The Impeachment Smoking Gun :: By Bill Wilson

Let’s boil this impeachment down to some basics. Donald Trump, the man, is not who the deep state and the leftists in politics want running the show. They will do anything they can to get rid of him even though he won the vote of the people.

This is one of those strange times when the unelected bureaucracy is openly working to remove someone they believe to be unfit for office. The reason for impeachment is what? Trump asked Ukraine to investigate corruption of Democratic Party political opponent Joe Biden’s son. They claim Trump asked a foreign country to investigate someone to benefit himself politically. Is this a high crime or misdemeanor? The answer may be found in a simple Senate document.

On November 10, 1999, President Bill Clinton presented to the US Senate the “Treaty Between the United States of America and Ukraine on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters” that was signed on September 30, 1999. Clinton’s note to the Senate read:

“The Treaty is one of a series of modern mutual legal assistance treaties being negotiated by the United States in order to counter criminal activities more effectively. The Treaty should be an effective tool to assist in the prosecution of a wide variety of crimes, including drug trafficking offenses. The Treaty is self-executing. It provides for a broad range of cooperation in criminal matters.”

He continued, “Mutual assistance available under the Treaty includes: taking of testimony or statements of persons; providing documents, records, and articles of evidence; serving documents; locating or identifying persons; transferring persons in custody for testimony or other purposes; executing requests for searches and seizures; assisting in proceedings related to restraint, confiscation, forfeiture of assets, restitution, and collection of fines; and any other form of assistance not prohibited by the laws of the requested state.”

These are all things that come with corruption investigations and are part of Trump’s request to Ukraine’s President regarding Hunter Biden. By the way, Joe Biden (D-DE) was a Senator at the time of this treaty.

President Trump was making–how would he say it, “a very, very legal request”–of Ukraine’s president.

That the Democratic Party leadership is sore that one of their presidential candidates could be implicated in corruption in another country is not Trump’s fault. It is yet more proof that the coup-makers here are accusing those who disagree with them of exactly what they are doing.

This Jot is written to equip you in discussing impeachment with others. You are the last line of defense for protecting all of our Constitutional rights, especially of free speech and religious freedom. As Paul writes in Ephesians 6:19,

“And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.”

In this case, speak boldly to expose this charade. With impeachment, public opinion counts. Your opinion counts.

The Daily Jot

Politics, Pastors, and Christians :: By Bill Wilson

As impeachment disruption heats up, the debate over Christian participation in politics is re-circulating among various Christian camps of thought.

Those justifying non-participation often cite Matthew 22:21 where Jesus says, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

Some pastors use this verse to teach their flocks that Christians have no place in the affairs of their nations. Pastors also preach Romans 13 about submitting to the ruling authorities, even though they may be evil. But Peter himself said in Acts 5:29 that, “We ought to follow God rather than men” when he was facing persecution and unjust demands from the ruling authorities.

As I see it, the context of Romans 13 was about the religious leaders that were the Roman-appointed governing body over the Jews. In any case, if those leaders are corrupt by Biblical terms, it is self-evident that you do not follow or support them.

Governments are established for the good and protection of the people. In that, people give up some rights for those protections. Laws are established also to protect the people. As Christians, we know that we are to be a law-abiding people. But when a law goes against God’s law, or a government goes against God’s law, to whom do we submit as the higher authority? Peter answered that question when the ruling Sadducees threw him in prison for preaching Jesus in the Temple.

When this country was established, the Founders were well aware that they were going against the prevailing world view–that God appointed the ruler (the king) and that the people should blindly follow along even if that ruler was unjust. We can see the Founders’ thinking by reading the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. Their mantra at Concord and Lexington was “No King but Jesus.”

So in our form of government, we the people have the say over who rules us. To passively submit to evil rulers, especially in this nation where God blessed us with the freedom to choose, is beyond the bounds of God-given common sense and self-preservation.

Many will say that Christians should not concern themselves with earthly kingdoms, but only be concerned about the kingdom of God. I don’t view it as “either/or,” but rather “both/and.”

We are charged in Romans 12:21 to be not overcome of evil, but to overcome evil with good.

In this country, we are blessed to have a say in our government with our vote. And if we choose to be salt and light to the political arena, we have that opportunity as well.

I take issue with pastors who promote accepting evils in government or politics by saying they are no concern to Christians. Discouraging action against the ills of society by voting, participating in government or politics, or by just speaking out on such issues, is consent.

Perhaps the best way to begin overcoming evil in high places is by cleansing the pulpit of those who condone it.