I have always thought that Willie Nelson would have made a great president. Sadly, due to drummer Paul English passing last February he will be unable to make vice. Willie Nelson is a man with a heart and compassion for the American people.
Willie Nelson has helped countless American Farmers.
In the summer of 1985 Bob Dylan made a statement from the stage of Live Aid. Live Aid was a fundraiser held at Wembley Stadium in London and JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. The benefit was seeking donations for African famine relief.
“I hope that some of the money…maybe they can just take a little bit of it maybe and use it to pay the mortgages of some of the farmers here.”Bob Dylan.
Afterwards, Dylan received criticism from the Live Aid event organizer Bob Geldof for his statement. The statement however, planted a seed. Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young began planning a benefit for the American farmer. The very first “Farm Aid” took place in Champaign, Illinois September 22,1985.
Willie helps the common people and other musicians as well.
In December of 2000, Eddy Shaver, son of Billy Joe Shaver died of a Heroin overdose. Shaver was to perform that night at a New Years eve concert.
“ My band just went nuts…all crying and stuff. Willie called me up and said Billy, you gotta get back on the horse. I’m an old cowboy, I know what he’s talking about, so I got up there.”Billy Joe Shaver
Willie Nelson put a band together, and the two performed that night after all. Willie held up his old friend and selflessly helped out another musician.
I have friends who actually stopped listening to the Red Headed Stranger solely based on his political beliefs. In reality Willie has endorsed both Republican and Democratic tickets.
As an Environmentalist, Willie uses Bio Diesel to fuel his tour buses. In 2004 Willie started a company called Willie Nelson BioFuel that produced bio fuel under the brand name BioWillie. Due to high requirements the fuels availability has declined. But Willie hasn’t given up. A retail grade is now available on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
Willie Nelson has a home in Hawaii that runs on solar panels.
Although sometimes his views are not always orthodox, Nelson was born and raised a Methodist in Abbott, Texas. When the local church that he had grown up in began having hardships, Willie Nelson bought the building so that the congregation could continue to have services.
Sometimes Willie is judged by those who say his Christian Music is hypocritical. Those judging him seem to me like the hypocrites. See, the Bible says in Matthew 7:1 “Judge Not.”
Most famously, Willie Nelson is known for his advocacy to legalize Marijuana. I personally wouldn’t use it, but I don’t have a problem with someone who does.
There are some real health benefits that have been proven associated with this “drug”. Why is it any worse than drinking beer or whiskey? Studies show it is actually less harmful than alcohol. If Marijuana were controlled, it would bring a big tax income into our American economy. Regulating and legalizing the use of Marijuana would lower the crime rate. It even might help out some of the above mentioned American farmers.
My Fellow Americans, I think tonight the fate of the election for our newest President has been set. The Democratic Party will move into the whitehouse this coming January. For me I am not yet sure what this is going to mean. My family depends on the oil economy to survive. I believe in entrepreneurship and capitalism in a free trade society. Something that I fear the current party does not. I hope to own my own business one day and to make my own way in society.
What would Willie do?
Willie Nelson’s advice “IF YOU DON’T LIKE ‘EM VOTE ‘EM OUT.
If you don’t like it vote it out.