The Difference Between Taking the Oath and the “Oath Keepers”

The Difference Between Taking the Oath and the “Oath Keepers

I’ve written many blogs concerning taking the oath for military service. As a military man I have relied heavily on the Oath of Enlistment as my obligation to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies.

I read an article about the so-called “Oath Keepers” radical militant militia group that seemed to have been the tip of the spear on January 6th, 2021 at the Capitol. The DOJ has come out and falsely “associated” MAGA folks with those who stormed the Capitol and caused damage inside.

What appears to have happened is collusion between DOJ, FBI and even DOD officials to protect the single most responsible person – Elmer “Stewart” Rhodes III, founder and kingpin of “Oath Keepers” for his role at the Capitol on January 6th and the days leading up to it.

As I have previously written there was no secret gathering of angry MAGA supporters being egged on by President Trump and in fact the event was well publicized and a group like Oath Keepers most likely coordinated their preplanned activities to coincide with the MAGA rally moving down to the Capitol after Trump’s speech ended.  

The Oath Keepers founder Elmer “Stewart” Rhodes III having been an army paratrooper and a disbarred Yale Law School graduate with connections inside army counterintelligence and the FBI make the “attack on democracy” appear to be inside job.

The commonality of each of the Oaths of Office/Enlistment is to the Constitution of the United States. The only oath that does not specify to defend the Constitution is that taken by Members of Congress, which is only to support the Constitution. The Justices of the Supreme Court are required to take two oaths before they may execute the duties of their appointed office.

Oaths of the Supreme Court Justices

Oaths taken by all federal employees, other than the President:

“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; 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.”

The Judicial Oath

“I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as _________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”

On occasion, appointees to the Supreme Court have taken a combined version of the two oaths.

The Combined Oath

“I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as _________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States; and 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.”

The Oath of Office taken by the President of the United States says he will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.

President

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.” — The Constitution of the United States, Article II, Section 1

Members of Congress are bound by Oath to support the Constitution.

Members of Congress

“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 3

Oath taken by Civil Service or Federal Civilians is to support and defend the Constitution.

Oath of Office for Civil Service or Federal Civilians

“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; 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 upon which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

I have never considered that military officers take what is called an Oath of Office which is different than the Oath of Enlistment which insures the lawful orders of the President and the officers appointed over enlisted should be followed without question to maintain order and discipline in the ranks of the US military while the Oath of Office is to support and defend the Constitution.

Oath of Office for Commissioned Officers

I, ______________, having been appointed an officer in the (Branch of Service) of the United States as indicated above in the grade of ___________ 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 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 upon which I am about to enter. So help me God.

The Oath taken by military members is to support and defend the Constitution and to obey the orders of the President and the officers appointed over them.

Oath of Enlistment

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; that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me according to law and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.

There are those in Congress who have not taken an oath to defend the Constitution, but assume military members hold their allegiance to former President Trump and therefore must be identified and cleansed or removed from military service because of how seriously they view the Oath.

Congress is wrong in their assumption and also wrong when bypassing the Commander in Chief to communicate directly with DOD leadership. It is also wrong for DOD leadership to allow such communication to occur. It is also wrong for the DOD to politicalize and demonize members of the military for their personal political beliefs or political party affiliation.

A side note – there is no “religious” test for elected or appointed political office and to do so is a violation of the rights guaranteed under the Constitution. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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On the House committee looking into January 6th 2021

6-30-2021

On the House committee looking into January 6th 2021

According to news reports Speaker Pelosi is going to launch an investigation into January 6th. If those reports are true I have just a couple of questions I’d like answered.

  1. What involvement did *members of Congress have leading up to the events of January 6th?
  2. What steps did any *member of Congress take to prevent or stop the events from happening?
  3. What steps did any *member of Congress take to influence the perception of other members?
  4. What outreach (if any) did *members of Congress make toward media outlets?
  5. What contact did *members of Congress have with key administration officials concerning the events on or before January 6th?
  6. Who coordinated the intrusion at the “precise time” contested electoral votes were about to be certified or contested?
  7. Who escorted Antifa into the Capital and why?
  8. Who invited MAGA supporters inside the Capital?
  9. Who killed Ashli Babbitt and why was there no public release of information?
  10. Who initiated the arrest and imprisonment of MAGA supporters who were at the Capital?
  11. What are their names?
  12. Why are they being held without charges or a trial?
  13. Who created a MAGA no fly list for commercial air travel AFTER January 6th?
  14. Why are there no Antifa arrests for their destruction of government property?
  15. Who made the decision to leave the Capital unsecured with only minimal law enforcement on duty?
  16. Who refused the offer of federalized troops prior to January 6th?
  17. Who made the decision to activate National Guard troops AFTER January 6th?
  18. Who authorized the fence surrounding the Capital AFTER January 6th?
  19. Who made the determination that President Trump instigated the intrusion on the Capital when that was clearly not the case?
  20. Who initiated and pursued the 2nd Impeachment “charges” of President Trump even after January 20th?

In order to validate any type of House investigation, the proposed committee must be a bi-partisan effort that is co-chaired and equally staffed by both parties with members who objectively seek the truth of what happened on or before January 6th, 2021. There can be no “leaking” of information or step by step updates during the fact finding phase. There should be a reasonable time limit given whereby a report issued with facts gathered and conclusions given, and then made public.

A suggestion: Each committee member should be relieved of any other committee or special duties during the extent of this investigation. Members who violate the sacred trust of their office or investigative function must be held accountable and face prosecution, if so warranted.

I may not be the brightest light bulb in the box, but this entire fiasco on January 6th, 2021 smells fishy as does the narrative having been put out through the media and by *members of Congress and continue until this very day.

*Members of Congress include staff, volunteers, their families, friends or acquaintances.

It’s hard to imagine an insurrection without deadly weapons or angry protestors rioting and destroying property or setting fire to a public building like the Capital. Based on the series of events and days leading up to those events of January 6th, 2021 what is clear is someone on the “inside” orchestrated, funded and aided in executing mayhem in order to blame President Trump and cover up the massive election fraud that occurred on and after the election on November 3rd, 2020.

Most recently even President Obama said the massive amount of misinformation worries him. It also worries most Americans who see past the political smoke and mirrors continually coming from this democratically controlled Congress to fool the American public. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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American versus Un-American or Anti-American

6-29-2021

American versus Un-American or Anti-American

How has it has become socially acceptable to call patriotism racist, white privilege, un-American and even anti-American to the point of being downright frowned upon in the United States of America? The US Flag has a proud heritage that brings out patriotism among our citizens, respect from our allies and fear in our enemies. So which is it for you?

What began as a statement against police brutality of blacks by Colin Kapernick who chose to kneel during the national anthem turned into a full-fledged assault on our nation by our own citizens and cost him his role as a football player in the NFL. Soon it became unacceptable to remain standing with right hand over the heart, hats off demonstrating honor and respect for the flag, the anthem or the nation which they represent. It ushered in an attitude of disrespect for the laws of our land, the men and women who enforced those laws and even those who served in the armed forces of the United States. Rather than put a stop to it, the franchise owners, team managers and even the NFL management team chose capitulation and bowed before the “Goliath” called racism. Oh there have been a few brave souls who refused to bow, until forced by peer pressure from team members or face public scorn for standing.

This practice spread faster than a forest fire to other team sports and in particular the US Olympic Teams who represent our nation in international competition and has become an accepted norm in pro sports. Yet the pros weren’t the only ones affected, as public school sports capitulated like dominoes and spread to baseball, soccer and auto racing circles.

When newly elected Trump rescued California athletic team members from potential prison time in China for stealing sunglasses, one parent said it was no big deal and media outlets characterized the president as just seeking credit while Congress demonized Trump as a racist and continue to this day. As the America First mantra began generating national pride and patriotism liberals turned it into white privilege and called it racist.

Soon it was acceptable to call for the defunding of police, abolishing police forces all together and allowing mob rule in cities and states across the nation. Politicians refused to call a halt to rioting, mayhem and murder simply because Trump was against it.

Biden said America was back, bigger and stronger than ever before and I ask back from where, stronger than what? It is clear that the democratic campaign of bullying conservatives, hunting down patriots because they won’t bend a knee (except to pray) or paying people off with other people’s money, stimulus, welfare or outright cash (pay to play) schemes that rob America of her values as escribed in the Constitution just isn’t working.

When the president stands before international world leaders and calls America bad it sends a message to friends and enemies alike that we can’t be trusted. (After all who would elect someone that dense?)

When the president tells a political adversary not to attack 16 vital infrastructure that could produce devastating harm to our nation, it emboldens our enemies because we are weak.

When the president tells American’s they will need F-15s and nuclear weapons to come after him, it shows how out of touch this president really is.

We’ve had two recent presidents who travel the world over apologizing for the sins of protecting their countries from aggression in times of war or conflict, what kind of message does that give? Their skin colors are vastly different, yet their message is the same – America is bad!

Americans are like frogs in a pot of lukewarm water and the burner is on warm. Unless we wake up collectively when we realize that our goose is cooked – it will already be too late.

Congressional Democrats have said that elections have consequences, and they do. Look around at every blue state controlled by democratic congresses or governors and you will see anarchy running amok. Crime is rising and neighborhoods are less safe than they always have been. Gangs are rioting or causing trouble and nothing is being done to stop it.

The 2022 midterm elections are coming up in the near future and two things need to happen. 1) – Electronic voting machines must be banned throughout the 50 states. 2) – Voters must exercise their right to vote against same-oh, same-oh politics as usual. Look at every candidate running for political office at every level and vote for the one that endorses the same values you hold dear. It doesn’t matter if you vote Red, White or Blue but vote what is best for your family. Then hold them accountable when they don’t live up to their campaign promises.

Patriotism – honors our country and what it stands for.

Un-Americanism – dishonors our country and all that it stands for.

Anti-Americanism – actively works to destroy our country, its people and what we stand for.

Romans 12:18 NIV “If it be possible, as much as liveth in you, live peaceably with all men” – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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The Obamization of the Democratic Party

6-29-2021

The Obamization of the Democratic Party

After the First World War and before the Second World War the thing that happened was the rise of Austrian Adolf Hitler to power but not in a place of his birth – Germany where the unthinkable became reality and affected the entire planet.

Another significant event occurred on September 11th, 2001 that changed the course of the United States and Barack Obama studied the writings of Saul Alinsky and began quest in the political arena as a politician in Chicago and culminated in the White House in 2009. Although term limits allowed only 2 terms his plans to extend his reign through a Hillary Clinton presidency were interrupted by the entrance of Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

Throughout his time as an Illinois state senator, as a US senator and his presidency Obama continued building his political empire vicariously by transforming the Democratic Party of old into a modern Progressive Liberal Democratic Party where members of the Congressional Black Caucus steered House Democrats under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi to con the American people into a massive game of “Dump Trump”.

Utilizing the Alinsky playbook of picking and isolating the target (Trump) and restlessly attacking his character and reputation, demonizing him and his supporters it became an “anything goes” campaign to prevent his reelection.

The “coup de grâce” was insuring the most unelectable Democratic candidates (Biden-Harris) replaced the Trump-Pence administration in the election of 2020 in an in your face election fraud scandal of unimaginable proportions. To pull it off there had to be an unprecedented deception involving news media outlets, internet social media and backed by various government agency insiders.

When the Trump campaign contested the elections one-sided results they were demonized Trump supporters to the point of the staged takeover of the MAGA rally, as they prepared to watch the counting of electoral votes at the Nation’s Capital on January 6th, 2021.

Even after the inauguration of team Biden on January 20th, the Pelosi lead witch hunt continued with a second impeachment of Trump, the identification and arrest of anyone who entered the Capital on January 6th, adding those identified on January 6th to a no fly list and the weaponizing of various agencies within the DOJ to literally go after anyone self-identifying as MAGA supporters in an attempt to detract from the massive election fraud.

The latest is a Pelosi endorsed investigation of the events of January 6th, much like the Russia Hoax and the 2 impeachments of Trump – smoke and mirrors.

Under a Democratic Administration and Congress the coarse directional change of America to topple statues and monuments deemed offensive or racist; the placement of an actual racist and criminal monument to George Floyd; institutional racism (CBC); indoctrination of critical race theory (it’s a theory!) to weaken the Department of Defense and our military is proof that someone is pulling the political strings and bankrolling the weakening and downfall of our nation and its Constitution it is clearly the Obamization is the new face of the Democratic Party in the same manner as the Hitlerization of Germany.

Obama identified with Saul Alinsky’s promotion of the idea that money and people were power. The one who controlled the most people had the most power. Anyone who opposed him were either enticed financially or buried politically to make room for another. Climate change, race and gender were merely bargaining tools and there is no middle ground. Winning is the end game.

Don’t believe me – prove me wrong! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Not Constitutional At All

6-17-2021

Not Constitutional At All

Are you tired of seeing or hearing about the unconstitutional manner in which this president and vice president are “jointly” running the office of the presidency?

First during the campaign it was Biden’s “Office of the President Elect” before there was one.

Next Biden repeatedly referred to Harris as President Harris, when she clearly wasn’t.

Then they call it the Biden-Harris Administration, when it is not.

Both Biden & Harris submitted an immigration bill to Congress for approval, clearly not how the Constitution is written.

Now both Biden-Harris sign the bill making June 19th “Juneteenth” a federal holiday, where might I ask in the Constitution does it say the office and duties of the President – Vice-President are jointly shared.

I can put up with just about anything, but when those in the know clearly don’t know what they should know, it’s obvious they don’t and we’re jointly under 160 days of this administration. What will happen next, Kerry will come in to counter-sign the official proclamation declaring the end of COVID and wish America a happy Independence Day or something?

Can it get any crazier than this? I’m afraid so, after all we’re in uncharted territory with two former senators acting as the royal couple. Was this political union sanctioned by the Pope, Queen Nancy or the real Queen of England?

Did you detect a bit of sarcasm? I should hope so! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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A Man With A Plan

6-16-2021

A Man With A Plan

I don’t know what angers me more those pushing the narrative that Trump was for himself or that the January 6th 2021 assault on the Capitol was Trump trying to prevent the peaceful transition of power to the duly elected president. Nothing could be further from the truth as both are false narratives.

Those who know me know without a doubt that I still support President Trump even after he left office on January 20th. In fact I’ve spoken with a number of friends about what I believe was accomplished when Trump took office in 2017. Some of my friends are not Trump supporters and that’s fine with me. However when a peaceful discussion turns into either a shouting match or disrespectful it’s game over.

For those never-Trumpers who believed and/or continue to believe the lies as broadcast, printed or preached from the rooftops that Trump was a bad man and the worse president in history – I beg to differ and I’ll go so far as to say “you don’t know jack about Trump”.

People who go into American politics learn to sink or swim and soon learn to play the game of politics very quickly. In politics it’s customary to say and do whatever it takes to gain the almighty vote. Nothing is out of bounds. Promise the moon and deliver squat.

When Democrats deal with political opponents doing them dirty will derail their political career in a heartbeat. Taking them down becomes an art form. Street rules have no boundaries or limitations. The end is justified by the means.

When Republicans deal with political opponents they are held up to the light of the Constitution and voted out of office. The rules are clear – morals matter and the Rule of Law IS the Constitution.

Voters are confused on just about every issue. They cannot see that the party complaining the most about racism is the racist party that has instituted and continues to back racist issues and voters don’t see that the party that fights for the rights of ALL Americans is the party fighting the racist antics of the Democratic Party.

That brings us back to Trump. He was a true outsider, a non-politician, a man who knew politicians and used them to advance his business, but never stooped to their level in doing so. It was essential that Trump knew who were his friends and his enemies.

When he won the election he went straight to the heart of Congress and “strongly encouraged” (as only Trump could) congressional leaders to do their job in righting an Obama wrong by addressing DACA with legislation and fixing immigration laws, promising that he would sign them into law. Trump found a fully hostile congress that lasted his entire 4 years in office. Trump had a plan to make America better and he knew how to move forward with his plan.

The only way politicians (Democrat and Republicans) figured to stop him was actively resist anything Trump. Democrats hated him, gave him no credit when credit was due and blamed him for everything. Republicans hated him because he wasn’t a card carrying republican. For 2 years there was the Russia Collusion Hoax and constant threats of impeachment. After the Democrats took the House in the 2018 mid-terms, they began the first sham impeachment that ultimately found Trump acquitted. Every ploy brought against Trump failed to achieve his removal or resignation from office.

Not even the death threats made by Democratic members of Congress or Hollywood elites worked or caused Trump to deviate from his plan of making America better.

On November 3rd, 2020 when Americans cast their ballots it became clear that Trump was ahead in the polls and in counties or districts in traditionally blue states. Overnight a number of inconsistencies began happening, counters were ordered to stop; boxes of ballots were brought in to certain counting stations and the tallies began changing. When challenged by Trump campaign officials and President Trump the Democrats and their media began calling those challenges bogus. Calls for forensic audits went against deaf ears. It was clear that the Democratic push for national mail-in ballots was a sham. Reports of improper programming of Dominion Voting machines and Software resulting in Republican votes going to Democrats further fueled the charges of voter fraud.

To make matters worse, social media began silencing and removing those who spoke out concerning voter or election fraud. President Trump was one of the first to be silenced on social media. When something’s not right, silencing it only brings it clearly into focus.

Before the 2020 election House Speaker Pelosi said, “One way or another he will not be president in 2021”. Pelosi did everything in she could to make that a reality, including contacting the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs – General Miley and telling him not to obey the orders of the president or let him near the nuclear “football”. She even contacted the mayor of Portland Oregon and instructed him to let the Antifa rioters succeed, and to refuse help offered by the Trump administration.

As Speaker, Pelosi was in charge of security at the Capitol. She refused Trump’s offer of National Guard troops in DC for January 6th because it was bad for optics. Pelosi either colluded with the Baltimore mayor to instruct Capitol police concerning what was going to take place on January 6th.

It was reported by Trump supporters arriving (at the Capitol from a 45 minute walk from the event), that Antifa demonstrators were seen being escorted inside the Capitol building. A video showed the demonstrators being instructed by Capitol police to remain calm and refrain from rowdy behavior inside the Capitol. Another video showed Capitol police waving people inside the Capital and some of those were MAGA folks, including Ashli Babbitt who was shot and killed as she climbed through a window.

We are now in the 6th month after the inauguration of demonstratively the worst presidency in American history. Beginning with the state of Arizona conducting the very first forensic audit of the 2020 election, other states have sent representatives to view the audit proceedings in order to determine how their states can conduct one properly. As these audits conclude and results are made available we might see how “right” or “wrong” the election actually was.

Until you fix the root cause of the issue of election fraud – corrupt public and private officials interfering with an election (A federal offense), try, convict and sentence them to the maximum allowable by law and insure the security of every election – nothing substantial will ever change. Electronic Voting must be secure via a ultra-secure cyber net not accessible through the internet or susceptible to hacking. What I think should happen is every state governor should ban and outlaw Dominion Voting Systems and Dominion software from being used ever again in American elections.

Do I think that the election should be overturned and Trump reinstated as President – NO!

I think what has happened as a result of Donald Trump becoming president – one man can make a difference by standing on his convictions, remaining focused on his campaign promises, and then putting into action what he or she has promised.

I feel that Trump’s endorsements of men and women running for political office are one of the greatest things he can give back to our nation. Trump’s return to political office should only come by the hand of God. I see many men and women stepping up to the plate in American politics. They see that changes need to be made at every level (local, state and federal) and they want to be part of it. For the rest of us, we must remain confident that God is in control and that everything happens for his honor and his glory.

I will not bury my head in the sand or say poor me. I’m a Christian and proud of it. I’m a Veteran and see things from an entirely different perspective. I’m a registered voter and will use the power of my vote to change what I can and not worry over what I have no control over. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Bigger and Better

6-15-2021

Bigger and Better

Today is the 146th day of the Biden presidency and it’s time to reflect on how this president has lived up to the title he holds. Earlier this year I wrote about The Virtual President and maybe a little review is in order.

Since taking office (that’s really what has happened) Joe Biden has used the power of the pen to strike down almost every executive action of Donald Trump’s presidency and singlehandedly returned America to the era of Barack Obama. In fact many of Biden’s appointees and White House staff are former Obama people. Even the failed attempt to get Merrick Garland confirmed to the SCOTUS has been eased by his appointment as Biden’s Attorney General. We’ve been told to give Biden a chance and we have.

What concerns me is the obvious manipulation of the office of the presidency, more directly the person of Joe Biden by his political handlers, his wife and family and by the media. It is well noted that as a Senator, Biden had medical emergencies that resulted in brain surgery twice. Some say that accounts for his inability to endure the gruelingly long days of a president. I think they may have hastened his health’s decline or accentuated his mental acuteness or ability to reason or express his thoughts clearly. Keep in mind I don’t claim to be a medical doctor. Biden’s own personal physician has said he is fully capable of discharging the duties of the presidency, but clearly he is not.

Why the DNC and the Democratic Party went to great lengths to insure a Biden/Harris ticket is becoming increasingly clear (to me) is they are easy to manipulate and control. But why would Jill Biden allow her husband to be publicly humiliated and be led around as a pet puppy? Was becoming the First Lady really worth it? Clearly having a father who is president doesn’t hurt Hunter, in fact it insures the smokescreen around him is both protective and shields him from criminal prosecution.

We are hearing more from former President Obama than we have in the past. His obvious criticism of his predecessor (Trump) and even his lack of praise for his former VP say much more than words could ever express. Watching his policies being reinstated and the return of the United States to the world stage as a failed state cowering to the likes of China, Russia and Iran are clearly trademarks of Obama. I have no doubt who is really calling the shots like a ventriloquist speaking through the dummy.

Even more obvious are the behind the scene actions of non-elected bureaucrats who continue to insure that business-as-usual continues in government without regard to who holds elected office. It’s a problem every president experienced since John Kennedy and led directly to US involvement in Vietnam.

What is equally discerning to me is having both a president and vice president who continue to act as senators in the Oval Office. How else can you explain how a president without all his mental faculties could or would write a proposed immigration bill and send it to congress so they could pass it, when it should be the other way around?

It’s more and more like the tail wagging the dog isn’t it?

Joe Biden is the only president in modern times who failed in business, then became a lifetime politician instead. So having that mentality guide him throughout his adult life in Congress, he never went back to private practice as a lawyer, to set the record straight.

Yet we are expecting a Biden presidency that will fix the wrongs in our society, wrongs that as senator he could not even fathom and that my friend is a definition of insanity.

 Don’t even get me started on Kamala Harris’s political career from law school to where she is and how she got there. Nothing I’d ever want my daughters to experience or use as stepping stones to success.

Let me just call that ding bling.

Our nation is suffering by voter suicide just as someone willingly mixes poison into their own food just a little bit at a time so as to prolong their own misery.

It’s time to wake up America. Go outside, walk around then stop and smell the roses.

We may have been knocked down, but it’s time to get back up – the best is yet to come! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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What is a Flag?

6-13-2021

What is a Flag?

Flags come in many shapes and sizes. Each flag is designed to provide strength and support; identity or fear. We are told to wear red or hang a red flag in the window to show support for our deployed military or a blue flag showing support for law enforcement. Sports teams have flags sporting the team logo.

So when did flags first appear? Maybe it began in the garden when Adam and Eve hoisted a huge, hand-made fig to hide their nakedness from God.  Or did Noah fly a flag depicting animals on top of the Ark?

Today churches of varying denominations fly a red, white and blue Christian flag depicting unity in Christ.

Over time each empire had flags and warring armies used battle flags to rally their forces and strike fear in the hearts of the enemy.

Not that long ago the black flag with white lettering appeared in the Middle East. It was flown from vehicles and by men headed off to war. People fled or hid trying to escape certain death and destruction that was sure to come. One thing about that black and white flag, it made a clear target.

So when I see the black flag with white lettering openly flaunted in American cities, by people bent on destroying the American way of life I can’t help but see that flag as a target. When wanton destruction, rioting, looting, burning and killing is done under the guise of “Freedom of” be very aware that lawlessness in its many forms will be met with deadly force.

American’s have “Old Glory”, the Stars and Stripes that has evolved over time by blood, sweat and tears of men and women like you and I and it represents the United States of America with thirteen stripes and fifty stars. It is flown over government buildings, over homes and on vehicles as a source of identity and pride in our nation. In foreign lands it flies over US embassies and US military installations. It is a refuge for weary travelers who know that it represents home. To our enemies its meaning is entirely different and they know deadly force is at their doorstep.

Is your flag something you rally behind that brings pride or fear?

Are you are willing to stake your very life on it?

These are just some of the things to contemplate as we prepare to celebrate Flag Day tomorrow on June 15th ahead of our nation’s birth on July 4th. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Happy Days Are Here Again

6-12-2021

Happy Days Are Here Again?

Don’t you just like the way President Biden’s progressive liberal Administration has been pushing “America is Back” as their catchy phrase? So I ask back from where or what?

Someone once said to turn Biden’s basement into a copy of the oval office and tell him he won the election and he’d believe it. I guess someone did just that. The bad part is all the liberals believed it hook, line and sinker (you gotta be a fisher to get that).

Seriously our economy took a serious nose-dive when Biden was sworn in on January 20th, but the liberal left couldn’t see it coming. In fact our elected officials threw our entire country under the proverbial bus. The border gates were swung open and welded in that position. CBP officers were overwhelmed by the mass of undocumented migrants that stormed the border and Biden said “come on man, we’re waiting for you”. Under his direction they were put up in motels, placed on buses and given temporary entry status as refugees, when in fact they were not.

More than 2 months after VP Harris was placed in charge of the “fiasco at the border” she made her first international trip south of the border for a photo op with kids in school, then under pressure told Guatemalans “don’t come to the United States, we have the most secure border, don’t come.” (Paraphrased by me)

 Did I mention that on day one Biden stopped the border wall construction and then stopped construction on the XL pipeline that cost 48,000 American jobs? The pipeline has been operational, but the XL pipeline would have greatly increased its capacity. The result was increased prices for gasoline and therefore increased pricing for consumer goods that must be processed and transported throughout the nation.

Biden dissed the British government’s decision to pull out of the European Union, then went to the G7 Summit in London where he gave the British Prime Minister a $6,000 bicycle and received in exchange a framed Wikipedia photo of Frederick Douglass. Talk about being short changed………

It may not be the days of wine and roses, or even Thunderbird time but if America is back the world must be rolling on the floor laughing ROTFL.

Liberal Democrats fought Trump for 4 years in order to get “their best” into the White House and the best they could do was Biden/Harris?

One career politician who failed to solve the nation’s problems over the past 45 years; the other couldn’t find the door unless someone pointed it out to her.

So America is back, huh? We’re about to get poked in our collective eye with a big stick and nobody, but nobody sees it coming.

Do I sound a little cynical, maybe a bit Sarcastic? You can bet your bottom dollar I am. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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Are You Gonna Die?

Are You Gonna Die?

The little girl looked up at her grandma and with the innocence as only a child could and asked “Grandma are you gonna die? Cause you’re really old.”

Yes sweetie, just not today.

That is a true exchange between that 6 year old child and her 45 year old grandma, a cancer survivor, maybe not word for word.

We don’t normally talk about death and dying unless we’re in church or at a funeral. We tend to think that won’t happen to me and joke about it as if it lessens the fear of death. Yet when cancer touches you or someone you love it changes everything.

I watched this you tube video of Nightbirde performing before America’s Got Talent and it brought everything back into focus and it’s all about attitude. We have but one life to live and then we die taking with us what we brought into the world.

Many may see death as the end. In reality death is transitioning from the opportunity to know God into a vast void where there is no God for – eternity.

Those who believe in Christ see life as where we learn to really experience God and death is only a transition from time to being in his presence for – eternity.

Keep Your Fork

Roger William Thomas, A 3rd Serving of Chicken Soup for the Soul

The sound of Martha’s voice on the other end of the telephone always brought a smile to Brother Jim’s face. She was not only one of the oldest members of the congregation, but one of the most faithful. Aunt Martie, as all the children called her, just seemed to ooze faith, hope and love wherever she went.

This time, however, there seemed to be an unusual tone to her words.

“Preacher, could you stop by this afternoon? I need to talk with you.”

“Of course. I’ll be there around three, Is that okay?”

As they sat facing each other in the quiet of her small living room, Jim learned the reason for what he sensed in her voice. Martha shared the news that her doctor had just discovered a previously undetected tumor.

“He says I probably have six months to live.” Martha’s words were certainly serious, yet there was a definite calm about her.

“I’m so sorry to . . . ” but before Jim could finish, Martha interrupted.

“Don’t be. The Lord has been good. I have lived a long life. I’m ready to go. You know that.”

“I know,” Jim whispered with a reassuring nod.

“But I do want to talk with you about my funeral. I have been thinking about it, and there are things that I know I want.”

The two talked quietly for a long time. They talked about Martha’s favorite hymns, the passages of Scripture that had meant so much to her through the years, and the many memories they shared from the five years Jim had been with Central Church.

When it seemed that they had covered just about everything, Aunt Martie paused, looked up at Jim with a twinkle in her eye, and then added, “One more thing, preacher.

When they bury me, I want my old Bible in one hand and a fork in the other.”

“A fork?” Jim was sure he had heard everything, but this caught him by surprise.

“Why do you want to be buried with a fork?”

“I have been thinking about all of the church dinners and banquets that I attended through the years,” she explained. “I couldn’t begin to count them all. But one thing sticks in my mind.

“At those really nice get-togethers, when the meal was almost finished, a server or maybe the hostess would come by to collect the dirty dishes. I can hear the words now.

Sometimes, at the best ones, somebody would lean over my shoulder and whisper, ‘You can keep your fork.’ And do you know what that meant? Dessert was coming!

“It didn’t mean a cup of Jell-O or pudding or even a dish of ice cream. You don’t need a fork for that. It meant the good stuff, like chocolate cake or cherry pie! When they told me I could keep my fork, I knew the best was yet to come!

“That’s exactly what I want people to talk about at my funeral. Oh, they can talk about all the good times we had together. That would be nice.

“But when they walk by my casket and look at my pretty blue dress, I want them to turn to one another and say, ‘Why the fork?’

“That’s what I want you to say. I want you to tell them that I kept my fork because the best is yet to come.”

When we encounter troubling or rough times we don’t ask God to remove trouble, but to carry us through it for we know that the best is yet to come.

When Jesus hung on the cross he thought about you and me. John 3:16 NKJV “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”