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With Apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Will there be anyone in America not dependent on the government? Not if President Obama has his way.  He’s going all out to buy the 2012 election. (Deficit? What deficit?) Want a free college education? Not a problem. Bail out underwater homeowners? Marvelous idea. Federal jobs for veterans? Terrific.. Expand the food stamp program? The more the merrier.  Free Internet and cell phones? Done. He no longer says Americans have “grown a little soft” or denigrates citizens for “clinging to their guns and bibles.” Now our president’s devotion knows no bounds.

With apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
Baby, One More Chance

How does he love us? Let me count the ways.

He loves us to the deficit’s height,

No voter escapes his loving sight,

New programs conjured all apace,  

Carefully crafted for our embrace.

Envy and greed to win the election, 

All designed to prevent his rejection.

But if voters another should choose,

Passion spent and yet to lose.

No more pricy vacations.

No more grand ovations.

Once outside the White House door

He will not love us any more.





1 Gail Thiele { 02.05.12 at 1:47 pm }

Well done, Marcia. Thanks. Sometimes poetry is more powerful than an editorial.


2 Rico { 01.21.13 at 9:18 am }

Will there be anyone in America not dependent on the government?

Is there anyone now not dependent on government? Is there anyone who doesn’t use the public roads? Anyone who doesn’t need the protection of our military from enemies foreign and domestic? Anyone who doesn’t need to breathe clean air?


3 Marcia { 01.21.13 at 10:12 am }

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.”
James Madison, Federalist 51


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