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A New Constitution
A Blueprint for the Liberation of Humanity

By Greg Samples
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Chapter 2: Article 1 - Human Rights



We, the people of the earth, in order to create a peaceful world, encourage the unity of all humanity, promote the general health, welfare, and security, enhance the achievement of freedom, and provide an environment for the development of the human spirit, for ourselves and our posterity, do establish this Constitution for the Confederation of Free States and the People of the Earth.

Article One

Section 1
Whereas the justification for this Constitution and the government it forms is to ensure, to the greatest extent possible, individual liberty and security for all human beings, the specific unalienable rights of the people are enumerated. The rights secured in this article apply to any level of government, including Federal, State, or Local.

Section 2
The individual human being is sovereign over his or her body. No law shall ever be passed to require, allow, or prevent the internalization into the body of any substance, thing, material, or energy without the determination of the individual, including but not limited to, laws with respect to the administration of criminal justice, or of a medical nature, or of a religious nature.

Section 3
The individual human being is sovereign over his or her mind. Government shall make no law, nor shall require any deed, with respect to religion; neither to require or prevent the exercise thereof by free consent provided that the sovereignty of other individuals is not compromised. No test of time or commonality shall be required in determining what constitutes religious practice. No law respecting the freedom of speech, or of the press, except in the cases of libel, slander, or fraud, shall ever be passed; and the only laws passed in respect to slander or libel shall be to make restitution to the injured party. Government shall make no law respecting an official establishment of language, or of the use or prevention thereof. The right of the people to peacefully assemble, and to petition the government for grievances, shall not be abridged. Petitions for grievances shall always be heard by a jury of 24 non-government peers, and no judiciary shall overrule their verdict. The rights of individuals shall not be infringed because of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age (except as otherwise noted in this Constitution), or any other reason other than the conviction of a serious crime. Government shall make no law requiring adherence to or licensing of any theory, principle, philosophy, or dogma, either of a scientific, religious, or social nature. The individual's right to determine their own medical treatment, no matter what the source, shall not be infringed.

Section 4
The individual human being is sovereign over his or her behavior, to the extent that it does not compromise the sovereignty of other individuals, or their rights. No law shall be passed to inhibit or require the actions of an individual except that it compromises the natural rights of other individuals.

Section 5
In laws respecting criminal or civil behavior, no laws shall be enacted to deprive individuals of liberty except for the commission of serious crimes, defined as murder, theft, assault, robbery, rape, kidnapping, reckless endangerment, perjury or fraud. No individual can be deprived of liberty due to the owing of a debt, regardless of how the debt was incurred.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, vehicles, communication devices, and effects, against searches and seizures, shall not be violated except by the witnessing of the actual commission of a serious crime, or by warrants issued upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.

No person shall be held to answer for a serious crime unless by an indictment of a Grand Jury. No person shall be subject to prosecution more than once for the same offense, nor compelled to testify as a witness against themselves, nor deprived of liberty or property without due process of law.

No person shall be held to answer for a crime which has not been encoded in a federal or state statute. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall have the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of twelve of the citizens of the state where the crime shall have been committed. The accused shall have the right to be informed of the nature of the accusations, the right to learned counsel, and the right to be confronted with the witnesses against them, to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in their favor. Jury decisions shall be unanimous.

Upon conviction, punishment shall be only for the purpose of restitution to the victims, or the prevention of reoccurrence, or the treatment and enlightenment of the convicted. In no case shall punishment be in the form of cruelty, torture, or loss of life or limb.

Section 6
In all civil litigations involving more than the value of one ounce of gold, the parties shall have a right to a trial by jury. Rules of the court cannot override this right for any reason at any time. The jury may award compensatory awards in all cases, and punitive awards in cases involving corporations. Government may not put any restrictions upon the findings of a jury. The jury may award costs and damages against plaintiffs in the event of groundless or malicious actions.

In all criminal and civil litigations, the jury shall have the responsibility to judge both the facts and the law.

Section 7
The right of the individual human being to own property shall not be infringed, except if such property, by its very existence or without human action, causes the loss of sovereignty of other individuals; or if property be held in such a way as to create a monopoly or control of a given commodity. Private property shall not be taken from an individual for public use without just compensation. Private property cannot be taken from a private individual and given to another private entity, even for public use.

Section 8
Neither slavery nor servitude, whether it be voluntary or involuntary, shall exist in the Confederation of Free States. Service in the armed forces or other agencies of the Confederation of Free States shall be voluntary.

Section 9
The right to bear arms in order to defend oneself shall not be infringed for any reason other than the commission and conviction of serious crimes as defined in Article 1 Section 5.

Section 10
The right of the people to safely and responsibly move freely, in public areas, throughout the Confederation of Free States shall not be infringed. The right to buy, sell, trade and enter into legal contract shall not be infringed, neither by public or private entities. The individual shall have the right of freedom from loss of privacy. The right of individuals to the natural human endeavors of marriage, transporting oneself, obtaining food, or operating a business shall not be infringed or required to be licensed.

Section 11
The term "the people", whenever and wherever used in this Constitution, refers to the plural of the individual human being, and rights enumerated for the people in this Constitution refer only to those individual human beings, and are not extended to artificial entities, such as corporations.

Section 12
It is self-evident that humanity is supported by the natural environment that it is within, and has a reciprocal relationship with nature. Whatever one does to nature is also done to themselves. People have the right to ensure that human action does not cause the life supporting qualities of the air, water, and earth to be diminished. The proper venue for this action is the judiciary and a jury of peers, with evidence of harm presented in civil tort litigation, not the legislature.

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