Proposed Federal Anti-Lynching Law

2-15-2019

 

Proposed Federal Anti-Lynching Law

 

Coming from California’s US Senator Kamala Harris is a proposed federal law that would make it a crime to lynch anyone for the first time in our 240+ year history. Sounds like a win – win situation for sure doesn’t it?

 

It’s not something I would think is beyond the grasp of the Congressional Black Caucus or members like Sen. Harris. Yet in its own sweet way it hammers yet another nail in the coffin of the Democratic Party platform or that of the CBC.

 

What you don’t see it? This proposed bill, if passed by the Senate and the House and then signed into law by President Trump would seal the deal. Yup for the past 2+ years what we see in the media and in the inner workings of Congress, as well as in various Department of Justice agencies has been the careful planning and execution of a systematic lynching of many good citizens.

 

Take the now infamous “Russia Collusion” hoax accusing Donald Trump’s campaign of colluding with Russian state actors to influence the 2016 election in his favor would be at best laughable, had it not been an overt attempt to tarnish now President Donald J. Trump and his good name.

 

Others who have been systematically lynched have been retired General Michael Flynn and even SCOTUS nominees, now Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. Oh there have been others in the Trump Campaign, the Trump Administration and even Trump family members and administration official’s family members.

 

I haven’t seen the content of the proposed Anti-Lynching Bill but I’ll bet before President Trump finishes putting pen and ink to make it into law, his legal team will have drawn up articles to sue various members of Congress, former-members of the DOJ and current employees who partook of spreading false allegations to the media.

 

Yes there must be a correlation between lawyers and criminals who are interdependent upon each other to use the law for their own shady purposes. Criminals think they know the law but have lawyers as their backup against the law. Lawyers study the law and twist the law in order to get their clients off and know how to play judges and the jury. Many legislators are lawyers who use the same techniques under the guise of compromise to create laws that can be easily skirted or ignored. Career legislators utilize manipulation, mob tactics of intimidation or threats to insure compliance of their agenda.

 

It’s been said that criminals are often not too bright, just enough to get themselves caught. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Five Hundred Thirty Five to One

2-15-2019

 

Five Hundred Thirty Five to One

 

There ought to be a movie about modern day Congress and President that highlights the epic saga of what amounts to a modern day coup d’etat orchestrated by the previous administration’s FBI senior staff and members of Congress.

 

What began as a politically financed stunt against a political opponent took on a life of its own at the expense of US taxpayers while tarnishing the reputation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This became a travesty of justice against a sitting President and a huge hoax on the American public. The scope of deceit is of a magnitude never before seen in the United States and is nothing short of the nationwide wholesale peddling of “snake oil” akin to the frontier days in the American Wild, Wild West.

 

The sayings that absolute power corrupts absolutely and a people who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it ring true once more.

 

The intent of the founding fathers as it pertains to elected congressional officials was to have citizen-legislators who would be elected to represent the citizen who voted for them. They would go to Washington and represent the will of the people. Upon expiration of their term, return home and resume their personal lives as private citizens having made America a better place for having served.

 

Instead Congress has become a career choice, reelection the priority with greed, power and financial gain a byproduct. America has not become a better place, but rather a cash cow to be milked dry. Members of Congress have often placed themselves above the law. The lawmakers have become the lawbreakers never to be held accountable.  Rather than submit legislators have betrayed that sacred trust and overridden the will of the people. Instead of changing US laws when flaws become apparent, legislators simply ignore them. Not willing to abide by the rule of law, it is ignored all together.

 

Modern day Congress sees itself in an adversarial relationship with the President and relies on the Supreme Court to act as a sort of playground monitor. They have forgotten the role of government is to govern.

 

Legislative Branch legislates;

 

Executive Branch enforces;

 

Judicial Branch rules based upon Constitutional mandates.

 

There is no room in governing for personal feuds, playground bickering or street justice. Elected officials are not superior to, but dependent upon citizens who expect their will to be carried out. The United States Government is responsible for the safety of and is responsible to its citizens. We have seen the audacity of a government who feel its citizens are not capable of self-governance. Provisions in the Constitution provide for the removal of an unresponsive government and the creation of a new one, when its citizens feel it is warranted.

 

We are at a critical point in the history of this nation where the driving force for change is Political Correctness that attempts to force into extinction the only Constitutional-Republic the world has ever seen. The corruption that has taken hold of many facets of our government threatens our very way of life. I am reminded of the story in the bible where it appeared the entire “Army of God” stood in fear of a giant named Goliath. As he stood taunting a young boy, David chose a single pebble, loaded his slingshot and felled the giant. David then used the giants own sword to cut off his head.

 

America has been under attack for quite some time and it appeared that as fearful as it was, nobody knew what to do about it. Christians across this nation fell to their knees in prayer asking God to have mercy on our nation and deliver us from evil. God heard our many prayers and he answered in a way nobody saw coming. They weren’t answered overnight but in the timing and choosing of God.

 

Today America has the giant of Political Correctness which threaten the very life of our nation. One must be careful what to do, say or even think for fear of being sued, threatened or imprisoned. Many of our legislators are furthering the PC cause by legislating it into the fabric of our nation in an attempt to effect changes of global proportions.

 

God has reached into his vast and unlimited resources to call forth a man of experience and determination and will to fight the battle and defeat the giant of Political Correctness. The man God has called knows well what it takes to win, because to him winning isn’t just everything, it’s the only thing.

 

When God called Donald Trump answered and given a mandate from God the battle for the very soul of America began and although the giant has not yet fallen, it has been defeated. Regardless of political persuasion or ethnicity the time is now for Christians to fall down on their knees to pray over America. Pray for our nation, our leaders and for our enemies. We pray for wisdom from God and the strength to become victorious so that God will set our nation free. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Only Constant in Life is Change

2-12-2019

 

The Only Constant in Life is Change

 

In the Old Testament of the Bible is the book of Ecclesiastes which places everything into a perspective that everything that is, has been before and will be again. The theme of this book is centered on a time for everything.

 

Ecclesiastes

 

1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,

6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

9 What do workers gain from their toil?

10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.

13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.

14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

15 Whatever is has already been, and what will be has been before; and God will call the past to account.

16 And I saw something else under the sun: In the place of judgment—wickedness was there, in the place of justice—wickedness was there.

17 I said to myself, “God will bring into judgment both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed.”

18 I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals.

19 Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless.

20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return.

21 Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”

22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?

 

In the 1960’s popular artists were turning out songs, like the Byrds rendition of “To Everything There is a Season” and even a poem by Ivy Schex with the same title.

Why is it such that man continually tries to reinvent the “wheel” (wheel is representative of what we call progress). We often say someone has invented a better mouse trap. When in reality scientific principles are repeated over and over in slightly different applications and are called cycles. That is why it’s important to study the history of mankind, take a look at its successes and study its failures in order to avoid the pitfalls of the past.

 

What we see happening before our very eyes are people so full of their own self-righteousness and wisdom that they are literally tripping over their own tongues. It’s as if they no know when to stop talking. It’s a mystery to most people unless you look at it from a biblical point of view.

 

Ephesians 4:18, “They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.”

 

Our society would have us to believe that wrong is right and right is wrong and anyone who disagrees with them is mentally challenged. They would even call God into account though they have not the power to do so. They think more highly of themselves than they should.

 

They fail to realize that under God, All men are created equal, with the same ability to do great things, yet they chose to follow the leader under someone who possesses great oratory skills, much like the Anderson Fairy Tale of the Pied Piper. So great are their skills that people are mesmerized to the point of believing all that flows from those golden tongued devils.

 

Galatians 6:7, “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.”

 

We see all around us the murders, the robberies, the violence perpetuated against others who don’t share the same belief or thinking. Today it is commonplace to take the life of the unborn from inside the mother’s womb, while demonstrating for a Woman’s Right to Choose and ignoring the Child’s Right to Birth. We applaud the ignorance of others and ignore the wisdom of Almighty God.

 

Have you thought about life ever after? Will it be a life patterned after the world we live in? Will it be a world without good, which is a world without God? I dare say that the events unfolding today are nothing in comparison to an eternity without God. An eternity without God is not life at all, it is a physical hell where good does not exist because without God there can be no good.

 

God’s will is not for anyone to be cast down into the pit of fire. It is by choice that man ends up there by rejecting the Love of God. Jesus came to pay a ransom for our sin because the wages of sin is death.

 

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

 

Salvation by any other name but Jesus is not salvation at all. There is no other name under Heaven or on Earth whereby man must be saved, except by the name of Jesus.

 

Don’t be swayed this way and that way but stay rooted in the Word of God and seek him with all of your heart, mind and soul. It’s been said that a man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.

 

What are you standing for? To be called a fool for Christ is an honor.

To just be called a fool is a revelation of who you are in the standings of the world.

 

So I say, “Whose fool are you?” – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Another Kind of Hero

2-11-2019

 

Another Kind of Hero

 

Everyone knows Superman and Spiderman and even Batman, but very few know or understand Serviceman, particularly when Serviceman becomes a Veteran! Often Veterans are the unsung heroes of wars past and peace won and at great expense.

 

The greatest generation is a prime example of serving in time of war, doing their job and coming home and raise families, work hard but never speak of their experiences. Veterans live to a ripe old age; are the guys and gals who are the janitors, cooks and grandparents who never think more of themselves than they do of others. They are always ready to lend a helping hand without expecting anything in return. I’m sad to announce that they are often under or unappreciated, particularly by family who don’t ask the right questions or listen to answers given.

 

My hero has always been in plain sight, not drawing attention but doing whatever it took to make life better for others. My hero hasn’t always been a choirboy either. In his younger days he thought he was invincible, joined the Navy and in his early days joined the boxing team to show off his manliness or to prove a point until he realized that a guy could get hurt really bad.

 

After military service he sought out the girl of his dreams, courted her in his own special way, then married her and raised a family. In the course of daily life on the farm he suffered an injury that seriously aggravated a service connected injury, requiring hospitalization and surgery to fuse the knee, followed by rehabilitation so he could get back to work.

 

My hero worked hard long hours, played hard to and almost lost everything he held dear – his family. That realization brought about a change in his life and his family thrived. Times were hard and money was scarce, but he didn’t think of himself as being poor or handicapped. The family was happy with what they had.

 

As with all families there were trials and sufferings. Just raising kids brings out the best and the worst in each of us. Troubled relationship lead to conflict when left unattended result in strained relationships and division that take hard work and lots of love to overcome. Before long children are grown, married and have children of their own and life goes on.

 

That happened in my family either I didn’t ask the right questions or didn’t wait to hear the answers. I knew that my dad was a Navy man. Recently I asked him did he serve just after the war. His reply still stings, he said, “No, I served in World War II”. I kind of let it pass and slinked away feeling like I’d let him down for not paying attention all these years, but I just hadn’t listened to his answers.

 

When I got the call from my brothers that dad had passed away. The shock of that call still hasn’t left me, although to all outward appearances I’m fine. Inside another part of me died with him, same as when mom died 3 years ago.

 

I decided to make it my mission to honor his military service by highlighting it at his funeral.

 

Dad talked about his ships and being an Army man it’s the same as being proud of my favorite unit. Dad talked about 3 vessels he’d served on but not in any particular order that I remember. They were the USS Dixie, the LST Gunston Hall and the USS Southerland and he was so proud of having served aboard them. He did talk about sailing the Pacific to Hawaii and beyond, to the Far East, and to Japan and China.

 

I can relate because I’ve been to Southeast Asia and to Japan during my service and I’ve flown to the Far East many times over the years. What I didn’t really pay attention to were the years and length of dad’s service – 1945 – 1947. I was born in 1949, so it was after WWII and before Korea and I guess I never got the wars two separated in my mind. Another thing dad talked about was Operation Crossroads and Bikini Islands. I was a bit slow absorbing history but what’s so special about an island named after a bikini? Guess they did a lot of swimming or something?

 

Several years ago I researched Operation Crossroads so I could share it with mom and dad. I went to my files and I found a lot more than I expected. So I have to put things into perspective.

 

Dad had joined the Navy on 31 October 1945 at Naval Receiving Station San Diego in California. He suffered a knee injury in December 1945 and was admitted to the Naval Hospital and scheduled for surgery on his left knee in January 1946. By July he was aboard the USS Dixie (AD-14) part of the Operation Crossroads Task Force headed toward the Marshall Islands. He later transferred to the LST Gunston Hall (LSD-5) also part of the task force.

 

July 1, 1946 – July 25, 1946, the US conducted a series of undersea atomic bomb tests (Crossroads Shot Able and Crossroads Shot Baker) and Marshall Islands of the Bikini Atoll. The purpose was to test the effects of nuclear weapons on naval warships. The War Department positioned of ships and military personnel at various distances from the center of the blast. After the tests were conducted they sailed back to San Diego and were sanitized with brooms, mops and water. Some of the vessels were out of commission for a time, and had to be refitted. Naval personnel were transferred to other duties or vessels.

 

Dad was a Seaman Second Class Carpenter Apprentice and was reassigned to the USS Southerland (DD-743) which sailed to Pearl Harbor, then continuing to Wake Island, Guam and arriving at mainland China and patrolling the coastal waters out of Tsingtao, China in November 1946. The USS Southerland was a destroyer, pictures of the warship sailing across the Pacific searching for Japanese vessels and engaging a Japanese Zero made it a formidable foe to be tangled with.

 

I used to watch the Steve McQueen movie, “The Sand Pebbles” just to get a feel of what dad must have felt sailing the coast of China during the war.

 

Dad was discharged on October 26, 1947 after serving almost a full 2 years of wartime duty in combat. His awards included the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

 

Later in life you may recall that Grandpa Joe Wilson (Uncle Joe to many), brother to some and dad to us became a minister of the Gospel so that others might know the “Christ in You, the hope of Glory” written about in Colossians 1:27. He spent more than 40 years preaching, teaching, marrying and burying all in need.

 

Yes my dad was and still is another kind of hero to me. He taught me to work hard and do things right the first time. He truly showed Christ’s love to a lost and fallen world.

 

I once saw a shirt in the mall that said, “Dad Knows A Lot” then on the back it said, “But Grandpa Knows Everything”. Dad may not have known everything, but he’s with mom and the One who does know everything. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Nothing Social about Democratic Socialism

2-9-2019

 

Nothing Social about Democratic Socialism

 

The rise of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and other online social networks have given new meaning to the term “Social” and thus new life to Socialism in America.

 

For years Communist and Socialist ideologies have led to the failed regimes around the world in places like Cambodia, China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Russia, Venezuela and Vietnam. Pick any one and you see the same results, people without dignity, food, and hope of a better future.

 

There are very few documentaries from inside these societies to show the outside world what is really happening to everyday people stuck in a virtual vortex of despair and hopelessness. What we see are mostly state approved video snapshots showing happy, healthy and educated masses in an attempt by the authoritarian dictators to maintain power and control over their citizens.

 

In recent years American politics have produced home grown Democratic Socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders and more recently Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the champion of the Green New Deal.

 

What exactly is Democratic Socialism in American Politics?

 

  1. Democratic Socialism is a political movement advocating a gradual and peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means.
  2. A Democratic welfare state that incorporates both capitalist and socialist practices.

 

Since 1830 Socialism has acquired several different meanings. It refers to a system of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control, but the concept of that control has varied, and the term has been interpreted in widely diverging ways, ranging from statist to libertarian, from Marxist to liberal. In the modern era, “pure” socialism has been seen only rarely and usually briefly in a few Communist regimes. Far more common are systems of social democracy, now often referred to as democratic socialism, in which extensive state regulation, with limited state ownership, has been employed by democratically elected governments (as in Sweden and Denmark) in the belief that it produces a fair distribution of income without impairing economic growth.

 

Recent Examples on the Web

 

According to the left’s own sources, democratic socialism will cost $42.5 trillion in its first decade. — Brian Riedl, Vox, “America might be ready for democratic socialism. It’s not ready for the bill.,” 7 Aug. 2018

 

His support for democratic socialism, Medicare for all, and other progressive polices helped set the stage for a major shift within the Democratic Party. — Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, “Bernie Sanders Believes the 2018 Midterms Are a Chance for Young Voters to “Transform America”,” 2 Nov. 2018

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/social%20democracy

 

The very idea of Democratic Socialism or any variation of Socialism or Communism runs against the very core of the American form of government. The United States of America was founded over 240 years ago as a Constitutional-Republic and is unlike any other government in the world.

 

The Rule of Law is based on the Constitution of the United States which was drafted by the Founding Fathers in accordance to biblical principles. The idea is a land where people are free to worship God, work hard and raise a family in safety while living the American Dream.

 

Today liberals equate socialism with social media. Where Facebook is a social networking platform where anything goes has been the norm until the recent political correctness craze, the train of thought equates to Facebook = Social Media therefore Socialism = Coolness. Let us run the country that way.

 

Look at the ridiculousness of some of the liberal lefts proposed social “policies” like a fart tax on farm animals; male urination into plastic containers that must be “cured” by the sun, then used as potable water for coffee, cooking and other uses. What’s next urine for brushing and rinsing to obtain fresh breath? The proposed ban on air travel would make it extremely hard for international travel unless we revert back to sailing vessels. What about guaranteed income for those unwilling to work? How would that work if all companies, corporations and private industry ceased to work? Turning unemployment offices into employment offices and stacking jobs for future use? Those are just a few bad ideas that have been expressed by the New Green Deal proposed by the liberal’s newest sensation Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

 

I don’t know about you, but I will not stand by and let this common senseless nonsense turn the country that I love into the United States of Nonsense. I will never forget the oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES both foreign and domestic. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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A History of Political Parties in the United States

2-8-2019

 

A History of Political Parties in the United States

 

In light of the political unrest that has surfaced during the 2016 Presidential Election and in the 2 years after I thought it pertinent to examine U. S. political parties and their history. Not trusting Wikipedia as a truly reliable source the next best would be the Encyclopaedia Britannica online at Britannica.com as a sort of an unbiased third party reference.

 

https://www.britannica.com/place/United-States/Political-parties

 

The United States has two major national political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. Although the parties contest presidential elections every four years and have national party organizations, between elections they are often little more than loose alliances of state and local party organizations. Other parties have occasionally challenged the Democrats and Republicans.

 

Since the Republican Party’s rise to major party status in the 1850s, however, minor parties have had only limited electoral success, generally restricted either to influencing the platforms of the major parties or to siphoning off enough votes from a major party to deprive that party of victory in a presidential election.

 

In the 1912 election, for example, former Republican president Theodore Roosevelt challenged Republican President William Howard Taft, splitting the votes of Republicans and allowing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to win the presidency with only 42 percent of the vote, and the 2.7 percent of the vote won by Green Party nominee Ralph Nader in 2000 may have tipped the presidency toward Republican George W. Bush by attracting votes that otherwise would have been cast for Democrat Al Gore.

 

There are several reasons for the failure of minor parties and the resilience of America’s two-party system. In order to win a national election, a party must appeal to a broad base of voters and a wide spectrum of interests. The two major parties have tended to adopt centrist political programs, and sometimes there are only minor differences between them on major issues, especially those related to foreign affairs. Each party has both conservative and liberal wings, and on some issues (e.g., affirmative action) conservative Democrats have more in common with conservative Republicans than with liberal Democrats.

 

The country’s “winner-take-all” plurality system, in contrast to the proportional representation used in many other countries (whereby a party, for example, that won 5 percent of the vote would be entitled to roughly 5 percent of the seats in the legislature), has penalized minor parties by requiring them to win a plurality of the vote in individual districts in order to gain representation.

 

The Democratic and Republican Party candidates are automatically placed on the general election ballot, while minor parties often have to expend considerable resources collecting enough signatures from registered voters to secure a position on the ballot.

 

Finally, the cost of campaigns, particularly presidential campaigns, often discourages minor parties. Since the 1970s, presidential campaigns (primaries and caucuses, national conventions, and general elections) have been publicly funded through a tax checkoff system, whereby taxpayers can designate whether a portion of their federal taxes (in the early 21st century, $3 for an individual and $6 for a married couple) should be allocated to the presidential campaign fund.

 

Whereas the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates receive full federal financing (nearly $75 million in 2004) for the general election, a minor party is eligible for a portion of the federal funds only if its candidate surpassed 5 percent in the prior presidential election (all parties with at least 25 percent of the national vote in the prior presidential election are entitled to equal funds). A new party contesting the presidential election is entitled to federal funds after the election if it received at least 5 percent of the national vote.

 

Both the Democratic and Republican parties have undergone significant ideological transformations throughout their histories.

 

The modern Democratic Party traditionally supports organized labour, minorities, and progressive reforms. Nationally, it generally espouses a liberal political philosophy, supporting greater governmental intervention in the economy and less governmental regulation of the private lives of citizens. It also generally supports higher taxes (particularly on the wealthy) to finance social welfare benefits that provide assistance to the elderly, the poor, the unemployed, and children.

 

By contrast, the national Republican Party supports limited government regulation of the economy, lower taxes, and more conservative (traditional) social policies.

 

In 2009 the Tea Party movement, a conservative populist social and political movement, emerged and attracted mostly disaffected Republicans.

 

At the state level, political parties reflect the diversity of the population. Democrats in the Southern states are generally more conservative than Democrats in New England or the Pacific Coast states; likewise, Republicans in New England or the mid-Atlantic states also generally adopt more liberal positions than Republicans in the South or the mountain states of the West.

 

Large urban centres are more likely to support the Democratic Party, whereas rural areas, small cities, and suburban areas tend more often to vote Republican.

 

Some states have traditionally given majorities to one particular party. For example, because of the legacy of the Civil War and its aftermath, the Democratic Party dominated the 11 Southern states of the former Confederacy until the mid-20th century.

 

Since the 1960s, however, the South and the mountain states of the West have heavily favoured the Republican Party; in other areas, such as New England, the mid-Atlantic, and the Pacific Coast, support for the Democratic Party is strong. Compare, for example, the 1960 and 2000 presidential elections.

 

By the early 21st century, political pundits were routinely dividing the United States into red and blue states, whose assigned colours not only indicated which political party was locally dominant but also signified the supposed prevalence of a set of social and cultural values.

 

According to the received wisdom, the red states—generally located in the South, West, and Lower Midwest—were Republican, conservative, God-fearing, “pro-life” (on the issue of abortion), small-town and suburban, opposed to big government and same-sex marriage, and enamoured of NASCAR.

 

The blue states—found mostly on the coasts, in the Northeast, and in the Upper Midwest—were similarly reductively characterized as Democratic, liberal, secular, politically correct, “pro-choice” (on abortion), urban, and connoisseurs of wine, cheese, and latte.

 

Both the Democratic and Republican parties select their candidates for office through primary elections.

 

Traditionally, individuals worked their way up through the party organization, belonging to a neighbourhood party club, helping to raise funds, getting out the vote, watching the polls, and gradually rising to become a candidate for local, state, and—depending on chance, talent, political expediency, and a host of other factors—higher office. Because American elections are now more heavily candidate-centred rather than party-centred and are less susceptible to control by party bosses, wealthy candidates have often been able to circumvent the traditional party organization to win their party’s nomination.

 

James T. Harris

The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica

 

The Britannica article ends with William Jefferson Clinton in the 1992 Presidential elections. So the hotly contested 2000 election of George W. Bush pivoted on the hanging chads of the Florida election machines, but settled by the Electoral College votes that gave him the presidency.

 

The following election was an entirely new style of candidate when Senator Barack H. Obama came from behind and received the Democratic National Committee nomination over Senator Hillary D. R. Clinton in the 2008 election. Obama became the first African-American to occupy the White House in our nation’s history and he went on to win a second term in 2010 against Senator John McCain.

 

That brings us to the 2016 elections when yet an unlikely candidate Donald J. Trump entered the race with no political experience and came from behind to eclipse more than 16 GOP candidates and beat Democratic candidate Hillary D. R. Clinton to occupy the White House.

 

What made the 2016 election unique in many ways was the amount of mostly negative publicity that was sure to sink his political ambitions. The fact that Trump won the election after spending a mere several hundred thousand dollars to run his campaign, compared to the several hundred million spent by Hillary Clinton on her failed attempt at the White House.

 

Recent political events lead one to believe that there may be major changes in the way politics continues in the United States. The Democratic Party leadership and the mishmash of various midterm 2018 campaigns have brought a broad spectrum of candidates espousing a variety of ideologies and really looney tune style rhetoric.

 

The traditional Republican Party may also experience a vast awakening as many have lost faith in the current political system. Under President Trump’s America First agenda I would not be surprised to see something along the lines of a new Make American Great Again Party that champions the rights of all American citizens as proclaimed in the Constitution. A party that values hard work, fair trade and a reinvigorated judicial system reform as well as immigration reform.

 

Much has changed in America in just the past 2 years and patriotism is on the rise, as is racial division when people lose sight of the flag that unites All Americans. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Flip the Coin Over

2-7-2019

 

Flip the Coin Over

 

There have been a lot of comments about seeing things from the other point of view. So today I took a couple of hours first to watch President Trump’s 2nd Annual State of the Union in its entirety. It lasted almost a full 90 minutes.

 

I listened as President Trump gave a powerful address to a joint session of Congress and the American people. In true Trump style he didn’t mince words. He began by honoring a number of individuals who have suffered greatly for the sake of freedom; endured judicial injustices of a broken system being able to reenter as productive members of society; survived cancer and deal with the pain of great loss.

 

He recapped many of his successes; called failed policy decisions as he saw them; gave his solutions for success and announced that the State of the Union was Strong!

 

Throughout the speech he called on Congress to come to the table of compromise to find a workable solution to keep the government open, enhance border security for what he has termed a crisis on our southern border and fund a physical barrier or wall to restrain the hordes of illegal immigrants, dangerous drugs and prevent human trafficking.

 

That being said it was a great speech, one of the best I’ve witnessed by far. The response by seated Democrats in their white garb, likened to the white gowns and hoods of the KKK coupled with their body language and facial gestures made it plain their contempt for the President and his agenda. There were a few times when one or more Democrats would join in the applause after the President made it a point to call out the fact that more women are in business than in the past, and that more women are serving in the Congress than ever before. Yeah and they didn’t even notice that the President used an age old trick of flattery which they couldn’t resist.

 

I’ll admit there were also a few times when specific House and Senate members were called out by their recent rantings about giving Socialism a chance in America. Not going to happen under his watch. In fact the President’s statement about America will never be a socialist nation was clear and to the point.

 

Afterwards I hesitated but then I forwarded the recording to Democratic Party Responder Stacey Abrams of Georgia. I thought it was only fair since her speech was said to be about 10 minutes in length. I’ve see some of the memes of her and her crowd, then about her hard working family and her dad walking home in the rain with no coat after working overtime and being picked up in the family car. Without more details my first question was if he was working overtime why did he have to walk home when he had a fully functional car at home?

 

So yes I wanted to hear more from her and she provided important details about her working class parents, the life lessons they were taught as children. She even gave more details on why her dad was walking 30 miles home in the rain with no coat. He had given his coat to a homeless man he encountered along the way home. He said he knew that man would be alone, but that his family would be coming for him. He seemed to be a good man doing something for another without expectation of anything in return.

 

I’ll be honest I didn’t listen to her entire speech as it represented the response of the Democratic Party to the Presidents SOTU. I attempted to endure as she repeatedly blamed President Trump for shutting down the government and placing federal workers on furlough without pay, playing a political stunt. She continued stating that because of the President and the Republicans there were many companies closing and moving out of the country, placing thousands of Americans out of work. (Quite the contrary to what the President actually said in his address). Instead of offering actual points worthy of compromise to insure that America stayed open and workers stayed on the job, her entire point was to simply blame, blame, and blame Republicans.

 

Quite frankly I couldn’t sit and listen to her ramblings any longer. She is an educated woman, a lawyer and former Georgia State Legislator, who ran a failed campaign for Governor and even said she supported illegal immigrants to vote in elections. Typical of the Democratic Party, supporting Illegals over citizens and trying to hedge their bet as a political stunt that goes against the Constitution. So I shut her off in mid-sentence.

 

Usually there are two sides to every coin and at least two sides to every story. Except when it’s a Democrat Story, then there is only one side that matters and everyone else is a racist.

 

It has been two years since President Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States and the entire time he has reached out to Democrats and Republicans alike attempting to move this nation forward with an America First mentality. All I’ve seen so far is what amounts to a mental “Fart” from a majority of Congress.

 

Career lifetime politicians are worried they are going to have their power and prestige taken away by President Trump who has repeatedly campaigned on “Draining the Swamp”. Middle of the road politicians may see an opportunity to claim some of the power. Freshmen politicians of the 116th Congress are what we call “wet behind the ears” and don’t know or understand the inner workings of Congress. Several have stepped up their game in an attempt to display their mental prowess or their superior knowledge. For them might I suggest that you go back into your law school days of not too long ago and look up the Miranda Warning? What does it say vs what does it mean and when to apply it in the Congressional setting.

 

This last part is for American voters. We have a real situation in Congress. There has been a resurgence of legislators who are pushing socialistic and communistic ideologies, favor the radical Islamic Sharia Law over the Rule of Law backed by the Constitution of the United States. They are not compatible. The Constitution is based on Biblical theology and Islam is based on a manmade religion of domination. It is highly likely and verified that a minimum of 100 legislators out of 535 have been influenced, are working with or are currently agents of Socialism and Communism inside the  116th Congress.

 

If American citizens have not learned the lessons of U. S. and World history; have not studied the Constitution to ensure a clear understanding of the Bill of Rights and the Amendments that guarantee those rights. And if American citizens continue sticking their heads in the proverbial sand, there will come a time within the next 6 years where many of those rights will be terminated for lack of interest. Should that happen there will be no getting them back?

 

Voting is a right of American citizenship, as is public service at local, state or federal level. It has been said that if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything. The Constitution guarantees certain rights for all citizens of the United States. Everyone else is here as a guest or as an illegal alien and there are no guaranteed rights for them. They have the right and responsibility of obeying all U. S. law, facing jail time or deportation. Anyone who enables, encourages or facilitates another person to commit a crime in the USA is also a lawbreaker and subject to being prosecuted as such.

 

There are many who serve in the U. S. military, the ready reserve or state National Guard or are continually on standby to defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES, both foreign and domestic. The oath we took has no expiration.

 

We are patriots who love our nation, its anthem and the Flag of the United States of America and Almighty God who created us all. We are in a real world war on terrorism and against evil.

 

I love this quote, “It’s a very imperfect world, and you can’t always choose your friends. That’s life. But you can never fail to recognize your enemies.” – President Donald J. Trump

 

To paraphrase former President George W. Bush “You are either with us or against us”! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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