“This country was started by a bunch of Christians from Europe, who had been influenced by the preaching and teaching of Luther, Calvin, Knox, and the Reformers; they came over here and settled. When the time came to set up a government, the leaders had to base it on the Bible to get the Christians to accept it. One of those “Founding Fathers” (John Adams) said,
“Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.”
If that’s the case, this nation is shot. The culture of the Pilgrims, Wesley, Whitefield, Edwards, Asbury, Cartwright, Moody, Sunday, et al., is gone. The church in America no longer has any influence. When the basic “freedom” is the right to fornicate at will with whomever (or whatever!), instead of the freedom to worship and serve God as the Bible says, it’s over.”
- Allow anyone into our country.
- Remove the right to bear arms from law abiding citizens.
Kudos to Matthew Continetti column on “Donald Trump and the New American Patriotism”.
2 cents: Also it was great to have a President of the USA not refer to himself over a hundred times while pontificating for a long time.
Great to have a President of the USA who wants to put the focus on the national interest of our country instead of the global interest of TPTB.
Article below and link here.
Donald Trump’s inaugural address was a stirring call for national unity and a declaration of war against the establishment in Washington, D.C. The speech was vintage Trump: politically incorrect, critical of both parties, amped up, biting, strongly delivered, and wildly ambitious. Anyone who believed Trump would change his beliefs or style when he assumed the office of the presidency was proven wrong. He’s not going to change. And he’s not going to let up.
Trump espoused his worldview in remarkably few words. He is a vituperative critic of the post-Cold War international system. Where the architects of that system see it as a bulwark of stability and global prosperity, Trump sees it as diminishing the United States in favor of foreign countries and an international class of wealthy political and financial elites. Washington has been serving its own interests, he said, and not the people’s. That ends now. His America will turn inward, focusing on domestic stability, education, infrastructure, and jobs. The one exception will be the fight against Islamic terrorism, where Trump is prepared to join with autocracies in pursuit of common goals.
Trump forcefully rejected identity politics. Racial and ethnic identities, he said, are less important than our status as American citizens. “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.” There are no hyphenated Americans in this worldview, only Americans and outsiders. And Americans are to be privileged over outsiders. It’s been said that American presidents are replaced by their opposites. What a contrast to Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, where he called for a “world without walls.”
This was not a programmatic speech. There will be more policy specifics when Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on his budget proposal. Instead the inaugural address was Trump distilled: nationalist, populist, and ready to fight.
He better be. Trump delivered his combative speech in the midst of the very establishment he is attempting to overthrow. Surrounded by Bushes, Clintons, Obamas, Bidens, and Ryans, Trump aligned himself with the crowd against the celebrities and VIPs on the dais. Mass rallies, social media, and sheer force of personality are his weapons as he attempts to defenestrate the ruling class in Washington and bring a new spirit of patriotism to America. He draws strength from his gut connection with Jacksonian America—a connection deepened and enriched by one of the most combative, polarizing, bold, evocative, and indeed revolutionary inaugural addresses in American history.
PLEASE – on your first day in office release to the world the proof that Israel has that the anti-semitic resolution recently written was by O’s administration.
PLEASE – release a week later the frivolous “proof” that O was wheeling and dealing that MSM has as usual embraced which supposedly proves Russia helping you in the election.
You and your administration need to communicate to the citizens of the country first in methods/ways outside the MSM and then to the MSM. This is the only way to force the MSM in reporting truth from your administration.
Below is the latest column from Charles Krauthammer and it is in ref to the anti-semitic resolution recently passed in the UN.
“Ye shall know them by their fruits.” the Lord Jesus Christ quoted in Matthew 7:16
The two so-called legacies of CES’ foreign policy negatively impact the Jewish nation of Israel.
Also the recent CES action and press release in ref to supposed connection of Russia with election and the kicking out of Russia diplomats was the administration’s way to change the news cycle/focus from their anti-semitic actions of the past week into something else so MSM will fill the airwaves/internet with liberal propaganda tied to their LOSS in the presidential election.
Emphasis added below by me…
By Charles Krauthammer Opinion writer December 29
“When the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.”
— Barack Obama, AIPAC conference, March 4, 2012
The audience — overwhelmingly Jewish, passionately pro-Israel and supremely gullible — applauded wildly. Four years later — his last election behind him, with a month to go in office and with no need to fool Jew or gentile again — Obama took the measure of Israel’s back and slid a knife into it.
People don’t quite understand the damage done to Israel by the U.S. abstention that permitted passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel over settlements. The administration pretends this is nothing but a restatement of long-standing U.S. opposition to settlements.
For the first time in 36 years, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution critical of Israel’s Jewish settlements on Palestinian territory. The United States abstained. (Reuters)
Nonsense. For the past 35 years, every administration, including a reelection-seeking Obama himself in 2011, has protected Israel with the U.S. veto because such a Security Council resolution gives immense legal ammunition to every boycotter, anti-Semite and zealous European prosecutor to penalize and punish Israelis.
An ordinary Israeli who lives or works in the Old City of Jerusalem becomes an international pariah, a potential outlaw. To say nothing of the soldiers of Israel’s citizen army. “Every pilot and every officer and every soldier,” said a confidant of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, “we are waiting for him at The Hague,” i.e. the International Criminal Court.
Moreover, the resolution undermines the very foundation of a half-century of American Middle East policy. What becomes of “land for peace” if the territories that Israel was to have traded for peace are, in advance, declared to be Palestinian land to which Israel has no claim?
The peace parameters enunciated so ostentatiously by Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday are nearly identical to the Clinton parameters that Yasser Arafat was offered and rejected in 2000 and that Abbas was offered by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in 2008. Abbas, too, walked away.
Kerry mentioned none of this because it undermines his blame-Israel narrative. Yet Palestinian rejectionism works. The Security Council just declared the territories legally Palestinian — without the Palestinians having to concede anything, let alone peace. What incentive do the Palestinians have to negotiate when they can get the terms — and territory — they seek handed to them for free if they hold out long enough?
The administration claims a kind of passive innocence on the text of the resolution, as if it had come upon it at the last moment. We are to believe that the ostensible sponsors — New Zealand, Senegal, Malaysia and a Venezuela that cannot provide its own people with toilet paper, let alone food — had for months been sweating the details of Jewish housing in East Jerusalem.
In major speech, outgoing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry defends the U.S. abstention of a U.N. resolution vote that demanded Israel end settlement building, saying the vote reflected U.S. values and was intended to defend the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Reuters)
Nothing new here, protests deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes: “When we see the facts on the ground, again, deep into the West Bank beyond the separation barrier, we feel compelled to speak up against those actions.”
This is a deception. Everyone knows that remote outposts are not the issue. Under any peace, they will be swept away. Even right-wing Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who lives in one of these West Bank settlements, has stated publicly that “I even agree to vacate my settlement if there really will be a two-state solution.” Where’s the obstacle to peace?
A second category of settlement is the close-in blocs that border 1967 Israel. Here, too, we know in advance how these will be disposed of: They’ll become Israeli territory and, in exchange, Israel will swap over some of its land to a Palestinian state. Where’s the obstacle to peace here?
It’s the third category of “settlement” that is the most contentious and that Security Council Resolution 2334 explicitly condemns: East Jerusalem. This is not just scandalous; it’s absurd. America acquiesces to a declaration that, as a matter of international law, the Jewish state has no claim on the Western Wall, the Temple Mount, indeed the entire Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem. They belong to Palestine.
The Temple Mount is the most sacred site in all of Judaism. That it should be declared foreign to the Jewish people is as if the Security Council declared Mecca and Medina to be territory to which Islam has no claim. Such is the Orwellian universe Israel inhabits.
At the very least, Obama should have insisted that any reference to East Jerusalem be dropped from the resolution or face a U.S. veto. Why did he not? It’s incomprehensible — except as a parting shot of personal revenge on Benjamin Netanyahu. Or perhaps as a revelation of a deep-seated antipathy to Israel that simply awaited a safe political interval for public expression.
Another legacy moment for Barack Obama. And his most shameful.
BY EDWARD KLEIN/ December 14, 2016 link
In telephone conversations with Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey assured the president-elect there was no credible evidence that Russia influenced the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election by hacking the Democratic National Committee and the e-mails of John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
What’s more, Comey told Trump that James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, agreed with this FBI assessment.
The only member of the U.S. intelligence community who was ready to assert that the Russians sanctioned the hacking was John Brennan, the director of the CIA, according to sources who were briefed on Comey’s conversations with Trump.
“And Brennan takes his marching orders from President Obama,” the sources quoted Comey as saying.
In Comey’s view, the leaks to the New York Times and the Washington Post alleging that the Russians tried—and perhaps even succeeded—in tilting the election to Trump were a Democratic Party effort to delegitimize Trump’s victory.
During their phone conversations, Comey informed Trump that the FBI had been alert for the past year to the danger that the Russians would try to cause mischief during the U.S. presidential election.
However, whether the Russians did so remains an open question, Comey said, adding that it was just as likely that the hacking was done by people who had no direct connection to the Russian government.
“It’s also unclear,” the sources pointed out, “why Putin would have preferred dealing with Donald Trump, who has promised a major military buildup, over Hillary Clinton, who would have continued Barack Obama’s cautious policies toward the Kremlin.”
And note again the MSM is spreading the lies or as they coin the phrase “fake news”. Like all the build up for the recent presidential election. Like many times through our history, news/info/actually LIES are repeated and expounded upon over and over ad nauseam because of the ESTABLISHMENT’S AGENDA. Undoubtedly hoping now to delegitimize Trump’s victory but probably more importantly – to trick the electoral college so that they will vote for the CORRUPT POLITICIAN Hillary.
Eight horrible years of the chief empty suit’s deliberate dismanteling and destruction of our society is coming to an end. No longer will we have a *cough, cough* leader *hack, spit* that does not believe in the exceptionalism of America. A very succint sad commentary of the people who elected him don’t you think? Our MSM and the other TPTB believe in disintegrating our country, our society, our neighborhoods and our homes. Again another sad commentary about the people who elected him the prior two elections.
Did you know that DC voted overwhelmingly for Hillary? 92.8% for her!!
Drain the swamp indeed!!!!
First round of suggestions I submitted at the Trump website for making America great again.
1. term limits on Congress (senators and house) that they can not hold a position in Congress for longer than 12 years in their lifetime.
2. Members of Congress salary must be no higher than the average salary of employed citizens as identified as employed by so-called government official numbers such as the same source data used to determine the % of unemployment each month.
3. True completely transparent % of unemployed citizens in the USA each month. Not stacking the data to eliminate impact of the high number of actual unemployed individuals. For example making sure that the formula for determining the % is true and put in such a way that the average citizen can understand it.
4. Concise top/executive level synopsis each month on the budget and actual spending of the federal government as well as the request put to state and county governments to follow in this standardization of transparency.
5. At least a 50% increase in the federal income tax dependent/s deduction from the gross wages earned. More suggestions to follow…