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A Visitor from the Past

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by tacmotusn, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    A friend had a copy of this cut out of some magazine or whatever. He felt it touched nerves in what he felt. The last sentence in his copy was in uppercase, and it was marked author unknown. I asked to borrow it to share with SM, and promised to type it and email it to him so he could widely distribute it. I did a quick search and found who the author is.

    <TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2><TBODY><TR><TD align=middle>A Visitor from the Past

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    by Thelen Paulk

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    I had a dream the other night, I did not understand
    A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand
    His clothes were torn and dirty; As he stood their 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 brave

    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 - Your no more than a slave
    In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave

    You buy a permit to travel, and a permit 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 voice in choosing, how the money's spent

    Your children must attend a school, that does not 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 of silver or gold
    You trade your wealth for paper, so your life can be controlled
    You pay for crimes that make your nation turn from God in shame
    You've taken Satans number, as you traded in your name

    You've given government control to those who do you harm,
    so they can padlock 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 swore
    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, to fight other peoples wars

    Can you regain your 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 would 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 teach each 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 bedside, in a dream, while you're asleep,
    and wonders what remains of our Rights he fought to keep,
    What would be YOUR answer, if he called out from the Grave;

  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I have seen this, a long, long time ago..
    Thanks for the posting!
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