Country founded on biblical principles

I love my country and I want it back. I don't want our anthem changed. I don't want my flag disrespected. When I pledge the flag I say, "One Nation Under God." I want my money to have "In God We Trust" on it.

Our founding fathers had the wisdom to govern our constitution on biblical principles and these principles have endured for over 200 years. They have led to blessings and prosperity until now. On this 4th of July I will celebrate and appreciate what America stands for "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

I was born in this country. I'm a citizen of USA! Those who don't like it here don't have to stay. This is America!

No other place can replace The United States of America. From "sea to shining sea," and every thing in between is sacred… my beloved land!

I am proud of my country.

Our veterans have sacrificed their lives with blood, sweat and tears.

We do not embrace socialism, communism or terrorism.

Freedom is the most precious gift a country can possess. Without it, life exists without a purpose. Freedom comes with a price and we are willing to fight to the end and we will prevail.

We love our way of life and we honor those who gave time and lives to preserve our way of life.

I am proud to be an American. I want to pass on to my children and grandchildren a nation that respects our flag, our country and our citizens.

What makes America great and why do I love her so? "Doing what is right makes a nation great, but sin will bring disgrace to any people. (Proverbs 14:34, NCV).

In the old testament every time people turned evil the country desecrated. I truly believe that pulls down any nation. On a cross Jesus gave the highest sacrifice to free us from the bondage of sin. It was for freedom that he shed his precious blood. "… his sweat was like drops of blood falling down to the ground" (Luke 22:44, NCV).

I thank God I live in America but I'm even more thankful for a Savior who died for me upon a cross that I might live eternally.

I believe we are truly free when we are free in Jesus. "So if the Son makes you free, you will be truly free" (John 8:36, NCV).

On this Fourth of July let us celebrate freedom and have gratitude for the guidance of a loving God who has guided and kept us through the years.

Let freedom ring throughout this day and every day. Wave "Old Glory." Let proud Americans sing "Oh say can you see…."

"America, I love you!"

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Portales resident Joan Clayton is a retired teacher and published author. Her e-mail address is:

joan@yucca.net

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