by James Merritt

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God and Government (3 of 4)
Series: Breaking News
James Merritt
Romans 13:1-7


1. No matter what your politics might be, whether you are Democrat, Republican or Independent, by common consensus one of the wittiest and funniest presidents in human history was Ronald Reagan. I came across some of his famous one-liners the other day and I thought you would get a kick out of them.

It is true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure why take the chance?
I'm not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.
I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of a national emergency - even if I am in a Cabinet meeting.
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.
I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.

I have saved these last two on purpose, because they relate to something that is a part of our every day life no matter what our race, our creed, our political affiliation, our income or our religion might be. He said,

Government is like a baby, an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are these: ''I am from the government and I am here to help.''

2.Government is not a very popular word in our vocabulary today. Six out of ten Americans have a negative view of the government. The only industry in America that has a lower rating than the government is the oil and gas industry.

3.We are in a series we are calling ''Breaking News.'' There is one thing you can count on being in the news every day and that is some news about the government. It may be an economic report, something to do with foreign affairs, something to do with the national debt, something to do with a Supreme Court decision, congressional legisla ...

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