My 8th grade English teacher, Mrs. Keane, taught us how to diagram a sentence. While language is made up of words, it is the structure of the sentence that enables those words to communicate meaning. But apparently, the education of today’s mainstream “journalists” didn’t include the proper use of language. Rather, they were taught to propagandize, deceive and convince through emphasis and repetition of lies and silencing the truth.
On Sunday December 4th the mainstream media began making their indignant fuss over a statement by former President Donald Trump, accusing him of “calling for the suspension of the Constitution”. Consistent with their pattern over the past 6 years, this accusation was universal among the news outlets, who reported it with zeal, as if it were indisputable fact. Those who hate Trump and are predisposed to believe every accusation made against him will eagerly swallow this story. Nevertheless, it is not true. It’s just another lie from the enemies of freedom.
Referring to recent election fraud, Trump said, “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution…Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone False and Fraudulent Elections!” There are two parts to this statement. Diagraming the first part shows that Fraud is the subject and allows is the verb (fraud allows). This clearly means that fraud creates the opportunity for the termination of all legal rules, including the Constitution. In other words, when elections are fraudulent, they are open to the breaking of all regulations, and therefore represent the destruction of democratic government.
Trump’s statement absolutely does not call for the suspension of the Constitution. It’s calling for honest and open elections and warns against the destruction of constitutional government that will result from fraudulent elections. This fact is underscored in the second part of his statement. Our founding fathers would never have condoned the false outcomes of fraudulent elections, and our government cannot survive as the Constitution designed it unless our elections are honest and open.
But the fraud deniers hate Trump and his supporters so much, they can’t stand the fact that we are concerned about election fraud. And they will not tolerate any opinion that questions the validity of the election that put them in power. They want no discussion or investigation because it threatens their hold on political power. They don’t want the real kind of democratic freedom that allows for debate of critical controversies. They only want compliance to their Leftist agenda. Objecting to their abuse of power, their shameful politicization of the FBI and Justice Department, and their disregard for equal treatment under the law gets you labeled as an evil person and a “threat to democracy” – no longer deserving of civil rights — those originating from our Creator and enshrined in the Constitution.
Speaking to Christians, if you hate Trump so much that you believe it’s justifiable to spread poison about him, just remember that Satan is the father of lies. Satan is the accuser. Who are you standing with? He wants to sift us and he loves it when we lean on our own understanding, rather than trusting the LORD. He opposes wisdom by playing on our pride. So, we’d better walk humbly and circumspectly.
Still, God is greater than this difficulty! He can heal us (Psalm 103:3) and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14). That is my prayer. Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” We should not take things at face value. Proverbs 18:17 warns, “The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.” Test everything and hold fast to what is good (1 Thessalonians 5:21). May God be merciful.