Rand Paul Confronts George Stephanopolous on Voter Fraud

I read today on Bill Koenig’s World Watch Daily, as cited by Newsmax, that there was “A contentious exchange on ABC News ‘This week With George Stephanopolous.’” Here is the original Newsmax article:

Rand Paul Insists ‘Great Deal Of Evidence’ Of Election Fraud

By Newsmax Wires    |   Sunday, 24 January 2021 10:35 AM

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Sunday declared there was a “great deal of evidence of fraud” and illegal election law changes that merit a “thorough investigation.”

In a contentious exchange on ABC News’ “This Week With George Stephanopolous,” Paul said liberal journalists are calling anybody that believes the election was stolen is a fool to bring up the subject. 

“There are two sides to every story. George, you’re forgetting who you are. You’re forgetting who you are as a journalist if you think there’s only one side,” Paul said.

“You’re inserting yourself into the story to say I’m a liar because I want to look at election fraud and I want to look at secretaries of state who illegally changed the voter laws without the permission of their state legislatures. That is incontrovertible, it happened.

“And you can’t just sweep it under the rug and say, oh, nothing to see here, and everybody is a liar and you’re a fool if you bring this up. You’re inserting yourself into the story. A journalist would hear both sides and there are two sides of a story.”

According to Paul, Stephanopolous made a mistake, warning, that by “coming from the liberal side like you, you immediately say everything’s a lie, instead of saying there’s two sides to everything… you insert yourself in the middle … [saying] the absolute fact I’m saying is a lie.”

Paul said the election case brought in Wisconsin proved his point that alleged fraud is worth investigating. A federal judge in Wisconsin dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump challenging Joe Biden’s win there.

“In Wisconsin, tens of thousands of absentee votes had only the name on it and no address,” Paul said. “Historically those were thrown out, this time they weren’t. They made special accommodations. It’s a pandemic. They changed the law after the fact. That’s wrong, that’s unconstitutional.”

“I won’t be cowed by liberals in the media who say there’s no evidence here and you’re a liar if you talk about election fraud,” he continued. “Let’s have an open debate this is a free country.”

Paul agreed that former Attorney General William Barr said there was no evidence of fraud in the election, but called that determination “a pronouncement.”

“There’s been no examination, thorough examination of all the states to see what problems we had and see if they could fix them,” he argued.

“I voted to certify the state [Electoral College votes] because I think it would be wrong for Congress to overturn that,” he said.

“At the same time, I’m not willing to sit here and say, everybody on the Republican side is a liar and there’s no fraud,” he insisted. “|There were lots of problems and secretaries of state who illegally changed the law and that needs to be fixed and I’m going to work hard to fix it. The media today say all Republicans are liars. There are two sides to every story.”

So, it appears that Rand Paul confronted Stephanopolous rather strongly. And I agree with everything he said. Here, in review, are seven things that I took note of.

  1. Paul didn’t think that Stephanopolous was a very good journalist if he believed that there was only “one side of the story.”
  2. Paul said he was inserting himself into the story. That’s not what a journalist does.
  3. A good journalist is supposed to report the news not tell people they are liars and fools if they don’t believe a certain way.
  4. Paul said he couldn’t just sweep it [election fraud] under the rug.
  5. Paul insisted that there is a great deal of evidence of election fraud.
  6. Paul wants a thorough examination of all the evidence of voter fraud.
  7. Paul thinks there should be an open debate about it.

Rand Paul said that in the next two years he would be investigating and trying to make some changes in the voting system. I hope he is able to make some progress with that.

Why Bible Prophecy is Hidden from Most Christians – from Luke 18:31-34

Here are four different colored horsed depicting four different things that will occur in the future, from Revelation 6:1-8

And He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. 32 “For He will be delivered to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, 33 and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again. ”  34 And they understood none of these things, and this saying was hidden from them, and they did not comprehend the things that were said (Luke 18:31-34).

In the above text Jesus foretells to His disciples His death and resurrection. And, in verse 34, we see that what He was telling them kind of went into one ear and out the other. They just didn’t get it. The full meaning was hidden from them. Why? Here are two reasons:

1. Because they weren’t ready or willing to except it. They were expecting His kingdom to come soon and they couldn’t believe that it would not come in their lifetime—and that He would soon die. They weren’t ready for that and couldn’t believe it. So, in their mind they rejected it.

2. So that Scripture would be fulfilled without interference. If they had partially understood, certainly things would have been different. They may have organized a protest. Or on the other extreme, if they had fully understood, Peter wouldn’t have denied Him, etc. But God could not let either of those things happen. Scripture had to be fulfilled as written. He must suffer and die as written in the prophets, so that our salvation would occur as promised—to all those that believe.

Applied to Us Today

In this day, just as in New Testament times, many believers, even pastors, in the same way do not understand the prophetic words of Scripture. It is mysteriously hidden from them. I remember one time when I was speaking to my pastor about a passage in Daniel 9. I don’t remember all the details of what was spoken (it was a long time ago), but I remember him saying to me, “What in the world are you talking about?” What I was saying just wasn’t registering to him, and he refused to listen to me. I see now that he, and many like him, are blinded from the truth of Bible prophecy. It is hidden from them.

Why is it hidden from them? Partly because they do not take the time to study it. Also, providentially speaking, if they did fully understand, the prophetic word of God would not play out as decreed in Scripture. Things would happen to incorrectly delay (or speed up) His coming and to change Scripture. But that cannot happen and will not happen. Hence, we must not be upset over all those who do not understand Bible prophecy; for it is in the providential will of God in order that all Scripture be fulfilled.

However, I’m sure that it is God’s will that as many as are willing to study the prophetic Scripture, He will help them; He will help that select few, to find the truth about what has been said in regard to future things.

How Christians Can Begin to Understand Bible Prophecy

If you think you are one of God’s chosen few who will come to understand future things, I think I can help you. Here are two good websites to aid you:

Olive Tree Ministries at https://olivetreeviews.org

This is one of the best sites for Bible prophecy information, as well as to get a correct Christian world view. The thing that I really like on this site is the weekly, on line, radio show where Jan Markell (the founder) interviews one or two bible prophecy experts.

Koenig, World Watch Daily at https://www.watch.org

Founder Bill Koenig is a Christian White House news journalist. From this site you will get the best up to date White House and world news from a Christian perspective. It is the best news source I know of.