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Trumps Indictment: Historical and Future Implications IV

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Ahavati said:

My father had served two tours in 'Nam before we were stationed in England. Damn straight I knew.

Thank you for your service. What branch?


God Bless your Father and men like him!  2 tours tells me that your Dad served more unselfishly than 99% of Americans could even imagine!  The rest of your family served right along with him!  It's a debt this nation can never repay, so I thank you too.
I was a Navy FMF Corpsman serving in the field with The 3/5 USMC.  Serving America and Americans is the thing I'm most proud of..

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God Bless your Father and men like him!  2 tours tells me that your Dad served more unselfishly than 99% of Americans could even imagine!  The rest of your family served right along with him!  It's a debt this nation can never repay, so I thank you too.
I was a Navy FMF Corpsman serving in the field with The 3/5 USMC.  Serving America and Americans is the thing I'm most proud of..


Yeah, his first tour was during my birth, and I didn't meet him until I was 18 months old. His second was when I was in kindergarten/first grade. We relocated to England right after and lived there for years.

We stayed in NC with his family during his first tour and in Mississippi during his second. I remember racism and desegregation painted in blood by clenched fists. It shaped my life forever and I'll never forget.

So, what are your feelings regarding the topic? Do you have any insights to share from your military pov? How long were you in?

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Just one. . .

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I just want one, singular president in this time period free from scandals so I may trust that the entire country won't fall apart in the near future. We get one who is a felon, or one who likes sniffing children. Pardon my rhetoric but what the actual F%#k America?

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UbiquitousVoid said:I just want one, singular president in this time period free from scandals so I may trust that the entire country won't fall apart in the near future. We get one who is a felon, or one who likes sniffing children. Pardon my rhetoric but what the actual F%#k America?

We had one for eight. And I'm talking ZERO extramarital affairs. ZERO sexual assault charges. ZERO hush money payments. ZERO classified document scandals.

As for policy, we can go back and forth all day on that for any president; however, for the above we cannot.


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June 23, 2024
HEATHER COX RICHARDSON
JUN 24, 2024


On Thursday, Moody’s Analytics, which evaluates risk, performance, and financial modeling, compared the economic promises of President Joe Biden and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. Authors Mark Zandi, Brendan LaCerda, and Justin Begley concluded that while a second Biden presidency would see cooling inflation and continued economic growth of 2.1%, a Trump presidency would be an economic disaster.

Trump has promised to slash taxes on the wealthy, increase tariffs across the board, and deport at least 11 million immigrant workers. According to the analysts, these policies would trigger a recession by mid-2025. The economy would slow to an average growth of 1.3%. At the same time, tariffs and fewer immigrant workers would increase the costs of consumer goods. That inflation—reaching 3.6%—would result in 3.2 million fewer jobs and a higher unemployment rate.

Trump’s proposed tariffs would not fully offset his tax cuts, adding trillions to the national debt.

Michael Strain, director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, said that Trump’s tariff policy “would be bad for workers and bad for consumers.” Chief Economist of Moody’s Analytics Mark Zandi said: “Biden’s policies are better for the economy.”  

In the New York Times today, Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, the president of the Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute at the Yale School of Management, debunked the notion that corporate leaders support Trump. Sonnenfeld notes that he works with about 1,000 chief executives a year and speaks with business leaders almost every day. Although 60 to 70 percent of them are registered Republicans, he wrote, Trump “continues to suffer from the lowest level of corporate support in the history of the Republican Party.”

Among Fortune 100 chief executives, who lead the top 100 public and private U.S. companies ranked by revenue, Sonnenfeld notes, not one has donated to Trump this year.

While they might not be enthusiastic Biden supporters, unhappy with his push to enforce antitrust laws and rein in corporate greed, the president has produced results they like: investment in infrastructure, repair of supply chains, investment in domestic manufacturing, achievement of record corporate profits, and transformation of the U.S. into the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world.

In contrast, they fear Trump. The populist plans that thrill supporters—like hiking tariffs and taking financial policy away from the independent Federal Reserve Board and putting it in his own hands—are red flags to business leaders. Such positions have more in common with the far left than with traditional Republican economic policies, Sonnenfeld says. Those policies reflect that Trump has surrounded himself with what Sonnenfeld calls “MAGA extremists and junior varsity opportunists,” while the more senior voices of his first term have been sidelined.

On Saturday, Trump spoke in Philadelphia with a message that The Guardian’s David Smith described as “light on facts, heavy on fear.” He appears to be trying to overwrite his own criminal conviction with the idea that Biden’s immigration policy has brought violent undocumented migrants to the United States, creating a surge of crime. He told rally attendees that murders in their city have reached their highest level in six decades, while in fact, violent crime in the city is the lowest it’s been in a decade.

In February, Trump pushed Republican lawmakers to reject a strong bipartisan border bill so he could use immigration as his primary issue in the election. That focus on immigration was key to the rise of Hungary’s Viktor Orbán to power, and it is notable that Trump’s picture of the United States echoes the rhetoric of the authoritarians hoping to overturn democracy around the world.  

On Friday, during a podcast hosted by venture capitalists, Trump blamed Biden for starting Russia’s war against Ukraine by calling for Ukraine’s admission to NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that resists Russian aggression. This statement utterly rewrites the history of Trump’s support for Russia’s annexation of the same Ukrainian regions it has now occupied: as Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort testified, the Kremlin helped Trump’s 2016 campaign in exchange for the U.S. permitting Russian incursions there.

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More significant in this moment, though, is that Trump, who is running to become the leader of the United States, is siding against the United States and parroting Russian propaganda. Mark Hertling, a retired lieutenant general of the United States Army who served for 37 years and commanded U.S. Army operations in Europe and Africa, wrote: “This statement is—to put it mildly—stunningly misinformed and dangerous.”

Trump told host Sean Spicer that the U.S. is a “failing nation,” claiming that airplane flights are being delayed for four days and people are “pitching tents” because their flight is never going to happen. In reality, as Bill Kristol pointed out, with 16.3 million U.S. flights, 2023 was the busiest year in U.S. history for air travel, and the cancellation rate was below 1.2%. This was the lowest rate in a decade.

Trump is insisting at his rallies that crime is skyrocketing under Biden. In reality, crime rose rapidly at the end of Trump’s term but is now dropping. From 2022 to 2023, according to the FBI, the only crime that went up was motor vehicle theft. Murders dropped by 13.2%, rape by 12.5%, robbery by 4.7%, burglary by 9.8%. The first quarter of 2024 showed even greater drops. Compared to the same quarter in 2023, violent crime is down 15.2%, murder down 26.4%, rape down 25.7%, robbery down 17.8%, burglary down 16.7%. Even vehicle theft is down 17.3%.

Trump’s negative picture might play well to his die-hard supporters, but portraying the U.S. as a hellscape has rarely been a recipe for winning a presidential election.

President Biden and Trump are scheduled to debate on Thursday, June 27, and Trump’s team is trying to lower expectations for his performance. He became so incoherent in Philadelphia that the Fox News Channel actually cut away while he was talking. The Biden-Harris team has taken simply to posting Trump’s comments, prompting Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo to note: “It’s pretty bad when one candidates rapid response account just posts the other guys quote verbatim with no explanation at all.”

After months of insisting that Biden is mentally unfit, now Trump and his surrogates are saying Biden will perform well in the debate because he will be on drugs. There is no evidence that Biden has ever used performance-enhancing drugs, but curiously, Trump’s former White House physician Ronny Jackson (whom Trump repeatedly misidentified as Ronny Johnson last week) gave Fox News Channel host Maria Bartiromo a very detailed list of drugs that could sharpen attention and clarity. One of the ones he mentioned, Provigil, was on the list of those widely and improperly distributed by the White House Medical Unit in the Trump White House.

Jackson said that he was “demanding” that Biden take drug tests before and after the debate. A White House spokesperson responded: “[A]fter losing every public and private negotiation with President Biden—and after seeing him succeed where they failed across the board, ranging from actually rebuilding America’s infrastructure to actually reducing violent crime to actually outcompeting China—it tracks that those same Republican officials mistake confidence for a drug.”

With the evaluation that Biden is better for the economy and Trump’s apocalyptic vision of the U.S. is not based in reality, it jumps out that on Thursday, a filing with the Federal Election Commission showed that the day after a jury convicted former president Donald Trump on 34 criminal counts, billionaire Tim Mellon made a $50 million donation to one of Trump’s superpacs. Since 2018, Mellon has contributed more than $200 million to Republicans, giving $110 million to Republican candidates and funding committees in the 2024 election alone. He has also given $25 million to independent candidate Robert Kennedy Jr.

In a 2015 autobiography, Mellon embraced the old trope that “Black Studies, Women’s Studies, LGBT Studies, they have all cluttered Higher Education with a mishmash of meaningless tripe designed to brainwash gullible young adults into going along with the Dependency Syndrome,” saying that food assistance, affordable health care “and on, and on, and on” had made Americans on government assistance “slaves of a new Master, Uncle Sam.” “The largess is funded by the hardworking folks, fewer and fewer in number, who are too honest or too proud to allow themselves to sink into this morass,” he wrote.

It is this trope that the Biden administration has smashed, returning to the idea that the government should answer to the needs of all its people. The last three years have proved the superiority of this vision by creating a roaring economy; rebuilding the country’s infrastructure, supply chains, and manufacturing; cutting crime rates, and reinforcing international alliances.

As Dan Eberhart, a Republican donor and chief executive officer of the energy company Canary, told Wall Street Journal reporter Tarini Parti about Mellon: “He’s clearly terrified of Biden remaining the president.”



Notes: https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/june-23-2024

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VP Spoiler - Meet Trump's Assumed Running Mate!

Deep down, I suppose we always knew the Trump-Kennedy ticket was a patriot-tinged fever dream—too much charisma and competing ego and conflicting covid stance between the two to square off on a staggered ticket and save us from corrupt conglomerate forces, but it was fun while it lasted. As much as we tried to force and manifest it, the reality, we knew, was always slim.

Over the past six months, we have entertained more than a few names, fascinated by the possibility of several: Tulsi Gabbard, for one, as steady balance to Trump’s signature mania. Not to mention Ben Carson and Tucker Carlson. However, despite their unique appeal, each faced challenges or presented drawbacks that likely influenced Trump's final decision.

So, after months of speculation and hints at a game-changing announcement, the wait is finally over. Trump confirmed earlier this week that his chosen running mate will appear with him at the presidential debate on the 27th. In recent weeks, the whispers surrounding one name have turned into a roar: As of now, sources say Donald Trump has settled on J.D. Vance as his vice-presidential running mate.

*Though it should be noted that Trump is a “wild card” - known for changing his mind abruptly on any given decision. As of yesterday, Vance was named in circles close to Trump, but there is still a slight chance something changes between now and Thursday.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzQVxHhTfJSHZdCxmZMVBJNlVrhL

I may have had a modicum of respect for him if he chose Nikki Haley rather than another middle-aged white man. May have. . .

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Ahavati said:VP Spoiler - Meet Trump's Assumed Running Mate!

Deep down, I suppose we always knew the Trump-Kennedy ticket was a patriot-tinged fever dream—too much charisma and competing ego and conflicting covid stance between the two to square off on a staggered ticket and save us from corrupt conglomerate forces, but it was fun while it lasted. As much as we tried to force and manifest it, the reality, we knew, was always slim.

Over the past six months, we have entertained more than a few names, fascinated by the possibility of several: Tulsi Gabbard, for one, as steady balance to Trump’s signature mania. Not to mention Ben Carson and Tucker Carlson. However, despite their unique appeal, each faced challenges or presented drawbacks that likely influenced Trump's final decision.

So, after months of speculation and hints at a game-changing announcement, the wait is finally over. Trump confirmed earlier this week that his chosen running mate will appear with him at the presidential debate on the 27th. In recent weeks, the whispers surrounding one name have turned into a roar: As of now, sources say Donald Trump has settled on J.D. Vance as his vice-presidential running mate.

*Though it should be noted that Trump is a “wild card” - known for changing his mind abruptly on any given decision. As of yesterday, Vance was named in circles close to Trump, but there is still a slight chance something changes between now and Thursday.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzQVxHhTfJSHZdCxmZMVBJNlVrhL

I may have had a modicum of respect for him if he chose Nikki Haley rather than another middle-aged white man. May have. . .



Civility and respect for you prevents me from a very lengthy and very factual (not objective) rebuttal, worthy of the time and effort your posts showed. My entire reply would have been an indictment of biden and obama; I am not a rabid Trump person; I am behind Ron DeSantis 100%.  Parts of your post were very distressing to my altruistically patriotic mind, but neither of us with change the other's mind. I am trying to be very tolerant these days. As long as you don't destroy Stonehenge or wave a palestinian flag, I'll contain myself.


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June 24, 2024
HEATHER COX RICHARDSON
JUN 25, 2024


Two years ago today, on June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy. The vote was 6–3.

The three justices appointed by former president Trump joined Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Chief Justice John Roberts to strip a constitutional right from the American people, a right we had enjoyed for almost 50 years, a right that is considered a fundamental human right in most liberal democracies, and a right they had indicated they would protect because it was settled law. For the first time in our history, rather than conveying rights, the court explicitly took a constitutional right away from the American people.

Andy Kroll, Andrea Bernstein, and Ilya Marritz of ProPublica reported that the night before the decision came down, 70 or so partygoers, including two dozen state and federal judges, met to drink champagne and eat fine food at the Maine home of the man who had hatched and then executed a plan to stack the courts with extremist judges: Leonard Leo. It was Leo who had helped pick or confirm all six of the justices who would, the next day, announce to the world they were overturning Roe.

In the decision, written by Alito, the court said that the right to determine abortion rights must be returned “to the people’s elected representatives” at the state level. This construction of American law is central to the right-wing project of dismantling the federal government which, under the Fourteenth Amendment, is charged with protecting equal rights in the states. Centering the states, which determine who can vote within them, enables a minority to dominate the majority. In this case, a strong majority of Americans has always backed abortion rights while only about 10% of Americans wanted a complete ban on the procedure.

In the late 1970s, presidential hopeful Ronald Reagan courted religious traditionalists who objected to women’s equality with the promise of ending abortion access. Indeed, in her first statement on abortion in January 1972, right-wing activist Phyllis Schlafly focused not on fetuses but on women who wanted equal rights.

“The ‘women’s lib[eration]’ movement is not an honest effort to secure better jobs for women who want or need to work outside the home,” she said. It “is a total assault on the role of the American woman as wife and mother, and on the family as the basic unit of society. Women’s libbers are trying to make wives and mothers unhappy with their career, make them feel that they are ‘second-class citizens’ and ‘abject slaves.’ Women’s libbers are promoting free sex instead of the “slavery” of marriage. They are promoting Federal ‘day-care centers’ for babies instead of homes. They are promoting abortions instead of families.”

Business leaders who wanted to slash taxes and government regulations led the Reagan coalition, but winning elections always depended on the votes of racists and the religious traditionalists who opposed women’s rights. But since a majority of Americans has always supported the protection of access to abortion, Republican leaders generally promised to end abortion without intending actually to do it.

But the extremist religious judges Leo helped Trump put in place had their own agenda.

As soon as the court overturned Roe v. Wade, Republican-dominated states began restricting abortion access. Now, two years later, 14 states ban abortion entirely. Seven others have restrictions that would have been unconstitutional two years ago.

The overturning of Roe v. Wade upended American politics. The majority of Americans alive today have always lived in a country with abortion access recognized as a constitutional right, and had not thought they could lose it. Exactly what that loss means became clear just days after the Dobbs decision, when news broke that a ten-year-old rape victim had been unable to obtain an abortion in Ohio and had to cross state lines to Indiana, where the state attorney general, Todd Rokita, publicly attacked the doctor who treated the girl. Similar stories, as well as those of women who desperately needed abortions to save their lives or fertility, have driven support for abortion higher than it was before Dobbs.

As state laws prohibiting abortion took effect, voters worked to protect abortion rights. In seven states, including Republican-dominated Kansas, Kentucky, and Ohio, voters have protected abortion rights when they were on the ballot. Pollster Tom Bonier today called abortion rights “the most powerful single issue in politics.”

Bonier recalled looking at the Kansas vote and finding such a surprising statistic he thought he had miscalculated. After Dobbs, almost 70% of the people in that state registering to vote were women. He said he has “never seen a registration surge among any specific group like this before, and [doesn't] expect to again.” He went on to find substantial gender gaps in registration in states where access to abortion was at risk, but not in states where it seemed secure.

In 2022, Bonier said, “[i]n states and races where abortion rights were perceived as at stake, Democrats overperformed massively,” including in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Arizona, but in states like New York and California, where abortion rights are protected, “the election was as you would have expected in a ‘normal’ midterm.” Bonier added that abortion rights “is likely more salient now than it was in 2022.”

As the votes indicate, Dobbs has created a huge problem for Republicans, especially as Trump continues to boast that he is responsible for overturning Roe, a boast that the Biden campaign is highlighting. Voters eager to protect abortion rights are moving away from the party toward a more moderate and popular position on abortion.

It has also created a problem for the party on the hard right. Having lost the abortion issue as a way to turn out voters, leaders are whipping up the party’s base with ever-increasing extremism. In the realm of reproductive rights, that extremism has led MAGA Republicans to call for national bans on abortion, contraception, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). More generally, it has increasingly made them call for violence against their opponents. On June 21, for example, Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) posted on social media: “I do want to ‘ethnic cleanse’ by deporting white progressive Democrats—with a special bonus for rich ones with an Ivy League degree. I really do not like ‘those people.’”

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Those extremists appear to be threatening Trump from the right, possibly considering a move to back Trump’s conspiracy theorist former national security advisor Michael Flynn at the July Republican National Convention. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Isaac Arnsdorf of the Washington Post reported Saturday that there has been a revolt against Trump in the Arizona delegation to the Republican National Convention, some of whom apparently worry that Trump has been captured by the “deep state” and is not extreme enough for them.

The promise to return decision making to the states has always been an attempt to enable a minority to impose its will on the majority, but the Dobbs decision revealed that minority to be so extremist it appears to have engaged, and enraged, people who before it were not paying much attention to politics. In the Dobbs decision, Alito wrote: “Our decision returns the issue of abortion to [state] legislative bodies, and it allows women on both sides of the abortion issue to seek to affect the legislative process by influencing public opinion, lobbying legislators, voting, and running for office. Women are not without electoral or political power.”

Amen.



Notes: https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/june-24-2024

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Civility and respect for you prevents me from a very lengthy and very factual (not objective) rebuttal, worthy of the time and effort your posts showed. My entire reply would have been an indictment of biden and obama; I am not a rabid Trump person; I am behind Ron DeSantis 100%.  Parts of your post were very distressing to my altruistically patriotic mind, but neither of us with change the other's mind. I am trying to be very tolerant these days. As long as you don't destroy Stonehenge or wave a palestinian flag, I'll contain myself.



Thank you for being respectful and agreeing to disagree. That's a rarity in these woods. You are correct that neither will change the other's mind. However, I do not mind rebuttals posted in a respectful manner as long as they are based in facts.

I post Heather's letters because she is a historian, and she blends history with current events that are factual. I have said many times that if there is a "conservative" writer who can offer a different perspective ( in a respectful manner ) then by all means, post them.

I am not afraid to allow others to choose for themselves based in facts. This misinformation war has got to stop.

Again, thank you for being respectful.


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Thank you for being respectful and agreeing to disagree. That's a rarity in these woods. You are correct that neither will change the other's mind. However, I do not mind rebuttals posted in a respectful manner as long as they are based in facts.

I post Heather's letters because she is a historian, and she blends history with current events that are factual. I have said many times that if there is a "conservative" writer who can offer a different perspective ( in a respectful manner ) then by all means, post them.

I am not afraid to allow others to choose for themselves based in facts. This misinformation war has got to stop.
Again, thank you for being respectful.


My friend, Ahavati-  With all respect, is it possible that the “history” you choose to trust is the “history” matching your opinion?  Revisionist History is the bed mate of Yellow Journalism, both are as old as time.  None of us know “the facts”; to be a “fact”, a thing must be proven empirically valid.  
My degree is in Communications Arts; by the middle of my junior year, I realized how devoid of ethics the media has always been…media dictates what eventually passes for history. History isn’t truth because history can be altered (look at how so-called “history” has changed Neville Chamberlin’s legacy…and it’s still evolving!) When I got home from ‘Nam, a History Professor with no military experience tried to teach me that his text was the authority and the Vietnam experience I lived was wrong (fortunately, he didn’t make tenure).
Because today’s generation has NO moral compass (and is a textbook example of ignorant, confused, histrionic Cognitive Dissonance and Communal Narcissism), “history” has more of an agenda than ever…it is convoluted editorial masquerading as fact.
Often, the difference between what historians “teach” vs. “fact” is as wide as the difference between what is “justice” and what is “the law.”

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My friend, Ahavati-  With all respect, is it possible that the “history” you choose to trust is the “history” matching your opinion?  Revisionist History is the bed mate of Yellow Journalism, both are as old as time.  None of us know “the facts”; to be a “fact”, a thing must be proven empirically valid.  
My degree is in Communications Arts; by the middle of my junior year, I realized how devoid of ethics the media has always been…media dictates what eventually passes for history. History isn’t truth because history can be altered (look at how so-called “history” has changed Neville Chamberlin’s legacy…and it’s still evolving!) When I got home from ‘Nam, a History Professor with no military experience tried to teach me that his text was the authority and the Vietnam experience I lived was wrong (fortunately, he didn’t make tenure).
Because today’s generation has NO moral compass (and is a textbook example of ignorant, confused, histrionic Cognitive Dissonance and Communal Narcissism), “history” has more of an agenda than ever…it is convoluted editorial masquerading as fact.
Often, the difference between what historians “teach” vs. “fact” is as wide as the difference between what is “justice” and what is “the law.”


Absolutely it's possible. My favorite African proverb is: 'Until the lions have their day history is written by the hunter.' I actually did a photography exhibit with the signature piece entitled just that, along with an antique gun hanging on the wall in an abandoned mill office.

If we weren't there, then we don't know. Especially if we weren't alive to witness it. And there's so much more that wasn't revised, but deliberately omitted.

That being said, there are some things that are the truth, which is singular, and truths which are versions of the truth according to individual perception.

I will tell you that while I wish democrats had an alternative choice in this presidential election due to Biden's age, the truth is that we don't. That's a truth. Therefore, for me, "me" he is the only choice that my conscious will allow me to choose.  

Because I am not in the courtroom with a grand jury or 12 jurors, I am apt to believe in their decision/verdicts based on the facts presented, especially when unanimous and without contest. The recent verdicts against Trump are the truth. His own statements, uttered out of his mouth about the treatment of women are the truth.

Direct quotes are the truth if recorded. Dates are the truth if we are alive to witness them. There are many avenues to get to the truth. And the last one is us. How strong is our instinct? How well do we know and trust our judgment? Can we discern the truth?

But when the truth-giving Spirit comes, he will unveil the reality of every truth within you.

And though there are many parts of the bible that are not translated but revised, the truth is still present if one is wise enough to discern it. One can only discern it through love - not fear.

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"the truth is still present if one is wise enough to discern it. One can only discern it through love - not fear."
THAT is a great ideal.
The majority of current  Americans have many reasons to fear. They're working hard to pay for parasitic illegal aliens who don't work at all, some of their Judeo-Christian values are being ignored, ignorant rabble makes it unsafe for students to walk across campus, law breakers aren't being indicted or even tried, our military is being laughed at by our enemies, our president has an uncle likely eaten by cannibals, cultural icons are being attacked, the media cannot be trusted to provide the truth, agitators are preaching sedition...fear is appropriate and "love" from only 1 side will not provide a solution.  The element being preyed on by the revolutionaries knows that the rule of law is required to restore society and the rights of the American family. If we are to return to civilization, we must use the anarchist's methods against them. As unfortunate as that is, it is the only realistic solution.  "Do unto others" means nothing to criminals.

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