Donald Trump has a history. It’s dark, detailed, recent, and known — well, known to those who are not blinded by his inane blabber that for some reason passes as entertainment for low-information voters. His sycophants like Hannity, O’Reilly, Matt Drudge, and those at Breitbart ignore Trump’s history, justify it, and lie about it. Those that question Trump’s past and his present motives are skewered by Donald’s fan base without receiving rational explanation.
Beyond that, Donald in the present is saying and doing things of a despot. He claims to be a christian, but his actions say otherwise. Let’s see if anyone grasps this point: I am not judging Donald, nor should I. I can however, and should, use discernment. I can discern that there is something seriously wrong with Donald. I’ve watched many of his speeches, and he speaks like a bully. He is so vindictive. He seems full of rage and anger, and frequently has an is-that-sewage-I-smell look on his face.
Trump is no conservative, nor is he anywhere approaching a libertarian. He shows distain for liberty for individuals, the press, and for religious groups. He is no respector of the law. He has vowed to dictatorially use executive orders, to increase the reach of the federal government unconstitutionally, to disregard the 1st Amendment, to deny an entire religion, and more
Donald Trump is a pharisee of liberty.
Donald Trump And The 1st Amendment
For some bizarre reason, Trump supporters think he is qualified to quash terrorism. He’s a real-estate mogul! Nothing else. How does that qualify him to defeat ISIS? You may say, “Yeah, but Trump is really tough!” That is a specious rebuttal.
Trump is thin-skinned and reactionary, not tough. He can’t endure opposition. His solution, disregard the 1st Amendment so no one can say mean things about him.
“I’ll tell you what. I think the media is among the most dishonest groups of people I’ve ever met. Terrible. And believe me, if I become president , oh, do they have problems, they’re gonna have such problems. And one of the things I’m gonna do, and this is only gonna make it tougher for me and I’ve never said this before, but one of the things I’m gonna do, if I win, and I hope I do, and we’re certainly leading, is, I’m gonna open up our libel laws, so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws. So that when the New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when the Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money, instead of having no chance of winning, because they’re totally protected. So we’re gonna open up those libel laws folks, and we’re gonna have people sue like you’ve never get sued before.”
“They’re totally protected” by the 1st Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Trump doesn’t want to get rid of the 1st Amendment, he merely wants to disregard it when it no longer serves him. He is no respecter of the law, nor does he care about liberty. ANd if you are reading this and you don’t care if Trump disregards the 1st Amendment to The Constitution, one of your rights, not only are you a sycophant, you are anti-liberty, and you will deserve to lose your freedom of speech.
If Donal Trump was really tough, he could take the mean things people say about him, and ignore them. But he won’t. He’ll do something about it, because he’s Donald Trump, and a pharisee of liberty.
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Donal Trump and Muslims
Donal Trump, using poll numbers to support his xenophobic plan to block all Muslims from entering the country, said:
“We have no choice.
We have no choice.
We have no choice.
This is the reasoning of a tyrant. When ever someone says they have no choice, they are lying, and they are justifying their choice while refusing to explain their choice.
Trump Encourages Violence
Again, showing distain for people’s freedom of speech, Donald has encourage violence against protesters.
“Knock the crap out of him would you. Seriously. K. Just knock the hell — I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees, I promise, I promise.”
“I’d like to punch him in the face.”
There is more, but it makes me sick to my stomach. This type of hate-filled rhetoric is not what a christian espouses.
Donald Trump and Lies
When David Duke, a Grand Wizard Lizard in the KKK, endorsed Donald, Donald was asked if he was going to renounce David Duke and the KKK and state that he doesn’t want their endorsement, Trump lied and eloquently stammered:
“Well, just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, okay? I don’t know anything about what your even talking about with, uh, white supremacy or white supremacists, so, I don’t know, I don’t — did he endorse me or what’s going on, because, you know, I know nothing about David Duke, I know nothing about white supremacists, and, so, when you’re asking me a question that I’m supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about. I have to look at the group, I mean I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about.”
You can conclude one of two things here:
Conclusion 1 (most likely): Trump is lying. He knows full well what the KKK is and what they hate. He knows who David Duke is, but he didn’t want to drive away the racist vote in the southern states prior to their primaries.
Conclusion 2: Trump is so stupid, so inept, so uneducated, that he doesn’t know what the KKK is nor what white supremacy is. If that is the case, Trump is not qualified to hold any public position.
And then he contradicted himself within a matter of minutes about an anti-Trump ad, making one statement on ABC, then saying the opposite just minutes later on NBC. Which was the lie and which was the truth, I have no idea.
Trump squirms in the light cast upon him by truth. There are many documented evidence of him seemingly incapable of telling the truth.
Lying is discouraged in Christianity, and it is a sin, requiring forgiveness. I’ll address that further below.
Donald Trump and Women
Donald Trump’s thoughts and treatment towards women are well documented. They are summarized in the ad I mentioned above.
Donald’s Abuse Towards The Press and Michelle Fields
On March 9th, Michelle Fields, a reporter for the trump-friendly news site Breitbart, approached Donald and asked him a question. Before he gave an answer, Ms. Fields was aggressively grabbed on her arm, yanked back, and left shaken and bewildered. Her statement, made on March 10, reads as follows:
“I was jolted backwards. Someone had grabbed me tightly by the arm and yanked me down. I almost fell to the ground, but was able to maintain my balance. Nonetheless, I was shaken.”
Ben Terris of The Washington Post witnessed it and wrote:
“As security parted the masses to give him passage out of the chandelier-lit ballroom, (Fields) pressed forward to ask the Republican front-runner a question. I watched as a man with short-cropped hair and a suit grabbed her arm and yanked her out of the way. He was Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s 41-year-old campaign manager.”
Word got out that Trump’s campaign was getting violent and reporters were being roughed up, not just from rally attendees, but from Trump’s right-hand man. Trump and company quickly denied the allegations. On The 10th of March, a spokesman for Donald stated:
“The accusation, which has only been made in the media and never addressed directly with the campaign, is entirely false. As one of the dozens of individuals present as Mr. Trump exited the press conference I did not witness any encounter. In addition to our staff, which had no knowledge of said situation, not a single camera or reporter of more than 100 in attendance captured the alleged incident.”
I guess these just magically appeared on me
you are totally delusional. I never touched you. As a matter of fact, I have never even met you.
Well, we now know Lewandowski was lying. In a video released by police, we can see that the video collaborates Fields’ statement.
Caught in the lie, Trump and company then changed their original argument from “it never happened” to “Fields is changing her story.” Fields never changed her story.
Trump also changed his argument to “she assaulted me!” tweeting a picture and cowering:
Why is this reporter touching me as I leave news conference? What is in her hand??
It was a pen. Something that all reporters carry with them.
Trump was trying to excuse Lewandowski’s aggressive behavior as him trying to protect Trump. If that were actually the case, they should have used that point from the beginning instead of after the police released the video.
Equally laughable and disgusting was this Trump interview with sycophant Sean Hannity, in which Trump again states that Fields has changed her statement, he then changes his original argument. This is the trait of an abuser.
And then Donald compounds the lie by telling another lie, stating that he, and not the police, provided the video. He tries to appear to be magnanimous to gain credibility, while disparaging the person he is abusing. Trump has no regard for truth, honor, women, or anyone who criticizes him in any way.
We can also look to the abusive episode between Trump and Megyn Kelly. First praising her, calling her talented, smart, and beautiful, Then, after she asked him a simple question he didn’t like, he began to vilify, belittle, and disparage her, as a journalist, and as a woman.
Does Trump Understand The Christian Gospel?
When asked what Easter means to him, Trump answered:
Well, it really means something special I’m going to church in, uh, a hour from now and it’s gonna be, uh, it’s a beautiful church I’m in Florida, and it’s just a very special time for me and it really represents family and get together and something. You know, if you’re a Christian, it’s just a very important day.”
Wow. So moving.
Watch this video in which Trump is asked about forgiveness and his relationship with God. Notice when he stammers and talks about his wonderful pastor, he doesn’t cite any gospel principle he learned from his pastor, instead, he talks about the pastor’s showmanship. Also take note of the flippant way he refers to The Holy Sacrament.
Trump doesn’t ask God for forgiveness. He doesn’t understand a basic principle of Christianity.
A Pharisee of Liberty
Trump says he always wins, which is a lie. But he is so focused on winning, he will compromise, lie, abuse, seek favors, disregard the law, all in the name of winning. That is not the mark of a liberty and freedom minded person, nor is it a mark of a Christian.
He hypocritically professes the principles of liberty and christianity, while abandoning those same principles to grasp onto his lead and standing. He is a pharisee of liberty.