As a nonsectarian observer I am confused by the below scenario.
I will not judge the acts but I do judge the character and honesty of those whom
appear to be either confused or hypocritical. One could assume that a vote is a
statement of values.
headline: White evangelicals voted overwhelmingly for Donald
Trump, exit polls show.
wedding vow: Will
you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her as long as you both
record: He kept his vows for awhile with Ivana.
kept his vows for awhile with Marla.
is on his third try to keep her as long they both shall live.
view on the lie: May be used to save a life.
view on lying: May be used to make a deal, get elected or debase
view on caring for others: Love thy neighbor as thyself.
view on caring for others: Love only your white Anglo-Saxon neighbor
Christian view on women: The
Bible rightly exalts women against cultures that distort,
degrade, and debase them.
is touting the fact that his health plan, while reducing service,
will include $337
billion in deficit reduction over ten years. This is pocket change.
Reducing defense service by half would save $2.62 Trillion with a T
over ten years. Reducing
the Veterans service budget by half would save $910 Billion.
the government won't provide services for its citizens that they
cannot provide for themselves individually what's the point of the
is an alternate means to decrease the deficit, but that would require
a bit of pain and suffering on the congressional paymaster's part.
Trump election and the general tide of populism rising across the
developed nations are the initial notes of the funeral dirge for my
oft referred to, "end of the work to consume economic model".
confused anger of the dispossessed of that system found their voice
by voting for a snake oil salesman. Promise to do everything and do
nothing. This to shall pass and a new synthesis will emerge, probably
a new, tech generated wealth sharing social model.
question is, will the transition be peaceful? History indicates that
it will not be. Vested interest go to the wall to defend their
privileges and perks. (See the late great Nicholas and Alexandra.)
The most powerful office in the country also has the loudest and most attended to voice in the country. Usually the checks and balances of our governmental system can act to moderate that power. However, when the both houses of Congress are of the same political party as the executive, there is little moderation of presidential dictates and the people’s concerns are given short shrift.
The last line of defense to hold the government accountable for its words and actions is the freedom of the press clause of the Constitution. The path to loss of the people’s press begins when the powerful react to criticism by claiming that provable facts are lies and that lies are alternate facts. This is accomplished by spinning ever-larger untruths. The intensity of anti-press campaigns increases as the powerful feel increased pressure.
In extreme cases the leader will do a Joseph Goebbels and believe that: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
a huge, huge scandal. If it wasn't for massive voter fraud Trump
would have won a huge, huge popular vote in Ohio.
of course, those masses of vile and illegal scoundrels voted for him.
Fayette and Ross all were found to have at least one non-citizen
registered to vote, and in two cases votes were cast in the last five
years, according to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
brings the total number of non-citizens on Ohio’s voter rolls
Secretary Husted has been able to identify using available resources
to 821, with 126 of those individuals having actually cast ballots.”