God Has Our Backs and We Got This

3-31-2020

 

God Has Our Backs and We Got This

 

What we know is the SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in Wuhan, China in November 2019 and was almost immediately renamed COVID-19.  It is known by several other names: Coronavirus, Chinese Virus, Wuhan Virus, CCPvirus) and literally swept across the globe at breakneck speed driving people into full panic mode with a fear of the unknown. The US and other nations began restricting travel from affected areas and preparing measures to detect, delay and prevent the spread of this unknown pandemic.

 

As nations began mobilizing medical facilities and professionals it became woefully obvious how unprepared they were across the board as personal protection equipment (PPE) supplies became exhausted.

 

Nations began organizing health assessment and mobilization teams, medical teams and hospitals began preparing for the expected worst case scenarios. Drastic changes had to be made. While naysayers began proclaiming extraordinarily high exposure and death rates, states, cities and communities across the US began drastic measures – stay at home orders, social distancing, sanitation, hygiene and hand washing became critical to slow the spread.

 

Business as usual ended beginning in March 2020 as fast food and restaurants became delivery or pickup orders only. Panic buying of basic necessities caused even more panic as hoard buying seemed to become the new normal. Toiletry, paper and hand sanitizer supplies were exhausted even before they could be restocked.

 

Schools closed and implemented online learning curriculum for those now home bound. Non-essential businesses shuttered their doors. Employees no longer had jobs to go to and yet mortgages, bills and food and medicines still had to be purchased.

 

Churches and places of worship across America were closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but not shuttered as many adapted to online Live Broadcasts that can be seen by larger audiences around the world. Rather than being prevented from worship, Christians were simply deployed to spread the gospel and tell the Good News that Jesus Christ is Lord and that God Loves You and me even when we don’t deserve it.

 

In America many remember the shock, then the resolve of 9/11/2001 when life as we know it changed forever. Was it happening again? Was this a terrorist attack on a global scale? Entire economies were on the verge of collapsing. The stock markets were adversely affected and still we are facing an uncertain future. The enemy is silent yet deadly. What are we to do? Is this the end of the world?

 

Rather than sit around fretting about what might happen President Donald J. Trump has declared unashamedly “We will get through this. We will win!” As he set new guidelines and initiated bold steps there have been many who criticize and belittle the efforts of the Trump administration. Rather than getting on board and presenting a calm reassuring presence, members of the Congress of the United States have set themselves up against this President.

 

The President called for everyone to do their part and the titans of industry, large and small have answered the call. In the spirit of 1776, the Civil War, the Alamo, and two World Wars Americans have come together as one, not to depend upon government, but private citizens and American ingenuity to solve even the most complex problems associated with stopping the spread of COVID-19.

 

I saw this list being circulated on Facebook and found it needed some tweaking to more accurately reflect the scope of what is happening across the nation.

  • Carnival Cruise line told Trump, “We can match those big Navy hospital ships with some fully staffed cruise ships.”
  • GM & Ford said, “Hold our cars, watch this; we can make ventilators where we were making cars by next week.”
  • Construction companies said, “Here are some masks for the medical staff & doctors.”
  • Major businesses have retooled their factories to produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Restaurants & schools said, “We’ve got kitchens & staff; we can feed the kids.”
  • NHL & NBA players are writing checks to pay the arena staff during postponed seasons.
  • Churches are holding online services & taking care of their members & community.
  • Women & children are making homemade masks & handing out snacks to truckers.
  • Breweries are converted to making sanitizer for first responders.
  • We thought we couldn’t live without baseball, hockey, & NASCAR, or going to beaches, restaurants, or a bar… Instead, we’re ordering take-out to help keep businesses alive.

What they didn’t count on was America saying, “Hold my beer – watch this.”

I think a Japanese Admiral in the middle of the Pacific said it best in 1941: “I think we have awakened a sleeping giant.”

Give us a little more time & we will be doing much better! Stop listening to the hysterical media.

We are one nation, under God – Author unknown.

God’s got us, & #WeGotThis!

#UnitedWeStand #BeAnAmericanForAChange

 

The initial call by President Trump mobilizing former and retired medical professionals from the Inactive Ready Reserve and Retired Reserve was answered by more than 9,000 volunteers – in a heartbeat!

 

BAM!

 

We serve a living and a loving God who would that nobody perishes.

Jesus did not come to condemn the world, but through him the World might be saved.

If you believe in your heart and confess your sins with your mouth – you too can become Sons and Daughters of the Most High King – Jesus who is the Christ! Even Now! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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What is the Purpose of Journalism?

3-29-2020

 

What is the Purpose of Journalism?

 

I have been introspectively looking at the effect print media, bloggers, opinion editorialists, journalists and professional reporters have on forming and/or channeling public opinion. Just as print media has grown the audiences of traditional writers the internet has also broadened the range of its audience.

 

Just to be clear I’m not trained in journalism, but have a love of writing. Much of my work ends up in the trash bin of my home office or in the recycle bin of my computer. I began blogging over the past 4 years in an attempt to dispel the myths and disinformation I see daily being put out by some very big mainstream media outlets as they wage war on President Donald J. Trump.

 

At first I became somewhat confused, and then angry as I watched broadcasters, television anchors and reporters assault the President verbally and through the use of print media pushing outright lies and misinformation as their version of truth. I then got caught up in using the monikers and funny names or catch phrases used by the President to redirect this misspent energy on the part of the media.

 

During this recent period of self-isolation I have decided that reinforcing or in some cases reintroduction of basic journalist tenets would be a better way of dealing with the arrogance and nastiness coming out of the media.

 

Let me say that choosing journalism is a huge responsibility to the audience to report the news without bias or political slant and to the organization. Professional journalists must bring on their A game in a field crowded with attention getters and reporters of fake news. It should never be about just getting the story first, but about always getting the story right. A journalist who becomes the story has obviously failed.

 

Never in the series did Metropolis Reporters Louis Lane or Clark Kent draw attention to themselves. Well maybe Louis Lane did? But Clark always pulled back and let Superman swoop in to save the day. With the age of today’s cell phones and the dwindling number of phone booths it’s easy to see how much harder it is for Clark to find a suitable changing station.

 

In order for a journalist to produce great stories they have to be adaptive and creative, not with the articles they produce, but in ways to gather news worthy material, verify sources and present a fair and balanced report. Everyone knows there is always more than one side to a story so contacting sources is extremely important. Turnover in the mainstream media is evidence that everyone is expendable!

 

There are many levels of journalism, local, state, national and world events that often go misreported or in many cases unreported.

 

There are many kinds of journalists, Amateurs, Hobbyists, Bloggers and Professional. Writing a letter to the editor of a local newspaper has been a way for Amateurs to get articles published quickly. This can lead to becoming a Hobbyist, like writing articles and submitting photos as a bird watcher or nature lover. With the advent of the internet Blogging has opened up the world of self-publishing and social media enables the wide distribution of stories of interest and hopefully as you read this you can begin to understand.

 

Taking it to the Professional level usually comes after college or university level classes on effective writing and the application of the tenets of journalism. Successful journalists draw a following and often rise to the attention of a network executive or news outlet that always look out for outstanding writers and reporters.

 

Here are ways to rapidly kill your chances of becoming successful as a journalist: Deceptively altering quotes; Present info out of context; Fabricate material; Mislead; or Making false claims; Reckless disregard the truth; Publishing defamatory claims; Omitting important context; or Push false narratives.

 

Successful journalists always: Contact the subject of a story for comment and be fair by seeking both sides to a story and fact checking for accuracy.

 

I’m always surprised and disappointed by major news outlets who accept shoddy or sloppy material full of outright lies and misinformation or attempt to mislead the audience with a political bias. Equally disappointing are watching, listening or reading journalists who feel they are so self-important that the subject of their inquiry MUST submit to their line of questioning.

 

Take for instance the White House Press Corps. Their job is to cover the White House and the office of the President of the United States. There are those who are blatantly disrespectful of the President or his representative that in their questioning they bluster up like a huge puffer fish attempting to push their false narrative. Once they become disrespectful they have lost their advantage and in my opinion there is no longer room for them at the briefings.

 

The same holds true if a news reporter goes to the scene of a disaster and while a homeowner is surveying and assessing their loss they are asked “how it feels to lose everything”. I would venture to say that reporter would risk being knocked to the ground by someone who then asks “how does that feel”. The lack of common courtesy goes hand in hand with common sense and a great journalist must demonstrate both. The purpose of a journalist is to gather the facts and present the news in such a way that the audience gains insightful knowledge of what has transpired.

 

Don’t simply accept what is being reported as fact, be specific and ask for verifiable sources so you can make an educated and informed decision. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Has God Ever Made You Laugh?

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3-22-2020

 

Has God Every Made You Laugh?

 

How many times have you asked God for something? How many times has he answered? The bible tells us that we have not because we ask not. Sometimes we ask but really don’t believe God hears us. We know that God really does hear us and because we ask, we have the faith to believe that he will answer.

 

In my life alone I can’t count the times that God has answered my prayers. What I have learned is that when God does answer he may do it EXACTLY as we ask, not necessarily as we wanted either. Let me give an example. A few years ago I took it upon myself to go to my local church on Saturday morning to walk the premises and pick up trash. It’s easy enough see something – do something. Instead of saying somebody ought to do something I figured I’m somebody and I can do something, so I did.

 

One Saturday morning I arrived at the church and realized that I had nothing to put the trash in – big dilemma right? Not a problem. Talking more to myself I said something like this, “God I need a bag to put trash in because I forgot to bring one.” Now you might expect the hand of God to magically appear with a 30 gallon plastic trash bag or maybe a supermarket shopping bag, but you’d be wrong. As I stepped out of my vehicle I noticed it was a bit windy as something blew up against my shoe. It was a sandwich bag. I laughed and said to God, “Very funny!”

 

I took the bag and began putting cigarette butts, pencil stubs or anything that as an army sergeant I used to say during police call – if it ain’t nailed down pick it up. Man there was a lot of stuff that morning. I filled up the sandwich bag rather quickly and more. I must have made several trips back to the dumpster before I was satisfied that the ground around God’s house was ready for Sunday morning service. I’m often reminded of my encounter with God and the life lesson to be specific when asking God and in case you’re still wondering God does have a sense of humor – after all he created you, me and everything. God is great – All the Time! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Mandate – Isaiah 45

3-20-2020

 

The Mandate – Isaiah 45

 

In 2015 the world as we know it was about to be turned upside-down and politics would be exposed by a most unlikely person, a man who has everything the world could offer. That man was Donald J. Trump traditionally supporting democrats he defied all logic by choosing to run for the office of President of the United States as a republican candidate.

 

I too was taken by surprise and feared this was simply a stunt to draw a larger audience to “The Apprentice” and I could not see this having anything to do with what God was about to do with the nation or throughout the world.

 

Christians throughout the nation and around the world have prayerfully and earnestly sought the Lord to change the course of the country. We have read and believed the stories of the bible that demonstrate the sinful nature of man and the faithfulness of Almighty God. The book of Revelations warns us that in the latter days there will be wars and petulance and earthquakes in diverse places, but there is no mention of America by name.

 

2 Chronicles 7:14 “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

 

But would God do it again in modern day America? I have no doubt that when we ask, God will exercise his will not as we want, but according to his perfect will. What was true back in “biblical times” is still true today. God will deliver us and only he knows the plans he has for us or the manner/people he will use to accomplish his purpose.

 

We ask believing and because God is faithful he sometimes surprises us in ways we can’t imagine or didn’t expect. We see from biblical scriptures that we are unique and wonderfully made. God has a plan for each person and it is evidenced by our birth. Even the lives of the unborn terminated through abortion have a purpose. What the so called experts fail to realize is that the world does not revolve around them. They are not the one who causes the sun to rise or the moon to shine or even the rain to fall.

 

What we have seen since the 2015 announcement at Trump Tower can only be the forces of evil rising up against the hand of God. Whether or not you believe that is irrelevant because God will prevail. When God calls we can respond or simply ignore the call. We often tell ourselves somebody ought to do something. In the case of Donald J. Trump he did not shy away, but responded by seeking confirmation and support through Christian pastors and leaders.

 

Those who do not know him were quick to attack his character, his family and as they do today his supporters. They underestimated his resolve and determination. They thought they could drive him away with their non-stop attacks. They could not know, nor would they believe he was to be “the wrecking ball to the spirit of political correctness” and his mandate is to stop evil.

 

Even today Christians and non-Christians ridicule, mock and continue to attack President Trump simply because of what they see on the news or on the internet and read in the print media. They attack his supporters and think that will drive them away from him. Some have said he is not Christian enough or Presidential enough or savvy in the ways of international negotiations. Trump has been blamed for everything in the world that goes wrong, yet failed to be credited when credit is justly due.

 

Running on campaign slogans of build the wall and drain the swamp few knew these were more than just slogans. American had been gripped in the political vice of correctness that suppressed the very spirit of God in our nation. Politicians have taken the verbiage of the Constitution, its meaning and purpose and used it for their own political gain and monetary enrichment at the expense of American citizens. Many who enter the halls of Congress become entwined in the “system” that the will of the people is totally lost to the lure and greed of politics.

 

During 2015 and well before the campaign season had begun a word from God declared that Donald J. Trump would be an Isaiah 45 President. He would not to be a preacher-president but a warrior-president in the likeness of King Cyrus.

 

Isaiah 45 English Standard Version (ESV)

 

Cyrus, God’s Instrument

45 Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whose right hand I have grasped,
to subdue nations before him
and to loose the belts of kings,
to open doors before him
that gates may not be closed:
“I will go before you
and level the exalted places,[a]
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
and cut through the bars of iron,
I will give you the treasures of darkness
and the hoards in secret places,
that you may know that it is I, the Lord,
the God of Israel, who call you by your name.
For the sake of my servant Jacob,
and Israel my chosen,
I call you by your name,
I name you, though you do not know me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other,
besides me there is no God;
I equip you, though you do not know me,
that people may know, from the rising of the sun
and from the west, that there is none besides me;
I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I form light and create darkness;
I make well-being and create calamity;
I am the Lord, who does all these things.

“Shower, O heavens, from above,
and let the clouds rain down righteousness;
let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit;
let the earth cause them both to sprout;
I the Lord have created it.

“Woe to him who strives with him who formed him,
a pot among earthen pots!
Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’
or ‘Your work has no handles’?
10 Woe to him who says to a father, ‘What are you begetting?’
or to a woman, ‘With what are you in labor?’”

11 Thus says the Lord,
the Holy One of Israel, and the one who formed him:
“Ask me of things to come;
will you command me concerning my children and the work of my hands?[b]
12 I made the earth
and created man on it;
it was my hands that stretched out the heavens,
and I commanded all their host.
13 I have stirred him up in righteousness,
and I will make all his ways level;
he shall build my city
and set my exiles free,
not for price or reward,”
says the Lord of hosts.

 

The Lord, the Only Savior

14 Thus says the Lord:
“The wealth of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush,
and the Sabeans, men of stature,
shall come over to you and be yours;
they shall follow you;
they shall come over in chains and bow down to you.
They will plead with you, saying:
‘Surely God is in you, and there is no other,
no god besides him.’”

15 Truly, you are a God who hides himself,
O God of Israel, the Savior.
16 All of them are put to shame and confounded;
the makers of idols go in confusion together.
17 But Israel is saved by the Lord
with everlasting salvation;
you shall not be put to shame or confounded
to all eternity.

18 For thus says the Lord,
who created the heavens
(he is God!),
who formed the earth and made it
(he established it;
he did not create it empty,
he formed it to be inhabited!):
“I am the Lord, and there is no other.
19 I did not speak in secret,
in a land of darkness;
I did not say to the offspring of Jacob,
‘Seek me in vain.’[c]
I the Lord speak the truth;
I declare what is right.

20 “Assemble yourselves and come;
draw near together,
you survivors of the nations!
They have no knowledge
who carry about their wooden idols,
and keep on praying to a god
that cannot save.
21 Declare and present your case;
let them take counsel together!
Who told this long ago?
Who declared it of old?
Was it not I, the Lord?
And there is no other god besides me,
a righteous God and a Savior;
there is none besides me.

22 “Turn to me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
23 By myself I have sworn;
from my mouth has gone out in righteousness
a word that shall not return:
‘To me every knee shall bow,
every tongue shall swear allegiance.’[d]

24 “Only in the Lord, it shall be said of me,
are righteousness and strength;
to him shall come and be ashamed
all who were incensed against him.
25 In the Lord all the offspring of Israel
shall be justified and shall glory.”

 

God saw the potential deep within the heart of the man while men saw only the past to condemn the present. When someone is on a mission ordained by Almighty God there is nothing under heaven or on earth that can stop him until that mission is completed. I caution the people and/or media that create, initiate or spread false witness in order to gain the favor of men for you will reap what you sow. Have you anything to say, let it be kind and uplifting or exercise your right to remain silent. Words bring life or death. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Chinese Wuhan Virus – SARS-CoV-2

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3-14-2020

 

The Chinese Wuhan Virus

(SARS-CoV-2)

 

The Chinese Wuhan Virus called SARS-CoV-2, COVIN-19 and Coronavirus was first found at the epicenter in Wuhan, China, but the world found out about it in December 2019. China was offered assistance by the US and the World Health Organization, but refused assistance.

 

(This is not the first corona virus to come out of Wuhan, China.  A previous virus was found in 2018 but not widely reported upon.)

 

In January 2020 President Trump issued a travel ban and stopped all flights from China & Iran and banning foreign immigrants from those countries into the US as a precaution to the Coronavirus.

 

There is no proof positive but Wuhan has 2 (TWO) Biochemical Labs, one of which it seems maintains 1,500 LIVE VIRUS’ for testing at all times. A Chinese whistleblower (Doctor Li Wenliang) in Wuhan warned of the virus, was promptly arrested, infected with and died from the Wuhan Virus while in police custody.

 

The virus was said to come from bats being sold at a meat market in downtown Wuhan. Speculation is that the virus was possibly used to infect meat being sold at the meat market? Is it possible – yes? Did it in fact happen – don’t know?

 

In March 2020 House Democrats passed a “NoBanAct” attempting to limit the powers of the President from enforcing his constitutional authority to ban immigration into the US from any country.

 

In March 2020 President Trump issued a travel ban between immigrants from select countries in Europe into the US as a precaution to the Coronavirus.

 

By coincidence just recently we find that 3,000 Chinese workers from Wuhan, China are in factories in Northern Italy that is now the epicenter in Europe?

 

Also in March 2020 Congress is considering Coronavirus legislation to be signed into law by President Trump that would enable the full weight of the US government be brought to bear on fighting the spread of the Coronavirus in the United States.

 

Keep in mind that I’m not a medical doctor, a scientist or someone in the President’s inner circle. I’m a normal citizen who happens to be retired from the US military and find the sequence of events a bit disconcerting to say the least.

 

Nor am I a conspiracy theorist. But what if we have been in an undeclared biochemical war with a foreign power that began testing biological agents upon its own people without outside interference and what we are now seeing is a “Phase 2” level development designed to test the infestation, spread and response of nations around the globe? America finds itself in a predicament of huge dependencies upon China for everything from medicines, material and technology so lowly priced that greed wins out over common sense.

What if the pushback for US independence from Chinese made goods has accelerated this germ warfare so as to prevent the decline of US dependence upon Chinese goods? Another what if – we are being played by Congressional Democrats and Republicans who are being paid huge sums of money to insure the balance of power remains unchanged at home and abroad? Lastly, what if the 2020 election is the last one? We are living in the last days and according to bible prophesy the Battle of Armageddon has already been foretold? The world and the US is falling victim to the distraction of Toilet Paper and Hand Sanitizer hoarding?  – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Every Carnival or County Fair

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3-14-2020

 

Every Carnival or County Fair

 

In every county across the nation it is the American tradition to go to the County Fair where you will see livestock, poultry and homegrown displays of jelly and pies of many varieties. You can grab a hotdog, hamburger or popcorn and munch as you walk from display to display. It’s a fun place for kids of all ages to see the many ribbons on animals, projects and trophy sized melons. Often the rodeos are full of action packed bucking broncos and bulls throwing riders every which way but mostly loose.

 

I love going to the smaller county fairs as they have that small town feel to them. The local implement dealer has all the latest tractors, plows and combines to entice the farmers and ranchers. As you go into the entertainment rows there are vendors selling various items and carnival hawkers (they probably don’t call them that anymore) where you throw rings over bottles, toss coins on plates to win and always the shooting gallery where hitting the yellow ducks or the target is about winning the biggest teddy bear.

 

And because it’s a county fair the local politicians may have a booth where you can meet and greet them or their staff. It’s their way of staying connected or vying for votes (You know the kissing babies thing). They seem so down to earth in their flannels, jeans and cowboy boots. So what changes when they get back on “capitol hill” at state or in Washington DC?

 

It seems that in DC every politician aims to get out in front in the game of politics. After hopefully talking to their constituents they choose causes that are near and dear to the hearts of the people who elected them in the first place. I’m sure whether it’s out in the flyover country or deep in the heart of the inner city America wants to live and raise their families in peace and safety where they can live the American Dream with the support, not the interference of government.

 

I, for one, don’t want or need the political pandering of professional politicians positioning and posturing for reelection by public displays of political ignorance. I don’t want to see the political shooting gallery where politicians choose to become the target rather than dropping party mantra, rolling up their proverbial sleeves so they can get to work on what’s important to me.

 

Maybe they have forgotten why they were elected in the first place. It wasn’t because they promised me the moon, the stars and everything in between so I would cast my vote in their direction. It was because I saw the promise, potential and hope they offered during the campaign. Maybe I saw that new blood, untainted by political bias would bring new ideas to an old establishment so that America would win once again. Maybe I saw hope in a change of direction or focus that someone from my county, state or nation could bring to the national stage.

 

I don’t want or need to see the one-up-man-ship of politicians who eat breath and wear clothes the same way as I do trying to demonstrate political superiority over anyone. In the final analysis what really matters is character and promises kept with demonstrable results. Do you know what you’re talking about? Can you bring it to fruition? Will my family and I benefit from it? Political labels are meaningless and quite often become failed ideas that ensnare the very politicians who put that political badge before common sense.

 

It is my opinion that Congress has become corrupted from within by allowing Congressional Caucuses to steer the course and direction of Congress. There are more than 242 Congressional Caucuses, each one acts as a separate Congressional lobbying group. They ensnare those who join and harass shame or bully those who choose not to join. Many caucuses are taxpayer funded. They must be defunded, abolished and banned from the halls of Congress. The purpose and goal of Congress is to make laws and enact taxes while upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States – I am the Real Truckmaster.

 

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Revisited Discussion on Immigration

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3-6-2020

 

Revisited Discussion on Immigration

 

Last year (4-30-2019) I wrote this article concerning Immigration and Immigration laws in the United States. There are individuals and politicians actively aiding illegal immigrants prior to, during crossings and after slipping into the country providing false or incorrect information or without documentation. Not only are the illegal immigrants breaking the law, but those who aid and assist them in breaking the law are also law breakers.

 

In rare cases US Congressional Legislators have participated in this illegal process. A number of pregnant women have illegally entered the US in order to give birth so that the child is born a US citizen and the mother and child can remain in the US. Some individuals have made it into the border stations so they can plead for asylum, without providing any proof they’re life is in danger in their home country. This violation of the immigration process has overtaxed the resources at US border crossings and until recently have led to catch and release into the US never to be seen or tracked again.

 

Congress is congressionally mandated to create laws. Congress alone has the power to change laws. Once a bill has been passed the President must either sign it into law or veto the bill by sending it back to Congress. I cases where Congress chooses not to fix known errors in immigration laws the President can issue an Executive Order as a more temporary fix.

 

Former President Obama became frustrated with Congress and issued an Executive Order called Delayed Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This was an unconstitutional action on the part of the President, yet Congress did not resist or even object at the time.

 

President Trump gathered Congressional leadership from both sides of the isle and of both Chambers of Congress to address Comprehensive Immigration Reform and DACA which Congress chose not to act upon.

 

Immigration has been the lifeblood of the United States of America. Since the Pilgrims landed at Cape Cod, Massachusetts and founded Plymouth Colony in the new world. In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War migrants were settling along the East Coast, then moving westward into the interior. What we’ve had over the years are migrants coming here from virtually all over the globe. The admission criteria is constitutionally set by the President and can be slowed or even stopped if he so desires.

 

Although at times a problem, no President in recent history has taken serious steps to effect a radical change into the immigration laws until now. Since Congress has the constitutional authority to legislate, it only makes sense for Congress to take a serious look at the law and whether or not it should be amended. Why has it taken so long? Why is immigration still an issue?

 

The US Southern border with Mexico has been as porous as the waters of the Rio Grande which separates us. Not everyone or everything that crosses the border is good for America. Steps to tighten up the border crossings have been met with resistance, not so much with our neighbor to the south, but with our own United States Congress.

 

It is unconscionable that the President of the United States would have to task the United States Congress to take appropriate action on immigration reform. Upon taking office, one of the first acts President Trump undertook was to invite Congress to meet with him and to discuss Immigration and other matters. He said that Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) had been unconstitutional and needed to be fixed through proper legislation. He also said what was needed was Comprehensive Immigration Reform to plug some loopholes and enhance enforcement efforts with computer software and funding for a border wall.

 

What happened after than historic meeting? Nothing, well not exactly nothing, but complete and utter resistance by Congressional Democrats and Republicans. Instead of going back to the Capitol and getting to work the resistance movement began in earnest. When the President said he would not extend DACA upon its natural expiration, legal actions began to force the President to extend an unconstitutional Obama executive order.

 

Here we are 4 years down the road in the Trump Administration. Our border has been under attack just as if an invading army was beating down the gates demanding to gain admittance. Thousands of migrants have forged unimpeded across Central American and North American countries in their quest to enter the United States.

 

In the past it was apparent that a lot of financial “grease” has eased entry restrictions and allowed migrant convoys, under police escort all the way to the Tia Juana border areas outside the San Diego border crossing. It is also apparent that United States Citizens who are legal assistants or lawyers have gone into Mexico with “scripts” that instruct migrants how to respond to questions by Border Patrol and Asylum Judges in order to gain entrance under false pretenses by claiming political asylum. Not only are the migrants, but ANYONE who aids and assists them to cross the border illegally or unlawfully are breaking US Immigration Laws. The punishment can be denied entrance, imprisonment and fines. Those seeking entry can be permanently banned from entry. In some cases lawful immigrants can be deported and banned from re-entry into the US. Constitutionally the President can close down the Southern Border indefinitely or restrict entry to certain categories of persons able to enter.

 

President Trump is determined to have the Immigration Issue corrected not by executive order but as it should be done by Congress. He is also determined to construct a more permanent and proper wall or barrier to enhance existing barriers reducing or preventing unlawful crossings, drugs and human trafficking. It is the responsibility of the Government of the United States to ensure the safety and security of the American people, lawful residents and international visitors and to prevent unlawful entry.

 

When the President pleads with Congress to keep their focus on America first, he has been met with political posturing and total resistance. Certain members of Congress are set on doing the complete opposite of what they are asked or encouraged to do by the President, even when it endangers the lives of American citizens.

 

What has changed?

 

The President has changed criteria disallowing birth citizenship by illegal immigrants and stopping pregnant migrants from immigrating until after the baby is born. Catch and release is no more, migrants must wait in Mexico or their home country while waiting for an immigration hearing. Illegal migrant criminals are being deported in record numbers. Sanctuary cities and states will forfeit federal funding until they uphold federal law and stop protecting criminals. There is currently almost 200 miles of new or renewed border wall completed and 500 miles of wall is forecast by 2021. Illegal entry is down significantly and US communities are safer as a result.

 

As we approach the 2020 Presidential Election we’ve seen a virtual who’s who of craziness as Social-Democratic candidates are literally stepping all over each other in their attempt to “prove” who has what it takes to beat President Trump and stop the drain of the swamp (which they are actively part of). Voters must take a determined stand on principle over party, safety over lawlessness, sanity over insanity and VOTE STUPIDITY OUT OF OFFICE at every level and every election. The world you save may be your own! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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