Claws In the Clause

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Our country was founded
On concepts, enchanted,
Still, we all, to this day ...
Take so much for granted.

We subsist in a nation,
Where a gripe or confession,
Can be stated in public ...
Without fear of repression.

But this sacrosanct liberty
Is now used as a tool ...
By those whose objectives,
Are hateful and cruel.

I fear that our founders,
Didn't quite have in mind,
The way their amendment
Has been boldly maligned.

We've lauded our Fathers'
Decrees for free speech,
Still a caveat, priceless,
We don't always teach.

That whatever you utter,
Detrimental or good ...
Because you CAN say it,
Doesn't mean ...

That you SHOULD.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 6/17/2017 9:55:00 AM
Hello friend. Its been a while. LORD! This is just vintage you! Excellent, Awesome and a master in this covetous craft of writing. Keep on flowing the ink of your mind. A 7 for sure.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/17/2017 2:38:00 PM
Thank you again so very kindly, FM - I so appreciate your wit, wisdom, and wonderful comments! Great to see you back around - much love and respect! (Sadly they removed the rating system, but I a nonetheless appreciative of the intent).
Date: 6/14/2017 9:24:00 AM
Yep, so true, I completely agree, and your rhyme is impeccable as ever. And I see Budgie found you :) (White Wolf)
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/17/2017 2:35:00 PM
White Wolf is Budgie?? (I put that together all by myself, lol). Yes - he liked this one! Thanks, Buddy!
Date: 6/14/2017 5:11:00 AM
A wonderful write, Greg! I hear you! Very well conveyed!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 6/14/2017 5:18:00 AM
Thank you, my friend ... much appreciated! :-)