Historians will one day delve into and pore over the history of the United States of America. They will undoubtedly engage in all manner of pedantry, as is their custom; however, one thing they might agree upon is a single Supreme Court decision. One which may be looked upon as the last footprint we left in the sand as a Republic.
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
It will be these moments,
haunting reveries frozen in time.
We will mourn the soul of our land;
bent double under the weight of our pride,
cursing our path, looking backwards all the time;
to the vanishing footprints of the Great Republic.
Covered in the ashes of glory,
only visible to the senescent mind.