2006 Soap Box Archives

Time To Do It Again 05/22/06

From time to time in this column I feel somewhat obligated to explain myself, what I am, what I believe and what I am attempting to do by writing the things I write.

It seems that as we acquire new readers there is some misunderstanding of what the soapbox is all about, so here we go again.

First of all, this column is a series of essays made up of my personal opinion, my experiences and my beliefs. I don’t claim that the essays in this column represent anybody but myself.

As far as the intellectual content is concerned it is being written by a man with limited formal education and the grammar, punctuation and spelling may from time to time leave something to be desired, but I will however, get my point across.

I happen to believe very strongly in the things I write about, from the point of a private citizen who happens to love his country and its people and wants what he considers best in the national interest.

My articles will range from the profound to the ridiculous, the
sad to the humorous, the informative to the inane. It is not meant to be a news column and I’m not good at remembering dates and names.

I do not have a mailing list and if you receive these articles in any other way except the biweekly edition on our official website it has been sent to you by someone else, not me.

I don’t expect everybody to agree with me and we provide a forum for agreement and disagreement, which is available to let your thoughts be known as long as you use civil language. I will not have my readers subjected to filth and superfluous four letter words. I know this language is accepted by the world at large but I’m not the world at large and don’t believe you have to talk dirty to get your point across.

My opinions are mine alone. I am unabashedly anti-abortion, pro- military, pro-family, anti-pornography and believe that true marriage can only exist between a man and a woman.

I believe that the universe and everything in it was made by God
and that His Son, Jesus Christ is the way the truth and the life. I believe that every word in the Old and New Testaments are the gospel truth, no pun intended.

I am pro-Israel, I love Old Glory, NFL, NASCAR and big mouth bass fishing and shooting guns. I like cornbread and pinto beans, fried chicken, rice and gravy, fried okra and hominy grits.

I am a southerner and proud of it and just happen to think that the United States of America is the greatest place on earth and when I leave Tennessee I want to go to Heaven.

I love animals and wide open spaces as much as anybody but can’t see the harm in drilling for oil in Alaska and our western states while I can see the harm in not drilling as the Arab fist tightens around our national cohonos a little more each day. It just doesn’t make sense to depend on people who hate you for our energy needs

I love four-wheel drive vehicles, spinning reels, thunderstorms and rivers. I absolutely adore little babies and happen to think that rednecks are some of the finest people on earth.

Well, that’s me, take it or leave it and what I say in this column will be a reflection of that person.

See ya in the soapbox.

Pray for our troops.

What do you think?

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels


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