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COMMON SENSE: The good news is President Trump is in exceptionally good health for a man his age, probably because he has never smoked or consumed alcoholic beverages. He is the poster boy for temperance.
 
The bad news is how disappointed the media was to learn this news. They wanted Dr. Ronny Jackson to affirm their deepest desire. They wanted him to verify that the President was mentally unfit to lead our nation, but Dr. Jackson wouldn’t do it. Instead, he did the exact opposite. Since Jackson was also the White House physician for President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, the media couldn’t dismiss the doctor’s findings either.
 
Nevertheless, for nearly an hour, one reporter after the other tried to find a loophole in Trump’s physical to use against him. That the level of bitterness and acrimony against President Trump is this high should give every American a reason to pause. Collectively, the press is acting more like a venomous ex-spouse than the 4th Estate.
 
In their hatred for Trump, they have lost their objectivity. Instead, they have become an adversarial body—something that has never been their historical role. Not only does this affect their objectivity and credibility, but it also undermines the legitimate respect for the office of the Presidency. Their misanthropy toward Trump is certain to have significant negative consequences in the future. Like a spoiled child who can’t get his or her way, the press’ corporate Histrionic Personality Disorder is having a negative impact on us all.
 
This madness needs to stop. Donald Trump is the President of the United States, and he will be our Commander-in-Chief for the remainder of his term. Even if you do not like it, you must learn to accept it. That’s the American way.
 
Jack Watts
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COMMON SENSE: The entire purpose of the “Sh*thole” remark has now become evident. Shumer made it clear last night on the “Colbert Show,” when he stated that President Trump could prove he was not a racist by signing the DACA bill independently of any other consideration.

 
It is clear that President Trump was set up by these two shifty senators. There was nothing straightforward or honest about Durbin’s revelation to the press that has caused such an uproar. It was a preconceived, calculated move to embarrass President Trump and to try and force him to capitulate to the Democratic agenda. They wants DACA and nothing else, but that’s not what the American people want.
 
Durbin and Schumer are the villains here—not President Trump. Shame on them. Trump needs to stick to his guns. We elected him to build the Wall, end chain immigration, and end the immigration lottery program. That we are willing to accept DACA at all shows how conciliatory we can be.
 
Let them shut the government down over this. The Democrats are choosing to champion illegals over our American citizens, which is disgraceful, but it will cost them in the end. I promise that it will.
 
Jack Watts

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SALT & LIGHT: Denial has a serious negative impact on us—one which we rarely consider. Sometimes, we don’t think about it at all. Denial of God’s reality darkens our understanding, while simultaneously hardening our hearts. This is something no Christian wants or expects, but this is definitely what happens.
This also does disservice to our non-Christian friends. It deprives them of the opportunity to know the truth. Thinking we are sparing them by being nice, we actually champion their darkness by refusing to point them to the light.
 
Mitigating God’s truth to be politically correct may make us popular, based on conforming to the pantheism of American Progressive values, but that’s all it does. Tragically, we have come to apologize for God’s truth about nearly every social issue that confronts Christians in the twenty-first century.
 
As bad as this problem is, there is one that is just as bad. It’s legalism. A large number of Christians confront false beliefs in the power of their own strength, making needless enemies out of many in the process. They either forget or don’t care that truth delivered without love is abusive.
 
When we stand for what God says, but do so in the power of our flesh, we do not produce the fruit the Holy Spirit intends. Instead, we generate hard-hearted enmity. This may show strength of character, but it produces bitterness and antagonism among those who are the recipients of our harangues. There is nothing attractive about a person like this. Hard-hearted legalism is never God’s will. Nevertheless, more people are apologetic about their Christian beliefs than legalistic.
 
Not taking God at His word is our greatest problem. It’s important to realize that refusing to take God’s truth literally will darken your understanding and make discerning His will far more problematic. Additionally, denying God’s truth repeatedly will eventually result in you developing a hard heart.
 
Jack Watts
 
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SALT & LIGHT: Denial has a serious negative impact on us—one which we rarely consider. Sometimes, we don’t think about it at all. Denial of God’s reality darkens our understanding, while simultaneously hardening our hearts. This is something no Christian wants or expects, but this is definitely what happens.
This also does disservice to our non-Christian friends. It deprives them of the opportunity to know the truth. Thinking we are sparing them by being nice, we actually champion their darkness by refusing to point them to the light.
 
Mitigating God’s truth to be politically correct may make us popular, based on conforming to the pantheism of American Progressive values, but that’s all it does. Tragically, we have come to apologize for God’s truth about nearly every social issue that confronts Christians in the twenty-first century.
 
As bad as this problem is, there is one that is just as bad. It’s legalism. A large number of Christians confront false beliefs in the power of their own strength, making needless enemies out of many in the process. They either forget or don’t care that truth delivered without love is abusive.
 
When we stand for what God says, but do so in the power of our flesh, we do not produce the fruit the Holy Spirit intends. Instead, we generate hard-hearted enmity. This may show strength of character, but it produces bitterness and antagonism among those who are the recipients of our harangues. There is nothing attractive about a person like this. Hard-hearted legalism is never God’s will. Nevertheless, more people are apologetic about their Christian beliefs than legalistic.
 
Not taking God at His word is our greatest problem. It’s important to realize that refusing to take God’s truth literally will darken your understanding and make discerning His will far more problematic. Additionally, denying God’s truth repeatedly will eventually result in you developing a hard heart.
 
Jack Watts
 
JACK’S BOOKS: mcgeeandme.net/boos

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COMMON SENSE: Now that the dust is settling and the histrionics are giving way to what is true and real, we learn that Trump may not have said African nations and Haiti are “Sh*tholes.” At least, according to Senators Cotton and Perdue. Very interesting.
 
Then, why would Senator Durbin say that? Could it be that he is trying to sway public opinion against Trump so much that the President is forced to accept a “clean” DACA bill? Hmmm, I suspect Durbin’s accusation was a calculated political strategy to keep the President’s immigration demands from ever happening. Durbin is that sleazy.
 
Let me be clear. The only reason we are willing to accept DACA at all is because building the Wall, ending chain immigration and ending the lottery are so important to us. To get what we want, and what we elected Trump to do, we are willing to throw in DACA, which is fair.
 
If the Democrats are willing to shut down the government for all citizens, just to represent the will of illegals over citizens, then let them do it. Next November, there will be hell to pay in the midterm elections though. You can count on it.
 
Jack Watts

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. I knew Dr. King as a young man. His mom was a “Call Customer” of mine, when I sold shoes at Davison’s downtown. The following story from Unholy Seduction is true, and it was my experience. I used it in the novel.
 
“Then, newsworthy events began to impact our lives. When we heard that Martin Luther King, Jr., had been shot and killed in Memphis, we were completely unprepared to learn the news. His execution made me think about what I had been doing when JFK was assassinated in Dallas—just up the road from Midlothian. Like Kennedy’s murder five years earlier, schools were closed out of respect for Dr. King.
 
Being a lifelong resident of Atlanta and a local pastor, Dr. King’s funeral was scheduled for a few days later—not far from where we lived. Not having to teach that day, I decided to attend. Because Jolene had a cold and couldn’t go to daycare, Val needed to remain at home, so I went alone.
 
When I arrived, I had no idea hundreds of thousands of people would be there—all stunned and heartbroken by the assassination. In my naïveté, I thought there might be a few thousand, but I was mistaken. There was a sea of humanity.
I marched with thousands of others—nameless, faceless people—who walked with me up Courtland Avenue past Georgia State University, where I considered going to graduate school at night.
 
The procession was about twenty across and many miles deep. The most interesting thing about the march was how silent the people were. Nobody talked. All that could be heard was the sound of feet shuffling on the pavement—thousands of feet. Only a few cried, and those who did, weren’t demonstrative.
Most were too stunned to do anything other than put one foot in front of the other. Nobody was told to be quiet. Everybody just seemed to realize that being silent was what we were supposed to do. Besides, there was nothing to say. The impact this silent march made upon each person was indelible. It was something none of us would ever forget.
 
As we passed the State Capitol, I saw vigilant state troopers standing, side-by-side, four feet apart. Each was holding a rifle, as they surrounded the building, protecting Governor Lester Maddox—my arch-segregationist former donor. As I walked by, I remember thinking his side had won. He had all the guns and all of the political power. He was in charge of the state, while his ally, Governor Wallace, was making a surprisingly strong third party bid for the Presidency. Adding to their victory, Dr. King was dead—murdered by a segregationist.
 
Witnessing the troopers, I finally admitted to myself that I had been wrong to take Governor Maddox’s money. I had justified my actions, accepting his donation on three separate occasions, because Crusade needed the funds. Looking at the State Troopers as I passed, I felt like I had been as fraudulent as Hixson Orr.
 
In my heart, I knew there was never a right way to do a wrong thing, but I disregarded this truth by depositing Maddox’s checks. As I walked by, I felt tainted and dirty, as unclean as the guys who were ordered to take a shower before being examined for their Army physical.
 
Grief stricken, I’ve never felt more ashamed of myself than that day. Finally admitting how unethical my actions had been grieved me, but it also felt cleansing.
 
Based on the perspective I had that day, segregation had won, defeating racial equality. “Darkies” would be kept in their place, and I was there to witness it—just another bystander who refused to make a stand for what was right. I felt awful. I talked about God’s love all the time, while carefully disregarding another aspect of His character—justice.
 
Thinking about how the segregationists had won didn’t make me angry—not like it did many others. I was too numb and grief stricken for that, especially that day. It was such a sad time, but I did wonder why God had allowed it to happen? It was a question I’m sure others were also asking.
 
Driving home, I knew I wanted my life to count for more than this. Being in the procession rejuvenated my desire to be part of Full Armor Assembly, by joining Brother Al in La Grande Boca.
Now in my mid-twenties, in many ways, I was still young and inexperienced. I didn’t understand how a martyr’s death could irreversibly change things. Reflecting back on those events decades later, Dr. King’s dream and vision for America has come true—at least much of it. The day of his funeral, it didn’t seem like this could possibly happen.
 
Governor Lester Maddox’s world has disappeared. Only a handful of people even remember who he was. Dr. King’s birthday is a national holiday.
 
Although the Governor was physically safe as the mourners passed by—surrounded by troopers carrying weapons—his world began to disintegrate soon thereafter. Few remember anything about segregation. Virtually nobody can enumerate the specifics of what Maddox’s generation of segregationists believed. Obviously, after three hour-long meetings with him, I can remember, but I never took what he had to say seriously. Nobody took Lester Maddox’s worldview seriously—at least, nobody sane.
 
Dr. King’s dream, by way of contrast, remains alive and powerful. In some ways, my experience at the funeral that day may have been one of the most powerful examples of victorious Christianity I’ve ever witnessed. It was victory coming from defeat, new life emerging from death. It was a transformational moment in time—something I’ll never forget—something that can never be taken from me, despite the fact that I didn’t even come close to the front of the line.
 
Despite this, I learned a great lesson. Love trumps hate every time, particularly when hate seems to have the upper hand. You can kill a man, but you can never kill his ideas—especially when millions embrace them. Internalizing what I had learned, I matured a little that day; I’m sure of it.
 
Later, when I walked into the house, Val caught my eye. When she looked at me, she stopped. She could tell something dramatic had happened. She didn’t say a word, but in our silent communication, both of us realized that moving to California was back on the table.
 
Jack Watts
 

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COMMON SENSE: Our economy, under the leadership of President Trump, is soaring, as anybody with a lick of sense understands. In a recent poll, 66% of Americans affirmed this, while just 33% disagreed that our economy was growing. This is good news, but it’s not as good as it should be.
 
Shockingly, 49% attribute this success to President Obama, while just 40% give President Trump the credit. My question is this: How can half of America be so deceived?
 
The specific reason we are doing so well is because Trump has dramatically cut Obama’s job-killing regulations. Through deregulation, Trump has singlehandedly jumpstarted our economy. The problem isn’t with his leadership, but it is with his messaging. Millions of Americans simply do not know the truth, while others simply do not want to admit the truth. They prefer to remain bitter.
 
For the media, stories of economic success are suborned to trivialities, as a legion of fools champion nonsense, while refusing to report stories of significance. They do this because they hate Donald Trump and refuse to give him credit for anything.
 
Our economic explosion in growth is the story of the decade, but it is barely mentioned by the media. Why is that? It’s because there is no legitimate way to attribute this success to Obama, and the media knows it. In fact, it’s the exact opposite.
 
This means it is up to you and me to tell the story. For example, Black unemployment is the lowest it has been since 1972. How is that racist? It isn’t. The tax bill, which the Democrats say will only benefit the rich, is benefitting everybody, just as President Trump said it would. How is this hurting the middle class? It isn’t. How is becoming energy independent hurting the USA? It isn’t. It is making us less dependent on Saudi Arabia. That’s a good thing—not a bad thing.
 
We have a great story to tell, but we are not as good as the Progressive Left at telling it. For us to maintain our positive momentum at making America great again, this has to change, and it has to change quickly. The time to stand strong for America is upon us, but we must be fearless and courageous. We have no alternative.
 
Jack Watts

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