A Moment Of Silence

— A moment of silence for the police-officers shot in Dallas before the start of the Rodeo in Orick, Calfornia, July 2016; from: “The Summer Before Trump

It is the soldier, not the reporter who has given us freedom of the press
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the campus organiser, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protesters to burn the flag.

— from a T-Shirt at a Rodeo, Orick, California

 

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