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    The Trump Presidency: A Repeat Of G.W. Bush?

    Published: Thursday, February 15, 2018

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    The Republican Party claims to be “pro-life” and “the party of smaller government.” President Donald Trump claims to be “pro-life” and for “smaller government.” It’s all a pack of lies.

    With the Republicans in total control of both houses of Congress and the White House, they voted for—and Trump quickly signed—the biggest spending bill in U.S. history. The bill, which was co-authored by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), explodes the federal deficit by over $400 billion, and, get this: it fully funds America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

    After he signed this fiscally irresponsible (and blatantly unconstitutional) bill, Donald Trump had the gall to blame Democrats for the massive spending bill. And, amazingly, there are millions of so-called conservatives that believe him. What a crock! If it wasn’t so serious, it would be laughable. When the Democrats are in power, it’s the Democrats’ fault, and when the Republicans are in power, it’s still the Democrats’ fault. But worse than that obvious deceit and duplicity is the realization that millions of Christians and conservatives actually believe it.

    P.T. Barnum nailed it. “There’s a sucker born every minute,” he is quoted as saying. And a whole bunch of these suckers call themselves conservatives.

    In opposing the bill, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) rightly said, “When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party. But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party.” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina) lamented, “This is not what the American people sent us here to do.”

    The massive spending bill eliminates the budget caps that were put in place in 2011 under BARACK OBAMA.

    Rand Paul rightly criticized, “We have Republicans hand-in-hand with Democrats offering us trillion-dollar deficits.”

    Here is how House members voted:

    House Roll Call On HR 1892

    And here is how Senate members voted:

    Senate Roll Call On HR 1892

    And again, what few people are talking about is that after promising voters that he would defund Planned Parenthood, the gigantic spending bill that Trump signed FULLY FUNDS the nation’s largest abortion provider.

    Just as when G.W. Bush was president and the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress, NOTHING is being done to overturn Roe v Wade or defund Planned Parenthood—or reduce federal spending. More and more, the Trump presidency is looking like a carbon copy of G.W. Bush’s.

    Donald Trump and a majority of the Republican Congress are absolutely worthless. No, they are worse than worthless; they are disgusting, despicable liars and hypocrites.

    In a letter to pro-lifers during the presidential campaign, Trump said, "I am committed to . . . defunding Planned Parenthood."

    TRUMP LIED . . . AGAIN.

    Just as he lied about "draining the swamp," overturning DACA, no amnesty for illegals, no escalation of foreign wars, drawing down NATO, repealing Obamacare (the bill Trump and congressional Republicans proposed to replace Obamacare was actually WORSE than Obamacare), ad infinitum, he also lied about defunding Planned Parenthood and shrinking the size of the federal government.

    Just last month, Vice President Mike Pence promised pro-lifers that Trump was the most "pro-life" president in history (not that that means anything). But Trump and the rest of the lying Republicans continue to force taxpayers to pay for the legalized murder of unborn babies by fully funding Planned Parenthood in the Schumer/McConnell budget deal that Trump just signed.

    It's business as usual in Washington, D.C.—and that business includes baby killing.

    It’s also business as usual among conservatives and Christians as they continue to support these Republican hypocrites and liars.

    No sooner had Donald Trump signed the bill that fully funds Planned Parenthood, than he proposed a 2019 budget to “defund” Planned Parenthood. And millions of pro-lifers are swallowing Trump’s proposal—a proposal that has NO force of law—while blindly overlooking the fact that Trump just fully funded Planned Parenthood for the next two years by signing the Schumer/McConnell spending bill into law.

    Here’s the fact: Christians and conservatives by the millions will swallow anything Trump SAYS and overlook and ignore everything he actually DOES. It’s a diabolical delusion that seems to be enveloping the entire country. The only time conservatives and Christians seem to be awake is when Democrats are in power. The rest of the time they are in an extended state of deep hypnosis.

    All presidents propose annual budgets—mainly for the purpose of political theater—to make the people that voted for them (right or left) think they really meant what they said while campaigning. But all presidents know that Congress—and Congress alone—has the power to actually write and pass spending bills. A President’s only options are to either sign the spending bill into law or to veto it and thereby force Congress to pass it over his veto.

    And that’s exactly what Trump should have done with this Godzilla of all spending bills: veto the stupid thing. But he didn’t. He promoted it, and he signed Schumer/McConnell into law.

    All of his talk about it being the Democrats’ fault—and proposing budgets over which he has absolutely no authority—is nothing but smoke and mirrors. It’s a dog and pony show. It’s public theater for the easily duped.

    And all of this talk among Christians and conservatives about Trump changing things is a joke.

    Trump’s done a lot of talking and has changed nothing, except make people THINK he's changing things—while actually doing the bidding of globalist Zionists as much as any Democrat. People need to get off of the train and take a hard look at reality.

    What exactly has Trump changed? The swamp is deeper; the federal government is bigger; foreign wars are escalating; babies are still being legally butchered in the womb (with taxpayer funding); the sodomite agenda is still mushrooming; the Police State is growing faster than ever; the "war on terror" is trampling more liberties and creating more jihadists than ever; the "war on drugs" is throwing more harmless people in jail and seizing more personal property than ever; we are closer to global nuclear war than at any other time in history, ad infinitum.  

    The only positive impact Trump has made to date is perhaps stalling momentum for more gun control. But given the way Trump has broken other promises, it will not surprise me if he also betrays the Second Amendment in the near future. I don’t believe Donald Trump has an honest bone in his body.

    This pathetic phenomenon is the result of the whole left/right, “lesser of two evils” paradigm.

    If there are any honest conservatives and constitutionalists who supported and voted for Donald Trump still out there, all I ask is that you use the SAME measuring stick with which you judged Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton (and every other Democrat) for Donald Trump (and every other Republican). And that measuring stick is not campaign speeches and promises; it is not presidential tweets; it is not the constant cover-ups of phony conservative radio and television talk show hosts like Sean Hannity; it is not Republican talking points and sound bites: It is THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND GOD’S NATURAL LAW.

    Do we need a viable, competitive third party? You bet we do. Do we need to break the Democrat/Republican stranglehold over American politics? You bet we do. But more than we need any of that, we need people who say they believe in God and the Constitution to start acting like it. That means facing down the people in our own party when they violate the laws of God and constitutional government. It means stop focusing on political partisanship and start paying attention to our Natural liberties contained in the Bill of Rights. It means jumping like a chicken on a June bug when Bill Clinton or G.W. Bush or Barack Obama or Donald Trump or any other president or congressman strays from their oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Furthermore, it is in the best interests of Christians and non-Christians alike to recognize and defend the Natural laws of God that protect everyone’s liberties.

    When ANY civil magistrate violates their oath to the Constitution and a commitment to the Natural liberties given us by our Creator, they must be opposed. And if they don’t get the message, they must be voted out of office.

    Donald Trump is only one year into his presidency. If all of the people who claim to be conservatives, Christians, and constitutionalists would be true to their professed beliefs and would hold Trump’s feet to the fire, he MIGHT come to recognize that his only hope for reelection is to man up about following his oath to the Constitution and to the people who elected him. But as long as Trump’s supporters behave like lap dogs and mindless zombies, and ignore, justify, and even praise Trump when he breaks his oath, all they are doing is facilitating the further destruction of our republic.

    Americans need to hear Thomas Jefferson again, "In questions of power then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."

    Believe it or not, I am not angry at Donald Trump. I am angry at the millions of Trump supporters who are giving Trump a pass for the same things for which they condemned Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I am angry that these good people are more devoted to personalities and political parties than they are to the laws of God and to the principles of constitutional government.

    When it comes to how we react to elected politicians, we should all be completely indifferent to their race, denomination, or political party but fanatically loyal to constitutional government and the Natural laws of God.

    As it stands right now, the Republican vs. Democrat battle in Washington, D.C., is nothing but a charade. Members of both parties (including Donald Trump) are routinely selling their oaths of office to compromise and capitulation, selling their souls to power (including foreign power), and selling our country’s independence and Christian heritage to the forces of Zionism (which is at the heart of globalism).

    Anyone who says he is opposed to globalism but promotes Zionism is a fraud. I’ll say it straight out: Zionism IS globalism. Zionism is also neoconism. And Donald Trump is the most Zionist president in history. So, what does that tell you?

    Plus, it isn’t encouraging when we learn that the national GOP is groveling before billionaire casino mogul and high-level Zionist Sheldon Adelson in the hopes he will fund much of their key campaigns in the upcoming elections this fall.

    See the report here:

    Desperate Republicans Turn To Adelson

    Of course, the Zionist Adelson was a major financial contributor to Trump’s 2016 campaign. He gave over $100 million to Trump’s presidential campaign. He also gave over $50 million to Republican super PACs in 2016. What a coincidence that Trump and most of the Republican Congress are lackeys for Zionist interests. And Adelson’s contributions do not include the millions of dollars that are funneled into the campaigns of congressmen and senators from Zionist special interest groups. These groups spend millions of dollars lobbying Congress and other organizations on behalf of Israel and Zionism. Here is a partial list:

    *The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)—Spends $2-3 million annually lobbying Congress on behalf of Israel and promoting Zionist causes—and also frequently writes legislation for Congress.

    *The American Israel Education Foundation (AIEF)—Spends millions of dollars annually on paid trips to Israel for members of Congress.

    *Anti-Defamation League (ADL)—Spends millions of dollars annually spying on Americans who are critical of Israel and uses massive amounts of money in smearing those people not deemed friendly to Israel. The mainstream media also promotes the Zionist agenda by accusing those on ADL lists as being “anti-Semitic.”

    *International Fellowship of Christians and Jews—Uses a $100 million revenue stream to promote Israel/Zionism among evangelical Christians.

    *Central Fund of Israel—Uses a $20 million revenue stream promoting Israeli settlements in Palestine.

    *Christians United for Israel—Founded by John Hagee and run by a Jewish American attorney from Tel Aviv, David Brog. Its lobbying arm is called CUFI Action Fund, is headed by Gary Bauer, and uses a $7 million annual budget to lobby members of Congress on behalf of Zionist causes. Hagee himself has given more than $80 million to Zionist causes in Israel.

    In your spare time you might also want to check out The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Simon Wiesenthal Center, The Israel Project, Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, Women's Zionist Organization of America, The Jewish Agency for Israel, American Friends of Likud, American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, The Israel Allies Foundation, The Jewish Policy Center, Leona and Harry Helmsley Charitable Trust, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Zionist Organization of America, World Jewish Congress, Republican Jewish Coalition, National Jewish Democratic Council, Center For Security Policy, Israeli-American Council, etc.  

    See the list here:

    The Israel Lobby: A Partial List

    A cursory review of the amounts of money spent by these Zionist organizations for congressional lobbying efforts, Jewish propaganda, media infiltration, influence and propaganda within Christian groups, witch-hunting and public destruction for Jewish detractors, education indoctrination, etc., amounts to billions of dollars annually. There is no other single special interest group in the world that has the kind of money and clout to affect U.S. policy and legislation as does the Israeli lobby. So when you hear someone say that the Israeli lobby controls—or at the very least heavily influences—the U.S. Congress and national news media, they aren’t lying.

    Indeed, perhaps the blindness of Christian people to the scourge of Zionism might be at the root of most of the evil that is engulfing our country today. But, of course, this blindness cannot be removed from the hearts of America’s Christians until it is first removed from the hearts of America’s pastors. But that’s a topic for another day.

    Right now, Trump’s supporters need to get real about binding down Donald Trump—and the rest of the Republicans in Washington, D.C.—by “the chains of the Constitution” before his presidency becomes a repeat of the G.W. Bush years. Because, as I said, at this point that is exactly what Trump’s presidency is looking like.

    P.S. Since America celebrated and honored the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln this past Monday, I want to urge readers to read Professor Thomas DiLorenzo’s literary masterpiece: The Real Lincoln.  

    Most Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history. His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions as hundreds of books, a national holiday, and a monument in Washington, D.C., extol his heroism and martyrdom. But what if most everything you knew about Lincoln was false? What if, instead of an American hero who sought to free the slaves, Lincoln was in fact a calculating politician who waged the bloodiest war in American history in order to build an empire that rivaled Great Britain's? In The Real Lincoln, author Thomas J. DiLorenzo uncovers a side of Lincoln not told in many history books and overshadowed by the immense Lincoln legend.

    Through extensive research and meticulous documentation, DiLorenzo portrays the sixteenth president as a man who devoted his political career to revolutionizing the American form of government from one that was very limited in scope and highly decentralized—as the Founding Fathers intended—to a highly centralized, activist state. Standing in his way, however, was the South with its independent states, its resistance to the national government, and its reliance on unfettered free trade. To accomplish his goals, Lincoln subverted the Constitution, trampled states' rights, and launched a devastating Civil War, whose wounds haunt us still. According to this provocative book, 600,000 American soldiers did not die for the honorable cause of ending slavery but for the dubious agenda of sacrificing the independence of the states to the supremacy of the federal government, which has been tightening its vice grip on our republic to this very day.

    You will discover a side of Lincoln that you were probably never taught in school—a side that calls into question the very myths that surround him and helps explain the true origins of a bloody and perhaps unnecessary war.

    This book is a MUST READ.

    Order The Real Lincoln here:

    The Real Lincoln

     

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