What’s in a Name?

How do you pronounce Amer-I-Can?

I love the name “American!”
I’m very proud of who I am.
But most folks mispronounce my name.
It is Amer-I-Can.

I can decide what I will be.
I can vote as I choose.
I can protest against a war
I’m quite convinced we’ll lose.

I can express my faith in God
without concern for jail.
I can succeed with boot-strap strength
or get up when I fail.

I can resist when terror strikes.
I can. I will. I must.
And all because I am a child
of God in whom I trust.

Amer-I-Can. That is my name.
My mother’s “Liberty.”
I can express my love for her.
I can because I’m free!