A Nation Still Free: Under God
The article attempts to project the feelings expressed in the song:’The Star
Spangled Banner’: composed by Francis Scott Key, “In Defense of Fort McHenry” in September 1814. Congress proclaimed it the U.S. National Anthem in 1931 — history follows.) It then identifies and defends the source of our freedom. Our military personnel seem to understand our need to protect and defend this right better than we common citizens. It is a great concern for many in our great nation, and the object of destruction for many others.
Oh, say, you over there by the window. Can you see by the dawn’s early light.It should be light enough now. Can you see our flag, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming? It was awfully dark when I last saw her, so still in the breeze of the oncoming night. The flag, whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight. I was just wondering if she stood, it was so far away. O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? Oh! My friend, the fighting was frightening. And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,and in their light they Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.And now, the night has been still, and the wind is blowing softly, please. Oh, say, you over there by the window, does that star-spangled banner yet waveO’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
This article is my way of reminding myself, and hopefully those who read, really read it, that we are a Christian founded nation, founded under God. That is the God of the Jew and Christian. Freedom has been our theme since the beginning. It is this freedom that allows others who do not believe in the God of the Jew or Christian to worship as their heart dictates. Our God does not force others to worship Him, nor should His followers force others to worship Him. Some say it is tolerance, but it is not so, it is truly the essence of freedom.
Our nation has seen greatness far beyond any other, of time. Its greatness comes from that freedom under God. There are those who wish God be removed. Others want that also but they want any reminder of that history of ours to be removed along with God. Yet they still want to call that freedom. In no nation of this world does there exist freedom in the framework as they desire. No where. We live this freedom due to the worshipful nature of our founding fathers knowledge that no nation of democracy can stand without this God. The very existence of our nation economy demand the rule of law as founded in the Ten Commandments. Remove God and in effect you remove law as we have known it since our foundation of 1776 and those foundling years. When profit becomes the driving force of business, when the lack of incentive is lost in our people, when complacency rules our acceptance of wrong deeds, and self indulgent sin dictates to others which laws should exist, those leading the charge will claim tolerance for all while destroying the rights of any who seem to stand in their way, for the good of their cause.
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light.I will offer a warning to all who oppose the living God. The warning concerns God and His relationship to the United States of America and Israel. The people of Israel for most of mankind’s history have been His People. They were chosen to be the path by which God would bring about reconciliation between the fallen mankind and Himself. So in the context of that statement, all men of all times, past and future, share this path common to all. As far the United States of America, I think it is inarguable that God has played a dynamic role in its success as a Nation, and as a leader of Nations worldwide. Its people enjoy the highest level of almost any material, resource, freedom, opportunity and living. No other people has ever achieved such monolithic heights for all its people who want to accept their rights to achieve. Here is the warning: remove God from this nation, turn your back on Him, turn your back on Israel and you will surely lose this nation’s greatest gift to its people: FREEDOM.
We recently went through a traumatic presidential election, very hard on either side of our choices. In reality, no one lost, no one won for you see, it is God who is in charge, not little man. We got the presidential leader we as a nation deserve at this time of our history. The selection of a leader for God’s people (that would also include a nation) has always been God’s. He has always given us one we deserve, He did this time. The future path of this nation is being laid out even as I write this. Whether that path leads toward the objectives of my warning, or not, will determine our continued greatness or our ultimate failure. We remain great only as long as our path protects our freedom and supports Israel.
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light.May we never go through a night, wondering if our flag is still there. Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet waveO’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?