Todayís sound-bite leans hard right or left

                 And rarely if ever, is the middle voice heard

                 The needs of the common hard-working people

                 Drown in a media farce of the comic absurd

                 Our myopic rulers of mammon tainted vision

                 Lean hard toward the party and away from the cure

                 And the fragile future of our childrenís children

                 Is sacrificed for the brief moment of power secure

                 What is true and best is rarely viewed as popular

                 And with a sly wink, itís exchanged for the lies

                 Now, how very quickly we the people forget

                 That the strength of our freedom rests in compromise

                 For to give up position that we hold most dearly

                 Even if in our hearts, we believe it to be true

                 Toward the future hope and endurance of our nation

                 Is surely the righteous and mature thing to do

                 Though our founding fathers were a bloodthirsty lot

                 Caught up in the vain pursuit of goldís hollow prize

                 It seems they possessed a distinction today most lacking

                 Of recognizing the importance of mature compromise


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