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Under New Management

©2016 drkate

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16 6

As President Elect Trump begins his job, ours must similarly begin in earnest.  Ponder then, the lessons we have learned from this last election period…

  • Do not be intimidated
  • Defend and stand up for yourself and principles
  • Political correctness kills
  • Our enemies are still around us
  • Every voice counts
  • Smart action over “more” action
  • Strategic over reactionary

Pick out just  couple of these in the list above, and see how that truth has changed your life and the way you act, speak, and think in this world.  Is there time to be politically correct anymore?  We have domestic enemies, terror, globalists, and foreign enemies in our midst in all forms including ideology.

We who have eyes to see and ears to hear should know that we are under new management…stand in any one of the principles or them all and hear the calling to step forward in your life to manifest this new management.

Normally our politicians communicate to us through the lens of a biased media…until we became aware of the fraud perpetuated even by the so-called “right” media.  Trump knew he would never be able to reach us Americans through that lens.  Communication is now under new management:


Find ways to communicate, research, understand, and move without any false filter!

To this author, the only filter that counts is God…and there, the outlines of what is to come are but just sketches and possibilities.

Open Thread

A Litany of Thanksgiving 2014

©2014 drkate


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A Litany of Thanksgiving

Today, I make my Sacrament of Thanksgiving

I begin with the simple things of my days:

Fresh air to breathe,

Cool water to drink,

The taste of food,

The protection of house and clothes,

The comforts of home.

For all these, I make an act of Thanksgiving this day!


I bring to mind all of the warmth of humankind that I have known:

My Mother’s arms,

The strength of my father,

The playmates of my childhood,

The wonderful stories brought to me from the lives of many who have talked of days gone by when fairies and giants and all kinds of magic held sway;

The tears I have shed, the tears I have seen;

The excitement of laughter and the twinkle in the eye with its reminder that life is   good.

For all of these I make an act of Thanksgiving this day.


I finger one by one the messages of hope that awaited me at the crossroads:

The smile of approval from those who held in their hands the reins of my security;

The tightening of the grip in the simple handshake when I feared the step before me in the darkness;

The whisper in my heart when the temptation was fiercest and the claims of appetite were not to be denied;

The crucial word said, the simple sentence from an open page when my decision hung in the balance.

For all these , I make an act of Thanksgiving this day.


I pass before me the main springs of my heritage:

The fruits of the labors of countless generations who have lived before me, without whom my own life would have no meaning;

The seers who saw visions and dreamed dreams;

The prophets who sensed a truth greater than mind could grasp and whose words could only find fulfillment in the years which they would never see;

The workers whose sweat has watered the trees, the leaves of which are for the healing of the nations;

The pilgrims who set their sails for lands beyond all horizons, whose courage made paths into new worlds and far off places;

The saviors whose blood was shed with a recklessness that only a dream could inspire and God command.

For all of these, I make an act of Thanksgiving this day.


I linger over the meaning of my own life and the commitment to which I give the loyalty of my heart and mind:

The little purposes in which I have shared with my loves, my desires, my gifts;

The restlessness which bottoms all I do with its stark insistence that I have never done my best, I have never dared to reach for the highest;

The big hope that never quite deserts me, that I and my kind will study war no more, that love and tenderness and all of the inner graces of Almight affection will cover the life of the children of God as waters cover the sea.


All these and more than mind can think and heart can feel,

I make as my sacrament of Thanksgiving to Thee,

Our Creator, in humbleness of mind and simplicity of heart.

~ A poem by Howard Thurman, Thanksgiving 1959~



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July 4, 2013

h/t Christopher

The Silence


A few years ago, a friend visited the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in the village of Margraten, about six miles from Maastricht. There lie buried 8,301 American soldiers killed in the battles to liberate Holland in the fall and winter of 1944-5. Sgt. Bill Dukeman, 101st Airborne Division, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Second Battalion, Company C (of “Band of Brothers fame) is buried there. He was killed in the battle of “The Crossroads” in northern Holland.

The Dutch hold an annual memorial concert every September at the above cemetery to remember and honor the Americans who died to free them in Operation Market Garden and subsequent efforts to eject the German army from Holland. Sgt. Dukeman, like many other fallen GIs, was “adopted” by a Dutch family. Dukeman’s family in the States was contacted and hosted in Holland, and his grave site decorated each year by his Dutch “family.” They keep his portrait in their home, displayed in a place of honor. Fathers pass this obligation down to their sons in Holland. This version of the original “taps” music is played by a 13 year old Dutch girl named Melissa Venema. The conductor of the orchestra is Andre Rieu from Holland.

Many of you may never have heard taps played in its entirety . The original version of Taps was called Last Post, and was written by Daniel Butterfield in 1801. It was rather lengthy and formal, as you will hear in this clip, so in 1862 it was shortened to 24 notes and re-named Taps.   Melissa Venema is playing it on a trumpet whereby the original was played on a bugle. 

Have a happy Independence Day!

Acts of Courage

©2013 drkate

Chemtrails in South Dakota

Chemtrails in South Dakota

At a time when we should be looking up, waiting for the return of our Lord and Savior, we look up and see chemtrails…those disgusting stripes of chemicals in the sky that everyone says are just jet contrails.  Yeah, tell me another one please.  🙄  This is all part of a design to forever break us from our Creator, to replace God with the false god of government, and money; fortune and fame.  And to poison us.

Acts of courage today involve telling the truth, and seeking the truth.  Many will willingly be deceived; many will continue to play politics with people’s lives and just say, ‘that’s the way it is’.

In the last several months, I have had the privilege of working with some very courageous people who took on a freight train bearing down on their neighborhoods, families, livelihood and personal health. Awakening all has been a matter of putting up with charges of ‘racism’, of ‘being unreasonable’, of being ‘radicals’, being ‘stupid and confused’, of not knowing how the game was played.  Their perseverance stopped that train—but only for a couple of years.  As it turns out, the freight train had a bunch of cars attached to it–the new world order, agenda 21, the federal land and water grab, the destruction of individual sovereignty, and the control of all the means of production of all the people–regardless of politics.  And now, there is time to expose the true story behind this freight train–and its enablers. This was an improbable story, a victory, and all praise is to God, as His Will will be done.

I am pleased to participate in helping the video (h/t Ann) below go viral–another courageous soul who decided that truth was more important than the paycheck, and that her fellow Americans too priority over government lies of convenience.  Please share this with as many as you can.  You see, this is the planned poisoning of humanity.

Please share with us other acts of courage you’d like us to know about!

Open Thread!

Glorifying God

©2013 drkate

Sinners that we are, when we come to the Lord and confess these, ask for forgiveness and guidance, we are free, and are given the individual liberty and freedom to Glorify Him in the things we do in this secular world. We create a record in the face of tyranny, in the face of the doom forecast even from our friends.

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

Into this world are born many of great strength and resolve, who become our inspirations in the work of daily life in Glorifying God by the work we do and in our faith in His works.  In this post, I would like to remember one such patriot, Ramona Lisa Estrada Docteur, a patriot, a child of God, who left this earth too soon for us, but perfectly in His time.

Ramona Lisa Estrada Docteur

HAMILTON – Ramona Lisa Estrada Docteur, 58, of Hamilton, peacefully went home to Jesus, Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10 p.m. in her cabin around friends. Ramona Lisa Estrada Docteur was born at 6:15 a.m. to loving parents Fred and Mary Estrada on Sept. 30, 1954 in Calexico, Calif. She was a born leader in everything she did from her drill team in high school, regional vice-president for with her independent financial services business and of course the conservative movement here in Hamilton. Mona met Ted Docteur, and he brought her to Darby. They spent 21 years together, and Mona learned to love Montana as much as her then husband, Ted. How her friends will always remember her is her fearless approach to standing for what was right and each person’s God-given sovereignty. It was a privilege to know Mona Lisa Estrada Docteur. Her strength of character, love of God, and passion for personal liberty defined her mission here in this life. In 2008 Mona organized the Bitterroot Valley’s Celebrating Conservatism. This grassroots coalition of everyday folks worked to protect and maintain strong principles of liberty. Her dynamic personality and willingness to mentor leaders inspired other communities to establish similar freedom loving groups.

She is survived by her two older sisters, Cecilia Moons, Olga Valenzuela, her two younger brothers Daniel and Anthony Estrada, many nieces and nephews and her dog Boboh.

Mona was a strong woman of God, meeting weekly with women of faith to minister to each another. Her greatest desire was to glorify God wherever He placed her. She sacrificed time and talents to bless her community through love, education and leadership. To simply describe this spitfire was “Boot decked beauty, packin’ heat and givin’ hugs.” We love and miss you Mona. Let freedom ring and be still and knowing He is God.

Mona left very clear direction on how she wanted her loved ones to honor her life. She only asked each of us to go to God and find out how he wants us to glorify him and then have the courage to do it by following the Holy Spirit as our guide, for that is the legacy she left each of us.

Come celebrate Mona’s life and the life each of us have left to glorify God here on Earth. The funeral services will be Saturday the March 23 at the Assembly of God Church at 1 p.m. Following these services there will be a graveside ceremony at the Grantsdale Cemetery off of Sleeping Child and Cemetery Road in Grantsdale. Immediately following there will be a potluck and barbecue at the Assembly of God Church. All are welcome to this celebration. If anyone would like to contribute they can bring a dish to share. That night to round up the day of celebration we invite you to join us at The Eagles for dancing in Mona’s honor. Thank you to all of you that loved and supported Mona.

Mona we love you we miss you and we honor you for the change agent you were in all of our lives.

Rejoice in this life!

Open Thread.

“Admit the Horse”–A Political Thriller

©2012 drkate

“Set against the background of epic dislocation in the financial markets and a supine media, ADMIT THE HORSE is a political thriller about a dark-horse political candidate whose meteoric rise to the pinnacle of power is engineered amidst illegal campaign contributions, voter fraud, and murder –”

😯 My eyes popped open when I read the jacket description of this recently published book written by Paula Abeles, a host of the popular Sins of Omission BTR show at No Quarter.  Readers here  know that the iniquity of the assault upon our beloved America would also make a great novel…that would unfortunately be based on the truth. 😯

Based upon actual documented events during the 2008 presidential election, the author provides a riveting written documentary of  key threads of what we witnessed in the ‘election’ of 2008, and what has since been confirmed as we move toward the 2012 election.  The book makes good reading and is a page-turnerRevolution Radio recently hosted author Paula Abeles and the archive of the show is HERE.

This book gives me a sense of gratitude for the understanding of the thing we called it back then.  Those of us who love liberty knew that one candidate had the protection and assistance of something far greater than the man himself, and these pages have certainly discussed what those powers might be.  There was indeed a Trojan Horse at the door.  In novel style, Abeles describes how the horse was admitted. The characters include:

…a detective, retired DEA Investigator, an idealistic venture capitalist, an African-American congresswoman, and a suburban mom volunteering for his opponent.

Join us on Revolution Radio for an exciting discussion and review of this book, and the implications of our tasks going forward in 2012.  Please post any questions you might have for the author in comments! 🙂

This thread is dedicated to the remembrance of those events and people, and to the remedy which will make America renew and be anew in God’s eyes as we have answered that call.  Then, Open Thread !

In Honor of Americans

©2011 drkate

Words cannot express the pain of the losses suffered a decade ago at the hands of terrorists as yet unnamed or unmasked.

I honor all those who lost their lives on 911 and since that time…seeking the grace of God and his peace that passeth all understanding.

Psalm 23

  1. The lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
  2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters
  3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake.
  4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; they rod and thy staff they comfort me.
  5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
  6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.


©2011 drkate


Remember who we are, bringing our country back from the brink.  Find your shelter(s) in the storm, find your compatriot friends, find your Maker.

Open thread!

On the Move

©2011 drkate

…a temporary fare well to an endless sky,

punctuated by green, gold, purple, rust, and then fall color,

now blanketed by snow and sculpted by wind

sunflowers standing always east

too short a time, not enough time to give

the water its true voice…

neighbor, so grateful for the learning

never too far away

new eyes and ears thanks to you…

a sharpened pen and freshened view

never too far away…

This is an open thread, and will be up for a couple of days.  Please keep us all up to date!  🙂

Courage and the Constitution

©2010 drkate

An Open Letter to Commander Charles Kerchner and Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin

CDR Charles Kerchner

As we stand on the eve of one of the most important moments in our Nation’s history,  I want to thank you for your courage, commitment, and honor in standing up for  the Constitution for the United States of America.

You both have put the safety and security of our Nation above any interest of self, fortune,  or career… something I have felt and feel personally.  I humbly acknowledge the gift you are giving our Nation…a courage so profound that the only other place it is seen is on the battlefield.

LTC Terrence Lakin

History will write of this time that there were those who stood– unabashedly and with great intellect, fundamental knowledge of our foundation and roots as Americans, and courage–against the tyranny of the usurpation of the White House by a foreign agent aided by enemies within. Your names will be among those who are the true Constitutional heroes.

Standing on Constitutional grounds, you have laid bare the deception, and carved a way to correct it and move forward.  Just the way our Founders intended.

And we, the undersigned, pledge that we have your backs no matter what happens…at this grave hour, tirelessly we too will defend our Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic,  so help me God.

Thank you,  Sirs

“Let all the Dreamers Wake the Nation”

©2010 drkate

Let the river run, let all the dreamers wake the nation….come the new Jerusalem…

Silver cities rise
the morning lights the streets that lead them
and sirens call them on with a song

It’s asking for the taking
Oh, my heart is aching

We’re coming to the edge
running on the water
coming through the fog
your sons and daughters

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Memories of Greatness

© 2010 drkate

I am inspired to remember one of my favorite artists, Miriam Makeba, on this day. Her dedication to her land and home in the face of all that has happened inspires me in my homeland.  There is a struggle we must face, and we can do it with grace.

Her story:

Stories of how we begin to remember

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Liberty Requires It.

©2010 drkate

eastern montana

On a road trip out of the northern Rockies, into the high plains of Montana and North Dakota, time provided the opportunity to contemplate my journey on the liberty road.   I have a professional life around water that few have experienced; I have only recently–in the last two years–come to realize what we truly are facing; and now find myself  facing the walls I and others have carefully constructed in my own mind over a lifetime.

The two experiences I would like to share this early morning revolve around ‘the rules’–and our strong sense of obligation to follow them. The first is about my business, the second about the Third Continental Congress, scheduled to have election of new officers on April 11, 2010.

Continue reading ‘Liberty Requires It.’

Texasdarlin Returns!

©2010 drkate

Thanks to reader Katie, I’m so pleased to announce that TDblog is back in business!  So many of us have missed TD terribly and I jumped for joy when I heard the news!!!!!  As many of you know, I got my blogging start with and am so grateful for TexasDarlin.

Head on over there right away!  🙂

Winning like Water

©2009 drkate

Water always wins the battle with a hard, seemingly immovable rock.  Always.  Running over, through, around, underneath, and dissolving the very foundation of the immovable thing. Water, a gift from the Creator–sustaining our lives, working miracles while we sleep.

Be like the water in your work; rejoice in the known victory, however long it takes.  And bask in, acknowledge, and breathe in the beauty and safety of this truth.

What’s on  your mind today?

Copenhagen and Courage

©2009 drkate

Remember that Obama’s “on again, off again, on again” approach to Copenhagen has been a form of intentional psychic torture used on Americans, along with everything else he and his now OPEN communist congress, with compliant republicans are ramming down our throats.  This is Alinsky and Cloward-Piven on steroids.

They want us to panic, don’t forget it.  And its easy to do so! 😯

But stand guard, be vigilant; it is the only way we can protect our Country.

Look also at what is happening–their true agenda is being exposed faster and more blatantly than we could have ever wished for!  And that is waking the sleeping giant faster, and in greater numbers, than Obama and his cronies had hoped.  And this Copenhagen deal will fully expose them.

And the desperation is showing: Obama’s health care meetings and blatant bribes, cap and trade, the stimulus, and the eligibility lawsuits are nipping at his heels.  He has to torture us with Copenhagen too.  That said, the words of Lord Mockton bear listening to (h/t Quantum Leap):

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Awaken All!

©2009 drkate

We Patriots have wolves of our own.  Out of the darkness, over the barriers, focused like a laser beam, there is no escape for those tyrannical beings when the people awaken.

We will win because we work when our opponents are asleep.  We will win because the birds of wisdom–the owls, hawks, and eagles–have their sharpest vision in the dark, and they mark our path like sentries, while warning us of danger like Paul Revere.

We will win because we love our Country–a key ingredient that our opponents do not have.

We will win because we know that our lives, our rights, and our freedoms come from the Creator, not from government.  When we return to that understanding, and acknowledge how far we have strayed, our victory will be complete.

God bless America and the American people.

A Tipping Point?

©2009 drkate

I wish you all a joyous Thanksgiving, grateful for all blessings in this life in whatever form they come.  I personally believe even the hardest times bring gifts for which we can be forever grateful.

As I drove across the country on my way home from the CC2009, I stopped in little cafes, family-owned gas stations, and the regular truck stops that dot the interstate highway system.  I wore my “In Solidarity CC2009”  pin, which was a magnet for questions and conversation.

In conversations over coffee, in line to pay for items, at the gas pump, I found people hungry for information…some explanation…something is wrong in America and the citizenry are greatly troubled….

Continue reading ‘A Tipping Point?’

Sing it!

©2009 drkate

Re-member America.  Restore America. Rejuvenate liberty and rejoice. Sing our songs.  Now is the time for all Patriots.

Their Souls are With the Brave


It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.–Theodore Roosevelt, April 23, 1910


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Two Tributes

©2009 drkate

For our men and women of the Armed Forces…

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“Tears in Heaven”

©2009 drkate

God Bless our United States Armed Forces, past, present and future.  My humble gratitude for your service.  God speed our recently departed in Afghanistan.

Open thread.

The Crossing

©2009 drkate

On the long drive home Tuesday night, over a 10,000 foot pass, and through the crisp autumn air with the windows rolled down, I thought of the bridge we Patriots are building from the past, through now, and to the future.

Each investigative article, each network exposed, each politician disrobed, each strategy identified, is a crossing: a barrier understood and overcome, the elements of strategy appearing. We have used the timbers of our research, investigative skills, and our networking ability, to lay the foundation for the crossing. In the process we have grown as individuals, as a community of Patriots, and as Americans.

Bridge to Indepedence (Sean Cupp)

Bridge to Independence (© Sean Cupp)

Photo credits here.

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“Diamonds on the soles of her shoes”

©2009 drkate

I was talking with a friend today about our long journey to restoring our Constitutional Republic, and the many roads, trails,  and trials which lay ahead of us.

But we remembered, too, that the love held in our hearts for Country, and the principles we hold dear to, are like ‘diamonds’…on the soles of our shoes.  They don’t wear out…the road is long, but they don’t wear out.

Diamonds are produced by fire and pressure over time.  Keep the fire burning, and keep the pressure up!  For your viewing pleasure:


©2009 drkate

I am posting this video for your viewing pleasure and continued inspiration, h/t Kay and Logistics Monster.  Note in the early part of the video, the Dame Truth’s logo flies across the screen!

I have also ‘captured’ this video in my VPOD down below on the right hand side…

I have a profound feeling of gratitude over all time after viewing this, and I hope this inspires you as it inspires me to continue on!

Obama and the Troops

©2009 drkate

I know I should be honoring labor today, so on this Labor Day, I am honoring the labor of our soldiers for our Country.

three soldiers

Three Soldiers, Vietnam Memorial

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The Call to Thought

Guest Author: He’s Not My President, aka
CuriOusOnefromthe60s or AZ Conservative

(I am pleased to present this extremely fine piece  which was featured on Constitutional Radio on July 4th, 2009. As we seek solutions to this Constitutional Crisis, it is worth remembering the tools we already have as Americans.  Our passion for Country gives us the tools for a thoughtful, reasoned approach to restoring our Constitutional Republic with the courage of our convictions.  I hope you enjoy this  enlightening and empowering essay! )


There is a revolution brewing in this country, but it is not a call to arms, it is a call to thought.  There will be no bloodshed, there will be no violence and there will be no secession.   There will simply be a return to the promise of this country and the beauty of its simplistic yet profound message: that all men are created equal and that all men have unalienable rights that include the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ensured through adherence to a system of government known as a Constitutional Republic that is for and by the people.  Oh how those of you in the government have strayed, but how easy it will be for the American People to return to that promise and guarantee because we will heed the call to thought.

Continue reading ‘The Call to Thought’

A Tribute to Texasdarlin

(Author’s Note. This blog will focus exclusively on the U.S. Constitution and the use of our founding documents to restore our Constitutional Republic.  My interest in the constitution, and my writings on the subject, were inspired and supported by Texasdarlin.  Please be patient as this is a new blog…and any assistance in setting this up is welcome!)

Welcome to drkatesview, through which I hope to continue the terrific work of the now temporarily on-break Texasdarlin Blog.  In fact, I would like to dedicate this first post to TexasDarlin and to all the readers of her blog.

I do not expect to fill the void of TDblog, no one really can, but I will attempt to keep up the discussion with the same respect and integrity she did in all her reporting.

Continue reading ‘A Tribute to Texasdarlin’

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