The Reasons Used to Support Trump are the Same Reasons Not To


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Make America Great Again?

Some of the reasons people use for voting for Trump are the same reasons not to.


It is argued that since Trump is from a very liberal New York that he has had some democratic leanings. …understatement of the year right there!

One poster writes that “I’m from Philadelphia and used to be a moderate”..

I too used to be from Philadelphia, attended city schools, and have never been a moderate nor a democrat. I had parents who were not political nor religious, but by the time I reached high school I knew then that Social Security was a con game. So location does not determine ones political leanings, nor policy positions, ideology does. Trumps ideology lines up nicely with the progressive democrats and republicans whom he has supported liberally in the past. He has stated on a number of occasions that he gets along well with Pelosi and Reid and Schumer. These are not the words of a Constitutional Conservative nor someone who values limited government. While Conservatives and TEA Party members were fighting Pelosi and Reid Trump was contributing to their campaigns. When we were attempting to remove Mitch McConnell for his feckless leadership Trump was supporting his renomination.

He’s a business man, and as such has had to get along with both sides to do business…. 

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We Know So Much that Just Isn’t So


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“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” Ronald Reagan

They say great minds think alike, or better put the student can only be as smart as the teacher (Matthew 10:25). Perhaps that is why Ronald Reagan shared the same thought as did Paul when he was writing to Timothy about those who did not believe what Paul was teaching. Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:7 they are “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” Paul was referring to men or women who were willful, boastful, proud, arrogant, self-absorbed, money hungry, chasing after pleasures and not seeking God. These folks are constantly chasing one passion or another, looking for the next big thing, seeking fame and fortune, never acknowledging God, in fact, attacking what is good if it interferes with their personal pursuits. They are always learning but never able to grasp what is real and true. They believe that what they believe is truth, but who can blame them since they were taught by those who believed they too possessed great knowledge and charged handsomely for others to get that knowledge.

Unfortunately, all that knowledge left them bereft of truth but now they have been awarded a certificate of accomplishment validating their intellect, although like Reagan said, they know so many things that just aren’t so.

How is this possible? Can we avoid being led astray by our intellects? Is there a point where we become too smart for our own good? Continue reading “We Know So Much that Just Isn’t So”

America Needs A Vote for God This Election


While making his 50 state Decision America Tour Franklin Graham spoke about the need for God back in the American political process. He found fault with both political parties and called upon Christians to pray for their nation and to repent of their and the nation’s sins.

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Leading evangelist Franklin Graham speaks at a Decision American prayer rally held in Columbia, South Carolina on Feb. 9, 2016.

(PHOTO: FACEBOOK / FRANKLIN GRAHAM)

I agree with Mr. Graham that America has tossed God out with their progressive humanist secularism, but I can not lay the fault at the feet of the politicians the voting public chose. The focus of my concern is with the dereliction of duty of the Christian church, and the Christian home.

Persecuted Christians left their homelands and traveled across a dangerous sea to find a place where they could worship God freely and without government persecution. The pilgrims set up a colony in Massachusetts that had a lasting effect on the new nation being born. In fact, the Mayflower Compact was instrumental in the Constitution.

These brave men and women were not bashful about their devotion and service to God. They made sure that honor was given to God in their community. Parents taught their children the scriptures and made sure that they understood the importance of worshipping God in their lives and in their community. Continue reading “America Needs A Vote for God This Election”

Are Conservatives Really Conservative?


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Jesus said to them, “The kings of nations have power over their people, and those in authority call themselves friends of the people. Luke 22:25 (GW)

In this recent Gallop poll 40% of those surveyed called themselves conservative with 56% of the respondents calling themselves either liberal or moderates. I have long contended that moderates are simply liberals refusing to acknowledge their true identities. Wearing the label ‘moderate’ does not bring with it the same baggage as those who wear the label of ‘liberal’. So then if moderates are only closet liberals it is easy to understand why our country is leaning so far left. 56% of the population are liberal or liberal leaning. It is possible that some of the moderates would lean toward conservatism but personally I do not think this is proven in another study I cite below.

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Did you notice anything strange about this table? If according to the above Gallop Poll 40% of the population is conservative why are liberal spending programs not favored by 40% of the population for limited spending? It seems strange the socialistic programs of Social Security (notice the word SOCIAL is in the title) and Medicare are not even considered by these “conservatives” for spending cuts. The only program that receives the majority of votes for spending cuts is in foreign aid. Basically then if this study proves to be accurate 71% of the American people surveyed prefer socialism at home and not abroad. Considering foreign aid only amounts to 1% of total government spending I am afraid Socialism is here to stay in America.

The vast majority of people in this country—including a large chunk of those identified as conservative remain closet socialists on social security and medicare, and really for almost every category of public spending.

Those who responded to the Gallop poll that they are conservative have some real explaining to do. How can you call yourself a conservative and vote for continued Socialism in America? The direction America is going is the opposite of what the founders of this great nation fought and died for.

Listen to the words of Thomas Jefferson as penned in the Declaration of Independence, the list of grievances the colonies had with King George. Where it says he replace it with Obama and then ask yourself if you still consider yourself a conservative.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with
manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. (circumventing representation by formulating policies and writing laws behind closed doors excluding any republican legislator from the process, along with Pelosi suspending public debate on legislation and deeming a non-existant budget as passed)

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Broken Fences


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Do not move an ancient boundary marker
that your ancestors set in place.
Prov 22:28 (GW)
{Like} a city broken into {and} left without a wall,
{so} is a person who lacks self-control.
Prov 25:28 (GW)

What is dishonorably got, is dishonorably squandered. Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Source: Philippicoe (II, 27)

Today’s youth are surrounded by a vast wasteland of open spaces with no fences or boundaries. Our society’s efforts to remove all barriers to one’s “self awareness” and “self expression” has rendered our children lost in a maze of choices. Each choice is held as equal to the other, none holding any merit as a better choice because having the right to choose is more important than choosing right.

We would never send a toddler out in the deep forest without a guide yet we are leaving our young people to wander around in this vast wasteland of choices with no boundaries.

The current influx of illegal immigration has awaken me from the slumber of live and let live to a more thoughtful and purposeful train of reasoning.

If anyone can do whatever they want to do, whenever they want to do it, wherever they desire to do it, then we, as a society, has lost our moorings, and like a ship without a rudder we are adrift on life’s sea.

One must have a anchor point, a boundary, a place where there is no trespassing allowed. Just as with the first humans who graced this planet we too have been overtaken in our lawlessness from an unbridled greed and lust for more.

When there is no one to say no then we never learn the value of restraint. We never learn to appreciate that which does not belong to us. We never learn to appreciate the need to ask before taking or to respect the limits set by others. Continue reading “Broken Fences”