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  • Turned off by Trump? Then cast eye toward Cruz

    12/15/2015 10:06:16 AM PST · 82 of 86
    Sola Veritas to Axeslinger

    “Bravo, sir (or ma’am!)”

    Thank you. I am a male in my early 60s.

    I don’t mean to say that Senator Cruz is a perfect man or that he has God’s endorsement (God alone knows hearts). However, I am saying that if one wants to be logical and social/morale issues are of prime importance to them (which they are to me), then Senator Cruz is the logical choice of those candidates in the top tier.

    I would also consider Governor Huckabee or Senator Santorum to be good choices for a social/moral conservative voter to pick, but they just don’t have enough support which leaves Senator Cruz. Senator Cruz is indeed a consistent social/morale conservative in addition to being fiscally conservative. He also strikes me as being strong on national defense, but in a balanced way.

    Regarding Mr. Trump. I genuinely have extreme misgivings about him, and especially so because he is absent on social/moral issues. IMO he does not care about those things because he perceives they would not advance whatever agenda he has. Mr. Trump says he wants to make America great again. I will not call him a liar and say he is just saying this. However, I will state clearly that he is horribly misguided if he thinks any country can be “great” while suffering from Godless moral rot. To paraphrase scripture, you labor in vain to build a house without God’s help and blessing. God will not bless what is totally contrary to His revealed will. Open homosexuality enshrined in legal legitimization as is the continued slaughter of the innocent unborn? How can God bless what He clearly condemns?

    So how can Mr. Trump make America great again when he only gives token attention to building a solid moral foundation that God would approve of? The answer is he cannot.

    It grieves me to see so many of my fellow conservative Christians being deceived by Mr. Trump and the pragmatism of supporting him because “he is more electable.” It seems foolish to me.

  • Turned off by Trump? Then cast eye toward Cruz

    12/15/2015 6:57:32 AM PST · 77 of 86
    Sola Veritas to reaganaut

    “He is squishy on some social issues - I know it and it does bother me, but I still am supporting him because if we don’t deal with some big issues like terrorism, and illegals we won’t have a country to worry about social issues.”

    It scares me when “Christian” folks (I notice you quote Spurgeon) makes compromises like this. You should know that the opposite it true. You get the social/morale issues right THEN the other stuff will fall into place. “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness...”

    “For all these reasons love him or hate him - Trump is the most logical candidate.”

    I see it as exactly the opposite. Because Trump is absent on social/moral issues and only supports what is truly conservative when it suits whatever his current agenda is, he cannot be trusted. The “logical” choice for a true conservative (especially one socially so) voter is Ted Cruz.

    I cannot ever vote for Donald Trump. Not in a primary or general election. I have zero trust in his judgement and his moral character. I “believe” that many social conservatives (I am evangelical) like myself will just stay home or leave the ballot blank if this man is on it.

    This is not a pout. I cannot stand before God and say I voted for this person. Every fiber in my being screams that he is not a person to be sitting in the chair of POTUS.

  • Trump to Cruz: Nobody Likes You

    12/14/2015 6:47:39 AM PST · 112 of 164
    Sola Veritas to Jim Noble

    “But I agree with Trump that Cruz’s ineffectiveness as a legislator (which is very dramatic) is not a sign of future success in the realm of electoral politics.”

    How will Trump, who will tick the legislative branch off ten times as much as Cruz ever has, be able to make any difference? The answer is he will not. At least Cruz has experience in Congress. Trump has never held any public office.

  • CNN Touts Satanists as Defenders of Religious, Civil, Gay Rights Vs Christians

    12/14/2015 6:47:39 AM PST · 19 of 21
    Sola Veritas to TigerClaws

    “Did you remember any word out of the President’s mouth about the Christians being crucified in the Middle East?”

    No, of course not. He doesn’t want to upset “allies” in that region. He is wrong to let ignore the problem, but what can one do right now? Mike Huckabee has addressed this, but is ignored because he isn’t in serious contention for the nomination and has fallen off the front page completely.

    Hopefully, Senator Cruz (a solid Christian) will speak more about this and get noticed.

  • A flesh-eating disease is sweeping across Syria, and ISIS is partly to blame

    12/14/2015 6:47:39 AM PST · 30 of 31
    Sola Veritas to upchuck

    “Because?????”

    We have had many soldier infected return to this country. It is NOT contagious and requires transmission by the sand fly which does not exist/live in our climate.

    This disease is nothing new. It is only a problem when we are operating in that part of the world.

    We have been operating in that part of the world long before 9-11, but also after over 10 years of intensive military operations with thousands of military personnel being there, it has NOT spread here. The Sand Fly cannot live here.

    This NOTHING to be worried about. Don’t extrapolate from a problem in that region due to inadequate medical treatment because of ISIL driving off physicians to it spreading to this country. There are plenty of real concerns. Stick with them.

  • A flesh-eating disease is sweeping across Syria, and ISIS is partly to blame

    12/13/2015 7:21:27 PM PST · 20 of 31
    Sola Veritas to SeekAndFind

    Leishmaniasis has been a problem for our soldiers in both Iraq and Afghanistan. One of its common names is the “Bagdad Boil.”

    I do not believe there is any danger of it being spread here in the U.S.

  • CNN Touts Satanists as Defenders of Religious, Civil, Gay Rights Vs Christians

    12/13/2015 7:21:27 PM PST · 12 of 21
    Sola Veritas to TigerClaws

    “There are three or four headlines on the CNN front page promoting Satanism. Sad but not unexpected.”

    What really scares me is that even I am not surprised by this.

    However, all the MSM seems to be anti-Christian:

    CNN = “Christianity? No Never”
    ABC = “Anything But Christianity”
    NBC = “Nothing aBout Christianity”
    CBS = “Christianity is Bull Sh**”
    (I am certain others can come up with more clever use of acronymns)

    Seems like FOX is the only one with token Christian support when they have stuff by Todd Starnes.

  • It’s Cruz, not Trump, who looks more like favorite to win GOP nomination

    12/13/2015 2:16:32 PM PST · 107 of 158
    Sola Veritas to DoughtyOne

    “You can’t see that they want Cruz because they think they can take him out later? You can’t see this is a jobbed effort to take down Trump?”

    I think you ascribe more intelligence to the MSM than they have. They don’t like conservatives is true. However, Cruz is way more a real conservative than D.T. So, they would never “favor” Cruz and risk him being the nominee. They just don’t have the intelligence to conduct a long range scheme you attribute to them.

    Face it, you are just upset because, at least for the moment, Cruz is getting some much deserved attention instead of Mr. Trump. It is about time a consistently conservative candidate - Senator Cruz - got the attention instead of a “conveniently conservative” like Mr. Trump that is liable to change with the political wind.

  • Donald Trump’s Anti-Christian Campaign

    12/12/2015 4:28:36 PM PST · 106 of 132
    Sola Veritas to himno hero

    “Islam knows no other way than eradication of the infidel.
    I am sure that if it boiled down to the last handful of Christians and he was one of them, he too would have stood up for preservation and hope for mankind.”

    You missed the point of what I wrote. I was not discussing an undisputed fact that true Islamists will kill those that don’t believe as they do. Nor was I remotely making a case for being passive in the face of Islamic aggression.

    What I was discussing was that Christ loves all men everywhere and died to save all men everywhere IF they will believe in Him as he commanded. His love is not conditional on their belief, only their foregiveness is.

    The FR poster I was responding too appeared to be sarcastic in saying Christ “loves” Muslims. I was being clear that Christ loves ALL sinners and unbelievers be they Muslim or a rich businessman that only nominally associates himself with true Christianity.

    The Apostle Paul in the New Testament actively hunted down and put Christians to death until God intervened and brought Paul to faith in Jesus Christ. He went from being a killer to one of the most influential persons of the Apostles and wrote most of the books (letters) of the New Testament. If Paul can be saved, then so can a Muslim. Of course they will no longer be Muslim! They will be a genuine Christian.

    The point is that God through Jesus Christ loves all...even the wicked and violent...and desires their conversion.

  • Donald Trump’s Anti-Christian Campaign

    12/12/2015 1:16:00 PM PST · 65 of 132
    Sola Veritas to A_perfect_lady

    “Oh yes, Jesus would have LOVED Muslims.”

    I am assuming you are being sarcastic...if not forgive.

    Jesus Christ most assuredly “loves” Muslims the same way he loves you and me. He loves us in spite of our sin of unbelief and is ready to save those who will turn to Him in repentance and belief. That includes all mankind....but it does require believing He is who He said He was/is (God in human form). If you, me, or a “Muslim” will turn in Faith to Jesus, he will save us.

    Now does the Lord Jesus approve of what the Muslims are doing -following a false prophet in unbelief of the truth, or for that matter anyone’s unbelief? NO, most certainly not. Muslims are just another group of lost sinners...as are a great many of unbelieving persons in this country.

    Jesus Christ came to SAVE that which is lost. Muslims are lost, as are any unbeliever. But HE does love them and desires their repentance.

    Now, one more thing. Is the writer of this article off base. Yes, because his theology is off. That does not change the fact that “all we like sheep have gone astray.” Jesus desires to save those lost sheep.

    “For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, Christ died for the ungodly. For rarely will someone die for a just person - though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!” Romans Chapter 5 verses 6-8

  • LEAKED: The Story of Ted Cruz

    12/10/2015 11:04:11 PM PST · 111 of 124
    Sola Veritas to DaveyB

    “Cruz is the real deal, and some who are not real are having a hard time dealing with a tried and true conservative. Too Christian for some, not pretty enough for others, but for those who love liberty and the Constitution he is a candidate with no equal.”

    Agreed. He is the most logical/rational choice. He is the most balanced. He has my vote in the primary.

    I just pray he doesn’t sell out and become Trump’s number 2. That would soil him in my thinking.

    If he cannot win the nomination, then he should continue his work in the Senate.

  • Exclusive: US Neo-Nazi Leader Says Donald Trump ‘the Real Deal’ (Consider the source)

    12/09/2015 6:19:59 PM PST · 17 of 30
    Sola Veritas to 2ndDivisionVet

    This quote from a college student on USA Today caught my eye relative to the implication of the article this thread is about:

    Name: Hannah Kohn
    School: College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.
    Hometown: Fairfax, Virginia

    “Several months ago, I was home driving with my grandma when she started crying describing Donald Trump. ‘He is just like Hitler,’ she said. My grandma is a Holocaust survivor — the Nazis stole her nationality, her brother, her home as 11 million people who shared her faith were murdered. Today, we see Trump’s words incite the same kind of hatred my grandma fled from. His bigotry affects not just Muslims but also other black and brown people. Complacency is the fuel to his fire. We need to stretch ourselves past the limits of our own perspective so that when we say “never again,” we really mean it.”

    http://college.usatoday.com/2015/12/09/students-react-to-trumps-muslim-stand/#slideIdslide-3

    I have no way to know if the student made up this story, and I am NOT endorsing what she said. However, I do think it worth posting for consideration....and most likely vigorous condemnation by most here on FR that strongly support Mr. Trump.

  • Why Ted Cruz won't slam Donald Trump

    12/08/2015 7:40:20 PM PST · 44 of 60
    Sola Veritas to VinL

    “Couldn’t believe it, myself— But, I put up the thread today about Cruz disagreeing with Trump.. Someone else put it in breaking news - 400+posts, say 95% bashing Ted. Should check out the first 10 posts on the thread— one name will floor you.”

    Scary is the only word that comes to mind. I am amazed that so many can be tricked into believing Mr. Trump’s rhetoric. Even otherwise long time posters to Free Republic. It breaks my heart that otherwise great folks can be so very gullible.

  • THE FIVE STAGES OF A TRUMPTATION

    12/08/2015 7:39:34 PM PST · 1 of 28
    Sola Veritas
    I believe the writer has characterized Mr. Trump accurately and his modus operandi.
  • What's up with Paul Ryan's beard? He looks like Achmedidjerdog.

    12/08/2015 7:37:16 PM PST · 74 of 109
    Sola Veritas to ROCKLOBSTER

    Maybe he is a big Star Wars fan. He is going to be a new Obiwan Konobee!

  • (Vanity} Trump Has the Instincts to be a Leader.

    12/08/2015 7:36:37 PM PST · 47 of 51
    Sola Veritas to entropy12

    “Is that the cause of your frustration & attack on Trump?”

    Prez. Obama is a clear evil that nobody on this forum fails to see as such. It is obvious that he is bad news and does not need my attention...plus he is a lame duck.

    Mr. Trump, on the other hand, is -IMHO- an insidious evil. He has many normally conservative voters (like here on FR) believing his rhetoric. Which - IMO - is just a lot of useless talk that he either has no intention of really doing, or will be totally incapable of doing. Either way, good people are being played for fools by a man that is either intentionally misleading many or is possibly deluded into believing his own propaganda.

    I don’t have a “guy” per se. I am a social conservative and that is what I care about first and foremost. Mr. Trump is not remotely a social/morale conservative. I do plan to vote for Senator Cruz because he is the -IMO- rational choice of the field of candidates. He is close to my views, and I believe him to be genuine....something I do not think Mr. Trump is. Notice I will vote for Senator Cruz, but I am not a “supporter” per se. I am not sending him donations, nor do I plan to.

    The honest truth is that I will not support Mr. Trump with my vote either in a primary or general election. This isn’t a “pout” that my guy didn’t get the nomination. I truly believe that a Trump administration would be a nightmare for everyone - and my conscience will not let me vote for him. He will not keep all the grandiose promises he is making, and when his currently ardent supporters turn on him (and I believe you will), he is going to turn on you. It will not be pretty. I feel pity of how disappointed so many are going to be when the reality of what has occurred about 6-12 months after a potential Trump victory. I believe there will be great buyer’s remorse.

    This election cannot not be for me just about keeping Mrs. Clinton out of office, when I don’t see Mr. Trump as a true viable alternative. I don’t trust him, in fact I deeply distrust him. That is my opinion. If he wins the GOP nomination....I stay home or leave the ballot blank. I have voted for the GOP candidate since 1976 when I first left my 4 years of military active duty. I won’t vote for Mr. Trump, and take part in what I perceive to be a major train wreck in the making.

  • Cruz on Trump's Muslim Ban: 'That's Not My Policy'

    12/07/2015 10:05:18 PM PST · 248 of 296
    Sola Veritas to Maceman

    “I’ve been a big Cruz supporter. But this is a problem for me.”

    Why should it? Mr. Trump is engaging in extreme rhetoric he cannot ever bring about. It only serves to please what I, IMHO, believe is a mob mentality which Mr. Trump is playing to.

    However, Senator Cruz is answering in a rational way. I think it makes Senator Cruz look mature in contrast to Mr. Trump.

  • (Vanity} Trump Has the Instincts to be a Leader.

    12/07/2015 10:04:13 PM PST · 33 of 51
    Sola Veritas to CodeToad

    “You obviously don’t know business nor the founding principles of this nation.”

    Actually, I humbly submit that you don’t understand what real leadership is about. Dictating to employees of a business you own is entirely different than “leading” a constitutional republic where you cannot “dictate” anything. Unless, of course, you want Mr. Trump to behave like Pres. Obama with no regard for the law or constitution?

  • I think Trump won the nomination today

    12/07/2015 10:03:01 PM PST · 184 of 206
    Sola Veritas to nopardons

    “You’re wrong, but you just refuse to see it.”

    Well, that most certainly could be so. However, so could you. By the way....I engaged you on the statement “recent.” Now you mention “old.” Not the same thing at all.

    Slavery was an acceptable practice in this country’s past, as was the import of slaves. Should we go back to that merely because it was done before? Our country’s past is replete with things we would never allow or do today.

    IMHO you are engaging in logical fallacy to appeal to discredited old practices. Have a good night, and I truly do not mean you any disrespect. Please try to be the same way.

  • I think Trump won the nomination today

    12/07/2015 6:48:15 PM PST · 101 of 206
    Sola Veritas to pierrem15

    “Horsefeathers: we discriminate like this all the time based on wealth or education, etc.”

    That is true and a good point to make. (thank you) However, I really don’t think I need to explain to you that those criteria are not remotely akin to someone’s religious beliefs or color of skin (should it come to that).

  • I think Trump won the nomination today

    12/07/2015 6:48:15 PM PST · 100 of 206
    Sola Veritas to nopardons

    “I suggest that you learn recent American history!”

    “Recent”????? I think not.

    FRiend, Mr. Trump cannot do what he is saying, and it would be a very bad predident to set.

    What is to keep a future POTUS or Congress from excluding conservative Christians, et. al. This is really quick way to set up future second and third order effects that are not intended.

    I share the fear of many here of Muslim immigrants, and MOST certainly think they require more scrutiny. However, to make a blanket “no muslims” is not a realistic or smart thing and I am surprised that more cannot see this.

    I again submit that even Mr. Trump knows what he is saying to not doable and unwise, but he is more concerned in pleasing a crowd than doing something truly substansive other than rhetoric.

  • I think Trump won the nomination today

    12/07/2015 6:27:18 PM PST · 80 of 206
    Sola Veritas to VanDeKoik

    “So in snort, you have no knowledge of immigration history.”

    You cannot constitutionally say that immigrants from hypothetical country “A” cannot be Muslims while allowing others from that country in. It would have to be a situation where you say “none” from country “A” can immigrate.

    Trying to eliminate a specific religious affliation while allowing others is not going to fly. Mr. Trump knows this and is just playing the crowds for fools. Plus, it is a terrible precident to set.

    Also, we are NEVER going to be able to say “zero” immigrants from anywhere....ain’t gonna happen for many reasons. Mr. Trump’s rhetoric is over-the-top and has no realism in it. However, it gets the naïve to buy in.

    I do not mean to be disrespectful towards you by saying this.

  • (Vanity} Trump Has the Instincts to be a Leader.

    12/07/2015 6:27:18 PM PST · 21 of 51
    Sola Veritas to cradle of freedom

    I strongly, but respectfully, disagree. Mr. Trump has shown he has the instincts to own and run a major business as a CEO with little limits to his power.

    He has NO experience serving in a elected public office. What works in the business world will not - in my opinion - work in a constitutional republic that we have. It is and entirely different type of leadership that is needed.

    Mr. Trump’s crowds are based upon him engaging in rhetoric and promises he cannot keep. The result would be that should he actually get elected, it won’t be long before his promises being unfulfilled will breed strong discontent with those that so vigorously supported him. That discontent will bring Mr. Trump under heavy criticism...something he has shown he does not have the ability to shake off. He will then turn on his former supporters who won’t find Mr. Trump’s ruthless rhetoric and behavior to be so endearing then.

  • I think Trump won the nomination today

    12/07/2015 6:25:47 PM PST · 73 of 206
    Sola Veritas to Kit cat

    “We DO NOT have to let ANY immigrants into this country, why would we HAVE to????”

    Not a realistic statement for many reasons. We cannot fully close all immigration. It ain’t gonna happen.

    Also, this reminds me of a quote from a M.A.S.H. character years ago who said, “My family has been having problems with immigrants since we first came to this country.”

  • I think Trump won the nomination today

    12/07/2015 5:59:26 PM PST · 48 of 206
    Sola Veritas to springwater13

    “If you don’t support the Muslim invasion, then you can’t vote for anyone but Trump.”

    I am afraid your reasoning is flawed. I do not support a “Muslim” invasion, but I DO NOT support letting Mr. Trump be president either.

    Mr. Trump’s solution is over-the-top and contrary to the constitution. If we allow Muslims to be singled out because of their beliefs, then it is not a long reach to see that future “leaders” could propose doing the same thing to Christians or any group they can rationalize as a threat to lock up.- it is just a matter of who is in power - No, Mr. Trump’s proposal, although understandable, is NOT a viable solution.

    Also, you are misrepresenting Senator Cruz’a views. His solution is more doable, and less likely to violate the COTUS. Senator Cruz is an educated conservative man, while Mr. Trump is just a demagogue shamelessly exploiting fear over Muslims they same way the anti-gunners are trying to do in reference to the 2nd Ammendment.

  • Obama should be impeached; removed from office as unfit to serve; or forced to resign

    12/06/2015 6:57:57 PM PST · 90 of 132
    Sola Veritas to Jim Robinson

    Pres. Obama is consistently making himself look like a total fool. His own stupidity has made him a total lame duck. Mrs. Clinton is tied to him and she will inherent the anger many feel for Pres. Obama.

    He won’t be impeached, tried, and removed. However, he will be remembered as the worst president since James Earl Carter. His coattails will hurt anyone running as a Dem for POTUS next November. I can be content with that.

    Although, I do agree he should be lawfully/constitutionally removed from office by the impeachment process in the House and trial in the Senate.

  • ISIS army of scientists set to wage chemical and biological war on West: Experts warn...

    12/06/2015 7:23:59 AM PST · 38 of 94
    Sola Veritas to Neoliberalnot

    “True, security is poor, but, bio agents won’t work in municipal water and dilution of chemicals would render them insufficient to kill and even maim— contamination at a low level could be a problem.”

    Correct. Contaminating public water supplies with a biological would be more of a nuisance than serious threat. Unless it was a very small system. Targeting the HVAC of a small structure or a single room would be a more realistic scenario.

  • Trump girds for battle with Cruz - "They all have to go through me"

    12/03/2015 5:18:43 AM PST · 123 of 215
    Sola Veritas to Cincinatus' Wife

    “You really want to bring up wives?...Trump (3)...Cruz (1)”

    Spot on! A man that cannot be faithful is a man who cannot be really trusted.

  • Trump girds for battle with Cruz - "They all have to go through me"

    12/03/2015 5:18:42 AM PST · 122 of 215
    Sola Veritas to Cincinatus' Wife

    “I understand.....I find it impossible to trust Trump.”

    I fully agree. He has NO political voting record, just a great deal of rhetoric. IMO he cannot or will not keep “promises” he is making that are “energizing” so many to support him. IMO it is empty talk. Should he win the primary and go on to win the White House.....He will be a great disappointment to most that voted him in, and when those voters turn on because of this disappointment, Mr. Trump he will turn hard on them. They won’t find his “ruthless” manners so appealing then. That is my opinion and fear.

  • Donald Trump Says Ted Cruz Will Have To Start Attacking Him

    12/03/2015 5:18:42 AM PST · 56 of 63
    Sola Veritas to VinL

    “Be surprised if Cruz attacks Trump. Carson’s voters are breaking to Cruz. Cruz just stays the course, continues to demonstrate his competence and command of the issues, then uses his superior organization to get out the vote.”

    Agreed. In addition to Carson’s group moving to Senator Cruz, I believe you can expect the rest of the social conservative voters for Huckabee and Santorum to move over to Cruz as well.

  • Dump Trump: Top Conservatives Say They Couldn’t Support Trump As Nominee [Kristol, Medved]

    12/01/2015 8:05:20 PM PST · 66 of 109
    Sola Veritas to Hodar

    “He may not be the best, most conservative candidate that the country has ever seen. But, he has the b@lls to say what he....”

    IMHO (and meaning you no disrespect) Mr. Trump isn’t even remotely conservative. He just says the “right things.” I don’t believe he really means half of what he says and I cannot take him as being serious. He is a consummate showman and entertainer; that is undeniable. I think it is a great mistake that so many “conservatives” are supporting him. However, I won’t belittle anyone that does support him as it has proven to be counterproductive in changing any minds.

    IMO Senator Cruz is the best choice (and ready to be CinC, which Mr. Trump is not IMO) and would easily beat Hillary if Mr. Trump wasn’t sucking all the air out of the room and standing in Senator Cruz’s way.

    Mr. Trump has done the service of getting people to speak frankly, but that in itself is not a good reason, IMO, to give him the party nomination. IMO Mr. Trump says many of the “right things”, but he is the “wrong messenger.”

  • Pastors Get Heated Over Trump Meeting: At Least ‘Prostitutes Get Money,’ You Got Nothing!

    12/01/2015 1:03:26 PM PST · 34 of 34
    Sola Veritas to driftless2

    “It’s not up to the millions of other Americans of whatever color to “care” about these people like they would their own families.”

    You are being honest in that statement. That is what honest folks should be saying. The rhetoric that bothers me is the false piety to the tune that, “cutting off their welfare will make them get a job and improve their lives.” This won’t make anyone’s life “better” except those that will have to possibly pay less tax to support them. Or those in political groups other than the DEMS that have the ghetto vote shored up by the DEMS largess at the expense of all. The DEMS are indeed buying votes.

    I am not defending the poor in inner cities or elsewhere that have no desire to work when they can live off the federal and local welfare systems. However, I will not defend fellow conservatives that use false rhetoric about “improving lives” to defund them either. Of course, as you point out, there are those that say this and truly believe it to be true.

    I do not know what the solution is. I just want fellow conservatives to be honest.

  • Pastors Get Heated Over Trump Meeting: At Least ‘Prostitutes Get Money,’ You Got Nothing!

    12/01/2015 5:39:42 AM PST · 31 of 34
    Sola Veritas to driftless2

    “But getting many ghetto residents off the gov. gravy train might force many of them to actually exert some effort as far as studying in school, learning a trade, or presenting themselves to prospective employers as employable workers.”

    You are making my point by the attitude expressed. Too many hypotheticals in your statement that will not happen.

    I don’t like the welfare state myself and do see it as a vote machine by DEMs. However, I do not think there is any true “good will” by those that would end it. It isn’t, IMO, about getting them out of ghettos as so many say, it is about cutting costs and/or taking away the DEMS voting base.

    I just think folks should be honest and stop using disingenuous rhetoric.

  • Pastors Get Heated Over Trump Meeting: At Least ‘Prostitutes Get Money,’ You Got Nothing!

    11/30/2015 8:11:19 PM PST · 14 of 34
    Sola Veritas to SamAdams76

    “Conservatives on the other hand want black people to be happy and successful and off the government dole so they can leave the ghettos.”

    I used to believe that most “conservatives” did feel this way....I know I do and I am staunchly a social/moral conservative.

    However, lately I am starting to think that the vast majority (not all of course) of “conservatives” just want to see “black people” or any other kind to be “off the government dole”, they really could care less if they ever become “happy and successful” so they “can leave the ghettos.” I’m seeing a great many (not all of course) “fiscal” conservatives that only care about cutting costs.....it isn’t about “helping” anyone get out of the ghetto. It is noble sounding talk, but it isn’t genuine. In many ways it is as bad as the liberal Dems that use the welfare state to keep “Blacks” in ghettos and voting for Dems.

    Now are there a bunch of lazy bums living off the government (and for generations)....most certainly. Should this be allowed to continue...no because we shouldn’t subsidize laziness. However, how many conservatives really want to see them “happy and successful” in that it would require jobs that aren’t there and those few that would never pay enough to make anyone “happy and successful.”

    I think more self professed “conservatives” should just admit they don’t want to subsidize the nonworking poor, and stop with the rhetoric about “helping” them get out of the ghetto. It isn’t true.

  • Trump’s resurgence from general attacks a test for critics

    11/26/2015 6:32:20 PM PST · 42 of 75
    Sola Veritas to dp0622

    “At Thanksgiving dinner, we talked some politics. Usually a bad idea. But everyone, independent, dem, republican, conservative..there was at least one of each, plans on voting for Trump.”

    When I read your account, it made me think of something, I believe, that General Patton used to say. “When everyone is thinking the same way, then somebody is not thinking.”

  • Palin: President Trump 'a very real possibility' (Cruz mentioned)

    11/21/2015 6:32:06 PM PST · 95 of 155
    Sola Veritas to McGruff

    “Imagine 8 years of Trump followed by 8 years of Cruz.”

    Honestly, I would rather imagine 8 years of Senator Cruz as POTUS and Mr. Trump returning to the business world where he belongs, or becoming having his own political talk show where his demeanor/behavior is more appropriate. Maybe Mr. Trump should run for Governor or New York, and the Senate. However, poll standing or not, he is not, IMO, suited by temperament or experience to be POTUS.

    A President Cruz could raise and groom a worthy successor. Why bother with Mr. Trump who has no record of being in public office? He makes a great many grandiose promises that many want to hear, but can he really get them done while in office? I honestly do not think he can. Running a business and “leading” a country are two separate things. As a owner of a business he could “dictate” to subordinates. A POTUS cannot. To be effective a POTUS must lead. Mr. Trump’s business experience, IMO, does not translate into being an effective leader in a public office.

    I would hope that Senator Cruz will either win the nomination or return to the Senate where he will do more good.

  • How Ted Cruz could win the GOP nomination (MSNBC)

    11/21/2015 3:02:30 PM PST · 31 of 64
    Sola Veritas to Parley Baer

    “IMHO we need a Trump/Cruz ticket to straighten this country out.”

    IMHO Senator Cruz should never agree to be a running mate to Mr. Trump. Should the (IMO) unthinkable occur and Mr. Trump gets the nomination.

    Senator Cruz should either get the nomination and take on Mrs. Clinton, or he should stay in the Senate where he can do more good.

    Senator Cruz has “class, gravitas, and intelligence.” IMO Mr. Trump has none of these qualities plus he greatly lacks the proper mental stability (as evidenced by his deportment and behavior in public) to be trusted as POTUS (obviously I don’t find his “antics” amusing). Mr. Trump belongs in the business world where he can get away with being “him.” Or, he should start his own political talk show. However, he should not be given the keys to the military or federal law enforcement (IMO). I believe that Senator Cruz would ruin his good reputation to associate with Mr. Trump on a GOP ticket.

  • I went to church w/ Ted Cruz, he's building an army of young Christian voters in Iowa-"scary stuff"

    11/21/2015 1:13:19 PM PST · 141 of 153
    Sola Veritas to libbylu

    “Mr. Cruz is not running for VP. You guys are smoking your pipe dreams.”

    I fully agree. Senator Cruz is in this to win. I suspect many keep pushing the Trump/Cruz ticket idea because they somehow think it will “unite” the party. That won’t happen.

    Speaking for myself, Mr. Trump is never going to be an acceptable choice for POTUS in either a primary or general election. I really respect Senator Cruz and hope he ascends to the nomination, but would quickly lose respect for him if he became the running mate for Mr. Trump.

    The one good thing Mr. Trump has done is bring attention to some issues. However, he would better serve the country to push the issues, but no longer as a candidate. Maybe he should start his own political radio/TV program and become another Rush. However, he is not the right temperament to serve as POTUS.

  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/21/2015 1:13:19 PM PST · 445 of 495
    Sola Veritas to crosdaddy

    “I’m a Cruz guy,but I fail to see how Trump is ruining the GOP primaries. Could you enlighten me please.”

    Mr. Trump is keeping a real conservative like Senator Cruz from getting the nomination. Also, in my opinion, he is making many promises he cannot or will not keep.

    “Also, as a staunch conservative,did you vote for GW Bush?”

    I am primarily a “social/morale” conservative. That defines me best. Yes, I did vote for President G.W. Bush and have no regrets about doing so (he did, of course, make some bad mistakes). I was proud to have served in a military status with him as Commander in Chief.

  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/21/2015 1:13:19 PM PST · 444 of 495
    Sola Veritas to RitaOK

    “CW is off to another thread after posting this little bombing thread. Amazing troll work and ducks out to a devout thread kissing the proletariat beneath her/him.”

    Why should he stay around? He posted an article, and then lets others debate it. This is not being a “troll.”

    Just because someone posts something “negative” about Mr. Trump does not make them a “Troll.” For that matter, being against Mr. Trump does not one a “Troll” either.

    There are a great many on this forum that have quite reasonable objections to Mr. Trump and have been beaten into silence for fear of being labelled a “Troll” by zealous supporters of Mr. Trump.

    Mr. Trump’s proclivity to insult opposition is having a very bad influence on some that support him. Please don’t be that way.

  • Ted Cruz Solidifies Christian Conservative Vote: Endorsed By More Than 200 Faith Leaders

    11/21/2015 1:13:18 PM PST · 36 of 37
    Sola Veritas to Jim Noble

    “Do you doubt it?”

    Yes, and I think it is a dangerous path to go down when picking a party nominee. Thus, Mr. Trump is a poor choice.

  • Ted Cruz Solidifies Christian Conservative Vote: Endorsed By More Than 200 Faith Leaders

    11/21/2015 1:13:18 PM PST · 35 of 37
    Sola Veritas to FourPeas

    “This is the elephant that many don’t want to face. If the base won’t turn out for Romney against Obama, what makes anyone think they will for Trump against Hillary? The lesser of two evils theory has shown itself to be unacceptable to evangelical voters.”

    Amen. Unfortunately, neighter the GOPe or this “Trump movement” can grasp this simple truth.

  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/21/2015 8:16:41 AM PST · 320 of 495
    Sola Veritas to Cincinatus' Wife

    “Convince me I wrong.”

    Don’t have to because you are right. Mr. Trump is not suited by personality, temperament, experience, etc. to be POTUS anymore than Mrs. Clinton is.

    I just pray that Mr. Trump will finally trip over his tongue soon enough that he can be stopped from ruining the GOP primary more than he already has.

  • How Ted Cruz is locking up the evangelical vote

    11/21/2015 8:16:41 AM PST · 79 of 85
    Sola Veritas to Din Maker

    “People who lose credibility are people like YOU, Sola Veritas, who stay home and pout, refusing to vote, ‘cause your guy didn’t win the nomination, and keep The Obamas and the Clintons in the White House.”

    No, my FRiend it is persons like you that naively support Mr. Trump, instead of a real conservative like Senator Cruz, that will put Mrs. Clinton in public office because of your support of Mr. Trump.

    As a social conservative (a substantial group of Republican voters), I am letting you know that Mr. Trump is totally unacceptable to me as much as Mrs. Clinton. If you and yours keep supporting Mr. Trump you are causing a scism, not me.

    By the way...I am NOT a rabid Ted Cruz supporter. It is just that he is the best of those running that are social/moral conservatives.

    I still cannot fathom why so many here on FR and elsewhere can be manipulated by Mr. Trump’s meaningless rhetoric that he cannot (nor will not) ever follow through on. If it wasn’t such a tragic situation, I would shake my head and laugh at the gullibility of so many.

  • Ted Cruz Solidifies Christian Conservative Vote: Endorsed By More Than 200 Faith Leaders

    11/21/2015 7:51:26 AM PST · 26 of 37
    Sola Veritas to Jim Noble

    “Being identified as the “conservative Christian” candidate is electoral death.”

    If that is really true, where we have a nation of people that do not want their POTUS to be a real genuine “Conservative Christian,” then the election is a waste of time, and it is time to give up on this country.

    Cruz is the real deal, Trump is only a “nominal christian” (little c on purpose). If voting for Mr. Trump (someone I consider godless) then it is no better to me than voting for an equally godless Mrs. Clinton. I may as well not vote.

    It is better to put forward Senator Cruz in a general election....who is genuine, than a Mr. Trump that really cannot (IMO) be trusted. For even if Trump could win, it would not be a win for real conservatism or America. That is my opinion and belief.

  • How Ted Cruz is locking up the evangelical vote

    11/20/2015 7:08:08 AM PST · 36 of 85
    Sola Veritas to ObozoMustGo2012

    “As Trump’s running mate, Cruz would bring the Evangelical votes that Trump could probably not get on his own!”

    I can only speak for myself, but I will venture that many evangelicals feel just as I do. IF Senator Cruz gets the nomination, I will gladly vote for him. When the primary reached my state of residence, if he is still in the running, I will vote for him. I think he is the best/most viable choice of the social/religious conservatives.

    However, under NO circumstances will I ever give my support or vote to Mr. Trump....NEVER. If Senator Cruz were to agree to be Mr. Trump’s running mate, it WOULD NOT make me more likely to vote for Mr. Trump, it would just ruin Senator Cruz in my eyes. He would lose all credibility.

    Mr. Trump is forever unacceptable in both the primaries and in a general election. I will abstain from voting, or vote third party rather than support Mr. Trump.

    A Trump victory is a loss for conservatism and a loss for America. His being in office, in my opinion, he just as bad as having Mrs. Clinton. I will not support it. I WILL oppose it.

  • Trump: I Have an 'Instinct' for Predicting Terrorism

    11/17/2015 6:25:59 AM PST · 44 of 107
    Sola Veritas to TangledUpInBlue

    I have and still maintain that Mr. Trump is not suited to be POTUS by his temperament and lack of “real” experience in the workings of government. I feel the same way about Dr. Carson, although I find him to be likeable. I do not like Mr. Trump at all. Mr. Trump has done some service by shaking things up, but he is not the right person to put in the oval office or even as a VP.

    Mr. Trump...and Dr. Carson for that matter....needs to run for a Governorship or U.S. Senate, etc. Get some experience, drop the show biz ways, and then maybe he might be worth looking at in the future. Right now I fear he is just a terrible distraction from what I consider “serious” candidates...like Senator Cruz. Mr. Trump could very well win the GOP nomination. I consider this to be a disaster, and I could never - in good conscience - vote for him in a general election. I might have to sit out voting in November 2016.

    BTW...IMO Mr. Trump and Senator Cruz would not make a good team. I believe that associating with Mr. Trump as a running mate would sully Senator Cruz. He would lose my respect and future support if he did.

  • Donation History of Donald Trump (since 1989)

    11/15/2015 6:14:48 PM PST · 95 of 145
    Sola Veritas to RginTN

    “As a cynic on these newbie Repubs(Trump & Carson) I think they need more time in politics(as Governor or Senator) to prove they really aren’t phonies.”

    Exactly correct. Also, in my opinion, they need to prove they can effectively function in a public office.

    Donald Trump would never hire me to work in his business at a executive level without any real time experience, but he wants us to give the highest level job in government. Dr. Carson would never go for someone who had not attended medical school and gone through a lengthy residency in surgery to be a surgeon, but he wants us to let him “practice without a license” as POTUS.

    No, the reality is that you need to send time in lower offices where you have a RECORD that can be vetted before you should be given the go ahead for the highest office.

    Unfortunately, that simple logic is wasted on many that comprehend it.

  • Mike Huckabee on Paris attacks, Democratic debate

    11/15/2015 11:37:12 AM PST · 1 of 2
    Sola Veritas
    Folks, Governor Huckabee posses NO threat to any current top candidates; he cannot get the nomination and is not pulling substantial votes from any candidate. I am glad to see him talk plainly about the Paris situation without going overboard.
  • Ann Coulter on Paris Attack: 'Donald Trump Was Elected President Tonight'

    11/14/2015 1:04:10 PM PST · 89 of 181
    Sola Veritas to odawg

    “So we need a theologian as president?”

    No, but we do need a true “Christian” to lead this country. Ted Cruz is the real deal. Besides, understanding the “theology” helps one grasp the true situation. Cruz does, as does Huckabee.

    Mr. Trump is, in my opinion, is only a “nominal” Christian. It is not who he is, nor does it influence his actions as it should.