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I agree. Do you?

Haven’t we seen enough to realize that we have been attacked by the Russians? This is not a partisan issue. Our electoral process was severely compromised, and it was accomplished by Russia with the help of the #BLOTUS and his inner circle. It truly appears to be far more than just collusion.

When a foreign power attacks the United States, that has always been known as an act of war. When a citizen or citizens of the United States provide aid to an enemy of the United States, that has always been known as treason.

The United States has strict laws against treason. Isn’t it time that ALL MEMBERS of the United States House and Senate do there job and bring appropriate charges against all those involved?

And, if our elected officials refuse to act, for whatever reason, partisan or other, every one of them needs to be held accountable at the polls, if not face charges of aiding and abetting treasonous activities themselves.

Am I the only one that feels this strongly? I would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.

lest we forget

This is an deeply dangerous and intensely ugly time in the history of our nation. It is not a time for business as usual, or waving your political party’s colors. All of us need to come to the defense of our nation and get to the bottom of these issues.

When the leader of the free world whores himself and pimps the United States to pay off  his outstanding loans, it is time to take action to restore a semblance of decency to our country and democracy. It is perfectly fine for the #BLOTUS to get in bed with Putin and his pals. But, he is selling, or has already sold our country to cover his debts.

Today is  Memorial Day, I, for one, remember the sacrifices of those that fought and gave their all to protect what the #BLOTUS is now giving to our enemies. It’s a disgrace. It’s dangerous. And it has to be stopped.

#BLOTUS: a one-man crisis

I can not remember any presidency in my seventy years that has been so dysfunctional, and such a total embarrassment to our country. What other of our nation’s leaders has been so unable to tell the truth? bragged about being able get away with murder? laughed about being a sexual predator? completed ignored the Constitution? wasted so much on vacations so fast? continually attacked the press? could not stop whining?

The real story isn’t the leaks. The real story is that the #BLOTUS is a one-man rolling crisis.  He is frighteningly dangerous to the health, well being, and future of our nation. He is causing great concern, even alarm among our allies and has made the United States a laughingstock around the world.

And the backstory is even worse. His appeal to the lowest common denominator points out the serious, even fatal flaws in our society. Those supporting him are so wedded to his bigotry and clearly racist agenda that they are willing to ignore the truth.

The real story is that this president is a total disaster.

the government we deserve

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.:

Close to 50% of citizens refused to participate in the last election for the President of the United States. That is their right. But the cost, ever more apparent to the entire world, is not only painful, it is far more damaging than we can imagine.

Our right as citizens is one of the greatest gifts we have been given. To choose not to exercise our right to vote is the ultimate disrespect all of those whose sacrifices have given it to us. Choosing to not participate, even at the most basic level, in politics is what guarantees that we have the government we deserve.

the duty of resistance

History is full of unjust laws. When we know that a law is not just, Jefferson writes that we have a duty to resist that law. I have no problem with that. The question for me is how far to we go in our resistance. Are there limits to our duty to resist unjust laws?

The moral imperative to always move toward justice is clear. Standing against injustice is also demanded by my discipleship to Jesus Christ.

As a practicing Christian, my first and deepest allegiance is always to Jesus Christ. Faithfulness to the gospel demands that I respond to injustice in love.

With the election of Donald Trump this has become an existential issue for me. “When injustice becomes law, how far do I go in resisting? I think this is a question many of us are going to have to ask.

we must take sides

I am alarmed  that the number of documented hate crimes has risen dramatically since the election of President-elect Donald Trump. This isn’t just a coincidence.

Our newly elected President’s ugly rhetoric, and viperous verbal attacks on our nation’s marginalized have encouraged many of his followers to act out their own hatred of those they they fear and those with whom they do not agree or understand.  This cannot be allowed to continue.

Those of us who live in love have to take sides. We have to speak out against every hate crime we see, and we must, likewise, take every opportunity to prevent hate crimes from occurring. Silence on this issue is not an option.

We must take sides. We must stand with those being oppressed. And we must speak out against anyone (including the President, or any other leader), who engages in or promotes hate crimes, either verbal or physical. There is no neutral ground on this issue.

Silence in the face of hate crimes is acquiescence. And I, for one, will not stand in silence in the face of intolerance and hatred.

We must take sides. I am standing on the side of the victims. Whose side are you on?

 

the election of a new President

The presidential campaign for our country’s 45th President is now over. Once again we have demonstrated to the world how power is transferred in a democratic fashion.

What we have also show the world is that our nation is one where fear triumphs over everything else, and where the character of our President is not as important as braggadocio, hubris and and uncontrollable verbal outbursts against those who oppose him.

Donald Trump is now the President Elect of the United States. His acceptance speech was the most gracious I have heard him in the past 18 months. He promised to work for all our citizens, a real departure from so many of his campaign promises. My prayer is that he keeps those promises.

We live in a democracy, and the will of the majority has been made known. I, for one, am not just dismayed. I am both embarrassed and ashamed. The election of Mr Trump is a clear statement as to the values of the majority of our nation, and those values are not the values taught by the faith I hold.

I will pray for all the new leaders of the United States. I will pray for our nation. At this juncture that’s the best any of us can do.