Term “being” is not properly defined.
What is “Earth Defense Force?”
Where is “Word of Law” defined?
a Class 4 Criminal Offense
This is not defined. Furthermore, what are the classes of the offenses?
Each entity banned from travel shall be subject to a vote in the Democratic Assembly of Asgardia which must reach an absolute consensus.
Why must a unanimous vote be required to banned entities from travel?
There must be a clause for Separation of Church and State. There should be no statement acknowledging some imaginary figure-head.
We recognize the powers that we call God, Spirit and Mind.
This statement has no value in a society founded on science.
Why must there be a “Ministry of Manners??” Assuming everyone receives the same formal and standardized education, there should be no need of such a “police state” to monitor the citizens! I would, however, support granting the “Ministry of Citizens” the ability to gift titles to citizens. Such as “knighthood” or something similar. Perhaps, “Grand Asgard?”
valid hegelian dialect
Why must a dialect be required?
There should be no Constitutional Court; Constitutional issues should be resolved directly by the people; there could be a court of review to offer an opinion should a ministry choose to create conflicting law or regulation, but ultimately it would be up to the people to accept or reject rulings that were found to contradict the charter and either amend it or reject the law.
How should citizens be organized and presented the options to vote on Constitutional changes?
Government language, law and regulation must be written in such a way that the common citizen or student can read and understand the meaning and intent of the document.
There should be an assumption of comprehension level for this document. It certainly must be of a reasonable level. Perhaps, high-school or college-freshman level?
“The Asgardian government will never take a citizen's life, unless in immediate need to protect the lives of other citizens and/or non-citizen humans. ”
This not only conflicts with the expressed repulsion of the Death Penalty, it’s illogical. At no point does the forced death of a citizen gain value to Asgardia.
Furthermore, a being should not be strictly defined as “human.” While we have yet to discover Extraterrestrial life forms, this should not be limited to humans.
With regard to protecting Asgardia, this should indeed be clearly defined. What are the powers, if any, of a military branch?
Regarding detainment of a citizen (and non-citizen), the maximum length of 72 hours is recommended in the event evidence is forthcoming but is still in transmission. IF the arrest warrant is not issued, then the release of such person must be made. Indeed, a person is given the right to a speedy trail upon request. In such event, they will be allowed only those citizens and their local peers to represent the court. I agree that a hearing must be made within 60 days of apprehension.
The court should strongly favor rehabilitation and training of such person if found guilty of an established, written crime. Physical torture and excessive cruelty result in no value to Asgardia on the whole. Without training to reincorporate such individuals into our society, we lose possible productivity and knowledge that every person can contribute.
Regarding term limits, I agree that public offices should be limited to a maximum of 8 years. Additionally, there should be limits on the number of terms that official can run.
“Governmental or corporate restrictions on the ability to run should be prohibited. ”
This makes no sense when you are “restricting” the position to an expert…
“The form of government of Asgardia shall be a Direct Democratic Confederation.”
I’m huge not a fan of representative democracy as I have observed within the US how representatives have often ignored their constituents in favor of money from lobby interest. Having read about Switzerland’s form of Direct Democracy, I find I concur with this proposal. Furthermore, I would propose Direct Democratic Technocracy. As we have started with a “Head Of State,” we are essentially starting with a “Constitutional Monarchy?” I’m fine with this as long as H.o.N. powers are explicitly defined and limited within the Constitution. (Think Japan or UK.)
I’m in favor of a rigid Constitution that defines a flexible government. This document should define the structure and required functions of the government without specifics to the daily functions of its Citizenry. Additionally, there should be a clause to follow a separate document of Amendments as voted by the majority.
“instead of trying to uphold abstract (and subjective) principles, it would be more efficient to clearly define what is not allowed from either parties. This next suggestion is highly reflective of the people's (nearly unanimous) suggestions”
With respect to crimes and capital punishments. As I have written before, we must respect life. Exile should be the worst punishment handed to any Asgardian. Serious crimes should be not an excuse for prisons to exist. Rather we should rehabilitate such an individual to be a valuable, productive member of society.
There is no clearly defined age of when an Asgardian is considered an Adult. I propose that age be 18. At this age, one should have completed their basic studies to survive in society. They should be eligible to hold office after reaching Adulthood.
I suppose I am to assume all references of day, month, years, etc. are from the reference of Earth? We cannot assume that our space dwelling nation will be confined to the system of Sol. I propose the measurement of time to be defined by the distance light travels. An AU is understood to be 8 Earth minutes. Perhaps we could adopt something like this?
What is meant by “Constitutional Article 12 Asgardia Constitution Changes every 5 Goverments. (20 Years)”
This should not be forced! Only by the will of the nation and popular vote should the Constitution be amended…
Why must there be a party system within the government??? Why not assign by merit such as a Technocracy?
I propose we use a system similar to BitCoin for the CitiSlices/FinGard. Hmm, “DigiGard.” I like it. But with all these proposed terms of different types of currency, I believe it quickly becomes too confusing. So, I agree that we should say MetaGard or just “Meta” for a means of representing all forms of Asgardia money.
Public officials are elected with the most votes as long as there is greater than a 5 percent difference.
This should be a simple majority. In a close race where one has 47% and the opponent has 48%, the candidate with the most votes should be awarded the position.
I’m strongly in favor of all public offices be voted by the majority of Citizens. Ministers should be voted. Not appointed.
I favor creating a military for Asgardia. However, I’m not sure it should be required by the Constitution. It could be established as an Amendment?
I don’t believe it should be called EDF. We should not confine ourselves to the district of Earth for eternity. “Asgard Collective” would be the name I would assign the Military force. I do agree that this should be an extension of “law enforcement” as it would pertain to the protection of the nation or its vital resources.