Thursday, January 9, 2020


Tell Me

At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Franklin was queried as he left
Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. In the notes of Dr. James McHenry,
one of Maryland's delegates to the Convention, a lady asked Dr. Franklin "Well Doctor
what have we got, a republic or a monarchy." Franklin replied, "A republic...if you can
keep it."

Tell me how the demented fascist authoritarian
In the White House became a graduate of
The Electoral College.

Tell me why the orange malignant abomination
Is doing everything he can
To turn the planet into a giant
Greenhouse Gas Chamber.

Tell me how the corrupt racist tinted tyrant
Has managed to escape punishment
For putting thousands of migrant
Children and families
In for profit concentration camps.

Tell me how the tiny-fingered tweeter
And Democrat centrist neoliberals
Can aid and abet neofascist, right-wing coups
in democratically elected countries
Like Venezuela, Bolivia, and Brazil.

Tell me what gives president bone-spurs,
Avoiding the draft five times,
The right to be president for life?

Tell me when does Congress
Become a rule of law again
Instead of a rule of men?

--Victor Henry

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