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“The Redneck Political Alliance will not endorse any candidate or political party but rather will give American rednecks a chance to let elected officials know if they’re LEJIT,” he says, noting that the acronym stands for limited government, erasing the deficit, job creation, immigration reform and tax reduction.

“We’ll be asking folks to grade politicians according to these five criteria. Soon, we’ll be grading candidates for president and letting folks know whether they’re LEJIT,” Mr. Clayton adds, referring interested parties to the survey at the group’s website www.americanrednecksociety.com.

END TIMES IMMINENT?

Is it buh-bye world in 48 hours? Indeed, there’s much talk that Saturday is “Judgment Day.” But not to worry. Such speculation has been going on “before there was a Jesus,” says Miguel De La Torre, a professor of social ethics at Iliff School of Theology. OK. What now?

“If I knew for certainty that I was going to die this weekend, then the mark of a good life is to live the last days of my life like I lived all the other days up to this point. My advice would be to ‘be at peace.’ No one knows when the world will end,” Mr. De La Torre advises, cautioning against falling into the “trap” of extreme behaviors that can’t be “undone.”

POLL DU JOUR

• 63 percent of registered voters say “most members of Congress” do not deserve to be re-elected.

• 69 percent of independent voters, 64 percent of Republicans and 56 percent of Democrats agree.

• 28 percent of voters overall say incumbents deserve re-election.

• 36 percent of Democrats, 26 percent of Republicans and 23 percent of independents agree.

• 57 percent of voters overall say the U.S. representative in their own district deserves re-election.

• 67 percent of Republicans, 60 percent of Democrats and 48 percent of independents agree.

Source: A USA Today/Gallup Poll of 897 registered voters conducted May 12-15.

Yee-haws, reassurances to jharper@washingtontimes.com

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