At the same time, conservative white evangelicals have a long record of being highly pragmatic, rather than purist, in their libertarianism. Throughout American history, they have been more than happy to use the tools of the federal government to protect their own authority and advance a moral agenda—as they did, for example, during the campaign for Prohibition.

This selective libertarianism continues to thrive. Trump’s promises to “drain the swamp” resonate with deeply rooted suspicion of big government, but conservative evangelicals applaud his more intrusive proposals as well.  He drained it all right, but we lost a lot of the good people.  He filled it with septic tanks.

They better read some more as two things are apparent, the GOP spending and wasting more money on useless projects like walls and parades, and the fact the social Security system is going bankrupt, so keep supporting T-Hump and you will feel a lot different when both of you fare broke.

Social Security and Medicare already face funding challenges. The Social Security Trustees project that the program’s shortfall over the next 75 years is $12.5 trillion in present value. To close that gap, Congress would need to permanently and immediately raise Social Security payroll taxes by 22 percent  2.76%, permanently and immediately reduce benefits by 17 percent, or some equivalent combination of the two, according to the Trustees. If Congress preserves promised benefits for current Social Security recipients, then benefits for future beneficiaries must be cut even further, by 20 percent.

With Ryan leaving before Trumps second term ( unless there is an impeachment, assassination, Russian poison, or other wonderful needed acts from GOD)   that will leave TRUMP with the GOP and they are as we all know in favor of getting rid of entitlements.  

If that happens, I believe the answer to all of our domestic and foreign problems created and surfaced by T-RUMP will result in a form of anarchy, hopefully some kind of removal process of Trump, Pence, McConnell, McCarthy, Nunes,  Gowdy, Jordan and a few others who are as corrupt not only with their minds but hearts and brain function as well, prematurely caused by a bullet to the back of the head for treason.

Benefit reductions could devastate many Americans who rely on Social Security and Medicare. Social Security benefits are often modest. Retiree benefits average about $1,300 per month, or about $16,000 annually. 

Under current Medicare rules, older adults’ out-of-pocket cost shares for health care are already slated to rise in coming decades. The Census Bureau estimates that about 14 percent of adults ages 65 and older are impoverished, based on the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for health care costs.

Representative Sam Johnson (R-TX) has introduced the Social Security Reform Act of 2016 that would reduce Social Security replacement rates for all but the lowest-income workers, increase retirement ages, and reduce the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), along with other changes. During debate over the Senate version of the TCJA, legislators voted down a Democratic amendment to exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from cuts if revenues fall short of current law projections because of the tax cuts.

Trump’s threats to curb free trade and punish journalists may make real libertarians apoplectic.  And his initial executive order restricting immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries outraged some prominent evangelical organizations and leaders who lamented the order’s unbiblical abandonment of refugees. 

But other influential evangelicals, such as Billy Graham’s son Franklin, support Trump’s policy. The president’s isolationist approach plays well among Americans who believe that the time has come to restore the capitalist order as God intended it to be: with native-born white Americans on top.   

In any case, ideology is not the sole bond between conservative evangelicals and Donald Trump. His dictator-lite charisma is essential to his appeal.  Hitler, Duarte, Tojo and Stalin had that same appeal.  To the majority of Americans—those who did not vote for him—Trump has all the allure of the boorish boss who takes too many liberties at the staff Christmas party.  But they do nothing about it.  Add “subjects” to the “fools” ID.  

But his authoritarian machismo is right in step with a long evangelical tradition of pastor-overlords who anoint themselves with the power to make their own rules—and, in the event of their own occasional moral lapses,  assure their followers that God always forgives...  Just remember the LAW doesn’t  forgive and forget. 

He calls it the base... part of that term reflects the s mentioned, also known by other titles, namely as  on several sites as                     • Jesus Freaks  •   Nominal Nutcases  •  Wandering Hews, •   Fundumb-mentalists  •  †he Pious and Pompous  • Trumpets



I ask you with all sincerity... Do you really believe in his the lies and misstatements (over 4200) by Trump as being OK? 
If you do, you believe and bear false witness and you will not quite make to heaven.  A good start is to start believing truth and not from a false prophet.You have a few stops on the way if you do get there.  

If you  believe in the false thinking of Church and State which you do not understand, you are falsely being a traitor to your country. This is a country of many beliefs and religions.  Jesus understood that, why are you so naive.  Read the Constitution, there is a separation of the Church and the State.  Believe in your Jesus,  but believe in that separation, then you will wake up.

The twitter assignations media allowing and promoting lies, defamation of individuals unfitting a President and conspiracies without true verification indicate only one thing if you believe them and don’t condone them.  It is a strong acceptance of stupidity, naiveness and compliance.  Same thing the fellows, the alliance called “ the AXIS”  who started WWII believed in.  You have enveloped a false GOD.  

How can an Evangelical believing in the good deeds and tasks, the blessed life of living it on the goodness of Gods Grace can support a defiler, liar, cheat, hate monger, and womanizer, with thirty women coming forth, his profane and narcissistic attitude and vulgarity. How do you as an Evangelical support that?  He who supports the ungodly is ungodly.  

How do you support Trump denying Russia is winning, thats the bottom line many are too stupid to realize, everything they want is theirs as long as the Russians keep fueling the fire.  He turned his back on all Americans with his lies and support of a killer...Putin.

If you can’t handle truth and still are a believer after the facts, you need help.  The entire world is not wrong. I hope you find it before the country really goes further down the toilet.  You believe in false Gods...and that proves your ignorance.

Its bad enough you voted wrong, but not admitting a mistake is then worse.  The Sioux Indians had a saying, “Which is worse, the liar or the one who tells his lies”.  You are worse if you follow the liar and hater, no better than him.  In the case of the President, he is both, he lies and then denies it the next day with a follow-up lie and calls it fake news, since he is the one who spread the news fake, can we not argue that he is the source of the lies?  And he has help...

The Sioux were right, the teller of false tales is as bad or worse than the liar who said it.  That describes VP Mike Pence as the Ultimate Lieing Supplicant*  of all time and just as Guilty of the BS drivel coming out of the WhiteHouse as the President making it up.  

Today in 2018, we are now disgraced by lies and the lies so frequent they are accepted by the naive, or the dumb, or just weak believers who lack moral judgment, the ability to question and, the ability to separate moral from legal law. They are so enveloped and fooled, they don’t have the courage to admit they might be wrong. 

Evangelicalism ( Evangelical Christianity, or evangelical Protestantism)  is a worldwide, cross denominational movement within Protestant Christianity which maintains the belief that the essence of the Gospel consists of the doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ’s ascension and resurrection. 

Evangelicals believe in the centrality of the conversion or the "born again" experience in receiving salvation, in the authority of the Bible as God's revelation to humanity, and in spreading the Christian message. The movement has had a long presence in the Anglo community before spreading further afield in the 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries.

Its origins are usually traced to 1738, with various theological streams contributing to its foundation, including English Methodism, the Moravian Church and German Lutheran Pietism. 

John Wesley and other early Methodists were at the root of sparking this new movement during the First Great Awakening. Today, evangelicals are found across many Protestant branches, as well as in various denominations not subsumed to a specific branch.

Among leaders and major figures of the evangelical Protestant movement were John Wesley, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, Billy Graham, Harold John Ockenga, John Stott and Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The movement gained great momentum during the 18th and 19th centuries with the Great Awakenings in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Today the big stretch in Evangelicalism is the big lie, which sooner or later involves money which is the root of all evil. The United States has the largest concentration of evangelicals in the world. Based mostly in the Bible Belt, US Protestants  one evangelical are a quarter of the nation’s population and politically important.  They do more politically and many are the base of the GOP Republican party which basically explains their constipated ** devotion to TRUMP.

In the United Kingdom, evangelicals are represented mostly in the Methodist Church, Baptist communities, and among evangelical Anglicans.   Evangelicalism, a major part of popular Protestantism,  is among the most dynamic religious movements in the contemporary world.  Corruption wise they are on a scale with the poorest choices in humanity.  If we in Florida jailed all the pedofilia music ministers or youth ministers that got caught or are still loose, they would need recorded music in the churches.