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Who’s To Blame For the NFL Anthem Fiasco?

The NFL is coming out against President Trump’s “divisive” comments, but he didn’t say anything that half of the American people weren’t already saying. Yes, he was more abrasive in his approach than most, but not all. I have heard worse! He simply echoed what many fans have been saying all along, but the NFL was too engrossed with themselves to pay attention. If they had been paying attention, his comments shouldn’t have shocked anyone. Maybe the NFL wouldn’t have been surprised by Trump’s comments if ESPN hadn’t fired all their conservative commentators.

This is not Trump’s fault.

Blaming Trump for the fiasco is a typical liberal tactic. Blame someone else for our foolish actions, because whether you agree with Trump or not, it doesn’t change the fact that an NFL player started it, and it’s primarily NFL players that have kept it going.

Ultimately, it’s the NFL’s fault that it’s still going. The NFL should have put the kibosh on this from day one. Colin Kaepernick should have been fined for the first offense, and if it continued, suspensions, and yes, even firing. The NFL says they can’t stop someone from expressing their speech, but is that true? In 2003, John Kitna was fined $5,000 for wearing a “baseball-style cap marked with a cross.” While that fine was later rescinded, there are many fines that haven’t. Here are 14 Crazy and Ridiculous Fines NFL Players Have Received.


“One of my biggest pet peeves is disrespect,” Ebron said after the game. “And I felt we were disrespected as an organization.1

This is apparently a common theme among those disrespecting the flag, but it speaks volumes as to how out of touch the NFL is with it’s fans. NFL players have been disrespecting the American flag for months, and they didn’t have anything to say about disrespect. Until now. It’s like they’ve been ignoring their fans. It doesn’t matter if it was only a few players here and there, the NFL wasn’t doing anything about it, and it was still making people angry.

Get Back To Football

So, what’s needs to be done next? The NFL needs to put an end to this. Start issuing fines. $10,000 for the first violation, $100,000 for the next violation, and $100,000 and a game suspension for the next. Get politics out of the game so that fans from both sides–liberal and conservative–can get back to the one they share in common.

  1. Albom, Mitch. 24 Sep 2017. “Mitch Albom: NFL stands against President Donald Trump as comments spark rage.” Detroit Free Press. Web. Accessed: 26 Sep 2017. 

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Is Praying For Trump Bad?

It is never theological malpractice to pray for people.
It is never theological malpractice to pray for people.

Apparently there are several liberal leaders, pastors even, that have condemned praying for President Trump. One has even called it “theological malpractice1.” But is this true? Is it Biblical?

Pray For Your Leaders

First of all, let’s make this clear: God says we are to pray for our leaders:

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV, emphasis mine)

That is exactly what a group of religious leaders did recently:

But these religious leaders were criticized for praying for President Trump. As much as I disagreed with President Obama’s policies, I still prayed for him. Even though we’re commanded to pray for our leaders, it wouldn’t seem right not pray for our leaders. At a minimum, we need to ask God to give them wisdom as He did Solomon.

Pray For Your Enemies

Even if you see Trump as your enemy, as many liberals openly do, this may be the biggest hypocrisy of all: aren’t you supposed to love your enemy?

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, (Matthew 5:44 ESV, emphasis mine).

Jesus said that. But it’s been called theological malpractice? Whose theology are you using!? It’s not Jesus’. He commanded you to pray for those who persecute, or “prey on,” you, although I question the leftist definition of prey.

Jesus prayed for his enemies while He was hanging on the Cross:

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34 ESV)

You can read more about loving your enemy in Luke 6:27-36.

Praying For The President

So, here’s the big question: If the leftist ministers felt that President Trump is not worthy of being prayed for, but Jesus prayed for those who killed him, who’s really conducting Theological Malpractice?

  1. O’Brien, Cortney. 19 July 2017. NAACP Chair Accuses Pastors Who Prayed With Trump of ‘Theological Malpractice’. Townhall. Accessed: 19 July 2017. Web. 

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Do you still believe Trump’s business conflicts won’t be a problem?

This is part 13 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for here, and here.

13. Do you still believe Trump’s business conflicts won’t be a problem after seeing the countries included/excluded in the ban?

Trump essentially gave his kids his businesses, so if he’s involved, his involvement is limited. I also think the fact that he doesn’t have businesses there is a coincidence.

The issue at stake is vetting, something that is difficult to do with citizens of these countries because of their lack of effective government. The ban was put in place, temporarily, while the United States works to improve a process that will, most likely, remain difficult even after the ban is lifted. The ban makes sense.

It’s also not a Muslim ban. Just because the majority of citizens from those countries are Muslim, doesn’t mean it was a Muslim ban. If it was a Muslim ban, there would have been other countries listed, and it would have said, “Muslim ban.”

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What would President Trump have to do for me to turn against him?

This is part 12 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for here, and here.

12a. Where is the line for you? what action could Trump take that would ensure you’d fight against him and his supporters?

12b. Where is your red line? What won’t you sign off on?

12c. I’ll bite. What would have to happen to make meaningful conservative opposition to Trump occur?

This is a stupid question. Really. There really isn’t one thing that would have to happen because I’m not a single issue voter. I can, and will, oppose stances on some issues, because the only President I would agree with 100% of the time would be me. But opposition, such as the left currently wants? I can’t see him crossing any line that would make me oppose him as as a whole?

Obviously some issues are more important than others, but for the sake of conversation here, what would it take? He would have to:

  • Turn pro-choice on abortion
  • Turn a blind eye to illegal immigration
  • Turn against school choice
  • Support industry crippling regulations (think EPA and coal miners)
  • Fall in love with Obamacare
  • Use the IRS as a weapon against political opponents
  • Use the EPA as a weapon against political opponents
  • Use the DOJ as a weapon against political opponents
  • Favor expanding the role of government as a mechanism for “Social Justice”
  • Support mythical problems like White Privilege and Black Lives Matter
  • Support liberal college indoctrination instead of education, as well as safe spaces, and free speech zones

I suppose he could break the law. In that case, I would call for his impeachment, but I don’t see that happening. And it’s certainly not like the liberal hysteria where they see him breaking the law at every turn. Seriously. It seems like all he has to do is sneeze, and they object.

Anyway, I could keep going, but you get the idea. He would have to turn into a liberal.

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What is the conservative view of Trump’s infrastructure plan?

What is the conservative view of Trump's infrastructure plan?

This is part 11 in a series of 35 questions. It is based on a series of questions answered by John Hawkins for here, and here.

11. What is the conservative view of Trump’s infrastructure plan? Good, bad, socialism?

I don’t know about all conservatives, but I’m not a fan of it. Basically, I am opposed to all federal government stimulus plans and federal government bailouts. I’m also opposed to subsidies.

When it comes to infrastructure, I believe that is the realm of the states working with the utilities to make sure things aren’t crumbling. Roads, bridges, power lines, etc. are the things states should be involved with, although not necessarily paying for. If a business wants to make money, competition is king. Look at the cellular companies. They’re continuously trying to improve their services, and they’re continuously upgrading their hardware. Government’s not involved. The only thing the government needs to do to protect the consumer is ensure that competition is taking place; no price-fixing please.

As a side note: sports arenas are not infrastructure.

No business is too big to fail. If it’s poorly run, too bad.

Want to stimulate the economy? Cut taxes. Let people keep more of their money. Sure, some people will invest, but a lot of people will spend it. People will spend money at the local level and that money will work it’s way up. Everybody will get a piece of the stimulus instead of a few rich corporations.

Want to stimulate the economy? Lower the cost of living. Remove government red tape and business taxes. Red tape increases the cost of doing business, which gets passed to the consumer. Eliminate business taxes. Businesses don’t pay taxes; they get passed on to the consumer. Both of these items raise the cost of living, which, by the way, hurts the poor. But liberals don’t care about that; regulations and taxes are more important.

Sorry. I’m ranting. I don’t see Trump’s infrastructure plan as socialist in nature, but I’m still opposed to it. Like I said, infrastructure belongs in the hands of the individual states. Just as it’s not the government’s job to bail out failing businesses, it’s not the federal government’s job to bail out failing states.

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