for the Zeroth Society
Section 1 - The Single Absolute Right
There is only one right - the absolute right - which the Constitution recognizes:
- The right of the human mind, to be the sovereign in its human body and its actions.
This right shall not be infringed. By not doing so the essential measure of free and voluntary action is recognized.
Any particular free and voluntary action is not however by itself necessarily to be considered proof that this right is not being infringed.
Section 2 - Preamble
To the above right, any additional privilege or restriction is by agreement of this document and so extended by Constitutionally recognized agreements. It is enforced at a cost to a person's actionable capabilities, that is, every privilege carries with it a restriction by agreement, and possibly an action to be taken by force. That this Constitution is required is recognition that not every possible action is just and that the initiation of aggression or theft is unjust.
Justice, as we mean it, is an aspiration of equality of action against another person, which is well captured in the Golden Rule: do unto others what you would have them do unto you. Thus justice is imbued as equality of Constitutional application upon the signatories of this Constitution (see Article A2), where all conferred privileges and prohibitions are universal, without reference to any attribute or status, save death.
Legal Persons are the accountable members of the human race, where this accountability constitutes having the manifestations of one's right to act scrutinized for evidence of demonstrably reducing the liberty of another human. This Constitution defines accountability in terms of being mentally fit, of "sound and reasonable mind".
Constitutional Members agree to be bound by this Constitution by way of signing it as a signatory. A signing facility must be provided by definition, as the Constitution is a contract. (see Article A1) Any Signatory can resign at any time simply by deleting one's signature. (see Article A3).
Co-signatories, being Legal Persons, agree to participate in the just society this Constitution creates, according to the standards of equality of physical integrity in the Articles, and to voluntarily restrict the use of their capabilities to those acts which are just. Thus this document proscribes the minimum conditions for justice. It is by justice we intend for voluntary relationships of trust and consent to thrive.
By what authority do we say property is to be respected? Only by agreement here (Article C1), in comprehension of the like-for-like benefits that this integrity grants to all. So signatories here are duty bound to recognize the property of others, and to defend their ownership in the proscribed manner. In this way, we the cosigned, have common cause with those who are in accordance with these principles also.
So is indicated the Zeroth Society.
Section 3 - Articles
- Any LEGAL PERSON who is NOT a MEMBER may become a MEMBER by inscribing their SIGNATURE on this CONSTITUTION as a NON-MEMBER SIGNATORY, and is therefore bound by it until RESIGNATION or DEATH.
- All ARTICLES apply to all MEMBERS.
- A MEMBER may RESIGN from the CONSTITUTION at any time.
B. Human Beings
- A LEGAL PERSON may NOT initiate AGGRESSION against another HUMAN BEING, unless the other is RIGHT NOW AGGRESSING against them, in which case they CAN to use DEFENSIVE AGGRESSION only.
- A MEMBER may be the OWNER of a PROPERTY.
- A LEGAL PERSON may NOT initiate AGGRESSION against or commit THEFT of a MEMBER's PROPERTY.
- If a PROPERTY is the subject of THEFT, the offended OWNER may demand RESTITUTION from the THEIF.
- A MEMBER may become a SIGNATORY on a CONTRACT.
- A CONTRACT must include at least one TERMINATION CLAUSE.
- A CONTRACT may NOT prevent a CURRENT SIGNATORY from the means to invoke a TERMINATION CLAUSE.
- A CONTRACT will be made a WHOLLY TERMINATED CONTRACT when it has no CURRENT SIGNATORIES.
Section 4 - Definitions
A. Terms and directions for terms
- DEFINED TERMS (such as and including this) are terms relating to a definition, which are denoted by all word capitalization and styled in bold.
- UNDEFINED TERMS are terms which are not defined explicitly. They are understood to be either self-evident by common usage and not important enough in clause specification to be defined here.
- An ARTICLE is a collection of CONTRACT CLAUSES.
- CONSTITUTION - An EXTRA-CONSTITUTIONAL CONTRACT, which is itself this entire text.
- UNCONSTITUTIONAL - An act which contravenes one or more ARTICLES of the CONSTITUTION.
- CONSTITUTIONALLY RECOGNIZED - by agreement of all SIGNATORIES of the CONSTITUTION.
- HUMAN BEING - An animal member of the species Homo sapiens.
- LEGAL PERSON - a HUMAN BEING, who has been BORN, is not yet DEAD, and of SOUND AND REASONABLE MIND.
- [CONSTITUTIONAL] MEMBER - a LEGAL PERSON who is a CURRENT SIGNATORY of the CONSTITUTION.
- RIGHT NOW - within a matter of several minutes.
- AGGRESSION (unqualified) - physical violence resulting in detainment, damage or destruction.
- DEFENSIVE AGGRESSION - AGGRESSION which is aimed solely at ending an AGGRESSION happening RIGHT NOW and is sustained no longer than is minimally necessary.
C. Property and Contracts
- PROPERTY - a SECURABLE ASSET of which any MEMBER may be OWNER of by [one of these]:
- an INFORMAL CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP,
- OR a FORMAL CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP.
- SECURABLE ASSET - an ASSET which can be either [one or more of these]:
- physically occupied or held by a LEGAL PERSON,
- OR placed exclusively within a separate SECURABLE ASSET.
- ASSET - any entire physical object or region, or definable partition thereof.
- INFORMAL CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP - a RATIONAL ARGUMENT which a MEMBER can make to other MEMBERS in order to become OWNER of a PROPERTY, which demonstrates convincingly that either [one or the other of these]:
- a PROPERTY did not have A PREVIOUS OWNER,
- OR a PROPERTY has been ABANDONED by THE PREVIOUS OWNER.
- FORMAL CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP - a CONTRACT which specifies the OWNER of a PROPERTY as TRANSFERRED by THE PREVIOUS OWNER.
- CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP - specifying either an INFORMAL CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP or a FORMAL CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP.
- [CONSTITUTIONAL] CONTRACT (unqualified) - a DOCUMENT which binds one or more SIGNATORIES in mutual agreement.
- NON-CONSTITUTIONAL CONTRACT - a DOCUMENT which binds one or more NON-MEMBER SIGNATORIES and none or more SIGNATORIES in mutual agreement.
- EXTRA-CONSTITUTIONAL CONTRACT - a NON-CONSTITUTIONAL CONTRACT which is recognized by the CONSTITUTION.
- UNCONSTITUTIONAL CONTRACT - an NON-CONSTITUTIONAL CONTRACT which is NOT recognized by the CONSTITUTION.
- FORMALIZED [RELATIONSHIP] - a relationship specified between SIGNATORIES of a CONTRACT.
D. Supporting of - Human Being
- BORN - regarding a HUMAN BEING: who after a "life giving" period of gestation in a female HUMAN BEING or artificial uterus is now independent of direct continuous physical support.
- DEAD - regarding a HUMAN BEING: who after being BORN does not show VITAL SIGNS for a period of 20 minutes of continuous observation.
- VITAL SIGNS - regarding a HUMAN BEING: the various physiological signs which are essential for life, which are [all of]:
- heart beat.
- SOUND AND REASONABLE MIND - regarding a HUMAN BEING: the state in which they may communicate in their own language with others in their own language in an understandable manner, while showing the basic comprehension of reason.
E. Supporting of - Property
- OWNER - a MEMBER who has CONSTITUTIONALLY recognized full disposability of a particular PROPERTY.
- PREVIOUS OWNER - a LEGAL PERSON who immediately last had full disposability of a particular PROPERTY.
- ABANDON - with respect to a particular PROPERTY, for the OWNER to [at least one of these]:
- be physically distant from the PROPERTY AND have not used any method of access to the PROPERTY for a period of 1 year,
- OR be DEAD
- TRANSFER - as an OWNER of a particular PROPERTY, to nominate a new OWNER and designate oneself as the PREVIOUS OWNER.
- THEFT - the possession or use of PROPERTY by a LEGAL PERSON WITHOUT the agreement of the OWNER.
- THIEF - a LEGAL PERSON who has committed a THEFT, and provably so by RATIONAL ARGUMENT.
- RESTITUTION - the acts which will restore some PROPERTY possession and use to be consistent with the established CLAIMS OF OWNERSHIP under the CONSTITUTION.
F. Supporting of - Contracts
- ARGUMENT - a coherent series of reasons or statements, supported by facts, intended to support or establish a claim.
- RATIONAL ARGUMENT - an ARGUMENT is rational when it obeys the "Laws of Thought":
- The law of identity (a = a),
- The law of non-contradiction (~(a and ~a)),
- The law of the excluded middle (a or ~a).
- DOCUMENT - communication on a written medium, such as paper or digital means, which can support the inscription of [all of these]:
- time and date stamp,
- SIGNATORIES and / or NON-MEMBER SIGNATORIES
- SIGNATORY (unqualified) - a MEMBER who has signed their SIGNATURE on a CONTRACT.
- NON-MEMBER SIGNATORY - a LEGAL PERSON who is NOT a MEMBER who has signed their SIGNATURE on an NON-CONSTITUTIONAL CONTRACT.
- CURRENT SIGNATORY - a SIGNATORY who is currently bound by a particular CONTRACT.
- FORMER SIGNATORY - a SIGNATORY who is not currently bound by a particular CONTRACT but who was a SIGNATORY.
- SIGNATURE - a uniquely inscribable and uniquely recognizable pattern, which can be reasonably used to authorize on behalf of a LEGAL PERSON.
- CLAUSE - of a CONTRACT: a part of the text which [all of these]:
- is an individually, noncontinuous marked section,
- stipulates CONTRACT ACTION on a CONTRACT CONDITION
- CONTRACT ACTION - specified action which some or (if not specified) all SIGNATORIES must do.
- CONTRACT CONDITION - any apprehensible state of SIGNATORIES, CLAUSAL compliance, PROPERTY or the wider world which can be said to be a condition for making a decision.
- TERMINATION CLAUSE - of a CONTRACT: a CLAUSE which specifies how the CONTRACT may become a TERMINATED CONTRACT or PARTIALLY TERMINATED CONTRACT.
- [WHOLLY] TERMINATED CONTRACT or PARTIALLY TERMINATED CONTRACT - of CONTRACT: the state in which the CONTRACT should be deemed not longer to bind SIGNATORIES, either wholly or partially, as qualified.
- RESIGN - the act of a particular SIGNATORY nullifying their SIGNATURE from a CONTRACT (in accordance with the CONTRACT and the CONSTITUTION).