Posted on 01.13.2021

What Would Charlie Say? - Soapbox Jr.

“Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.”

                                                                                                                     – ‘1984’ George Orwell

Happy New Year, such as it is…

I’ve been struggling on what to write for several days now and have started over at least four times as things are changing drastically from day to day.

Had I been able to write something on January 1st, I probably would have written something much more optimistic about how 2020 is now behind us, and I have higher hopes for 2021. That was true for a couple of days, and that was about it.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful that the dumpster fire that was 2020 is behind us, but so far, there doesn’t appear to be any improvement in the New Year. In fact, it’s almost as if the dumpster has been hooked up to the number 2021 bus with the accelerator stuck on full throttle, no brakes, and we’re now careening straight for a steep cliff.

That came to full bloom on January 6th when the Capitol Building in Washington DC was stormed, and all hell broke loose, followed by cries for Trump’s immediate ouster by the 25th amendment, and a now, an unprecedented second impeachment for allegedly inciting violence.

I urge everyone to go back and watch, or read Trump’s words. There was nothing said other than showing strength, and cheering on Republican lawmakers who were trying to challenge the electors in contested states, something that Democrats have done in 2001, 2005 and 2017, but none of that seems to matter.

None of that is of any consequence anymore. Like it or not, it looks like we’re stuck with the Kamala Harris Administration, preceded - albeit briefly - by a Joe Biden Administration which will likely continue until he’s declared mentally unfit to finish his term, or the powers that be will delve into the foreign business of his son and brother, and how he was potentially involved.

Yep, 2021 is – so far – an extension of the disastrous 2020, but “NEW & IMPROVED!” now with 75% more of what made 2020… well, 2020.

More and more I have heard people say that they wish dad was around to give his take on things. I think I have a pretty good idea, because we talked politics quite often, and were pretty much in synch on our conservative ideals

So, what would dad say?

He’d be sad, he’d be disappointed, he’d be highly upset and downright outraged.

He’d be upset that a president who was voted the Most Admired Man in America, above Barack Obama and a distant third Joe Biden in a recent Gallup poll who got more votes than any incumbent in history, who got more votes than Barack Obama did when he was elected in 2008 was somehow defeated by a man who has obvious cognitive impairments, who lost the first three Democratic primaries and was almost out of money and a woman who dropped out of the race almost a year before the election. Somehow this Democrat “dream team” managed to get over 80 million votes.

He’d be upset at the storming of the Capitol, but he’d also be upset with the total disregard that anyone other than violent Trump supporters might possibly be involved, despite video evidence of Trump supporters trying to stop perpetrators from breaking windows to get in the building. The reports and video – please look it up – that other entrances to the building were opened to allow protestors into the building as Capitol police stood aside and let them walk right by.

I am in no way, and dad would not either, defending the actions of those that participated, but as tragic as it is that 6 people died as a result of the incident, it pales in comparison with the “peaceful protests” which resulted in the deaths of over 70 people in the rioting, and burning of buildings, destruction and looting that happened last summer, and which was supported by the left-wing media and prominent Democrats, including Nancy Pelosi, future President Kamala Harris.

He’d be upset to see that Democrats are so scared of President Trump, that they want to impeach him again so he can never run for office again.

Dad would be appalled at the full-on assault on the First Amendment which has been happening for a while now, but has hit near Chinese Communist Party levels. The banning of the President of the United States of America is banned from all of the main social media platforms, Parler, which was touted as the free speech alternative to Twitter, but the big tech companies Apple and Google pulled the app from their App Stores, and Amazon Web Services even kicked them off their servers because they would not submit to the same draconian speech controls as other platforms have, and even Campaign Monitor, the Trump email server, dropped him as well, further silencing the leader of the free world, but not to worry, you can still follow the Ayatollah Khamenei, and Venezuelan despot Nicholas Maduro, and allowed “Hang Mike Pence” to trend as a topic for several hours, so Twitter isn’t completely against violence as they like to pretend they are.

‘Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin wrote, “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.”

The mainstream media and the left don’t just want Trump removed from office, they want to give him the 21st Century equivalent of being “tarred and feathered.” They want him disgraced, destroyed, unable to show his face in public, financially ruined, obliterated from history. Seriously, there are those on the left who have suggested having him digitally removed from ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.’ But it’s not just Trump, they want everyone who ever supported him to be punished for even thinking about supporting him, even warning against hiring former Trump cabinet members and advisors. 

But they also want to shut down the average hard-working patriotic folks as well. Facebook banned PatrioticMe, a company which specializes in apparel which is unabashedly pro-American from advertising on their platform.

Talk radio, once the bedrock of conservative voices, took a hit this week when Cumulus Media has instructed their on-air talent like Mark Levin and Ben Shapiro to no longer use a phrase that would indicate that they thought the election was stolen from Trump

An ABC News political director even suggested on Twitter – then realized he had been too honest and deleted his tweet - that getting rid of Trump would be easy, but “Cleansing the movement he commands is going to be something else.”

A now-jobless PBS senior staff attorney even suggested that Trump supporters should have their children taken away by Homeland Security and put into “re-education camps” to undo the influence of their evil parents.

All of this is a dangerous precedent for our Republic, and sounds more like the Banana kind.

And the pièce de résistance is that two professors from Duke University are urging the upcoming Biden administration to establish a “misinformation commission” to combat any right-wing ideas floating around that might somehow have gone unsquashed. It’s an intriguing idea which just screams “Ministry of Truth,” which ties in perfectly with the ‘1984’ quote which I opened this soapbox with.

Again, I could probably write 20 pages on this madness, but I’m going to try to wrap things up.

So, what can we do?

The way that the elections were handled show that we need more than just someone favorable in the White House and Congress. We need state legislatures and that will stand up to the far-left radicals, governors and secretaries of state who won't just look the other way and let unelected activists and biased state supreme courts illegally rewrite the election laws. 

We need more voices in the cities, we need to keep showing minorities that the Democratic Party doesn't care about them until it's time for their votes, and remind them who put the policies which put more minorities and females in the workforce than any time in recent history.

We need more diverse conservative minds like Candace Owens, Dr. Carol Swain, Terrence K. Williams and John James - who was likely denied his seat in the Senate by the same forces at work in Michigan - instead of spineless eunuch RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham, etc., who were content pretending that they actually stood for something when Trump was elected, and then quickly scurried back to their proper place, the RINO wing of the party, as soon quickly as they realized that Trump’s term was coming to an end.

The one positive thing that I read recently is that one-party rule – control of the White House and both chambers of Congress is usually short-lived, but that could be out the window if there aren’t state election reforms, but still.. in 2022, there is a chance that Republicans could take back the House and the Senate, a slight chance, but it’s there.

In the meantime, we have to pray that West Virginia’s Senator Joe Manchin stands by his word that he will vote against the Democrats on overreaching radical legislation like the packing of the Supreme Court, the Green New Deal and statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., but he’s already walking back his stance on that one, so who knows?

Do I have a lot of faith that Manchin will stick to his word? Not particularly, but it’s all we have right now.

No, actually, it’s not all we have.

And dad would also be stressing this to those curious about what he would say as well...

We have faith that God is still on His throne, and while things look bad and we don’t understand why things are happening the way they are, He’s still unshaken and in control.

We have to put our trust in Him instead of the flawed humans that supposedly work for us.

What do you think?

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

God Bless America!

Benghazi Ain’t Going Away!


—  Charlie Daniels, Jr.



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Thank you
Very insightful piece. God bless you, your mother, and your family!
Posted by Jacquie
Locked & Loaded
Amen, Amen & Amen Charlie Jr, your dad would be so proud of you writing this piece. I can hear him speaking it in his own voice, You are 200 percent correct in everything you stated, however I'm still holding for a miracle from God Almighty, the great I AM. The spin that these rascals in the media put on things is downright evil. BLM and Antifa can riot and burn for months, business owned by private citizens and they call it peaceful protests. A few patriots get carried away in the heat of the moment in a building owned by them and all other legal Americans. Suddenly they and President Trump are compared to NAZI's by such RINO's as Schwarzenegger. You have people playing the race card claiming if these were black Americans the situation would have been dealt with differently by the police, give me a break. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke says he is coming for your AR, I like what a Texas state lawmaker tweeted to Beto “My AR is ready for you Robert Francis” Of course Beto's buddies at twitter took it down, claiming it was a death threat. Well sir if it was a death threat, that should be dealt with by the law, not some tweety person that probably is confused by what gender they are, Is it not amazing to hear Biden tell a parent of an 8 year old that as president he will fix health care so that the government will pay for hormone the to change their gender ID sick can you be this taught in Catholicism classes? Every day I remember the words of Moses, aka Charlton Heston, I'll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands..... I think we are fixin to see he next Moses sooner than most people realize....nuff said God Bless Plowboy
Posted by Plowboy
Agree, 2021 starting out pretty rough. These next 2 weeks will be very interesting. I can only pray that they will be relatively uneventful. We've seen enough violence from both extremes. Republicans need to unite and start working on an agenda to hold the hounds of Hell at bay and start rebuilding trust within the party. Everyone knows there was election fraud committed but I have yet to see any of those screaming no evidence actually doing any investigating into claims of fraud. Just mouthing the words that has been fed into them. Be prepared, no telling what may happen in the near future. Yes, God is still on the throne and his plan will become more clear as we witness events never before seen in my 61 years of life.
Posted by Mark
WWCST ? -- hashtag that
Check, check, and check-a-roony. That analogy works for me, it's pinned to the floor.....till she wrecks or runs out of gas anyway. These people are determined. Yep, some dream team.. or more like a nightmare on the Potomac team. Just the right pilot and co-pilot for that dumpster. Ya nailed this. The hope from 2020 seems futile. Missing Charlie too about now. ~~ NIMOC
Posted by Jeff
Well Done
God is in Control Amen Jr
Posted by Bennie
Soap Box
CHARLIE, your soap box is well written. Iam sure other than me there’s at least 75 million who agree with your soap box.Your DAD was loved & respected by millions. Larry
Posted by Larry
Your Dad, Charlie.
Well said and I'm sure your Dad is smiling down on you for writing this and for what seems to me to be his exact thoughts. Thanks for standing up against the left wing, not many are willing to do it. The all mighty left wing with the power of big tech, social media and the Chinese are trying to create a one party political agenda which is nothing less than communism. I believe in 20 years the truth will come out and this will go down as one of the biggest frauds in American history. I'm sure the history channel will run a documentary on it and the whole world will see. It's happened before in history almost the same way. Too little, too late. All we can do us voice our opinions, teach and try to create change. Keep up the good writing and voice your opinion. In my opinion there's nothing more powerful than the pen. I always valued your Dad's thoughts and opinion. I know many others also did. Thanks for continuing his legacy. Looking forward to seeing more from you and God Bless America! I think we're in for a troubled road ahead. Thanks again, Tim. A proud American
Posted by Timothy
What Would Charlie Say?
Well said! You covered so many bases in this article that I printed it out to be sure I keep it. God help us all.
Posted by Joanne
Response to 1/13/21 post
Thank you so much for your post of the 13th. I can definitely see your Daddy in your words. God bless you for carrying on his blog! God is still on the throne! God bless America 🇺🇸
Posted by Susan
I loved the way Charlie Daniels had his views on things that were so much in touch with my own!
Posted by Brian
Our nation
Our nation has fallen under attack from evil people who dont have or have never had god in their hearts. President Trump stands for God,unborn babies,and the good of this country. It's sad to see our people being divided as they are and our southern heritage being destroyed and removed,I live to see the day that our rights are again restored As in the famous words of Mr. Daniel's,what this world needs is few more rednecks. I believe that eyes will be opened and Patriots will stand to defend our country. God bless the United States but more importantly God bless Dixie my heart and soul for the south will do it again.
Posted by Chey
your thoughts
I have seen a lot of articles about the convention of states. Could this be a way to clean up this government mess? Your thoughts?
Posted by Darcie
Words well written
You have made your Dad VERY proud!! I hope you realize that!! I will be going BACK to living in my van glad I was able to read this AND post my thoughts before going Back to the van. Blessings to you and your Mother!!
Posted by Shirley
1/13 What Would Charlie Say
Amen. Your father’s faith and wisdom lives strongly in you. Please continue to lift up your voice to encourage and inspire us when our spirits become weary and burdened. God Bless you, your family and the United States of America.
Posted by Karen
Fan Club
Please Charlie Jr., keep the fan club open. He may have gone to be with God but we are still here and missing Charlie very much. I understand if you can't keep it going but I've been a member for years and my membership expires in May. Please don't let that be something else gone. We still adore him and his music. Pray about it and see where it takes you. If you need help with it I am here to help. Thank you
Posted by Penny