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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fwd: Democracy



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From: Stewart Acuff <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Date: April 8, 2017 at 10:04:19 PM EDT
To: Stewart <acuff.stewart@gmail.com>
Subject: Democracy


Democracy is unknowable

Unless you've experienced it

Then the loss of democracy is unthinkable

Born to be free hard tho it may be

We were not born to democracy

Democracy is learned, taught

Struggled with and for age after age

Learning or teaching democracy starts with a thought

What if a people could govern themselves

Instead of being governed by the strongest or meanest or just wiliest or richest

What if a people could decide collectively

How to live together, which way is best

It is never a given, this democracy

Always threatened under attack by those whose souls lack the fullness

Of light, unable to see

And again the people must wage the age old fight and be bold

To preserve the promise of humanity

And the fullness of our collective soul

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