Monday, July 4, 2011

The Heart of AMERICA



Freedom is not the right to do as you please;
it is the liberty to do as you ought.
Anon.


Those who deny freedom to others
deserve it not for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln

If the freedom of speech is taken away
then dumb and silent we may be led,
like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington


Money won't create success,
the freedom to make it will.
Nelson Mandela



The Spirit of God first imparts love,
he next inspires hope,
and then gives liberty;
and that is about the last thing
we have in many of our churches.
Dwight Lyman (D.L.) Moody


Christianity promises to make men free,
it does not promise to make them independent.
William Ralph Inge


He is only advancing in life,
whose heart is getting softer,
his blood warmer,
his brain quicker,
and his spirit entering into living peace.
John Ruskin






The Heart of America



The Immigrant
Neil Sedaka

Harbours open there doors to the young searching foreigner



Come to live in the light of the big L of liberty


Plains and open skies bill boards would advertise


Was it anything like that when you arrived


Dream boats carried the future to the heart of America


People were waiting in line for a place by the river






It was time when strangers were welcome here


Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear


It was a sweeter tune and there was so much room


That people could come from everywhere






Now he arrvies with hopes and his heart set on miracles


Come to marry his fortune with a hand full of promises


To find they've closed the door they don't want him anymore


There isn't anymore to go around


Turning away he remembers he once heard a legend


That spoke of a mystical magical land called America






It was time when strangers were welcome here


Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear


It was a sweeter tune and there was so much room


That people could come from everywhere






It was time when strangers were welcome here


Music would play they tell me the days were sweet and clear


It was a sweeter tune and there was so much room


That people could come from everywhere



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