The Ghost of Valley Forge.... Your children must attend a school that doesn't educate, Your moral values can't be taught, according to the state. You read about the current "news" in a very biased press, You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the IRS.

Originally posted in 2015 - I still love this.

Back around 1999 or 2000 I stumbled across a poem on a website with an audio playing in the background. I loved it, lost track of it for a few years, tried to find it later and found a couple different audio versions that I couldn't stand to listen to, and finally... in the last couple years, there are a lot of versions of this on Youtube and on websites all over.

THIS is the audio I first heard with it - and the only version I can stand to listen to as the other men's voices reciting this poem on other videos and websites are like listening to fingernails on a chalkboard.

... ponder it over a nice cup of hot coffee.


I had a dream the other night I did not understand,
A figure walking through the mist, with flintlock in his hand.
His clothes were torn and dirty, as he stood there by my bed,
He took off his three-cornered hat, and speaking low he said:

"We fought a revolution to secure our liberty,
We wrote the Constitution, as a shield from tyranny.
For future generations, this legacy we gave,
In this, the land of the free and home of the brave.

The freedom we secured for you, we hoped you'd always keep,
But tyrants labored endlessly while your parents were asleep.
Your freedom gone - your courage lost - you're no more than a slave,
In this, the land of the free and the home of the brave.

You buy permits to travel, and permits to own a gun,
Permits to start a business, or to build a place for one.
On land that you believe you own, you pay a yearly rent,
Although you have no voice in choosing how the money's spent.

Your children must attend a school that doesn't educate,
Your moral values can't be taught, according to the state.
You read about the current "news" in a very biased press,
You pay a tax you do not owe, to please the IRS.

Your money is no longer made of silver or of gold,
You trade your wealth for paper, so life can be controlled.
You pay for crimes that make our Nation turn from God to shame,
You've taken Satan's number, as you've traded in your name.

You've given government control to those who do you harm,
So they can padlock churches, and steal the family farm.
And keep our country deep in debt, put men of God in jail,
Harass your fellow countryman while corrupted courts prevail.

Your public servants don't uphold the solemn oath they're sworn,
Your daughters visit doctors so children won't be born.
Your leaders ship artillery and guns to foreign shores,
And send your sons to slaughter, fighting other people's wars.

Can you regain your Freedom for which we fought and died?
Or don't you have the courage, or the faith to stand with pride?
Are there no more values for which you'll fight to save?
Or do you wish your children to live in fear and be a slave?

Sons of the Republic, arise and take a stand!
Defend the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land!
Preserve our Republic, and each God-given right!
And pray to God to keep the torch of freedom burning bright!"

As I awoke he vanished, in the mist from whence he came,
His words were true, we are not free, and we have ourselves to blame.
For even now as tyrants trample each God-given right,
We only watch and tremble -- too afraid to stand and fight.

If he stood by your bedside in a dream while you're asleep,
And wonder what remains of your right he fought to keep.
What would be your answer if he called out from the grave?
Is this still the land of the free and home of the brave?

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Mother harassed by a neighbor and DCFS for letting her 8 year old WALK THE FAMILY DOG.... make this crap stop!!!

A mother in Illinois said she felt “shock, anger and fear” after being investigated by state child services when a neighbor called authorities to report her 8-year-old daughter walking the family dog around the block alone.

The caller also stated that he or she had called the police in the past to report the girl playing in a parking lot, Calderon said.

“The call should have never gotten as far as it was. The initial call was for an unattended 5-year-old, and once they knew I didn't even have a 5-year-old, it should have stopped there,” Widen said. “I don't think it should have made it past the hotline that a little girl walking her dog needs to be investigated.”

Widen said her daughter was expecting a friend to come over for a playdate after taking the family's Maltese pup, Marshmallow, for a walk around the block in their Wilmette neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reported. Instead, it was police who came knocking at the door.

Police did not press charges, but that wasn't enough to satisfy the anonymous caller, who decided to call DCFS after the officers left, Widen told CBS Chicago affiliate WBBM.


My thoughts:  (There are a LOT of them...) but the top two are;

1) Anonymous calls should be ILLEGAL.  If you have a 'concern' and you feel you need to make a call, they absolutely should NOT be allowed to be anonymous which in most states, they are.  There has been a huge influx of calls that are not only unfounded, but are "retaliation" calls against people simply because the caller (be it an angry neighbor, employee, ex-friend, ex-spouse, etc.) know they can put in 'anonymous' calls to harass and disrupt the parent and or family.

2) MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.  LET PARENTS PARENT THEIR KIDS.  They don't belong to the public, they don't 'belong to the government.  Parents need to be allowed to parent their children.  "Helicopter" parenting is being FORCED upon families because nosy, dramatic, problem neighbors and strangers are calling authorities for kids simply playing outside in their own yards if the Mom/Dad aren't literally standing 5 feet away.  They're being called to investigate families for letting their kids play outside in a nice summer rain and jump in puddles.  Called for letting their kids walk the dog, walk down the block to a friends house, not wearing clothing the CALLER thinks should be appropriate for the weather, etc.

The list goes on.  (Just do some searching on the internet for innocent parents and families harassed, put through hell and even losing their children for BOGUS calls...)  It's becoming an epidemic.

Unfortunately, people today are so judgemental and irritatingly smug.

 ... it's just the coffee talking again.


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There's a Stain on My Notebook..... Black Coffee in Bed

This morning I got ready to write in the schedule for tomorrow on notebook I keep on the desk.  As I glanced down at it, I saw a stain on the paper from my coffee cup from last night.

Because I constantly have music 'playing in my head' the current song went right out the window as my brain shifted gears and I suddenly heard "... there's a stain on my notebook, where your coffee cup was..."  followed by "black coffee in bed..."

And now it's become an ear-worm and it won't go away.

Squeeze - Black Coffee In Bed

There's a stain on my notebook
Where your coffee cup was
And there's ash in the pages
Now I've got myself lost
I was writing to tell you
That my feelings tonight
Are a stain on my notebook
That rings your goodbye

If you would like an ear-worm as well, or you don't know what in the heck song I'm talking about... here you go.  You're welcome.

... it's just the coffee talking again....