(GrasstopsUSA) — Once upon a time, I had a country. It was called America or the United States, “Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean,” the land of the free and home of the brave. The Founding Fathers envisioned it as a Shining City on a Hill.

For more than two centuries, it blazed across the skies of history. Now, its light flickers. Soon, it may be no more than a trail of dust and debris.

It was the nation that taught humanity the lessons of republican government, personal sovereignty and inalienable rights. It was the foe of tyranny which twice in the last century saved humanity from unspeakable horror.

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