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The National Anthem at Game 3 of NBA Finals:
The story of the attacks afterwards:
July 4, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Christianity, Family values, Politics, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: American Heroes, Arlington, Gettysberg, God Bless America, John Kennedy, M. Goforth, Patriotism, Star Spangled Banner | 1 comment
My country, ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing; land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado.
O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain. For purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain. America! America! God shed his grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.
O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years. Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears. America! America! God shed his grace on thee. And crown they good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
God bless America. Land that I love. Stand beside her, and guide her, through the night with a light from above. From the mountains to the prairies, to the oceans, white with foam. God bless America, my home sweet home.
This land is your land, this land is my land, from California, to the New York Island, from the redwood forest, to the Gulf Stream waters, this land was made for you and me.
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the Earth.
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a nation of many sovereign states, a perfect union, one and inseparable, established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, with a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me; as he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, while God is marching on.
Now the trumpet summons us again — not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not a call to battle, though embattled we are — but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation — a struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.
Whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on Earth God’s work must truly be our own.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
The silver Eastern strands, thy Golden Gate that stands, fronting the West; Thy flowery Southland fair. Thy North’s sweet, crystal air. O land beyond compare, we love thee best!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring. And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all 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! That God almighty, we are free at last!”
O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife, who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life. America! America! May God thy gold refine, till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine.
Let freedom ring.
by M.Goforth 2010
June 5, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, Family values, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Francis Scott Key, Herman Cain, In God We Trust, National Anthem, Star Spangled Banner, Tea Party Movement | 3 comments
It is actually the 4th verse of the Star Spangled Banner.
From PolitiFact, a Vet emails about Obama’s Flag Flap
The ‘Obama Explains The National Anthem’ E-mail
Subject: Obama Explains National Anthem
Editor’s note: This is the text of a 2008 e-mail that claims Barack Obama wants to change the national anthem. This version was sent to PolitiFact in April 2008. Read our ruling on this e-mail here.
Obama Explains National Anthem Stance On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 18:48:04 -0400,
“LTG Bill Ginn” USAF ret forwarded:
Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides,” Obama said. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem it self conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.”
“I don’t think my church is actually particularly controversial.” – Barack Obama.
If someone had told me 64 years ago, as I was roaring down the runway in the most beautiful airplane in the world, that I would see our country subjected to one of the most disgusting Presidential elections imaginable, I would have told them they were crazy as hell….
What in the world have we come to?
Obama wants to be the leader of the American Military. What a Joke!!!!!!
Obama has since been sporting a flagpin, much to quell the controversy over his lack of wearing it. I seem to recall just weeks ago hearing our anthem played with greta pride, and not as that of an oppressor, as our Olympic athletes proudly accepted their medals.
The Flag and Fireworks at Ft. McHenry, birthplace of our National Anthem
Sen. Obama, those words carry great significance, and not as warmongers as you have eluded to. We stand to salute our flag! We put our hands over our hearts when the Anthem is played! It’s called respect!!