I write to you, my country, because I love you. Long have you been in my heart.
Your heritage is unparalleled. Never before on the face of the earth has there been such a country as you. You were ordained by God, planned by God, built by God. Your founding fathers were inspired by God and your founding documents were based upon His Word.
Your history is beautiful.
Oh, there are ugly moments too:
- Moments in which innocent people gave their lives for a cause greater than themselves.
- Your sons and daughters have fought and died on your fields, your shores, and those of enemy and ally alike.
- Much precious and innocent blood has been spilled even without cause.
Together we mourn the loss of these your children, America.
But America, because of all these things, some would say that you have no hope.
No hope for the future. No hope for change. No hope for justice and right, for mercy and truth; no hope for the blood of the innocent to be saved. No hope for a resurrection of the values and liberty that birthed you.