Enemies of the State

We are devoted to Individual Liberty
Equal Opportunity
Justice

We subscribe to Safety and Peace for all
Economic Sufficiency
Prosperity

We reject Bigotry and Discrimination
Prejudice and Racism
Hate

We strive to be a shining beacon
For all the world to see
The bastion
Of Democracy and Freedom

Some label us “enemies of the state”
Because we seek an end
To the privilege which they claim
To the exclusion of “the others”

But all those seek to enjoy the ideals we champion
To exercise their rights
Realize our common dream
Are not enemies of the State
But rather are the very people
The State has dedicated its purpose to serving

It is those who would oppose these concepts
Deny rights to anyone
Practice or condone oppression
Who are the true enemies
Not just of the State
But of our very principles
For which Freedom, Liberty, Opportunity stand

These enemies must be opposed
At every turn
Until they are defeated
Vanquished
Justice is secured
And they are converted to our cause
So that true Liberty may reign
For us all

Mike Turner is a songwriter and poet living on the US Gulf Coast, writing on historical and social justice topics, He can be reached at SailorUke@aol.com Read other articles by Mike.