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It's Time to Re-Declare Independence - Politically, Economically and Spiritually

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On health that's regained
On danger that's past
On hope without memories
I write your name

There are still unrealized freedoms to pursue: Freedom to choose our leaders without the corruption of campaign cash. Freedom of movement, of speech, of thought. Freedom to worship, and to refrain from worship. Freedom to engage in fair, equitable, enforceable and open contracts. Freedom to grow old without fear or deprivation.

It sounds impossible. I know. But isn't our most fundamental freedom the freedom to dream? Every new idea, every new discovery, every new freedom is born nameless and powerless and unseen -- until we give it power by seeing it, by naming it, by making it a reality. And that happens first in dreams.

That's how our country was born -- in dreams. That's how it will be reborn into a brighter future, if we hold fast. They say idealism isn't practical. Actually, it's the most practical political force in the world. The idealistic dream of freedom and independence has transformed the entire globe. It changes lives. It changes hearts. It changes .... everything.

There's a dream dreaming us, say the native people of Australia. It's our duty to dream it again, to reclaim it as our political, economic, and spiritual birthright. There's a name for that dream, and it's a name worth remembering.

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And for the want of a word
I renew my life
For I was born to know you
To name you


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