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The Antarctic Constitution

The Constitution of the Free Republic of Antarctica


We, the people of the Antarctic continent, in rich diversity and essential unity, to forever banish the forces of hate and suffering from this continent, and to establish and preserve freedom and harmony for our times and all to come, do hereby establish the Constitution of the Free Republic of Antarctica.

This Constitution declares that all human beings, regardless of their characteristics, possess an inherent value that exceeds all others. They have the right to be free in their lives and actions, and to be treated in a manner that reflects their inherent value. Such human rights include, and are not limited to, those guaranteed herein.

Article 1 - It is the intrinsic right of each and every one of the people to possess, and to live by the dictates of, their own personality and conscience. They shall be free in their thoughts and beliefs, and the expression of themselves to the world.

Article 2 - The value of each and every one of the people is equal to all others, and each of the people is therefore inherently deserving of equality and justice in respect to all others. They shall be free from any and all prejudiced and unjust treatment.

Article 3 - It is the fundamental right of every one of the people that they and only they may maintain authority over their own bodies and personal affairs, and that they may live with the personal freedom and dignity that they inherently deserve.

Article 4 - Each and every one of the people inherently possesses the right to be together with others. They have the right to be free in any and all aspects of such relationships with others, which shall therefore be chosen by none but themselves.

Article 5 - Each and every one of the people possesses the right to receive a humane standard of treatment to which they are inherently entitled, to maintain a full and wholesome quality of life, and to be free of cruelty, brutality, and neglect.

This Constitution declares that the Antarctic people are entitled to choose and dismiss their government, and therefore aspires to hereby establish a democratic and equitable means of such government in legislative and judicial matters, and to establish a means of maintaining the rule of law over the Free Republic.

Article 6 - The sole lawmaking body on the Antarctic continent shall be the Grand Council. This Council shall consist of one thousand Councillors, who shall be equitably chosen by the people on December the first of every year, and whose terms shall begin on January the first of the following year.

Article 7 - The Grand Council shall assign its Councillors to one or more classes, each of which shall be concerned with a particular area of policy. Each class shall elect a Minister, whose duty shall be the coordination of the class’s efforts and the production of common proposals.

Article 8 - The Grand Council shall elect a Prime Minister, whose duty shall be to administrate the sessions of the Grand Council, and to represent the Grand Council in situations where its full presence would be unnecessary or inappropriate.

Article 9 - The highest authority of justice on the Antarctic continent shall be the Grand Tribunal. The duty of the Grand Tribunal shall be the final interpretation of the laws of the Free Republic, and the maintenance of this Constitution as the highest law of the Antarctic continent.

Article 10 - The Grand Tribunal shall consist of fifteen Justices, each of whom shall be appointed by a two-thirds majority of the Grand Council. Should one or more Justices become derelict in their duties, they may be removed from office by a two-thirds popular majority.

This Constitution, in recognition of its duty as a statement of the Antarctic conscience, hereby aspires to create an environment upon this continent in which such conscience is protected for all time, and in which it may forever guide the actions of the Free Republic and the Antarctic people.

Article 11 - International aggression shall be rendered on the part of the Free Republic under no circumstances, excepting those in which such aggression is an absolute necessity.

Article 12 - All living things upon the Antarctic continent are inherently entitled to a full and wholesome life. They shall not be subjected to mistreatment in any manner.

This Constitution, in recognition of its duty to protect the freedom and dignity of the Antarctic people and the integrity of the Free Republic, and in recognition of its role as guarantor of these highest virtues, hereby renders itself the highest law of the Free Republic of Antarctica.

Article 13 - Any law of the Free Republic that violates this Constitution is hereby rendered null and void, and any event or condition upon the Antarctic continent which violates this Constitution is hereby rendered unlawful.


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