My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”, also known as “America”, is an American patriotic song, whose lyrics were written by Samuel Francis Smith.The melody used is the same as that of the national anthem of the United Kingdom, “God Save the Queen”, arranged by Thomas Arne. The song served as one of the de facto national anthems of the United States (along with songs like “Hail, Columbia”) before the adoption of “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the official anthem in 1931.
Naturally, as a believer in the American Dream, I love those words. Sadly, as a citizen who believes America voted in a president who only believes in himself, I have a very hard time understanding how Donald Trump could ever believe in all of the people of America.
In fact, I know he doesn’t. If he did, he would not put people in his cabinet who want to destroy every department they are in charge of.
This is a very sad time for the greatest show on earth. I guess what is sader, is that it has become nothing but a show.