Friday, December 18, 2020

Franklin Graham: "I'm Grateful To God For President Trump"

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Franklin Graham posted on social media: 

"People have asked if I'm disappointed in the election. When I think about my answer, I have to say honestly, that I am grateful---grateful to God that for the last four years He gave us a president who protected our religious liberties, grateful for a president who defended the lives of the unborn, standing against abortion and the bloody smear it has made on our nation; grateful for a president who nominated conservative judges to the Supreme Court, and..."

Franklin also said he is praying that God will lead President Trump to the "next chapter" in his life.

The president has indicated what that "next" chapter might look like.

Be informed, not misled.

One of the greatest presidents of all time.

Franklin continued that he is "grateful for a president who built the strongest economy in 70 years with the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years before the pandemic; grateful for a president who strengthened and supported our military; grateful for a president who stood against the 'swamp' and corruption in Washington; grateful for a president who supported law and order and defended our police."

Further, Franklin said he is grateful "for a president and a vice president who recognized the importance of prayer and were not ashamed of the name of Jesus Christ."

And he said, "I'm thankful that the president stood against the secularists who wanted to take Christ out of Christmas and that he brought back the greeting 'Merry Christmas'."

Franklin says, "It's unfortunate that so many people got confused and made the election about personalities rather than policies of the candidates."

President Trump will be "remembered as one of the greatest presidents of all time," he added.

Amen. I agree.

According to the president, his "next chapter" includes the first week of January 2021.

The president has talked about, and not discouraged others from talking about, another possible run for president in 2024.

Would he do that, should he ultimately lose this election? Who knows?

While most are accepting the vote of the Electors of the Electoral College, he is not. Neither are his lawyers.

And neither is the New York Times.

In a feature article this week, published with a twinge of anxiety, the Times asks, "Can Congress Overturn the Electoral College Results?"

They quickly answer their own question: "Probably not."

While stressing the "probably not," the Times goes into a rather long missive about why they believe "probably not."

The Times notes that "this election" could look different because "some of the president's most strident supporters are threatening to transform it into a messy last stand by objecting to the results" of the Electoral College."

The NYT continues; "They are all but certain to fail, but not before a potentially divisive spectacle on the floor of the House..."

"But," the Times says: "the Constitution leaves it up to Congress to make the final call shortly before Inauguration Day. Article II, Section 1 says 'The president of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open the certificates, and the votes shall be counted."

To that end, the Times says, 

"On January 6 envelopes containing certificates showing the electoral results from all 50 states will be carried into the House Chamber inside two bound mahogany boxes that date from the 19th century. Representatives of the newly sworn in House and Senate called 'tellers' for the occasion, will pull them out one by one to determine whether each 'seems to be regular in form and authentic' and present them to the president of the Senate---in this case Mr. Pence---for inspection and approval."

At this point, any member of the Chamber may submit an "objection." That would include the hundreds of sworn statements by citizens working on the election who are eyewitnesses to the fraud that took place, the Dominion voting machines "errors" etc.

If there is no second, the objection is simply seen as a statement of protest or whatever.

However, the "objection" holds weight if there is a co-signer by at least one member of each chamber, to the objection. Otherwise, they move on to formalize and certify the vote.

If there is at least one co-signer from each chamber, the process immediately stops.

Our Constitution says the lawmakers can discuss and debate the issue for up to two hours. They would then vote whether or not to throw out the state's votes under question by the objection.

The Times assures its readers this is rare, only happened during the "Reconstruction", etc.

What adds weight to this matter is that Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama says he "will" object on Jan. 6, asking that the electoral votes from 5 states---Arizona, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and Wisconsin, where there is widespread fraud found, be thrown out.

The Times says there are no other lawmakers who are planning to join him. But Sen. Rand Paul has said publicly he is carefully considering it. So are at least two others. 

We'll see.

What the Times completely leaves out of their article---unless it has been updated today---is that should the presidential election go to Congress, the Republicans, not the Democrats hold the majority vote according to the rules of the Constitution.

The vote under those conditions would be one vote per senator, with the Vice President being the deciding vote in the Senate if needed.

The House of Representatives is one vote per delegation (per state) not per House member.

The Republicans have 30 delegation votes compared to the Democrat's 20 delegation votes in the House under this Constitutional directive.

Should this scenario run true---Trump would be reelected by Congress if the Republicans stood with him.

Do the Republicans and the GOP leadership have the courage to take this kind of stand? It could be within their reach to do it on January 6.

Or will they dump a dozen excuses on the little people back home explaining to us "it's complicated?" And "we wouldn't understand." 

Who knows what will happen? 

God knows.

Here's what I know. God is in control of all things all the time.

And I trust Him. Not man.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Bold. Be Prayerful. Be Faithful.