POTUS Trump: Fear God or Government
By Debra Brown
March 20, 2017
Whether you agree with the outcome of the presidential election or not, Christians are called to PRAY daily “for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:2). How should we pray concerning the “fake news” that torments President Trump?
Before there was CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox or ABC, newspapers played and continue to play a role in how people think. In June of 1854 New York newspaper magnate, Horace Greeley, wrote in an editorial, “We should not care much whether those united (against slavery) were designated ‘Whig,’ ‘Free Democrat’ or something else; though we think some simple name like ‘Republican’ would more fitly designate those who had united to restore the Union to its true mission of champion and promulgator of Liberty rather than propagandist of slavery.” (ref.: www.Ushistory.org).
What we are seeing in the country from the democrats who lost the presidential election is not unusual. Throughout American history, democrats have typically reacted in anger when someone disagrees with them or they lose to Republicans.
On the floor of the senate, democratic representatives Preston Brooks and Lawrence Keitt (South Carolina) brutally attacked Charles Sumner with a cane after Sumner gave a passionate anti-slavery speech which Brooks took offense (he was related to the main antagonist of Sumner’s speech, South Carolina Senator Andrew Butler). Both representatives resigned from Congress with severe indignation over their ouster, but were returned to Congress by South Carolina voters in the next year. Sumner was not able to return to Congressional halls for four years after the attack. Brooks was heard boasting “Next time I will have to kill him,” as he left the senate floor after the attack.
In early 1854, the first proto-Republican Party meeting took place in Ripon, Wisconsin. On July 6, 1854 on the outskirts of Jackson, Michigan upwards of 10,000 people turned out for a mass meeting “Under the Oaks.” This led to the first organizing convention in Pittsburgh on February 22, 1856.
The gavel fell to open the Party’s first nominating convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on June 17, 1856, announcing the birth of the Republican Party as a unified Political force.
All this anger was over whether or not to free slaves. Slavery has always been with us in varying degrees. In current times what seems to be an even more horrendous form of slavery has grown, sex trafficking.
Whether you like President Trump or not, pray for him. In his own way he is trying to free what he sees as the slaves that our government’s actions have created in America. He is also in his own way trying to make all activities of our government visible to the American people. This makes him a prime target for those who want to keep our citizens uninformed and trapped in a government system and thereby controlled by the government.