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Any thoughts on this poem?

Rudyard Kiplin

Macdonough’s Song

"As easy as A B C"--A Diversity of Creatures" 

Whether the State can loose and bind
   In Heaven as well as on Earth:
If it be wiser to kill mankind
  Before or after the birth--
These are matters of high concern
   Where State-kept schoolmen are;
But Holy State (we have lived to learn)
    Endeth in Holy War.

Whether The People be led by The Lord,
    Or lured by the loudest throat:
If it be quicker to die by the sword
  Or cheaper to die by vote--
These are things we have dealt with once,
  (And they will not rise from their grave)
For Holy People, however it runs,
  Endeth in wholly Slave.

Whatsoever, for any cause,
    Seeketh to take or give
Power above or beyond the Laws,
    Suffer it not to live!
Holy State or Holy King--
   Or Holy People's Will--
Have no truck with the senseless thing.
   Order the guns and kill!
        Saying --after--me:--

Once there was The People--Terror gave it birth;
Once there was The People and it made a Hell of Earth
Earth arose and crushed it. Listen, 0 ye slain!
Once there was The People--it shall never be again!
Wisco Dave
Have a small farm in WI near largest freshwater cattail marsh in USA. Have horses, mule and donkey. "Raise" Ossabaw Is. Hogs and PBPs. 30 years in foundries. Now work as an analyst in an independant testing lab. Life member NRA. Consider myself a Constitutional Conservative. Working on Ham radio license. VERY happily married to a truly wonderful, UNDERSTANDING woman!!

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