Seems awfully silly the United States two major political parties to have symbols representing them of an elephant and a donkey. How did that begin?
In 1862 cartoonist THOMAS NAST joined the staff of HARPER'S WEEKLY. His drawings of political events depicted the Republicans as 'elephants' and Democrats as 'donkeys.' In 1828 the donkey was first used by Andrew Jackson after his employee labeled him a 'jackass' ... Jackson turned it around and began using it on his campaign posters.
In 1874 during the mid-term elections Democrats were claiming Reputlican President U.S. Grant would seek a third term. Thomas Nast spoofed the idea by drawing a stubborn Democratic donkey trying to scare a docile, slow moving elephant he said represented the Republicans. Source
Democrats still think of the elephant as bungling, stupid, conservative and pompous. Republicans regard it is dignified, strong and intelligent. On the other hand, the Republicans view the donkey as stubborn, silly and ridiculous, but the Democrats claim it is humble, homely, smart, courageous and loveable.
Side Note: President 1869-1877, Ulysses Simpson Grant American soldier and statesman who served as Commanding General of the Army and Republican President [18th] of the United States. A Army general during the American Civil War he led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy with the supervision of Abraham Lincoln and led the Republicans in their efforts to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery during Reconstruction. Yes, Republicans removed slavery.
Titus 2:13; 1Thessalonians 5:17; Matthew 6:7
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Matthew 13:43; John 4:14, 5:24; 1 John 5:11
Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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