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Lead by acting on your conscience, not politics

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As I read Sen. Jeff Flake’s Speech to the U.S. Senate on Oct. 24 announcing his decision not to seek re-election, echoes of the biblical Old Testament prophets’ warning came to mind.

I am not a biblical scholar by any measure; however, I was steeped in the Bible in my early childhood church education. The first prophet, Amos, warned the people, “Woe to you who are complacent in Zion, and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria.” (Amos 6:1a)

Another prophet, Micah, reminded the people, “He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)

Sen. Flake eloquently reminds us that to “do good” is to have the courage to act on our conscience and the values our country was founded upon, and not to be silent and complicit with current leadership which espouses opposite principles, behaviors and actions.

Marsha Sherry, Greenn Valley, Ariz.

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