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U.S. Earth Citizen Nation Principles

In 2029, President Sioux took office in her second term as President of the United States of America.  She was greatly loved and respected, in the U.S. and around the world.  56% of U.S. people had by then self-identified as Earth Citizens, and her Earth Citizens Party had two times the number of members of the next largest political party.  Her platform was to work to make the U.S. an Earth Citizen Nation, formalizing its high-level Principles and Values as an Earth Citizen Nation and aligning to them.

Again, a working group was created for that, with members representing the diversity of society, business, academic, government and professional groups, Native American and other minorities, socioeconomic classes, immigrants, environmental interests, other public interest groups and States.  They worked 2 years to produce U.S. Earth Citizen Nation Principles and Values, released in 2032. 

The U.S.A. was later to these efforts than many other nations.  European nations, for example, found Earth Citizen Principles and Values much more understandable and less radical than many in the U.S.  They weren’t as far from them to begin with as the U.S. was; they were smaller and more homogenous; and their citizens generally adopted Earth Citizen Principles and Values sooner.  The UAEs was first to become an Earth Citizen Nation.  European and Southeast Asian countries became Earth Citizen Nations before the U.S.  So did India, some African and South American nations, Australia and New Zealand.  Those provided rich examples of Earth Citizen Nation Principles and Values to refer to and draw from.

 

Third layer U.S. Earth Citizen Nation High-Level Principles and Intentions adopted were:

  1. To endeavor to be a model Earth Citizen Nation, being, living, and doing with integrity toward Earth Citizen Principles and Values in all Federal Government operations, laws and activities, and in all interactions with other Earth Citizen Nations and citizens of the world.

  2. To uphold and enforce the U.S. Constitution and other federal laws and rules.

  3. To support the United Nations of Earth Citizens’ missions, including ending violence and harm by any to any anywhere, by providing military resources for that purpose only, by submitting to the World Court for peaceful resolution of disagreements between the U.S. and other nations, which we can’t resolve, by honoring international human rights, freedoms and agreements, and by not interfering with the governments, systems, economies or people of any other nation.

  4. To operate a functional national monetary system with the purposes of maintaining a common currency to be used as an efficient medium of exchange, and providing monetary resources as acts of trust in feasible and good-faith efforts to create and maintain real wealth.

  5. To guarantee fairness and safe problem resolution for all through a national justice system. 

  6. To efficiently provide, manage and maintain critical public infrastructure and systems for all:

    1. systems for assuring fair elections, hiring and oversight of government employees,

    2. an efficient and effective public health and healthcare system for all,

    3. high-performance network and communication infrastructure,

    4. high-quality education and training resources for all,

    5. unbiased, neutral and fair information distribution systems, including systems to surveil government and support whistleblowers, government feedback and evaluation systems, independent and accurate consumer information, and privacy protections,

    6. adequate, free and independent public television, radio and other media networks,

    7. efficient water, air and land interstate and international transportation systems,

    8. adequate public investment in pure, unbiased, public-domain scientific research,

    9. systems to protect, maintain and restore natural life, life support systems and health, including national park, forest and monument and public and nature safety systems,

    10. systems preventing more than 20% market power in any unregulated industry,

    11. fair systems for trading stocks, bonds and other financial instruments,

    12. a fair and compassionate system for determining immigration and citizenship,

    13. a national retirement savings and disability insurance system, and

    14. fair systems to collect and manage tax revenues to support these actions and redistribute income and wealth fairly, to prevent economic disparity problems.

  7. To review, condense and simplify all federal laws and rules, so they are understandable for all.

 

There were only seven high level principles and intentions.  All other powers and activities were delegated to the UNEC, or State or Local Governments, or the People, which can be more responsive to local needs and desires.  That decentralized a lot of power and made it more difficult to seize and abuse. 

 

People were encouraged to hold government accountable.  These principles and intentions were put on 5-year review and revision cycles, as a living document to be kept current.  Simple, at a high level.  Anyone can understand and respect them.  Government reports to us how it’s doing, according to them.

 

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