I don't understand how we can try to bring peace to other lands,
But we can't even keep our court jesters in the stands.

I don't understand how we can encourage the police to protect and serve,
But, we teach our children NOT to give them the respect they deserve.

I don't understand why we still don't always accept our fellow man,
Especially when we are so quick to judge him by the color of his hands.

I don't understand how we can pay to feed politicians at a level that would startle.
But, when it comes to our homeless, we aren't allowed to do our part.

I don't understand why we give handouts to places like Afghanistan, Korea, or Kuwait,
But, we have no choice but to kick our Mexican brothers and their kids back over the gate.

I don't understand how an 18 year old man CAN'T own a gun to defend his own land,
Yet we'll surely let him have a gun to go and die for his fellow man.

I don't understand why we tell our kids to love everyone and not to hate,
But then, we put legal stipulations on who they can and who they can't.

I don't understand why we pretend to be in a free and equal state,
But, it's apparent we are all still bound to the cave and can't relate.

I don't understand how we can bail out the incorporated and the greedy,
But, we do this by taking from our most weary and most needy.

I don't understand how we can be so technologically advanced,
Yet, we still push our people to eat food that's genetically enhanced.

I don't understand why we're waging a war on substances,
And, we then incarcerate the people who were already suffering.

I don't understand how the government can try to rule my body even as a precaution,
But, then those same people don't think that affordable health care should be an option.

I don't understand how we seem to have all of the answers,
But, we let thousands die each year from uncured cancers.

I just clearly don't understand...