Philosophy of Law & Government

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  4. Citizen Compact
  5. New Constitutional Proposal





Minimum age, 12 years old

Must pass the uniform language test of the national language(s),

Must pass a basic test on constitutional law and fundamental rights.

Must agree and sign the Citizen Compact and covenant not to act or promote the undermining of these rights (see below).

Must pay an annual Citizen tax.

Must maintain a registered vote in all national and state elections of primary residency unless incapacitated

Males must agree to receive 6 months military training (by private or public means meeting uniform standards)

Males must agree to serve a minimum of two years active duty (only during a declared war by Congress where there is a direct threat to the liberty of this nation). All other military service to be voluntary with pay.

Must agree to limited eminent domain takings by government w/fair market compensation (strictly limited to major highways; transportation, communication, and utility corridors; and military and police facilities) only in critical geographical locations, where no other viable, economical alternative is available. Burden of proof on government

Must agree to the following Limitations On The Right To Bear Arms: That the Citizen will not possess weapons of mass destruction capable of killing or maiming large numbers of people simultaneously.

Agrees to lose citizenship (reduced to Resident) upon conviction of the following:

  • Conviction of unjustified Murder (loss of citizenship is permanent)
  • Convicted of a violent crime, causing permanent injury to another, or any total of 3 other criminal actions. (Can only become a Resident thereafter after paying full restitution to victims).
  • Conviction of Treason (permanent loss of Citizens, and/or exile)
  • Thrice failing to maintain an active vote, without excuse (can recover citizenship after 4 years)
  • Failing to pay lawful tax, or work off back taxes two years in arrears (can recover citizenship upon full pament)
  • failure to abide by the citizen covenant.

Privileges of the Citizen:

Can purchase and hold things requiring title registration and protection (land, building, vehicles)

Has access to patent, trademark and copyright protection

Can serve as a corporate officer, judge, military officer, police officer

Can Hold Public Elected Office (As Long As Does Not Hold Dual Citzensp)

Has the right to unrestricted movement and residency on non private land w/out permission within nation.



Any person other than a citizen who is a natural born child of a citizen or person of lawful entry into the country with one year's continuos residency of good behavior under a citizen contract of sponsorship.

Must pass minimum conversation and reading test in the national language(s) (understanding emergency situations, directions, asking questions, answering questions, and reading signs, basic instructions, filling out forms)

Must pass a limited test to ensure resident knows the basic laws of normal conduct (not as comprehensive as Citizen test)

Must pay first year annual Resident tax--a general tax for national defense and nation and local judicial system.

Must commit to 2 year non-combat duty during a declared war.


Can rent or lease titled property held by a citizen

Can own outright any thing not requiring a registered title (generally, all goods except land, buildings, motor vehicles)


Can only vote in local elections pertaining to residency

In order to change permanent residence he/she must obtain residency permit from the intended state of residence (which may not be denied except for criminal conduct)

May travel at will within the nation, but may not reside temporarily outside his resident state for more than 3 months without a permit.

Cannot hold public elected office, serve as a judge, be a military officer, or a police officer.

Cannot own land, or a vehicle requiring protection of title, but may rent or lease all such titled property.

May serve in military posts, if accepted.

Possess all the fundamental rights except the full rights of titled ownership stated above and the right to own certain lethal arms. Definition of "lethal arms" shall not include knives, bows and arrows, non-poisonous darts, clubs, BB and Pellet guns and rifles (under a muzzle velocity of 1000 fps).

NON RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS can only remain in the country in excess of 3 months in any single year by sponsorship of a citizen in good standing.

All citizens must sign and covenant to defend the following declaration and recognition of fundamental rights:


Condensed Listing

Proposed by Joel M. Skousen



THE RIGHT TO LIFE, from conception to natural death, except as a consequence for a crime against the rights of others.

COROLLARY RIGHTS relating to man's innate life-related ability to think, believe, and reason:

A. The right of FREE THOUGHT and JUDGMENT on the individual worth of ideas, people and things.

B. To BE FREE to BELIEVE according to each person's conscience, without restriction, except when actions based upon that belief would violate the fundamental rights of others.

C. To be FREE to WORSHIP God according to the dictates of conscience.



THE FREEDOM TO ACT WITHOUT EXTERNAL OR PRIOR RESTRAINT when those actions are not in direct and harmful conflict with the rights of others.


A. To be solely RESPONSIBLE for one's own health, life, education and safety.

B. To engage in any ECONOMIC ACTIVITY desired as long as such activity does not involve compulsion upon others or the assistance of an enemy of these fundamental rights.

1. To engage in voluntary CONTRACTS, written or verbal, without restriction or regulation except where direct and harmful non-contractual consequences to others occur;

2. To unrestricted SELECTION and PURCHASE (from a willing seller) of all available goods and services desired,

3. To circulate and negotiate any tangible asset or sworn evidence thereof as money or a MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE as long as it is voluntarily accepted by another and fraud and misrepresentation are not present.

4. To PUBLISH any written, photographic, or electronic material, as long as others are not involuntarily exposed to such material on their own or contractual property.

5. The TO STATE ANY OPINION about another person or product without providing proof or evidence as long as such statements are labeled clearly as opinion.

C. To ASSOCIATE with other persons without coercion as long as that association is desired by all parties, does not constitute a direct and harmful threat to another's rights, and where such association is not in violation of the desires of the property owner.

1. Individuals may PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE in groups without criminal or treasonous intent as long as private property rights and free movement on public property are not infringed or impeded.

D. To DISASSOCIATE with other persons without public reason or justification



THE RIGHT TO OWN, DISPOSE OF, AND CONTROL ALL PROPERTY AND ASSETS which are earned by the honest fulfillment of voluntary contracts, received as a gift, inherited, or earned in proportion to the application of one's labor to unowned property.

COROLLARY RIGHTS relating to or restricted to ownership and property rights:

A. TO BE FREE FROM BEING ACTED UPON or involuntarily influenced in a harmful manner, when on one's own or contractual property and not directly and harmfully affecting the rights of others.

B. To exclude all persons not desired from one's own property.

C. To make any WRITTEN OR VERBAL EXPRESSION, on property within one's ownership or control, whether for personal or commercial intent.

D. To act in PRIVACY, within one's own or contractual property, free from search, seizure, regulation and internal surveillance except when acting to infringe upon another's rights.



TO DEFEND one's person, rights, and property against any overt and imminent threat, and to use the minimum, appropriate force required, of the alternatives immediately available at hand, to eliminate such threat, when no immediate recourse is available to assistance or constitutional adjudication.



Families possess total SOVEREIGNTY OVER FAMILY AFFAIRS that do not infringe upon other's rights and that do not constitute an imminent threat to the life of the children therein

Children have the right to demand of their parents, minimum CARE, AND PROTECTION until reaching an ability, or desire to be self-sufficient--as long as the child is not acting in rebellion with the requirements of his parents which do not constitute physical cruelty, or gross negligence

Parents have the right to ultimate RESPONSIBILITY and AUTHORITY for the health, education, and welfare of their dependent children without interference or prior restraint from government, except when proven guilty of gross physical cruelty, or gross negligence, as defined by constitutional law, and where the child does not object to such interference.

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