Law:The Row Your Boat Ashore Dictate
44PD2 - The Row Your Boat Ashore Dictate
WHEREAS no score and fourteen years ago, came forth to this nation a new personality, conceived in Talossanity and dedicated to the proposition that Talossans are created cooler, and
WHEREAS, then we were engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that Talossanity or any Talossan so conceived and so dedicated could long endure, and
WHEREAS that's about as far as I can take this strange allusion to the Gettysburg Address, when you would think I would have been mucking with quotes from "Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore" and mixing in some "Hallelujiah"s with the "Whereas"s, but hey, even I don't know how my mind works sometimes, and apparently between writing the title and the first "Whereas" I forgot what I was doing, and
WHEREAS the point is that the Talossanity within this personality so conceived did indeed long endure, through renunciation in the face of tyrrany, through life as a different part of the Talossan culture, and then through a number of years away, concentrating on important non-Talossan (seems like an oxymoron, I know) matters, and
WHEREAS this personality has requested of my office the restoration of his lapsed citizenship, restoring to him on the records what was never apart from him in fact, so now
THEREFORE, I, Ma la Mha, Seneschal del Regipäts Talossan, with all duly vested authority and stuff, do hereby and forthwith declare the following Prime Dictate, beseeching his Majesty the King to grant royal assent with all due celerity that it might become law:
His having fulfilled the requirements of law, the Talossan citizenship of Michael Pope is hereby restored in full, and is dated, as is custom, tradition, and right, to its original date of 21 May 1998.
In accordance with the wishes and request of the said citizen Pope, the Secretary of State is instructed to transfer the provincial assignment of S:reu Pope from Maritiimi-Maxhestic to Fiova. Done under my hand and seal, as from Kenwood House, on this the 29th day of August in the year 2012, in the 6th year of the reign of our gracious sovereign John, and the 33rd year of the independence of the Kingdom of Talossa.
Hallelujiah, and prima capiam pocula!
Baron Hooligan Seneschal