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6/6/2010

Douglas County Tea Party

Filed under: Religion — DRJ @ 2:45 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

A patriotic and religious moment at last Friday’s Douglas County, Georgia, Tea Party:

Do most Americans accept differences in race, creed, color, national origin, sex, politics and religion? Sometimes I think our biggest differences arise from those who put secular government first and those who don’t.

– DRJ

6 Responses to “Douglas County Tea Party”

  1. You should note that the progressives are hailing this as a sign that the “Fundies” /and/or Christians are taking over the Tea Parties.

    It has them worried and apprehensive.

    Good.

    Papa Ray

    Papa Ray (4091d1)

  2. When I was in eighth grade, we had to learn and recite from memory all four verses of the Star Spangled Banner. The gentleman in the video beautifully presented the last verse. It would be educational and beneficial on a national scale if the middle two verses were also taught today.

    great unknown (261470)

  3. What #2 said. That last verse is important, and I find myself often quoting it, but the gentleman is wrong about there being only two verses; there are four.

    Milhouse (ea66e3)

  4. Finally, video proof that TEA Partiers are racist, bigoted, homophobic, terrorists.

    Janet Napolitano was right to put people like this on the list of dangerous characters. /sarc

    GaleH (4fbede)

  5. DRJ sez:

    Do most Americans accept differences in race, creed, color, national origin, sex, politics and religion? Sometimes I think our biggest differences arise from those who put secular government first and those who don’t.

    Oh, I think so. I think most of us still see America as the Great Melting Pot society.

    And yes, our biggest differences arise from left: not so much in pursuit of secularity in governance, but because the foundation of their politics is hatred~there is no political imperative on the left without fomenting hatred and divisiveness amongst identifiable groups of people.

    EW1(SG) (edc268)

  6. Wikipedia is good for a few things. This is one of them. All four verses:
    O! 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 through the perilous fight,
    O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
    O! 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, O! 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.

    O! 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![

    rfy (0f1c61)


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