Music legend Charlie Daniels

Music legend Charlie Daniels

The breakdown of the federal government in Washington – Democrats refuse to negotiate with the president over border security, causing a partial government shutdown – is because the “empty suits” in power simply don’t care.

That biting verdict comes from country music superstar Charlie Daniels, who regularly posts his opinions.


“The truth of the matter is that these egomaniacal, self-important, empty suits (and pants suits) don’t give a tinker’s d— about the suffering that the shutdown is causing the people they are SUPPOSED to be serving, they don’t care if the rent gets paid or the baby gets milk, that doesn’t matter,” he wrote.

“All that matters is that they can set down to their full course meals, fly around in taxpayer-funded airplanes, quaff their martinis, never miss a mortgage payment, and now at the altar where they worship the idols of indifference and betrayal, the unholy sacrificing of the well-being of America so their accursed, clay-footed, soul-destroying political parties can survive.”

He said that ultimately the problem is not elitism.

“It’s not politics anymore, it’s a full-fledged religion, the worship of the false gods of power and they will stoop to ANY level to get and maintain it. They have become secular Pharisees, usurping the truth of our founders’ intentions, ignoring or twisting the law to their favor,” he said.

“Do you think that a body of men and women who condone and subsidize the murder of millions of unborn babies every year, who have actually approved and helped finance border walls for other countries really give a hangnail about whether a wall is built across the southern border of our nation, a wall that they themselves approved of as long as they could claim credit for the idea?”

He pointed out Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address, “And that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Daniels wrote: “I wonder what Mr. Lincoln would think about how his words, and what they mean, are being ignored by the political leaders of today,” he said. “It is no longer of the people, by the people or for the people when it comes to Congress, it’s no longer of the people by the people, for the people, it’s all about them.”

He said the “professional politicians” ignore the desires of the people and focus on serving themselves and their power, “wasting our tax money on pre-doomed projects like Solyndra, allowing the law of the land to be broken over and over again at the southern border in hopes of building an unbeatable voter base.”

He said he’s “beginning to believe that politics is a sickness, a contagious disease that burns the morals and humanity out of a person and replaces it with an insatiable hunger for power and an uncontrollable urge to spend other people’s money to get it and obtain it.”

Daniels, at age 80, still does a full schedule of touring, recording and writing.

He’s been honored for gospel music, his Southern rock anthems and country hits.

He started out in the bluegrass genre with the Misty Mountain Boys and moved to Nashville in 1967.

Elvis Presley recorded a tune Daniels co-wrote titled “It Hurts Me,” which was released on the flip side of “Kissin’ Cousins.” He played on such landmark albums as Bob Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline.”

He started the Charlie Daniels Band in 1972, and among the many hits he’s known for are “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America” and his signature, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

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