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2020_07 03 virtues

1983 TRUMP PROPHECY: This is worth watching prayerfully all the way through [26:43] – The prophecy itself was simply this:

Right now, in the United States, there is a man who has the hand of God on him. He has the IQ of a genius and a first class education. And everything he approaches, he attacks with a blinding efficiency. His name is Donald Trump. God is going to use him in the future.”

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2020_07 02 Lives Matter

CHRIST MATTERS: CLICK [3:58] to hear a powerful message about how Jesus IS the answer. “It’s not who you are. It’s whose you are.”

2020_07 02 Biden v Trump voters

TRUMP ECONOMY: We’re bouncing back, just as he said we would.

Pending home sales had only been expected to increase by 15% from April to May; they jumped 44.3%.

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage started May around 3.20%; by the start of June it was falling below 3%.

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An Empty Robe

2020_07 01 thomas

Excerpts from the Washington Examiner editorial of June 30, 2020 – Of all the cop-outs in Supreme Court jurisprudence, Chief Justice John Roberts’s concurrence in June Medical Services v. Russo has to be one of the worst.

The case was brought by abortion providers in Louisiana who bristled at having health and safety rules imposed upon them that made it harder to do business. They arguably lacked standing to represent the class supposedly aggrieved in this case — the very patients those rules were designed to protect from quack abortionists.

Yet, they succeeded both in establishing their standing and in upholding the controversial standard that such requirements cannot stand, being overly burdensome to women who might seek abortions — that is, parties not even represented before the court. And they did it in a 5-4 decision in which Roberts was the tiebreaker.

As disappointing as the outcome of this case is, the reasoning that led Roberts to write the decisive concurrence is even more infuriating for its utter lack of substance and spine.

Right off the bat, Roberts points out that in a recent case involving a “nearly identical” Texas law in 2016 — Whole Women’s Health — he joined the dissenting opinion in favor of upholding that law.

But then Roberts embraces the nihilism of blindly upholding a wrong decision just because…well, it was decided. It is because it is because it is. …

Some of the highest-profile cases in its history — old and new, good and bad — involve the overturning of precedents that had previously endured for years or even generations. Whether it’s Brown v. Board of Education, Gregg v. Georgia, Janus, Lawrence v. Texas, or any number of other decisions, major precedents are, at times, upended because the justices have deemed them incorrectly decided.

Roberts noted in his decision that the doctrine of “stare decisis” — literally Latin for “to stand by things decided” — is intended to give litigants and others certainty about how the law is interpreted. Without it, one could imagine a legal environment in which judges become so arbitrary that it is impossible to comply with the law.

But equally dangerous is a legal environment in which flat-out bad decisions are simply allowed to stand, no matter what, just because they were decided the wrong way first. Roberts, sadly, has left his nation in a state of blind obedience to just such a bad ruling.

This isn’t just another bad ruling, but clear proof that Roberts is nothing but an empty robe. It is a bitter disappointment and certainly not what his supporters hoped for when he was confirmed.

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2020_06 30 heart of the wise

2020_06 30 rescue

BORDER: The media makes a big deal about any deaths among illegal border crossers, fueling the righteous indignation of all those who want to defund the border patrol.

The media ignore the rest of the story.

The Honduran boy in the photo is just one of 4,900 people last year who were rescued by Customs and Border Protection agents and officers.

That’s more than 13 people saved PER DAY.

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2020_06 29 God breaks hearts

2020: Brandon Straka, the founder of WalkAway, says that the riots and the Democrats’ insane response to them is driving people into Trump’s camp by the tens of thousands. And I do mean tens of thousands.

In the past few weeks, the WalkAway Facebook group has had more than 30,000 new member requests! With so much new traffic, they’re going to have to bring on more moderators.

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WaPo Fact Checks Trump

2020_06 29 BLM rioters

Last Wednesday, Trump said, “You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other — other cities, all Democrat run. Every one of them is Democrat run. Twenty out of twenty. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat run.”

In response, The Washington Post declared, Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t.Then they used FBI data to “prove” that Trump is a Big Fat Liar.

WaPo then used FBI statistics to inform us that only 17 of the mayors of the top 20 cities with the highest numbers of violent crimes are Democrats. Two of the mayors are Independents and one is even a stinkin’ Republican.

Even more comically, the WaPo then used FBI statistics to inform us that only 19 of the mayors of the top 20 cities with the highest numbers of violent crimes per 10,000 residents are Democrats. One is an Independent.

Wow.

I guess WaPo really showed us what a Big Fat Liar the Bad Orange Man is!

I better run right out and get me a Biden t-shirt!

I wonder what they did with all of the 120 million dead bodies from the COVID....

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2020_06 28 chesterton

THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER: [:36] – A violent mob destroyed the statue of Francis Scott Key in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, because he was a racist. He was also a good friend of another racist, Democrat President Andrew Jackson, who hated abolitionists and shoved Native Americans off their land.

So yeah, not a great guy by today’s standards. But honestly, I couldn’t care.

Plus, the suggestions for substitutions include the idiotic John Lennon song, “Imagine,” which expresses longing for no borders, no religion, and no Heaven.

Hey, as a description of New Earth, it works fine. As a national anthem for a nation here on today’s Earth, it’s moronic. Dangerous even.

My one and only objection to our National Anthem is that it is so difficult for most people to sing. Even professional musicians struggle with it.

I wouldn’t mind “God Bless America” at all. But “Imagine”? NO freakin’ way.

CLICK [1:44] to hear an adorable CHILD absolutely crush her performance!

CLICK [1:47] to hear an impromptu duet. This is so beautiful, I needed a tissue!

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Jena’s WalkAway Story

The following is reproduced here from the private Facebook group “OFFICIALWalkAwayCampaign” with permission from the author, Jena Jordan.

She says the photos are “me in 2016 before the Bernie rally, and me this year when my scrubs arrived, you guys, I was SO excited!!!”

2020_06 28 Jena

I walked away in 2016 after the way the Dems handled the primary, how my fellow Dem base was behaving (talking about how “Love Trumps Hate”, but then being extremely hateful and racist), and how the FBI handled Hillary’s “matter.” I was disgusted.

I used to watch The Young Turks and phone bank for Bernie Sanders, went to his rally and shook his hand. I used to say things like, “If you support gun ownership then every time there is a shooting you have the blood of children on your hands!” (To my dear sweet sister I would say this!! I was the worst!)

My “red-pill” came from a combo of being completely disgusted and disheartened, and Stephen Crowder coming on YouTube on a play-through after an episode of TYT one day. Almost as an act of rebellion, I kept it on. (TYT was really starting to piss me off).

As I listened though I found that I couldn’t disagree with his points and even LIKED him!! I would continue to watch his shows during the day, looking around my own living room in some kind of weird shame paranoia as the names I had been conditioned to think about Republicans played in my mind … but they didn’t fit.

I kept it a secret almost like I was experimenting with a new drug or something. Then in an act of final desperation, I decided to watch a Trump rally in its entirety. I watched the entire thing from beginning to end, waiting for him to say something so unhinged, so hateful, so racist, so “literal Hitler” that I would be able to vote for Hillary Clinton with enthusiasm. I NEEDED to hate him more than I hated her.

I watched and waited and waited … and waited … maybe it was an off night. Maybe I caught an uncharacteristic rally. Because his points were fair. Maybe I didn’t immediately agree with every single word, but I agreed with more than I disagreed and the stuff I disagreed with wasn’t make-or-break.

So, the next day I watched the news expecting something like, “Well, Donald Trump’s rally yesterday was surprisingly civil and uncharacteristically even.” But NO!! They took like one line he said COMPLETELY out of context (and I actually knew this because I watched the whole thing) and you guys … no joke they reported it like the sky was falling… for THREE days!!

This was when “I think I’m going to actually vote for this guy” popped in my head for the first time. About a week later I tested the waters of “coming out” to my husband by hinting that maaaaaybe Trump isn’t a total monster and he agreed and then added something else positive, then I added something else and then we were both “out” to each other.

In all the weeks that I was watching Crowder, Shapiro, and others, he was on the_donald on reddit “crossing enemy lines” drive by the same kind of frustration and curiosity. We began to share the videos and memes that we individually discovered and enjoyed really awesome conversations about points made and our evolving mindsets. The weirdest thing is how much becoming conservatives helped our marriage!!! How much happier we became as individuals and then as a couple.

There were other positive things that began to happen. I had a rough childhood; it was like living in a horror movie for many years. I wound up dropping out of high school and moving out when I was 17. I think it was easy to become a part of a culture that glorified victimization.

But when I became a conservative, it was like I was liberated from that mindset. I started holding myself accountable for my life. I started taking classes at our community college. Instead of using my two kids, (both autistic) or my age (29) or my status as a high school drop out as an excuse why I would never amount to anything, I let those things drive me harder.

This fall I will begin nursing school at a major university in Texas!! I also went from seeing Christians as enemies to seeing them as allies. I was fiercely protective of finding faith myself! It’s been a good transition, good for my entire family. It’s not just politics it’s values!! And it matters!!!

P.S., I have to say that when I told my sister she was right about EVERYTHING we ever fought about and I was wrong about everything I did, it with sincere joy in my heart. And every opportunity that I could do it with people I fought with online and other family members, I did it eagerly, even excitedly. I have never enjoyed admitting that I was wrong, but this was joy!

[CtH: I did a small amount of editing, without changing any of the meaning and only to make it easier to read.]

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2020_06 27 reagan

2020: Campaigning resumes [3:27] – The president traveled to Wisconsin while Joe Biden went to Pennsylvania. The Left is pimping skewed polls allegedly showing Biden having a dramatic lead.

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2020_06 26 Get cracking

NOT PEACEFUL: [1:04] – Trump’s political opponents and Slime Media talking heads have repeatedly characterized the ongoing anti-police protests near the White House as “peaceful.”

More than 60 U.S. Park Police officers have been injured by protesters who have assaulted them and thrown bricks and bottles at them.

Some of the injured have needed surgery.

2020_06 26 Heg

LOW INFORMATION PROTESTERS: BLM protesters in Madison, Wisconsin, destroyed the statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg, an immigrant from Norway who died fighting for the Union against slavery.

Way to show your support for the men who died to end slavery in this country, morons.

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