The Land of the Free

One hundred and ninety nine years ago during the War of 1812, an American lawyer was a prisoner aboard a British war ship in Boston harbor looking at a huge American flag that had been raised over the walls of Ft. McHenry.  He wrote a poem about the battle that ensued and that flag.  The last line of the first stanza of that Francis Scott Key poem reads “Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light, does that banner yet wave oer the land of the free and the home of the brave?”  You see the British Admiral had promised that if that Flag were to be lowered he would stop the shelling of Ft. McHenry.  It was still flying proudly in the morning.  It had been hit many times and the staff broken.  It should have fallen.  But when the dawn came there, around its base, were the bodies of the men who had given their lives to hold the pole up right.  You see when it was about to fall a group of men ran to its base and held it upright and as they died others rushed to take their place and keep that banner aloft. Oh, it was severely canted and, but the flag still answered the vagaries of the wind and the undaunted spirit of the defenders of that fort and our country.  It was, in deed, the “… home of the free and the land of the brave.”


Today however, I fear that this land is the home of the political heretic and the land of the apathetic.  We are ruled by a class of cowards who are much more concerned about their power and keeping that power than any call to freedom for a once great nation.  It is being led by a man born god only knows where, of muslim parents, who refuses to allow a background check on himself while he seeks the destruction of our freedoms, the basic morals of its history and the very constitution upon which it was founded.


Concomitant with all of the above is their attack on the Constitution, including the second amendment.  You might want to recall the words of the Japanese military commander during WWII when his staff proposed that they strike the American west coast after their success at Pearl Harbor.  His response (paraphrased) was “Impossible.  We would encounter a gun behind every blade of grass.  That is an armed nation.”  Well, it used to be anyway.

The liberal mantra is “Let us help you.”   Why won’t those conservatives let us help you, All we want to do is help you.  Give you free food, free housing, free health care, free cell phones, free … you fill in the blank.  Let us help you.  All we want in return is all of your work, all of your energy and all of your freedoms.  Let us help you. 

Four Americans dead and many more injured because Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton refused to answer the call to send help. A border patrol agent killed with guns provided by Barack Obama and Eric Holder to criminals in Mexico in their botched gun running operation. Americans targeted, harassed and intimidated by the Internal Revenue Service because they hold a different political ideology than Barack Obama.  Land of the Free?  The Department of Homeland Security has declared the fourth amendment to be null and void in a zone 100 miles from every U.S. border and ocean.  They say they can legally search and seize whatever they deem necessary without benefit or either w a warrant or reasonable ‘probable cause’.  To quote Benjamin Franklin:  ”Those who would surrender their freedom for security deserve neither freedom nor security.”


A massive 1,131 individuals renounced their US citizenship last quarter. That number is more than the total number of people that chose to live other than under the yoke this country’s collectivistic regime in the past year.  Compared to the same quarter last year in which 188 people renounced their US citizenship, this year’s number is over SIX TIMES higher.  This brings the total number of citizenship renunciations so far this year to 1,810. Try to fix in your mind that in the last six months one thousand eight hundred ten of our citizens have made the decision that it would be better to give up their life long homes and the citizenship that was their birth right rather than live in the tyranny that is today’s United States.

 America.  The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.


One thought on “The Land of the Free

  1. That was a wonderful write up.I would love to think America’s best days are yet ahead. But when you have a president and congress that are selling the American people out, you have to look at reality and say otherwise. The once great nation who helped all nations in there time of need or distress is now in need of it’s friends we so readily helped. May we all spend more time on our knees and less time trying to dismantle a nation. We still have one who is far greater then Obama we must never forget this nation was founded under God and he is our answer.


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