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Our current situation in the White House is becoming increasingly unstable from  top to bottom. At the head of our country we have a used car salesman attempting to sell us a flood damaged car with a 30 day guarantee (that it fails). The quote recently that the White House is running like a well oiled machine is  restrained hyperbole at best. Even a well oiled machine requires maintenance and this has not even has an oil change! Our Congress is doing nothing but seeking re-election so they have no time to pay attention to the small minds in the White House. I see the following events occurring over the next 3 to 12 months:

  1. Our relationship with Mexico will worsen and affect our farmers who sell products to Mexico.
  2. Canada will pick up a share of our sales to other countries
  3. Russia will continue to stir the pot in the Middle East
  4. Our allies in the Middle East will stop or at least back off from assisting us in the fight against ISIS
  5. The people who voted for Trump will turn against him and he will lie saying it’s fake news
  6. His exaggerations will be the gist of all of his speeches from here on
  7. The military leaders will not have his back on several issues as he has not deemed it necessary to meet with them before making military moves.
  8. His staff will continue to issue press releases that say nothing (maybe more lies) and castigate the free Press.

Congress will have to make some moves that will keep us from a war or becoming a pariah in the world community. The tweet storm will doom his Presidency along with the truth about his taxes, his business connections along with the lack of separation between his Government service and his business interests. The vice President who is waiting by the door to the Oval office will step in and  assume the position of President under the rule of the Neer do well Congress. If you pay attention to the news, you will see some major members of Congress coming under fire by their constituents which does not bode well for them in the midterm elections. Consider that even Faux (FOX) news and  Glen Beck are looking at this administration with awestruck incredulity.

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This post from Charlie Daniels offers a parallel to a time over 100 years ago when the US fell into internal turmoil.MA 

Posted on 02.13.2017

Over a century ago, the United States of America went through a divisive and bloody Civil War that separated the people of this nation bone from marrow. It split friends, families and eventually the nation itself as a line was drawn dividing the Union States of the North from the newly formed Confederacy of the Southern States.
Ostensibly, the war that followed was fought over the abolition of slavery, a devilish practice that never should have been allowed in the first place, and although it was the basic issue for the conflict – as is the case so much of the time – there were a myriad of other issues involved.
One – in my opinion – was just plain stubbornness and pride and the dogged determination that the South would not let itself by told what to do by the other half of the country, but trade, tariffs and different attitudes and beliefs about just how far a federal government could go in setting the tone and making laws to be obeyed by all the states could go were also involved.
The point I’m trying to make is that the feelings festered so long and ran so deep that men whose fathers had stood shoulder to shoulder in the war for independence faced off across fields of battle and killed each other.
The Civil War never should have happened, and had cooler heads prevailed on both sides, never would have. Southerners had to know that slavery was an abomination to the principles they had fought and died for in the Revolution.
No man has the right to own another man, to reap the fruits of his labor for nothing, to consider his children nothing more than commodities to be sold off or traded away on a whim, separating
families and breeding human beings like live stock.
But instead of acknowledging the very obvious evil of this situation, politicians from the South,
convinced that the economy of the Southern States was dependent on slavery, chose to become a separate nation and soon after over six hundred thousand Americans lost their lives in a senseless war that would set the Southern States back a half century.
Surely, had it been approached by fair, level-headed men on both sides of the issue, abolition could have been achieved without war. But the rhetoric grew ever hotter, brash young men on both sides who had never fired a gun in anger viewed a war as the pinnacle of romanticism and
implacable politicians refused to give an inch.
Is this not the same attitude we see on the streets of America today?
I see young people interviewed on television who can’t even articulate the reason they are protesting. Others bent on destruction who probably espouse no cause but chaos.
I’ve seen hysterical protestors screaming about First Amendment rights which they seem to think only protects them and those who think like them and that the opposition has no first amendment protection and ahold be shouted down at all costs.
The rhetoric is becoming hotter and more nonsensical, the radical element more apparent, the violence and destruction of property more common place.
The pot is boiling and it’s only a matter of time before there will be blood on the streets.
Americans have the right to civil disobedience, a right to gather and demonstrate against some policy they feel is unfair or harmful to the country at large, but they do not have the right to interrupt commerce, break windows, burn cars or do bodily harm to those who disagree with them.
People who won’t listen to reason, who ignore the law of the land, who try to stifle the opinions of others tend to forget that there is an element of violence on the other side as well, a side that, thankfully so far has not yet have not come forth.
But, should these conditions continue, someday soon the violent elements of both persuasions will find themselves on the same streets and, what will ensue will not be pretty.
Learn from history or repeat it.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
— Charlie Daniels

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