Nations Birthday

July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016

Hello everybody out there in farm country.  This radio commentary is brought to you by John Deere and the National Corn Growers Association.  They are all friends, supporters, and allies of a healthy farm economy and prosperous rural America.  Thank you.  

And now for today’s commentary—  

We celebrated the 4th of July Monday this week.  I’m still celebrating.  Look at the turmoil around the world.  It’s  not perfect here.  We all know that, but I’ll take it.  And now, here is my radio program as broadcast 11 years ago.  Still works today!  

(Mr. Block sings excerpts of America The Beautiful)  

“O beautiful for spacious skies, 

For amber waves of grain, 

For purple mountain majesties 

Above the fruited plain! 

America! America! God shed His grace on thee, 

And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!  

“O beautiful for pilgrim feet, 

Whose stern impassion’d stress 

A thoroughfare for freedom beat 

Across the wilderness! 

America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw, 

Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!”  

If you would like to review my radio shows going back more than 20 years, just go on-line to  Have a great weekend.    

Until next week, I am John Block from Washington, D.C.