Constitution of the New America

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The article Constitution of the New America was posted on a user page on RationalWiki in late 2007.[1] These refutations and commentary on the article were produced shortly afterwards.

The screed has appeared several times across various Internet forums. The sheer amount of CAPSLOCK in the original probably says more about the article and its author(s?) than the actual contents. Possibly the most interesting sections are to do with rearranging the executive branch and the bit that says only Protestant Christianity will be a protected religion.

And perhaps the section on the End Time Servant, which rivals Time Cube for readability.

Constitution of the New America:Our responses:

[edit] Preamble

We the People of NEW AMERICA, in Order to form a more perfect union of Free Peoples, RE-establish Justice, Insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Free Republic(s ) of New America. OK, so this is a rewording of the Preamble to the current constitution. Big deal. Also, it's ensure. Insure means to buy insurance for.


Wait, republic(s)? Are we talking about secession?

[edit] Article I. - The Legislative Governmental Components

[edit] Legislative Branch

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in an Adjoining Congress for New America and this nation's republic(s) which shall consist of elected Representatives that shall only serve as representatives for no longer than singular terms in office of three years for the explicit purpose of bringing legislative proposals unto the Executive Body branch of this government to be decided upon; and either implemented or rejected. All Representatives must appoint a successor in the event they are unable to fulfill their one and only three year term of office.This appointment must take place and be on record publicly before any oath of office is given. Areas of a depressed economic stability shall be able to elect one additional Representative to office to be known as the "Economic Representative" of which shall serve a full term. ONLY matters of national consequence shall be brought to the Executive Body for legislature approval consideration. There is nothing here listed by what method such legislators will be selected. Also, the idea that "areas of depressed economic stability shall be able to elect one additional" representative is rather ludicrous--there is no mechanism for determining how many representatives anyone gets anyway, nor any decent explanation of what depressed economic stability means. The idea that only matters of national concern may be brought by the legislature makes some sense, until one realizes that this is, largely, meaningless. (Our military bases need linoleum! For the sake of national security, we need to keep the linoleum plant in my home district running!) Moreover, the lack of a "veto override" by the legislature is troubling to this User, since it means that the Executive Council can block anything the "people" want. (However, this is not so troubling as it would be with a singular executive, for reasons that I will get into in the next section.) Also, note the term limits and the (assumed) unicameral structure. Unicameral systems allow for much more to be accomplished by elected representatives, and it could be argued that the US Congress's largest problem is the extreme difficulty of getting legislation or treaties through the Senate. However, it may be problematic here because of the term limits and short term lengths. With the entire Congress being replaced EVERY THREE YEARS there is no possiblity of continuity within the Congress, no hope for an institutional memory. Moreover, there is no ability to acquire expertise in the science of governing, as every experienced member of Congress must leave after just three years. There is also no chance for amity and understanding to grow between members. The American House of Representatives is considered overly partisan and nasty because of the constant elections to it and the gerrymandered, populist tilt--how much worse would this be? (Also, with the executive board lasting much longer in power than any Congressperson, there would be no chance for Congress to maintain whatever perogatives it may have vis a vis the Executive, and it would quickly be trampled.) This would make Congress what California's legislature has become, a training ground for lobbyists.

[edit] Executive Branch

"The executive branch of government for New America shall consist of 12 members of The Executive Body. Each will serve a term of six years on a rotating basis whereas two members will relent their positions and two new members shall be elected to fill the open positions.. Also each elected member shall appoint a successor in the event that they are unable to fulfill their term of office before taking any oath for this elected office."

A certain amount of continuity can be a good thing, even if the math is bad. The US Senate is set up somewhat similarly, so that there cannot be a complete change in the legislature in one election, to prevent some kind of dangerous craze from sweeping the country and sweeping lunatics into power. That's good. What's bad is there is no description of the process for getting on this executive board.


"After the onset of the first twelve members appointed by the Defense department or "L.G.N.A." to serve on the Executive Body; the oldest two members shall relent their posts to open two positions for the elected body after the first two years of the Executive Body's existence.. Each successive two year period the two oldest members shall relent two positions until the entire body is elected by the whole of New America. At this point; the first two members elected shall relent their posts because their six year terms would have expired, and so forth, so that the "Round Table of Twelve" continues as the elected Executive Body of the people. The Executive Body shall determine all national issues of civic importance, emergency war powers shall reside with The Supreme Chief Commander of the L.G.N.A. as far as all defensive measures. All other war powers proposals shall be originated from the Adjoining Congress for New America. In the event of The Supreme Chief Commander of The L.G.N.A. vacates this post or is removed per L.G.N.A. protocols; a new Supreme Chief Commander shall be appointed by The Executive Body after testimony given by the several still posted High Command Members of The L.G.N.A Defense Forces."

OK, so the members will initially be chosen by . . . the Defense department? Then, however, they will be elected. . .somehow. "By the whole of New America." This is, unfortunately, rather vague. It suggests best of the popular vote, but does each seat run separately? Or do both (or all four) seats each year run together, and the best two (four) vote getters get the seat? Will people get one vote per seat, or just one vote? If the seats run separately (but are still national), or if people get to vote from a pool with one vote per seat, then you can expect all of the people voted in each year to be from the same party. If people only get one vote each for a pool of candidates, then each "class" of executives will be from differing parties. These are important things to keep in mind and should be resolved in the Constitution, not later.

The really scary part is the end, though; the "Supreme Chief Commander of the LGNA" gets "emergency war powers". And the Congress gets to decide all other "war powers proposals." I assume this means that the Congress has to decide whether to invade someone else or not. Not a bad idea, overall, but the unelected nature of the Supreme Chief Commander is very nerve-inducing. (As is the apparently unaccountable nature of the LGNA high command.)

Of course, in a sense, it's good that there is ONE person in charge. One thing that was hotly contested during the US constitutional debate was the number of executives. In the end, it was limited to one, so that the executive could use their power swiftly and decisively in the case of emergencies; a board could deadlock at the worst moment. Of course, it makes one wonder why there is an executive board to begin with, then.


"The Executive Body will set into motion and affect all electoral practices, election times as prescribed in The New America Constitution herein. The Executive Body will set forth all laws concerning: Judicial Limits, Judicial procedures and any appeals procedures; Commerce and the qualifications of acceptable commerce safety regulations, except the taxation laws prescribed herein; Legislative Representative powers, and local government formulations and limitations, districts, areas, rules and limitations of local governments; the establishment of a National Emergency Treasury to be built with funds collected for the PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE; shall create a Just Law Observance Board that will oversee questionable local laws when local citizens submit them as incoherent; and shall establish the rules and programs to create an FREE ENERGY SOCIETY with little or no enviormental long term concerns and or ill effects of waste or other anti-earth and or anti-human consequences. Special attention of the whole of The Executive Body and the whole of The Adjoining Congress of New America should have and strive towards the priority concerning FREE ENERGY FOR ALL ASPECTS OF THIS REPUBLIC until it is achieved for all citizenry equally. In addition to these responsibilities;"

And here is why, and it's a MAJOR mess. In essence, all legislative ability is given to the EXECUTIVE board. What is left for the legislature to do? Moreover, having such a small (12 person) legislature (who defines all of the electoral practices) is just screaming "cabal." (Also, it is amusing that there is a "Just Law Observance Board" to prevent incoherence, considering this document.) The "free energy for all" is just icing.


"The Executive Body shall establish a Board of Public Records for statistical and current data records. This board shall oversee any media outlets or news sources for accuracy stipulations and accurate reporting of the news elements and occurrences."

Right...people should trust this government body with telling them what is and is not true. Because this government won't lie at all, unlike all the other ones.


"The Executive Body shall establish an Executive Overseer that shall appoint Assistant Overseers to assist the Executive Body in matters of procedure and relative evenly treated efforts for legislature proposed by the elected Adjoining Congress of Representatives of various established precincts or areas. The Chief Overseer for The Executive Body will have no vote or input to anything proposed and before The Executive Body. The Chief Overseer can be removed for no cause upon a proposed vote of the whole of The Executive Body."

This makes no sense, other than additional posts. Maybe this is supposed to be like the Congressional Budget Office and the GAO, support staff for the government. But it's pretty incoherent.


"The Executive Body shall delegate a Board of Education to oversee curriculum's and educational concerns and shall mandate that all students be taught the Values of our Liberty, True History, and Self- reliance and the principles of self-governing peoples ALSO;The Executive Body may create some small offices for public benefit and set forth all embodied responsibilities and compensation levels for a time to be predetermined and or until the situation is resolved unto the citizenry satisfaction of the original public needed facilitation."

Um...so the government can create boards and commissions. Good for them. However, why is "true history" capitalized? Is this an Orwellian rewriting of history to conform to our vision of ourselves?


"The Executive Body shall always subscribe to the original Bill-of-Rights from the united States of America as a Motherland heritage of the highest significance. The Executive Body shall always strive to preserve all relative aspects of these God-Given and Natural Rights for all generations. The very degeneration of these tools and pillars of Liberty is the cause we have sought out of our heritage even unto the necessities of secession, war, and the actual compiling of this historic document The Bill-of-Rights as gifts of God and Natural RIGHTS is the essence of the existence of New America. Let us always remember the past, to always preserve Liberty into the future."

OK, but for the sake of future historians, it might be good to spell out what those rights are. Just saying.


"New America and its Republic(s) shall NEVER submit its sovereignty to any foreign or domestic entity. New America shall not recognize the devious conceptions of false governing bodies such as: The United Nations, The World Court, The World Health Organization or ANY other self proclaimed "World", "International" or "Global" entity. NEVER AGAIN shall the citizenry of New America be placed in the perils suffered in the past by entanglements beyond our borders which would seek to subvert, destroy, dismantle, disable our God-given and Natural RIGHTS and the Liberty they produce for a self-reliant, self-governing, mutually respecting FREE PEOPLE(s). ANY entanglement either through business or other that: threatens either Liberty of the citizenry of New America or our sovereignty shall be dissolved by The Executive Body either on a permanent basis or until such policies can be presented to The Executive Body that provide for complete correction away from these perils."

So, no menace that threatens more than just America will ever be dealt with by a concerted effort. Nor, apparently, will there be any business across national borders. It is setting up an isolationist consitution that can't apparently be changed at all.

To sum up: An executive board that's really a legislature, bound to be isolationist, with a really weird amount of power and influence to be given to the top military leadership.


[edit] Article 2 - Taxes and Public Service Compensations

[edit] Section 1 - Taxable Goods, Amounts, and Public Service

"All tax shall consist of not less than 5% (five percent) of taxable goods in good economic stability AND not more than 10% (ten percent) of taxable goods in unfavorable economic climates. All tax shall be evenly divided for uses in DEFENSE, PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE, and PUBLIC HEALTH. The positions held at the top of these public service positions shall receive twice the compensation of the mid-grade professional positions. The basic positions shall receive half of the mid-grade professional wages in compensation. Any person who so chooses any public service field of livelihood and gainful employment should be commended for their solemn commitment. New America shall strive to achieve a costless health care system for all citizens and shall strive to maintain the highest of standards in all three of these areas. THUS: All persons so inclined to serve their nation shall be considered VOLUNTEERS though somewhat compensated by public funds."

This is utter insanity. One, it's a type of micromanagement that should never go into a Constitution. You can't change this later if you need to.

It's also overly simplified--only three levels of civil servants? Will the budget for say, public education be only a sliver of what's allocated to roads, libraries, government buildings, parks, and other works?

Moreover, on taxes, it's exactly backwards. When things are BAD you tax LESS so that people will engage in economic activity to make things GOOD again. When things are GOOD, you tax MORE to squirrel money away for when they're BAD. (Also, you can keep your markets and such from over-heating by taxing them. Helps to even out the business cycle.)

Lastly, keeping tax revenue evenly divided between those three sectors is ridiculous. What if you are invaded? You might have to divert extra resources to defense. Or if an earthquake strikes? You might need to divert some to the other two. You can't have these things set in stone!


"Once a year; The Executive Body may request contributions from the public for special projects and or programs that serve the public interests and the public's Liberty. These requests for contributions would be for fully disclosed projects and all contributions would be completely voluntary. All elected Representatives shall be paid a mid-grade compensation. All elected Executive Body Members shall be paid at a top-grade compensation. NO member of government shall receive any wages, gifts, or properties of any sort related to their respected offices of public service. Any suspected of taking undue compensations, bribes, or unlawful misappropriations of legal funds shall be in danger of the charge(s) of TREASON."

Unknown to many, the US once tried "voluntary taxation" under the Articles of Confederation. Guess how many people paid. Guessed yet? The answer is - in round figures - none. No "voluntary" project will get done.


"Tax Overseers shall be appointed be the Executive Body and shall stay in a mid-grade of compensation for times and terms to be determined by The Executive Body at the time of their appointments along with the assigning of their specific duties each.. Any appointments can be reviewed and revised or terminated by the Executive Body as a whole at anytime. The executive Body Members cannot be removed except by self-resignation, elections, or acts of TREASON unless the whole of the remaining Executive Body finds significant fault in a member's efforts, or lack of effort, to: service the public and defend New America in the Liberty purchased by all in our daily living and public pronouncements and commitments to our mutual benefits. In this event, the pre-named successor would then finish the elected Executive Body member's term."

So--the Executive Board can vote a member out? Or does it have to be unanimous among the other 11? It's good to have a mechanism for getting out corrupt members, but is it then smart to have the pre-named successor follow the person? (They're likely to be in cahoots, after all.)


"The Executive Body will set forth all laws of commerce, except that: the taxable goods Sales Tax shall not include goods made or grown or services rendered on personal individual levels. ONLY when said goods and services are offered as commerce to the public at large are they taxable. No other taxes shall be imposed upon the peoples of New America except in the form of the Sales Tax as prescribed in this Constitution of New America herein."

So, a national sales tax, and nothing else? Some economists would like that, but it really depresses economic activity and often has a very high dead weight cost (which the income tax, arguably, doesn't.) Moreover, without a provision to exempt groceries or necessities, that's likely to be HIGHLY regressive. Not only that, but it seems that all local and state governments are to be subsumed under the federal government, as they have no ability to collect revenues with which to do anything.

Also, the fake legalese is really annoying.


[edit] Section 2 - Legal Currency

"All gold and silver shall forever be used as currency along with the Liberty of all citizenry to be able to barter fairly as long as the tax is paid with gold, silver, or currency of paper should this be for profit or livelihood as offered to the general public AND should legislation be passed concerning the paper-currency issue: this paper currency should be backed with amounts of raw materials or mined and refined materials to far excel that which is necessary to maintain an EMERGENCY fund(s) in the National Treasury. This should be considered carefully before any legislation is proposed and sanctified as law; and always backed with gold, or silver or other precious metals or materials" What good craziness forgets to go back to the gold standard? The only real problem is that paper should be backed by "gold, silver, or other precious" minerals. In theory, this could lead to chaos as some is backed by gold, some platinum, etc. But, overall, whatever.

[edit] Article 3 - Preservation of the Bill-of-Rights

[edit] Section 1 - Freedom of Religion

"As prescribed by the historic documents of the earliest western civilized colonizers of the North American continent that proceeded from despotism and tyranny abroad, the Motherland nation of the united States of America was an originally protestant-christian dedicated nation. "Freedom of Religion" therefore as such; shall be enforced in New America as the the public display of worship of Jesus The Christ alone. This preservation shall not include those who would chose to allegedly serve "god" through any "secret societies" or "closed to public access" dark questionable-christian formats that are punishable by penalty of law. It is NOT mandatory for one to be a protestant Christian in New America, but no other religion shall be preserved or protected by the New American Constitution. Neither shall any other religion be practiced in any public venue. Nor shall any other religion indoctrination materials or forms of persuasion be allowed. To attempt to do so is TREASON." So, back to the Puritan ideal of "Freedom of Religion"? You can do whatever you want, in private, as long as you're not in a "secret society" or have "closed to public access" rites. Moreover, while it's not MANDATORY to be Christian...nothing else is protected. So, sorry, pagans, Native Americans, Catholics, etc....we'll come for you eventually. Also, nobody except Protestants can have their places of worship. Yep, no synagogues, no mosques, no mandirs, no stupas, no nothing except churches. This would make this now officially an illiberal democracy, known for being the least stable form of government. (Not that these guys would know anything about stability...)

[edit] Section 2 - Freedom of the Press

"As intended by the Founders of the united States of America, the press and now all forms of media shall work to preserve our Liberties always by exposing corruption and dishonesty. The media outlets to the public must always strive to be accurate and precise to the best of their abilities. IF at any time it is discovered that falsehoods and deceptions were published and produced for public consumptions this must be COMPLETELY rectified and exposed to be FALSE in prompt concise mannerisms. Any failure to do so, or to print subversive materials or to espouse indoctrinations contrary to the preservation of Liberty is an act of subversion and therefore TREASON. " Translation: The press is free to write anything true. It's up to the government to decide what is true, and it will be treasonous to write anything untrue. How beautifully Orwellian.

Arguably, this "constitution" is one of the "subversive materials [...] contrary to the preservation of Liberty" and "therefore TREASON." Which is ironic, stupid, and very, very frightening.


[edit] Section 3 - Freedom of Speech

"Freedom of Speech is an inherent RIGHT to be respected. As the new example of Liberty and Freedom to other peoples in other lands, we must always allow opposing viewpoints to be heard. It should be a common perception that this is good. It is only when such subversive speech is contrived to harm our Liberties or destroy them altogether it becomes TREASON." More Orwell - again, you have the right to say whatever you want, unless we don't like it. (Has actual treason actually been defined in this article at all? How can speech BE treason in the normal definition?)

[edit] Section 4 - The Right to Bear Arms

It is a New American RIGHT to "bear arms" without restriction. It is also a duty of all citizenry to defend their republic if the need comes before them. The issues as to proper storage of certain explosive materials, the legalities of the discharge of a firearm, and whether they can be displayed in certain locales or situations shall be decided by local governments by local legislation." Americans can bear arms without restriction, but local governments decide the small things. Except that local governments have no money, because they can't tax people. Thus they are going to do precisely squat.

[edit] Section 5 - Quartering of Soldiers

"The Spirit of New America is Liberty. It is for this cause that the L.G.N.A. became the defense forces for New America. The L.G.N.A. is an all VOLUNTEER force. If Liberty always prevails in New America it will always remain so. Therefore because it is comprised of [sic] the citizenry it protects, and because The Spirit of New America is of such; it should be the open hearts of the people that would open their homes and habitations for those forces if the need existed. Otherwise there is no just cause to quarter troops in or on an individual's property. To do so or to order it done, except for impending and certain battle, is TREASON."

Not so bad - it's interesting that a draft is completely ruled out by constitutional decree. There are a few decent arguments in favor of a draft (the most interesting being that it is necessary to maintain a bond between the citizens and the military). However, even if the nation will otherwise be completely overrun, there will be no conscription. This strikes me as fundamentally unwise. (The lack of quartering in homes makes sense, honestly, and is a directly from the US Bill of Rights.)


[edit] Section 6 - Search and Seizures

"Any citizen of New America shall not suffer the effects of "Search and Seizure" and shall be secure in their personage and property. Like unto the protocols and Standing Orders of The New America Defense Forces (also called the "L.G.N.A." until the full realization of New America comes to pass) any false accusations leading to any unfruitful and or illegal Searches or Seizures, or other violations of any citizenry RIGHTS shall be considered a SERIOUS OFFENSE. All involved (including any and all law enforcement representatives/officers) shall be dealt the consequences of a SERIOUS criminal charge(s). Any FALSE ACCUSER shall be punished even more so."

Not so good - reading this directly suggests that the police would have no authority to search someone or take evidence. Ever. (Which would be great for those treasonous practitioners of other religions.) Also, if it is a serious offense to file a false report, then I could be punished for reporting what I think is a domestic disturbance when it was actually someone's TV. This will make people unwilling to ever report anything.


[edit] Section 7 - Trial and Punishment, Just Compensation

"NO prison facilities shall be in existence in New America. Only temporary facilities such as jails will be permitted. Punishments of: "Public Shames", "Re-distributional Compensation", "Banishments" in different increments of time, "Life Banishments", and "Death" shall secure society from human predators and basic criminals. These methods reduce "repeat offenders", "undue taxation", and create "true rehabilitation". Torture shall NOT be permitted under any circumstances under penalty of law."

Giant changes! Abolishing the prison system has some merit, as it is (for the most part) a gigantic waste of resources according to all good studies. The US focuses too much on putting people in prison, rather than coming up with ways to help and rehabilitate them. However, there must be SOME mechanism for removing dangerous people from society as a whole, and the methods mentioned here don't really measure up. (The constitutional prohibition on torture is rather welcome, however.)


"Public Shames: Can range from wearing a sign stating an offense in a public place for a certain time frame, to being reduced to public service and forced to wear an OFFENDER jacket or jumpsuit stating the offense in simple format that the offender had been convicted of such as: "THIEF" etc.,."

You know, the US used to do this. It's been found, however, that it doesn't really deter crimes, since most people don't really get into crime for its glamor. (And those that do wouldn't likely be deterred by things like this.) This is why the US abandoned it.


"Re-distributional Compensation: Could be a forced compensation, or confiscated property of an offender and could be used in conjunction with a "Banishment" sentence."

Compensation would be just the same as what we have now. Which is a good thing in that it helps to undo the harms done by the crime.


"Banishment: "Incremental" - Shall be for a time of predetermined punishment. The offender shall be escorted to a location beyond our borders and released fully clothed only. The offender shall be given a writ containing a proper time to re-enter our borders which shall be presented at the time of re-entry for verification(s). Once an offender has re-entered into New American society the offender shall be granted RIGHTS previously suspended during Banishment and completely restored to the citizenry. THERE WILL BE NO "SECOND CLASS" citizenry in New America. ANY offender caught upon New American soil while banishment is in affect, faces either longer increments (for short-term banishments), or LIFETIME Banishment (for longer-term banishments) or in the case of a LIFETIME Banishment any offender being caught within New American borders shall suffer the pains of death through immediate execution. Life-Banishment: self explanatory"

Banishment... is not a good idea. This is because other people don't want your criminals either. Can you imagine the diplomatic fallout if one of our criminals ended up somewhere else and committed crimes? (And if other countries did this, these individuals would be banished in turn by whichever state they went to, leading them to become homeless wanderers and likely marauders, bandits, or pirates.) Banishment relies on a sense of a "wild space" that, in most of the world, doesn't really exist any more. Except for certain parts of the Middle East and Central Asia, there are no more "tribal lands" that people can just escape to. Even Mexico has become a fully functioning state (except perhaps in Oaxaca—and good luck trying to disappear to there!) This is an archaic idea with no place in the modern world. (Note: You could try to do it all Heinlein style and set aside a bit of land to banish people to.[2] This would then be a prison.)


"Death: self explanatory (note: "loved ones" of victims of murders and other capitol [sic] offenses can decide for "banishment" or "death" and be allowed to plead for the offender, to allow a lesser sentence for the offense. Such matters must be determined into law on a local level.) Death Sentences shall also be determined in TYPE by a concensus of the victim's loved ones if available. These types shall consist of: pre- assigned (before any conviction) volunteers to provide public or private "Lethal Injection", "Hanging by rope", "Firing Squad", or the RIGHT to publicly drown an extremely bound offender in water. NO other types or forms of execution are to be considered. ALL Death sentences can be reduced to Life-Banishments IF mercy is pleaded for by the victim's representative(s)."

Many people find capital punishment to be fairly barbaric, but some of the means here prescribed are even more barbaric. Drowning? In the 21st century? This is insanity. (And to leave the means up to the family is to allow the family to engage in vengeance, which is a different sort of thing than justice. That should not be the point.)


"All Jury trials will be held with an odd number of Jurors of either 5, (for minor possible crimes) 7, (for mid-range possible crimes) and 9, (for all serious crimes). Misdemeanors Shall be punished by; "Shame tactics", fines, public service, and retributions. Mid-range crimes shall be punished with all misdemeanor punishments and or incremental banishments. High crimes (SERIOUS) shall be punished by long-term banishment, Lifetime banishment, AND the death penalty and any recommendations from the victims or their loved ones must be considered before sentencing."

What is the point of completely re-doing the jury structure as we have known it, or why the differing numbers of jurors for differing levels of crimes? No explanation is given. Also, note that the victims' recommendations are taken into account, but not those of the perpetrator or his/her family.


"Every local government must keep at least 3 local "offender"- representatives for offenders to choose from. All judges must be elected but do not have to have any formal LAW education. In New America ALL LAWS must be written in a layman's terms and never in any legal language foreign to the public.All LAWS must be and have a simple face value with clear intentions presented in a simple format as much as possible; and subject to the scrutiny of the Just Laws Observance Board. Each community must have a local Office of Arbitration of which opposing parties in dispute can meet and discuss small matters to avoid a trial. No trial shall proceed any later than 6 weeks after the accused is jailed or the prisoner will be freed to await trial in public. After a conviction, ALL appeals must be stated at the same hearing within 3 weeks after which if no new trial is ordered, sentence shall be carried out."

Yeah, funny thing--when you mandate that laws be understandable to the common man, you end up with vague laws, or else draconian laws with absolutely no flexibility. These are BAD THINGS. You need the law to be able to adapt to circumstances without being completely arbitrary. This means you need a professional class to interpret them. (For instance, see this whole damn constitution.) The point of the local "offender" representatives is not at all unclear, unless it's to act as public defenders. As for elected judges with no legal training, they actually have those in rural New York, and it's been an unmitigated disaster.


[edit] Section 8 - Civil Matters of Dispute

If the local Office of Arbitration cannot resolve a matter; the Arbitration Board shall request a trial in a neighboring community from judges until a date can be set to hear the cause. NO contact of any kind shall be made to that court or its members by any party involved in the cause or peoples that would represent these same parties under penalty of law. The Civil Trial shall be a final disposition unless at some future date The Executive Body should decide upon legislature presented to them by the Representative Body of The Adjoining Representatives that would serve the public interests even further.

More micromanaging, but nothing really outrageous, honestly. Why it needs to be in an adjoining town is unclear, unless they expect to keep their country to just small towns. This single paragraph makes it seem as if civil legislation were some silly, petty, "The People's Court" law, and not the litigation of billion and even trillion dollar contracts that could turn on a single interpretation of contracts; taxpayers vs. governmental entities issues which also turn on minutia about how language of the law is understood; interpreting worker protection vs. the rights of employers; litigation resolving governmental oversight of corporations and corporation-to-corporation litigation on any number of complex issues. And where did our juries go? American law is rightfully founded on the idea that no one man should be entrusted with the outcome of a trial, and it should never be a paid position where one side could wield more... um... "influence" over the paid arbitrator.


[edit] Section 9 - Slavery

"No citizenry of New America shall own other peoples as slaves, treat others as slaves, nor have legal title to any people(s) as in ownership of property"

This is mostly good, but the text of the actual 13th amendment to the US constitution is better. "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Very clear, fairly concise. Also, it does allow for involuntary servitude as punishment for crimes (such as "community service.")


[edit] Section 10 - Citizen Rights

"All citizens of New America shall have the RIGHTS secured in this Constitution. All citizens of New America shall have the RIGHT to expect just laws and respectful behavior from their government and each other. No citizen shall suffer violations of their PRIVACY RIGHTS as long as injury to another either physical or mental or financial does not occur and public safety and ordinary peaceable public arenas are not disturbed or disrupted. NO restrictions on alcohol, tobacco, or recreational drugs shall apply as long as the aforementioned is not violated and is consumed in private save that of sales to the public which would be taxed and made to be of a safe and true commercial product(s). Local governments may restrict usages of such things but not to the point of BANNING or prohibiting the uses thereof. God would allow for FREEWILL to be exercised in New America. The same would apply to pornography and places of ill repute. NO HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVITY, PEDOPHILIA, ABORTION, EUTHANASIA SHALL EVER BE CONDONED OR TOLERATED IN NEW AMERICA under penalty of law. ALL citizens are to respect the "Family-unit" as the cornerstone for civilization and thus all laws shall reflect the preservation of FAMILIES and their security and tranquility. A "Family" shall be defined as a wedded Man and Woman and any subsequent offspring or adoptions of children."

Hmm...odd to see European political thought here.

OK, right off, there are huge flaming contradictions. "No citizen shall suffer violations of their PRIVACY RIGHTS as long as injury to another either physical or mental or financial does not occur and public safety and ordinary peaceable public arenas are not disturbed or disrupted." YET "NO HOMOSEXUAL ACTIVITY, PEDOPHILIA, ABORTION, EUTHANASIA SHALL EVER BE CONDONED OR TOLERATED IN NEW AMERICA under penalty of law." Now, one could make an argument for the damages of pedophilia, abortion, and even euthanasia. Bad arguments, overall, but arguments could be made. However, if people have these privacy rights, then do they not also have the right to homosexual activity? Is that any more dangerous than unrestricted drug use?

As for the family unit stuff, that's European-style "Christian Democracy". Rather out of vogue there now (despite Merkel's election; even the Germans seem to have abandoned the strong version of that philosophy). Honestly, America has been such a "liberal" (in a comparativist poli sci sense--dependence on the individual and free markets) country for so long that trying to reinstate the ideal of the "family unit" as the structure of society (rather than the individuals that make up such units) will be a long, hard slog. It also might suggest that such silly things as the right to divorce be legislated by 3rd parties and the government's particular views on what constitutes an acceptable divorce. (Moreover, the track record of such Christian Democratic countries isn't too good, which is why so many have abandoned it.)


[edit] Section 11 - PUBLIC SERVICE

"Any Public Servant involved in the violation of the Public Trust; shall be punished as prescribed by law, and as far as Death for TREASON if Justice warrants this dictate.

Final Statement: The ideals of New America have been brought forth to preserve forever the functioning aspects of The Bill-of-RIGHTS that God had graced our original founders with as true and God Granted heritage from the Motherland The united States of America. The intentions of this document are to set forth comprehensive foundation(s) to insure the Liberties of all citizenry of New America, both public and private. In the end result; our RIGHTS were preserved for us, with THE UNDERSTANDING that; we would do the same and preserve them for others. May God always send forth His blessings upon us individually and as the new nation and republic(s) of NEW AMERICA."

First, the death penalty for treason is long-standing, but they've REALLY expanded the notion of treason all out of proportion. So, eek.

Moreover, as to the final statement: Considering the numerous ways that this document seeks to curtail freedoms, rather than expand them, it is insane that it continues to try to present itself as upholding the Bill of Rights. Just . . . mind-boggling.


[edit] THE LIBERTY PROCLAMATION

OF THE FREE PEOPLES OF NEW AMERICA

LET THIS PROCLAMATION BE BROUGHT FORTH FOR THE WORLD TO BEHOLD AND ADMIRE, TO ASTONISH AND INSPIRE , FOR ALL PEOPLES WHO SEEK TRUTH, JUSTICE, LIBERTY, AND A PROSPEROUS OUTCOME TO THEIR OWN FUTURES AND THAT OF THEIR OWN RESPECTIVE NATION STATES. LET IT BE NOW KNOWN:

IT IS DECLARED THIS DAY AS AN ETERNAL WITNESS OF HISTORY; THAT JUST HEARTS AND AWAKENED MINDS OF NOBLE ASPIRATIONS AND DESIRES FOR THE BETTERMENT OF MANKIND AND THE SPECIFIC COURSE OF THE PRESERVATIONS OF THE BILL-OF-RIGHTS; FIRST PREDICATED FROM THE MOTHERLAND OF THE uNITED STATES in AMERICA IN ITS CONSTITUTIONAL ORIGINALITY DO HEREBY DECREE:

THE MOTHERLAND OF THE "USA" HAS BECOME ESTRANGED AND ILLEGITIMATE IN ITS CONTRACT OF GOVERNANCE "OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE". THIS BEING PLAINLY EVIDENT BY MANY COURSES OF ACTIONS SET FORTH AND TAKEN WHICH CLEARLY SHOW A WILLFUL DISCONNECTION OF ITS ORIGINAL COMMON CONCEPTIONS AND GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD SUPPOSED DEMEANOR TOWARDS THE CITIZENRY OF "WE THE PEOPLE". THIS ALSO EVIDENT THAT HISTORY HAVING BEEN DISTORTED AND TAUGHT AS FACT, DULY TAINTS THE SYMBOLS OF THE LAND AND HAS CAUSED OUR PEOPLES TO TAKE UP THE STANDARD FROM AMONG THOSE WHO LIVED AND DREAMED OF LIBERTY BEFORE THE BIRTH OF THE MOTHERLAND. OF WHOM; HAVING STILL INSPIRED, THROUGH ALL DARKNESS OF THESE TIMES, OUR PEOPLES, IN THEIR STRUGGLES AS WELL. WE DO ADOPT THEIR STANDARD OF THE "GOLDEN GADSDEN" FLAG ("DON'T TREAD ON ME" / RATTLESNAKE) AS OUR LAWFUL BANNER TO ALWAYS REFLECT THE ORIGINAL INTENTIONS OF THESE REVERED SOULS.

WITHIN THIS DESPOTISM; BEING CLEARLY SEEN BY ALL WHO UNDERSTAND THE INTENTIONS OF THE AUTHORS OF LIBERTY THROUGH THE ORIGINAL DECLARATIONS AND BOUNDARIES ESTABLISHED BY THE FORMING OF THE-BILL-OF-RIGHTS HAVE DETERMINED THAT THESE PRESENT CONDITIONS IN THE MOTHERLAND'S HISTORY ARE AS "UN- RECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES" UNTO OUR PERCENTAGES OF THE ORPHANED CITIZENRY. THIS BEING PLAINLY EVIDENT BY MANY COURSES AND ACTIONS TAKEN WHICH CLEARLY SHOW A WILLFUL NEGLECT TOWARDS "WE THE PEOPLE" BY THE INVOLVING OF THE CITIZENRY INTO FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENTS, DECEITFUL CURRENCY PRACTICES, AND FORCED, UNREPRESENTED AND OVERWHELMING TAXATION, AND MANY FURTHER DISREGARDS OF WHICH ARE TOO NUMERABLE TO MENTION, WITH SUCH; THE PLACEMENTS OF GREAT PERILS OF BOTH THE SECURE FUTURE OF LIBERTY AND OF ALL THE RIGHTFUL CITIZENRY FROM WHICH IT NO LONGER DERIVES POWER FROM, BUT FORCES POWER UPON.

AS SUCH; OUR PERCENTAGES OF THE ORPHANED CITIZENRY ARE FOLLOWING OUR RIGHTFUL AND JUST DISPOSITIONS OF RECONSTRUCTING ANOTHER ERA IN HUMAN HISTORY AS WE SALVAGE THE PURE ESSENCES OF LIBERTY FROM AMONG THE REMAINS OF THE FALLEN IDEALS THAT ONCE WERE PROPAGATED AMONG THOSE OF THE USA AS "FREEDOM" WHICH IS ALLOWED, AND NOT "LIBERTY" WHICH IS INHERENTLY OUR GOD-GIVEN AND NATURAL STATES. THIS BEING PLAINLY EVIDENT BY THE MANY COURSES AND ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE MOTHERLAND THAT HAVE GROSSLY IMPOSED UPON OUR RIGHTS, OUR HERITAGES, OUR FUTURES, AND HAVE SLANDERED, MOCKED, AND ABUSED THE MOTHERLAND'S CONSTITUTION, AND THAT OF THE MOTHERLAND'S VERY EXISTENCE AND SURVIVAL. WE HEREBY DECLARE THAT WE HAVE, AND ARE, FORMING A NEW AMERICA. IT WILL NEVER SUBSCRIBE TO ASPIRATIONS OF GLOBAL CONQUEST EXCEPT BY EXAMPLES IN LIBERTY. NOR WILL IT FAIL IN THE DUTIFUL EXPECTATIONS OF THE PEOPLES THAT SHALL FOREVER REMAIN SUPREME OF THE PUBLIC SERVANTS THAT GOVERN ON BEHALF OF THESE SAME CITIZENRY.

THIS BEING PLAINLY EVIDENT BY MANY COURSES AND ACTIONS BEING TAKEN TO SECURE A PEACEFUL SECESSION FROM THE USA. THIS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITING TO; THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW AMERICA, THE FORMING OF THE NEW AMERICA DEFENSE FORCES CURRENTLY KNOWN AS THE C.S.A. OF NEW AMERICA, BY THE DEPLOYMENTS OF ENVOYS AND DIPLOMATS TO OBTAIN SUPPORT FOR THIS NEW NATION, AND BY THE CONSTANT TRAINING AND RECRUITMENTS OF OUR FORCES WITH RESOLVE OF LIBERTY IN ALL STEADFASTNESS AND VIGOR.

WE DO ALSO RECOGNIZE THE CONFEDERACY OF THE SOUTHERN STATES OF THE USA AS A SOVEREIGN AND OCCUPIED NATION FOR THE MAJORITY OF ONE AND A HALF CENTURIES. OF WHICH; WE DO INTEND THE JOINING OF THE NEW TERRITORIES OF OUR REPUBLIC WITH, AND AS A WHOLE, FOR PROPER FORMATION OF THE NATION OF NEW AMERICA, UNITED IN LIBERTY.

THIS BEING PLAINLY EVIDENT BY THE HISTORICAL FACTS THAT NO NATIONAL SURRENDER EVER OCCURRED UNTO THE UNION FORCES OF THE uNITED STATES FROM THE CONFEDERACY OF THE SOUTHERN STATES. THAT IN HISTORICAL FACT; ONLY ONE ARMY OF THE CONFEDERACY EVER SURRENDERED. IT IS ALSO UPHELD THAT OTHER SOVEREIGN STATES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD DO ALSO RECOGNIZE THESE SAME LEGAL ATTRIBUTES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN HELD AS HISTORICAL TRUTHS WITHIN THE USA.

WE DO ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT FORCED INTEGRATIONS OF POPULATIONS INTO WHAT IS CALLED "MULTI-CULTURALISM" DOES NOT RENDER HARMONY AND EQUITABLE TREATMENTS OF CITIZENRY. THEREFORE WE ASSERT OUR PROCLAMATION TO DECLARE LIBERTY AMONG THE PEOPLES OF NEW AMERICA TO CHOOSE TO STAY INTEGRATED WITHIN COMMUNITIES; AS IN RIGHTS TO BUY LAND WITHIN THESE AREAS, OR FOR THE CITIZENRY AT LARGE TO CHOOSE TO SEPARATE THEMSELVES; AS IN A COMMUNITY, BY THESE SAME CHOICES IN LIBERTY. ALL HAVING THE SAME PROTECTIONS UNDER THE LAW AND NEW AMERICA CONSTITUTION. WE DO ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT FRAUDULENT, UNPRODUCTIVE, AND COSTLY "WARS" DECLARED ON EVERYTHING FROM RECREATIONAL "DRUGS", TO "POVERTY", AND NOW ON "TERROR" ARE NOT FOUNDED IN LIBERTY, AND SHALL NOT BE A BURDEN ON THE PEOPLES OF NEW AMERICA, NOR ON THE LIBERTY THEY ARE ENTITLED TO. WE DO ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT THE FIRST WESTERN COLONIZERS OF MODERN CIVILIZATION WHO CAME TO THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT HAD PLEDGED TO PROPAGATE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS THE ONLY CHRIST, AS PROTESTANTS, AMONG THE NATIVE PRIMITIVE PEOPLES OF THESE LANDS. THIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL EARLY DOCUMENTS OF THE MOTHERLAND THAT MAKE FORTH REFERENCES TO THESE HISTORIC FACTS. THEREFORE; IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NEW AMERICA CONSTITUTION THAT FORBIDS SECRET SOCIETIES, AND DARK AND QUESTIONABLE PRACTICES PROFESSING TO BE "CHRISTIAN", WE HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THESE TRUTHS AS IDEAL TO THE PRESERVATION OF LIBERTY.

WE ALSO DO HEREBY DECLARE; THE MANY SUFFERINGS OF OPPRESSED PEOPLES OF THE WORLD, WE UNDERSTAND YOUR STRUGGLES AND SUFFERINGS. THEREFORE, ANY PEOPLES THAT ARE WILLING TO ABIDE AMONG THE LAW ABIDING CITIZENRY OF NEW AMERICA, OBEY AND ABIDE BY THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW AMERICA, AND ARE WILLING TO NOW STEP FORWARD AND TAKE UP OUR CAUSE, SHALL BE WELCOMED AS THE FREE, SELF-RELIANT, SELF-GOVERNING PEOPLES AND DEFENDERS OF NEW AMERICA.

THEREFORE IN CONCLUSION OF THIS PROCLAMATION OF LIBERTY HEREAFTER KNOWN AS: "THE LIBERTY PROCLAMATION" OF NEW AMERICA; THE WHOLE OF THE MATTER NOW RESTS WITHIN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE PEOPLES WHO WILL NOT SUCCUMB TO ANY FORM OF SLAVERY, WHO ARE WILLING TO BE SELF-RELIANT AND FREE PEOPLES OF THIS NEW NATION, WHO UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORT A REPUBLIC THAT HONORS THE CITIZENRY ABOVE THE MECHANISMS OF GOVERNMENT, WHO ARE IN AGREEMENT WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW AMERICA AND THE LIBERTY IT SETS FORTH TO PRESERVE, AND WHO WILL DEFEND EACH OTHER AS IN THE RIGHTS OF ALL NEW AMERICA CITIZENRY FOR AS LONG AS THEY SHALL LIVE. AND; WHO SHALL ENCOURAGE THESE TEACHINGS ALWAYS AMONG THE PEOPLES OF THIS NEW NATION AND THE REPUBLIC IT NOW BIRTHS...WE SAY UNTO YOU: WELCOME, WELCOME, WELCOME... L.G.N.A. OF NEW AMERICA

Oh, for Pete's sake.

This document isn't going to inspire anybody, nor will people admire it. It might astonish a few, however.






Translation: We wish to preserve the "Bill of Rights", as we understand it. Which does not include the rights you are used to.






Notice the lower case "u" in "uNITED STATES OF AMERICA." Notice how this constitution always makes it lower case? That's a common thing states-rights people like to do with the phrase "United States of America," and it's pretty funny to have that here too, because this constitution seems to render the states irrelevant or even non-existent, while giving the federal government limitless power over the local governments. Neat twist, eh?




The rattlesnake flag is pretty cool.











Um, guys...these people who did these things were elected by the citizenry. Thus, everyone was represented.













You know, the original USA didn't "aspire" to global conquest, until it happened to be strong enough to do so. Just like the Soviet Union, and Great Britain, and every other imperial power. When powers get strong enough, they seek to expand.















Oh...here we are getting something ugly. The CSA was NEVER recognized by the world in general as a sovereign state.











The government disbanded, the people accepted it, and the majority of the people who currently live in the CSA would NOT accept being a separate state now.
















Again, religious bigotry. Oh, right, you have all these "liberties," as long as you are white and Protestant.














Well, unlimited immigration is a neat twist.














Blah, blah, blah.


[edit] ABRIDGING PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION OF NEW AMERICA

To begin with; the considerations going into this effort were mainly focused upon Lost Liberty, True Justice, and re-assessment of the public's abilities to recover from today's ills within society, and belief in the True American Spirit. Once a people become determined enough; they will cause a change within themselves that will cultivate a better society for themselves and their offspring. This is the "revelation" that becomes a "Revolution". Control of these impulses has always been the tools of the selfish, greedy, powerful, and rich. The reason is; it is what they recognized to be an "edge" or "advantage" on others, and it is how many became The Powerful and Rich in the first place. Once these types of people reach certain levels of control, they generally seek allies to help them succeed in even greater power and riches. Many of these "allies" get betrayed once the have been "used" to facilitate the desired gains. Finally; they war amongst themselves for the most control and thereby obtain feelings of "security" and "impunity" to be some of the most base and vile creatures in existence. These become the larger cousins to those who only seek power through rape, torture, and murder. They are, in short; "Human Predators". Truly Free Peoples have no use for such "sub-humans". Indeed, Jesus the Christ and many who came before and after and those that knew and followed Him personally, paid dearly through deaths that were ultimately carried out by a government. BUT, NONE of these; who were truly innocent of crime, ever spoke out against the "Death Penalty" of their day. This is because many of them knew that the Death Penalty was designed by God to rid society of "Human Predators". It certainly is effective, even if a few innocent people get caught in the wheels of Justice unfairly. To abolish the Death Penalty is an immature way of approaching very real enemies of society. It is to repeatedly subject innocent people to the certain madness of wild beasts. You will notice in the Constitution of New America that there is not a "prosecutor" mentioned. Also that Juries have uneven numbers of Jurors. And lastly that "False Accusers" (which would be more accurately called "DELIBERATE False Accusers") suffer dearly for trying to commit "injustice". The uneven Jurors is to avoid "hung juries". The fact that prosecutors are not mentioned is because they are not needed. In New America, the "Accused" has the RIGHT to face their "Accuser" in court; with all accusations coming directly from their mouths unless unable to speak. In which case; a Judge could appoint a "spokesperson" to assist them...(perhaps kin or someone close). The same would be true for the "Accused". Judges would simply see that both parties got ample and fair time to answer each other (By addressing the Judge or Jury) over a few different interchanges in court. Perhaps a Judge would ask a few pertinent questions for both to answer in their turn. IF a Victim had no one to stand as an "Accuser" (say they were discovered having been murdered but had not been identified yet...) THEN the police investigator(s) would have to state the case against the "Accused". Of course, the police in this situation would face no penalty for being wrong...ONLY IF they were discovered later of being corrupt by acting as "False Accusers". (Perhaps by many innocent " FALSE Accused Victims" coming forward to warrant a trial against these very same police.) All in all, court documents should simply say: "BLANK the ACCUSER" vs. "BLANK the ACCUSED" in the case of " whatever the alleged crime was" instead of the U.S.A.'s versions of "The People of state vs. BLANK in the matter of "charges brought by state" etc.,.etc.,.where he who has the most influence, power and money wins because these are some of the very things that lawyers and judges in the U.S.A. seek... A Judge in New America would also serve another purpose. Once a person was discovered to be guilty and sentenced; IF a plea(s) were made by the Victim(s) or the Victim's loved ones to show mercy to the convicted-guilty, a Judge could lower the normal penalty one grade below current sentencing guidelines. IF a Victim felt that a guilty party was getting away too easy; the Victim could also state "why" they felt this way and perhaps a Judge would determine even a harsher sentence. ALL of this would be at the end of an APPEAL HEARING (for serious crimes ONLY) after the cause for appeal was presented by the guilty and decided upon. This way it would reach the level of "FINAL DECISION". All with the VICTIM having the "last word". ALL it would take to be a good Judge (because they would NEVER be able to "throw out" a Jury"s findings etc.,.):is to be found an Honest and Fair person with good reasoning skills. This should be enough to guide the court along to its final conclusion. Giving each a turn to talk, asking a few questions that both parties would have to answer, and then directing the Jury to deliberate on what they had heard. In the case of SERIOUS CRIMES ONLY, the same Judge should hear any appeal of the convicted and then listen to what the Victim had to say. After which the Judge would sentence the guilty according to the Constitution AND the Victim's wishes. (The" Victim" or "loved ones of the Victim" would have heard the appeal themselves and perhaps felt empathy towards the convicted for some reason etc.,.BUT, perhaps they would be enraged all the more so.) Either way, the Victim would have the LAST WORD on the matter before sentence was carried out. In New America the idea would be to bring "swift Justice" together with a person's RIGHT to a fast and speedy trial. These would also free up courts, lesson the burden on people both in taxes for the "prison industry"(because there are none) and the cost of making judges and lawyers rich. The Constitution for New America also allows for most power to always be in the hands of The People. The members of Defense, Health Care, and Government would NOT be getting rich or powerful. These people would be there to truly serve their nation in ways that they thought they could; BECAUSE THEY TRULY CARE. It puts a whole new meaning on "citizenship" in the modern age. THAT's the idea. To create the platform to build a self-reliant, self-controlling/governing/responsible, FREE SOCIETY. ALL: DEDICATED TO EACH OTHER FOR THE LIBERTY THEY ENJOY. You'll also notice that things like "The Voting Age" and "Immigration" and are not mentioned. These are issues to be decided upon by The Executive Body once The Adjoining Congress of Representatives gets going. First, The Executive Body must come up with some "temporary measures" to get things going like "First Election Guidelines" and other matters of civic importance. This is another reason that the people willing to stand in defense for this nation will make fine first members of the The Executive Body. They will be versed as to what needs to be done and how to go about it, but NOT exactly what to do about it. This shall be for The Executive Body alone. There are many protections of the Bill-of-Rights and other civic protections included into the fold of this new nation's constitution. The main aspects will be to guide us more closely to what the Founders of The Bill-of-Rights had envisioned society's final results would be like; for ourselves and families.( IF we seek sound Wisdom and Justice and stay close to those "basics" as "foundations" in themselves.) Yes, to be Free we must be diligent about Justice and Wisdom. This includes the education we give to our children. Charity is an aspect of Wisdom that the Churches will have to compile more abundantly. There is NO public "Welfare" or "Social Security" in New America. However, "Tithing" as done in the U.S.A. is completely UN-Biblical. Tithing should be done every three years to 10% of ones increase in the third year, IF there was an increase. "Offerings" are a different matter altogether. This is supposed to come from a person's "heart" AFTER seeking to see IF God wanted them to give anything or not. ALSO, exactly "how much" that should be. The incorporated churches of the U.S.A. are apostate and are but businesses. Most don't even have congregations that obey their constant "Tithing"-begging. It is because so many take advantage of lonely widows that they stay in business. The widows often leave their estates to these "churches" and they are sold and the money placed into a treasury for the pay increases and subsequent retirements of the "clergy". When in fact, the clergy should be the busiest person in the Church. Each day should be spent meeting the needs of the congregation by seeing what work they could do, or organize, to help various members of the flock. Instead, they spend an hour or so researching an apostate "Scoffield Reference" sermon, or some other "spiritually dead" work to talk on the next morning before the church "does lunch". All of course is assuredly "politically correct" in nature. Instead of "God correct". In New America, vices will exist. It will take a "Kind but Firm" Church to reach the hearts of people. Although no special license will be needed to become a "preacher", the congregations will vote on these matters and report to the Board of Public Records for a Validation Recording of this. The same will be true for marriages. The valid recording of a "preacher" will make the Marriage complete and "sanctified before God" . It will certainly NOT be required to be married by any "preacher". I'm sure local "Records Boards" will have someone there that can verify a Marriage by "whoever". Again, some local governments may have different laws on such things. We'll see. We hope one can now more easily detect the Fairness and love of Liberty that went into this foundation. The Constitution of New America will take many burdens and expenses off of the backs of society. It will also replace it with a need for self reliance and mutual respect of its citizenry. It will replace fear of an over intrusive and overwhelming government that is so disconnected from the people that it is now partaking in ventures of "GLOBAL ASPIRATIONS" leading to "GLOBAL SLAVERY" and truly replace these feelings of fear with PRIDE in one's self, Nation, and the direction that this new nation is heading. that is to say: "To the heart of FREEDOM and Prosperity for all who deserve it. Free ENERGY is NOT a dream. There have been many truly remarkable breakthroughs in this direction. Unfortunately, most people don't know about them because they have been suppressed by Global/Corporate/Slave Masters. In New America, these inventors may well get the ears of The Executive Body. This would be one of those things that they might approach the people about once a year etc.,. Again, this will not only help to secure New America, but in conjunction to a low tax base and free enterprise, shall lead the nation into prosperity. The Future Is Ours, We MUST Take It

HEAD DESK!



So, the mysterious powerful and rich become so by controlling people's desires for revolution? That's a new way of looking at things.














They are advocating the death penalty for the richest and most powerful members of society, for the crime of being rich and powerful.






No hung juries...because juries no longer need to be unanimous? Fortunately, they finally specified that false accusers must be deliberate...shouldn't that have gone up in the section devoted to the criminal justice system? Shouldn't ALL of this gone up there?






So, the US is switching to a more French style system, where the judge actively plays a part in questioning witnesses. Moreover, it is a system with no lawyers. It is absolutely impossible for laws to be kept clear and easy, without being overly vague or draconian. Moreover, for some of the things that they plan on banning, who would be the accuser? If someone believes his next door neighbors to be gay, but they have done him no wrong, does he have standing to accuse?




Because they believe that eliminating judges and lawyers will change the ability of influence, power, and money to sway juries and get outcomes. The naivete displayed here is simply staggering.








Because the victim is an objective judge of things like this. Right.



Are silly rhetorical tricks to unfairly influence a jury then perfectly legal? Or bribing a jury, or threatening jury members? There would NEVER be a reason to throw out a jury's findings, even if it came out later that someone threatened to kill a jury member unless he voted a particular way? That's dumb.










Notice that those convicted are not allowed to plea for leniency. Their wishes don't matter.


How noble. Good luck making that work. (Actually, government officials don't make that much in office now...it's always been their connections once their OUT of office that makes them wealthy.)







In other words: We'll micromanage some stuff where it sounds good, but the actual difficult stuff we'll punt until later. Moreover, election rules kind of need to be put into the Constitution to prevent later tampering to keep one party illegally in power. But, then again, this Constitution does not seem to have an amendment process to change things that are necessary.













Why, if there is freedom of religion, do you care about how people tithe?









Preachers will be publicly registered? Why?







The lack of local government earlier mentioned means this is BS.









Sorry, but this government seems to be overly intrusive in the wrong places, and not intrusive enough (like in how trials are conducted) in the wrong places.






Free energy conspiracy nuts. Nice. Moreover, someone should tell them that a tax base refers to the base economic activity that may be taxed--something you want to grow. A low tax base means your economy is in the dumps.


[edit] A FEW STATEMENTS TO PONDER

"[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should endeavor not only to be learned but virtuous." -- George Washington (letter to Steptoe Washington, 5 December 1790)


"No man in his senses can hesitate in choosing to be free, rather than a slave." -- Alexander Hamilton (A Full Vindication of the Measures of the Congress, &c., 15 December 1774)


The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend on God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.”---George Washington


The following statement written by Cicero, a Roman Statesman, which is so true, especially today:

{A Nation Can Survive Its Fools and even the ambitious, but it cannot survive Treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly. But the Traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of Government itself, for the traitor appears not as a Traitor; He speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; He works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city. He infects the body politic so that is can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.}

Can't argue with this section. Except to say that this document would do nothing to protect the future liberties of the American people, but would instead make them subject to a strange militaristic cabal. And that's not cool.


[edit] THE END TIME SERVANT

by Joan M. Veon


"The servant is not greater than his Lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you...." John 15:20 With the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945, the type of war fought throughout the ages changed. The battle shifted from the use of force as a strategy for conquering nations, to one of "peace," i.e. no opposition to UN agenda. The weapons used would now be in the form of doctrines and philosophies contrary to the Constitution of the United States and the Biblical principles contained therein. As this new war has escalated, Christians looking to keep the status quo, which they interpret as peace and quiet, have failed to identify current events with the ageless battle which has been raging since the Garden of Eden. Furthermore, this inability to recognize the call to "Stand in the Gap,"* has rendered them useless for such a time as this.* Ezek. 22:30 - Examples: Noah, Abraham, Daniel, David, Rahab, Ruth, Paul, Nicodemus, Martyrs, M. Luther, etc. The End Time Servant, on the other hand, views the unfolding of current events as a way to anticipate the spiritual and emotional preparation needed for battle. The true End Time Remnant is comprised of [sic] these faithful servants who have a sense of mission. "The Gap" principal necessitates Christians being in a position to identify the enemy. In order to do so, they must be holy. In order to be holy they must strive for inner purity and crave truth. Discernment comes only as a result of this quest and is a gift from the Lord. It is this process which then leads and guides to the point of Standing in the Gap. (John 17:17, 18:37) End Time Servants--those choosing to Stand in the Gap-- can identify their opponents because they are looking for them--End Time Servants are on guard as a result of their own spiritual maturity, developed on a daily basis. Those who Stand in the Gap know automatically, as the level of evil rises, that their lives may be required as a result of their stand. This understanding of the deeper spiritual principles mirrors the sacrifice of Christ for us. The person who Stands in the Gap must desire, above all, to do so. For by the very act, they are separating themselves from the ordinary (complacent, sleepy) Christians who reject their message and who walk by their own power, cloaked with a self imposed level of righteousness and surface knowledge. To Stand in the Gap will require vision. To obtain vision one must thirst for it since it only comes with the selfless desire to serve God at any cost. The mind of this ever-ready Christian is constantly analyzing, assessing, weighing, calculating, connecting, and anticipating in order to build, improve, stretch and determine what is required. The End Time Servant will be easily picked out from the rest of humanity by his confidence, joy of the Lord, and overcoming vision. The amount of stature a servant exudes will be etched in the glow of his face and in the refinement of his character. As a result, he will be easily identified by the enemy as he rises above their cowardly form. The End Time Servant has control over temptation, knowing that victory is achieved when the flesh is crucified. The armor of the End Time Servant is steadfastness, boldness and courage, which are perfected only by fighting the daily skirmishes of the ageless philosophical battle between good and evil. The more the End Time Servant Stands in the Gap, the more prepared he will be to stand fast when it appears that all hell is breaking loose. (II Cor. 10:4-5) As a result of his steadfast vision and battle scars, the End Time Servant has an unspoken, inaudible relationship with fellow servants as their inner strength--hearing with their hearts and expressing with their eyes-- provides that special bond. In quietness and confidence, the End Time Servant bears the hurts and absorbs the rejection, knowing it is temporary. He recognizes that his efforts may be unknown and unsung in this life. (II Cor. 11:23-33) His ability to discern truth from error provides him with the mastery to identify when the next battle will be fought. The lies, deceit, deception, and distortion of the enemy is what summons his inner spirit with justice, truth and boldness. The End Time Servant craves to be used and prepares daily for the opportunity to serve. It is only through the Remnant's indomitable battle-ready spirit that we will endure to the end. "If we fight we will win, if we retreat, we will be destroyed," General Douglas MacArthur. DID YOU MAKE THAT PLEDGE "TO PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION AND THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS"? MANY OF US DID... ARE YOU NOW LOYAL TO A PLEDGE YOU FAILED TO HONOR WHEN IT COUNTED? WE FAILED COLLECTIVELY... BECAUSE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS GONE! THOSE IN POWER NOW, ARE BUT TRAITORS TO LIBERTY. EVEN THOSE WHO HOLD THE GUNS ON US ARE NOT HONORING THEIR PLEDGES EITHER. SOON THEIR OWN CHILDREN WILL COME TO LOATHE THE GENERATIONS OF COWARDS AND TRAITORS THAT ENSLAVED THEM NEEDLESSLY. (IF THEY HAVE THEIR WAY...) YOU'VE PLEDGED TO THE "REPUBLIC" ...WHAT "REPUBLIC"??? NO REPUBLIC HERE...THIS IS A SINGLE PARTY (THE C.F.R. PARTY) DICTATORSHIP... IF YOU HAVE A "REPUBLIC" THEN WHY DO THE ENEMIES OF FREEDOM ALWAYS CALL IT A "DEMOCRACY"? THEY VOTED THAT YOUR REPUBLIC WAS NOW A DEMOCRACY?!?...THEN THEY VOTED THAT YOUR VOTE DOESN'T COUNT!!!? WHILE THEY ALL ACT LIKE THIS IS A DICTATORSHIP THAT WE ARE SUPPOSE TO IGNORE; SO WE CAN BE: "POLITICALLY CORRECT". BETTER WAKE UP ALRIGHT...LIKE NOW!! YOUR RIGHTS; AND SOON EVERYTHING WILL BE GONE... YOU ARE NOW HONORING A PLEDGE TO NOTHING. BUT; FREEDOM AND ITS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE ALIVE!!! YOU CAN STILL HAVE THEM. BUT; IT TAKES COURAGE AND COMMITMENT. IT TAKES RESOLVE. IT TAKES A KNOWING THAT IF YOU HAVE NO CHOICE, YOU WILL ELECT TO STAND AND FIGHT. (THIS OF COURSE, IS UP TO THE ENEMIES OF FREEDOM.) THEY WANT A WAR; THEY WANT A DROP IN POPULATION TO MAKE IT EASIER TO CONTROL MORE CLOSELY. BUT, IF THEY FORCE US WE WILL FIGHT! LIBERTY SHALL LIVE!!! AND NO ANTI-CHRIST WILL EVER HAVE FULL DOMINION OF THIS PLANET!!! NOR HIS CRONIES... YOU MAY: WRITE LETTERS, TAKE UP PETITIONS, MAKE PHONE CALLS AND VOTE..... HOW'S THAT WORK'IN FOR YA? YOU SEE, AS LONG AS THEY HAVE YOU THINKING THOSE AVENUES WORK, YOU'LL KEEP TRYING THEM IN ORDER TO GET CHANGE....THEY'LL ALWAYS GIVE IN A LITTLE TO KEEP YOU USING THE SAME METHODS THEY USE TO CONTROL YOU...KEEP YOU BUSY...MAKE YOU FEEL AWAKE....BUT IF YOU WERE AWAKE...THERE WOULD BE A REVOLUTION...!!! PERHAPS YOU SHOULD JOIN AN ORGANIZATION WITH A WORKABLE PLAN BEING IMPLEMENTED... AND A NEW OATH....THE VERY HIGHEST OF OATHS.... THE OATH TO TRUE LIBERTY...NOT A CRIMINAL CABAL THAT SEEKS OUR DESTRUCTION AFTER RAPING US AND ROBBING EVERYTHING AVAILABLE...EVEN OUR SOULS AND SPIRITS!!! EVEN AS THEY ARE ASPIRING TO WORLD ENSLAVEMENT!!!!! WE MUST STAND AGAINST THEM ...A "NEW AMERICA" WILL EMERGE...

...WITH THE UNITED STATES INTACT OR NOT... EITHER THOSE HOLDING THE GUNS ON "WE THE PEOPLE" WILL WISE UP AND TURN THEIR GUNS ON D.C. ("DISTRICT OF CRIMINALS") UNTIL ALL THESE CRIMINALS-TRAITORS ARE ROUNDED UP FOR TREASON....OR ... MAYBE THEY'LL CONTINUE TO IGNORE (LIKE MANY OF US DID FOR TOO LONG...) UNTIL WE ARE ALL ENSLAVED IN A WORLD-TOTALITARIAN STATE. WHERE ABSOLUTELY NO ONE IS SAFE OR FREE. EVEN ALL THE LEADERS CONSTANTLY LOOK AROUND FOR FEAR OF EACH OTHER'S POWER. SO, WHAT CHOICE DO YOU HAVE? THE SAME ONE MADE BY OTHER FREEDOM LOVERS THROUGHOUT TIME..."LIVE FREE OR DIE" AND "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"... THAT IS; IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO BE A SLAVE... WE SAY: "DEATH TO ALL TRAITORS OF THE UNITED STATES"!!! WE SAY: "LONG LIVE LIBERTY"!!! "GOD SHALL PREVAIL"!!!!! ITS STILL YOUR COUNTRY...TAKE IT BACK... THERE'S THE FACTS...ACT ON THEM!!!

Here we get to the root of the thing. Incoherent anti-UN rambling, radical millenarianism, militant evangelism, etc. This makes it clear the exact kind of lunacy we are dealing with. These are not people who care about "liberty," except for the liberty for all to act as THEY wish. Moreover, we once again have revolution for revolution's sake. How well has that worked out, in other countries?



















It is laughable, though, that they claim that they have a "workable" plan.

In sum, this whole thing is full of so many questionable ideas packed together that it's simply ludicrous. The worst part is that some of these ideas, unpacked and presented singularly, occasionally get decent people to consider them. Here's hoping that the annotations help people to see the sheer lunacy of this "masterpiece"


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