Common Sense? The Power of Prayer? Or Both?

by Al Benson Jr.

My last two posts, on April 8th and 11th were both understandably negative given what seemed to be transpiring. It seemed as if Trump had totally jumped the traces and was totally into “nation-building” and out of  the “America First” business. It was inconceivable to me how he could have turned so quickly.

The folks that were praying for him I urged to keep on praying for him, that he would have the wisdom to do the right thing.

Either the power of prayer, or good old common sense, or both, prevailed–at least for now. I expect this problem to arise again, if not with Syria then with some other hot spot somewhere in the world. Mr. Trump has so few good advisers that will point him the right way and so many bad advisers that are more than anxious to push him into starting World War 3 that this is going to be an ongoing struggle for him. Quite frankly, he has lots of folks giving him bad advice that he’d be lots better off without. He’s be lots better off if he cleared them out of the White House and awarded them all ambassadorships to Lower Slobovia or East Overshoe or some other such location–someplace the damage they do could be limited. And I am not talking here about Steve Bannon. His vision here is more in line with Mr. Trump’s than it is with the Neo-cons who are trying to start the next war.

If we fight another war and it’s a nuclear war, maybe some of these war-mongers have got bomb-proof shelters they can go crawl into. What about the rest of us? They couldn’t care less as long as they get their war.

Anyway, according to an article by Michael Goodwin in the New York Post Mr. Trump is not planning an invasion of Syria. He is quoted in the article as saying “We’re not going into Syria, Our policy is the same–it hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria…Our big mission is getting rid of ISIS. That’s where it’s always been…”

And Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, April 9th that he still stood behind: “a political process that we believe the Syrian people will lawfully be able to decide the fate of Assad.” That is as it should be, whether foaming at the mouth liberals (socialists) and Neo-Cons like it or not. It’s not up to us to be running all over the world saying who can rule here or there and who can’t. Quite frankly, most of it is none of our damned business! And we wonder why the rest of the world hates Americans! It’s because we are always sticking our noses in someplace they aren’t wanted. This country has a Yankee/Marxist mentality. We think everybody else’s business is our concern. This attitude has abounded since the War of Northern Aggression.

So keep praying that the President will get the counsel and advice he needs to govern wisely and that the Lord will be pleased to shut the mouths of those who want more wars and foreign entanglements and eventually, a New World Order.

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