Looking inside the Contract with America – the United States Constitution

4-16-2019

 

Looking inside the Contract with America – The United States Constitution

 

I came across an article written on November 3rd, 2008 by Heather Higgins board of directors for the Independent Women’s Voice which I though was brilliantly written. She cited a 2001 interview with then Sen. Barack Obama where he saw the Constitution as being inadequate. While reading through this article it makes perfect sense when he campaigned on bringing Change to America that the kinds of change was not what Americans expected or wanted.

 

Let me say that we are not a Democracy or simply a Republic, but a Constitutional-Republic where the Rule of Law is the Constitution and is based largely in part by the Godly principles of the Bible. After more than 240 years there has never been, nor is there now another nation like the United States of America.

 

Heather so aptly put it in her article

“It doesn’t matter where you are born or what race or ethnicity you are—anyone can become an American.”

“At the root of the American idea are the truths that our founders described as “self-evident” but that many people first take for granted and then fail to defend: that this country is based on faith in the uniqueness and capacity for self-determination of each individual.”

“That central idea came from a certainty that we were created by “nature’s God” and that God—not government—had endowed each of us with rights, first among which were life, liberty, and property, the combination of which allowed the pursuit—but no guarantee—of happiness. (It is precisely because the power of this argument was understood that those who advocated slavery denied the full humanity of slaves.)”

“That understanding led them to create for the first time in history a government built out of and respecting these universal rights of man, a government that was “of, by, and for” the people, not the other way around. And it also led them to craft our Bill of Rights.”

 

Heather went on to say

“Obama in his interview disparages the Constitution as merely “a charter of negative liberties. It says what the states can’t do to you. Says what the federal government can’t do to you but doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.” He believes—and he’s right—that changing this is the way to bring about “redistributive change.””

 

The Constitution is a contract between Americans and the government, with the power not specifically given to the state or the federal government REMAINS with the people.

 

“But the founders were deeply purposeful and intellectually coherent in their definition of rights. Classically, rights are the lowest, most basic universal claims. Think of them as the ground rules for everyone, weak and strong, to respect each other and get on.”

 

This goes back to biblical principles where we are instructed in as much as it is possible we are to live at peace with each other.

 

Romans 12:18 (ASV) “If it be possible, as much as in you lieth, be at peace with all men.”

 

Heather identifies these ground rules:

“Their important characteristics are these:”

“First, they exist outside of us, coming from God or nature, not government, and so are independent of the whims of government and cannot be either manufactured or, of even greater concern, extinguished when they get in the way of someone powerful. No one has to give us the ability to pursue happiness; it comes from within ourselves.”

 

In the first rule it does not come from government, but from God and is independent from government, it cannot be artificially manufactured or removed to accommodate the more powerful. The power to pursue happiness comes from within ourselves.

 

“Second, they are timeless, applying regardless of whether it’s 200 years ago or a thousand years in the future—governments can’t use the excuse “well, that was then, but times have changed.””

 

The second rule – it is timeless and does not change over time.

 

“Third, they are universal, applying to everyone, not just some preferred subset.”

 

The third rule – is a universal rule applying equally to everyone.

 

“And fourth, they are noncoercive, or negative: They delineate what others cannot deprive you of without due process of law. And they prevent you from being coerced.”

 

The fourth rule is non-coercive and declare what others cannot take away from you with due process, and they prevent you from being coerced (forced to give up).

 

“The founders were not coldhearted. The very understanding of rights as the lowest obligation means that there are also higher obligations: You can’t force someone to be a good Samaritan, but you can expect it of anyone decent. Those who give, give of their free will and consensually, not because the government forces it.”

 

The founding fathers understood that rights are the lowest obligation and that higher obligations that mean you cannot force someone to be good, however you can expect it from decent people, those who give freely and by their own consent, without being forced by government.

 

“Rights don’t exist in a vacuum; they carry corollary responsibilities that fall on the citizens who enjoy those rights. That understanding is precisely why volunteerism has such a strong tradition in this country; we knew caring for our neighbor was our responsibility as citizens, not the government’s.”

 

Because rights are not simply in a vacuum, they have responsibilities for each citizen who enjoys those rights. It is the individual not the government who is responsible for caring for our neighbors. That is true today when disaster strikes, it is private citizens who are often quickest to answer the call to help.

 

Here we are in 2019 and leftists like Obama see the Constitution as a constraint on what they see as the government MUST do on your behalf. That is taking voluntary responsibilities and moral obligations and calling them affirmative rights.

We can look back at affirmative action and what it has done for higher education and employment by effectively lowering the bar so that race not qualification is the determining factor according to government.

 

“It’s also important to remember that if the government is doing something for one person—”redistributive change” as Obama wants, it must do something to someone else—which is exactly what our Constitution specifically precludes.”

 

When government does something for a single person such as Obama’s “redistributive change” it must also do something TO someone else which is the exact opposite of our Constitution. Obama like thinking that undermines the American idea is that government can create new rights, if that is so government can also take them away.

 

With the upcoming 2020 election political parties are even more polarized as some believe the rich are not paying their fair share, yet those who complain are satisfied with the poor who chose not to work are demanding to be fully taken care of by government.

 

The Obama way of thinking seems center-left compared with the far-left progressive liberalists who want more government programs and control to strip away the basic rights enshrined in the Constitution. Hard work does not equate to higher earnings unless the minimum wage is increased along with higher taxes and a more restrictive government.

 

There are very few on either side of the political spectrum that are truly working and placing American citizens ahead of their own political future. They say all the words but to them it’s all about getting and staying in political office.

 

The Constitution guarantees certain unalienable rights granted by God, not government along with higher priority rights such as the right to freedom of religion, to bear arms (self-protection and defense), to vote and to live in peace. You may not always choose your friends, but you cannot fail to recognize your enemies (paraphrasing President Donald J. Trump). – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Foiled by Their Own Tactics

4-15-2019

 

Foiled by Their Own Tactics

 

Calling it like I see it the far-left leaning liberal Socialistic-Progressive-Democratic Party gets caught up in the snares of their own bag of tricks and dirty dealings.

 

Counterrules to Alinsky’s rules

 

COUNTERRULE 1: Give them power way beyond what they have – then paint them as a thug, oppressor, and a mafia organization.

 

COUNTERRULE 2: Turn their expertise against them by pointing out the hypocrisies and contradictions within their own belief system.

 

COUNTERRULE 3: Use absurdity to defeat absurdity. Push them into moral arguments and away from policy arguments. Always try to paint them as a religious organization and bash them for violating separation of church and state.

 

COUNTERRULE 4: Make them live by the same rules you do.

 

COUNTERRULE 5: Ridicule them back by pointing out the one-sidedness of their ridicule and the free pass they give their own side.

 

COUNTERRULE 6: Let their tactics blow up in their faces by staying a step ahead and funneling them to the place of hanging themselves with their own rope.

 

COUNTERRULE 7: Liberals never obey rule 7. Use it against them.

 

COUNTRERULE 8: Use passive-aggressiveness. Paint them as bullies and thugs, when they recoil take their heads off and say it was self-defense. Always play the victim, even when they try and play the victim. Let it go to surreal absurdity because people lose interest quick in a catfight.

 

COUNTRERULE 9: Let the threat build up to beyond critical mass till it’s too late to back out, then destroy it loudly, publicly, and repeatedly with a pre-planned argument. Don’t be afraid to sow seeds with misinformation that they can turn into readymade fallacies you can destroy.

 

COUNTERRULE 10: Fight them to a stalemate. When you have an aggressor that must win, fighting to a stalemate can be a victory. It’s especially effective if their ‘negative’ means denying one of their own ‘social justice’. E.g. green energy would be expensive and hurt the poor.

 

COUNTERRULE 11: Liberals forget this rule, and their ‘solutions’ are doomed by their ideology out of the box and never bet beyond the stock, repetitive dogma. Use that congenital defect against them.

 

COUNTERRULE 12: Question the credibility and especially the motivation of their attack and the attacker. Point out any hypocrisies, contradictions, or selective enforcement. Trip them up, then brand them as illegitimate, intellectually bankrupt, divisive, hateful.

Everyone knows that die hard Republicans and law abiding American and typical politicians do not have the temperament to follow those 12 rules. That being said (and the Democrats haven’t yet learned) President Trump is not your typical politician and has NO PROBLEM raining on their liberal parade.

 

Liberal violence is simply a way of life for those who are unable to cope with trumpism in its most basic form. So why they scramble around like little vermin searching for ways to “Stop Trump” they have forgotten Rule #7 “Liberals never obey rules”. That swishing sound you may be hearing at times is just the sound a swamp makes when it’s swirling down the drain……. Glug Glug! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Solution a Litmus Test for Congress

4-14-2019

 

The Solution a Litmus Test For Congress

 

I’ve been asking myself how do you fix what’s broken in Congress? Democrats are outdoing themselves with self-destructive behavior, Republicans know but don’t and Independents are often half-right most of the time. So what are we supposed to do? The simple answer is elect better legislators! That takes time and the way Congress is set up so that only 1/3 of the House comes up for election every cycle, and the Senate has longer terms making it difficult if not impossible to fully change all 535 seats in Congress in less than 12 years.

 

We know that the House is controlled by Democrats and the Senate is controlled by the Republicans, yet there is no middle ground where by the Congress looks out for American citizens, yet hopes to garner enough votes to stay in office until they are able to retire with a pension. Since when has public service become a career path?

 

I guess we have to deal with what we have in both Chambers of the Legislature.

 

The Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader could adopt a sort of litmus test that each member of Congress is required to use to determine if each bill should be passed then sent over to the other Chamber, and/or proceed to the desk of the President to be signed into law?

 

Let’s use the IF and OR model for processes (something they teach in college – or maybe they should). It would go something like this:

 

Proposed Legislation (Bill) = Bill to deal with individual Healthcare

(Does this bill positively impact the citizens in my home district or state?)

 

IF YES = Vote to adopt this bill

NEXT – Send it to the other Chamber

OR

Send it to the President to be signed into law.

 

IF NO = Vote against adoption

Send it back to committee for revision repeat the process above).

OR

Table the bill (effectively killing it)

 

(When it comes out of committee

 

With 435 House Members and 100 Senators for a total of 535 Members of Congress using a simple formula there would be no need for the 262 Congressional Caucuses or Congressional Staff Organizations that prevent the efficient or effective time management.

 

The Democratic Party has transformed into the Progressive-Democratic Party with promises of being “The People’s Party”. Simply attempting to override, change or ignore the Constitution is in itself unconstitutional. Claiming capitalism is morally wrong or racist is merely demonstrating ignorance and leads to subversive activities attempting to overthrow the government from within. Legislators selling Communism, Marxism, Socialism, or any other type of government are like snake oil salesmen in the American Wild West and their claim are not valid. Where throughout history have we seen the people’s party in action? In China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Cuba, the Soviet Union (Russian Federation), Venezuela and other nations under Democratic-Socialist or under Communism? Without transitioning into some form of capitalism the people suffer unspeakable horror as these nations fail miserably.

 

When our government becomes unresponsive to “We the People” they no longer have the confidence and trust of our citizenry. The Constitution is very clear that it then becomes time to cast off the government and begin anew. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Congress of the United States

4-14-2019

 

The Congress of the United States

116th Congress 2017 – Present

 

What is Congress?

The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal Government of the United States. The legislature consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate. www.congress.gov

 

What is a Caucus?

A closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide on policy a presidential caucus; also: a group of people united to promote an agreed-upon cause. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caucus

 

I though it important to present the above definitions in light of the current number of Congressional Caucuses in operation today. As of 24 September 2018 there are at least 262 Congressional Caucuses making Capitol Hill in Washington quite literally one huge political swamp. Even the internet (World Wide Web) seems dwarfed in comparison.

 

We have a finite number of legislators – 435 in the House, 100 in the Senate. It is a given that every member of the 116th Congress belongs to at least 1 Caucus and is a wonder that anything gets accomplished at all. I haven’t even touched on the number of days per year that Congress is in session.

 

Powder Keg

When you liken Congress to a keg of gunpowder (Google it), the main stream media is the fuse, with journalists/talk show hosts matches and lighters, and every word, deed or action from President Trump as a spark one can easily see the combustible mix just waiting to explode on a daily, sometimes minute by minute basis.

 

Progressivism

Former President Barack Obama also recently spoke to ALL Congressional Freshmen in the House of Representatives. I asked myself – Why? Was it to give them a warm fuzzy about being elected into Congress? Or was it the community organizer in him that had to take all of these hot pistols (flashes in the pan if you will) and organize and invite them to become part of an effective Progressive political team?

 

Progressives were the topic recently used by former President Barack Obama as he made his appearance recently on the world stage in Europe and in America. He spoke as one still in authority, but that was community activism on a much bigger stage. I began thinking – Why was Obama speaking in Europe at all? By whose authority did he speak?

 

Let us look at the catch phrase word of today – Progressivism.

 

Congressional Progressive Caucus

That brings me to the Congressional Progressive Caucus which is a caucus WITHIN the Democratic Congressional Caucus WITHIN the United States Congress. So what is the CPC? The CPC is a left-leaning organization that works to advance progressive and liberal issues and positions and represents the progressive faction of the Democratic Party.

 

Founding

It was founded in 1991 (keep in mind who was President and what was going on in 1991) by six Representatives: Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Additional House members joined soon thereafter, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Sanders was the convener and first CPC Chairman. Bill Goold served as Staff Coordinator for the Progressive Caucus in its early years until 1998.

 

Concerns

The founding members of the CPC were concerned about the economic hardship imposed by the deepening recession and the growing inequality brought about by the timidity of the Democratic Party response in the early 1990s. On January 3, 1995 at a standing room only news conference on Capitol Hill, they were the first group inside Congress to chart a detailed, comprehensive legislative alternative to U.S. Speaker Newt Gingrich and the Republican Contract with America, which they termed “the most regressive tax proposals and reactionary social legislation the Congress had before it in 70 years”. The CPC’s ambitious agenda was framed as “The Progressive Promise: Fairness”.

 

Ideology

The CPC advocates “universal access to affordable, high quality healthcare” (universal healthcare or single-payer healthcare), fair trade agreements, living wage laws, the right of all workers to organize into labor unions and engage in collective bargaining, the abolition of the USA PATRIOT Act, the legalization of same-sex marriage, U.S. participation in international treaties such as the climate change related Kyoto Accords, responsible reductions in profligate military expenditure, strict campaign finance reform laws, a crackdown on corporate welfare and influence, an increase in income tax rates on upper-middle and upper class households, tax cuts for the poor and an increase in welfare spending by the federal government. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_Progressive_Caucus

 

As of the 116th Congress the Congressional Progressive Caucus has grown to 96 members out of 235 Democratic members of the House with 27 being members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

 

 

Arizona

Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3, Tucson)

Ruben Gallego (AZ-7, Phoenix) – vice chair

 

California

Jared Huffman (CA-2, San Rafael)

Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11, Concord)

Barbara Lee (CA-13, Oakland) (CBC)

Ro Khanna (CA-17, Fremont) – first vice chair

Zoe Lofgren (CA-19, San Jose)

Jimmy Panetta (CA-20, Carmel Valley)

Katie Hill (CA-25, Santa Clarita)

Judy Chu (CA-27, El Monte)

Brad Sherman (CA-30, Sherman Oaks)

Grace Napolitano (CA-32, Norwalk)

Ted Lieu (CA-33, Los Angeles)

Jimmy Gomez (CA-34, Los Angeles)

Karen Bass (CA-37, Baldwin Hills) (CBC)

Linda Sanchez (CA-38, Lakewood)

Gil Cisneros (CA-39, Yorba Linda)

Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40, Los Angeles)

Mark Takano (CA-41, Riverside) – vice chair

Maxine Waters (CA-43, Inglewood) (CBC)

Nanette Barragán (CA-44, San Pedro)

Katie Porter (CA-45, Irvine)

Alan Lowenthal (CA-47, Long Beach)

Mike Levin (CA-49, San Juan Capistrano)

 

Colorado

Joe Neguse (CO-2, Boulder) – vice chair

 

Connecticut

Rosa DeLauro (CT-3, New Haven)

Jahana Hayes (CT-5, Wolcott)

 

Delaware

Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE at-large) (CBC)

 

Florida

Darren Soto (FL-9, Orlando)

Val Demings (FL-10, Orlando) (CBC)

Lois Frankel (FL-21, West Palm Beach)

Frederica Wilson (FL-24, Miami) (CBC)

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26, Miami)

 

Georgia

Hank Johnson (GA-4, Lithonia) (CBC)

John Lewis (GA-5, Atlanta) (CBC)

 

Hawaii

Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2, Honolulu)

 

Illinois

Chuy Garcia (IL-4, Chicago)

Danny Davis (IL-7, Chicago) (CBC)

Jan Schakowsky (IL-9, Chicago) – vice chair

 

Indiana

André Carson (IN-7, Indianapolis) (CBC)

 

Iowa

Dave Loebsack (IA-2, Iowa City)

 

Kentucky

John Yarmuth (KY-3, Louisville)

 

Louisiana

Cedric Richmond (LA-2, New Orleans) (CBC)

 

Maine

Chellie Pingree (ME-1, North Haven)

Jared Golden (ME-2, Lewiston)

 

Maryland

Elijah Cummings (MD-7, Baltimore) (CBC)

Jamie Raskin (MD-8, Takoma Park)

 

Massachusetts

Jim McGovern (MA-2, Worcester)

Joseph P. Kennedy III (MA-4, Brookline)

Katherine Clark (MA-5, Melrose) (CBC)

Ayanna Pressley (MA-7, Dorchester)

 

Michigan

Dan Kildee (MI-5, Flint Township)

Andy Levin (MI-9, Bloomfield Township)

Debbie Dingell (MI-12, Dearborn)

Rashida Tlaib (MI-13, Detroit)

Brenda Lawrence (MI-14, Southfield) (CBC)

 

Minnesota

Angie Craig (MN-2, Eagan)

Ilhan Omar (MN-5, Minneapolis) – whip (CBC)

 

Mississippi

Bennie Thompson (MS-2, Bolton) (CBC)

 

Missouri

Lacy Clay (MO-1, St. Louis) (CBC)

 

Nevada

Steven Horsford (NV-4, Las Vegas)

 

New Jersey

Donald Norcross (NJ-1, Camden) – vice chair

Andy Kim (NJ-3, Bordentown)

Frank Pallone (NJ-6, Long Branch)

Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12, Trenton) (CBC)

 

New Mexico

Deb Haaland (NM-1, Albuquerque)

 

New York

Nydia Velázquez (NY-7, Brooklyn)

Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8, Brooklyn) (CBC)

Yvette Clarke (NY-9, Brooklyn) (CBC)

Jerrold Nadler (NY-10, Manhattan)

Carolyn Maloney (NY-12, Manhattan)

Adriano Espaillat (NY-13, Manhattan)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14, Bronx)

José Serrano (NY-15, Bronx)

Antonio Delgado (NY-19, Rhinebeck)

Joe Morelle (NY-25, Rochester)

 

North Carolina

Alma Adams (NC-12, Charlotte) (CBC)

 

Ohio

Marcia Fudge (OH-11, Cleveland) (CBC)

 

Oregon

Suzanne Bonamici (OR-1, Beaverton)

Earl Blumenauer (OR-3, Portland)

Peter DeFazio (OR-4, Springfield)

 

Pennsylvania

Brendan Boyle (PA-2, Philadelphia)

Dwight Evans (PA-3, Philadelphia) (CBC)

Madeleine Dean (PA-4, Abington Township)

Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-5, Swarthmore)

Matt Cartwright (PA-8, Scranton)

 

Rhode Island

David Cicilline (RI-1, Providence) – vice chair

 

Tennessee

Steve Cohen (TN-9, Memphis)

 

Texas

Veronica Escobar (TX-16, El Paso) – vice chair

Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18, Houston) – vice chair (CBC)

Sylvia Garcia (TX-29, Houston)

Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30, Dallas) (CBC)

Lloyd Doggett (TX-35, Austin)

 

Vermont

Peter Welch (VT at-Large)

 

Virginia

Don Beyer (VA-8, Alexandria)

 

Washington

Pramila Jayapal (WA-7, Seattle) – co-chair

Adam Smith (WA-9, Bellevue)

 

Wisconsin

Mark Pocan (WI-2, Madison) – co-chair

Gwen Moore (WI-4, Milwaukee) (CBC)

 

Non-voting

Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia) (CBC)

 

(CBC) = Congressional Black Caucus

 

 

 

Congressional Caucus

A congressional caucus is a group of members of the United States Congress that meets to pursue common legislative objectives. Formally, caucuses are formed as congressional member organizations (CMOs) through the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate and governed under the rules of these chambers. In addition to the term caucus, they are sometimes called conferences (especially Republican ones), coalitions, study groups, task forces, or working groups.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_caucus

 

The Congress of the United States has become overly corrupt by allowing the widespread use of Caucuses to influence policy to the detriment of America’s working class by the creation of a newly formed Non-Working Non-Citizen Class. I have yet to breakdown the number of Caucuses controlled by political parties but it seems that a great many are Democratic Party entities which in the House are mainly funded by taxpayers. The aim of the so called “Peoples Party” (Democrats) is the rigid control and exploitation of the people (voters, taxpayers and all others) while demanding their praise and allegiance. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Hidden Agenda Exposed

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4-13-2019

 

Hidden Agenda Exposed

 

 

This is a look into the political life of one of America’s newest legislators Representative Ilhan Omar – Democrat, 5th Congressional District of Minnesota. Omar was born in Raas Cabaad (Mogadishu), Somalia on October 4, 1981, entered the US in 1992 and applied for asylum in 1995 as a Somali refugee. Omar became a naturalized US citizen in 2000, and was elected Representative in the Minnesota State Legislature in 2012. Omar was then elected to the US House of Representatives in 2018 and sworn in on January 3, 2019 becoming the first Somali-American Muslim woman elected to the US Congress. I speculate about her rapid rise into the Congress of the United States much the same way that former President Barack Hussain Obama entered and rose to power on the American political scene.

 

 

From Wikipedia on Rep. Ilhan Omar:

 

A member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Omar has advocated for a living wage, affordable housing and healthcare, student loan debt forgiveness, the protection of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). She has strongly opposed the immigration policies of the Donald Trump administration, including the Trump travel ban. A frequent critic of Israel, Omar has denounced its settlement policy and military campaigns in the occupied Palestinian territories, and what she describes as the influence of pro-Israel lobbies such as AIPAC.

 

Political positions

 

Omar supports free tuition for college students and greater accessibility to student loan forgiveness programs,[54] Medicare for All as proposed in the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act,[10][55] in favor of the abolition of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency,[56] prosecuting federal officials who have been accused of physical and sexual assault of people in their detention,[57] protection of sanctuary cities and a path to permanent status for DREAMers and their families,[56] opposes efforts to seal the border.

 

Omar has been critical of U.S. foreign policy and called to reduce funding for “perpetual war and military aggression”,[61] has criticized Saudi Arabia‘s human rights abuses and the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen.[66][67]

 

In a Washington Post op-ed, Omar wrote, “Our criticisms of oppression and regional instability caused by Iran are not legitimate if we do not hold Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to the same standards. And we cannot continue to turn a blind eye to repression in Saudi Arabia—a country that is consistently ranked among the worst of the worst human rights offenders.”[63] She also condemned the Assad regime in Syria.[69]

 

Regarding Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician criticized for misogynistic, homophobic, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim views. Omar has voiced support for a two-state solution to resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.[68][63] She criticized Israel’s settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank.[77] Omar was endorsed in 2018 by the Human Rights Campaign, a major LGBT civil rights advocacy group. In response to the endorsement, Omar stated, “I will fight for LGBTQIA+ rights in Washington D.C.”[95]

 

Omar supports a $15 hourly minimum wage.[96][10]

 

In January 2019, amid the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis, Omar joined Democrats in denouncing the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Juan Guaidó, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, as Venezuela’s interim president.[97] In February 2019 Omar questioned whether Elliott Abrams, whom Trump appointed as Special Representative for Venezuela in January 2019.

 

 

According to her official website:

 

Rep. Omar is an experienced Twin Cities [Minneapolis] policy analyst, organizer and public speaker and advocate. She is the first woman of color to represent Minnesota, and one of the first two Muslim-American women elected to Congress.

 

Rep. Omar plans to focus on tackling many issues….like investing in education and freeing students from the shackles of debt, ensuring a fair wage for a hard day’s work, creating a just immigration system and tackling the existential threat of climate change. She plans to resist attempts to divide us and push destructive policies that chip away at our rights and freedoms – and to build a more inclusive and compassionate culture, one that will allow our economy to flourish and encourage more Americans to participate in our democracy.

 

Rep. Omar was born in Somalia, and her family fled the country’s civil war when she was eight. The family spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya before coming to the United States in the 1990s. In 1997 she moved to Minneapolis with her family. As a teenager her grandfather inspired her to get involved in politics. Before running for office she worked as a community educator at the University of Minnesota, was a Policy Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and served as a Senior Policy Aide for the Minneapolis City Council.

 

In 2016 she was elected as the Minnesota House Representative for District 60B, making her the highest-elected Somali-American public official in the United States and the first Somali-American State Legislator. Rep. Omar served as the Assistant Minority Leader, with assignments to three house committees: Civil Law & Data Practices Policy, Higher Education & Career Readiness Policy and Finance, and State Government Finance. Her home is in Minneapolis with her husband and three children.

 

It’s important to note the grooming she has had during her relatively short residency in the United States and how quickly she has fully grasps the Democratic ideology. Her focus since 2016 into the Minnesota state legislature and her rise in 2019 to the US House of Representatives although impressive should send red flags in all directions for all Americans. Omar may see herself as a pioneer of minority women in politics. I however see her positioning herself to replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the very near political future.

 

I question her intentions and her allegiance to the United States of America. I have not heard her acknowledge or affirm her oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. Based upon her political views I do consider her a very real threat to the sovereignty of this country. She has opposed virtually every policy that enhances the American people she represents and openly supports what amounts to open immigration that would reduce the Constitutional-Republic status of the United States into a sanctuary nation.

 

I submit to you that a nation without borders, an established rule of law or national identity is not a nation at all and legislators who choose resistance rather than problem solving legislation are not legislators at all. What this country needs are patriots with a passion for building up America without bankrupting its citizens or forcing them into slave labor through intimidation and fear tactics.

 

Historically democratic or social-democratic governments strip away human dignity and divert important and necessary resources away from their intended recipients and end up propping up dictators and enhancing their personal finances. Look at financial aid freely given and sent to nations in distress due to disasters and conflicts, many times the aid sits in warehouses and doled out for financial gain at many levels.

 

The same can be said here in the United States, democratically controlled states, counties, cities and municipalities are the leaders in personal loss of liberty and freedom of its citizens while crime levels rise and the only way seen to remedy is increase taxes, restrict personal rights and demand re-election. This ought not to be. Although not perfect, the United States of America is by far the greatest nation on earth by design. Like any chain or architectural pillar it is only as strong as its weakest link or weakest foundational point. If you are not working to become the solution, you are most likely the problem! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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My Thoughts on American Politics for 2020

4-12-2019

 

My Thoughts on American Politics for 2020

 

Those who know me and for you who do not I have been following media commentaries and events leading up to the 2020 US Presidential Campaign.

 

There are two kinds of people running for the office of President of the United States.

  1. Qualified yet unfit for the highest political office
    2. Qualified and currently serving in the highest political office

 

Not everyone who jumps into the pool can swim. Some do it for attention, others for sympathy and still others because they can and a very select few because of necessity.

 

The US political process has been corrupted for a long time, so long in fact that we (the American people) have been blind to its corruption. We are continually fed channeled information thru the various media outlets. I venture to say that most of what we read, hear or see is far from the truth.

 

We are told that Democrats are destroying the country that we love.

 

We are told that Republicans are destroying the country that we love.

 

I believe that American politicians (backed by greedy, power hungry and extremely wealthy individuals) are causing division in America in order to maintain their normal political power and business as usual way of life in politics.

 

American politics has become a magnet for Social-Democrats and Left Leaning Communistic or Muslim Politicians bent on destroying the American way of life in the country that we love. They seem determined on turning back the clock and making the United States of America nothing more than another third rate political country.

 

What America needs for 2020 is a complete make-over of our political process.

 

Politicians are voted into office by the American people (US citizens) and must remember who sent them and what we (the voters) have sent them to do (preserve the US Constitution and represent the American people).

 

America is still a place where anyone can come, adapt to our way of life, work hard to provide a better life for them and their families, and proceed on the path to citizenship and thereby obtain their American Dream.

 

What has changed in recent years is the fact that people with a very different ideology are focusing on destroying our American way of life and are being supported by American Politicians AND in many cases by a portion of the American people who don’t seem to know or care about the safeguards built into the US Constitution.

 

Unless you are a Veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States, a member of the Legislative, Judicial or Executive branches of government, you may not have sworn to (or taken) the oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL enemies (foreign or domestic). No matter how you feel about politics or political parties, Veterans knows the oath they have taken and there is on expiration date.

 

I don’t believe all the hype or negativity that’s being passed on as “truth” about any one running for office.

 

The 2020 election has brought out what amounts to a bowl of political fruit salad with Democratic Party candidates who favor eliminating the physical border separating the US and Mexico, eliminating Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), further violating the Constitution by doing away with the Electoral College safeguard, approving abortion (even after birth), lowering the voting age to 16, allowing illegal immigrants to vote, providing free college tuition to illegal immigrants, harassing and intimidating minority voters to vote Democrat (this list is not all inclusive or complete by any means).

 

From the Republican Party there are those who feel voters need a choice with yet unnamed candidates who may appeal to traditional political values.

 

As for President Donald Trump, his message is clear, secure our borders by enforcing the Rule of Law to make America Safe Again, while strengthening the US economy through jobs and products produced in America. His America First vision is to place top priority on American values and protecting the US Constitution. His re-election is second only to his love for the country. To me results matter.

 

As a Veteran I cannot, nor will not support someone as my commander and chief who is incompetent as demonstrated by their political track record or campaign rhetoric.

 

My litmus test of a good leader is someone who surrounds themselves with experienced and/or qualified people; listens to their advice; makes good solid decisions and takes full responsibility for those decisions; unafraid to make top down changes when needed ; and does not bask in someone else’s glory or plays the political blame game.

 

A leader must inspire trust and confidence to those who follow, as well as fear for those who would plan harm against the country or people of the United States.

 

It’s been said over and over that somebody has to do something to change the direction this country is headed in. Well I’m somebody and my vote counts.

 

I will not vote not for a business as usual career politician whose interest is maintaining control or power at my expense in order to stay in office.

 

After more than 2 years in office my vote is still for Donald Trump, who as an outsider in politicals has the fortitude and determination to make decisive changes American government, so that America becomes that beacon of hope and light that our founding fathers saw as they laid down their very lives.

 

My trust is in God Almighty, who rises kings up and brings kings and world leaders down. Nothing escapes Him. Everyone is accountable to Him. God Bless President Donald J. Trump and God Bless the United States of America. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Putting the Cart Before the Horse

4-11-2019

 

Putting the Cart Before the Horse

 

Remember the sayings – Don’t count your chickens before they hatch; don’t spend what you don’t have; don’t burn the bridge behind you; or don’t bite the hand that feeds you? Well there’s another one that would fit right in with those, don’t accuse others of what you are guilty of – it might come back to bite you.

 

We’ve heard from the deep state actors who are part of the Washington DC swamp that Donald Trump is not fit to serve as President or any public office for that matter. We constantly hear it from the likes of Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Shuck Schumer, Diane Feinstein, Maxine Waters, Elijah Cummings and many others who claim to be intellectually superior not only to Donald Trump but every one of his supporters who Hillary so aptly called a “bucket of deplorables”. From the sidelines and surfacing on the world stage are the likes of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Al Gore who are each past their prime in politics and have been rendered of no consequence because at the end of the day Donald Trump is still our president and theirs too.

 

I imagine the rise of Donald Trump to that of Tom Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible from that undisclosed location when Trump got a call not from Mr. Phelps but from above, “Your mission should you choose to accept it is to be my wrecking ball to the spirit of political correctness and to restrain evil in the world” (loosely paraphrased by me).

 

The pivotal point not only in the life of Donald Trump, but in the history of the world came when he (a sinner) accepted that assignment not because of anything that he had done by his own merit but by the grace of Almighty God answering earnest prayer from prayer warriors who fell on their faces before God seeking divine intervention for America.

 

Biblical scholars and bible readers alike cannot overlook the way God has historically taken men who are seemingly insignificant and unworthy to accomplish his purposes. In each case worldly men have scoffed at, heckled and ridiculed those chosen by God for a specific purpose. The bible tells us that God’s ways are higher than the ways of man and that our brains cannot contain what God has in store for us.

 

It should come as no surprise when the counter response was instantaneous and total as the forces of darkness came against first the political campaign and second the presidency of Donald Trump from the start. What is equally no surprise is the man whom God chose is one who is not easily distracted or swayed.

 

In that God is the creator with an unlimited and infinite toolbox from which to choose why are we surprised that God chose an established builder and gave him the tools with which to restrain evil and bring about the self-destruction of the spirit of political correctness in America.

 

Talk about putting the cart before the horse the liberal left in American politics began declaring the unfitness of a “self-made” man to be President of the United States. So loudly did they declare this untruth that it exposed them for what they really were – unfit themselves for the political offices they held and using all the tools at their disposal they began a constant barrage against the will of the people, the American voters who chose Donald Trump, but against the seemingly unseen hand of Almighty God. It is no surprise that they failed even before they began, yet they keep trying while digging a deeper hole for themselves.

 

I’m not saying that Donald Trump is a perfect man, because only one was perfect and that was Jesus who was the Christ, Son of Man and Son of God. What I am saying is that Donald Trump is the perfect man for THIS job and at THIS time as President of the United States of America.

 

Political Correctness has attacked the pillars and the very foundation of this nation which God established and for HIS purpose. Never before or since has a nation been founded upon biblical principles as stated in the US Constitution. Our form of government has never been duplicated nor had the success of that of the United States.

 

There are several hundreds of nations in existence in the world today. Each one is governed by those who seek personal gain and profit by exerting power over people. There is constant infighting and bloodshed and life is of no consequence or value. Transitioning between national leaders is often done with extreme bloodshed. Human misery and suffering are great and unbearable.

 

We have come to a point in the history of the United States where government is corrupt. Those on the left are running wild and flaunting every fantasy imaginable from ignoring the sanctity of life, aborting humans every minute of every day with the greatest of ease to the willful enslavement of entire segments of society by offering free food, housing, medical, education and even paying for those unwilling to work. Minorities are consider below the level of competent thought processes and expected to use the power of their vote to enhance those in political power over them.

 

There are those on the political right who haven’t the courage or intestinal fortitude to stand up to those powerful forces of evil or secure in their Christian salvation to acknowledge and call on the forces of God to defeat the ungodly. It is not by might or by power but by my Spirit says the Lord of Hosts!

 

Just as prayer warriors fell on their faces seeking divine intervention, we must also continue to trust in Almighty God for HIS peace which passes all understanding. We must depend upon God and his strength to overpower the enemy. This is a battle for the soul of America.

 

God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of joy, peace and a sound mind. God did not raise up a Billy Graham-style leader in President Trump whose shoot from the hip and straight to the heart of the matter without mincing words language does not at all seem biblical. What God did give America was a man to was obedient when called and had striven to complete the task he has been given. I have said it before and I’ll say it again now, that when Donald J. Trump is in the perfect will of God, doing what he has been sent to do there is nothing that can stop him.

 

Draining the swamp was more than a campaign slogan to Donald Trump, it is a mission that will be tackled with until the hold of political correctness has been broken in America and evil has been restrained. Based upon the past 2+years it is foreseeable that it may take more than 2 more years and that’s fine because with God all things are possible. What came first the chicken or the egg? – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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