Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Letting Go of Trump

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US News and World Report reported last week, "President Joe Biden delivered his sharpest rebuke of his predecessor Thursday [Jan. 6], blaming former President Trump for the insurrection at the US Capitol a year previous and slamming him for continuing to spread lies to serve his own ego."

"And adding insult to injury," US World continues, "Biden refused to say the name of the man who has built his financial and political fortune on his eponymous brand."

Biden said, "We must be absolutely clear about what is true and what is a lie."


Be informed, not misled.

The so-called "progressive" left can't take their eyes off the past. They're obsessed. They can't let go of Trump.

In explaining the "real truth" President Biden continued,

"Here is the truth: The former president of the United States has created and spread a web of lies about the 2020 election. He's done so because he values power over principle. Because his bruised ego matters more to him than our democracy or Constitution. He can't accept that he lost."

He added, "You can't love your country only when you win. You can't obey the law only when it's convenient. You can't be patriotic and you embrace and enable lies."

And he said this: "A former president who lies about this election, and a mob that attacked this Capitol could not be further away from the core of American values." 

Patriotism or political opportunism?

"Never let a crises go to waste" is a core doctrine of Saul Alinsky, and others who operate in the shadows of community organizing. And of those who benefit from the community organizing.

Were President Biden's bold statements made in an attempt to "move on" and cause our nation to heal from this "horrible political plague" that he says Trump has put upon us all?

Or, is it something else? One thing is certain: They just can't seem to let go of Trump.

Yesterday, Rasmussen Reports published their latest survey that finds, "President Biden would lose an election rematch to former President Donald Trump, who would win among independents and almost evenly split Hispanic voters."

Only 40% of likely voters would vote for Biden, while 46% would vote for Trump. Another 10% would vote for some other candidate.

And 81% of Republicans would back Trump, while only 75% of Democrats would vote for Biden.

Among voters not associated with either major party, they would vote 45% for Trump, 29% for Biden.

Could it be it is political opportunism, not truthful patriotism that is driving the obsessive behavior of the left toward Trump?

A move to bar Trump from ever holding public office again.

There's a reason why the Left continues to use the term "insurrection."  Gary Bauer says, "They're using that word because the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, passed after the Civil War, prohibits anybody who engaged in insurrection against the United States from holding office the rest of their lives or even running for office."

During his speech, Biden said, "This wasn't a group of tourists. This was an armed insurrection."

Other Democrats, including Pelosi and Schumer, are repeatedly using the term "insurrection."

Here's what  section 3 of the 14th Amendment says:

Fourteenth Amendment: Section 3

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Amdt14.S3.1 Disqualification from Holding Office.

Bauer is convinced there's a very serious goal in all the January 6 rhetoric.

Barring Trump for life has become the Democrat's political game plan--their vision. 

A number of congressional Democrats---among them Reps Jerrold Nadler (New York), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Florida), and Janie Raskin (Maryland) have approached Laurence Tribe, whom the Left considers the ultimate constitutional expert, to advise them as they move forward in removing Trump from ever holding public office.

To be clear, there are many, many hurdles that these people would have to clear before that could happen, but my point is that they simply can't let go of Trump---because they have no vision, and they are perishing politically.

People without a vision always perish. If the vision is merely to reverse Trump's policies, and ultimately block Trump from ever running for public office again---they have no vision.


Should Trump run for office again? Or could he contribute more working in support of others who share his passion for our country? I don't know. I like trump. I voted for him and would do so again because he is a leader. And he embraces policies that are consistent with Judeo-Christian principles and values.

I'm reminded of the T.S. Elliot poem, "Hollow Men."

It reads:

"We are the hollow men, We are stuffed men, Leaning together, Headpiece filled with straw. Alas! Our dried voices, when We whisper together, Are quiet and meaningless, As wind in dry grass, Or rat's feet over broken glass in our dry cellar."

"Shape without form, shade without colour, Paralysed force, gesture without motion:"

Elliot continues to define the "Hollow Men"---he writes, "Between the idea and the reality, Between the motion and the response falls the shadow."

He concludes, "This is the way the world ends, This is the way the world ends, Not with a bang but a whimper."

Sen. Lindsay Graham said yesterday the US is in "the most dangerous times since the late 1930s."

He said that Americans generally condemn January 6, but will not focus on the issue this fall at election time.

Graham said, "These folks running around our country in the House and Senate and Biden don't know what they're doing...These are the most dangerous times since the late 1930s."

All they have to offer our country is their hatred for Trump. They cannot let him go because they are hollow, leading without wisdom or restraint.

Proverbs 29:18 says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

While this verse tells us that people without a plan in leadership are doomed to wander aimlessly, the word translated "perish" suggests "casting off restraint" or "to loosen" and thus to "expose or uncover."

The next part of Proverbs 29:18 tells us:

"Blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction." We are blessed when we keep God's directives---we are not blessed when we do not keep God's directives.

Only by electing people who will honor God's principles and values in public policies will we find our way back to cultural and personal health and well-being.

The secular left truly is "hollow men" and ultimately, their leadership will lead our country to end with a "whimper."

This is why we must stand for righteousness in an unrestrained culture.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Engaged. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.