Oh beautiful


July 12, 2015

sweet land of liberty of thee i sing

the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here,
but it can never forget what they did:
unreasonable searches and seizures
deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process.

o say can you see by the dawn’s early light
that a house divided against itself cannot stand;
that bravura is not bravery.

this land is your land, this land is my land.

we here highly resolve that
these dead shall not have died in vain


we, the people, do ordain and establish
that all men are created equal;
that they are endowed by their creator with

among these are life,
nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

land of the pilgrims’ pride
in order to form a more perfect union,
establish justice,
let freedom ring,
secure the blessings of liberty,
promote the general welfare.

for amber waves of grain God shed his grace on thee,
ourselves and our posterity –
your huddled masses yearning to breathe

we hold these truths to be self-evident:
the rule of fear subverts the rule of law.
we do these things not because they are easy, but because they are hard.

i have a dream.