Tis Of Thee

Tis Of TheeMy country… is facing challenges greater than ever. Who would have believed…?

Elections were chaos… media lost leadership. Nobody knows what to believe any more. So we turn away. Never from our flag. Patriotism is going underground. The flag has been singled out as a symbol of distorted conservative religious propaganda. The left cries foul.

Red, white, and blue is still waving in the mind. Only veterans and police now salute her. All schools used to. No more. Betsy Ross has shed a tear.

There has to be a symbol of what we stand for other than a nuclear submarine. The flag will remain that. Too many have given their blood defending her. We must stand up to the forces of denial and salute again. All of us.

Our congress works for us. They act like spoiled brats never agreeing. It is time for all their sons to go into the military. It is time for them to worry for their lives and their flag. Our nation deserves better. Our House and Senate should be fine-tuned like special operations commands. Trained to get the job done without months of dithering. They are so inefficient that it is a disgrace. Maybe they should all sit mixed up so they can’t avoid each other.

They use the same bathrooms??? Or is some toilet paper printed with donkeys or elephants?

How about term limits? The government is of thee. It should be run like a business… with benefits under control.

Pray it doesn’t take a war with someone to bring us together.

“Long may our land be bright,

With freedom’s holy light

Protect us by thy might,

Great God our King.”


Chris Bent, former Navy SEAL UDT-21, is the author of 13 books. Troubled by all the pain and injustice in the world he is driven to write in brief chapters that touch universal truths. Helping us search and find where we are meant to go. Helping us make a difference. Helping us not to quit. Hopefully.


  1. Sorry, but America is a Democracy, not a business and should never be run like a business that has to work to satisfy and make money for their shareholders. Our government is of the people, for the people and by the people. And we need to get back to listening to the people instead of the politicians who really never seem to work for anyone but themselves. Greed runs our country.

    • Chris Bent says:

      I didn’t say America was not a Democracy. However, I did mean that our government should be run like a business when it comes to providing services for the people – giving the services paid for with our taxes, not overspending, not wasting money, etc. That means the government needs to listen to and serve the people instead of serving themselves and doing nothing but making themselves wealthy on the backs of taxpayers. Sounds like we are in agreement Janet.

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