Margarette Hilley column

The Birth of a Nation

America, America, how long since you were conceived -
From the freedom seed implanted, because men believed
That all should have the full right to express
and none should suffer the defeat of repress.

America, your birth was announced by a Declaration;
A statement for the independence of this nation.
Fifty founding fathers that great document did sign,
As they proclaimed the right to be free in every line.