God, change the hearts and minds of these ignorant and foolish men in the photo above. May they know You, the Creator of all people in Your image. May their hearts be illumined with the light of Your love more than these torches of hate that illumine their faces. May they be transformed.
I haven’t made a political post about the President in a long time, but today’s actions (the firing FBI Director Comey by President Trump) are extremely troublesome. I just want to remind everyone of a few things:
Henry Rousso, a Jewish Holocaust historian and Egyptian-born French citizen, was detained by U.S. officials for ten hours after his eleven hour flight from France and was about to be returned to Paris before faculty at Texas A&M University, where he was scheduled to speak, intervened.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Here are some important elements from President Trump’s recent Executive Order regarding refugees and immigration:
I am for screening or “vetting” of refugees seeking to be resettled in our country. I believe there should be in-depth processes which evaluate and validate who enters our nation, especially in times of great conflict and from areas of great conflict. However, what I have found in the midst of the current national debate on this topic is that …
After making a recent post on my frustrations with the response of my Congressional representatives, I have been told by people I know and trust who have been on the staff of various members of Congress that, despite appearances, our representatives are or, at least, can be affected by their constituents contacting them. The keys when contacting are:
Every time I contact the offices of our US Senators and Representatives from here in Oklahoma, I get the sense that they could care less what any of us think. Every time.
Topics in this chapter: Problems with growing numbers of foreigners, new kings, government endorsed building projects, systematic oppression and murder, civil disobedience, women risking it all to bear and save lives. Nothing new under the sun, I suppose:
Senate Confirmation Hearings provided by NPR: