Tom Hoefling
Take a knee, then stand to your feet
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By Tom Hoefling
September 24, 2017

Whether they're taking a knee, or standing on their feet, be they pampered athletes or pampered politicians, most of them flatly deny the foundational principles that the flag and National Anthem are supposed to stand for.

Ours is a republic, dedicated originally to the proposition that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, starting with the right to life. And yet every day in this country, thousands of innocents continue to be slaughtered by the abortionists, and the pharmacists, and their enablers in the Democrat and the Republican parties.

Get on your knees and pray, and then stand to your feet and demand that justice and righteousness reign once again in our country.

    O say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
    What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
    O'er the ramparts we watch'd were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rocket's 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?

    On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep
    Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
    What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
    As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
    Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
    In full glory reflected now shines in the stream,
    'Tis the star-spangled banner – O long may it wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

    And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
    That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
    A home and a Country should leave us no more?
    Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand
    Between their lov'd home and the war's desolation!
    Blest with vict'ry and peace may the heav'n rescued land
    Praise the power that hath made and preserv'd us a nation!
    Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
    And this be our motto – "In God is our trust,"
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.




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Tom Hoefling

Tom Hoefling is a long-time conservative political activist.

In 2000 and 2008, he served as Alan Keyes' national political director.

Tom founded America's Party in 2008, and in 2012 ran as the party's presidential nominee... (more)

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