Gun Control versus Gun Violence

8-16-2019

 

Gun Control versus Gun Violence

 

Talk is cheap and rhetoric is rampant across America. Liberal politicians want to control guns as a means to end gun violence. We hear, read and see repeatedly efforts to ignore, curb or modify constitutional amendments that protect Americans from an abusive government or deranged criminals bent on committing violent attacks upon innocent victims. It is abundantly clear that the proper training and use of guns is a means of self-defense and stopping gun violence.

 

Every day there are a number of reported acts of violence where guns are the weapons of choice. Attacks occur in a variety of public places or in private homes or residences. We’ve seen attacks on school children, teachers and public servants where a police response often did not occur in time.

 

Proponents of gun control would have you to believe that restricting ownership of certain guns will make crimes stop and everyone safer. They would have you believe that if you give up your personal weapons crime will simply go around you. They also have determined that assault rifles are the primary cause of all of these mass shootings and attacks. So I ask you, when does a weapon become an assault rifle?

 

Opponents of gun control measures would have you to believe that true gun control has to come with the control of crime. Guns do not kill, people with guns do. They would have you to believe that responsible gun ownership requires personal responsibility, education and training on the safe handling, usage and operation of the type of weapon you choose to own.  It is their contention that a properly trained weapon owner when faced with a criminal in the act of committing a crime can be stopped quickly, which results in the potential saving of lives.

 

Within the past week we have had incidents where a lone shooter have killed and wounded scores of individuals in shopping malls and night clubs without an apparent reason or simply to make a point. In very few incidents properly trained citizens have taken out the shooter or held them until police arrive. I’m sorry to say but these are the exceptions.

 

In the case of personal assaults or armed robberies it is the unarmed victim who suffers injury and/or loss of property when an armed assailant decides to use a weapon to commit the act of violence. But when the criminal threat has been neutralized or eliminated there are public outcries of police brutality and murder. This is not about race or ethnicity; it is about bad guys being stopped before they can commit their crimes again.

 

The sad thing about crimes of violence involving guns is that all too often someone dies. Families have lost sons, daughters, mothers or fathers. Victims and perpetrators are dead or injured and nobody wins.

 

Nothing is for free. Crime does not pay.

 

A government that victimizes its citizens or sets them up to be victimized is an irresponsible one.

 

The Bill of Rights are the parts of the Constitution that guarantees certain basic rights for all US citizens and those charged with and fail to uphold it have blood upon their hands each time a crime occurs regardless of who the victim is.  – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Opening Pandora’s Box

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8-9-2019

 

Opening Pandora’s Box

 

There was an undercurrent sweeping across America that evil was on the rampage and completely out of control. Good people were being unfairly punished and bad people were getting off scot free. Political Correctness was the order of the day and there was no choice but to get onboard or suffer the consequences. It was quite surprising when one man said no and stood firm as he was going to “Drain the Swamp”. Just who in the world did he think he was anyway?

 

That man was Donald J. Trump a self-made millionaire real estate tycoon and entertainer who announced he was going to run for the office of President of the United States. Among his campaign promises he was going to drain the swamp, meaning the corruption in Washington D.C. and folks were not too happy about it. Politicians wanted business as usual, big money wanted access to people in power and absolutely nobody wanted Trump to mess it up by opening Pandora’s Box.

 

I read somewhere that draining the swamp was like pulling the plug on a giant swimming pool or maybe like a huge cesspool or toilet bowl whereas the water dropped lower and lower unusual objects would begin to protrude higher and higher until all that was left was s big gooey mess. Mired down in the goo were all kinds of creatures, flopping around unable to get themselves out on their own. At some point as the sun began to bake the goo it turned into soft clay, before hardening to a firm crust, imbedding everything within its grasp.

 

What began during the 2016 Presidential campaign season with rhetoric has over the past 2 years turned into a nightmare and political reality. Petty little kingdoms began to crumble and fall, castles were uprooted and even now we’ve not seen the level of accountability that one would expect from those so high up on the political totem pole that has left so many resembling post turtles that didn’t put them up there; they don’t know how to get down off the post; and have absolutely no idea what to do while their up there.

 

We are barely 15 months from the 2020 Presidential Election and already the 26 Democratic post turtles are resting uncomfortably atop their posts. They boast on how to beat Trump, but don’t have the wherewithal to do so. They want to be POTUS #46 but haven’t a snowballs chance in………Arizona of getting there.

 

Almost to a tee every Democratic candidate wants to raise taxes, cut industrial jobs like coal and oil production; forgive college tuition for all students, regardless of their field of study or how many years they’ve been career students? They want to eliminate America’s borders, welcome in everyone and put them on the government’s dole (welfare, free stuff and so on). They approve of mass migration and taking care of illegals already in this country, but want to prosecute federal agents who enforce US laws, but want law breakers taken care of in sanctuary cities and states.

 

Almost every Democrat approves of abortion (murder of babies in the womb or moments after birth)? They think socialism and communism means everyone gets their own free account on social media and communal living is really cool. You don’t have to work if you don’t want to, because you can get lots of free stuff from the government. They want to reduce the carbon footprint by banning air travel and airplanes, so everyone will have to take the bus (it’s going to be quite a long trip to Hawaii).

 

They want to eliminate toxic gases emitted from cows and ban plastic straws while doing nothing for saving the environment. Their biggest goal besides Climate Change and the Green New Deal is to unseat President Trump at all costs. Their ideas are so absurd that members of their own party throw in the towel and are announcing they’ll vote for Trump.

 

The current rage is on restricting gun ownership based upon the constitutional need for certain types of firearms. Would that they spend more time on figuring out how to get gun toting criminals off the streets and their guns out of circulation instead of depriving lawful gun owners their constitutional right to own and bear arms. Keep weapons out of the hands of those institutionalized or imprisoned, but to restrict, remove or confiscate weapons from law abiding citizens seems like a bad idea.

 

People are really quick to criticize President Trump for the way he talks or tweets, while completely overlooking and ignoring the hateful rhetoric coming from those on the political left. It’s ok for them to attack him, but not ok for him to defend himself or go on the offensive.

 

If you don’t like something and have the power to change it leaves you with nobody to blame but yourself. For all those open-minded people out there once the lid is off Pandora’s Box there is no putting it back on and acting like nothing has changed. For all you Christians out there rest assured that God is on the move and has everything totally under control. You can’t surprise God! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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For What Purpose?

8-8-2019

 

For What Purpose

 

That was the jest of Geraldo Rivera’s tweet over the ICE raids in Mississippi where 600 agents swept up 680 people who were in the country illegally. Geraldo tweeted, “For What Purpose”? So I’ll answer that question for someone who should surely know the answer, “To uphold the Rule of Law” according to the US Constitution. Local video shows school children crying as they find out their parents have been arrested. So I ask, “Whose fault is this”?

 

Illegal immigration has been a problem Congress has ignored for well over 50 years. I venture to say that every president since JFK has had to deal with the problem of unlawful immigration. So why hasn’t it gotten fixed? Money; power; or control – maybe we’ll never know?

 

The Bushes certainly knew about it. Clinton and Obama most certainly knew. Reagan knew about it. In fact every president had to know about it, because many of them came out of Congress before running for the highest office in the land.

 

I seem to recall then President Obama tell us that we cannot allow unvetted persons access into our nation. He also said that Obamacare would not be used on illegals. One US Representative spontaneously shouted “LIAR” and congress went nuts because someone openly challenged the President of the United States. That Representative Joe Wilson R-SC was almost censured over his outburst and apologized.

 

Almost 3 years ago then Candidate Trump said he would build a wall to stop illegal immigration and Congress responded by continually blaming him for fabricating this crisis. Some members have called for his impeachment, death and the overthrow of his administration. In my book that’s called Treason and the punishment is death!

 

What we have had is a very real national crisis whereby entire waves of foreign invaders have attempted to overwhelm CBP (Customs and Border Patrol) officials on the southern border. President Trump has gathered members of both political parties and both chambers of Congress asking for their support in increased funding for CBP and HLS; conducting Comprehensive Immigration Reform and fully funding a wall or retaining barrier to stop unlawful immigration. Not only has Congress said no, they have called for the removal of the existing wall, defunding and criminalizing CBP agents for ENFORCING US Immigration Laws, while calling the laws unfair and unlawful to enforce.

 

I may be wrong about this but is Congress not the place where laws are written? Do they not have the power to take an unfair law and change it? Is it not fair to say that Congress have become Law Breakers in the strictest sense of the word?

 

Members of Congress have gone so far as to vote against laws that would make illegals easier to identify, apprehend and prosecute. Various elected members of state and local governments have declared their entity a “sanctuary” or haven for illegals and law enforcement are forbidden to cooperate with federal immigration agents.

 

So to Geraldo’s question, “For What Purpose” I say this for national security, the integrity of the Rule of Law and the protection of the US Constitution on which it is based. What other purpose do you need? We are a nation of laws and a nation of basic human rights as well as rights listed under the Constitution, what we call the Bill of Rights.

 

When a person commits a crime, but gets away with it does it make that person any less a criminal? No, a bank robber is a bank robber is a bank robber. Because someone gets a job, maintains a low profile and lives under the radar they are no less a bank robber than when they first robbed a bank.

 

Same thing with killers, gang members and white collar criminals, once you commit the crime you must be prepared for doing the time. If you have family members they too will be affected for the rest of their lives and there is nobody else to blame except the one who did the crime.

 

US Immigration Laws provide for the arrest, prosecution and deportation of anyone who unlawfully crosses over into the United States. Furthermore anyone who helps, enables or assists someone to illegally cross into the US is also guilty and both can be permanently banned from re-entry. US citizens can be prosecuted and potentially have their citizenship revoked and they too could be deported. The law is clear, immigrate the proper way and you are welcomed, do it any other way and you are not.

 

Remember the life you hurt may not be just your own! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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A No Holds Barred Brawl

8-5-2019

 

A No Holds Barred Brawl

 

Life on American streets is like nothing else and since our nations beginning it has always come down to a down and dirty fight. The Revolutionary War was unlike anything else. The Civil War was a war of brother against brother, a war on steroids. The war on drugs has kept law enforcement with one hand tied behind its back and the other in the courts, while the bad guys keep pumping those drugs in to cities across the nation. The war on terror is no exception. Terrorists (domestic or international) do not follow protocols for obedience to the laws of any nation; they use anything goes, a no holds barred Brawl where all the tools in the box are to be used regardless of consequences. You do not fight them being mister nice guy. Street rules call for street justice, right? Maybe not!

 

This war has been going on since the beginning of time. God created everything and with a purpose. One of God’s created beings decided to exalt him not equal to, but above the Creator God. So good was his plan that other beings followed him. God ejected him from Heaven above and banished him to the earth. God made this being the god of this world. He and his followers have control over things on the earth. When God created Adam and Eve the god of this world decided to separate man from God. The introduction of sin came in the Garden of Eden when they succumbed to temptation and blamed God for their troubles.

 

So here we are in 2019 with the blame game continuing to blame others for our own mistakes. Throughout time we see that man created situations where only God could remedy and rescue man. Today is no exception. Man created a political situation whereby men are oppressed. Crying out to the Lord for relief is what we tend to do best, when it’s the last thing we are beyond our own ability. We cry out to God to help us and we’ll be oh so good. Well God knows our hearts, our intentions and whether we are sincere or not. God is no genie in a bottle waiting for us to take the lid off.

 

We are in a situation where many think all is lost and the world is closing in around them. Their trust has been in man to deliver them. As men we are all in the same hole, so looking for someone in the hole with us to deliver us out of the hole is useless. The more we dig the muddier and stickier the situation gets, but we are still in the same hole with our condition becoming worse.

 

God alone sets up kings and rulers. God alone brings them down from their castles, thrones and lofty perches. Since the election of Ronald Reagan it looked like things began to turn around for our country and people became complacent. Every new president promised to do better and the people began once again to trust not in God but in man. There was GWH Bush, Clinton, GW Bush and Obama each promising a new start for America, yet the outcome was the same. Trusting in man became fruitless and promises made became broken promises as no viable solutions appeared to permanently fix what ails American.

 

After the disappointing years of Obama Christians began to humble themselves and pray, beseeching God for relief.  Expecting God to send a mighty Christian warrior like King David many were truly disappointed when there appeared before them a worldly man of riches, fame and fortune one who was not worthy to loosen the sandals of Jesus. This man was not what America neither expected nor deserved surely God had made a mistake?

 

The audacity of Donald J. Trump to announce from the gaudy Trump Towers his intention to run for the presidency! Surly God was not in this? After all he was a millionaire real estate Mongol and flaunted his wealth for all to see. Everything was all about him and he wasn’t even a politician. The saying that God works in mysterious ways comes to mind. What America needed was a champion; a fighter; someone who would bring real solutions to nationwide problems. America needed a man of steel, not a selfish man who’s only interest was himself.

 

During the campaign this self-made man did and said things and made claims that were absolutely ridiculous – he was going to drain the swamp. Yeah right most American’s don’t even have a swimming pool, let alone live near a swamp. He said he was going to make America great again, like America had been great before?

 

His crude talk was unlike any politician before him. Oh I’m sure other politicians swore and cussed, but not in public. He began attacking other Republican candidates early on, and then went on the offensive attacking “Crooked Hillary” a term that resonated with common men and women across the nation.

 

Things were happening behind the scenes and the general consciences was that Hillary Clinton would become the first woman president in the history of this nation, it was a given and this worm of a man had no chance in Hades of winning the 2016 election. They were wrong. It seems that everybody was wrong.

 

Skipping ahead the past 3 years have been filled with manufactured hate for #45, President Donald J. Trump. It’s on all the main stream media, cable news programs and television and radio talk shows, even on social media (Facebook and Twitter) that he is a racist, a white supremacy supporter and responsible for EVERY evil that befalls every country in the world. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher once said, “When they attack me personally it’s because they have no political argument left.”

 

From my perspective the evidence of hate against President Trump leads me to the conclusion that he is the right man for the job at this time in history. It appears that God brought forth a fighter who would not give up when the going got tough. In fact, Trump gets tougher. This is a fight between evil and good. Everything known to man has been thrown against Trump, but like water bouncing off a ducks back, he counter punches just a little bit harder and with no holds barred. Trump knows fully well the stakes of his presidency is an all-out war for the very soul or existence of the United States of America.

 

The bible tells us there is nothing new under the sun. There is a time and a place and a season for everything. This is America’s season and Donald Trump is where God has intended him to be at this time and in this place. It’s not for man’s pleasure but for God’s glory! There are many examples in the bible where God has raised up a runt or an uneducated man or men for a specific purpose.  You can read about King David, Saul or Jesus and his disciples, but I suggest reading from the book of Isaiah, Chapter 45 about King Cyrus where God raised up a man who didn’t know him, but for a specific purpose.

 

When the legions of hell attack you with all they have you must be doing something right and God will be pleased with the outcome that brings glory to him! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Gun Violence vs Gun Control

8-4-2019

 

Gun Violence vs Gun Control

 

Ever wonder why the call goes out for gun control (taking away guns from law abiding citizens) goes out after a criminal commits a “mass shooting”? We see this during election campaign seasons and well isn’t every day campaign season? What is equally interesting is why the daily shootings in inner cities like Chicago warrant no media attention, often not even a passing comment.

 

So I must ask the question we’re all wondering about, who is orchestrating all the gun violence? Is it the Democrats, the President, or the Congress? Maybe it’s the white supremacy or white nationalist groups, possibly Antifa? There has to be a coordinating and organizing headquarters that “schedules” for lack of a better term, these shootings, riots and spontaneous demonstrations don’t you think? I have my suspicions as to who is ultimately behind this sense only one politician campaigned on being a community organizer and hails from Chicago.

 

We’ve been hounded about banning assault weapons will prevent these gun killings and I hate to break it to you but assault weapons have been banned for quite some time now and there is a federal law that prohibits killing (murder) of another person that seems to get shoved into a corner somewhere out of the way so as not to stand in the way of the ban guns agenda.

 

Just in the past 2 days we’ve had a mass shooting in California, Texas, Ohio and Illinois. These have resulted in over 50 gun deaths and in many cases there were no armed citizens able to stop the shooting. Almost immediately and as if on que the politicians called out President Trump for causing the violence. They did the same thing right after his inauguration when gun violence sprang up suddenly and they blamed him for causing it. Next they blamed the venue for which the violence occurred, i.e. in one case Walmart as being responsible.

 

There were indications that the shooters were somehow connected (belonged to the same gang of domestic terrorists), or same political party as one politician or another and they were somehow responsible. It is clear that blaming the shooters was not going to happen as they once again called for banning automatic weapons. One politician basically vote for me and I’ll send the police into your home to confiscate your weapons forcibly.

 

Many theories have surfaced and lots of blame being spread around but have you heard of any viable solutions to end gun violence? If I remember correctly back in the days of the wild, wild west the sheriff or marshal would deputize every able bodied man with a gun and a horse and take off after the bad guys, stopping only when they were no longer breathing (Hollywood has it that way).

 

It wasn’t that long ago when President Trump championed a nationwide Concealed Carry Permit that was federally issued and valid in all 50 (Sorry Obama there are only 50) states. Those created uproar with nothing come from it.

 

In my opinion (I’m not an expert by any means) the way to stop gun violence is through education, training and licensing. This should be a mandatory training for every abled bodied man and woman over the age of 18. It could be like registering for the draft (yes they still do that) only it could be called Registering for Federal Firearms Training and Certification (FFTC) classes. The cost should be minimal yet be an investment each citizen could afford to pay.

 

Training is already in place in gun stores with arms dealers across the nation. The cost factor would cover the cost of fingerprinting and background checks (federal subsidy). Training would be for familiarization, safe handling of fire arms, cleaning and storage inside the home (child proofing). Successful completion would entitle a Federal Certificate, an embossed Federal FFTC/FCC permit valid nationwide. Re-certification would be required every 5 years. Successful completion would entitle the graduate to a monetary discount on the purchase of their next firearm from the venue that conducted the training.

 

I feel it is better to safeguard the 2nd Amendment rights of the citizen thorough proper training and licensing and enable safe self-defense of the individual and family, than to attempt to disarm law abiding citizens without a fight. It is a well-known fact that criminals prey on the unarmed citizens and are often not prepared when encountering a properly trained and armed citizen.

 

Some training venues available are gun dealers, shooting ranges, class 3 arms dealers, Reserve and National Guard armories with ranges and in many cases US military facilities. What is currently lacking are federal guidelines (requirements) for a standardized nationwide training program. Maybe President Trump could assemble a panel of training center representatives from all 50 states to write the training guidelines and present it to both chambers of Congress for the necessary legislation, before a Presidential Signing into law.

 

Bringing a solution to the table is much better than pointing fingers and doing absolutely nothing! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Process of Elimination

7-31-2019

 

The Process of Elimination

 

The world we live in seems to be spinning out of control. Reporters, journalists and analyists monitor every single word printed or spoken and scan it through a political correctness microscope.

 

What I’ve wondered is how this PC filter is so smart? It can take a word uttered, tweeted, printed or spoken and turn out one of two interpretations.

 

If author is (Democrat) word = Freedom of Speech

OR

If author is (Republican) word = Racist, Homophobic, Islamaphobic, Genderaphobic

 

Whoever invented this smart PC version must be making a lot of money.

 

I haven’t watched any of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates because I would rather sit on the porch and watch wood rot instead. There are 24 presidential hopefuls who each see themselves as the one to slay the dragon (Trump) and rescue the princess (America) to occupy the White House and sit on the presidential throne (Presidency).

 

In a way it reminds me of the 2016 GOP Presidential Debates. I remember the very first debate where a virtual who’s who of seemingly highly qualified presidential hopefuls were so cotton picking nice to each other, careful not to step on anyone’s toes except Queen Hillary. I also seem to remember the second debate is where the non-politician (Trump) came out swinging. He attacked almost everyone on the stage and coined the phrase “Crooked Hillary”.  He did spare Dr. Ben Carson, who ended up begging someone to attack him, please?

 

We haven’t seen any of that from the Democratic candidates. They are trying to “out free” each other as if voters relegated to free stuff will surrender their votes? There are a wide range of issues that these candidates should be addressing, abortion, immigration and border security, crime, the economy, taxes, voter fraud and more.

 

Yet the pathetic “causes” of Democrats are to eliminate ICE, tear down the wall, want to decriminalize unlawful entry, as if everyone enters the US by walking over the border?

 

Do they not know, have they not heard that one cannot even board an aircraft in the United States without going through TSA security checks? International travelers entering the United States must navigate the maze of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and Customs before they get too far from the aircraft or ship. Maybe we can turn some of the ICE agents into TSA agents and it’ll make everything alright?

 

Some complain about the cost of a college education, while being on the cash in your bank account end of the high cost of college/university teaching, and then want to forgive educational loans because students don’t have gas and might end up sleeping in their cars? We have Americans who are homeless and many don’t even have their cars anymore, yet they sleep on the streets, in the woods or anywhere warm and nobody is championing their cause.

 

The scandal of Baltimore’s West side is only one symptom of a nationwide problem. Our inner cities and Indian Reservations have been neglected for decades. What is needed is for American’s taking care of American’s like the report I read today about a Maryland Hazmat company showing up with men and equipment AND removing trash and hazardous debris from West Baltimore (Happening today).

 

I don’t think ANY of the Democratic Party candidates have a clue of how to obtain results about anything that is important and life changing for Americans. They are more concerned about campaign funds and votes, without having to bring about results of any kind.

 

We are told in the Bible to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, and we don’t even like ourselves. We tend to do unto others before they can do it unto us. That is NOT what the good book says.

 

America is the land of the free, the home of the brave from sea to shining sea, yet we let others tell us that our anthem, flag, national pride, president and government are ALL racist! We are told that America has never been great and that too is a lie.

 

America needs to return to the land that fears Almighty God, praises His Holy Name and ASKS Him for guidance EVERY DAY! Until we stop strutting around thinking we’re all that and a bag of chips, we need to retrieve our heads from some unsightly hidden places.

 

The Democratic Party politics have become grossly corrupted over the past 60+ years. Fear and Intimidation have become the norm, while shutting down opposing voices and/or neutralizing messages from opponents. The Democrats of old are the party that instituted the riders of the Klu Klux Klan preventing minorities the equal rights of citizenship and voting. Today the luring appeal of free stuff is simply another way of keeping voters on the Democratic plantation.

 

Politicians are so use to lining their pockets and padding their bank accounts while touting sympathetic words while doing absolutely nothing to alleviate the pain and suffering or improving the living or working conditions of their constituents. What are the results stemming from the political office of today’s presidential candidates? Do they walk the walk or just talk the talk? American’s deserve better! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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One Hundred Civics Questions

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7-30-2019

 

One Hundred Civics Questions

 

I recently read an article that described American’s as being severely uneducated when it comes to knowledge of US History and Government. I thought it would be interesting to see just how knowledgeable we are WITHOUT USING GOOGLE or Siri.

 

  1. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?
  2. During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States?
  3. How many amendments does the Constitution have?
  4. How many justices are on the Supreme Court?
  5. How many U.S. Senators are there?
  6. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?
  7. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  8. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
  9. In what month do we vote for President?
  10. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.
  11. Name one branch or part of the government.
  12. Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States.
  13. Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
  14. Name one right only for United States citizens.
  15. Name one state that borders Canada.
  16. Name one state that borders Mexico.
  17. Name one S. territory.
  18. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
  19. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.
  20. Name the U.S. war between the North and the South.
  21. Name two national U.S. holidays.
  22. Name your U.S. Representative.
  23. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
  24. The House of Representatives has how many voting members?
  25. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
  26. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.
  27. There were 13 original states. Name three.
  28. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
  29. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
  30. We elect a President for how many years?
  31. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years?
  32. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years?
  33. What are the two major political parties in the United States?
  34. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?
  35. What are two Cabinet-level positions?
  36. What are tworights in the Declaration of Independence?
  37. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
  38. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
  39. What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?
  40. What did Susan B. Anthony do?
  41. What did the Declaration of Independence do?
  42. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?
  43. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution?
  44. What do we show loyalty to when we say the Pledge of Allegiance?
  45. What does the Constitution do?
  46. What does the judicial branch do?
  47. What does the President’s Cabinet do?
  48. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
  49. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
  50. What is an amendment?
  51. What is freedom of religion?
  52. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
  53. What is one reason colonists came to America?
  54. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?*
  55. What is oneright or freedom from the First Amendment?
  56. What is onething Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
  57. What is the “rule of law”?
  58. What is the capital of the United States?
  59. What is the capital of your state?
  60. What is the economic system in the United States?
  61. What is the highest court in the United States?
  62. What is the name of the national anthem?
  63. What is the name of the President of the United States now?
  64. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now?
  65. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?
  66. What is the political party of the President now?
  67. What is the supreme law of the land?
  68. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
  69. What movement tried to end racial discrimination?
  70. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
  71. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?
  72. What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
  73. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
  74. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?
  75. When do we celebrate Independence Day?
  76. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms?
  77. When must all men register for the Selective Service?
  78. When was the Constitution written?
  79. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
  80. Where is the Statue of Liberty?
  81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?
  82. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
  83. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
  84. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?
  85. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?
  86. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?
  87. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
  88. Who is the Governor of your state now?
  89. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
  90. Who makes federal laws?
  91. Who signs bills to become laws?
  92. Who vetoes bills?
  93. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?
  94. Who was President during World War I?
  95. Who was the first President?
  96. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
  97. Why did the colonists fight the British?
  98. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
  99. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
  100. Why does the flag have 50 stars?

 

The questions above have been scrambled and listed in alphabetical order so as to make them a bit more challenging.  What if, you had to answer 60% of them correctly in order to maintain your US Citizenship, could you?

 

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How much of this information is being taught in our public schools or reinforced in our institutions of higher learning? That might be an interesting statistic? Next time you have friends over don’t play scrabble, monopoly or video games or watch TV or a movie without first doing this Civics quiz. You could make it more interesting by posting these 100 Civics questions along with YOUR ANSWERS. Are you up to it? – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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