One America or Un-America?

The leading Republican presidential candidate
proposes barring all Muslims from America,
and while leaders of both parties criticize him,
few Republicans disavow Trump's campaign
as his poll numbers continue to rise.

In America, the debate is whether to shut out
all Syrian families seeking to escape violence.
In Canada, they welcome the first plane
full of refugees finding a new home.

The President addresses the nation
on terror threats and gun violence.
Meanwhile, the right wing
fearmongers and calls for more guns.

In the face of real acts of violence,
genuine fear, and even "terror,"
we have to decide how to respond:
as One America or as Un-America?

For the soul of our nation,
let's hope that the Statue of Liberty
still trumps fear and bigotry.

Choose beer, not fear,
as you cheer with those near
at your local progressive social club.

DRINKING LIBERALLY
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