Sunday, June 17, 2012



Jesus said, "The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come."


The community of God is like a dream sown into reality. The seeds are scattered on the ground; not so much planted as thrown around. Night falls. Sleep overcomes awareness. Consciousness seeps into dreams. Seeds sprout and grow without being watched.
The earth, moisture, heat and light do the work. First comes the sprout that reaches upward to support a head; then the plant grows to produce grain, fruit or flower. We harvest that which is beneficial for us.
A couple establishes a household. Households make a community. Communities make a state. States united by agreement form alliance. Alliances make the international community. The politics of providence makes the difference between international harmony and strife.
When politics are defined by the mechanics of destruction, the debate is over who does less damage. When politics are defined by the industry of providence, the debate is over what provides the best representation for human rights.
We had to walk by faith alone for centuries. Cruelty in punishment and expansion by military aggression were the mechanics for destruction. It was called civilization, but it made larger criminals into leaders of the state; the state of destruction. Now faith has found ground in the governance of society for civilization with the provision against cruel and unusual punishment and the provisions for human rights. The state is for creation with the design of providence.
Voting is an essential operation in democracy. Republicans manipulated the vote in Florida with re-districting to obtain a “representation” that is close to a two to one ratio. There are nearly two Republicans for every Democrat in the Florida legislature. The ratio has been in effect for nearly ten years.
The current attempt to purge the voting rolls was orchestrated to counter the correction of the re-districting plan by the Florida Supreme Court.  The SCOFL judged that the current proposal for re-districting did not qualify as a correction. A US judge overturned the decision.
The right to vote has been compromised again. If the decision is not overruled by a higher office, there will be another Republican majority in Florida. It will simply not be as large. That is what they regard as a correction. It “favors” democracy only insofar as the disadvantage to the people is not as large.
Governor Scott’s purge only adds insult to injury. This re-districting plan plus the purge affects Florida’s participation in national elections. Once again, leading Republicans are turning democracy “upside down” to promote the unfair advantage.
Politics of Providence
for the People

Leadership is to be elected
for concept and character.
What is the plan
for the economy?
What is the stand
for education?
What is the strategy
for defense?
What are the programs
for the people?
How will the rights
of the people
be represented
by the rule of law?
May the LEADER guide
and direct us in election.
Let providence with liberty
and justice serve as guide.
Let the glistening light
christen our leadership
with the oil of anointment.
Let safety and health
be granted with power.
Let resources be shared
for prosperity.
Let the offerings
of education and experience
be shown respect
Let power for the people
grow into a large tree
that provides shade and shelter
for residents of every kind.
Righteousness will flourish with fertility.
It will spread outward with mighty branches
for peace.

Let those who lay claim
to absolute power
be limited by law.
It is good to give thanks;
to sing praises for providence
from the Most High.
We will sing of your love in the morning.
Your faithfulness will be remembered at night.
We will celebrate creativity
with music and art.
We have been made glad by acts
that were made in accord with divine design.
We shout for joy for what has been established
with the will of God for the people!
Let those who are planted firmly in truth
with liberty for justice flourish like plants
afforded soil, water, heat and light.
We will produce good works
with the seniority of citizenship.
We will be youthful and vibrant
to the end of our days.
Let the fullness of life
through the length of years
show the benefits of faith
in the LEADER;
the Rock in whom
there is no fault.
The law was recorded to protest injustice; to liberate us from the bonds to slavery; to rejoice in healthy relationship. Representation for minorities was introduced with stories in opposition to the stories told by the “leadership” of society.
Today, drama still plays a role in the improvement of society through political representation. The musical “HairSpray” is an American testimonial for improvement. It shows us that working together as people is a social value of the highest order.
HairSpray – You Can’t Stop the Beat
HairSpray – You Can’t Stop the Beat
 “Ever since we first saw the light
A man and woman liked to shake it
On a saturday night
And so i'm gonna shake and shimmy it
With all my might today…”

“'Cause you can't stop
The motion of the ocean
Or the rain from above
They can try to stop this paradise
We're dreaming of
But you cannot stop the rhythm
Of two hearts in love to stay!

“You can't stop the beat!”
The battle with oppression is far from over. Many within the largest group of the “majority rule” are manipulated by the unfair advantage for the elite. Together with the minorities who are also oppressed by the advantage, there are a large number of people who stand to profit from making the correction.
Voting is an important form of participation. We need to get out and vote even in situations where it is obvious that the vote has been manipulated in the past. The harder they have to work to manipulate the vote, the better it is for us. Campaign contributions are important. Some media expression seeks to depict the larger fundraiser as the greater candidate. They want us to believe that the election is determined by fundraising.
Contributions from grass roots organization mean more in effort justification than the contributions that come from those who are exploiting the unfair advantage. If we have to work harder for victory, our win means more for everybody.
Vote for the correction. Rock on with Obama. Roll with the politics of providence.
Steve Kidde

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