The line "O'er the land of the Free and home of the brave" comes from the poem "The Star Spangled Banner" written by Francis Scott Key in 1814. The line is the last sentence of every stanza and the poem has four stanzas in all. In 1931 a congressional resolution, made the "Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem. The star spangled banner is played before all MLS, NBA, NFL, MLB, and NASCAR events. It's also played at public sporting events here in the United States by tradition.
How many times does that one line, "O'er the land of the free and home of the brave", get used in other writings and songs, articles and opinions? Is it because it reminds us that we are lucky that we live in the land of the free and home of the brave? That the United States IS the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave?
Isn't it more than just a poem about a flag flying over a fort? The poem itself was written after the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812 to illustrate how the American spirit, even against all odds, survived and stood proud. It's not just about how a flag was continuing to fly over a fort that survived a monumental battle; it's about how the American people stood up to be their best. How Americans are at their best when they are faced with insurmountable odds and will never give up and never give in.
The American People cherish their freedom above all else. It's what the founding fathers fought for, a land in which people could pursue their life, liberty, and happiness. They weren't forced to fight in the American Revolution to create the United States they chose to fight for what they believe in. The soldiers at Fort McHenry weren't forced to stay and fight they chose to fight for what they believe in. The Brave men and woman in our military weren't forced to join and fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan they chose to serve to fight for what they believe in.
What do you think is going to happen if the American people start to feel like their freedom is being taken away? Do you think they're just going to stand back and let that happen or do you think they will rise up just as our fore fathers did and the soldiers at Fort McHenry did in 1812? Are you going to allow your Freedoms to be taken away and the land of the free to be destroyed?
Whether it's constitutional, legal, or passes the Supreme Court is irrelevant if it goes against the principals upon which this country was founded and our citizens gave and continue to give their lives for. Forcing Americans to buy a product or face Fines, penalties, maybe even jail time if they don't goes against everything this country is about, it goes against the principal of the United States being the land of the free.