Its Hard to Believe

Its hard to believe that it is but a short dozen years

A dozen years since this world changed

Changed a nation and its ideals

The ideals founded on a promise gave way to extremism

An extremism not so unlike that of the terrorist

The terrorist has taken away our freedoms

Our freedom to assemble, our right to privacy

Privacy is a thing of the past taken away by our government

Our government says they must take it to protect us

Protect us from whom, who will protect us from them is the question

Questioning however, is taken as unpatriotic

Unpatriotic! This is our right and our duty as citizens

Citizens who have become nothing but pawns

Pawns to governmental corruption and big business

Business’ who are now treated as citizens by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court who was supposed to keep the executive and legislative in check have let us down

Down are path I fear is collapsing

Collapsing with each step we take down the road

A road, one way, on which their is no return

Oh…to return our moral compass to true

Truly that would be our greatest strength

Strength of character, morals, of humanity that we so long ago lost

Lost to our greed, selfishness and intolerance

Intolerance for ourselves, other nations, other ideals

Ideals that were long deceased before September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 was just another nail

A nail in a coffin already occupied

Occupied but not inescapable if we would try

Try to resurrect the intentions of our founding fathers

Fathers far wiser than the lot of thieves currently in office

Offices held by both parties

Parties that no longer represent the people

A people that deserve better

Better than to live without freedom, in oppression and under tyranny

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~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

2 thoughts on “Its Hard to Believe

  1. Some are trying for an Article 5 convention of the state legislatures to fix at least the corporations-are-citizens issue. Hopefully more.

    Freedom needs healing but it doesn’t need a Resurrection spell just yet.

    • An Article 5 convention would be wonderful if it would ever take place, this decision by the Supreme Court was outrageous. As far as the resurrection spell goes, we may not need one yet, but we need to stop having such short term memories that we blame each sitting President for every problem this country is facing. The problems of this country have been a very long time in the making. Every sitting President has been exacerbating them since and including Reagan, who in my opinion needs to stop being treated as some kind of Christ like figure and possibly before. There is so much to be fixed that it may take a drastic renovation of our current form of government to do it, but I guess we will just have to wait and see. Thank you very much for the thoughtful comment, it is greatly appreciated.

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