Legislative Framework::


Consistency of Legislation
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No statute can be constructed, nor continue to stand, which directly
contradicts standing and applicable statutes, except that a
legislature can repeal and amend laws of its own creation.  No one can
be held liable for violating a statute if adherence to that statute
would preclude adherence to another standing and applicable statute.

Hierarchical Applicability of Legislation
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Standing legislation applies to all people within the scope of that
legislature, and constrains legislation made by any legislature with a
scope contained by the scope of the legislature which created the
legislation.  The legislation of a particular legislature does not
constrain or apply to legislation created by a legislature whose scope
contains and is larger than, or does not overlap with, the scope of
the particular legislature.  A particular legislature must, therefore,
amend or repeal statutes which are rendered inconsistent by the passage
of a statute created by a legislature whose scope is larger than and
contains the scope of the particular legislature.

Rationality of Legislation
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No instrument of state policy can name, enumerate, be founded upon in
whole or in part, explicitly permit or prohibit, honor or disparage,
or otherwise refer to any belief or belief system, in whole or in
part, which is not founded wholly and exclusively upon the physical
laws of nature, the inferred principles of causal logic, and the
principles enumerated in this document, principles which draw wholly
and exclusively upon the physical laws of nature, the inferred
principles of causal logic, and the empirical and inferred nature of
the human mind.

All instruments of state policy must be accompanied by a document
which justifies the instrument and all portions thereof through
enumeration of the principles, as expressed in this document, upon
which it is founded, and the unbroken logical progression by which the
instrument is drawn from these principles.  No instrument of state
policy, can be enacted or applied if it is not justified
satisfactorily by such causal enumeration of founding principles.

Retroactivity of Legislative Reformation
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No one can be imprisoned under a statute which has been repealed, or
amended such that the individual could not be convicted under
now-standing law.  The option of a new trial must be offered to anyone
imprisoned under a statute which has been replaced or subsumed.  Time
incarcerated for a conviction which could not be achieved under
now-standing law must be appropriately compensated, through public
exoneration and refund/nullification of all payments paid/liabilities
assumed by the falsely convicted party incurred through the cost of
imprisonment.

No one can be charged with violating a statute if that statute was not
standing at the time the actions comprising the crime took place.

Structure of the Legislatures
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An elected, proportionally representative legislature can be
associated with each unit of state.  Each eligible voter can vote for
any one candidate in the election of representatives.

Each legislature is characterized by the number of voters eligible to
vote in elections for that legislature (definitionally, the weight of
the legislature), and by the minimum proportion of votes necessary for
a candidate to become an office holder. The proportion determines the
absolute maximum size of the legislature, and is furthermore such that
the legislature tends in practice to have the desired size, which in
practice is far smaller than what is theoretically possible.  The
proportion must be at most 5%.

Legislative elections last for two weeks. At the end of the two weeks,
the candidates who remain unelected cease to be candidates, and the
remaining candidates become legislators.

In parliamentary voting, the vote a representative casts in a
particular quorum is given as an integral percentage expressing degree
of agreement with the bill at issue.  A representative's vote is
assigned a weight proportional to the number of voters who voted for
him.  The unrounded (precise to within one part in one billion)
product of the agreement index and the weight of that representative
is the definition of a vote-weight.

The national legislature is characterized by a minimum proportion for
election of .2%, subject to amendment.

Creation of Legislation
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The total weight of a legislature is the number of citizens eligible
to vote for a representative in that legislature.

A representative can sponsor debate on up to one bill a week but not
more.  Sponsoring representatives can submit for debate and voting any
bill for which they have collected the sponsoring signatures of
greater than 10% of the total weight of the legislature (the sum of
the representative weight of each signatory, divided by the total
weight of the legislature, multiplied by 100%, must exceed 10%).  The
signatures do not bind the subsequent votes of the signatory
representatives, since it is debate that is being sponsored, and
amendment is part and parcel of the debate process.  Within each
series of twenty days of full meetings of the legislature, a
representative can consume as he desires, an amount of speaking time
before the full legislature equal to his weight (as a fraction)
multiplied by the total amount of time of full legislative meeting
included in those twenty days, which must be at least 100 hours.  Time
not consumed thereby is consumed by the president of the house, who
can at his discretion put the legislature in recess in lieu of
consuming the time.  Time is consumed by speaking (often as part of
debate) by the controller of the time, or by assigning it (with the
possibility of reclaiming remaining time when and as desired) in whole
or in part to other legislators or providers of testimony.

A legislature approves a bill, making of it a statute, if the
vote-weights cast for less the vote-weights cast against exceed 50% of
the total weight of the legislature.  The bill must then pass court
review, wherein a majority of the judges of the highest court within
the scope of the legislature is capable of rejecting the bill by
formally explaining how it violates existing law - necessarily
including a violation of the requirements of
 and .  If it
is not vetoed by this court, then after a one week period wherein
citizens can view the final bill and vote for or against the bill; if
the votes against less the votes for exceeds 25% of the registered
voters within the scope of the relevant legislature, the bill is
scrubbed by popular veto.  If it is not scrubbed by popular veto, the
bill then becomes a statute and must be enforced.

A citizen can through any cryptographically accountable logistical
means empower legislation of his own creation.  There is no limit to
the number of bills a citizen can at any particular time be working to
pass.  If the votes for exceeds 62.5% of voters registered to vote
within the scope of the relevant legislature, and the bill passes
court review, the bill becomes statute.  An identical process can be
used to repeal or amend standing statutes.

When a member of a legislature votes to create, empower, or enrich a
state position, he cannot himself occupy that position until at least
two years following departure from membership in said legislature.

The Prsident of the House
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The legislator with the greatest vote-weight is the president of the
house.  The president of the house directs and orchestrates
full assemblies of the house, according to law, and where law
provides insufficient guidance, according to his wits.