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  1. China is a totalitarian country and does not believe in any kind of human rights. Without America there is no freedom. The freedom we enjoy is because America and the west defended it in the world. You sound like you are on the wrong side. America and the west are our allies, not China.
  2. One cannot make assumptions about religion if they know nothing about it. Belief in God is by faith and the Bible says faith is a gift of God. (King James Bible) Modern translations are corrupted because they are based on some corrupt manuscripts.
  3. It is a secular government, but there are a lot of Christians in it.
  4. The election of the 3 Green MLAs and the NDP in BC was one of the worst things that portion of the voters did to BC. The majority of people in BC support the Kinder Morgan pipeline but we will all pay the price for the disastrous decisions of the Green - NDP coalition.
  5. The U.S. legal system allows illegals to cross the border and remain in the U.S. I believe it was allowed by the previous administrations because of international conventions, possibly connected with the U.N. on rights of refugees. Europe has had the same problems. To change that would probably cause a backlash from the UN and other countries. I am not sure why the U.S. does not do what Australia does. Perhaps the legal system in the U.S. would make it more difficult.
  6. The idea was to build a high wall with very sharp razors along the top to discourage and make it next to impossible to climb over. But they need to change the law to make it possible to deal with illegal border migrants right at the wall, question them, and immediately ship them back to Mexico. The trouble is the UN has taken over nation's sovereignty and made if very difficult to stop illegal migrants. There are countries in the UN who want to tear down borders and enable the billions of people to move wherever they wish.
  7. The reason why a physical border wall is necessary is because if one illegal migrant steps across the border, the U.S. is obligated to let the person stay while their application goes through the process and hearing which could take a long time. In the meantime, they may just disappear somewhere in the country and refuse to report to any hearings, knowing they will be ordered deported. The only way to stop a person from setting foot on American soil is a wall. The National Guard or border police cannot stop a person from stepping across the border and claiming refugee status. That is the way the laws are written apparently and cannot be changed possibly because of U.N. conventions which were signed onto by previous administrations.
  8. Better to believe the Holy Scripture. Read Luke ch17 vs 19-31. King James Bible. Jesus gave this account of a rich man in hell and Lazarus. It doesn't say it was a parable. It must be taken as fact.
  9. The thing to remember the Bible says all are sinners and worthy of damnation. Sure there are different kinds of sinners. Some hedonists, some adulterers, some crooked in their dealings with others, and some crooked politicians who will say anything to get elected. No use going through the list of possible sins. The fact is someone who not as bad a sinner as others still doesn't get into heaven according to the Bible unless he is born again. So non-believers in Christ will be in the company of all kinds of different sinners from the world's worst tyrants, the sexual sinners, the crime gangs, and all the down to the kid on the block whose sins might seem insignificant. It is foolish to compare one's self with somebody like Trump and think that will get one into heaven. It won't. Maybe one hasn't committed the same class of sins but that doesn't absolve one from all the other sins that people commit daily. That's why God sent his son into the world to save lost sinners, including someone like Trump. Who knows what he believes? It is foolish to judge. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16 The worst mistake someone can make is to think he is not as bad as some other guy and think that this will be enough to get him into heaven.
  10. I think Trudeau killed the Northern Gateway Pipeline project because he believed it would offend the Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest. The pipeline would have gone through a small part of the so-called Great Bear Rainforest to reach Kitimat. But he killed it and said the Great Bear Rainforest was no place for a pipeline. Don't offend the Kermode Bear.
  11. Don't know if you ever watch those channels that show border security agents running around the U.S.-Mexican border trying to catch illegal migrants coming but it is a steady struggle. Also watch the cocaine manufacturing and underworld in Columbia and other places and how they ship it into America. Billions of dollars worth. The Americans use helicopters, ATVs, trucks, police on foot constantly struggling. One the illegals come in all they can do is arrest them and process them and let them go. They are supposed to appear in a future hearing. It is a hopeless situation because previous administrations laws allow border crossers to stay once they set foot on American soil. Similar to Canada. A wall might do a lot by making it physically impossible to get in. Without the wall there is no hope of stopping them from continuing to pour in. Also, a lot of these migrants are coming from central America and Africa, bad places. Lots of crime and bad dudes. Many of the ones who get into America head for Canada because they know our system is generous and possibly they will have a better chance of staying in Canada. If rejected by the refugee board at some distant time, they might just disappear into the woodwork and work under the table.
  12. I already explained why I thought Trump's base voted for him. The alternative was worse in their minds. Fro all we know Trump may have repented for his past sins and been forgiven. I don't know his personal beliefs. You can concentrate on those kinds of things if it will ease your conscience but I think his alleged past has nothing much to do with governing the country and the promises he made to build a wall and take action to make America great again. Saving unborn babies is like saving the Jews being sent to the holocaust. If you don't think that is important there isn't much I can say. If you think Trump's alleged groping is a more important consideration than saving America, we can't possibly agree on much. Hillary would not stop the illegal immigration and in fact probably bring in many more and not deport criminals. America is in a mess with drugs and crime and a lot from undocumented illegals. Obama was hurting the energy industry, blocking Keystone XL, and planning to spend billions on climate change. Hillary was no saint, neither was her husband. She wasn't kind to Clinton's women victims who came forward either. For that matter, nobody is perfect. The Bible says all are sinners and need to be born again. Politics is not made of saints; it has people of all types and kinds. Christians must support their country as well as anyone else and make what they see is the best choice from what there is available.
  13. You are mixing political decisions by government with what Jesus taught to individuals. Government has a responsibility to protect it's country and citizens. Protecting borders and controlling immigration is necessary to protect a nation. All countries do this in some way or another. Jesus did not go into politics of nations. He said his kingdom is not of this world. Communists and liberals love to take verses and try to use them to back up their Communist or liberal ideology of state control or immigration policy. But Jesus was no Communist and did not advocate how the Roman Empire should be run. Jesus said nothing about a border wall. A wall is a legitimate tool to keep illegal aliens and criminals out.
  14. "15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." 1 John 2:15-17 King James Bible
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