Tuesday Commentary: Robocalls, Politics & Religion

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us. – Thomas Paine

Today’s commentary deals with:

  • Robocalls in Montana
  • Politics and Religion

Robocalls in Montana:

The Associated Press reported that a federal judge has upheld the constitutionality of Montana’s law prohibiting most robocalls.

The key words in that report are “prohibiting most robocalls.”

I have always thought that our “esteemed” Montana Attorney Generals – whether it be Mike McGrath, Steve Bullock, or Tim Fox lack the balls to enforce the law. I think they are afraid of prosecuting one of their friends.

Even when candidates admit to breaking the law, nothing is done.

Back in 2005, two Democrats (Jon Tester and John Morrison) were running for U.S. Senate and told Lee Newspapers they were making robocalls…and breaking Montana law. Nothing was done.

So fellow Montanans – don’t hold your breath – we’re still going to receive those annoying robocalls and our attorney general is going to look the other way.

Politics and Religion:

On MSNBC this morning, Joe Scarborough went after David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network, who was promoting his new book, “The Faith of Donald Trump.”

Scarborough went after Trump’s Christianity which, in my opinion, is dangerous ground to tread.

I don’t know if Donald Trump is a Christian or not. That’s something I will not judge. I do believe that the office of the Presidency is a tough enough job that the person holding that office should be praying to God for help.

No matter who the President, we should be praying for him/her.

 

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2 Comments

  1. 2 Corinthians and Donald Trump walk into a bar.

    “Then he moved on to cite “Two Corinthians 3:17, that’s the whole ballgame. … Is that the one you like?” Trump asked. “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

    That’s a verse that’s etched on campus buildings, but that verse comes from “Second Corinthians” — not “Two.”

    Students in the room snickered and laughed, and advisers to two of Trump’s top rivals, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, were quick to point out the gaffe on Twitter.
    snip…
    Trump has boasted of his religious credentials, but there have been some missteps along the way. Last year, he told an Iowa evangelical gathering he had never asked God for forgiveness — a central tenet of the Christian faith — and he repeated that Sunday on CNN. He’s declined to cite his favorite Bible verse or even his favorite testament. And the Presbyterian church he says he attends in Manhattan has said he’s not an active member.”

    https://www.npr.org/2016/01/18/463528847/citing-two-corinthians-trump-struggles-to-make-the-sale-to-evangelicals

    tRump claiming religiosity is just another one of the thousands of blatant and unnecessary lies he has told in the past three years.

    • Doug – the issues you cite are true. But I would never try to say someone is a Christian or not. Everyone will find out in the end who is right. Thanks, -JmB


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