Donald Trump’s Basket of Deplorable Loyalists verses the Never Trump Patriots

How do you define a true patriot?

First, standing for The Pledge of Allegiance and holding a hand over your heart does not make you a patriot. Did you know that it was written in 1892 by Francis Julius Bellamy (1855 – 1931), an American Christian socialist minister and author, and it was formally adopted by the U.S Congress in 1945. The words “under God” were added in 1954.

The “Always Trump” basket of deplorable loyalists will probably define a patriot as someone who is loyal to President Trump, because most if not all of them think “their” (false) god sent Trump to them to Make America Great Again, whatever that means because Trump has never been clear about that.  Since he’s making a profit off of each hat sold, I suspect he doesn’t want to come up with a definition. According to one estimate, Trump’s profit for the MAGA hat is about $16 million.

The Bible has a lot to say about greed, and here are the most helpful passages according to Open

Timothy 6:9 and 6:10: But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

Proverbs 28:25: A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

In Mark 7:21-22, Jesus Christ mentions a long list of sins, including “deeds of coveting,” which He says come from our hearts. Greed is not primarily concerned with amount, but rather with attitude and motives.

The Never Trump Patriots includes some Republicans. According to Gallup, 10 percent of registered Republicans such as George Conway probably define patriotism by the Oath of Office that doesn’t mention loyalty of any kind to any U.S. president.

What do you think Trump meant when “A week exactly after his inauguration, seated for dinner at a small, oval table in the Green Room of the White House, Donald Trump said to the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation what might end up being the six most consequential words of his presidency.”

“I need loyalty, I expect loyalty.”

You may also find this quote in Trump’s book, Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life. “I value loyalty above everything else—more than brains, more than drive and more than energy.”

How many Never Trump Patriots are there in the United States?

Well, according to the Center for Politics, 10-percent of Republicans (3.26 million), 67-percent of independents (21.1 million), and 91-percent of Democrats (40.3 million) belong to the Never Trump patriots.

The Center for Politics based its numbers on 108.35 million registered voters who are Democrats, Republicans, and Independent voters. As of May 12, 2019, the Never Trump Patriots are ahead of the Always Trump Loyalists by more than 21-million registered voters. That gap is way bigger than I thought it was. Up to now, my estimates have been running between 10 – 14 million.

The true measure of a U.S. patriot is anchored in The Oath of Office that was originally written by the Founding Fathers in the late 18th century as part of the U.S. Constitution. The Oath, as stated in Article II, Section I, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution, is as follows: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

The same oath is taken by every officer in the military and all other federal employees such as the FBI, the CIA, the Secret Service, Postal Inspectors, et al.  The only oath that is different is for military troops that are not officers. The oath non-officers take includes obeying the “president and their officers”.

What will happen if Trump orders the troops to do something but their officers disagree and countermand the order because they consider it to be unconstitutional?

The first president to take The Oath was George Washington. Donald Trump pretended to take the Oath and it is obvious he lied. The evidence he lied is overwhelming from his tweets and his hate-filled rants at his rallies attended by mostly his Basket of Deplorable Loyalists.

Donald Trump has clearly defined treason as anyone that is not one-hundred percent blindly loyal to him.

To Trump and his Basket of Deplorable Loyalists, the Oath of Office is also an example of treason since it does not support blind loyalty to President Donald Trump.

Defeating Trump, an alleged stable genius according to him, and taking power away from the ignorant, hate-filled, racist, Basket of Deplorable Loyalists means that all of the Never Trump Patriots must vote in 2020.

The only way Trump will “honestly” win is if too many of the Never Trump patriots do not vote, like they did in 2016 when they allowed themselves to be misled by Russia and/or how James Comey broke the FBI’s norms and reported on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail issue before the investigation was concluded.

I think America’s 2nd Civil War will be between Constitutional Patriots and Trump Loyalists. Did you know that during the American Revolution against the British Empire, any colonist that supported King George was a loyalist? In fact, in 1968 historian Paul H. Smith estimated there were about 400,000 Loyalists or 16% of the white population of 2.25 million in 1780.

In 2020, your vote will be a choice between the U.S. Constitution or Donald Trump.


Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam combat veteran with a BA in journalism and an MFA in writing, who taught in the public schools for thirty years (1975 – 2005).

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8 responses to “Donald Trump’s Basket of Deplorable Loyalists verses the Never Trump Patriots”

  1. Again, your comments ring true and is from the heart. Every true patriot fights for our ideals and laws, not a particular person. I will be voting in 2020 for America and what it stands for. My love of this country emboldens me to criticize it mercilessly. I criticize Trump because he has used this country and has made no attempt to make it into a better place. When I went to Europe as a young man, I stayed with people who took my father in as an American soldier during World War II. They saw my dad as a hero and I felt so proud. I am still friends with these families. Their children who are my contemporaries ask how can such a person become president? My answer is that many Americans have forgotten what America once stood for.

    1. Thank you, and I agree. In addition, many Americans have also forgotten why there is a separation of church and state. From what I’ve learned face to face, through the media, and through social media, most if not all of Trump’s hardcore Always Trump supporters think God sent him to them — to what, bring on Armageddon and destroy the human race and the planet?

  2. Well said. But I think we need (not just want) a new Constitution. Here’s a good article with information –
    Do you agree with Meese’s explantion? Read every word of it.

    A flag, a pledge, an oath, a document written by “Founding Fathers” that separates “powers” of a structured “government”, that can and has been amended – based on a philosophical basis
    that came from The Declaration of Independence which gives people the “right” to a free will because we were created be a Creator – As Meese interprets: “Part of the reason for the Constitution’s enduring strength is that it is the complement of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration provided the philosophical basis for a government that exercises legitimate power by ‘the consent of the governed’, and it defined the conditions of a free people, whose rights and liberty are derived from their Creator. The Constitution delineated the structure of government and the rules for its operation, consistent with the creed of human liberty proclaimed in the Declaration.”
    OK. Looks like it’s not working, and hasn’t for quite a while Not even to mention the “equal rights” of “all men created equal” when the US slaughtered the Natives to “create this most rich and powerful nation of ours.
    And we won’t even mention the Mueller report that David Cole speaks off, which highly implicates the Russian involvement in the voting.
    But we’re supposed to vote and BELIEVE it will make a difference. The Constitution is based on a belief in a philosophy MAYBE based on a false belief?
    What do you think?

    1. That is what the Amendment process is for, but going there does not come without risk. Once a Constitutional Convention is approved through the process the Founding Fathers included in the Constitution, anything can happen and the Koch brothers also want a new Constitution. I don’t trust them or anyone that belongs to ALEC. In fact, I don’t trust any billionaires because too many of them are wackos with weird ideas like Donald Trump, who is a fake billionaire. Trump survives from cash flow and doesn’t have a lot of wealth socked away.

  3. I’ll comment on this topic (again – if allowed), because it confuses me.
    Is this about who we should NOT vote for in 2020 – and the reasons for that?
    Is this about who is a “patriot”?
    Is this about the Bible and what it says about “patriotism”?
    Is this about the Bible and what it says about “greed”?
    Is this about the history of the Pledge of Allegiance vs The Oath of Office?
    Is this about how the US government is not upholding their Constitution written by their Founding Fathers?
    I’m thinking it’s about ALL of those questions.
    But it’s all mixed up.
    Maybe just pick one.
    Which you did – “In 2020, your vote will be a choice between the U.S. Constitution or Donald Trump.”

    1. I wrote this post with all those things in mind. One leads to another, and yes, “your” vote in 2020 for president will be a choice between the U.S. Constitution or Donald Trump, patriotism for a country and what it stands for vs loyalty to one malignant narcissist and psychopath that has used his presidential power to pardon to free thugs and killers while admiring only dictators.

      Mentioning the Pledge of Allegiance vs the Oath of Office offers a choice: one written by the Founding Fathers that was meant to help hold our Constitutional Republic together through the oath and the other one written by a Christian socialist minister and author who never intended that what he wrote would end up being used by the U.S. like it was, a pledge that is nothing less than blind loyalty to the flag of a country instead of that country’s Constitution.

      The transition from Trump making money off of his MAGA hat to what the Bible says about Greed was meant as a face slap for every American that is loyal to Trump because they think God gave them Trump.

      If Trump wings in 2020, he will take that as a mandate that he is the ultimate power in this country and the Republican Party, if it continues to hold the majority in the Senate and the Supreme Court, will fall into line and blindly support him as he destroys everything that U.S.Constituion stands for.

      Every GOP Senator and congressman took the same oath and if they support Trump over the Constitution they are all traitors loyal to Trump and not patriots that swore an oath to defend the Constitution.

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  5. Reblogged this on The Soulful Veteran's Blog and commented:

    In 2020, your vote will be a choice between the U.S. Constitution or Donald Trump.

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