The “D” Word

Today’s question
is how many times
does the word “democracy” appear
in the U.S. Constitution?

That’s right, class
the answer is zero
the authors of our classic document
of liberal thought

Had no intention
of establishing anything
that could be called a democracy
but rather a republic

Of the rich
by the rich and for the rich
the one we live and die under
eleven score and seven years later.

Jon Taylor lives in Nashville, TN. He can be reached at Read other articles by Jon.