The times that try men’s souls

By J. D. Pendry

In a painful way, it’s interesting phenomena.  Sometimes infuriating.  Sometimes laughable.  Sometimes saddening.  Always dangerous.  Watching it unfold.  Watching freedom swirl around the drain while politicians, the media, and the ignorant cheer.  The legislative branch of our government could not be more broken or morally bankrupt than now.  Devoid of leadership.  Standing back and watching.  Waiting to jump ship and side up with whoever looks the winner.  Side up to whoever puts the plug back in the swamp’s drain.  Letting life in Babylon on the Potomac return to its normal back scratching existence.  As Thomas Paine described the beginnings of the American Revolution in The Crisis, December 23, 1776, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” 

Washington’s swamp life, cheerleaders and strap hangers hate President Donald Trump.  It’s not a question.  It’s a declaration.  By extension, they also hate me.  Truthfully, they mostly hate me.  The forgotten American that put Mr. Trump in the Whitehouse.  A commoner hanging on for dear life to what remains of the middle rung of America’s backbone.  The middle class.  Decades of neglect thinned our ranks.  They’ve tried to turn us into a tribal culture of multiple identities then pit us against one another.  Or pit all of us against some non-existent straw dog.  One they can beat on daily keeping the unclean masses angry and in perpetual despair. It’s a dangerous game Washington plays.  Only then to ride in adorned in shining armor declaring in utopian fashion there is only one United States of America. 

That didn’t work out so well now did it?  E Pluribis Unum is a quaint concept these days.  The more we declare we are one, the more they try to make us many.  Being a red, white, and blue loving American is offensive.  Getting on your knees, disrespect, hate.  That’s the new way.  Summer Soldiers and Sunshine Patriots.  Unable to see how blessed they were to be born American.

In his day, President Trump used some bad words.  Who among you haven’t?  He said some uncouth things about women.  How many of you haven’t, men?  And the beat goes on.  Had a fling with a porn star – or wanted to?  Gave nick names to your rivals?  Yeah, you did it.  You just weren’t important or famous enough to have someone record it.  Cast the first stone puritan.

The President doesn’t speak the language of the chattering classes.  Condescending intellectualism using lots of uhs and ums or let me be clears.  He talks in language not familiar to them or the Washington ruling classes.  It’s plain language rather than political double talk.  Common. It’s how we talk out here in Washington’s would be serfdom.  He tells us and the world that the Washington establishment is a corrupt collection of scoundrels who’ve nearly destroyed our country.  And us commoners say hell yes!  That’s what we’ve seen and lived with for decades.  Dual legal standards.  No legal standards.  One step forward and two backward with every whim of Washington’s nattering political class. OK at naming post offices, not much good for anything else unless you consider cut throat politics and thievery. 

He’s not Presidential according to you.  You forget that we’ve suffered many years of who you consider presidential material no matter their political nomenclature.  Out here, presidential brings up visions of the egomaniacal.  Self-centered.  Pampered Princes.  Mitt Romney.

Donald Trump does not subordinate himself, or Americans, to foreign leaders.  He vowed to drain the Washington swamp.  There’s is not a swampier swamp on planet earth.  He has the courage to take on the Military Industrial Complex (MIC).  Washington’s center of gravity of power and money.  In Washington, that’s the only thing more sacred than wasting the Social Security fund.  Love it or hate it, it’s the prime reason American politicians cannot end a war.  The prime reason for endless wars, lost lives and treasure.  The MIC is an economic system.  There must be a need for the tools of war.  Profits flow into political coffers which makes it easier to convince them of the need to invade the middle east and plant democracy.  Then stay there for decades of nation building and dying.  Needing more weapons.  Spending more tax Dollars.  Creating another generation of service men and women.  Middle class men and women quickly forgotten when there’s peace across the land.  Except as a cliché in the next political campaign.  President Trump has taken on the globalists, the new world order and their transformational climate change tool.  When I was a child, another President looked to expose the freedom stealing new world order.  President John F. Kennedy.  They killed him.

Aside from every phobic and ist you could dredge up, you claimed he was a justice obstructing treasonous Russian stooge.  For two years and millions of dollars, a hand-picked battalion of Democrat Trump hating lawyers couldn’t find evidence of that.  Now, Democrats lock themselves in the Capitol basement to hold an inquisition.  In secret.  The method?  Draw a conclusion of guilt.  Then set out to manufacture evidence to support the previous drawn conclusion.  You know.  Like the Mueller gang.  Where no one can cross examine the witnesses nor read the transcripts.  No Republicans or legal representatives of the President.  No one.  This is a communist tactic.  One party.  No defense.  You’re guilty. Due process, liberty, the United States Constitution tossed into the Potomac.  And you’re OK with that?  Apparently, you are.  Certainly, you must also know that house Democrats are in a race with the DOJ investigation likely to put some of them in prison.  Mark this down.  When the indictments come, all you’ll hear is Trump used the Department of Justice to go after political enemies.  From stem to stern, exactly what the democrats and deep state actors actually did.  Truthfully, the Attorney General smelled snakes in the woodpile.  There may be a reckoning.

As far as it’s known:  Donald Trump has never raped or has been accused of raping a woman.  But Gloria Allred can probably produce one.  He’s never had a sexual encounter with an intern, a cigar, or anyone else in the oval office.  He’s never perjured himself or obstructed justice.  A Democrat did all of that and you raised him up to near God status.  Character faults and all, he’s still a Democrat idle who liked to ride the Lolita Express to Epstein’s Island.  He never ran guns into Mexico and it appears Syria as well.  He never abandoned Americans in Benghazi and repeatedly lied about why it happened.  He never promised a health care plan that would reduce annual cost per family by $2500.00, but rather increased costs twice that much or more.  And what was the cool whip on top? If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.  He never sold 20% of our Uranium to Russia who could then sell it to Iran who could then make weapons to threaten Americans and our allies.  The Russians and Saudis never contributed millions of dollars to his foundation.  He never put billions of dollars in cash on pallets and flew it to a hostile foreign government who could then use it to sponsor terrorism and build weapons programs.  And with nary a peep out of Washington or the media.  He never sent the IRS after political opposition.  He never told you to put on a sweater and turn down the thermostat.  Instead he said let’s be energy independent.  Now we are.  Finally met a promise made following the 1970s Arab oil embargo.  He never told America’s blue-collar working class that their manufacturing jobs lost to NAFTA and other broken policies were never coming back.  He never told the coal industry he’d bankrupt them.  Instead, he brought jobs back home.  He reopened coal mines.  He reduced unemployment for all categories of Americans to historical lows.  Using that magic wand someone said he must have.

Donald Trump was not mentored through adolescence by a communist pedophile.  His Mother and Grandparents were not communists.  His closest assistant is not a communist.  His political advisors are not communists.  His political career did not begin in the living room of a domestic terrorist and self-avowed communist.  He did not have a Muslim upbringing.  He did not place communists and the Muslim Brotherhood in key positions in our government.

On election night 2016, there was weeping and gnashing of teeth.  An unindicted felon, a most corrupt and vulgar woman whose associates have a propensity toward suicide was rejected by the American people.  Just in the past day or so she had the audacity at a funeral service no less, to refer to the President and First Lady as Ahab and Jezebel.  Could be worse I suppose.  She could have called them Bill and Hillary.

These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.  Thomas Paine, The Crisis, December 23, 1776.

From the beginning, the deep staters and anarchists in the streets supported by many of wealth and fame have called themselves the resistance.  Resisting what? Freedom?

President Donald Trump?  He’s leading the real revolution.  Most often it appears, standing alone.  The only one willing to stand between common Americans and the people who are literally destroying our government and our value system.

My humble advice to Democrats, Republican never-Trumpers, deep state assets and the American Pravda.  You cannot impeach a revolution.

God Bless the United States of America.

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One Reply to “The times that try men’s souls”

  1. Kelleigh Nelson

    This is my second comment. The first long comment on this great article was deleted into the ether by the gremlins who control every conservative website.

    I love how our President speaks to us…plain language, no PC garbage that we cannot understand and that doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. Our President talks the language of the Americans who voted for him. Those of us in flyover country, in the unwashed hinterlands … we love the way he tweets, the way he speaks, and the fact that he only answers questions of the dumbed down press when he’s getting on a helicopter.

    God love him for being the blue collar billionaire who worked himself silly to make a grand living for his entire family, who understands the common man, who gets the middle class, and who loves each and every one of us, black and yellow, red and white, we’re all Americans and he is doing the very best to make our lives better.

    God be praised that my h.s. chum Hillary did not win, despite all the lying polls who said she had Trump beat. We beat her with our votes, and despite the lying and cheating and attacks, with God’s Help, we’ll beat the leftists again. Go Trump!!!!!

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