’s Palin’s comments here.
Governor Palin does not refer to the War in Iraq as “God’s War” or a “Holy War”. She asked that a prayer be said that the “task” the soldiers were being asked to perform was a “task” that God approved of. That the congregation pray that our National Leaders had a plan, and that God approved of that Plan.
Somehow the liberal pundits and the hateful bloggers interpret these comments as referencing a “Holy War” or “God’s War”. How strange. Her meaning is clear enough. Of course, there is a very high probability, that these detractors really know there is no substance to their rants.
Governor Palin has explained that she was attempting to reference Abraham Lincoln with her comments. Lincoln’s famous quote in this regard was, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”
President Lincoln also said, “In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.” http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/abraham_lincoln.html
Lincoln’s concern – am I on God’s side. He acknowledged that both sides may claim to be on God’s side – and one would be wrong.
President John F Kennedy once stated, “Our goal is not victory of might but the vindication of right — not peace at the expense of freedom, but both peace and freedom, here in this hemisphere and, we hope, around the world. God willing, that goal will be achieved.”
President Kennedy also stated, “The supreme reality of our time is our indivisibility as children of God and the common vulnerability of this planet. Let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.” http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy
Kennedy’s themes – right not might, peace not at the expense of freedom but peace with freedom, that we are all children of God, we should ask his blessing and His help and that God’s work must truly be our own.
It maybe just that the Obama surrogates, Liberal Pundits and hateful bloggers detest references to God. They are clearly misrepresenting the context of Governor Palin’s message.
Her message was a simple one, not complex or convoluted. Her message is one that would have been shared by both Lincoln and Kennedy: We are children of God, We should ask his blessings in our endeavors, that it time of war – the question is not “is God on my side” – rather we should pray that our actions meet with his approval.
As Governor Palin continues to weather the unwarranted personal attacks, lies and inuendo of this campaign, I’d like to offer her a quote from Mother Teresa,
“Anyway People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for some underdogs anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People really need help but may attack you if you help them. Help people anyway. Give the world the best you have and you”ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you”ve got anyway”. http://www.wise-quotes.com/quotes-topic/god
Yes, Mother Teresa made this statement.
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