While the crowning achievement of the year was clearly the confirmation of Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, it is worth celebrating the fact that the Senate confirmed 12 circuit court judges this yearâthe largest number of appellate judges confirmed during the first year of any president in history (beating out John Kennedy and Richard Nixon by one).
While the Supreme Court only hears about 70 cases per year, the federal appellate courts consider roughly 50,000 cases per year. In a very real way, therefore, the buck often stops at the lower appellate courts when it comes to deciding important legal issues.
The White House made filling these crucial appellate vacancies a priority, and that strategy has paid off in spades. The intellect and overall caliber of each of the confirmed appellate judgesâStephanos Bibas (3rd Circuit), Jim Ho (5th Circuit), Don Willett (5th Circuit), Amul Thapar (6th...
".., Most Americans are probably sick of the media blasting Trump constantly. Only five percent of the mediaâs coverage of Trump is positive, three times more negative than for President Obama. Maybe this explains why Trumpâs approval rating at the end of his first year in office is almost the same as Obamaâs was at the end of his first year. Rasmussen Reports found that Trump has 46 percent approval and 53 percent disapproval among likely voters; Obama had 47 percent approval and 52 percent disapproval. Americans see through the media spin and find it unfair" -- "The left hates Trump because he has turned out to be a populist, rough-around-the-edges version of the rightâs revered President Reagan. Most conservatives were wary of Trump at first, fearing his checkered political past might result in more of a moderate presidency. It turns out they had nothing to worry about. He may ultimately end up accomplishing more for the right than Reagan did. Just donât expect his Facebook Live chats with the American people to be like Reaganâs Saturday radio addresses." But.. Âżcommander in chief that can't stop Klinger's surgery?
I don't know who he's callin' a hick. I live within three hours of one o' them Walmarket stores. I ain't no hick. Now my cousin Bubba Joe Billy Bob, he's a hick. He lives so fer out in the country when he dialed 911 the other day they gave him a address whur he could write fer some help. 'Course the joke wuz on them. Ever'body knows Bubba Joe Bolly Bob cain't write a lick'.
If I depended on the media wh0rz at CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, &The Washington Post, The New York Times, National Public Radio (NPR)ââthe list is longââI would be forced to believe the avalanche of fake news which consistently fails to give even passing mention to the presidentâs laudable achievements.
But one of the genius things candidate Trump accomplished before he was elected and entered the Oval Office was identifying the colossal phoniness of the so-called mainstream media.
Not sorry I didn't vote for Trump- but glad Gorgon Hitlery ain't there
The President just proclaimed that Jerusalem was the official capital of Israel, after just about every president since 1948 campaigned on this promise and never delivered. Most people know this instinctively, since Jews have lived in the Holy Land for over 3,000 years and Jerusalem is mentioned in the Bible over 600 times, in dramatic contrast to the Muslimâs holy book, the Koran, which mentions Jerusalem NOT ONCE! - world sobbedđ &U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley immediately negotiated a $285-million cut in the amount of money the United States would contribute to the U.N. budgetââyes, only a 3.5% cut, but just watch the next vote
Yolanda wrote: Too often the terms "liberalism" and "liberal" are used. They are powerful and seemingly demeaning in most cases; given the context. What do they mean? What is a liberal? What is liberalism?
In my opinion they are meant to be the condemning force you perceive them as being. In the context of Isaiah 32 reveals it is a condemnation toward the leavened bread being served. Toward the end of the chapter you will see the promise spoken of in 32:18 which I believe the same promise is spoken in John 14:2-3 and called the blessed hope in Titus 2:13. The liberal slant pushed on our culture is nothing but hogwash but i don't think that is the particular topic being spoken of here. Btw....you can find a biblical definition of the term "leavened" in Luke Ch 12:1.
Dr. Tim wrote: According to Isaiah 32:5, a liberal is a vile person. Liberalism, therefore, is deliberate organized vileness.
Thanks Tim for the reference.
The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful. - For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. - The instruments also of the churl [are] evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. - Isa 32:5-8 × Ö¸×Ö¸× nĂ˘bĂ˘l, naw-bawl'; stupid; wicked (especially impious):âfool(-ish, -ish man, -ish woman), vile person.
Dr. Tim wrote: Jim Linkin quotes another liberal twit as saying, "The tragic truth is that many conservative Christians seem more loyal to the Republican Party than God." This is probably true. I would counter by saying that many liberal Christians are more loyal to the Democratic Party than to God, but that very definitely would NOT be true, as there aren't many liberal Christians (if any). I was a liberal before I got saved, but there is no possibility of reconciling liberalism with scripture. God delivered me from drinking, drugs, smoking, and from being a Democrat.
Too often the terms "liberalism" and "liberal" are used. They are powerful and seemingly demeaning in most cases; given the context.
What do they mean? What is a liberal? What is liberalism?
ladybug wrote: Still waiting on how Hillary would have been better than Trump...
Trump has been a pleasant surprise.
For someone who is not idealogical and therefore not conservative, he has, for the most part, put the country on a more conservative path during his administration than the previous Republican who held the office who claimed to be a conservative.
If the liberals and the establishment hate you, you gotta be doing something right.
That being said, there is still no reason to put any hope in any government or in either party. We walk, by God's grace, as strangers and pilgrim's in this world and desire a BETTER country that is an heavenly one, looking for a city which, unlike this shaky world in which we live, hath foundations whose builder and maker is God.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh,
No, lbug, ever read the portion of the Bible on the Good Samaritan? Go, and go and do likewise, Luke 10:37
Dr. Tim, so, one should copy liberals in their social endeavors?
UPS, perhaps not here, but it's nice to know that the voters of Alabama don't want anything to do with, Moore and [URL=http://tinyurl.com/jzttasx]]]... Reconstructionism[/URL] at best, they knew that the Democrat was the lesser of two evils.
Dave Hunt? wrote: Christian activism" involves today the well-meaning but foolish attempt to force "Christian principles" upon a godless society through more effective lobbying, larger demonstrations, and greater "social upheaval" than the homosexuals, abortionists, or pornographers can produce. But rather than pressure the ungodly to live like saints, we must win them to Christ that they might live wholly for God. Acts 20:21).
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I wish you all the opportunity to think on the reason for the season, which is the birth of our Savior
Dave Hunt? wrote: As Christians, our personal lives must also be lived in obedience to God even if that brings us into conflict with civil laws. In addition to avoiding idolatry and immorality, Christians must preach the gospel to everyone everywhere, regardless of government edicts to the contrary. There is a danger of being so caught up in the social aspect of good causes that one forgets that the soul must be placed before the body. The Great Commission does not involve exerting a Christian influence upon society. We are not to "change society," but to "convert individuals." There is much talk today about "changing the world for Christ." In fact, there is no Biblical teaching or example to support that popular slogan. Rather than persuading sinners to live like saints, we must call them to [ URL=http://tinyurl.com/l925n2y]]]"repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ"[/URL] [ http://tinyurl.com/l925n2y ](Acts 20:21).
Jim Linkin quotes another liberal twit as saying, "The tragic truth is that many conservative Christians seem more loyal to the Republican Party than God." This is probably true. I would counter by saying that many liberal Christians are more loyal to the Democratic Party than to God, but that very definitely would NOT be true, as there aren't many liberal Christians (if any). I was a liberal before I got saved, but there is no possibility of reconciling liberalism with scripture. God delivered me from drinking, drugs, smoking, and from being a Democrat.
Where does the bible state it's the job of the 'evangelical' to support unwed mothers Jim? Now, do ponder this from 1 Timothy 5:8, "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." It is clear the responsibility for caring for the family falls on the man who fathered the child Jim and NOT others.
As for abortion and your twisted view that it must be 'reduced' what does the bible say Jim? Come on now, you are a 'Christian' right? Go to Genesis 9:6,7-âWhoever sheds manâs blood, By man his blood shall be shed;For in the image of God He made man." What do you do with these verses Jim, rip them out of your bible because they do not 'FIT' with your agenda? It is shameful the lengths you go to to push your agenda.
Still waiting on how Hillary would have been better than Trump...
âThe tragic truth is that many conservative Christians seem more loyal to the Republican Party than God.
However, a similar critique could be made about many liberal Christians â commitment to the Democratsâ
Question in light of that comment would be:
Jim, have you looked in the mirror lately??
In fact you find those Jim accuses of reflecting the first part of that comment denouncing and decrying the Republicans but it would be like looking for a needle in a haystack to find Jim saying anything negative about his party of choice or their views.
In case you havenât noticed, Jim, your gaining more who speak against your musings but no converts