Thursday, November 18, 2010

History Lesson

How many of you know there are two verses in the US National Anthem? Don’t feel bad if you didn’t, I didn’t either. But, at a campaign rally in the just completed Take Back America season a retired Marine wanted to make sure Americans found out there was.

Take a peek as an old Jar Head gives us a history lesson that is more important now than any time since the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

The original Tea Party was in Boston in 1773 and it takes the Tea Party of 2010 to get out the fact that our founding Fathers did in fact believe that this country was a Nation born UNDER GOD.  Now, I don't care what anyones' religious beliefs are...the fact remains the ACLU and others are on the wrong side of the fence when they claim In God We Trust, and similiar words, violate the rights of Americans.

In this Thanksgiving season I'm thankful for this brave Marine for sharing with the world this verse that seems to have been overlooked for so long.


  1. I can't see the video you posted but there are more than 2 verses to the song.

    Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
    O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
    Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
    Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
    'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
    A home and a country should leave us no more!
    Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

  2. That was great! I hope America is coming around and standing taller these days. Guys like this, help us all gain confidence and strength to stay committed to ourselves and our country.

    Thanks for posting!

  3. Thank you for the video and an excellent post.


  4. First off, there ain’t no such thing as a retired or ex-Marine. Second, that’s the kind of guy I want in Office.

  5. I'm thinking.....and while I'm doing that I'll just agree with everyone else here.

    I'd vote for that dude. Back to thinking.....

  6. I find it strange how, as an Australian, I seem to know more about the history of the U.S. than most Americans. It's no surprise to me that there are 4 verses to The Star Spangled Banner, or that your founding fathers founded the nation with a strong belief in God. Maybe if everyone wasn't so concerned about themselves and their so-called rights they would actually be better off than they are now.