CNN aired President Bush false-starting his immigration speech from the Oval Office on Monday night. _______________________
No matter our political leanings, it serves our country poorly to blatantly broadcast President Bush in a confused and demeaning light. A technical fluke, this picture should never have been released, and it is to their credit that no other network did so: Only CNN chose to release the video.
The Old Testament records an occasion when Israel was at war with the Amalekites. At long as their leader, Moses, was able to hold up his hand, Israel prevailed. "But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun." Exodus 17:12
We would do well to hold up the hands of President Bush and to refuse to cast him in a demeaning light. We must pray for him, for all our leaders and for our country. Without question, this is a perilous moment in history–we stand vulnerable and exposed. We are well advised to lay aside party differences and strive for the good of America; indeed for the safety and well-being of the world.
God bless America. Land that I love. Stand beside Her, and guide Her through the night with the light from above.
From the mountains to the prairie. To the oceans white with foam.
God bless America, my home, sweet home. God bless America, my home, sweet home.
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