Should the constitution require Asgardia to remain neutral?

Total number of votes: 16

75% Yes, include a neutrality provision

25% No, this should be handled through normal legislation

Feb 1, 17 / Pis 04, 01 19:15 UTC

Should we be constitutionally neutral?  

One of the goals of Asgardia is peace in space, leaving the conflicts of the earth on earth.

One way to ensure this is to have the constitution require to Asgardia to remain formally neutral in military conflicts. Normal legislation can also accomplish this, but constitutional provisions are harder to change by design.

What is the consensus of Asgardians? Does anyone have any arguments against constitutional neutrality? Against neutrality in general?

Feb 1, 17 / Pis 04, 01 19:46 UTC

Concerning neutrality in general, it's definitely something we should be striving for. The alternative - based on favour and disfavour - only procedes to generate conflict and resentment.

Feb 1, 17 / Pis 04, 01 22:16 UTC

Absolutely, yes! It has served the Swiss well since 1815. The important thing to note though is that it is an armed neutrality - Switzerland will not fight in armed conflicts between other states, but is more than capable of defending itself if attacked.

Feb 6, 17 / Pis 09, 01 23:32 UTC

If we have a canoon able to explode asteroids, yep, we should be neutrals. If not, some countries could see us like a threat to their security and their powers, and they could attack us to "protect the world", and to take the control of our weapon.

If we want to protect the world from asteroids, a war opposing us and an Earth's country is not a good thing.

Feb 7, 17 / Pis 10, 01 02:06 UTC

To be quite blunt, exploding asteroids with ballistic projectiles just creates lots of smaller problems. We need to be avoiding generating debris as much as possible. Things like kinetic transfer via thermonuclear detonation are really at best last ditch solutions if nothing else can be made go in time - assuming there is reaction time. To assume we can get good plots on objects it'll be possible to intercept them at a more favourable part of their trajectorial arc then you'd really only need to lend it a much smaller amount of energy in order to "steer" it and avoid collisions. If systems like the EM-Drive/Q-thruster are viable, then it's certainly feasible to tether a "net" between say three or six units and snare it and continually adjust it's orbit until it's parked the other side of the moon ready for mining - take the problem and turn it into a solution.

Feb 25, 17 / Ari 00, 01 15:05 UTC

Dear asgardians, Asgardia should handled through normal legislation, Neutral constitution has no meaning for educated and well learned asgardians, Thanks.