The Riddle Report 01 18 2021
News Item #1
The inauguration is only days away. Obviously, the government is nervous due to the riot in the Capital. A small fire occurred in a homeless encampment, but the Capital complex was shut down in an ‘abundance of caution’ by the Secret Service.
News Item #2
Insurrection versus riots.
The legal definition of an insurrection is: A rising or rebellion of citizens against their government, usually manifested by acts of violence.
Perhaps I missed it, but when were the riots out west that paralyzed government, caused damage and, I believe, death, ever called insurrections? They were called riots, peaceful protests, etc. They were justified because of perceived injustice, but I don’t recall them ever being called insurrections.
On the other hand, you had a riot in D.C. that involved the killing of an unarmed woman, a policeman and perhaps another, plus the attempted occupation of the Capital Building (remind you of occupations in the past?), and the damage of government property.
This last one never amounted to the scale of the riots out west, but it is called an insurrection. Both were against government, but one was definitely by the Left and the other appears to be by the Right (although there are facts surfacing that cast doubt on that).
Conclusion: If a riot occurs and is Left in origin it is a riot, but if Right in origin it is insurrection.
News Item #3
Trump’s Approval Rating
According to recent polls Trump’s approval fell sharply both before and after the riot. The problem is that these polls were primarily polls of Democratic voters. Only 30% or less of the voters polled were Republicans.
But the Rasmussen poll gave Trump 48% from a December 31st poll of 47%. Why the difference? The Rasmussen poll was undoubtedly more representative of the average voters instead of being weighted toward Democrats.
As has been pointed out here before, these polls don’t reflect actual voters or voting groups. Rasmussen weights its polls with actual registered voters who vote, which makes it the only one with a true touch of reality.
That tends to change the entire story. Instead of Americans wanting to get rid of and forget Trump they admire what he did. They may not like him, but they like what he did! And that is not good news for the Democrats.
News Item #4
War Against Christians
Under the Trump Administration Christians regained influence and protection, but that is probably going to end or at least there will be an attempt to end these protections. With more conservative judges in the judiciary, I expect legal setbacks for the government if they pursue their anti-Christian agenda.
But no matter how it goes down, we Christians not only have a merciful God, but our God rules and overrules the works of men. He may not act as soon as we want nor even how we want, but He will act!
And that is not good news for the anti-Christians!
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