Why I Love America: Self-Governed in the USA

The meaning of being an authentic America is what I love about our country. With the diversity of nationalities, religions, economic status, and political parties, what is the common ground bond that will heal America from its unhealthy divisions to a union of free and independent states? It is being an authentic American as birthed in 1776” 

Many people wrestle with the uncertainty of what is an American, including world-famous music artist Bruce Springsteen. Because of Bruce’s concern for America, which is communicated through his music, he’s been asked in interviews on this pointed question: “What is an American?”

Does being born in the USA make the individual American? Does being a US passport holder make one America? Is being an American citizen the right idea of American? Though these external realities are good and do have their privileges, they all fall ever-so-short of the bull’s-eye—America birthed by the Spirit of 1776 as a self-governed people. 

You see, the idea of America is not political, but it certainly is governmental. She was birthed during the embryo founding era from 1620-1820 and attacked by foreign and domestic enemies over the next 200 years from 1820-2020, and I along with others possess a compelling vision of America being reborn as a self-governed free nation over a third 200-year trajectory. 

In searching the historical records of those men who bore the responsibility for erecting America, I was confronted with the reality of what is good about our country. What is good, my dear friend! Not what is wrong with seemingly everything, but what is good that gives hope to all who brave these shores. 

I have been given the answer to the question, and it is available to anyone who embraces “truth and tradition.” The KEY question for many of us is “What is an American?”  The clarity has come over a costly, painstaking twenty-four year quest to come to terms with that myself. It’s in apprehending what is an authentic American that has lit my innermost being on fire to overcome agendas that perpetrate the fraud of a thin veneer of American citizenship. As for me and my house, the command still remains: “Honor your father and mother.” I will honor those men who through much sacrifice have earned the right to be called America’s founding fathers. 

The reality of the meaning of being American became so real on the inside of me that one sunny summer day in Florida, I received a divine download that embraces what is distinctly good about America.

These lyrics of mine are the summation of what moves me most about why I lov America. May it be so of you.

 

Self-Governed in the U.S.A.

By H Barry Durmaz © 2018

Set to the tune by Bruce Springsteen, Born In The USA © 1984

 

Born here is not the decree

In America, law is liberty

Self-government for every man

You need courage to take this stand

 

Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

 

Law for law’s sake is the Old World

Pilgrim parents left with boys and girls

Brought to these shores their liberty

It’s the New World for you and me

 

Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

 

What’s the source of our liberty?

It’s not from earth, no sirree!

It came from heaven way up above

The Lord of liberty the Lord of love

 

What’s the idea of controlling me?

In America, law is liberty

Do good for my fellow man

Beginning with those in my family plan

 

Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

 

Come over have a meal with me

Find out why we love our liberty 

Don’t need permission to obey His plan

Welcome any one from any land

 

Doesn’t matter whether you’re born here

Liberty’s the law so never fear

Don’t hurt your neighbor is the command

But if you do restitution will stand

 

Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

I am Self-governed in the USA

 

From sea to sea we live in liberty

Self government is the American Dream 

Law protects that duty of every man

Govern yourself, show that you can

 

Self-governed in the U.S.A

I am Self-governed in the U.S.A

Self governed in the U.S.A

I’m a home-schooling Daddy in the U.S.A

Self-governed in the U.S.A

Self-governed in the U.S.A

Self-governed in the U.S.A 

I’m an American patriot in the U.S.A

 

Defend the authentic American lifestyle of self-governance against her enemies. Love God and love your neighbor—govern yourself. 

 


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