What Happened

What Happened

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    What Happened

    A visitor from the past

    i had a dream the other night,i didn't understand
    a figure walking through the mist, with a flintlock in his hand.
    His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood by the bed.he took off his three cornered hat, and speaking loud,he said:
    We fought a revolution, to secure our liberty.
    We wrote the constitution, as a sheild from tyranny for future generations,this legacy we gave:
    In this land of the free, and home of the brave.
    A freedom we secured for you, we hoped you'd always keep.
    But tyrants labored endlessly,while your parents were asleep.
    Your freedom gone and your courage lost, you are just a slave,
    in this land of the free, and home of the brave.
    You buy permits to travel, and permits to own a gun.
    Permits to start a business, or to build a place for one.
    On the land you beleive is your own, an you pay a yearly rent.
    You have no choice in choosing, how the money is spent.
    Your children must attend a school, that doesn't educate.
    Your moral values can't be taught according to the state.
    You read about the current news, in a regulated press.
    You pay a tax you do not owe, to appease the irs.
    Your money is no longer made, of silver or gold
    you trade your wealth for paper, as your life can be controlled.
    You pay for crimes that make our nation, turn from god in shame.
    You've taken satan's number, as you traded in your name.
    You've given goverment controls to those who would do you harm.
    Padlock your family business, and steal the family farm.
    Keep our country deep in debt, and put those who dissent in jail.
    Harass your fellow countrymen, while corrupted courts prevail.
    Your public servants don't uphold, the solemn oath they've sworn.
    They interfere in your choice, whether children will be born.
    Your leaders, they ship artillery, and guns to foreign shores.
    And sent your sons to slaughter, fightting other people's wars
    can you regain the freedom, for which we fought and died
    or don't you have the courage, or the faith to stand with pride?
    Are there no more values, for which you'll fight to save?
    Or do you wish your children, to live in fear and be a slave?
    Sons of the republic, arise and take a stand.
    Defend the constitution,the supreme law of the land.
    Preserve our great republic, and each god-given right.
    And pray to god to keep the torch,of freedom burning bright.
    And as i woke he vanished, into the mist from whence he came.
    His words are true, we are not free;we have ourselves to blame.
    For even now as tyrants trample,each god given right;
    we only watch and tremble,too afraid to stand and fight.
    If he stood by your bedside,in a dream while you were asleep...
    And wondered at what remains, of the rights he fought to keep. What would be your answer, as he called out from the grave:
    "is this the land of the free, and the home of the brave?"

    author unknown
    "Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
    --Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .

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    Wow I got goosebumps from that!
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    This is one I liked that made me teary eyed :/
    Makes me think of those friends I have who dont have full mobility and still stand up better then those who have full mobility and cower.
    Makes me want to be a better person.

    It's the Soldier

    Charles M. Province

    A protest raged on a courthouse lawn,
    Round a makeshift stage they charged on,
    Fifteen hundred or more they say,
    Had come to burn a Flag that day.
    A boy held up the folded Flag,
    Cursed it, and called it a dirty rag.
    An OLD MAN pushed through the angry crowd,
    With a rusty shotgun shouldered proud.

    His uniform jacket was old and tight,
    He had polished each button, shiny and bright.
    He crossed that stage with a soldier's grace,
    Until he and the boy stood face to face.

    "FREEDOM OF SPEECH", the OLD MAN said,
    "Is worth dying for, good men are dead,
    So you can stand on this courthouse lawn,
    And talk us down from dusk to dawn,
    But before any Flag gets burned today,

    My father died on a foreign shore,
    In a war they said would end all war.
    But Tommy and I wasn't even full grown,
    Before we fought in a war of our own.
    And Tommy died on Iwo Jima's beach,
    In the shadow of a hill he couldn't quite reach
    Where five good men raised this Flag so high,

    I got this bum leg that I still drag,
    Fighting for this same old Flag.
    Now there's but one shot in this old gun,
    So now it's time to decide which one,
    Which one of you will follow our lead,
    To stand and die for what you believe?
    For as sure as there is a rising sun,
    You'll burn before this Flag burns, son.

    Now this riot never came to pass.
    The crowd got quiet and that can of gas,
    Got set aside as they walked away
    To talk about what they had heard this day.
    And the boy who had called it a "dirty rag",
    Handed the OLD SOLDIER the folded Flag.

    So the battle of the Flag this day was won
    By a tired OLD SOLDIER with a rusty gun,
    Who for one last time, had to show to some,
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    They call themselves, "protection", but they don't. Their constant presence is not service of by and for the citizens of nation but of self service. They're only there to ensure that you pay their fee while operating under a little-known Supreme Court decision that they don't have to protect you. Most of the fees go to support a concept of a nation far from the principles of independence. They go to a concept of a nation more and more under dark overlords.
    Guns and ammo aren't the problem. Drugs aren't the problem. Competition is not the problem. Government is the problem!
    No body has to water any tree - just legalize freedom.
    Americans understood the right of self-preservation as permitting a citizen to repel force by force
    when the intervention of society... may be too late to prevent an injury.
    -Blackstone’s Commentaries 145–146, n. 42 (1803) in District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008)

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    Whew,those were both good

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