A contract is a document the terms of which are enforceable at state
court, signed by two or more parties, wherein the parties agree to
specified conduct for a specified interval and circumstance. Each
party may be an individual or an incorporated entity with specified
signatories who are authorities of the incorporated entity.
Except as specified in this document, a unilateral document, signed by
a single party (for example, simple permission), cannot be construed
as a contract.
Any portion of a contract in which the signatory abdicates any of the
organic or metabolic rights enumerated in this document is void.
No contract can explicitly bind an individual in perpetuity.
Any portion of a contract that specifies law-breaking is void.
The penalty for breach of contract is as specified by the contract,
and no penalty not specified by the contract can be levied in any
Except as agreed to in binding contract, the resignation of any
employee, including state soldiers, must be accepted without delay or
Advertising amounts to an implicit contract the advertiser enters with
any purchaser of the product advertised. The act of purchase is an
implicit signature, and may involve agreement to constraints with
respect to the product, which must be provided to the buyer in written
or electronic form before he is allowed to purchase.
Any contract between a manufacturer and a retailer, in which a retail
point-of-sale not majority-owned by a manufacturer is bound to price
or advertising restrictions, or in which constraints are placed on the
stocking, display, or sale, of any product, are void.
A contract with the public can be entered by a party. The terms of
the published contract bind the party, and violation of these terms is
prosecuted by the state, and penalized according to the terms of the
contract, entirely at the expense of the party. The public is in no
way constrained by the contract, and the state serves as signatory on
behalf of the public. Proceeds from penalties levied serve to relieve
the general tax burden, as do the proceeds from any punitive fine.
A candidate for public office can enter a contract with the public,
wherein he guarantees voting positions on any number of questions, if
and whenever those questions are put to votes. He must prioritize his
positions, so that his voting position on a compound question is clear
even if he must vote counter to one position guarantee in order to
adhere to another.
Each formal contract with named signatory parties must specify a
minimum monetary settlement equivalent (MMSE), identifying which party
pays and which party receives the settlement. The recipient is the
beneficiary. Payment of the MMSE dissolves all contractual
obligations except for non-disclosure agreements. A proportion of the
MMSE is paid as general tax revenue. The proportion is an annually
uniform baseline proportion multiplied by the duration of coverage (in
units of years) desired. The baseline proportion, determined
annually, cannot more than 1%.
In the case that no MMSE is specified for a non-disclosure clause in a
contract, a proportion of the specified breach penalty is paid as
general tax revenue. For the purposes of taxation, those penalties
that are incarceration are converted to monetary punition at the rate
of 6 hour's average wages per day of incarceration, and those
penalties that specify punitive labor are converted to monetary
punition at the rate of one hour's average wages per hour of punitive
A contract can specify as punition only monetary fines, punitive
labor, and/or incarceration.
The national unit of state sells uniquely serialized contract tax
certificates which are purchased anonymously in an amount specified by
the purchaser and attached to a particular contract. Each certificate
identifies the period of time covered by the certificate. This period
cannot extend more than one year into the future. The attachment to
a particular contract is performed by the agent of state who sells the
tax certificate, by cryptographically signing a concatenation of the
tax certificate serial identifier and a cryptographic digest of the
contract as provided by the purchaser, producing a receipt.
Enforceability can be perpetuated by timely purchase of additional
contract tax certificates. A contract tax certificates for a period
of up to one year in the immediate past can be purchased at three
times the cost for a certificate covering future periods of equal
A contract can be enforced at court only if a receipt is produced
proving payment of taxes covering, in an uninterrupted fashion, the
period starting with the initial signing of the contract and
continuing beyond the time when the alleged breach allegedly
transpired. The full contract must be produced, and its digest must
match the digest contained in the receipt. For the duration of
litigation of a contract, the tax payment requirement is suspended,
and is due at the conclusion of litigation as ordered by the court.
No law can require or permit an agent of the state to demand the
contents of a contract, for the purposes of determining contract tax
or for any other purpose, except in court proceedings initiated by a
party to the contract, or when the contents of the contract are
declared material to a trial by a court. In these exceptions, the
contents of the contract are kept in confidence, available only to
those participating in the trial and with a need to know.
Except as otherwise specified in this document or agreed to by all
parties to a contract, timely payment of contract taxes is the sole
responsibility of the party identified as the recipient of the
Except in the case of money, in any transfer of a contract, all
receipts for contract tax certificates purchased by contract parties
past and present must be presented to all new parties to the contract
before the new parties confirm their acceptance of the contract. In
the case of money, the issuer of the money must publish all receipts
for all contract tax certificates for all outstanding money.
Once per month, the collected revenue from contract taxes must be paid
to those individuals who incurred intellectual property taxes in the
previous month, in precise proportion to the amount of intellectual
property taxes incurred by each over that period.
No party can enter a contract if doing so would obligate that party
such that the party would reasonably be expected to be able to adhere
to the terms of one or more pre-existing contracts to which the party
is already a signatory, or to the terms of the instant contract, but
necessarily or quite probably not both. The MMSE method of settlement
cannot be considered in evaluating contracts to determine if they
No law can require a party to be or become a party to a
contract, or prohibit a party from, or reward or punish a party for,
being or becoming a party to a contract, or change its manner of
application on that basis, except as specified in this document.
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