Why America is - and will always be - the Greatest Nation on Earth

By Todd Starnes/Twitter

As the first rays of morning light wash over the Eastern seaboard, a flag is unfurled with broad stripes and bright stars. 

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A soldier stands guard over sleeping heroes - known only to their Maker.

A resting place for the Common Man.

A farmer in the heartland gathers his crop as golden wheat shimmers in the breeze.

A rancher gallops along the Texas Hill Country, herding his cattle to the stockyards. 

A river boat captain pilots his boat down the muddy waters of the Mississippi, a carpenter hangs sheetrock in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

A job for the Common Man

In a Tennessee church house, a candle flickers - a preacher prays on bended knee, asking God to bless our land - to shed his grace on thee.

A prayer for the Common Man.

When the floodwaters rise and the storm clouds billow, we stand ready to help - feeding the hungry, mending the wounded, rebuilding homes and lives.

Goodwill for the Common Man.

And in some distant land, at this very moment, a soldier stands guard. Defending our nation - our sovereignty -- tending Lady Liberty's flame.

Young men and young women from our big cities and small towns, willing to sacrifice their lives so that we can be free.

A Protector for the Common Man.

This is our home, our nation. We are the sons and daughters of the Common Man. A generous people. an honorable people. a noble people. We've been forged by freedom's fire. We've been girded by Providence. 

We are an exceptional nation established by common men - proud Americans all.