Detroit: Protest against planned school closings in Michigan Black communities, February 17, 2017.
“These photographs were taken outside the state office building at Cadillac Place in the Detroit New Center area on Fri. Feb. 17, 2017 at a demonstration against the proposals to close over 40 schools in African American communities across Michigan. Many of the schools slated for closure are in Detroit, the largest municipality in Michigan. A coalition of organizations came together to host the rally. Future actions are planned to halt the further decimation of the public schools which have been subjected to state control, charterization and emergency management for most of the last 18 years.”
WARNING: ANGST, DEMONIC POSSESSION,
VERBAL ABUSE, DEATH THREATS, EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
[be safe, dear readers!]
Summary:Dragon’s decided it’s time to execute his plans.
Meanwhile, Sam’s fate is brought before the medical board.
A/N: I ended up doing a lot of research for this chapter. I’m
really quite proud of myself. This chapter is the beginning of the darkest
heart of this series. I’ve listed all of the triggers that I feel are worth
noting, but there will be a LOT of ones that aren’t listed. If you need to
remove yourself from the tag list because it gets too dark for you, I’ll
understand. As the lovely @sofreddie pointed out to me today, writing dark
angsty shit is my forte. And I’m proud of that. The taglist is below if you
feel you need it. Thanks again for all the love this series has generated!
A/N2: I had originally planned for
there to be more in depth interaction between the board and Sam but given how
much I had written and how late it is tonight (almost 1am here on the East
Coast) I went a different route. Hope it doesn’t disappoint!
You could feel it coming on. You’d
felt this feeling so many times, you thought you’d be used to it by now. But in
reality it never got easier.
I am learning a great deal from this book. I am astounded by how far our government has truly strayed from what was written in the original document.
So far, the biggest reveals are that the founders never wanted to print paper money, stating they were afraid it would cause excessive debt. And the fact that the government was never supposed to be involved in “The opening of rivers and canals; making or regulation of roads, except post roads; building bridges, erecting ferries; establishment of state seminaries of learning; libraries; literary, religious, trading or manufacturing societies; erecting or regulating the police of cities, towns or boroughs creating new state offices building lighthouses public wars county jails markets or other public buildings…” (Tench Coxe, 1788).
“Roads in small town USA are often improved with dollars from the general government, and Congress has created dozens of government corporations since the early days of the progressive era in the 1900s. According to the constitution as ratified, all of this is unconstitutional.” (p62)
The part that explains the meaning of the “General Welfare Clause” is quite remarkable: “Defense, stability, and Liberty; that is what the founding generation considered the "general welfare…” (p49);
“All other matters, civil and criminal, would be much better in the hands of the states.” (Roger Sherman, 1787)