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anne mikolay 2018On Sunday, September 29th, Donald Trump tweeted: “If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.”

These are trying times for Americans. Apparently, for President Donald Trump, who is obsessively compelled to lash out via tweet, these are frightening, perhaps desperate times. Why else would the leader of our great nation publicly reference civil war?

While the suggestion was not his own (Trump paraphrased Fox News contributor, Pastor Robert Jeffress), Trump’s tweet is suspect. Why would anyone repeat such an abhorrent thought? Is he intentionally trying to whip opposing political factions into a defensive frenzy, or is he expressing a personal desire for vengeful self-vindication via violence?

Think about that for a minute. Set the prospect of impeachment aside and consider the implication of those words. What do these words reveal about the mindset and the values of the speaker? Any student of American history can tell you no good will come from planting the seeds of uprising; no good will come from one American taking up arms against another. And absolutely no good will come from America’s President suggesting otherwise. The President of the United States should work tirelessly to unify our country, not spitefully divide it.

Trump supporters will be understandably irate if the President is impeached. Those who do not support the President will welcome impeachment. Regardless of your position, we are all Americans. As this political debacle unfolds in the days ahead, let us remember, this is OUR country. We are “one nation under God,” not under President Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden, or anyone else. Our allegiance to our nation and our constitution must supersede all political affiliation. Going forward, please remember the words of Abraham Lincoln, the man who experienced The War Between the States firsthand, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.”

More importantly, bear in mind Matthew 12:25: Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.”