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by The SLUthing of Ratateague. . 644 reads.

Proclamation of Rights

Defines a person as a sentient individual of flesh and blood, capable of sapience or self-awareness. A citizen is a person in local residence who is either born or naturalized, and abides by its laws. Legal entities are not entitled to the rights of a citizen, but allowed, as a person, to the other provisions.

    Right to residence, employment, and service that comprises hospitable conditions, free from discrimination, eminent domain, or forced labor.

    Freedom to travel unhindered, excluding prosecution, imprisonment, or through customs.

    Right to defend one's self and property from harm, including another's, but may not carry on their person: rapid-fire projectiles, explosives, bio-toxins, viral or bacterial agents, or highly flammable substances. In a declared state of emergency, one may form and join militias to carry those weapons.

    Freedom from unwarranted surveillance or search and seizure.

    Freedom of thought and expression, a credible press, and the right to peaceful assembly. The censorship of art, film, music, or publication is prohibited, including any act that would revise or prevent circulation of such unclassified, publicly-available material.

    Freedom of religious belief, and to practice, preach, and worship. Such an organization may be founded, provided it does not govern, and cannot: discriminate against others, participate in human death, profit monetarily from doctrine, or estrange its members from society. Public institutions and officials are prohibited from endorsing organizations of religion.

    Right to awareness of laws, legislation, and elections, including the ability to require from public officials: a sufficient summary of duties and decisions during their term.

    Right of a citizen of over 15 years to vote and petition, free from discrimination, and at least 25 years to hold office. Each vote shall be equal and limited to one per citizen per election.

    Right to a fair, concise, public trial by an impartial judge and jury, with representation of an attorney of the defendant's choice. The defendant has the right to obtain and invoke witnesses, to be tried in the district where the offense applies, and the freedom not to self-incriminate. Sentencing shall be imposed fairly in proportion to offenses, free of punishment which is overtly cruel or exceeding the limit of the accused. No one can be detained without habeas corpus, nor be retried for a previous offense.

    Right for the government to collect taxes, distributed fairly among citizens, proportionate to their means. Non-federal entities are prohibited from mimicking the role of government or carrying out its duties.

    Freedom from torture and non-consensual scientific experimentation, the right to refuse medical treatment, and the freedom to die.

The SLUthing of Ratateague