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My Manifesto!
Posted 11/15/06
Manifesto of One Nicholas Hilling

It is my solemn belief that government can work. However, I am also entirely sure that any form of government will eventually topple, or be reformed to create a new kind. It is this reformation for which I would fight.


I believe in the Aristotilian idea of philosopher kings, as he put it. Those wisest and most able, in charge. Those not able, not in charge of running things. People who are good at taxes, do taxes. Good at art make art. Good at governing, govern.

However, my idea differs greatly from his, as mine has had nearly 3000 years of history on top of his own.

I would like to create my own country, wherein there is no single ruler, but a tetrarchy. Four equal leaders, making up one of four equal branches, much like the branches of the United States government. It would go a little something along these lines.


Judicial Branch
Much like ours in this country, it would be made up of a tiers of courts, with the top being the Supreme Court. However, my system would differ in what the supreme court would be. The High Court would be ten justices, as our Supreme Court is now. Elected, not put into place by the head of state, and impeachable. The Supreme Court, in my idea, is the ten justices, as well as the head justice of each state/province/district (likely in a smaller country, the size of roughly Britain, districts) amounting to a total of roughly 25 judges. These judges are the top court, and only they can decide what laws shall be put into place (after going through the other three branches I would like to emplace). Other than that, it would work just as ours in the Unites States does now.

Executive Branch
The executive branch would consist of two praetors, and two consuls. The praetors would be elected for 10 year terms, every five years (they would overlap, so as to never elect both in the same year). The consuls would be elected every year, for two years, again, overlapping. This way, only two could ever be running, of the four, in any given year. It would keep people from being overwhelmed by candidates. All four would have equal powers, the powers to veto, declare war (with the congress' and Demos Kratos' agreement) and all other powers the president has. However, at least three of the four must agree to pass something. This is where bills start, and are passed to legislation, Demos, and on to the judicial branch. Then it may be finalized. This would prevent corruption to such a great degree, and keep incompetence from running rampant (as it sometimes seems to). On top of this, with four people at the head, more could be done, with four minds thinking.

Legislative Branch
The legislative branch would be much like ours, with a house and senate, and one other branch, De Mille. The One-Thousand (i assume that is how that would be said in latin). This would consiste of one-thousand people from across the country, chosen at random. All people over 18 would be eligable, and it would be mandatory to become one, unless one can give ample reason not to. All expenses would be paid for those chosen, including lost wages from time off work, expenses of cgoing to and fro, and stays in places where they would not normally be. These would be elected at random, from all walks of life, each year, and announced December 1st, giving one month advance notice. They would work just as the senate and house does, and together, the three would create a way so partisan politics are never in complete control of the congress.

Demos Kratos
Power of the people. This is true democracy. One person is elected for life, he is the speaker of Kratos, and says only what the total votes say. All large-scale items, such as war, changes in constition/magna carta type laws, things involving huge sums of money, or the cost of life would be voted on in this house. As well as the one, five others would be put into place, whose sole purpose is to get the information out there. Their entire job is to let all people know what it is they vote on, and the truth on both sides.

This tetrarchical system would prevent corruption, but any that survived would be considered High Treason. To harm ones own countryment with lies, scandal and greed is to go against the country itself, and would result in immediate expulsion from position, banishment, or even execution. Corruption would not be tolerated.

Whilst I am able to imagine many laws, the main that I am able to think of are:

The Five Rights
1. All peoples have the rights to their own body, and their own minds. What they do with said items is their own business, a right given by nature.
2. Church shall stay seperate from state. In any, and all, cases. Church activities are to be conducted in homes, churches, or set areas. No other place shall be allowed.
3. All living within have the rights of freedom of speech, in all cases, religion and choice, in all cases, and lifestyle, in all cases that do not go against law. Anything restricting these rights may be severely punished.
4. All living within have the ability to leave at any time, and any may enter at any time. However, to live within, one must pass the Three Tests, or they shall be deported.
5. All humans may become equal, through ability, intelligence, integrity and perseverence. A person is never to be stuck in a position below another.


The Three Tests
In order to live within said country, all people must pass 3 tests upon entering the country, or turning the age of eighteen. These tests are:
An IQ test. They must recieve a score of at least 110, after three possible attempts, or they shall be deported, not able to enter for citizenship again for five years, at which point they may try again.
A literacy and vernacular test. All people must be able to read, and speak, the set language, or they will have one year to learn it. If they are unable to pass this test, they are deported, unable to come again as a citizen for five years.
A sense of wit/common sense. This one must be developed, and would be difficult to do. But again, as with the IQ test, they must recieve a score of at least 500 to stay within said country. They are deported if not, unable to try again for five years.
The tests may be taken again at any time, in one-year breaks between, to get a higher rank.

Caste System
All people are put into a Rank(caste), based upon their commone sense, IQ, and ability to read, write and speak well. These are, obviously, not hereditary. The castes are:
Unranked: Those not yet ranked. In their waiting period, post-test results, below eighteen, or any other circumstances that apply.
Slave: IQ of 110-120, CSS (common sense score) of 500-600, RWSS (reading, writing, speaking score) of 5-6. These would not be slaves in the sense as we thing of them in this country, but more along the lines of well-treated serfs. They would be forced to do the menial tasks, but may leave the country at any time, and may try again on the tests to become a higher rank.
Worker: IQ 120-130 CSS 601-700, RWSS 6.1-7. These would be the basic worker people. Managers of slaves in their jobs, managers of the normal tasks of life.
Greater: IQ 130-145 CSS 701-850, RWSS 7.1-8.5. These would be the teachers, the scientists, the business owners. The top of the top, aside from government officials.
Leaders: IQ 145+, CSS 851-1000, RWSS 8.6-10. These would be the government officials, the lead scientests, the heads of universities. They would be the leaders in all categories.

These are loose definitions, and would need reworking, and all people could gain, or drop, in time. As well, a person who is only a Worker, but incredibly amazing at finances, could work as a bank Leader, if he is superior than other Leaders.

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While I know this all sounds a littl bit harsh, I believe it would turn into an amazing, technologically astounding country, quite quickly. With corruption in check, intelligence ruling, people could possibly create the most working nation in history.
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That has to B the longest post in CR history.
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that was well thought out

but i doubt it will work for more than a few hundred years, if that.
no matterwhat kind of government you have, once a person has power over others, no matter how small, it will get to their heads.
but if their were to be no "higher status" within the world, there would be no corruption....the lack of corruption equals freedom
im talking about anarchy here
imagine going over to your parents' house for a huge dinner.
tons of guests are invited, tons of food whatever
during the dinner, multiple conversations are ongoing simulateously. but there is peace
thats anarchy

and afterwards, the dishes have to be cleared way and whathaveyou. there are always those that volunteer to help do this. they werent instructed to do this, they did it because they thought it was the right thing to do, that is also anarchy, when something gets done througha mutual agreement.

anarchists do not walk around with guns, bombs and other means of destruction , trust me, i am one
Posted 11/15/06
problem with anarchy is people are too power-hungry, it could NEVER work. if people were good, and werent horribly greedy, it could work. but sadly, it would devolve into chaos, which would cause people to hurt eachother. those hurt, or their families would get revenge. and revenge begets revenge begets revenge. if there were a way to stop that, id totally support anarchy.
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Posted 11/15/06
people are only like that because they were brought up in a society that commits evil deeds and thinks evil thoughts
its a chain raction
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Posted 11/15/06
Maybe not now a days, but after taking AP European history, I could give you countless examples of how anarchists do walk around with means of destruction... Haddon is right. People just get power hungry, either that or they're just hungry, hence the start of the anarchy. Kinda like the peasant revolts that happened after thier crops failed for a few years, so they turned against the aristocracy and started anarchy for a while. Even peasants were killing peasants. *shrugs*
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anarchy is the idea that no one is more qualified than you are to lead your life.
it has nothing to do wiht how other people act
its whether or not you live your life in freedom, or under the subjected rule of another
its when a group of people get together and acts this way, that anarchy is promoted
a course of action is planned and executed, violence is not the way of a true anarchist, those are just radicals you hold opposing views
ararchists have no views, they do what they think is best for them
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I agree with the caste system part. It's kinda clever to appoint government officials according to their level of intelligence. Although it is ideal, this idea sounds too basic. I would love to go into details about my thoughts, but I gotta go. Maybe tomorrow.
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Posted 11/15/06
this sound pretty tight, I don't really like this idea,
with that much judges, a law will take forever to pass,
and that IQ thing, espically the slave part, need to be revised, it's definity not fun to be called a slave

sorry, but I pretty much hates it.
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Posted 11/15/06
^wrong, there will always be a majority of dumbasses in the world, and if the majority is repressed, it wont take much to ignite a revolution

look at july 14, 1989 for example, the jacquerie destroyed the aristocracy, and they were all in the third and lowest caste
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that was pretty much what i implied punk
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yes, the jacquerie were anarchists
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hey thats good haddon hell if there was a place like that i would definatly wanna live there
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Posted 11/15/06
and 1989?

isn't it 1358?

anyway, I meant the revolt is what I implied.
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i meant 1789, sorry about that
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