Due process of the law was written for the rich and fools the poor.
If you look into the judicial system you will find:
When a poor man commits a crime of violence he dies in a penitentiary,
But when a rich man commits the same crime they always set him free;
Now, America, it’s not hard to see, due process of law is in jeopardy.
It’s funny how due process of law has changed,
Or perhaps, it’s only dollars being rearranged.
The lawmakers of old placed their names ever so bold,
On a piece of paper so old for the rights that we hold,
But now, due process seems to be no more.
America, better wake up and try to make this country what it used to be,
For the rights that we lost were paid for at such a high cost.
What does it take to make you people understand?
A revolution in America is close at hand.
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