This is My Country Lest We Forget

Magnet This Is My Country


This Is My Country Lest We Forget

Has America has lost her soul? Our founding fathers founded our nation under the presupposition that Almighty God was our rock, our fortress and our guiding light. They knew the pitfalls of creating a democracy and chose a Constitutional Republic unlike any other nation on earth.

Over the past 246 years it would appear that the guiding light has been all but snuffed out ever so slowly and replaced through a gradual desensitizing and washing of her collective brain trust until “In God We Trust” is no longer in fashion. Honoring the flag “Old Glory” and what it stands for has become offensive.

Publicly through our elected officials we have expressed openly that we wish to be left alone by each other and by the God who created us. It is evident that democracy is not an American value, but leads to political division, death and ultimate destruction.

It has been said thatfor evil men to accomplish their purpose it is only necessary that good men should do nothing. I say it is more damaging when good men do the wrong thing for seemingly good reasons.

There is no right or acceptable way to do wrong.

Have we not learned the lessons of history where evil men have consciously sought to remove God from the home or private and public affairs? Do we not remember the Old Testament stories where those seemed to prosper without God didn’t prosper at all and were overtaken by their own greed?

We have allowed the torch of the Statue of Liberty to be covered or taken out. We’ve gone from welcoming the weary, the poor and the downtrodden and those who come seeking a better life to allowing and actively pursuing those who seek our nation’s destruction. We further disallowing the self-defense and protection of our neighbors because of purely political reasons?

Let me state clearly so there is no misunderstanding “IN GOD ALONE DO I TRUST” and “THIS IS MY COUNTRY” which I have sworn to defend against all enemies, both foreign and domestic. I will not stand idly by as the tenants of our nation are torn asunder.

Stand for what is right every time or you will fall for anything and be left with nothing.

This Is My Country” an American patriotic song composed in 1940. The lyrics are by Don Raye and the music is by Al Jacobs.[1] Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians were the first to record the song, in 1942.

The song begins slowly, opening with this introductory verse:

What difference if I hail from North or South

Or from the East or West?

My heart is filled with love

For all of these.

I only know I swell with pride

And deep within my breast

I thrill to see Old Glory

Paint the breeze.

A second, rarely performed, verse reads:

With hand upon my heart,

I thank the Lord for this,

my native land,

for all I love is here within her gates

My soul is rooted deeply in the soil on which I stand,

for these are mine,

my own United States!

It then swings into a march tempo for the chorus:

The song is made notable by the fact that it honors both Americans by birth and choice.

The first chorus reads:

This is my country

Land of my birth

This is my country

Grandest on Earth

While the second chorus (sung on a repeat, as the introduction is usually not repeated) instead reads:

This is my country

Land of my choice

This is my country

Hear my proud voice.

Both versions join together at the ending:

I pledge thee my allegiance

America the bold

For this is my country

To have and to hold

This is my country

To have and to hold

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

My prayer is that Almighty God will give me (us) the patience, determination, strength and wisdom to stand firm during these trying times so that all honor and glory be to Him, for He alone is worthy. – RTM

2 thoughts on “This is My Country Lest We Forget

  1. Two tremendous RTMs in a row. Both equally appropriate for the country we live in now. Excellent, Thanks!


  2. Incredible. Two great and timely RTMs in a row. Our country needs to become aware of these very important points you make. Thanks!


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