My son has been studying U.S. history for over the last 6 weeks and last night he stood in the living room working on memorizing the first lines of the Declaration of Independence. I was preparing supper in the kitchen within earshot and was so blown away by the first sentence that I dropped the broccoli and waited for Jordan to read the first line yet again. This is what I heard come from my 14 year old with gusto:
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Admittedly, I’ve always felt I swam against the tide and as a kid, I declared to my parents, “I hate society and all of the stupid rules made by the government.” Although I don’t wholly recall what provoked this tantrum of sorts, I do, however, recall the feeling of frustration at being impinged upon by some ideology that differed from my own map of the world. That feeling of injustice hit sharply against my my inner sanctity and striving for freedom. These child-like dreams just became bigger and more intense as I grew into maturity. And so did the magnitude of the injustices as I saw them.
Today, I received an e-mail from a local on-line co-operative group helping individuals to organize car rides with one another from one destination to another, for nominal fees, has been banned by the government. I also read, today, that the mystical Allopathic HPV Vaccine is now being touted to effectively treat the herpes virus expressed as genital warts in males even thought the strains don’t match and the CDC pointed this out some years prior. Maybe when their penises fall off from all the drugs, we’ll all start paying attention. Take a look at my other article on this result of bad science and pure greedy marketing. I also heard today a glitzy little number advertised on the radio for the allopathic flu shot. Folks can contact the City of Ottawa, their municipal government, for more details. God help us, and all this in one day!
Then I recalled the words newly etched in my heart, by my son Jordan, spoken so proudly the night before. He too possesses the same craving for his own sovereignty and freedom. As our former Autistic spectrum babe, I will gladly “join in a band” with him and assume responsibility for myself in utter humility to the “powers of the earth”, and at this juncture, I would like to separate from the existing “political band.” I wholly align myself with the “Laws of Nature” and the God of Nature. Be there not an ounce of separation! I commit to declaring the causes that impel me to seek such a separation. And I will declare them daily, and when really riled, hourly! Here to forth, I declare my independence.
Allyson Andrea McQuinn