The Riddle Report 01 20 2021
News Item #1
We have a new President. Actually two. We have a new current President Joe Biden and we have a new Standing By President Kamala Harris, although her title is Vice President.
Most observers don’t expect Biden to last more than one term with the Vice President expected to run in 2024. But there are also a great many who don’t believe Biden will finish his first term.
This is not due to any form of death, but rather to the strongly suspected, if not known, case of Dementia. We all saw evidence of it during the campaign to become the Candidate and again during the Presidential campaign itself.
But for the time being he is President of the United States of America. Some people are saying he’s not their President. That is foolishness. Whether you voted for him or not, he is your President as long as he holds that office.
As such, it is our duty as citizens to respect and honor him. You have the right to disagree with him, to oppose him, and fight against his agenda, but you do not have the right to malign him. Only the Democrats have that right as they demonstrated the last four years!
News Item #2
I did not watch the inauguration for two reasons. One I was busy and secondly, I have a pretty good idea what kind of President he will be. He may speak of unifying the country, but he and the Democrats in Congress have already telegraphed that disunity is their agenda.
The biggest question is what will he do beginning today? Will he push for the Green New Deal or for a stronger economy as Trump did; will he approach Covid-19 with a crushing lockdown or a balanced approach such as Trump did; and will he put globalism first or America first as Trump did?
Speeches are fine, but actions speak louder than words. We’ll wait and see.
News Item #3
I’ve noticed that Mitch McConnell has turned against Trump. Perhaps he thinks his constituency will forget. I doubt it.
News Item #4
While today is a sad day for Conservatives it is wise to remember that we survived 8 years of President Obama. We can survive Biden.
Christians need to pray for our new President as we are commanded in the Bible. America still has the best government in the world, and we need to pray for it and work to improve it. In two years the Biden/Harris legacy will be apparent.
What needs to be done is work to negate voter fraud and build a strong grass roots that can build upon the Trump campaign accomplishments.
News Item #5
This was the term we heard over and over from the news media. The word means ‘not proven to be true’ or ‘not supported by other evidence’.
But the media used it as a catch phrase. The fact is nothing can be substantiated if it is not first examined. At no time during the aftermath of the election was the evidenced looked at by the courts. Instead, judges dismissed the evidence without taking the time to examine it.
In the case of the Supreme Court, cases were refused because the litigants had no ‘standing’. This is foolhardy!
Every citizen of the United States, no matter what state they resided in, had standing. That is because everyone stood to lose or gain if fraud was found. The Court failed us. And this failure casts a cautionary light upon the Court for future cases no matter their nature.
It is scary.
What Will I Do?
First, let me tell you what I won’t do.
I won’t wring my hands and cry, “Oh me!”
I won’t take up arms against my government.
I won’t leave America.
But here is what I will do:
I will pray for our President.
I will pray for members of Congress.
I will pray for Supreme Courts judges.
I will pray for America.
I will pray for Revival.
By the way, that is what I have been doing for years!
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