On Thursday, May 4th, on National Day of Prayer, the president signed an executive order allowing for religious organizations such as churches to practice their 1st amendment right of free speech. I will get to why this is great (though, it should be obvious), but first, I must address the issue that we see from the previous sentence. Why does the president have to sign an executive order to give churches a fundamental constitutional freedom back? The answer can be found in the Johnson Amendment of 1954.
The Johnson Amendment restricts (still enacted, as Congress is the one that can repeal it) churches and religious organizations from endorsing or opposing a political candidate. This restricts religious organizations from speaking in favor of or against a political candidate or ISSUE, under the penalty of losing tax-exemption status.
As you probably know, every political issue is an ethical issue - from abortion to gay marriage to health insurance to taxation. And the Church's job is to preach ethical issues contained in the Bible. If you're a Christian and you're complaining that pastors for the most part don't speak up about these things, blame it on democrats and this unconstitutional law...
What this executive order does is ease IRS enforcement of the rule. But, hey, leave it to a Democrat to enact a law that does its best to hold churches hostage with taxation in the first place.
Amidst everything that’s been happening over the last month, from attacking a Syrian air base to Trump meeting with the Chinese president as the aforementioned attack was happening, to Congress voting on a trillion dollar spending bill, I have to say that this action by the president is the most satisfactory so far. Yes, he also signed executive orders to ban people from coming in from terror-related nations and to defund sanctuary cities, but so far, this is the one that shows the most upside for Christians and freedom-lovers nationwide that, at the same time, shouldn’t bother Democrats all too much. Granted, knowing how Democrats operate, they might try and still block this one as well, but they have the least amount of reason to do so. They don’t exactly lose anything with this.
I look forward to seeing this executive order be enacted, hoping that this will lead to the ultimate repeal of such a restricting law.
In previous articles, I’ve talked about how God placed Trump in the White House to keep evil out of it, and, particularly in the latest one, to get us just a bit closer to Him. Let me tell you, we would never have gotten anything similar to this with a Clinton presidency. The Left absolutely hates Christianity and Jesus, even if some of them claim to be Christians. Look, no matter how many times a liberal tells me Obama is a Christian, I refuse to believe that for a second. He is as far from being a Christian as you can be. I can only remember one instance of him going to church, and I think that was just for Easter.
The Left hates Christianity. They have for the longest time. The Johnson Amendment was created by Lyndon B. Johnson roughly 10 years before he was even president. No elected politician can claim to be Christian and then turn around and do something detrimental to Christianity in the U.S. Enacting such a law is very clearly anti-Christian. Adding a section into Obamacare that forces employers to provide for contraception is anti-Christian and UNETHICAL. Allowing for the very definition of marriage, which was defined by the Bible, to be unsanctified is anti-Christian and UNETHICAL. And allowing for the mass murder of innocent babies under the guise of “women’s health” is incredibly anti-Christian and UNETHICAL.
Trump, as of Thursday, has worked to reverse the effects of one of these anti-Christian, Democrat-backed laws. I don’t know just how far he’ll try to go, or how far he’ll even get. I don’t expect gay marriage to be outlawed by the end of Trump’s presidency. I don’t expect Roe v. Wade to be overturned in the next 8 years either, but I can certainly pray that they will.
The simple fact that at least SOMETHING POSITIVE is happening for the Christian community and our beloved country is a miracle of its own. Like I said before, we wouldn’t have gotten something like this from the Left. We didn’t get anything like this from the Obama administration and we wouldn’t have gotten anything like it from a Hillary Clinton administration. This is precisely why we must thank God that Trump won the election back in November 2016. The Lord knew what was in the hearts and minds of the Left and He also knew what was in the heart and mind of Donald Trump. He knew who simply HAD to win the election in order for this country to not be on God’s bad side any longer.
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”
On Tuesday, Judge William H. Orrick blocked a Trump executive order about cutting funds of sanctuary cities.
Of course, this means the Left gets to celebrate and commemorate this newest hero against the 'tyrannies' of Donald Trump’s administration. As such, they create a narrative that Trump was defeated once again… which is false.
The Left wants you to think this single judge, much like the one from Hawaii who blocked the Muslim ban order, is capable of completely stopping anything the president does. They will make it appear as though this activist judge has prevailed, when in reality, this means absolutely nothing. And here’s why.
The executive order that Trump issued isn’t an order that creates a new law. If the president uses executive orders to create new laws, as Obama often did, judges are capable of doing this very thing, since it’s unconstitutional for the president to create laws (though hardly anyone tried to stop Obama when he did it. Thanks, GOP establishment.) However, if an executive order simply indicates that we’ll start enforcing a previously unenforced law, there’s nothing wrong with that. Nothing unconstitutional about that.
Trump is saying that we’ll start enforcing a law that allows him to cut funding of sanctuary cities. The only reason I believe the president is doing this via executive order is to show that Obama was so incompetent that he wouldn’t enforce said law (though we know why) and is telling people that Obama’s gone now and he’s in charge.
Essentially, what I’m trying to say here is, don’t distress. When the Supreme Court analyzes these cases, they’ll find that there’s nothing unconstitutional about the orders and they’ll go through. The president enforcing existing laws isn’t unconstitutional, in fact, it’s what he’s SUPPOSED to do! An executive executes. A legislator legislates and a judicial judges. That’s why the founding fathers made sure there were three branches of government with checks and balances to make sure one doesn’t have more power over the others. Though after 8 years of Obama, you’d think at some point checks and balances were done away with.
In the end, there’s really nothing the Left can do to truly stop Trump, only slow him down a bit. But even that will be enough for them. If they can minimize the 'damage' they think Trump would create, they are ok… well, that’s debatable. They’re never truly satisfied, but that’s an article for another time.
But the fact remains that, as much “good” as the Left thinks it’s doing in slowing down the president, in reality, they’re doing nothing good, maybe even for their owners-… uh… I mean, donors. You see, this can only be damaging to the Left, since they are going against the will of the people. The people voted for Trump because we wanted him to do the very things he’s doing. And if the Left is in the way, we will make sure that they get out of the way by taking away as much of their power as voters can.
The Left has only been losing seats since the beginning of the Obama administration. And they’ll continue to lose seats if they don’t accept reality: they are completely out of sync with the American people. They don’t do themselves any favors if they continue to oppose what the vast majority of America wants to be done. And they don’t do their donors any favors by going along with this trend of opposition. If the Left can’t win, donors will get mad. If donors get mad, they stop donating to them. After all, who bets on a team to win a championship that clearly looks like it won’t make it anywhere close to the playoffs?
In the end, the Left will only continue to damage themselves because they have the highly erroneous idea that they are somehow the preferred party by nearly everyone in the nation. Even with loss after loss, they only see things the way they want to see them. They see a judge blocking Trump’s executive order as a sign that Trump and his policies aren’t liked by everyone. They are blind to the world around them and are enclosed to the things they see and hear in their own circle of elite establishment friends.
The Left is blind. But there is a cure.
“’To open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’”
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