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by Albert Vorspan
LISTEN UP, folks, and you will hear
Some words of hope and words of fear
She got more votes but he got the FBI
But it’s over now, it’s in the books, just let it die
Time to end the sleepless nights, the fury, the kvetch, the moan
Behold the kids afraid to leave their home
For fear of bullies on the roam
Or deportations from their place
Taunting folks of color or wrong garb or race
Or gay or Muslim or Jewish or wrong face
And now our task is to stand and say it loud and clear
We have your back, you need not fear
And to the lonely and the hungry, we are here
And to the powers that be, in their lofty sphere,
We have a noble constitution which we guard and cherish
So, the dream of equal justice will never perish
We will defend it in the Congress, courts, the press and parish
We are Americans of at least 57 brands
And for each of us, this is our land
WE DON’T NEED Paul Revere to shout out what’s at stake
We have our loved ones and a shining AMERICAN future YET to make.
Albert Vorspan is the senior vice-president emeritus of the Union for Reform Judaism and former director of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism. He was integral in the establishment of the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC. He is the author of several books on Judaism and social justice, as well as a number of books of Jewish humor published by Doubleday.