November 8, Democracy Is On the Line
Democracy is on the line.
Republicans say that’s just fine.
Democracy means “others” vote
And blacks and browns and Jews combine.
If blacks and browns and Jews can vote,
They’ll sink the Founding Fathers’ boat.
When rich white men were in command,
The Ship of State remained afloat. (1)
If old, rich white men lose command,
Because the “others” all demand
To have a vote on where we go,
Cacophony spreads in the land.
If “others’ vote on where we go,
Then we will see dissention grow.
And now our women want a say
In reproduction: yes or no.
If women get to have a say
On reproduction, we know they
Will want to say a whole lot more
Equality just works that way.
They’ll want to say a whole lot more
And we know they won’t yield the floor.
If old, rich white men lose control
Perpetual debate’s in store.
If rich white men cannot control,
The Ship of State, (the liberal goal)
Right wingers will run it aground
And hit the autocratic shoal.
They’ll run the Ship of State aground.
With jagged boulders all around.
Democracy is on the line;
Autocracy: headwinds abound.
- If you ignore the Civil War.