From: Cainestown
Date: September 21, 1999

 I received this and thought I would past it on. laveta
  Our Ancestors, What WOULD they think? 
  I had a dream the other night, I didn't understand. A figure
walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand. His clothes were
torn and dirty, as he stood there by my bed. He took off his
three-cornered hat, and speaking low he said. 
  "We fought a revolution to secure our liberty. We wrote the
constitution, as a shield from tyranny. For future generations, this
legacy we gave, In this, the land of the free and the home of the
  "The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you'd always keep, But
tyrants labored endlessly while your parents were asleep. Your freedom
gone, your courage lost, you're no more than a slave, In this, the 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 land that you believe
you own, you pay a yearly rent, Although you have no choice in how the
money's spent." 
  "Your children have to attend a school that doesn't educate, Your
Christian 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
please the IRS." 
  "Your money is no longer made out of silver or of gold, You trade
your wealth for paper, so 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've traded in your name." 
  "You've given government control to those who do you harm, So they
can padlock the churches, and steal the family farm. And keep our
country deep in debt, put men of God in jail, Harass your fellow
countrymen, while corrupted courts prevail." 
  "Your public servants don't uphold the solemn oath they've sworn,
Your daughters visit doctors, so their children won't be born. Your
leaders ship artillery, and guns to foreign shores, And send your sons
to slaughter, fighting 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?" 
  "People of the Republic, arise and take a stand! Defend the
Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land! Preserve our Great Republic,
and God-Given Right! And pray to God to keep the torch of Freedom
burning bright!" 
  As I awoke he vanished, in the mist from whence he came, His words
were 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 side, in a dream, while you're asleep, And
wonders what remains of our Rights he fought to keep, What would your
answer be, if he called out from the grave: "Is this still the land of
the free and home of the brave???" 

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