"If America is destroyed, it may be by Americans who salute the flag,
sing the national anthem, march in patriotic parades, cheer Fourth of
July speakers – normally good Americans, but Americans who fail to
comprehend what is required to keep our country strong and free,
Americans who have been lulled away into a false security."
-- Ezra Taft Benson
"[T]he delegation of the government, in [a republic], to a small number of citizens elected by the rest ... [is] to refine and enlarge the public views by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country and whose patriotism and love of justice will be least likely to sacrifice it to temporary or partial considerations." -- James Madison [We wish! – JS]
The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the
feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. -- Habakkuk 3:19
"The Lord is my strength!" Wow, what power we have in his
abiding and empowering presence in the Holy Spirit.
Sovereign God and Almighty Father, be not only my strength, but
the strength of those battling depression, grief and despair. I ask
your blessings especially and specifically for _________ at this
time of difficulty and struggle. Through Jesus I ask this. Amen.