The headlines are filled with claims by a California left-wing professor that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tried to sexually assault her while both were drunk and at a high-school party more than three decades ago.
Kavanaugh vehemently denies the claim, but Democrats have stated they believe her, and the result could be a failed nomination.
Republicans have questioned the timing of the claim being raised, noting Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., was informed of it in July and brought it up only a week ago, after the hearings had been completed.
The seat Kavanaugh has been nominated to fill is significant, as it was held by a swing-vote justice who many times sided with the court’s liberal side. Democrats have made dire warnings that confirming Kavanaugh would threaten abortion rights and the rights of gays, women and minorities.
Country music superstar Charlie Daniels, in his Soap Box commentary, says it’s worse than that.
Far, far worse.
“I’m firmly convinced in my heart that America has been and still is in the throes of a bloodless revolution, an attempt to subvert government agencies and resources to take away individual privacy, to create an unbeatable voting base, to regulate medical care, education, media coverage, gun control and authority over every aspect of life in America,” he writes.
“Had everything gone according to plan, Hillary Clinton would have been elected, all the corruption would have been buried way down deep, two more ultraliberal rubber stamp Supreme Court Justices would have been appointed, the borders completely opened up, a method developed for giving citizenship, and therefore voting rights to undocumented immigrants and our government would have turned into a one-party monopoly, without any way to defeat it.
“Guns would have eventually been confiscated, tax cuts never passed, the military gutted, coal mining banned, domestic fracking and petroleum exploration abandoned and business killing federal restrictions put in force, entitlements would balloon, the national debt would double. Triple and eventually cause the kind of inflation we can’t even imagine,” he says.
“The American dollar would have ceased to be the official trading currency around the world and America would have to buy whatever the preferred currency would be to pay for imports, environmental groups would have finagled legislation that would make farming unprofitable, abortion mills would have become as common as fast food restaurants and religious rights would have been severely curtailed.
“Socialized medicine would have crippled the finest medical care in the world and there would have been a federal bureaucracy to regulate every facet of life and education would have been tailored to raise a generation of sheep who were taught that America is the cause of all the world’s problems and carbon credits would have driven fuel prices out of sight.”
Daniels asks: “Do you think this couldn’t happen? Best think again.”
Instead, Donald Trump was elected in 2016, despite what appears to have been plotting by opponents inside the FBI and DOJ to defeat him.
He has cut regulations, supported religious rights, put enemies on notice America is no longer a patsy and told allies to carry their share of the economic burden. Trump also has chosen judicial nominees committed to upholding the Constitution.
“Part of what I have written is theoretical, but imagine a one-party government with a lock on every foreseeable election, the aims and declarations of the parties involved and follow it to its logical conclusion,” Daniels suggested. “Scary thoughts.”
He said take away the parties and divisions, and there still are individuals who “are engaged in a power grab, the likes of which has never taken place in this nation.”
While the Founders set up a government with checks and balances, and equal treatment for all, that isn’t what’s happening now.
“When it was brought to light a couple of years ago that the Internal Revenue Service had been subverted and used against right-wing political activist groups, Congress was all a titter. Lois Lerner took the Fifth, and for all intents and purposes, that was the end of it.
“Although the Republicans control both houses of Congress, neither body has undertaken the task of digging out the rot amongst the rank and file and identifying the upper echelon who ordered it,” Daniels said.
“It is obvious that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been politicized, and the awesome power of this feared organization has been subverted. They have supported lies, used false documents to initiate a special counsel, interrupted the lives of American Patriots who gave up defending themselves because it is impossible to outlast a government agency who can use taxpayer money to keep you in court for as long as they want to.”
Daniels only last year called out extremists on both ends of the political spectrum for endangering Americans’ lives, especially the anti-Trump “resistance” movement.
“Basically what we are seeing in the streets of America doesn’t resemble mostly peaceful civil rights marches as much as it resembles anarchy, pure and simple, aided by milksop politicians who so fear they might lose a vote, they allow part of the population to run all over the rest of the population, claiming to act in the name of freedom of speech, while half of the free speech in the affected cities is being drowned out by shrill, fanatical voices and the deafening silence of any media to tell their side of the story,” he wrote.
“The first shot has yet to be fired, but it won’t be long before somebody, supremacist or protestor, is going to pull out a gun and start shooting and that’s when things get more serious than most people involved on both sides of this conflict are willing to participate in, which will remove moderate voices and leave only the radicals for the most part,” he warned.
“There’s a lot of difference in getting in somebody’s face and screaming how much you hate them and approaching somebody who may well be packing and is apt to blow your head off.”
He said the streets of America’s cities will be a “war zone.”
“The thought of this conflict escalating to that point is truly frightening, but, at least in my estimation, that is exactly where it’s heading, as there are hot heads on both sides and there are also those whose interests a lethal escalation would serve,” he said.
His comments at the time echoed the sentiment of President Trump, who called out the extremists on both sides to ratchet down the violence.
“There is a fork in the road ahead and the direction America chooses could well determine whether our children can live in safety or whether the cities will turn into an urban war zone like parts of Chicago,” he said, citing the city that is one of the deadliest in the nation for gun violence, despite some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere.
“I believe there is a tipping point in all of this, and once we’ve reached it there will be blood,” Daniels wrote.