Category Archives: Clinton

Evangelicals should be at the education table, and the focus should be on saving the poor kids not saving  the public schools 

Evangelicals played a large role in getting President Donald Trump to the White House, and now they will shape Trump’s education agenda.
Betsy DeVos, Trump’s beleaguered pick for education secretary, supports taxpayer funding for religious schools and once called education reform a way to “advance God’s kingdom.”
Mike Pence, a leader in the evangelical community, will likely break a tie in the Senate to ensure DeVos’ nomination.
And Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of one the largest evangelical colleges in the nation, Liberty University, will lead an education reform task force focusing on higher education.
“They weren’t even at the table under President (Barack) Obama,” said North Carolina Republican Rep. Robert Pittenger, who is connected to the evangelical community. “I think it’s prudent … that those who have a world view of the Bible be able to have a conversation.”

In education circles, a major part of that conversation is an ongoing policy debate on the role of vouchers and taxpayer funding for religious schools. Liberal Democrats have vocally opposed DeVos’ nomination and turned it into a referendum on allowing tax dollars to be spent on scholarships for students to attend religiously affiliated schools.
“I don’t think that religion defines a person, but what we see is a real clear agenda that Trump began,” said Mary Kusler, who is overseeing the National Education Association’s effort to oppose DeVos’ nomination. “We believe that the public school system has largely been a cornerstone of democracy.”

( Billy’s thoughts – Did the media question when the people who wanted  faithless things in education were invited to the table under President Obama. Nope those folks helped put Obama in office. In the same way evangelicals helped get Donald Trump to the White House ,so why should we not be at the table of education. Besides those of us who want choice in education  just want to give poor parents the same choice in education that President Obama made. When Obama had a chance to send his daughters to a public school system that is run down, he picked a private school. Clinton did the same thing with his daughter. I do not fault Clinton, or Obama for sending their kids to private schools. All good  parents want to do what is best for their child. I just wish those on the left would give the same choice to poor parents. Yes there are good teachers in the public schools, but the department of education job should not be about saving the public schools. Instead they should focus on saving the kids including the poor kids who are stuck in schools which are failing them. Read the rest of the above story. )

Do you believe the President said this…

          “ALL AMERICANS, NOT ONLY IN THE STATES MOST AFFECTED, BUT IN EVERY PLACE IN THIS COUNTRY, ARE RIGHTLY DISTURBED BY THE LARGE NUMBER OF ILLEGAL ALIENS ENTERING OUR COUNTRY. THE JOBS THEY HOLD MIGHT OTHERWISE BE HELD BY CITIZENS OR LEGAL IMMIGRANTS. THE PUBLIC SERVICES THEY USE IMPOSE BURDENS ON OUR TAXPAYERS. THAT’S WHY OUR ADMINISTRATION HAS MOVED AGGRESSIVELY TO SECURE OUR BORDERS MORE BY HIRING A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW BORDER GUARDS, BY DEPORTING TWICE AS MANY ILLEGAL ALIENS AS EVER BEFORE, BY CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL HIRING, BY BARRING WELFARE BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS.” THE PRESIDENT PROMISED TO DO MORE “TO SPEED THE

DEPORTATION OF ILLEGAL ALIENS CONVICTED OF CRIMES AND TO DO A BETTER JOB OF IDENTIFYING ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THE WORKPLACE.”
         “WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS,” THE PRESIDENT CONTINUED, “BUT WE ARE ALSO A NATION OF LAWS. IT IS WRONG AND ULTIMATELY SELF DEFEATING FOR A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS TO PERMIT THE KIND OF ABUSE OF OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS WE HAVE SEEN IN RECENT YEARS AND WE MUST DO MORE TO STOP IT.”
         Yes the President said those things. Are you on the left ready to hang him? Well yes the President said those things. Guess what it was not Donald Trump. It was President Bill Jefferson Clinton.          
( Source Cal Thomas commentary for Feb. 8th, 2017.

Leaders playing football in the Super Bowl?

No matter your politics I think you will think this is funny. 

A message for the women who marched last Saturday ( you think Trump is a bad guy, but you voted for…. ) 

College students falling apart after Trump victory

The story is here.

Accepting defeat if it be in baseball, or an election 

Here is something to think about for all those who are still protesting Donald Trump being elected President of the USA. 

The Election, the Culture, and the ChurchWHERE ARE WE, AND WHERE ARE WE HEADED?

So have you recovered from Election Night 2016? I hope so, but either way, it has still presented us with a lot to think and talk about.

John Stonestreet
For most Americans, the results of Tuesday’s presidential elections came as a shock, even a surprise, and for many, a bit of a relief.
That feeling of relief is understandable. While there’s no way to be sure what will happen over the next four years, Christians may very well have gained a reprieve in areas such as religious freedom and attempts to impose the new sexual orthodoxy and gender ideology on our schools.
So relief? Yes. But I’d caution against elation, because what happened on Tuesday was more of a reprieve than a vindication. A close read of Tuesday’s results, beyond the presidential race, shows that the cultural trends we’ve been talking about on BreakPoint for years continue unimpeded.
The saddest example is Colorado voters’ approval of doctor-assisted suicide by a two-to-one margin. I warned on this broadcast that so-called “right to die” invariably becomes a duty to die. I reminded my fellow Coloradans that in a state currently in the midst of an epidemic of teen suicide, approving doctor-assisted suicide sends the wrong message.
But it didn’t matter. The siren song of unlimited personal autonomy and self-definition proved irresistible to a large majority of Coloradans.
And a similar dynamic was at work in the various ballot initiatives concerning marijuana. Voters in California, Massachusetts, and Nevada joined Colorado and Washington in legalizing marijuana outright. As of this writing, the result in Maine is too close to call, although supporters of legalization have already declared victory.
Meanwhile, voters in Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota approved so-called “medical marijuana” use. I say “so-called” because if history is any indication, these laws amount to legalization by just another name.
daily_commentary_11_10_16Only Arizona, thanks largely to the efforts of the Council for Arizona Policy, bucked the trend for legalized weed.
So, all in all this was a bad night for the idea that human good involves something other than unlimited personal freedom and pleasure.
And no matter how much relief we feel over the defeat of what would certainly have been a radically pro-choice, anti-religious freedom Clinton administration, the serious moral concerns about the man who was just elected president remain, as do the serious moral concerns about the nation that elected him., and those evangelical leaders who went on record saying that character no longer matters in a leader.
So where does all this leave us today? How will we use this reprieve? Well first of all, we should, as the Bible instructs us, pray for those in authority. We should also pray for President-Elect Trump to surround himself with wise and godly counselors, and to act justly, wisely, and rightly.
Beyond that we should support any of his policies that promote the common good. We should urge him to protect the unborn, as well as those who believe in traditional marriage, and to safeguard religious freedom.
But what we can’t do is fall prey to the political illusion. As Chuck Colson liked to say, the Kingdom of God never arrives on Air Force One. Too often Christians lose sight of this basic truth and have allowed themselves to become court preachers instead of prophets.
But prophets we must be. The church’s duty is to speak truth to power, especially when the power doesn’t want to hear it. If Jesus is Lord, no one else is.
Now today on BreakPoint.org, we’ve created a symposium on the Church and the election. We’ve asked leading Christian thinkers—like Maggie Gallagher, Rod Dreher, and First Things’ editor R. R. Reno—to answer the question: “What has the 2016 election revealed about the state of the Church and its place in American culture, and how ought we (the American Church) move forward from here?”
You’ll want to read what our contributors have to say. Again, visit BreakPoint.org to check out our symposium, “The Election and the Church.”

A word to those who backed Trump, and a word to those who supported Clinton 

The day after the election, God has not taken a holiday, or the day off ( a thought on the Bible ) 

Listen to commentary here or read it below.

Hi: I am Billy David Dickson with a thought on the Bible.

       Some of you hearing me today supported Mrs. Clinton for president while others of you backed Mr. Trump. Depending on how the election went ( I am writing, and recording this a few days before Election Day) some of you are happy, and some of you feel let down about yesterday’s voting. 

    One of the hardest verses to understand in the Bible is Romans 13:1 – “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

       God is the one who decides who is put in office, and when they are removed from office. Keep this in mind around every election. Yes, we should vote for the person we think can best lead our nation for the next four years, but even if the person we vote for doesn’t win, we should not take that as a sign that God has gone on holiday, or taken the day off. Some of the worst rulers in history were placed there by God to judge nations and to bring them to repentance.

In Matthew 6 we are told not to worry that would include about who is our president. And verse 33 says to seek God first. If we put Christ first we will not be disappointed no matter who was put in office.

That is a thought on the Bible.

Until next time,

I’m Billy David Dickson 

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New York Times  is reporting on election night 

It was just reported that the New York Times who backed Clinton now says 91% chance Trump will win. We shall see. But Clinton is not whipping Trump as the so called experts said she would. Clinton could still win, but the vote is not going the way the talking heads told us. 

( The story is here. )