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It’s been only a month since Trump’s inauguration.
Melania’s face during the inauguration changed almost as fast as the American public’s perception Trump.
Trump’s job approval rating are breaking records. According to a Gallup poll over the weekend, Trump’s 40 percent job approval is 21 points below the historic average for elected presidents around mid-February (61 percent). That’s also 11 points below the lowest mid-February numbers for any other president in Gallup’s history. Gallup has been involved in taking polls for more than 70 years.
Maybe it was the outrage over the Muslim ban that caused so many to object to Trump.
Maybe it was the outrage over threatening Iraq to confiscate their oil.
There was the resignation of Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser that caused a lot of Trump supporters to worry. Even more supporters worry that there are still unresolved issues for Trump regarding Russia.
Women were offended by his suggestion that nobody looks beautiful after 30 years old.
The President of Mexico cancelled his trip as a result of Trump’s statement that he should not come if he remained unwilling to pay for building a wall.
Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon, a notorious anti-Semite and misogynist, was offensive to many.
Trump’s pick of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State was offensive to most due to Tillerson’s strong ties to Russia.
The Russia controversy is intensifying. The awkwardness with congressional Republicans continues unabated. And as Richard W. Painter, George W. Bush’s chief ethics lawyer from 2005-2007, wrote in the Times on Thursday, Trump has utterly failed to disentangle himself from his business empire:
Trump will be in violation of the Constitution as of next Friday with respect to, among other things, loans from foreign-government-controlled banks, leases of Trump office space to foreign-government-controlled companies, foreign governments and diplomats renting rooms in Trump hotels and any investments that are made alongside foreign sovereign wealth funds.
Many people are offended that Trump has already launched his re-election campaign.
Some felt it was offensive that the First Lady failed to meet with the wife of the Prime Minister of Japan while they were visiting in Washington D.C.
Others were offended by Trump’s total fabrication of a terrorist attack in Sweden.
Many others have reacted to Trump’s three weekend vacations at the expense of American taxpayers, and which directly profited Trump’s Mar a lago Resort.
Perhaps the poll numbers are so low because even Trump’s own spokesperson explains that Donald Trump lives in La La Land, relying on “alternative facts.”
Perhaps the most offensive thing Trump has done thus far as our new President is to nominate the leader of the government’s major health insurance programs who believes that maternity coverage should be optional for patients.
Donald Trump has earned the coveted title of Worst President in History.
At the very heart of the creation of the United States of America is the notion that there should be separation of church and state. It was a concept that was designed to PROTECT Christianity, rather than to destroy it. In the Revolutionary era the lessons of history convinced Americans that the Christian religion would be better secured by separating church from the state. By denying or forgetting the Christian foots of the separation of church and state, Americans risk rejecting one of the great foundations of both American liberty and American Christianity.
As of 2014, there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world. That number is expected to grow to 2.2 billion by 2030. Islam, the religion practiced by Muslims, is the second-largest religion in the world. Christians are currently the majority religion in America. However those numbers are changing. By 2050 Islam will be America’s second-largest religion. Christians will decline from 75% of US population to just two thirds by 2050. It is predicted Muslims will outnumber Christians in the world by 2070.
By mid-century, North America’s Muslim population is expected to be larger than its Jewish population (10 million Muslims vs. about 6 million Jews). While the absolute number of Christians in North America is projected to rise in the decades ahead, the Christian share of the region’s population is expected to decrease from 77% in 2010 to 66% in 2050. That decline correlates with an increase in the unaffiliated share of North America’s population, from 17% in 2010 to 26% in 2050.
Donald Trump recently told religious leaders he wants to “totally destroy” a 1954 U.S. law barring churches and other religious institutions from religious activity if they want to keep tax-exempt status.
Trump is signaling his intention to begin abolishing the fundamental principle of America, the separation of church and state. Many Christians may perceive this to be a good thing as they believe theirs is the one true religion. However every religious group believes that theirs is the “correct” belief. The notion of separation of church and state protects the minority views and religions. One day Christians will inevitably be the minority religion in the US and around the world. If the notion of separation of church and state is eliminated now by Christians, it will be easy for Muslims or any other religion to believe that they should control the religious affiliation of all citizens. Especially because the Koran indicates that unbelievers should be killed, there is every reason to insist on separation of church and state…always.
The construction of a wall Trump should be advocating is not along our southern border, but between church and state.
The Senate Confirmation Hearings for Rex Tillerson, are happening now! Go to the link if you are interested. In addition to concerns about Tillerson’s connections to Vladimir Putin and Russia “Hello” has brought to our attention a new article about Tillerson’s tenure as President of the Boy Scouts. Tillerson served as President of the Boy Scouts from 2010-2012. During that time Tillerson had access to thousands of files of documented Sexual violence against children. Those cases wer enever reported to the police.
While Tillerson was President there was a suit filed in Oregon demanding that the scouts release 1900 files of sexual abuse. The Oregon Supreme Court issued its ruling after Tillerson stepped down as President, but he must have been aware of the content of the files while President.
During Tillerson’s tenure, one particular case was working its way through the Oregon court system, culminating in an October 2012 ruling in the Oregon Supreme Court—four months after Tillerson stepped down as president—that ruled the BSA had to release 1,900 files to the public.
The attitude of Tillerson while serving as President of the Boy Scouts is frightening! He was willing to cover-up outrageous behavior, knowing that the cover-up would likely result in additional cases of abuse. He was supposed to be looking out for the boys in the Boy Scouts instead of the leaders. Yet he acted to protect the leadership of the scouts,instead of the thousands of boys. As Secretary of State, the citizens of America would be the people he should be protecting, but the liklihood is that it would be Trump that he would actually be protecting.
It’s WWIII. It’s a cyber war, and it has had an impact on the 2016 election. To say that Trump wasn’t part of the conspiracy is ludicrous. He encouraged it on national television.
Now that Trump has won the election, he claims that Russian interference didn’t happen. Yet the evidence is overwhelming! This site spells out the findings.
“It is the assessment of the intelligence community that Russia’s goal here was to favor one candidate over the other, to help Trump get elected,” the Post quoted a senior U.S. official as saying. “That’s the consensus view.”The evidence of a reason to be genuinely fearful about the involvement of Russia in the election is Trump’s recent pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Tillerson admits he is a long-time friend of Vladimir Putin.
Trump suggests that the hack was not revealed until AFTER the election. In fact it was reported at least as early as October 13th. Now Trump disputes the validity of the intelligence that the hacking occurred. In fact 17 AGENCIES HAVE CONFIRMED THE HACK, INCLUDING THE CIA.A bipartisan group of senators, including John McCain, R-Arizona, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, and Sen. Jack Reed, D-Rhode Island, and Republican Speaker of the House called for an investigation into the intelligence community’s finding that Russia attempted to influence the election.House Speaker Paul Ryan, said:
With Russia now accused of interfering in the U.S. election, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made a crack that recalls one of her most famous lines from the 2008 campaign, when she was the Republican vice presidential nominee.
- Sarah Palin isn’t reloading! SHe isn’t attacking the country who has hacked the most precious of American rights, the right to elect our leaders. Sarah is laughing about it. If she could keep an “eye on them” then she should have prevented the hack. Since she didn’t, she must bear responsibility for not being incensed about the hack. All of our rights guaranteed in the Constitution could be eliminated by the election of a corrupt President with ties to Russia. It is more important than ever the the American people stand together now and demand a new election, free from influence of countries outside the United States. If we don’t demand a new election, America will never be the same. Because we have never been given Trump’s tax returns, we are blind to the investment in Russia that Trump might have. We already know about the involvement of Tiller, and that is horrifying! Imagine the damage that could be done to America by a President and Secretary of State indebted to Russia for their election/re-election. Imagine the damage that could be done to America by a President and Secretary of State who stand to make millions/billions of dollars as a result of their relationship with a foreign leader. Sarah Palin shouldn’t be laughing she should be re-loading!
During his campaign, Donald Trump agreed that Hillary Clinton should be “locked up” for handling classified material on a private e-mail server. FBI Director, James Comey, said Clinton’s actions, while careless, “didn’t amount to a crime.” A complete evaluation of the e-mail server issue indicated a “less a sinister” but “carefully calculated effort to avoid transparency”. In a Sept 30, 2016 article Politico concluded from reading the FBI’s interviews, that Clinton’s team hardly seemed organized enough to mount any sort of sinister cover-up.
Contrast the attempt to avoid transparency of Hillary to the actions of Former General David Petraeus when he headed the Central Intelligence Agency. Petraeus, a respected four-star general resigned as CIA director in 2012 amid a criminal investigation. He faced potential felony charges and imprisonment, after the FBI discovered he had provided classified information to his mistress Paula Broadwell, and lied to the FBI about it. Let me repeat! The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency intentionally gave information he admitted was classified to a woman he was sleeping with. He didn’t receive cash payment for the classified information, but he was certainly using the classified information to pay for something.
In his plea agreement, Petraeus admitted to mishandling classified information that was contained in personal notebooks. Petraeus told his mistress, Paula Broadwell, that his notebooks contained “highly classified” information, yet gave them to her. The information didn’t appear in the biography.Then, to make matters worse, Petraeus lied to the FBI during the investigation — a felony that’s punishable by up to five years in prison. He told agents that he never provided or facilitated the provision of classified information to his biographer. Petraeus’s actions, including lying to the FBI, “were in all respects knowing and deliberate, and were not committed by mistake, accident or another innocent reason,” according to the statement of facts accompanying the plea agreement. Petreaus’s guilty charge was under Section 1924 of Title 18 of the United States Code. This section prohibits a government officer or employee who possesses documents or materials containing classified information, who “knowingly removes such documents or materials without authority and with the intent to retain such documents or materials at an unauthorized location.”
Clinton’s emails were not marked “classified” at the time they were sent. But officials found “top secret” information in her emails because of a process called “retroactive classification.” That means if there is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information sent on an unclassified system, the State Department can retroactively deem it classified instead of making it public. That means the State Department can categorize something as “classified” for purposes of the FOIA that was not “classified” previously for any other purpose. Thus there is a significant difference between the classified information Petraeus knowingly and deliberately supplied to his mistress, and the e-mails that Hillary sent in the normal course of her position as Secretary of State, that were later classified as classified for purposes of FOIA.
For Donald Trump to seriously consider Petraeus for Secretary of State, the same position held by the person Trump wanted to “lock up,” is outrageous. Petraeus pled guilty to a federal count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material. Petraeus is still on probation, and will be until April of 2017, over two months AFTER the Trump inauguration. Hillary was never charged with a crime, never gave classified documents to anyone who was not allowed to receive them, and never had to serve probation or pay a fine for anything. Trump’s consideration of the admitted criminal as Secretary of State is a clear indication of his ability to judge character. The affair of Patraeus was a breach of his marriage vows and a clear indication of his flawed character that caused Patraeus to violate federal law. As the director of the CIA he was in one of the most trusted positions in the country. By giving classified information to his mistress he violated his obligation to the American public and his oath of office. For Donald Trump to even consider this criminal for the position of Secretary of State is an indication that Trump should be locked up!