Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sweet Land of Liberty

Sweet Land of Liberty~

America is the home of the brave and the land of the free; America deserves nothing less.
All of our citizens have unalienable rights granted by God and guaranteed by our U.S. Constitution. The leader of our country must have a song in their heart, the enduring song of freedom and liberty. Without this joy for our country, they are not fit to lead us.

My country, 'tis of Thee,
Sweet Land of Liberty
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.


The first verse celebrates both Liberty and Freedom in our song My Country Tis of Thee. From the start we have fought for both of these principles. No American can ever allow anyone to deny either to themselves or their posterity.

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills,
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.


We love our nation and our heart belongs here at all times. We have such a beautiful country to be grateful for. We use our freedom and liberty for noble purposes, not because we must but because we want to.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet Freedom's song;
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.


We are free to succeed or free to fail. We have freedom to speak and freedom to pray as we see fit. We are free to share and free to grow. We are free to own our property.

Our fathers' God to Thee,
Author of Liberty,
To thee we sing,
Long may our land be bright
With Freedom's holy light,
Protect us by thy might
Great God, our King.


We recognize the source of our strength comes from God and we always have. Our country is full of shrines to freedom, liberty and to God. Our country is founded on principles and morals that have served us well.

Our glorious Land to-day,
'Neath Education's sway,
Soars upward still.
Its hills of learning fair,
Whose bounties all may share,
Behold them everywhere
On vale and hill!


We have always sought to improve our country so as to become a more perfect nation while keeping our morals and principles intact. We have always changed because we have always learned and grown. Our country is young but strong and vibrant. Yes, She is glorious!

Thy safeguard, Liberty,
The school shall ever be,
Our Nation's pride!
No tyrant hand shall smite,
While with encircling might
All here are taught the Right
With Truth allied.


We have always asked for Gods help in remembering our duties to freedom and liberty. All opportunity comes with obligation. Truth must always be sought and displayed to safeguard against those who would seize power for their own purpose in conflict to the freedom and liberty of our people.

Beneath Heaven's gracious will
The stars of progress still
Our course do sway;
In unity sublime
To broader heights we climb,
Triumphant over Time,
God speeds our way!


We look to a higher power than man for our guidance. When gratitude slips away, a people can stray off course. We will regain our way by observing His guidance. Taking one mans liberty to give it to another robs one man and gives nothing not already possessed by the other.

Grand birthright of our sires,
Our altars and our fires
Keep we still pure!
Our starry flag unfurled,
The hope of all the world,
In peace and light impearled,
God hold secure!

We are one nation under God. We are not "citizens of the world", yet we are the hope of the world. We cannot allow self segregating satellite societies to be formed, that will not respect all freedom and liberty's. This is not a change envisioned by our forefathers, nor all whom have fought and died to defend this united country formed of the people, by the people and for the people. Our leader must be able to sing our song in his heart and not try to change our song into one of another. Our leader cannot destroy, in order to build our country anew. Tearing down one mans house to build another's is not in our moral or principled makeup. "Spreading the wealth" as if Robin Hood unifies nobody.

Martin Luther King said:

"Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children."

King talked of our nation and our brotherhood as Gods creations. He said;

"Let freedom ring. And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring—when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children—black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics—will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

What King preached was love for God, country and all men are created equal and should be treated equally.

Our leader cannot have it in his heart to exploit those in weakened states to rise up collectively to take down the strong thereby metaphorically leveling out life. When tall mountains are razed and smaller knolls mounded until all are level, no liberty and freedom remain. Only a scarred and desolately ruined landscape would remain. This is not a path to greatness or prosperity.
This is not hope for the future this is disaster and not a future at all for our children.
How could this fit into the Sweet Land of Liberty ? It will never fit!

No, our leader must be willing to sing our song proudly, to salute our flag outwardly, and appreciate liberty and freedom fully.

Anyone who cannot must never try to lead us.

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