Alex Henderson wrote: ..... It remains to be seen whether or not Trump will win a second term in November. Will has made it abundantly clear that he would love to see Trump voted out of office, although he would much prefer that Democrats nominate a centrist presidential candidate like Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota than a staunch liberal/progressive such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders â who has been surging in recent polls on the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.
But whatever the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, Will believes that Trumpâs impeachment trial makes voters more knowledgeable. âThe impeachment process has produced granular details about what the president did regarding Ukraine, and about his manner of doing things, and about the grifters he attracts just as magnets attract iron filings,â Will asserts....
excerpt from, "Conservative writer George Will explains why Democrats did the right thing impeaching Trump â even if he stays in office"
Noah Webster wrote: In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidateâlook to his characterâŠIt is alleged by men of loose principles, or defective views of the subject, that religion and morality are not necessary or important qualifications for apolitical stations. But the Scriptures teach a different doctrine. They direct that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God, able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousnessâŠ
When a citizen gives his vote to a man of known immorality, he abuses his civic responsibility; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.
excerpt from, "Your Five Duties as a Christian Citizen"
Wow, I never quite stayed in the loop about the impeachment process so not too sure what to think about it all yet. I don't think I have enough information to take a solid stance yet. Definitely interested in figuring out where I fit in though... Where did all the arguing come from?? Haha!
Jim Lincoln wrote: excerpt from, "Why white evangelicals should panic" https://tinyurl.com/y53hlmu3 Not a perfect Christian, but one that articulates the important things quite well, as in the above opinion piece, which I would suggest people readâđ ---
Michael Gerson wrote: ..... If evangelicals were to consult their past, they would find that their times of greatest positive influence â inÂ late-18th-century and early-19th-century Britain, or mid-19th-century America â came when they were truest to their religious calling. It was not when they acted like another political interest group. The advocates of abolition, prison reform, humane treatment of the mentally disabled and womenâs rights were known as malcontents in the cause of human dignity.
Today, far too many evangelicals are seen as angry and culturally defensive, and have tied their cause to a leader who is morally corrupt and dehumanizes others. Older evangelicals â the very people who should be maintaining and modeling moral standards â have ignored and compromised those standards for political reasons in plain view of their own children. And disillusionment is the natural result.
excerpt from, "Why white evangelicals should panic"
Not a perfect Christian, but one that articulates the important things quite well, as in the above opinion piece, which I would suggest people readâđ
Tony, do you mean like the National Prayer Breakfast?
Michael Gerson wrote: At the 68th, and perhaps last, National Prayer Breakfast, the main remarks were made by the former president of the American Enterprise Institute (and Post columnist) Arthur C. Brooks, who spoke on the themes of his wonderful 2019 book âLove Your Enemies.â President Trump then prefaced his speech by saying: âArthur, I donât know if I agree with you. But I donât know if Arthurâs going to like what Iâm going to say.â...
...The prayer breakfast was intended to foster personal connections across party differences. Trump turned it into a performative platform to express his rage and pride â the negation of a Christian ethic. Democrats have every right and reason to avoid this politicized event next year....
excerpt from, "Trumpâs politicization of the National Prayer Breakfast is unholy and immoral"
Donât understand why the scripture quoted by Jim wasnât used by the Democratic Party for Donald Trump instead of constantly harassing and bellyaching and never seeing the good he has accomplished. His State of Union Address was the best I have heard. Itâs stupidly and I saw on Fox News a video of her starting a small rip on each page In readiness of the ta da final tear. What a performance.đ
Glad to see you quoting something resembling scripture, Jim, even if it is translated from inaccurate Greek texts and has no bearing on the matter under discussion. Hereâs a verse for you: âEvery wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.â For the past three years, Mr. Trump has been trying to build something: a better America for this generation and those to come. Meanwhile, the Democrats havenât made any effort to do anything constructive. All they do is attempt to tear down everything the president does. The reason they do that is obvious: they are fools.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- Pre-ripped speechâ https://tinyurl.com/wtn3kjg (Donald Trump and his Democratic opponents are grappling with life after impeachment) He was impeached, Timothy, what part of that you don't understandâ
Impeach basically means accuse. That is the job of the House of Reps. He was accused. Trial is by the Senate. He was acquitted. See how simple it is, Jim?
19. Donât seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to Godâs wrath. For it is written, âVengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.â 20. Therefore âIf your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so, you will heap coals of fire on his head.â 21. Donât be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
https://tinyurl.com/wtn3kjg (Donald Trump and his Democratic opponents are grappling with life after impeachment)
He was impeached, Timothy, what part of that you don't understandâ
Stevenr wrote: John UK, sanctioned is slapping her hand and saying âbad girl.â Sectioned is much more indicative of what most conservatives are thinking. But, I still think you meant the first. Lol
Dr. Tim wrote: He was acquitted, Jim. Found not guilty. What part of that donât you understand?
I would guess the part that said not guilty. Jim says he was guilty by his own mouth, but doesn't post the quotations to enlighten us. As in the actual phone conversation that got it going. Like most Democrat Democrats and "independent" Democrats, Jim feels just saying something makes it so.
I don't like Trump's hair. It's not presidential. Romney has presidential hair. If I was a Democrat, I would praise Romney for his independence. But it would really be about the hair.
David A. Graham wrote: .... Now that the Senate has fulfilled its constitutional responsibility, bringing this process to a conclusion, I want to say again to the American people how profoundly sorry I am for what I said and did to trigger these events and the great burden they have imposed on the Congress and on the American people. I also am humbled and very grateful for the support and the prayers I have received from millions of Americans over this past year. Now I ask all Americans, and I hope all Americans, here in Washington and throughout our land, will rededicate ourselves to the work of serving our nation and building our future together. This can be and this must be a time of reconciliation and renewal for America. Thank you very much....