Chuck Baldwin

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Conservatives And Christians Need To Apologize To Bill Clinton And Barack Obama

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For 16 years, conservatives and Christians railed against presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for the way they exploded the size of government (Obama), ran roughshod over the Constitution (Clinton & Obama), waged unjust foreign wars (Clinton & Obama), tried to enact more gun control (Obama & Clinton), signed bills that funded the largest abortion provider in America—Planned Parenthood—(Obama & Clinton), and for living immorally (Clinton).

But now Donald Trump is doing the EXACT same things in spades, and most conservatives and Christians are not only NOT railing against him, they are actually defending him.

Donald Trump is exploding the size of deficit spending like no President before him. For example, after Ronald Reagan became the first President to grow the federal deficit to over $1 trillion, Clinton busted the trillion dollar deficit mark in four years, and Obama busted the trillion dollar deficit mark in two years. Now, Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans in Congress have exploded the federal deficit by over $1 trillion in just the past SIX MONTHS. Oh, and even though Trump & Company just borrowed another $1.3 trillion on our behalf, we have been told that they need to borrow ANOTHER $300 billion THIS WEEK. I kid you not. Check it out for yourself.

The amount of deficit spending that Trump and the GOP Congress have passed surpasses anything ever passed by Democrats—and by a HUGE margin. Yet, conservatives and Christians are happy to support these horrifically unconstitutional spending bills as long as Republicans do it. But when Democrats pass these same bills, conservatives go ballistic with rage.

It's time conservatives and Christians take a good hard look at the truth: As much as Obama or Clinton, Trump is running roughshod over the Constitution and is contributing to the inevitable financial collapse of America. I suppose we shouldn't be surprised. After all, Donald Trump has used America's bankruptcy laws (and the financial assistance of Jewish bankers, one of whom, Bilderberger Wilbur Ross, was rewarded with the appointment of Commerce Secretary) at least seven times to get out from under debt he had accumulated. Trump is a master at enriching himself at the expense of the people to whom he owes money.

The problem is, NO ONE can bail out America's financial debt. And it will be the U.S. taxpayers that take the fall for the irresponsible conduct of the politicians in Washington, D.C., including Donald Trump.

The federal debt will be the downfall of this country. These deficits are NOT sustainable. Honest economists have been warning us for years about the inevitable economic collapse being caused by Washington's maniacal spending habits. But hardly anyone—not even so-called conservatives and Christians—is paying any attention.

Financially, no family or business can survive underwater for long. The only way our federal government "gets by with it" is because 1) the Fed prints money out of thin air, and 2) the dollar is the world's reserve currency. But at some point, fiat paper money will no longer be able to maintain its value (what value is left of it), and the world will replace the dollar as its reserve currency (many countries around the world are already feverishly working toward that end). And when that happens, America's financial house of cards will come crashing down.

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But I've heard numerous conservatives and Christians say things like "Trump signed the omnibus bill to save the stock market" and "Trump's signing the omnibus bill was a stroke of genius" and "Trump is just fooling the Democrats—he isn't really going to spend the money" and rubbish like that.

These people are living in a fantasy world. Had this monstrous debt package been passed by a Democrat Congress and President, conservatives and Christians would be livid. But Trump and Republicans are PRAISED for this reprehensible conduct.  

Furthermore, just like Clinton and Obama, not only is Trump pushing for more gun control, there are several backdoor gun control measures in the omnibus bill that Trump just signed.

"Fix NICS" and "red flag" measures are included in this massive spending bill. Things like establishing a national anonymous tip line and training America's public school teachers to become spies for the state by monitoring and assessing the mental health of America's public school children are included. I wrote on this subject extensively last week. See the column here:

Red Flag Laws Mean Red Flag Rising

The bill also strengthens background checks to include things like denying firearms to anyone who was convicted of a crime that carries a punishment of a year in jail. This, of course, would include many misdemeanors. It also includes "fugitives from justice." While that sounds reasonable, remember that if you have not paid a parking or speeding ticket, you are technically a "fugitive from justice." And believe me, Justice Department computers will not bother to exempt those "crimes" from real crimes. You will simply be a "fugitive from justice" and, accordingly, prohibited from purchasing a firearm.

Oh, and once you are added to the "no buy" national database, good luck ever getting off.

There are more backdoor gun control provisions in the omnibus bill, of course, but you get the picture.

And, just like Clinton and Obama, the omnibus bill that Trump signed also FULLY FUNDS PLANNED PARENTHOOD—AGAIN.

This is Donald Trump's bill—not Barack Obama's. This is Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan's bill—not Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi's. There is no sharing the blame on this one. This is a REPUBLICAN bill that uses taxpayer dollars to murder innocent unborn babies. Anyone who says that Donald Trump and the national Republican Party are pro-life should be laughed off the stage. Not only are Trump and the GOP not overturning Roe v Wade and ending legalized abortion-on-demand, they are continuing to use taxpayer dollars to fund this unconscionable, grisly practice.

But Trump said he signed this monstrosity for the express purpose of drastically increasing the amount of military spending.

Add to the explosive increase of military spending Trump's appointments of Mike Pompeo, Gina Haspel, and John Bolton as Secretary of State, CIA director, and National Security Adviser respectively, and all doubt is removed that Trump is preparing to take America into a major war. These three individuals are among the most bloodthirsty warmongers on the planet. There is no mistake about it: THIS IS A WAR CABINET.

A friend of mine recently sent me a link on my Facebook page to a tremendously important interview Trump had with television news anchors shortly before his State of the Union speech (I'm glad he sent it to me, because I had missed it). In that interview, Trump said:

I would love to be able to bring back our country into a great form of unity. Without a major event where people pull together, that's hard to do. But I would like to do it without that major event because usually that major event is not a good thing.

See the report here:

Trump Says It Will Be Hard To Unify Country Without A 'Major Event'

Please read that quote again very carefully. Trump said he wants to pull the country together "without a major event." But he said without "a major event," it would be hard to unite the country. And he further said that a "major event is not a good thing."

What "major event" is Trump talking about? Add a wartime budget to a war cabinet and the result is WAR. Ladies and gentlemen, Donald Trump is preparing to take America into a "major event." And that "major event" is WAR.

By supporting Trump's gargantuan omnibus bill, conservatives and Christians are sealing the deaths of untold numbers of their own sons and daughters who are about to pay the ultimate price for Trump's ego (or is it for his own—and Benjamin Netanyahu's—political survival?), not to mention the neocon/Zionist plan of fighting another war for Israel.

Yes, another war for Israel.

Included in the omnibus bill that Trump signed are billions of dollars for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as it readies to launch a major offensive against Iran (with U.S. assistance, of course). The bill also cuts off economic aid to the Palestinian Authority (this aid translates to mostly food and medicine to Palestinian families whose family members are being held in torture prisons in Israel—without being charged with a crime by the way), as Israel's attack plans also include targeting the Lebanese and Palestinians.

Remember when Bill Clinton was going through his Monica Lewinsky scandal? What did he do to deflect attention? He went to war with Serbia and Iraq. Now Donald Trump has his own sex scandal in the form of porn star Stormy Daniels (which is no doubt the tip of the iceberg). Plus, Netanyahu is fighting for his political life over in Israel. And what is Trump doing? He is spending a wartime budget and creating a war cabinet as a prelude to war with Iran, Syria, and perhaps North Korea—and who knows who else.

Writing for American Herald Tribune, Philip Giraldi astutely observes:

With the appointment of leading neoconservative John Bolton as National Security Advisor, the Zionist war-party takeover of the White House is nearly complete. With Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State, Nikki Haley at the U.N. and now Bolton whispering in the President's ear, we have a fully endowed war cabinet that will make sure the Mullahs, Russkies and Rocket Man begin to pay attention. As Haley laid down the law in the United Nations last week, "Our patience is not unlimited."

Bolton, the point man for Israeli-American casino billionaire and GOP kingmaker Sheldon Adelson, will be the spark plug that ignites a new round of warfare on behalf of Israel. Bolton has long been planning to attack Iran. He secretly and illegally met with Israel's Mossad intelligence service in 2003-4 when he was in the State Department under George W. Bush to lay the groundwork for such a conflict. Today, right-wing Israelis are certainly cheering his appointment. Naftali Bennett, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet, has already praised the move, calling Bolton "an extraordinary security expert, experienced diplomat and a stalwart friend of Israel".

War is likely to start in the Middle East as Iran, Lebanon and Syria are relatively soft targets with only limited capability to strike back. As neocon pundit Michael Ledeen put it"Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business." There have been numerous indications that Israel is preparing for war. Its planning clearly includes deliberately involving the United States in the conflict, making turning American soldiers into de facto hostages, with U.S. casualties guaranteeing Washington's direct and immediate involvement in the fighting.

Largely unknown to the American public, the United States has just completed the largest ever joint military exercises with Israel even though it has no defense agreement or treaty with Tel Aviv. That is, in part, because military alliances are dependent on an attack on one partner mandating support from all parties to the agreement. Israel has balked at such an arrangement because it cannot define its own borders, which are constantly expanding.

The recent maneuvers featured scenarios in which U.S. troops fought Syrians, Lebanese and Palestinians in a mock-up Arab village to defend Israel. Washington's particularly vulnerability vis-à-vis Israel derives from the recent opening of a U.S. permanent facility at Mashabim Air Base in the Negev Desert. It is described as a base within a base, completely contained by an Israeli air force installation and operating "under Israeli military directives," meaning that if the facility is attacked Americans will likely die. It has no function in support of U.S. regional interests but is instead a shell facility with a few dozen airmen that can be ramped up considerably if Israel goes to war and calls for American assistance. Together with billions of dollars-worth of U.S. military equipment that is pre-positioned in Israel and can be used by the Israelis as needed, it is all about supporting Israeli war-making and has nothing to do with American security or defense interests except as a tripwire to bring about U.S. involvement.

When Israel attacks Syria and/or Lebanon, as it clearly intends to do, Hezbollah will retaliate with its missiles, some of which will surely be directed towards the Mashabim Air Base, which will be targeted to inhibit the base's ability to bomb Lebanon. And once Washington is well and truly engaged in what is referred to as "force protection," Israel will undoubtedly widen the conflict by drawing Iran in through attacks on that country's identified bases in Syria that are supporting the al-Assad government. The bigger war will suddenly become America's responsibility after Israel inevitably proves itself incapable of handling the escalation.

During the recent bilateral military exercises, Air Force Lieutenant General Richard Clark enthused that American soldiers are "prepared to die for the Jewish state" and also added that they would "probably" be under the command of Israeli Air Force General Zvika Haimovitch, who would decide on the involvement of U.S. personnel. Haimovitch commented "I am sure…we will find US troops on the ground…to defend the state of Israel."

See the report here:

Bolton Means Another War For Israel Is Coming

I distinctly remember conservatives and Christians warning people that if Hillary was elected, she would take America into war. They appealed to people to vote for Donald Trump, as he was the peace candidate who would NOT take America into war. What are they going to say when America's sons and daughters begin dying in another nonsensical, unconstitutional war for Israel—and the international bankers, of course?

Conservatives and Christians need to apologize to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama—either that or start holding Donald Trump to the same standards. Otherwise, their condemnations of Clinton and Obama are blatant hypocrisy.

Furthermore, Christians need to repent before God for allowing Republican politicians like Donald Trump to steal their hope and faith.

The reason so many conservatives and Christians are so consumed and obsessed with Trump—and become so rabidly defensive of any criticism of him—is because, in their minds, the hope for America's future comes down to Republicans vs. Democrats, conservatives vs. liberals, Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. To them, without Donald Trump and the Republicans, there is NO HOPE for America.

But our hope is NOT in Donald Trump or the Republican Party or the Supreme Court or the U.S. military or FOX News or in anything of the sort. Our only hope is in the divine truths of righteousness and justice that have been given to us by our Creator in His Natural and Revealed Laws.

Instead of defending the indefensible in Donald Trump, Christians should be standing foursquare on the immutable, eternal laws of God and seeking shelter and safety under THAT refuge. Our only safety is in God—and God has obligated Himself to His truths. When Christians abandon truth for Donald Trump—or any other civil magistrate—they are forsaking God, and, as such, have become idolaters. Such people incur the judgement of God upon themselves, their children, and their country.

P.S. I recently brought a message that speaks directly to this subject. The message is called "Looking For HOPE In All The Wrong Places."

Christians all over America have foolishly put their hope and trust in politicians—especially Republican politicians and even more particularly in President Donald Trump. But the scriptures have much to say about hope: what it is, and what it isn't. Hope in the wrong things brings death and destruction; hope in the right things brings life and redemption. In this message, I show the Biblical basis of hope.

Our only real safety and security is in God, which means in the principles of truth and right which God has established. Hope in God is much more than going to church on Sunday and singing songs about trusting God. Hope in God means acting on the principles of truth that God has established. Only then will we find true protection and blessing from Heaven.

Find the message here:

Looking For HOPE In All The Wrong Places  

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