Daniel Webster saw the rising glory of our national government and the adoring admiration of the people of this free country for our national banner, the bright symbol of our liberties and our progress, and in a burst of loyal enthusiasm he exclaimed, “Let it rise! let it rise, till it meet the sun in his coming; let the earliest light of the morning gild it, and the parting day linger and play upon its summit.”
So let me say of the Banner of Brotherly love, which is the symbol of so much of hopefulness and cheer to the way-worn servants of the Lord who have done so much to promote the best interests of our country: “Let it rise.” Lift it up! let it float over our beloved Church, let the wayworn missionary from the Orient see its bright folds floating continually to give him a welcome home; let the self-denying missionary on our wide-extended home land see its shining glory as he lays down the sickle in the field of ripened grain, proclaiming to him, after having borne the burden and heat of the day, that there is sweet rest for the weary provided by a sympathizing host of friends; let the widow and the fatherless lift up their eyes and rejoice that a grateful people have hearts and hands open to supply their wants in the days of their dependent widowhood and childhood; and let the friends of humanity, the participants in the merits of the Redeemer’s death, the sharers in the blessings of this Christian land, raise that bright Banner of Brotherly-love higher, and still higher, as the Church of our fathers lengthens her cords and strengthens her stakes on the ever-increasing territory of the conquests of the world for our Emmanuel and Redeemer, and let it proclaim as it waves in heavenly grandeur that our Church is not ungrateful to her faithful servants, but that she will provide for them the comforts of an earthly home as long as God keeps them in the wilderness, awaiting his own time to translate them to the better land and to their rewards in glory.
My thoughts; obviously the government has grown into a state sponsor of religion, that religion being climate change and that faith being in the liberal, marxist, facist, socialist, progressive, ideology that regresses us back to the failed policies of the past where tyranny, oppression, serfdom and slavery reigned.See also:Â THE DUTY AND VALUE OF PATRIOTISM by John IrelandÂ 1894 Wide Spread And Growing Corruption In The Public Service Of The States AndÂ Nation THE AMERICAN FLAG! A Poem By Joseph Rodman Drake May 29,Â 1819 NO SLAVE BENEATH THE FLAG by George Lansing TaylorÂ 1835-1903 OUR FLAG-THE PROUD EMBLEM OF THE REPUBLIC. by Gen. Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe July 4thÂ 1876 OUR FLAG by Rev Henry H. Birkins July 4thÂ 1876 TRUE FREEDOM! A Poem by James Russell LowellÂ 1819-1891
True American Patriotism Defined by Hon. Curtis Guild and H. F. KinnerneyÂ 1876 THE COST OF POPULAR LIBERTY by Brooks Adams July 4thÂ 1876 SCORN TO BE SLAVES by Dr. Joseph WarrenÂ 1741-1775 Â