Pride and Deception

ap_18163091694384_custom-387f996323dc7e60f1997da33e4c7a937b5c0cf3-s1300-c85Examining my heart boldly requires that I question “Why do I think, speak ill of, or pray against the President?” If thinking that Trump or any person who represents capitalism is evil, then that thinking would also mean that Priscilla, Matthew and Paul were evil people that God used.   “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Share your master’s joy!’ Matthew 25:21photostudio_1529506988696

News of Strzok’s removal came after Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed during a Congressional hearing earlier Tuesday that his office was looking into whether Strzok’s anti-Trump bias played a role in the launch of the bureau’s Russia probe. Horowitz’s report on the Clinton email investigation, revealed a text sent by Strzok to his then-colleague and lover Lisa Page that Trump will not win. Russian collusion a witch hunt. Now ask yourself if America prosper under the previous trade agreements? ‘The USA has an $800 Billion Dollar Yearly Trade Deficit because of our ‘very stupid’ trade deals and policies. President Trump.” Is it God’s will, or the will of the Devil that I speak ill of anyone? Does my pride prevent me from seeing that God has His hand on Trump?   The Deceiver’s scheme is that I call any good deed evil and the current evil good.  The Prince over the airwaves is NOT God. What voice am I listening to? The “WHAT IF” video that Trump played for Kim…did it confirm a choice to change? What if….what if….Kim chooses peace over missiles, a positive legacy over a history of destruction, healings over abuses? What if we support change rather than expecting to perpetuate tensions? What if…I have been wrong about President Trump?

Charles Krauthammer never supported Trump, so this is an interesting read.  Trump is NOT a Republican or a Democrat. Trump Is Not A Liberal or Conservative, He’s a “Pragmatist.” (Definition: A pragmatist is someone who is practical and focused on reaching a goal. A pragmatist usually has a straightforward, matter-of-fact approach and
doesn’t let emotion distract him or her.)  A reference was made to Donald Trump being a conservative, to which I responded that Trump is not a conservative. I said that I neither view nor do I believe Trump views himself as a conservative. I stated it was my opinion that Trump is a pragmatist. He sees a problem and understands it must be fixed. He doesn’t see the problem as liberal or conservative, he sees it only as a problem. That is a quality that should be admired and applauded, not condemned. But I get ahead of myself. Viewing problems from a Liberal perspective has resulted in the creation of more problems, more entitlement programs, more victims, more government, more political correctness, and more attacks on the working class in all economic strata.
Viewing things according to the so-called Republican conservative perspective has brought continued spending and globalism to the detriment of American interests and well being, denial of what the real problems are, Weak, ineffective, milquetoast, leadership that amounts to Barney Fife Deputy Sheriff, appeasement oriented and afraid of its own shadow. In brief, it has brought liberal ideology with a pachyderm as a mascot juxtaposed to the ass of the Democrat Party. Immigration isn’t a Republican problem, it isn’t a Liberal problem, it is a problem that threatens the very fabric and infrastructure of America. It demands a pragmatic approach not an approach that is intended to appease one group or another. The impending collapse of the economy wasn’t a Liberal or Conservative problem, it is an American problem. That said, until it is viewed as a problem that demands a common sense approach to resolution, it will never be fixed because the Democrats and Republicans know only one way to fix things
and the longevity of their impracticality has proven to have no lasting effect. Successful businessmen like Donald Trump find ways to make things work, they do not promise to accommodate. Trump uniquely understands that China’s manipulation of currency is not a Republican problem or a Democrat problem. It is a problem that threatens our financial stability and he understands the proper balance needed to fix it. Here again, successful businessmen, like Trump, who have weathered the changing tides of economic reality understand what is necessary to make business work, and they, unlike both sides of the political aisle, know that if something doesn’t work, you don’t continue trying to make it work hoping that at some point it will.  As a pragmatist, Donald Trump hasn’t made wild pie-in-the-sky promises of a cell phone in every pocket, free college tuition, and a $15 hour minimum wage for working the drive-through at Carl’s Hamburgers. I argue that America needs pragmatists because pragmatists see a problem and find ways to fix them. They do not see a problem and compound it by creating more problems. You may not like Donald Trump, but I suspect that the reason some people do not like him is because: (1) he is antithetical to the “good old boy” method of brokering backroom deals that fatten the coffers of politicians; (2) they are unaccustomed to hearing a president speak who is unencumbered by the financial shackles of those who he owes vis-a-vis donations; (3) he is someone who is free of idiomatic political ideology;
(4) he says what he is thinking, is unapologetic for his outspoken thoughts, speaks very straightforward using everyday language that can be understood by all (and is offensive to some who dislike him anyway) making him a great communicator, for the most part, does what he says he will do and; (5) he is someone who understands that it takes more than hollow promises and political correctness to make America great again.
Listening to Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders talk about fixing America is like listening to two lunatics trying to “out crazy” one another. Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the bankers, corporations, and big dollar donors funding their campaigns. Bush can deny it, but common sense tells anyone willing to face facts is that people don’t give tens of millions without expecting something in return.
We have had Democrats and Republican ideologues and what has it brought us? Are we better off today or worse off? Has it happened overnight or has it been a steady decline brought on by both parties? I submit that a pragmatist is just what America needs right now. People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance, but that is common among those who have never accomplished anything in their lives (or politicians who never really solved a problem, because it’s better to still have an “issue(s) to be solved,” so re-elect me to solve it,  and those who have always played it safe (again, all politicians) not willing to risk failure, to try and achieve success). Donald Trump put his total financial empire at risk in running for president and certainly did not need or possibly even want the job; that says it all. He wants success for the U.S. and her citizens because he loves his country.” Wisdom warns “Be subject therefore unto God; but resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7.  Does my pride keep me from admitting that I have judged our President falsely? God tells His people in Luke 12:51-55 that we will be divided and spiritually blinded, therefore it is imperative that we repent of our prideful resistance to the truth and open our ears to hear what the Spirit is saying.“Do you think that I came here to give peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on, five in one household will be divided: three against two, and two against three.
They will be divided, father against son,
son against father,
mother against daughter,
daughter against mother,
mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law,
and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” Luke 12:51-53

“Well, it was not easy to get here,” Kim said. “Old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward. But we overcame all of them, and we are here today.” Trump and Kim sat down for a private meeting on June 12, 2018 after many months of tough negotiations. After 20 hours of talking and listening, both leaders signed a brief pre-drafted statement calling for peace.  The USA paid nothing to get 3 prisoners of war returned and also the remains of U.S. service members from the Korean War.  Kim agreed to a “firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.” President Trump is being nominated for a Nobel Prize. ap_18163080087048_custom-f41627496724c76bdefdb49b312edfb69465f91f-s1300-c85

It is easy to forget that capitalism was coined not so long ago, in the mid-19th century, when the Industrial Revolution was in full swing, and individual entrepreneurs were creating new industries and amassing wealth. Terms for the other two major competing economic systems of the past two centuries— socialism and communism —were also coined around the same time. Also, about the same time it became common to designate all such coinages as “isms”: terms formed by adding the suffix -ism to a root word in order to expand its meaning to encompass a related system, theory, or practice. Thus from a fairly old word, capital,the relatively newer word, capitalism, was formed to describe the then emerging economies of the West.

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