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Posted by Mr. Don on July 02, 2004 at 13:41:36

June 25, 2004

The other day I saw a letter from a lady who questioned just about every opinion I have. And thatís all right. The problem is that I think she knows about as much about me as a cow knows about the theory of relativity.

Since I have neither the time nor the inclination to address people of her ilk separately I thought that I would write a kind of blanket letter letting them know what I stand for and what I believe in.

First of all, since this letter is not intended for everybody let me qualify the kind of people Iím talking about.

You think that illiteracy, street crime and the spread of Aids is caused from lack of federal funding.

You think that the murder of an eight and a half month old child
falls under the heading of a womanís right to choose.

You think that Hillary Clinton hung the moon and that Bill Clintonís looking at the people of America through a television camera and lying to them was ok as long as he apologized.

You think that Al Gore was cheated out of the election by Jeb Bush.

You think that the United Nations is the end all, be all, answer to all the worldís problems.

You think that Trent Lott should be seriously punished for speaking kindly of Strom Thurmond but Senator Doddís fawning over a former member of the Klu Klux Klan is perfectly fine.

You think that anything that Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpeton say is wonderful no matter how racist or degrading it may be.

You think that George Bush and assorted right wing personalities knew about the 9-11 attack before it happened.

You believe that President Bush went to war for the benefit of Halliburton.

You believe in revisionist history, rewriting it to suit your left leaning vision of the world.

You believe that guns should be locked up instead of the criminals who are causing all the trouble with them.

You believe that the wealthy should be taxed to within an inch of their poverty.

You believe that a person should be able to marry a duck if they want to and that the duck should receive benefits.

You believe that drilling for oil in Alaska could bring on another ice age.

You believe that there is a vast right wing conspiracy and you probably believe that grape nuts flakes is an incurable venereal disease.

OK having said that, just so you donít make a mistake in understanding me let me tell you how I feel about it.

You canít make somebody learn if they donít try to or arenít encouraged to. How can you expect a child to learn in a school surrounded by a no manís land peopled by punks, pimps and drug dealers who use the justice system like a revolving door, and the A.C.L.U. cries foul every time there is a serious effort to clean it up.

Aids are spread mainly by a homosexual lifestyle and donít take my word for it, look it up. The epidemic in the heterosexual community that was predicted never materialized.

Abortion is murder and no amount of intellectualizing can change that fact. If life doesnít begin at conception when does it begin?

Hillary Clinton stands against just about everything I believe in and I wouldnít vote for her to clean out a subway station in Brooklyn. I think Iíve said enough about Bill in this column for the last several years to let anyone know what I think of him.

I donít believe that Jeb Bush or anybody else for that matter could have stolen the election. The count is in, Gore lost, thatís just the way the cookie crumbles.

I think the United Nations is about as useless as mammary glands on a boar hog. We know that the oil for food fraud reaches to the highest levels of the U.N. and if they are for sale at these levels, how do we know they are telling the truth about the weapons of mass destruction?

Trent Lot bragged on an old man who no longer has anything to do with the shaping of public policy and got soundly castigated for it. Senator Dodd lauded a former member of the Klu Klux Klan who still serves in the Senate and got nothing for it.

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpeton cause more racial division in this country than they heal. They blame everything on the white race and I know this will probably be an epiphany to some of you folks but the truth is that it just ainít so.

Itís ridiculous to think that anybody in this country, with the exception of the terrorists who pulled it off, knew about 9-11 before it happened. It would be impossible, thereís just too much technology and too many investigative reporters. Theyíd never get away with it.

If you donít believe that the war in Iraq is the war on terror, who are we fighting over there now?

There is an effort under way by those who want to rewrite history to make some of our national heroes criminals and racists. Well let me tell you something. The truth is the truth and you ainít gonna change it.

When the government gets a tax dollar they drain it through the beaurocracy and have 28 to 30 cents left to do something useful. When an American citizen gets a dollar they spend 100 cents releasing more money into the economy resulting in
prosperity for everybody.

Real marriage exists only between a man and a woman, and nothing anybody on this earth can do will make it otherwise.

There are a lot of people who think that the Holy Bible is irrelevant this day and age. I pity you because the Bible will never be irrelevant. Though heaven and earth pass away, Godís word will never pass away

What do you think?

Charlie Daniels

Copyright © 2004 Charlie Daniels
All rights under copyright reserved. Used by permission.
June 21, 2004
Real Choice
The Presidential election is shaping up to be one of the most vicious and hard fought in our nationís history.
According to the polls, the nation is pretty evenly divided between the two candidates and the rhetoric is becoming harsh and bitter.
There is an element on both sides which literally hates the other side and itís manifesting itself in some caustic dialogue. Take it from me, you should see some of the e-mails I get.
I hate to see our nation torn apart by an election, but putting aside the nastiness, I think that the differences between the two candidates are clearer this time than at any time I can remember.
One candidate is anti-abortion, one candidate is pro-abortion.
One candidate thinks that much of the international affairs of America should be approved by the United Nations, the other candidate doesnít.
One candidate stands for higher taxes, the other candidate stands for lower taxes.
One candidate comes off as a globalist, the other doesnít.
One candidate has socialist leanings, the other doesnít.
One candidate believes in big government, the other doesnít.
One candidate wears his religious beliefs on his sleeve, the other doesnít.
One candidate believes in American sovereignty the other one favors a global village.
One candidateís hair is exquisitely coiffed, the other candidateís hair looks like a roll of orderly steel wool.
One candidate looks as if he just stepped off the pages of Esquire, the other candidate looks as if he just got off a horse.
The candidates hail from diverse parts of the nation, speak with different accents, and have vastly differing political philosophies.
So America is faced with a real choice this time around. It all depends on what kind of world we want to live in and leave to our children.
If youíve noticed, I havenít mentioned any names, so donít accuse me of running down your candidate whichever one he happens
to be.
I urgently encourage you to vote. Remember what happened last time? Everybodyís vote counts.
If you donít like either one of the candidates then write in one of your own.
Be part of Americaís future and vote for somebody.
What do you think?
Charlie Daniels

Copyright © 2004 Charlie Daniels
All rights under copyright reserved. Used by permission.