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Never Say Never

 

Yesterday at 3 AM, an aircraft landed at Joint Base Andrews and was greeted by the President, First Lady, and the Vice President. On board the aircraft were three men who have been held in a North Korean prison:

  • Kim Dong Chul
  • Kim Hak Song
  • Tony Kim

On Thursday morning, President Trump tweeted that a summit with the North Korean leader will be held in Singapore on June 12. I don’t know about you, but I think today is a real redletter day. While so-called progressives are whining and crying about some porn star, the president is actually making progress. In the meantime, leftist hacks in the media are pulling their hair out and smacking their empty heads against a wall, trying to figure out how to spin the great news against the President. It is positively delicious!

There are still a lot of people out there, on all sides of the skewed political aisle, having a prolonged hissy-fit over the fact that Donald Trump is the President of the United States of America. In their constant state of vitriolic convulsion, they attack anybody and everybody who dares say something even remotely supportive of the president. Hashtag Never… Whether it comes from screeching leftists or elitist GOPers, it is about time they all realize that President Trump is actually doing things to benefit America. Whether it is today’s developments or some of the other good things he has done, there needs to be a realization among the chronic grumblers that our President is protecting our freedom; that is what a President is supposed to do.

Donald Trump was not my first choice for a candidate in 2016, and I can honestly say that I was not fully supportive of him. I am not one of the MAGA hat-wearing fans. No man gets my worship; that is reserved for God and God alone. Which brings me to draw your attention to Kurt Schlichter’s latest Townhall post (read it, you won’t be sorry). In the last year and a half, every Christian who supports the president has been raked over the coals by the self-righteous contending that defending the president and Christianity cannot coexist. To my Christian brothers and sisters who think this way; get over yourselves. We are to have a discerning spirit, but only God has the Authority to judge the souls of mankind; He does not need our help in this endeavor. President Trump is neither a deity, nor a demon; he is a man – a fallen, sinful creature like all of us. Our religious freedom is being attacked by leftists every day. As long as the president is willing to protect and defend my constitutional right to worship God, I will support him.

He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God’s sight.” (Luke 16:15 NIV)

God knows every thought, word and action of every person on this planet; no one is beyond His omniscience. Today, three Christian American men are free from a communist prison, and God used our current president to get the job done. I am pretty sure those men are grateful. If President Trump ceases to defend my religious liberty, I will be the first one to stand up and fight back, but I don’t think that will happen. You see, Scripture reminds me of a “man after God’s own heart”, who not only committed adultery, he also had his lover’s husband murdered. God forgave that man, because He knew his heart. No one among the whole of humanity is righteous before God, but for those of us willing to forgive as He forgave us, His Light will shine upon us. President Trump is not willing to let that light go out; for this, he gets my support. So, if you are one of the Never Trump disciples on the right, left or somewhere in the middle; never is a long time. Never say never, because God might have another plan.

Complacency is not an option.

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There are 31 comments.

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  1. Reagan

    This is good news.

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    • May 10, 2018 at 1:52 pm
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    @garyrobbins Indeed, it is.

    • #2
    • May 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm
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  3. Thatcher

    Susan McDaniel: You see, Scripture reminds me of a “man after God’s own heart”, who not only committed adultery, he also had his lover’s husband murdered. God forgave that man, because He knew his heart.

    Before I read this, I was already thinking about King David.

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    • May 10, 2018 at 2:46 pm
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    @vectorman It is either “great minds think alike”, or the analogy is just that clear. God has a wonderful way of giving us the right Scripture at the right time.

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    • May 10, 2018 at 3:08 pm
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  5. Member

    So glad this is your perspective Susan. I was wondering.

    Psalm 51 states that He (David) sinned against God Alone. I think the amplified version add’s. ” And NRO holds no bounty on me” ;) 

    Just kidding. 

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    • May 10, 2018 at 3:53 pm
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    @kevinschulte LOL! Good one.

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    • May 10, 2018 at 4:38 pm
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    It sure would be nice to be able to share this post with people outside the walls of the Ricochet Fortress. Only 3 more “likes” and I will be able to do that. sigh

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    • May 10, 2018 at 5:35 pm
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  8. Member

    It’s interesting that Trump got the prisoners out at the beginning of the negotiations where Obama never got the Iranian prisoners out.

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    • May 10, 2018 at 6:33 pm
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  9. Thatcher

    Richard Easton (View Comment):

    It’s interesting that Trump Ronald Reagan got the prisoners out at the beginning of the negotiations where Obama Jimmy Carter never got the Iranian prisoners hostages out.

    FIFY – It’s amazing how history repeats.

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    • May 10, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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  10. Thatcher

    Nicely put!

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    • May 10, 2018 at 6:49 pm
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    @bryangstephens Thank you!

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    • May 10, 2018 at 6:57 pm
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  12. Thatcher

    Why were there Americans in North Korea to be taken hostage in the first place? I am glad these guys got out of NK whole and mostly healthy but if you are an American and go to NK you are sort of asking to be taken.

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    • May 10, 2018 at 7:26 pm
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  13. Member

    I agree, today was a very good day for the Country.

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    • May 10, 2018 at 7:45 pm
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Why were there Americans in North Korea to be taken hostage in the first place? I am glad these guys got out of NK whole and mostly healthy but if you are an American and go to NK you are sort of asking to be taken.

    Great question, and a good point. It does kind of defy logic. I found this link that might help explain:

    https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2017/may/why-christians-risk-lives-teach-north-korea-pyongyang-pust.html

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    • May 10, 2018 at 7:47 pm
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    TempTime (View Comment):

    I agree, today was a very good day for the Country.

    Amen!

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    • May 10, 2018 at 7:49 pm
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  16. Member

    Why Susan … I couldn’t have put it better myself!

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    • May 11, 2018 at 1:32 am
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  17. Thatcher

    Trump as President has to be one of the greatest examples of the Lord working in mysterious ways. No one is asking the Never-Trumpers to jump on the MAGA bandwagon, but can’t they acknowledge him doing a good job without the inevitable “but”-monkey?

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    • May 11, 2018 at 6:16 am
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Why Susan … I couldn’t have put it better myself!

    I wondered if someone would make the 007 reference ;-)

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    • May 11, 2018 at 9:01 am
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    Stad (View Comment):

    Trump as President has to be one of the greatest examples of the Lord working in mysterious ways. No one is asking the Never-Trumpers to jump on the MAGA bandwagon, but can’t they acknowledge him doing a good job without the inevitable “but”-monkey?

    Absolutely! Questioning God’s work never goes well. He has His plan. As for the Nevers, I don’t know how to reach them, because I don’t understand the level of foolish pride they possess.

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    • May 11, 2018 at 9:04 am
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  20. Thatcher

    Susan McDaniel (View Comment):
    As for the Nevers, I don’t know how to reach them, because I don’t understand the level of foolish pride they possess.

    Don’t bother. I believe they have so much invested in their public display of “principle”, they can’t even admit to themselves they were wrong in private.

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    • May 11, 2018 at 11:42 am
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  21. Member

    Brava! 

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    • May 11, 2018 at 11:50 am
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    Columbo (View Comment):

    Why Susan … I couldn’t have put it better myself!

    Time to eliminate all free radicals…

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    • May 11, 2018 at 12:07 pm
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  23. Thatcher

    This movie was a good send off for 

    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Why Susan … I couldn’t have put it better myself!

    This movie was a good closure to the 60’s Bond. Older, ready to retire. 

     

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    • May 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm
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  24. Member

    Thank you, Susan, for a pitch-perfect post!

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    • May 11, 2018 at 12:17 pm
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  25. Member

    Very well put, Susan. Thank you.

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    • May 11, 2018 at 1:01 pm
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    jeannebodine (View Comment):

    Thank you, Susan, for a pitch-perfect post!

    Thank you, Jeanne! God bless you ;-)

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    • May 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm
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    Susan McDaniel Post author

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Very well put, Susan. Thank you.

    Thank you, Jim! God bless you ;-)

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    • May 11, 2018 at 1:30 pm
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    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Why Susan … I couldn’t have put it better myself!

    Time to eliminate all free radicals…

    You cannot have too many dry martinis.

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    • May 11, 2018 at 3:37 pm
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    This is good news.

    Did Mr Trump do a good thing? That would follow logically.

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    • May 12, 2018 at 3:14 am
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    Mike LaRoche (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Why Susan … I couldn’t have put it better myself!

    Time to eliminate all free radicals…

    He thinks it over for a second then says, “Then I’ll cut out the white bread.” LOL

    Plus the 007 infatuated Miss Moneypenny, “Uuuh, do be careful.”

    movie magic!

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    • May 12, 2018 at 5:23 am
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