Posted on 01.21.2019

Freedom and Justice for All? Really?

I love words. Fashioning words into sentences, phrases and lyrics has been a major part of my professional life for over six decades, and I take great joy in telling a story in song or prose and spend many hours pursuing the many word-generated projects that my God-given talent leads me into.

Words are for communicating and can be used for great good or great evil, they can be used to comfort or irritate, to heal or to wound, to bless or to curse, to express great joy or deep sorrow.

A word unspoken can be just as harmful as a word spoken.

When people who are indifferent, people who are so self-centered and uncaring who have no empathy and allow their commitment to political correctness to overwhelm their supposed sense of justice, when these people assume positions of power, positions that give them the authority and the words to affect the lives and future of those who are helpless to go against their judgment, society suffers greatly.

Recently - in my home state of Tennessee - a young man who comes from a distinguished background of public service, a third generation of dedicated men, who believed in what he was doing and served the people of Volunteer State with valor and excellence, who had basically dedicated his life to protecting and serving has been accused by a very questionable third party of making politically incorrect statements, stripped of his job, not just his job, but what had become his life.

He was given a hearing before a panel of three bureaucrats, two of whom were not even present but participated by telephone, unable to look into his eyes, to judge his body language, to gauge his honesty by his countenance or demeanor.

His accuser’s accusations were proven to be false under cross-examination and many of the pertinent facts that directly affect his accuser, many of them very sordid facts indeed, were not even allowed to be presented in the hearing.

The head bureaucrat who made the ultimate decision even admitted that he had only seen a brief about the charges and had not even read all the available documentation.

Is it enough that accusations of guilt made by some untrustworthy third party should be taken seriously enough by the powers that be to have such dire consequences?

Since this young man is not “connected” or belongs to some family with influence in high places, the parties involved are probably hoping that the incident is over, no publicity no appeals.

If this is the case, there is no hope for America, Lady Justice has uncovered both eyes and put her thumb on the scales.

Well, I for one am sick and tired of seeing the little people without political pull or the resources to take their cases to a higher jurisprudence being ridden over roughshod by indifferent bureaucrats who take the politically correct “high ground”, base their decisions on hearsay and are actually willing to deprive the state of one of its most dedicated servants, and a fine young man of his livelihood and reputation, in such a flimsy fashion.

Tennessee has a newly inaugurated governor, who ran on being an ordinary citizen, not a politician, but one of the regular people concerned with improving the lives of the common folks.

Well, Governor Lee, I don’t know you, but, if you really are the man you say you are - and I have no reason to think you’re not - is this not important enough to be revisited by someone in your office?

Surely you have a fair-minded person, untainted by the curse of political correctness who wants to see justice for all the citizens of our wonderful state.

I wish you all the best, Sir.


What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

— Charlie Daniels


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Freedom and Justice for All
All men are to treated equally. This incident was unfair. It needs to be addressed properly immediately.
Posted by Paula
Smoke Screen
Amen, Amen & Amen Charlie, I sincerely hope that the new governor listens to you and investigates the facts, for way to long political correctness has trumped justice for all in this country, and way to many government investigations have been nothing but smoke screens to take the people's attention off of the real criminals, just like Robert Mueller investigating President Trump. Robert Mueller has more cover-ups than Carter has liver pills. It is time for the common man to be heard, nuff said God Bless Plowboy
Posted by Plowboy
Freedom and Justice
Thank you sir for speaking of this situation ! It is truly a travesty ! Unfortunately, this is an ongoing issue in several departments in our Great State. I hope this will bring much light on this situation, for I know this man well, and he is a man of character and integrity who does not deserve this treatment ! Thank you again ! !
Posted by Chris
Freedom and justice for all?
Posted by John
Amen. Well-stated
Thank you, sir, for posting this. I am praying for Justice for this person and all being treated unfairly in the ‘that’s good enough’ style that abounds in our courts. God bless America and Jerusalem!
Posted by Gail
First of all Charlie, I would call you a great wordsmith, which I deem a great compliment. Secondly, on the subject of justice, you have called out that two-tier system more than once. It should send chills down the backs of every common person what can happen to them, given a mob mentality worked into fervor. It does this commoner. Thirdly, in that event, barring attorneys or any possible legal recourse, which is out of reach to many people, in that case about the only thing we still do have left is our words. That is all we really have. And that speech is then weighed in its importance to other speech, and against much ballyhooed "freedom of press". So even that freedom of speech is discounted. But words are all we have to use, so some of us choose them like sabers and swords. It may not do the job, in the end, or deliver justice but it is all we regular people have. Then contrast that with word salad delivered by the well heeled or politically connected, and the weight given theirs. We have to fight with the weapons God provides. But it is nice to see that someone like you noticed what was going on, and spoke up. (there’s that weight of speech again) ~ NIMOC
Posted by Jeff
Our only recourse
These self-righteous politically correct power hungry people may refuse our love and reject our message but they are defenseless against our prayers. Rick Warren
Posted by Nena
Freedom and justice for all
Thanks for standing up and letting your voice be heard. And Gov. Lee, America needs you now.
Posted by Lana
Charlie Daniels
In regards to your post. I agree 100%. All this political correctness is unnecessary. As for the young man, someone needs to stand up and say enough
Posted by Anne
Justice for all
I for one am with Charlie, that the powers that be are getting way out of hand with the politically correct BS and it does need to stop
Posted by Ken
Political correctness
I don't know of this situation, or of this person (I will investigate further) but I was intrigued by how much it sounded of our Savior's trial (of course not saying this man is Jesus), but just a reminder of standards of integrity and the weight they don't seem to carry in our "modern day" world. We who know the standard of the cross should uphold it to and for enlightenment of such evil, no matter what toes get stepped on (they couldn't get stepped on if they weren't out there). A calling of responsibility to truth is something we must not compromise personally nor corporately. Jesus peace and may God be glorified, amen.
Posted by Doug
Freedom and Justice
That's not right and should not be. But even now a young high school boy is being crucified in public for a facial expression. Seriously ? Where did America go ? I miss her.
Posted by David
Charlie’s statement
You always get to the gist of the problem, no matter what it may be. Your thinking is clear. You see through the garbage and say exactly what so many of us think, albeit much more cleanly. Thank you.
Posted by Leigh