Last 4 th of July
by Larry Anderson
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Last Fourth of July… Part 1
“The rockets’ red glare,
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there…”
But not tonight… there is NOTHING TO CELEBRATE..!
The date remains upon our calendar of course, but gone now are the solemn tributes, the marching bands and the noisy celebrations! Gone now, is the inspiration, the great promise and the joy that lifted hearts uncounted! Gone too, are the blood-bought hopes and dreams of literally hundreds of millions - the very stuff that made it all worthwhile for so very, very many - not only here in America - but to untold millions around the world!
A great blackening cloud of crushing sadness sweeps across the land, rending hearts and blanketing the nation with a fear never before known in this Great Land! Freedom’s greatest beacon - that once shone brightly throughout the entirety of the earth - is now being swallowed up in evil darkness…! Echoes of her life-giving testimony are, at this very moment, being forever silenced…!
Time has passed over the memories of far too many of her great heroes; their heart-wrenching stories (many remain untold), are now lost in the hollowness of that great silence! They fade into painful, devastating heartache and are washed away by unseen rivers of private tears!
Far, far too many, their senses assaulted daily by the ever-increasing onslaught of hellish lies and deception, become helpless, crippled with fear, stirred to places of outright panic - yet they simply refuse to even talk about it…! In their adamant rejection of traditionally-held ideology and moral standards (proven by undeniable historical accounts), they are void of good old ‘common’ sense! They are blinded, held captive by the ever- tightening bonds of ignorance!
Our great nation was “born” as an actual expression of the Grace of Almighty God! His call was laid upon the rank and file of her leaders as He placed the great Scepter of Righteousness and Freedom in their hands! She was held solidly within His hand throughout her earliest years! In spite of tremendous turmoil and destructive agency, she was firmly committed to both His design and His Providential strength and purpose! History holds an undeniable narrative of all our nation has come through – victorious under the guiding hand of her Creator!
America: “land of the free and home of the brave”, once the mightiest - the greatest - of all nations that have graced the planet… now steadily marches into oblivion…! Our great nation was once lovingly referred to by untold millions as “Uncle Sam”! Many within her governing ranks have now turned against the patriotic faithful… perhaps “Uncle Sap” is the one more fitting for our day!
The Great Experiment embracing “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” has had its day… its run its course… and its now over…!
Our beloved, America? I know you don’t want to believe it – I don’t either! That couldn’t happen - could it? Then we must deny the many accounts of recorded history! They speak loudly and undeniably of a long, long list of powerful empires - of great and mighty nations and/or kingdoms - in their day - thought of as most certainly undefeatable! Yet, each in turn, had their moment on the stage of world history - then were gone and for a list of reasons far too long to set forth here!
My beloved America, I earnestly pray that God will help us! I am but one voice out of millions, but out of love, with a tear-stained face and a deepening pain in my heart, I say again to you; Please… wake up – before it’s truly too late!
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