The Justice System in America is Falling Apart
The failure of the San Francisco jury to convict the killer of Kate Steinle was one more major indication that the Justice system in America is in meltdown mode. There never was any doubt that Jose Inez Garcia Zarate had caused the death of Steinle. The question the jury had to resolve was if it was first or second-degree murder.
The jury found Zarate not guilty because San Francisco is a sanctuary city, and they obviously wanted to send a signal to President Trump that immigrants are welcomed into their community. It didn’t matter that he had been deported five times from America and would have been kicked out a 6th time, if the city had not released him against the wishes of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement federal agency.
The public defender wasted no time in focusing his thoughts on President Trump and his administration…saying Zarate was “extremely relieved” by the outcome and that while Steinle’s death “was a horrible tragedy,” it was used as “political fodder for then candidate Donald Trump’s anti-immigration agenda.”
He added the case “was used to foment hate” and “to catapult a presidency” and “Today was a vindication for the rights of immigration.”
What I find the most irritating about this case is my intelligence, by insulting it on the lowest level. The left argued that Mr. Zarate found the gun, and then it exploded in his hand when he picked it up; and the reason why he threw the gun into the bay is because he was confused.
The weapon had been stolen out of a police car, most likely by Zarate. He was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. What made him a felon is all the times he was caught illegally re-entering the US. It is pure lunacy to have someone be able to break the law six times without suffering major consequences. Since Zarate has been in jail for two years on the murder charge, he will mostly get credit for time served.
A friend gave me another example of how the liberal agenda is destroying the legal system. She said her son was on jury where he had to help decide the fate of a man who had killed several members of his family. There was overwhelming evidence that the accused had committed the murder. He had admitted to the crimes. The choice of the jury would seem to be between the death penalty and life in prison.
One of the 12 jurors had a very liberal background, and she had in her mind that it was unfair to convict someone of any crime. All the other jurors had voted for the death penalty. Since the court system in that state requires all juries to agree 100 percent on a sentence involving the death penalty, she was set to force the judge to declare a mistrial. My friend’s son on the jury told the holdout that if a new trial is ordered, the new jury will most likely convict the man of first degree murder. So he convinced her to go with a sentence of life in prison; which all 12 jurors agreed to.
Last week, The President received a rare victory in the legal system when the Supreme Court gave the go-ahead on his temporary travel ban. There should have never been a need for a ruling by the nation’s court. These lower-court judges that have been ganging up to cripple the executive branch are acting with power that is outside their jurisdiction.
By law, Trump has the authority to “ban by proclamation” any group he deems dangerous to any aspect of the nation. The law clearly states:
“Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”
It is insane for some judge in Hawaii to determine that he has more power than Congress and the President of the U.S. These illegal rulings are allowed to stand because the Democrats and the liberal media are able to outmaneuver those who should know the U.S. Constitution.
The biggest travesty of justice we’ve got going on in America is the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. I think it was very foolish for the Attorney General Jefferson Sessions to step aside and allow for the obviously biased deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein not to give Mueller and his staff of leftist goons their marching orders.
There has been no indication that the Russians influenced the election to help the Republicans. Since Mueller has an open mandate to look for criminal activity he finds, he has been able to ensnare Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. What got Flynn into trouble is that he lied to the FBI about a “legal” meeting he had with Russian officials. Mueller drained Flynn of financial resources and he threatened to go after his son. The purpose of breaking Flynn is so that he can be used to go after their main target, Donald J. Trump.
There is no doubt in my mind that we are headed towards a point where Mueller will use some perceived infraction to take down the President. The key reason why I believe we are headed for lawlessness is because most people don’t love the truth enough to take action.
“Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12).
Drunken World about to Sip
To my way of thinking, things going on at present regarding Israel are most significant in light of Bible prophecy. Intrigues involving the status of Jerusalem are profound beyond any entered into in recent times. A strange setting of the prophetic stage is in process, with Saudi and Israel engaging in unprecedented overtures to each other. A key prophetic player is the chief cause of the strange bedfellows climbing between the geopolitical, diplomatic sheets. We get a flavor of the Bible prophecy stage-setting from the following news excerpt.
Imagine an Israeli taking a direct flight on El Al airlines to Riyadh, or the House of Saud establishing an embassy in Jerusalem. Previously unthinkable, rumors abound of a desire by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) to normalize ties between the two countries…
Israel’s relationship with the Saudis appears to be warming, with the countries allied in the struggle against a common enemy, Iran…
There are a number of reasons Riyadh and Jerusalem may be cozying up, outside of the desire to stop Iran’s expansionism. Both countries agree, for example, that the “Arab Spring” revolutions were destabilizing and unleashed dangerous forces. They likewise believe that a reduction in American influence in the Middle East left a power vacuum that risks being filled by enemies. (Inside the Prospective Israel-Saudi Arabia Rapprochement, Israel News, Jerusalem Post, By Ian May/ The Media Line)
Many prophetic observers–including yours truly–believe that Sheba and Dedan of Ezekiel 38:13 likely refers to the area possessed by present-day Saudi and surrounding territory. These will not be part of the Gog-Magog assault against Israel given by the prophet Ezekiel.
Instead they will apparently stand on the sideline and issue a note of diplomatic protest, along with others. Certainly recent developments, with Iran (ancient Persia) being the chief nemesis of both Israel and Saudi, have the Jews and Arabs coming together. They are doing so, at least, in their desire to promote their common defense.
At the same time, the Arab/Muslim world as a conglomerate body is making sounds of war. The reason: the rumors that American President Donald J. Trump will move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Another news excerpt frames the situation.
The Trump administration has notified U.S. embassies around the world that it plans to formally recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel, according to a report published Thursday by The Wall Street Journal. The plan includes the future relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
According to the report, the plan has not been finalized, but envoys were being notified so that they can inform their host governments and prepare for possible protests…
“The president has always said it is a matter of when, not if, [the embassy will relocate to Jerusalem],” a White House spokesperson said. (White House Notifies US Embassies Around the World of Plan to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel, The Jewish Press, JewishPress.com, Hana Levi Julian, December 1, 2017, JewishPress.com)
It seems to this observer that we are about to witness the world’s geopolitical players take a sip from that cup prophesied by Zechariah:
Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. (Zechariah 12:3)
Giving Jerusalem validation as the rightful capital of Israel is a thing that should be done. The president is right to do so, if he does move the American embassy to God’s touchstone city of the world.
But, doing so would almost without a doubt bring consequences–consequences which no American president has been willing to risk since Congress declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel with The Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 1995.
God said He will, Himself, make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to those who deal treacherously with His chosen city and people. The world today is drunk with hatred for God and for the nation of Israel. Perhaps it is this American president who is chosen to be God’s instrument for leading the world to take a sip from that prophesied, deadly, cup.