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Dear Daily Signal: Regarding Katrina Trinko’s commentary, if there isn’t a God, as many have been taught in our faculties and now imagine, then prayer is senseless in any respect (“Why I Pray, Even After the Texas Shooting”).  But God is, and is a rewarder of those that diligently search him.

Weren’t these killed on this little Texas church in search of God? Yes, they have been and people who had trusted Christ as their savior from sin at the moment are in his presence, rejoicing. Not rejoicing that they have been murdered, however rejoicing of their deliverance from this sin-sick world.

That is one reward of those that diligently search him. Those left behind do certainly want our prayers and help in every other method we’re in a position. The lack of family members, whatever the trigger, is devastating.

One final thought. It’s straightforward to belief God when all the pieces goes nicely. It’s an actual take a look at of that belief when issues don’t go nicely.—Larry Klassen

As Americans, we hear and use the phrase “freedom” and have our personal understanding of what it’s. God has given us, and all creation, freedom.

But like different ideas in Scripture, we don’t totally perceive “freedom.” This present is so necessary that God is not going to violate it. Thus, he permits issues like acts of violence to occur.

It’s fairly obscure as a result of our concept of freedom is so formed by our American and 21st-century notion of freedom, which is nearer to license.—Margaret Erickson


None of us will get out of this world alive, so it’s important that we all know the place we’re going to find yourself. Faith leads prayer.

Without religion, what worth is prayer? It’s like a terrific letter with a stamp however no deal with, the place does it go?

Those who died on the gunman’s arms in Texas are high-quality. We pray for the residing who misplaced associates and family members, and we bear in mind those that handed, however we perceive they’re OK.

Many issues occur on this world that we don’t like. We can’t management all of it, simply our particular person selections, actions, and beliefs that may make a greater world.—Robert Hutchinson

Those who doubt God’s existence, who see prayer as a waste of time, I really feel sorry for them. I really feel sorry for his or her failure of creativeness that a energy may exist exterior themselves and their seen existence that orders the affairs of people.

Prayer, faith, religion—they’re like cleaning soap. To assist, they should be used. Then, after all, you may develop into knowledgeable and prepare, and learn to cope with an eventuality like Sutherland Springs, Texas, in your individual life.

But except you perceive it could possibly and really nicely might occur to you, you’ll do nothing.—Steve Ross


Katrina Trinko’s commentary could be very nicely written. God gave free will to his creation, women and men, to do the deeds of their hearts. It’s their option to do evil or good, and even to simply accept God or not.

Those who settle for his free present of salvation can be saved, those that don’t will spend eternity separated from him. Prayer does work. Believe or not, that’s your alternative.— Paul Delfornia

Do Our Judges Have Religious Freedom?

Dear Daily Signal: Regarding Casey Banks’ report on Amy Coney Barrett, it’s completely appalling that solely three Democrats had the integrity to vote to verify a Catholic choose to the Court of Appeals in Chicago, a closely Catholic metropolis (“Senate Confirms Barrett as Judge, Declines Cruz Dare to Defend Religious Liberty”).

The First Amendment protects the free expression of faith, which implies you get to dwell your religion, not disguise it beneath a rock. And Article VI of the Constitution supplies that “no spiritual take a look at shall ever be required as a qualification to any workplace or public belief beneath the United States.”

Perhaps Democrats neglect that in 1960 they ran for president a fella named Kennedy who, when requested whether or not a Catholic may run for president, identified that no person ever requested his brother Joe, who was killed in World War II, if a Catholic may give his life for his nation.

As it turned out, two different Catholic Kennedy brothers died for his or her nation: JFK, who was assassinated whereas serving as president in 1963, and his brother Bobby, who was assassinated whereas operating for president in 1968.

I say this to the Democratic Party: You’re quickly dropping what’s left of what as soon as was your base, a working class that features quite a lot of good, hardworking Catholics together with members of many different religions. As for me, I’ll by no means vote for a Democrat once more.—Fred Bloggs


“The dogma lives loudly inside you, and that’s a priority,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein tells Amy Coney Barrett. Well, “the dogma of atheists” lives loudly inside atheists too.

Why is that not an issue? Are we to imagine that solely atheists will be goal? What nonsense comes from the minds and mouths of these on the left.

This is why it’s so necessary to appoint originalist judges who’re, as indicated by their report, dedicated to judging instances by the regulation and nothing else. Those on the left make selections on the premise of political ideology, not the regulation, and so they assume everybody else does too. They are mistaken.— Larry Klassen


Dianne Feinstein represents a liberal citizens, is 84 years previous, has been within the Senate 25 years, has a whole bunch of IOUs preserved with the lobbyist military who will present her the funds to be re-elected in 2018. She’s a poster youngster for why we want time period limits, and why I help the “conference of states” motion.— Wiley Brooks

The Supreme Court’s Relationship With the Constitution 

Dear Daily Signal: About Elizabeth Slattery’s commentary: So our tax dollars are going to help this drivel and criticism of our Supreme Court from National Public Radio’s Nina Totenberg at a time when lawlessness appears to be advocated as the brand new norm (“NPR Legal Reporter Criticizes Gorsuch for Citing the Constitution”)?

I believed NPR was to be a supply of inspiration, schooling, and respect? Since when did it be a part of the liberal agenda?

We have sufficient crazies making an attempt to tear this nation and our authorized system aside with out paying one other one to take action. I’ll report this to my elected representatives. We are $20 trillion in debt. We don’t have to be financing propaganda.—Beverly Seymour


Following precedents is merely a traditional apply; the Constitution is the final word regulation of the land. Anytime a precedent is discovered to be in violation of the Constitution, regardless of how lengthy it has been in impact, it needs to be overturned. And that’s what Justice Neil Gorsuch means when he says issues that recommend he has no reverence for precedents.

Justice Elena Kagan is an activist choose who doesn’t just like the Constitution the way in which it was written. So she will be able to’t get together with Gorsuch, who truly meant it when he swore to uphold and defend the Constitution.

Far from Gorsuch’s being much less good than Kagan (or Justice Sonia Sotomayor, for that matter), the issue between them most likely arises as a result of he’s smarter in addition to higher educated and higher capable of argue his factors, which can all the time be constitutionally supported.—Geoffrey Meade


I’m not essentially the most astute individual in terms of Supreme Court points, however right here is my opinion on Justice Neil Gorsuch: He is a go-getter. He will not be susceptible to sticking his head within the floor and ready for somebody to inform him to bark.

He sees an issue or concern, then he’ll deal with it. His job is to uphold the legal guidelines of our nation as specified by the Constitution and its amendments. It will not be his job to kowtow to what liberal people need.

He is his personal man, and he might not comply with standard D.C. politics or for that matter his fellow justices. He is a breath of recent air in an in any other case stodgy metropolis run by politicians who way back ought to have crawled again within the gap they arrive out of.

Justice Gorsuch, you retain referencing the Constitution. Maybe some day the liberals of our nation will study one thing; then once more, we’re speaking about liberals.—Bill Davidson


Heaven forbid that Justice Gorsuch would convey up (gasp!) the Constitution when contemplating Supreme Court instances! Most individuals assume that’s what is meant to information their selections, not simply emotions and feelings.

I’m fairly uninterested in political “unwritten guidelines” of the Supreme Court or Congress or the rest in Washington. You need guidelines, spell them out. If Merrick Garland have been on the courtroom, would the left be praising him for leaping proper in together with his opinions? Of course they’d.

That might be a part of the left’s downside—Gorsuch’s profession as a choose has been based mostly on the Constitution, and so they need to ignore it. I suppose they need him to simply sit quietly in a nook for a few years till he “will get” the unstated methods of the courtroom? Just associate with the opinions of others, with out becoming a member of the dialogue?Amy Little


I want individuals would cease referring to U.S. Supreme Court nominees as filling some prescribed left or proper seat of orthodoxy handed down by the generations. It is a tragic state of affairs the place an individual’s political and never judicial positions are foremost in consideration.  

The objective of the Supreme Court is arbitrator of the Constitution, so why is it that in search of the originalist which means of that storied doc is deemed controversial?

And as to superprecedent? Why is Roe v. Wade so storied as to not be overturned, based mostly on the newly discovered proof that unborn youngsters have sensory emotions at beneath 20 weeks? Can’t revisit it? If this have been true, wouldn’t Dred Scott nonetheless be in impact?

Let’s get actual. Bringing again originalism into constitutional regulation is just a menace to leftists and progressives and socialists/communists, which is why they protest a Scalia, Thomas, or Gorsuch.—Derek Dubasik

Unanswered Questions About the Kennedy Assassination

Daily Signal: There are too many “unanswered questions,” for lack of a greater time period, surrounding the Kennedy assassination. Ginny Montalbano and Jarrett Stepman’s summation might have some advantage, however they’re standing on an uncredible basis (“Why the Narrative That Right-Wing Hate Killed JFK Is False”).

As one who supported the Warren Commission’s findings in a university debate, in later years I discovered that the fee’s “selecting and selecting” of what was offered, and the entire omission of many eyewitnesses’ statements, is telling.

Earl Warren stated in later life his greatest remorse was the dealing with and incomplete conclusions of the fee’s investigation. Later years have sorted out the conspiracy “kooks,” however these later years even have dropped at the floor many info not identified or dismissed within the days main as much as, and the times after, the assassination.

For goodness sake, only a evaluation of the discrepancies within the post-mortem, the timeline of when the caskets (plural) arrived at Bethesda Naval Hospital, and the entire disagreement of what the docs at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas described in comparison with what the navy docs at Bethesda described ought to elevate some eyebrows no less than.

In later years, we realized Lee Harvey Oswald made a cellphone name the evening of Nov. 23, the day after he assassinated JFK. This cellphone name was made identified years after by a younger cellphone operator on the Dallas jail. The path of this cellphone name speaks volumes and provides a brand new dimension to Oswald, who Jack Ruby fatally shot Nov. 24.—James Trower

Who Christopher Columbus Really Was

Dear Daily Signal: This B.S. is getting previous, as Jarrett Stepman’s commentary reveals (“The Truth About Columbus”). Christopher Columbus was on a mission, however as any human being can let you know, issues don’t all the time go your method. However, his primary declare to fame is he found a passage to the New World.

But based mostly on those that need to change historical past, he was a monster. And if that’s the case, the identify of the town of Santa Ana needs to be modified as a result of this basic and his military worn out the Alamo and tried to destroy not solely these inside however everybody who stood in his method.  He was a coward.

It’s the mission of the acute left to eradicate our historical past, good or unhealthy. At the speed that is going, we are going to flip the nation again over to the Indians and transfer again to Italy—or wherever your loved ones got here from.—Chuck Faraci Sr.


Columbus confronted the nice unknown with fortitude. He navigated by the celebrities. Mutiny was ever current as his males despaired of discovering secure harbor.

Who was stranger, the natives or the seamen? Columbus was a pacesetter who didn’t quit. He made a number of journeys to the New World. I have to learn extra. Thank you, Jarrett Stepman. I didn’t know the gold was to finance the campaign to retake the Holy Land.

The incorrigibles might break the statues. We will rebuild them, larger and higher than earlier than.—Mary De Voe


Historian Howard Zinn and his followers and believers want to destroy a person and an emblem to additional cut back and finally destroy the stature of the nation and tradition that grew out of his discovery. Ultimately he and they’ll fail, however the harm will infect a technology.— Steve Ross


There is little query that the thoughtlessly adhesive anti-culture warriors would have felt proper at residence in Stalin’s Russia or Hitler’s Germany, attaching themselves to a rotten ideology as in the event that they have been senseless robots. These unable to assume and unable to discern good from evil are devoid of crucial pondering capability, and are simply brainwashed into something that’s anti-American.

The anti-Columbus nitwits haven’t a clue what it took to find America, and even what the United States of America is really about. They gravitate towards collectivist nonsense, because it warms their barren souls. And so long as it’s in opposition to “the person,” or no matter is consultant of the predominant tradition, they’re relaxed with it.—Brad Gillespie


So the left sees Columbus as this horror figure who unleashed unrestrained migration from the Old World to the New World. But immediately the left helps unrestrained migration from in every single place to America. Nothing like complete inconsistency and hypocrisy. Why am I not stunned.—William Koehler


The aim of all of this monument destruction is to take away something that would recommend that our historical past might need been apart from the Marxist model of it.

The Fabian socialists arose towards the tip of the 19th century. They espoused Marxism, however didn’t imagine within the violent overthrow of governments; they thought that co-opting the establishments of democracy was a extra lasting various. Their emblem is a wolf in sheep’s clothes, depicted in a stained glass window that hangs within the London School of Economics (based by Fabians in 1895).

The historical past departments of the universities and universities have been early targets of the Fabian efforts. That these efforts have been profitable is clear in that the majority highschool graduates know little or nothing about our historical past or how our authorities works. Civics, previously taught in junior excessive, is a factor of the previous; historical past courses emphasize the worst elements of our previous whereas minimizing or ignoring the incalculable good we’ve accomplished.

Monument destruction is yet one more milestone on the way in which to convincing the populace that America is the world’s unhealthy man—and weakening its resistance to assimilating right into a New World Order.—Adrienne Adler Downs


Although Columbus was not an ideal individual, he was a resident of his occasions, simply as we’re. We aren’t good both, and historical past will look again on us in judgment additionally.

I grieve for the numerous injustices accomplished to American Indians, however I can’t change historical past. What occurred, occurred. Let’s be balanced and bear in mind individuals like Columbus as what they have been—males with faults who overcame nice odds of their battle to do what they felt was proper.

I can’t maintain Columbus up as a person of perfection in his social opinions, however I can see that he was making an attempt to do what was proper within the sight of God as he understood it. For that alone he deserves credit score.

There was infighting amongst Indian tribes lengthy earlier than Columbus; they annihilated one another when it suited them. Evil will not be confined to Italian explorers.

Columbus definitely didn’t come west with the concept of killing off the indigenous inhabitants with illnesses. And allow us to not neglect that a few of our sexually transmitted illnesses have been unknown till he got here right here and introduced them again to Europe. So the illnesses went each methods.

I recommend that if anybody feels so badly about residing in America immediately and their conscience is torn over it, they need to transfer again to the nation of their ancestry. It’s straightforward sufficient immediately to search out out what that’s. Then you may dwell there in peace, realizing you personally had nothing to do with the mistreatment of Indians or anybody else.

Or you would simply do like I do: Realize your ancestors might have performed an element, however you personally didn’t. And then do what now you can to be the correct of individual so it doesn’t occur once more.—Bill Martin


Those on the left have confirmed themselves to be Marxist totalitarians. The anarchy they make use of is a tactic to delegitimize our establishments and silence dissent. That they are going to be among the many first victims of their success (helpful idiots) is as unthinkable because the historical past of failure that’s its legacy. True believers all, they luxuriate within the nihilism that condemns them, ever believing that the dogma will by some means produce outcomes completely different from the previous.—Joe O’Reilly


It could be a tragedy for the U.S. to lose this piece of explorative historical past and to quash the inquisitiveness of children as they’ve for generations learn concerning the courageous exploits of discoverers of the New World, together with Ferdinand Magellan and so many others. They seize the creativeness of younger souls, and people discoveries lead us on into house and scientific research.

Imagine a United States with out such heroes and simply the villains of human sacrifice. So someday will Richard Branson be vilified? What will Mount Rushmore appear like?

This violence has far exceeded the bounds of decency, of our Judeo-Christian founding. Conservatives and the proper must look into their very own souls for permitting this to morph whereas they did nothing. Pull up your pants and act like massive girls and boys, and tamp down Antifa with all of your may—or lose your youngsters too on this battle.—Christina Paul

What Harvey Weinstein’s Behavior Says About Feminism in Hollywood 

Daily Signal: Thank you to Katrina Trinko for declaring what’s so apparent to those that can learn and assume: Hollywood and the left at giant are completely hypocritical (“Weinstein Scandal Reveals Truth About Hollywood’s Feminism”).

They don’t care about any values value having; they care solely how they’re perceived, and the way they need to be perceived as morally (and in each different method they will handle) superior.

Hypocrisy is each their means and their finish. Harvey Weinstein is merely taking the rap for what they do daily.—Mel Livatino


I actually hope these girls file prison prices, as a result of  a bunch of creepy males are studying about this and making an attempt to figure out tips on how to set themselves up to have the ability to sexually coerce or assault girls and get away with it.

There needs to be arduous penalties, equivalent to Harvey Weinstein’s spending the remainder of his depressing life in jail, or I feel we’re going to begin seeing extra of this.

We can’t permit this to be a small slap on the wrist form of deal. Something extra than simply dropping his job. For many years, Weinstein trapped, frightened, tortured, and harmed different human beings for his pleasure. Justice must put this monster away.—Shauna Anderson


Many girls in present enterprise expose themselves to males in present enterprise who deal with them badly. Those girls come to imagine that each one males are like the boys in present enterprise.

The males in present enterprise, whilst they loudly declare to help girls, validate a core concept of feminism—that males are bullying rapists. No surprise so many ladies in present enterprise proclaim feminism.—Doug A. Cullinan


No surprise the Hollywood sorts assume the pay distinction for ladies is a large concern: They’ve been screwed for years and supported the fellows dishonest them. My union shipmates earned the identical pay it doesn’t matter what their intercourse, race, creed, or likes or dislikes have been. You simply needed to do the job.

I’m so uninterested in being lectured by individuals who make their residing by taking part in faux or silly youngsters’ video games. Not to say they aren’t gifted, however their expertise makes completely no distinction on the planet in any respect.—Tim Dayton

The Sobering Rise of  ‘Feminist Economics’

Dear Daily Signal: Regarding Kelsey Harkness’s report on “feminist economics,” each little bit of that is getting used as a weapon in opposition to the tradition and freedom of the United States by the Fabian/progressive left (“‘Feminist Economics’: Coming to a College Near You”).

They are completely devoted, as was our earlier president, to the diminution and destruction of this nation. Their expressed help of feminist rights is just a handy facade, behind which to plan the taking of American constitutional rights from all residents.—Carl Fisher


What these idiots fail to appreciate is that our financial system was designed to help the one most necessary consider America’s success—the two-parent, monogamous, father- and mother-led household.

Today’s youthful adults have been pampered into the concept that they alone are in cost and so they owe nothing to society. Our nation is disintegrating due to the liberal left, which has made authorities their god and mom.—Bruce Atkinson


It is all about “particular rights” for the liberals, socialists, and communists. They imagine that along with plain-old rights fcr all, as within the Constitution, there should be particular rights for all who declare to be victims.—James Barrett Jr.


The authorities isn’t liable for our selections, whether or not sensible or poor. We have already got affirmative motion, which supplies a leg as much as minorities and girls.

The authorities doesn’t provide you with something. The authorities doesn’t personal something. It belongs to the taxpayers. Someone has to pay for it.—Coral Stevenson

Honoring Those Who Wear a Military Uniform

Dear Daily Signal: With regard to Steven Bucci’s commentary on Veterans Day, my ancestry goes again to 1634, when the inhabitants of the American colonies was roughly 10,000 (“The Real Value in Veterans That Hollywood Doesn’t Show”).

From that point till immediately, somebody in my household has fought in each battle America has been concerned in, together with with George Washington’s Continental Army at Valley Forge and the battle of Saratoga in 1777.

None of us would have the freedoms, the liberties, and the alternatives for fulfillment we have now on this nation if these earlier than us had not made these sacrifices.

Articles equivalent to Steven Bucci’s ought to go viral on the web. But far too lots of our younger individuals assume those that shield us (navy and police) are the unhealthy guys, and that they need to be allowed to comply with the legal guidelines of this nation “as they see match.” God bless America and people who shield us.—James V. Burnette


My ancestors on my maternal aspect have been on this nation when it was the colonies or just a little after. They fought for freedom from Great Britain and in addition fought within the Civil War. My household on either side fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the others afterward.

I’m very happy with our nation. I hate that our youth have been taught to disrespect our navy and our police who shield us. We must honor all who give their lives for the protection, safety, and freedoms all of us have loved.

A type of communism is making an attempt to take over the values this nation has stood for. We want to remain robust and honor our navy, not simply on Veterans Day however all the time.—Gail Irvin


I went to my first “thank the veterans” occasion at my youngest granddaughter’s college. I feel again to 40 years in the past and the way in which us veterans of that point have been handled. To be instructed to not put on our costume greens off base, to not present we have been Marines.

I’d go the opposite method, all the time be sure I wore my costume greens off base and dare anybody to say or do something. Just a few occasions I acquired a nasty look or a nasty phrase, however all of them ran away.

I’m glad now that we have now somebody within the White House who I do know actually means what he says. It’s a very long time coming.

About my granddaughter? She sang nice. And gave Papa Jack an additional massive hug.—Jack Wireman

Casey Ryan helped to compile this column.

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