Letter to the Editor

Republicans acquit the President

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

To The Editor:

The Republican controlled senate acquitted the President. They better hope Trump is not found in any more troubled waters. If so, that will be the end of the Republican Party for a long time.

President Trump, was impeached by the House of Congress, for Obstruction of Congress and Abuse of Power. The New York Times reported, over the course of the last three months, we have found incontrovertible evidence that President Trump abused his power by pressuring the newly elected president of Ukraine to announce an investigation into President Trumpís political rival, said Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of California and Intelligence Committee chairman, who led the impeachment inquiry. When Congress sought to investigate, the president ordered his administration to defy its every request, leading to what the House said was a violation of the separation of power.

President Trump, received 87 percent of the evangelical support. Some of these evangelicals had a change of heart. An evangelical magazine reported that President Trump is profoundly immoral and should be removed.

There is a song, ďYou Dropped a Bomb on MeĒ well, Bolton dropped a bomb on Trump. He writes that he heard Trump say explicitly that the withholding of military aid would continue until Ukraine announces an investigation involving the bidding implicating Trump directly in a quid pro quo for the first time and contradicting the Trump Teamís defense. (The Washington Post.)

The President was heard on tape saying how he stroked women. This should have been a moral issue for the Evangelical, but it was not. My daddy told me not to ever talk about women in a degrading way, because I had sisters and a mother, and if I do this, I am talking about my sisters and my mother, because they are women also. A U.S. Republican representative spoke on the floor of Congress, and here are some of his remarks.

This representative had the gall to compare President Trump to Jesus and Pontius Pilote.

No way one should even try to compare the way Trump was treated to JESUS. What kind of people are those who make indecent remarks are these? Iím going to say this, no one, I mean no one, can defend themselves against God.

My daddy told me not to ever talk about women in a degrading way, because I had sisters and a mother, and if I do this, I am talking about my sisters and my mother, because they are women also.

When President Trump was on the campaign trail, he would say ďLetís make America great again.Ē In all my reading about this country, Americans have always thought America is great,and was a country that was something special, blessed or even anointed by God above all other nations. When he says letís make America great again, I would say to my wife, why does he keep saying this? Does he know that we are already great? This means that we are no longer great. God made this country great, not because we are so good, because we are still stiff necked people.

God may be saying if you are not a great nation, I will show you how you will be, not being great. My Christian brothers and sisters should know this. These are defeater words. Proverbs 18:20. You see cyanide will kill you whether you know it or not. You can be ignorant of the word of God.

Our leaders in the past knew that our country was great. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called Joe Lewis to the White House after losing to Max Schmeling. President Roosevelt said to Joe Lewis, Joe are you ready for the fight? You know, Joe we arenít ever supposed to lose? Yes Sir Mr. President, I will take care of it this time. Joe Lewis knocked Schmeling out in the first round. Some of these Evangelicals, claim that Trumpís election was God intervening in his election. I know God is solvent and He can do what He wants to do. To know God is to love God. When I read about God intervening in oneís life, it would be in peril times. I donít see America in peril times. Letís see what Godís providence looks like in one life. George Washington can hardly be doubted that God had a lot to do with the victory of the American colonies in their war of independence against Great Britain, the worldís mightiest power then. Letís see what Godís Providence looks like.

George Washington, was certainly blessed by Godís Providence. In one battle, George Washingtonís army was ambushed by the French. Every officer on horseback was killed except George Washington. He wrote to his brother: By the all powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation, for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, although death was leveling my companions on every side of me. Another time when the British had trapped Washington and his 8,000 troops on Long Island, the British were going to advance the next morning to destroy them, but there a heavy fog descended on the area enabling Washingtonís troops to escape the Britishís trap. This fog, reminded me in the OT, when God would show up as clouds. When George Washington became our first President, he said at the inaugural address: No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. We ought to be less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules go order and right which Heaven itself has life. Many of our legislators and judges seem to have forgotten what George Washington said. It is up to us to restore to America itís Godly Heritage and to never forget the God who made us the great nation that we have become. Our leaders recognized that we were great then, and we are still great today.

The American voters were looking for a President who would solve their problem, well they elected Trump. Sometimes God will give you what we wish for. The story of King Saul is close to home. You will only see it, if you open your hearts and minds. What was King Saulís characteristics? He worried about his own reputation, his honor, and he played down the bad decisions he makes and placed his truth in himself only. Can you see the similarity? The Israelite people were looking for a savior who could end the strife that they had marred their nationís landscape for generations. They needed a king of leadership crisis familiar from past and current history. They said to Samuel, install us a king to govern us. Not knowing that they already had a King, Yahweh. They wanted a King like the Canaanites, to prove more powerful. The Lord said to Samuel, obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you. Only you will testify against them and proclaim to them the judgement concerning the King who will reign over them. Samuel. So Samuel anointed Saul as King, giving Israelites what they desired. Saul was not a good King nor was he a good person. He was deeply flawed. THE WHOLE POINT OF EXPLORING SAULíS FAILURES IS TO WARN US, SO WE DONíT REPEAT SAULíS MISTAKES, BUT WE DID IT ANYWAY.

Elder Albert Veasley,

Osceola, Ark.