Branding - by Charlie Daniels
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    Brand - Soapbox 11/26/12

    I am in the cattle business, as are many other people in the part of Tennessee where I live, in fact some of us raise the same breed of cattle and they are extremely hard to tell apart, and if for some reason two herds happen to get mixed together, you could have a hard time telling yours from your neighbor's.

    So to prove ownership, I have a brand registered with the State of Tennessee that nobody else can use and any cow wearing that brand belongs to Twin Pines Ranch. That way, if you can read brands, no matter how many different herds get mixed together you can always tell who owns which cattle.

    Branding cattle saves a lot of confusion and combats dishonesty and is a good thing when you're dealing with animals, however, when it comes to human beings and politics people should never belong so completely to an ideology or political party that they are "branded”, or taken for granted, completely blinded, totally convinced that there is absolutely no good in any alternative philosophy, that all ideas outside their narrow field of vision is against them, engineered to harm them.

    They believe exaggeration and hyperbole, actually buying into the idea that the other side wants to push grandma's wheelchair over a cliff, or starve children or destroy the environment.

    God gave each one of us the ability to think for ourselves and nobody should be so sold out to somebody elses thinking that they can't read between the lines or even seriously consider what the other side is saying.

    People vote for bad candidates simply because of the “D” or “R” beside their name or because that's just the way their family has always voted or because of some campaign ad they saw that says something totally unrelated to the issues at hand.

    Behind the scenes political movers and shakers have learned which buttons to push and when to push them to excite and motivate their base, to arouse anger, envy and fear to cause their faithful to believe that the lion's share of the problems in their lives are caused by the other side's greed, avarice, lack of empathy and desire to hoard all the good things for themselves.

    It's been done over and over and always seems to work. Politicians make utopian promises and never really deliver, only to come back around next election cycle to elicit the same fear and claim that all they need to make good on the pie in the sky promises is one more term.

    This happens in both the conservative and liberal camps, people who are so wedded, so bound, so blinded to one persuasion or another, so convinced of the evil intent of the other side they would never consider anything they would ever propose.

    Human beings have the God given gift of being able to think for themselves, to make decisions, based not on what some charlatan can sell them but by what their head and heart tells them.

    They should never be predictable enough as to be taken for granted.

    They should never be herded and branded.

    What do you think?

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    Default Re: Branding - by Charlie Daniels

    Quote Originally Posted by shatto View Post
    Human beings have the God given gift of being able to think for themselves, to make decisions, based not on what some charlatan can sell them but by what their head and heart tells them.
    Then why don't they?

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    Default Re: Branding - by Charlie Daniels

    God also gave us choice.
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    Default Re: Branding - by Charlie Daniels

    Quote Originally Posted by shatto View Post

    People vote for bad candidates simply because of the “D” or “R” beside their name or because that's just the way their family has always voted or because of some campaign ad they saw that says something totally unrelated to the issues at hand.


    This happens in both the conservative and liberal camps, people who are so wedded, so bound, so blinded to one persuasion or another, so convinced of the evil intent of the other side they would never consider anything they would ever propose.
    When I am King Of The World, things will be different. Political parties will become history, which will (hopefully) encourage each of us to support the people or issues that we agree with, rather than blindly vote along "party lines". A happy consequence of no more political parties will be the elimination of the Left Side of the Aisle vs Right Side of the Aisle insanity as it exists today in Washington.

    On the odd chance that I do not become King, we still should do away with the Left / Right division. Mix 'em up and maybe -- just maybe -- they will become a teensy bit more likely to think & vote independently.



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