“A Day of Infamy”

President Franklin Roosevelt called a day in December of 1941 “A Day of Infamy.” Why? The Japanese attacked the U.S. by destroying much of the United States Navy fleet at Pearl Harbor.

May 30, 2024, another “Day of Infamy” was added to the U.S. calendar. This day was not part of a war against a foreign enemy. The verdict in a criminal trial in Manhattan confirmed what many Americans had long expected was occurring: the weaponization of the U.S. Government Justice System to destroy a political opponent in a Court of Law. The political opponent was former President Donald Trump.

At the announcement of the guilty verdict, which confirmed 34 alleged crimes committed by Mr. Trump, half the U.S. population danced with glee while the other half reeled from shock. They had believed this manipulated trial to keep Donald Trump from a second term as President would surely fail. They were wrong.

We could spend hours pointing out the manipulation of the U.S. Justice System, which for more than 200 years was the envy of the World. But if we go down that road, we will never find answers sufficient to soften the blows many felt when hearing the verdict. Donald Trump was found guilty of falsifying business records to purposely hide activities to affect the results of the 2016 Presidential election.

The immediate questions are apparent: “Will Trump go to jail?” “Can he continue to run for the Presidency in the November election?” “Can he be President while serving his sentence in prison?”

The immediate answer to those questions is also apparent: “We don’t know.”

What Should We Do?

Since Thursday afternoon’s verdict announcement, I’ve heard this a dozen times: “We’ve got to aggressively protest and demonstrate to make sure the politicians who created this travesty are held accountable. They need to be held responsible for manipulating the laws!”

There will be many other versions of voiced anger and even hatred that many Trump supporters (and other Americans) will bear against the perpetrators of this travesty. Sadly, these might include acts of violence around the Nation. The U.S. Constitution guarantees our right to a fair trial and equal justice under the law. It also permits us to speak our minds. But it makes clear those rights stop at the point that any laws are broken.

The end result of finding conciliation and peace will NOT succeed if retribution is our cause. “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” I’ve heard that hundreds of times from my parents. It has never made more sense than it does today.

Fear Is Our Enemy

What is a secondary response from many who are torn by this event? Fear. Mental health professionals are quick to caution us to recognize and address fear as quickly as possible. Human nature is not quick to dispel fear. Fear continually strengthens if it is not identified and managed. Most people do not make good choices when fear is driving them.

We can spend hours outlining the numerous methods to tackle our fears. However, we don’t have sufficient time to go through these sometimes exhausting and lengthy processes. We need to take action to tackle this fear immediately. I know of only one such action.

There is a process that can permanently eliminate all the fear that follows such incidents. “Perfect love cancels ALL fear” (1 John 4:18).

What is “Perfect Love?” Perfect Love can only come from somewhere outside our minds and bodies. After all, inwardly is where we store our negative thoughts and fears!

Where do we find Perfect Love that can solve our minds and hearts? Only in God. God can take away our fear in a split second. All we need to do is ask.

“Aren’t there things we need to do in instances like this after we eliminate fear?”

Indeed, there are. The best way I’ve found to tackle and eliminate fear is on my knees.

No, I’m not a Bible-thumper or religious freak. I’m not a person who always tries to find the easy way out of dire circumstances. Nor am I a person who demands total control of “fixing” my problems or of others in my World. I learned years ago that this is impossible. In fact, I can’t do any of this myself. It takes a personal relationship with God. How so?

Do you know how to pray? Begin with Prayer.

The Prayer I’m recommending is not the casual, “Now I lay me down to sleep…” I recommend aggressively conversing with God and telling Him how serious this matter is to you and the rest of the Free World.

“Conversing” represents two or more having a conversation. No single party to this Prayer does all the talking. Too often, we get so busy telling God what we want and need and how WE think he should take care of that. Think about it: we ask for specific things we don’t already have and want Him to give to us. That sounds a bit one-sided to me. I’ve learned to pray, ask God for specifics, stop talking, and wait quietly for an answer. Most of the time, I get that answer. How so?

It sometimes comes through my simple thoughts during this quiet period. Sometimes, nothing happens quickly, but later, I get that answer through circumstances that show up in my life. Other times, I feel I DON’T get an answer. What does that mean? Sometimes, God does not answer our prayers with specifics. That can be an answer itself!

The kicker there is that we must be honest in our prayers, committed to waiting for an answer while trusting it will come, and initiating what we hear in that answer.

How Does This Apply To This Trump Situation?

To be blunt, President Trump must also pray and wait for answers he receives regarding dilemmas he faces.

I don’t know Mr. Trump personally. I know several others who know him and some who are good friends. From each of these, when discussing with me the nature of Donald Trump, they confirm what many have said through the years: Donald Trump is a friendly, confident, and giving person. Several have stated he is a practicing Christian. I hope that is true.

One thing is certain: what’s ahead is monstrous and has never happened in United States history.

Mr. Trump and every Trump supporter must find a way to deal with all the elements that we’re feeling today and come out on top. I don’t doubt the former President will do that and do so quickly.

What about the rest of us?  Read and ponder this for a few moments:

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Isn’t that the result we want in this situation? We want God to speak to us, forgive us for our wrongdoings, and to heal our land.


Are we willing to pay that price: a little time on our knees, praying while listening to God’s guidance, asking our questions and telling Him what we need, then waiting for His answers?

I do not suggest lying down and crying or giving up in desperation. I’m going to do the opposite. (In fact, I’ve already started.)

Remember this: nothing happens in a vacuum. Everything is in some way tied to some “other” circumstance.

This kick in the knees Mr. Trump experienced is not fatal — unless he allows that. I don’t expect he’ll quit because of the trial results. I expect he’ll ramp up his push to find what’s right and best for him to do in this situation and then do it.

Indeed, we all need to express ourselves. Let’s not do so in arguments, in anger, and certainly not in hatred. Let’s do it in Love.

One last note: while dealing with this personally, remember that some in your circle of influence do not have input like this in their lives. Please make yourself available to talk to them, allow them to question you, and give them the answers.

I suggest we then ask them to join us in Prayer.

These circumstances may not bring the results we want and are praying for. If we do what God taught us to do in these situations, there’s nothing else WE can do.

If you still feel angry and fearful after tackling this, email me at Dan@TruthNewsNet.org. I’ll pray “for” you and “with” you.

Suggestion: Pray, think, analyze, and absorb the “facts” regarding this. Let it settle in your heart and mind while rejecting fear and anger. That will most certainly be tough to do. The payback will be a freer mind with which you’ll be able to make clear choices.

REMEMBER: The Best Is Yet To Come!


1 thought on ““A Day of Infamy””

  1. Dan, thanks for the great advise and view from your experience.
    John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches: Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. Jesus
    Fruit: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23
    Let’s all abide in Christ and fulfill our individual part in praying and spreading peace among our fellow Americans.

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