How To Detoxify The Way We Debate And Respectfully Disagree

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by Paul Hamlin Today’s political environment is corrosive and toxic.  There can be no question of that.  We are often motivated by fear and anger when we approach anyone that has a different opinion than we do.  We have allowed this anger and fear to create severe division and allowed the political parties to capitalize on those emotions and drive us further and further apart.  We have become so attached to our fear and anger that we have stoppered our ears to the arguments of others and worse, we have…

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Power Of Impeachment And The Trump Presidency

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by Paul Hamlin Impeachment talk is on the rise in national politics.  Our nation is divided deeply by the words, actions and policies of the current administration.  We recently had a group of (58) from the House of Representatives bring forward articles of impeachment against President Trump and it was quickly tabled. The division in the nation has many scrambling to simply vote for the candidates that are most likely to bring forward articles of impeachment. Maybe, we should slow down and look a little deeper into impeachment before we base our entire…

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Rediscovering Sobriety in America

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32 Political victories are intoxicating. The passion of the movement. The zeal of a shared purpose. The consummation of esprit de corps. Being party to something larger than one’s self. All of it is intoxicating… but, like all things that intoxicate the mind and the spirit, there are inevitable downsides. Eventually, the high wears off, the glowing facade fades with it, and you’re left with the world as it is, the sum…

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America Is Heading Towards A Second Civil War

by Tony Wyman Thirty-five percent. That was the consensus chance a panel of national security experts polled by Foreign Policy magazine in 2017 said America had of entering into a second civil war over the next 10 to 15 years.  And that poll was conducted five weeks before the fractious clash of alt-right hate groups and Antifa leftists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Had the poll been conducted after the death of one protester at the hands of a neo-Nazi, the percentage might have been even higher. One of those polled was…

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Did You Get the Memo?

by Wes Walker via libertyisftw.org Mmm, yeah, you see, we’re putting the cover sheets on all TPS reports before they go out… Did you see the memo about this?” -Bill Lumbergh, Office Space So let’s deal with the most ridiculous of political melodramas presently unfolding, being crumpled up, and unfolding again on the national stage. A melodrama so excruciatingly and bureaucratically American that I can only imagine how ludicrous it must appear to almost anyone outside the States. For those that haven’t been keeping up with this, Trump supporters have…

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Alabama Senate Primary: Moore-Strange In GOP Runoff; Doug Jones Wins Dem Nomination

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by Tyla MacAllister Roy Moore and Luther Strange will face off in the September 26 Republican runoff for Alabama Senate. The GOP runoff winner will face former Federal prosecutor Doug Jones in the December 12 General Election. Jones won the Democratic primary outright with over 60 percent of the vote. At 12:00 a.m. Central Time Wednesday, with over 90 percent of the vote counted former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore had received approximately 40 percent to Strange’s 30 percent. Congressman Mo Brooks was a distant third with only 20 percent…

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Donald Trump Endorses Luther Strange In Alabama Senate Special Election

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By Tyla MacAllister President Donald Trump has endorsed Luther Strange in the special election for the Alabama senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump tweeted Tuesday night: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Also Endorses Strange Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has also expressed his support for Strange. “As I would be with any Republican senator. I think he’s done an outstanding job,” the Kentucky Senator said. On July 31 Politico reported Senate Leadership Fund, a pro-McConnell super PAC is set to spend $6-8 million promoting Strange and attacking…

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The Affliction Of Corruption; The Choice to Lie and Cheat

by J. Lee LIE AND CHEAT YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS   It seems the message of today is the more dishonest you are, the more success you have. That is not how it used to be. In the past, society rewarded good and punished bad. Now the opposite is true and people who lie and cheat gain status. Often success and fame is gained for the wrong reasons. Isaiah 5:20 (KJV) Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness;…

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Where is God? The Importance of Bringing God Back to America

By J. Lee     I’m sure most people have either asked or heard the question ‘Where is God’?, especially in the midst of tragedy. God is not a ‘genie in a bottle’ to go to for granting wishes. God says to come to him in prayer. It’s as simple as talking to him as we would talk to a friend. The good news is he is available to us at all times to strengthen us. His answer could be yes, no or wait. I’m sure we can all agree…

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Political Debate – Are We Winning the Battles and Losing the War?

by Oletta Branstiter Have you been on any political Facebook groups lately?  Ephesians 6 comes to mind: 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to…

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