“The Framers didn’t use rolling papers.
The Constitution was real paper!.”
Chauvinistic twaddle sinks quickly
into the sensationalistic minds
of a susceptible high-school class
eager to see real American History.
The history teacher’s on furlough,
so a Tea Party re-enactor plays
Benj. Franklin in period costume,
carrying a 6’ Revolutionary Rifle:.
“Revolutionaries held their rifles
in their right hands, out of respect
for the Constitution.” Young heads
nod in approval as twaddle sinks in:
"Guns, right! In their right hands,
not their left! History’s easier
when it speaks right to us! This
is real American History! History;
books are just paper. This is real!"
(17 JUN 11, Santa Clara CA)v4
appears on The New Verse News Thurs. 23 JUN 11