AMERICA

America
The answer will not be found
in your gas chambers.
America
     Even prayer in schools
     can not save you.
America
    You simply must accept
    that there is no Santa Claus.
America
   Welfare mothers are not
    your enemy.
America
    You can never build
    enough prisons.
America
    Assault weapons
   will not protect you.  
America
    The answer lies hidden
    deeper than you think.
America
   The answer is more obvious
    than you imagine.
America
    We've got to pitch in, help out,
     lend a hand, and, brother, spare a dime.
America
    "We must hang together
    or assuredly we will all hang separately."
America
    "We must pledge to each other
     our lives, our fortunes, our sacred honor."
America
     We must make good on that
  "liberty and justice for all."
America
    There is purple mountain
     majesty out there.
America
    We must form up
    the wagon train.
America
    We must help
    gather the crops in.
America
    We must raise some
    barns together.
America
    We must.


Post-election day
November 1994



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