This transcript is automatically generated
Lee Greenwood song god bless the USA has rallied the country during several hardships.
But the country music star says America is now at a crossroads his new book is does god still bless the USA.
A plea for a better America he joins me now -- it's always great to see you thanks for joining us tonight really appreciate it.
So tell me how do you answer the question does god still bless the USA.
Well you probably have to buy the book to answer the question yeah I do have some -- -- -- Tell -- not -- capitalists and push it up I am it's up some points of view or you know I talked about integrity and family and tradition.
As America moves away from the tradition of our forefathers it becomes more apparent that return try to change -- society.
And I don't know that that's a good thing I mean I I am a Christian and I am a conservative.
And I don't like what's happening to the country from from -- -- -- illegal immigration.
To to crime -- there where unemployment is right now from right from my point of view is just drastic.
So what do we do Li I mean at the end of the day.
You know people this country are all very different they have different priorities.
How do you bring everybody together.
Well that's why I wrote the song god bless USA which is thirty years next year sense that -- since that that song was written and I.
I've always sang it at events that make people unified and I think that's more partner where unified than anything.
Even if for all different from our cultural backgrounds and certain our religious backgrounds.
But the right to be free I think depends upon our moral capabilities and I think we need to.
Look back -- -- Christian roots and how we got started the country to remember the morality integrity.
Is it is a very big issue for -- being -- -- -- Outlook that works at every level and works at Washington that works on Wall Street I think that's a really good insight.
-- it's hot -- to about some comments the president made about small business operators.
Now -- very successful in your own right and I wonder what you made of the president's words.
When he said that people have their own businesses they are not that success is not all there's.
That the government help them that they got help from lots of outside sources what do you make of that.
Well the government has never help -- -- my business that actually has admitted to tear it actually -- me.
From taxes to transportation costs.
You know I have to just my salaries and my and what I make based upon what it cost -- to operate my business.
My wife and I are both business people and so.
We have we depend -- off a lot of people on on people around us that's true but certainly not the government the governments never helped us run our business.
And other big headline this week that I wanted you to weigh in on the Olympic uniforms are being made in China.
Ralph -- the designer is having the made overseas.
And even some conservative saying -- well that what do you expect and you say.
Well you know first of all we've done shows before -- we have American flags distributed.
And I found a show that had made in China on the on the stem of the flag.
And I had to fight but back in the box now we're talking about -- get a farms I don't -- we're talking about a thousand may be Jerry I don't know haven't even made for the ample olympians and their families.
But that's an awful lot of money to expand and I don't know about that comment by.
By Harry Reid about -- to put him on the pound Burnham.
I think there should have been somebody along the line that -- -- make sure that if they if they presented this constant that was made outside the United States.
That he didn't how to have a have a label from another country in it well.
We have eight point 2% unemployment in this country surely surely -- can make those uniforms right here sleeping for coming on next time you're in town come back to the shall we love to see you.
Thanks for a --