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U.S. music legend: Democrats have 'unholy quest for power'

Music legend Charlie Daniels

The Democrats’ push for open borders, a voting age of 16, packing the Supreme Court, abolishing the Electoral College and other controversial measures is not about doing what is right for the American people, contends country rock superstar Charlie Daniels.

“Don’t be deceived, it’s not compassion or empathy that prompts these Democrats, it’s the unholy quest for power, the same passion that cost Satan his place in heaven and will eventually cast him into eternal hell,” he wrote in a new Soap Box column.

“People who crave power have tunnel vision, all they can see is being able to control the lives of others, it is the most potent drug of all and eventually drags its addicts down to the bottom of the cesspool they live in.”

He cited the Democrats’ oft-repeated proposal to eliminate the Electoral College, which enables less populated states such as Wyoming to influence a presidential election.

“Put simply, doing away with the Electoral College would disenfranchise around 80 percent of the geographical area of the nation and places unlimited political power tantamount to that of a dictator in the hands of politicians who would totally ruin the industry and economy, cut the military to dangerous levels, cower and kowtow to foreign governments, take away any citizen’s right to own firearms and reduce the Constitution to a list of toothless suggestions,” he warned.

“Do you think it can’t happen in America? Well, folks wake up, its only one election away.”

“There is a well-founded saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If that is the case, socialism is definitely the epitome of insanity, in that it has been tried over and over and always arriving at the same result,” he said.

“A government that has grown so bloated with bureaucracies to watch the other bureaucracies while administering everything from food distribution to doctor visits, with the legislative element passing ridiculous regulations and promising more and more benefits, until there are no more lines of credit, the tax base has maxed out, the party is over and the government is forced to take action to control riots and demonstrations. Socialism in its purest form always morphs into totalitarianism,” he said.

“But the current generation has never been taught about the disaster of socialism, and view it as a wonderful level playing field where all needs will be met by a benevolent motherly government. And when the case for abolishing the Electoral College is presented to them by the politicians and ideologues, it will be done in the name of fairness, a system where every vote would be counted and the true majority would – at last – have their voices heard.”

He warned that such a change would shift power to the major urban centers on both coasts.

“Let’s just be honest here. The open borders policy, lowering the voting age to 16, the intention to pack the Supreme Court and the abolition of the Electoral College is a brazen attempt by the Democratic Party, to control every elected official, every federal judge, every bureaucrat, every law passed, everything from tax rates to hospital stays.”

The octogenarian 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.”