There's a fix for our many conflicts. Examples include Arlene's Flowers, the Benghazi attack, the IRS targeting Tea Party groups, etc. The federal government and 50 states should pass strict laws against doing stupid things and committing any form of sin, major or minor.
Then, in joyous compliance, we would all behave wisely and virtuously, truly a monumental change for all of us and for our governments. Politicians great and small would behave in strict accordance with the 10 Commandments and the Beatitudes. We "civilians" would then emulate their good example, so routine crime and avoidable accidents would suddenly stop, saving zillions of tax dollars because the police, the courts, prisons and immense standing armies of regulators would no longer be needed.
Our level of education would skyrocket, because teachers would focus on academics instead of trying to form politically correct liberal students. That alone would be the divine response to the last two petitions of the Our Father prayer.
A building boom would occur, since a tremendous number of new mansions would have to be built in Heaven, far more than current projections. Unfortunately, journalists would have to completely redesign their current practice, since all the news would be good.
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CHUCK FOLEY, Richland