My trip to the hinterlands was successful: I now have a temporary part-time gig utilizing the skills of my specialized niche in the programming world. It will eventually be enough to help keep the wolf from the portals of Schloss Bodissey, but not so much as to interfere
too drastically with my duties here.
As an added bonus, I got to drive through the beautiful Virginia countryside traveling to and from my meeting. Hurricane Arthur made it a little rainy and windy here and there, but nothing that really interfered with the trip. Although I understand they had it somewhat worse down towards Virginia Beach, and worst of all in Rodanthe, N.C…
Happy Independence Day, everyone. My enthusiasm for the holiday, like Dymphna’s, has become somewhat muted over the past few years. Our government is now openly tyrannical. Flying the flag no longer signifies what it did back when I was a kid.
I’m afraid that the elite usurpers who profess to govern us have forgotten the significance of July 4th, 1776. It may not be all that long before they become reacquainted with its meaning, much to their chagrin.
…is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. […] He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: […]
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.