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Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

“Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, o’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming. And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. O say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave. O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” We in America sing about the land of the free and the home of the brave. But it was not always like this. We had to earn that. We had to fight to become the America we are today. We had brave souls willing to risk their lives to give us the freedom we have today. They fought for what they believe in, what we today seem to forget. They believed in a country untied as one. A country where everyone is equal, no matter of race, sex, or religion. They wanted a country where every man, woman, and child had the right to life, liberty and property. They felt everyone deserved these rights, whether they were black, white, male, female, catholic, Asian, or Muslim. People are people, no matter how they may look, or what they believe in. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once had a dream that his four children would one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. To me that is freedom. Where people can live the kind of they want. Where they can say what they feel, act how they want to act. Are free to think and believe in what ever they want to believe in. America is the greatest country in the entire world. But we seem to take that for granted. We are to easily torn apart by things. People kill people, people hurt people, and people use other people to get what they want. This is not what our ancestors had in mind. This is not what they were fighting for. And it’s not just America that is like this. The world is all torn apart. ...

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