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Colonial Constitution

Notes for a constitution for the L5 Nation:

  1. An entity is a natural, artificial, real, corporate, or otherwise self-aware individual.
  2. The Constitution of this Nation must be consistent and comprehensible so that it can be understood by its Citizens and so that it does not cause ambiguity with regards to its purpose and intent.
  3. An entity may only become a Citizen of this Nation by consciously (and voluntarily) electing to agree to the terms of its Constitution, and to be bound by its terms.
  4. Any citizen may travel at will throughout the public space of the Nation without question or impediment as long as they do not intrude on the rights of others.
  5. Non-Citizens may be prohibited from the public space of the Nation with just cause. If they are in a private enclave when such a prohibition is effected, they are entitled to a one-time passage through the public space to its boundary, provided they are able, and do, travel without injuring anyone or causing damage. They may also optionally elect to stay within the bounds of their private enclave, again provided they do so without causing injury or damage.
  6. The purpose of law is to provide an objective standard by which actions of entities may be judged.
  7. A crime occurs when an entity initiates the use of force against another.
  8. Only crimes may be outlawed.
  9. Rights stem from maintaining responsibility. Actively choosing to fail to uphold responsibility causes a loss of rights. Rights may be subsequently recovered by resuming responsibility.
  10. Any entity is allowed to persuade any other entity to share their opinion, as long as the persuasion does not involve initiating the use of force (directly or indirectly).
  11. When two entities are unable to come to an agreement, they may enlist the judgement of a third party to obtain a binding arbitration. If a third party judge cannot be agreed upon, the two contending entities may not interact.
  12. Each entity is the sole owner of their life and body, and may dispose of them, or any parts of them, as they see fit.
  13. Wealth is the result of an entity's labors, whether they are physical, mental, or any other form; they are the product of the entity's time and effort.
  14. Wealth can also be accumulated through gifts from other entities, provided the gifts are made consciously and voluntarily by the donor.
  15. An entity is entitled to sole possession of their entire lawful wealth, and they may dispose of it as they, in their sole discretion, see fit.
  16. Taxes, being a forceful collection of tribute from unwilling subjects, are outlawed. A government may only raise revenue through offering goods and services to its subjects on an open market.
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