Freedom through the press

Essay by Johan VanDerWoudenCollege, UndergraduateA+, March 1997

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good, got help from a Yale student very persuasive.



Tears streamed down a broken face

That stared to the ground where his father lay

At lexington was he dying this day

For a battle lost, and a war begun.

In a young boys hand, A father lifted his head

To look at a son, so confused and afraid

Who understood not, for what his father bled

Why he would fight, What reason for death.

And so as they looked eye to eye

The boys innocent lips formed the question, why?

Then With inhuman strength, A father lifts dying fingers to sky

Pointing to a cloth, flying on high

His heart burns like fire, beats like a drum

As with his last breath he whispers


56 men signed a Declaration of Independence, risking their lives.

1000's of men and boys died in the Revolutionary war,

And 100's of 1000's more fought and died in wars to come.

56 men created and signed a document of government so perfect it has endured the test of time for over 200 years.

Millions of people have given precious support in the fight for equality and against racism. For what reason did many people risk their lives and sacrifice so much?

democracy: n. gov. by the people...

Their hearts burned brightly with the fires of freedom.

We have been handed a Democracy, handed freedom. And now we must either throw this heritage away, by taking it for granted or we must fight our own battle, a battle without bullets or threats, a battle for democracy. For Freedom isn't Free. We must rule ourselves. It is an almost an obvious fact that in order for us to rule, we need information. If the ruling body does not have information than...