Almighty and All-Knowing One, the ground of our being
Everlasting, timeless aeon, living is believing.
Bigotry is the certainty that we know everything.
Politics is no guaranty, what we know's worth knowing.
Courage is test of Politics when in minority;
But tolerance is more basic, when in majority.
Democracy is government with the people's assent
Freedom, justice, equal treatment are bases for consent.
Equality is guaranteed in the Constitution,
Not to be discriminated on sex, race, religion.
Freedom is indivisible, not for privileged few,
Be made available to all and defended anew.
Government exists to correct social inequity
Can only be as good as those placed in authority.
Hypocrisy is the feigning of some good quality
By appearing or believing without sincerity.
Ideas, if great and timely, must govern society;
But ideas are good only to change reality.
Justice, as goal of government, is right of the weaker,
To impartial and fair judgment under law and order.