“God, Not Government, Helped Me Succeed, Mr. President” – Charlie Daniels

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When Obama announced, “If you have a business, you didn’t build that!”, it really struck a chord with hardworking Americans who struggled to build their businesses. One of those Americans is Charlie Daniels, who wrote a letter to Obama after his comments.

Here is the complete letter:

Mr. Obama,

You recently made a statement to the effect that, ”If you have a business you didn’t build it, you had help,” implying that the federal government helped build our businesses by virtue of paving roads and building bridges and keeping the nation safe from foreign invasion.

First of all, Mr. Obama, if I’m going to take advice about business it will not be from somebody who has had absolutely no business experience like yourself.

Secondly, Mr. Obama, I vehemently disagree with your premise.

Where was your government when I spent as much as 16 weeks away from my wife and infant son to get a business started?

Where were you on those cold winter nights when my old bus broke down in the middle of nowhere and we had to scramble to make the next show, nobody from the government came along to give us a ride?

Where was your government when I had to borrow money from a bank to make my payroll?

Where was your government while I was digging out of a two million dollar debt, playing every smoky beer joint I could to keep from losing everything I owned?

Mr. Obama, I want to make you aware of a fact. It is the federal government’s responsibility to build roads and bridges and keep the nation safe. That’s what the federal government is supposed to do, not create an entitlement society that is totally unsustainable and pile up debt that we can’t pay.

And who do you think paid for those roads and bridges in the first place, and have been doing it for 200 years before you were even born?

The citizens of this nation do not need to pay more taxes, the federal government needs to stop spending money it doesn’t have and has to borrow. Because the truth of the matter is that no matter how much taxes the government collects, things are only going to get worse because you’ll only spend it and demand even more.

Mr. Obama you have divided this nation by making the have-nots believe that anybody who has been successful has done so at their expense, that anything they’ve accumulated has been stolen, not earned. That hard work and risk had nothing to do with their success, because they’ve just been lucky and should give a big part of what they earn to the government to pass on to those who don’t even try to be successful.

Look at what’s going on with the African-Americans who put their hopes and complete confidence in you and voted overwhelmingly for you. The unemployment rate is 14% and the unemployment among young African Americans is something like 40%

Is that what hope and change is all about?

Look at what’s happening in your hometown of Chicago where the murder rate is through the roof.

Do you think your baseless rhetoric about the unfairness of the successful in America is going to help soothe the situation?

Have you ever considered reaching out to them, instead of fanning the flames?

Mr. Obama I don’t think you like America very much. I think you’d like to redesign it from the ground up, to turn it into a lazy, unproductive, secular, socialist society.

Well, that just wont flush in a lot of ways, the most prominent being that when all the productive people have given up and stopped trying, when all the investors stop investing, when 80% of the population is living on government hand outs, your government is going to run out of money and this nation will sink into chaos.

But Mr. Obama, I’m beginning to think that’s what you want.

My help cometh from the Lord who made Heaven and Earth – not the government who made debt and class envy.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, and for our country.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels

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6 Responses to “God, Not Government, Helped Me Succeed, Mr. President” – Charlie Daniels

  1. LINDA EUBANKS says:

    THIS LETTER IS ALL WELL AND GOOD….MANY OF US AGREE.
    BUT A LETTER IS ”NOT” GOING TO MAKE OBAMANATION STOP.
    HE WILL HAVE TO BE “TAKEN” DOWN.
    WE DON’T WANT TO GIVE OB A REASON FOR MILITARY LAW…THAT’S WHAT HE IS WAITING FOR. WE NEED TO GET THE MILITARIES ATTENTION …
    THAT WE NEED TO RELY ON THEM TO HELP DISPLACE THIS MISERABLE PRESIDENT…AND HELP SAVE OUR COUNTRY BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

  2. very well said……thank you Charlie for standing up for this great country. we seen you at the Wagon Wheel Playhouse in Warsaw Indiana 46580. and you gave a strong speech about are country. we loved your show and thank you for taking time to talk about the way are country is going…..GODS BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR BAND…IN CHRISTAIN LOVE JACK AND CHERYL WULLIMAN

  3. William J. Mercier III says:

    In response to your Letter Bravo SIR. In response to your one comment . No ONE COMMENT OR LETTER WILL NOT STOP WHAT IS HAPPENING .(sorry for yelling) what is needed, is All Americans to stand up and to write their elected politicians.(I know Boo Hiss),but if we as a Free People do not voice our opinions . Who Will??? If what you are expecting is Martial Law(Ms. Eubanks). Forget it ,( Our MILITARY IS NOT GOVEERNED BY A THIRD WORLD DICTATORSHIP.)sorry again for yelling. And any Military Leader whom followed this advice, would be GUILTY of Treason.(By the way SIR I Really LOVED The Devil Went Down To Georgia.) IN GOD SIR . May He Keep You In ALL Endeavors.

  4. Carol J says:

    I agree wholeheartedly. Obama was my Jr. Senator and the ONLY answer I ever got from his staff when I’d call to see how he stood on an issue was, “Well, what would you do.” It was designed to tell you nothing but make you feel like he cared.

  5. Traci Walker says:

    I totally agree with your logic Charlie! I just wish we had more proud Americans like you. I love my country, our freedoms and our military. I am tired of the generations that believe we owe them something and instead of our taxes going to something worthy it goes to these people that want the hardworking tax payers to support their lazy, unproductive lives. Instead of giving these people something productive to do and be proud of the government gives them more and more handouts. Where Mr. Obama will it stop! As far as I can see, Mr. Obama will go down in history as one of the worst presidents and Mr. George W. Bush will eventually get the credit for being one of the Best presidents in history.

  6. Gary Church says:

    I agree with Mr. Daniels, and I must say that his letter is exceptionally well composed. And Mr. Mercier is very correct in his accretion that we must pressure our elected officials to vote for our deeply engrained American ideals.

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