To Make An Effort For America. Pt. 2

Here is an interesting post that comments on this post => http://culturemonk.com/2015/04/30/america-is-broken/.

What do I think of it? I provided the first comment. Hopefully, some of you will provide additional comments.

2 thoughts on “To Make An Effort For America. Pt. 2

  1. Thanks, I left a comment for them both. America is not broken. People really need to read our history, to talk with their elders and get a feel for what life was like 60 years ago.It can help to put things in perspective. I really blame our media for leading us astray, for convincing so many of us that America is doomed. That can become a self fulfilling prophecy as we all just kind of despair and throw in the towel.

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  2. The picture is of the Republican preacher and big Second Amendment defender inspired by the “Let Freedom Ring” speech he heard at (or perhaps read from) the Republican National Convention of 1952, and Senator Joseph McCarthy’s assistant helping his pursuit of communist infiltrators, also during the 1950s. For some time, Democrats had the habit of shunning or walking out of speeches that RFK gave, because of RFK’s anti-Communist stance. His involvement in civil rights became a way to earn his way back into the Left. It took years.

    Here was the original Republican speech by Archibald Carey (a black Republican preacher twice elected in Democrat Chicago):

    This will be the day when all God’s children will sing with new meaning “My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died! Land of the Pilgrim’s pride! From ev’ry mountainside, Let freedom ring!” And if America is to be a great nation this must come true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California! Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain in Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
    * * *
    We, Negro Americans, sing with all loyal Americans: ‘My country ‘tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, Land of the Pilgrim’s pride! From ev’ry mountainside, Let freedom ring!’ That’s exactly what we mean—from every mountain side, let freedom ring. Not only from the Green Mountains and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire; not only from the Catskills of New York; but from the Ozarks in Arkansas, from the Stone Mountain in Georgia, from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia—let it ring not only for the minorities in the United States; but for … the disinherited of all the earth…—may the Republican Party, under God, from every mountainside, LET FREEDOM RING!”

    Carey rarely gets credit for this.

    Extending the open hand of friendship is a fine idea. But in some arenas, such as in the Jihadist War, it is seen as a sign of weakness. So we can and should keep doing so, but always be prepared for those who will reject it … or attack it.

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

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