the elephant in the room: a Constitution of the modern State

January 30th, 2012 by Romeo Anghelache

this is a list of principles and concepts which should be part of any modern State’s Constitution (version 2.1):

  1. The effective democracy principle: the total wealth of each citizen is limited to an amount equal to a lifetime of average wages per economy (the longest human lifetime officially registered is about 130 years)
  2. The well-tempered bureaucracy principle (The FIFO principle): An official request to bureaucracy from a person is confirmed instantly at the officially marked moment of its receival; the requests are solved in a limited time explictly set by laws, and in the order received (FIFO=First in, first out); where there can be scientifically/objectively defined that there are different classes of bureaucratic themes, then each theme gets its own separate and independent queue and each such queue is dealt with in FIFO order. Changing that order is a crime and the administrator changing it loses forever its right to work in the public service.
  3. The public services principle: education, health and justice are public and mandatory services, payed through taxes. The public services are managed by professionals in the respective domains. The part allocated from the public budget is established by law.
  4. The sovereignty principle: The State can contract debt only from its own citizens and only through the temporary tuning of taxes, approved by referendum.
  5. The authentic democracy principle: financing of electoral campaigns can be accomplished exclusively through the regular party membership fees.
  6. The transparency principle: The undeclared part of personal wealth is not protected by the State.
  7. The guaranteed bank deposit principle: The State only guarantees upto 10 years of average salaries for personal deposits to the banks or credit unions fulfilling the following conditions: a. they are non-profit, b.they make only loans with an interest limited upwardly by the inflation rate and c.their leverage is less than or equal to 3.
  8. The subsistence principle:The State, embodying the democratic agreement of the population, is orientating its policies towards ensuring the concrete right of each citizen to subsistence.
  9. The State-Church separation principle: The State does not administer and does not finance religion or cults.
  10. The knowledge principle: the publicly financed research is a public service and its results belong to the public domain. The research results are permanently and comprehensively accessible to the public without further costs.
  11. The communication principle: The Internet infrastructure is a public service equally accessible to each citizen for communication.
  12. The self-administration principle: the political and administrative decisions are available continuously for public monitoring, and a universal voting mechanism is in place so that each citizen can react or suggest solutions to public problems.
  13. The collaboration concept: in any collective activity, the concept of hiring is replaced with the concept of collaboration. At the end of the collaboration contract each of its signatories own a part of the results according to the initial unanimous agreement.
  14. The representation principle: the right to emit laws or implementation instructions belongs exclusively to the parliament if a direct democracy is not yet functional.
  15. The quality-of-life principle: the maximum number of working hours per day is 6 and may only be decreased in the future
  16. The principle of assisted suicide: A public/non-profit service exists, where any person is free to ask for the service of assisted suicide, the result being that the person leaves this world in dignity and with 100% confidence of not returning to it
  17. The unconditional basic income: each legal resident receives an unconditional minimal income, of a size to be calculated and established by law, yearly.
  18. The ecological principle: the devices consuming non-renewable resources will be tagged as such and will be replaced as soon as science allows.
  19. The principle of delimiting the types of property: the private property is strictly delimited from the public one, the borders and flows between them are continuously monitored by the public; the transformation of public goods or property into private goods or property can only happen after the approval of a referendum.
  20. The free exchange principle: The concept of free exchange is defined by the strict equality between the efforts, measured in percents of personal wealth,  on either side of the exchange. Any other kind of economic exchange is power abuse.

if these principles do not belong yet to the Constitution of a State, then the population of that State is the self-declared slave to the richest of the day, the politicians and those who passed through schools are just their masks and instruments, the democracy and freedom are meaningless, and everybody’s life is just jailtime in open air.

you, the reader, are free to take this list and discuss it with your friends, improve it and preserve its spirit (the principles should be simple, clear, and their implementation measurable, or define a new vocabulary which fits the rest of the principles), promote it democratically as an organic part of your country’s Constitution.

Don’t forget to update the version number.

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