It seems there is little middle ground concerning the Trump presidency. The feelings tend to run high – adoration or animosity, confidence or distrust, staunch support or rabid rebuttal – in some instances instigating downright hatred.
These flames are fanned by the lion’s share of the media, a contingent of the Democratic Party, who can’t get over the fact that states and small pockets of minorities they had taken for granted to be in their column for decades, had voted for a brash billionaire who claimed he could do better for them by putting America first.
And then there is the ivory tower elitists who think that only they have the answers to America’s problems, when they are one of Americas problems.
I am going to make an analogy, and I want to preface it with an iron bound disclaimer: I am in no way and am absolutely not intending to compare the people in my analogy, only the situation. In other words, I would absolutely never compare Donald Trump or any other human ever born with Jesus Christ, but the basic situations that happened two thousand years apart are, in a secular frame of thought, very similar.
The Pharisees of Jesus’ day were the absolute authorities on interpreting the written word of the prophets and had the power to excommunicate anyone they wished, in a body known as the Sanhedrin. They held power over doctrine and custom and relished their exalted place in religious society.
They loved being deferred to, given the best seats in the synagogue, the highest places of honor at social functions and being shown signs of respect on the streets and in the market places.
They kept the Jewish laws and commandments to the Nth degree, tithing even the herbs in their gardens, but they figured out a way to game the system.
If the law didn’t specifically state that you should not evict widows and orphans from their homes or some other evil, profit-making scheme, they did it all under the veil of being the most righteous men in the nation.
When Jesus came along, healing the sick and raising the dead and preaching a salvation of laws written on the conscience instead of laws written on parchment, which could be circumvented, He threatened their high standing, their lives of luxury and power.
They even made the statement that if something wasn’t done about this charismatic young Galilean, they could lose their place.
Jesus was an outsider, a Jew, but the bearer of a New Covenant, exposing lies and fallacies and shining a light in the dark places of corruption and deceit.
Now, put aside the deity and do not accuse me of the blasphemy of comparing a sinful human with the sinless Son of the Living God, because that is NOT my intention. But for a minute, stop and think of the establishment politicians as Pharisees, who, regardless of what party is in power – and they are nearly interchangeable, by the way – have had their way in this country for a century or more.
All of a sudden, as unexpectedly as a July snow, a brash outsider, who minces no words, takes no prisoners and calls ’em like he sees ’em, status be damned, is elected to the highest office in the free world, and he releases a swarm of flies into their ointment, disrespecting their traditions, and calls not only theirs, but the media’s bluff, without fear of retaliation.
Whether you hate Trump or love him, if you will be truthful and look behind the curtain and the impotent protestations of ambitious whiners like Adam Schiff, who is like a cloud which continuously promises but never delivers rain, you’ll find that the old guard and the globalists consider this man to be public enemy number one. And they will stop at nothing to deemphasize or destroy his presidency, the well-being of the United States of America be damned.
It’s the entrenched bureaucracy, the multi-term senator and congressman, the power brokers and pressure groups that can coerce the powers that be into paying for nine hundred dollar hammers and building bridges to nowhere, the ones who have a vested interest in an oversized labor pool that can keep wages unrealistically low. These players of longstanding influence, who see their influence slipping away, are the ones that so despise this man.
And those efforts set dangerous precedents for rank and file America.
Lawyer-client privilege has long been the sacred cow of jurisprudence. Yet, it is brazenly flaunted by federal agents desperately in search of any microscopic speck of anything that can be used to unseat or even embarrass this president.
The FBI, the IRS, the Justice Department, and who even knows what other government entities have been politicized and compromised. Some of the very agencies that are tasked with the protection of the Constitution and the citizens of this nation have proven to have clay feet and corrupt hearts, and if not curbed, this will have most dire implications long after, for whatever reason, Donald J. Trump has left office.
Think about a situation where, if the old boys club doesn’t like a president, or anybody else for that matter, maybe somebody who is just a thorn in their side, they just harass them into impeachment or bankruptcy, using agencies paid for by taxpayers.
The crux of this whole column is that what is happening in America, the high-handed methods of casting aspersions and threatening families, cannot be allowed to continue.
Whether you’re Democrat, Republican, liberal or conservative, if this ever-changing travesty plays out to the desired conclusion, the long arm of the law will be able to reach into the most private and personal parts of our lives.
If Russia had an effect on our election process, I think it’s how much our once respected federal agencies have come to resemble the shadowy Russian secret police who knocked on the door at midnight.
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.