Friday, October 25, 2019

Republicans "Visit" Democrat Secret Hearing

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Fox News reports that "House Republicans on Wednesday essentially stormed a closed-door session connected to the impeachment investigation of President Trump."

A new poll out this week found that 7 in 10 Americans believe we are on "the edge of a civil war."

A Major League Baseball umpire is being investigated because of his comments--"If they impeach my president this way, you will have another civil war"---suggesting he will go buy an AR 15 rifle.

Be informed.

I counted 16 mainstream media publications that reported: "Republicans 'stormed' impeachment hearings." Even Fox said they "stormed" the meeting.

They didn't actually "storm" the basement of the Capitol, but they certainly did "pay a visit" to the secret meetings.

Republicans pay a visit to the Democrat's secret hearing.

Fox says,
"House Republicans led by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., on Wednesday essentially stormed a closed door session connected to the impeachment of President Trump, prompting House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D) to suspend the proceedings in a remarkable scene."

Gaetz said "we're going in"..."on behalf of millions of Americans that we represent that want to see Congress working for them and not obsess with attacking a president who we believe has not done anything to deserve impeachment."

The Republicans said,
"What is Adam Schiff trying to hide"..."Voting members of Congress are being denied access from being able to see what's happening behind these closed doors where they're trying to impeach the president of the United States with a one-sided set of rules. They call the witnesses. They don't let anybody else call the witnesses."

"We're gonna go and see if we can get inside," Gaetz told the press just before the more than 2 dozen Republican Representatives headed to the basement where the closed-door meetings are being held.

Well, they did go in. Democrats were shocked. Chairman Schiff didn't say a word but immediately left through a back door.

The Republicans announced they were not leaving anytime soon, and to further make their point, they ordered 17 pizzas delivered.

Interestingly, Republicans are not the only ones questioning the investigation's lack of transparency. Democrat presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, said she is "disappointed with the lack of transparency" and warned that it could "undermine the integrity" of the investigation.

That is an understatement.

A new poll shows 7 in 10 Americans believe we are "on the edge of a civil war."

Mo Elleithee, the executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, said their polling shows, "The majority of Americans believe that we are two-thirds of the way to being on the edge of civil war. That to me is a very pessimistic place."

He says it is likely to make the 2020 presidential election the "nastiest in modern history."

The poll found that 87% of Americans are frustrated with the rudeness in politics today.

What caught my attention, was that the public is no longer interested in compromise, with 84% saying they "are tired of leaders compromising their values and ideals."

While the people conducting this poll come to a different conclusion than I do, the public response is very important: People are very committed to their beliefs.

Elleithee says he thinks they are saying, "I believe in common ground, it's just that common ground is where I'm standing. As soon as you move over to where I am, we'll be on common ground."

He believes that "there is going to be a large body of voters who dislike both of them [the candidates] and that's going to be the swing vote in the election, which means that dictates what kind of election they will run."

Keep in mind this poll was conducted by Democrat pollster Celinda Lake.

To her, this means the Democrat that appears most "moderate" will be the next president.

I think she's wrong. The gap is widening and I don't think the American people are going to be fooled by a faux "moderate."

There are no real moderates running for president in my view. And if so, Americans are so fed up with the "deep state" the "ruling elite" who say one thing to the voters at home and do something very different when they cross the beltway entering DC, and the career politicians who protect their seniority more than the country--I doubt they would elect an authentic "moderate" at this time anyway.

The gap is widening---we are truly becoming a tale of two countries. It's sad, but because the divide is not political, it will not be healed by politics.

In America, politics reflect the thinking of the citizens. That's how Trump got elected in the first place.

A Major League Baseball umpire is an example.

Major League Baseball is investigating a tweet from long-time umpire, Rob Drake, who said Tuesday that he was going to buy an AR 15 rifle "because if you impeach my President this way, you will have another civil war."

Drake is a professional. He has umpired many MLB games, including playoff games. But he's fed up.

He previously tweeted, "You can't do an impeachment inquiry from the basement of Capitol Hill without even a vote! What's going on in this country?"

Millions are asking the same question.

Why is America so divided?

America is deeply divided because we no longer believe the same things.

Founding Fathers John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were politically, polar opposites, yet they shared the most basic principles of morality---right and wrong.

In America today, most of the so-called "progressive Left" claim some kind of belief in God and Scripture, but spend their career twisting Scripture to "affirm and advance abortion", "justify homosexual behavior" and redefine marriage. They do not really believe in an all-powerful, benevolent Creator.

Many on the right believe in God, but don't really live out that belief and faith. They remain silent because we should not "mix politics and religion."

That simply doesn't square with Scripture that calls us to be salt and light---a city on a hill. We live in grace, with no accountability.

Even in our founding, we were divided. People were deeply divided over the Revolutionary War. In fact, division escalated until the Civil War---then it spilled into the streets and fields of our homeland.

Even the coming of the Lord will not bring political or cultural unity. In calling us to unity, Christ was very clear---His unity exists between believers, the closer we draw to Him, the closer we draw to one another.

If Christ will not unify us, how can politicians do so? They can't.

Trump did not create this divide. He cannot fix it. No politician can.

The divide exists because we in America no longer believe the same things. Secular progressives hold to evolving, fluid, ever-changing truths. Conservatives, particularly biblical Christians, believe in the absolutes of Scripture.

In his "House Divided" speech on June 16, 1858, drawing from the words of Jesus, President Lincoln said this:

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free.
I do not expect the Union to be dissolved -- I do not expect the house to fall -- but I do expect it will cease to be divided.
It will become all one thing or all the other.
Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new -- North as well as South.
Have we no tendency to the latter condition?

To the degree that America turns to our founding biblical principles---to that degree, we will be united.

Be Faithful. Be Bold. Be Vigilant. Be Informed. Be Prayerful.