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Bob Beem (3-6) 315 ELECTORAL COLLEGE

To The Daily Sun,

People who propose that we abolish the Electoral College should first study and understand its history and purpose and function. (Is it because of our dumbed-down school system that so many people don't understand it? Has everyone seen the cartoon map of what the U.S. would look like without the Electoral College? A couple of giant states, and the remaining states all tiny...)
Without the balance inherent in the Electoral College, we would not have a country. The smaller states would not have joined a union where they would have been outvoted and overpowered by a few large states.
Without the Electoral College, Dick Devens' vote wouldn't "count" (i.e. matter). Nor would mine. Nor would the vote of anyone else in N.H. or in any other small state. All the campaigning would take place in the few large states where the bulk of the "popular vote" could be won.
As to Trump's win, everyone understood the rules before the campaign began; it's not like we "changed the rules in the middle of the game."
Why, toward the end, was Hillary campaigning in "popular-vote" states she already had locked up, while Trump was working smaller states with Electoral-College votes still in the balance? On the one hand, because he knew exactly what he was doing.
On the other hand, was she too stupid to understand the rules? (I don't think so.) Or did she have a "death wish," hoping to lose the election, while winning the "popular vote" so that she could claim for the rest of her life that she "really won, but that it was stolen from her"? (Unlikely.) Or maybe she was so arrogant that she believed that she would easily win the Electoral College, and wanted to rack up a large, impressive "popular-vote" total, so that she could say that her victory was by a "landslide." (If so, bad planning.)

Bob Beem
Center Harbor

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When God made a person, he is male or she is female, forever

To The Daily Sun,
Genesis 1:27: "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them."

"And He answered and said unto them, have you not read, that He which made in the beginning made them male and female." (Matthew 19:4)

Transgenders are people whose gender identity, gender expression or behavior does not conform to that typically associated with the sex they were assigned (given by God) at birth. Gender identity is a personal internal sense of being male or female. Gender expression is the way a person communicates gender identity by behavior, clothing, hairstyle, voice or body characteristics.
The term "transsexual" means a person who wants to change his or her body through hormones or surgery to line up with their gender identity. According to the American Psychological Association, transgenders makeup 3 to 6 percent of the U.S. population.
Every person, especially the teenager, has to answer the question, who am I? And they certainly do not need more confusion added to their decisions. There are segments of our society that are pressuring our young people to explore areas that they never would have dreamed of a decade or two ago.
Everyone has a free will (that's whats so great about our great God), and can believe whatever he or she wants to believe, but if a person rejects God's truth and chooses to believe a lie, then that person is sinning and rebelling against God's will and will have to face the consequences (Romans 1:25), which includes confusion (1 Peter 1:6) and shame (Rpm. 9:33, 10:11).
God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 4:33), which is the opposite of peace. So the confusion of gender identity comes from Satan, and it adds to the problem rather than helping to solve it. It increases disorder, uncertainty, unrest, indecision, chaos, despair, distress, insecurity, anxiety, fear, discontentment, and instability. It is a distraction from finding God's will and plan for a person's life and creates more problems.
Besides confusion, it leads to guilt because it is a rejection of God's truth. No matter how a person tries to rationalize it to justify his or her beliefs, it does not change the facts. Even if a person changes his behavior, clothes, hormones, and even some body parts, it does not change the DNA that God created in that person and prevents him or her from being what God intended that individual to be and do.
It is also living a lie because it is not true. If God made a person a male, he is male, and if God made a person a female, she is female,. Forever. When it comes down to it, what a individual, others, or Satan says, thinks, or feels about a person does not matter. It is only what God says that matters.

In reality, they are hypocrites because they are pretending to be someone they are not. Even if they will not consider God's will, they are serious dangers that go along with this lifestyle that need to be considered.

1. Cross-gender hormones can cause sterility.
2. Transgenders have four times the national average of HIV infections.
3. Seventy percent of transgenders misuse alcohol and drugs.
4. Transgenders are twice as likely to be homeless.
5. Transgenders are more likely to have an income under $10,000.
6. Forty-one percent of transgenders attempt suicide (2008 National Transgenders Survey of over 6,000 transgenders).
It should also be considered that God has a better plan that includes the following:

1. God loves everyone so mush that He sent His Son to die not only to pay the penalty for sin, but also to overcome the power of sin (John 3:16, 15:13).
2. He has a plan for everyone's life that is the most exciting and fulfilling life anyone could ever imagine (Jeremiah 29:11, Ephesians 3:20).
3. He will give anyone a identity as His child that far exceeds anything that this world has to offer.

So, the choice is between rejecting God's will, confusion,guilt, hypocrisy, and dangers, or repenting and accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord
Bishop Paul W. Blake

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