MUELLER NOT THE ONLY INVESTIGATION.

First a look at Mueller’s press conference today (Wednesday, May 29, 2019), FULL Transcript of speech, highlighted, at end will be pertinent comments.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

Full transcript: Robert Mueller’s statement on the Russia investigation

Good morning, everyone, and thank you for being here. Two years ago, the acting attorney general asked me to serve as special counsel and he created the special counsel’s office. The appointment order directed the office to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. This included investigating any links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the Trump campaign.

Now, I have not spoken publicly during our investigation. I am speaking out today because our investigation is complete. The attorney general has made the report on our investigation largely public. And we are formally closing the special counsel’s office and as well, I’m resigning from the Department of Justice to return to private life.

I’ll make a few remarks about the results of our work. But beyond these few remarks, it is important that the office’s written work speak for itself.

Let me begin where the appointment order begins, and that is interference in the 2016 presidential election. As alleged by the grand jury in an indictment, Russian intelligence officers who are part of the Russian military launched a concerted attack on our political system.

The indictment alleges that they used sophisticated cyber-techniques to hack into computers and networks used by the Clinton campaign. They stole private information and then released that information through fake online identities and through the organization WikiLeaks. The releases were designed and timed to interfere with our election and to damage a presidential candidate. And at the same time as the grand jury alleged in a separate indictment, a private Russian entity engaged in a social media operation where Russian citizens posed as Americans in order to influence an election.

These indictments contain allegations and we are not commenting on the guilt or the innocence of any specific defendant. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The indictments allege and the other activities in our report describe efforts to interfere in our political system. They needed to be investigated and understood. And that is among the reasons why the Department of Justice established our office.

That is also a reason we investigated efforts to obstruct the investigation. The matters we investigated were of paramount importance. It was critical for us to obtain full and accurate information from every person we questioned. When a subject of an investigation obstructs that investigation or lies to investigators, it strikes at the core of their government’s effort to find the truth and hold wrongdoers accountable.

Let me say a word about the report. The report has two parts, addressing the two main issues we were asked to investigate.

The first volume of the report details numerous efforts emanating from Russia to influence the election. This volume includes a discussion of the Trump campaign’s response to this activity as well as our conclusion that there was insufficient evidence to charge a broader conspiracy.

And in the second volume, the report describes the results and analysis of our obstruction of justice investigation involving the president. The order appointing me special counsel authorized us to investigate actions that could obstruct the investigation. We conducted that investigation and we kept the office of the acting attorney general apprised of the progress of our work.

And as set forth in the report, after that investigation, if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime.

The introduction to the Volume 2 of our report explains that decision. It explains that under long-standing department policy, a president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. That is unconstitutional. Even if the charge is kept under seal and hidden from public view, that, too, is prohibited.

A special counsel’s office is part of the Department of Justice, and by regulation, it was bound by that department policy. Charging the president with a crime was therefore not an option we could consider. The department’s written opinion explaining the policy makes several important points that further informed our handling of the obstruction investigation. Those points are summarized in our report and I will describe two of them for you.

First, the opinion explicitly permits the investigation of a sitting president because it is important to preserve evidence while memories are fresh and documents available. Among other things, that evidence could be used if there were co-conspirators who could be charged now.

And second, the opinion says that the Constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing.

And beyond department policy, we were guided by principles of fairness. It would be unfair to potentially — it would be unfair to potentially accuse somebody of a crime when there can be no court resolution of the actual charge.

So that was Justice Department policy. Those were the principles under which we operated. And from them, we concluded that we would not reach a determination one way or the other about whether the president committed a crime. That is the office’s final position and we will not comment on any other conclusions or hypotheticals about the president.

We conducted an independent criminal investigation and reported the results to the attorney general, as required by department regulations. The attorney general then concluded that it was appropriate to provide our report to Congress and to the American people. At one point in time, I requested that certain portions of the report be released and the attorney general preferred to make — preferred to make the entire report public all at once and we appreciate that the attorney general made the report largely public. And I certainly do not question the attorney general’s good faith in that decision.

Now, I hope and expect this to be the only time that I will speak to you in this manner. I am making that decision myself. No one has told me whether I can or should testify or speak further about this matter.

There has been discussion about an appearance before Congress. Any testimony from this office would not go beyond our report. It contains our findings and analysis and the reasons for the decisions we made. We chose those words carefully and the work speaks for itself. And the report is my testimony. I would not provide information beyond that which is already public in any appearance before Congress.

In addition, access to our underlying work product is being decided in a process that does not involve our office.

So, beyond what I’ve said here today and what is contained in our written work, I do not believe it is appropriate for me to speak further about the investigation or to comment on the actions of the Justice Department or Congress. And it’s for that reason I will not be taking questions today, as well.

Now, before I step away, I want to thank the attorneys, the FBI agents, the analysts, the professional staff who helped us conduct this investigation in a fair and independent manner.

These individuals who spent nearly two years with the special counsel’s office were of the highest integrity. And I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments, that there were multiple systemic efforts to interfere in our election.

And that allegation deserves the attention of every American. Thank you. Thank you for being here today.

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THE MAIN TAKE-AWAYS FROM THIS:

  1. NOTICE HOW MANY TIMES AND WITH WHAT EMPHASIS MUELLER REFERRED TO HIS WRITTEN REPORT.
  2. NOTICE THAT MUELLER IS “BY THE BOOK”. BY DOJ POLICY HE WAS PROHIBITED FROM CHARGING TRUMP WITH CRIMES. PERSONALLY HE SAW EVIDENCE OF CRIMES. HE SAW IT FOOLISH TO CHARGE THE PRESIDENT IF THERE COULD/WOULD BE NO COURT RESOLUTION
  3. LASTLY, THE “MONEY LINE” IS THIS: if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.

P.S., ALSO WORTH NOTING: MUELLER IS RETIRING AND GOING BACK TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR WHICH MEANS THE DOJ/TRUMP CABAL CAN NO LONGER TELL HIM NOT TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS.

 

Memes, Russia, and Trump: Dear Republicans,  Robert Mueller is a registered Republican,  appointed as Special Counsel by a Republican  Deputy Attorney General who was nominated  by a Republican president.  Remember this when Trump says the Russia  investigation is a "witch-hunt by Democrats."

NEXT, JUSTIN AMASH OFFERS A 4-PRONGED RATIONALE FOR IMPEACHING TRUMP:

People who say there were no underlying crimes and therefore the president could not have intended to illegally obstruct the investigation—and therefore cannot be impeached—are resting their argument on several falsehoods:

1. They say there were no underlying crimes.
In fact, there were many crimes revealed by the investigation, some of which were charged, and some of which were not but are nonetheless described in Mueller’s report.
2. They say obstruction of justice requires an underlying crime.
In fact, obstruction of justice does not require the prosecution of an underlying crime, and there is a logical reason for that. Prosecutors might not charge a crime precisely *because* obstruction of justice denied them timely access to evidence that could lead to a prosecution.
If an underlying crime were required, then prosecutors could charge obstruction of justice only if it were unsuccessful in completely obstructing the investigation. This would make no sense.
3. They imply the president should be permitted to use any means to end what he claims to be a frivolous investigation, no matter how unreasonable his claim.
In fact, the president could not have known whether every single person Mueller investigated did or did not commit any crimes.
4. They imply “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” requires charges of a statutory crime or misdemeanor.
In fact, “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” is not defined in the Constitution and does not require corresponding statutory charges. The context implies conduct that violates the public trust—and that view is echoed by the Framers of the Constitution and early American scholars.
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COURTESY PHOTO

Justin said THAT after he said THIS:

Here are my principal conclusions:

1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.

2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.

3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.

4. Few members of Congress have read the report.

I offer these conclusions only after having read Mueller’s redacted report carefully and completely, having read or watched pertinent statements and testimony, and having discussed this matter with my staff, who thoroughly reviewed materials and provided me with further analysis.

In comparing Barr’s principal conclusions, congressional testimony, and other statements to Mueller’s report, it is clear that Barr intended to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s analysis and findings.

Barr’s misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which he hopes people will not notice.

Under our Constitution, the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” While “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” is not defined, the context implies conduct that violates the public trust.

Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.

In fact, Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.

Impeachment, which is a special form of indictment, does not even require probable cause that a crime (e.g., obstruction of justice) has been committed; it simply requires a finding that an official has engaged in careless, abusive, corrupt, or otherwise dishonorable conduct.

While impeachment should be undertaken only in extraordinary circumstances, the risk we face in an environment of extreme partisanship is not that Congress will employ it as a remedy too often but rather that Congress will employ it so rarely that it cannot deter misconduct.

Our system of checks and balances relies on each branch’s jealously guarding its powers and upholding its duties under our Constitution. When loyalty to a political party or to an individual trumps loyalty to the Constitution, the Rule of Law—the foundation of liberty—crumbles.

We’ve witnessed members of Congress from both parties shift their views 180 degreeson the importance of character, on the principles of obstruction of justicedepending on whether they’re discussing Bill Clinton or Donald Trump.

Few members of Congress even read Mueller’s report; their minds were made up based on partisan affiliation—and it showed, with representatives and senators from both parties issuing definitive statements on the 448-page report’s conclusions within just hours of its release.

America’s institutions depend on officials to uphold both the rules and spirit of our constitutional system even when to do so is personally inconvenient or yields a politically unfavorable outcome. Our Constitution is brilliant and awesome; it deserves a government to match it.

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AFTER ALL THAT JUSTIN THEN SAID THIS AS WELL:

Mueller’s report describes a consistent effort by the president to use his office to obstruct or otherwise corruptly impede the Russian election interference investigation because it put his interests at risk.

The president has an obligation not to violate the public trust, including using official powers for corrupt purposes. For instance, presidents have the authority to nominate judges, but a president couldn’t select someone to nominate because they’d promised the president money.

This principle extends to all the president’s powers, including the authority over federal investigations, federal officials, and pardons.

President Trump had an incentive to undermine the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which included investigating contacts between Russia and the Trump campaign.

The investigation threatened to uncover information, including criminal activity, that could put Trump’s interests at risk. Ultimately, the investigation did uncover very unflattering information about the president, his family, his associates, his campaign, and his business.

It also revealed criminal activities, some of which were committed by people in Trump’s orbit and, in the case of Michael Cohen’s campaign finance violation, on Trump’s behalf.

The investigation began before the president was elected and inaugurated. After Trump assumed the powers of the presidency, Mueller’s report shows that he used those powers to try to obstruct and impede the investigation.

Some excuse Trump’s conduct based on allegations of issues with the investigation, but no one disputes the appropriateness of investigating election interference, which included investigating contacts between the Trump campaign and people connected to the Russian government.

Some examples in Mueller’s report of the president’s obstructing and impeding the investigation include:

1. Trump asked the FBI director to stop investigating Michael Flynn, who had been his campaign adviser and national security adviser, and who had already committed a crime by lying to the FBI.

2. After AG Sessions recused himself from the Russian investigation on the advice of DoJ ethics lawyers, Trump directly asked Sessions to reverse his recusal so that he could retain control over the investigation and help the president.

3. Trump directed the White House counsel, Don McGahn, to have Special Counsel Mueller removed on the basis of pretextual conflicts of interest that Trump’s advisers had already told him were “ridiculous” and could not justify removing the special counsel.

4. When that event was publicly reported, Trump asked that McGahn make a public statement and create a false internal record stating that Trump had not asked him to fire the special counsel, and suggested that McGahn would be fired if he did not comply.

5. Trump asked Corey Lewandowski, his former campaign manager, to tell AG Sessions to limit the special counsel’s investigation only to future election interference. Trump said Lewandowski should tell Sessions he was fired if he would not meet with him.

6. Trump used his pardon power to influence his associates, including Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, not to fully cooperate with the investigation.

Trump, through his own statements—such as complaining about people who “flip” and talk to investigatorsand through communications between his personal counsel and Manafort/Cohen, gave the impression that they would be pardoned if they did not fully cooperate with investigators.

Manafort ultimately breached an agreement to cooperate with investigators, and Cohen offered false testimony to Congress, including denying that the Trump Tower Moscow project had extended to June 2016 and that he and Trump had discussed traveling to Russia during the campaign.

Both men have been convicted for offering false information, and Manafort’s lack of cooperation left open some significant questions, such as why exactly he provided an associate in Ukraine with campaign polling data, which he expected to be shared with a Russian oligarch.

Some of the president’s actions were inherently corrupt. Other actions were corrupt—and therefore impeachable—because the president took them to serve his own interests.

The president has authority to fire federal officials, direct his subordinates, and grant pardons, but he cannot do so for corrupt purposes; otherwise, he would always be allowed to shut down any investigation into himself or his associates, which would put him above the law.

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LASTLY, FROM JUSTIN AMASH, REPUBLICAN CONGRESMAN, THIS:

Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented key aspects of Mueller’s report and decisions in the investigation, which has helped further the president’s false narrative about the investigation.

After receiving Mueller’s report, Barr wrote and released a letter on March 24 describing Barr’s own decision not to indict the president for obstruction of justice. That letter selectively quotes and summarizes points in Mueller’s report in misleading ways.

Mueller’s report says he chose not to decide whether Trump broke the law because there’s an official DoJ opinion that indicting a sitting president is unconstitutional, and because of concerns about impacting the president’s ability to govern and pre-empting possible impeachment.

Barr’s letter doesn’t mention those issues when explaining why Mueller chose not to make a prosecutorial decision. He instead selectively quotes Mueller in a way that makes it sound—falsely—as if Mueller’s decision stemmed from legal/factual issues specific to Trump’s actions.

But, in fact, Mueller finds considerable evidence that several of Trump’s actions detailed in the report meet the elements of obstruction, and Mueller’s constitutional and prudential issues with indicting a sitting president would preclude indictment regardless of what he found.

In noting why Barr thought the president’s intent in impeding the investigation was insufficient to establish obstruction, Barr selectively quotes Mueller to make it sound as if his analysis was much closer to Barr’s analysis than it actually was:

Barr quotes Mueller saying the evidence didn’t establish that Trump was personally involved in crimes related to Russian election interference, and Barr then claims that Mueller found that fact relevant to whether the president had the intent to obstruct justice.

But Mueller’s quote is taken from a section in which he describes other improper motives Trump could have had and notes: “The injury to the integrity of the justice system is the same regardless of whether a person committed an underlying wrong.” None of that is in Barr’s letter.

As a result of Barr’s March 24 letter, the public and Congress were misled. Mueller himself notes this in a March 27 letter to Barr, saying that Barr’s letter “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions.”

Mueller: “There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation. This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations.”

To “alleviate the misunderstandings that have arisen,” Mueller urged the release of the report’s introductions and executive summaries, which he had told Barr “accurately summarize [Mueller’s] Office’s work and conclusions.”

Barr declined; he allowed the confusion to fester and only released the materials three weeks later with the full redacted report. In the interim, Barr testified before a House committee and was misleading about his knowledge of Mueller’s concerns:

Barr was asked about reports “that members of [Mueller’s] team are frustrated…with the limited information included in your March 24th letter, that it does not adequately or accurately necessarily portray the report’s findings. Do you know what they’re referencing with that?”

Barr absurdly replied: “No, I don’t…I suspect that they probably wanted more put out.” Yet Mueller had directly raised those concerns to Barr, and Barr says he “suspect[s]” they “probably” wanted more materials put out, as if Mueller hadn’t directly told him that.

In subsequent statements and testimony, Barr used further misrepresentations to help build the president’s false narrative that the investigation was unjustified.

Barr notes that Mueller did not “find any conspiracy to violate U.S. law involving Russia-linked persons and any persons associated with the Trump campaign.” He then declares that Mueller found “no collusion” and implies falsely that the investigation was baseless.

But whether there’s enough evidence for a conviction of a specific crime which Mueller thought was appropriate to charge is a different and much higher standard than whether the people whom Mueller investigated had done anything worthy of investigation.

In truth, Mueller’s report describes concerning contacts between members of Trump’s campaign and people in or connected to the Russian government.

For instance, Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner took a meeting with a Russian lawyer whom Trump Jr. had been told worked for the Russian government and would provide documents to “incriminate Hillary,” as part of the Russian government’s “support for Mr. Trump.”

It’s wrong to suggest that the fact that Mueller did not choose to indict anyone for this means there wasn’t a basis to investigate whether it amounted to a crime or “collusion,” or whether it was in fact part of Russia’s efforts to help Trump’s candidacy.

Barr says the White House “fully cooperated” with the investigation and that Mueller “never sought” or “pushed” to get more from the president, but the report says Mueller unsuccessfully sought an interview with the president for over a year.

The report says the president’s counsel was told that interviewing him was “vital” to Mueller’s investigation and that it would be in the interest of the public and the presidency. Still Trump refused.

The president instead gave written answers to questions submitted by the special counsel. Those answers are often incomplete or unresponsive. Mueller found them “inadequate” and again sought to interview the president.

Ultimately, the special counsel “recogniz[ed] that the President would not be interviewed voluntarily” and chose not to subpoena him because of concerns that the resulting “potentially lengthy constitutional litigation” would delay completion of the investigation.

Barr has so far successfully used his position to sell the president’s false narrative to the American people. This will continue if those who have read the report do not start pushing back on his misrepresentations and share the truth.

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Thank The Lord Jesus Christ for Justin Amash who act on courage, honesty, and integrity.

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Here Are the Other Investigations President Trump Still Faces

SOURCE .

Ongoing Investigations

Roger Stone criminal trial

Roger Stone throws up peace signs outside court on Jan. 25, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

The hush money investigation

Trump’s inauguration funding

President Trump gives his Inaugural Address during the 58th U.S. Presidential Inauguration where he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America in Washington, USA on Jan. 20, 2017.

 

Pro-Trump super PAC

Trump Organization insurance policies

Trump Organization real estate deals

The Trump Foundation

Trump’s taxes

Trump’s golf club employing undocumented immigrants

Lawsuits

The emoluments lawsuit

Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. is seen on Nov. 12, 2018.

Michael Cohen’s legal fees

Summer Zervos defamation suit

Congress

House Intelligence Committee

House Intelligence ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., participates in the House Democrats' news conference on President Trump and Russia ties on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

 

House Judiciary Committee

House Oversight Committee

House Financial Services

House Ways and Means Committee

House Foreign Affairs Committee

Senate Intelligence

The Senate Intelligence Committee started investigating Russia’s election interference in 2017. Unlike its House counterpart, it issued a report in the summer of 2018 concluding that Russia did interfere in the 2016 election to try to help Trump.

THERE ARE MANY LINKS AND MUCH DETAIL TO THE ABOVE REPORT HERE .

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All told there are a total of 19 different investigations into TrumPutin & Co. .

19!

Does THAT sound like an innocent, honest man to you??

  -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

 

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DICHOTOMY DISCOURSES: PART 2.

HOLINESS V. LOVE?

Image result for Jesus: If you love me keep my commandments

In the world AND church today exist these “Toxic Tenets”:

  1. Love never judges.
  2. Love accepts everybody just as they are.
  3. Holiness is legalism and “judg-a-mental”.
  4. All views/any faith is as good as another; “just believe”.
  5. There are NO absolutes.
  6. To say someone or something is wrong is hate-speech and divisive.
  7. We all need to unite together and lay aside any and all differences.
  8. The only thing that matters is if you believe.

Let’s first look at these HONESTLY from The Word of God, The Holy Bible, and using good, old-fashioned commonsense examine these.

[Note: when reading, quoting, and using God’s Word in ANY manner the MOST IMPORTANT thing right along with prayer IS Context. Keep the verse in the CONTEXT of the chapter. Keep the chapter in CONTEXT with the Book. Keep the book in CONTEXT with THE ENTIRE WORD OF GOD.

  1. “Love never judges”?? Really? Let’s first look at this just using basic commonsense. You love your ONLY child. Your ONLY child wants to put their puppy in the oven with mom’s meat loaf. You LOVE your child. Do you let YOUR child cook the little puppy? If yes, then we’re done right here. If NO, why? Why wont you let YOUR ONLY child put their puppy in the oven? Because commonsense says IT’S WRONG. That was a HUMAN example, let’s look at a Divine example: God loves ALL humanity, even those who of their own free will choose to hate HIM, mock HIM, scorn HIM, and rebel and disobey HIM. God’s loves ALL of humanity so much much that even if they CHOOSE to get IN “the oven”/go to Hell God will honor their choice. God will NOT force even ONE person to go to Heaven. The relationship MUST BE of 100%, pure, and true LOVE from us to HIM or God in HIS love WILL let us get what WE choose. God warns us. Our choices, actions have consequences and results. We may NOT like the consequences or results of OUR CHOICES, BUT God let’s us choose. God instructs us REPEATEDLY to chose wisely. To seek and follow HIM. God daily warns of the evil that WILL befall OUR bad choices…and when one’s bad choices then lead to The Great White Throne judgement, God will then give each who freely chose to reject HIM, or come to HIM some “other way”,  The God who IS LOVE will let them have the eternal results, consequences of their choice: Hell/The Lake of Fire. God IS Love. And Love will be the very thing in God’s broken and weeping heart when HE gives you the sentence of judgment YOU CHOSE.
  2. “Love accepts everybody as they are”?? Really? That is love?  Using the human commonsense approach: A student who is nice, sweet, kind, loving, gentle, BUT their grades all through school were BARELY passing: should THAT student be ACCEPTED into Medical school to become a doctor when their entire life shows they are NOT qualified to do so? Commonsense screams NO. And that IS the CORRECT response. Now the Divine view. God does love us enough to accept each and all of as we are. BUT that is ONLY part of it. What kind of love would leave a person with a broken-heart, wounded spirit, twisted mind IN THAT condition? No. While God accepts us as we are God does NOT leave us as we are, God works to change us, to make us more like HIS only begotten Son, The Lord Jesus Christ. Only a Monster of hate would accept someone who needs help and then NOT ever help them.
  3. “Holiness is legalism and “judg-a-mental”.” Really? So, NO rules, ANYTHING goes? The Commonsense approach: FIRST, NO Rules, NO Right and Wrong. Let’s see how that works in accounting. You have $28,000 in checking. You spend $10. You NOW have -$33,000. Is THAT ok with you? Let’s look at construction. You spend 47 million $$$ on a mansion. The Foreman and crew use the cheapest building supplies, don’t measure anything correctly, slop YOUR mansion together, lather paint all over it to make it “look good”. Is THAT ok with you? After x-rays, MRI, and CAT-scans the Surgeon sees a lot of cancer, all treatable, even removable with surgery. BUT he says you have IBS and gives Zantac. Is THAT ok with you? A college Calculus Professor allows students to use whatever means to arrive at whatever answer…regardless of how bizarre and wrong it is, and gives them a passing grade. Is THAT ok with you? No. No it isn’t. And it shouldn’t be ok with anyone. Regardless of intentions and opinions REALITY will not and does not bend to whim and fancy. 2+2 can NOT both equal 4, and 7, and 21. 2+2=4. PERIOD. Regardless of opinion, intentions, or fads. 2+2=4. The Divine approach: God IS Love. AND God IS HOLY. God HATES ALL sin, wickedness, evil, iniquity, unrighteousness…HATES ALL SIN. God LOVES the sinner. HATES the sin. God set the standard. God and His Word ARE The Standard. And NOT ONE PERSON has ever met God’s Standard. THAT is very BAD news. The Good news? God provided THE Way.
  4. “All views/any faith is as good as another; “just believe”.”? The Commonsense approach: you can NOT hop in your car, leave KC, and head WEST to go to Cleveland. You will NOT make it there. NEVER. The Divine approach: NOT all paths lead to Heaven. NOT all views/faiths are “just as good” as Christianity. And “just believing” is NOT enough. I can believe I can fly… So I jump of the ledge of The Grand Canyon. Will I fly? No. There IS gravity. And two opposing views can NOT both be equally true. 
  5. “There are NO absolutes”? Already answered above…BUT… think of this: The statement itself “There are NO absolutes” IS itself an ABSOLUTE statement! Regardless of what opinion may be: fire IS hot; water IS wet. Bad IS wrong. Good IS right. PERIOD.
  6. “To say someone or something is wrong is hate-speech and divisive”? What? Really? Commonsense approach: A teacher drenches his classroom with kerosene. Gets a road flare. Tells the class that as he ignites the road flare they will all be safe. NO fire to be concerned about. Is THAT ok with you?? NO. that is WRONG. The “Professor” IS WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. DEADLY WRONG. Truth IS Truth. Regardless of whose feelings it hurts, regardless of what fad or opinion it shatters…TRUTH IS TRUTH. The Divine approach: To say sin is still sin, aka wrong, is NOT hate-speech. To say adultery, fornication, incest, sodomy (homosexuality, lesbianism), bestiality, rape, murder, theft, lying, gossip…is wrong is NOT “hate”. It IS TRUTH.   
  7. “We all need to unite together and lay aside any and all differences.”?? Sounds good. The “COEXIST” folks are big on this…but does it work? Has it ever? The Commonsense approach: A leader says a group of people are inferior humans, a sub-race. He convinces the nation to this view. They begin to persecute, harass, arrest, and to kill all of said group. Another group says “Well, it doesn’t affect me, so I’m staying out of it.” BUT later the leader and his cult following turn their attentions to you. You cry out for help. But the nearest group to you says it isn’t their business, and stays out of it. Another group thinks ALL these groups are “infidels” and must be either enslaved or exterminated…HOW does one get THESE diverse groups to unite? Now, let’s look at a less violent approach via The Divine approach: One group says the ONLY way to escape Hell and get to Heaven is via doing lots of good works, lots of giving to the church/charity, and abiding by all the rituals and dogma. Another group says the ONLY way to avoid Hell and go to Heaven is take oaths of celibacy and poverty and do charitable work. Another group says the ONLY way to avoid Hell and go to Heaven is to Master esoteric and mystical knowledge. And Christians say the ONLY way to escape Hell and go to Heaven is to accept the free offer of God’s grace, and put your faith/trust completely in Jesus Christ, and follow HIM. HOW does one get these diverse groups to unify? Remember: Two opposing views can NOT BOTH be equally right. The ONLY way to get ALL groups this diverse to unite is to get them ALL to forsake any and all views that are DIFFERENT from another group and ALL believe “the same thing”…BUT WHO decides what “the same thing” IS? HOW will this person/group calling for unity ensure, and when need be, enforce this desired unity?? Is a world of cookie-cutter people with homogenized views a world worth living in?? OR…are some things still Right because they simply ARE right, and some things wrong because they simply ARE wrong??
  8. “The only thing that matters is if you believe.”? Wow…is this really true? Marx BELIEVED all property owners, manufacturers, and business owners were evil. Hitler BELIEVED the Jews were a sub-race of inferior people. Stalin BELIEVED ONLY The State was right. Charles Manson BELIEVED that killing certain people and causing a race war would usher in the Apocalypse, and that he and his “family” would rule the world. Jeffery Dahmer BELIEVED that sodomy, rape, murder, and cannibalism were good. Is “belief” really enough? Is merely placing trust in “something/someone” all that’s necessary? OR do we have to BELIEVE The Truth, aka what is Right? Yes. The bottom line to all 8 points is: THE TRUTH. Seek The Truth. Find The Truth. Believe The Truth. Accept The Truth. LIVE THE TRUTH. 

SO…WHAT IS THE TRUTH???

  1. JESUS IS THE TRUTH.
  2. GOD’S WORD/THE BIBLE IS THE TRUTH.
  3. JESUS IS THE WORD OF GOD MADE FLESH.

Lies are complicated. Since the are deviations, or substitutes for the truth they need to “sound/seem right” while being completely wrong. When a lie is exposed then more lies are used to cover for or divert attention away from the exposed lie. Lies are complicated and become complex because they are twisted, distorted, and corrupted takes on the actual Truth. Lies are “What If”.

Truth is simple. Truth IS What IS. God IS Love. God IS Holy. Fire IS hot. Water IS wet.

Bank tellers and  bankers to tell the DIFFERENCE betwixt The REAL and The Counterfeit do NOT study The Counterfeit. No. They study THE REAL. They study THE REAL inside and out, frontwards and back, up and down…until THEY KNOW THE REAL 100%! So when ANYTHING comes along that is NOT THE REAL they know. 

Christians, Soldiers of The Cross, WE NEED to KNOW THE TRUTH so well, so thoroughly, so completely, that ANYTHING THAT IS NOT THE TRUTH..WE RECOGNISE AS THE LIE IT IS. 

And…just a heads up:

Rat poison is 98% GOOD FOOD.

ONLY 2% poison.

Only a little error, a little lie, a little false doctrine can kill.

Truth is NOT hate.

Holiness is NOT hate.

Love is NOT licentious.

Love is NOT lewd NOR lust.

Love IS Holy. Holiness acts in, on, out of Love.

John 14:15 King James Version (KJV)

The Lord Jesus Christ said:

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

 

DISTRACTION.

THE MAIN THING

Trump. Putin. Russia. Oligarchs. Exxon/Oil. Tillerson. Bannon. Manafort. Cohen. Flynn. N. Korea. China. Iran. Saudi Arabia. Iraq. Mueller. Barr. Sessions. McConnell. Lindasy Graham. Fox “News”. The Rise of Nationalism. White Nationalism. New (FAUX) “Conservatism”. Liberalism. Democrat(s). Progressivism…

The news comes hard and fast. It’s a blur. A LOT of busy-ness, noise…DISTRATION(S). BUT….distractions from…WHAT?

Just The Facts…

Back at America’s founding 98% were Protestant Christian, 1% was Catholic, the other 1% was Jewish or “other”. Of the 55 delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, 49 were Protestant/Christian, 2 were Catholics, 28 of the 55 delegates were Seminary trained and educated ministers, though not all went on into the ministry. 75-80% were active in their local church.

Even today 80% believe in God (not all based on a Biblical understanding). Of that 80% that do believe in God 70-78% still claim to be Christian, but only 37-44% are active on a regular basis in their local church, with only 25% of homes claiming to be “Spiritually Vibrant Christian Homes”.

Where The Rubber Hits The Road…

The more we were focused/united as a Nation upon our (once shared) Christian faith the more we were able to fight through distractions, and focus on defeating our enemy(ies) or achieving a goal. The more fractured we have become, the more we depart from The Lord God and The Christian faith, the more we succumb to our worst impulses, are incapable of defeating our enemy(ies), and see wide spread increase in crime, corruption, and depravity.

Psalm 12:8 King James Version (KJV)

The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

and

Proverbs 14:34 King James Version (KJV)

34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

This can, has been, and will be argued against because of it’s clear and overt Christian and Biblical view. BUT…facts are stubborn things…

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The MAIN Fact.

God is NOT to be trifled with, nor mocked.

IF America now thinks “we don’t need God” then we will, and are in the very process of learning the same “lesson” that Israel had to learn.

A CLOSER LOOK AT TWO THINGS.

“THING ONE”: Distractions.

America has had a Boom in Distractions since 1913. America foolishly elected her first Globalist and Socialist President, who was also a raging racist, Woodrow Wilson. America had her share of ups and downs. Twice fighting THE world power, and winning (England), fighting to end slavery, the settling of a vast continent, and the keeping foreign powers out of our affairs and off our land…then distractions. Wilson embroiled us in WWI. What was the threat to America? to American interests? Yes, we had treaties. We had allies. BUT America’s Founders to a man warned AGAINST entangling treaties that would ensnare us into endless and needless wars. Wilson’s embroiling us in WWI was a distraction from HIS instituting the Federal Reserve Bank, The IRS, and The Income Tax…ALL which utterly violate and trample our Constitution/Bill of Rights, particularly Article 1, Sections 8 & 9, and the Amendments 9, 10, & 11.

From 1913 onward we have moved FROM a Constitutional Republic that honored God and Christianity, TOWARD ever encroaching Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Tyranny, Chaos, and utter collapse. Distractions that took place that turned our national focus away from our national decline were:

THE KOREAN WAR

THE COLD WAR

THE VIETNAM WAR

THE FIRST GULF WAR

THE RISE OF ENTERTAINMENT TO MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR A MOVIE EVENT (FROM SUPER BOWL, TO THE ROAD TO THE FINAL FOUR, TO THE WORLD SERIES, TO THE MCU…)

WATERGATE

CLINTON/LEWINSKI/BOSNIA

NOW, TRUMP-PUTINGATE

N. KOREA

IRAN

CHINA

RUSSIA

SAUDI ARABIA

GLOBAL UNREST AND ECONOMIC TURMOIL

IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN…

For each of the above there are scores more distractions taking place. Each nation having their own issues/distractions. Each one is important, big, even calamitous…BUT there ARE are things going on that these distract us from, that so embroil our attention that we are not seeing what IS “The Main Thing” anymore.

Before moving on to WHAT it is that we are being distracted from let me post some links that highlight the rapid fire pace of these distractions.

 

One of the most infuriating Trump rationalization cycles is…

1) “We don’t know that this allegation is really true because it hasn’t been fully proven and he denies it.”

2) It gets proven.

3) “This is irrelevant because it’s old news that everyone already knew about.”

Donald Trump lost more money than any American.

Jerry Falwell Jr. has dick picks floating out there.

Jacob Wohl created a protest against Jacob Wohl.

The Attorney General, Treasury Secretary and former White House counsel openly breaking the law.

America is so f*cking stupid.

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Donald Trump’s day so far –

New York Times has a decade of Trump’s tax returns –

There goes the neighborhood –

Michael Cohen sells out Jerry Falwell Jr –

Chris Wray sells out William Barr –

Impeachment is coming –

Trump is going to prison –

It’s still only 7:15pm

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“THING TWO”: The MAIN Thing

 

BUT WHAT ARE THEY DISTRACTING FROM???

FIRST-

Psalm 24:1 King James Version (KJV)

24 The earth is the Lord‘s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

 The Lord God created ALL.

Mankind was created for fellowship, relationship with Elohim, The Lord God.

Since Eden The closer we are TO God the better things go. In short, draw closer TO God and He WILL draw closer to you.

The reverse is also true, the further FROM The Lord God the worse things will get.

Simply put: WE GET WHAT WE CHOOSE.

And mankind has choose…poorly.

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.