“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.”
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.
Sharing this well done article and emphasis added by me:
Michelle Obama’s ‘Hopelessness’ Shows It Sucks to Be a Liberal
by Susan Stamper Brown
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
It’s a shame that Michelle Obama says she’s feeling hopeless this Christmas, especially after all the wonderful opportunities she’s had as America’s first lady. It goes to show you that liberalism is like a disease that won’t be satisfied until it devours all of you. Undoubtedly, all the designer gown-wearing, Hollywood hobnobbing, $100-per-serving wagyu steak indulging and taxpayer-funded globetrotting won’t fix the hopelessness which ails her. It’s hard to be hope-filled when you tangle yourself in a web of bitterness and resentment over America’s past.
Just last year, Mrs. Obama shared how she really feels during a racially-divisive commencement speech at Tuskegee University that would have made its founder, Booker T. Washington, grieve. In fact, in his book, “My Larger Education,” Washington warned readers about people like her, calling them “problem profiteers.”
Washington wrote: “There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
Michelle’s “problem profiteering” came across loud and clear with her admission of hopelessness during the recent Oprah Winfrey interview. She came across like a spoiled brat when she said, “We are feeling what not having hope feels like” — although her husband, Mr. Hope-and-Change himself, had eight years to propagate hope had he not been so preoccupied with change.
Mrs. Obama is leaving the White House with the same negative attitude about America she’s had most of her adult life. Apparently, it changed temporarily, when her husband became the 2008 Democrat Party nominee.
“For the first time in my adult life,” she said, “I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”
But, now that President Obama’s on his way out the door, hope is too.
It’s as if she sincerely believes that hope rises and falls based on her husband. It is enormously arrogant to suggest that any human being has that much power, let alone someone whose policies: wrecked healthcare and made it unaffordable, hurt manufacturing and downgraded the job market, lowered household incomes and added millions to food stamp rolls, weakened the military and made us less safe, played class politics and eviscerated racial unity — to name a few.
With “hope” like that, no wonder Americans voted for change.
Obviously, Michelle won’t be happy until everyone feels as hopeless as she does about America.
But, that’s not going to happen.
In fact, the Electoral College just met and did its job to seal the deal for Trump, who won more counties that any candidate since Ronald Reagan. The U.S. Constitution worked, despite the obnoxious temper tantrums, death threats and harassment hurled at the electors by crazy, crybaby leftists who refuse to accept the fact that if Americans had wanted to give Obama a third term, Hillary Clinton would’ve handily won.
Instead, voters sent the leftist, totalitarian agenda packing. And stocks rose and poll after poll reflect that Americans have a growing and glowing optimism about the direction America is headed.
If that is Michelle Obama’s definition of hopelessness, then it sucks to be a liberal.
©2015 Susan Stamper Brown. Susan resides in Alaska and writes about culture, politics and current events. Her columns are syndicated by CagleCartoons.com. Contact her by Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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…
MSM and the Establishment it represents is already busy filling the airwaves and internet with false information hoping to:
1. incite protests and more violent the better by the “people of love and acceptance” (hack, hack) liberals
2. poison the waters internationally of governments who do not understand the corrupt and biased relationship MSM has with TPTB, so that governments stances who immediately be divisive and uncooperative with the new President and his administration
Again all of this TRUTH and REALITY should PLAINLY show that MSM and TPTB do not have the BEST INTEREST of our country and its citizens as the priority.
Please let the sentence sink in.
That sentence/truth includes the Republican National Party.
Also keep in mind between now and the time Trump becomes the actual President of the country he needs to do face-time things because it is expected. He may also say remarks that possibly indicate a change in his political platform. Just smile when you read or hear it. He has to tread water between now and then. He has to play nice with individuals. In these interactions MSM will say he said certain things. Just smile.
Soon things will change.