America is not perfect, but is being perfected. America is not so much a land mass full of people as it is a people who hold a common ideal; Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness! This is a place where the truly tolerant are respectful are tolerant of those who hold different beliefs but the same ideals. This is a place where love wins out over hate and God wins out over godlessness. This the Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave. This is an ideal worth living for, fighting for, and, yes, even dying for.
While many are grieving over the condition of our nation on this day, I rejoice that our flag is still here! The ideal is still being lifted up and waved from the house tops. God is not dead, and it is still in God We Trust! It may look like the American Dream has eluded us, but I still “Have a Dream,” as do many of my compatriots. Just as Reverend William Seymour said, “The color line was washed away in the blood (of Jesus)” and those who truly follow Christ live in that America. Free minded men and women still live in that America. Loving and caring men and women still live in that America. Men and women full of hope for the future still live in America. This is my Country. This is my America! God bless and keep her as a “light upon a hill” for all the world to see. May righteousness, peace and joy rule her in the hearts of We the People. “This is my country, land that I love. Stand beside Her, and guide Her, through the night with a Light from above . . .”
God Bless America!