God Bless America, Land That I Love!
Stand Beside Her, And Guide Her,
Through The Night With The Light From Above.
Thank you for that. I never thought about it – until you pointed it out.
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As we approach the 236th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, when our nation was birthed upon the premise that…
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. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security
… let us remember to praise God, from whom all blessings flow.
For those who have never seen this clip before, the future 40th President of the United States can be spotted at the 4:20 mark.
The firm belief that our rights are endowed by our Creator, and that the proper role of Government is to secure these rights, is what was truly revolutionary about the American Revolution.
Sadly, for multiple decades our Federal Government has been destructive of these ends, destructive of what our Founders knew to be self-evident truth: that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The First Amendment is there to protect We the People from a government that would try to prohibit the free exercise of religion, or abridge the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Yet today we see ever increasing censorship of religious speech. We see a Government that supports the destruction of the Creator-endowed unalienable Right to Life.
As we sing “God Bless America”, let us also live in such a way that We the People of the United States of America bless God.
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