By a narrow margin, both houses of congress agreed to cancel the Government of the United States. After years of struggle, President Polin has finally fulfilled her mother's dream; the total end of government control.

On the streets of L.A. can be heard the celebratory exclamations this morning: "No more payroll taxes! Yay! No more Social Security or Medicare taxes! Yay! No more military expenses (Yay!) No more post offices or schools! Yay! No more costly VA. Yay!"

"Now, people and corporation's are free to keep all the money they earn, and there are no more restrictions on how we do business. Now we will have a true free market, and will be the envy of the world." said President Polin.

"State militias will have no problem taking the place of an expensive, out of date, government controlled military," said Governor Whitehead of Texas, "and with every Texan now packin a gun, you won't see any more crime in Austin! To this he added, "and with each state now sharing in the nuclear stockpile, nobody's gonna mess with Texas, hah, hah!" He went on to say that "Home schooling will finally allow our kids to learn the real truth about religion, and not cost an arm and a leg like the government controlled system that was full of liberal fanatics."

Senator Fatcat remarked that Wall Street will now work as it was designed to work, completely unregulated, and where risk rules, "The only way to really make a killing. No guts, no glory," he said, "If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the Kitchen!" And he added that, "And now the family, and America, will be stronger with Grandma and Grandpa living at home watching the kids so that mom and dad can work more, like it's supposed to be. And the kids will be able to take care of Grandma and Grandpa's health care personally, which is what any good son or daughter would be happy to do." He also said that he had great faith in our world class health care and pharmaceutical companies, and that they will do everything in their power, as they always have, to make rates and medicines affordable, available and safe, especially now that the troublesome and expensive government regulations are out of the way.

Dateline: New York May 15, 2030 CHINESE NUCLEAR SUBMARINES SIGHTED OFF NEW JERSEY SHORELINE

General Chickhawk of the New Jersey Militia appealed to General Bravo of the New York Militia for help with this troubling development. General Bravo, however, replied, "It's your ball game baby! I got my own troubles!" General Chickhawk then contacted Governor Whitehead of Texas who promised to send "truckloads" of sharp shooters as soon as he can round them up, and a few nukes.

When President Polin was briefed about the Chinese threat, she replied, in the inimitable style of her mother who had stolen the hearts of Americans decades go when she was in office, "The Chinese? Screw them!"

Author's Bio: 

Anagarika Eddie is a meditation teacher at the Dhammabucha Rocksprings Meditation Retreat Sanctuary www.dhammarocksprings.org and author of “A Year to Enlightenment.” His 30 years of meditation experience has taken him across four continents including two stopovers in Thailand where he practiced in the remote northeast forests as an ordained Thervada Buddhist monk.

He lived at Wat Pah Nanachat under Ajahn Chah, at Wat Pah Baan Taad under Ajahn Maha Boowa, and at Wat Pah Daan Wi Weg under Ajahn Tui. He had been a postulant at Shasta Abbey, a Zen Buddhist monastery in northern California under Roshi Kennett; and a Theravada Buddhist anagarika at both Amaravati Monastery in the UK and Bodhinyanarama Monastery in New Zealand, both under Ajahn Sumedho. The author has meditated with the Korean Master Sueng Sahn Sunim; with Bhante Gunaratana at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia; and with the Tibetan Master Trungpa Rinpoche in Boulder, Colorado. He has also practiced at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Zen Center in San Francisco.