Posted on 01.31.2020

The Dream

I know it’s only a dream, and perhaps you’ll say an impossible one, but being an incurable optimist, I believe with the right leadership it could happen.
The scene is the chamber of the House of Representatives, the occasion, a specially called joint meeting of both houses, at the podium, the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House - Obviously not the two currently in office.
The Speaker steps to the microphone, “Ladies and gentlemen of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States of America. The Majority leader and I know that you are anxious to find out why this joint meeting was called and why all the secrecy surrounding its purpose.”
The reason will be revealed shortly, and the need for the secrecy is that we knew if we divulged it to the two houses, there are several of you who could not resist the temptation to leak, which would destroy at least part of the purpose of the subjects that will be taken up in this meeting, so it has been a closely held secret between the Majority leader, myself and only the most trusted members of our staffs.”
You will now hear a proclamation that has been written, agreed upon and signed by both of us. The Majority leader will now read it to the joint gathering of both chambers.
Majority Leader: Thank you, Speaker.
We, the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, have come together on this day and in this place to voluntarily renew our vows, as it were, our oaths of office, our oaths of fealty and loyalty to the Constitution and the voters of this great nation who sent us here to conduct the business necessary to insure our prosperity and security and to preserve the union.
The reason for the secrecy is that we didn’t want any of the agenda to be disseminated or discussed in private, it must all be done 100% in the full view of all Americans, and that’s the purpose for all the extra television cameras in the room.
The Speaker and I will call our members by the state delegations at which time they will come to the front of the House and, laying their hands on the Holy Bible, renew their oaths of office in the presence of Almighty God, both chambers of Congress and the citizens of the United States of America.
This is not compulsory, any member who does not wish to participate will stand and state their names when their state is called, and that way the people back home will know which members refused to renew their oaths.
Before you come forward to take the oath of office again, the Speaker and I thought it would be a good idea to take the oath, line by line and make sure you understand beyond a shadow of a doubt what you are swearing to before Almighty God and the people you represent.
And so, we have asked a renowned Constitutional scholar and expert in the English language to step forth and explain, line by line what you are committing to.
We have also asked a layman, a working man with only a high school education to explain it from an ordinary citizen's point of view.
Professor Smith: Mr. Jones, please come forward.
Oath of Office:
“I do solemnly swear, or affirm.”
Professor Smith: I hereby commit my heart, my soul, my reputation and my conscience and my sacred vow.
Mr. Jones: It means that if you don’t do what you say, you are breaking your word to Almighty God and the people that pay your salary and stand guilty before both and are responsible for the consequences.
“That I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States”
Professor Smith: That I will abide by and stand by the Constitution and accept it as the founders constructed it, realizing that it is not a living document, but a settled one that cannot be amended or altered except by a vote of two-thirds of the states.
Mr. Jones: It means that you can’t just take off on a tangent make up your own laws and violate people’s rights and it means you’ve got to protect it just the way it is, whether you like it or not and honor the Second Amendment no matter how anti-gun you are.
“against all enemies, foreign and domestic;”
Professor Smith: You will engage in whatever tactic is required to repel foreign intervention into the rights guaranteed in the Constitution, up to and including armed conflict if necessary and that you will stand against any person, group or party, including your own, who wants to violate its provisions.
Mr. Jones: It means that if our enemies want to take away our freedom or our rights you’ll send the military if you have to and destroy them.
And that if anybody in this country tries to take our freedom, including the right to keep and bear arms, you’ll go against them with everything you’ve got.
“that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;”
Professor Smith: That I pledge my heart, my soul and every fiber of my being loyal to this cause.
Mr. Jones: It means that you won’t tell us one thing when your campaign and then backslide when you get into office, it means you’ll stick by your word no matter what the odds are.
“that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion;”
Professor Smith: That of my own free will, without coercion or alternative purposes fostered by outside interests or personal gain.
Mr. Jones: It means that no big campaign donor or big corporations have got you in their pocket and you are doing this to serve the people, not the profits.
“and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter:”
Professor Smith: That to the best of my ability, with all my energy, all my ability and my best judgment will be the best that I can be.
Mr. Jones: It means that when you know something is wrong you’ll fight tooth and nail to defeat and do the same to support something you know to be right, no matter what it does to your political career, that’s what faithfully discharging means.
“So help me God.”
Professor Smith: It’s self-explanatory.
Mr. Jones: It means that if you don’t mean what you say, you’re lying to God and the people and you have no business here anyhow.
“Thank You, Professor Smith and Mr. Jones, we will now proceed in Alphabetical order.
Would the House and Senate delegation from the great state of Alabama please step forward to have their oath of office administered?”
What do you think?
Pray for our troops our police and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America

— Charlie Daniels


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Soap Box "The Dream"
This is an excellent soap box and would be the best thing that could ever happen to our country if each and every person in Congress were to reaffirm their vows to the constitution and oath of office. Those that refuse to willingly participate should not be allowed to serve the people of this great nation. It is unfortunately, only a dream at this point in time. However, if we pray for God's will in all that we do and all that we are, with prayer & supplication, God can change the hearts of man for His glory and our good. Thank you for sharing your dream.
Posted by Becky
The Dream
This is a beautiful dream and one that I pray may come true some day soon. I'd like to see it taken one step farther. All prospective candidates, from each state that run for national office, whether an incumbent or new should have to take this oath prior to being allowed to run for that office. And, it should be administered in just the way Charlie described it in The Dream!
Posted by Tim
The Dream
Very thought provoking. I venture to say the Congress currently in the shape of Sodom in the bible, when Abraham pleaded to God to spare Sodom. What if there is 50 good men..10 good men. I know there are honorable men in Congress, but I am sure they are in the minority. Kickbacks and payoffs are the standard now in Congress. That is why we need term limits and good men to take their oath seriously. God Bless Charlie.
Posted by Mark
Thank you Charlie for all that you do in leading folks to the Lord and for sharing your insight (some might call it wisdom) God Bless you and please keep praying for our leaders in Washington DC ... they certainly need all the prayers we can give them!
Posted by Dana
That'll Be The Day
Amen, Amen & Amen Charlie, That'll Be The Day that I cry with joy, that I will high five everyone I meet, that I know that the God of Abraham, Issac & Jacob has answered our prayers and the swamp has been drained, Hallelujah,Hallelujah,Hallelujah God Bless Plowboy
Posted by Plowboy
I like the way you think Charlie
I have to say Charlie, this is a great idea and the first time I have ever given the oath any thought at all. I doubt that our employees in Washington D.C. think twice about what the oath means, no one is ever held accountable, they police themselves, and with the "cover fire" that fake news provides,before you know it we got crooked politicians at the wire. I can hear'em now, "Oaths,we don't need no stinking oaths". I wonder if any of our employees could honestly say they live by the oath they swore to uphold. These are powerful words in the Oath of Office as they should be, but until we hold people accountable the oath is just words. I think you should get this soap box on every site you can. I find myself scrolling up and reading it again and again. People need to read this and remember it when they vote. Thanks Charlie you are a good man Deplora-Bill (good guy with a gun)
Posted by william
The Dream
Charlie, I pray this Dream comes true. Thank you for your wonderful music & most especially for your daily prayers & inspiration that you share with the Twitter world! Your love of God, Family, USA, & all of Humanity speaks volumes about you. God Bless You🙏. Go Vols!
Posted by Paula
Once again you nailed it
Excellent point as always Charlie . Wish this could be done.
Posted by John
I have seen many dream recounts before.. I have seen many comments. This is something that a follower of the US Constitution should embrace.
Posted by Gerald
Nancy Pelosi
I am sickened and appalled by Nancy Pelosi's conduct especially at the State of the Union Address. Her act was so childish, it showed a lack of class and professionalism which goes beyond understanding. I don't know who she thinks she is, but she looks and acts like a spoiled child. I heard the "squad" approved of Pelosi's conduct. These women make me ashamed to be a woman, they have no right to be in public office. They are scary, and the fact someone actually voted them into office is scary. I could not imagine the caos they would cause if in a presidential role. They would have us in an economic disaster, not to mention imminent danger from foreign countries as they don't demonstrate common sense or self control. I thank God for Mr. Trump, God has put him in charge of our country and I am thankful for him. I hope our country sees the good things that are happening and cast out these crazy, radical women, who will eventually destroy us if left in power of any kind. God bless America
Posted by Deena
The Verdict
Now I didn't write this, but it came up on the Internet and I though Charlie would get a kick out of it... knowing you, you might even record it. The Devil bowed her head / Because she knew that she'd been beat / And she laid that Golden Pen / On the ground at Donald's feet / Donald said, "Nancy, just cone on back / If you want to try again / I told you once, you drunk old bat / I'm still YOUR PRESIDENT" Thanks for all you have written over the years, Charlie.
Posted by Rick
In practice, it's a pipedream.
The politicians who are willing to break their oath of office in the first place would be willing to renew their vows and then re-break them. I'm so cynical of politicians I don't even like the ones I agree with. All of our elected officials are overhyped and none of them are special, including Trump just as much as the other republicans and the democrats. What we do in the private sector is MUCH more important than who's in office or what government policy we have. -- Tru Cola
Posted by Tru
The dream
This should be the answer but, this will never happen. What is going on in our politics is the carry out of global elitism that has existed for centuries. It will ultimately result in another war.
Posted by Scott
Devil went down to D.C.
I know you love our president as much as I do, (and I am CANADIAN), but I would love it, if you could put this to music!! New Lyrics to "Devil went down to Georgia" by Clarence Wray The devil went down to Washington She was lookin' for a soul to steal She was in a bind 'Cause she was way behind And she was willin' to make a deal When she came upon this nice young man winning and draining the swamp. And the devil jumped Up on a hickory stump She said, "Donnie, let me tell you what! I guess you didn't know it But I'm a tricky player too And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you Now you drain a pretty good swamp, ole boy But give the devil her due I'll bet a pen made of gold Against your soul 'Cause I think I'm better than you" The boy said, "my name's Donnie, And it might be a sin But I'll take your bet, you crazy old bat, And you're gonna regret 'Cause I'm the best there's ever been" Donnie, rosin up your bow and play your fiddle hard 'Cause hell's broke loose in DC, and the devil, she rips cards And if you win, you get this shiny pen made of gold But if you lose, the devil, she gets your soul. Then Nancy opened up her case And she said, "I'll start this show" And fire flew from her fingertips As she rosined up her bow Then she pulled the bow across the strings And it made an evil hiss And a band of democrats joined in And it sounded something like this.....(Impeach him!....Impeach him!.....Impeach him!) When the devil finished Donnie said, "well, you're pretty good, you old bat But sit right down in that chair right there And let me show you how it's done!" He played Fire on the Mountain run boys, run Pelosi's in the House of the Rising Son! Chicken in a bread pan pickin' out dough Romney, does your dog bite? No child, no Then Nancy bowed her head Because she knew that she'd been beat And she laid that golden pen On the ground at Donnie's feet Donnie said, "Nancy, just come on back If you ever want to try again I done told you once you drunken old bat I'm the best that's ever been!"
Posted by Clarence
The Dream
Amen and Amen. Thank you for using your platform and voice for truth and exposing injustices. I used to work for Ricky Skaggs and only left because of a ministry calling. We pastored military families so your voice answers the heart cry for military families and having Godly representatives in office. Thanks again for addressing things that matter and need a voice.
Posted by michelle
The Drewam
If only.
Posted by Rosemarie