The Prophet Hosea, by Duccio di Buoninsegna, in the Siena Cathedral (c. 1309–1311) (from here (

When someone quotes Hosea 4:6, it’s almost with the sound of sadness or sorrow:

My people perish for lack of knowledge.

Paraphrased, in that context the verse might read:

God’s people are done in because they don’t have enough information to do otherwise.

The quoters almost seem to blame God for not guiding His people closely enough to give them fair warning about something. God gets blamed for lots of things He doesn’t deserve and this is one of those places.

When Hosea penned his book, he didn’t end the thought where most quoters stop. He went on to finish the verse:

Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

That is how he concludes verse 6; God’s people have rejected knowing more of what God expects. They don’t want to know. So, God rejects them, also. And who suffers? Their children!

Wow! That sounds just like what’s happening in today’s society! Fifty years ago, when Madeline Murry O’Hare fought to take prayer out of the public schools, did those professing to be Christians raise a hue and cry? They may have, but O’Hare won at the Supreme Court anyway. Did she ultimately win because voters had not been careful about whom they elected to the White House? After all, presidents nominate the judges who sit on the highest court in the land…and their tenures are lengthy!

When Roe v. Wade was decided at the Supreme Court, it was another presidential appointee who ruled in favor of abortion. America has sacrificed over 61 million souls on the altar of convenience since 1973 and continues the slaughter even during the shutdown of other elective surgeries in hospitals across our nation! What a blatant wag of the tail in God’s face that is!

Hosea’s words uttered over 2000 years ago still ring clearly: “Because you have rejected knowledge…”

America has divested herself of Ten Commandment monuments, religious Christmas and Easter observances, and Salvation Army bell ringers. She has intentionally enacted laws that make all forms of sexuality acceptable and legal, not giving heed to protecting her children, but involving them, instead, even against their parents’ wishes or knowledge.

Members of Congress keep eating away at the foundations of our Constitution like termites, hoping to collapse our entire system of law and government. The underlying responsibility for this heinous destruction lies at the feet of voters who either cast a ballot for candidates who do not support conservative, moral, godly standards or who did not go to the polls at all! They abdicated their privilege to vote to the liberal voters who ardently showed up to elect those who would destroy the fabric of our society.

While you have more time on your hands during ‘social distancing’ than you probably have had since your childhood, are you deciding how you will change your actions? You can’t do the same old same old and expect new and different results! Make up your mind to vote! Register to vote an absentee ballot in case the quarantine extends to election day and polls are closed. Find out which candidates are on the ballot by looking at the Voter Guides elsewhere on this web site. Go to candidates’ web sites and read in detail what they stand for and whether or not you can support them. Contact them directly and voice your expectations of them if elected.

Once our economy gets rolling again, we’ll have a bumpy ride before it’s up and running smoothly. You will be too occupied with all that’s involved to do homework you should be doing right now. So, get with the program! Start investigating and acting to shoulder your full responsibility as a citizen of the best country in the world. Be proud you’re an American and vote…correctly!

— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance

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