'Does God Still Bless the USA?'
Singer Lee Greenwood on his new book
- Duration 5:15
- Date Jul 2, 2012
Singer Lee Greenwood on his new book
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This fourth of July fast approaching -- will be -- American flags in the airwaves filled with Lee Greenwood song god bless the USA.
Now that singer has a new book too it's called does god still bless the USA a plea for a better America -- sit down with and talk about the book.
-- -- Still bless the USA they're not the answer is yes good question you -- -- the book before I'm gonna give the Internet but I can't give the answer as a Christian of course I believe he does.
And and this nation sometimes we kind of got this push and pull.
But I think it's time for the question it's time we stand up mic stand.
And you know it's it's funny you've been very gracious over the years we've become very good friends and I think the world you and you've you've done the freedom concerts for -- and you -- our road and I -- and I would never miss your sat.
-- -- -- I -- watched it every night for years when used saying -- just god bless the USA in the body -- the big hits to put.
That one in particular I watched the audience.
Every time without fail.
And I just like him and in some cases you know 12151000.
People rise to their feet take -- he would -- -- -- take out their cell phone.
And every time I get chills but we did it because lighters are no longer in a building you know fire code but -- -- get -- people would do that.
Him and I'm just a natural response and then and then one hacks rhetoric okay got a cellphone Doug had Mecca call its lock up the network couldn't and he -- -- did so yes.
But I mean usually eat this song -- -- it does something about it that touches.
The heart and the soul of this country next year thirty years -- or thirty years 2013 thirty years you know I I will tell you the self confessed she needed and is why the focus phenomenal discussed -- US I worry.
Whether or not America's better days sometimes are behind it.
I really worry if we have lost.
An understanding of our constitution.
Our founding principles and understanding of what makes -- strong -- what sometimes I get concerned in my.
I have the saints here Sean and I have a seventeen year old a thirteen year old and and my seven Gerald Dalton.
Ask me -- this some months back before he turned seventeen so he was sixty that -- not that that's a lot of maturity.
By day he's a very mature young man he -- that is the American experiment coming to an end and he cited other.
Empire -- a Roman empire the British empire and how unless -- -- this -- a -- -- as a powerful quite a very -- -- course in my book.
My co author -- -- from -- publishing Oklahoma interviewed my wife and my two sons and they have -- they have their -- dialogue inside look at -- very proud of things they said.
But you talk about the traditions of America I -- pretending to be one of them won the chapters of our book is called the battle for America's soul do you find this -- -- the people who are historians are probably know this.
-- John Adams the general principles on which our fathers achieved independence were the general principles of christianity.
Also from Patrick can reach it cannot be emphasized too strongly too often that this great nation was founded not by religion lists.
But by Christians not on religions but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.
And and further Thomas Jefferson got who gave a slice gave us liberty.
So yeah there's a lot of things in the book are every hybrid I am -- -- and cite facts you probably couldn't say that -- -- -- some public schools today.
Well no I didn't even quotes -- about the wind and the and one of Massachusetts to try to change my song from godless USA tell you love the US and ask you.
I have no trouble with saying we love the United States of America don't change your own Christian you don't have -- -- patriot.
But I do of copyright.
And -- election -- I but I didn't think about my arm my trade on my website.
That a little disappointed is an educational institution that they felt that they have a right to do that.
It shows you how you know political correctness -- permeates every aspect of human life almost -- -- far I just understand.
But the things I've got in the book though I think talk about it -- I I start production on when I'm not over 9/11.
And for us we remember this -- just like my father probably remember internal Pearl Harbor when he signed up for the navy.
This is a medal of force our whole life and yet my kids for six and three and I think now it's just sort of a matter of history.
You know this -- move songs that can literally shift or change the cultural landscape.
And have such an impact as this -- this song.
As good as you go out you'll still to a hundred days probably this year as you always do and and so -- out on the road -- in the bus often he -- -- sleep better in the bus which cracks me up idea.
But every night when you get to that point in the program which uses the last song right yeah it's okay -- saying it.
I would I just love looking out of the crowd I would look -- you obviously not that a -- one -- but I also look at the crowd reaction I see people crying.
-- T tears coming down their -- their cheeks IC.
You know military pictures people hold the picture of the military members people -- waving the flag people -- there in their phones up.
It brings a -- -- to bear and I I think.
One of the reasons I decide to write the book question actually wake up -- patriots you know wake up the people who believe in America so strongly.
Lee Greenwood got brushes here in America I thank you so I really appreciate this show anybody that wants answered the question does god still bless the USA.
-- my web -- leader in the dot com and give me your answer yes or no and also say why.
Go to Lee Greenwood dot com thanks partly thanks to be once that is.