WHAT’S THE DOWNSIDE OF CHRISTIANITY?

In case you hadn’t noticed, Christianity is under attack. Christians are called “haters”. Recently, Senator Diane Feinstein said she didn’t think she could support a judge nominee because of her “Christian dogma”. It’s a judge’s duty is to enforce the law as written. Being a Christian wouldn’t conflict with enforcing the law. Most laws conform with the Ten Commandments. We have laws against stealing, murdering, libel, adultery, etc. Progressives like secular judges who are likely to loosely interpret law and legislate from the bench. That’s how they circumvent the will of the people. Christian judges are more likely to follow laws as written. Romans 3:31 “Do we then overthrow the law by this faith? By no means. On the contrary, we uphold the law”.

We just have to look at what is happening around us. Christianity is banned from our schools. Many schools won’t even allow a Christian club or prayer group. But Islam IS being taught in our schools and Muslims ARE allowed to pray in school. Sports teams are sued to prevent them from praying before, during, or after games. They aren’t allowed to even show signs of thanks or faith such as looking skyward or bowing their heads. But Muslims are allowed to pray in streets, blocking traffic. Nativity scenes at Christmas are restricted or banned. Cross memorials are being taken down. But, why? What is the downside of Christianity?

I remember a time when being a Christian was a career enhancement. It has become a career ender in these days of social justice. But why? May I remind everyone of #27 of the Communist Goals read into the Congressional Record in 1963, “…..replace revealed religion with social religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a religious crutch.” and #28 “Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in schools on the grounds it violates the principal of separation of church and state.” Good job, Progressives, you can check those off.

Christianity teaches forgiveness. Matthew 6:14 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you.” Christians understand we are all sinners and fall short in the eyes of the Lord. “Judge not lest ye be judged”. The Bible teaches to “hate the sin but love the sinner”. Because Christians believe marriage is between a man and a woman they are called “haters” with such viciousness no rational discussion can continue. But let’s discuss it anyway. Does believing marriage is between a man and a woman mean Christians hate gays? Of course not. Many have gay friends or family members that they care about and want to be happy. But the Bible says homosexuality is a sin. Christians are being persecuted for believing the Bible. The Left is demonizing the Bible. It must be removed from hotel rooms. Removed from schools. Not read, not quoted. Christians can believe homosexuality is a sin and still love gays. And they can forgive the Left for judging them. Without forgiveness people carry the burden of anger, resentment, revenge and sorrow that prevents them from living a full, happy life. It has been my experience that people able to forgive are free of that burden. What is the downside of forgiveness?

Christianity teaches the sanctity of life. Psalm 127:3 “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” Do Christians seriously need to defend that? If a society no longer believes life is scared there is little they won’t accept. For a civil society to survive there need to be values, principals and guidelines to live by. The secular Left wants us to believe until birth an infant is just a lump of cells and it’s mother has a “right” to abort it. Christianity doesn’t take away a woman’s “right to chose”. There are numerous choices a woman is able to make BEFORE aborting a child. She can chose to abstain, she can chose to use birth control, and as long as Roe vs Wade is law, she still has three months to chose abortion. But why would she chose to abort a viable child when she could give birth and give the child to a couple desperate to love and raise her child. What’s the downside of protecting life?

Christianity teaches redemption. 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Christians know if they admit their sin and ask forgiveness they will be redeemed. Recognizing what they did was a sin prevents them from repeating it. The problem Progressives have with this is that they don’t want anything to be considered a sin. They don’t think anyone should feel guilt or shame. If an Islamist kills hundreds of innocent people, it’s because they were provoked. If someone turns to crime it’s because they had a bad childhood. If protestors damage property, loot, or burn businesses someone treated them unjustly. But the property owners didn’t treat them unjustly. How do you solve injustice by being unjust to others? Justice needs to be equal to all or it isn’t justice. For a civil society there need to be rules to live by. There need to be behaviors that are not acceptable. Christianity gives us those rules and forgives us when we fall short. What is the downside of redemption?

And Christianity teaches there is life after death. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. Even if atheists are right and this is it, there is no more…..nada, nothing. What is the incentive to live an ethical, moral life? Why not lie, cheat and steal? What have you got to lose? And, how unfair life would be if you were born with a birth defect, you were born into slavery, you were one of the millions murdered by dictators, you were maimed in war, or contracted a deadly disease? How meaningless life would be. People need to believe life has meaning. Losing a loved one is one of the most painful events in our lives but believing you will be reunited with that loved one makes their loss less painful. The belief in life after death is comforting and reassuring and it inspires Christians to live kind, moral, unselfish lives. Even if atheists were right, you’d never know, would you? But believing inspires you to be a better person, so, what’s the down side of believing in life after death?

While there have been violent and evil acts done in the name of Christianity, they have been done against the teachings of Jesus, not in accordance. Christianity’s offer of forgiveness, redemption, love and everlasting life attracts followers. There is no need to mandate belief in Christianity. You are free to believe or not…….so what is the down side?

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About madderthanhell

Retired casting director. Mother of two daughters. Grandmother of twin boys and two step grandsons. Lived in California all my life. Co-organizer of two Tea Parties. Past member of Republican Central Committee.
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23 Responses to WHAT’S THE DOWNSIDE OF CHRISTIANITY?

  1. Frank says:

    I don’t think Christians are being persecuted Michael. It’s just the over-the-top Evangelicals who preach one thing but do not practice what they preach. These people are largely responsible for the election of Trump. They voted for a guy who openly brags about his abuse of women and finds glee in what he has done. I have a friend in DC and he privately says his wife won’t sleep in the same bedroom with him anymore because of all the gas he passes from his crazy diet. (Friend is VERY reliable)

    Would you let any of your daughters or grandchildren date this guy?

    Any man who treats women the way Trump does should not be the leader of the Free World. He is an embarrassment to our country.

    I hope you are safe from the fires in CA. Have a Merry Christmas!

    • I don’t know where you get your information. You are aware the ACLU goes around suing schools to prevent players from praying on or off the field, aren’t you? You are aware Christians aren’t allowed to pray in school but Muslims are, aren’t you? This is not against evangelicals, it’s against Christianity. You are delusional if you think evangelicals got Trump elected. American citizens HATE the corruption in DC. They HATE that our representatives aren’t representing us.

      And it’s laughable that you think Trump admitted to abusing women. He did no such thing. He was saying woman allow powerful men to grab them. And he’s right. There is a line of woman willing to have sex with athletes, actors, politicians, etc. He didn’t say he did. But to be SO offended by what he said when you had no such offense over Kennedy KILLING a woman or Clinton raping one and abusing many women, is hysterically funny. You Lefties who supported and voted for the most reprehensible men, are in no position to act shocked over locker room talk.

      I don’t care how unPresidential Trump acts in your eyes. He is doing what’s best for the country. After Obama said there was no magic wand to being back the economy or jobs, that’s EXACTLY what Trump is doing. And he’s doing it Constitutionally. You are just repeating what you hear Trump haters say, you have no idea what Trump is like.

      I also want to point out that you asked me to name reputable scientists who didn’t believe in AGW. I gave you a LONG list that didn’t even include the 31,000 who signed a letter saying man had little effect on temperature or climate and you’ve ignored it.

      Trying to change the subject? You apparently want to talk about nonsense that has no effect on our lives. Oh, well.

      • Frank says:

        Ahh! You might want to watch 60 Minutes from today. Your own governor is leading the charge against the ignorance of climate deniers. He’s a very smart dude and is almost 80 years old. I think he probably knows more about man-made climate change than either of us.

        Not changing subject at all! The Evangelicals are a bunch of kooks who are in a cult-like environment (think David Koresch and the Branch Davidians) I have never seen anything you describe in public schools or private schools in all my travels in the past five years. Where do you get such idiotic information?

        Stay healthy young lady!

        Frank

      • I might add, that the fires were more than likely arson. And they were made worse by Brown’s policies. California is on the largest body of water in the world. There is no reason for a water shortage. I went to a meeting in Santa Monica last year about water. A man from the water board explained Santa Monica is on a flood plain and therefore sits on a vast reservoir of water that supplies so much water they sell water to other cities. They ALSO have a desalination plant. So they have more than enough water but they cut people’s use by 25% to serve as an example to other cities. There is a wide plant strip down the middle of San Vicente Blvd from Bundy to the ocean. There are trees every 20 feet or more and it had well kept grass. Whenever you drive down that street you’ll see people walking their dogs or jogging or just strolling. Brown won’t let any cities water these strips and they’re all dead and look horrible. We used to have green landscaping along the sides of our freeways. Brown paid people to replace their lawns with wood chips. The city and state parks are brown. Plus we can’t clear out the forests. They are overgrown and trees are dying because there are too many. California is a tinderbox and it’s Brown’s fault.

      • Frank says:

        As I wrote above, the Evangelicals (AKA “Fake Christians) basically were the reason for the election of Trump. But it’s not so much what he says but how he looks when he says the obnoxious things he does. At the same time, HIllary was a horrible candidate. It’s really difficult to actually like her.

        Donald Trump is a mediocre intelligence, he has no moral or ethical compass, has no usable education despite what his dad bought for him, has no intellectual curiosity that would allow him to learn even if he didn’t have a pronounced learning disability and is demonstrating a degenerating mind in a grossly degenerate corpus. So, where does that leave us?

        What he is doing is alienating our oldest allies, destroying relevant regional salients around the globe taunting potential adversaries he thinks he can bully and sucking up to rivals who are playing him and the United States in a fashion we haven’t seen since before the American Civil War.

        What isn’t he doing? He’s not growing the capacity of our economy in real terms (i.e., education, physical and technological infrastructure). He’s not building alliances for mutual benefit, protecting our trade agreements, demonstrating fealty, strength and active commitment to the ideals that have made us a world leader in the past.

        In fact, on the “happen and doesn’t happen” scale, he is the biggest disaster in American History.

        It’s been a pleasure to have a friendly debate with a woman who looks like she is maybe 50 but is actually older. Thank you for making this school year one of the best. We may disagree on different things but that doesn’t really matter. Your writing is mostly kind and at the same time lacks basic facts–but that’s okay Michael. I lack tact much of the time.

        I pray you have a very Merry Christmas and continue to vigorously defend things you believe are true. It is fascinating to read your posts!

        Frank

      • I understand why you think what you do. The media has nothing good to say about Trump but you have a very biased and uninformed opinion of Trump. I was a delegate for Ted Cruz. I was not a Trump supporter. I listened to all the negative press too. But I now know people who work in the White House and people who know him and you and the media are wrong. First of all, I agree he isn’t well educated but he has a high IQ and he certainly isn’t ignorant. People who have been in meetings with him say he listens to everyone and asks insightful questions. He listens to both sides. Obama almost never met with his cabinet. Trump meets weekly and they start with prayer.

        To think Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing or doesn’t understand the complexities of being President is absurd. He has businesses in countries around the world and is an excellent negotiator. He also knows what is possible. He understands international business AND politics.
        The idea that Trump could have become as successful as an international businessman but doesn’t know how to stimulate the economy is a laughable argument. You say he isn’t growing the economy in real terms. LOL!! Of course he is. Obama’s economy hovered around 1.5% to 2.5% for the ENTIRE 8 YEARS. Trump increased the economy to nearly 4% in just 9 months. Education infrastructure??? Education is in the toilet BECAUSE of government. Trump just ordered our electric grid to be protected from an EMP…..something Obama never did even though he knew the danger of not doing it.

        Our trade agreements shouldn’t be protected. They need to be re-negoatiated. Our trade agreements put us and our economy at a disadvantage. I don’t want ANY President that puts US at a disadvantage. And actually Trudeau complimented Trump for his desire to re-negoiate the agreements.

        Trump CERTAINLY is committed to making us the world leader we were in the past. Obama was working to make us weaker. You are so wrong. Obama was the biggest disaster in American History. Obamacare, Stimulus Bill that was supposed to build infrastructure but didn’t, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting of Conservative groups and people, his “rules of engagement” that got more soldiers killed, his withdrawal from Iraq, his arming of ISIS, his allowing Hezbollah to run cocaine into our country, his spying on an incoming President, his protecting the corruption of the Clintons, he made race relations WORSE, etc, etc, etc!! Obama was friends with our enemies and enemies with our friends.

        Relax, my friend, the economy is roaring back and companies are going to expand and create jobs, but I doubt you will see it because all you’ll hear is how horrible he is. Actually, he is a loving father and husband.

        My writing doesn’t lack facts, you just don’t like them. How many scientists who don’t believe man is causing global warming have you actually sat down with and listened to? How many people do you know working in this administration or who know Trump? Wake up, my friend, you are being lied to. You need to “question boldly”.

        You have a Merry Christmas. I glad I could help you have a good year.

    • The following bans on prayer, nativity scenes, Christian clubs aren’t being made against “Evangelicals”. These bans are in numerous states across the nation and only against Christianity. In the military a Chaplin was fired for saying, “In Jesus name” and they aren’t allowed to have a Bible on their desks. I’m not surprised you don’t know this since I doubt your news sources cover it. But the following show that the Left is trying their hardest to remove God and specifically Christianity from the public square.

      http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/08/23/court-rules-high-school-football-coach-cannot-pray-on-field.html

      https://www.theindianalawyer.com/articles/42110-aclu-sues-franklin-township-schools-over-christian-prayer

      https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/14/criminal-prayer-case-stirs-protests/

      http://lmtribune.com/northwest/aclu-sues-madison-school-district-over-graduation-pregame-prayers/article_ef26a088-3351-5b41-be3d-6084d5ca9134.html

      https://www.thoughtco.com/aclu-sues-to-prohibit-military-prayer-3299730

      http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/04/22/navy-chaplain-censored-dont-pray-in-name-jesus.html

      http://www.wnd.com/2007/01/39655/ CHAPLAIN FIRED FOR SAYING, “In Jesus name”.

      http://www.wnd.com/2015/05/when-chaplains-cant-discuss-the-bible/

      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/04/humanist-group-sues-to-remove-cross-shaped-wwi-memorial-in-maryland.html

      http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/06/school-bans-christian-club-again.html

      https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/30/santa-monica-nativity-scene_n_7186120.html

      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/churches-uses-live-nativity-displays-in-response-to-ban/

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/07/nativity-scene-ban-france-court-la-roche-sur-yon

      http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/12/05/school-bans-christmas-trees-colors-red-green.html

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2013/11/15/the-battle-over-christmas-music-in-school-begins-again/?utm_term=.46d9c2014524

      • Frank says:

        Some final thoughts to end 2017. Your problem with Obama and fascination and support for Trump can be summed up with the following (an essay by one of my classmates)
        To die hard Trump Supporters, what exactly was it about Obama., that embarrassed you?
        Were you embarrassed by his lone and enduring twenty-five year marriage to a strong woman he’s never ceased to publicly praise, respect, or cherish?
        Were you embarrassed by the way he lovingly and sweetly parented and protected his daughters?
        Were you embarrassed by his Columbia University degree in Political Science or his graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School?
        Maybe you were embarrassed by his white American and Black Kenyan parents, or the diversity he was raised in as normal?
        Were you embarrassed by his eloquence, his quick wit, his easy humor, his seeming comfort meeting with both world leaders and street cleaners; by his bright smile or his sense of empathy or his steadiness—perhaps by his lack of personal scandals or verbal gaffes or impulsive tirades?
        No. Of course you weren’t.
        Honestly, I don’t believe you were ever embarrassed. That word implies an association that brings ridicule, one that makes you ashamed by association, and if that’s something you claim to have experienced over the past eight years by having Barack Obama representing you in the world—I’m going to suggest you rethink your word choice.
        You weren’t “embarrassed” by Barack Obama.
        You were threatened by him.
        You were offended by him.
        You were challenged by him.
        You were enraged by him.
        But I don’t believe it had anything to do with his resume or his experience or his character or his conduct in office—because you seem fully proud right now to be associated with a three-time married, serial adulterer and confessed predator; a man whose election and business dealings and relationships are riddled with controversy and malfeasance.
        You’re perfectly fine being represented by a bullying, obnoxious, genitalia-grabbing, Tweet-ranting, Prime Minister-shoving charlatan who’s managed to offend all our allies in a few short months. And you’re okay with him putting on religious faith like a rented, dusty, ill-fitting tuxedo and immediately tossing it in the garbage when he’s finished with it.
        None of that you’re embarrassed of? I wonder how that works.
        Actually, I’m afraid I have an idea. I hope I’m wrong.
        Listen, you’re perfectly within your rights to have disagreed with Barack Obama’s policies or to have taken issue with his tactics. No one’s claiming he was a flawless politician or a perfect human being. But somehow I don’t think that’s what we’re talking about here. I think the thing President Obama did that really upset you, white friend—was having a complexion that was far darker than you were ever comfortable with. I think the President we have now feels much better.
        Because objectively speaking, if what’s happening in our country right now doesn’t cause you great shame and doesn’t induce the continual meeting of your palm to your face—I don’t believe embarrassment is ever something you struggle with.
        No, if you claimed to be “embarrassed” by Barack Obama but you’re not embarrassed by Donald Trump—I’m going to strongly suggest it was largely a pigmentation issue.

        Again, Merry Christmas Michael!

        Frank

      • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Frank.

        I’m a little busy right now with family celebrations but don’t worry, I’ll have a thoughtful, truthful answer to this silly, rant that lacks critical thinking. That lacks curiosity on why, if Obama’s credentials were SO impressive and noteworthy, he had all his records sealed. But, hang in there, I’ll get back to you.

        Sincerely, Michael

      • Happy New Year, Frank!

        I finally have some time to answer your last entry in my blog. So, here goes.

        What exactly was it about Obama that embarrassed me? I wouldn’t use the word “embarrassed”. I’d say there were things that concerned me greatly……should have concerned you too….and would have if Obama had been a Republican. What is sad is that you don’t have the objectivity to know how true that is.

        My biggest concern was that Obama didn’t like America. Neither did his wife (“for the first time in my life I’m proud of my country”). He didn’t salute the flag or sing the anthem. Silly me, I like a President who LOVES America. One who respects what the flag and anthem stand for. Lives lost defending FREEDOM. One who doesn’t think it needs to be “transformed”. America may not be perfect but it doesn’t need to be transformed. We are the most generous people on the planet. We have given our lives to help protect other countries from tyranny. We are first at every natural disaster. We are a kind and compassionate country. You and your class mate need to read “Republican like me” by the former CEO of NPR. He traveled to Red states to meet Conservative Republicans and see if they were the toothless, ignorant, racist, hate mongers the Left portrayed them as. He found intelligent, kind, helpful, openminded people. He went hunting and learned to respect the 2nd amendment. Although he has not registered as a Republican (he’s registered as an independent) he is no longer a Liberal.

        His “lone” (I think you mean long) and enduring marriage? I don’t know where anyone criticized his marriage or parenting. Both Bushes had long and enduring marriages too. So what? I haven’t heard Trump do anything but praise his wife and children either. And clearly he did a good job raising productive children. (You won’t find any pictures of Trump children smoking dope…..like Malia).

        When Obama’s college records are unsealed I’ll tell you if I’m embarrassed by his college performance or not. Until then, I certainly can’t praise what I don’t know. Don’t you want to know why his records are sealed if they are such a source of pride?

        Was I embarrassed by his White mother and Black father? Not at all. I can truthfully say that is what I DID like about him. And I can say nearly everyone I know felt the same. Both Herman Cain and Ben Carson have HUGE support and they were 100% Black. So does Condalisa Rice and Clarance Thomas. Conservatives have no problem with minorities. We just prefer Conservative minorities just as you prefer Liberal minorities. Tell me, how does the Left treat Conservative minorities?

        What about Obama’s eloquence, wit, comfort meeting world leaders, bright smile, empathy or lack of scandals? Well, you know eloquence is not a moral marker, nor a sign of goodness. Sociopaths are intelligent and eloquent. Eloquence has nothing to do with governing, it just helps the medicine go down. Trump has as much or more comfort meeting world leaders (he met more before he became POTUS than Obama did). In terms of scandals??? No, Obama’s scandals weren’t personal, they were political and affected US in very negative ways. Fast and Furious, where he had to impose Executive privilege to prevent the public from finding out he knew about it and ordered it. When was the last time your friend remembers an Attorney General being found in Contempt of Congress? How about Benghazi, where he LIED to our faces saying it was caused by a video? He was really sending arms to what became ISIS. I’d call that a scandal. What about telling us we could keep our doctor when he knew it was a lie. What about the IRS abuse of Conservative groups? What about giving billions to Iran under cover of night? What about spying on an incoming POTUS? What about all the unmasking of American Citizens to try to bring down a POTUS? I’d call sedition a scandal.

        Crazy me, I’d rather have personal scandals that don’t effect my life or yours, than political scandals that effect our lives and traditions in serious negative ways.

        I wasn’t……we weren’t embarrassed by Obama. He scared us to death. He protected, defended, and praised Islam. He (without the knowledge of the people) brought in more Muslims than ever before. He gave 680,000 green cards to Muslims. He brought very few Christians from Muslim countries. I wonder why.

        Yes, we were threatened by him. He threatened our way of life and our culture. You should have been too.

        Yes, we were offended by him. I’m offended by a POTUS not liking my country, for his first trip being an apology tour, blaming us for the ills of the world. I was offended by his bowing to dictators. I was offended that he said we had to give up some of our sovereignty to the UN. I was offended by his unconstitutional acts. FYI, he had NO authority to enact DACA…..which he admitted 23 times.

        Challenged by him? No. What what was his challenge?

        Enraged by him. Hmm…..sometimes, yes. Call me crazy, but I believe in the Rule of Law, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. He didn’t.

        The comments about us being OK with “three time married, serial adulterer and confessed predator” is SO ridiculous. Yes, he was married 3 times. For you Liberals who support the destruction of the moral fabric of this country (gay-marriage being equal to traditional marriage, gender neutral bathrooms, locker rooms and showers, teaching kids transgender is normal, teaching grade school kids how to safely engage in oral and anal sex, etc) this moral judgement is pretty funny. Especially when you also supported Clinton who certainly was PROVEN to be a serial adulterer, and rapist. Who lost his law license for lying under oath and Ted Kennedy who KILLED a woman and was also a proven serial adulterer. Being offended that Trump has divorced is HYSTERICALLY funny. And as to the accusation that Trump is a “confessed predator”, that is simply not true. If you want to change the minds of people who disagree with you, you can’t lie. Trump said women allowed famous men to grab them by the p***y. That wasn’t an admission that he did it, just an acknowledgement that it was true. Maybe you need to listen to the tape again. And when the women who have made accusations against Trump (NONE of them that he grabbed them by the P***y) have been paid large sums of money why would you believe them? I’m not saying Trump is a saint, but he also isn’t what your friend claims.

        Trump hasn’t offended our allies. I’d say Israel is pretty happy with him. Any who are unhappy with him are unhappy because he is the biggest threat to global governance and THANK YOU GOD! In actual fact, most of the world leaders he’s met have liked him very much. They just don’t like that he pulled out of the Paris agreement and wants to renegotiate trade deals that are bad for America. And look, the rocket man is toning down his rhetoric. YAY!

        I’ll tell you what offends ME about your school mate’s rant. That he claims we Conservatives didn’t like Obama because he is Black. That is a childish, purposely offensive, and bigoted accusation. I don’t know anyone who cared about Obama’s color. If they had any opinion about his color it was positive. We didn’t like him because he’s a Marxist, anti-Constitutional, anti-American.

        The fact that you sent me this rant from your classmate makes me assume you share his opinion. You need to open your mind and start challenging what the Left tells you to believe. When was the last time a climate skeptic was allowed to speak on your campus?

        Anyway, have a good 2018.

    • Frank says:

      Regarding your January 2, 2018 response:

      My dad went to Harvard Law and became friends with both Barack and Michele Robinson Obama. My friend’s “rant” DID mean “lone” and not “long”. He was referring to the Barack’s ONLY marriage…and from what my dad and his friends said, they were inseparable while at Harvard. No affairs, no grabbing women in inappropriate places etc. Dad said he did smoke pot with Barack once while at Harvard but said Barack really wasn’t much into it. My dad passed away in 2015 of Pancreatic Cancer. (Hate Cancer!)

      Just so you know, presidents do not release their college transcripts or any other personal information. It’s like the lunatics who actually believed Obama was not born in the USA. How on earth could that have slipped by the FBI, CIA, SS, etc?? But, the nuts who called themselves “Christians” simply refused to believe Obama was born here.

      Obama handled that with his usual dignity and grace and did not Tweet “he was (like) really smart and a (like) “genius” The real question we all should ask is why Trump has not released his taxes? If he did that, the Russian story would be all over…or it could also end his presidency. Who knows? All other presidents have released their taxes. Why not Trump?

      The “elephant in the room” for the entire presidency of Obama was racism…pure and simple. Mitch McConnell: “I’ll work with Biden but will not work with that other guy.” (referring to Obama) How do lunatics who call themselves “Christians” and “Conservatives” justify not voting for anything Obama tried to pass?

      How do the lunatics explain that under Obama, the stock market went up 140% in his eight years in office and unemployment went from near 10% down to ~4%? And now Trump (in his usual narcissistic manner tries to take credit for the economy and the stock market. We both know it was Obama’s policies that dug the country out of the mess that GW Bush left for him.

      Regarding your belief that weather is the same as climate: It’s quite simple. Actual, verifiable data show that global warming is, in part, caused by burning fossil fuels. We humans burn fossil fuels.

      Actual data show that helping the poor helps us all. Actual data show that universal healthcare is better than no care.

      Archeological studies show that the earth is far older than counting Biblical generations shows. Actual geology shows that the earth is billions of years old–not thousands.

      Actual genetic data reveal our ancestral links to all other living and past creatures. All these data-driven discoveries in colleges and universities contradict Republican orthodoxy and are therefore, “liberal” and wrong. Republican Solution: cut off the money, never mind the damage to our children’s and our nation’s futures.

      Finally, the thing that drives progressive people crazy is the obsequious behavior of Trump’s cabinet and his so-called “advisers”. It’s like if they don’t kiss his ring (I’m trying to be polite) they are fired or are demeaned by his childish Tweets.

      Happy New Year again Michael. I look forward to meeting you someday.

      Frank

      • WOW! Hard to know where to begin. Obama met Michelle when she was an attorney and Obama was an intern at her office. I hate to contradict your father but I read both of Obama’s books and he said his last two years were a blur because he took whatever drugs were available with enthusiasm. As he said he belonged to the “Chum Gang” in high school and smoked LOTS of dope. He laughs when he says he inhaled.

        I find no virtue in the fact that the Obamas have only been married once. So have the Clintons. People marry and stay married for a variety of reasons. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Barak and Michelle like each other, they both hate America.

        McConnell may have preferred to work with Biden, but he IS working with Trump now. I absolutely DESPISE the Republican leadership, McConnell ESPECIALLY, because none of them wanted an outsider with no political obligations to come in and change the status quo. I guess you missed that they all worked with Trump to pass the tax cut bill.

        Racism had NOTHING to do with the Right not liking Obama. As I’ve said many times, I don’t know anyone who gives a rats ass about Obama’s race. As I’ve said that was what I DID like about him. We crazy, toothless, ignorant people believe in the Rule of Law and the Constitution. Obama didn’t. He said he didn’t. He said the Constitution said what government couldn’t do and didn’t say what government could do. We want LIMITED government. That’s what this country was founded on. The pilgrims FLED from tyranny. They wanted to be free.

        I know LOTS of Christians, none are idiots and I’m not aware of any Christians except a few fringe who are disputing where Obama was born. Even though every birth certificate produced has been a fraud. Personally, I don’t care.

        Christians didn’t vote for Obama’s policies??? What didn’t pass? What bill that Obama wanted didn’t pass? And what is the justification of the Christian Democrats have for voting against EVERYTHING Trump wants. We Conservatives were ANGRY that Republicans DIDN’T even try to stop Obama’s unconstitutional policies. We came to realize they want the same things. And that has nothing to do with their religious beliefs. I am offended by your hate of Christians. And where is your tolerance and inclusiveness toward Christians or Conservatives. Democrats are Christians too.

        How do we explain the stock market going up under Obama? PRINTING MONEY! We aren’t doing that now and the stock market just passed 25000. With 94 MILLION working aged people unemployed the 4% is obviously not correct. ALL during the Obama administration we had the fewest people working. We had more people in poverty and more on food stamps. PLUS the HIGHEST Black unemployment in 30 years. Under Trump we have the LOWEST Black unemployment since they started keeping records. Lower than the 60’s. Obama’s policies KEPT us in the mess Clinton left for us. Th financial meltdown may have happened during Bush but it was caused by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Act that gave mortgage loans to people who couldn’t afford them. It took a while for the bubble to burst and it did during Bush. The economic growth under Obama never reached 3% the ENTIRE EIGHT YEARS! How do you think taxing companies out of the country help the economy?

        I KNOW the difference between weather and climate. Climate changes, always has, always will. What all your climate alarmists fail to consider is the Sun’s influence on temperature. None of the climate models the alarmists use factors in the influence of the Sun. DUH! No matter what we do, if there is little activity on the Sun, it will cool.

        I have no idea what you are referring to when you say there is data-driven discoveries that contradict Republican orthodoxy. I have no idea what you are talking about. If you want to be more specific, I’ll comment on it.

        I look forward to meeting you too,

        Michael

      • Frank says:

        Thanks for your response! I did not know the Obama’s met prior to Harvard. Good for you.
        A few things you wrote need some clarification for me: AN IDEALOGY THAT THAT WANTS ABORTION ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON. WHERE DID YOU GET THAT?
        My questions are in all CAPS (and I don’t mean to yell at you Michael)

        supports Planned Parenthood that sells aborted baby parts? WHO SUPPORTS THIS? MY MOM IS A NURSE AND SHE SCOFFS AT SUCH A NOTION. (JUST PROVIDE ME WITH PROVEN FACTS AND PHONE NUMBERS SO I CAN INVESTIGATE THIS FOR MYSELF)

        ideology has removed civics, the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem from schools? THAT IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE MICHAEL. THE SCHOOLS WHERE I HAVE VOLUNTEERED ALL STAND AND SAY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE EACH DAY. SEND ME THE NAMES OF THE SCHOOLS AND THEIR PHONE NUMBERS AND I WILL CALL THEM TO FIND OUT WHY THEY DO NOT.

        Who supports teaching transgender and homosexual lifestyles as normal to kindergarten children? WOW! THAT’S DEEP! PLEASE SEND ME THE NAMES OF THE SCHOOLS AND THEIR PHONE NUMBER SO I CAN VERIFY,

        What ideology is teaching our children about anal and oral sex in grade school? NOTHING WRONG WITH ORAL SEX BUT TEACHING IT IN GRADE SCHOOL IS A STRETCH. I AM TRYING TO THINK OF ANY TEACHER WHO WOULD KEEP HIS/HER JOB IF HE/SHE WERE TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE WITH KIDS AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE. PLEASE SEND ME NAME OF SCHOOLS AND THEIR PHONE NUMBERS SO I CAN CHECK IT OUT.

        What ideology supports punishing people who believe marriage is between a man and a woman? PERSONALLY, I DON’T THINK JESUS WOULD CARE IF WE HUMANS MARRIED OUR FORD OR CHEVY TRUCK! LOVE IS THE ANSWER.

        What ideology believes in anthropogenic global warming even though there has been no warming in 23 years? WELL MICHAEL, I GUESS WE WILL HAVE TO AGREE TO DISAGREE ON THIS PROVEN FACT.

        What ideology is forcing us off our private property and wants us all to live in apartments? WHO SAID THAT? WHERE DID THEY SAY THAT? AND WHY WOULD THEY SAY THAT? PLEASE SEND ME A RELIABLE SOURCE FOR THIS NONSENSE. (NOT FOX TV!!)

        I ASSUME YOU DO REALIZE THAT OVER 90% OF COLLEGE-EDUCATED PEOPLE BELIEVE FOX IS A HOAX?

        I hope you are having a very Happy New Year Michael. I truly admire your zeal for “far-out” beliefs and admire you for sticking to your beliefs. That is truly what makes our country great…not orange and yellow presidents! :)) 

      • I can’t wait to answer this and send you links. This just shows how the media you watch, read and listen to lies to you. But it will have to wait. I’m about to drive up to Santa Barbara (this is the first day the 101 has opened since the fire and flood). We haven’t been able to get to my daughter’s house in Montecito. I going to see how it is and try to get the unilities back on and survey the damage to my hometown. I’ll answer later this week.

      • Ok, Frank, hold on, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

        First, I’m going to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2/5 through 2/15 for the UN Habitat Climate Change Conference. I’m covering it for various websites.

        I’m actually stunned you were so shocked by some of the points I made because they are pretty well known. It shows how effective the media is in keeping you in the dark. Certainly everyone in the Right knows the points I made are positions of the Left leadership.

        Having said that, I don’t believe they are positions of Democrat voters and that’s why I wrote about it. Democrat voters need to think about what their votes will result in. You wanted to know how I could think the Democrats (when I say “Democrats” I’m referring to Democrat politicians not voters. Democrat politicians from local to Federal are all in lock step or they will be punished. That wasn’t true in the past, but it is now) are for abortions for any reason at any time up and including the day of birth. Well, because that’s the position they take. Republicans have tried to pass bills that protect viable babies and the Democrats have fought tooth and nail against them. Just so you know, I don’t know any serious grass roots support for overturning Roe vs Wade. I’m OK with abortions in the first trimester. But here are some links (yes, many from sources you don’t like because the Main Stream Media won’t report anything that doesn’t agree with the Left’s agenda. However, some ARE from MSM. Rather than attacking the messenger, prove what they report is wrong).

        The following are links to information that shows the Democrat leadership and the media are in agreement with NO restrictions on abortion whatsoever. What do you think the women’s marches have been about? “MY BODY, MY CHOICE”. As I said, the right isn’t against abortions in the first trimester.

        Democrats official position is no restrictions on abortions.
        http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/416704/dnc-chair-no-restrictions-abortion-joel-gehrke

        http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/july/what-pro-abortion-bill-clearing-oregons-legislature-does-to-protecting-life

        Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAller are good friends of mine. They wrote a book about Kermit Gosnell and have made a movie about him (but can’t get it distributed because no one wants to distribute a movie that shows abortion in a negative light. The media wouldn’t cover the story. Even though ALL the agencies we BELIEVE are protecting us from this sort of carnage KNEW what was going on in Gosnell’s clinic, they did NOTHING about it because they are willing to protect abortion at any cost.

        http://dailysignal.com/2014/04/22/filmmaker-media-doesnt-cover-gosnell-trial-asks-many-awkward-questions/

        https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-i-didnt-write-about-gosnells-trial-and-why-i-should-have

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2013/04/15/why-kermit-gosnell-hasnt-been-on-page-one/?utm_term=.d30688b7504e

        https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/issues/abortion/federal-and-state-bans-and-restrictions-abortion

        Have you not seen the video’s of Planned Parenthood managers negotiating the cost of various parts and how to harvest them? I know, I know, the media says the videos were “edited”. Yes, they were. You can’t show hours of video on TV. They were edited for length and the ENTIRE footage was given to the media. I ALSO know the young man who made the videos. David Daleiden. You can look him up. The California AG (Democrat) didn’t indite Planned Parenthood for selling baby body parts, they invited David for buying them (although he didn’t buy any, he simply posed as someone who wanted to buy them). How can you claim someone is buying baby body parts if no one is selling them???

        Included in the falling links are former Planned Parenthood managers who verify selling.

        http://www.lifenews.com/2015/08/07/planned-parenthood-has-been-selling-body-parts-from-aborted-babies-for-at-least-15-years/

        http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/15/mcaleer-planned-parenthood-investigation-finds-horrifying-criminal-practices/

        http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/20/exclusive-ex-planned-parenthood-employee-describes-demonic-organization/

        https://www.theblaze.com/news/2015/08/11/former-planned-parenthood-employee-makes-explosive-allegations-about-abortion-providers-fetal-tissue-donation-process

        http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/07/15/shock-video-planned-parenthood-sells-dead-baby-body-parts.html

        http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/top-abortionist-admits-selling-babies-body-parts/

        Your shock and disbelief about schools not saying the pledge or national anthem is SO TIMELY. One of my dearest friends works for the LAUSD (Los Angeles United School District). He works for Title 1 schools. They have mostly DACA students. They get breakfast and lunch. They don’t suspend disruptive kids. And they don’t say the pledge or sing the anthem. They also don’t teach civics but they teach how evil America is.

        I met Keith when I was organizing Tea Parties. He knows more about the Constitution and the Bible than anyone I know. He and I talk just about everyday about politics. Keith happens to be Black. He told me at the beginning of the school year he opens the gate in the morning to let the kids into school. When Keith opens the gate, he says the pledge as the kids come in. Last night he called me and said he was called into the Principals office and told to keep his politics to himself and not to recite the pledge anymore. I give him about a hundred pocket Constitutions every year for him to pass out the the kids because they aren’t taught civics or about the Constitution. Keith asks the kids questions about the Constitution when he can. Keith is passionate about immigrants (legal and illegal) learning about why our form of government is why they came here for a “better life”. If we are such an evil country why do people break into it???

        Keith’s school this year is SANTEE HIGH SCHOOL 213-763-1000. PLEASE DO call and ask why they don’t say the pledge. Just don’t mention Keith. We wouldn’t want him to get in more trouble. Keith is a union member so they can’t fire him, but they transfer him to a different school every year because he is a Conservative Black. Keith is very low key and calm. He isn’t confrontational. As he says, he uses the COLUMBO tactic. He asks kids questions. He’s not trying to be partisan, he’s simply trying to teach the kids the value of our system. And actually the LAUSD school guidelines require schools to teach civics, patriotism and ethics……but, typical of the Left, they just ignore the rules. Last year he worked at MIGUEL CONTRERAS HIGH SCHOOL 213-240-3800. They also not only don’t say the pledge, they hate it. By all means, call them and ask why they don’t say it.

        Yes, SOME schools still do say the pledge. My grandsons go to school in Thousand Oaks (a pretty conservative town) and they say the pledge. These kids already love this country. We need to be teaching immigrants why they came here and why our system is good. Whatever complaints you may have for our system, they are caused by NOT FOLLOWING our system, not because the system is bad.

        Here are some links that prove the pledge and any form of patriotism is being censored BY THE DEMOCRATS.

        http://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/Many-schools-skip-Pledge-of-Allegiance-4379740.php

        https://nypost.com/2015/12/13/sensitive-principal-bans-santa-and-other-religious-symbols/

        https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/03/21/some-parents-upset-that-pledge-of-allegiance-being-recited-at-elementary-school-heres-why

        https://www.npr.org/2011/09/19/140600621/parents-fight-over-pledging-allegiance-in-schools

        https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/us_supreme_court_refuses_to_protect_right_of_students_to_wear_american_flag

        http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/03/13/students-denounced-as-racist-for-wearing-red-white-and-blue-clothing-at-basketball-game/

        Who is teaching transgender and homosexual is normal??? What planet do you live on? How do you not know this is part of the curriculum? Have you seen the TLC show, “I Am Jazz”? I suggest you watch it. It’s on Tuesday nights in my area. Jazz has been on hormones since early grade school which resulted in him/her having an infantile penis and not enough tissue to fashion a vagina. There is a book with the same title that schools are reading grade school kids. Teaching homosexual families are equal to traditional families has been taught for quite a while. Certainly in big cities. Not transgender is being taught as normal and parents are being pressured to start their pre-puberty kids on hormone blockers. I’m actually SHOCKED you don’t know this.

        These are from CNN and the Washington Times. Two sources you should be able to believe.

        http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/07/health/church-preschool-child-development/index.html

        https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/23/california-parents-feel-betrayed-transgender-revea/

        And oral and anal sex? You are outraged to think they are teaching our kids this? Really? I know when I was in school sex education consisted of the biology of the two sexes but now it’s about sex being fluid, it’s about technique, it’s about how to.

        https://www.teenvogue.com/story/anal-sex-what-you-need-to-know

        https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/24/public-school-sex-ed-class-could-teach-on-oral-sex-and-bestiality_n_1028670.html

        http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/school-uses-planned-parenthood-curriculum-to-teach-kids-oral-sex/

        https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transgender-reveal-kindergarten-class-rocklin-academy-parents-upset/

        http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/25/livid-parents-force-halt-graphic-middle-school-sex-ed-program/

        http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/kansas-middle-school-sex-act-poster-outrages-dad-article-1.1582505

        https://hellochristian.com/10009-franklin-graham-slams-schools-for-teaching-graphic-sexed-classes-its-wrong-and-its-evil

        https://www.cbsnews.com/news/parents-protest-graphic-sex-ed-curriculum-changes-cupertino-california-schools/

        Who wants us in apartments? Have you read Agenda 21? Now the UN 2030 Agenda? Agenda 21 calls for no privately owned cars, homes, ranches or farms. One of the Republican platform planks in 2012 and 2016 was to abandon and denounce Agenda 21. The Democrats are ALL IN. Have you noticed what is mostly being build these days? Multi-use buildings. Commercial on the first floor and apartments above. And all along the main streets. They used to be office buildings. No more. Are you not aware we are being forced out of our cars? There are apartment buildings being build that don’t have parking for tenants. How can you live in the suburbs with no car? Farmers and ranchers have been being forced off their land. That’s what Obama’s land grabs were about. That’s why they turned off the water in the San Joaquin Valley (the bread basket of the country) and killed all the farms. Have you heard about the Bundy ranch? The Bundy’s have been in prison but were exonerated last week and released from prison.

        ICLEI is in nearly every city. Regional unelected planning commissions have been formed through ICLEI that override local plans. in Los Angeles it’s called SCAG (Southern California Association of Governments). They show lovely videos that tell us how much we’re going to love living in walkable communities and using public transportation. http://www.scag.ca.gov

        I’ve been to SCAG presentations. And another friend who is Mayor of Aliso Viejo was a member so he could understand what they were planning. I ASSURE you if you keep voting Democrat you will be regulated and taxed off you private property. WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THE NEW WORLD ORDER?

        NO, Frank, AGW had NOT been proven. IN FACT, not a single prediction made has happened. And even the IPCC admits there has been no warming.

        Yes, I know you think FOX is a hoax.That doesn’t mean it is. I’m sure every professor and most of the media tells you that. 99% of your Professors are Progressive Democrats and you are being indoctrinated. If our friendship results in anything, I hope you finally understand that. Don’t you ever wonder why Conservatives are the only ones being censored. And why censored? If we are so wrong, so easy proven wrong, what’s the harm? Are people too dumb to figure it out?

        How much have you watched FOX? Regardless of what you think of FOX, it’s been the most trusted even by the Left. FOX reported on Gosnell. I challenge you to watch FOX for a week straight and tell me what is fake or untrue. Especially watch Tucker Carlson.

        I ask you to read this with an open mind. I’ve grown very fond of you, Frank. There is something that keeps you reading my columns and writing to me. I think deep inside you feel there is truth in what I say.

        Yes, I’m passionate. I go to the source for my information. I talk to the people involved, not Professors or books written by Progressives. As they say, “those who can, DO. Those who can’t, TEACH”. I’m VERY involved in protecting this country and our system of government. I LOVE this country.

        I just saw “12 Strong”. It’s a true story. I’m in awe of Special Forces. They are a testament to the kind of Americans who build and protected this country. They are willing to face anything to protect the country and their men. They are patriotic. They pledge themselves to this country and so should the rest of us.

        Have a good day, Frank.

      • Frank says:

        January 23, 2018 I just received your response to your questions. You sent me so many links, it is impossible to read all of them and then study 10+ hours per day Michael! Please send me one thought with considered and valid resources at a time so we are able to continue our lively discourse. I cannot possibly spare the time to read and respond to all of the links you send. I am more interested in what YOU think then what others tell you to think.

        Allow me to take a guess at your background and upbringing. You were baptized as a Lutheran and later in life switched to the Baptist Cult/Faith. You were popular in high school and people genuinely liked you. I would not be surprised if you were the Homecoming Queen (you certainly have the looks for that honor–not that your attractive demeanor have anything to do with being voted Homecoming Queen.) I will bet people really adored and liked you–both guys and gals! Your kindness shows through in your writing (even if much of what you say is absolute nonsense these days). (I am just trying to be honest!)

        You had two children. I am guessing they were both girls. One married a successful man who later divorced her (or she divorced him…which really hurt you) I’m sorry you had to endure that Michael! Divorce, in my opinion, is breaking God’s commandment.

        You sought refuge with Conservative principles that were really not what you believed deep down in your heart. But, you found acceptance there which turned you into a person who is not really YOU!

        Do you know the word and definition of “idiolect”? Its definition is how we speak and write to each other. You idiolect is kind and thoughtful…(and also a bunch of BS at times.) The word itself is like our fingerprint. NO OTHER person has the same idiolect…and yours shines through with kindness and bewilderment. In other words, you are a very kind person who I have grown to like and respect–even though we disagree. That’s the beauty of it!

        Let’s just take Conservatism and Don Trump for example. Trump is a DEMOCRAT Michael! He is fooling you if you believe otherwise. The gullible people who believe he will somehow “save” them from the evils of Progressives is foolish. He’s got the brain-washed Republicans just where he wants them. He will tell the gullible’s that abortion is a bad thing. He will tell people stupid enough to believe the Pledge of Allegiance is against the law and/or practices in public schools. It simply is not true Michael!

        I am so proud of you for taking off for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2/5 through 2/15 for the UN Habitat Climate Change Conference. I know you will do a good job! But PLEASE LISTEN and grasp those whose opinions are different from yours. You will be the “rock star” of the conference if you do. (a person willing to listen and fathom differing opinions is always the most sought-after person in the room.)

        I am anxious to hear about your adventures when you return! Please keep me informed.

        Frank

      • Frank, Frank, Frank………you demanded I send you proof, and I DID. So don’t read every link. Read a few. Save them and read them when you do have time. But DO call those schools. You say you want to know what I think, not what people tell me and I would say the same to you. I AM telling you what I think and what I think is grounded in truth.

        But, Frank, the fact that you don’t know that normalizing homosexuality and transgenderism is being taught in schools, as well as sexually explicit practices is shocking to me because it isn’t a secret. The gay/transgender agenda gets a lot of press. A lot has changed since you were in grade school.

        You are SO cute, my friend. No, I was never a Lutheran or a Baptist. When I was in grade school my parents believed in God but didn’t go to church. I walked to the Presbyterian church on Sundays to sing in the choir. I LOVED the music and pageantry. When I was in high school my mother started Bible study and joined a different Presbyterian church. My father became a deacon of that church and designed their annex. I didn’t go to their church. I chose churches based on what the minister was teaching. I joined All Saints By the Sea, an Episcopal church and was married in that church and my daughters (yes, I have two but I talk about them so that’s not a hard guess) went to nursery school there and were baptized there.

        You ARE a sweet, young man. You are obviously a Christian if you are concerned with breaking God’s commandment. That’s why I’m surprised you aren’t aware of the war on Christianity. You DO know, don’t you that a number of Christian bakers have been fined and punished for refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. One of them was fined a half a million dollars. They weren’t refusing service to gay people. They would sell them anything else in their shop. However, they didn’t want to violate their beliefs by using their talent to participate in a gay marriage. We have always honored religious convictions and given religious exemptions…..until now. And it isn’t as if the gay couple couldn’t find a bakery that WOULD happily make them a cake. They went looking for a bakery that wouldn’t. I think you know forcing people to act against their will has never gone well.

        Yes, I was popular in high school. I wasn’t Homecoming Queen, I was the first runner up. I was also the May Day Princess. I was nominated for Homecoming Queen in college too. Yes, both my daughters married good men but neither is divorced. Both are still happily married and I couldn’t have chosen better men for them. My youngest daughter’s husband is such a wonderful father and a successful businessman. And my youngest daughter has a MA in environmental science and is very successful in her own right. She is a sweet and loving mother and wife. My oldest daughter is a successful manager/producer. She is responsible for numerous actors being nominated for Academy Awards and two winners. She is married to one of the most highly respected doctors in this area. They are a very loving, happy couple.

        I didn’t seek refuge in Conservatism. I have been a Conservative since high school. I passionately hate Socialism, Communism and Progressivism. I marched for Civil Rights and wrote a piece for my high school yearbook about the evils of Jim Crow laws and segregation. I want people to be free to chose their path. I don’t want or need to be socially engineered. Our country is the most successful in the world. I want it to continue to be. But only free people can achieve what we have.

        Let me ask you this, Frank. Why is the Left only interested in who funds Conservatives. Have they shown any interest in who funds the Left? And Let me ask you another question. If Democrats believed “Dreamers” would vote Republican how fast do you think there would be a wall on our Southern border? If Democrats were really only concerned about the “Dreamers” why would they object to stopping further illegal immigration? Trump is willing to legalize the “Dreamers” if we build a wall, stop chain migration and the visa lottery. The fact that Democrats won’t even consider those things proves they only want more poor, uneducated, dependent voters.

        You say Trump is a Democrat and fooling us. Then why do you hate him so much? You should LOVE him. I’m well aware of Trump’s faults and failings (unlike those of you who ignore Obama’s). He has been on both sides of the aisle. He isn’t a Conservative but he is governing like one.

        What state are you in, Frank? As they say, “So goes California, so goes the country”. California has the largest population of illegal aliens and homeless people. We are now the highest poverty state. We are a one party state (which is EXACTLY what the Democrats want for the rest of the country). We Conservatives have absolutely no say in how our state is run. The Democrats are implementing every freedom robbing, poverty inflicting, policy on the planet. They are now imposing permanent water rationing even though there is no need. More than twice the water as we use yearly runs into the ocean. Instead of capturing it, they are rationing. They are now going to ban straws, for heaven’s sake. They have imposed a tax on businesses to take half of the tax cut they just got. The middle class and businesses are fleeing the state faster than you can count.

        You keep telling me I’m wrong but you have never proven it. You are young, you haven’t been married or had any children. They say, if you aren’t a Liberal when you are young, you have no heart, if you aren’t a Conservative when you’re older, you have no brain. I know you believe Democrats are for the “little guy” and Conservatives are for the rich, but that no longer is true, if it ever was. Conservatives aren’t for the rich (the rich are Democrats these days), they are for Constitutionally limited government…..and for the very reasons you fear Trump. Government shouldn’t be large enough for any of us to fear who is President.

        So, Frank, take your time. Read what I wrote you when you have time. I’m in no hurry.

  2. I know EXACTLY what Governor Brown thinks and no, I don’t think he’s smarter than me. You, maybe, but not me. Nor is he a scientist, not is he smarter than the NOBLE PRIZE Physicist who is a Skeptic. He’s a GLOBALIST! He wants NWO. He wants open borders and to import all the Muslims in the world here. He’s bankrupted the state. Pensions will soon take ALL the tax income just like Illinois. Businesses are leaving in droves. We have the highest taxes in the country, we have nearly $4.00/gal gas. We have the worst graduation percentages. To make the percentages look better, last year they lowered the standards and now they graduate D average students. However, I DO think Brown knows man isn’t causing global warming, but he also knows it’s the best way to bring about NWO.

    Oh, I’ll be happy to send you links to it all. My non-profit is organizing an event for a High School coach who was fired for praying with his players. I don’t have time today. Evangelicals aren’t kooks and you tolerant, inclusive Lefties have to stop character assassinating people you don;t know. You who says all Muslims aren’t responsible for the actions of a few, are quick to blame all Evangelicals.

    Shame on you.

    • Frank says:

      A reply to your above email: February 1, 2018

      (there was no link for me to reply to your: “Frank, Frank, Franks response::}

      I am actually beginning to really like you–despite our age difference. (Maybe 43 years??) I tried to read the links you sent me but found they were mostly nonsense. (no offense!) They were like reading “GW Bush was never responsible for starting wars when the USA had no reason to start wars.” (Why are we in Afghanistan again??) And of course Iraq? Really????

      Thanks to President Obama, we withdrew from the major conflicts in those “wars.” Republicans like to start wars but have no clue how to win them. There is no argument regarding this.

      So anyway, what do you think about the Superbowl? I really don’t care either way. How about you?

      Your new friend,

      Frank

  3. Super Bowl? Couldn’t care less.

    The links I sent you are not nonsense. Democrats just defeated a bill to prevent late term abortions. They want NO restrictions on abortion AT ALL. I could send you a dozen photos from the women’s march showing them with signs saying no restrictions and you’d dismiss them.

    I sent you a link about a kindergarten boy who changed into girls clothes and said he was a girl. This was after the teacher read “I am Jazz”. What you don’t understand is that these things ARE happening across the country, mostly in title one schools (I’m sure you didn’t go to a title one school) but it is spreading to suburban schools. That’s how Progressives do things. By the time people like you realize what is happening it’s deeply imbedded.

    You simply dismissed all the information I sent you, you didn’t prove any of it wrong. Did you call the schools I gave you numbers for?

    All my friends are considerably younger than I am, so you’re in good company. When you are older, married and a Dad, you’ll remember things I told you and you’ll know I’m right.

    I’m packing for my trip to Kuala Lumpur. I leave Sunday night.

    You take care, Frank, my friend.

    • Frank says:

      Safe travels Michael! I am looking forward to hearing about your adventures in Kuala Lumpur! (Remember…you are a lovely woman! Don’t allow the Donald Trumps and the Harvey Weinsteins of this planet near you! HA!) If I was there “protecting” you…they would not get anywhere near you! So, be vigilant and be careful!

      Frank

      PS…I did not “dismiss” what you sent me. I have at least 10 hours of homework and studying each day but I promise to look at the stuff you believe and are convinced of in the next two weeks.

      • So, where is my friend, Frank? You have nothing to say about my trip to Malaysia and China?

        The Democrats have revealed their true intentions lately. They want open borders and for everyone and anyone to enter this country. They don’t care how it damages this country as long as they get dependent, uneducated Democrat voters. Fighting the census asking if you are a citizen proves how afraid they are that the actual citizens of this country will find out just how many illegal aliens are actually here.

        And they’ve proven they DO want to confiscate ALL guns and repeal the 2nd amendment. Good luck to them.

        Planned Parenthood just told Disney they needed to have a “Princess” that had an abortion.

        How are you feeling about your party now?

  4. Frank says:

    Sorry! I’ve not forgotten you, my dear, blonde friend. I’m happy you are safe after your world travels. I did read your posts regarding your trip(s). We (a new girlfriend) and I were studying in England at Oxford. (We both received a generous scholarship) So, for now, I will tell you that the people in England think Trump is nuts, think the TParties in the USA consists of “fake Christians” and wish that 2020 gets here quicker.

    I will write more later…and again, I am very happy you are safe!

    Fond regards,

    Frank

    PS: Did you see this? https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/04/donald-trump-fox-and-friends-interview

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