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Those who pull political stunts think voters not 'very smart'

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By The Staff

I saw where Mick Mulvaney mowed a patch of median on Sunday morning and had a photographer and reporter standing there to report about it. Political stunts like that make me feel insulted. It’s not as if he’d ever done anything like that when he wasn’t running for office. And people who do nice things in our community for the right reasons don’t call a reporter to do a story about it, nor do they put a big sign on their tractors telling us to vote for them. I feel like politicians who pull stunts like this must think we’re not very smart.

But the thing that bothered me the most was that he did it on a Sunday morning.

On a Sunday morning. When many of us were in church. Even those among us who do not go to church respect our neighbors enough not to mow grass on Sunday – let alone Sunday morning during church hours.

When I was a child, I was taught the Fourth Commandment, “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy. . . On the Sabbath day, you shall not do any work. . ..”

I know that most people don’t observe the Sabbath like they used to. People do housework, they shop and some people have jobs where they have to work on Sundays to make a living. But they go about it quietly and they don’t flaunt it in other people’s faces – either out of respect for the Lord or respect for the believers around them. Yet Mick Mulvaney seems proud to have broken one of the Ten Commandments. Would he be so proud breaking one of the other nine Commandments? Would he have a photographer and reporter there to put it in the newspaper?

Mulvaney likes to say it doesn’t matter where he comes from. But actions like his show just how much it does matter, and how out-of-touch Mulvaney is. Because it shows that he obviously does’’t come from a small town with small town values – where we respect the Lord and those who choose to worship Him. And we surely don’t cut grass during church hours.

Lisa Hough

Lancaster