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Four Freedoms

Loí these many nights I lie awake in fear of losing all the freedoms I have known and consider my rights to exercise at will.

Am I only to experience these privileges within the quiet protection of mind and heart?

Systematically observing the erosion of critical thinking and civilized debate among mankind.

My mental anguish does not allow a resting heart rate when I bear witness to a silenced voice, excluded prayer, distended belly, or imprisoned soul.

The very idea of prior generations sacrificing their lives to establish, uphold and leave behind these tenets for my freedom fills me with gratitude as I wonder, could I have done the same?

Another night of restless agitation, I offer an intercession on behalf of those who would destroy, for personal gain, and willingly see the end of what we currently take for granted.
Honoria
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Norman Rockwell
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