Under Attack From Within
When did the assault begin? Oh I’m sure there was division prior to the Revolutionary War as the Founding Fathers argued for or against separating themselves from Great Britain. Every step of the way America has fought for every decision made concerning the future of our nation. The Alamo stands as a testament to the bravery, courage and determination of the American spirit. The Civil War between the states pitted family members against family members, states against states and all fighting for the rights enumerated in the Constitution. The First World War was fought “Over There” and many left our shores to help fight the war to end all wars. The Second World War saw a rekindled hesitancy as our government did not want to become involved. Never the less Americans felt the call and went where the action was because it was the right thing to do. The attack on Pearl Harbor changed the course of our nation and awoke the sleeping giant. Foreign aggression in Korea threatened the entire region and the world and many nations answered the call. The Cold War swept across and divided Europe with a wall to keep people in and the outside world out. There have been many other conflicts across the globe and the one in Vietnam saw many victims to selfish and greedy ambitions. The world as we knew it forever changed on 9-11-2001 as the War on Terrorism, Iraq and Afghanistan began.
History remembers selectively that slavery was a huge amazing, yet necessary and at times an ugly part of the making of America. What history has forgotten is how the political climate after the Civil War fostered racial tensions that continue to resurge to this day. It is not taught, nor spoken about today that the Democratic Party immediately after the Civil War gave rise to the Klu Klux Klan and gross violations of the civil rights of slaves, not yet considered real Americans, but property such as livestock and cattle. What history has not taught us is that the first black legislators in Congress were Republicans.
I believe that it has been a concerted effort that began in the early 1960’s in the Kennedy Administration where the real conflict amid racial tensions began to play out in earnest. The events of the day were the protest by Rosa Parks; racial integration of Alabama schools; culminating in the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy and others. The stage was set with President Lyndon B. Johnson who said he would have blacks voting Democrat for the next 200 years. Events in Congress began with the creation of an all-black caucus that excluded all who were not. What we know as the Congressional Black Caucus has become the self-appointed “race police” to ferret out racial injustice in government. One of their first publicity stunts began with the boycotting Republican Presidents Nixon, Reagan, and the Bushes.
Emboldened by their continued success and increased black membership the CBC took it to new levels with the active resistance to President Donald Trump, his agenda, policies and administration. Vocal CBC members such as Fredericka Wilson, Maxine Waters, John Lewis, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and many others who called openly for the impeachment, imprisonment and even for death to President Trump have done so with impunity. I’ll have you know that this “Attack from Within” is unprecedented in American political history as Congressional Caucuses conspire, intimidate and coheres members of Congress to bend to their will they have reduced themselves to “Welfare Lobbyists” (taxpayer funded bullies) and DC swamp creatures who are the voice and action arm of the deep state.
President Lincoln quoted from the book of Matthew when he once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand”
Matthew 12: 23 So Jesus called them together and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, it cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, it cannot stand. 26 And if Satan is divided and rises against himself, he cannot stand; his end has come. 27 Indeed, no one can enter a strong man’s house to steal his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can plunder his house.
Lincoln knew the importance of uniting together under one banner, one flag and worshipping one God especially when it wasn’t popular. The price he paid was assassination from what we call radical terrorism. We must not make that same mistake again. America has been called the sleeping giant and that is true in many respects. Our culture is in a constant state of change, yet the American spirit continues to flourish with patriotism and love for our country and our fellow man.
Today there is a new awakening taking place where it is no longer me, me, or all about me. The presidency of Donald Trump has given rise to new levels of tactical and domestic racism designed to divide this nation along racial and political party lines. Americans are seeing which party is promoting racism and division. They are seeing what party values them as individuals and not simply as votes to be taken at any cost. American voters are learning that they have value and today men and women of all racial and social economic backgrounds are finding a home in today’s Republican Party. Let me be clear this is not the perfect political party by far. There is no such party. However a party that stresses hard work, fair pay with affordable medical and medicines for everyone without regard to party affiliation has a certain appeal. I say listen up, tune out the fake news, ignore the naysayers and look for a way you can help someone else. Look for how you can make your slice of America better. Treat others the way you want to be treated and do not set yourself up as judge over anyone – only God sits on the Judgement Seat and we will all stand before him on the day of accounting! – I am the Real Truckmaster!