True Liberty Is When Free-born Men Speak Free

Milton’s  “Areopagitica”
Cried freedom for the press.
Its victory played a major role
In democracy’s progress.
Today some beneficiaries
Of his eloquent address
Would use that very freedom
As a weapon to oppress.
‘Freedom’ is their ’license’
To name and to suppress
Those who strongly criticize
The power of the press.

Comments:

Hillbilly Skeleton,   October 11. 2010,  PatriciaWA, You’re getting better all the time!

Ad Astra,   October 11. 2010,  Patricia WA What a splendid poem. So true. Thank you.

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