November 16, 2009

“Land of the free, home of the brave”


“Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?”
       Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)
       The Star-Spangled Banner (1814)



“This will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
       Elmer Davis (1890-1958)
       CBS journalist who bravely opposed Joe McCarthy’s Communist witch hunts
       But We Were Born Free (1954)


“Land of the greed and home of the slave.”
       Rev. Jeremiah Wright (b. 1941)
       Referring to America in a videotaped speech, at an event commemorating
       the 60th anniversary of the socialist journal, National Guardian, Sept. 17 2009


“Land of the greed and home of the slave? President Obama IS Jeremiah Wright. Jeremiah Wright IS President Obama: happy to be called a socialist.”
       Rush Limbaugh
       Commenting on Rev. Wright’s quote on his radio show, Nov. 3, 2009

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