Ringgold News

By SIBYL GORDY,

Electing a President

Not by popular vote, but by the Electoral College! (I had not fully understood this myself, so thought you readers might be interested in this history 101).  Why do we have an electoral college? The framers of the constitution did not trust democracy!  When we go to the polls to “elect” a President we are in fact voting for a particular slate of Electors.” Each state, (except Maine, Nebraska and Washington D.C.) has the total electors as the number of U.S. Senators and Representatives.  (Mississippi has 6 total electors) The electors meet in their respective states 41 days after the popular election.  There they cast a vote for the President and Vice President. A candidate must receive a majority of electoral votes to be elected.

Most electors are legal members of the party that selected them in 26 states plus D.C. They are bound, by law or party pledge, to vote according to the popular vote.  Although, an electorate could, in principle, change his or her vote — and a few have actually done so — it is very rare.

It was noted that if the popular vote was used, New York and California would determine who would be elected based on their population! There are a total number of 538 electors. What happens if no Presidential candidate gets 270 electoral votes?  Then, the House of Representatives elects the president from the three candidates who received the most votes. If popular vote was the determining factor, Hillary Clinton would now be our president!

We have our primary election on March 5, 2020! It is very important that everyone votes at this time!  (Please note, this was taken from Google)

EBC NEWS: Senior Citizen Luncheon is this Friday, 2/14, at 11:30.  Bring your favorite dish and join us for good food and fellowship; Sunday, 2/16, the morning Worship Service will be conducted by Bro. Hugo and his wife, Tere Villegas. They will be sharing what they are doing as Missionaries to the Hispanic population in Scott County. We will be collecting a Love offering after the morning worship service. All proceeds will go to help with the Hispanic Missionary Housing. Our Youth Director, Bro. Jay Cassel, will bring the evening service that night;  Walkathon for Baby Bottle Boomerang, by children and youth, on Sunday afternoon, 2/16. (They will need sponsors and you can help by paying “by the lap” or a total dollar amount)

Prayer needs: Sue Croxton, Jean Haralson, Carolyn May Haralson, Sandy Butler (wife of Alan Joe Butler),  Amanda and Miley Warren, Jan Rigby,  Daniel Harrison,  Vernon White, Gary Risher, Keith Jones, Gordon Haralson and infant, Jackson Gordon (great grandchild of Doris Cupit).

Article by Mike Huckabee in his newsletter.  “Any Independent voter,  who  might still be remotely considering putting the Democrats in charge of anything more complicated than a snowcone machine, had to be shocked and repelled by the ugly, divisive, nasty and childish behavior that, not only expressed a visceral hatred of the president, but everything he does no matter how much it helps America or the causes they claim to support!” (I noticed a man, in California, offered $25,000 for the torn-up copy of the President’s speech.)

I was watching Antique Roadshow recently when this happened. “Veteran appears on Antique Roadshow to get his Rolex watch appraised, collapses after learning its value. He purchased the watch in 1974 for $345.97. Today the watch is worth $400,000 at auction. But, because it was in pristine condition and he had saved the warranty papers, original Rolex brochure, two receipts and the original box it came in, it was extremely rare and valued at a price between $500,000 to $700,000.  He had never worn it because he was afraid to get it in water.  At the time of purchase it cost him more than a month’s salary.”

Have you spent time searching for your phone, in the car, when using it as a flashlight?

Joke for the week. “From the mouth of Babes! The mother had just washed her hair and put it in rollers. She didn’t have a hair net, so she put a pair of panties on her head to keep the rollers in place.  Her four year old son was watching her and was fascinated. His mother told him, “good thing there’s only us here so nobody sees me like this.” Suddenly, the doorbell rang.  The little boy ran to open it.  Outside stood a salesman who wanted to speak with the woman of the house.  The son yelled, Mom, Mom, take off  your panties, there’s a man here that wants to talk to you!”

I asked God, “why are You taking me through troubled waters?” He replied, “Because your enemies can’t swim!”

Have a God blessed week.