The State

The state is that organization, unique and sovereign for a particular geographic domain, whose members, in strict accordance with a formalized standard applied uniformly for a particular location within the domain, and strictly constrained by a constitution enacted in accordance with § Constitutional Enactment, Amendment, and Extension, (1) have unique authority to incarcerate those who violate the individual rights of others, (2) have unique authority to use force, or the threat thereof, to compel an individual to perform an act that is not an immediate situational remedy for a crime, or to compel surrender or otherwise deprive an individual of material or assets not known to be stolen from the compelling agent, (3) are uniquely responsible for, though are not uniquely permitted, the use of force and the threat thereof, to protect the geographic domain from ecological or forcible encroachment or compromise, and (4) uniquely, maintain a policy infrastructure enforced by force and the threat thereof for avoidance and resolution of conflicts among inhabitants involving activities that significantly impact property not owned by the actor, that are inherently deleterious, or potentially so, for others.

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