A Response to the Reverend Douglas

 

I just read a post on Facebook from someone of whom I would have expected better. It read:

My friend and one time fellow pastor, Dalton Douglas, shares some powerful thoughts concerning Donald Trump: “I’ve heard too many say lately that we, the American people have no choice in this November election!

Do you really think that God would leave us with no choice?

Come on people! Where’s your faith? He has heard our cries!

In defense of Donald Trump: Try to keep
this in mind,

Donald Trump did not steal your money.

Donald Trump did not raise your taxes.

Donald Trump did not quadruple the price of food.

Donald Trump is not starting a race war.

Donald Trump did not leave any US soldiers in Benghazi to be slaughtered and desecrated by Muslims.

Donald Trump did not send the US Navy to fight for Syrian Al-Qaeda.

Donald Trump did not arm ISIS and systematically exterminate Christians throughout the Middle East.

Donald Trump did not betray Israel.

Donald Trump did not provide financing and technology to Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Donald Trump did not give our military secrets to China.

Donald Trump did not remove our nuclear missile shield in Poland at the behest of Russia.

Donald Trump did not shrivel our military, and betray our veterans.

Donald Trump did not cripple our economy.

Donald Trump did not increase our debt to 20 trillion dollars.

Donald Trump did not ruin our credit, twice.

Donald Trump did not double African American
unem ployment.

Donald Trump did not increase welfare to a record level for eight years.

Donald Trump did not sign a law making it legal to execute and imprison Americans.

Donald Trump did not set free all of terrorists in Guantanamo bay.

Donald Trump did not steal your rights, violate US Constitutional law, or commit treason hundreds of times.

Yet Trump is being ripped apart in the news, nonstop. Barrack Hussein Obama, Hillary Clinton and the criminals occupying our government, are not.

The media is the Democratic Party; save our culture. Stop listening to them!

So, in response to the Reverend Douglas:

Trump has not stolen from me, but he has from countless others: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/06/09/donald-trump-unpaid-bills-republican-president-laswuits/85297274/

Trump may not have raised my taxes, but his avoidance of paying taxes has increased the need for the middle class to pay taxes. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/03/opinion/campaign-stops/trumps-tax-avoidance-plan.html?_r=0

Trump may not have caused the quadrupling of the price of food, but the thing he denies as a hoax, global warming, has definitely contributed. http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5106

And https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/05/climate-change-food-oxfam

Donald Trump did not start the race war, but he brought out the underbelly of racism by his extremely racist language, that has appealed to the KKK and other ignorant, racist whites. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/the-gop-has-made-its-peace-with-trumps-racism.html

Donald Trump had nothing to do with Benghazi. Clinton did, but to blame her is to blame G.W. Bush for 9/11. http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/chris-stevenss-family-dont-blame-hillary-clinton-for-benghazi

Trump (being otherwise occupied with reality T.V.) also had nothing to do with the U.S. Navy being sent “to fight for the Syrian  Al-Qaeda.) Well, that was a mess, but “… much of what has gone wrong can be attributed to the Bush decision to invade Iraq, which ranks among the greatest foreign-policy fiascoes in the nation’s history.” http://nationalinterest.org/feature/who-more-responsible-the-rise-isis-bush-or-obama-11296?page=2

No Trump did not arm ISIS and systematically exterminate Christians throughout the Middle East. Neither did the Obama Administration.See previous citations.

Donald Trump did not betray Isreal. Neither did Obama or Clinton, to say otherwise ignores the facts and the personality of the war-monger Netanyahu. http://www.politicususa.com/2015/03/03/bernie-sanders-slams-netanyahus-warmongering-speech-congress.html.

Trump did not provide financing and Technology to Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Well, since he’s often wondered what could be wrong with using nuclear weapons, he probably doesn’t really care that much, but then to accuse the Obama administration of that is nonsense. http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2015/sep/08/politifact-sheet-6-things-know-about-iran-nuclear-/

The Obama administration gave military secrets to China? Can find no conclusive evidence of same.

The Obama administration removed our nuclear missile shield in Poland at the behest of Russia. It was never there to begin with. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/sep/17/missile-defence-shield-barack-obama

Trump did not shrivel our military, and betray our veterans??? He did sort of forget that he was going to contribute to veterans. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/25/how-social-media-helped-crack-the-case-of-donald-trumps-1-million-donation-to-veterans/  But to claim that the military force (we spend more on national defense than most of the rest of the developed nations put together,) is not at all factual. http://www.npr.org/2016/04/29/476048024/fact-check-has-president-obama-depleted-the-military

Donald Trump did not cripple the economy??? No, maybe not individually, but it was the Trump mentality that he has shown over the years—”anyone who can’t make money like me is a loser”—that did the trick. Alan Greenspan summed up this basic error in thinking  “ I made a mistake,” he admitted in a hearing, “ in presuming that the self-interests of organizations, specifically banks and others, were such that they were best capable of protecting their own shareholders and their equity in  the firms.” http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertlenzner/2012/06/02/the-2008-meltdown-and-where-the-blame-falls/#3fa9c8ff6fd0Donald Trump was right there with those “self-interests” who crashed the economy.

Donald Trump did not increase our debt? Yes he did actually. One, by avoiding taxes.  Two, by cheating people out of their due payments, often closing down their small businesses. http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/13/politics/trump-small-business-owners/ It is the insane adherence to trickle-down economics, that Trump promotes, that is the greatest threat to our economy.

Donald Trump did not ruin our credit, twice. No the Republican Congress did that all by themselves.

Donald Trump did not double African American unemployment. Neither did the Obama administration http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/15/news/economy/blacks-trump-obama/

Trump did not increase welfare to a record level for eight years—no the Republican/Bush recession did that job.  They’re now beginning to decline. http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/welfare_spending

Trump did not set free all of the terrorists in Guantanamo Bay. No. Neither did Obama. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/01/released-guantanamo-bay-detainees-160110094618370.html

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/04/us/gitmo-detainees-history/

Donald Trump did not steal your rights? Yes he did to those he owed money to. Trump did not violate US Constitutional law? He certainly proposes to do so. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/07/14/aclu-several-of-trumps-policy-proposals-violate-constitution/ Even the National Review agrees: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435296/donald-trump-constitution-end-separation-power Or commit treason? No maybe not, but his praise of Putin begs that question. I’ve looked at the charges against Obama, they are totally specious arguments.

Arguments from people like the Rev. Douglas are that they wish to “save our culture”. Let me interpret. Save our male chauvinist, white supremacist, homophobic, anti-choice, theocratic, WASP culture. A culture that white males cling to. Too late. It’s long gone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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