The Battle for our National Soul

In 1982 I began attending Des Plaines Evenagelical Free Church. Sometime in the next year Lindy Scott became the Pastor of that church. In the 35 years that have followed Lindy has been many things, A Pastor, A Missuonary to Mexico, A College Prfoesor and a Democratic Congressional Candidate (He ran against Tammy Duckworth in a 2006 Democratic Primary).

I really appreciate Lindy’s blog. He makes difficult issues understandable. I don’t always agree with Him but his thoughts and feelings are so much better than the rhetoric that passes for commentary on both sides these days.

Lindy Scott

I believe that we are in a battle for the soul of our nation. It is a battle for our hearts and minds. It is a battle for the truth.

President Trump has repeatedly claimed that the Mueller Report gave him a threefold clean bill of political health. 

NO COLLUSION!

NO OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE!

FULL EXONERATION!

Claims like these need to be examined under the light of the truth. The first claim is mostly accurate. The Mueller Report did find that the Russian government wanted to help Trump win, but there was not sufficient cooperation by the Trump campaign to bring a charge of complicity.

The second and third claims are deliberate distortions of the Mueller Report findings. The Report is quite clear when it states, “IF WE HAD CONFIDENCE AFTER A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF THE FACTS THAT THE PRESIDENT CLEARLY DID NOT COMMIT OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, WE WOULD…

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