Wake Up, Everybody: A Response to the Impeachment of Donald Trump from the AME Church

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So, Why Is Trump’s Popularity Among Black Voters at Record High?

Maybe because black unemployment is at a record LOW? To wit:

"Why Trump's Gains With Black Voters Could Swing The 2020 ...
https://thefederalist.com/2019/12/09/why-trumps-gains-with-black-voters-could-swing...
Two recent and highly reputable polls have registered an extraordinarily high “favorability” rating for Trump among black voters – about 34-35 percent, far exceeding the 8 percent of the black..."

Sorry to crash your liberal pity-party with some reality, but black working Americans like to work, like to provide for their families, like to enjoy life. More are working, more see jobs coming home, more see Trump trying to lower the level of illegal aliens coming in to take those jobs and so, they like Trump.

Maybe also, blacks that must live in the decadence and decay of our once-great big cities, have noticed that those cities have been run by black politicians for decades; lots of promises, lots of taxes that drove out middle class and businesses, little or no forward progress. As Trump asked of blacks in Detroit, "What the hell do you have to lose?"

Reese 275 days ago

Where is the UMC

Will the United Methodist Church be among those who remain silent in this time of national challenge as most Protestant churches were during a similar time in the 1960's. Who will write us a letter from a Birmingham Jail? Where will we stand on history's stage? Our cousins in the AME have spoken. If we are disinclined to lead, we should at least follow. In spite of our internal political, social, theological, and ideological fissures, we must take a stand against the abomination in the White House.

LLOYD E FLEMING 278 days ago

Rhetoric

I am impressed by AME's position, unlike so many other evangelical denominations who seem to think the moral character of the President and his international relationships, good and bad, have no bearing on the outcome of our democracy. They were quick to point out the fallibility of Clinton, some even about Bush. For some reason Trump has escaped their radar. Thanks again, AME.

Rev Richard K Matthews 282 days ago

SOME FURTHER FACTS

Dear Kevin:

It’s tragic when Christians allow partisan party affiliation to abnegate Christian theology and Gospel-grounded values. There are Republicans who could’ve better served certain desired aims, but without materializing a corrupt administration. Nowhere in scripture are we told that corrupt means justify valued outcomes. We’re told the opposite.

“Then Jesus called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: …. ‘What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? What can anyone give in exchange for their soul?’” (Mark 8)

As Mark Galli said: “None of the president’s positives can balance the moral and political danger we face under a leader of such grossly immoral character. That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments.”
Let’s look at another set of facts – sobering ones -- which should sound a loud alarm for what’s to come if Mr. Trump is elected for a second term. He touts himself as the “anti-corruption” and “drain the swamp” President – but documented facts show otherwise. Based on the sheer number of indictments, convictions, and incarcerations as an impartial, statistical measure—Mr. Trump materialized a patently corrupt administration, second only to Nixon, exceedingly beyond any Democratic administration in 50 years.
As to Benghazi. The Republicans conducted a Benghazi inquiry that encompassed two and half years; 33 hearings in congressional investigations and 4 in public; and cost over $8 million. Republicans themselves found no one guilty of any wrongdoing. The Republican investigation of Clinton was longer than probes into 9/11, Watergate, the JFK assassination, and Pearl Harbor respectively.
Consider this composite list, comparing the record of Obama, H. Clinton, and Trump. (No doubt, there'll be even further Trump-associated convictions.)
No Obama investigations.
No Obama Special Counsel investigations.
No Obama administration indictments.
No drama...Obama.
Hillary Clinton Benghazi "Investigation"
2 ½ years
0 indictments
0 convictions
Hillary Clinton Email "Investigation"
2 years
0 indictments
0 convictions
Trump-Russia Investigation
15 months
34 Indictments/Charges (Individuals)
3 Indictments/Charges (Companies)
5 GUILTY pleas (& counting)
6 CONVICTIONS (& counting)
Over 191 Criminal Charges (& counting):
Conspiracy against the US (2 counts)
Conspiracy to launder money (2 counts)
Bank fraud (8 counts)
Bank fraud conspiracy (10 counts)
Subscribing to false tax returns (10 counts)
Making false statements (6 counts)
Failure to file reports of foreign bank accounts (14 counts)
Unregistered agent of a foreign principal (2 counts)
False FARA statements (2 counts)
Subscribing to false tax returns (10 counts)
Assisting in preparing false tax documents (5 counts)
Conspiracy to defraud the U.S. (13 counts)
Conspiracy to commit wire fraud & bank fraud (2 counts)
Aggravated identity theft (24 counts)

Susanne Johnson 283 days ago

mark 8:36

This short verse comes to mind. It seems we have lost such important traits such as; integrity, honesty, decency and are constantly bombarded with daily revelations of conduct that is shameful, inappropriate, self-centered and immature. I celebrate that the AME church has taken a stand that could be likened to the
statement made by Joseph Welch in a U.S. Senate hearing in the middle of the last century; viz. "Sir, have you no sense of decency?" The words of Thomas Jefferson quoted in the press release should bring each of us to our knees, thanking God for his love and grace, and then to stand up for courage, fariness, and morality from ourselves and each other.

w.f. meiklejohn 285 days ago

Wake up

Let’s start with some facts. Under President Trump manufacturing jobs are up by 510,000, an 11 year high. . Median household income is up by 2.3%. Average weekly wages are up 2.8% and are beating the growth in prices so that is more money in the pocket of a typical wage earner. S&P is up 29.8% and since 50 million households are invested in 401K that is big money. Black unemployment is at 5.5% the lowest it has been since we started collecting that statistic. Hispanic unemployment is 4.2%. White unemployment is 3.4% for the smallest gap between black and white ever. Number of people on food stamps reduced by 15.1%. We have the lowest number of people living under the poverty line since 2001. I think it is safe to say that President Trump has done more for African Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln. Small wonder that President Trump has a 32% favorable rating among African American males. They know where their bread is buttered. As stunning as that number is what is surprising is that even more do not support him. I am guessing it is because of the anti-Trump rantings such as this. More than 90% of the media coverage Trump gets is negative.
Let’s talk about tyranny. It is tyranny when the government tells me what doctor I have to go to for my care. It is tyranny when I have to ask permission to exercise my second amendment rights. It is tyranny when the Federal government dictates curriculum in the local schools. It is tyranny when the President issues executive orders to law enforcement agencies to not enforce the law. It is tyranny when our powerful national agencies such as the IRS and the FBI and NSA can turn its considerable resources to spy on American citizens as President Obama did. It is tyranny when an anonymous source citing hearsay can be justification for an impeachment. It is tyranny when our House of Representatives impeaches our President but can’t cite even one law that he violated.
Let us wake up indeed and pray for the ability to see through the biased reporting and ignore the ignorant rantings of those afflicted with TDS.

Kevin 285 days ago

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