Legislative Limits:: Non-Enumerated Rights --------------------- Neither laws forbidding conduct not explicitly or implicitly forbidden by this document, nor laws regulating conduct not explicitly or implicitly regulated by this document, nor laws permitting conduct explicitly forbidden by this document, nor laws deregulating conduct explicitly regulated by this document, can be enacted by any means, including declaration by an agent of the state, representative legislation, and direct democratic mandate, nor through any other means, provided that this document can be altered in accordance with
. Enumeration of Miscellaneous Limits on Systemic Domain ------------------------------------------------------ The state cannot pay for or participate in the building and management of residences or hospitals except as necessary within the military. Under no circumstances can the state interfere with the setting of wages or prices, or with enterprise, investment, interest rates, market coverage, or corporate charters, except as set forth specifically in this document. The state cannot in any way disburse funds, goods, and services, except as laid out in this document. The state can not duplicate manufacturing or services available in the private sector, except where the stable availability of the private goods or services is in imminent doubt and the product is critical to physical national defense. Besides specialized training for state employees, and as otherwise specified in this document, the state cannot engage in the mechanics of education, promotion, or propaganda, except insofar as publication (in print, or electronically through video, text, or mixed-content media) constitutes a component of education. Specifically, the state cannot cause information to be published (or otherwise provided), through privately owned channels (not themselves common carriers), by means of payment or coercion (for example, through the threat or actuality of withholding a license of some sort), except that the military can cause information to be published (or otherwise provided) through privately owned channels by means of payment. The state is expected to relay live video of all full-assembly legislative proceedings through common carriers (paid commercial terrestrial or satellite common carrier video distributors) in a form accessible using commonly available hardware costing less than a week's average wages. The full-assembly proceedings of all units of state within the corresponding geographic bounds of which a residence is located must be accessible to that residence. Common carrier video distributors are required to carry legislative programming when so requested by the state, and for this carrying they must charge and receive a fair market rate. Latitude of State Licensing Procedure ------------------------------------- The state can require and offer licensing only for activities necessarily involving artificial implements or substances, wherein improper conduct directly threatens the physical safety of others, or for activities which consume inherently and unalterably public and contentious resources. The state cannot predicate exercise of a right or privilege on any basis other than licensing. No privileges of any sort can be demanded by the state of a licensee as a condition of granting or maintaining a license for operation. More generally, a license must be promptly granted once the requesting party has demonstrated compliance with relevant law and, if applicable, relevant competence. Tests regulated or administered by the state, as a precondition of licensing or otherwise, cannot be altered on the basis of the identity, genotype, or beliefs of the test subject. They cannot be altered on the basis of phenotype, except to accomodate physical handicaps or peculiarities which would render the test meaningless or intrinsically flawed without alteration. The state is required to make the licensing process as swift, responsive, straightforward, and convenient, as is feasible. All licenses are granted in perpetuity, and can be revoked only by court order uniquely identifying the licensee, after a proper and formal review and demonstration of cause, at which the licensee can appear in his own defense. The stated cause for revocation must include the breaking of statutes of narrow relevance, or a finding that the licensee is mentally incompetent, or a finding that the licensee is physically incompetent in a manner which directly and inescapably precludes safe exercise of the license. License revocation can be appealed by the same procedure by which other judgements are appealed. Licenses abused in the course of committing a crime can be suspended immediately upon arrest, by the arresting officer, for a period of up to one week. Upon court order, the suspension can be extended until trial completes. Upon trial completion, the license is either restored or revoked. Any forfeiture of property prompted by a license suspension is temporary, and becomes permanent only upon license revocation. The procedure for license validation is enumerated in . Other than as specified in , the state must not make license information available to anyone other than the licensee, or to state employees whose job (consisting of manipulation or maintenance of license database contents) requires such access, or upon court order. Emergencies ----------- Emergencies, crises, and other circumstances of actual, perceived, or declared heightened peril for the nation, do not extend state authority beyond that described in this document, nor cause the suspension, abridgement, or alteration in operation, of any part of this document except as specifically set forth in this document. In particular, the rights of the individual to his sovereignty, privacy, and property, as enumerated in this document, cannot be lawfully abridged, to any degree whatsoever, even in an emergency. In an emergency, certain bureaucratic procedures of state can be altered to heighten responsiveness, as detailed or implied in this document. Constraints on Latitude of Treaties ----------------------------------- In all instances in which a state treaty or other formalization of international relation conflicts with law of this nation (including its constitutions), law of this nation takes absolute precedence. No state treaty, state action, or other formalization of international relation can bind, coerce, or encourage the people of another nation or nations to pursue, enforce, or be subject to, a policy, practice, or arrangement, that would be unlawful if pursued or enforced in this nation. Furthermore, no state treaty or other formalization of international relation can bind or encourage the people of this nation to pursue or enforce a policy, practice, or arrangement, that would be unlawful if pursued or enforced in the corresponding foreign nation or nations.