Oh freedom, freedom! Wherefore art though freedom?
You have been denied me;
By that which was founded in that name, but be aware, I will not be crushed.
Even though thou art my enemy, and continue a witchhunt against me;
And thou does not act in the name freedom but as a watcher on the world.
But the world was watching too, and so the convention was maintained.
You hold a man who upholds that freedom, as Russia does those who ask for it,
Freedom is not just a word it is a concept, and I applaud the resolve and generosity of this support,
And so I say to the Americans, look to your past, re-affirm that spirit of freedom or you will
" lurch off the precipice, dragging us all into a dangerous and oppressive world in which journalists fall silent under the fear of prosecution and citizens must whisper in the dark."
(P.S. I do not claim to be a poet)