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
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
Your freedom gone, your courage lost, you're no
more than a slave.
In this, the land of the free and home of the
"You buy permits to
travel, and permits to own a gun,
Permits to start a business, or to build a place
On land that you believe you own, you pay a
Although you have no voice in choosing, how the
"Your children must 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
You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the I.R.S.
"Your money is no longer
made of Silver or of Gold.
You trade your wealth for paper, so your life can
You pay for crimes that make our Nation, turn
from God in shame.
You've taken Satan's number, as you've traded in
"You've given government
control, to those who do you harm,
So they can padlock churches, and steal the
And keep our country deep in debt, put men of God
Harass your fellow countrymen, while corrupted
"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
And send your sons to slaughter, fighting other
"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
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
Preserve our Great Republic, and GOD-Given Right!
And pray to GOD, to keep the torch of Freedom
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
We only watch and tremble, too afraid to stand
If he stood by your bedside, in
a dream, while you're asleep,
And wonders what remains of our Rights he fought
What would be your answer, if he called out from
"IS THIS STILL THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME
OF THE BRAVE???"
VISITOR FROM THE PAST
Fight quotation--Winston Churchill
Revolution Begins, Boston, 1776 (as covered by
the Associated Press)