How far would you go in order to prevent someone from gaining control? Ray Stevens is a man who will literally stop at nothing- and proves himself in his latest music video.
We the people is no longer just the opening words of the United States Constitution, but is now starring as the title of a new Youtube hit, claiming 1.5 million views in less than a month. Two-time Grammy and nine-time Music City News Comedian of the Year winner, Ray Stevens has unleashed a political music video that has some sparking controversy.
The music video is 3:48 minutes, and includes backdrops of both the White House and Congress. And now that he is receiving backlash by the media, he is not one bit shy of expressing his views:
“To me, it’s pretty obvious that the government is doing a bunch of crap that we don’t need and we don’t want, and they don’t care what we want- they’re going to do it anyway. I think I’ve heard it called ‘progressive.’ I don’t know what’s progressive about it- it seems like to me it’s stupid.”
Stevens has written many comical/political songs, though he claims that he has never gotten a response similar to the one he is getting from this song.
The lyrics include:
“You vote Obamacare, we’ll vote you outta there. We the people have awaken to your tricks. You vote to let this pass, you’ll be out on you (sounded foghorn).”
“If you had the common sense that God gave a billy goat.”
“And to put it mildly, we’re harboring feelings of extreme alienation, due to copious amounts of house manure that have been shoveled out of the White House and the Capitol Building.”
“Please tell Nancy Pelosi, we’re gonna do the Hokey Pokey, put the “right” ones in, pull the “left” ones out.”
However, as CSN reports, Stevens is not simply making this video to poke fun at anyone or any party. He is not racist, and is not against patriotism.
“It’s not about climate change. It’s not about health-care. It’s all about control. They want control, and I don’t want to give it to them.”
By Tyler Barnett