"But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: The president of the United States attempted to use his political power to coerce a foreign leader to harass and discredit one of the president’s political opponents. That is not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral."
"The reason many are not shocked about this is that this president has DUMBED DOWN the idea of MORALITY in his administration. He has hired and fired a number of people who are now convicted criminals. He himself has admitted to immoral actions in business and his relationship with women, about which he remains proud. His Twitter feed alone—with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders—is a near perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused."
"Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election—that is a matter of prudential judgment. That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments."
To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve. Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency. If we don’t reverse course now, will anyone take anything we say about justice and righteousness with any seriousness for decades to come? Can we say with a straight face that abortion is a great evil that cannot be tolerated and, with the same straight face, say that the bent and broken character of our nation’s leader doesn’t really matter in the end?"
Little(how appropriate) David, I find it hilarious that you fail to deal with the issues presented. Instead, you lie.
"When a person abandons all rational discourse and resorts to ad hominem attacks on persons and people instead of their argument, its a sign he has lost the debate all together. "
Interesting that you admit this since from your first post this is exactly ALL you have done. Hypocrite much?
Reading comprehension doesn't appear to be your strong point. I believe the ONLY facts presented here have been under my posts.
You say I support the Democratic party....I've posted this when and where? LittleD, you appear to be too use to living in gossip and ignorance to know your own assumption from truth.
Do you even know what a Christian is?
I suspect that if Yeshua Hamashiach were in flesh living in the USA today as a citizen he would find support of Trump very displeasing as well as support of most politicians from all parties. He would further find the sheep claiming to be "Christians" yet holding Trump and any member or any party alliance up along with their Christianity to be worse than foolish.
Wishy washy Christians....Ahh, so you admit that is your standing. It was apparent from your post.
Trump is a chump who is taking a dump on whomever refuses to stand up to him. His temper tantrums occur when he doesn't get his way.
Neeedsafriend....you have made some very angry post. Your hypocrisy amuses me though.
Trump says he spoke with his idol Putin about the "Russian Hoax" but of course failed to warn him against meddling in any elections or USA affairs. He'd rather fight with celebrities on Twitter. Meanwhile 34 guilty pleas from the Mueller investigation....6 Trump advisers. Lying and cheating was the basic theme.....how appropriate
Little(key word), I defended against lies p!osted, mad? Abortion legalized under a Republican president and remained despite "platforms"for nearly 50 years. So your silly spin would make all abortion presidents equals in regard. As to anger, more nonsense and silliness . Do you enjoy making lies? !
Oh littledavid, Yes, adultery bothers me.....are you saying it doesn't bother YOU? If a man or woman cannot be faithful to his wife........foolish to expect him to be faithful to his job.
Bill Clinton had adultery issues. If it were apparent before he was elected, he likely would not have been elected. He certainly left office with the shame of that adultery.
Funny and so typically hypocritical that many of those who hollered shame against Bill Clinton for his adultery have NOT been so vocal against and about the REPEATED adultery of the current president.
Fact is, Bill Clinton left office nearly 2 decades ago!
Trumpsters seem to try to deflect from the mess their idol does without looking honestly.
Basically Littledavid your post said NOTHING.
On border control
There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007, according to the new estimates.The total is the lowest since 2004.
Thus, FEWER IMMIGRANTS under the OBAMA administration than in over a decade.
In fiscal year 2017, there were 19,437 border patrol agents. The number peaked in fiscal year 2011 at 21,444, so it has declined a bit since then. Since fiscal 2011, removals have been higher each year than returns. Before that, the reverse was true.
Thus MORE border control agents under the OBAMA administration than even NOW/ Also better RESULTS!
Under the Obama administration, the yearly apprehensions on the Southwest border declined by 35 percent from calendar year 2008, the year before President Obama took office, through the end of 2016. In President Donald Trump’s first full year in office, the apprehensions declined by 43 percent, from calendar year 2016 to 2017.
On a monthly basis, the apprehensions decreased significantly during the first six months of Trump’s tenure and then began to rise. The number was actually higher in November (the most recent month for which the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has published figures) than it was when Trump was sworn in.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. economy added 2,188,000 jobs in 2017 — Trump’s first year in office. So far, it has added 1,306,000 jobs in 2018. But the economy added more jobs in EVERY year of Obama’s second term than it did in Trump’s first year. This holds true when examining the average number of jobs added per month.
In 2010, GDP growth recovered, surging 2.5 percent. Growth was already positive when Trump took office, jumping from 1.6 percent in 2016 to 2.2 percent in 2017. Trump might point us to quarterly GDP growth. The economy is estimated to have gained 4.2 percent in the second quarter of 2018, but that still pales in comparison with the 5.1 percent and 4.9 percent growth in the second and third quarters of 2014 under Obama.
We can talk deficit GDP ratio....Wages, Poverty....This country was in a severe recession from the Bush administration and EVERYONE knows and admits this when president Obama took office.....by all means of comparison it rebounded at an admirable rate and those policies lead to its continued growth. Again, how silly to say "Obama did nothing to help the US economy".
Oh,unlike Trump, Obama he has no allegations of rape nor pedophilia against him.
Can't believe that people defend an accused pedophille who has already been known to have been a adulterer, a cheat, a liar, a thief, a fraud and who has also other allegations of rape and inappropriate sexual misconduct.
Christians should not spread gossip and lies. Falsehoods spread on this thread include- Noting was done under the president Obama administration to secure the border. That falsehood is laughable regardless of the spin, intelligent people can simply look at the numbers even the current administration has used to see how ridiculously idiotic that claim is. I"m chuckling even now thinking of how insane that comment is and still wondering if its possible someone actually believes it.
Equally false and funny is the comment that the economy didn't grow under the Obama administration. Or as it was stated he did nothing to help the economy. Really? So an economy that goes from super bad recession to growth in each year is doing NOTHING???? Comedy for sure!
I apologize, I'm assuming those who post here are intelligent enough to look at numbers released by the government itself and non partisan sources of information. I can provide the numbers if you simply aren't capable.
Money spent investigating corruption in the Trump administration has shown CORRUPTION! How is that a waste? It's actually silly to state that even if there weren't indictments and CONVICTIONS related to it but there have been! That makes that statement even more ridiculous!
It's an administration full of liars and cheats....like the leader Trump.
Foolish is to assume that the investigation would have resulted in a charge against the sitting president...when has that happened in such a criminal investigation? Also foolish thing that the GUILTY pleas, CONVICTIONS and indictments against those connected to Trump was a waste of money! Seriously?
Fox gossip channel aka Faux news (Oh, you likely don't know the meaning of faux) is NOT a good source of information. That too is fact.
Now did Trump cheat on EVERY wife/family he has ever had? YES! Commandment violation? YES! Character issue? YES! Tapes of him saying vile things about women?
So, 1 person claimed this thread is about NEWS now YOU claim this thread is to promote the lying, womanizing, narcissistic, dishonest, rapist and adulturer named Donald Trump. This is exactly why I decided to post here. In the midst of that cheerleading there should be rational reasoning and facts.
Of course he is not a pastor.....he is the leader of a country and the bar should be as high for his actions as it is for any head of household. That is, unless you also believe it to be tolerable for a married man to cheat on his wife and family, to steal money from his family for the purpose of hooking up with prostitutes, to be a pedophile, to collude with despots, to be petty, to live on social media, to throw temper tantrums and blame everyone but himself.
Now, show FACTUAL information concerning what he has actually ACCOMPLISHED as president.
Odd that you'd actually claim that Obama did nothing to secure the border when the FACTS show CLEARLY that during each year more illegals were deported and stopped than during any previous administration. The number of illegals in the USA was at its lowest in over a decade. Yet you claim nothing was done??????? Seriously, when do you use facts over gossip, misinformation, rhetoric and untruths?
Securing the border was NEVER the question. The issue and question has been HOW. The lie of building a wall and having the Mexican government to pay for it was yet another silly campaign promise that duped his followers who cling to him as if he were an idol. The idea and reality of a costly wall to cover the southern border is not only foolish but according to most experts an ineffective means of securing the southern border.
The number of illegal immigrants into the USA was lower at the end of the Obama presidency than it had been since 2004. Embarrassing is the fact that Trump states he wants to close the border because those numbers are creeping back up under his watch because his POLICIES aren't working.