Posted on 04.26.2019

Promises, Promises

As the rolls of those who are seeking the Democratic nomination for president continue to swell, it would seem that most of those who have thrown their hat in the ring have come to the conclusion that the candidate who promises the most free goods and entitlements will be the one to win and to win at all costs, the security, economy and welfare of the United States of America be damned.

For instance, Elizabeth Warren proposes to forgive 95% of college loan debt, which at present stands at over one and a half trillion dollars, and exceeds the total American credit card debt by over five hundred billion dollars.

She proposes to pay for the debt forgiveness by a two percent tax on wealthier Americans, which sounds like a good idea to most people, until you ask yourself who these “wealthier Americans” are and what their income level is and realize that a two percent tax on only the very wealthy would probably not even pay the interest on what Ms. Warren wants to do.

So, what happens then?

Well the liberal line is toed and the criteria for tax increases has dropped another notch, down another income level and when that doesn’t meet the demand, another notch until it reaches the majority of the working people.

Having “wealthier Americans” bear the brunt of social programs like Ms. Warren wants to institute is a myth, the numbers simply don’t add up and when you stop and realize that the college loan debt forgiveness is only the tip of Ms. Warren’s massive giveaway program, and start adding it up, the free health care, the subsidized college education plus a twenty-two trillion national debt, there is only one conclusion to come to.

National bankruptcy, exponential inflation, the total collapse of the American dollar, and as the “Borrow from Peter to pay Paul” liberal mentality takes hold, our national security would be in dire jeopardy, because it’s a well-known fact that liberals don’t have much use for the military and would cut our defense budget to the bone to pay for their ever-increasing social programs.

And all this time taxes keep going up.

If you want to see a microcosm of America under the ultraliberal rule of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and the lion’s share of the Democratic presidential candidates, take a look at California and New York.

The tax burden in both states is cruel and people are leaving in droves headed for the states with no state income tax and the overall tax burden is much lighter and those states are experiencing unprecedented and economic prosperity.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio unknowingly made the case for lower taxes when he said that they had taxed the rich and the rich were now leaving NYC.

And of course the answer in these Democrat-controlled state is always to raise the taxes on the ones who are left, the tolls, the license fees, anything to increase revenue, which conversely, decreases the population as another stratum of society finds it impossible to have any quality of life and moves to Texas, Tennessee, Florida or some other booming state where jobs are plentiful and you get to keep more of the money you make.

Now imagine the entire country being governed by the same fiscal philosophy as the aforementioned states, the difference being that there’s no place left to go, no safe haven no lower tax states as federal taxes and regulations devour the fabric of society, companies begin a mass exodus out of the nation, the entitlement rolls expand, the workers who pay the taxes to support them retract, inflation is rampant and the price of even the essentials of life rises to unacceptable levels as the dollar shrinks and is no longer the standard currency in international trade, requiring the U.S. to buy currency from a more stable country to purchase imports.

There is an eternal truth that needs to dawn on Washington and the younger generations who have been deprived of being educated about the pitfalls of socialism.

That is, nothing but the Grace of God is free, everything else is paid for by somebody and the money used to pay off college debt and provide free college, free medical care and all the other pie in the sky social services comes out of some Americans pocket.

And that pocket eventually gets empty or gets the heck out of Dodge and Margaret Thatcher’s famous line about socialism being great until you run out of other people’s money comes into play.

The Democratic Party has evidently decided to pull out all the stops this trip and go the softball route by not allowing Fox News to host a debate, evidently afraid that there would be serious questions asked, questions the American people have a right to hear the answers to, hoping that the voters will buy a pig in a poke, a one-eyed jack, never seeing the other side of its face.

And there are some very profound questions that need to be answered by the Democrats this time around, questions that the fawning sycophants in the mainstream media will in all likelihood never ask, or at least never push to a definitive answer.

What is your conviction about killing a baby that has been delivered or is living in the birth canal?

What do you intend to do about the flow of illegals across our southern border?

Do you defend sanctuary cities and do you consider them to be illegal?

Do you believe that people incarcerated in prisons have a right to vote?

Do you view our 22 trillion-dollar debt a threat to the nation and if so what do you intend to do about it?

To what degree do you support the United States Military and what priority would you place on financing it to keep it the best equipped in the world?

Would you keep the sanctions and everything else at our disposal on Iran to stop their nuclear program?

What is your attitude toward Israel and to what degree would you go to protect their sovereignty?

How do you stand on the Green New Deal?

to what degree would you protect religion and its institutions?

Do you believe in American exceptionalism?

What do you think?

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

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

— Charlie Daniels


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Promises, Promises
Once again u write an awesome piece. The only items I’d add are if “You rob Peter to pay Paul, you’re guaranteed to get Paul’s vote”. Socialism is rooted in envy, which last time I checked was one of the 7 Deadly Sins.
Posted by Jeff
The most wise one made a challenge.
Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. When you have everything you will never understand. You TALK faith. You call trust in the Lord, but it will only go so far. DON'T forget the main part. "and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor," GIVE to the poor. Yes. Some people are just takers. But some people do all that they can and still can't make it. And most people just look the other way. "for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink;" Key word is GAVE!!!!! "I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’" Also DENIED medical attention. Imagine $9,000 income with a $3,000 bill. You sit in your own perfect world. Go to Flint, Go into the inner city of a big city. Until you do you learn, you know NOTHING! You are JUDGING without KNOWING. Your talking HURTS people.
Posted by Mark
Promises, Promises
Well said! See you Saturday in State College. If you take requests, "In America" and "Wooley Swamp" for me. :-)
Posted by lani
Comment on your blog
Charlie, you are always so right on! Love your music, too!
Posted by Lisa
Socialism the Communism
Amen, Amen & Amen Charlie, once again you've hit the nail on its head. These people are so delusional after their anointed one Hillary lost that they have bought the funny farm. Talk about 2 + 2 = 3 they are dumber than dirt These people who think they are leaders need to learn that If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there with ya, cause mister the blue collar workers have seen their paychecks today under Trump and remember Obama's change. If by some revelation these democrats wake up before election and try back peddling like slow Joe they will find out that putting the cat back in the sack is a whole lot tougher than letting him out.....nuff said God Bless Plowboy
Posted by Plowboy
Excellent Charlie. A spendathon as I see it; the devil really is in the details. Your voice sure is needed. Maybe the problem is not really politicians trying to buy votes but the people selling them. ~NIMOC
Posted by Jeff
Spot on as always Charlie
Posted by Russ
Re: Wise Challenge
Mark, I believe that the key word in what you quoted is GAVE, in socialism it is not about giving it is about taking. In America we are the most giving and forgiving people in the world, just like our forefathers, Abraham, Isaac & Jacob, God Bless Plowboy
Posted by Plowboy
How about trumps deficit? C’mon and adjudication of women’s bodies by a thrice adulterer? Really?
Posted by Neil
*NOTE* Sabrina, if "stick to music," name calling and your expert diagnosis to Charlie's mental state is all you can bring to the discussion, then goodbye. If you think Charlie isn't allowed to give his opinion on his own website, then you're not allowed to respond. If you'd like to try to formulate an actual rebuttal not using fake names like "Joe Somebody" then you are welcome to try again. - TeamCDB/BW
Posted by Sabrina
Conservatives should vote in the democrat primary.
ANY of the democrats running for president who wins their party’s nomination has a very good chance of defeating Trump. Because of this, conservatives need to vote in the democrat primary, for the democrat who’s either the least liberal or the least liberal on certain issues. There are two chances to defeat the most liberal of the liberal candidates: in the democrat primary and in the general election. -- Tru Cola
Posted by Tru
David Adams....part of your security in your early days
My husband David Adams recently passed away. We will be playing your music at funeral. He thought highly of you.
Posted by Trish
Promises, Promises
God Bless Charlie Daniels!
Posted by Dinah
Hopefully something to chuckle to... :)
(sung to the tune of The Devil Went Down to Georgia) The devil went down to Washington Looking for souls to steal. They were standing in line and he was way behind And he willing to make some deals When he came upon the Democrats Spewing stupid and serving it hot. The devil went to Congress and said “Dems let me tell you what.” I guess you didn’t know it But I am a Democrat at heart If you follow me I will let set you free To give America an evil start Now you have spent 200 years boys of spewing the devils views We need a story to push my glory And Dems I am betting on you. But the ‘publicans said “we have Trump” And he might create a din, But we will take your bet And you’re gonna sweat Because in 2020 he is going to say “we win!!” Trump, fire up your base and make your message heard! ‘Cause evil is loose in Congress and the devil is being a turd When you win America can continue on its path But if you lose the devil will turn it into ash!! The devil opened up the fray By shouting “Constitutional rights for all!” We will make everyone equal By hatchet, axe and saw!! Then he banished God that we have counted on And said he didn’t exist. Allah be praised for all of our days On my way I must insist.” When the devil finished, Trump said “you are pretty good, old son” But sit right there and hold this Cross right here And let me show you how it’s done!! He shouted, “We will make America great again!! She will have honor like when she first began. America is still has the greatest glow Let evil in Congress? We don’t think so!!” Then Dems didn’t bow their heads Even though they knew they’d been beat They screamed and cried all the time And whined about their defeat Trump said, “Dems come on back If you want to learn a thing or two I said we would make America great again And that is exactly what we are going to do!!”
Posted by Glenn
The list of questions are what any honest journalist should ask ...
... of the candidates. Man, I miss the days when journalists were (more or less) honest.
Posted by Allan
Thank You
I can see the collapse of America if a Democrat(socialist) becomes President. As a frequent Hannity viewer, I am stunned and angry at the insanity of the Democratic party. The questions you posed need to asked and answered fully, but with Fox out the picture, they won’t be. God bless you Mr. Daniels for being a voice of reason. A Fan, Patrick Caro
Posted by Patrick
“What is your conviction about killing a baby that has been delivered or is living in the birth canal?”
People have tried for years to ban abortion simply by voting republican and supporting conservative ideology. This strategy has been a failure. I believe we can get people to be pro-life no matter how liberal they are on other issues. Also, I believe we can get pro-lifers into the democrat party. There probably won’t be any pro-life democrats running for prez in 2020, but we need to get pro-life democrat candidates into future elections. -- Tru Cola Here’s an article of a pro-life view from a liberal perspective:
Posted by Tru
Soap box
I recently read Charlie's book. I am in awe of your wisdom, ability to write the articles that you do. I'm a few years younger, it's about time that we have someone as insiteful as Charlie Daniels ! Please keep up the fantastic job.
Posted by Mike