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Reprisal

Remember the story of Braveheart?

We cheered the Scottish leader and

praised the victory at Stirling but still

the story ended in failure for the Scots

and an ultimate, eternal loss of their independence.

 

Their own division was their downfall.

 

Clans fought among each other

instead of finding the common ground of

unity, each un-willing to let loose of smaller

ideals in order to coalesce against a tyrannical enemy.

 

The story we write today is commensurate.

 

A Party of factious clans mobilize around leaders

to whom we’ve pledged our souls without

understanding that such an action means

we’ve also turned our backs on one another.

 

We fail to realize we share the same intents.

 

Sure, I’ll validate your assertion that

policies and proclamations of one leader

outweighs those of another, but each has

their strength. They are none of them benign,

they are none of them blameless, either.

 

We only have this moment to keep our independence.

 

I pray we can all step back for a wider perception

and comprehend the task at hand: to

loosen the grip on our own sacred ideals

in order to make room for a much needed accord,

for the vitality of the Party,

for the sake of our nation.

 

Only with coherence does the US avoid a reprisal of Scotland’s subordination.