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Entitlement mentality stretches from government to churches



Published: Thu, July 31, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Entitlement mentality stretches from government to churches

In regard to the Ann Mc- Featters column in the July 25 Vindicator titled “Leaders guilty of inaction,” I believe that the writer has it about 1 percent right.

Weak leadership and weak people make for a weak country. I humbly believe that we are all guilty, including me. This country was founded on the fact that we were created to honor God — not that God honor us. Sad to say even in many churches today, it is about what God can do for us instead of what we can do for God.

We have created an entitlement mentality in our government, in our culture, and in our churches, which makes for a weak people. The Bible is very clear that God blesses those who obey him and curses those who disobey, countries and individuals alike.

The quality of life is definitely diminishing in America because we are becoming more and more self-centered. If we would go back to our roots and make life about pleasing God, we would be a stronger people with stronger leadership.

Pastor Joe Congemi, Columbiana

Send Bush, Cheney to Iraq

The blame game is the only game the GOP knows how to play well. But for the GOP to try to blame Obama for the Iraq debacle? Talk about going overboard!

Dick Cheney started the Iraq war based on lies to make money, period. He profiteered making billions off the lives of Americans and Iraqis alike, not caring how many people died. His next article to the New York Times or any other newspaper should be from his prison cell.

Nouri al-Maliki was put in as prime minister of Iraq by Bush. Instead of uniting the country, he used his power as a Shiite to abuse the other religious sects in Iraq, just as Saddam did while in power as a Sunni. Obama tried to leave troops in Iraq but legally could not.

The Status of Forces Agreement between the U.S. and Iraq mandated the removal of all U.S. forces by the end of 2011 and it was signed by Bush and al-Maliki.

The GOP was more than happy to declare victory in Iraq after the initial assault on the country. Remember “W” strutting around the deck of the aircraft carrier? Why don’t they take credit for the situation in Iraq now? If they want advisers in Iraq why not send Cheney and Bush, they should know enough about it to sort things out. But then again, has anyone in the GOP ever really solved any problems, but they sure are good at making them.

Robert W. McKay, Grove City, Pa.


Comments

1lajoci(265 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Forget it, Robert.

Not even the Iraqis want the worthless advice of those two.

You're right about prison, though -- it's where those war criminals belong.

Especially that arrogant bstrd Cheney.

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2questionreality(296 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Pastor Joe says: "The Bible is very clear that God blesses those who obey him and curses those who disobey, countries and individuals alike."

What about those that obey and are cursed?

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3steivo(540 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Robert,
The Liar cut and run and now is trying to blame Bush when the country falls apart.
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"Dick Cheney started the Iraq war based on lies to make money, period. He profiteered making billions off the lives of Americans and Iraqis alike, not caring how many people died." No, he didn't.

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4redeye1(4561 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Robert If I remember correctly, Obammy and Hillary both voted to go to war. So yes, OBAMMY is to blame for the screw up too. But as usual you forgot to mention that. You are the typical liberturd who wants to blame everyone but the REAL one at fault.

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5borylie(791 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

What happened 10 years ago is still used by the liberal/democrats, but Benghazi and the IRS scandal is old news , lets move on. Hypocrites.

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6steivo(540 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

@borylie,
10 years??? They are still going on about Iran - Contra.

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7jojuggie(1294 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

There goes McKelvey again. He's another one who doesn't get it.
He has no idea of what is going on.

We’ve been told by the Democrat Media Complex that WMDs didn’t exist in Iraq, and that George W. Bush started the war against Saddam Hussein based on that false assumption.

Pelosi, for example, said that, “Bush led us into the war on the basis of unproven assertions.” And, let us not forget the moronic Democrat Party meme, “Bush lied, Americans died.”

How could the ISIS terrorists have taken over Saddam’s WMD facility if WMD’s never existed?

Like it or not, George W. Bush has now officially and forever been completely vindicated.

Although numerous Democrats, including Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, John Edwards, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and others, claimed from 1998 through 2002 that Hussein had WMDs, they labeled President George W. Bush a liar after the war in Iraq began for having made similar statements, despite the fact that the Democrats overwhelmingly voted for the war.
Every Democrat, including Obama, Reid, Pelosi and Wasserman-Shultz, who called George W. Bush a liar and every other hateful name in the book, including every MSNBC host, owes him a huge apology.

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8jojuggie(1294 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

McKay is the name. Not McKelvey above. Although their thinking is the same.

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9jojuggie(1294 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Here is more news for McKay:

Senate Democratic votes for the Iraq War

If you remember that day, it was a day of speeches. And at least out among the Littles, the final count wasn’t known until the roll was called. Here are your brave warrior Dems, those who voted Yes, covered in testosterone (or confusion) and glory. I’ve highlighted a few names to note:

YEAs — 77
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Breaux (D-LA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Carnahan (D-MO)
Carper (D-DE)
Cleland (D-GA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Daschle (D-SD)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Edwards (D-NC)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA) Hollings (D-SC)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Miller (D-GA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Schumer (D-NY)
Torricelli (D-NJ)

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10jojuggie(1294 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Obama was asked if you could have dinner with any three historic figures, who would they be?

He answered, LARRY CURLY & MOE.

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11dontbeafool(951 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

"Dick Cheney started the Iraq war based on lies to make money, period. He profiteered making billions off the lives of Americans and Iraqis alike, not caring how many people died." No, he didn't.
You are right, he did care about all those who died, just not more than all of the millions he made in Haliburton kickbacks.

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12jojuggie(1294 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Hey dontbe, you better go back & read posts 7 & 9.

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13steivo(540 comments)posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

There were no Haliburton kickbacks. It is all a figment of George Soros' imagination

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14lajoci(265 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

There is no George Soros. He is a figment of Ben Ghazi's imagination.

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15jojuggie(1294 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The events of the past few weeks on America’s southern border bring into clearer focus the Obama pledge to fundamentally transform America. By opening our borders to illegal immigrants, and pardoning those illegals already here as he plans through executive order, Obama will create millions of new citizens within a few years to help him transform America into a multicultural vacationland for the world’s footloose homeless with free food, housing, education, entertainment, and healthcare as drawing cards.

Who will pay for this paradise? The American Middle Class, mostly Republicans, of course, whom Obama despises as narrow-minded clingers. And why not? While Republicans and conservatives have been busily painting Obama as weak and indecisive internationally, Obama has in turn sized them up as even weaker. As it turns out Obama’s seeming impotence was only a head feint. He actually couldn’t care less about events in Eastern Europe, Asia, or the Middle East. Most of the so-called Obama administration scandals such as Solyndra, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, IRS, VA, etc. were likewise also uninteresting to him. The Obama prize was always the southern border with its endless supply of faithful, dependent voters.

With the open border drawing millions of loyal new voters into the Democratic Party, liberals will have no problem holding the White House and perhaps also sweeping the House and Senate in 2016. Obama could hand-pick his successor who would ram through radical redistributionist legislation and America’s transformation would be complete.

Who or what is there to stand in Obama’s way?

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16steivo(540 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

What difference does it make?

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17lajoci(265 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

What difference do you make?

(Hint: It's somewhere left of zeeeeeero . . .)

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18billdog1(1389 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

And the conversation digresses again.

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19jojuggie(1294 comments)posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

iajoc has no answer to your great post Notorious.. That should shut him up for about 2 minutes.

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