i think if george washington could be here

he'd wonder how such a good idea could have been ruined

and wondered how his 42nd successor could have been so foolish.

i think if the man who invented censoring could be here

he'd be proud of how much blotting out TFK did for us when they wrote the article on Iraq

and wondered why we're still considered kids at this age in school.

i think if our ancestors were watching

they'd shake their heads and say,

"I raised my children to be smart and strong, but the devil turned them off the path of righteousness."

i think the devil doesn't wear red tights and horns but

a black suit, a diamond-patterned tie and nice new leather shoes

that someone slaving away for two cents an hour made.

but i'm too tired to think straight right now so I'll just think

the way the army does.