Benign Sovereignty

Benign

Sovereign

Sovereignty proportional to benignity.

Everyone is sovereign to the extent that they are benign.

Everyone has the right to sovereignty as long as they are respecting the same right in others who are respecting the same right in others...






A person has the right to do anything he wants, as long as (s)he's respecting everyone else's rights.

Force may not be used to restrict the liberty of anyone who is respecting everyone else's rights.

If someone is violating someone else's rights, then force may be used to stop the violation and prevent further violations.

That's the only time force may be used.





 

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Title 1: Human Rights

Core


Benign Sovereignty

(click term for explanation)

All human rights
are derived from one:
The right to Benign Sovereignty.  

Everyone is entitled to
sovereignty (full freedom of choice)
as long as they are benign (not doing harm).

A sovereign being

may make any choice,

perform any action,

or refrain from any action,

as long as they are not infringing

upon the rights of anyone else.

 



It is self-evident:
that everyone is equal in law,
that no person owns any other person,
and that no person innately has the authority
to decide the definition of morality for another person,
nor to impose their will upon another by force, except in defense.

Since everyone is sovereign, every personal choice is lawful,
as long as it does not infringe upon someone else's sovereignty,
nor upon animal rights, or the integrity of the ecosystem -
 in other words, as long as it is benign (does no harm).


Derivations of Specific Rights

Since all human rights
derive from Benign Sovereignty,
all rights can be extrapolated from it,
and thus do not intrinsically require enumeration.

However,
throughout history,
the right to Benign Sovereignty
was violated in several specific ways.
For every way in which Benign Sovereignty
has encountered widespread historical violation,
a corresponding Human Right should be enumerated,
to prevent ambiguity in applying Law in said circumstance.

 

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Mantle

The Bill of Human Rights

1. The Right to Physical Integrity

To be physically Whole,

free from all forms of assault,

unless violating the rights of another;

free from non-consensual sexual contact;

and free from non-consensual anatomical alteration,

except in cases of diagnosed medical emergency

in which consent cannot be discerned.

2. The Right to Freedom Of Expression

To ask any question,

to share any opinion,

to report any observation,

to speak about any experience,

to peacefully express any idea or feeling,

and to criticize any person, opinion, or idea

without reprisal, retribution, punishment, or fear of such.

3. The Right to Freedom Of Relationship

To relate with any person

in any mutually consensual way

in any place or setting, at any time

with or without the approval of anyone else.

4. The Right to Freedom Of Movement

To be anywhere on Earth,

at any time, for any amount of time

provided one is not violating anyone else's rights.

This opens up the world for free and open travel without visas or hassle.  Borders may still exist; however, restrictions may ONLY pertain to the potential for violence (ties to terrorist groups or violent ideologies, violent history, etc.). But if one is peaceful, no restrictions may be imposed.

This does not include entering someone's private home, due to the Right to Privacy (see below).

5. The Right to Freedom of Dress
To wear any type of clothing

which does not subject others to physical danger;
To cover any part of one’s body without preventing identification;

To bare any part of one's body that does not carry infectious disease;

To do so in any place, setting, or company, at any time. 

6. The Right to Freedom of Faith

To practice any faith, religion, or tradition

in any place, at any time, and in any company,

provided it does not violate the rights of another being,

nor unnecessarily degrade the integrity of the ecosystem.

And if a Land Council (Title 3) prohibits a religious building for ecological reasons, the identity of the religion cannot factor into the decision.  

7. The Right to Freedom of Mind


To cultivate or experiment with
any mental, emotional, or spiritual state,
through personal practice, ritual, or group ceremony,
or by personal ingestion of any mind altering substance,
provided not performing any action that endangers others' safety.

8. The Right to Freedom of Medicine

To practice, provide, administer, or instruct

any type of medicine or healing modality

to anyone consenting to receive it,

including the growing, storage,

and responsible distribution,

of any species of plant or herb,

or its original, unadulterated extract.​

9. The Right to Peace

To be free from:

continuous abrasive, unnatural noise,

external disturbances to the circadian rhythm,

foul odors in unnatural concentrations,

harmful electromagnetic fields and radiation,

nonconsensual emotional manipulation,

and fear of illegitimate force or violence.

To enjoy continuous peace, in mind and senses,

without interruption except amid genuine necessity.​

10. The Right to Relax

To sit, rest, stretch, recline, lay, nap, sleep,

meditate, and practice quiet movement meditation

in any place, in any setting, at any time, in any company,

without harassment or needless interruption.​

11. The Right to Take Shelter

To take shelter from the wind, rain, and cold;

To use existing shelters when in dire need;

To construct a shelter for oneself and family,

of minimal impact on the ecosystem around it,

adequate in size for the genuine, real necessities

of sleeping, cooking, bathing, relieving, and food storage.​

12. The Right to Clean Water

To drink abundantly

from any natural body of water

without fear of artificial contamination.

13. The Right to Draw Sustenance

To responsibly plant, harvest, and store enough food

to meet the nutritional needs of oneself and one's family;

To responsibly forage from non-endangered plants;

To hunt non-endangered wild animals for food

if there are not adequate plant-based food sources

to meet genuine nutritional needs (see Title 2).

14. The Right to Natural Habitat

To breathe air that is free from pollutants,

and which contains the same chemical ratio

as the atmosphere of the first humans;

and to walk upon a landscape

that is natural to the human species.

15. The Right to Legitimate Property

To own, keep, use, and guard

any artificial object fashioned by human hands,

which was either created or fashioned by oneself,

or acquired honestly and consensually from its creator,

or in an unbroken sequence of legitimate ownership,

tracing all the way back to its original owner/creator,

and which does not subject others to danger,

artificial scarcity, or rights violations.

Note:  ​Ownership derives from creatorship; whoever creates a thing owns it, until voluntarily transferring ownership to another.  For ownership to be legitimate, the sequence of ownership must be legitimate, all the way back through time, to the original owner.

Property is made by human hands.  ​Land, animals, and people are not artifacts, were not created by any person, and are therefore not property, and may not be bought, sold, traded, or owned.

16. The Right to Equal Opportunity

To have the same access

to arable land and natural resources

as any other individual.

Note:  We don't have the right to the same resources, but we have the right to the same access to those resources.

Those who extract more should have more - but everyone has the same right to extract.

 

Someone who plants fewer seeds, or digs less copper, should have less harvest, or less copper - but he should not be deprived of land on which to plant those seeds in the first place, or of access to the copper vein.  No one created the land or the mineral, so no one owns it until their labor interacts with it.

 

17. The Right to Privacy

To be free from uninvited intrusions into one's dwelling,

or searches of one's private personal affects,

as long as there is no reasonable suspicion

that one is violating the rights of anyone else.

18. The Right to Transparency

To be fully informed and aware of the actions

of anyone whose actions one is likely to be affected by,

and to be informed of any events or circumstances

that threaten one's rights.

 

19. The Right to Defense

To use force to protect and defend

oneself and any who are unable to defend themselves

in a situation of already-existing attack, or unmistakable threat.

20. The Right to Unconditional Peaceful Liberty

To perform any action one wishes,
whether enumerated in this list or not,
as long as it does not violate the rights of others,

nor degrade the integrity of the ecosystem upon which others depend.

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Applicability of Human Rights

Every person on the entire planet,
whatever their race, color, ethnicity,
sex, age, stature, appearance, ability,
developmental stage, dependency status,
nationality, caste, class, rank, social status,
identity, orientation, religion, creed,
personal preferences,
or any other factor.

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When Rights Conflict

 

Scale of Fundamentality
When two or more people's rights
appear to conflict with one another,
the more fundamental takes precedence.

More Fundamental
Biological
Oxygen
Warmth
Water
Medicine
Food
Sleep
Energetic
Cleanliness
Rest
Tranquility
Exercise
Social
Communication
Companionship
Transportation
Intellectual
Privacy
Novelty
Entertainment
Less Fundamental

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