By: Wayne Leeper
A Land Called America
The “Greatest Generation” is leaving us, at a rate of 10,000 each day. They left us a heritage of pride, honor and patriotism, along with a love of God, family, and country. We are their sons, daughters and grandchildren. The “Torch of Liberty,” lit by our founders, passed through the generations and held so high by our parents and
grandparents has now been passed to us. Even now, as we prepare to pass it to the next generation, my fear is that their greatest challenge in holding it high will be solving problems not of their own making.
America is not a place, but an ideal. It is an ideal which has lived in the hearts of mankind since the beginning of time. This idea is to live free in a land of freedom. Our founders addressed it when they established these “Shores of Freedom” two hundred and thirty-six years ago. They created a nation out of a wilderness. Their children and grandchildren spread it from “Sea to Shining Sea.” Today the world
calls it the United States of America but, by the grace of God, we call it home.
America has been called a “Nation of Immigrants,” and that is true beyond any reasonable doubt. Since its inception, generations of freedom loving men and women have flocked to these shores. Together we have created the “Greatest Nation in the History of the World.” Each immigrant has brought his or her own particular talents and skills to be stitched into the social, economic, and political fabric of this great land.
Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Today we are facing the greatest threats to our freedom since our Founding Fathers penned the Declaration of Independence. This threat is not coming from foreign armies gathering on foreign shores, but from our own government. The freedoms we all hold dear are gradually being eroded by a small group of individuals in Washington, D.C. Our founders threw off the shackles of the British Empire with which they
were bound. Our task is to throw off the shackles of the Obama Administration and his minions in the “Elite Washington Establishment.”
Patriots are not born. They are shaped and molded by the “Storms of Life,” and the “Sands of Time.” They come in all colors, genders and sizes. Some are born in America, while others have fled to these shores seeking to build a life of freedom for themselves and their families. Out of eight billion people occupying the earth, only three hundred ten million are privileged to wear the name “American.”
We have one, and only one, shot at saving our country. This is not about Obamacare, gas prices or green energy. This is about the life of the land we love. It is about the future of our children and grandchildren. It is about preserving the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” for future generations. On November 6, 2012 the life of America hangs in the balance. The time has come for good men and women to take a stand or set back and let evil prevail. The ideal which is America must be preserved. It is a fight we cannot lose, we must not lose and with God’s help, we will not lose.
My sincere hope is that this message will be picked up by the patriots of this great nation and spread from shore to shore. The life of America depends on it and that life is now in our hands. I pray we will have the wisdom and courage to put an end to the Obama Administration alomg with the Elite Washington Establishment and
restore the freedoms upon which this “Land of America” was built. Future generations will be our judge. May they look upon us favorably!