Why is it so hard for man to live as God intended? We look at life through the skewed perspective of one of God’s creation, but we think everything revolved around us. Does that come from our upbringing, our environment, (who our parents are, where we live, go to school) or where we work?
We see things in black and white where everything is either right or wrong. The trouble with that is with our interpretation of what is right and what is wrong, what is the baseline?
Religion tells us to be good to others because what you do will come back to you – Karma. You are a human in this life, but in the next you may be something lessor, like a frog.
What we see from Hollywood says we must be thinner, or muscular, or lighter, darker or something that we are not meant to be. Surely if there is a god in heaven he must have made a mistake and we spend our life living a lie. We don’t love who we are and we think God made a mistake when he created us.
We are so caught up living inside the box we have created for ourselves, like actors on a stage. We must look a certain way, live a certain way and act a certain way to stay within the norm of our “box” life.
Biblical teaching says to love one another as God loves us. We are to love others as we love ourselves. We are to love God and when within our power to live peaceably with others.
Man has this unique way, maybe it’s more of an insecure way of looking at God. We think that God surely should have done things differently. If he is real, he wouldn’t let people do what they do to other people. But then whether through ignorance or arrogance we collectively stand up for the right to choose death to others and that’s okay.
God told us not to kill, covet, worship other gods, and disobey our parents, steal or gossip. He wrote them in stone and we have passed it down from generation to generation, and we choose to ignore his commandments. Even though he said it would prolong our life.
We think we are indestructible. We search for the secret to the fountain of youth. We use plastic surgery, skin creams and lotions to slow the aging process. We blame everything on climate change, when we as humans may be the biggest part of that change.
There are many who put God in a box, like a genie in a bottle or an insurance policy – just in case of emergency. We forget one teeny weeny little thing – God is not man that he should lie, and God created the box in which we live. God is always accessible on “Faithtime” – try him!
We could never create a box large enough or strong enough to contain God, Creator of Life! – I am the Real Truckmaster!
I remember the good old days when Americans were flag waving, red white and blue loving patriotic lovers of our great country without the political correctness and politics dividing our nation today. Kids said the pledge of allegiance at school, sang the Star Spangled Banner and could go outside and play all day without fear. Small town America had carnivals, county and state fairs with cotton candy, rides, farm animals and rodeos. Everybody decked out in cowboy boots, Levi’s, flannel shirts, cowboy hats and big wide belt buckles. Sunday’s were the days to worship God, listen to bible stories and sing about Jesus. Neighborhood dogs would wander at will or sleep on the porch and nobody locked their doors at night and those were the good old days.
Where did it all go? Are we not the same people? Do we not have the same dreams?
American’s are God fearing, fun loving, bible thumping, gun toting, watermelon tasting, corn on the cob and mom’s apple pie eating, cool aid drinking, horse shoe throwing people who jump at helping neighbors in distress. Americans are neighborly, kind people who would give the shirt off their back without wanting anything in return.
What was the turning point that changed America?
Was it the war in Vietnam, Iraq or the events of 9/11/2001?
When did America sell its soul to the devil?
Is it too late to bring back the nation that I loved?
Have we gone from “All for One” to a “Free for All” mentality?
Does it really matter the color of one’s skin or where our families have come from?
America was founded on the backs of migrants who came to this land for a better life for raising their families. Americans have always overcome the barriers and obstacles in their paths. Americans have risen to the task of one people, one purpose when the chips are down and when it really matters. Americans have taught our children the heritage of our family lineage and how we got to the land of the free, the home of the brave. We have stressed the sky is the limit and the only one who can prevent you from moving ahead is you.
Believe it or not, but America was NOT founded on political parties. In fact the parties of today are vastly different than those which they were founded on. The political left and political right are intended to divide the nation, like two wings on a chicken.
How high can a chicken fly?
We are at a point in our nation’s history where its present course is unsustainable. Our Legislative Branch is so divided and fueled by its love for power and control of other people’s money and every battle is one of wits. Our Executive Branch is become an extension of the Legislative Branch, no longer bound by the separation of powers. Much of what happens in the Judicial Branch is weighted by political leanings rather than in the Constitution.
America must come together once again as one people and curtail the abuses predicated on the people by a rudderless federal government. After 240+ years we are once again faced with taxation without representation as legislators have decided to place foreigners ahead of American citizens. We must get off our high horse, humble ourselves before Almighty God and ask for divine guidance and deliverance before it’s too late.
We must ask God to Bless America once again. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Life can be filled with challenges and sometimes we are faced with the unexpected or the most unlikely. It politics it is mostly the same old same ole with a different wrapper. It can be like watching your favorite television show and finding out your favorite star has been replaced by someone who just doesn’t fit the bill.
I used to watch “The West Wing” where President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet played by Martin Sheen was a most likeable president yet made some the best policy decisions ever made by a republican president – BUT he was a democrat. The acting was top notch and the script was pretty good. What I liked was how we got an inside look at the 1999 White House. Of the many shows and productions I felt that Martin Sheen did a pretty good job, although I liked his acting I couldn’t stand his personal politics and that used to give me all kinds of fits.
Fast forward to June 16, 2015 when Donald Trump accompanied by his wife Melania ascended the escalator at Trump Tower to announce he was running for president. Up until that moment in time there was no trump mania, nobody outside of New York’s social circles knew or cared about him. If they dealt with him on a professional basis that had a healthy respect him or were out looking for a new line of work. Like many I had no feelings one way or the other, thinking it was just a political stunt to get people to tune in to The Apprentice so he could say “You’re fired!”
His flashy hairdo, debonair business attire, flashy toys, and his fabulous women did not fit the bill of anyone wanting to be presidential, or so I thought. During the GOP debates it wasn’t until the second one when we saw that aggressive “grab them by the throat” attack style that I was completely turned off to his style and at this point I knew absolutely nothing about him.
It was the debates between him and Hillary that were the most revealing. She had preview to the questions and acceptable answers and he did not. Her answers were prepared and his were off the cuff, more his style. What he lacked in prepared or scripted answers he made up by a seemingly unending supply of one liners or pet names that usually stuck while causing anger from the other side. His crooked Hillary was a good one. On the other hand she lashed out in frustration at Trump supporters by calling us a Basket of Deplorables. She had to reach deep inside to get that one. Trump’s popularity grew tremendously and by Election Day it was obvious that he had won.
What happened after Election Day is what surprised everyone. Hillary’s army of supporters went into a severe fit of depression. Everything about Trump depressed them even more and they used a diaper pin as their shield of protection. After that came the torrent of anger at losing to someone who wasn’t even a politician.
By the time of the Inauguration anger had morphed into a full blown rage and the tweets by the president-elect were causing mini-fits out of elected officials of both parties. Those who had their feelings hurt, or were sore at being picked on by Trump.
I don’t know what people expected? Trump was obviously no saint, nor was he a politician and with no military experience outside of military school how was he to become the nation’s Commander in Chief. More importantly he just wasn’t presidential and that is a must for a president, right?
As the media began their vendetta against Trump, his only weapon seemed to be his social media tweets on Twitter. It was during this time I decided to get on Twitter so I could see with my own eyes what he was tweeting, without some go-between telling me this is what the president meant.
The attacks on Trump became progressively more and more deadly. There were threats on his person, his presidency, his supporters and these were from elected officials – Members of Congress. They drummed up false charges, threatened impeachment continually and accused his campaign of conspiring with Russia to hurt Hillary’s run.
What the leftists do not know, nor understand is that we didn’t vote for Trump because of his good looks, his dapper attire or his vocabulary. We voted for Trump because he promised to build the wall, drain the swamp and make America great again. Initially we didn’t know there was a swamp, or a deep state, but we found out it’s much more of a tangled web that even the internet.
Trump began coming through with his promises. He said what he meant and meant what he said. He pulled no punches and of course his vocabulary would never cut it in church. Trump said a number of times he was a Christian, but nobody believed him because…..well maybe nobody else was either.
If you want to read my RTM blogs on Trump (there are many) might I suggest you go on over to my blogsite.
I find it interesting that God uses people that we mere humans overlook or consider insignificant or not likely up to the task. We look at the outside or what flows from their mouths and decide we like or don’t like them and that’s it. God looks at the heart and does things for HIS glory and according to his plan.
Long story short, God sent Trump in answer to our prayers as Christians. Collectively we rejected Trump. God used him to expose the extent of the swamp so we would see how corrupt our politics have become. We’re 10 months into what I call the post-Trump era and we see how fast a slide it is in this race to the bottom of the barrel.
At one time Trump is quoted to say that publicity is publicity, good or bad and if he doesn’t have to pay for it – he’ll take it. Right now people are asking is Trump running in 2024 and although he has hinted, he hasn’t committed himself. I think that is smart because having Trump as a motivator, indorsing likeminded political hopefuls and those seeking re-election is much more of a threat to liberal politicians with the chance that Trump will not run, than if he came right out and said it.
These liberal politicians will continue to dig their own graves as quickly as possible and at the expense of American voters, just in case Trump runs and wins and they can no longer get their way in Congress. They are so cocky about having gotten away with the greatest scam on America (the stolen election of 2020) and have no clue that the graves they dig are for themselves. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
In 1960 when dad injured his leg on the farm in Wilder, Idaho he was transported to the VA hospital in Boise. After his operation to remove the knee and fuse the leg he would remain in Boise for rehabilitation. We traded out farm for a house on Lindsey Lane on Boise’s south side so we would be close enough to visit dad regularly (but that’s a different story).
One Christmas we all got bicycles, and all were the same color. Mom and dad spent hours trying to assemble them on Christmas Eve and somewhere I have a picture of us standing with our bikes. There are many stories I could tell about us scrounging for beer and pop bottles we could recycle for a nickel each, but this is not one of those stories.
When we were not in school we’d find ourselves riding all around Boise. One place I liked to go was Julia Davis Park. There was a small zoo, a locomotive and at one point an airplane on display. Over the years I’d forgotten about the plane and every so often I’d wonder what kind it was, where it was now and what happened to it. A few years back I wrote to the Boise Parks Department, but got little to no information.
A few days ago I started wondering about that plane again. I thought it was a WWII B25 Mitchell bomber and I remembered riding to the park and shinnying up the pedestal and finding a way into the plane where I’d sit for maybe an hour or less, then climb down and take off riding my bike.
I began actively searching for information. I contacted a B25 group online and asked if they had any info of any B25s on static display in Boise? They had nothing in their research about any such plane. Then I got a reply from the Boise Parks Department about a plane in 1961 being donated to the park. There seemed to be a bit of controversy over it being a B26 or an A26. I was vandalized, removed and scrapped in 1972.
My research wasn’t over yet. I did something called a Google search and found this Warbird Registry website http://www.warbirdregistry.org/a26registry/a26-4322606.html which contained a photograph by Lee Hartman of the plane at the park in 1964. It was indeed an A-26C Invader (GB-26C) Serial # 43-22606 Production # 18753 used in WWII by the Army Air Force.
I finally felt vindicated. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
In the years after the Korean War while I was but a small child I was drawn to the life of a soldier. I watched “Combat!” starring Vic Morrow (1962 – 1967) and “PT 109” starring Cliff Robertson (1963). As a kid I was known to ride my bike throughout the downtown Boise area frequenting thrift shops before heading over to the A-26 Douglas Invader then on display at Julia Davis Park. I became a member of Civil Air Patrol in high school (64-66) and for Christmas 1966 mom gave me the book “Green Berets” which sits on my book case today.
My turning point came after graduating high school in 1967. I went with a friend to see the army recruiter. Since I loved to drive and I signed up for one of the army’s truck driving courses. America was fully caught up in the war in Vietnam and it must have been a real shock for my family when I enlisted in the army on 13 September 1967 and I ended up in Southeast Asia.
My career lasted 22 years and covered various assignments around the world until I retired on 31 December 1990. I don’t take my service time lightly and have been retired now for almost 30 years.
I still watch war movies where I look for authenticity. Except for movies like Stripes & GI Jane that may be humorous to watch they bear no resemblance to what our men and women train and do everyday
Unless you’ve taken the oath, worn the uniform of the United States military, you can’t fully begin to understand. There is no expiration date on the oath to “Protect and Defend the Constitution” and in spite of what others may tell you there is no “X” in veteran.
I’ve been a soldier my entire adult life and yes I’m still a soldier. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
I’ve been grasping at straws (sorry Californians) to understand how politicians think and I’ve come to the conclusion that can be summarized by this statement attributed to President Dwight D. Eisenhower from his March 6, 1956 speech:
“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.”
What we’ve been experiencing as a society began during the presidency of John F. Kennedy who succeeded Eisenhower in 1961 and said “ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what can you do for your country” as he battled the deep state within his own administration because they felt he wasn’t presidential or politically experienced his battle culminated in his assassination in 1963.
The presidency was handed over to Lyndon B. Johnson and then Democratic Party politics took a sharp turn to the extreme left which has increased exponentially over time with the endless wars from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. We are constantly bombarded by political “bomb shells” in the form of breaking news where presidents have either been driven out of office or hunkered down weathering out the political storm until it is safe to surface.
It is my belief that a real coup began in earnest with the presidency of Donald Trump. Using every political and tactical trick in the book, and authoring new books on the subject of insurrection using hostile takeover tactics of major corporations to insure that he would or could not be re-elected Democratic Party Politics was the realization of Eisenhower’s “conspiracy to seize power” speech.
We’ve seen firsthand what happens after power changes into the hands of the unprepared. We have hastily and ill thought out decisions being made with disastrous consequences. Pushing panic pandemic responses to what would otherwise be normal activities and business decisions, the tyrannical mandates forcing people to choose sides over the fear of the unknown pits family member against family member, friend against friend and tears at the fabric of America.
We see politicians who are law makers become law breakers because maybe they don’t know how to unmake or remake a law with errors? Is it easier to push aside the Constitution and it’s precepts for the sake of convenience, political or financial gain? Is the death of a nation(s) simply the cost of doing business? Have we not learned that ignorance is no excuse when it comes to the laws of our land?
Every citizen of this great land is essential for its continued development. Every immigrant coming to this country brings hope for a new beginning. But every invader coming with ulterior or deviant motives by their very nature are not wanted, nor to be accepted here.
Yes America is the land of opportunity, but that goes both ways as greedy politicians seeking to maintain their political control and power forget they are an elected official representing their constituency, their state and the nation as a whole. If their purpose is less than honorable, so are they!
Stand up America! The very lifeblood of our nation depends upon you taking a stand for Freedom! Otherwise you will or have fallen for anything! – I am The Real Truckmaster!
It boggles my mind how the democratic mind operates without thinking. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and others have gone on and on for the past 5 years about how President Trump was unfit to be president, had no political experience and was responsible for dividing the nation. From day one the threat of Impeachment was held over his head as they sought the “perfect” time to spring their diabolical plan. A plan so “perfect” they used it twice during his presidency, giving Trump the distinction of having been the only president to be impeached twice.
Some accused Trump of being a racist, who hated immigrants and was only interested in himself. Some veterans said Trump would never have made it in the military. Others said Trump had no honor and listened to nobody because he thought he was smarter than the generals.
One of their biggest gripes was that Trump golfed too much (he even had a putting green in the White House).
For those doubting Thomas’ I say you just don’t know jack spit about Trump.
After the events of January 6th we were told that Trump incited an insurrection to prevent the confirmation of Joe Biden as president-elect. He riled up his MAGA crowd and they rushed down to the Capital Building in masse with the goal of getting to and causing harm to the members of Congress and the Vice President.
For those who believed that story I ask why would anyone “storm” the Capital Building when the 45 minute walk would have drained the fire out of even the angriest of protestors and to do so without weapons or a clear intent to harm anyone? Why was the only person killed USAF veteran Ashli Babbitt who’s only “crime” was climbing through a broken window without so much as a walking stick? Why was the police officer who killed her hailed as a hero by Congressional Democrats, but remained unnamed for 8 months afterwards and no charges were filed against him?
If President Trump wanted to stop the certification of Electoral College votes on January 6th, why didn’t he just proclaim Martial Law, and then instruct the 82nd Airborne Division to “secure” the Nation’s Capital and then charge Congressional Democrats, certain Cabinet Officials, select DNI and DOJ agencies with the insurrection that began on January 20, 2017?
Martial law involves the temporary substitution of military authority for civilian rule and is usually invoked in time of war, rebellion, or natural disaster. When martial law is in effect, the military commander of an area or country has unlimited authority to make and enforce laws.
Martial Law would have given President Trump an opportunity to dissolve Congress, suspend the Constitution and place a continuation of his presidency while he established a military tribunal to try the accused conspirators, rendered verdicts and implementation of sentences of execution on the guilty parties.
So why didn’t he?
In as much as he was mistreated by Congress, in the press and on social media Trump would have had every right to defend his good name and reputation, that of his family and of his family business.
Failing to do that, why has Trump continued to say the General Election of 2020 was rigged? Why hasn’t he given up, settled down in Mar Largo and spent his remaining days on the golf course?
Like I said earlier, you don’t know jack about Trump.
From his younger days he liked to fight, not just to cause trouble but to defend the underdog. It was his feisty demeanor that led his dad Fred Trump to send him away to Military School where he spent 5 years learning, playing baseball, boxing and learning discipline.
In business Trump fought to further his business ideas and ventures in order to make money. However Trump was known to stop his car in downtown New York City where he got out held a mugger at bay until police arrived, and then got back in his car and leave.
Trump has business dealings around the world and even married an immigrant (Melania Trump) who was our First Lady for 4 years and was never in the headlines or placed on the cover of national magazines because her last name was Trump.
As president it was Trump who permanently funded HBCUs and began a second chance program for minority prisoners who were convicted of minor crimes, by giving them a second chance at a normal life after prison.
Now why didn’t Trump declare Martial Law or make an Executive Order to force something to happen on the election fraud charges? Why is he still adamant about the results of the election? Why doesn’t he just quit?
You just don’t know Trump.
In order to fix a problem so great as election fraud it takes a great deal of time to gather enough facts to secure a conviction in a court of law. There should have been a full audit of the more than 3000 counties throughout the country – all election machines, ballots, paper ballots, electronic ballots, documents, registers, databases and everything associated with the voting process. If done properly there would have been 50 state audits with results for 50 state Attorney General’s, with recommendations to certify or decertify the 2020 election results in each state. Instead there were hundreds of legal actions begun to prevent or hinder statewide audits. Identification of problem areas must be complete and completed prior to actually fixing problems and that means step by step actions.
What we are going through in this country is precisely why those steps are important. Wrong doing must be flushed out and wrong doers must be held accountable and punished.
Unfortunately that takes time and the losses that America is encountering may in fact be irreversible.
One thing I know and have learned about Donald Trump, his love of this country and his unwavering fighting spirit is greater than that of the 535 members of Congress who have spent much of the past 5 years attempting to pin shame on President Donald Trump.
They have maligned the vast majority of America without success. Their resorting to badgering and bullying America from the podium will only succeed in driving businesses away.
My only hope is that once we get past this C19 craze, America will come back stronger and without the death grip of the Democratic Party. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
It seems appropriate on this October 1st that I take a look at the world we live in and assess some of the many changes that have taken place since the emergence of the China Virus and the woke political establishments of not only our country but that of some of our greatest allies.
One of the strangest has been the changes going on in Australia today, even as I write this. From the beginning as a penal colony of Great Brittan the island has seemed to go in a complete circle as forced masking and vaccinations have turned the government against its citizens, only with a vengeance. There are police and protestors regularly coming together in the streets with beatings we’ve only seen in places like……China or North Korea and Cuba or Venezuela where communism rules.
In our country we have collectively elected (by hook or crook) one of the most irresponsible democrats in the entire party to the Executive Branch of government, while having some of the most crooked democratic political leaders in both the House and the Senate, making it a trifecta of stupidity.
The Constitution is the rule of law in our country and Congress creates those laws, while the President signs and makes them official, but what we are seeing are political demigods totally ignoring the rule of law which they have collectively over time written. Don’t they see the irony in this?
If a law is broken or doesn’t work, fix it!
Since the China Virus arrived on the scene in early 2020, the entire eco system of our country has changed. Good is called bad and bad is even worse. It’s come to the point where people are running around trying to catch wild pigs.
We’ve gone from “stay home, self-isolate and in 15 days to flatten the curve” to the point that “everyone WILL get the double jab and a booster” and “a daily pill seems promising” even though none of this is scientifically proven to be effective.
What happened to good old common sense? If you feel sick, put on a mask and go see a doctor. Otherwise stay away from sick people until they are no longer sick.
Over the past 2 years we have held our medical professionals as heroes for standing in the gap during the worst health scare crisis in my lifetime. Then overnight we tell them they must get the jab or lose their jobs, their careers and their very basic means of providing for their families.
All of our first responders are being faced with the same alternative – jab or be gone.
Corporate America is being blackmailed by our government, everyone gets the jab or you will be fined $700,000 per unvaxxed employee. Hospitals are closing. Law Enforcement Agencies are losing officers at an alarming rate. Government employees are mandated to get the jab. Even our military have been given a deadline to get the jab or get out.
Not so strange is the fact that hundreds and thousands of undocumented and unvaccinated foreign invaders are brought into this country by the very same politicians without any such mandate or restrictions. All the illnesses that are present in third world countries around the world are being re-introduced here in the US decades after being eradicated and these political hacks are unconcerned.
The fate of our nation hangs in the balance.
When government goes out of control, much like a loose cannon it must be brought back into control and in our country it is by electing new officials. A government unresponsive to the wishes of its citizens must be replaced and politicians who set themselves above the law must be brought down. Like Australia the United States has come full circle and after 250 years the only thing standing in the way of the abuses we see there is our Second Amendment right to own and bear arms.
Once we lose our law enforcement officers to political correctness our nation will become nothing more than the lawless society of our past. Once we lose our medical professionals we will become riddled with disease and a rotting society. Once we lose our identity as Americans we will become just another society that collapsed under the weight of our own pride and arrogance. When we lose our ability to defend ourselves we will be pounced upon by evil men and women. When our midterm elections come in 2022 we must decide if we’ve had enough or do we settle for more of the same old stuff?
There is talk of the 25th Amendment to constitutionally remove Joe Biden from office and replace him with Kamala Harris. That opens up another can of worms in who would become her VP?
I look at what happened in New York when Cuomo was removed and replaced. What happened? Mandating the firing of first responders, the threat of using National Guard and foreign medical workers to replace them? Banning the fired from drawing unemployment while allowing the undocumented to draw full benefits which they are not entitled to?
I say again what happened to common sense? It is never a good idea to force someone to do something they don’t want to do especially when there are both known and unknown consequences that do not hold government accountable. Vaccinations should always remain a personal choice because the consequences are personal. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
After one week of preparation yesterday was the umbilical hernia repair day. It meant stopping all supplements and most of my prescription drugs, no food or water after midnight before surgery and running the gauntlet (almost like TSA only different).
Check in was a snap, taking the long ride on the elevator from the 1st floor to the Basement was pretty quick. I had no sooner entered the waiting room area than the nurse came out and snatched me up.
We left my daughter (chauffer) in the waiting area, and I was accompanied by my wife to a private room (well sort of private). Pre surgery instructions were to remove all garments (except my socks), use surgical soap wipes front and back. Don the ICU (I see you) gown that is open in the back and lie flat on the gurney while the nurse got the IV going (sort of) and after a few really bad jokes (hers and mine) she was gone.
Soon another nurse replaced her, did the 40 questions thing, and then made sure my answers matched what I’d written on the paper. After “doctor sleep” came in and went over my complete medical history and what they were going to do to prevent my defibrillator from firing prematurely as they began their electronic incision. He was gone and then it was time.
Like a condemned man kissed my wife and daughter before being wheeled out and down to the surgical suite I was greeted by way too many people but it was like they were expecting me…..
After being told “take deep breaths” I lost track of them and time in general as I went off into La-La Land. I woke up in the recovery room and as I gained my wits (not a lot to get back together) I was told the operation lasted 45 minutes. I asked for coffee but got ice chips. I said I’m ready to go home and they prepped me to go back into the same room I was in before surgery.
I got my coffee as they went to bring my family back into the room. After 2 cups of coffee and 2 cups of water and a bit of applesauce I said I was ready to get dressed.
Not so fast they said, you have to get a normal BP, no dizziness and be able to empty my bladder (pee) in the toilet. After meeting those requirements I got my discharge instructions not to lift more than 10 pounds until I see my doctor in a couple of weeks. I got a free wheelchair ride out to the waiting vehicle and we escaped.
We got home and after some Thai fried rice, more water and a rerun of Rush Hour 2 it was time for bed.
Instead of the high powered pain pills I’ve been taking Tylenol and feeling pretty good.
I had to write this down or I wouldn’t remember it by tomorrow (or maybe longer).
Next month I go in for a generator change, more commonly known as a pacemaker/defibrillator change out since my 7 year battery life has lasted 10 years already with no incidents reported. I’m glad they used a magnet over the defibrillator to turn it off temporarily while they operated, I just didn’t want to be flopping around on the operating table while they tried to think of what to do about it. But hey that will be another story all together. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
Let me be clear that I am retired military, I’m not a marine but I wholeheartedly support this marine who has the guts to stand up and say “ENOUGH” in the only language the military bureaucracy understands. The accounts coming from his attorney point toward a hurried military trial for “breaking his chain of command” as they have placed him in pre-trial confinement.
What is clearly true is the fact that nobody in his chain of command took a stand beside him. When the Secretary of Defense, retired Army General Lloyd Austin and the President’s military advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Milley can go before the US Congress and swear to tell the truth about the Afghanistan surrender and their advice to President Biden, that is different than what really happened, and do so without being held accountable for their actions which cost American & Afghan lives, loss of weapons of war and equipment and even cash (totaling in the $M’s of dollars), as well as the abandonment of US Citizens behind enemy lines, then it is no wonder that a Marine Battalion Commander would stand up and question them on it.
To put things into perspective I have begun with the Fox News article, two video Tucker Carlson interviews and in chronical order the Facebook postings and YouTube videos that may be difficult if not impossible for civilians to fully understand. Understand that all military members are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and even the slightest infraction can result in severe penalties.
September 29, 2021 Fox News – Tucker Carlson interviews the parents of LTC Stuart Scheller and this accompanying Article by Hannah Grossman of Fox News has brought this story to the forefront of national attention.
The only one to be punished thus far Second Video Link is what Stu Scheller, Sr., the father of jailed Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, criticized military generals on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ for betraying the American people.
The belief that violence is never the answer oversimplifies the complexity of world problems.
Harvard Institute of Politics found that less than 1% of millennials (fighting age demographic) would be willing to join the armed forces if demanded, even though 60% were supportive of sending troops to fight ISIS or the Taliban. In an era of political correctness, an unethical media system, and increasing rules in combat, it’s easy to see why the warrior is no longer an accepted caste in American society.
To every school teacher who told me violence was never the answer… I wish you were teaching in Afghanistan right now to see the depth of your misguided world view.
But what about the group of people (Gen X and millennial) born between 1975 and 1985; Specifically those warriors who have been fighting for the last 20 years? What does it mean for politics if we have a demographic coming into their professional prime with a long history of violence?
“Every generation needs a revolution” – Thomas Jefferson
I can’t possibly respond to the overwhelming response. Facebook has stopped allowing me to accept friend requests. But I’ll offer you one more thought… Last night when I posted the video I immediately had multiple Marines call and ask me to take down the post. “We all agree with you Stu, but nothing will change, and it will come at a huge personal cost to you.”
Obviously I didn’t take it down. Now that I’ve had time to process… I’ll offer this… we can’t ALL be wrong. If you all agree… then step up. They only have the power because we allow it. What if we all demanded accountability?
“Every generation needs a revolution” – Thomas Jefferson
When I went into work this morning, I was ordered by my commanding officer to go to the Hospital for a mental health screening. I was evaluated by the mental health specialists and then sent on my way. My CO is a standup guy, and I understand why he did it, but it brings up a couple of important issues:
First, excusing the actions of service members because of “PTSD” does more damage to service members than any trauma in combat. I have been in very traumatic combat situations. But because of that I am STRONGER. Post traumatic growth. If you’re worried about someone… you should reach out and check on them. But never excuse a service member’s actions with a wave of the hand to PTSD. You are crippling them by failing to hold them accountable. And for the people who checked on me after my last video… I’m sorry if I scared you. But know that despite my emotions, my words are always carefully thought out.
Second, as stated in previous posts, accountability from senior leaders would alleviate feelings of guilt or shame in service members more than individual counseling. It would save thousands of lives. On May 6th Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said, “the most immediate threat [to the DoD] is COVID.” According to the 2020 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report the number of Veteran suicide deaths documented in 2018 was well over 6K. And the numbers continue to rise. From a statistical perspective, it’s pretty easy to argue that COVID isn’t the biggest threat.
Third, for all my followers… I’m not going anywhere. Everyone is scared that the weight of the system is crashing down on me. But I know something you don’t… it’s the system that’s going to break. Not me.
I am moving forward with my resignation. I, like many of you, am very scared. But courage isn’t the absence of fear, it’s the ability to overcome it. At the end of the day, if I stand with accountability and integrity, the system can’t beat me.
It’s been a long week for me. I plan to take the next week off of social media. However, I felt compelled to make one final statement so that people aren’t overwhelming my inbox with questions over the next week.
First, I am as good as can be expected. My followers experienced a rollercoaster of emotions with me this last week. All of your stories were comforting. The empathy shown revived my belief in humanity and Americans. I hope, when faced with perceived injustices, all Americans make the decision to always fight. I believe warriors never quit. I know I will never quit. This situation, like all others before it, will only make me (us) stronger.
Second, I want to clarify the purpose of this whole endeavor: accountability. Without accountability, Marines (Americans) cannot heal and the Marine Corps (America) cannot evolve as an organization. I must acknowledge that the rage escalated in my body very quickly, and perhaps my emotions didn’t always provide the rational clarity the situation required. But maybe… every once in a while… a little rage is required too.
Going forward at this point on my life’s path, I must remain committed to forcing accountability across our senior leaders. I do not trust that reviews done by panels at the political/military level will bring the change we seek. And I do not trust that it will change unless a strong enough force is applied to the system. Major changes are needed. The system needs to be broken and rebuilt. We need fresh blood and perspective across the entire system. Here’s a crazy idea to illustrate my point… what if we allowed the next EWS honor graduate to become the next Commandant? If you say it’s not possible for a young, intelligent, charismatic leader to lead an organization such as the Marine Corps, then I’d say you haven’t been reviewing the history books you tell us to read. If you say it’s not possible because that young officer can’t navigate the political landscape of DC… then I’d say you’re making the point for me. It’s time for a new generation to assume American power. We are ready, and we reject the current system.
Third, this entire experience has illustrated to me just how hungry Americans are for honesty, accountability, and reform across the government. This was expressed to me from ALL political parties. We the people want change. We the people WILL take it. We the people are ALL Americans.
Follow me, and we will bring the whole fucking system down… in a constitutional manner with one loud voice.
I respectfully ask all reporters, authors, friends, congressional offices, etc. to please also stop texting for the next week. I need to unplug.
I have been advised not to make any further statements by all my lawyers, family/friends, and the teams of people trying to push me into different directions following my military career. I also said I would take the week off, and it’s only been three days.
BUT, tomorrow is Labor Day. The day we celebrate the hard hat wearing, time card punching, hungover but still gets up and goes to work hero. And I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to celebrate that hero with some sentiments that I think belong to the entire Labor Force.
The Labor Force has this to say to the American Government… perhaps, we the people are not as divided as you want US to be. We understand that divisions make it easier to control US. We understand that divisions can be exploited.
Fox News and CNN clearly illustrate our point. We have to watch both commentaries to understand how one side is spinning a story towards the other side. What if we just had an organization that reported the facts. We could come up with a name for it… like the news.
We the people are not black/white, straight/gay, Christian/atheist, mask/nomask, police/community, wallstreet/mainstreet… so on and so on. We are Americans. Adjectives are not required.
The Labor Force seeks fundamental change in our Government. We reject your system. If you’re not paying attention, you fucking should be. Refer to the Declaration of Independence as a reminder.
“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness… When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
Second, the Labor Force wants to make another statement to the military establishment. Our current National Security Establishment created after World War II does not work. We the people seek fundamental change.
President Eisenhower, a man with more experience/insight than any other American past or present on this matter, clearly anticipated our current problems with this quote, “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic process. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
How many General Officers and high ranking OSD employees get jobs with Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Haliburton, or Northrop Grumman. I dare you to publish that stat. Do you think we’re stupid?
You all aren’t listening to me. Did you think I would unshackle myself from one system just to become prisoner of the next system. The lions are home from war. And the lions aren’t assimilating to your system anymore
One Nation. Under God. Indivisible. With LIBERTY and JUSTICE for all.
Social media is the last place of unvarnished truth. To all the trolls trying to divide us… we are smarter than you realize. The founding fathers wanted a market place of ideas. They assumed we would be smart enough to think through all the noise. We believe, the very place where you try to divide us, will be the place we unite.
To all the Marines and military members who have been threatened to not like or share my content… I only ask that you do what you believe to be in the best interest of your nation, family, and personal situation. We can’t all be wrong.
To all the people who have offered me PR/speech writing/and messaging support. Thanks but no thanks. I prefer the unvarnished truth. #authenticamericans
Charges I plan to drop against General McKenzie as follows:
Specification 1 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Lance Corporal David Espinoza, United States Marine Corps.
Specification 2 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Sergeant Nicole Gee, United States Marine Corps.
Specification 3 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Staff Sergeant Darin Taylor Hoover, United States Marine Corps. Continuation Page 2 of 3 DD Form 458
Specification 4 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Sergeant Ryan Knauss, United States Army.
Specification 5 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Corporal Hunter Lopez, United States Marine Corps.
Specification 6 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Lance Corporal Rylee McCollum, United States Marine Corps.
Specification 7 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Lance Corporal Dylan R. Merola, United States Marine Corps.
Specification 8 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui, United States Marine Corps.
Continuation Page 3 of 3 DD Form 458
Specification 9 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Corporal Daegan William-Tyeler, United States Marine Corps.
Specification 10 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Sergeant Johanny Rosario, United States Marine Corps.
Specification 11 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Corporal Humberto Sanchez, United States Marine Corps.
Specification 12 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz, United States Marine Corps.
Specification 13 (Dereliction of Duty through Culpable Inefficiency): In the General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., United States Marine Corps, United States Central Command, on active duty and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, between on or about 1 July 2021 and on or about 28 August 2021, who knew of his duties as a commissioned officer, while commanding the United States Central Command, was derelict in the performance of those duties in that he, by culpable inefficiency, failed to supervise the withdrawal of United States Forces from Afghanistan, as it was his duty to do, and that such dereliction of duty resulted in the death of Hospital Corpsman Max Soviak, United States Navy.
Fear cannot exist in the pursuit of love and truth. I believe in love. I believe in America. I believe in strength. I believe in honesty. I believe I am ready to go to jail based on these beliefs.
First you pulled the chain of retirement. I broke that chain. Then you pulled the chain of family stability. That chain also broke. All you have left is the threat of Court Martial. “It’s a felony Stu. No one wants that. It will ruin your whole life.” But you never understood me. I’m comfortable going back to Cincinnati and working at Applebees again. Do you want freedom fries with that?
“Effective immediately upon your receipt below, you are hereby ordered to refrain from posting any and all material, in any form without exception, to any social media. In this context, the term ‘social media’ shall be construed very broadly to include any medium by which you may share information with groups of people. It includes more traditional forms of social media (e.g., Facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn) as well nontraditional methods one might use to circumvent established social media (e.g., mass emails, group text messages, electronic bulleting boards). You are also prohibited from communicating through third parties or proxies.” What happens when you communicate an order that stipulates you to stop communicating? Remember… I have only spoken truth.
Another truth… WE don’t want our children abused in the same failed systems. The systems remain, despite their repeated failures, because key holding hypocrites have safe haven within the system. “Why not just get out and say that Stu? Why not stay quiet and work within the system?” WE say this to you… if you are making a difference on your current path… why is the Republic in decline? The Apathetic American convinces himself to apply pressure in other ways only because he can’t see the invisible chains. The keyholders refuse to take accountability when it is so obvious. They are unable or unwilling to do what is right. But WE are not like the Apathetic American. WE have faith. WE believe what you stand for can only be defined by what you’re willing to risk.
They need US scared. They need US silenced. They need US divided. Fear, division, and ignorance facilitates control. WE the people are not republican/democrat, black/white, straight/gay, christian/atheist, mask/nomask, police/community, wallstreet/mainstreet… so on and so on. We are Americans. Adjectives are not required. Don’t dim your light to walk into their darkness. Walk into their darkness and light shit up.
President Trump. I was told by everyone to kiss the ring because of your following and power. I refuse. While I respect your foreign policy positions, I hate how you divided the country. I don’t need or want your help. You do not have the ability to pull US together. You may even win the next election. But your generation’s time is running out. Tell your son to stop tweeting about me. Your whole family knows nothing about US or our sacrifices. I could never work with you. I’d rather sit in jail and be released with a dishonorable than make compromises in my beliefs.
President Obama. Great at speeches… obviously weak in any intestinal fortitude. President Bush Jr. great at speeches… obviously ignorant in thinking he could import democracy. President Clinton. Great at bringing Congress together… obviously morally bankrupt. This includes his wife.
General Mattis. The warrior monk. We all know you became a monk because you are gay. To be clear, my generation don’t care about sexuality. We are better than that. But our generation does care about honesty. You brought to my Infantry Officer Course 1-06 what can only be described as a female prop. It was uncomfortable for all of us. As soon as you left, we all knew you were a liar. We were young, but not stupid. Back then Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was still a policy. We understood why you lied. But as the policy was rescinded, and we continued to hear the rumors, it bothered us that you kept up the lie. You weren’t a monk. You were dishonest. And for all your talk about the 5-3-5 and counter-insurgency… can we go back and review the record? The academics loved you. You talked about reading books all the time. The only problem… you didn’t win any wars. Maybe you should have read different books.
General Petraeus. The counter-insurgency genius. We all know you went to Yale. We all know that you walked around the wars without PPE. But what if you used that education to offer insight on the ineffective nature of counter insurgency? You led Iraq and Afghanistan because you were such an influential leader. However, history demonstrated you didn’t have the insight of George Bush Sr. who knew when to pull out of a military campaign once the objectives were achieved. History somehow forgot George Bush Sr.’s genius. If you were half as smart as him, you would have recommended an efficient withdraw much sooner than the long wars you promoted. But that would have marginalized the theory of your genius. And without your celebrity… there are no adulterous escapades.
General Flynn. You gave interviews about me. Pretending to understand me. You are the same as the rest. You were caught in a lie. My generation is sick of your lies. We are not the same. Stop speaking my name as if you understand me. You could never understand US.
PHDs teaching at military academies. Bill Lind just wrote an article about my moral courage titled The View from Olympus: The Scheller Affair and Moral Courage. Let me be clear Mr. Lind, despite your contributions to the Marine Corps, you could never understand me. And my contempt for the academics who have attached themselves to the military machine runs deep. I will never relate to a person who refused to fight in the arena, yet feels entitled enough to offer opinions as if the lions should listen. Critics. Mr. Lind… General Berger’s opinion matters more than yours, despite your condescending opinion towards him. Please let all the PHDs in the military education system know the same. And tell General Gray to get off the MCU stage. He had his turn. Maneuver Warfare is outdated. It’s not attrition vs. maneuver. It’s decentralization vs. synchronization. And the critical question of where that balance occurs is the question you failed to address in the current version of MCDP 1. Marines all think decentralization should occur at the lowest levels despite a deeper understanding of how to maximize combat power. But I’m sure your generation of deep thinkers knew that…
To General Alford adjudicating my legal situation. When I briefed you in July you said, “We have an entire generation of Lt Cols who don’t know how to make decisions. They feel the need to ask permission.” Ask Tom and Sung, they were there. My generation is sick of being bullied. Maybe my generation knows a little bit more than you think. We’ve watched you play politics for 20 years. You thought we were too stupid to learn?
General Donovan, thanks for finishing my fitrep multiple months late as soon as I hit the news. Is it safe to assume you processed the report when I hit the news so that you didn’t look bad? It’s about your optics, it’s never been about US. But if your angry about me speaking the truth, send your Regimental Commander to come find me again. You could have him repeat, “If you interrupt me again, I’m going to fillet you. I will cut you in half.” “I’m going to work you like a slave. I’m going to work you like a dog. I’m going to work your dick into the dirt.” Ask Lobo… he was there for some of it.
Task and Purpose, despite your factually incorrect article about my legal right to prefer charges on General McKenzie (which still has been denied by the same people trying to hold me accountable… even after the news of the drone strike), you don’t understand me. I do plan to bring the whole system down. Yes, Task and Purpose, I am brave enough to say it again. What say you now?
What happens when all you do is speak truth and no one wants to hear it. But they can probably stop listening because… I’m crazy… right?
Col Emmel please have the MPs waiting for me at 0800 on Monday. I’m ready for jail.
I’ve had such a strong reaction to my comments against President Trump I felt a follow up clarification was required. No, President Trump didn’t divide the country. But President Trump, in my humble opinion, is incapable of bringing us back together. Did he expose the corruption in the DOJ, media, and other places… yes. Was he the right person to expose the corruption at that time… maybe. Is he honest, accountable, and full of integrity… no. Would I want to work for a leader like that… no. I want a leader that will bring US together. Someone who has the courage to defend our country when called. My sons deserve that type of leader running the country in the future. That type of person is the only leader who I want in my corner. I respect all opinions. I’m not asking you to agree with me, but to at least consider my perspective. Much love.
(I have not posted the hundreds of comments and replies that have cropped up on each of these postings).
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From what LTC Scheller has posted, he fully expected his comments to be severely dealt with, but with his intent to singlehandedly change the system he may have felt it necessary to have come from inside the beast.
I too feel that it is necessary for our system of government to change from the Democratic lead tyranny it has become. In order to make the necessary changes “We The People” must have leaders with conviction and a vision for change – LTC Stuart Scheller is one! – I am the Real Truckmaster!