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.