Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Ragged Old Flag / The Battle Hymn Of The Republic

"If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to.
This is the last stand on Earth.
And this idea that government is beholden to the people,
that it has no other source of power except to sovereign people,
is still the newest and most unique idea in all the
long history of man's relation to man.
This is the issue of this election.
Whether we believe in our capacity for self-government,
or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess
that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital
can plan our lives for us better than
we can plan them ourselves."

 Ronald Wilson Reagan
40th President of the United States of America

The Ragged Old Flag
Johnny Cash

"In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom
That transfigured you and me:
As He died to make men holy,
Let us live to make men free;
While God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
While God is marching on..."

The Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Johnny Cash

 "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic"
Julia Ward Howe
American Hymn writer

This song was sung at the funerals of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill,
American Senator Robert Kennedy, and American Presidents 
Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.

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