Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - William Jennings Bryan

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Rebuild America First

"Why don't we liberate these United States
We're the ones who need it the worst
Let the rest of the world help us for a change
And let's rebuild America first.

Our highways and bridges are falling apart
Who's blessed and who has been cursed
There's things to be done all over the world
But let's rebuild America first.

Yeah, the men in position are backing away
Freedom is stuck in reverse.
Let's get out of Iraq
And get back on the track
And let's Rebuild America First."

Merle Haggard's latest single, "Rebuild America First," from his newest CD Chicago Wind, is a great song. It tells it the way it is about the state of the nation today, about the way our country is falling apart from the inside, and about the anguish we're all feeling because of the Iraqi War, Hurricane Katrina, etc. Merle Haggard is known for his political songs ("Okie From Muskogee," "Fightin' Side of Me," etc.), and this is a particularly openly political one. Go here: (Merle Haggard's CMT artist page) and click on "America First" under Videos (also, check out the "That's The News" video for another political song)

Also, go to Merle Haggard's Official Website and see what else you can find out.


In Rememberance of Pearl Harbor, 12-07-1941


Anonymous said...

How can Merle Haggard go from writing something like "fighting Side of Me" to this crap. He's gone from a outspoke conservative to another dumb ass liberal. What a bitch!

Neal said...

Very simple; He says what he believes is right.

I really, really don't think he's a liberal. In another song, he talks about how the Ten Commandments should be displayed.

He said in an interview he would lose some fans over this song, but it was still the right thing to say.