Reviewing the week's past events is nothing short of sobering. There is talk of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Donald J. Trump from the Presidency during the less than two remaining weeks of his term. His has been a strange presidency to be sure. He was clearly nicer to many Christians than previous presidencies had been for the last few office holders. There were three heartening Supreme Court appointments (Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett). He had rejected the crown-piece of the New Age agenda -- forced acceptance of the "Climate Change" agenda.
Nevertheless, to any rational observer, he was also volatile, thin-skinned, and obviously narcissistic. Still many Christians as well as the obviously cultish Qanon followers continued to perceive him as a type of "King Cyrus" come to rescue the Christian world.
I personally voted twice for Donald Trump for President. Given the hostile stance Hillary Clinton had taken against anti-abortion forces as well as her scorn for those with Biblical reservations against same sex marriage and other "gay issues," I felt I had little choice. However, I always had a lingering fear that oftimes I expressed on this blog and in my NewswithViews articles that we could well go down at least figuratiely in flames with the Trump presidency. Donald Trump was being used as a prime excuse globally by such global governance figures as Javier Solana and many others as Exhibit 1 of the need for "multilateralism" (the newest name for world government cum 'global governance').
It was clear to me that Trump had never been given any proper respect for his election as President in 2016. Moreover, Hillary Clinton and many others had fomented violence themselves by their open participation in what they called "The Resistance." It was clearly a form of bullying directed against Trump by obvious sore-losers.
However, two wrongs do not make a right.
Donald Trump was and is a polarizing figure. He also made many unnecessary enemies. I suspect that if he had "minded his manners," not used the Twitter account to express off-the-cuff opinions, and had employed social graces rather than making obvious unfounded boasts that he was the best President ever that he might have been overwhelmingly re-elected. Knowing about the State of Arizona from my previous visits there, it was obvious to me that his ridicule of John McCain as "not a hero" probably cost him at least Arizona in the Electoral College.
I also was horrified that he did not denounce the Qanon cult. Nobody who is or professes to be Godly should encourage people to view themselves as a God-like being. Humility is far more attractive than self-adulation, all of which Trump publicly and shamelessly indulged in. I have expressed fears to many friends over at least the past two years that Trump might be giving anti-Christian forces just the excuse they needed to end our freedom of speech and liberties.
In the last two years there have been increasing calls to eradicate not just Donald Trump from public life, but also his "enablers", i.e. those who voted and publicly advocated for him.
Mary L. Trump, Donald's psychologist niece wrote a critical book about her uncle. Many Trump supporters are furious that she did so. Nevertheless, in my opinion the book should be required reading. I have enough lawyer in me to not reject evidence without first having read and evaluated it.
One of the problems that shaped Donald Trump's precarious path was what she called in television interviews "unbridled positivism." This was the danger I had noted from the beginning with "New Age" thinking -- so many of its proponents considered only "positives" and rejected all "negatives." If one can never hear anything bad about themselves or a situation, they are likely to not fully understand a situation nor be in a position to reverse course when necessary. Norman Vincent Peale was Donald Trump's father's pastor and the refusal to view negatives has been perhaps the greatest factor in Trump's now obvious fall from historical grace.
Last weekend, for the first time, I became suddenly convinced that the 25th Amendment might be necessary to terminate a dangerous presidency. I also believe the Biden incoming Presidency is a clear and present danger. Unfortunately, Donald Trump's presidency and our embrace and giving him a pass on many issues gives the Biden administration much good ammunition to further curtail our right to practice our faith and Biblical standards. Joseph Biden has said in public debates that he wants to "codify abortion" rights - making them more than mere "constitutional" ones. He also is hostile to those with Biblical beliefs about homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
Nevertheless, last weekend, I listened with no small dismay to the taped portions played of the interview between the very fine born-again Secretary of State for Georgia where Trump demanded he make a public statement that he was "recalculating the election results" and that he find Trump an addition 11,000 plus votes.
Other Christians I discussed this with were not offended by Trump's statements, but by the taping of the statements. In Michigan where I practice law, taping a conversation to which one is a party is legal. I had that issue arise in a case where I defended a Judge who was incriminated by a telephone call made by her vindictive ex-husband. It was only third party eavesdropping that would have been inadmissible.
I believe that the public revelation of Trump's threats against the Republican Georgia Secretary of State and Governor Kemp may well have cost the Republicans their narrow losses on the two incumbent Senate seats, thus handing control of the United States Senate to the Democratic forces and Chuck Schumer. My fear was last weekend that Trump might take us down in literal political flames by this very indiscreet behavior and it now appears to me that his behavior motivated Democratic party activists to turn out and many Republicans to stay home.
At any rate, it is now clear that we have had many false prophets among us who reassured us that God told them Trump would be re-elected and remain in office for another 4 years. Books with titles such as "Trump-apocalypse" some of which even I and my writings about the New Age Movement are mentioned now appear to be prophetic in the reverse sense -- Trump has supplied fuel for prophesied persecution of believers as written in the book of Daniel, the 4 Gospels and the Book of Revelation.
There is just no way I can give Donald Trump a pass on what transpired on Wednesday, January 6th. I watched his speech insisting that Vice President Pence "do the right thing" and refuse to certify election results, also condemning as traitors the Georgian Secretary of State and Governor. In my mind I saw the horror that did result shaping up and made calls to friends while the speech was in progress expressing my concerns with which my otherwise fine Christian friends disagreed.
Time and events proved the worst. We can now expect to be ruthlessly scrutinized, ridiculed, and marginalized. The abundant biblical warnings that we should put our trust in no man are now borne out.
We need to pray about this. Everybody needs prayer and repentance -- including but not limited to Donald J. Trump. We also need to stop falling for "fake news" such as the demonstrators were really Antifa and Black Lives Matter. There were many in the group who were anarchists. The one with tattoos and bull horns (Jake Angeli) was reportedly a Qanon activist. He also bragged about his Shaman status. I had observed in my own research on Qanon that there was sympathy for the "Maitreya the Christ" New Age forces. We need to face up to the fact that we wittingly or unwittingly turned our gratitude for Trump for things done right into a cult where he could do no wrong and was further self-deceived by our adulation into such beliefs. This was destructive both to his soul and to our souls. We all need to pray for repentance.