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CLARITY – 11-21-18 To Recuse or Not to Recuse

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 11-21-18

To Recuse or Not to Recuse

 

What’s Happening: “Should Acting AG Matthew Whitaker do as now-resigned AG Jeff Sessions did and recuse himself from the Mueller probe? If you ask three Democrat Senators who recently (Monday) filed a complaint in D. C.’s federal district court questioning Trump’s right to appoint him (citing the appointment clause), they would shout a resounding ‘yes.’ Others disagree (https://www.foxnews.com/politics/democratic-senators-sue-to-block-appointment-of-matthew-whitaker-as-acting-attorney-general). ‘There are over 160 instances in American history in which  non-Senate confirmed persons performed, on a temporary basis, the duties of a Senate-confirmed position,’ said DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Is he going to be the President’s permanent pick for AG?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Probably not…until then (and whomever he picks should submit to the ‘advise and consent’ role of the confirmation process), I see no problem with his position. He has given reassurances that he has no intention of directing Mueller to do anything with his assigned investigative duties. Besides, since Trump has submitted his answers to Mueller’s written questions (yesterday), the probe should be nearing its conclusion.”

 

“Christians? Oh, we believe in getting to the bottom of any accusation. That the Trump Campaign colluded with the Russians in any way (there still is no evidence of collusion or obstruction) is a matter for Mueller to uncover. The truth has a way of coming out (Matt. 10:27). As William Shakespeare expressed his sentiment in the Merchant of Venice, the truth will out.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us discover and operate under the truth; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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CLARITY – 8-4-18 Freedom of Opinion

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 8-4-18

 

Freedom of Opinion

 

What’s Happening:  “Is a Tweet an order?…Or just an opinion? That seems to be the question in the brouhaha caused by the left’s reaction to a recent Tweet by the President. In it the President said the AG ‘should’ end the Mueller probe, which the President repeatedly Tweets is a ‘witch hunt.’ Are his Tweets protected by the First Amendment or do they represent obstruction? (https://www.yahoo.com/katiecouric/yahoo-news-explains-obstruction-tweet-152033182.html). Adam Schiff Tweets:’The President of the United States just called on his Attorney General to put an end to an investigation in which the President, his family and campaign may be implicated.This is an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight. America must never accept it.’”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “So the President has chosen social media to express his angst…don’t we have freedom of opinion in this country?”

 

Biblical Response:  “I’m with you…though technically we have ‘freedom of speech’…what’s speech is for the courts to interpret…though I think Tweets are to be included if burning the American flag is. Like the old saying goes, ‘Opinions are like noses…everybody’s got one.’”

 

“Christians? That’s different for us…Americans may have freedom of speech, but we don’t (Eph. 4:22-32; 5:4). We are to exhibit a little more self control than what we might like to.Things might be lawful for us, but not all things are expedient (1 Cor. 6:12). License to express comes with some responsibility, too…at least for us.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us not to judge too quickly in those areas where we find ourselves often guilty; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe or to comment on any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent

 

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CLARITY – 5-2-18 Questionable

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 5-2-18

 

Questionable

 

What’s Happening:  “According to the NY Times, the Mueller probe sent Trump’s legal team the questions that would be used if any interview was granted on the subject of Russian collusion (though nobody really has come forward with the exact content of those questions). Trump calls the matter of possible Russian collusion a ‘witch hunt’ – others (mostly opponents) disagree (http://www.businessinsider.com/mueller-sent-questions-to-trump-dowd-before-calls-for-russia-probe-shutdown-2018-3).  Are the questions designed to trap the President? Will Trump fire Mueller? Will Trump agree to an interview? These are exact questions…with no exact answers…for now.”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Who even cares about whether Trump colluded?”

 

Biblical Response:  “Lots of folks! The liberals want the matter to cloud the judgment of the voters about the GOP in the upcoming midterm elections…The conservatives want to get beyond what they consider a distraction and deal with issues they think favor them (a robust economy, peace in Korea, Iran’s desire for domination of the Middle East, immigration reform, etc.)…Russia just wants chaos to reign.”

 

“Christians? If nobody cares, the forces out to numb America into indifference have won…meanwhile, evil prospers (gee, that reminds me of an Edmund Burke quote: ‘Evil prospers when good men do nothing.’) We are the ‘good men.’ Let us get about our business (Eph. 6:12-18).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to have the necessary care to motivate us to action and prayer; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”   © Alan E.Sargent

 

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CLARITY – 4-20-18 Legal Maneuvering

CLARITY

A Biblical Response to Current Events – 4-20-18

 

Legal Maneuvering

 

What’s Happening:  “In a surprise announcement yesterday, the administration said former Mayor of New York and United States attorney, Rudy Giuliani, will be joining Sekulow and Cobb on the President’s legal team. Administration officials hope he will bring Bob Mueller’s distracting investigation to a close (https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/developing-giuliani-takes-new-unexpected-place-on-trump-team/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter-CT&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=conservative-tribunehttps://www.westernjournal.com/ct/developing-giuliani-takes-new-unexpected-place-on-trump-team/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=newsletter-CT&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=conservative-tribune). One of the President’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow,  made the announcement,”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Finally…now maybe these knuckleheads can get something done!.”

 

Biblical Response:  “Probably not…and I identify with the frustration. BTW, you (and the rest of the electorate) put these “knuckleheads” in office. To say the Russian probe has been a distraction for this administration might be an understatement. Still Congress has been reluctant to do anything more that posture partisanly. Meanwhile, the very agenda that most of America elected Trump to do languishes.”

 

“Christians? We can’t lay all the blame elsewhere. Unless we pray, the swamp doesn’t get drained…or it drains only to reveal a secular humanism which is a worse fate (Hosea 8:7).”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, we need Your Holy Spirit to help us navigate from where we are to where You want us to be; in  Jesus’ Name, amen.” © Alan E.Sargent

 

Share as you like; just give credit appropriately. For buying any of Alan E. Sargent’s books or to subscribe to any of his CLARITY blogs, go to the following link: http://subdeo.com/. He also tweets on Twitter.com every day @alanesargent