Hugh’s News & Views (Post-Election Reflections)

POST-ELECTION REFLECTIONS

Donald John Trump has stood the United States’ political establishment on its ear by being elected as the 45th President of our country. Trump, a New York City billionaire businessman, had never run for or held a political office of any kind. But he, of all the candidates in this year’s race for the White House—Republican, Democrat, or Independent—understood the times in which we are living and the mood of America. He “touched” and resonated with a broad and vital vein of political discontent running throughout the country and capitalized on it, resulting in his election to the highest office in the land. Continue reading

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US elects Trump as president. My reactions.

Some folks are calling the election for Trump. Amazing.

My reaction, two things.

I am grateful that Hillary Clinton will not be president of the United States of America.

I will pray that Donald Trump listens to good advisors, Prov 11.14.

#politics, #usa

Your opinion is wanted

House to House, Heart to Heart is taking an opinion poll on multiple issues affecting America that are most important to you.

This poll is being advertised in the latest issue of House to House, Heart to Heart.

Feel free to fill out the poll yourself, as well as share it with whomever you think would be interested.

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FBI doesn’t know crime when it sees it

I wrote briefly about FBI Director Comey’s statement in which he declined to recommend criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton over the private email server.

My main interest is about how Christians react to this announcement, now that the U.S. is no longer a country of laws. (In such a country, everyone is equally subject to the law of the land, regardless of their position. That is not now true of the U.S.) I gave three quick points on how Christians ought to react.

How do you as a Christian regard this decision? Does it portend the breakdown of justice in the U.S.? Or is it a mere blip on the greater scene? And how do you see the Christian’s role at this moment?

#USA #politics #world

Dolly’s coat of many colors obviously includes the rainbow flag

Due to several quotes that I was already familiar with, I’ve known for quite a while that Mrs. Parton’s “coat of many colors” included the rainbow flag of the warped sex pride movement. But here’s another story that makes her position (which is given under the almost guise of a non-position) quite clear when it came to her stance toward the “bigotry” of the North Carolina law that requires men to use the men’s bathroom and women to use the women’s bathroom…that sounds so hateful doesn’t it?

#celebrities, #homosexual-agenda, #politics, #sexual-immorality

Influence upstream

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I’ve never read this quote from A. Breitbart, but then again, I’m not a voracious reader of political content:

Andrew Breitbart was fond of saying, “Politics is downstream from culture.”

It’s true. Brazilians say all the time that a people have the government they deserve. (It probably comes from some ancient Roman philosopher.) Government is a reflection of the values, beliefs, and standards of the society.

It’s always said in desperation, however, rather than hope.

But let us take it in a positive sense, as a motivator to action. Let us change the people, thereby changing the politics.

The author at the link above is right about where to invest our energies. Further, it is time to invest in faith, in evangelism, in building up the church of God, in making an impact in society through the proclamation of the gospel. Let us throw all we have into saving souls, and we may then see a change in society and in government.

The quotes above assume something of a static set of values. They do not take into account that the evil one constantly seeks to degrade them. So that many people in government and potential office-holders look for ways to concentrate power, create dependency, erode rights and responsibilities, undermine ethics and morality.

The battle is constant to preserve decency and faith. It is a battle with spiritual armaments, not military or political ones. That battle is best waged, not in politics itself, but upstream, among the people. Purify the source.

All else is bound to fail. You can’t push water.

#evangelism, #government, #politics

Is that a boundary composed of walls?

So building a wall to establish national boundaries equates to one not being a Christian?

Well, maybe if Trump drew a map of America and Mexico and then labeled the wall as a divider of “state territory” in the legend then all would be well.

Eh, when it comes to settling the question, I guess it’s as Jorge himself said, when he was asked whether he thought he was being used as a political pawn, “I’ll leave that up to your judgment….”

 

#news, #politics, #vatican