Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America

As President Trump began to speak, it began to rain.  In the Bible, torrential rains are a curse.  Light, even rains are a blessing.

I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing;
and I will cause showers to come down in their season;
there shall be showers of blessing. – Ezekiel 34:26

The rain that fell on President Trump and the others in attendance today was light.  It was sweet.  It was cool, but not cold.  It was refreshing, almost as refreshing as the words uttered by our new President.

The rain was a blessing, as were the words spoken by Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States of America:

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Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power.

And we are grateful to President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.

They have been magnificent.

Thank you.

Today’s ceremony, however, has a very special meaning because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have bore the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered but the jobs left and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment.

It belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day.

This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement, the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families and good jobs for themselves.

These are just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists.

Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities, rusted out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation.

An education system flush with cash but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.

And the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation, and their pain is our pain.

Their dreams are our dreams, and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military.

We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own. And we’ve spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world. But that is the past, and now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our product, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.

Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs.

We will bring back our borders.

We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example.

We will shine for everyone to follow.

We will re-enforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilized world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights and heal our divisions. It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.

We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms and we all salute the same great American flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty creator.

So to all Americans in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together we will make America strong again, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America proud again, we will make America safe again.

And, yes, together we will make America great again.

Thank you.

God bless you.

And God bless America

~ ~ ~

Franklin Graham was one of three individuals who gave the closing prayer.  He shared an appropriate and relevant verse for our nation’s new leader:

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.  This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” – 1 Tim 2:1-4

The Oath of Office – Revisited

Any time a military officer or enlisted service member receives unlawful orders, we not only have the right to refuse such orders, we have a duty to do so, or at the very least, to question them in the hopes that whoever is issuing such orders has only made an honest mistake, instead of willfully violating our Constitution or legislation lawfully emanating from our Constitution.
 
This check against potentially unlawful activity helps maintain the integrity of the chain of command throughout the military, from an E-1 all the way up through the President of the United States of America himself.
 
And by God, if a President were to order one of his top generals to do something that violated the United States Constitution, as a citizen of the United States of America, I EXPECT that general to stand firm on his oath of office “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.”  If that means telling the President, “No, Sir,” then that general had DAMNED well better tell the President, “No, Sir!”
 
If that general instead tries to be “smart” by skating the edge (or worse, just going along with un-Constitutional orders) he is being STUPID because he is FORFEITING our Constitution and the integrity of the entire American system for… what? His career? Does that REALLY hold a candle to preserving the integrity of the entire Constitutional system upon which our nation was founded?
 
I think NOT, ladies and gentlemen!
 
This same check and balance exists for each and every officer in America, whether they are a civil officer — members of local, county, state, and federal government, including all judiciaries — or all law-enforcement officers at all levels, local, state, county, and federal.
 
WE ALL TOOK THE SAME OATH OF OFFICE.
 
WE ALL SWORE TO SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE SAME U.S. CONSTITUTION.
 
You think other countries have it better? It doesn’t GET any better than this, people, but it all hinges on one thing: The integrity of the people working at all levels throughout the system. We absolutely MUST adhere to our oaths of office, even if we believe the system to be imperfect, for even in its imperfection, it remains far better than if people start wandering off the reservation because they think they “know better.”
 
That’s not how our system works. Perhaps in other countries. NOT in the United States of America.

McCown’s Open Letter to the Department of Justice

PREFACE: Former FBI Special Agent K. Dee McCown wrote an open letter to Department of Justice head, Eric Holder. Even though it’s just over one year old, the letter is going viral as it apparently resonates with the vast majority of American citizens.

NOTE FROM EDITOR:  I found this letter posted on a number of different websites.  I reviewed several fact-checking websites, and it appears this letter is genuine.  McCown has a LinkedIn page where his credentials are substantiated. I can find no posting where McCown himself denies writing the below letter. If I discover credible information to the contrary, I will remove this letter.  In the meantime, I have no rational reason to assume this letter is anything but genuine.

K. Dee McCown
College Station, Texas
December 28, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Attorney General Holder,

It is unlikely that we met while I served in the FBI. That being said, we served at the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the same years and on K Dee McCownthe same “team” conceptually speaking. During my service in the FBI I worked with a number of U.S. Attorney Offices in the United States to include a tour at FBIHQ where I worked with the Department of Justice (Main) on a daily basis.

I begin my letter with this comment to highlight that I am not a bystander on the topic of law enforcement in the United States. I worked and managed a variety of federal investigations during my 12 years of service in the FBI, to include the management of several Civil Rights cases in the State of Texas. In fact, during my last tour in the Bureau, I was an FBI Supervisor FBI Badgeresponsible for managing federal investigations in nine (9) Texas counties, many of which were rural; in places where one would suspect racism to flourish given the narrative often pushed by Hollywood and urban progressive elites like yourself. I performed this mission diligently and under the close supervision of two FBI managers; an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and Special Agent in Charge (SAC,) both of which happened to be African American and outstanding law enforcement professionals. I also performed this mission serving side by side with a variety of law enforcement agencies at the Federal, State and local level.

I have observed you closely during your tenure as Attorney General and notably during these last tumultuous years; watching you negotiate a number of controversial public matters to include the ATF Fast and Furious scandal, Black Panther Party intimidation at voting booths, IRS targeting of American citizens (citizen groups opposed to the Obama Administration,) the ignoring of US Immigration laws, DOJ criminal indictments of select news reporters and your management of several high profile criminal investigations involving subjects of race, notably African Americans.

Until today, I chose to hold my tongue. However, with the assassination of two NYPD Lieutenants last weekend in New York City, at the hands of a African American man with a lengthy criminal record, fresh from his participation in anti-police activities; coupled with numerous “don’t shoot, hands up,” and “black lives matter” anti-police protests (some of which are violent) occurring daily around the nation, I am compelled to write you this letter.

To be blunt Mr. Holder, I am appalled at your lack of leadership as the Attorney General of the United States and your blatant politicizing of the Department of Justice. Your actions, both publicly and privately, have done nothing to quell the complex racial issues we face in our country and have done everything to inflame them. As the “top cop” of the United States, you share in the blame for much of the violence and protests we are now witnessing against law enforcement officers honorably serving throughout our nation.

During one of your first public speeches as Attorney General you made it a point to call America “a nation of cowards” concerning race relations. That speech, followed by other public announcements where you emphatically opined that the odds were stacked against African Americans in regard to the enforcement of law, your intention to change the law and permit convicted felons to vote after incarceration, and your changes to federal law ending “racial profiling,” are poignant examples of how detached you remain from the challenges faced by law enforcement officers serving in crime ridden neighborhoods throughout the nation.

These opinions are also indicative of a man that lives and works in the elitist “bubble” of Washington D.C.

Your performance, as the nation’s Attorney General, during the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Florida and the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri clearly highlights your myopic view on this topic. Contrary to your embarrassing prejudgment in the Brown case and evasive post trial remarks on the Martin case, neither Brown nor Martin were targeted and/or killed because of their African American race.

Rather, as non-emotive investigations determined, both teens died as a consequence of their own tragic and egregious behavior; behavior that involved a violent assault on a law abiding citizen in the Trayvon Martin case, and a violent assault on a young police officer in the Michael Brown case. Yet you, as the number one spokesman for law enforcement in the country, blame the deaths of these men on years of institutional racism and the alleged epidemic targeting of African American men by police departments around the country; nothing could be further from the truth. Following the Michael Brown case Grand Jury decision all you could muster was the following comment: “The Department of Justice is currently investigating not only the shooting but also the Ferguson police department in what is called a “patterns and practices” inquiry to determine if the police department has engaged in systematic racism.”

So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking of broken race relations in America.

Further to this point Mr. Holder, law enforcement officers around the country remain dismayed and shocked at the counsel you keep; that being your close relationship with none other than Al Sharpton, a racist “shake down artist” who spreads hate, divisiveness and the promotion of anti-law enforcement sentiment throughout the country; a tax evading fraudster who has unbelievably visited the White House over 80 times in recent years. It is simply beyond my comprehension as a former federal law enforcement professional, that you, the Attorney General of the United States, joined arms in common cause with a charlatan like “the Reverend” Al Sharpton; and it speaks volumes to your personal character and lack of professional judgment.

Violent crime, out of wedlock births, drug abuse, rampant unemployment and poverty found in many low-income minority neighborhoods are not a result of racist community policing and racial profiling as you so quickly assert, and frankly most law abiding Americans are exhausted of hearing this false narrative repeated time and again by you and others in the racial grievance industry. While no one, me included, would ever suggest that African Americans have not suffered from institutional racism in the past, I would strongly argue that we no longer live in the Mississippi of 1965, nor do we live in a country that even closely resembles the “Jim Crow” South of yesteryear. Those days, thankfully, are in the past as are the generations of Americans that supported such egregious behavior and endured such suffering.

Rather, Mr. Holder, we live in a day and time where the root cause of many problems faced in our African American communities can be attributed to the breakdown of civil order due to the rejection of institutional and family authority and the practice of counter-culture values; and most notably, from the absence of strong male leadership in fatherless black families. The reason that our local police officers are so often entwined in tragic events in black communities is because it is the police that have filled the void in these communities that should be occupied by moral and strong black men leading family units with Godly values. You, Mr. Holder, especially, should be thanking the police rather than persecuting them for the gap they fill in these communities because if it were not for the intervention of local police many African American neighborhoods would be in a state of total anarchy.

Yet tragically, you and your race-baiting colleague Al Sharpton (a paid media personality under contract with MSNBC news) choose to remain silent because to publicly speak this self-evident truth threatens to not only alienate and offend the most loyal voting constituency of the Democratic Party but diminish your and Al Sharpton’s self-serving power base in these suffering communities. God forbid that you would suggest individual citizens accept responsibility for their own behavior and the collective failure of their communities; it is so much easier for you and others like you to make excuses, play the victim card, and pander rather than address the real root causes that plague many low income neighborhoods.

Mr. Holder, the public is aware of FBI statistics that tell a different story than the one you and Sharpton preach. We know that young African American males, representing a tiny fraction of the U.S. population, are by far the greatest perpetrators of violent crime in America when compared to their peers in other ethnic groups, and, we know that citizens of African American descent overwhelmingly make up the majority of their victims. We also know that incidents where white police officers shoot and kill black perpetrators are rare and on the decline. We know further that although there are legitimate and bona fide Federal Civil Rights investigations in the United States worthy of pursuing, they are miniscule when compared to the false narrative portrayed by you, President Obama and Sharpton declaring rampant discrimination against African American men by police officers throughout the country. You are just plain wrong.

In closing Mr. Holder I will leave you with this thought; you were given a rare opportunity to lead with integrity during a variety of divisive and controversial issues during your tenure as the 82d Attorney General of the United States and rather than be a man of moral courage you chose instead to cower, further inflame racial tensions, advance false narratives and play progressive political activist.

Time and again you chose to “politicize” the mission of the Department of Justice rather than pursue justice and now, tragically, we are witnessing the fruits of your irresponsible behavior in the murder of two innocent police officers in New York City, assassinated by a man motivated by the flames of racial hatred that you personally fanned. How many more police officers will be injured or die in the coming days because of the perilous conditions you helped create in this nation. You, President Obama and Al Sharpton own this problem lock, stock and barrel and now it is your legacy.

As thousands of NYPD officers turn their collective back on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, another dishonest politician and Sharpton disciple, so too do countless Federal law enforcement officers turn our backs on you.

K. Dee McCown
FBI (1997 – 2008)

CC: Senator Mitch McConnell
Senator John Cornyn
Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Harry Reid
The Honorable Bill Flores
The Honorable John Boehner
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi

We Are Free

This graphic…

The Multi-Culturalism Suicide Bomb…reminds me of the Karpman Drama Triangle:

imagesIn the same vein, when you’re faced with the situation depicted by this graphic, we find three different corners of a very similar and similarly dysfunctional triangle, only this time, the dysfunction doesn’t stop at family arguments, but dives all the way down to the deep destruction of society itself.

Regardless of where others want to put you on the triangle — persecutor, victim, or rescuer — the only sane, safe place in the world is OFF the triangle.

In this case, the corner of political correctness represents egalitarianism (the Rescuer), while Islam represents (obviously) the Victim.  Both of them paint common-sense Constitutionalism — the glue that’s held our society together for more than two centuries against all odds foreign and domestic — as the “persecutor.”

Yes, folks, the powers assailing our nation right now are painting “that which is good” as evil, and “that which is evil” as good.

Remind you of a Bible verse or three?  It certainly does me.  Google it.  Look it up.

Remember – on the Karpman Drama Triangle, the roles don’t always coincide with what they actually are, but rather, with what they portray themselves to be, as well as what others portray them to be.  The persecutor often portrays themselves as the victim, while rescuers often get tired of rescuing, and turning on the “victims” that take advantage of them time and time again, they wind up being the persecutors, even though the only thing they’re trying to do is get off the damned triangle.

Thus, both the politically correct “rescuer” i.e. every liberal bleeding heart FOOL on the planet, as well as the Satanically manipulative Islamic adherent and self-painted “victim,” will always paint honest, God-fearing Americans as their “persecutor” in order to undermine their position and eradicate their idea of an “enemy opposition.”

So, here’s a thought:  STOP BUYING IN TO THEIR BULLSHIT.

Islam is NOT the victim – they ARE THE PERSECUTOR.

America is NOT the rescuer – we ARE THE VICTIM.

We the People are NOT the persecutor – WE ARE THE…

Almost caught you, didn’t I?

You see how this goes?  The only way off this ridiculously fucked-up merry-go-round is to get OFF the quite literally God-damned merry-go-round and call it like you see it.

Here’s a sample:

1.  Islam is an insanely screwed up philosophy, so much so that murders committed under the name of Islam have far, far eclipsed those by any and all other sources combined, including Hitler, Mao, Stalin, and many more.  To date, Islam is responsible for more deaths than World Wars I and II combined.

2.  Those who side with Islam are rescuers looking for a cause without knowing what the hell they’re getting into.

3.  We the People — OF ALL NATIONS — Need to GET OFF THE DAMNED TRIANGLE and stop worrying about who might be offended and instead, start addressing the simple matter of what’s right vs what’s wrong in this world of ours today, the same as every other day.

Conclusions:

A.  STOP being a “victim:”  Get OFF the DDT.
B.  STOP being a “rescuer.”  Get OFF the DDT.
C.  STOP being a “persecutor.”  Get OFF the DDT.

Here’s a thought:  Start calling what’s wrong, WRONG, and start calling what’s right, RIGHT.  There ARE absolute rights and wrongs in this world, and it’s high time We the People pull our heads out of our asses and start ACTING like we have a pair.

Write your Congressman.  Stop asking and START DEMANDING.  Demand your Congressmen adhere to their oath of office to support and defend the Constitution.  If they refuse, demand they be tossed out on the street.  Demand our Constitution reign supreme as our Founding Fathers intended and for damned good reason.

Demand our country back.  Demand those who would take it away from us be deported, unless they hold government office, at which point you should demand they be held liable and accordingly punished for treason.

Demand your rights as the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle” you!  (Declaration of Independence)

This is YOUR country, people.  PROTECT IT!!!

And may God Bless America!

In case you’ve forgotten, or are one of the pinheaded, brain-dead numbnuts who’ve swallowed Satan’s lie that this is somehow some pathetically ignorant conspiracy theory, I say this:  Pull your head out of your ass and get on with reality, real life, and start embracing the truth, for as our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our God throughout his Word reminded us, the truth shall set you free.