President Trump and his SCOTUS Pick

“Judge Kavanaugh is simply the wrong nominee—even a bad nominee,” AFA President Tim Wildmon added. “Based on his written opinions, Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated a deficiency in a constitutional judicial philosophy of a limited judiciary. Some of his decisions may have been favorable, but several of his opinions contain problematic language.”
 
“By nominating Judge Kavanaugh, President Trump has delivered on his promise to choose a true defender of the Constitution. Judge Kavanaugh is a jurist with impeccable credentials, strong integrity, and a matchless commitment to interpreting the law as written. Judge Kavanaugh knows it is not the role of the Supreme Court to drive a political agenda or set policy,” said AFP-IN State Director Justin Stevens. “We hope Senator Donnelly won’t obstruct the confirmation of this nominee for political purposes and deny Americans the fully-functioning judiciary they deserve. We are ready, willing, and able to activate our grassroots army to drive the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”
 
This past Monday night, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice.  The two quotes above come from two emails I received shortly after President Trump announced Kavanaugh as the nominee.  The first quote comes from American Family Association President, Tim Wildman.  The second quote comes from Americans for Prosperity-Indiana Director, Justin Stevens.  I am a registered Republican, and conservative.  More importantly, I’m a Christian.  I guess you could also say that I am a big believer in the U.S. Constitution.  I struggle with this pick.  I am not a big fan of the Bush family (as in Former President George H.W. and George W., and definitely NOT a fan of Jeb.), which this pick for a lifetime seat is friends with.  Kavanaugh was a Never-Trumper.  They say he believes in the Constitution, and, if confirmed, will defend the Constitution as it’s written.  I’m not convinced.  What is funny, is that there are a select group of people that think with this pick, it’s the end of civilian life as we know it.  I don’t quite go that far. 
 
Both of the groups that I quoted from above encourage you to call your Senator and to say “no” to the confirmation (the AFA), or say “yes” to the confirmation (the AFP-Indiana).  I encourage you before you do that, to research Judge Brett Kavanaugh for yourself.  Get to know what he stands for, what he’s ruled in favor for, what he’s ruled against, and probably more importantly his opinion on the case. 


Immigration – Who’s Right?

June 20, 2018
 
I haven’t spoken much on this subject, basically, because I don’t know what to think about it, let alone be able to comment on it intelligently.  Earlier this week, the topic that was trending on social media was children being separated from their parents at the border.  I have a firm belief that if you want to be in this country, you need to do it legally.  If someone comes here (and it doesn’t matter from where) illegally, they need to be returned to their home country as soon as possible.  With that said, does the immigration process need to be changed or at least revisited?  Yes.  To what, I don’t know.  But what to do about the children?  Many have opinions on this question, but really no answers.  Depending on your news source, you either see pictures of kids in cages, or you see pictures of facilities that are nicer than some schools in this country.
 
Here are some arguments I have seen on social media:
“How can you be pro-life and care about children and be in support of child/parent separation?”
“How can you be in favor of abortion, but be against this kind of child/parent separation?”
“Previous administrations have done the same thing, President Trump is following suit.”
“Jesus said suffer the little children unto me. He did not say let the children suffer.”
 
Like I said, I don’t know what to think about this subject, but allow me to comment on the last quote.  That was what Hillary Clinton said in response to the current administrations’ actions on the southern border.  People will initially look at that and say, “wow, Hillary Clinton is quoting from the Bible.”  In reality, she’s taking it out of context.  Her reference comes from Matthew 19:14, from the King James Version, “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven”.  Another translation says, “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  So her thinking of “suffer” doesn’t fit the argument, does it?  She is trying to establish the argument that we are making the children suffer by keeping them away from their parents by quoting (albeit a failed attempt) scripture.
 
Again, this is my thoughts, and not necessarily the thoughts and opinions of Good Shepherd Radio, Inc.  What do you think should be done?



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