On this day in 1932, legendary singer Johnny Cash was born in Kingsland, Arkansas. In 1950 he enlisted in the United States Air Force.
The values of our founding were not lost on this American icon.
For example, here’s a bit of his “Song of the Patriot”:
“I don’t believe in violence, I’m a God fearing man
But I’d stand up for my country just as long as I can stand
‘Cause Im a flag waving patriotic nephew of my Uncle Sam
A rough riding fighting Yankee man”
“A real man”
Johnny Cash believed “the Bible, the whole Bible, to be the infallible, indisputable Word of God,” and said this of his faith:
“Being a Christian isn’t for sissies. It takes a real man to live for God — a lot more man than to live for the devil, you know? If you really want to live right these days, you gotta be tough.”
“If you’re going to be a Christian, you’re going to change. You’re going to lose some old friends, not because you want to, but because you need to.”