I am declaring that this day, the fourth of July, is Independence Day.
From henceforth my little corner of Wicklow is an independent state to be known as Manoraria.
Our Constitution is a simple declaration of freedom, liberty and respect. Our new legal system shall be based on the old Brehon Laws. Our language is Ramblese which has its roots based in English, Irish, Dialect and Profanity. Our currency is Barter with an exchange rate depending in my mood. Religion is none of our business nor yours.
Our borders are clearly marked by Bramble which is both fence and defence. All are welcome through our single border post [clearly marked as a gate] with a simple entry tariff of a litre bottle of Jameson whiskey [except for smokers. See below].
All laws pertaining in our neighbouring country of Ireland have been repealed and new Manorarian laws now apply. In particular, smoking is encouraged and smokers are welcomed with open arms. The entry tariff for a smoker is a pack of Condor Original Ready Rubbed.
Immigration policy is simple. All are welcome provided they provide their own accommodation [to be located in a spot chosen by myself] and their own independent living arrangements.
Our military wing shall consist of Penny. Our policy is one of non-aggression, but any attempts at invasion shall be swiftly met with a sniffing of the crotch. Peaceful annexation is encouraged provided our laws and constitution remain predominant.
Any country recognising today as Independence Day shall de facto be recognising us as a new and independent entity.
Happy Independence Day everyone!