Will Warren has his own special tribute for the Fourth of July. Here is a smidgeon:
Freedom of Speech
Born to thinking, feeling, speaking,
Each contains a universe;
Larger still the realm they’re seeking,
Forged from sparks of minds diverse.
Freedom of Conscience
All are born to own their sinning,
Born to raise their highest prayers,
Errors large or progress winning,
Most importantly, it’s theirs.
The Rule of Law
Search in vain for unchecked power
Bringing forth a lasting peace,
Freedom grows in law’s sweet bower,
Fencing out a king’s caprice.