Monday, October 18, 2010

Battle Hymn of the Republic

An American Patriotic Gem

I thought that this would be an appropriate song for this time and space we find ourselves in.  Our dear brothers and sisters in America are preparing to vote in the most important mid term elections of their history.

The winds of change are calling them to select candidates who uphold the values of America, those espoused in the Declaration of Independence, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," not greed and power.  That is life for all Americans including those in the womb, of which about 1,400,000 have been slaughtered annually in the past decade alone.  That includes liberty for all people in America, the liberty to pursue their faith unimpeded by government, the freedom to speak the truth as they understand it, and to self determination, not government domination.

It is time once again for our brothers and sisters to heed the call of Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address, when he said "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

As our brothers and sisters stake this claim once again in America, may we in Canada and other nations of the world, where governments have grown unresponsive to our needs be buoyed up by their efforts, and follow their lead.

Above all, I urge people of good will around the world to pray that our brothers and sisters will be of stout heart, courage and informed conviction as they approach these elections, and that they will elect leaders who share their values.

God Bless America.

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