By John

Walk down any street in this beautiful land and you will hear someone say, “The thing that this country needs is…..”. The answers vary but the approach is quite common. There are lots of ideas out there and some of them are really great.

P. T. Barnum once offered his view when he said, ”What America needs is a good five cent cigar!” One would assume that five cents would buy a great deal more in the 1930’s than it does now. Be that as it may, I would like to offer my own version of what America needs.

What America needs is a few good spokesmen/women; people who truly believe that this is the greatest nation on earth. From the earliest days of this country our forefathers spoke of this land in glowing terms. Our leaders were spokesmen for Liberty, God, and Country.

Today our country and our religion are both under attack from those who would change America into something it never was and was never intended to be. That assault comes from without and within.

I can understand the denigration that comes from without. Foreign Countries look upon us with both envy and desire. They covet our freedom, our lifestyle, and our economic system that gives every man an opportunity to be whatever they wish to be.

We can deal with our enemies but God Save Us From Our Friends. The greatest threat that America faces comes from within; from America itself! We appear to be bent upon our own destruction. We seem to be determined to destroy the wonder that we have built.

The basic principles that created this nation always included The Almighty. When we were first a foundling and later as an emerging nation worship and faith in our Savior were to be found everywhere there was any public gathering.

A prayer to God was the first thing on the lips of our elected officials and the last words uttered by a soldier before going into battle. The Constitution guaranteed the separation of Church and State but it said nothing to discourage the practice of that religion.

Today both our country and our religion are under attack from every direction. There are those inside this country who are determined to change our nation into something that it was never meant to be and they will do so by any means, fair or foul.

The principle approach seems to have two prongs, both of which attack America at the most basic level. First, attack our religion, then attack America itself. Virulent attacks have come from both areas; from those who use the constitution, the schools, and even the courts against their own homeland.

Every human being needs something beyond him/herself to believe in. Without faith there is nothing! We need to believe in this country that our sons and daughters are called upon to defend. We must believe in our God, by whatever name you may call Him.

We are still the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth. We are also the most generous sovereignty on the planet. We are a GOOD COUNTRY. And now I will presume to tell you once again what America needs. We need a few good spokesmen/women.

We need people who believe in US. We need people to stand on the street corner or on the mountain top and yell, “I LOVE AMERICA!” We need an Evangelical Outpouring. We need a return to our basic beliefs.

Dear God, I love this country. If America doesn’t please you there are boats and planes leaving here every day!

Thought For the Day: Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates.” If that is so let us eat it slowly, savor every bon bon, and hope that it lasts!