Philosophy of Law & Government
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- Citizen Compact
PROPOSED DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS
Minimum age, 12 years old
Must pass the uniform language test of the national language(s),
Must pass a basic test on constitutional law and fundamental
Must agree and sign the Citizen Compact and covenant not
to act or promote the undermining of these rights (see below).
Must pay an annual Citizen tax.
Must maintain a registered vote in all national and state
elections of primary residency unless incapacitated
Males must agree to receive 6 months military training (by
private or public means meeting uniform standards)
Males must agree to serve a minimum of two years active duty (only
during a declared war by Congress where there is a direct threat to
the liberty of this nation). All other military service to be voluntary
Must agree to limited eminent domain takings by government
w/fair market compensation (strictly limited to major highways; transportation,
communication, and utility corridors; and military and police facilities)
only in critical geographical locations, where no other viable, economical
alternative is available. Burden of proof on government
Must agree to the following Limitations On The Right To Bear
Arms: That the Citizen will not possess weapons of mass destruction
capable of killing or maiming large numbers of people simultaneously.
Agrees to lose citizenship (reduced to Resident) upon conviction
of the following:
- Conviction of unjustified Murder (loss of citizenship is permanent)
- Convicted of a violent crime, causing permanent injury to another,
or any total of 3 other criminal actions. (Can only become a Resident
thereafter after paying full restitution to victims).
- Conviction of Treason (permanent loss of Citizens, and/or exile)
- Thrice failing to maintain an active vote, without excuse (can
recover citizenship after 4 years)
- Failing to pay lawful tax, or work off back taxes two years in
arrears (can recover citizenship upon full pament)
- failure to abide by the citizen covenant.
Privileges of the Citizen:
Can purchase and hold things requiring title registration and
protection (land, building, vehicles)
Has access to patent, trademark and copyright protection
Can serve as a corporate officer, judge, military officer, police
Can Hold Public Elected Office (As Long As Does Not Hold
Has the right to unrestricted movement and residency
on non private land w/out permission within nation.
Any person other than a citizen who is a natural born child of a
citizen or person of lawful entry into the country with one year's
continuos residency of good behavior under a citizen contract of sponsorship.
Must pass minimum conversation and reading test in the national
language(s) (understanding emergency situations, directions, asking
questions, answering questions, and reading signs, basic instructions,
filling out forms)
Must pass a limited test to ensure resident knows the basic laws
of normal conduct (not as comprehensive as Citizen test)
Must pay first year annual Resident tax--a general tax for national
defense and nation and local judicial system.
Must commit to 2 year non-combat duty during a declared war.
Can rent or lease titled property held by a citizen
Can own outright any thing not requiring a registered title (generally,
all goods except land, buildings, motor vehicles)
Can only vote in local elections pertaining to residency
In order to change permanent residence he/she must obtain residency
permit from the intended state of residence (which may not be denied
except for criminal conduct)
May travel at will within the nation, but may not reside temporarily
outside his resident state for more than 3 months without a permit.
Cannot hold public elected office, serve as a judge, be a military
officer, or a police officer.
Cannot own land, or a vehicle requiring protection of title, but
may rent or lease all such titled property.
May serve in military posts, if accepted.
Possess all the fundamental rights except the full rights
of titled ownership stated above and the right to own certain lethal
arms. Definition of "lethal arms" shall not include knives,
bows and arrows, non-poisonous darts, clubs, BB and Pellet guns and
rifles (under a muzzle velocity of 1000 fps).
NON RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS can only remain in the country
in excess of 3 months in any single year by sponsorship of a citizen
in good standing.
All citizens must sign and covenant to defend the following declaration
and recognition of fundamental rights:
THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF MAN
Proposed by Joel M. Skousen
RIGHT TO LIFE
THE RIGHT TO LIFE, from conception to natural death, except as
a consequence for a crime against the rights of others.
COROLLARY RIGHTS relating to man's innate life-related ability to
think, believe, and reason:
A. The right of FREE THOUGHT and JUDGMENT on the individual
worth of ideas, people and things.
B. To BE FREE to BELIEVE according to each person's
conscience, without restriction, except when actions based upon that
belief would violate the fundamental rights of others.
C. To be FREE to WORSHIP God according to the dictates
THE FREEDOM TO ACT WITHOUT EXTERNAL OR PRIOR RESTRAINT when those
actions are not in direct and harmful conflict with the rights of
A. To be solely RESPONSIBLE for one's own health, life, education
B. To engage in any ECONOMIC ACTIVITY desired as
long as such activity does not involve compulsion upon others or the
assistance of an enemy of these fundamental rights.
1. To engage in voluntary CONTRACTS, written or verbal,
without restriction or regulation except where direct and harmful
non-contractual consequences to others occur;
2. To unrestricted SELECTION and PURCHASE (from a
willing seller) of all available goods and services desired,
3. To circulate and negotiate any tangible asset or sworn
evidence thereof as money or a MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE as
long as it is voluntarily accepted by another and fraud and misrepresentation
are not present.
4. To PUBLISH any written, photographic, or electronic
material, as long as others are not involuntarily exposed to such
material on their own or contractual property.
5. The TO STATE ANY OPINION about another person or
product without providing proof or evidence as long as such statements
are labeled clearly as opinion.
C. To ASSOCIATE with other persons without coercion
as long as that association is desired by all parties, does not constitute
a direct and harmful threat to another's rights, and where such association
is not in violation of the desires of the property owner.
1. Individuals may PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE in groups without
criminal or treasonous intent as long as private property rights and
free movement on public property are not infringed or impeded.
D. To DISASSOCIATE with other persons without public
reason or justification
THE RIGHT TO OWN, DISPOSE OF, AND CONTROL ALL PROPERTY AND ASSETS
which are earned by the honest fulfillment of voluntary contracts,
received as a gift, inherited, or earned in proportion to the application
of one's labor to unowned property.
COROLLARY RIGHTS relating to or restricted to ownership and property
A. TO BE FREE FROM BEING ACTED UPON or involuntarily
influenced in a harmful manner, when on one's own or contractual property
and not directly and harmfully affecting the rights of others.
B. To exclude all persons not desired from one's own
C. To make any WRITTEN OR VERBAL EXPRESSION, on property within
one's ownership or control, whether for personal
or commercial intent.
D. To act in PRIVACY, within one's own or contractual
property, free from search, seizure, regulation and internal surveillance
except when acting to infringe upon another's rights.
TO DEFEND one's person, rights, and property against any overt
and imminent threat, and to use the minimum, appropriate force required,
of the alternatives immediately available at hand, to eliminate such
threat, when no immediate recourse is available to assistance or constitutional
Families possess total SOVEREIGNTY OVER FAMILY AFFAIRS that do
not infringe upon other's rights and that do not constitute an imminent
threat to the life of the children therein
Children have the right to demand of their parents, minimum
CARE, AND PROTECTION until reaching an ability, or desire to be self-sufficient--as
long as the child is not acting in rebellion with the requirements
of his parents which do not constitute physical cruelty, or gross
Parents have the right to ultimate RESPONSIBILITY and AUTHORITY
for the health, education, and welfare of their dependent children
without interference or prior restraint from government, except when
proven guilty of gross physical cruelty, or gross negligence, as defined
by constitutional law, and where the child does not object to such
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