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"This is not who we are" -- Or is it?

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Who figure fast justice as work quite merry,

Best left to a man with his dame and a dream,

Not cops who arrive at the end of the scene,

Guys who cut crap and get a dirty job done,

By showing damn lib'rals a Magnum fat gun.

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No, t'would be tough to find a better selection

A better sample or closer cross-section

Of Americus Politicus doing his thing,

Be it the hard rightist or loony left wing,

Looting a Walgreen's to protest police states,

Raiding a Congress because Pence accepts slates.

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Get used to this, folks, 'cause it's who we are,

People who riot or wish to from afar.

This is what happens when the rich get so rich

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