The Word From the Trenches – March 10, 2020

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26 thoughts on “The Word From the Trenches – March 10, 2020

  1. 36 and cloudy.

    (Keep in mind that I haven’t read the book you all are reading)

    If the original Constitution cannot be legitimate, then we do not have a Republic, right?

    1. Geez Hal, why you go askin’ such a hot question givin’ us more work. Ha! Jus’ kiddin’, but it did stir some thoughts…

      Definition – REPUBLIC, noun: a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
      • archaic figurative a community or group with a certain equality between its members.
      Origin, late 16th century, from French république, from Latin respublica, from res ‘concern’ + publicus ‘of the people, public.’

      By definition of the word “Republic” would not the nation exist as a Republic simply on its own terms? And as we as a nation progressed in this understanding we formed The Bill of Rights. Would not this automatically define us as a Republic? Power by the people, the people made up of individuals. I guess I’m assuming that we can be a Republic without “Officialdom” saying so.

      Or maybe we need no label at all, no defining? But we do need each other, right? “No man is an island.” I always thought that was true. Maybe it should read, “No man is an island, unless he want to be.” Oh man, life is complicated!! But we try, eh?



      1. ahh, insightful you are
        Are we not under anarchy? ‘state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority’

        where’s Henry? 🙂

      2. Hey.
        I’m a dumbass!
        Somebody’s got to help the less fortunate… 🙂
        Thank you.
        I almost called in on that one, but I don’t particularly like to interrupt the man who fires me up when I thought I couldn’t be fired up more!
        Besides, I was trying to get the pos Dodge to start, while the dog was busy producing more dogs. :O

          1. Eight of them 🙂
            Had to resuscitate the fifth one.
            There were issues. Too much fluid, and struggling for breath. I didn’t think the little one was gonna make it but turned out to be the loudest of all. Most all look like daddy Helmet. :)

          2. Mary,
            Got home once.
            He was on the roof, looking down wagging his tail.
            He can scale a 6 foot fence at will.
            He’s got into a window cracked open about 8 inches, 6 feet off the ground to get inside.
            And he’s took a dump on top of a round hay bale.
            true stories :).
            The coolest dog I’ve ever known!

  2. Henry, this was one awesome broadcast.

    Fight to the death.
    Back when I was working (as an RN) parents would ask me what I would do if I was in their situation (regarding the critical condition of their child) as options were presented by the medical staff. My response was always it does not matter what I would do. The question to ask yourself is ‘can I live with my decision (whatever that may be) for the rest of my life?’ I must say that took a load of pressure off those parents.
    I think the same applies to that which we are facing today. You do what you can live with. For me I can not live in cowardice.

  3. The times are such that they are really showin’ up who people are. The thicker it gets the more visible individual character becomes. Its like the times themselves are requiring us to try harder and reach further. Even the conflicts serve a purpose, especially in weeding out who or what ain’t gonna help. It’s getting exciting, and scary. When I think of any harm coming to my family or other loved-ones, it brings me to the brink of fear, then rage, then resolve. Thanks Henry, for nurturing this resolve and clarifying its mission.


  4. I read it on Sunday and thanks to Katie, I think for her comment, I knew it was over JR and for that matter JD called him out years ago and he was right.

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