Saturday, April 29, 2017

Doanld Trump

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Glenn Beck

You can’t make this stuff up.

On his program this week, Glenn Beck . . . again, you can’t make this stuff up . . . channeled the voice of God to say, “I just woke the American people up. I took them out of the game show moment and woke enough of them up to say, ‘Look how close your liberty is to being lost.’”

Beck then went back to his worldly voice to say, “The Constitution is hanging by a thread. That thread has just been cut. And the only way that we survive now is if we have a true constitutionalist (as president).”

The political personality was referring to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his sudden death.

Without equivocation, Beck was telling his listeners that God took the life of Justice Scalia in order to wake up Americans to vote for Ted Cruz.

Again, you can’t make this stuff up.

Beck took to Facebook to quell the backlash over his statement saying it was “outrageous” to say that he said God killed Scalia to help Cruz.

Glenn Beck went further to explain, “What I did say is ‘perhaps God allowed Scalia to die at this time to wake America up to how close we are to the loss of our freedom.’”

The nuance didn’t help Beck as both Cruz and Beck supporters alike have commented that the statement was “beyond absurd.”

While Beck and Christians around the world believe in “divine providence,” Cruz’s newly religious pronouncements are suspect among evangelical voters.

In the most recent polls, frontrunner Donald Trump holds a large advantage with the evangelical voting base. Last month, Trump received the endorsement of Jerry Fallwell, Jr.

But with Beck’s help, Ted Cruz has continued to shift his strategy to reach Constitution and TEA Party voters and instead has delivered more speeches that sound like sermons rather than policy points to appeal to evangelicals.

Polls show that evangelical voters are no different than other voters in the same age and socioeconomic status. They largely are untrusting of politicians and Washington and call for change in the process.

While a candidate that represents their values is important, they recognize the divide in responsibility between morality and government.

It is the job of elected officials to manage government in line with the Constitution, while it is the job of society, churches, communities and individuals to take responsibility for morality through acts, activism and parenting.

Like other voters, evangelicals want to keep government out of their homes and choose to take personal responsibility for their lives and the wellbeing of their families.

Ted Cruz may not realize that voters . . . evangelical or not . . . want government to get out of the way.

As for Glenn Beck, the radio host could use more bible study.

Galatians 6:5, “For each will have to bear his own load.”

God isn’t doing Ted Cruz any favors; it’s up to Ted Cruz to make his own path and prove to all Americans that he is the right man to lead this nation. From there, Cruz can lead by example and embody the characteristics that will prove him as a proper witness for God.

So far, with his underhanded tactics and lack of integrity that has surrounded his campaign, the senator from Texas is failing to represent the character of Christians.

Christian voters are smart. A candidate can’t hold up a Bible, quote scripture and speak with a pastor’s sway and easily snag their vote. A candidate will be judged on their actions, not just their words.

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Texas Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz attempted to confused and deceive viewers of the most recent presidential debate when pressed on the constitutionality of his presidency due to his Canadian birth.

Cruz quipped back at the man who brought up the issue, Donald Trump, by questioning if Trump was eligible as his mother was not a U.S. Citizen.

In the past, Donald Trump called for the investigation of President Obama’s qualifications, not because Obama’s father was not a citizen, but because Obama’s birthplace was in question.

Ted Cruz and most others familiar with the Constitution know that if a child is born on U.S. soil, that person is a natural born citizen.

Trump was born in Queens, New York.

However, Cruz was born in Canada.

Cruz was not born on a military base, at an embassy or any other place considered to be “U.S. Soil.”

In defending his argument and confusing Americans, Ted Cruz brought up John McCain’s foreign birth and argued that under Trump’s theory, McCain was not qualified either.

John McCain who was born in Panama . . . in the Panama Canal Zone . . . which was considered U.S. Soil until 1979.

The real question that Cruz must answer is the definition of a “Natural Born Citizen.”

Clearly, a child born in America or what is considered U.S. Soil is a Natural Born Citizen.

For children born overseas to a U.S. citizen, parents must report the birth to the nearest U.S. Embassy and complete form FS-240 in order to establish citizenship for the child.

If Cruz’s parents had to process that paperwork then his qualification for president is in question (Note that Rafael “Ted” Cruz’s father did not become a U.S. Citizen until 2005).

The U.S. State Department states, “Persons who acquired U.S. citizenship or U.S. nationality at birth in one of the following current or former territories or outlying possessions of the United States during relevant time periods are not eligible for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen because such persons are not considered to have been born abroad.”

Those current and former territories include: Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Swains Island, Panama Canal Zone, Mariana Islands and the Philippines.

Cruz’s place of birth, Calgary, Canada is not on the list.

Cruz’s citizenship is arguably not “natural” in that upon his birth – or before the age of 18 – the parents of the presidential contender had to complete the State Department’s “Consular Report of Birth Abroad” (CBRA).

In order to avoid a legal quagmire, Cruz needs to produce his CBRA, which will include the age that he applied to citizenship.

Born in 1970 in Canada, Ted Cruz moved to Texas in 1974.


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