Ragged Old Flag – Johnny Cash

I walked through a county courthouse square
On a park bench, an old man was sittin’ there.
I said, “Your old court house is kinda run down,
He said, “Naw, it’ll do for our little town”.
I said, “Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit,
And that’s a ragged old flag you got hangin’ on it”.
He said, “Have a seat”, and I sat down,”Is this the first time you’ve been to our little town”
I said, “I think it is”
He said “I don’t like to brag, but we’re kinda proud of
That Ragged Old Flag
“You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,
When Washington took it across the Delaware.
and It got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it,
writing “Say Can You See”
It got a bad rip in New Orleans, with Packingham & Jackson
tugging at its seams.
and It almost fell at the Alamo
beside the Texas flag,
But she waved on though.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There was Robert E. Lee and Beauregard and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard on
That Ragged Old Flag

“On Flanders Field in World War I,
She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun,
She turned blood red in World War II
She hung limp, and low, a time or two,
She was in Korea, Vietnam, She went where she was sent
by her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships upon the briny foam
and now they’ve about quit wavin’ back here at home
in her own good land here She’s been abused,
She’s been burned, dishonored, denied an’ refused,
And the government for which she stands
Has scandalized throughout out the land.
And she’s getting thread bare, and she’s wearin’ thin,
But she’s in good shape, for the shape she’s in.
Cause she’s been through the fire before
and i believe she can take a whole lot more.
“So we raise her up every morning
And we take her down every night,
We don’t let her touch the ground,
And we fold her up right.
On second thought
I *do* like to brag
Cause I’m mighty proud of
That Ragged Old Flag”

Our country is again in a battle and probably the greatest she has ever faced – our battle is against a ‘domestic enemy’ that began its destruction right after WWII but actually shifted into gear when they killed JFK & MLK. It was thus forward again with 9/11 then gained expotienially more power when BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA was put in power by the CAIR & MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD – let it be known the same backers of BHO also groomed and are funding the MUSLIM that is going to be running as a DEMOCRAT CANDIDATE in MICHIGAN. Our country and our State is in a battle for survival of our Constitutional Representative REPUBLIC – let this song inspire you to understand our battle and God Bless these united States of America land that I love – ‘One Nation Under God’ with Justice and Liberty for all – she is quietly slipping into the night; are we going to let her go or stand and fight as our forefathers fought?  Right now it is still one of WORDS may it never have to go to ARMS!

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