I Say I Want a Revolution...
Im a lineal descendant of Col. William Wallace, who commanded a regiment in The Maryland Line under Washington during the Revolutionary War. Following that war, Wallace returned to his home in Maryland-- which is now most of Montgomery County and Washington, DC-- and decided to head west to the new country's frontier in Western Pennsylvania. He deeded the land to Maryland for use as a gift for the nation's new capital in honor of his hero, George Washington. When he arrived in Western PA, he founded what is now known as Washington County, PA.
After a few years, the federal government decided to pass an excise tax on corn whiskey. Being a Scot, this was inflammatory for the Colonel. He became one of the ringleaders in what is known today as "The Whiskey Rebellion".
My family history, therefore, is long and storied in standing against the oppressive hand of tyranny.
Should the Maryland General Assembly vote to override the sure-veto of Gov Ehrlich against their abominable "rate plan" vis-a-vis electric deregulation, I believe it will be time for a third American revolution. We should abolish Maryland government, write a new state constitution, and forever place a stranglehold on our elected representatives to insure that they respond to our whip and our command. Insure that we, and not corporatists, are their master. Insure that we, and not fat legislators abusing power, are the masters of our own commerce.
Never again should an elected legislature in this state be allowed to commit its citizens' personal finances to credit obligations. Never again should an elected legislature be allowed to underwrite a corporate merger out of the pockets of its citizens.
If this heinous act of tyranny and villainy is allowed to stand, what will be next? What wretched commands will lunge forth from Soddom on the Severn, as the doyennes of West Street and State Circle lord down on us like gaudy aristocrats from Queen Elizabeth's court?
If this be republicanism, than surely our republic is watching the setting sun.