Why the Constitution?

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9-17-2019

 

Why the Constitution?

 

This is the 232nd anniversary of the Constitution of the United States and many do not know, nor have they learned why we have the Constitution in the first place. The settlers of the new world did so because of the perceived opportunity for living in a land free of the corruption and graft of the old world countries they left behind. Over time it seemed that the corruption and graft followed. Because the new world was ruled predominately by the old world nations of Great Brittan, France and Spain shaking off the bonds of the old world seemed like an impossible task.

 

What began with a small group of men and women searching for a new way of life had to include a new way of governing. One of the major grievances was taxation without representation. Much of the wealth of this new world ended up in the pockets of kings so far away. Soldiers were everywhere and often forced their way into homes across the colonies without any input from the home owners. Taxes on everything were raised without consent or warning.

 

After much discussion and dissent it was decided that the Constitution must protect the rights of man while limiting the power of government. Only the power given to the government or to the state (colonies) had to come from the people. Otherwise the power remained with the people.

 

I challenge you to go to the Senate.gov website and read the Constitution for yourself. Look at the Bill of Rights, the Preamble and the Amendments as well. Understand that the rights of the people hinge on the first 10 Amendments, the other Amendments clarify that which was not spelled out clearly enough, but do not nullify or change the original Bill of Rights.

 

In their infinite wisdom those who comprised the Continental Congress saw that a Democracy would not work for this new world government. They saw that a republic also was lacking. What had never been done before (or since) was creating a Constitutional-Republic where the rule of law WAS the Constitution and based entirely upon biblical principles and standards created by Almighty God.

 

These men and women chose to put themselves on the line (lock, stock and barrel = everything) for the sake of Freedom, casting off the bonds of the most powerful government in the world at that time. Not everyone was in agreement and some even helped the other side as the War of Independence waged on.

 

The end result was freedom and a new nation was formed, the United States of America was bought and paid for by the red blood of patriots who put their money where their mouths were. It hasn’t been easy and many struggles have been waged and won for the sake of Freedom.

 

As with any war there are profiteers who manage to get rich off the backs of hard working men and women and it was no different then and still happening today in 2019.

 

We call it public service, but those who enter politics are people like you and me. They are of “we-the- people” and are sent to Congress to represent our best interests, yet what inevitably happens is they become “acclimated” into the political climate of Washington politics.

 

It’s easy to go from public service to self-servicing politics where the agenda appears to be personal enrichment of wealth and power over people. There is no justification for padding ones bank account while claiming to be in public service, yet here we are voting the same people back into office time and time again simply because our chosen political party says so.

 

Whether it is an elected or appointed office the official must take “the oath” before assuming that office or position. That oath includes “protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies both foreign and domestic, and obeying the orders of the President of the United States so help me God.”

 

Military service is another matter where the service member puts him or herself on the line to protect the Constitution and our way of life. Nobody can imagine what that means without actually doing it!

 

The Constitution does not guarantee fair and equal treatment, free housing, food or entitlements or forgiveness of school debt or even free healthcare or the right to abortion services.

 

The Constitution does guarantee freedom to worship God, to have life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness without fear of an out of control government interfering.

 

Politicians tend to seek re-election as their primary focus and many will say and do anything for the almighty vote. There should be a Constitutional Amendment that insures a politician seeking a different political office must resign his current office upon submitting the intent to run for political office (other than re-election).

 

It’s been said that a chain is as strong as its weakest link and the same can be said for a nation. We are only as strong as our weakest citizen. We must step up and protect each and every citizen from bullies, thugs and criminals with every fiber of our being. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Operation Orange Envelope Campaign

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15 September 2019

 

The Operation Orange Envelope Campaign to bring to a vote HR2201 and S1381

 

This is a call for Thailand Veterans of the Vietnam War, their families, survivors and friends to join this campaign to focus attention on the unknown and forgotten – what I call the “walking dead” from Herbicide Exposure while stationed in Thailand during the war.

 

We are NOT the Blue Water Navy veterans you have heard about, nor are we covered under their recently passed bill.

 

On 19 August 2019 we launched our Operation Orange Envelope Group on FB in preparation for the massive nationwide kickoff to Mail Orange Envelopes happened beginning 12 September 2019, to the Administration, Members of Congress (Veterans Affairs Committees of both Chambers) and the Media (national and local outlets). One lady actually walked the halls of Congress for 2 full days to hand deliver 1070 envelopes and mailing another 30 before returning to Tennessee.

 

As of this writing our FB Group membership stands at 367 active members, with 105 having sent out 4881 Orange Envelopes, resulting in Media outlets across the country conducting and/or scheduling interviews of at least 3 Thailand Veterans after receiving Orange Envelopes.

 

Our membership increases daily, tallies keep coming in and as we are joined by members of other Thailand FB groups we expect to literally flood the halls of congress with Orange Envelopes so that we will be ignored no longer.

 

We began expanding our reach through various Thailand Veteran FB groups by inviting them to join the campaign.

 

In fact you don’t have to be a Veteran to join us, simply come to the Operation Orange Envelope FB group and request to join. Then begin writing a short letter (1-2 pages) asking for Congressional support (Co-Sponsors) of HR2201 and S1381 (companion bills will change US Code Title 38) to grant presumptive exposure to herbicides for Thailand Veterans (important to note the years: 1961 – 1976).

If you are new, please use this as a guide to getting started. We log our mailings with name, state, and number of letters and to whom? Post in the comments section and the admin team will update the document for accountability purposes.

Will you join us?

 

Joseph J Wilson Jr – Admin

Operation Orange Envelope Group

SFC, USA (Retired)

Thailand Veteran 2/68-7/70

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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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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 Albatross

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7-26-2019

 

The Albatross

A weight around his neck

 

Robert Swan Mueller III – The Mueller Report

 

In May 2017 Robert S. Mueller III was selected Special Counsel by Rod Rosenstein, Assistant Attorney General, to investigate Russian Collusion in the 2016 Presidential Election. Many people do not know even now after the investigation was completed, the report published and released to the public in redacted form that President Trump has been in fact vindicated of any collusion between Russian agents and his Campaign/Transition team.

 

Why was Robert Mueller selected for this high profile position? Was it because of his impeccable character and his reputation as a no nonsense ramrod straight litigator who saw the Constitution as something to be protected and defended since his days as a Marine Lieutenant engaged in combat during the Vietnam War? Or was it his legendary reputation as a litigator? Maybe it was because he was all about the business of the law and never accepting anything less than top notch work from his subordinates?

 

It is a given that his incredible reputation carried much weight among the members of Congress who wholeheartedly accepted and approved of his appointment so that their number one goal would be achieved to bring about the downfall of newly elected President Donald J. Trump who was sworn in on January 20, 2017.

 

What stands out to me is the contrast in the lives of these two men of similar age and privileged backgrounds. One navigated in the world of real estate and business to becoming a billionaire playboy before becoming the 45th President of the United States, while the other chose military service followed by public service in the Department of Justice becoming the 37th Director of the FBI and the longest serving director (12 years) since J. Edgar Hoover.

 

When Mueller was tapped to the Special Counsel position his mandate was clear to investigate collusion between Russian state actors/agents and members of the Trump campaign. That’s a far cry from investigating Russian Collusion in the 2016 Presidential Election. What very well should have happened was the EACH presidential candidate should have had themselves, their campaign staff and records looked at to determine was there any contact with Russian agents.

 

This would have focused on each candidate rather than just Donald Trump’s campaign. It may have led to the discovery of improprieties from a number of sources and angles. However that never happened.

 

This brings up a number of questions about the office of this Special Counsel. Who assembled the team? Robert Mueller or someone else and what were the criteria for team members? Were they non-partisan or did they have ties to a political party or any conflicts of interest with any candidate or staff member?

 

How were the teams set up, investigators and FBI agents? Who hired them? Who controlled/monitored their work? Who decided when to fire or release them? How secure was the information gathered? More importantly what was the flashpoint or document that started this entire fiasco? Did it have any type of oversight?

 

I ask these questions after viewing and reading about the latest Congressional Committee Hearing where Robert Mueller although pre-scheduled to answer specific questions about the report bearing his name, appeared absolutely clueless about the material in the report. This is uncharacteristic given Mueller’s reputation for dotting the I’s and crossing the t’s.

 

I suspect, as others have, that Mueller was in the driver’s seat of a bus with his name plastered all over it while others conducted the witch hunt under guise of investigating. This would mislead the public and the Congress in believing the Robert Mueller was actively engaged as the Special Counsel and apparently that was not true. I don’t believe this was done out of spite by Mueller. I believe he was set up as a giant Trojan horse where the public and President Trump would focus on while all the time someone else controlled what the Special Counsel’s office did. I also believe that the indictments obtained on former members of the Trump Campaign were political entrapment in an attempt to get the President.

 

What should and must happen is that Robert Mueller publicly releases his statement on the role he played as Special Counsel and if that means a public apology, so be it. I think that is what a man of his character and integrity would do because it’s the right thing to do. After all Robert Mueller is an officer and a gentleman and forever will always be a Marine. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

I include these links so that you might see something the media will never show.

 

https://www.wired.com/story/robert-mueller-vietnam/

 

https://www.washingtonian.com/2013/05/30/forged-under-firebob-mueller-and-jim-comeys-unusual-friendship/

 

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So Blind They Will Not See

7-22-2019

 

So Blind They Will Not See

 

 

“Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not” – Jeremiah 5:21 (KJV)

 

While watching the John Wayne western classic “Rooster Cogburn” (1975) on television recently one line caught my attention. Shortly after the movie began Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn) said to Marshal Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne), “Marshal Cogburn we are here together and we’re obligated to be on good terms with each other”.

 

I began thinking about something our pastor said during his Sunday teaching, “There are none so blind as those who will not see” (John Heywood – 1546). He was referring both to Jeremiah 5:21 and what John Heywood said. So I decided to Google it.

 

There are none so blind as those who will not see:

According to the ‘Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings’ this proverb has been traced back to 1546 (John Heywood), and resembles the Biblical verse Jeremiah 5:21 (‘Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not’). In 1738 it was used by Jonathan Swift in his ‘Polite Conversation’ and is first attested in the United States in the 1713 ‘Works of Thomas Chalkley’. The full saying is: ‘There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know’. http://www.actualfreedom.com.au/richard/abditorium/nonesoblind.htm

 

This saying true in religion, politics and life in general as there are some things that are right before our eyes. It’s like we are wearing spiritual blinders or have scales over our eyes. We used to have a saying for things we didn’t quite understand “were clear as mud”, if that helps.

 

Our political climate in 2019 has been hammered at us for the past 50+ years with Roe vs Wade; Political Correctness; Removing God from family life, schools and from government.

 

We are told that male and female are not the only genders (you can choose your gender). Parents are told they cannot even change a baby’s diaper without the baby’s permission and stop identifying them as boys or girls and children should make their own decisions about their sexuality. Perverted adult behavior is to be tolerated as normal when it is clearly not.

 

We are lead to believe that murdering children through abortion is somehow a woman’s choice about her own body and aborting a child AFTER birth is accepted? It’s OK to take vital organs and body parts from an aborted child and sell them for medical research instead of using medical research to maintain and prolong the life of the child. If that doesn’t make you angry there is a good chance that you are wearing those spiritual blinders.

 

The ridiculousness doesn’t stop there either. There are people who use their own racism to declare that others are racist. They use the term as a catch all for those who don’t agree with their warped point of view. To them everything and everyone is race bait material. What is normal has been determined abnormal. Abnormal behavior is considered normal? Patriotism is somehow racist behavior, while Communism and Socialism are what a small group of people are striving to have accepted as normal.

 

Colleges are declaring the words “Americans” and “America” prohibited on campus, why because they offend or exclude some individuals. It is seen as offensive to raise the American Flag or stand during the National Anthem, in fact don’t play the anthem at all and keep the flag off campus too.

 

What about immigration? Is it not the sovereign right of a nation to define and protect its national borders? Are nations now forbidden to prevent entry of anyone for any reason? Why then lock your doors? Must a homeowner stand idly by without protecting his family or property while a prowler ransacks the house and do nothing?

 

Can a business be forced to serve those who seek to destroy that business? Should a bank simply give money to anyone who demands it, whether or not they have an account or a sufficient balance? If you are OK with what is happening in America today there is something drastically wrong with your thinking.

 

On the political scale are you fine with a politician who promises to do you harm to appease others and it is alright for you to work hard so that others who choose not to work can profit from your hard work? The bible says that a man who doesn’t work shouldn’t eat. Man was created to work the land.

 

There is one who is fighting for America, under a mandate from God to stop evil from progressing under the guise of political correctness. His example is one of love for God, his family and for his Country. He stands firm against what others declare is normal, to insure that God is brought back into homes, schools and government. There is a meme or photo circulating on Facebook with President Donald J. Trump saying “They’re after you. I’m just in the way.”

 

Let me remind you of what the bible says in Exodus 20:2-17 (Ten Commandments):

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall not make idols.
  3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet.

Those commandments are the foundation of the Constitution of the United States and embodied in the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1 – 10):

 

Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

 

Amendment 2 – The Right to Bear Arms

A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.

 

Amendment 3 – The Housing of Soldiers

No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

 

Amendment 4 – Protection from Unreasonable Searches and Seizures

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.

 

Amendment 5 – Protection of Rights to Life, Liberty, and Property

No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

 

Amendment 6 – Rights of Accused Persons in Criminal Cases

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

 

Amendment 7 – Rights in Civil Cases

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States than according to the rules of the common law.

 

Amendment 8 – Excessive Bail, Fines, and Punishments Forbidden

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

 

Amendment 9 – Other Rights Kept by the People

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

 

Amendment 10 – Undelegated Powers Kept by the States and the People

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

https://nccs.net/blogs/americas-founding-documents/bill-of-rights-amendments-1-10

 

I find it is no coincidence that we have 10 Commandments from God and the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution as guiding principles for our conduct and that of our government having lasted for 243 years. Many people are confused as to whether our nation is a Democracy or a Republic and it is neither. The United States of America is a Constitutional-Republic. Based on biblical principles and guided by the Constitution as the Rule of Law.

 

A Constitutional-Republic:

A constitutional republic is a form of government in which a representative is elected by the people to govern over them, according to the rules established in the law of the land. An example of a constitutional republic is the United States’ form of government. U.S. citizens elect a President, and other representatives, who then govern them as the Constitution directs them to. To explore this concept, consider the following constitutional republic definition.

https://legaldictionary.net/constitutional-republic/

 

Every American citizen must arm themselves with knowledge of the heritage of the United States. How was it formed and why? What were the obstacles faced by these early Americans? How did they persevere and overcome those obstacles?

 

There was a time when this was taught beginning in elementary school by teachers without any ulterior motives or political spinning. By the time a child entered high school there were classes that encouraged critical thinking and debating skills were honed to a fine point. When a student graduated high school they were armed with the tools to successfully meet the challenges of the day and in the world they could become major players and decision makers. Colleges were finishing schools where doctors and lawyers received detailed schooling on medicine or the rule of law. Trade schools were where technical skills were taught, learned and developed. Everything else was learned by on-the-job training and through military service.

 

Much of that is lost today as the protestors of yesteryear (1960s-70s) have become college and university deans and tenured professors. Everything has become political and brainwashing has become almost undetectable and considered the norm.

 

One is considered a free thinker when they accept everything at face value and simply go with the flow. Never questioning or challenging what they hear or read. Their personal opinions are shaped by main stream and social media to the point that political correctness rules!

 

The Commandments of God are the standard for life and they never change. Regardless of whether you choose to obey them or choose disobedience to them – the choice is yours. Obedience without compromise is what God requires from each of us.

 

I refer back to what Eula Goodnight (Katharine Hepburn) said to Marshal Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne), “Marshal Cogburn we are here together and we’re obligated to be on good terms with each other”.

 

We are all created equal in the sight of our Creator God. We come into the world and depart the world with nothing. All the knowledge, power and “toys” we accumulate in this life are here today and will be gone tomorrow. There are no U-Haul’s in the great beyond or what is called the afterlife. As light casts no shadow, there will be only light or darkness for eternity. What you do with your life that God has given you will determine how you spend your eternity – With God or Without God? In darkness there is no light! God is the light! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Who is Your Harbormaster?

7-7-2019

 

Who is Your Harbormaster?

 

What is this fascination with making women equal to men, races being equal or everyone is equal to everyone else depending upon what you “feel like” today? It’s silly for anyone to think that everyone is the same and it doesn’t matter whether you were born male or female. Others may try to make you think that there are over 50 sexual genders, not true. The same is true when someone tells you that finances is racially dependent. In order to be rich one must have been born into money; worked hard to earn their money or steal it from someone else. That’s why the bible tells us that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people tend to do anything in order to get that almighty $$.

 

A simple rule of thumb that you can take to the bank (or grave) is that we are all born with nothing and will die with nothing. There are no U-Hauls in the great beyond.

 

The truth of the matter is that each of us is unique a work of art by our creator. There is nobody else “exactly like you”, not even an identical twin. God thought so much of you that he only created you as his one of a kind you. It is up to us what we become. It’s not environmental or dependent upon anyone else. We go through life seeing things that need to be “fixed” and we have a tendency to say, “Somebody out to do something” and it’s true. We are somebody and we ought to do something, within our scope of ability and experience we can affect a change or just let somebody else do it. We were each given a brain to use, but it’s up to us whether we do something with it or not. Don’t let someone else tell you how or what to think. Don’t let them dictate your core values. Life is full of opportunities, doors to or barriers to keep us from somewhere. It is up to us to strive to be the best we can, do what we can to make this world a better place. It is when good people do nothing that bad people win. Don’t be fooled because in the end God is still in control and good always triumphs over evil, always!

 

This is a short article but keep in mind that even the captain of a huge vessel or ship must yield to the harbormaster before pulling into port! Who is your harbormaster? – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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