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The Golden Verses Of The Stoic

Seneca and Epictetus refer to the Golden Verses of Pythagoras , which happens to provide a good framework for developing a daily routine, bookended by morning and evening contemplative practices. Zeno of Citium , who founded Stoicism in 301 BC, expressed his doctrines in notoriously terse arguments and concise maxims.  However, Chrysippus, the third head of the Stoic school, wrote over 700 books fleshing these ideas out and adding complex arguments to support them. 

Greetings Mayor Pagano

Public letter to the current Mayor of St. Peters, MO

I've been looking at your actions and writing about them.

I intend to write much more. I also intend to see that you are removed from office as soon as possible. You are a threat to the Democracy of this country. You have already taken it too far. If you would have read the constitution of your state you would have seen that at no point, ever, are the citizens of the State of Missouri ever relieved of their power. You looked at Missouri Revised Statutes -- Chapter 71 Provisions Relative to All Cities and Towns  
It would have been advisable to begin at Chapter 1

You should have been more attentive, instead you made the beginner's mistake of stopping when you found what you wanted. That is very common when researching law. Especially Constitutional law.

That you even for a moment believed that your office held more power and rights than the citizens of the state is beyond condemning. As you'll see below, the Constitution is incredibly clear on this matter. In fact Missouri has the most weaponized state constitution I've ever read, and I've read several. 

In this particular area, in which an entity of the government, like yourself, gets it in his head that he is a dictator rather than a public servant, like you have, (which by the way is so close to treason it might be wise to check into that state law, because I will be.) in cases when these two things are in play, the people not only have the right to pass any law they choose, they have the right to remove you from office, -- in fact they have the right and power to remove the whole office, and then to remove the city charter, followed by removing the police office, and any other government entity until they feel safe again. And if that means removing the State gov and the Governor, they have that power as well. 

The trouble is, that you have already made this action. So you threaten every other citizen living in a small city where the mayor might get it in his head that treason is a better way to run a city than democracy. Politically, it is never a wise tactic to react to this level of betrayal with anything less than the hardest, and fastest response. It's more than sending a message. It is also empowering and educating the people so that they truly understand exactly what and how extensive their power is -- as well as the court -- oh yes.  The courts know you have no right and no possible case to give. But they agreed to hear you. I understand the motive. It is a bit of professional curiosity and quite a bit of vanity. We have gone a very long time without a political leader of any level actually attempting to make a bid for dictatorship. I'll need to do some research, but it could be that you are actually the first. So, you might be famous after this as well.

Yes, to you they are just traffic lights and you are just trying to keep the money coming in and this is a very minor thing -- but it is not. 


Constitution - Bill of Rights -- State of Missouri

Section 1. Source of political power—origin, basis and aim of  government.—That all political power is vested in and derived from the people; that all government of right originates from the people, is founded upon their will only, and is instituted solely for the good of the whole.

Section 3. Powers of the people over internal affairs, constitution and form of government.— That the people of this state have the inherent, sole and exclusive right to regulate the internal government and police thereof, and to alter and abolish their constitution and form of government whenever they may deem it necessary to their safety and happiness, provided such change be not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States.

71.010. Any municipal corporation in this state, whether under general or special charter, and having authority to pass ordinances regulating subjects, matters and things upon which there is a general law of the state, unless otherwise prescribed or authorized by some special provision of its charter, shall confine and restrict its jurisdiction and the passage of its ordinances to and in conformity with the state law upon the same subject.

(Just in case you are wondering... no.. the statute you quoted isn't a "special provision") 

I hope that you grasp the magnitude of what you have done some day.