by Jim Garofolo
You were born of a vision of Freedom, and
You spent your childhood forming the character
of your goals.
As a teenager you stood against the bullies who
would take advantage of a young nation.
As a young man you came to the aid of countries
besieged by tyrants.
As an adult you fought to make the world a
Unfortunately along the way every step since
your birth you compromised your vision. Until little by little the vision that
gave you birth has become blurred beyond recognition. You’ve lost sight of
your reasons for being.
You’re old now (225 years), and history has
documented that even the greatest past government’s life expectancy has been
As you near your end I thank you for all you
let me experience in a nation like no other since the beginning of time. I hope
there are enough of your citizens who also appreciate all that you were, and are
willing to do what’s necessary to give birth to a new nation. Born of a vision
of Freedom, and Independence, and this time not compromise their vision.