DRAFT-LETTER FRENZY: Pentagon scrambles: “There’s been no decision to leave Iraq” (Axios)
ISLAMIST SYMPATHIZERS: Leftmedia impressed and sobered by tears at Qasem Soleimani’s funeral (Washington Examiner)
STAMPEDE: A stampede at the funeral of slain Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani has left at least 50 people dead and over 200 injured. (National Review)
3% INCREASE OVER PREVIOUS HIGH: FBI gun background checks, linked closely to weapons sales, recorded the second-highest month ever in December, propelling 2019’s count to the most since the National Instant Criminal Background Check System began in 1998 (Washington Examiner)
PRIVILEGES: Chelsea scumbag/liar-Clinton made $9 million since 2011 from corporate board position (New York Post)
ENFORCEMENT: U.S. implements plan to send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala (Reuters)
FOR THE RECORD: Iran has terrorists embedded inside the U.S. and across our border (The Federalist)
“ENDLESS ARRAY” OF TARGETS: The terrifying possibilities for an Iranian cyberattack (Washington Examiner)
“USED HIS POWER AND INFLUENCE TO … COMMIT VIOLENT CRIMES”: Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, sexual battery in Los Angeles over 2013 allegations (USA Today)
“NO EVIDENCE THAT THE SHOOTING WAS … CONNECTED TO THE THEFT”: Lawsuit from Kate Steinle’s parents over stolen gun tossed by San Francisco judge (Fox News)
POLICY: How Trump can sort out the Middle East (National Review)
POLICY: California’s privacy law shows that congressional action is needed (American Enterprise Institute)
HUMOR: Iran declines to sign Colin Kaepernick after reviewing workout video (The Babylon Bee)~The Patriot Post
An example of this underhanded and dubious political tactic to chip away Christian support for Trump is Vote Common Good. The organization’s executive director, Doug Pagitt, a liberal who has long pushed against historical Christian orthodox beliefs, states, “There are many reasons why people have lost their faith in Donald Trump. We are not telling people to stop being Republicans; we are asking Republicans to not vote for this one. We are not trying to turn everyone into a Democrat. We are asking people to consider voting for one this time.”
Notice the lack of any concern for the views expressed by any of the current Democrat candidates. The argument begs the question of a false binary in which Trump is assumed to be the greatest evil and therefore the only “righteous” choice remaining is anyone other than Trump. Based on this lazy and downright idiotic logic, Pagitt would rather Christians toss their vote to a hypothetical Adolf Hitler if he were the one running against Trump.
Fortunately, conservative Christians — like many conservative Americans in general — aren’t so simplistic or easily duped into voting for candidates who aim to destroy Liberty. Conservative Christians know that all leaders are sinful and flawed, and that the choice of who to vote for more often than not comes down to a question of a lesser of two evils. It’s a question of determining which political party and candidate’s policy platform fits more consistently with a Christian worldview.
The “Evangelicals for Trump” rally in Miami loudly confronts the efforts of Democrats and the Leftmedia to stoke the false narrative that support for the president is morally indefensible. In fact, as Trump 2020 senior campaign adviser Jenna Ellis notes, “Evangelicals for Trump are quite soundly embracing our moral witness because this November, one candidate will advocate infanticide, abortion on demand, socialism, penalizing churches, the redefinition of marriage and family, destruction of individual freedom, greater reliance on welfare, censorship, and the entire bucket list of the anti-American, anti-Constitution, anti-freedom-loving liberal agenda.” That candidate won’t be Donald Trump.
~The Patriot Post