Many viewpoints are expressed in letters to the editor printed in the newspaper, and everyone has a right to express his or her viewpoint. However, sometimes the views expressed are so outrageous that a response is appropriate. One such letter was in Wednesday’s paper from Sheryl Massaro and is titled “He does not love us.”

A major theme of her letter is to claim that President Trump doesn’t love America or the people in America. She even goes so far as to claim that God is against Trump and that Trump supporters should wake up and realize this. I would caution Ms. Massaro to be careful about claiming that she knows who or what President Trump really loves and whose side God is on. She may be a person of great faith and belief in God, but that does not mean that she has a monopoly on knowing who or what other people love or what is God’s will with respect to political perspectives.

I, too, have great faith in God and try to follow His will as I understand it. However, I have an entirely different perspective than she does with respect to President Trump and what he is doing for America. I recognize President Trump’s ego and eccentricities, but my judgment of him reflects what he has done and what he is doing for the country. I firmly believe that his actions and perspectives are much better for the country than those of his predecessor or any of the potential 2020 Democratic candidates running to defeat him.

People such as Ms. Massaro are free to disagree with President Trump’s policies and perspective and to actively oppose him. However, I object to her claiming that she really knows what motivates President Trump and that it is God’s will to fight him. It is arrogant of her to imply that President Trump’s supporters are misled and working against God’s will. From my perspective, President Trump is closer to God’s will than those who oppose him. In having this perspective, I am not trying to imply that I am speaking for God or that I actually know His will. Others are free to disagree with me, and I am not disparaging them.

In summary, Ms. Massaro’s claims of knowing God’s will and what President Trump really loves are just her own vain perspectives. She is free to have those views, but she should not try to pass them off as if she were speaking for God.

Earl Wahlquist

Frederick

(46) comments

jagman

Robust economic activity coupled with a president that champions America, American greatness and ordinary Americans is exactly why Trump will win reelection in 2020. It's too strong a combination and it won't lose.



Liberals can whine and moan, never-Trump righties can sputter and spit about "decorum" but the vast middle America will send him back in a heartbeat. It has nothing to do with anyone's version of god.

marylandmirage

There are many theories out there on tRumps association with the almighty. Here is another perspective (LOL): http://www.thehypertexts.com/Donald%20Trump%20666%20Mark%20of%20the%20Beast.htm

smassaros

Poor God!! Lord, please forgive us for we know not what we do! Yes, I am a Christian and the Holy Spirit is very important to me. But I am the first to say I am imperfect - my opinion piece could be right or it could be wrong. What I believe, because I have eyes, is that if DJT was anointed by anyone, it was Putin. I truly do not believe God is pleased that DJT is in office. I truly believe we need to listen to God much better than we do. If I had never read other Christians stating that DJT is God’s choice for our president, I would not have made that an issue. God always lets humans make choices. I believe God is always there to guide us toward healing when we realize we’ve made a mistake. God is always there for all of us, even if we never realize we’ve made a mistake.

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smassaros

🤣🤣

public-redux

The basic process for determining the will of God: First, decide what you think. Second, figure out how to argue that God thinks the same.

It has worked for millennia for every known god.

rikkitikkitavvi

Iris Dement--"God may forgive you" is a great folk song.

public-redux

Another great is “Jesus Loves Me But He Can’t Stand You” But the Austin Lounge Lizards.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PS_jFT0dErc

public-redux

Also “The Other Shore” by ALL is a wonderful spiritual.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gnZ1STg8UIA

threecents

I have her first album. She is good.

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rikkitikkitavvi

You are indeed more rodent like than The POTUS will ever be aw. Your deflection against His son instead of the garbage collectors in the city is pathetic. Get a life ratman.

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public-redux

God, Is that you?

phydeaux994

“I, too, have great faith in God and try to follow His will as I understand it. However, I have an entirely different perspective than she does with respect to President Trump and what he is doing for America. I recognize President Trump’s ego and eccentricities, but my judgment of him reflects what he has done and what he is doing for the country.”.....every time I read a statement like this from a Trump supporter lauding Trumps accomplishments I always expect a list of said accomplishments to follow. But such a list never follows. The question I always ask the RRR(RadicalRightRepublicans) here such as yourself Mr. Wahlquist is “why do you support Donald Trump”? The only answer I have ever gotten is “THE ECONOMY”. What else? Give me 5 things that Trump has done that have made America for ALL AMERICANS. He trashes the 60% of Americans that are against everything he stands for. What has he done for your family Mr. Wahlquist? Anybody???

rikkitikkitavvi

Here is 289 accomplishments phydo. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/trumps-list-289-accomplishments-in-just-20-months-relentless-promise-keeping

phydeaux994

Accomplishments would be things that help ALL Americans. Most of these don’t even help you and your fellow BTT(BullyTagTeam) FC gang.

jsklinelga

phy

"I always ask the RRR(RadicalRightRepublicans) here such as yourself Mr. Wahlquist is “why do you support Donald Trump”? " A solid clue can be found in your second sentence. Too much whackbiscuitry in the country.

jsklinelga

phy

Also you seem to think it was the RRR that elected President Trump. Before 2016 I never voted for a Republican President. I am still a registered Democrat Trump has the support of the moderate Democrats and that number is climbing. You may want to ask yourself, why?

phydeaux994

I’ll ask you why. I can’t think of one reason to support Trump. I tell you why I don’t but get no why I do back. None of you will admit you are White Supremacists, that’s why. Nothing else makes sense. If I’m wrong, tell me why you support Trump. Anybody? rikkitikkitavvi?

phydeaux994

I guess it’s pretty obvious this morning rikkitikkitavvi, what Don has done to the United States of America. Starting a few weeks ago with his Racist, Hateful attacks on four women of color, elected to the Congress of the USA by their fellow Americans, followed by a Racist, Hateful attack on a Black Congressman of long service, blaming him for inner city blight, which Trump promised to fix during his campaign, has led to a weeklong series of mass murders directed against those that Trump has called haters of America. Trump is responsible for every one of those deaths and horrible injuries and destroyed families due to his constant Racist attacks against people of color. That is why I detest what he has done to America. Why do you support him?

jagman

Well Rikki, p-d came thru once again with more complete insanity. Absolutely nothing in her rants ever makes any sense. No matter, The anti-Trumper element will continue to believe what the msm drills into their brains.



For the rest of us, we will continue to enjoy a fantastic economy and all that entails.



Cheers!

rikkitikkitavvi

See my 10:48PM comment from yesterday phydo. That is my response to your "why do you support him?" I'm not in the habit of repeating myself.



You got that right Jagman. Cheers back at'cha MAGA 2020!

Jeepers11md

Grow up he is not raciest he is the best President that we ever had those poor looser Democrat's are the ones that says he is raciest look at the great things he has done for this country a lot better than the last loser President, he was the racist guy not Trump look at the economy we are in better shape than when Obama was in there and God will be on our side so the only words I can say if you don't like him or our country pack up and leave I will help you pack for we do not need idiots in this country that can't respect the President

phydeaux994

Sorry, I don’t believe for a second your next to last sentence. I’m a moderate Republican and could never swallow the Purple Ooze Trump passes out. But I’ll keep asking, why do you support Trump? I keep telling you, as has become abundantly clear over the past few weeks, the Great Divide is all about RACE. Has been since the end of the Civil War.

rikkitikkitavvi

If everything is about race to you, YOU must be a racist.

threecents

Race and religion is the way Trump won the primaries last time around. When he started talking about the wall to keep out the criminal Mexicans, his numbers shot up. When he spoke about keeping Muslims out, they went up even higher.

Jackrabb1t

Or maybe it's not about race at all. Threecents mentions "criminal Mexicans" and Muslims, and then asserts that race and religion are the paramount issues here.



Ever stop to think that the "criminal" part might be the main deciding factor for a lot of people? The CRIMINAL cartels OWN northern Mexico and a fair number of public persons on our side of the border. Muslims often try to establish their own enclaves of Sharia law, which makes them CRIMINALS. It's never been about RACE or RELIGION for me, just common sense and preserving the rule of law and the security of my country.



We need to allow the President to secure our borders to keep harmful elements OUT, at which point we can begin to clean house INSIDE America. I doubt we'll ever get to that point though, too much resistance by blind, corrupt fools, many of whom seem to frequent this web site.

jagman

Great economic opportunity IS for "all Americans".

Obadiah Plainsmen

Earl,



You wrote " am not trying to imply that I am speaking for God or that I actually know His will". So what is God's will? Believe in the one He has sent, 1 Thessalonians 4 explains it for you.

awteam2000

Wow, one verse out of Paul’s Letters, taken out of context, First Thessalonians... Maybe you should read all the letters. Wasn’t Paul’s following verses in the Thessalonians instructing the basics of Christian morality? And it wasn’t God’s words but Paul’s interpretation of Jesus instructions of Jesus testimony of god’s will. The main focus was on fornication and taking advantage of fellow human beings, as well as, other moral flaws.

You think Trump has lived up to Jesus instructions written by Paul? That would be deplorable.

Just sayin’🤷‍♂️

jsklinelga

awteam2000

That was one of the better comments that I have seen. But what OP said was right on target. What is the lesser of two evils. Not living up to the Word or not believing in the Word.?

public-redux

Not living up to what one believes is the lesser evil. Faith is the greater evil.

Obadiah Plainsmen

Have have read all the entire Bible many times and No Trump hasn't lived up to Jesus instructions and guess what neither have I or you. Romans 3:23-24 For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. And in Mark 10:18 a rich young man knelt before Jesus and said "Good Teacher" Jesus replied Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone". Like The Bible states you want to know what God'd will is , Then believe in the one he has sent. John 3:16-17

Obadiah Plainsmen

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him".

awteam2000

That meant: God's only begotten Son died for the WHOLE WORLD, that is, for all men, thus making provision for all men to be saved. The gospel is for all sinners. And it’s up to the sinner to believe or not to believe, to embrace God’s love or not to love, to care for all or not to care for all, to be saved or not to be saved, taking the path to eternal life or to perish. You may want to share this with your ‘god’, Trump. He’s well on his way down the ‘not to’ path.



Your are Catholic? Right?

awteam2000

That’s what repentance is about.

Obadiah Plainsmen

Heck no I'm not Catholic, to many rituals in that religion. I'm a disciple of Jesus. And Trump is not a god, he is just a President of about 4 % of the world's population. In the big scheme of things he is just a very little man. And yes salvation is available for him also. However you AW have twisted politics into a religion. You are desperately searching for for that one person you can vote for and worship to.

public-redux

Obie, You might like this song based on the book of Revelation. It is called “Neighbor of the Beast”.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BYVBtvfwCRM&list=PL0UJJQVGJ_BIEXLa_eZkt7MxmwzgGEF7y&index=23

public-redux

Assuming that the author is referring to the god of the bible, I have to agree that that god is likely to be well pleased with President Trump.

Dwasserba

I respect the Office, but I don't want him thrust into the forefront of my consciousness every single effin day, sometimes just for stupid tweets like commenting on a house break-in or otherwise showing cringingly petty behavior. He doesn't understand trade wars or that we have family and friends serving in Japan and South Korea as his little buddy plays with missiles until he fully understands them. Not looking forward to that day. We now know the Rs, especially Mitch, are made of soggy cardboard. I'm an Independent. I vote for the best candidates. Trump has just been way too much "reality" for me. That's all.

rikkitikkitavvi

I agree with you Earl but haters are going to hate. There is no getting around it. I expect a liberal snowflake meltdown towards you throughout the day. I predict, at the very least 75 postings. Enjoy and have a MAGA day.

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jsklinelga

awteam2000

Beware you have been deceived. Possibly by the wicked spirit of Jezebel. God is a He. It states that clearly in the Bible. That is of course the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Personally I would be alarmed by one or multiple voices speaking to you that says differently..You may be schizophrenic or suffer a particular chemical imbalance If this continues please,please seek help.

knahs25

The writer's "judgment of him [Trump] reflects what he has done and what he is doing for the country". Increased strife on race, a ballooning national deficit, ignoring climate change, alienating our allies, embracing our enemies, bullying American citizens. Yes, I know what Trump has done for the country.


rikkitikkitavvi

Only from the hate Trump point of view kahn..

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