Get Out To Vote!

This morning early voting opened in Nevada and I arrived at my local polling station, excited to cast my vote. Two things became apparent very quickly… first the line grew fast snaking it’s way through the store. Second the diversity of the voters was amazing, young and old along with many different races and ethnic groups present.

Democracy in action, it is a beautiful thing. No matter what side of the political spectrum you find yourself, it is my hope you exercise your right to vote. Don’t take it for granted, you might be amazed to know how few countries in the world actually have a truly democratic election system. If you are an American you are very lucky to live under the freedoms our great nation provides. Show your gratitude by casting your vote. Fulfill your civic duty by casting your vote.

If you are a Christian in America reading this, understand how very important the mid-term elections are… if Democrats seize control of the House or Senate they will effectively shut President Trump’s agenda down. We cannot allow that to happen. He has made great strides in his short time in office, but there is much more work to do.

You may not like him as a person, or his attitude or his tweets… but as a Christian you should be very happy with his policies. We have seen what eight years under Democratic rule looks like and for many of us, we wish we could turn back the clock and undo the insanity that Obama and the Social Justice Warriors have unleashed.

Unfortunately we cannot go back in time, but we can fuel the future and support President Trump for another six years. We can help him Make America Great Again.

Comment below if you exercised your right to vote.

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Historic U.S. – North Korea, Singapore Summit Smothered in Media Bias? Say it isn’t So!

U.S. President Donald Trump sits next to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel in Singapore
Photo Credit: Reuters

While Donald Trump just concluded a Historic summit with North Korean Dictactor Kim Jong Un the American Press is running in high gear promoting their political agenda instead of just reporting the facts.

Primarily this Fact: Donald Trump managed to accomplish something in his first 2 years, that Obama failed to accomplish in 8, and all other Presidents before him equally failed to do… bring North Korea to the negotiating table.

Do you remember when the news, actually reported the news – without a political filter? Yeah, me neither… Guess I am too young for those days… but I hear they were the best years of Journalism.

Just to give you a tiny sample of what I mean, here are some “experts” rolled out by CNN and The Washington Post and their perspective on this great achievement by our President Donald Trump…

CNN

Aaron David Miller “The summit of the vanities: This meeting wasn’t about negotiating substance. It was instead a highly personalized summit dominated by the leaders and their own agendas.”

YJ Fischer“President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un turned out to be a modest affair. For all the Nobel Peace Prize buzz, the two leaders talked one-on-one for about 20 minutes, when you factor in slow consecutive translation. The meeting was visually dramatic but substantively shallow.”

Juliana Silva and Bill McGowan“Kim emerged from his limo looking positively grim, his bowed head conveyed a certain defeatism. Trump emerged from his limo tugging at his jacket, looking tense, his red tie dangling, as usual, below his belt buckle.”

Euny Hong“I feel vindicated and smug, because I tried to tell everyone that this wasn’t the Camp David peace accords. That nothing was going to happen. They didn’t believe me. There is a fine line between clever and stupid — to quote Spinal Tap — and it’s impossible to tell who is which.”
Michael D’Antonio“Although he owned — and bankrupted — casinos, Trump has never been a gambler himself. In the run-up to the summit he seemed unaware of Kim’s ultimate aim — legitimacy and prestige — and offered those to him to get him to the table”
Samantha Vinograd“The Singapore Summit will serve as a road map for dictators and would-be proliferators around the world: achieve a nuclear capacity, terrorize your people, and go right up to the brink of a nuclear standoff and you’ll get, in return, selfies and summitry.”

The Washington Post

James Hohmann“In Kim he trusts: Trump sounds naive after meeting North Korea’s leader. The president, eager to cement what he’s calling “a very special bond” with Kim Jong Un, is giving someone the benefit of the doubt who has done little or nothing to earn it.”
Katrina vanden Heuvel“The Trump spectacle is overshadowing the more urgent scandals of this administration… Though the tendency to focus on spectacle over substance is not a new media phenomenon, it has noticeably worsened under the influence of a president who has devoted his public life to making a spectacle of himself.”
Anne Applebau“Trump and Kim got what they wanted. The rest of the world, not so much.”

You know what would be very refreshing? To see the Trump-Hating media take a break for one minute from trying to tear down EVERYTHING President Trump has accomplished.

Let’s perform a thought experiment, if Barrack Obama had held this summit during his time as President, how do you think CNN and The Washington Post would have covered it? Comment Below…

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Why I Support Donald Trump and Will Vote For Him Again

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Photo Credit: CNN

I have been meaning to write this article for some time, but have just kept pushing it to the side, mostly to give Trump some more time in office and see how things develop in his Presidency.

There are many people criticizing Christians for supporting and electing Trump so I think it’s important to clearly articulate why I personally support him as our President and why I will vote for him again.

There are two things we have to consider in our President. One – the person that Donald Trump is and two – the job he is doing as President. On the first issue, I am obviously not pleased with certain aspects of Trump’s lifestyle, however I have learned long ago, that when I start to judge someone I try not to forget the man I once used to be. It was only through the saving grace of God that I am a new creation. Additionally I did not vote for Trump to elect a leader of a Church, but to be a leader of our Nation.

Some will argue that Trump calls himself a Christian. He is free to do so, and he will come face to face with God one day to be judged. It is my hope and prayer that he has a relationship with Jesus Christ or comes to know Him before its too late. I cannot control what people label themselves, but I can say unequivocally many of his behaviors run contrary to the teachings of Christ… but then again, so have mine.

The second issue is where I want to make my case, and that is Job Performance. How many Presidents can you remember in office? How many did you live through? How many of them made a mountain of claims during their campaigns, and then how many actually followed through? It always frustrated me that politicians would do or say anything to get elected, and then sit on their hands for 4 years or until the next election cycle then wash and repeat.

Out of nowhere Trump emerged on the scene, and very early on I predicted he would take it all, even when people continually made fun of him and the press lambasted him month after month. During his campaign he made some very lofty and hard to believe promises and it was my assumption the Washington machine would just chew him up and spit him out if he did manage to get elected. In that I was dead wrong.

So let’s take a look at the campaign promises he has kept so far, about 500 days in…

  • Appoint a Conservative Justice to the SCOTUS
  • Keep Gitmo Open
  • Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem
  • Cancel the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
  • Save the Carrier plant in Indiana
  • Create a 10% RePatriation Tax
  • Reverse Obama’s 2016 Gun Executive Order
  • Slash Federal Regulations
  • Create a lifetime ban on WH Officials lobbying for Foreign Governments
  • Take the fight to ISIS (Dropping the MOAB)
  • Steel Tariffs on China Imports
  • Lower unemployment
  • Encourage corporations to come back to the U.S.

Here are some campaign promises he is working on currently…

  • Building the southern wall
  • Deporting criminal illegal immigrants
  • Fighting the Opioid crisis
  • Diplomatic talks with North Korea
  • Repealing Obamacare
  • Removing Gun free zones from schools and military bases

These are very impressive lists and even his worst critics who despise everything about him, must acknowledge the progress he’s made. They may not like the direction of that progress, but they cannot deny it.

After Trump gets re-elected (which he will) he will most likely get two more SCOTUS nominations before he leaves office. This will help the conservative movement in America for the next 20 years or more… which is a GREAT thing.

When it comes to job performance one area we need to look at is unemployment, and according to Politifact… Black unemployment and Hispanic unemployment hit historic lows under the Trump administration. Additionally the overall unemployment rate dropped to the lowest point in 18 years.

As for the economy, it may not be the best (and we know Trump loves to be the best) but it certainly has made vast improvements since the recession and continues to gain strength.

The bottom line, is that Making America Great Again seems to be a winning strategy and we need to keep this momentum going.

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