While I agree with some of the observations made by Rod Livdahl's in his June 10 letter to the editor, he sadly misses the most significant point completely. The issue has nothing to do with whether some crackpot believes God wants him/her to run for public office. The issue has to do with what the Bible says and what the Constitution says. The Bible says that the church is to help the needy and the Constitution says the government is to govern in a particular manner. The problem is that the government has trampled all over the churches' domain and has created its own Church of Welfare, Church of Unemployment Benefits, Church of Food Stamps, Church of Medicare and the list goes on-and-on. The problem is that these wasteful, inefficient, ineffective and corrupt institutions serve only to prolong poverty and line the pockets of the corrupt officials who implement them. That is the reason they should be eliminated!
John Katausky, Chandler