Sonnet: A Toast to the Constitution

A simple document in seven parts
An easy read, including the amendments
Compelling words that stir up young men’s hearts
To sacrifice their lives for independence

And sacrifice they did, that holy number
Was yearly multiplied in foreign fields
In hopes the world would learn and long remember
What freedom meant and what its harvest yields

Tell me, what kind of harvest has she gleaned?
Her clauses made to be of no effect
Her ten enumerated rights demeaned
Her great republic weakened by neglect

Cry out across our country’s length and breadth
The Constitution! Liberty or death!

Not long after the battle of Yorktown, in 1781, the revolutionary war hero Marquis de Lafayette wrote home to France. ‘Here,” he said, “humanity has won its battle, liberty now has a country.” Shall we not be willing to fight that battle once again?

About Louis William Rose

“I am an advocate for Liberty. What I do for Liberty I do not do for profit or fame. I seek no office other than the office of parliamentarian, and no reward other than for myself and my fellow men and women to live in a free country.” Louis William Rose is a lifelong student of parliamentary procedure and political process. He has served as parliamentarian for various organizations. A political philosopher, poet, singer, and writer, his articles have been published on-line and in pro-liberty papers in Florida, Kentucky, Georgia, and Montana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, graduating summa cum laude in 2004, with an additional two years of graduate work in political philosophy. Mr. Rose is an outspoken supporter of the basic rights of man, especially freedom of speech, association, religion, individual rights to personal defense and property, and of republican, constitutional forms of government. He is married to the lovely Jamy Sue Rose, an award winning nature photographer and a Florida Master Naturalist and guide. He has two sons, Edward, a hydroponic farmer in the panhandle of Florida, and Alexander, a successful real estate developer.
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