D.J. Neeley | Civil Patriot

Have I mentioned that I’ve from Texas? Sometimes I manage to sneak that tidbit into the conversation. 

Our Governor, Greg Abbott, is a Patriot. I haven’t agreed with every decision he’s made over the years but today I want to give honor where honor is due. He has earned my respect on a topic I happen to care a lot about.  

No doubt you’ve heard that 25,000 National Guard troops are currently in D.C. for the inauguration. Maybe we should skip right over the part where one man, one lone man, feels he needs the protection of TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND other men. 

But never mind all that. Let’s skip to the point: Biden is suddenly terrified that some of the guardsmen might turn on him. Who thinks like that about our public servants? He has put these fine folks through a rapid-fire vetting process to make sure they’re not “radical right.” 

Um, okay. 

Anyway, back to my governor. Greg Abbott caught wind of this move and was quick to decry it. 

“This is the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard,” Abbott posted on Twitter on January 18th. “No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas National Guard.”

Amen. And. . .amen. Thank you, Governor Abbott. 

More than a thousand of the guardsmen in D.C. are my fellow Texans and I’m proud of them for their service. So, it really sticks in my craw that their integrity is being questioned. It would be like questioning your pastor. Or your favorite police officer. Or your elders. 

Why would you do that?

To create yet another narrative from The Left, of course. If they can question the integrity of our National Guard, they can (once again) point at conservatives as being potentially dangerous. 


Here’s the official word from the Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Peter Gaynor: 

“I think everyone is rightfully sensitive and wants to make sure they leave no stone unturned. And given the time, given the situation, given the 6th of January, the FBI and others decided this would be a prudent move.”

Define “rightfully sensitive.” Please. Because I’m still convinced this is all just a show to make Republicans look guilty of something we’re not guilty of. I didn’t bust through the windows of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th and neither did any of my conservative friends. And yet, somehow, we’re all being blamed. 

And punished. 

This is all pretty nonsensical to me. Remember the olden days, when people respected folks in the military? And police? And all civil servants? 

What happened? 

As if to drive home the point that Republicans are risky business, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)

had this to say: 

“You’ve got to figure that in the guard, which is predominately more conservatives … There are probably not more than 25 percent of the people that are there protecting us who voted for Biden. The other 75 percent are in the class that would be, the large class of folks who might want to do something.”

So, if I’m understanding you, Rep. Cohen, you’re saying that anyone who didn’t vote for Biden “might want to do something.” 

I didn’t vote for Biden. Are you saying that I would want to “do something?” If so, you would be w-a-y off-base. 

Are we to understand that anyone who didn’t vote for Biden has now been slotted as “the large class of folks” who might be dangerous? Because, if that’s what you think, then you really, really need to pull your head out of the sand. I don’t know one conservative—not one—who would harm a liberal. I just don’t. And I doubt my friends know any, either. 

As if to drive home this point, only 12 of the National Guardsmen were relieved of their duties after the vetting process. According to the Associated Press: because they had ties with right-wing militia groups or had posted extremist views online.”

And herein lies my biggest concern of all: They’re tracking all of us online. So, if we say anything in support of President Trump (or if we happen to believe the election was filled with irregularities) we get labeled as right-wing radicals with extremist views. Which makes us terrorists. Dangerous. Frightening. People “who need to be dealt with.” 

How did we get here? 

And how do we get back? 

Here’s the truth, folks: This is just another ridiculous narrative from The Left. It’s part of a bigger portrait they’re painting about us. We prove them wrong by proving them wrong. We keep living peaceful, honest lives. And we stand strong, even in the face of their nonsense. 

Nonsense like this. 



  1. All of us conservative people are being blamed for everything that the democrat/communists have been doing for decades. The fraud, ballot harvesting, ballot stuffing, dead people voting, has always been the democrat/communists since they can’t really win any election honestly. If we ever had a truly HONEST election, they would never get into any office. They are the godless hoard that needs to be repelled from our country. The communists and fascists (Antifa) have invaded our country and are taking over. We will never see another HONEST election again. We will be given choices of these communists to vote for, and that will be all we get.

    • I think it’s going to take a solid force of conservatives who won’t cower or panic. The day after January 6th had everyone in turmoil (inner and outer) but I’m praying things will calm down and cooler heads will prevail.

  2. All this talk of “vetting” the national guard troops, or anyone else for that matter, is pure unadulterated BS. To do a true vetting you have to dig deep into the background of the person and they simply did not have the time to do one, much less all of them. As Mr. Neeley pointed out, they may have been monitoring their social. Tracking them on line! What a great first step for a party that wants us to all reconcile, heal and move forward together.

  3. I am an Honorable retiree of 41 years in the Tennessee Army National Guard and I am insulted by Cohen’s disgusting bashing of our military men and women. I am ashamed that Cohen is a Tennessean. He is certainly an embarrassment to Tennesseans. He should be impeached. If the Democrats have any scruples, they would call him out. If anyone needs sanctioning or impeachment, it’s Steve Cohen.

  4. This is pure Democratic BS. BLM-Antifa agents present hell bent on causing real trouble yet who is alleged to caused by N. Pelosi her memisis Trump who she could not control like the new Pres. Pelosi feels she is in control of the nation. will she cause more trouble through more lies very probably in my opinion. Now I am probably on a FBI list but I am a free person yet entitled to my opinion.

  5. Amen, I think that Pelosi will have her karma some day, and I could only feel that she most likely won’t like it.
    From what I read, the peaceful demonstration went bersek after the “fake” Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, which later thru facial recognition have found that they are the culprits, but alas, Schumer and Pelosi still hang on to the first narrative. It’s so sad and embarassing that America has fallen this far down the rabbit hole, and I believe it all started with Obama, and is still in play. I guess now that I’ve said this, the Pelosi Gestapo will knock on my door!
    That woman has serious mental issues, as evidenced by her still attack on the ex-president, she definitely has a hard on for him. So sad for her legacy.


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