Monthly Archives: September 2018

Kanye West delivers pro-Trump speech on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ receives boos from audience

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“Pro-Life” Democrat Joe Donnelly Will Vote No Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh ( the voters should throw him out out of office. )

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Alan Dershowitz reacts to Kavanaugh hearing and he was right

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I was wrong

I must admit I might have been wrong in saying the GOP Senators were right for bringing in an outside

prosecutor. I am sure she is a very nice lady. I liked how she found out how Ms. Ford does fly even though the committee was lied to about that. She also was never told about the committee’s offer to come to her. Someone should look into her attorneys to see if they were willing looking out for their client.

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Prayer request from Ashley Kavanaugh for her family and our nation

To the prayer warriors. Ashley Kavanaugh (Judge Kavanaugh’s wife) is from Abilene, Texas. She has asked her Christian Family and friends to pray Psalms 40 over her family and also pray it for the nation. I am passing this along to you and hope you pass it to other saints that pray.

In Kavanaugh battle, are Ford’s lawyers representing her, or the Democrats?

Professor Christine Blasey Ford – who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her some 36 years ago – may well have been betrayed and victimized by her own attorneys, who are Democratic activists with a record of fierce opposition to President Trump.

As a result, the attorneys ostensibly representing Ford may have breached their client’s trust and violated their ethical responsibility to act in her best interests. They may instead be motivated primarily by a desire to block President Trump’s appointment of a conservative justice to the nation’s highest court. An investigation of their conduct is warranted to determine if this

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Cal Thomas thought on what Senator Flake did today

Here is what Cal Thomas posted today on what Senator Flake did.

       Flake’s last name fits him.

Thoughts:

1) The FBI has no jurisdiction in this matter and has already said it isn’t interested in a cold case 36 years ago. Montgomery County, MD police might look into it but without forensic evidence and the right of anyone to refuse to be interviewed, they are unlikely to do so.

2) The committee staff have already investigated these charges and found noting.

3) This is a delay tactic so more phony charges can be launched (Chris Coons said “and other charges”)

4) This is about stalling until the elections and the Democrats hope to regain a majority. Anyone think they will behave in a bipartisan fashion as they call on Republicans to do? No, they gain power to use power.

5) If the FBI investigates and finds nothing, does anyone believe the Democrats will vote for Kavanaugh?

6) If the FBI finds Dr. Ford is not telling the truth or that her recollections are incorrect, will Democrats vote for Kavanaugh?

Wakeup people. The Dems always pick the Republicans’ pockets. One might think that after Kavanaugh’s statement of righteous indignation for the smear against him and the harm it has caused his family, and Sen Graham’s dynamite comments that Republicans would have developed a backbone. It doesn’t look like it is one that will last, but we’ll see what happens (as Trump likes to say). Not optimistic.

It was not right to treat human beings like this

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By John StoneStreet

I think the most important thing that we can know about the drama played out yesterday in Washington, D.C. is that it featured immortals.

Did Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assault Dr. Christie Blasey Ford some 35 years ago in Maryland? We still don’t know.

If Kavanaugh did what he is accused of, he certainly should not serve on the United States Supreme Court, not only due to the disqualifying seriousness of sexual assault but because he flatly denied doing it. Lying would itself be enough to dismiss his nomination.

And if he did not do what he is accused of, then this whole episode is the grossest abuse of the political process I’ve ever seen. False accusations are a savage abuse of a human being.

Thursday’s hearing was built up by media pundits as being “historic.” I don’t think that’s true, but it was certainly brutal to watch. My summary of what we learned is—not much.

To be more specific . . .

First, Dr. Blasey Ford came across believable and credible in her testimony, but then confused and unclear when answering questions by hired prosecutor Rachel Mitchell. And Brett Kavanaugh came across as impassioned and sincere in defending his innocence.

Second, the format of the hearing—five minutes of questioning by Mitchell followed by five minutes of grandstanding and praise—is not an effective way to get to the facts.

Third, there remains a real lack of any evidence that Kavanaugh actually assaulted Dr. Ford. There’s certainly not enough evidence to convict him of a crime, but as was often said, this wasn’t a trial.

Fourth, the media coverage of this whole saga was despicable.

But finally, and I think most importantly, I found it incredibly discouraging to see, across social media and elsewhere, how those who were still asking for evidence were called hacks and heartless, while those moved by Dr. Ford’s testimony were called liberals or pro-abortion or worse—often by friends, even brothers and sisters in Christ.

Throughout this entire confirmation process I’ve been thinking of C.S. Lewis’ magnificent sermon, “The Weight of Glory,” especially this part:

“… it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics.There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit….”

Or to put it another way, every human being is made in the image of God, made for eternity. Our causes, our ideologies, our governments—they aren’t eternal. That’s why it is always morally hideous whenever anyone is sacrificed on the altar of a political ideology, for a political party, or for power and control.

People are ends; they are never means.

It is not treating a human being as if they are in God’s image to sit on damaging information about their character until a day before a confirmation vote, only to trot it out to the nation for a political convenience.

It is not treating a human being as if they are in God’s image to go on national TV and proclaim the accused guilty, before talking to the accused or the accuser, and in the absence of any evidence.

It’s not treating a human being as if they’re in God’s image to suggest that even if sexual abuse happened, it doesn’t matter because the accused was young or too much time has passed, or that boys will be boys.

Our politics has become so dehumanizing, cynical, and degraded that we may never know any more about these allegations than we do right now. And so, in this context, as broken as it is, here’s what Christians can do. First, we can pray that God would allow the truth to come out. Second, we can pray that the victims of this gross episode in our history would be healed, and that ultimately God would use His church to heal the nation.

But finally, Christians have to commit to never sacrifice a human person—ever—on the altar of political ideology. Not even if they’re judicial nominees or political opponents.

 

Resources

The Weight of Glory: And Other Addresses

C.S. Lewis | HarperOne Publishing | 2001

Should you believe all accusers?

This week, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, was eating at a restaurant with his wife, Heidi Cruz, when he was suddenly accosted by a group of “anti-racism activists.” These activists grilled Sen. Cruz on whether he believed the three-decade-old sexual abuse allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s pick to replace former Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

“Do you believe survivors, sir?” one of the protesters asked. The group then began chanting, “We believe survivors!” in increasingly vociferous tones.

Eventually, Cruz and his wife were forced to leave the restaurant.

The question was, of course, improperly formed. It assumed facts not in evidence, namely that every allegation against Kavanaugh is true. By labeling all of those making claims “survivors,” the protesters simply asserted the conclusion of a case they had yet to make. The question isn’t whether one ought to believe “survivors” — of course one should. The question is whether everyone who alleges sexual abuse is, in fact, a survivor of sexual abuse.

And the answer, clearly, is no.

Jackie, a woman who alleged being gang raped at a University of Virginia frat house in the pages of Rolling Stone, leading to a national uproar, was lying. When Emma “Mattress Girl” Sulkowicz was a fourth-year Columbia University student, she alleged that she had been raped by a foreign Columbia student. She was lying. Crystal Mangum alleged that she had been gang raped by members of the Duke lacrosse team. She was lying.

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Franklin Graham thoughts on yesterday’s hearing

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