Another Shout Out to Veterans

The Star Spangled Banner is the only national anthem that ends with a question. Does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave over the land of the free and the home of the brave? Does the American flag still stand for political freedom and individual courage? In the months and years ahead, those of us fighting for our gun rights will be asking ourselves that very question. Are Americans willing to sacrifice their freedom for the illusion of collective safety? While gun rights advocates continue their struggle to defend and extend Americans’ individual, Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, we should remember the personal bravery that gives us the chance to preserve our heritage of liberty and self-reliance. We owe it to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and all our military veterans to do what we must to be able to answer Francis Scott Key’s question in the affirmative. And so we shall. Happy Veteran’s Day.


  1. avatar speedracer5050 says:

    Thank You Robert!!!any many thanks to you and Dan and Chris and everyone else who keeps this site going 24/7/365 for all of us, vets and civilians, worldwide, to have a place to talk about and discuss all the myriad subjects we discuss on here.
    And THANK YOU to all my fellow veterans!!
    Without the sacrifice many many of you paid many of us wouldn’t be here today!!
    God Bless You All!!

  2. avatar Michael B. says:

    “Are Americans willing to sacrifice their freedom for the illusion of collective safety?”

    This question has already been answered. Fine people like most of those who comment here are one of the reasons why living in this country is still bearable.

  3. avatar Jim says:

    I wonder what new song Obama will pick to replace our anthem once the lyrics no longer apply…….

    1. avatar Mark says:

      Obamastan rap, amigo.

  4. avatar jwm says:

    The fight goes on. So long as we keep that going, then yes, this is still the America that Key wrote the song about.

  5. avatar the last Marine out says:

    The best part about this past election is that it will wake up a few more, FEAR will make you fight or run. Fight the good fight!

  6. avatar Accur81 says:

    The question starts with “Oooooohhh, say.” Jeez, man.

  7. avatar Cold Frog says:

    We can complain about the government as much as we want on this site, but if that is all we are doing, then we are not solving the many problems, only allowing it to continue (myself included). We need to become one voice and start bringing awareness to the people.

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