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Topic: North (05/05/16)
TITLE: Uncivil War
By Holly Westefeld
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Indeed, its early skirmishes are clearest looking back.
The battlegrounds were legislatures, classrooms and the courts.
No uniforms were worn, no weapons borne as are in forts.
The uniforms were suits, the weapons voice, pen, and briefs,
Employed systematically to undermine beliefs.
The very Constitution, now, on which our rights are based,
Is swiftly being twisted to have Christians' rights erased.
The earliest incursions, nigh a hundred years ago,
Were framed in terms of science that we really aught to know.
Those sprouting roots of science, evolution, birth-control,
Have slimed the slipp'ry slope and primed the godless' battle goal.
To teach the newest theories seemed enlightened in its day,
But wise ones warned it was a ruse to ration God away.
To plan a fam'ly's size seemed surely sensible to start,
Until it morphed to sanction sin, with murder at its heart.
In place of prayer and Scripture came psychology to rule,
To try to comprehend why kids would go shoot up their school.
New "rights" and "freedoms" have replaced the virtue self-control,
Exacting from our families' strength a most tremendous toll.
The battle lines are clearer as believers cling to rights,
While opposition waves their banner, "tolerance" and fights
To silence criticism of the anarchy they crave,
While Christians pray and struggle the United States to save.
It's not as simple as geography to separate
The factions, north and south, as in the War between the States.
Of what is right and wrong there's little concept any more,
As insults fly from both sides in this most uncivil war.
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