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  • Ben Carson: Before I endorsed Trump, I needed to know that he doesn’t believe some [Title Trimmed]

    03/14/2016 5:36:05 PM PDT · 110 of 113
    epow to NKP_Vet
    US Senator who can’t get along with anyone and despised in Congress.

    If I were a Senator I would be despised by a large majority of the other Senators myself. Cruz has the guts to tell it like it is, and that goes against everything that most senators and congress critters of both houses want from one of their fellow critters. Except for a handful of honest men and women Congress is owned lock, stock, and barrel by special interests.

  • Alabama’s chief justice defiant: doubles down on upholding state’s ‘gay marriage’ ban

    01/08/2016 9:15:19 PM PST · 20 of 21
    epow to epow

    There I go again, posting comments that are almost the same as what I posted before. I’ve simply got to start reading my previous comments before posting basically the same comments all over again. That’s what happens when I overstep my assigned bedtime and then try to make my wife think I’m doing something important.

  • Alabama’s chief justice defiant: doubles down on upholding state’s ‘gay marriage’ ban

    01/08/2016 9:04:40 PM PST · 19 of 21
    epow to beelzepug
    The DOJ has expressed “concern”.

    I'll see the DOJ's "concern" and raise it by 1000 dollars worth of outrage over the Supremes' unGodly decision to legalize immoral homosexual acts disguised as marital love and affection. Sodom and Gomarrah didn't get away with it unscathed and neither will America.

    God is not mocked, He will repay. So says Holy Writ, and you can take it to the bank.

  • Alabama’s chief justice defiant: doubles down on upholding state’s ‘gay marriage’ ban

    01/08/2016 6:47:42 PM PST · 18 of 21
    epow to Amendment10
    Not only does the Constitutions silence about marriage means that marriage is a unique, 10th Amendment-protected state power issue, but the constitutions silence about so-called gay ”marriage” means that it is not constitutionally protected right.

    Exactly right. That's pretty much what I intended to convey in my previous post, but you did it better using many fewer words and with more clarity of the intent of those words than I could muster up.

  • Alabama’s chief justice defiant: doubles down on upholding state’s ‘gay marriage’ ban

    01/08/2016 6:38:27 PM PST · 17 of 21
    epow to wagglebee
    Unless I have been mislead long ago by my former college teachers, the USSC's Constitutionally designated role in the Federal government's triad of powers is determining whether or not existing laws are Constitutional, but not that of enacting new laws by judicial fiat. If a majority of America's voters had wanted to legalize same sex “marriage” the electoral process, not judicial fiat, would have motivated Congress to give the majority of voters what they wanted IF what they wanted was Constitutionally permissible. If I'm not mistaken that's how the American form of government by and for the people is supposed to function

    However, in this instance, and in many others as well, what the majority of we the people don't want was forced down our throats by naked judicial tyranny and our voices in dissent were ignored. If my assessment of the court's brazen over-riding of the rights of all Americans in order to cater to the desires of a relatively small minority is out of line I am not adverse to correction by learned legal scholars. I'm not a Constitutional expert by any means, but I'm pretty sure that the founders didn't envision same-sex "marriage" as an unwritten provision of the same set of laws that were intended, in part at least, to protect the sacred institution of marriage from the immoral desires and acts of adulterers and/or homosexual deviants.

  • Ben Carson Tells Jake Tapper He Believes In Non-Secret Rapture, But Not Hell

    01/08/2016 2:16:53 PM PST · 59 of 68
    epow to Crazieman
    Hell is literally the removal and absense of God.

    Not true, hell is just what the bible says it is, a lake of fire where impenitent men and women who refuse to repent and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are sentenced to spend eternity. I will concede that the term "fire" may possibly be symbolic of punishment that is beyond our mortal minds' ability to comprehend. But even if that's the case it offers no comfort to the impenitent sinner.

    Truth is, we are all sinners, and the only hope for our salvation to be found in Holy Scripture is spelled out in John 3:16, "That whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." The only, repeat only, alternative is eternal damnation in an unimaginably horrible place the Word describes as a "lake of fire". If that lake isn't hell it's something even worse, and you definitely don't want to go there.

  • Jacob Becomes Israel...miracle nation pt 12

    01/05/2016 8:35:03 PM PST · 2 of 3
    epow to pastorbillrandles
    Israel is back in it's promised land again after thousands of years of banishment among all nations of Earth. If anyone doubts that the Bible is God's infallible Word that fact alone should erase those doubts.

    No other nation has ever regained it's original homeland after being dispersed among all nations on earth for 2000 years. Israel today possesses only a fraction of the vast piece of land that God promised to Abraham's progeny, but they will eventually possess all that was promised.

  • In Europe, manipulating Israeli democracy is basic policy

    12/28/2015 3:18:45 PM PST · 5 of 5
    epow to FreedomPoster
    Anyone, whether individual, organization, or nation that attempts to destroy Israel's existence as a sovereign nation will come under God's wrath, and will ultimately be subject to total destruction. Israel now occupies only a small portion of the land that God promised to Abraham, but He will ultimately deliver it all to Abraham's progeny. The promise God made to Abraham 4000 years ago was and is unbreakable, and any nation that goes up against God's protection of Israel will itself be broken and destroyed.

    In God's own good time Israel will eventually occupy all the land that God promised to Father Abraham, not just the minuscule tidbit it now holds. That promise includes all the land between the River of Egypt and the Euphrates. God doesn't make empty promises or give idle warnings, at some point in the not too distant future His promise will be fulfilled and all the nations that threaten Israel will themselves be broken on His wheel. His wheel grinds very slow, but it grinds exceedingly fine.

  • It's Time for a Grown-Up Alternative to Trump's Crude Muslim-Immigration Proposal

    12/08/2015 10:45:24 AM PST · 55 of 64
    epow to luvbach1
    Trump's proposal of a ban on all muslims entering the US is almost, but not quite, enough to cause me to switch my support from Cruz to Trump.

    No foreigner has a right to enter our country for any reason or no reason at all. I'm not in favor of banning all foreigners from immigrating here, just the Islamics who have sworn to kill any and all people who won't convert to their Satanic religion, and that includes most muslims.

    There may be some muslims who don't believe in killing all non-muslims who won't accept their Satanic religion, but since we can't know which ones do or don't none should be allowed to come here. Just my opinion, but I think I'm right.

  • In Iowa, High Expectations Accompany Cruz's Steady Rise

    11/22/2015 2:01:35 PM PST · 21 of 49
    epow to BlueStateRightist
    I can only speak for myself and my family, but for all of us Cruz is the only one in the race who we feel sure would bring true Christianity into the White House again. It's been a very long 7 years since America's 1st Muslim president took office, and the almost total moral collapse of our formerly Christian-majority nation during those 7 tragic years reflects that sad reality.

    I am convinced that the obvious decline in America's moral fabric that has taken place over the span of the last 7 years can be almost totally attributed to the demon-inspired, hate-filled, Christ-hating false religion that Obama so obviously worships. The damage that Obama's Islamic regime has wrought on formerly Christian America may be irreversible, and almost certainly will be if another false "Christian" is elected. I'm not saying that Mr. Trump or any other GOP candidate is not a true bible believing Christian, but I'm as sure as anyone can be in this type situation that Senator Cruz's Christianity is the real deal, and my belief in the authenticity of his Christianity is at least partly due to the Christian witness of his father.

    I have seen and heard the senior Mr. Cruz give witness to his and his son's Christian beliefs, and I'm as sure as anyone can be at a distance that if elected Cruz would be a born again Christian president like RR was. Not a for-show-only false "Christian" as so many politicians are during campaign season, but a truly born again child of God like I believe Ronald Reagan was.

  • Women WERE Aboard Refugee Ships, But Muslims Did Something Sickening

    11/16/2015 1:52:40 PM PST · 23 of 46
    epow to wattsgnu
    Dante had it right when he put Mohammed in Hell.

    Dante had nothing to do with it, God had His holy angels throw Mohammed into the lake of fire where he has resided for the last 14 centuries, + or - a few decades.

    The sad fact is that a majority of the millions of people who he killed or had killed are there with him. Salvation only comes by grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ's atoning death on the cross, not by any righteous works of man.

  • Pro-Choice! Pro-Amnesty! Pro-Oprah! All the reasons you should NOT vote for Donald Trump

    11/08/2015 8:24:40 PM PST · 102 of 213
    epow to theoldmarine
    what you see is what you get!

    Not much doubt about that, but the tricky part is when you see it. Trump has been on almost every corner of the political map at one time or another, the $64 question is which corner of the map will he be on after he gets to the Oval Office. I don't want to find that out after he's there when there are others still in the running who I can say with a reasonable degree of confidence would or would not govern conservatively if elected.

    If elected Trump may govern conservatively as well. But as I said before, in the past he's been all over the political map from left to right and back to left and now to the right again. And that kind of fluctuation between right and left doesn't give me a lot of confidence that he'll take the right side after he's safely in office. Most Freepers seem perfectly willing to take a chance on which side he'll settle down on. But as I have said on FR several times today, as for me and my house I want to learn a lot more about what he's selling this time before I buy it.

  • Pro-Choice! Pro-Amnesty! Pro-Oprah! All the reasons you should NOT vote for Donald Trump

    11/08/2015 7:09:52 PM PST · 82 of 213
    epow to Georgia Girl 2
    What a source of information. Or rather misinformation.

    I take it that you don't believe any of what Beck says? I don't know if any of it is true or not, but it shouldn't take a whole lot of effort to find the truth one way or the other. However, none of the rabidly pro-Trump "conservatives" on this forum seem inclined to investigate Beck's allegations, or those of anyone else for that matter. Although, before Trump decided that he would like to add the Oval Office to his list of acquisitions I can't remember reading anything praiseworthy about him on FR, and I've been here since most pro-Trump FReepers were in junior high school.

    I'm not saying that any or all of Beck's allegations are true, or false for that matter, I'm wide open to factual information one way or the other. But it does seem logical to me that even if the chances of Beck's accusations being true are small to none they should be checked out before we all collectively draft Trump into the Oval Office without bothering with a pesky election. Taking even a small chance that some of Beck's accusations are true doesn't appeal me as long as there are at least one or two well vetted and approved conservatives in the race against a man who has been all over the political map at one time of another for almost as long as I can remember seeing his name in print.

    All I can say is that if Trump is elected I hope that he'll stay on the conservative side of the political map for at least as long as he's in office. But if his checkered political past is prologue to his future, I seriously doubt that my hope will be realized.

  • Paul Ryan Not Going to Defund Abortionists

    11/04/2015 7:31:32 AM PST · 21 of 24
    epow to HomerBohn
    So Ryan believes that effectiveness means admitting defeat?

    Of course he does, capitulation to the enemy has become the standing policy of almost every Repub who holds a government office.

    That's the way it's been throughout my 67 years as a registered Republican except for the 8 years in which Reagan confounded his Democrat opponents by simply doing what he was elected to do. However, at my age I don't expect anything to change for the better in my lifetime, or in my grandkids' lifetimes for that matter.

    When I was a kid and things didn't go my way, Dad used to tell me "He that expecteth nothing good is seldom disappointed". That may be true, but the old adage that says "hope springs eternal" is also true.

  • Early voters say no to Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (GBLT bill going down by wide margin)

    11/03/2015 6:25:33 PM PST · 30 of 91
    epow to a fool in paradise
    failing by a margin of 61-percent to 39-percent...

    I'm just surprised that a bill like that is even on a ballot in TX, and even more surprised that it's getting as many votes as it appears to be. Am I accusing the mayor's toadies of messing around with the ballots? You betcha I am.

    If 30-40 years ago anyone in TX had as much as even suggested anything like what the mayor wants, much less put it up to a vote, whoever made the suggestion would have been bled out, gutted, and skinned like a year-old steer. My Dad's folks were born and raised in Bexar county and some still live there, so I know whereof I speak.

  • Terrific Night for Cruz

    10/29/2015 11:11:28 AM PDT · 15 of 19
    epow to annieokie
    GOD has surely answered my prayers.

    Not yet Annie, not yet. Just keep on praying, I know that I and my family will.

    I'm praying day and night that God will put a born again Christian such as Cruz in the Oval Office where he can at least begin to turn America back to the one and only God of the bible who entrusted it to our Christian forefathers more than 2 centuries ago.

    I fully realize that the majority of young Americans today don't want America to return to the Christian nation that it once was when a majority of my generation believed in Him and His inerrant written Word. But I also know from many long years of experience with Him and His Word that He does answer the sincere prayers of His people if and when we honor Him by accepting Him as Lord of Heaven and earth and then obeying His laws.

    With that hope in mind Annie, keep on earnestly praying for an authentic Christian President such as Cruz claims to be. I and my family will join you in that endeavor, and God may yet restore America to it's rightful 1st place in the nations of the world.

  • Jimmy Carter Offers Help for Russia’s Bombing Campaign in Syria

    10/21/2015 5:55:46 AM PDT · 48 of 48
    epow to Cicero
    I’m sure Putin is happy to embarrass Obama by accepting the offer.

    Obama doesn't need Carter to embarrass him, he's a walking, talking, embarrassment to the US all by himself.

    I can just imagine in my mind's eye Putin and his generals laughing and slapping each other on the back after a meeting with Obama. I'm sure they wonder how on earth a clown like Obama became the "leader" of a country that is arguably the most powerful nation on earth.

  • As Pope visit nears, U.S. Catholic Church faces financial strain

    10/20/2015 2:59:47 PM PDT · 17 of 20
    epow to notdownwidems
    Wait a minute, wasn’t the pope just here?

    Probably just a lookalike hired by the Pope so that He wouldn't have to actually meet Obammy and pretend to like him. Oil and water just don't mix doncha know.

  • Cruz: Kerry ‘utterly unfit’ for office following Israel comments

    10/16/2015 1:45:06 PM PDT · 25 of 29
    epow to HiTech RedNeck
    "when they have every right to be smash mouth".

    Absolutely! The muslims are only in Israel because their Arab brothers want the Israelis to have to either kill them or allow them to kill Israelis, preferably the first option because then Israel gets all the blame.

    And of course the world is always looking for an excuse to blame Israel for whatever violence takes place within it's borders. Therefore the muslims are advantaged either way. If the Israelis justifiably fight back they're blamed for killing "innocent" Arabs, and if they don't fight back their own people are killed and they get blamed anyway.

    Fortunately for the Israelis, Bibi has the guts to do what's best for his country, a concept that hasn't been seen in the White House since Reagan left the back door open and let in the gutless bunch we've been saddled with ever since.

  • The Not-So-Subtle Ways Public Schools Promote Islam at the Expense of Christianity

    10/13/2015 4:59:37 PM PDT · 43 of 56
    epow to terycarl
    the Pope is the boss of everybody......who could complain about that?????sheesh

    Uhhh, protestants??

    The Pope is probably a very good man, but he's not my boss, Jesus Christ is.