Summary Rights

Whenever this section and another law conflict, this section takes precedence, however whereever an ambiguity in this section is clarified or eliminated by language elsewhere in this document, the more precise language takes precedence.

Each individual physically separate human is a person, and each person is an individual physically separate human.

A right is conduct that the state must not restrain, impede, or punish, and any restraint or impeding of which by another person, the state must restrain and punish at its earliest opportunity.

Each person inviolably enjoys

(1) the right to use prudent violence in defense of himself against anyone or anything that assails him without his explicit consent in a manner that threatens or promises bodily injury, and an absolute immunity to any penalty under law or contract arising from such acts of defense,

(2) the right not to be assailed without his explicit consent by another person in a manner that threatens or promises him bodily injury,

(3) the right to speak truthfully on any matter, and to create non-ephemeral representations of such speech and distribute them to consenting people, except as agreed to in contract as described in this document, and

(4) in the event that it is alleged that he has forfeited one or more rights, privileges, or entitlements: the right to represent himself or to be represented by an attorney, in a trial lasting not longer than one month and starting within one month of the allegation, with a verdict and sentence decided by a justice on a basis strictly constrained by law, on rational grounds and by physical evidence, in public except while state secrets are being presented or the defendant has publicly requested a period of private trial.   Whenever an error of fact or law is alleged, the recourse of appeal, in which the person can represent himself or be represented by an attorney, must be available.   A forfeiture can be effected only on the order of a justice consistent with law, except that an individual in the act of violating another person in one of the rights enumerated in this section, or threatening clearly, plausibly, and imminently, to commit such a violation, or having moments earlier committed such a violation, forfeits his freedom of movement

Each adult person has a right not to be deprived without his clear, explicit, informed, and voluntary consent, directly by the act of another person or people, or to be clearly, plausibly, and imminently threatened with involuntary deprivation, directly by the potential act of another person or people, of

(5) body sovereignty, comprising anatomical integrity, freedom from bodily invasion, and metabolic autonomy excluding the metabolic correlates of sensation and their metabolic precipitates, except that while and only while a person threatens clearly, plausibly, and imminently, to deprive another of body sovereignty, of lawful custody of a non-adult child (as qualified in (6) below), or of property, without that person's clear, explicit, informed, and voluntary consent, he forfeits his right to body sovereignty, Furthermore, anyone whose right to body sovereignty is intact exercises, by consensus with another guardian whose right to body sovereignty is intact (if any), the right to exercise body sovereignty over the body of any guardee, on behalf of that guardee.

(6) custody of a non-adult child, if the person is a willing adult person in good standing, and (in order of decreasing priority) either (a) the person has previously acted in the role of guardian for the child for at least a contiguous month, and the child explicitly and consistently expresses a preference for him, or (b) the person is the biological mother of the child, or (c) the person is the biological father of the child,

(7) property excluding land and instruments intended for use as deadly weapons, except that if a person deprives another of property without that person's clear and explicit consent, he forfeits his right to property, in a manner specified by law,

(8) freedom from bodily restraint by contact,

(9) freedom to leave the setting of a sensory stimulus,

(10) freedom to have sex with an informed and consenting adult person in good standing,

(11) freedom to sell, purchase, occupy, and develop property in land, and to not have another enter or occupy circumferentially walled constructions and fenced areas thereon without his consent,

(12) freedom to associate, assemble, and trade with adult people in good standing, and

(13) freedom to move about his land property, if any, about the land property of another, with that other's consent, and to travel freely but courteously through unfenced areas and on public ways, except that a person may forfeit some or all of these rights, in a manner specified by law, if he deprives another person of one or more of the rights enumerated in this section.

Each adult person in good standing has (14) a right not to be deprived by the act of another, of the freedoms to fabricate, sell, purchase, possess, and employ - in courteous practice and in defense of body sovereignty, custody of a non-adult child as recognized by (2) above, or property - military pattern weapons, including all those usable or used by state soldiers excluding indiscriminate unattended weapons, and all associated paraphernelia useful in a military setting, and law enforcement pattern weapons, including all those usable or used by agents of the state, and all associated paraphernelia useful in a law enforcement setting.   Those who fabricate such weapons and associated paraphernelia can be required by law to place serial identifiers on, and forensic taggants within, such items and components thereof when and only when the components so marked leave usable forensic evidence when the weapon is operated, and even then, only in a manner that does not significantly reduce performance, or increase cost by more than ten percent, provided the state requires the use of the same techniques on weapons and associated paraphernelia in common use by state soldiers and law enforcement officers.   Those who transfer such weapons can be required by law to record the identity of the recipient and the descriptions and serial identifiers (where present) of the items being transferred, and to confirm that the recipient is an adult person in good standing, but only in a manner that does not reveal to others the identity of the supplier or recipient, or the nature of the transaction.

A person is in good standing so long as he has not violated a person in one or more of the rights enumerated in this section.   A person cannot be violated in a right he has forfeited.   A person who is not in good standing may be able to return to good standing, in a manner specified by law.   The enumeration of rights in this section cannot be construed to deny or disparage other rights.   The state cannot predicate rights on payment of any fee or tribute.   The state cannot predicate the rights identified in this section on the filing of any information with the state, except as specified in this section.   A person has qualified as an adult if he is in good standing, is sexually mature or at least 18 years of age, has memorized this section, and has appeared at a site operated by the state, where he has supplied his name and toe prints, and recreated this section in its entirety, from memory and without any external assistance, in hand written or type written form, either word for word but without regard for typographic nuance, or in language which is identical in its meaning to the language of this section.   In the event that an attempt at qualification fails, another attempt cannot be made until at least 30 days have elapsed.   Testing sites must be provided and advertised in every town with a population of 1000 people or greater.

Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, no person has a right to take or have custody of nuclear, biological, chemical, or autonomous robotic weapons of mass killing or injury.



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