“Is it lawful [for the President] to do good…?”
When I read the following recently I was struck by the parallel between the Democrats and the Media of our day, and the Pharisees and the Herodians of Christ’s day:
1 And he [Christ] entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand.
2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth.
4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.
5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. (Mark 3: 1-6)
So are we getting this?
Christ had entered into the synagogue, on the Sabbath, and saw a man there with “a withered hand.” And the Pharisees were waiting, watching to see if he, Jesus, had the temerity to heal this man on the Sabbath…thereby profaning it in their debauched minds.
And He, of course, would do just that, but not before asking pointedly: “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?” Was the view of these religious zealots regarding “the Law” so warped that they actually considered it wrong (or “immoral”) to heal on the sabbath?
Clearly they did, as they “straightway took counsel with the Herodians…how they might destroy him.” And that reminded me of what the Media and the Democrats (with either the active or tacit support of Establishment Republicans) do to the President on a daily basis…no matter what his latest “crime” or offense.
The President is not a religious leader. That is not the point. The point is that his enemies – and he has rightly identified the Media as “the enemy of the People” (of those who elected him, at least) – takes “counsel…against him,” seeking “how they might destroy him” even when he is seeking to do good – or, at the very least, seeking to do the exact things that current and former Democrats – politicians and presidents – have either done or spoken strongly in favor of over the years. Now suddenly, these same things are “racist,” “immoral,” or a “symbol of hate.”
Dropping unemployment to a fifty-year low – including among Blacks and Hispanics, as well as women: BAD! Bringing back record numbers of manufacturing job openings, and more jobs overall than people looking for work: WRONG! Raising consumer confidence levels to near record highs: SELFISH!
Renegotiating major international trade deals to benefit American workers and consumers, while reducing federal spending by hundreds of millions of dollars, as well as boosting the expansion of the GDP to near 4% (the average annual expansion rate during Barack Obama’s two terms was just below 1.5%): UNFAIR!
Closing down our Southern Border to reduce the flow of illegal immigrants (which cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $113 Billion a year), and doing all in his power to complete the construction of a wall (on our Southern Border) like some 65 nations (including the U.S.) have done. (There are 196 nations in the world, so one-third of them have walls.) IMMORAL!
Bringing together the leaders of North and South Korea for the first time in nearly 70 years, and extracting a commitment from North Korean President Kim Jong Un to “pursue ‘complete’ denuclearization” – with no mention of an increase in U.S. foreign aid to North Korea to date; pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord which was costing us “a vast fortune” (the effects of which were “quantitatively trivial”); and canceling Barack Obama’s disastrous Iranian nuclear deal: EVIL!
All of which tells us that the answer to the question with which we started – “Is it lawful [for the President] to do good…?” – is a resounding NO! according to the Media/Left in this country. So like the Pharisees of old, the new Sanhedrin in this country – the Global Elites – and their “Herodian” allies in the Deep State, while witnessing the President’s every effort to keep his campaign promises (as seen above) and fulfill his commitment “To Make America Great Again,” have continually sought ways that “they might destroy him.”
In the Meridian of Time, the cry went out with respect to the ‘King of the Jews’: “Let him be crucified! Let him be crucified!” Today, the equally-shrill cry on the part of the Democrats, the Deep State, a number of traitorous Republicans (Jeff Flake and Mitt Romney most notably), and virtually the entire Establishment Press regarding the man whom the People elected as their 45th President, Donald J. Trump, has been “Let him be investigated [until a crime can be found]!” and ultimately, “Let him be impeached!”
In either case, the lust for blood has been the same…and the alleged “crimes” equally absurd.
Since the cry of impeachment is ALL that those who watch the Establishment Media ever see or hear, it is up to the rest of us to speak out, and post the TRUTH on Social Media (assuming it won’t be blocked)! While this may seem like a small thing, in the end it is HUGE, as what is trending effectively tells the world what WE are thinking…or, at least, what those who are not afraid to speak are thinking! Have those of us who are Christians not all declared that had we been there in the crowd, on that dark day long ago, when Pilate asked the people what should be done with Jesus of Nazareth, WE would have cried out to save him? That we will never know…but do we remain silent now? Our President should not have to bear this, our burden, alone.
In speaking out we may not convince or sway the majority, but at least we may save ourselves, our family, and our friends. We ourselves are the only person whom any of us can control, but for each of us – and perhaps for the country and the world – that may just be enough!
EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is courtesy of WhiteHouse.gov.
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