The State of Freedom

February 3, 2014 - 4:50 PM

Listening to President Obama's State of the Union address the other night, it has to dawn on you that that the lion's share of the people we've sent to Washington to represent our interests has forsaken We The People and become a cadre of pathetic puppets who actually stand and applaud a president who is basically telling them that they have, for all practical purposes, become irrelevant, that he can replace them with a pen and a phone, assume the role of a monarch and govern without their interference.

And before you cherry pickers poise your poison fingers above the keyboard to berate me and remind me that President Obama has not used executive privilege as much as some of his predecessors, let me make my point: It is not the number of times this president has used it, it is the magnitude of the issues he has used it on.

He has used it to change the provisions of a bill he signed into law, reaching in and pulling pieces of the legislation that weren't politically expedient, postponing others until after the 2014 elections and excluding some groups altogether.

I thought this kind of action could only be taken by the legislative branch, yet none of our elected officials have had the cajones to call him on it and force it all the way to the Supreme Court, where there is at least a chance of curbing his excesses, at least for the time being.

And it would have to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court because the DC Court of Appeals has been packed with judges sympathetic to Obama's power grab. And one more Obama appointment to the Supreme Court and they will become not much more than the judicial arm of the executive branch.

The really frightening part of this whole thing is how shifty Obama and the Democrats have been in crafting their power base. Almost half of the nation will vote for the Democratic Party's national ticket if they run Donald Duck, as long as the entitlement checks keep showing up every month.

I predict that Obama's next big crusade will be to deprive Americans of the right to own private firearms and it will come, not in one fell swoop, but in small increments, through the courts or possibly through a lame duck Senate that will give him the other two votes he needs to ratify the United Nations International Firearms Treaty.

It's scary to think that America has twice elected a president who would allow Americans to fall under the control of corrupt, America-hating globalists like the United Nations. But Obama has no bottom, he'll do anything or hurt anybody to fundamentally change the United States into an also-ran, socialist state.

Climate change will be another issue Obama will handle through the United Nations. People, I know there are a lot of you out there who feel that climate change, formally known as global warming, is a serious threat to life on this planet and I respect your opinion, but please at least consider the other side of the coin.

Regardless of what you are being fed by the tilted media in this country, compared with the rest of the world, America is an environmentally clean nation and, what problems we have left, we are dealing with, in some cases over dealing with.

I have been to China, Korea and other parts of the Orient and have seen with my own eyes the almost unbelievable pollution that exist there, clouds to thick you can't even see into the distance. And there are many places I haven't been that are just as bad.

Vast tracts of oxygen producing forests are being systematically cut down and not replanted in South America and other places in the world, and the natural habitat of some of the world's most exotic wildlife is being destroyed.

The natives of many third-world countries have, for many years, been cutting trees for fuel and the resultant erosion has turned thousands upon thousands of acres into wastelands. North Korea is a prime example and almost the whole nation looks like a black hole from space.

There are still countless places on earth where raw sewage is still dumped into major waterways and the oceans.

Yes, this planet has ecological problems, but they are not caused by America. So, why should America be singled out to take the lead in solving a problem that, generally speaking, we are not responsible for?

The answer to that is simple. Before globalism (yes, I said, globalism), the ultimate goal of Obama, the United Nations and good socialist ideologues everywhere would even have a chance to work, you have to subdue this freedom-loving, independent, individual rights respecting, upstart nation of the United States of America.

That's what Obamacare is aimed at. The most pitiful part of the whole Obamacare debacle is that the people who so fervently believe they will benefit from it will eventually be bitterly disappointed. Obamacare is not about healthcare; it's about domination and control.

It is designed to bleed money from the economy and give it to the government, which will then decide who gets what medical care and when - and, eventually, who lives and who dies.

Can you imagine a more efficient method of completely controlling people's lives and votes than granting or denying medical care to a sick child?

Next, the guns have to go because an armed nation is almost impossible to dominate completely.

Obama is determined to have our guns, whether it be by a sellout Senate vote to ratify the UN gun treaty or by an Obama-dominated Supreme Court - that is his determined intention.

Do you think that can't happen? Well, it can and it will unless the people of this nation put representatives in office with more on their minds and consciences than reelection.

Folks there's only a little over half of us left to turn this thing around, and it ain't going to be easy. It means voting in every election, staying on top of things by using alternative news sources other than the mainstream and praying to Almighty God for His help.

We've been talking about such a time as this for decades, and now, it's here. The decisions we make in the next couple of years will mean what kind of America our children and grandchildren will grow up in, or if there'll even be a sovereign USA, or just an insignificant little nation under the thumb of an atheistic, socialistic, impersonal, monolithic global government.

It's your decision; it's your children's future.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels