Posted on 03.15.2019

The Big Lie

I come from a long line of farmers and timber people, folks who made their living from what grew out of the ground. Men who had a great and abiding respect for the soil and water, who harvested the timber with an eye on selective cutting, for leaving seed trees to replenish the woodlands, for never leaving the dead trimmings next to a standing tree to keep the bugs who attack dead wood from going into a live tree and killing it.

They would let fields lie fallow every so often to give the soil a rest and let it replenish the natural nutrients it draws from nature, uninterrupted by plow or seeding.

And the ecosystem flourished with forested tracts and bumper crops and the branches flowed clear and sweet and you could drink the water without fear of contamination.

They were sportsmen, these men who got up every morning before the sun did, they hunted and fished and had the greatest respect for firearms, well aware of the damage they could do and passed the absolute rules of gun safety on to their children before they were ever allowed to pull the trigger on a live round.

They were conservationists who would never dream of allowing harmful industrial waste to flow into the waterways they fished or let their wood lots to be overharvested to the point of destroying the new growth.

If any fault for what has happened to America’s ecosystem lies among these generations it would be a naivety, a propensity for trusting those they put in office and were told that the pipelines from the new factory that drained into the river were unobtrusive and harmless to the waters, that the light waste just disintegrated in the millions of gallons of water and flowed on out to the ocean, which was certainly big enough to assimilate and break down the small amount of harmful stuff that even made it that far.

They were led to believe that the unnaturally colored vapors that came out of the tall smokestacks of the new fertilizer factory were not toxic and would disburse harmlessly into the atmosphere and besides didn’t their children and neighbors work there, didn’t they diversify the agrarian economy and pay taxes for better schools and roads.

And so, it went, with local and state politicians being bought off in one way or another turning the other way while the businesses in their constituency trashed the land, polluted the waters and gained influence on the federal level and the party went on.

By the time the ecological movement gained enough clout to actually bring civil action against the offenders, vast damage had been done and, in some cases, the offending businesses, rather than face the litigation they were bound to lose, just tore down, packed up and went away, leaving an ecological dilemma behind.

I’ve seen the aftermath and I am so glad that the ecological movers and shakers gathered enough support to hold many of these offenders accountable, I’m thankful that the Pinelands that were left in clear cut, total disarray are now managed by companies who replant, tree for tree ensuring that there will be timber in America’s future.

America has made great strides in cleaning up the industrial and chemical waste, the volatile tailings of nuclear power and the protection of our natural treasures.

But now it seems that the lion’s share of the energy of the modern eco movement is directed at what was once called global warming, has morphed into climate change and will probably be renamed many more times to fit whatever weather and natural disasters would best be suited by it, as it has vacillated between hot climate and ice age for the last century.

First, on a practical side, the philosophy of the movement is tantamount to looking for something in the house that you know you misplaced in the barn.

No “global warming cum climate change” effort would ever amount to a hill of beans if it only involves America, when the real offenders are on the other side of the world.

This “The world will end in 12 years” brand of tactic is a farce, an attempt at a power grab that has a lot more to do with election than environment.

It is designed to scare the people of this country into giving up convenience and personal freedom so that a bunch of radicals can control every facet of life from cradle to grave.

They are unrealistic, naive and extremely dangerous and if America would, God forbid, go along with their programs, we would find ourselves fifty years down the line with no improvement in global warming and living in a nation where you can’t do anything without the government’s permission.

When mankind tries to take over the things that belong to the Creator, and the temperature of this and all planets are controlled by the hand and will of Almighty God, he finds himself at odds with an eternally implacable force and the results are not pretty.

I firmly believe that we should do our best to clean up our environment and try to persuade China, Russia, India and the other real polluters to clean up their act, but even if it’s done to the Nth degree, it will make for a cleaner, more healthy, pleasant world, but it will affect the temperature of the earth, not one jot, nor one tittle.

The thermostat is in the hand of the One who brought the Universe into being, always has been always will be.

What do you think?

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

— Charlie Daniels


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Conservationists didn't teach this
Right on, Charlie. Elections and politics are doing exactly what they have for decades -- pollute our entire ecosystem. There is hardly a place anymore you can go to that has not only been touched but contaminated by political toxins. (yes "toxic" - word of the year!) Yet they are not done, and not yet satisfied. Now we have the complete evolution with the socialist playbook melding with Globull Worming. They've reached the pentacle in their political evolution. We see which one, environment or politics, is really the most important.
Posted by Jeff
But we still need to use less fossil fuels anyway.
Charlie, regardless of whether or not man-made global warming is real, certain actions to reduce what are considered “greenhouse gases” do have advantages in areas other than climate change. Fossil fuels emit pollutants other than greenhouse gases and are in limited supply in the Earth. Oil spills are a major threat. WAY too much of our petroleum is imported. (By the way, yes, I do think of coal as better than oil, even if it is a lesser evil.) Privately owned and operated mass transit systems use less fuel (and other resources) than people using their own cars, without using taxpayer money and without pushing the governments of other countries. -- Tru Cola
Posted by Tru
The Big Lie
Charlie, Well stated.
Posted by Brian
The Big Lie
Well said from a fellow Wilmingtonian born and bred.
Posted by Janet
12 years left she says
She, OAC, is not an environmentalist. She may have graduated cum laude from Boston U., but she has no experience with economy nor science in the real world! She’s just another Al Gore who claimed similarly, preached about not leaving an environmental footprint! Yet he had a House right on the California, at keastv2 mansions and flew a lot but not on mass transit commercial airlines! If they fesr the end so soon, why do they not practice what they preach? Power and $$$$$. And she’s proven that by the illegal handling of her campaign coffers! They are a farce!
Posted by Linda
Very thought provoking and profound
Charlie - Once again I am amazed at how much we think alike and how jealous I am of your ability to put those thoughts into words worth reading. We have become a country of voters who make decisions in the voting booth based on advertising and a beauty contest rather than facts and true beliefs. Politicians try to sell us a product that doesn't and can't exist while spewing rhetoric in an attempt to do nothing more than attain power and greedily amass the almighty dollar. As a born again believer, I am compelled to pray for them and this great country to turn from the bubble of the enemy and back to the one God wep serve. GOD BLESS YOU, CHARLIE DANIELS, ISRAEL, AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!
Posted by Terry
Power Grab
Amen, Amen & Amen Charlie It is nothing more than more power grabbing , by a bunch of communists that are now branding themselves as socialists, which is just one more step closer to their ultimate of Totalitarianism, Just watch school children spout half truths (which are whole lies) about everything from gun control to becoming vegan. I guess I could tell you a half truth and say that I am a Vegan, cause cows eat grass, and then I eat the cow :) We have let the dumbing down of America indoctrinate children with views that are contrary to our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Just think back a few years ago when the Sewer Rat Obama tried to expand The Clean Water Act to The Waters Of The United States Rule whereby the Sodomites controlled EVERY drop of water that our Creator gave us, this my friend is their ultimate goal, thay have taken the Rainbow that God gave us as a promise and made it a sign of an abomination. Genesis 9:13-16 King James Version 13 I do set my BOW in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: 15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Leviticus 20:13 King James Version 13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. nuff said God Bless Plowboy
Posted by Plowboy
Re: "The Big Lie"
Yes sir. The radicals keep perpetuating that lie (and many others) so they can maintain their "jobs" as "activists" and promote discourse among our population. It is a shame that the god-less have such a choke-hold on society. I rejoice with you knowing that God is in control.
Posted by George
Just keep on dumping tons of garbage into the air. It will do nothing. Destroy God's perfect creation! Then say. "God bless America" What does God say? Rev 11:18 and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth. God is blaming THEM who destroy the earth. Charlie is blaming God. And on top of the what happened to "Judge Not"? Blaming their motives... And LYING about what happens when you don't pollute... Just keep those weather records coming. Let people die. That is a great experiment. Raise levels that haven't been seen before. Record storms and droughts coming. Again destroy what God lovingly created. Then ask for God Bless America. What the heck old Charlie will be dead when the grand kids and great grand kids suffer. Who cares? "I got mine"!
Posted by Mark
The Big Lie
You really need some help Mark. Charlie forgot more than you ever knew.
Posted by Robert J
Thank You
I watch "My Beautiful America" every morning and say the pledge with Charlie. I am 62, born in Jacksonville, Fl, saw Charlie, Marshall Tucker, and the Outlaws may times at the Jax Colisium. Saw Charlie "save the day" when Skynrrd could not play in the Gator Bowl, and Hank Jr in The superdome during Marti Gras. Thanks for the memories Charlie. Keep on Playin Brother, Mark Howell, Havana, Fl
Posted by Mark