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originally posted by: Ultralight
I searched for a previous post and did not find one, so I apologize if this is a duplicate. I was shocked not to find it as it is a doozy!
Even though this is not the first letter C&W singer Charlie Daniels, of the Charlie Daniels Band (song: Devil went down to Georgia) has sent to Obama, this one pretty much hits home on many fronts.
It was posted to Charlie's website on June 8th, 2015. I don't know if an actual letter was sent to Obama.
Here is the content of the letter, which you can find on the link below.
Dear Mr. President,
This letter is not written in a spirit of hate, disrespect, nor is it motivated in any way by racial bias and is written with respect due the office and the awesome tasks that have been laid on your shoulders.
I write this letter because I am a tax paying American citizen who has experienced the American Dream and wants his children and grandchildren to have the same advantages and opportunities that he has had.
And no, Mr. President, I was not born into a one-percenter family, I come from a blue collar background, never went to college, have made a living doing manual labor and went into my chosen profession at ground level, worked hard and sacrificed to achieve success.
On April 13, 1967 I arrived in Nashville, Tennessee with a wife, a two-year-old baby, a twenty-dollar bill and the clutch out of my car.
I won't go into the mountains and valleys that I've traveled since then except to say that I have been successful and somebody did help me build the business I own. Almighty God, not the government.
I employ thirty people, good citizens and family people, hard-working people, the kind of gun-clinging, God-fearing folks who make America the greatest nation the world has ever known.
Mr. President, it seems to me that you have little faith in American ingenuity, American capability, American exceptionalism and even American patriotism.
You seem to think that America needs a monolithic, big brother type government to oversee and regulate every aspect of American life, that citizens are not competent to control their own affairs and make their own decisions without some oppressive bureaucracy to call the shots.
Mr. President, the answer is not government, conversely, the problem is government. A government that has doubled the national debt, increased unemployment, lowered take home pay, increased food stamp participation and disability claims and introduced socialized medicine.
You support teacher's unions which take political activism more seriously than education.
You intentionally lied to the American people about your stand on marriage being between a man and woman, and continue to lie when it is politically expedient for you to do so.
You surround yourself with inexperienced ideologues and political yes men and take the advice of individuals who are swimming in waters way too deep for them.
Your petulance is unbecoming, Mr. President, and your criticism of anyone who disagrees with you is downright unmanly. You come off like a spoiled child who has been denied his way.
And while you blame your shortcomings on opposing political parties, you had both houses of Congress and the White House in the first two years of your term. Plus an electoral mandate to do just about anything you wanted to, so the least you can do is cowboy up and take the blame for the messes you've made.
Your apparent disregard for the maintenance and morale of our armed services is extremely unwise and dangerous.
Mr. President, the office you hold is not a place for the faint of heart and when you draw a red line you'd dang well better be willing to back it up, because when you don't every tyrant and despot in this world takes it for a sign of weakness and will take advantage, Putin and China being a prime example.
In making any kind of deal with Iran you spit in the face of Israel and plant the seeds of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
The last report showed that the US economy actually shrunk by .07% while the national debt and other obligations grow by the day.
No matter how many apologists come forth and no matter how much double talk you and the puppets who speak for you come up with, the greatest nation the world has ever known is losing a war with a small army of criminals and thugs that grows bigger every day simply because you don't have the guts to face the problem.
You're running out of diversions Mr. President, sleight of hand political policies eventually stop working and lies finally float to the top of water.
Time is running out for you Mr. President and the horrible thing about it is that time is running out for America too.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America
Charlie has always been a straight shooter; He firmly supports God and country and the men and women who fight for our freedoms.
We need more "Charlies" to step up and speak out.
Thank you, Charlie!
Letter to Obama
originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
Charlie Daniels writes:
"We have been liberator, benefactor and leader of the free world for centuries."
Which perfectly sums up how out of touch with reality he is.
As a nation we were isolationists until after the second world war, and when we did interact with other nations, it was not to "liberate," but to oppress as imperialists in Latin America and the Pacific regions. WWII is a proud moment but that was less than a century ago, so where Daniels gets the notion we were "leaders of the free world for centuries" is typical jingoism that ignores the fact the US was founded as a slave-holding nation.
He also espouses that lame RW lie that Obama had both houses of Congress under his control, ignoring that the Republicans in the House and Senate set a record high of filibusters and judicial blocks to keep the government nearly shut down, at a time when government action was desperately needed during the height of the financial crisis due to the fiscal policies set by their own party.
originally posted by: SheopleNation
a reply to: CB328
Why don't you list some of your hero Obama's accomplishments then? You also might want to educate yourself about his connections to Wall Street, and how it's business as usual.
Tell me something, are you even aware that Timothy Geithner was on Obama's staff? Go check out what his job was prior to that, and what his job is today.
Goldman Sachs was one of Obama's number one contributors. Hello McFly, knock knock, anybody home? LMAO!
So next time instead of blabbering on about the typical it's all Bush's fault nonsense, make sure you tell the whole story instead of just the part that you see fit. ~$heopleNation
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: Entreri06
Oprah Winfrey started the "messiah" roar.
"He is The One"
originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: WarminIndy
All of the things you described can be found in other countries as well. America does not have a monopoly on freedom.
What we do have a monopoly on is a large percentage of it's population that believes they are somehow better than other's because they just happen to have been born here. They wrap themselves in the symbolism of the American flag, patriotic country songs and call themselves exceptional. It is arrogant to think we are better than anyone else and it is contrary to the spirit of the constitution that says "all men are created equal".
It is that attitude, that we are some "shining city on a hill" that has brought America to the point it is today. We march across the globe doing what we do because we think we are better than everyone else and that what we are doing is noble and just.
Yet, when history looks back on this nation we will be compared to the citizens of 1930's Germany; a country that sat idly by, waving their flags while their government committed unspeakable acts in their name.
Ignorance at it's finest.