Patriotism, America the Beautiful

There is so much fighting and nastiness on social media.

What constitutes rape, to what doesn’t?

Who is at fault, who isn’t?

A mother who birthed an infant with known health issues and who died is called a murderer, but her supposed needed abortion wouldn’t have been? What happened to the concept of choice?

 “No  to Trump”
“No to Hillary”

“If he/she wins, I’m leaving the country.”


Is this our country?
Do we have ideals we believe in?
Why shouldn’t we be willing to fight for what we believe in this country?

Plenty of military folks are laying down their LIVES for freedoms and protections for this country, no matter who wins for president.

Why aren’t each of us more grateful for that by standing up for what we believe is RIGHT, here on our own soil?
We live in a land of plenty, and a land of freedom.
We won’t find this any where else.

Do we desire to be the GOOD we wish we were seeing?
Do we wish to find solutions or examine what went wrong?

Do we have any sense of patriotism?


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In some countries, that newborn born with health issues will be euthanized.
Or sent to die in a secret place.
No choices for anyone.
None of this is considered wrong or murder, and even encouraged by other countries’ leadership.

In some countries, there is no plenty.
There is no clean water.
There is no sanitation.
There is inadequate education, and there are no jobs.
There are plenty of dishonest, hateful, bad leaders everywhere.

This is the United States of America…
Let’s stick together and help to “crown good” on our fellow “brotherhood.”
We could simply be more kind.
We could help each other without just looking for one’s own interests.
We could pray for our current and future leaders.

America the Beautiful

Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates 
Composed  Samuel A. Ward
1911 version

Oh Beautiful America

For amber waves of grain,
Amber waves of grain

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For purple mountain majesties
Purple mountains majesty
Above the fruited plain!
Fruited plain
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

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O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!
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!
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 thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Knowing we are truly BLESSED,