America, ..the Beautiful.

Currently mismanaged, from sea to shining sea…

And/or, ..from one coast…

Big Sir, California

..to the other.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts 

From Sea to Shining Sea…

Origin..

Taken from a line in ‘America the Beautiful’, the patriotic song written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1893. (She wrote other versions later, in 1904 and 1913).

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Pikes Peak, Colorado

Katharine wrote the song following an inspirational visit to Pikes Peak, Colorado, USA, which she later described thus:

“One day some of the other teachers and I decided to go on a trip to 14,000-foot Pikes Peak. We hired a prairie wagon. Near the top we had to leave the wagon and go the rest of the way on mules.

 

Although I was extremely tired, when I saw the view, I felt great joy. All the wonder of America seemed displayed there, with the sea-like expanse.”

The phrase is also frequently associated with Canada. The Canadian national motto – “A mari usque ad mare”, translates as “From sea to sea”. Which has a biblical origin:

“He shall have dominion from sea to sea and from the river unto the ends of the earth.” (Psalm 72:8).

(Sidebar) ..with “he” referring to God, ..not Mohammed.

As for myself, ..being a transplanted South Dakotan, ..the eyes of this beholder enjoys beauty everywhere I Iook, ..our many rivers, ..Lakes, ..and tributaries, ..the Black Hills, ..the Badlands, ..our almost endless prairies, ..rich with the history of America’s infancy and struggle. A history of men and women that put it all on the line in their time to build a nation second to none. A nation of great men as depicted by the magnificent life’s work of Gutzon Borglum, ..and/or “Mount Rushmore.”

 

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

I voted against Barack Obama in 2008, because he was a nobody from nowhere. Barack Obama is still a nobody from nowhere.

Barack Obama’s narrative, and/or ..rhetoric in 2008 wanted me to believe that all that is needed to be the President of the United States, ..and/or America, ..is to win an election.

Barack Obama was wrong then, and Barack Obama is wrong now. Take a good look at the faces above on Mount Rushmore, ..each man in his time performed a great service for “our” great nation.

In order to provide a great service, (at least in my humble opinion) ..one must be a great person.

Barack Obama has provided no unobjectionable, ..and/or, admissible service to America, great or small. He is not the man to save the Nation’s economy, ..nor is Obamacare the device to heal America.

Barack Obama is a divider…

 

 Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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