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This was a war of conviction, brothers fighting against brothers, fathers against sons. Everyone stood up and took a stand..and fought for their convictions...nothing can be more honorable than that.
Carlene M. Wojahn


"BROTHERS"


Written by:


Wayne C. Bengston

Copyright, 1997


The sounds of rolling thunder fills the air of the nation,
A cry of dispair comes from the founders of this creation
A family against family, brother against brother;
For a war has begun, a war like no other.


This war was not designed at our nation's birth;
It would fill the nation, with blood soiled turf.
It would leave many a valiant man, dead in his prime;
Never again to see Winter, Fall, Spring, or Summertime.


A division of country was the cause to be,
A division of beliefs, and the desire to be free.
Free from forms of oppression was one belief;
They formed their own country, to seek relief.

The nation shall not be divided, came the other cry,
And for that belief, many would die.
Blacks shall not be slaved but made free, was the yell;
For this belief, many would endure a living Hell.


A house divided against itself cannot stand, one man said;
If we can't have our rights, voices cried, we would rather
be dead.
Difference of cultures, rights, and beliefs filled the air,
Not even fields of dead, would decide what was fair.

After four years of dying, the war came to an end,
But generations after, the beliefs would never bend.
Despite the valiant dead, left on the bloody field,
The beliefs of both sides, would never yield.

T'is the time for the trumphet to sound the song of peace,
T'is the time for anger and hatred to cease,
T'is the time to remember the valiant did not die in vain,
T'is the time for differences, to begin to wane.

Never forget the reasons what those valiant men died for,
But let us heal the wound from shore to shore.
Let the nation be again brothers in peace and love;
For this would be the wish, of our God in Heavens above.


"Reenacting is not a glorication of war,

rather a remembrance of those that died for our freedoms."
Carlene M. Wojahn

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Carlene M. Wojahn

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

Somethings to think about...how far has "political correctness" gone and what are the limits ????

The following was written by State Representative Mitchell Kaye from Cobb County, GA:

We, the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid any more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional and other liberal, commie, pinko bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that a whole lot of people were confused by the "Bill of Rights", and are so dim that they require a "Bill of No Rights".

ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.

ARTICLE II:You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc., but the World is full of idiots, and probably always will be.

ARTICLE III:You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful, do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.

ARTICLE IV:You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.

ARTICLE V:You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we're just not interested in health care.

ARTICLE VI:You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair.

ARTICLE VII:You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won't have the right to a big-screen color TV or a life of leisure.

ARTICLE VIII:You do not have the right to demand that our children risk their lives in foreign wars to soothe your aching conscience. We hate oppressive governments and won't lift a finger to stop you from going to fight if you'd like. However, we do not enjoy parenting the entire world and do not want to spend so much of our time battling each and every little tyrant with a military uniform and a funny hat.

ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want all of you to have one, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.

ARTICLE X: You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to pursue happiness - which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an overabundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the "Bill of Rights".

Got this today and thought I would pass it on.

Submitted by Randy Houck

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When Pastor Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual politically correct generalities. But on January 23, 1996, what they heard instead was a stirring prayer, passionately calling our country to repentance and righteousness.

The response was immediate - with a number of legislators walking out during the prayer. In six short weeks Central Christian Church logged more than 5,000 phone calls, with only 47 of those calls responding negatively.

Commentator Paul Harvey aired Pastor Joe Wright's prayer on the radio and received a larger response to this program than any other program Paul Harvey has ever aired. In addition, Central Christian Church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa, and Korea.

The prayer is reprinted below as an encouragement and challenge for each of us to stand for the truth of the Gospel wherever the Lord gives us opportunity.

Heavenly Father, we come before You today to ask Your forgiveness and seek Your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, "Woe on those who call evil good," but that's exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and inverted our values. We confess that:

We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it pluralism;

We have worshipped other gods and called it multi-culturalism;

We have endorsed perversion and called it an alternative lifestyle;

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery;

We have neglected the needy and called it self-preservation;

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare;

We have killed our unborn and called it choice;

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable;

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem;

We have abused power and called it political savvy;

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition;

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression;

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, O God, and know our hearts today; try us and see if there be some wicked way in us; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.

Guide and bless these men and women who have been sent here by the people of Kansas, and who have been ordained by You, to govern this great state.

Grant them Your wisdom to rule and may their decisions direct us to the center of Your will. I ask it in the name of Your Son, the Living Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Reprinted by permission of Senior Pastor Joe Wright of Central Christian Church, Wichita, Kansas.


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