- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 3, 2011

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

President Obama and White House press secretary Jay Carney mistakenly assumed that the common phrase “God helps those who help themselves” is in the Bible (“Obama calls for action by Congress on jobs bill,” Web, Wednesday).

If they want real political advice from the Bible, they should read I Kings 10 or 2 Chronicles 12. When Rehoboam, grandson of King David and son of Solomon, became king of ancient Israel, he did not listen to experienced advisers. Instead, he took the advice of his inexperienced associates and told the people he would add to their “yoke” of taxes and service. Subsequently, 10 tribes rebelled and separated into the Kingdom of Israel. Thereafter, Rehoboam and his descendants were left ruling only Judah.

JUDY KAMPIA

Berwyn Heights

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