In an article published last week, I recalled prophetic thinking from America’s Founding generation. It leads one to ponder the ominous significance of the controversy that has the Democrat and GOP wings of the elitist faction duking it out over foreign interference in our government and politics. People on both sides of that brawl are claiming that the activities of the other side are "political." After blocking its release because of national security concerns, President Donald Trump use that word to describe the Schiff memo. Meanwhile, the Democrats say the same of his decision to stifle the Schiff memo, particularly after he released the Nunes memo, reportedly overriding those very concerns.
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For a long while Alan Keyes has been involved in government, politics and citizen activism. He did service in government as a Foreign Service Officer, and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to be the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council, and later served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. He has been involved in politics, twice as a candidate for the United States Senate, and also as a participant in the GOP primaries for President of the United States. He is Christian, Catholic, Pro-life and pro-liberty. He is sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and dedicated to preserving the the republican form of government it establishes. He upholds and seeks to reinvigorate the now beleaguered sovereignty of the American people, and to restore respect for the principles set forth in the American Declaration of Independence. In light of those principles, he believes that the top priority of our political life is to restore respect for the existence and authority of the Creator, God and on the basis of that respect rebuild the moral conscience and character without which the American people cannot hope to preserve their liberty.
The Republican governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, sought to read a likely GOP primary opponent out of the Republican Illinois Party for running ads highlighting Rauner’s support for typically Democrat positions on abortion, fiat gender, sanctuary cities and leftist teachers’ unions. In a statement, Rauner observed: “There is no place in the Illinois Republican Party for rhetoric that attacks our fellow Illinoisans based on their race, gender or humanity.” Though the teachers union member portrayed in the commercial I saw happened to be a black female, it’s telling that Rauner’s statement focused on her race rather than her union membership. That makes him seem like the one attacking a fellow Illinoisan on racial grounds.
Aside from the fact that they operate in cyberspace, Facebook and other such social networking sites are no different than theater complexes, trade shows or other establishments whose "operations… affect commerce."
I recently wrote a column in which I pondered the inconsistency between “moral relativism” and the understanding of truth implied by a Christian disciple’s acceptance of Christ’s mind as his or her own. I wrote the article in light of a Washington Post piece by Eugene Scott in which the author contends that Christian support for Donald Trump involves the embrace of “moral relativism”. In defense against this charge, WND’s editor Joseph Farah writes, “If anyone 'converted' from his previous political beliefs, it is clearly Trump. … And, whatever his past suggests, President Trump has demonstrated at least a public respect and reverence for the Creator of the universe and His ways.”
According to a story, bylined for John Bowden that I read at thehill.com last Thursday evening, (drawing on an article by Josh Dawsey at the Washington Post) “during a heated Oval office meeting with lawmakers to discuss immigration, [President] Trump reportedly grew frustrated with restoring protections for immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti and African nations as part of an immigration deal and suggested the U.S. instead bring in more immigrants from countries such as Norway, the prime minister of which he met Wednesday.” The Washington Post report alleges, of course, that Trump asked: “Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?”
This year Martin Luther King Day falls on January 15, the date of his birth, which it is every year intended to commemorate. President Trump has, fittingly, proclaimed this entire month as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month. Martin Luther King battled for the civil rights of black Americans who had, ostensibly, been freed from slavery in consequence of the Civil War. But as he waged that battle for America’s decent conscience, he relied on many of the same premises, arguments and moral appeals Frederick Douglass deployed against slavery. In both cases, their logic depended on the principles of God-endowed human equality, justice, and rights set forth in the American Declaration of Independence.
President Donald Trump is insisting that GOP leaders in Congress give top priority to securing truly effective control of U.S. borders, as the 115th Congress resumes its work. In a recent tweet he said:
I've never understood why anyone would urge a candidate to accept the outcome of an election when he or she has good reason to believe it was tainted by fraud. It’s as if there are people who believe that elections are simply a stage show, meant to give people the impression they have a sovereign role in our society, when in fact election results don’t really matter. When there is evidence that jury tampering may have occurred, tainting the outcome of a trial, do we scoff at judges or lawyers who seriously investigate it? Obviously, this would not serve justice. In fact, it would encourage jury tampering.
In 1995, at a dinner hosted by the New Hampshire GOP, I was among the prospective candidates for the Republican Presidential nomination given a chance to speak. In my brief speech, I stressed the fact that the success of the United States depended above all on the moral character of its people, which was the mainstay and ground for the nation’s liberty. I said that the Supreme Court's purport legalization of abortion posed the greatest threat to the blessings of liberty, since it portended the abandonment of the premises of our identity as a nation, stated in the Declaration that announced its birth, which relied on the authority of God, whose endowment of right to all humanity, gave all people willing to live in accordance with that endowment, the authority to govern themselves, instituting governments deriving their just powers from the consent of the people committed to act in concert for purposes consistent with the good will they had in common.
But according to his (God’s) promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness is at home. (2 Peter 3:13)
The fallacious campaign to defame Roy Moore continues apace. Now comes a New York Daily News report claiming that “a retired Alabama policewoman said she was told to keep an eye on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore because he was known to harass teenage cheerleaders at local school ball games in the 1980s.” It goes on to say that “she was even informed that he had been suspended from Gadsden Mall because he would often target young female employees.”
I recently published an article to explain, with sound reasoning, my unwavering support for the campaign to elect Judge Roy Moore to represent Alabama in the United States Senate. This despite the reprehensible calumnies The Washington Post contrived to defame him.
[I recently read that Erik Prince Believes Trump will eventually privatize Afghanistan War. This resulted in the train of thought developed in today’s article. This article ends with a question I addressed in a separate piece, that may be of interest: Privatizing war—Will it be dangerous to liberty]
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; …. (Acts 27-28)
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: …. (U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 3)
I know this doesn’t sound very conservative, [but] we have to take care of everybody, not just the people [at the top]. We’ve got to take care of everybody. Get used to it, conservatives. I love you, conservatives, but get used to it. Let’s take care of everybody, please... we can do it. You get rid of state lines [for insurance purposes], you have great care for much less money, the country will spend much less, and we will take care of those people who can’t do it. We have to. We have to. We have to. (Donald Trump, Phoenix, Arizona, July 11, 2015)
In domestic and international affairs American statesmanship is crippled by the fact that a large proportion of America’s elites (as a group I call them the ‘elitist faction’) now openly stand against, or else have tacitly discarded, the profoundly moral premise of America’s constitutional republic. Most of these constitutional apostates have, to a large degree, embraced the “globalist” perspective, evident in the NEA’s often stated goal for education—to produce “citizens of the world”, who are devoid of any allegiance but to the inchoate whole of material things. Conceptually, “the world” to which this goal refers, disdains any special preference for humanity. The assumption is that, like that itself, our species persists in being a “work in progress”, evolving toward whatever outcome “the universe” happens to produce.
Now in things it is impossible to find one that is wholly devoid of good. Wherefore it is also impossible for any knowledge to be wholly false, without some mixture of truth. Hence Bede says that "no teaching is so false that it never mingles truth with falsehood." …For the intellect is led astray to falsehood by the semblance of truth, even as the will is seduced to evil by the semblance of goodness.