Impeaching the President

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Impeaching the President


I have refrained from following the proceedings today as it appears that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made good on her promise to move forward on the impeachment of President Donald Trump. This is nothing new as threats of impeachment began even before the inauguration in 2017.


Americans have been fiercely divided on what constitutes impeachable offences – a booming economy, lowering taxes, war on opioids, international diplomacy or was it simply making fun of Democrats and their lackey fake news organizations? President Trump made a number of promises while campaigning and to date he has worked fiercely against partisan democrats to keep those promises.


There has been an undercurrent of unrest that is being blamed on President Trump. There is a total disrespect for our nation its symbols and the flag topped a total lack of respect toward the president by many claiming to be patriots protecting the Constitution.


What I see are vestiges of power grasping at straws as that power dissipates in front of them. So hungry to regain control of Congress, after the midterm elections of 2018 the democratic dream came true and the one uniting factor was to remove President Trump from office, at any cost.


This has been a partisan effort lead by congressional democrats many of whom have spent a majority of their adulthood exploiting public service for personal gain. How else can you explain the number of congressional millionaires who built up their assets after taking office? Covered up and protected by deep state operatives in various agencies there has never been a serious routing out of the wrongdoers or their cohorts until the Trump presidency.


Many times efforts to oust Donald Trump have failed, yet the democratic left continue one after the other and the funny thing (if things could really be funny) is the accusations about the President are the very actions perpetrated by the accusers. Politicians accused of wrongdoing normally resign and are never heard from again. False accusations against President Trump simply fall flat.


Scoffers mock anyone who claims that Donald Trump is on a mission from God. They ridicule Trump and say he’s not a real Christian because of his past personal dealings and business successes. To them I say this – God can and will use anyone who submits themselves to God – Even and especially Donald Trump.


I look at the Trump Presidency as living proof that God is doing a great work through the man Donald Trump. If God can use Adam and Eve to populate the earth; then use Noah and his immediate family to repopulate the earth after the flood; and use Moses to bring the Israelites out of Egypt and turn their stubbornness into a 40 year journey; God can surely use one man possessing the one attribute necessary for God to use – availability then couple that with commitment, drive and a determination to succeed – Donald Trump is the one man suitable for the work that God has selected him for.


There is no force on heaven or on earth or under the earth that can know, understand or stand up against the will of the living God – Jehovah! His plan is perfect and it will come to pass for HIS glory. I pity the man, woman or being that chooses to side against a man whom God has choses so long as that man remains in the perfect will of God until that work has been completed. You may scoff and disbelieve and that is your choice, but it will not change the fact that what God has set in motion will come to pass.


The impeachment debacle will go the way of the Russian Collusion Delusion and the Trump Derangement Syndrome as Donald Trump is President of the United States for a reason and will be re-elected in 2020 to serve until his purpose has been successfully completed and the course of America has been firmly reset. – I am the Real Truckmaster!



Why the Constitution?




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 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!



Opening Pandora’s Box




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!

A No Holds Barred Brawl



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!


Gun Violence vs Gun Control



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!


Taking the Name of the Lord in Vain

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Taking the Name of the Lord in Vain



The news cycle is spinning in giant circles because during the North Carolina rally President Donald Trump took God’s name in vain, not once but twice. So is that reason to stop supporting Trump? Is God going to strike him down with lightning? That depends.


We are told in Exodus 20:7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.”


No other words need be added to what God has already declared and cursing is a sin, right? It is not my place or yours to worry about what God will or will not do about sin. Jesus took care of sin on the cross at Calvary some 2,000 years ago when he died, took the keys to hell and death, rose again on the third day and now sits at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven.


What we need to know and understand is that God Loves Us individually and unconditionally EVEN WHEN we sin. God hates the sin, but loves the sinner. That is why he gave his only begotten son Jesus to die for our sin.


So tell me you without sin, which is the greater sin? Cursing, murder, adultery, covetousness, lying, stealing, gossiping, cheating, slander, or hating yourself the way God created you? How are we to judge? Do we sit on the judgement seat? Are we God? No we are not. However we are told to weigh everything against the Word of God, whether it is true or false.


We are told that when we sin we are to confess our sin to Almighty God asking for forgiveness with a grateful heart and he is just to forgive us of our sin. We are to turn away from it and sin no more (don’t do it again). Maybe, just maybe that applies to President Trump as well, right?


Many of us have children and grandchildren. We have “in-laws” and in many cases we have become outlaws in the eyes of God. When we or anyone in our family sins does that make them any less a part of the family, except by choice? When they use words we don’t approve of do we immediately kick them out on the street and say go ahead and take care of yourself because I don’t like the way you talked or the words you used? Of course not! That would be like throwing out the baby with the bath water because the water’s dirty.


Many have expressed their displeasure, others have written to President Trump asking him to make better word choices and maybe he will. No matter what happens it is up to Almighty God whether to use fire and brimstone or a measure of grace. Let’s face it we are all fallen sinful man. The wages of Sin is death, according to scripture. Death is what we deserve. Yet God often chooses a measure of His Grace which is sufficient for anything that life throws our way.


I am reminded that God uses people to do his will. All he requires is availability and obedience, nothing more and nothing less. God has a plan and purpose for everyone, even for Donald J. Trump with all of his faults. God even has a plan for you? – I am the Real Truckmaster!


So Blind They Will Not See



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’.


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.


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.


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!