Honor and Defend


Honor and Defend

The oath of office is one that ensures public servants and members of the military understand clearly that defending the US Constitution is more than words. It is defending our rule of law and our way of life in America.

What I don’t understand is how anyone born in this country can willingly give away the rights guaranteed in the Constitution.

Historically people from around the globe dream of coming to America where they assimilate into our society and look forward to living the American Dream.

How is it that suddenly under President Biden it is okay to simply come across the US southern border in vetted and unopposed?

Who is behind this push to abolish the greatest nation on earth in our lifetime by flooding the streets with the very people others are seeking refuge from?

How are this not called what it is – an invasion of our homeland?

How is it that our own government is not acting to protect the sovereignty and security of our nation by openly defying and circumventing our immigration laws or failing to deploy US military forces along the border to stop the flow of people, drugs or disease into our nation?

And how do these never ending flocks of people get into and through Central American and Mexico with impunity?

Why do Americans not rise up in righteous indignation at the lawlessness of our elected officials?

Is there no honor or national pride in being an American? Are we teaching our children to be cowards by OUR example?

Will we not stand on the side of right?

When did we stop believing in justice for all?

Are you an American or simply holding onto a political title of a democrat or republican willing to accept free stuff because you no longer care? – RTM

It’s Colon Time Again


It’s Colon Time Again

I guess when you get older than dirt a doctor will put you on “the list” of people who are “repeat polyp offenders” and I’m one of those guys. Unless you’ve undergone a colonoscopy you might want to scroll past this blog post. When my wife (who is younger than me) underwent her colonoscopy earlier this year she got a clean bill of health from the doctor who told her she no longer needed to get any more.

But first let me tell you about the “colon prep” procedures which have changed over the years. Initially I used to get this 3 gallon jug of a powdered substance I never knew the name, but had to drink it the night prior to my procedure, after a full day on a liquid diet. Another time they told me to purchase an enema 2-pack to help clean my colon out before the procedure. Some people opt for a hand full of pills to do the same thing, and that is what I asked for. I was told to go to the local drugstore and purchase OTC a 328mg bottle of Muralax and a package of Ducalax pills.

At 4pm the day prior I was to take 4 Ducalax pills, at 6pm I had one hour to take a 32oz bottle of Gatorade with ½ of the Muralax powdered substance.  8 hours prior to my procedure I had 1 hour to take a second 32oz bottle of Gatorade with the other ½ of the Muralax powdered substance. In theory these concoctions would “clean out the colon” (did I say how I not like the taste of Gatorade.)

The morning prior I was to take nothing by mouth (food, water or anything) and report to the hospital at 6am to get checked in. My daughter drove her mom and I to the hospital and waited patiently until I was ready to be released so she could drive us home.

As I saw the doctor this morning and told him of my desire for no more colonoscopies he looked at me and said, “We’ll see” which as any parent knows means NOPE. Afterwards he came in and let me know how many polyps they removed and that we’re doing this again in 3 years.

After being wheeled into the operating room I remember asking the doctor why they don’t offer cappuccino-flavored gas to help me get my coffee fix. I let him know that I was going to stay awake as long as possible so I could check on them. The last thing I remember saying was to promise not to go wandering off………..

When I opened my eyes I was in the recovery ward, where there was no doctor. I saw some storage lockers and the same nurse who went with me into the operating room. She got me something to drink (cranberry juice and crushed ice) and as I became alert she helped me to the restroom where I then changed out of my one piece hospital gown.

I walked out to the car with my wife and daughter and on the way I mentioned all the breakfast foods I would like to eat after my 24 hour fast. We ended up going home to a breakfast of pancakes, eggs and ham and coffee. – RTM

What do you bring to the Table?


What do you bring to the Table?

After celebrating Thanksgiving Day with family and friends and as we prepare to celebrate the birth of God’s one and only begotten son – Jesus on Christmas Day I must ask “What do you bring to the table”.

I’m not just talking about bringing a huge appetite. I’m not even talking about the kitchen or dinner table either.

I’m referring to the table of life.

Are you the life of the party, a barrel of laughs, and the fun guy everyone wants to be around? Or maybe you’re the kill joy, the depressed one, or the guy who pours water on someone else’s fire? When you enter the room do people flock through the door trying to get out?

What is your conversation starter? Do you ask about how the other person is doing, ask about their family or mutual friends or do you talk about yourself and ramble on and on and on?

This might be something to ponder?

Some people have a knack for digging deep inside another person’s life without seeming to invade or become offensive. I’ve witnessed it firsthand with no paper or pencil, no voice recorder or stenographer taking short hand, or no Seri listening in taking notes.

I have difficulty remembering short conversations; let alone what I ate for breakfast.

The bible tells us that God is no respecter of persons, He loves each of us the same, just as we are.

How in the world can we do that? In an imperfect world, so full of hate, backbiting and division can we really praise God and curse His creation with the same mouth?

Matthew 6:9-15

9 So then, this is how you should pray:

‘Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 Your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one. b

14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.

This Christmas season let us reflect upon what God has provided for us – a living breathing body, air to breathe, food to eat, shelter from the storms of life, and a hope for a better tomorrow and the assurance that we can spend eternity in the presence of the Almighty – should we choose.

Romans 10:12-13

12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

I ask “what do you bring to the table” – A willing heart, a grateful spirit, a longing to rest in the arms of the Almighty.

Merry Christmas 2022 – RTM

A Conversation of the US Constitution and Immigration Laws


A Conversation of the US Constitution and Immigration Laws

I find it a bit ridiculous that we even have to talk about laws. No they are not made to be broken.

According to the US Constitution the Legislative Branch is the one who makes laws. The Judicial Branch is the one who determines whether or not a law is constitutional or not. The Executive Branch is the one to inforce federal laws.

Each individual state is set up on the same pattern for state laws.

So let’s imagine if federal law removed all red lights from traffic signals (traffic control devices) which would then be green in all directions. What do you suppose would happen? In short order there would be confusion and a massive amount of vehicle accidents everywhere. How would order be returned to the affected intersections?

What are some obvious options?

  1. Restore red lights to traffic signals.
  2. Remove traffic signals.
  3. Ignore the problem and blame drivers.

Who would be responsible for creating the problem?

What about consequences for injury and/or property damage caused by the problem?

This may be an over-simplification just to make my point, but isn’t that what we have done with US federal immigration laws? Think about it!

Migration into the US has been strictly controlled showing need to migrate, documented status of citizenship and ability to work within the US economy system to “pay own way”. Agents from Homeland Security monitor and process as well as enforce existing immigration laws to ensure criminal elements do not come into our country. Border security is vital to providing strict access points of entry where people, documents and baggage are thoroughly checked.

Should immigration laws be outdated, lacking or having a need to be changed it is the Legislative Branch’s responsibility to conduct an internal and comprehensive reform to update the law and it is the Judicial Branch’s responsibility to ensure it is constitutional, and it is the Executive Branch (Presidents) responsibility to sign the law and ensure the law is enforced through the Justice Department and agencies of Homeland Security.

What has been happening over the past 2 years is akin to removing red lights from select traffic control devices along the US/Mexico Border, while continuing to selectively enforce immigration laws at all other ports of entry into the US.

The Constitution gives the President authority to control immigration as he sees fit, however it does not give him the authority to break federal law. Nor does the Constitution give Congress (Legislative Branch) authority to ignore their responsibility to reform/change outdated federal immigration laws.

The current congressional leadership and the president have chosen to ignore public safety by opening the southern border allowing more than 4,000,000,000 undocumented, unvetted (unverified) migrants into our country, while providing them free housing, medical, food, education, phones and transportation into “hidden” communities across the country. I would argue that the incoming congressional leadership should take the appropriate steps for a Presidential Impeachment, and the Impeachment of elected officials, opening the door to civil prosecution of EVERY member of Congress, the President and Vice President (border czar) for dereliction of duty, circumventing federal law and/or Conspiracy to Commit Acts in Violation of National Security not because the House has the power of impeachment, but because the House has the sole power of impeachment.

If the House can impeach a president over a phone call and over false accusations, surely in your face, blatant acts against public safety and national security are impeachable offenses. – RTM

Who in the sam hill do you think you are?


Who in the sam hill do you think you are?

Let me begin by telling you I do not claim to be the brightest bulb in the box and sometimes it’s a real stretch to do what the bible teaches about letting our light shine so all can see. I try real hard to my light shine out from my corner of the universe so that anyone (family, friends and everyone I come in contact with) can see my light.

Much of my adult life has been spent in dealing with people associated with military matters, from a village in Southeast Asia; a small town in Central America; farmlands of Germany; or Japanese cities, and right here in the USA. My years of wearing the uniform of the United States Army while circling the globe have brought me into contact with some of the friendliest people I never knew existed and in some of the strangest places imaginable and I’ve come across some real stinkers too.

Yet what really puzzles me is how anyone with a good conscious can mix politics with socialism and call themselves “patriotic”? It gets even worse when they bring religion into the mix as a means of publicly justifying what God calls sin (sinful behavior) with eternal consequences.

Jesus taught that in as much as possible we are to live in peace with each other, provided we first love God with all of our heart. In my opinion that is where our problems begin.

The military teaches discipline and structure to accomplish the mission above all else. Insubordination is dealt with severely under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). In my experience I have had to deal with insubordination at squad and platoon level and have fired people as a consequence of their actions. Yet I know what it is like to not have the full backing or support of my chain of command.

While serving on active duty under six Presidents (Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and GHW Bush) some pretty nasty things happened back then, yet never had I heard the disrespectful, insubordinate and outright incitefully un-American and treasonable comments from top governmental leaders, the media and grossly overzealous and/or misinformed citizenry about George W. Bush (2001-2009) and Donald J. Trump (2017-2021) while giving a complete pass to the actions and conduct of William J. Clinton (1993-2001), Barack H. Obama (2009-2017) and sitting President Joseph R. Biden (2021-Present).

It is my belief that much of the turmoil in our nation today is a direct result of political parties stirring up and dividing Americans against each other while some individuals either do not know or falsely assume that our nation is a democracy because we try to bring democracy to places currently under communism, socialism or fascism which breed dictatorships where one person at the top has full and total control, while demanding unwavering and total compliance under the threat of imprisonment or death. This lack of understanding what sets us apart from every other government in the world is the fact that the United States is not a democracy but a Constitutional-Republic established by our founding fathers to insure that everyone has equal say over how our government operates and the freedom to worship God, speak our minds, defend ourselves and vote as to who represents us in government.

It’s time to reign in government, abolish all political parties and bring back the system of running for public office by citizens willing to return to private life. We need to elect men and women of integrity who will reign themselves in while in office and return to becoming tax paying citizens once again.

So who do I think I am? I am a Christian by the grace of God; I am a Republican by choice; and I am a American by birth. I love God, I love my family and I love my country which is the greatest nation on the face of the earth, so long as we do not turn our hearts against the God who created us. – RTM

A Look at The Bourne Legacy


A Look Back at The Bourne Legacy

How many movies have you watched where the script is “foretelling” of a future event that nobody believes the event when it happens? Confused yet?  My wife and I sat down to watch The Bourne Legacy action movie with Jeremy Renner.

At one point in the movie the virologist played by Rachel Weisz is explaining to Aaron Cross (Jeremy) how scientists can “pack” a virus and inject it into a human to change their DNA so that they attain their superhuman strength (my words not hers). Remember this movie was released in 2012 way before the Chinese Virus hit the world stage.

It makes me wonder if this process was written about when the books were written and did someone in “virology land” decide to experiment to see if it really worked? And maybe even the bird flu and other viral outbreaks up until (and including) the present manifestations of these viruses are not in fact people reading books and trying to duplicate their hypotheses?

There have been lots of movies and television shows based on these types of characters yet we dismiss them as science fiction and now they have their own SIFI channel on cable television. What other surprises lurk in the future from old movies of the past? – RTM

The Term Democracy Revisited


The Term Democracy Revisited

Immediately after the 2022 mid-term election Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made a statement after securing his position, he said the Republicans are a threat to our democracy (power).

If you put Schumer’s statement together with one former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said about January 6th, 2021 that Trump incited his MAGA followers for an insurrection to take down our Temple of Democracy (the Capital Building), it places a different light or new focus on our nation being a Democracy as democrats would have us believe.


Noun: democracy

A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives

“Capitalism and democracy are ascendant in the third world”

Plural noun: democracies

“A multiparty democracy”

Control of an organization or group by the majority of its members

“The intended extension of industrial democracy”

Here’s a definition of Democratic



Adjective: democratic;

Adjective: Democratic

Relating to or supporting democracy or its principles.

“Democratic reforms”

The term “democracy” first appeared in ancient Greek political and philosophical thought in the city-state of Athens during classical antiquity. The word comes from demos, “common people” and kratos, “strength”. Led by Cleisthenes, Athenians established what is generally held as the first democracy in 508–507 BC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy


Representative government

Elective government

Constitutional government

Popular government


Government by the people







A state governed by a democracy?

“The main forms of democracy are: Direct democracy, Representative democracy, Presidential democracy, Parliamentary democracy, Authoritarian democracy, Participatory democracy, Islamic democracy and social democracy.” https://www.scienceabc.com/social-science/different-types-democracy-direct-representative-presidential-parliamentary.html

Is it just me or does anyone else question the Democratic Party’s ideas of democracy? To the die-hard Democrat symbolism is everything. Don’t believe me look at the hammer and sickle being revived from the Soviet Union; the raised fist of European fascists; or the Nazi symbol reinvented in modern day America. Their rhetoric is aimed at central control by a government “of the people” without dissention or input from those to be governed; and the ability to defense one’s person, family against aggression is strongly opposed and forbidden in a democratically governed state.

We’ve all grown accustomed to knowing that people in China are governed by a Communist government that keeps a tight rule on the everyday life of its citizens; what is broadcast on television and radio; how many children are allowed; and which gender is expendable or unacceptable; a tightly controlled internet; and dissention is met with force leading to death or imprisonment. The people of Taiwan have maintained independence from China, often at great expense and today we see flare-ups happening as the Chinese government attempts to rein them in.

This scenario is replicated in places like the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (North Korea) Communist government was instituted with a continually handpicked “Dear Leader” since the end of the hostilities of the Korean War; Venezuela is another example where the people suffer at the expense of government leadership and we’ve recently seen how that is playing out; and Cuba has been that way since the days of President Eisenhower (after WWII) through today.

For all practical appearances the root word for democracy and democratic is “demon” and maybe that explains it all in a nutshell. It seems that there is no difference between democracy, democratic, mob rule or Muslim extremism. They all claim there is no peace without them; they are the only way to peace yet the road to peace in the Middle East and across the globe is paved with the blood of those who have gotten in the way of these waves called democracy, religion or Islamic fundamentalism.

What the founding fathers created our nation to be is a Constitutional-Republic, where the rule of law is the Constitution which is based on biblical principles and it is the right of citizens to have a direct say in how the government is to protect and defend its citizens and visitors alike by maintaining a strong military and insuring freedom to express our faith in God.

In truth without God there can be no peace.

Jesus said, “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” – Matthew 24:6

I don’t understand what’s with the word “Democracy” or “Democratic”? How can anybody think they are a good thing? Look at what has happened in American politics. What have recent democratic policies or ideas done for the average American citizen? Has progressive liberal-democraticism enhanced your life one iota? I think not.

Have the public display of insane antics by liberal progressive congressional democrats over the past 6 years given one shred of hope to democratic voters? Is there hope at the end of your tunnel, or is that just another train approaching? – RTM

A Time for Unification


A Time for Unification

There is still a wide disconnect between (1) traditional republicans (DINOS), (2) republicans in name only (RHINOS) and (3) Trump republicans (MAGA). What they don’t know can and will hurt them. At times I listen to discussion of why republicans are so ineffective in politics and it boils down to organizational misgivings or PPP (pretty poor planning).

  • Traditional republicans rally around the party leader come hell or high water. It’s their choice, says the minority leader, they can have it if they want it. It’s sorta like hanging back on the Titanic until the lifeboats are all gone and then wondering what happened.
  • Republicans in name only are effectively wolves in sheep’s clothing siding with the other party so they don’t lose their hierarchical standing among their betters (not peers).
  • Trump republicans rally around the Constitution and the flag because it’s the right thing to do. They respond to a leader who believes that better days are ahead for our nation but it takes hard work to make that vision a reality.

When it comes to a presidential election not only do they meet the qualifications for the office of president, but are they physically and/or mentally capable of executing the office of the President of the United States?

Not everyone qualified is capable.

Not everyone who capable is qualified.

Americans want to know that they are more than just a number or a vote. They don’t want to be seen as marginalized or insignificant. They don’t want to be forced to cast their ballot for anyone. Voting is a choice; it’s a right, a responsibility of citizenship; and candidates are just people who are auditioning for a job called public service. It is not their right to be elected, re-elected or appointed to a position of public trust.

As I watch or listen to the candidates who have already begun campaigning instead of listening to bad mouthing other candidates, voters like me want to hear what these candidates can do for us now. Often they have a political track record (what they have done in the past) or they make campaign promises they are unable or unwilling to keep. Those coming out of the private sector may highlight their accomplishments, but can they make a difference now?

Democrats unite behind their candidate (even the terrible ones) look back at the 2005 DNC race!

In the 2016 RNC race Republicans couldn’t do even that! The one thing groups (1) & (2) don’t have can only be found in group (3) – someone with a vision for the future and the means to make it happen. Like him or hate him when he gets the GOP nomination get behind him 100% or get out of the way – your choice!  Since 2016 we’ve seen what Trump can do under tremendous opposition from traditional politicians; it is now time to see what Trump can do with their support.

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Another Democratic Tactic


Another Democratic Tactic

Recently the hot news story of the day was the homeless man who entered the home of Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco last month and attacked her 82 year old husband Paul with a hammer. It was around 2:30 am the morning of October 28th when SFPD officers arrived. Officers opened the door to see Mr. Pelosi and Mr. DePape jointly gripping a hammer. It was then that DePape wrestled the hammer away and cracked Mr. Pelosi on the head, causing a skull fracture and other injuries, the report said. Additional reports say DePape went from being an Obama supporter to a QAnon follower. While other reports were said that various conservative public figures made light (fun) of the attack.  Does that sound about right?

I’m reminded of the story that surfaced just prior to the inauguration of Barack Obama. It was reported that the Secret Service, FBI and Homeland Security were on heightened alert as they got word that an illegal alien from Somalia had entered the US, was in the vicinity of Minneapolis and had threatened to assassinate Obama during his inauguration. Those reports turned out to be nothing more than hype.

What about the 2018 mid-term reports of white powder being sent through the mail to various democratic politicians and the infamous van the FBI found out and the driver arrested soon after. Another scam……?

So back to the Pelosi scare, one report was that SFPD officers opened the door while another said Mr. Pelosi opened the door but did not communicate to law enforcement that he was in trouble or stress as he went back inside and wrestled with “homeless” man (DePape) until after being struck and then officers apprehended Mr. DePape. When will the body-cam footage of both officers be released publically?

These and more are the fear tactics used by various Democratic Party operatives to influence voters during elections across the country. The trouble is that people like you or I fall for these “hot button issues” like flies to a pile of kaka. So before you fall for another BREAKING NEWS story, maybe consider the source, the timing and what is about to happen politically before blindly believing what you read, hear or even see.

On the flip side last night former President Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidential race in 2024. He highlighted his accomplishments as president, contrasted the current administration’s failures and seemed extremely proud of the fact that out of the mid-term candidates he endorsed 232 actually won; while 22 that he endorsed lost. I’m sure the media will focus on the losses as a means to make people think that Trump’s base is waning. I hate to be the one to break it to you but we aren’t going anywhere!

It will be interesting to watch the campaign season unfold and I’d advise you to be prepared for more surprises in the democratic bag of tricks and dirty dealings! – RTM  

A House Divided


A House Divided

I have purposefully kept myself quarantined from election news in hopes that this nightmare would end and common sense would return to American politics. Fat chance you say!

I did watch a television broadcast where a congressional GOP representative cited off a list of “objectives” that would begin on day one after the GOP Speaker of the House takes the gavel. I didn’t write down what he was saying, yet one single most “objective” I would like to see from both chambers of Congress can be summed up in one word – ACCOUNTABILITY, the accountability of those who misuse their elected office for financial and political gain. Even the appearance of political corruption tarnishes the entire legislative body.

Since the days of Nixon in the White House congress has factionalized – fragmented the legislative body to the point that they have openly circumvented or ignored the constitutionality of the Constitution of the United States. No longer is the “rule of law” held as the measure of right and wrong in our nation.

In his Emancipation Proclamation speech Abraham Lincoln quoted the words of Jesus in Matthew 12:25 ESV “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.” That very thing appears to have happened in the halls of congress.

Newly elected members of congress during their indoctrination phase and after their swearing in ceremony are given the “rules” by congressional leadership and I’ve heard rumors that infractions have been dealt with harshly. In the past there were rules in place that forced compromises across the aisle in order to get bills written, passed and submitted to the president for signing into law. Over time many of those rules were scrubbed and there was no longer a need for partisan compromising. In recent years newly elected legislators who did not “toe the line” were stripped of their committee assignments and became outsiders.

I would like to see a major overhaul of the inner workings of the legislative body so that power cannot remain in the hands of a single individual or group of individuals while excluding those whom WE THE PEOPLE have sent to Washington to do our bidding. Start by dissolving congressional caucuses and committees and getting all 435 members of the House and all 100 members of the Senate back on the same PUBLIC SERVICE page. They work for us and should never feel they are superior to their constituents – the American people. I have watched as elected officials have had the audacity to break a number of federal laws, when they could just as easily have re-written to fix errors or to make better for our nation. Until congress gets their collective house in order (legislatively speaking) how in the world can we expect them to take care of our collective house – The United States of America?

Voters have a vital role in this process and voting against someone is NOT the same as voting for someone. Make you vote count! –