What Do You Know About The 25th Amendment?

3-2-2021

What Do You Know About The 25th Amendment?

There has been a lot of talking and articles written about using the 25th Amendment to replace President Trump during his 4 years in office. Mostly it has been just that – talk, that is until the General Election on November 3rd, 2020 and the days, weeks and months after when it became a disputed election. If you have followed my blogs you will note that I have posted about the 25th Amendment and about the sequence of events to be followed following a presidential election that has become disputed.

What followed the election was highly irregular, at best. One side determined that their candidate had won and the other side MUST concede even before the popular vote counts had been confirmed in each of the 50 states. In fact their candidate  was not referred to as the projected president-elect, but simply “created” a non-existent office of president-elect, and was even referred to prematurely as the 46th POTUS and made the cover of newspaper and magazines long before the Electoral College votes had been confirmed and submitted to Congress.

The incumbent who contested the election was cast as simply a sore loser and urged to concede.

Then the events leading up to and occurring on January 6th, 2021 the date when the Electoral College votes were to be counted and confirmed and the president-elect officially declared during a joint session of Congress by Vice President Pence.

It is important for us to first look at the 25th Amendment (1967) of the Constitution and what it actually says. (Keep in mind that Section 1 “in case of the removal, death or resignation of the President”.)

Amendment XXV (1967)

Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

[This amendment clarifies the Constitution’s previously ambiguous language about presidential succession, explicitly confirming the long-standing custom that when a president dies in office the vice president becomes president, rather than acts as president.]

Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

[If the vice presidency becomes vacant, the president may nominate a new vice president, subject to the confirmation of both the House and Senate. The amendment also provides procedures for replacing a president who becomes incapacitated.]

Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

The events and hostilities that occurred on January 6th were in fact preplanned and coordinated to coincide with the MAGA rally held on that day so as to create the impression that patriotic Americans who supported President Trump were a violent and angry mob bent on violence.   According to President Trump he offered to deploy 10,000 National Guard troops insure the peace in the area around the Capital in Washington, D.C. but that offer was refused by none other than the office of Speaker Pelosi who thought it would be bad optics.   I have read the reports from Capital Police who said the intrusion into the Capital began shortly before President Trump began to speak.   It’s interesting to note that once reports of intruders in the Capital, legislators were moved by Capital Police and law enforcement to safety and were under no direct threat. Of the deaths attributed to the intrusion that day only one, USAF veteran Ashli Babbitt (a Trump supporter) was shot and killed by a Capital Police lieutenant.   Marchers have reported that Antifa members were in fact being escorted inside the Capital by Capital Police. I watched footage as the MAGA crowd began arriving (after a 45 minute walk) they were waved into a certain area of the Capital by Capital Police. Media footage of the crowd showed both individuals and families arriving outside the Capital, far from the violent angry mob. I have seen video and still shots of Antifa members forcing their way into areas inside the Capital and making their way to Speaker Pelosi’s office and other areas not generally accessible to the public.   I watched a video of individual placing objects around the outside of the Capital during the hours of darkness prior to January 6th, 2021. I have also seen the FBI photo’s asking for identification of individuals inside the Capital and I have seen other staged photos of individuals inside the Capital on January 6th and in each case they are clearly not Trump supporters.   However that did not stop the knee jerk reaction by House Democrat Jamie Raskin (Maryland) who introduced House Resolution 21 urging Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. Clearly not the intent of the amendment as President Trump was fully able and functioning as President of the United States. I have read HR 21 and find its contents full of false misstatements (lies).

H.Res.21 – Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) Introduced 1-11-2021 – House Judiciary

Passed House (01/12/2021) (223 – 205)

This resolution calls upon Vice President Michael R. Pence (1) to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the Twenty-fifth Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments to declare that the President is unable to successfully discharge the duties and powers of his office, and (2) to transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House notice that he will be immediately assuming the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Even though Vice President Pence did not invoke the 25th Amendment it did not stop the House from presenting Articles of Impeachment to the Senate and attempting to take other unconstitutional actions against President Trump during his final days in office and in the weeks after leaving office.

I want to make a point that should Congress decide to go after a President who is clearly able to function as president, would they not hesitate to go after President Biden who clearly is not able to function as president? With a willing accomplice like Vice President Harris who would the temptation be too great not to claim her rightful place as the first woman president?

Harris would then have to name her Vice Presidential candidate, to be approved by both the House and the Senate; who could then invoke the 25th Amendment to have her removed from office and the circle of misuse of the 25th Amendment could theoretically continue until the General Election of 2024.

When you open Pandora’s box  and let the cat out of the bag there is no way to make it right again? – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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What Are You Holding On To?

3-1-2021

What Are You Holding On To?

After January 20th you would think that President Biden’s calls for national unity would usher in a new era in America where Americans would be proud of their heritage, our nation’s accomplishments and how we are seen by people around the world.

I could be wrong or maybe I just missed something. I have heard literally nothing coming out of the White House or from Congress that indicate we have been reaching or have reached national unity. It is obvious that with Trump out of the picture the only thing that I see happening are fast tracking the decline and downfall of America by the liberal left, congressional members of the Progressive Democratic Party and the cover given by the mainstream media.

It’s like the lies about Black Lives Matter while calling for the funding of Planned Parenthood who actually terminate black, white, brown and yellow lives for the convenience of American women and their “right” to choose which baby to terminate. So don’t tell me you give a hoot about any lives other than your own, or maybe you would volunteer to self-terminate as your right to choose.

I see the America that President Biden said was back is simply the failed policies of Obama being carried out as the “Biden Deal” where open borders; placating our enemies in the middle east “Iran Arms Deal” (remember Obama’s plane loads of cash to Iran?); joining the Paris Climate Accord and stopping the XL Pipeline construction that would have ensure our dominance and American oil independence; not to think of the thousands of American jobs lost due to presidential action (power of the pen).

With Trump off social media (that’s what you wanted right) the media have to actually look for news the old fashioned way, but when Trump speaks they have gained back their purpose of dissecting every word he speaks.

Yet when President Biden speaks, he’s like an NFL quarterback fumbling the ball. He has trouble connecting the dots into coherent sentences without a teleprompter really, really, really close. He comes off as one of those in an old folk’s home pretending he’s king of the world, then heading off camera for his naptime.

I’m surprised that congress hasn’t pressed Vice President Harris (like they did with Vice President Pence) to invoke the 25th Amendment and declare Joseph R. Biden, Jr. unfit to execute the office of the presidency. I figured that would have been their Plan B within 24 hours after the inauguration.

Everyone would think that a president Harris would choose someone like Speaker Pelosi to be her VP, but if I had to guess I’d say she would pick Senator Cory Booker (her old running buddy in the Senate) to insure she was doing the presidential thing better than Trump.

During the recent CPAC convention in Florida a number of GOP speakers made it clear that their goal for the upcoming 2022 and 2024 elections is to unseat quite a number of democratic legislators and upcoming legislative candidates and back an America First agenda and they overwhelmingly support former President Trump for the 2024 election. Trump himself rejected forming a new political party citing that we have the Republican Party and he is pushing for real conservatives to step forth to take the party across the finish line, possibly with him at the helm. That is good news for American conservatives who are holding onto the inspiring and refreshing words of hope moving forward.

Do you hope that the Democratic Party will magically grow a pair and develop a vision of a better America or are you content to help with the destruction and downfall of the home of the brave and the land of the free because you’ve been told you are no longer proud of being an American?

Which I leave you with this question – what are you holding onto? – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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The Fort

Picture of chicken coup converted into our family home “on the ditch bank” in Homedale, Idaho era – 1950s

3-1-2021

The Fort

I grew up in Southern Idaho and one of my fleeting memories was a time when my brothers and I went to that old rundown shack on Lindsey Lane. I was probably 11 or 12 years old and the oldest of 4 boys. I don’t remember what we thought it was at clubhouse or a fort, so I’ll call it “the fort”.

To us it could have been the Alamo or an outpost on the old frontier. This was the days of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone both played by Fess Parker on television. We had moved to the city to be near dad at the VA hospital after the operation on his leg and we had lots of time to play cowboys and Indians or good guys and bad guys after watching the Lone Ranger. During those days we played outside as most kids did and our imagination was our only limitation.

I don’t think we did much to whip that place into shape, so we just sort of hung out their pretending it was our domain, when in reality we didn’t know who owned it or what it had been, most likely a chicken coup or an old shed for farm animals.

No matter but when it was time for supper or beginning to get dark we’d head for home.

Those early days in Boise, Idaho were when we were able to ride our bikes on Overland Road all the way to Meridian and back without fear of heavy traffic or anybody with ill intentions toward us. The only fear we had was each other and not doing what we were told or in a timely manner.

Our evenings might be at the Boise VA Medical Center watching movies with dad or doing crafts like making hot pads or pot holders or exploring outside around the old Fort Boise. I’ve gone back to Lindsay Lane a time or two but each time it has changed with new housing in what used to be farmland. The old house is still there although it looks different than what I remember. I haven’t been back since dad’s funeral in 2019 but I still have lots of memories from those days or from where I’d often just drive around town and seeing something that would trigger another memory.  – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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An Open Letter to Mister Jerry Nadler

2-26-2021

An Open Letter to Mister Jerry Nadler

Your statement sir about “God’s will is of no concern of this congress” is one of the most reckless and outrageous things any man could possibly say. What you fail to remember is who gives you each breath and causes your heart to beat. It is not the place of congress or you to discount the will of God in your life, in this congress or in this nation. Your statement insinuates that you and congress are more important than the one who created you and that is absurd. Next to the will of God it should be your utmost concern that the will of the people who you represent is more important than your wishes or desires OR the “will of congress”. Congress has no will independent of We The People for whom you work.

Might I remind you of the oath you swore upon taking your place in Congress, “I, Jerry Nadler, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

And for the record H.R. 221 which was introduced in the House on January 6, 2021 is a waste of time and energy and totally unnecessary.

“An individual, except the President, elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services, shall take the following oath: ‘I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I place this obligation above that to any individual, political party, or faction; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.’ This section does not affect other oaths required by law.”.

The Enlisted Oath of Office for Military Personnel needs no “adjustment” to make a politically correct congress feel safer from patriotic American’s who swore to support and defend the Constitution, not any person.

Public Law 87-751 – 5 October 1962

Enlisted Oath: I, ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;  and that I will obey the orders of the president of the United States and the orders of  the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God. 

I suggest that any member of Congress who does not support and defend the Constitution above themselves or their political party affiliation should reconsider their position or resign their office and go back to their life before politics. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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I Didn’t Get The Memo to ‘Be Less White’

2-25-2021

I Didn’t Get The Memo to ‘Be Less White’

I couldn’t resist when Coca-Cola sent the memo to its employees to ‘be less white’. What are they thinking catering to cancel culture? I don’t drink coke products often but when I do I drink the doctor – “Dr Pepper” and now I’ll simply resign my carbonated preference to un-cola products.

But let me go down the road of “be less white” for a moment or longer if need be. How much of the world’s population is white? Well I don’t know either but I’m sure someone can google it and come up with the acceptable answer (it’s probably only a small fraction).

Since I have been white my entire life and the only way I know to be is white without being taught to “act” white like some famous people (actors or politicians) on television or in the movies I guess I first of all must learn to jump so I can prove the myth that white men can’t jump. Next I must learn to dance. If you’d ever seen me try you’d agree that I “ain’t got the moves”. 

In this way of thinking then it must be socially acceptable to apply “black face” like that governor of Virginia did when he was in college, but to tell you the truth – that’s totally ridiculous and unnecessary unless maybe you’re one of those highly famous Hollywood producers who can’t afford to hire a dark skinned actor to play a dark skinned character. In that case it may be in your best interests to leave Hollywood anyway.

There are those in Congress, the media and far leftist groups who are attempting to re-make America in their own image. They want to guilt trip everyone about the ancient practice of slavery as if their ancestors were the only ones sold into slavery. Well news flash African blacks sold other African blacks into slavery because they were of a different tribe. In Europe and throughout the Middle East human trafficking has been going on for thousands of years and most of those people are far from black.

Sorry about digressing but now I must focus on the task at hand. I have to learn to talk less white, so I must learn something I think is called Ebonics. I don’t even know where to start because for me it’s easier to say “my wife” or “my old lady” than to say “my baby momma” or anything I think is disgraceful when it comes to talking about a woman. Not all women mind you, because there are some women who are in themselves disgraceful.

The hardest will be trying to think less white. I mean yes the KKK have used white hoods, sheets and linen as symbols to strike fear into the hearts and minds of men and women. But dark skin when adorned by white clothes is not by itself fearful. In fact less white skinned people wear bright colors very well. I personally wouldn’t look good in stop-sign red or bright orange clothing. But I’m sure nobody would ever forget seeing me try to jump, dance or to the boogaloo in broad daylight or at night in bright clothing.

So I have to say sorry Cancel Culture and Coca Cola for that matter I’m happy just being the best me that I can be. In fact God created me and only I can do what he created me to do. So don’t expect me to do the bootie bump, the wrist, arm, elbow and thumb wrestle as a greeting sign. Don’t expect me to holler at you from across the room or talk to you on the phone in the men’s room while taking a dump either.  

When we meet and say “Hay” or “Hi” or even just “Hello” let that suffice and don’t try to tell me what kind of a day to have. I’ll take each one as it comes. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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In Just Thirty Six Days

2-25-2021

In Just Thirty Six Days

It’s time to own it democrats and those who’ve applauded the Biden-Harris Administration (as they like it to be called) in reversing/erasing Trump economic gains and foreign policy decisions aimed at making America great again. We’re 36 days into this administration and we’re beginning to see the effects of legislating by executive order that #46 spent his first days in office signing.

Biden announced to the world that “America is back!” but what he was telling them was “The Old America under Obama is back”. Of course he couldn’t just say that but look at his administrative appointments and tell me how many of them were inside the Obama administration?

Biden started off halting construction of the border wall, just after he build a wall around Congress and staffed it with “loyalist” guardsmen who are there to do what exactly? The first executive decision of the newly appointed Secretary of Defense was to stand down the military and find out how many were Trump supporters, but if you don’t believe me, ask them? That is unheard of, totally inappropriate and in violation of their constitutional rights, but coming from a retired general officer – it is unconscionable.  Nowhere in the Oath does it say “I will be loyal to the president” or “I will support and defend the president who is of my political party”, so how does this man get to decide who stays and who does not based on political party persuasion?

I seem to remember that when Trump was inaugurated one secret service agent said she would not take a bullet for Trump. She was on Obama’s presidential detail and was simply transferred from the detail when she should have simply resigned. But that’s a far cry from members of the military who take an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic and will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” Also in that oath they swear to “obey the orders of the President of the United States and the officers appointed over me”.

Biden has joyfully and openly joined the United States to the Paris Climate Accord, restarted negotiating with Iran and stopped the withdrawal of troops from overseas – clearly everything Trump had put in motion to distance America from.

How about the Biden Deal (not the New Green Deal) where he said ALL government vehicles will have to become eVehicles by a certain date. That is ridiculously impossible to do, unless you exempt military combat vehicles, government contract vehicles and quite frankly the failed United States Postal Service vehicles and law enforcement vehicles at every federal level and agency.

Stopping the XL Pipeline had an instantaneous effect on American households as gas prices have raised drastically in 36 days with the price of oil going from roughly $36 a barrel to more than $63 a barrel, and the accordion effect at the pump was felt immediately. Not to mention the thousands of American jobs lost by the stroke of Biden’s pen.   

Americans are still dealing with the effects of government interference over COVID and Biden’s mask mandate on government facilities is not making anyone safer. In fact very often we see him and those around him completely ignoring that mandate.

Biden said that “nobody should go to jail for drug offenses” obviously referring to his son Hunter as he signed still another executive order. Incredibly (not in a nice way either) one of Hunter Biden’s “buddies” in the Ukrainian deal has been appointed to a high level position at the DOJ by his father. This continues the saga of pay-for-play and proves once again that crime does pay.

Back to the Southern border Biden has ordered DHS from deporting illegals and has opened up new facilities (we still call them cages) for undocumented children crossing without parents or papers. This has once again sent an influx of undocumented “migrants” into American cities.

Under Joe Biden America has a transportation secretary who feels that highways were made for people too; a nominee for Attorney General who says that domestic terrorism by Antifa isn’t domestic terrorism at all because it occurs at night; and a number of other cabinet positions filled with people who seem unqualified to even file their own tax returns (I’m being nice here).

Biden is okay with schools partially opening up for 1 day a week or whatever, but the social skills of America’s children suffer because they do not have the normal interaction with other students and teachers. Many of these children will suffer irreparable educational loss that will affect them in their adult lives.

I’m disappointed that we have a president who has no idea how to move America forward, but is totally satisfied moving America backward. I’m also disappointed at congress for doing absolutely nothing to bring Americans into a better future, but have sought only to accumulate more power and money at our expense. The time is now for governors to govern, educators to educate and parents to parent so that Americans can be Americans and open up the nation.

We managed to survive the Obama years and we thrived during the Trump years but at the accelerated pace of the Biden years the nation as we know it cannot simply “take it on the cheek”. Without competent leadership or personal accountability we will soon cease to be the “land of the free or the home of the brave”, Cancel Culture will simply not allow it! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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So Who Do I Sue?

2-23-2021

So Who Do I Sue

I see where the Chief of the Cherokee Nation wants jeep to stop using the name Cherokee in one of their production vehicles. Unless this particular vehicle is prone to breaking down unexpectedly (no it’s not Fix Or Repair Daily (FORD) sport utility vehicle I see no need to bow to the whims of some woke individual who guilt trips a major manufacturer to change the name – unless it is to be called a “SISSIE”.

Like I told my granddaughter when she came over driving a new to her Grand Cherokee –“Jeeps are for sissies.” I always see them as a girls vehicle. Now the CJ’s are a different story. That’s a guy vehicle.

So you can call me broke or you can call me woke but what I really want to know is who should I sue?

I’m still sore that in the 2000 movie Cast Away, an American survival drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks they used a volleyball with MY NAME ON IT. Did they ask me or even think that maybe I didn’t want my name mentioned in a Hollywood produced movie or associated with a company like Federal Express?

And since the Wilson Sporting Goods Company is an American sports equipment manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois which from 1989, has been a subsidiary of the Finnish group Amer Sports, that since 2019 itself is a subsidiary of the Chinese group ANTA Sports do I sue Hollywood, producer Zemeckis, Tom Hanks or the Wilson Sporting Goods Company or their parent corporation?

I’m not one to take this lightly either because believe it or not they hurt my feelings with all this wokeness going on I may not be able to sleep soundly at nights any longer and may even require extended psychotherapy to get me over the hump.

I simply don’t know how much longer I can take all this “hypo-political” wokeness. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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The Declaration

2-23-2021

The Declaration

Our nation has grown ignorant of the words written in the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776:

I think it’s time to go back and re-visit or re-read not only the Declaration of Independence but the Biblical principles on which it was based because words without meaning or understanding are meaningless:

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.

The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms:

Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Georgia

Button Gwinnett

Lyman Hall

George Walton

North Carolina

William Hooper

Joseph Hewes

John Penn

South Carolina

Edward Rutledge

Thomas Heyward, Jr.

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Arthur Middleton

Maryland

Samuel Chase

William Paca

Thomas Stone

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia

George Wythe

Richard Henry Lee

Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Harrison

Thomas Nelson, Jr.

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Carter Braxton

Pennsylvania

Robert Morris

Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Franklin

John Morton

George Clymer

James Smith

George Taylor

James Wilson

George Ross

Delaware

Caesar Rodney

George Read

Thomas McKean

New York

William Floyd

Philip Livingston

Francis Lewis

Lewis Morris

New Jersey

Richard Stockton

John Witherspoon

Francis Hopkinson

John Hart

Abraham Clark

New Hampshire

Josiah Bartlett

William Whipple

 Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts

Samuel Adams

John Adams

Robert Treat Paine

Elbridge Gerry

 John Hancock

Rhode Island

Stephen Hopkins

William Ellery

Connecticut

Roger Sherman

Samuel Huntington

William Williams

Oliver Wolcott

Is our plight in 2021 any less precarious?

Our Congress has become bloated and unresponsive to the needs of everyday commoners, people who work to feed our families, produce goods and services to fill the needs of others, and serve in the Armed Forces of the United States of America to protect not only our future but to protect the idea of FREEDOM in the world around us.

It’s time to re-think whether it is fitting to totally absolve all allegiance and all political connection between this unresponsive and self-centered Washington D.C. swamp-filled government bent on outlawing patriotic love for America and its citizens without regard to ethnicity, skin color or national origin; time to cease the racial division in America and embrace each other as God fearing brothers and sisters of these United States of America – “We are Americans”. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Congressional Acts of Insurrection

2-20-2021

Congressional Acts of Insurrection

When does the act of resistance turn into insurrection? I have heard nobody in politics, the media or even the general public ask that question. After more than 4 years of seeing, hearing and watching the insanity of Congress towards President Trump from the time he became the projected president-elect in the 2016 election and on January 20th, 2017 when he was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States it has been an all-out orchestrated attack upon his presidency.

Members of Congress have boycotted his inauguration, his State of the Union Addresses and have both verbally and in writing mocked and refused to acknowledge the authority vested in the President by the Constitution of the United States. Certain members of Congress have contacted Trump cabinet officials telling them not to obey his orders.

Former administration officials have traveled internationally as private citizens conspiring with foreign officials and governments telling them that Trump won’t be president for very long and advising them how to circumvent US foreign policy issues coming from a Trump administration.

Prior to the 2017 inauguration of President Trump government officials from the Obama administration had been preparing a series of events that would tank and derail Trump’s administration. These events were the Russian Collusion delusion, then an impeachment over Ukraine and pressure on VP Pence to bring up the 25th Amendment and declare Trump mentally unfit to execute the duties of the President.

After the election irregularities of the 2020 election which was contested by President Trump throughout all the constitutional steps taken it came down to the actual counting of Electoral College ballots on January 6th, 2021 when a preplanned and purely staged “insurrection” of the US Capital was blamed on and grounds for a second impeachment just days prior to the inauguration of President Biden.

In an unprecedented action even for Congress the impeachment and trial phase were both voted to be constitutional, after private citizen Donald Trump left office.

What Members of Congress failed to realize is that they cannot determine something to be constitutional or unconstitutional by voting. Unless they have legally changed the Constitution their actions remain unconstitutional.

The only body authorized to interpret the Constitution is the Judicial Branch i.e. the Supreme Court of the United States.

I began asking what exactly is insurrection as there are many definitions I looked at these two:

in•sur•rec•tion ĭn″sə-rĕk′shən

n. The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.

n. A rising up; uprising.

n. The act of rising against civil authority or governmental restraint; specifically, the armed resistance of a number of persons to the power of the state; incipient or limited rebellion.

Then I found the legal definition of Insurrection here:

A rising or rebellion of citizens against their government, usually manifested by acts of violence.

Under federal law, it is a crime to incite, assist, or engage in such conduct against the United States.

West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

INSURRECTION.

  1. A rebellion of citizens or subjects of a country against its government.
  • The Constitution of the United States, art. 1, s. 8. gives power to congress ” to provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions.”
  • By the act of Congress of the 28th of February, 1795, 1 Story’s L. U. S. 389, it is provided: Sec. 1. That whenever the United States shall be invaded, or be in imminent danger of invasion, from any foreign nation or Indian tribe, it shall be lawful for the president of the United States to call forth such number, of the militia of the state, or states, most convenient to the place of danger, or scene of action, as he may judge necessary to repel such invasion, and to issue his orders, for that purpose, to such officer or officers of the militia as be shall think proper. And in case of an insurrection in any state, against the government thereof, it shall be lawful for the president of the United States, on application of the legislature of such state, or of the executive, (when the legislature cannot be convened,) to call forth such number of the militia of any other state or states, as may be applied for, as he may judge sufficient to suppress such insurrection.
  • That, whenever the laws of the United States shall be opposed, or the execution thereof obstructed, in any state, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested in the marshals by this act, it shall be lawful for the president of the United States to call forth the militia of such state, or of any other state or states, as may be necessary to suppress such combinations, and to cause the laws to be duly executed; and the use of militia so to be called forth may be continued, if necessary, until the expiration of thirty days after the commencement of the then next session of congress.
  • 3. That whenever it may be necessary, in the judgment of the president, to use the military force hereby directed to be called forth, the president shall forthwith, by proclamation, command such insurgents to disperse, and retire peaceably to their respective abodes, within a limited time.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.

What I gather from reading the legal definition of insurrection is that as the President is the “head” of the government, i.e. leader of the free world and one of the separate but equal branches of government it is ludicrous that he be blamed for inciting an insurrection of the government he already heads, and particularly on the day when the results of the Electoral College electorates would be announced to the world and the election process officially ended on January 6th.

As I have written previously the “hordes” of insurrectionists were actually a number of Antifa members who were escorted into the Capital building and given instructions by Capital Police where to assemble prior to MAGA rally folks completing the 45 minute walk and being invited inside by the same Capital Police. Purely this was an inside job in a premeditated attempt to discredit and blame President Trump for the events that occurred.

Still a further act of insurrection came 5 days after President Trump left office when House Democrats introduced a partisan bill to strip former Donald Trump of his rights and privileges of being a former President and stop him from running for the presidency in a future election.

Is there not a Congressional Ethics Oversight Committee or a Special Investigator appointed to launch into an investigation of these Congressional criminals? – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Dastardly Despicable Democrats of the 117th

2-18-2021

Dastardly Despicable Democrats of the 117th

January 20, 2021 was the day President Joe Biden was inaugurated as 46th President of the United States.

January 25, 2021 members of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs chose to introduce H.R. 484 “No Glory for Hate Act” to the House as a means of stripping former President Donald Trump of all entitlements under the “Former Presidents Act of 1958” such as “retirement, clerical assistants and free mailing privileges, and only allowing President Trump Secret Service protection.” (See no vindictiveness there, right?)

By calling it the “No Glory for Hate Act” these House Democrats seek to prevent (see how they word it so as not to seem outright vindictive) “any former President that has been twice impeached by the House of Representatives on or before the date of enactment of this Act or has been convicted of a State or Federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity as President of the United States.”

Remember that the House has twice impeached Donald Trump, once as President and once as a former President thereby placing him into a special category all by himself, yet two acquittals declares him NOT GUILTY of the frivolous charges brought against him.

Once again these House Democrats assume (you know that that means, right) that former President Donald Trump will be convicted of a State of Federal crime relating to actions taken in an official capacity as President of the United States.

What actually are they referring to? The Act prevents commemorating with a symbol, monument or statue, renaming any highway, park, subway, Federal building, military installation, street, or other Federal property name, designate, or redesignate a Federal building or Federal land, or a restriction on Federal funds or other Federal financial assistance for property bearing his name (now read it again very slowly).

In their haste these Democratic members of the House of Representatives:

Ms. Linda Sánchez (D) California (for herself,

Ms. Jan Schakowsky (D) Illinois,

Mrs. Grace Napolitano (D) California,

Mr. Danny K. Davis (D) Illinois,

Mr. Andre Carson (D) Indiana,

Ms. Veronica Escobar (D) Texas,

Ms. Barbara Lee (D) California,

Mr. Earl Blumenauer (D) Oregon,

Mrs. Jahana Hayes (D) Connecticut,

Mr. Ruben Gallego (D) Arizona,

Mr. Gerry Connolly (D) Virginia,

Mr. Alan Lowenthal (D) California,

Ms. Williams of Georgia, and

Ms. Judy Chu (D) California), having taken it upon themselves to single out President Trump in still another outrageous act of premeditated and spiteful hate as never before seen in our country.

Rather than focusing on Americans suffering from the effects of COVID-19 they spend their time, energy and resources to compile and submit a bill such? It is blatantly a misuse of the powers of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and in addition to the Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, Natural Resources, Armed Services, and Veterans’ Affairs. Their actions reflect violations of the RICO statute for conspiracy to defame and slander a former President for what they (the House) has done to him purely out of spite.

When will voters wake up to the travesty being played out in the halls of Congress at our expense? Take note of the names listed above. Voters should initiate a recall of these legislators and when they come up for reelection vote them out. I don’t care if you like or dislike Donald Trump but to condone this behavior from members of Congress who have pledged to represent you is unacceptable; hold them accountable for their actions. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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