Walking Fast and Looking Straight Ahead

Aug 15 | Posted by: Charlie | Tags: America, Politics

 For the last few years a lot of America has been whistling through the graveyard afraid of looking right, left or behind lest they see some specter they don't want to admit exists.

So they ingest the smoke and mirror reports about the economy, staring straight ahead never looking behind at the multibillion dollar cash infusion the Fed pumps into the economy every month to buy up the government bonds that could soon be worth less than the paper they're printed on, a practice that must cease and desist soon taking the stock market South with it.

When the administration tells them that most of the jobs lost in the recession have come back, they don't want to look around to find the fact is that while most of them have come back they don't pay what they paid before they went away.

They applaud enthusiastically when Obama talks about sticking it to the rich never realizing that the same dollars that are taken into the black hole of government coffers are the same dollars that could have been invested in the private sector, creating jobs and stimulating the economy by the research and development of new products and services.

They refuse to look at the absolute facts about what's happening at the Mexican border and the ramifications of what taking on untold thousands of children and their families is going to do to our already staggering job market and the numbers of dangerous gang members, drug dealers and potential terrorists coming across every day.

They refuse to admit there are terrorist cells among us that need to be ripped out by the roots before they have a chance to wreak havoc on the streets of this nation. That there are those conducting surveillance on our power grids and other strategic infrastructure, accessing the weaknesses and vulnerability.

They blindly continue to support a president who has degraded the international prestige of America almost to the point of non existence and who's word in global politics means nothing, a president who draws red lines and retreats from them, who answers Russian aggression with laughable sanctions, never bringing out the meaningful options at our means which could do real damage to the Russian economy.

They ignore the fact that our president bowed his head to a Saudi king who is one of the worst human rights offenders on the planet.

They refuse to accept that there is no such thing as a free ride, that every cent the government passes out in entitlements comes out of some hard working citizen's pocket, that food stamps, unemployment checks, monthly child support to unwed mothers, disability payments, and all the foreign aid America passes out has been deducted from the pay checks of the ever shrinking work force.

They think higher corporate tax rates are part of sticking it to the fat cats, forcing them to pay their fair share, when the truth is that America has the highest corporate tax rates on the planet and rather that pay them, the companies simply move their manufacturing facilities out of the country taking the jobs with them.

I sometimes wonder what Martin Luther King, Jr. would have thought of Al Sharpton going around the country whipping up the kind of racial division Dr. King gave his life to abolish.

Whether you view them as just or unjust, wise or foolish, both the wars America fought against terrorism are going to end badly. That’s what happens when you inform a dedicated enemy of the time you're pulling your troops out and leaving them an open field.

I would feel so much better and maybe even have a modicum of confidence in a president who would admit their mistakes, who would not practice the childish habit of blaming all his shortcomings on being untimely informed and his predecessors, who would acknowledge his screw ups and learn by experience not to repeat them.

Unfortunately that is not the case.

This is a scary graveyard America is navigating and the things to fear are not ghosts.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

Charlie, "keep up the fire" until enough Americans awake to the perilous times and dearth of leaderhship we have at the top. Yes, I'll continue praying for Israel.

I miss it too Plowboy. It was so much more user friendly. I miss being able to discuss the issues of our country/world with the friends we've made on Charlie's forum, some for eight years already.

Team CDB, Something that is confusing is that I don't see a "send" button, just save or preview. Sometimes thete's a "captcha code" to enter and sometimes not??? How long does it normally take before you post the comments....an hour, two hours...so I know when to check back. Thanks

Team CDB, many thanks for the update, I been kinda figuring that out. Just ask the Misses, patience ain't one of my virtues, and every time I pray for it I get one humdinger of a test or trial to go through. So I will just keep on keep'n on. God Bless really appreciate you guys, Plowboy

Plowboy, you are able to post after one attempt, very often you have multiple posts of the same thing, but we are just not posting every single attempt anymore, and just deleting the duplicates.

The only thing keeping your comments from being seen immediately are that they go into the approval queue, which helps us weed out spam, and believe me, we get a LOT of spam.

Legitlinda, how I miss,the Private Message feature along with all of the old website. I am now able to post with only a couple of attempts, but I do copy and save on WORD so that I don't have to retype in I click the wrong button.I got IMV email address somewhere's and will get him an email off by Wednesday and ask him to forward it to you in case you might ever need it. Many Thanks & God Bless Plowboy

H Plowboy, I didn't see your post before I posted my comment, but we are on the same page :)

Did you see in one of my previous posts I told you that IMV asked me if I have your email address? I don't know how you can give it to me for him since we don't have "Private Message" capabilities here. :(

ob64, we have been through this before. You are not reading the Scripture correctly. It's not saying if the baby dies it's okay.

“If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23:
“But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life,
So you see it is you who needs to read the Book if you are going to quote from it and try to tell us we don't know what we're talking about.
Jer 1:5
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Sounds like a human being to me.

The Holy Scriptures as I understand them instructs us to live as a living sacrifice pure and acceptable in His sight. I'm not sure that it condones the argumentive nature of discussion. We travel our own path and have our own individual relationship with Him. Peace to all

Just like Obama, you add and skew words Orgebeast64.......

Exodus 21:22-25 King James Version (KJV)

22 If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,

24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,

25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.
IT SAYS HER FRUIT DEPART FROM HER, AS IN PREMATURE BIRTH, NOT AS IN DEAD....IT GOES ON TO SAY AN EYE FOR AND EYE.....nuff said God Bless Plowboy

Ogre,

In your attempt to biblically excuse abortion, you ignored a key word in the passage you quoted, "accidentally."

There is nothing accidental about a clinical abortion.

And if you think that Islam is at its heart a "peaceful religion," then you don't know much about it, or its history.

Well I have to thank you all for proving my point. In Exodus 21:22-25 we read that if a man accidentally kills a pregnant woman, that man should be condemned for committing murder. However, if he only kills the fetus - that is, if she miscarries - he is not condemned for murder. Clearly, then, God does not consider the pre-born fetus as being the same as a human being, in which case the Commandment of "Thou Shalt Not Kill (a human)" does not apply.

Fundamentalists are nothing new however. They can be abrasive, angry, judgmental and downright mean, but they are not true representatives of any of the faiths for which they claim to speak. I say that because every major religion
has had its share. Fundamentalist Muslims have made many non-Muslims fear that religion, and yet the Muslim faith, at its core, remains a peace-loving faith.
Fundamentalist Jews have made many non-Jews fear that religion, and yet the Jewish faith, at its core, remains a peace-loving faith. And Fundamentalist Christians have made many non-Christians fear that religion, and yet the Christian faith, at its core, remains a peace-loving faith. It's only when Fundamentalists are allowed to gain political power that their existence is a threat to mankind.

The Islamic Revolution that took over Iran in 1979, killing thousands of nonbelievers, was lead by Muslim Fundamentalists. The bullets that killed Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandi were shot by Sikh Fundamentalists. The bullet that killed Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was shot by a Jewish Fundamentalist. The Crusades against the Moors, killing hundreds of thousands of "heretics" in the process, was mounted by Catholic Fundamentalists.

Terrorism against American targets around the world is launched by Islamic Fundamentalists. Terrorism against the minority Irish Catholics in Northern Ireland is launched by British Protestant Fundamentalists. And now, in the United States, there is a growing fear of legislative and physical abuse against our human rights, led, of course, by American Protestant Fundamentalists. The real issue with these people is not their specific faiths.

It's their addiction to thinking they are right. It's an addiction to believing they have a corner on the market of truth. In other words, it's an addiction to a "made-truth," that is, to a belief that the truths they've created in their minds are indeed absolute truths and that everyone else must be made to believe in the same truths lest they perish. They are addicts. And like other addicts, they do not respond to logic or sound arguments. Like other addicts, in order to feel good, they must believe that their made-truth is the only reality, and they must, therefore, defend that truth against any outside influence.

Ogrebeast64, a few more things to put in your pipe & smoke.
Did you ever wonder why when BHO was running the first time, a Harvard graduate, he said he had visited 57 states when there are only 50 in the USA.....because there are 57 Islamic states in the Organization of Islamic Conference.
Why does BHO mock the Christian Bible while he often quotes the Holy Qur'an.....It can't be that he is a Muslim?
Do you now believe him on his promise of skyrocketing energy costs?
Do you believe his statement in his book that he will stand with his Muslim Brothers shall the winds of adversity change?
Food for thought, God Bless Plowboy

Thanks for letting us know who ogrebeast is.

Ob64 You are wrong about what the Bible says about when a fetus becomes a living being. Show us where it says what you claim.

Plow boy, Israelmountainvinter asked if I have your email address.

Leviticus 17:11 (KJV)

11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Therefore Ogrebeast64 at the very latest an embryo has life 18-21 days after conception according to the Bible. I don't know what translation you are reading.
As far as calling Obama the messiah, I believe first it was Louis Farrakhan, then Barbara Walters and then Jamie Foxx, which did not surprise me have as much as the audience acceptance of it. I guess there are a lot you out there Ogrebeast64.
Last but not least count me in with legitlinda.....God Bless Plowboy

LOL, well, I agree with you Charlie - Obama is awful no matter what Hick/ogrebeast64/Thomas thinks.

The difference between Obama and all the former presidents comes down to one thing: Obama is actively working against Conservatives as part of his changing America. Think of all the scandals Obama has danced around. What would the Media have done to George Bush if he sicced the IRS on liberal groups? What if Nixon skipped the funeral for the General killed in Vietnam like Obama skipped the recent military funeral of the MG killed overseas in a combat zone? What if Reagan had released 5 Iranian terrorists to continue their assaults on America? Do you ever remember a president constantly blaming world events on his predecessor, 6 years after? Howabout a president who calls the GOP domestic terrorists, and he can enforce that label with the power of a police state(DHS)? How about the willful collapse of our Southern border - would Bill Clinton have sat back and let this happen?

It really seems like Obama is doing all he can to aid and abet the enemies of traditional America. There is a crime that bears that definition. That crime is Treason and it is punishable by impeachment.

Hi Ogrebeast64,

Jesus talked much more about Hell than Heaven; apparently He wanted us to at least do the right things for the lesser reason (being spared from eternal damnation), if we refuse to have the integrity and self-respect to do them for the right reasons (a genuine and sincere love of God and neighbor, truth and dignity, etc.).

And BTW, Mary conceived of The Holy Spirit, to say she conceived something that was not a life, let alone not The Son of God, is astounding and utterly preposterous. Plus the verdict of science is loud clear, life begins at the very moment of conception.

I have a friend at work who was just like you on those issues of abortion and gay marriage, and was mad at religion too. Now, after a couple years of back and forth, and with the Obama bubble completely bursted, he actually argues with people and sound like me now, and he's starting to read The Bible now, and he talks about starting to go to church.

See, your beliefs are just a phase. That's all they are is a phase. You get put off by people you perceive as condemning and self-righteous, when the truth is they're just good people with the courage to speak the truth as they see and believe it, because they care.

You gotta be starting to see by now that the Obama hype, was just that, a bunch of hype, and he's a largley ineffective leader. And in your heart of hearts, you know that sex is a sacred and holy gift from God for marriage between a male and female. You know that as clearly as you know that you are alive and living. So why waste any more of your life on what you know is complete, total, and utter nonsense? It's time to start living. It's time to start living. I'll say it again... It's time...

to start...

living.

For REAL!!!

Jim

Methinks the lot of you needs to actually sit down and read that Constitution. That document that spells out how EVERY citizen, no matter their skin color, religious preference, and not to mention sexual preference, is granted EQUAL protections under the law. That same document that also spells out the powers and duties of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches of the government.

Apparently all certain people want to do is petulantly whine about Obama "Bowing" to leaders of other countries, but not one peep out of you people when your "Demigod" Bush was holding that same Saudi King's hand like a lover. Obama is not perfect, and he has made decisions I don't agree with, but you aren't going to see me criticize EVERYTHING the man says and does like is done here.

As a final thought regarding the "Killing Babies" line that gets tossed around here a lot. Try reading that bible for once and you will see that it states when a fetus becomes a fully living being. Only after it takes the first breath. One more final thought as well, The "threats" of eternal fire do not work with me anymore. It is attitudes like the ones displayed here that made me turn my back to religion.

I just pray to God that we don't get another one like him in the next election. That is if there even will be a next Presidential election. I don't put it passed Obama to declare Marshall Law because of all the chaos he is causing (on purpose) and suspend the election.

Really? Obama is the only president to bow to a Saudi king. Stop making excuses for Obama and do the research to find out that Charlie is right on all counts.

Hi Ogrebeast64,

Say what you want about Bush, but he wouldn't just do a couple token airstrikes at an onslaught tidal wave of terrorists, and he wouldn't sit on his hands while babies get killed, and sodomite-terrorists try to rip the family unit to shreds as they deify their warped perversions.

All you're saying when you defend Obama is "kill Americans, kill babies, and destroy the family". Those are the EXACT words that you might as well scream at the top of your lungs, and in fact that you are saying.

Well, prayers that you can turn it around, so that you'll have a better judgement day, then the one you have coming now. Because, friend; it wouldn't be pretty right now. You can't be a Scrooge forever, eventually you gotta grow up. This is your life that you're choosing for yourself, you're letting your anger and bitterness call the shots and cloud your perceptions and sense of reality.

So sorry that you let the forces of evil bring you down so far. Guess you need to flex your character muscle a little more and start using it. Start praying, praying is like water for your soul. Also, pick up The Book and take another look. Let God renew your thinking.

Jim

Orgrebeast64, this answer is not endorsed by Mr. Daniels, he is more than capable of speaking his mind. I for one can see that you envision the same America that Barrack Hussein Obama wants. One that murders millions of babies in the name of 'choice'. One where it is just and equally admirable for 2 men to marry just as a man and a woman. Even though you cannot bring yourself to the truth, marriage was not created by the government, but by God Almighty, the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob and like it or not, God does not change. Yes, Obama's America is a socialistic state, where "we the people" only exist for the pleasure of the likes of him and Michelle, Where the President can tell the people' you can keep your own doctor" while he knows he is lying through his teeth. The America that you envision is part of the New World Order that will serve the anti-Christ. You best wake up while you can before you are consumed by a never ending fire that is never quenched. God Bless Plowboy

AMEN Jim!

I see you've been reading email forwards again, and only going to Right Wing Media for information in these little articles of yours. Please explain why it is such a bad thing for the leader of this country to admit that we have made mistakes, not to mention why you keep harping on Obama following the customs of other countries when greeting their leaders (something you didn't even make a peep about under either Bush or Saint Senile, aka Reagan.

Obama is definitely not perfect, no matter how many times you and your sycophants refer to him as "Messiah" or whatever term du jour is popular amongst your acolytes. Maybe you people should spend LESS time whining and complaining about every trivial thing he does, not to mention doing the same things previous Presidents have done and you never protested at all, and work to become solutions to this countries problems.

Our Dear Lord in Heaven, we have some big problems facing us, and a president who does not appear commited to making the right decisions. Please steer him, and all of our leaders, to do the right things, even if by accident or against their own will. Please put your angels to work against ISIS and those who would persecute Christians. Please let all the sacrifice of our soldiers and the Christians in Iraq and elsewhere, and all of our sincere prayers,result in a flourishing of your kingdom where it's enemies have tried to keep it down. We pray for an end to abortion, and end to sodomite-psuedo-marriage, and for a conversion of Muslims to Christ. Thank you for your providence and grace. In the name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Amen.

Jim

Amen , Amen & Amen Charlie you are so right about everything you say here. I never have understood how juries give multi million & billion dollar judgements thinking that the corporation can afford it and the corporations money magically grows on trees. I have no problem compensating people that are actually hurt and making them whole but these three piece lawyers are running roughshod over the court system.
The jobs being created are the low paying substandard living wages. Even if you believe the BS of BHO that we are back to the pre-recession level of employment, what about job growth for the extra 10 million people we have that we did not have 7 years ago?
Even though they both share the title "Reverend" the Democratic Sharpton and Republican King have nothing in common that makes a "man". As far as Obama bowing I would except that from a sodomite President who reassured Putin's people, when he did not know the mic was hot, give me some space till after the election and we can do a lot.
I do not think you will hear the current President apologize for anything since the liberal press & Hollywood declared him to be the next Messiah. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. You are right Charlie it ain't the spooks in the cemetery that we need to fear........God Bless Plowboy

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