Let the Record Show
On television dramas lawyers would begin with “Let the record show” in order to place evidence OFFICIALLY ON THE RECORD. So it is only fitting to let the 2020 Presidential Candidates stand on their political records.
President Trump has a political record of 3 years, 7 months in office.
Mr. Trump announced his candidacy for the Presidency on June 16, 2015. He then accepted the Republican nomination for President of the United States in July of 2016, having defeated seventeen other contenders during the Republican primaries. On November 8, 2016, Mr. Trump was elected President in the largest Electoral College landslide for a Republican in 28 years. Mr. Trump won more than 2,600 counties nationwide, the most since President Ronald Reagan in 1984. And he received the votes of more than 62 million Americans, the most ever for a Republican candidate. These voters, in delivering a truly national victory and historic moment, rallied behind Mr. Trump’s commitment to rebuilding our country and disrupting the political status quo that had failed to deliver results. Mr. Trump won, in part, because he campaigned in places Republicans have had difficulty winning—Flint, Michigan, charter schools in inner-city Cleveland, and Hispanic churches in Florida. He went there because he wanted to bring his message of economic empowerment to all Americans. Millions of new Republicans trusted Mr. Trump with their vote because of his commitment to delivering prosperity through a reformed tax code, an improved regulatory environment, and better trade deals. President Trump’s victory has brought Americans of all backgrounds together, and he is committed to delivering results for the Nation every day he serves in office. President Trump has been married to his wife, Melania, for twelve years, and they are parents to their son, Barron. Mr. Trump also has four adult children, Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany, as well as ten grandchildren.
Vice President Pence has a political record of 12 years as an Indiana Representative in the House, 3 years as Governor of Indiana and 3 years, 7 months in office.
Vice President Pence set off for Hanover College, earning his bachelor’s degree in history in 1981. While there, he renewed his Christian faith which remains the driving force in his life. He later attended Indiana University School of Law and met the love of his life, Second Lady Karen Pence. After graduating, Vice President Pence practiced law, led the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, and began hosting The Mike Pence Show, a syndicated talk radio show and a weekly television public affairs program in Indiana. Along the way he became the proud father to three children, Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey. Growing up in Indiana, surrounded by good, hardworking Hoosiers, Vice President Pence always knew that he needed to give back to the state and the country that had given him so much. In 2000, he launched a successful bid for his local congressional seat, entering the United States House of Representatives at the age of 40. The people of East-Central Indiana elected Vice President Pence six times to represent them in Congress. On Capitol Hill he established himself as a champion of limited government, fiscal responsibility, economic development, educational opportunity, and the U.S. Constitution. His colleagues quickly recognized his leadership ability and unanimously elected him to serve as Chairman of the House Republican Study Committee and House Republican Conference Chairman. In this role, the Vice President helped make government smaller and more effective, reduce spending, and return power to state and local governments. In 2013, Vice President Pence left the nation’s capital when Hoosiers elected him the 50th Governor of Indiana. He brought the same limited government and low tax philosophy to the Indiana Statehouse. As Governor, he enacted the largest income tax cut in Indiana history, lowering individual income tax rates, the business personal property tax, and the corporate income tax in order to strengthen the State’s competitive edge and attract new investment and good-paying jobs. Due to his relentless focus on jobs, the state’s unemployment rate fell by half during his four years in office, and at the end of his term, more Hoosiers were working than at any point in the state’s 200-year history. As Governor of Indiana, Vice President Pence increased school funding, expanded school choice, and created the first state-funded Pre-K plan in Indiana history. He made career and technical education a priority in every high school. Under Vice President Pence’s leadership, Indiana, known as “The Crossroads of America,” invested more than $800 million in new money for roads and bridges across the state. Despite the record tax cuts and new investments in roads and schools, the state remained fiscally responsible, as the Vice President worked with members of the Indiana General Assembly to pass two honestly balanced budgets that left the state with strong reserves and AAA credit ratings that were the envy of the nation. It was Indiana’s success story, Vice President Pence’s record of legislative and executive experience, and his strong family values that prompted President Donald Trump to select Mike Pence as his running mate in July 2016. The American people elected President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence on November 8, 2016. President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence entered office on January 20, 2017.
Former Vice President Biden has a political record as of 1-24-2017 he ranked #18 out of 25 Longest Serving Senators with 36 years, 13 days in Congress and 8 years in office.
He graduated, University of Delaware, Newark, 1965, and Syracuse (N.Y.) University College of Law 1968; admitted to the Delaware bar in 1969 and commenced practice in Wilmington; served on the New Castle County Council 1970-1972; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1972 and reelected in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and again in 2008 and served from January 3, 1973, until January 15, 2009, when he resigned to become Vice President; chair, Committee on the Judiciary (One Hundredth through One Hundred Third Congresses), Committee on Foreign Relations (One Hundred Seventh Congress [January 3-20, 2001; June 6, 2001-January 3, 2003], One Hundred Tenth Congress); was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008, but was elected Vice President of the United States on the Democratic ticket headed by Barack Obama in 2008; reelected in 2012, and served from January 20, 2009, until January 20, 2017.
Senator Harris’ political record of 3 years, 7 months in office:
After earning an undergraduate degree from Howard University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings, she began her career in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. In 2003, Kamala became the District Attorney of the City and County of San Francisco. Among her achievements as District Attorney, Harris started a program that gives first-time drug offenders the chance to earn a high school diploma and find employment. Having completed two terms as the District Attorney of San Francisco, Kamala was elected as the first African-American and first woman to serve as California’s Attorney General. In this role, she worked tirelessly to hold corporations accountable and protect the state’s most vulnerable people. Over the course of her nearly two terms in office, Kamala won a $25-billion settlement for California homeowners hit by the foreclosure crisis, defended California’s landmark climate change law, protected the Affordable Care Act, helped win marriage equality for all Californians, and prosecuted transnational gangs that trafficked in guns, drugs, and human beings. In 2017, Kamala D. Harris was sworn in as a United States Senator for California, the second African-American woman and first South Asian-American senator in history. She serves on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on the Budget. Kamala has spent her life fighting injustice. On 8-11-2020 she became the VP running mate on the Biden/Harris democratic ticket for 2020.
In order to be fair to all candidates I used their official biographies unedited.
The 2020 Presidential Campaign is not about what they have listed in their biographies, it is about what they promise to do moving forward – if elected.
What have they said they would do to and for the American people?
President Trump recently made six promises to American workers for his second term 8-7-2020:
Defeat the China Virus:
“First and foremost, we will defeat the China virus,” Trump said to the workers gathered for his speech.
“It’s bad, and we have made tremendous strides. We are attacking the virus from every angle and through this aggressive strategy, we will win the war and it will happen sooner than people think,” he added…
Rebuild American manufacturing:
“My second promise to you is this,” Trump said. “We will rise from the current adversity of this horrible invisible enemy and we will be more prosperous and resilient than ever before.”…
Build America into a Center of Medical Manufacturing:
“My third promise is to build on these gains to turn America into the premier medical manufacturing, pharmacy, and drugstore of the world,” Trump said…
Move Millions of Manufacturing Jobs Back to America:
“My fourth promise to American workers: Beyond our medical supply chains over the next four years, we will onshore millions of new manufacturing jobs, across many other critical sectors that are vital to our national security and prosperity,” he said…
Using Tariffs to Fight for Fair Trade:
“My fifth promise to American workers is to bring back American jobs and factories using every tool at my disposal, including tariffs,” Trump said.
Put Workers First:
“My sixth and final promise today is to forever uphold the commitment I made from the beginning,” he said. “I will always put American workers first, always.”
Presidential Candidate Biden’s positions on the following as of 3-5-2020:
Capital Punishment/Death Penalty – Abolish it
Cash Bail Reform – End it
Cocaine Sentencing Disparities – Scrap the disparity
Mandatory Minimum Sentence Reform – Eliminate them
Private Prisons – Eliminate them
Minimum Wage – Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
Paid Leave – Indicates support for paid family and sick leave
Reparations – Study reparations
Charter Schools – Against for-profit charter schools
Cost of College – Two years should be free
Student Debt – Expand or fix existing debt-relief programs
Teacher Pay – Boost teacher pay
Campaign Finance – Unlimited spending should not be allowed in politics
Nuclear Power – Support developing new nuclear technologies as part of an effort to fight climate change
Oil and Gas Drilling – End new oil and gas leases on federal land and end offshore drilling
Reduce Carbon Emissions – Tax carbon emissions
Farm Economy – Strengthen enforcement, but stop short of trust-busting
Farming and Climate Change – Pay farmers to adopt climate-friendly practices
Rights for Farm Owners and Workers – Expand farm worker protections, but no specific plans for USDA civil rights
Assault Weapons – Support a voluntary buyback program
Background Checks – In favor of universal background checks
Weapon Registry – In favor of a national firearm registry
Abortion – Some limits
ACA/Coverage Expansion – Build on the ACA’s foundation
Drug Costs – Linking to overseas prices
Medicare of All – Opposes Medicare for All, but would expand coverage
DACA – Citizenship for Dreamers
Illegal Entry – Leave the statute in place
Transportation – Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
Legalizing Marijuana – Let the states decide
Marijuana Convictions – Scrapping past pot convictions
Defense Spending – Boost defense budget
Overseas Deployments – Keep the troops deployed
Capital Gains Taxes – Increase the capital gains tax rate
Corporate Income Taxes – Raise corporate taxes, but keep rates lower than before 2017
Wealth Tax – Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
Rural Broadband – Dedicate open-ended federal funding to support rural broadband
Social Media – We should consider holding companies legally liable for user posts
Tech Competition & Antitrust – We need more investigations first
China – Don’t worry so much about China
NAFTA/USMCA – Support revised USMCA
Tariffs – Don’t use tariffs to pressure countries
TPP 2.0 – Support joining CPTPP
Judge for yourself whether returning the politics of the past on steroids will benefit American, Politicians or help to sustain the economy. Will raising taxes without reduced federal spending do anything but hurt the middle class and lower income Americans by driving corporations overseas – again? Pay attention to what the candidates are saying today during the pandemic? Do they make a valid case for or against opening up the country to build a stronger economy?
Or does anything they say make sense to you? – I am the Real Truckmaster!
So Tell Me Again?
Let’s see…. I’m from Idaho and I sometimes have a hard time understanding how a deadly virus can be contained by a piece of cloth? After spending more than 20 years in the military and training with the deadly CS gas and running around Europe in MOPP level 4 gear in anticipation of nuclear biological and chemical warfare here we are facing the most deadly virus known to man in 2020 – the “Corona”, named after a beer?
We are just now finding out that it was created by the Communist Chinese Party’s military laboratory in Wuhan, China but politicians are afraid of offending the CCP so we aren’t allowed to call it the Chinese Virus or the WuFlu.
Along with millions of other Americans I would like to know why there are no hazardous materials containers on every block and every street corner of every city in every state in the nation to contain the spread of a virus when flimsy paper throw away face coverings are THROWN AWAY.
I see them in hospitals and doctor offices when going in for an exam or treatment. They are clearly marked HAZMAT. We even have teams wearing full HAZMAT suits when cleaning up fuel spills on the highways.
But we’re supposed to think that the Corona or to be politically correct the COVID-19 virus is so deadly that it will kill EVERYBODY unless we wear a paper, throw away face covering?
Seriously, I understand that people are getting the virus and there is cause for alarm. We must take precautions like staying away from those who are sick (common sense). We must cover our mouths and nose when we cough (common sense). We must regularly clean our hands and face with soap and water to prevent the virus from getting into our bodies (common sense). When we feel sick we see a doctor to determine what treatment will combat our symptoms (common sense).
It is time for us to use common sense as adults to insure we are keeping ourselves and others around us safe. We must continue to teach our children about sanitation and cleanliness. Teachers and school administration we must ensure our schools are kept clean and safe for students and staff. City officials we must insure that our cities are safe for everyone. That must include keeping trash and human waste off the streets and out of storm drains, creeks, rivers and drinking water supplies. County and state officials who must insure everywhere is safe for residents and visitors alike. Federal government manages national lands and parks to insure they are safe places for tourists. We must keep things in proper perspective.
We have dealt with viruses like the flu and other “pandemics” for years. It seems to be when the government gets involved that everything is a major crisis. New procedures have to be thought of and enacted. Enforcement MUST be done to insure these procedures are followed TO THE LETTER OF THE LAW (even when it isn’t even a law). There must be fear police to stoke the fires of fear, and see that people are adequately afraid.
It’s time for all of us to get on with living. The only sure thing in life is that death will overtake us all and we will never get out of here alive! Don’t bother to reply or say that I’m full of it. I’ve been called many things by many people and yes I’ve been full of sarcasm from the time I was born (ask my brothers). – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Sad Times in our Country?
The outcome of the November presidential election has folks jittery on all sides of the political spectrum. They fear that if Trump is not re-elected he will refuse to leave office or he will cry loudly “Voter Fraud” and contest the election. Others fear that if Biden wins the election he will effectively be a straw president unable to uphold the office of President and a call to enact the 25th Amendment would replace him with whoever becomes his VP running mate. Still another fear is the race is too close to call for obvious reasons and neither candidate take the required number of votes from the Electoral College and the Speaker of the House becomes President. We have less than 90 days before American voters head to the polls or cast their mail in ballots.
The stakes of the nation are extremely heightened by the domestic terroristic tactics of groups like Antifa headquartered in Portland, Oregon and the Black Lives Matter movement based out of Seattle, Washington. Both have been flexing their muscles in their respective cities for some time.
The George Floyd event in Minneapolis, Minnesota was a spark that ignited peaceful protest by community organizers joined by BLM and Antifa’s domestic terrorists quickly turning into vandalism, assaults and even murder before full-fledged rioting, looting and burning of businesses and local government and police offices, vehicles and attacks upon Law Enforcement Officers that has since spread into civil disobedience on a nationwide scale.
The resulting reaction from political figures (governors and mayors in every affected cities and states have been to side with the “protestors” and order LEOs to stand down while innocent bystanders are physically assaulted by Antifa wearing BLM clothing and carrying BLM banners. Police precincts have been vandalized and LEOs and others have been locked inside as buildings were set on fire. Clearly attempted murder by lawless rioters yet no action was taken to condemn or to stop it. Governors failed to call in their National Guard to restore law and order. While nobody wanted a repeat of Kent State nobody stood on the side of law and order or public safety as more LEOs were ordered to stand down.
Next were chants to defund the police and abolish the police which should have been quickly squelched by local officials. Instead mayors made a show of reducing the salaries and operating budged of local LEOs. Some mayors even marched with the “protestors” while their bewildered LEOs were forced to look the other way. Even as police vehicles were destroyed, buildings ignited and officers assaulted and murdered. Governors and mayors went so far as to allow “protest zones” within the inner cities and likened them to summer lovefests or some such nonsense.
When the DOJ began sending in federal taskforces to protect federal property and to ensure the safety of government employees and citizens a cry was heard all the way to the White House. The cry was not to thank President Trump but to demand federal “Stormtroopers” leave immediately.
I may have missed a few things but in my opinion the rioters of Antifa, BLM and other Fascist and Marxist groups actively participating in the civil unrest are not exercising any of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. They are conducting criminal acts and Sedition, possibly even Treason against US Government officials while threatening to topple the sitting President of the United States.
Here is something to think about with the rioters. (I’m not going to continue calling them protestors as they passed that mark a long time ago). We see the media showing BLM mostly “peaceful protesting” where white people are passing themselves off as BLM protestors, while vandalism is done by black looters in the name of BLM are simply hungry and looting for bread. How much bread is there in the high end computer stores, automobile sales lots and Walmart, Target or other stores that are stripped of high end electronics typically in Democratic lead cities? Why are groups of men and women brandishing and pointing guns menacingly at motorists and preventing them from passing by? After targeting the inner cities, and moving into the suburbs, primarily into rich neighborhoods they attempt to provoke a police response.
This weekend how many were killed and wounded in Chicago without so much as a whimper from the media, yet when a suspect fires on police and police return fire, then it’s considered grounds to vandalize and loot more high end stores in downtown Chicago?
These are the groups dedicated to creating chaos across America and all the while Americans are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are social distancing, wearing face coverings and staying safe at home while either being unemployed or attempting to keep our businesses afloat. We have schools that have been closed way too long. Our churches and places of worship are shuttered or allowed to open with unrealistic restrictions while bars, casinos and fast food establishments are allowed to open with far less restrictions. There is concern, not that rioters are social distancing or wearing face coverings or restricting the number of rioters who can attend any of their “events”.
Democratic politicians have not openly opposed them, yet threaten Americans who don’t follow their “COVID-19 protocol”. Tell police to stand down for rioters, but arrest someone for not wearing a mask is simply ridiculous. The concern is whether people can move about outdoors freely without social distancing, wearing face coverings or dancing in the streets that might cause the virus to spread. You can’t have it both ways, yet we do.
The criminal acts and those who organize, finance, lead and participate are criminals and should be locked up. Politicians (any elected or appointed) who encourage aid, abet or enable lawlessness are just as guilty as if they personally participated in the assaults, murder and rioting. They should resign or be removed from office, charged, tried and when convicted sentenced according to the seriousness of the charge(s) and they should be held personally and criminally responsible.
I personally don’t think masks work. They don’t stop any viruses. They don’t offer any sort of protection. If worn without being cleaned properly can lead to far worse problems. There is no reason anyone who is hiking in the mountains, fishing in a lake, riding a bike or driving in a car or traveling with family and friends should wear a mask. Going into close proximately to others in a mall or grocery story common sense should prevail. Adults have the capacity to make decisions based upon their individual circumstances and understand the consequences of their actions.
Now about the election and mail in voting, some states have been using mail in voting or absentee ballots for years. When they are done correctly and honestly it offers folks the ability to vote when they otherwise would have been unable to.
What doesn’t make sense is mandating mail in voting for everyone. (It’s like Medicare for all, free stuff for all and anything else for all). There are several reports of millions of ballots coming back as undeliverable or even being mailed to outdated addresses. Think of all the wasted funds? It would have been easier if each state would validate their voter rolls databases. If there are more votes cast than there are registered voters or voters casting multiple ballots that can be a problem?
Now here’s something to think about. What if it becomes a contested race and no clear winner is outright elected who becomes president – Pelosi – what if she is voted out of office too? How is that addressed in the Constitution? Yeah that might open a really big can-of-worms.
Historically Americans step up when the going gets tough. A great number of men and women hunt, own guns and who would willingly step up if law enforcement is unwilling or unable to provide protection and security in our country. We have seen in recent weeks where thugs with guns decide to go into an area they are unfamiliar with and are met with an overwhelming force. Some of these encounters ended up by the aggressor being outmatched or outsmarted.
Not too long ago there were incidents in Colorado Springs where Antifa and BLM were doing their thing with blocking traffic on the interstate and messing around downtown taunting police. Some of these folks decided to head to where the super-max prison was located and were met by townsfolks who made it clear they were not wanted. The group rolled into town, stopped at the city hall where they took some pictures and hurriedly got back in the vans and left without saying goodbye.
This country has always been divided – law abiding vs lawlessness. So long as law and order prevail things are good, but when lawlessness is allowed to flourish – not so good. Our enemies are attacking covertly and with surrogates like we see on the news. Groups like BLM and Antifa did not just appear out of nowhere, but are international terrorist groups conducting domestic terrorism activities on the streets of our nation. What they have experienced thus far is silence from the liberal left and even a weird kinship with Democratic politicians who’d rather side with them, than stand up and say enough!
It doesn’t matter which party wins in November, the domestic terrorist groups have promised to EXPLODE into more radical terrorist activities after the election. One group is threatening to occupy the White House next month for 57 days. That won’t work out well for them. So unless they are identified and their leadership rounded up, prosecuted and sentenced for sedition or an appropriate sentence there will be open warfare on our streets.
This election is less than 90 days away and the outcome will affect the nation going forward.
If Democrats win overwhelmingly the Legislative and Executive Branches the nation will fail because their same failed Democratic policies of the past are still failed policies.
If Republicans win overwhelmingly the Legislative and Executive Branches the nation has a better chance of recovering economically but we must get the nation opened up and back to normal.
We cannot live in fear of – what if – that is not who we are as a nation or a people. We will pull together drain the swamp completely and remove deep state operatives to be identified and prosecuted for this ongoing coup. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Power vs Authority
I’m sure volumes have been written about both power and authority. Someone with authority does not have to prove but must exercise their authority to those who fall under that authority. The owner of a business tells the employees what is expected of them to do their jobs, but is not involved in the daily goings on of the company. He is concerned with efficiency, customer satisfaction and making a profit.
A millionaire who doesn’t have to prove his wealth, he knows what he has and is free to spend it as he wishes. On the other hand someone might hang around those who are wealthy hoping it will rub off and onto them, or as a means to impress others.
There are unwritten rules that you don’t go into someone else’s place and tell them how to do things unless you have authorization – authority! You don’t criticize the chef who’s cooking your meal and you don’t go into mammas kitchen without permission and you don’t mess with your barber!
God is the ultimate authority of the universe. The Word of God is the ultimate authority for man to live by on earth. It doesn’t matter whether we like it or hate it – God’s Word is supreme. We have only 2 choices – Obedience or Disobedience. Understand there are consequences for both.
The establishment of governments and rulers is by God. Nobody becomes a king, a president or a ruler unless it is brought about by God. Thus it is under HIS authority that rulers rise up and are brought down. Throughout history we can see that not all rulers have been good. In fact it is the nature of man to sin against the will of Almighty God.
We are told in Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” God is not taken by surprise.
The Constitution of the United States clearly states that state and federal governments receive power from the citizens. Power not given to the state or the federal government is retained by the citizens.
Therefore politicians have the constitutional authority AND responsibility to use their enumerated powers wisely. Why do we so often see the blatant misuse of power beyond the authority of their political office?
Once someone has been given power its taste often leads to wanting more and can best described by a quotation of the 19th century British politician Lord Acton “Absolute power corrupts absolutely“.
Someone with power but not having authority will almost always try to exert that power by brute force over another. They feel it is their right, their obligation to demonstrate the power of their might as a means of intimidation to control someone else.
We see it when a drug dealer or a rapper to flash their cash or fling their bling in the face of others online selfies and videos for their friends, associates and rivals as a sign they have arrived. I call it greed.
Over time we have seen a lot of corruption take over American politics and those elected into political office become lifetime politicians feeding and bleeding tax dollars for their own personal gain while many have become millionaires.
For years American Christians have pleaded with God to save our nation and heal our land. The bible states very clearly, ” if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Our hearts are stubborn and we want God to act without us doing our part. Some have even gone so far as to demand an answer from God.
It is ludicrous for the pot to demand of the potter ANYTHING!
When God does hear committed Christians, seeking God’s face and humbly praying for forgiveness of the sins of our nation, he is quick to forgive and eager to answer.
All too often when the answer comes we think God has made a mistake? Let me assure you that God does not make mistakes. Everything is according to HIS plan and HIS will.
What would you do if God called YOUR NAME? What would your reaction be? Would you hide? Would you say I’m not worthy? Or would you say, “Speak Lord, your servant listens?” Those are all reactions from men of the bible. What about David who stood up against the giant Goliath and by the power of God slew the giant with a single stone?
In 1986 Donald Trump during a televised interview was asked if he would ever consider running for President. Without hesitation he said, “If my country needed me I would run.” This calling lasted for more than 30 years by the man who was making his mark in New York real estate construction yet felt that the time was not yet. This was a man who had power and authority in Trump Enterprises. He had everything imaginable, all the money and toys and lived the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
As American Christians continued praying God heard their prayers.
If you’ve read “The Faith of Donald J. Trump” you know what Paul Harvey would have said, “The rest of the story”.
When God called, Donald Trump said, “Yes Lord, your servant listens”. Not in those exact words because let’s face it God knew him, but he did not yet really know God. Over a period of weeks if not months God put into motion a series of events that would provide conformation of the calling God had put into the heart of Donald Trump many years before.
It is often God’s plan to use other people, (strangers) to bring forth a word from God that confirms what God has been speaking to our hearts. That is what God did in this instance. He spoke to a man of God in Texas that Donald Trump would be the 45th President of the United States. At first the man laughed. He didn’t know Trump and this sounded at the very least farfetched. Then God spoke to him a second time and said that Donald Trump would be an Isaiah 45 President. God said go tell Donald Trump he would stop evil and be a sword to the spirit of political correctness. A few weeks later that man was invited by a pastor to a meeting with Donald Trump in Trump Tower. He was asked to tell what God had said. The man repeated what God had said and to be clear read Isaiah 45 in its entirety.
In 2015 when Donald and Melania Trump came down the escalator and as Trump announced his intent to run for President of the United States America was stunned and went into a state of shock. For many it seemed as if God had made a huge mistake Trump couldn’t possibly be God choice for America.
I will tell you again – God doesn’t make mistakes. He takes the most unlikely to do the unthinkable in order to demonstrate HIS power over any situation. God gave power and authority to Donald Trump as he ran an unlikely campaign against very seasoned politicians.
I won’t go into the details of the past 4 years, but I can tell you that the sheer force of evil that has come up against Donald Trump from that day in 2015 until today in 2020 would have toppled even the most experienced politician without God’s help. We have seen an increase in political correctness across America and throughout the world as the forces of darkness continue to opposed and resist what God is doing. When you have power and authority and are doing what God has commanded, nothing can stop you unless allowed by God. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
National Security Private Servers and Official Classified Documents
Everyone who has worked for the US government in any capacity involving computers understands cyber security and safeguarding classified documents. In fact many US government employees, elected officials and political appointees take an oath to do just that. Members of Congress and Administration cabinet officials all pledge to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
Cyber security is taken very seriously in the Department of Defense and violations are handled rather quickly even for seemingly minor infractions. Take the case of a young sailor during the Obama Administration on a submarine who was convicted of sending a photo home from inside a classified nuclear submarine. Did you say double standard? I certainly did and so did President Trump. It wasn’t until Trump pardoned the sailor that he was released from confinement.
So how is it that the spouse of a former President, a former Senator and at the time the sitting Secretary of State in the Obama Administration, Hillary Clinton decided against all protocols and common sense to use a private email server to send and receive classified correspondence instead of official channels?
Recently testifying before a Senate committee former Acting Director of the FBI in the Obama Administration, Sally Yates also admitted using a private email server for official business.
It brings into question unlawful practices involving National Security that may have occurred elsewhere in the Obama Administration, like say in the White House with POTUS44 (Obama) and/or VP47 (Biden). If that isn’t scary enough given the corruption emerging from within the Democratic Party, what if this violation of Cyber Security occurred in other cabinet posts and/or Ambassadorships? Or extended to Congressional Democrats (current and former) or their Congressional Staff in Washington or in their home offices? With all the “leaking” of sensitive information to the press over the past 4 years and the endless Congressional Committee “investigations” I suspect that the swamp is much larger and deeper than anyone is aware of and for reasons not yet disclosed. We have former national security officials appearing on mainstream daytime news media programs and nightly talk shows pushing their hatred for Trump and promoting their latest tell all book deals, possibly containing classified material with nobody the wiser………until now. If you begin hearing a huge sucking sound coming out of Washington don’t be surprised if it is only the sound of the swamp draining. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Controversy Over Black Lives Matter
Instead of walking on eggshells I want to directly engage a discussion of the BLM movement. I can appreciate and share the concern about black lives. Their creation came about during the Obama administration and their leader was even invited to the White House by President Obama. What they discussed was anybody’s guess as I saw little to nothing in the media afterwards.
Since then the BLM movement virtually stalled in Seattle. They were not prepared for or organized to spread nationally until the untimely death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The BLM Foundation quickly seized at the opportunity of local community protest and as they moved into the highly profile scene, not realizing they were not the only ones (Antifa) had also been paying attention to what was beginning to happening.
It is my opinion that Antifa (a designated domestic terrorist organization) hijacked the BLM movement and turned peaceful protests into chaotic scenes of rioting, vandalizing, looting, burning, with assaults and murder under the banner of BLM. As news reporting showed protest marches and rioting I couldn’t help but notice the Antifa “uniform” of black or dark clothing, face coverings, helmets, clubs, guns and many white people holding BLM banners and Antifa flags.
Without realizing or wanting it to happen like this Black Lives Matter became the mantra chanted at every protest march and rioting. Even when statues began to be toppled it was known as BLM doing the dirty work. I don’t think the founder of BLM Foundation imagined the impact it would have on American lives let alone black lives.
Many politicians saw the BLM movement as a means to solidify their political career by catering to the demands and going so far as to ignore common sense and put BLACK LIVES MATTER in your face and on city streets in Democratically controlled cities, even violating local laws, ordnances and protocols.
As the cry to “Defund the Police” and “Abolish the Police” became the rallying cry of Antifa and socialistic radicals across the nation these same politicians did not oppose them, but began giving in to their demands against public safety concerns of their citizens. Their decisions paved way to widespread destruction of infrastructure and public safety as open assaults have been allowed to continue for more than 2 months already.
It is currently politically incorrect to challenge the premise that Black Lives Matter. Anyone who questions that statement must be a racist! Advertisers have put together catchy 60 second spots on television and cable that now say “No Lives Matter until Black Lives Matter first”. Why is it important that anyone think that Black Lives Matter, when down in the “Hood” black lives clearly don’t matter as black-on-black crime continues to rise in places like Chicago, New York City and many other places.
The premise that cops are out to get black lives is a fantasy. Statistics show that cops enforcing the laws may in fact encounter more black suspects because there is more black criminal activity and gang violence, yet black deaths at the hands of cops is exceedingly low compared to other racial groupings.
What I fail to see is why high level politicians and former government officials do not give their priority to reducing crime in these crime ridden areas? What has Obama done during his time in the Senate and as President and in the 4 years after to actively organize efforts to reduce the crime in Chicago where he was first serving as an appointed/elected official? As a community organizer when did he organize Chicago into Neighborhood Watch communities? He clearly has the experience and financial resources to give back to those who gave him their trust. If Black Lives Mattered to Obama why did he not focus on criminal reforms that would lift the black community out of the poverty that traps them?
If Black Lives Matter, I mean really matter why do black legislators and politicians do nothing to stop activities like Planned Parenthood who target the disadvantaged primarily in the black community by aborting (murdering) the unborn while they are still living inside the womb?
I say to the founder of Black Lives Matter take your message of hope to the inner city and teach respect for others so they will choose to stop this unnecessary violence when drugs and money equal power over others and fear and intimidation are tactics designed to keep people oppressed. How can you even say Black Lives Matter when your actions say otherwise? Without God there is no hope. Without God there is no future to look forward to, we must learn to fear God, to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We must learn to respect and put others first.
All Lives Matter – unless you believe your life doesn’t matter. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
If I ask what is essential I’d get different answers depending on who I asked right?
So I looked online at these three different sites:
Essential – Definition, absolutely necessary; indispensable.
Essential – Suggests that which is in the very essence or constitution of a thing.
Essential – Definition: Necessary or needed.
In light of recent events we are constantly bombarded with the political implications regarding who, what or when someone or some place is deemed essential. I still want to know who decided to make that worldwide determination for mankind. Who is the driving force behind it all?
One of the first things after the surfacing of the China Virus or as it has now been dubbed “The Election Infection” was the determination of businesses that were essential. It was consensual that hospitals and first responders were essential to treating those who became infected with the COVID-19 virus. It also made hospital workers, doctors, nursing and medical staff essential. Law Enforcement, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Technicians were included in this initial order.
All personnel not employed in critical care medical treatment facilities were considered non-essential and ordered to remain home in self-isolation. No trips to the store, no barber or beauty salon services, no visiting relatives, no worship services and no recreation facilities could open. Stay safe at home and we’re together alone became catch phrases to live by. All other businesses were considered non-essential and must immediately close. Schools and all education facilities were closed indefinitely. Children were to be home-schooled (parents weren’t allowed back to work yet anyway).
It was soon realized (sooner for some) that food and medications were needed by residents and grocery stores could open with caveats – facemasks, social distancing and limited number of patrons allowed. This meant that grocery store workers were now considered essential and some were allowed to go to work. Then home supply (hardware) stores were considered essential and store employees were allowed back to work. Customers had to comply with caveats – facemasks, social distancing and limited number of customers allowed. It wasn’t long before liquor stores and marijuana shops became essential and their store workers became essential. Next hair salons, massage parlors and hands on medical treatment facilities were deemed essential and their workers allowed back to work. Every time an entity was deemed essential, so were their workers. One of the last vestiges were restaurants comply with caveats – facemasks, social distancing and limited number of customers allowed.
So 20 + weeks into this economic shutdown schools are still closed and teachers are fighting returning to work over fears of catching the virus. Churches in many areas are allowed to reopen at 50% capacity and comply with caveats – facemasks, social distancing and limited number of congregation allowed.
During this time of shutdown protests turning into riots began to breakout in cities across the nation. Businesses and official government facilities were vandalized, looted and burned while local politicians restricted law enforcement response an allowed lawlessness to continue. Apparently lawless domestic terrorists had been deemed essential and exempt for complying with caveats – facemasks, social distancing and no limit on the number of rioters allowed to participate. Many innocent civilians were attacked, injured and killed in the name of social justice while officials cheered and/or participated.
Who died and left the hidden person in charge of essential/non-essential determinations. Is it the same person(s) who decided that there is no cure for COVID-19 and everyone must remain at home until a vaccine is available for all? So many questions and every answer lead to even more questions. Will all this craziness suddenly end after November 3rd, 2020? Will life return to normal with all the violence just a bad dream? Regardless of the outcome of the election will everything suddenly be better on November 4th, 2020?
The only thing that is essential for life is Almighty God. He is the giver of life and the creator God. If he created it – it is essential. No government, man or entity can save mankind from the craziness of life as we know it. Only salvation in the blood and name of Jesus Christ is essential to take one to the throne of Almighty God in heaven. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Then God Sent a Warrior
As this fictional story goes a man was trapped on top of his house in a flood. He prayed asking God to save him. As the flood waters kept rising a helicopter came and lowered a rope ladder. “Grab hold of the ladder” someone yelled from the helicopter. The man refused, saying “God will save me.” Next came a boat and someone yells to the man, “Get in the boat.” The man refused, saying “God will save me.” Finally he water rose over the top of the house and the man drowned. At the pearly gate the man cried out to God, “Why didn’t you save me?” It is told that God answered, “I sent a helicopter and a boat. Why didn’t you get in?”
The state of the nation has been in a virtual decline for quite some time. We are like frogs in a pot of lukewarm water and the burner has been on low. As a nation we’re wrestling with racism which threatens to divide us. We’ve grown accustomed to and made abortion not only acceptable but a women’s “right” issue. We’ve made it legal to recognize gay “rights” and openly flaunt same sex or “partner” relations outside of traditional marriage. We’ve taken God out of schools, businesses and politics. It is acceptable to talk about religion, just not about God or godly values. Our blind acceptance of worldly values and political correctness is taking our nation down a road to nowhere.
For years Christians have been on their knees praying for God to save our nation from our sins. We question that our prayers are even heard? We doubt that if heard our prayers will not even be answered? We have doubted God and submitted ourselves to fear. We have doubted ourselves? Do we really trust God? Maybe we are not worthy? Maybe we are justified by our doubt and fear? How would we know if God really did answer? Would he give us a sign?
Maybe it’s time we go back in time and read Isaiah 45 to see what God did when he called Cyrus to become king of Israel? Although Cyrus didn’t know God, God heard the people wanting a king and he gave them Cyrus.
The same is true of our nation. Although not mentioned in the bible, the United States was created with a purpose to be a shining city on a hill for the glory of God. A people wanting freedom to worship God, live peacefully and raise their families. And as will everything that God creates, there are elements of the dark side who attempt to derail what God is doing. When we settled peacefully in the colonies, trouble showed its ugly head with the introduction of slavery, deception and murder. As our nation expanded from sea to shining sea, trouble showed its ugly head even more with lying, deceit, greed and the thirst for power over people. As our nation grew, so was the thirst for power. Americans chose and adopted a Constitution based upon godly principles that became our Rule of Law. Americans wanted a king, but instead chose presidents to head our newly formed Constitutional-Republic.
During the past 240+ years since 1776 we have had a total of 45 presidents. Each one selected by Almighty God for specific times and purposes. Not all have been godly men. Some have been deeply rooted in religion, while others had their feet firmly planted in the world. Some were of strong character, while others were in fact weak. During trying times in our nation’s history God chose men for each occasion. Often they have been popular men with viable name recognition it has been the most unlikely choice.
Just in my lifetime after the assassination of JFK, we got LBJ. After the resignation of Nixon we got Ford. Terrorist attacks on our homeland occurred with Reagan, Clinton, Bush and the people wanted more and God sent Obama. God’s way is not to force his will on anyone so clearly giving people what they want is not always best. Always giving our children what want is not always what they need or what is best for them either. Not satisfied the people cried out to God even more as the world continued its downhill spiral. God needed a warrior to stop evil and expose the evils of political corruption so God sent Trump.
You may be thinking that God made a mistake? You would be wrong.
How do I know? Look around at the evil that has risen to an unprecedented level, never before seen in the history of our nation. Trump was not on anybody’s radar as a politician. By all standards Trump is a self-made man. He has everything imaginable – power, fame and fortune. Hobnobbing with the rich and famous, even politicians saw him as a feather in their caps. A picture with him was a trophy and his donations were sought. Everything changed when Trump entered into the political arena.
Campaigning on Building the wall, draining the swamp and making America great again sent shockwaves throughout political circles on both sides of the isle. Trump became poison as politicians wanted nothing to do with him. After Trump’s inauguration Congressional GOP began distancing themselves from him. Congressional Democrats began a campaign of resistance. Entrenched Obama Administration enacted a coup and began conspiring to remove him from office – one way or another and at all costs.
Americans did not know, nor did we realize there even was a swamp in Washington. We have long suspected that politicians have their own political survival first and foremost as their priority. We have gotten used to expecting them to tell us what we want to hear, while doing what we cannot see and we have been living with the consequences. What goes on in Washington doesn’t stay there, but affects us all. Politicians are not held to the same standard or rules as the average taxpaying citizens. We have never been aware of how a public servant can become a millionaire on taxpayer dollars?
A great number of American voters are influenced by unsavory politicians, unethical news outlets and dishonest staff, but have never met, negatively or personally affected by Donald J. Trump as president or otherwise. Their dislike is solely manufactured.
Likewise many who call themselves Christians are taken back by the sinful nature of the man based on what has been released in the media. They do not equate themselves to the sinful nature of man in that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. They do not believe that God would save such a man as Trump. So I ask, did God save a sinner like you or me? Is it not God’s will that no man perish? Is it God’s will that everyone come to the salvation knowledge of God?
When God called his name, Donald Trump could have said, I’m an important man and I’m busy. Yet he did not. We are told many are called but few are chosen. Of those who answer the call of God are even fewer. They are the ones who have the most to give up. So why would a man who has everything, give it up to become President of the United States? Did he anticipate the amount of anger and resentment that would rise up against him or did he trust God? Trump has a vision of great things for our nation and he made it his purpose to be obedient to what God called him to do. It’s such a huge responsibility. Doesn’t the bible tell us to whom much is given, much is required?
Do you know that when George W. Bush became President his first official trip outside the United States was to Mexico? Do you know that when Barack H. Obama became President his first official trip outside the United States was to Canada? Do you know that when Donald J. Trump became President his first official trip outside the United States was a five-day “World Religion Tour” to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he was greeted by Saudi King Salman and spoke at the Abdulaziz International Conference Center, then he went to Israel where he met with the Prime Minister of Israel, before going to the infamous Wailing Wall. He then had a solemn discussion with the Palestinian leader. The purpose of this trip was to begin Middle East Peace Talks, and then he went to Rome where he met with the Pope? While President Trump was initiating international diplomacy abroad the Congressional Democrats were plotting ways to impeach him. What does that tell you? It confirms what I already knew, that Donald J. Trump was the right man as the 45th President. It signaled that trouble lay ahead for him, his administration and for the American people.
That was 4 years ago and much water has crossed under the bridge since then. Because this is an election year and all previous attempts to sabotage the Trump presidency have failed we started off 2020 with a totally new issue facing our nation and the world. It is the China Virus that surfaced in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Over the years we’ve had other virus’ impact our world, but none so mysterious as this unknown entity called COVID-19.
What may have begun accidently in a laboratory in Wuhan, China has caused a great amount of anxiety and confusion worldwide. There have been shortages of virtually every type of commodity you can name. Those most notable shortages were over toilet paper, hand towels, hand sanitizer and various cleaning agents. Other shortages included meat, eggs and a host of other food items and necessities. Currently there appears to be a nationwide coin shortage (first time in history).
We are down to the wire with 90 days before the 2020 Presidential Election. The field has narrowed to Democratic challenger former Vice President Joe Biden and Karen Bass Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. They promise to raise taxes and undue what the current administration has done. They offer no hope of a better tomorrow, only a future moving forward without a President Trump in it.
The incumbent President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have engaged the consciousness of America with hope for a brighter future ahead while they opt for a Safer America with even more jobs available and an economy far better than ever (before COVID-19).
It now comes down to American voters to decide if they want more rioting and lawlessness in a Biden presidency or do you want more hope for you and your families in a better tomorrow from a continuation of the Trump presidency? Elected officials know that to get your vote they must sing the same old song, dance to the same old tune and do so until the polls close in Hawaii on November 3rd, 2020.
Happy with your free stuff vote Blue – happy with your OWN stuff vote Red – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Why Must You Explain Doing Right?
Recently Orlando Magic Forward Jonathon Isaac stood during the National Anthem prior to the game while all other players took a knee. Since when must someone explain doing the right thing?
Steelers Defensive End Stephon Tuitt recently explained why he stands as a proud American and will continue to honor his country and set an example for his children to stand for what they believe in.
In 2017 Steelers Alehandro Villanueva a US Army Veteran and former Captain chose to defiance of the team by standing during the National Anthem, was severely reprimanded and team shamed until he issued a public apology for defying other members of the team.
During an international competition of the US Women’s Volleyball Kelly O’Hara sprang into action to rescue the American flag.
US Women’s Volleyball team captain Megan Rapinoe did quite the opposite by dishonoring the nation she represented on foreign soil.
Answer me this: Since when has kneeling become the norm and honoring the nation, its symbols and traditions something to be avoided in the United States of America?
Every player who kneeled should have had to explain why they chose to be disrespectful before being terminated. I don’t know if the blame is totally on the players, after all they’re only doing what they see others do, right? Pier shaming is now the new normal in professional sports. Football players do it. Baseball players do it. Basketball players do it. Race car drivers do it. Volleyball players do it. I’ll bet even professional swimmers too?
This started after President Trump made a statement that those dishonoring the flag or national anthem should be fired after the Kapearnick incident on national television in 2017.
At that particular time in our nation’s history public display of national disrespect became acceptable. Did it begin at home? How can that be when Kapearnick came from a wealthy, privileged family? Did they fail to teach American history in his upper class preppy school? Maybe he’s simply a victim of white privilege?
Even the National Football League made a decision, as did the owners, coaches and managers of many professional sports teams to error on the side of disrespect by allowing political discord onto the sidelines, into the dugouts and even onto player’s uniforms.
It is time for everyone to stop allowing herd mentality to govern doing the wrong thing for any reason. The answer is simple, if you don’t like where you live move. If you feel oppressed living in the United States then go somewhere else with hundreds of countries to choose from finding a suitable place should be easy – don’t forget to bring and wear a mask.
Call me old fashion or a relic of the past but there are things you don’t do around me.
Don’t take the name of the Lord in vain
Don’t act stupid.
Don’t go out with women that do.
Don’t mess with my family.
Don’t disrespect or abuse the elderly (anyone older than you).
Don’t mistreat animals.
Honor the United States of America
Honor the Constitution of the United States
Honor the President and Vice President
Honor the Flag,
Honor the National Anthem
Respect the symbols of our nation’s history (statues)
Respect mom and dad (grands too)
Respect brothers and sisters (everyone)
Treat others fairly and with the utmost respect
It may have been fig Newton who said for every action there are consequences.
Newton’s Law of Motion: To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction:
Disrespect has very real yet often unequal consequences. – I am the Real Truckmaster!