Is it liberal elbow room at the knees?
The remembered duty to prune and plant trees?
Or treatment for every possible form of disease?
A coherent social safety net?
Ten to one odds on even a sure bet?
Models wearing wisps, modest but wet?
Caveat emptor in all of your commerce?
Or thick men with guns watching your purse?
Is it days that grow longer, more freighted and worse?
Is it safety in offering all of your views?
Sympathy from the judge for your fears and your blues?
Or something silly each day on the six o'clock news?
Does it mean every child learns to count and to spell?
If freedom means one thing and means that thing well,
The philosophers, poets and prigs must all be in hell.
-James Madison Garvey
CONSTRAINED, n. Seated near the center for a liberty lecture.