Thankful for God’s blessings, indifferent to the curses of millionaire football players

Can God bless America? Why would God bless America and not bless all the other nations?

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There is a story behind the story of today’s news.

I quote Performing Songwriter on the story of the Irving Berlin song made famous by singer Kate Smith: God Bless America.

In 1940, both the Republican and Democratic parties adopted the song as their theme. Realizing that it would look improper to collect royalties on a patriotic ode, Berlin established a trust, the God Bless America Fund, which distributed all proceeds to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America.

The song wasn’t without its critics. Certain Democrats called the song jingoistic, questioning why God should bless America and no other country, and what about separation of church and state? Others griped about Berlin’s pedigree. As a Russian Jew who immigrated to the U.S. in 1893, why should he speak for America? A prominent pastor in New York, Edgar Franklin Romig, grabbed headlines by calling the song a “specious substitute for religion.”

One songwriter who didn’t like Berlin’s anthem was Woody Guthrie. It’s said that he got so fed up with hearing Kate Smith on the radio, he wrote a rebuttal in “This Land Is Your Land.” In the original version of Guthrie’s classic, he painted pictures of a desolate, corrupt country, ending each verse with “God blessed America for you and me.” Learn the full story behind the story from this link: http://performingsongwriter.com/god-bless-america/

Regarding millionaire professional football players who hold disdain for our nation, a poem by Sir Walter Scott comes to mind: ‘The Lay of the Last Minstrel’, Canto sixth.

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land!
Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,
As home his footsteps he hath turn’d,
From wandering on a foreign strand!
If such there breathe, go, mark him well;
For him no Minstrel raptures swell;
High though his titles, proud his name,
Boundless his wealth as wish can claim;
Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust, from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung.

Yes, it is God who blessed America. Our greatness comes not from ourselves but from the One who formed us and set us as a shining city on a hill.

As for the unthankful, disrespectful millionaire football players, despite their boundless wealth, titles, power and pelf (look it up), they shall pass into the dustbin of history unwept, unhonour’d, and unsung. They will no doubt meet up with Woody Guthrie someday.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Impeaching the Impeachment Talk

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“I don’t see President Trump acting very differently as a President than he did during the campaign. He did win the Electoral College despite this bizarre behavior as a candidate. So, you can’t impeach somebody for doing what they said they were going to do as a candidate. And whether we like it or not, he is fulfilling all of the very reckless promises or trying to fulfill some of the reckless promises he made during the campaign.” – Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)

Is it possible the reason we, the American majority, expect great things from President Trump is due to the character quality highlighted by Senator Murphy? Yes, President Donald Trump is trying to fulfill the promises he made during the presidential election campaign.

In fact, as you can see for yourself, in at least the last nineteen years his views have been no different than they are at this moment in time. Tim Russert interviewed businessman Donald Trump on October 24, 1999.

Let’s demand that our U.S. senators and Representatives follow his example: Do what you promise to do.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Shall the pot call the kettle black? A word study on bigotry

Words have meanings. This is why laws and contracts feature definitions at the top of the documents. An all too commonly used word today is bigot. It seems appropriate to learn the meaning of this word. Don’t you agree?

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When someone disagrees with our president on any matter, that label of bigot gets thrown his way. There are folks labeling former Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a bigot because he defied an unconstitutional order from a federal judge.

It seems to me a lot of folks who freely use that word may not know what it actually i dont think it means whay you think it meansmeans. This is true for a lot of American English words, words like incredible; if truly incredible (unbelievable) why would use this word to describe something wonderful as something unbelievable?

Back to bigot and bigotry.

a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, especially on religion, politics or race

My understanding of the American English vernacular (estilo Tejano) is this – the person labeling another as bigotted is himself or herself a bigot.

Actions have consequences.

How does one gain advantage through bigotted name-calling? Answer: It doesn’t happen. Instead, name-calling self-identifies the person engaged in name-calling and sets up confrontations, battle lines.
The above came to mind because you see, I am also guilty of labeling persons who think differently than I do.

A debate of ideas is how peace is made. Name-calling spells the end of the debate.

I recently posted a discussion on HRES 257 a bill before the House to outlaw animus – thoughts. HRES 257 is a desperate, unwise attempt by Congress to quell public unrest. Has anyone in Washington, D.C. considered the consequences of outlawing thoughts? Do lawmakers actually think nullification of the First Amendment natural right to freedom of conscience a good measure?

Please join me in refraining from bigotry. As it is written,

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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Will the last Christian in the Democrat Party please turn off the lights when you leave?

Franklin Graham characterizes Bernie Sanders’ berating of OMB nominee Russell Vought as “opposition to Trump”.

 

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Source: CBN News screenshot

 

I disagree.

Sanders violated the Article VI prohibition of religious tests and he trampled the First Amendment free exercise of religion clause.

Sanders isn’t a loner. He articulates what is in the hearts of many contemporary Democrats: virulent hatred of anyone and anything associated with Jesus Christ.

Consider the prophetic words written in 2 Timothy 3:1-9. Here are a few snippets – “in the last days…people will [be] scoffing at God. They will consider nothing sacred… They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!…These teachers oppose the truth…They have depraved minds and a counterfeit faith. 9 But they won’t get away with this for long. Someday everyone will recognize what fools they are…”

That last line, verse 9, leaves hope for all who love liberty. There will come a time – soon – when traditional Democrats (as I once was) will experience a divine epiphany.

For those who don’t know the meaning of ‘epiphany’, I quote a dictionary definition: “a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.”

A divine ‘suddenly’ is the hallmark of God’s interventions.

There is nothing I can say or do that will convert an atheist. Only a divine revelation can turn the heart of a God hater.

The bad news is, it will get worse before it gets better.

The good news is, it will get better.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Washington, DC – Distrito de Columbia o Distrito de Calumnia?

Desde el 6 de julio de 1790, la capital de nuestro país se encuentra en Washington, DC – Distrito de Columbia. Creo que ahora se puede llamar el Distrito de Calumnia.

El ex presidente Barack Obama creó una empresa criminal llamada ‘Organizando para América’ (OFA). Sugiero un nombre mejor. ¿Qué tal ‘Organizando para el Caos’ (OFC)?

Nuestra nación es como un enorme avión de pasajeros. El Presidente, sin importar quién ocupe la Casa Blanca, es el capitán del avión.

Cuando soy un pasajero en un avión, quiero que el piloto, el capitán, aterrice con éxito el avión. Quiero éxito para él. Por regla general, los pasajeros no mueren al volar. Mueren de malos desembarcos.

¿Podemos estar en desacuerdo con las políticas del presidente? Sí, porque tenemos el derecho constitucionalmente protegido de la libertad de expresión. Este derecho a la libertad de expresión es uno de los cinco derechos protegidos por la Primera Enmienda.

La incitación al desorden público no es el derecho de ningún ciudadano. La incitación al  desorden público es un acto de sedición y tales actos son castigados por la ley.delitos-de-difamacin-calumnia-injuria-en-las-redes

Ley pertinente: 18 U.S. Code § 2384 – Seditious conspiracy

“If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.”

El ex presidente Barack Obama conspira para derrocar al presidente Trump. Si Obama puede derrocar con éxito a nuestro Presidente, el capitán de nuestro avión, todos nosotros vamos a experimentar un aterrizaje muy malo.

Los medios de comunicación liberales como CNN, Univision, MSNBC, CBS, etc. conspiran para socavar a nuestro presidente con calumnias, insinuaciones y mentiras descaradas.

Trump promete restaurar la grandeza a América.

Los profetas predijeron cómo Dios elevaría a Donald Trump a ser nuestro cuadragésimo quinto presidente, de acuerdo a Isaías capítulo 45, versos 1-6. Lo creo.

“Exhorto ante todo, a que se hagan rogativas, oraciones, peticiones y acciones de gracias, por todos los hombres; por los reyes y por todos los que están en eminencia, para que vivamos quieta y reposadamente en toda piedad y honestidad.” – 1 Timoteo 2:1-2

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Democrats Sow Seeds of Self-Destruction

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee says the special counsel appointed to investigate alleged Russian ties to this president is actually a gift to President Trump.

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Source: MRC TV 19 May 2017

I agree with Gov. Huckabee and I see how this ‘gift’ will keep on giving.

Because the special prosecutor has broad authority to investigate Russian connections to the 2016 elections, he will be able to uncover facts on the skullduggery of the Clintons, George Soros, Barack Obama, and corrupt ‘fake news’ media.

The Hillary Clinton-Russia-Uranium deal will inevitably come into the light. NY Times: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal. I quote from this news story, “As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.”

George Soros made his fortune and continues to grow it by manipulating currencies around the world. I expect the special prosecutor to uncover facts on how Soros is presently funding fake news and faux protests at town hall meetings with the goal of destabilizing the U.S. currency. It was for his heinous greed that Russia expelled George Soros from that country. Russia kicked Soros out of the country last year for good reasons. It was Soros who helped ruin the Russian and Polish economy in the early 1990s.

It was for his heinous greed that Russia expelled George Soros from that country. Russia kicked Soros out of the country last year (2015) for good reasons. It was Soros who helped ruin the Russian and Polish economy in the early 1990s.

George Soros has been the most significant influence in Democrat politics in this century. He owns Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. He is their ‘puppet master’.

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Thankfully, the special prosecutor cannot be bought by Soros’ money.

From 2009 on, either George Soros or his employees visited the White House frequently. Obama finally stopped revealing the names of White House visitors.

Soros thrives on chaos and instability. It’s how he grows his fortune day by day. I would not be surprised to learn he is even involved with the North Koreans.

Yes, the special prosecutor is a gift for President Trump and even more so for the American People.

When all the facts are known, the Democrat Party will be forever crippled. Yes, Democrats funded by Soros money have sown the seeds of their own destruction.

Bill Clinton Endorses President Trump’s Immigration Policies

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C-Span Video: Bill Clinton 1995 State of the Union Highlighted Increased Spending to Thwart Illegal Immigration

Source: C-SPAN, 24 January 1994 State of the Union Address

Fact: Democrats don’t oppose the stemming of illegal immigration. They simply oppose anyone who would stand in the way of their progressive (socialistic) agenda to transform this nation from the Land of the Free to the land of the freeloader.

John White
Rockwall, Texas