22 October 2012

Forty Days To November
Day 26 - The American Sound

15 days.

Few Presidents had the ability to ignite hope in the hearts of those who loved liberty more than President Ronald Reagan.  In his Second Inaugural Address*, after winning in a landslide election, Reagan stated:

"History is a ribbon, always unfurling; history is a journey, we think of those who traveled before us...Now we hear again the echoes of our past: a general falls to his knees in the hard snow of Valley Forge; a lonely president paces the darkened halls and ponders his struggle to preserve the Union; the men of the Alamo call out encouragement to each other, a settler pushes west and sings a song, and the song echoes out forever and fills the unknowing air.
"It is the American sound. It is hopeful, bighearted, idealistic, daring, decent, and fair. That's our heritage; that is our song. We sing it still. For all our problems our differences, we are together as of old, as we raise our voices to the God who is the Author of this most tender music. And may He continue to hold us close as we fill the world with our sound - sound in unity, affection, and love - One people under God, dedicated to the dream of freedom that He has placed in the human heart, called upon now to pass that dream on to a waiting and hopeful world."
Present Day Founding Father
of the new Freedom Movement
Patriot's Prayer: Holy God, convict us of our nation's sins and turn our  hearts back to You in repentance. Do this not only for our sake, but for the sake of the generations of Americans who will follow us.

Patriot's Promise: For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me, and I will listen to you. ~ Jeremiah 29:11-13

Reagan's opponent, Michael Dukakis, won only his home state.

*Links to a video. Watch President Reagan deliver his Second Inaugural address. Listen.

NOTE: All source material(unless otherwise noted)from God's Promises for the American Patriot by Dr. Richard D Lee & Jack Countryman; In God We Still Trust by Dr. Richard D Lee; and The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America(NKJV) by Richard G Lee (general editor).

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