This past week, what has it brought? Quite a bit and nothing good. At least that’s how it looks from where I sit. Among the gifts that came our way were a flip-flopping president, wars and rumors of wars, and the traditional IRS tax deadline.
Put Not Your Trust In Princes
The psalmist tells us, “Put not your trust in princes, not in the son of man, in whom there is no help.” Wise words those, and one’s that Christians would do well to heed when talking politics. And the words and actions of President Trump drove this point home this past week.
America First. That was a consistent motto of Trump the candidate.
This platform was not original with Trump. It hearkened back to the days prior to WWII when a movement by that name arose. The goal America Firsters was to keep America out of WWII.
In Trump’s case, it was a reference to the many ongoing conflicts the US has found itself in.
Trump made a number of excellent statements during the campaign about having better relations with Russia and ending America’s involvement in Syria.
Trump questioned NATO calling it obsolete. And he was exactly correct in doing so.
But this past week, Trump repudiated all this.
Late last week, on the flimsiest pretext, he lobbed 59 Cruise missiles at Russia’s ally Syria. This one act likely destroyed any hope of Trump ever repairing relations with Russia and embroiled the US deeper than ever in the Syrian conflict, a war which the US has no business fighting.