It is mandate for our leaders to know justice

To the editor:

Our nation is threatened by violent street theater, its sole purpose being to foment murderous rage among an increasing number of drug-crazed groupies.

The chaos is encouraged by the media and by crooked politicians and is bankrolled by foreign enemies. Once a ridiculous sideshow, their stale old "shtick" is now full-blown dangerous and,  in the interest of our homeland’s security, the murderous hysteria must be addressed.

Meanwhile, the Old Testament’s book of Micah has a message for modern America — a message from God delivered through the prophet Micah. It reveals God’s condemnation of sinister political leaders and outlines the true nature of good leadership.

Micah began his writing by aiming a rhetorical question at the leaders, "Is it not for you to know justice?"

They had posed as qualified arbiters of fairness and truth but, in reality, they used their power only to "rule for reward." Like their counterparts today, they were unfit to govern because they’d served in a spirit of greed, deception, hypocrisy, vindictiveness.

In Micah, God characterizes their disgraceful behavior, "You who hate good and love evil ...  who eat the flesh of My people, flay their skin from them, break their bones, and chop them in pieces like meat for the pot, like flesh in the cauldron."

Anyone expressing an opinion not approved by the self-appointed "thought police" are bullied and physically attacked in schools and other public places. They’re ridiculed and threatened by entertainment personalities and by news commentators — non-stop.

After Sen/ Collins’ thoughtful speech at the Kavanaugh hearing on Friday, the vile attacks on her are enough to take one’s breath away.     

Regardless, the Book of Micah  commands us to "do justly," "love mercy," "walk humbly with our God" until the Holy and Righteous Leader from Bethlehem — Ephrathah comes to claim His throne. Come Lord Jesus!

Don Early

Rantoul

Elect Randy Rosenbaum circuit judge

To the editor:

I write in support of Judge Randy Rosenbaum’s election to the circuit judgeship he now fills by appointment by the Illinois Supreme Court.

I have first-hand knowledge of Judge’s Rosenbaum’s ability, his character and his integrity. As an attorney he was diligent and knowledgeable, and he earned the respect of his peers and the judiciary when he was an attorney in the Champaign County Public Defender’s office.  His good qualities eventually led to his appointment to lead that office.   

His peers who appear before him in court have voted him highly qualified to continue on the bench (most likely by the highest scores of any judge in the state).  He continues to exhibit excellent character, legal ability and integrity.

Randy Rosenbaum is clearly the best choice to continue his tenure as circuit judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

I strongly urge the vote for Randy in the upcoming election.  The citizens of Champaign County and the other five counties in the circuit will be well served by Randy’s continuing service in the judiciary.  He will do honor to the profession.    

Harold Jensen

Retired circuit judge

Urbana