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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Culture Warrior

The culture wars are back
And Santorum is on track

To strengthen our society
By cleaving to propriety.

The church provides the way
To keep misdeeds at bay.

With the Bible as your guide
Temptations are denied.

And go to church on Sunday –
You’ll be comforted that one day

You will in heaven dwell
While others burn in Hell.


Rick holds these truths to be
Our culture’s moral key.

Us liberals he attacks
As morally too lax.

He’s our Christian ayatollah
Our new Savonarola,

He’s self-righteous as Javert
And austere beyond compare.

He’ll lead a new crusade
To get rid of Roe v. Wade

And promulgate God's law
As the rule for one and all.

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