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Author Unknown.

I had a dream the other night that I, well, did not understand.
A figure rushing through the mist with a flintlock in his hand.
His clothes were tom and dirty as he stood there by my bed.
He took off his three cornered hat and speaking low to me said,

We fought a revolution to secure our liberty, and created a Constitution
as a shield from tyranny, for future generations to cherish and save,
in this, the land of the free and home of the brave.
The freedoms we secured for you we hoped you'd always keep.

But Tyrants labored endlessly while your parents were asleep,
your freedoms gone, your courage is lost, you're no better 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!
And the land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent,
though you have no voice to say how the money is spent.

Your children must attend a school that does not educate.
And your religious values can't be taught according to the state.
You read about the current news in a regulated press, and you pay
a tax you do not owe to please the IRS.

Your money is no longer made of Silver nor 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 to shame,
You have taken Satan's number and traded in your name.

You have given government control to those who do you harm,
so they can tear down churches and seize the family farm.
And sink our country deep in debt, put men of God in jail,
arrest your fellow countrymen while corrupted courts prevail.

Your public do not uphold the solemn oath they swore,
and your daughters visit doctors so their children will not be born.
Your leaders send 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 to stand with pride?
And are there no more values for which you will fight to save?
Or do you which your children to live in fear, and be a slave?

Oh Children of the Republic, arise, take a stand.
defend the Constitution, the Supreme law of the land.
Preserve, our great Republic, and each God-given Right
with God as our shield, because your freedom is right!

As I awoke he vanished into the mist from which he came,
His words were true, we are not free, but we have ourselves to
blame, for even now as we lose each God-given right
people watch and tremble, too afraid to stand and fight.

If he stood by your bedside while you were asleep,
and wondering what remained of the freedoms he fought to keep,
What would be your answer, if he called out from the grave,
Is this still the land of the free and the home of the brave?
God bless you, and may God bless this Republic.

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