Tears streamed down a broken face
That stared to the ground where his father lay
At lexington was he dying this day
For a battle lost, and a war begun.
In a young boys hand, A father lifted his head
To look at a son, so confused and afraid
Who understood not, for what his father bled
Why he would fight, What reason for death.
And so as they looked eye to eye
The boys innocent lips formed the question, why?
Then With inhuman strength, A father lifts dying fingers to sky
Pointing to a cloth, flying on high
His heart burns like fire, beats like a drum
As with his last breath he whispers
56 men signed a Declaration of Independence, risking their lives. 1000's of men
and boys died in the Revolutionary war, And 100's of 1000's more fought and died
in wars to come. 56 men created and signed a document of government so perfect
it has endured the test of time for over 200 years. Millions of people have
given precious support in the fight for equality and against racism. For
what reason did many people risk their lives and sacrifice so much? democracy:
n. gov. by the people... Their hearts burned brightly with the fires of freedom.
We have been handed a Democracy, handed freedom. And now we must either
throw this heritage away, by taking it for granted or we must fight our own
battle, a battle without bullets or threats, a battle for democracy. For
Freedom isn't Free. We must rule ourselves. It is an almost an obvious fact
that in order for us to rule, we need information. If the ruling body does not
have information than it can do nothing but act blindly, without direction.
This information comes from the media but, in order for the media accomplish
this informative purpose, so that we the people can rule ourselves, can have a
democracy, and can be free, we must do three things: Redefine democracy,... [continues]
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