Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13)
Once at bible study as we studied John 15, a great chapter on love, this verse came up and the leader asked if we really were willing to die for someone we loved. Trying to be spiritual I volunteered I probably could die for my wife. She immediately answered “Oh no, you don’t get away that easy; you have to live for me.” She has a way to put things in perspective. I had forgotten all about that episode until one day I heard Ravi Zacharias speak on the air, and he said: All love is costly. Suddenly I realized, this is true for all real love.
When we got married we gave our vows, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health until death do us part. There is no excuse. We have to live for each other. This is God’s plan for our lives.
Looking around at recent trends this seems to be more and more a minority view.
My grandson goes to preschool. As Valentine’s day approached his teachers came up with rules what to do on this very special day to celebrate its core message: Love. So the little ones were encouraged to make Valentine’s cards, but as they did, they had to write identical messages to every other person in the class, something like: Be my Valentine (printed) , make a heart and add the names. To do any less would hurt some student’s feelings, causing envy and strife. Group harmony must be enforced.
This is how far we have come in our understanding of love. We are only important as a part of a collective, no longer equal opportunity, but equal outcome. This seems to be designed to stamp out initiative and the entrepreneurial spirit from preschool on. They get indoctrinated in collective thinking, so by the time they finish high school they are convinced individual responsibility is no longer in, it has been replaced by collective thinking. That is in my opinion why so many of the millennials are ready to campaign for Bernie Sanders, even to the point of giving it all in the campaign.
What I still cannot understand is why so many New Hampshireans agonized over whether they should vote for Trump or Sanders. All I know is that love has nothing to do with it.
When Palin endorsed, her act bumped Trump up ten.
With Kelley the Trump-killer in it again,
he refused to debate,
lost it all, sealed his fate.
A second place loser, all pain and no gain.
Donald Trump was solidly in second place in Iowa, about 5 points behind Ted Cruz. Marco Rubio was way behind. Then, on Jan 19 Sarah Palin endorsed him, an endorsement worth at least ten percentage points. See graph:Then Donald Trump refused to debate right before the Iowa caucus unless Megyn Kelly was removed as a moderator. Unlike CNN, which caved in to Trump’s demands, Fox News stood their ground and refused to cave in, “on journalistic grounds.” The media should never cave in to political pressure. Having skipped the debate, Cruz and Rubio had the leadership fight to themselves, and could shine, all at the expense of Trump. The chart to the left shows the high water mark for Donald Trump.
Between the debate and the Iowa caucus Trump lost all the ground he gained from the Palin endorsement. Ted Cruz held his ground, but the big gainer was Rubio.
It is now a three way race, and this will very likely lead to a brokered convention.
All bets ate off.
I can understand Sarah Palin’s initial endorsement of Donald Trump, with his broad crossover appeal to disenchanted people, then having a chance to win the primaries outright. With his refusal to debate we are almost ensured a brokered convention. Personally I prefer Sarah Palin to enter the race on her own, making it a brokered convention, containing a majority of true conservative delegates.
When Palin endorsed him, then Trump went up ten
Then trump-killer Kelly was at it again.
So he skipped the debate,
showed that he can’t relate.
A second place loser, a wimp among men.
“OK, everybody, I got to get to ‘Star Wars,'” Obama said, smiling broadly as he left his pre-Hawaiian Christmas vacation annual mandatory press conference. Up till then his performance had been robotic, taking credit for our steadily improving foreign relations, the economy, you name it, blaming the Republicans for not being able to do more to complete the transformation of America without cracking a smile. He managed to answer 10 questions in 46 minutes. He is a slow communicator, comparable only to automatized telephones.
In the Democrats debate Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of being the best recruitment tool for ISIS. Of course it can be argued that Hillary is the better ISIS recruiter, having armed Al Qaeda affiliates to get rid of Qaddafi, having them guarding the Benghazi consulate, then blaming the terrorist attack on an obscure video.
But winner and champ is still Obama, ignoring all advice on the rise of ISIS, calling them Junior Varsity while they were taking one city after another and getting the arms we had supplied to the Iraq army. He is also featured front and center, together with Presidents Bush and Clinton in an ISIS recruitment video.
This brings us to verse 75 of the Obama Impeachment song (as if sung by President Barack Hussein Obama to the tune of “Please release me, let me go”)
ISIS growing every day
with everything I do and say.
Hillary and Trump just play.
I’m off to see Star Wars, Hip Hooray!
Here is the complete impeachment song: https://lenbilen.com/2015/02/25/the-complete-obama-impeachment-song/
Title 8, U.S. Code § 1182 – Inadmissible aliens,
subsection (f). Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline.
This portion of the Federal Laws of the United States, passed in 1952 was used by Jimmy Carter during the Iran Hostage Crisis. He deported most of the Iranian students and other resident aliens from Iran.
The law was passed by a Democrat Congress with Harry Truman as President.
I didn’t know Donald Trump was a Carter Democrat!
The Iranian appeasement agreement:
Release billions as world war down payment.
In six months, and no more
we’ll have nukes at our shore.
That’s why Palin, Trump, Cruz are veheement.
Is Trump just a chump or a grump?
He gave Megyn Kelly a bump.
He called her a Bimbo,
his brain is in limbo,
as dim as was once Forrest Gump.
Update: Donald Trump had to double down with comments I will not repeat.
However, it led to Trump being disinvited to the Red State Conference.
Carly Fiorina tweeted: There. Is. No. Excuse.