The first line of the Star-Spangled Banner is, “O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming.”
This was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812. The war ended on February 18, 1815.
But today, I am concerned that too many citizens, “can no longer see . . . nor do they proudly hail the Flag of the United States of America.”
Too many of us have apparently become blinded by the anti-American, socialistic rhetoric being spewed from the mouths of our elected political leaders – and many of those who are trying to get elected.
President Barack Obama from the outset has strongly expressed his “dislike” for the American values upon which this nation was built – and he has spent the last seven years trying to change them. And our Secretary of State, John Kerry, has been an anti-war activist since the early 1970s.
John Kerry was called before a U.S. Senate committee in April 1971 investigating his activities as the leader of the anti-war group, Vietnam Veterans against the War (VVAW). During that hearing, John Kerry accused American GIs of having committed war crimes – and – he belittled the idea that there was a Communist threat to the United States. That testimony came after Mr. Kerry had already had meetings with North Vietnamese and Viet Cong delegates in Paris. Those meetings were confirmed by FBI surveillance and Mr. Kerry’s earlier public statements.
So, when you have an administration, where people of similar persuasion, have been placed in positions of authority throughout our government – can there be any wonder as to why the United States of America is under attack from all sides?
We need to correct our course and pray unceasingly for this nation.
Pray that God will remove the evil ones from their positions of authority in our government, our military, our courts, our schools, and even our churches. And also pray that God will replace them with God-fearing, righteous leaders committed to protecting and serving the people of this nation.
But the problem is greater than just political. God’s people (me and you) need to also “get right with God.” God made this promise long ago:
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Today is the day to begin anew.