It was once said that America was the land of the free, and the home of the brave.
Then, a series of disasters came.
Once, brave men and women were worried about tyranny rising over the free and independent states.
Slowly, men and women forgot what it meant to be free.
Lincoln and his consolidation of federal power.
Roosevelt and his new deal.
The EPA, OSHA, FEMA, all federal powergrabs.
Soon, small business couldn’t compete with megacorporations.
Never fear, the Federal Leviathan will save the day.
We’ll ratify NAFTA and CAFTA and the WTO will make sure you all have jobs.
When natural disaster struck, the people didn’t take care of it themselves.
They decided that a President was passe.
If only we had a strong powerful leader, why, this disaster wouldn’t have overtaken us.
A King, we shall proclaim, at last!
But a King we fought many years to be rid of.
Ah, but by whatever name you call a rose, would it still but smell as sweet?
All provinces shall answer to him.
All our power, all our hopes, all our dreams, shall rest in one man.
For good or for ill, our fates are not our own anymore.
Release the bread and circuses.
For freedom has died on this day.