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Posted: October 15th. 2004 3:31:29 PM
My Life, My Choices
by Phronesus Disegno
Age Group: Adult
I'm thinking of a concept
Perhaps just a theory
Founded on human goodness
Favoring civilized liberty
Moving forward with admission
To be governed by the law
And by my own permission
One that advocates freedom
And intellectual inquiry
Not dogmatic theology
Not rampantly running wild
But a sound ideology
Under which I am protected
From arbitrary authority
But wait, this very concept
Is not one that is new!
Born in the 19th century,
And ever since, it grew --
And I am part of it all,
Though gentle as a lamb,
My rights, my choices, my life!
The LIBERAL I am.
Author's Notes: The fallacy that "liberal equates to evil" has power only if it goes unchallenged.
Addendum, February 2017: Given the sociopolitical climate of today as I perceive it, I find it necessary to clarify that the above poem refers to "classical liberalism", not today's "progressive liberalism". I mostly identify as the former, but absolutely not as the latter.
Author's Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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