While no document in and of itself can or should possess the authority to grant rights which already belong to a person by simple virtue of that person being a citizen of the grand concept known as the United States, nevertheless this Constitution does seek to affirm those pre-existing rights so that the people of the United States can and may form an intellectual access to an awareness that those rights must not be abridged by any other person, society, or organization, including by any collective or corporation, as well as by the institution of government itself. These unambiguous rights to which we dedicate this document include the right to shelter, sustenance, healthcare, education, reproduction, communication, and environmental purity.
A person must have a home in which he or she can reasonably feel safe and secure. Therefore, without regard to the reigning political parties, economic systems or prevailing theologies, the federal government shall guarantee and promote everyone as being entitled to a comfortable dwelling.
Access to food and water is essential. No society can celebrate its freedoms so long as any member of that society suffers hunger or thirst. The federal government shall therefore, through nationalized energy resources and tax revenues, fund the sustenance of anyone who asserts a compelling need for such. Further, any house of worship wishing to maintain a tax-exempt privilege will funnel whatever un-taxed earnings they accrue to subsidize this process.
Whereas in many instances the government shall exist to protect the interests of the individual from those of the business corporation, for the advancement of the public health there will be a merging of the federal institutions with the healthcare industry so that the former may guarantee the latter services of the population's mental and physical well-being rather than any economic or profit motive.
Public, non-religious, non-doctrinaire schools are obligated to address society's needs for a liberal arts education, including language studies, mathematics, the sciences, the social sciences, the arts, history, and critical thinking. Cognizant that learning is a lifelong process, anyone of any age seeking admittance to a public school or university shall not be inhibited by cost or by any other means of discrimination. Likewise, schools with a theological, political, ideological or other private agenda shall not be aided by the federal government either by the granting of scholarships or by the benefit of tax reduction.
Any female of any age who is within the first trimester of her pregnancy shall be free to exercise her absolute right to an abortion without cost, publicity, or shame, as she shall likewise be free to exercise the same absolute right to carry the child through to its eventual birth. Abortions after the first trimester shall be performed only following the informed and mutual consent of the patient and her physician.
Ideas give form to words and words in turn generate new ideas. To stifle either of these, no matter how repulsive those words may be to people who consider themselves righteous, is to give blessing to not only oppression but also to ignorance and willful stupidity. Therefore, the right to free expression is absolute, bearing in mind the distinction between word and deed. One may shout "fire" in a crowded theater, or shout "theater" in a crowded fire. One may call for the overthrow of the government. One may curse in church, or pray among sailors. The test lies in the difference between shouting "fire" and starting one.
The only type of communication that is reasonable to thwart is the type that surreptitiously or otherwise seeks to limit the freedom of another's speech, so long as the "another" remains an individual and not someone attached to an organization whose mandate seeks to generate profits or any other accumulation of wealth. By this reasoning, a person may call for an end to a particular newspaper; the newspaper, however, being larger and presumably more powerful, cannot call for an end to a particular person.
The health of the environment guarantees our own longevity. Therefore, anything agreed upon by a simple plurality of those in the scientific community to work against the interests of the natural environment's ability to sustain itself shall be on a par with the crimes of murder and treason.
The only rights afforded the separate states are those concerning domestic governors, county leaders, and common defense. Each state may elect a proportionate number of county leaders who will seek redress with the federal government for any needs not specifically referenced in this document.
Regarding defense, the publicly-elected governor of each state shall determine--in consultation with the other publicly-elected governors throughout the nation--the defensive needs of the United States and of the ability of the separate states to support this need. In the event of a military attack against the United States or against any state therein, it shall be the duty of the other states to deliver enlisted troops, machines and material for the reconstruction of any damages done.
Any war of offense against another country, as determined by a simple majority of the governors of the several states, shall be grounds for immediate impeachment and removal from office of the Chief Executive.
Whereas the office holders of Congress are now vacated by edict, the states shall hold public and direct elections once every four years, or at such time as a vote of no confidence arises, whichever shall occur sooner. Anyone residing within a state for six months or longer who has reached the majority age of eighteen years or above shall be free to vote for the County Leader as well as the State Governor and National President. The several County Leaders shall, with the Governors, form the government of each state.
The election of the President, or Chief Executive of the Country, shall likewise take place in four year increments, though staggered so that they occur at the end of the state government's second year.
The elections of all offices mentioned above shall be the result of publicly-funded campaigns which shall not exceed a duration of fourteen days. The financing of any campaign shall not exceed the total of the federal minimum wage multiplied by the number 2080.
Each state shall be charged with the humane rehabilitation of its convicted criminal population, except in the case of federal criminality. To that end, the states with the lowest criminal recidivism shall receive additional funds from the federal government.
The death penalty, as well as the concept of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole, are hereby deemed against the Constitution and indeed are against the cause of Humanity itself.
The judicial branch of government shall consist of fifteen judges elected by majority vote of the populace, each of whom shall serve a nonrenewable term of nine years. This court will remain in session eleven out of twelve months of the year and shall only rule on matters pertaining to the administration of Justice as that is determined by the popular mind reflected in this Constitution. The Court is admonished to consider Justice rather than guilt or innocence, a broadening of individual rights rather than a lessening of those rights, and shall weigh the collective rights of the nation over any rights sought or unsought by the states themselves.
This Constitution shall be amended as the interests of collective Justice require and shall be reworked by representatives of the Judiciary and State Governors once every nineteen years, in keeping with the foresight of one of the Original Framers.