Draft 7.1 – You always miss something, hopefully I got everything right this time. I’ve shortened it quite a bit, changed things around a bit to clarify a little language here and there, fix a few more minor errors/inadvertent omissions, as well as simplified parental rights and eliminated the Rangers concept entirely. I’d like to thank God, the Pilgrims, the United States founding fathers, Orson Scott Card [rough outline for the FPE concept given form ..as far as I remember from reading his novels multiple times, he never actually committed the FPE constitution to the text of his novels], and J. Micheal Stranzki [various concepts, preamble] and Walter E Williams [for challenging me to reform and shorten this which was much needed]
I’ve decided the Rangers concept, while noble, needs to be eliminated so this can be fully in line with the US constitution. The idea of the Rangers can and will be construed as spooky. It takes away too much US Presidential authority and restructures some of the balance of powers arrangements of the US Constitution. An approach that doesn’t require any tweaking to our own internal balance of power nor the balance of power in the world as structured is not only more realistic, it’s basically a better idea. So this is my better idea. It’s all the best principles I’d push for if elected President in 2020 as well as a proposal for the most noble alliance ever created and, if implemented, will insure greater freedom and independence for the US people as well as that of any nation that implements it’s principles.
I think this needs just a little more tweaking before I use it to fully replace my presidential platform. I can’t help but think of another aspect of the Babylon 5 story
Sheridan, “This madness has gone on long enough. I don’t care if we’re ready yet. I don’t care if we’re outnumbered or outgunned. I don’t care what ISN says about us. This stops and it stops now! Now if Earth wants to declare war on us, than it is time that we took the war to Clarke. You tell the others: Starting right now we fight back and we fight back hard.”
I don’t care if I’m not ready yet. I don’t care what the elite/liberal/drive-by media says or doesn’t say about it. I made a public declaration that if Ted Cruz lost the primary then I’d run for president in 2020. I’m going to try.
If elected president I will bring this attitude to bear in the fight against psychotic Islamist. Although we are likely currently outnumbered we do bring far superior firepower to bear. Not to mention a tougher, more disciplined, better fighting force than anything psychotic Islamists can hope to bring to bear.
The Declaration of Principles for the Free Peoples of Earth [FPE]
We the People of the Free Peoples of Earth, in order to form an alliance for good of all mankind, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the freedom of all mankind, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Declaration of Principles for the Free Peoples of Earth.
The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice.
The language is not Hebrew or English or Arabic or Spanish or Mandarin.
It speaks in the language of hope, it speaks in the language of trust,
It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion.
It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul.
But always it is the same voice.
It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us.
And the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born.
It is the small, still voice that says we are One.
No matter the blood, no matter the skin,
No matter the religion, no matter the race,
We are One.
No matter the pain, no matter the darkness,
No matter the loss, no matter the fear.
We are One.
Here, gathered together in common cause
We agree to recognize this singular truth and this singular rule:
That we must be kind to one another.
Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us,
And each voice lost diminishes us.
We are the voice of free men and women, the soul of creation,
The fire that will light the way to a better future.
The alliance of the Free Peoples of Earth is being established to protect life, liberty, property, the pursuit of happiness and to fight Evil in the world. We agree to recognize the principles of individual freedom and liberty of our respective citizens by guaranteeing the following enumerated rights for a member nation’s citizenry. This alliance will scrap the UN entirely and build a brand new alliance based upon principles.
-–» The Free Peoples of Earth recognizes the right of member nations to run their economy as they see fit so long as they don’t violate any of the alliance principles.
-–» The practice of slavery is outlawed in all member nations and the Free Peoples of Earth stand against it.
–» The establishment of a minimum wage will be outlawed in order to encourage as broad and free a work force as possible.
-–» The alliance recognizes the right of all people to rule their country as they see fit so long as they agree to a representative republican form of government which recognizes the principles of maximum freedom and maximum personal responsibility.
-–» All member nations agree to respect the rights of women, to not repress minorities, to respect human rights to include freedom of speech, religion [including the right to believe differently per the dictates of ones consciousness or to choose not to believe], and the right to a free, open, and unregulated press. The right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances must not be abridged.
-–» Member nations must recognize the right and duty of its citizens to be well armed so the right to keep and bear arms in a member nation will not be infringed. Thus a nationwide government must not regulate weaponry in ANY way. This clause will not be construed to limit state or local governments from defining and punishing criminal behavior, however, it does guarantee any citizen the right to defend one’s self, or the life or limb of another. No government agency may create any database with the purpose to individually identify a weapons owner without an express warrant specifying the information to be stored, for how long, on whom, and why. Such a warrant must not be issued, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the data to be stored and the compelling reason for storing it.
-–» Citizens of any member nation have no right or entitlement to be free from being offended. Freedom requires the understanding that free people are going to be offensive sometimes.
-–» Member nations agree to respect the right of parents. The Free Peoples of Earth recognize the right of parents to raise their children as they see fit. No parent will have their child(ren) taken without due process of law. No parent can have their parental rights curtailed or terminated for refusal to send their children to school. Nationwide and even state and local governments are barred from interference in education entirely. State and local government may use a voucher system funded entirely with state and/or local taxes to defray the cost of private education on the local level to ensure a widely available, fully voluntary, and cost effective education system.
–» Funding for education and other valid state and local government functions are to be limited by defined objects and a maximum rate of 10%. All state and local government is encouraged to keep the rate below the maximum as many already do. To ensure there is no abuse local and state government may not tax income at all. State and local governments may only tax the cost of goods or services to pay for all valid government functions. Local governments may not tax the same objects as state governments and visa versa. Therefore it is essential that states and local governments agree in advance on which objects they will tax. If an overlap exists then the national judicial system will arbitrate either a sharing of the max rate or decide which entity will be allowed to tax which object. This will ensure prohibition of double taxation, which is immoral, gets enforced.
-–» Member nations agree not to force any citizen to quarter any solider, diplomat, government official, or anyone else.
-–» Member nations agree to be dedicated to a free and open Internet which must not be regulated.
-–» The right of citizens to move freely within the boundaries of their countries as well as allow movement outside the country with a passport system must be secured for its citizens.
-–» The right of the people of member nations to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, electronic data, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, will not be violated, and no Warrants will issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, data to be copied, stored securely for fact finding and trials, and the persons or things to be seized.
-–» No person will be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor will any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor will be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself/herself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor will private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
-–» In all criminal prosecutions, the accused will enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime will have been committed, which district will have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him/her; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his/her favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his/her defense.
-–» In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy will exceed a reasonable amount to be determined by the legislative body of a member nation, the right of trial by jury will be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, will be otherwise reexamined in any Court of a member nation, than according to the rules of the common law.
-–» Excessive bail will not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
-–» The enumeration in this Declaration of Principles, of certain rights, will not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people of member nations
-–» Taxation. No citizen or corporation of a FPE member nation may be subject to a tax rate higher than 10% of income. Double taxation, a wealth tax, estate taxes, and taking tax collected from one group of citizens to give to another group of citizens are outlawed.
-–» All member governments in the FPE have a fiduciary responsibility to spend their countries money responsibly. All governments are required to establish and maintain ever-growing interest bearing accounts. All members of government elected and unelected have a responsibility to act in the best interest of the people of their countries. All spending will be based upon receipts and must not be higher than money legally taxed from Citizens.
–» Nationwide government welfare ends for all member nations. In keeping with the kindness principle, current beneficiaries will be entitled to a one time only payment of 3 years of benefits at once. This money may be put into an annuity so a recipient can continue to receive a regular benefit for 1-5 years.
-–» Medicine. Federal, state, and local government will be banned from all interference in the medical industry and socialized medicine is outlawed throughout the alliance. Citizens will not be taxed or fined for choosing not to have medical insurance or be required to purchase any thing tangible or intangible. No member nation’s government will have the authority to regulate what an individual puts into his or her body so long as he or she isn’t causing harm to others or creating a public hazard. Governments are specifically banned from having an approval process for the creation, testing, and distributing of drugs, however state or local government may regulate and tax recreational drugs. Federal, state, or local government may not tax or regulate drugs shown to have or potentially shown to have a public health benefit.
-–» Member nations agree that the Declaration of Principles must be ratified by all member nations through majority plebiscite. Voting will be allowed by all adult citizens to be defined as any person living legally in a member nation over the age of 18. The right to participate in such a plebiscite will not be infringed and local law enforcement will be present to ensure fair elections and that no voter fraud or intimidation takes place.
-–» Representative term limits. No nationwide elected office holder may hold the same elected office for more than 10 years, thus terms may not be for longer than 10 years. Such an officeholder as well as his/her wife/husband, children, brothers, and sisters are also forbidden from holding the same office.
-–» Limitations on monarchy of a member nation. The Free Peoples of Earth recognizes the right of a member nation to keep a king or queen that is already a head of state with the following restrictions: A king or queen of a nation must be a man or a woman of good moral character as defined by local standards and common sense. Such a ruler agrees they must always be selfless and always act in the best interest of their people. They also agree to share power with a legislative body which will have the right to override an out of control monarchy with legislation which will require a two thirds majority to override the prerogative of a king or queen. Only existing monarchies which are ruling their people justly can keep a king or queen. If a new member nation is formed by the removal of a dictator the new national constitution must allow for an elected officeholder to be the head of state, president, prime minister or other term to be defined by a Constitutional convention and such person, along with a legislative body must be subject to regular elections and defined term limits.
–» Dictatorship style governments will be strictly barred from admission into the Free Peoples of Earth Alliance. Dictators who engage in genocide, allow the psychotic Islamist ideology any presence, or who are demonstrably evil will be forced to step down by one, or more than one, of the member nations militaries. Once a population is freed a nationwide quorum will be established in the country in question to establish a constitution which is compatible with the deceleration of principles. Such a freed population will participate in a plebiscite to see if they wish to apply to become a US Territory or if they which to become an independent nation. Either way, the population in question will become a part of the FPE alliance.
-–» All member nations must have an independent Judicial branch of government. The judicial branch will have their authority restricted to findings of fact, matters of law and punishment for law-breaking. No judge will have the authority to legislate from the bench and judicial powers must be restricted to interpretation of the law. A member nation’s Supreme Court will have the power to rule a law to be violation of the declaration of principles and have it declared entirely outlawed, however they have no authority to redefine a law or keep parts of a law in tact. If a rule, regulation, law, custom or anything else is against the principles laid out in the declaration of principles than it will be deemed null and void by the finding of a nation’s Supreme Court. Judicial branch members must be well educated and be of high moral character. A judge breaks the aforementioned rules or who commits a high crime, is shown to be corrupt, commits an act of moral turpitude, accepts a bribe, or who creates an injustice through an unjust ruling will be immediately disqualified from judicial and public office for the remainder of his or her natural life. A process must be established to have such a judge replaced with another qualified individual in a speedy manner. Judicial branch powers will be construed as limited to fact finding, law violations, and punishment only. Citizens of a member nation will be entitled to a jury trial upon request in all cases.
-–» The Judicial power which will be invested in a judicial branch of each member nation must not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of a member nation’s Citizens of another member nation, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign State, including nonmember nations.
-–» Limitations and accountability for bureaucracy and elected office holders. Bureaucracies are understood to have no regulatory authority. By law they must not even be allowed to recommend new regulations, which will be the sole purview of an elected representative nationwide, state, and local legislatures. Employees of bureaucracies and elected officials understand that they’re given a position of public authority and trust. They are legally required to strictly adhere to the local constitution and the declaration of Principles during their employment with the government and will be held personally liable if public funds are squandered, stolen, misappropriated, or spent in a manner determined not to be in the best interest of the people by a court of law. This liability will extend to all members of government both elected and unelected.
-–» Refusal to engage in class warfare. Citizens of different income levels, race, and/or status must not be pitted against one another. This will be difficult to enforce and must be balanced with the rights of free speech and religion.
–» The right to work will be enforced and membership in a union or trade association will not be required to engage in any economic activity. Union membership, dues, or fees may not be required as a condition of employment.
–» Public employee unions must be strictly and permanently outlawed.
–» Any private union members caught engaging in criminal activity including, but not limited to, member intimidation, assult, murder, et al. will immediately and permanently break the existing or proposed union.
-–» Environment. Global warming is an acknowledged and discredited hoax which violates the kindness to one another provision of the Declaration of Principles. Nationwide governments have no environmental regulatory authority whatsoever.
-–» Regulations. Local, state, and federal government will be banned from creating regulations except for cases of compelling public interest in adherence to the Declaration of Principles. If a regulation is onerous or doesn’t make sense it will be legally challenged. If such a challenge is successful the regulation will be void. Property will be returned or be justly compensated for and all tax/fine/fee collected will be returned in full with interest if held for over 6 months.
-–» Right to refuse. The Free Peoples of Earth is a voluntary alliance. Nations have the right to refuse the presence of alliance military forces except for cases of fighting Evil, fighting the psychotic Islamic ideology, or to stop a genocide.
-–» The powers not delegated to the Free Peoples of Earth by this declaration of principles, nor prohibited by it to the member nations, are reserved to the member nations respectively, or to the people.
The Principled Military Alliance
In keeping with the kindness to one another principle all member nations agree not to engage in warfare with any other alliance nation. Thus all member nation conflicts of interest must be resolved without resorting to violence so long as each nation isn’t violating the defined terms of the alliance.
This means that we are unified in the concepts of rejecting slavery, fighting evil and stopping ANY genocide.
Beyond those simple core values all member nations are to be united in open and total war against the psychotic Islamist ideology. Victory in this war will be defined as putting that ideology in it’s place as the white supremacist ideology has been put into its place. Widely despised, almost powerless, and with no international influence whatsoever. Furthermore psychotic Islamist must have no significant influence within any nation, even non-member nations.
All member nations are required to fund and maintain THIER OWN large and vigirous military for the purposes of a national identity, esprit de corps, their own internal national security, as well as the ability to face the threats of an outside military force, and the ability to project force beyond their own borders.
All member nations of the Free Peoples of Earth agree to recognize the independent authority each other’s militaries as well as the responsibility to treat the military of any member nation with the respect and dignity afforded to it’s own military.
Alliance countries agree to protect life, create the peace, ensure the presence of justice, and fight Evil by ensuring that the Principled Military Alliance has the most well trained and well armed military possible through informaiton and technology sharing except when to do so would violate national or international security. For this reason it is vital that any nation wishing to join the alliance must agree to follow the letter and spirt of all of it’s principles.
The United States and Israel must agree to become founding member nations in order for the Free Peoples of Earth Alliance to be established.
Member nations must respect the wishes and authority of other member nations. To discourage warfare and encourage domestic tranquility of all member nations, If a member or a nonmember nation is considering an act of aggression against it’s neighbors the joint chief of the US Military and/or the Israeli Defense Force counterpart will let other member nations and the world know about it.
Every member nation soilder agrees to a strict code of conduct and must be a person of good character and morals. Each individual soilder must be kind to any member nation citizens. You walk in the dark places. You stand at the bridge and no one may pass. You don’t threaten the peace, instead you create the peace and the presence of justice.
All member nation soilders to be involved in combat roles must be thoroughly trained in all forms of combat. Including, but not limited to, rifles, pistols, knives, hand to hand combat, operating in all manner of harsh environments, et al.
Some individual member nation soilders will have the job of looking a potential recruit in the eyes and ask them, “Is this really what you want to do?” If the recruitment official doubts the sincerity of a volunteer they are required to refuse entry for training.
A member nation military may accept applicants as needed who can’t meet the demanding physical standards but who have valuable skills or extraordinary mental abilities to offer in order to fill limited roles.
If a member nation soilder is involved in a high crime or an act of moral turpitude he or she will be held to account and expelled from that nation’s armed forces.
One of the most basic requirements of this alliance is to fight Evil. The first order of business with our collective military might will be to stamp out the ideology of psychotic Islam. A reform is required within the Muslim faith. The specifics of which must include a respect for the rights of women, banning of Sharia law, a true commitment to nonviolence, and the fundamental principle that the Islamic faith stands against ransoms, forced submission, slavery, female genital mutilation, honor killings, forced marriages, and agreeing that other people have a right to a different faith and the respect of a person’s right to not have a faith.
Right of citizens to recall any national elected official
To ensure a redress of grievances outside of normal national election cycles, a group of individual citizens within a member nation have the right to recall any nationwide elected or unelected representative or official from office.
A group of citizens within a member nation may begin a petition to have any elected or unelected nationwide government official removed from office providing it is agreed upon that it is being done for the best interest of the people. Including, but not limited to, presidents, national legistature representitives, or nominated public officials such as judges, department heads, attorneys general, and/or any other federal government official. In order for such a petition to be put up for a vote, the signatures of no less than 20% of a member nation’s adult registered voters must be obtained on the petition. This will force a plebiscite to be held within 30 days. All legal adult citizens of a member nation will encouraged to participate in such a plebiscite. The plebiscite held must be approved by an 80% majority of the total vote in order to pass. If passed, this will constitute the same authority as if the public official was recalled by impeachment passed through a Nation’s Legislative body. This provision is created so that individual citizens have the ability to get around a non-responsive national legislature.
[Insert the 1st page of the holy books of all member nation religions here]
[The end of the Declaration of Principles will include the signatures of all world leaders who participate in the formation of the Free Peoples of Earth Alliance. This alliance will replace the UN and the UN as it exists will be disbanded. As additional nations become members of the Free Peoples of Earth the head of state of a newly formed member nation must sign the Declaration of Principles personally and agree by oath or affirmation to defend the Declaration of Principles as well as to uphold the Constitution of his or her country.]