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Lewyn Addresses America

A little politics, a little urbanism- I also blog 100 percent on urbanism at https://www.planetizen.com/user/63 and http://www.cnu.org/blog/194

I think American politics doesn’t have much poetry in it these days.  To remedy this (well, really more for my own amusement) I am going to try to create campaign songs for the candidates.  Rand Paul’s seemed pretty obvious to me; I felt like the 1860 lyrics really needed only a little tweaking:

RAND PAUL AND LIBERTY TOO (Melody, Lincoln and Liberty Too)

Hurrah for the choice of the nation!
Our chieftain so brave and so true;
We’ll go for the great Reformation—
For Rand Paul and Liberty too!
We’ll go for the son of Kentucky
A son of Texas too,
The pride of libertarians so lucky
For Rand Paul and Liberty too!

Then up with our banner so glorious,

The star-spangled red-white-and-blue,

We’ll fight till our Cause is victorious,
For Rand Paul and Liberty too!

Come all you true friends of the nation
Attend to humanity’s call
Say good-bye to the Drug War
And roll on the liberty ball

(CHORUS) And roll on the liberty ball

And roll on the liberty ball

Say good-bye to the Drug War

And roll on the liberty ball

We’ll finish the temple of freedom
And make it capacious within
That all who seek shelter may find it
Whatever the hue of their skin.

(CHORUS) Whatever the hue of their skin

Whatever the hue of their skin

That all who seek shelter may find it
Whatever the hue of their skin.
Success to the old fashioned doctrine
That men are created all free
And down with the wars of the neocons
Wherever their stronghold may be

 

(CHORUS) Wherever their stronghold may be

Wherever their stronghold may be

And down with the wars of the neocons
Wherever their stronghold may be

(PS Songs are not endorsements)

 

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