@zygrunt(Asgardian) on 2 June 2017, midnight
Many of us share your concerns. Myself included. As I understand it, Dr. I. Ashurbeyli does not have a forum profile nor has he ever written directly to any specific person on FB or this forum. However, @Lena De Winne does respond on the behalf of the good Doctor. She is ( in her own words: ) " the CEO and Vice-President of NGO Asgardia. I am the only person at this point who talks officially on behalf of Dr. Ashurbeyli to media and public. I am a director at AIRC - you can find it at airc.at ..." As a few have done in the past, you can direct your enquiries towards her. However, representatives from Asgardia.Civic have attempted to respond to community questions: An Open Letter on the Asgardian Constitution .
I don't recall who mentioned it, but I read there is supposedly a video with someone explaining the reasons to support a Constitutional Monarchy for Asgardia. I have not found this video. However, on the face of it, a Monarchy is the easiest transition from CEO to King (or HoS). When you observe the governance of business, you quickly see how the CEO is effectively the Dictator of the group. Everything is water-fall style of management. The business will either thrive or cease based on the policies set out by the CEO. The Ministry Heads could be analogous to the board of directors.
From the view-point of the Space Treaty of 1967, there are but a couple of options available to putting people in space. As an established and recognized Nation, we would be permitted. But for a company (like AIRC), it would be rather difficult. So, I can see the logic behind starting up Asgardia. Even if it has some curious ideas based in Nordic mythology.
Within this forum, there have been discussions on : type of government, What is the type of governement that you want? (poll), and What is the currency what you want for asgardia? There have been active discussions and requests to the community for input in this process since December 2016. (Unfortunately, I didn't become active here until mid-February 2017.) As @bigred has mentioned, "you only need to ask him..." referring to getting feedback from the good Doctor. [ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Regarding taxes, I can understand how many feel oppressed by their liability of Tax within their own countries. However, all proposed Constitutions have a clause about tax and none of them are explicit in how such taxes will be graded and collected. They all simply state the regulations on tax will be defined by law... And as that law must be formulated at some later point by fellow Asgardians (who probably share your concern about taxes), there should be no need to feel outraged or disgusted. Many people pay for online services and local club (dues)... And, yet they don't complain about having to pay such "taxes." Everyone pays into a system that will eventually, if not directly, benefit them and their fellow Asgardians. As an American living in Japan, I'm well aware of the burdens of Taxes. The US system taxes its Citizenry on all global income. This includes everything earned here in Japan. It doesn't matter that I also must pay taxes to Japan. However, some of that is mitigated by the federal laws where you can claim an exemption (upto a certain point). When the rules surrounding taxes are drawn up, the community must insist that similar laws be drawn up. Such that you are not forced to pay while not deployed in Space or within Asgardia territory.
Regarding the Voting Regulations, I agree that we should have information for the consequences where no simple majority is in favor of the Constitution. As it currently stands, third-level (class) of Asgardian Citizenship would enable your "right" to be deployed/employed in Outer Space. The obvious implication for second-level citizens is they would be limited to this forum and Earth... That aside, it may very well be an assumption that all will simply (or blindly) accept the terms and conditions to remain a part of this concept. Much the way many simply ignore the EULA included with all software installations... And, we have no true transparency into the voting system. It's not that hard to proclaim everyone agrees regardless of the actual results. But then, I really don't know...
Counter Point: Regardless of the form of governance chosen by Asgardia, you could view Asgardia as a space business and decide if you want the option to visit Space as an Asgardian (employee). From that view-point, it's not that hard to accept the company regulations (constitution). After all, if you don't like your job/position, then you can simply leave. (right?)