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The following is from the Apocrypha, books of the Bible that are still used by the Catholic Church, but not by Protestant Bibles.  It applies well to our situation:  
Hear, O kings, and understand;
learn, you magistrates of the earth’s expanse!
Hearken, you who are in power over the multitude
and lord it over throngs of peoples!
Because authority was given you by the Lord
and sovereignty by the Most High,
who shall probe your works and scrutinize your counsels.

Because, though you were ministers of his kingdom, you judged not rightly,
and did not keep the law,
nor walk according to the will of God,
Terribly and swiftly shall he come against you,
because judgment is stern for the exalted–
For the lowly may be pardoned out of mercy
but the mighty shall be mightily put to the test.

For the Lord of all shows no partiality,
nor does he fear greatness,
Because he himself made the great as well as the small,
and he provides for all alike;
but for those in power a rigorous scrutiny impends.

To you, therefore, O princes, are my words addressed
that you may learn wisdom and that you may not sin.
For those who keep the holy precepts hallowed shall be found holy,
and those learned in them will have ready a response.
Desire therefore my words;
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long for them and you shall be instructed.
In the name of the Prince of Peace, Carol Wolman
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Carol S. Wolman, MD is a psychiatrist in Northern California. A lifelong peace activist, she is helping to distribute a Peace Plan for the Holy Land- email her for a copy. As the Green candidate for Congress in California District 1 in '08, she (more...)
 

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 Did he so? Well, so do I.If 'leaders'... by Geraldo on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 at 4:34:07 PM
Solomon was indeed a wise man. Protestants/Baptist... by Bob Gormley on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 at 7:15:14 PM
Under the Constitution, this refers to We the Peop... by Carol Wolman on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 at 7:55:30 PM