Radio host and author, Dan Patrick, presents his timely poem of patriotism and national pride, "If There Were No America." The poem follows on the heels of Patrick's newly released The Second Most Important Book You Will Ever Read (November 2002, Royal Books/Thomas Nelson). 

Almost everyone in America owns or has access to the most important book every written, The Holy Bible.  According to a recent poll, however, only 12 percent of Americans have read the entire Bible.  In The Second Most Important Book You Will Ever Read, Patrick addresses some of the basic excuses given for not reading the Bible.  He also shares stories of renewed faith in prominent men such as Terry Bradshaw, Gavin McLeod and our President, George Bush.
 
Dan Patrick is the current owner of Houston Broadcasting and has been one of Houston's top talk show hosts for over 14 years.  A veteran of more than 30 years in broadcasting, Dan has worked for television and radio stations in Scranton, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Houston.  He has appeared on CBS, ABC, ESPN, MSNBC and Court TV.
 
Patrick says his number one goal in life is to serve the Lord in everything he does, spreading the Word of God as Jesus commanded.
 
 
If There Were No America

 

If there were no America,
who would have defeated evil in WW II?
Who would have torn down the Iron Curtain?
What would the world look like today?
For that no one can be certain.
 
If there were no America,
who would clothe and feed the poor,
yet never ask to be repaid?
Who would be willing to help friend or foe,
whenever asked for aid?
 
If there were no America,
where would the world turn for hope?
Where would dreams become a reality?
Who would keep freedom's torch burning,
and where would the oppressed flee?
 
If there were no America,
who would stand for justice for all?
Where would God's glory be proclaimed?
Where would everyone's rights be championed,
and where would the freedom of religion reign?
 
If there were no America,
nowhere and no one would be safe;
evil would have a license to prevail.
All hope would be lost,
and every life would be for sale.
 
If there were no America,
the rights of the minority would be vanquished.
Dissenting voices would not be allowed.
Elections would be controlled and corrupted-
individualism lost to the mob and the crowd.
 
If there were no America,
the world would never have known
how great a country can be
when liberty is its core value
and its people are truly free.
 
If there were no America,
the word hero would have a lesser meaning.
There would be no home of the brave or land of the free;
the Stars and the Stripes would never have flown
to help change the course of history.
 
Let's hope that the world never forgets
the one country they can always trust.
For where would they turn in their darkest hours
if there were no America?
 
 
Written by Dan Patrick, talk host KSEV Radio Houston and author of The Second Most Important Book You Will Ever Read, a personal challenge to read the most important book ever written, The Bible. Available at  secondmost.com and in bookstores.