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Saturday, May 06, 2006

The Star Spangled Banner

Personally, I view the national anthem as a triumphant paean of victory in maintaining our independent nation. The infant 16 states of the United States of America and their hard won freedom and independence was threatened; had they failed in repelling the renewed effort by Brittain to retake the colonies, we would not be Americans today; we would continue to be subjects of the crown.

I hate war but I concede that in some circumstances war is necessary. There are times when a people must resist domination by a conqueror or to be free of unjust domination. Just as the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 was one of those circumstances.

Difficult as the anthem is to sing I am fiercely proud of it and what it represents, and I bitterly resent disrespectful changes to it. It went through many changes during its developement prior to being accepted as our national anthem, but once it assumed its final form it is ours to honor and respect.

It is hard to sing, but do we have to have everything easy? The actions that took place which brought about its birth were definitely not easy; our forefathers suffered and died in bloody battles to ensure our continued freedom as a nation and as a people.

I LOVE IT! Leave it alone.


  • At Saturday, May 06, 2006 6:11:00 PM , Blogger David Cho said...

    I so agree with you, although I don't know if this continent would still be British today since the Great Britian is not so great is it used to be.

    I remember how much my mother loved it even though she never became an American citizen.

  • At Saturday, May 06, 2006 8:15:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    Hello, Cho. As usual we are glad to have you visit us and offer your comments.

    Some people are citizens in their hearts even though they never undergo the formalities.

    Foreign born men have served in our military and fought for this country even though they were not formally citizens. Yet what makes you more of a member of the American citizenry than laying your life on the line for it?


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