CNN...probably as credible as Buzzfeed.
I tweeted the WH the other day for them to make public specifically what they want so the public would know what is going on with the negotiations. LOL
Please Trump don’t come this far and now cave.
Please don’t cave.
There are three things that stick out regarding the episode.
(1) The local settlers who were immigrants to fill the couontry after the 10 Northern Israel tribes were conquede and dispersed, cetainly did not want the Jerusalem wall built, and they hindered it every way they could.
"But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews" (Neh 4:1)
"And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease" (Neh 4:11)
(2) The returned owners who had come back from exile were stirred up by Nehemiah to cooperate and set aside their differences, to get the job done ASAP; and they kept their fighting tools in one hand to defend each other while they had their building tools in the other.
"And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work" (Neh. 2:18)
"And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah. They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon" (Neh 4:16-17)
(3) The individuals who could benefit the most were to lazy to even help out, just sat on their cans while those unable to hire bodyguards and needed year-round protection of the walls finished the job:. To wit:
"And next unto them the Tekoites repaired; but their nobles put not their necks to the work of their Lord" (Neh 3:5)
"And I said unto them, We after our ability have redeemed our brethren the Jews, which were sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell your brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? Then held they their peace, and found nothing to answer" (Neh 5:8)
Isn't that the limit?!
Our "nobles," the Congresscritters, won't put their shoulders to their work and get the funds passed to build the wall so we can be safe. They are on the side of the alien invaders, not you and me. Thanks for Trump's determination! Let him hold these partyhearty critters' feet in the fire!
Some Ds will go for it - but Pelosi and Upchukie will not.
Yep - going to give them an opportunity to save a little face if they do the right thing - any bets that they throw this opportunity away?