The United States of America, the Greatest Country on Planet Earth!
God Bless America
While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free.
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer:
God bless America, land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America, my home sweet home.
God bless America, my home sweet home.
"Irving Berlin wrote the song in 1918 while serving the U.S. Army at Camp Upton in Yaphank, New York, but decided that it did not fit in a revue called Yip Yip Yaphank, so he set it aside. ...[until 1940]" (Source) . Watch and listen to the first broadcast below.
"The REAL God Bless America!
Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing "God Bless America" on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two.
Here are the facts... The link at the bottom will take you to a video showing the very first public singing of "GOD BLESS AMERICA". But before you watch it, you should also know the story behind the first public showing of the song. The time was 1940. America was still in a terrible economic depression.
Hitler was taking over Europe and Americans were afraid we'd have to go to war. It was a time of hardship and worry for most Americans. This was the era just before TV, when radio shows were HUGE, and American families sat around their radios in the evenings, listening to their favorite entertainers, and no entertainer of that era was bigger than Kate Smith.
Kate was also large; plus size, as we now say, and the popular phrase still used today is in deference to her, "It ain't over till the fat lady sings". Kate Smith might not have made it big in the age of TV, but with her voice coming over the radio, she was the biggest star of her time.
Kate was also patriotic. It hurt her to see Americans so depressed and afraid of what the next day would bring . She had hope for America, and faith in her fellow Americans. She wanted to do something to cheer them up, so she went to the famous American song-writer, Irving Berlin (who also wrote "White Christmas") and asked him to write a song that would make Americans feel good again about their country. When she described what she was looking for, he said he had just the song for her. He went to his files and found a song that he had written, but never published, 22 years before - way back in 1917. He gave it to her and she worked on it with her studio orchestra. She and Irving Berlin were not sure how the song would be received by the public, but both agreed they would not take any profits from God Bless America . Any profits would go to the Boy Scouts of America. Over the years, the Boy Scouts have received millions of dollars in royalties from this song.
This video starts out with Kate Smith coming into the radio studio with the orchestra and an audience. She introduces the new song for the very first time, and starts singing. After the first couple verses, with her voice in the background still singing, scenes are shown from the 1940 movie, "You're In The Army Now." At the 4:20 mark of the video you see a young actor in the movie, sitting in an office, reading a paper; it's Ronald Reagan.
To this day, God Bless America stirs our patriotic feelings and pride in our country. Back in 1940, when Kate Smith went looking for a song to raise the spirits of her fellow Americans, I doubt whether she realized just how successful the results would be for her fellow Americans during those years of hardship and worry..... and for many generations of Americans to follow.
Now that you know the story of the song, I hope you'll enjoy it and treasure it even more.
Many people don't know there's a lead in to the song since it usually starts with "God Bless America ....." So here's the entire song as originally sung..... ENJOY!"
"So that you won’t be fooled by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow claiming Second Amendment supporters were celebrating the Oklahoma City bombing this week — as she has on April 19 in years past — Tuesday was the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, a date all Americans used to know. "
What was so great about America, before Obama, was that our natural Freedoms (as in natural to all life) were preserved in our US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and previously protected. Among them, the right to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, the right to privacy, the right to own guns, and the right to practice a religion without fear of reprisal. Because of our Freedoms, for over two hundred years, our free-market economy has allowed a standard of living that leads all other countries, excepting perhaps most recently those Islamic states that we have made rich by choosing to buy their oil instead of pumping our own. With well over a million legal (and illegal) immigrants coming to the United States each year, and many more that want to come, America has until now been the desired destination and envy of the world.
It's also important to note that the social safety net in the War on Poverty has been solved, at great expense -- although the Left would have you believe otherwise -- as reported by Robert J. Samuelson in a Washington Post article, linked under National Morality below. But, issues related to self-improvement and dependent behavior, encouraged by the Left/Democrats/Socialists/Communists/Progressives, for the purpose of securing votes remain to be resolved.
But many also hate us for our success: we are despised by control-mined dictators and would-be dictators, fanatical religious regimes, and countries that practice Socialism and Communism. Most countries in the UN also don’t like us simply because they are unable unwilling to develop the kind of Freedoms that lead to national prosperity, so they work to take ours.
Read what others have to say about America’s greatness:
Free-market capitalism is like having a billion lemonade stands — make lemonade, put up a sign, and sell it: Produce-Market-Sell. Only government regulations can shut it down.
Using thousands of high paid employees, the Obama administration has created over 24,000 unwise and unnecessary government regulations on top of tens of thousands of existing regulations, that is why our economy cannot function. The sad part is, he has knowingly put his agenda ahead of what America needs — jobs, instead of 'free-trade', H1-Bs, open borders, refugees that support Shariah Law, welfare spending and debt. Why? Because those made dependent on government for survival will most often vote to keep the free money coming, until there are jobs.
Thus, the overwhelming evidence shows that President Obama is not only a racist, but an anti-American Muslim and Communist that is using classical methods of population enslavement and should have been impeached years ago.
To maintain that control, Hillary Clinton — any Democrat/Liberal/Socialist/Progressive (Communist) — would continue Obama's economic policies.