Thursday, December 13, 2007

Battle Hymn Of The Republic

This is the most important song from a period of our nation which is both tragic and still magnificent. It is a key lesson for our future as well as a reminder of our glorious past.

At that earlier time we tested the national will to be true to two great commitments of our people. Whether we truly believed in the concept that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights." Just as important, whether our magnificent new form of government, a Representative Republic, "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

It seems more and more that the purposes of that war are slipping from our consciousness; the magnificence of its struggle; the memory of Abraham Lincoln getting people who wanted to live in peace to die for a noble cause, the value to mankind of keeping our unique form of government. The people of that time could have simply allowed this nation to split up . . . . guaranteeing that we would become a fractured and warring continent in the mold of Europe. Instead Abraham Lincoln continued the battle of Britisher William Wilberforce to end the scourge of slavery within the English speaking nations of the earth. He also saved, at least for a time, the concept that a Representative Republic which included limited democratic selection of leaders within a Constitutional framework guaranteeing individual freedom, could provide a better way of life for more citizens than any other form of government ever previously envisioned. That is the foundation of the American Dream.

At this current time of war with the Islamo-fascism movement creating a new form of slavery, threatening the world's freedom, the magnificent music and words of this song are a special reminder of what mankind can do when they believe in great concepts and are willing to die to defend them!

Turn your speakers up and click on the link below to listen to this song by young kids of the next generation of America. It is inspiring.


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