"I believe there are more instances of abridgement
of freedom of the people by gradual and silent
encroachments of those in power than by violent and
"We lose our freedom an inch at a time."
—Dr. Walter Williams
Freedom goes softly,
you don't hear it leave.
It won't say goodbye
or tug at your sleeve to ask permission.
An additional tax?
Just to fill a few cracks in the
A new regulation?
To make us a nonpolluting, riskfree, colorblind,
sexblind, blind nation.
(And we spare no expense.)
But be careful what you do—
or put you in jail.
And be careful what you say—
through the n-o-s-e.
(Please remember that we know what's best for you.)
you wake up tomorrow and freedom has fled.
My advice is
stay in bed.