The time has come in America to dig deep inside each and every one of us to answer this most important question; how deep is our love for this country we call home. This is a wake up question, a challenging one, and a call for action is essential to show our love for our dear republic. This is a call we must answer right now. We've exhausted our wealth of knowledge and have no more answers for mankind. We have had every conversation in the world about what is right, what is wrong, and what has gone bad, but somewhere along the line, somehow, the subject became taboo. Love and peace for our country seems to have disappeared in our daily conversations and has been replaced by weapons of mass distraction, conversations of mindless chatter and meaningless drivel. Our ancestors beliefs seem to have become cliché, and don't have much meaning anymore. I don't claim to have found all the answers, but I have figured out the world is bigger than you and I, that we really need one another, and our country is us. She has always been the one thing in life worth fighting for....."this land is your land, this land is my land, this land was made for you and me".
It was the words from a song written a long time ago that also made me realize that music back then, and some of the songs that are written today, help lead us to the realization that we must dig deep into ourselves to find the catalyst that will help us take that first step that will help us to become one. My belief is that the significant, driving voice that will help us to determine how deep our love is, will come from the genre of 'country music'--- where the roots of America's heart run deepest. Country music is 'down home' and it 'runs deep.' It is baseball, apple pie, and a Chevy truck-- with a souped-up Corvette engine. Country music's heartbeat has always been the soul of America.
We are not a country of fools, but sometimes we are a country that can be fooled. Our ancestors' voices must be brought back from the depths of time's deepest waters, and sung across the land by those of us living in shallow water, because we can make the most noise. We must believe in ourselves, we must believe in our country --- because she has always believed in us. She is all we've got, she is all we need.
Our history is the bridge that brings us to the present and it runs deep. Let it be our guide.
How deep is your love? Let the show me begin, and maybe peace will come.