What a week this has been! President Trump had his 2nd summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Congress has been grilling admitted and convicted liar Michael Cohen, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was indicted by his political enemies in Israel, and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared herself the “Boss” and pushed for a guaranteed minimum income for everyone. And yet there’s another issue from this week that’s bigger than any of those, but I’ll save it for last.
Like the song by the great American diplomat Kenny Rogers, “You gotta know when to hold them; know when to fold them; know when to walk away when the dealing’s done,” President Trump walked away from his meeting with N. Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and headed back to Washington without signing an agreement. The same critics who predicted he would sign away America’s security then condemned him for NOT signing away America’s security. The left may be irrational, but at least they are consistently irrational. I’ve said for some time that getting a true verifiable de-nuclearization deal will not be an event, but a process. This was another step in the process, but what the leader of the Hermit Kingdom now realizes is that President Trump will not agree to something just to claim a victory if it’s not a good plan for the rest of the world. The people who couldn’t give him credit for getting up from the table and demonstrating resolve probably would have preferred that he just deliver pallets of green US cash to the tune of billions of dollars in unrestricted money and let N Korea keep its nuclear program.
A surreal Congressional hearing involved Michael Cohen, the admitted and convicted liar and former lawyer for Donald Trump. He admitted to and was convicted of lying to Congress. Let that sink in. So they invite him back so he can lie about his lies. Trusting him to come tell the truth is like trusting Jussie Smollett to outfit your kids for Halloween costumes. In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been charged with corruption crimes by his political enemies in the Israeli justice system just days before the Israeli elections…if you think there are people out to get our President, just know that the far left in Israel hates their Prime Minister as much as our press and far left hate our President.
NY freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made more news this week by declaring herself to be “the Boss.” Of what we aren’t sure, but she has advocated guaranteeing everyone a minimum income. Why a minimum, Congresswoman? Let’s go for a MAXIMUM! If we going to give away money, let’s do it big! Why guarantee $20,000 a year…let’s make it $40K, or $75K or heck, let’s just make everyone a millionaire!
But the issue that has the potential of greatest impact-not just politically, but culturally and morally is the failure of the US Senate to pass a bill by Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska that simply said that if a baby survived an attempted abortion and was born alive, the doctor present would render aid and try to save the baby’s life. That bill failed. Let that sink in. People elected to make our laws refused to pass one that would have required treating a living, breathing baby with at least the same respect we’d demand of treating a cat, dog, or sea turtle. One of the Senators who voted against it said it wasn’t good for women’s reproductive health. That is a lie! When the baby is born, the woman has already reproduced and there is nothing healthy about killing the baby and the woman no longer is even physically connected to the baby. Why do I say this was the most important issue? Because if we as a country and culture can’t and won’t try to save a crying baby that has survived one attempt to kill it and allow the attending doctor to kill it instead of save it, then none of these other issues matter. We won’t have to wait the 12 years the radical greenies say we have before we become human toast because of global warming, I believe God may pull the plug on us Himself and as it was in the time of Noah, simply say, “That’s enough.” And who could blame Him? And when God has enough of this, HIS version of global warming ain’t going to be pretty!