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Charlie Daniels: Many in America Have Fallen for ‘Big Lie’ of Socialism

Charlie Daniels
By Charlie Daniels | February 25, 2019 | 9:46 AM EST

Charlie Daniels

There is a most alarming thing going on in America – a slimy, poisonous lie that must hide in the darkness of misconceptions, the fog of deceit and misrepresentation to exist. It can never be exposed to the light of full disclosure and total truth or it would be suffocated by the knowledge of its history and catastrophic ramifications.

Due to the failure of our educational system, a media that no longer leans to the left but has completely lost its footing and fully fallen head over heels in that direction, our ignoring the old adage “learn from history or be doomed to repeat it,” and the apostasy so prevalent in today’s society, millennium America and the old red contingency of our population have fallen for the “big lie.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders kick-started the new fascination with socialism in the 2016 election when he built his presidential hopes on openly embracing a system that has been destroying societies and governments for a century.

Sanders promised free college, health care for all, free this, free that, with the government picking up the tab and providing the funds for this federal largesse by “taxing the wealthy,” an old worn out liberal slogan that never covers the catastrophic short falls of cash, and if seen through to its logical conclusion, turns from tax to confiscate.

Well, Sanders drew a lot of attention, but he never had a chance at the nomination, just another casualty of the Clinton political machine.

But Sanders is back, well-funded, and more determined than ever, except now, some of the new gaggle of Democrats who are dipping their toes in the waters make Bernie Sanders almost look like a staunch conservative by comparison.

The promises the current class of Democrat contenders are making are ridiculous and unkeepable.

The “Green New Deal” alone would bankrupt this nation, do irreparable damage to foreign policy, put America in an untenable security position, wiping out whole segments of the economy in one fell swoop, shrinking our military, stifling commerce and reducing the dollar to a worthless piece of paper.

The first day that it was known for sure that it would be implemented the stock market would fall through the floor, businesses would begin making preparations to move offshore, and the super-rich would relocate, taking their wealth with them.

Basically, no matter what Sanders and his acolytes do, with or without the “Green New Deal,” they would not be able to raise enough revenue to create this Utopian Great Society and would blame it on “outside forces” and right-wing resistance, and promise that next year they will do better.

But, the truth of the matter is that they will never do any better. They will never be able to provide free college, health care for all, monthly checks for 100 percent of the population, cradle to grave “everything” for everybody.

Why?

Because it simply is not possible.

Look at it like this: imagine that you’re dealing with a stack of bricks. You start out with a broad base on the bottom and you start pulling bricks out of the solid foundation and placing them on the flimsy top of the pile.

What happens?

It’s obvious. You eventually pull one too many bricks out of the bottom, the foundation becomes unstable and unbalanced, and the whole thing comes crashing to the ground.

You simply can’t have fewer and fewer people and industries carrying a monolithic entitlement class on their shoulders.

Don’t take my word for it. The information and history on the abject failure of socialism is well documented. Check it out for yourself. You might want to start with Venezuela.

Most socialist nations eventually become dictatorships, cruel dictatorships because hungry, deprived people get angry and the only way to keep them in line is with fear and intimidation.

And have you heard a proponent of socialist thought mention anything about God, His divine guidance or even His slightest participation in their grandiose schemes?

No, because a socialist government is supposed to have and be the answer to all things and cannot coexist with the freedom, autonomy and sense of justice followers of Almighty God believe in. Religious faith must be stamped out and redirected toward the state.

Socialism is not about doing good for people. It is about power, about an all-pervasive government that controls every aspect of its citizens’ lives, consigning them to a colorless, mundane, hand to mouth existence, while the ruling class fly around in private jets and live in splendor. That’s the big lie about socialism. It doesn’t make everyone equal. It just transfers money to those in control.

Socialism is basically baby communism, and when it becomes full grown, it is an evil, godless human attempt at totalitarianism.

It has never created anything but misery.

Defeat it, America, or it will defeat you.

What do you think?

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

God Bless America

— Charlie Daniels

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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