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Charlie Daniels: America Has a Choice – Union or Anarchy?

Charlie Daniels
By Charlie Daniels | December 6, 2017 | 9:28 AM EST

Charlie Daniels

The preamble of our Constitution says, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union … .”

A union is a coming together of separate parts, forming a single entity that stands together, working out their problems internally and presenting a united front of opinion and action for the benefit of all involved.

Marriage is a union, when two people pledge their faithfulness, their undying love, and care to each other, forsaking all others and all things that would pull their union apart.

A trade organization is called a union, meaning that a group of people who all practice a certain trade come together and delegate the bargaining power for wages, benefits and job security to a small body of officials, who will do the nuts and bolts of negotiating, run it past the membership for an up or down vote, and whatever the majority of the members decide will be binding for the total membership.

The United States of America is a union, where people from diverse ethnicities, religions, cultures, and beliefs bind themselves to the will of the majority and elect representatives who are supposed to come together in rational reasoning to create policy which benefits the body
of voters who sent them there.

And once the decisions have been made, accepted and signed into law, the whole society is bound to abide by the ramifications whether they are completely pleased with the result, or not.

When a state, city or group of citizens refuses to abide by the decisions made into laws approved by the majority of the body politic, it becomes a form of anarchy and it disrupts the ebb and flow of commerce and public safety and makes a mockery of the statutes that separates society from the jungle of lawlessness.

A union cannot exist under a system that allows selective obedience to the law of the land and eventually comes apart at the seams as there is no uniform code of justice that governs by the people for the people, but separate spheres of self-absorbed citizens who obey the laws they agree with and ignore the rest.

This situation has the potential to turn the American dream into the American nightmare, as respect for the law and those who enforce it withers away and our union becomes a disjointed collection of rogue states, with each going its own way, some forming their own radical standards, gleaning the ones they agree with and ignoring the rest.

The answer that most often comes from our elected leaders is more money or more laws.

In my humble opinion, neither of those options will solve this particular problem, as we have thrown billions of dollars at almost every situation that’s plagued us in the last century, and reached the place of diminishing returns. We have adequate laws on the books to deal with almost anything. We just don’t have politicians with the will and the guts to enforce them.

There is no constitutional provision for sanctuary cities, for allowing pressure groups to cavort through the streets, destroying property and intimidating society. There is no amendment that allows illegal aliens to overstay visas and ignore our international borders.

There is no legal footing for a city government or state legislature to act against federal law and go their own way.

If this debacle is not addressed, where does it stop?

There are already moves afoot to legalize some of the most addictive and debilitating drugs.

There are already places where people don’t have to even show a valid identification to vote.

There are places where violent criminals who have been deported numerous times find sanctuary and are allowed to stay there until they kill, rape or do some other heinous crime that could have been prevented had the laws of America been obeyed in the first place.

A free, safe and prosperous society cannot exist alongside anarchy, as the lawlessness will eventually become so rampant that drastic measures will have to be taken by law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families.

And the results of such confrontations are never pretty.

So, America has to make a choice.

Union or anarchy?

What do you think?

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

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

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