Okay, you might be thinking, I already knew that. But do you know what the words are to the forgotten verses of the anthem? We all know the first verse, but how many know verses two, three and four which are all beautiful and have deep meaning. And the words used in the title of this blog come exactly as listed from the final verse. It is just another indication of the importance that God has played in our nation's development and growth, yet so many today try to tell us God was not part of our founding. In God we trust. Basic, simple words of truth, truth for all mankind when eyes see and the heart is opened and words that our Founders knew were true from their experience. Those words are bigger than any man and are a key to why America thrived so well in her first two hundred years. But what about the future?
Isn't it sad that so many want to burn that star spangled banner that flies proudly in our skies and isn't it also sad that the beautiful words of the anthem that say so much about what it means is today so often scorned? And isn't it also sad that in addition to the flag and anthem that the statue of Andrew Jackson, the man who insured America's survival by his victory in the Battle of New Orleans which concluded that very conflict, like many great historical markers, is under siege? Now, some want to just cancel the anthem, some want to change it and now even in sports our own National Football League has found it appropriate to subordinate our flag and the beautiful anthem to second fiddle. Second fiddle to what? Why second fiddle to a so-called black national anthem which most have never heard of until the recent mob actions began. There is only one national anthem, an anthem which speaks to all Americans, not divided groupings. I find that action disgraceful and a slap in the face of all the Americans who have fought, bled and died for the greatest and most humane nation on earth and I hope there is an outpouring of activity showing just how much we disdain we show for this travesty against America. I feel certain it will and the cost needs to be high for those who so trivially treat our great national symbol, for their own freedom and prosperity could have never been attained somewhere else.
Those who go out of their way to slander their country and abuse the privileges they have are certainly free to do anything they wish as long as they don't step over the line of civility and law. But when they do, well, the entire situation changes and Americans have a right to expect that the consequences of what they have done when they step over that line should be severe. And as for corporate titans, willing to sell out the just and moral purpose of the nation that has given them advantages for the glory of a buck, need to suffer at the box office and with the loss of TV royalties by proud Americans who today find themselves just plain disgusted with what they see. God bless America and may our flag ever fly freely and our anthem sung proudly in a nation remaining faithful to our Almighty God.