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The past eight years have seen the advent of a national health care program that was designed to fail and foster a federal single payer plan, a high up Internal Revenue Service official pleading the Fifth Amendment when accused of using the power of the agency to persecute organizations of a differing political persuasion, an attorney general whose hair-brained Mexican cartel gun-running scheme got people killed on both sides of the border and couldn’t be investigated because his boss sealed the records, and another who met privately with an ex-president whose wife was under federal investigation by an entity of the department she administered.
We saw a president caught on a microphone he didn’t know was open sending a personal message to Vladimir Putin but was never accused of collusion by the adoring media.
We saw the national debt doubled to proportions that soon, without drastic action, will devour the lion’s share of American GDP just to service the interest on the loans.
We saw the bloodiest manifestation of radical Islam yet, as ISIS filled the vacuum left in Iraq by the premature withdrawal of American troops.
We saw America further divided along racial, ethnic and financial lines, a festering disrespect for law, the wholesale release of thousands of drug offenders from prisons, a massive effort to inundate America with refugees from war-torn nations where the infrastructure for any hope of adequate vetting has been destroyed.
We’ve seen an attempt by elitist academia to reduce the influence of men and blame the nation’s problems on a supposed white male driven colonialist environment that shuns
racial equality, creates glass ceilings and places barriers in the path of all non-whites.
We’ve seen violent protests, riots, window smashing, car burning, and we are now on the verge of whole states declaring bankruptcy.
We don’t even know how many illegal immigrants are in our country, much less who they are, where they came from, what diseases they could be carrying and if their intentions in coming to America include blowing part of it up.
Our schools are turning out functional illiterates and much of the university population is majoring in subjects with little or no practical application and will be forced to take a job far below their academic abilities.
Our military has been put on the back burner at a most dangerous time in our history, while China and Russia expand their military capabilities and the pudgy little maniac in North Korea is developing nuclear toys to play with.
The Republicans are up to their usual old tricks of looking a gift horse in the mouth and pulling defeat from the jaws of victory.
The Democrats have placed all their political capital in one basket. And if and when the Russian collusion thing falls apart – and it’s already getting frayed around the edges – what do they have left?
Obstruction of justice? Good luck with making that one stick.
Folks, what I’m saying is that our nation is in a mess and neither the present Democratic or Republican parties are going to do anything meaningful about it.
They’re too busy grabbing self-aggrandizing sound bites and investigating each other.
It’s time to truly drain the swamp, and the only way to get rid of the crooks, the RINOs, the
radicals, the power brokers and also-rans is term limits.
Send them ALL home every six to eight years. It will break up the power cliques and decimate the old boy networks, put faces fresh off the street, with the opinions of real-time, practical experience in power, rather than that of those who view the nation from their ivory towers and make the trip to their constituency for vote gathering purposes only.
This decision should not be left to Congress because it’s their worst nightmare, but should be put before the American people in referendum form.
I am firmly convinced, there is no other way.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops 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.