Ezekiel was a prophet in the Old Testament who God chose to tell the Jews that the Babylonians were going to destroy Judah. The Jewish people at that time had conformed to worldly ways such as worshiping idols, prostitution and many other sins. God says in Ezekiel that the city of Judah makes the citizens of Sodom look like saints.
I could have written a column on voting present day, 4 years ago, or in 1884. The message would be the same. To prove my point, I am just going to run an unsigned column from 1884 that appeared in the Weekly Times entitled, Why Vote:
Vote not to just keep your work.
Vote upon your judgment
My friend Bill Gori who lives in the Adirondack Mountains not far from the Canadian border sent along some funny classified ads the other day, including one that I could especially identify with. It was about a fellow advertising free puppies: “Half Cocker Spaniel and half sneaky neighbor’s dog.”
A trucker had made a wrong turn onto a small rural road when he got stuck under a low bridge.
With cars backed up for miles, a patrolman finally arrived, got out and walked around the 18-wheeler, put his hands on his hips and said to the trucker, “Got stuck, huh, sir?”