The following passage is from a sermon by John Hagee:
I want you to close your eyes and picture in your mind the soldier at Valley Forge, as he holds his musket in his bloody hands. He stands barefoot in the snow, starved from lack of food, wounded from months of battle and emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his family surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war. He stands though, with fire in his eyes and victory on his breath. He looks at us now in anger and disgust and tells us this...
"I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now your children graduate too illiterate to read it."
"I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay at home because it rains."
"I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of speech and you remain silent on critical issues, because it might be bad for business."
"I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it has stolen democracy from the people."
It is the Soldier©Copyright by Charles M. Province
It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.It is The Soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us Freedom of the press.It is The Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us Freedom of speech.It is The Soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us Freedom to demonstrate.It is The Soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.It is The Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag and
The March to Valley Forge
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