Hello there, ladies and gents. Long time no see.
I've been in Russia visiting family for the past 2 weeks, so I haven't really had all that much internet connection. I apologise for my absence. However, I have brought with me something which I created over those past 2 weeks, and would now like to ask for the fine people of AR's help in completing/revising it.
Allow me to present:
Political/Governmental Religious/Non-Religious Equality/Balance Charter (Provisional Name)
BASIC DRAW-UP: 1
*ANY "STATUTE" THAT MUST REMAIN IN THE MOST UNALTERED FORM POSSIBLE TO PRESERVE THE CORE PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT WILL BE MARKED WITH A# SYMBOL. ANY WORD/PHRASE THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE CORRECT IN CONTEXT/USE WILL BE MARKED WITH QUOTATION MARKS UNTIL EITHER (A) ITS USE IS VERIFIED AS APPROPRIATE/CORRECT OR (B) THE PROPER REPLACEMENT/SYNONYM FOR THE WORD/PHRASE IS FOUND AND IMPLEMENTED INTO A REVISION OF THIS DOCUMENT. ANY IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THIS DOCUMENT AND/OR ANYTHING RELATED DIRECTLY TO THIS DOCUMENT WILL BE CLEARLY LABELED BY ALL UPPERCASE LETTERING AND ASTERISKS AT BOTH ENDS OF THE AFFORMENTIONED NOTICE(S). FOR THE SAKE OF THIS DOCUMENT AND ITS CREDIBILITY, ANY AND ALL SPELLING/WORDING MISTAKES ARE TO BE POINTED OUT BY ANY WILLING TO DO SO, WITH ANY AMOUNT OF RIDICULE THEY SEE FIT INCLUDED*
*THE CREATOR OF THIS ORIGINAL DOCUMENT POLITELY REQUESTS THAT THIS AND ANY SUBSEQUENT REVISIONS/"STATUSES"(I.e, draft, revised draft, final draft, ect.) OF THIS DOCUMENT REMAIN ON THE ATHEIST REPUBLIC WEBSITE/FORUM AREA UNTIL A NOTICE IS GIVEN NEGATING THIS REQUEST. IF THIS REQUEST AND/OR THE VERY EXISTENCE OF THIS DOCUMENT OR ITS PLACING ON THIS WEBSITE VIOLATE SITE RULES OR THE WISHES OF THE WEBSITES OWNER/CREATOR, THE CREATOR/POSTER OF THIS DOCUMENT WILL NOT OBJECT TO ITS BEING TAKEN DOWN. HOWEVER, SAID PERSON POLITELY REQUESTS NOTICE OF THIS SO HE CAN COLLECT ANY POSSIBLE CONTRIBUTIONS (and know who to thank for them) BEFORE THIS DOCUMENT IS TAKEN DOWN. THE PART OF THIS REQUEST REGARDING THE TAKING DOWN OF THIS DOCUMENT WILL REMAIN UNTIL THE CREATORS FEARS ARE ASSUAGED.*
*THIS FIRST VERSION OF THE DOCUMENT ESTABLISHES ONLY THE FIRST MAIN "STATUTES" OF THE DOCUMENT, AND I WISH THAT ALL MEMBERS OF AR FREELY SUGGEST THEIR OWN ADDITIONS, WHEN THEY FIND THE TIME TO DO SO. ANY MEMBER MAY COPY AND REVISE THIS DOCUMENT ON THEIR OWN, PROVIDED THEY NOTIFY THE ORIGINAL CREATOR OF THE DOCUMENT, AND INCLUDE THIS AND THE PRECEDING NOTICES.*
*ALSO NOTE THAT THE PURPOSE OF THIS DOCUMENT IS TO ENSURE THAT RELIGIOUS/NON RELIGIOUS INVOLVEMENT IN GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS IS BALANCED AND EQUAL. THIS IS NOT MEANT TO REMOVE RELIGIOUS PEOPLE FROM GOVERNMENT, NOR IS IT MEANT TO GRANT NON RELIGIOUS PEOPLE SUPERIOR LEVELS OF AUTHORITY/CONTROL IN THE GOVERNMENT.*
#1. At all times, an equal number of religious and non religious individuals, of all groups, must be maintained within all areas of legislature in which this "Statute" is REASONABLY PRACTICAL to apply.
# 1A. "Groups" in the religious pretense is to include any and all religions which contribute significantly to the proportion of religious people in the United States of America. It is not, however, nessesary to make any attempt to include all the denominations of each religion.
# 1B. "Groups" in the non-religious pretence is to include all individual "Labels" which contribute significantly to the number of non-religious individuals in the United States of America.
#2. Under no circumstances should individuals or groups of either "Worldview" begin an argument with the others which could escalate to the point of being detrimental to the effective operation of any legislative body which they may or may not be a part of. Any and all activity of this type will lead to suitable measures of reprimandation for all party's involved.
#3. Under no circumstances should religious or non religious pretences be allowed to affect ones thinking on important issues. Anyone doing so shall be effected with the same measures of reprimandation as mentioned above.
#4. Should a member of either "worldview" be unable to fulfill their duty's for a temporary period, one member of the other "worldview" will be placed on paid leave so as to not have too many individuals on one side or the other.
5. At any attempt by the President, Congress, or any other government body, to enter the United States of America into war for purely religious or superfluous reasons, or for reasons of profiteering, it should be considered the duty of any and all other governmental bodies to prevent this course of action. If this should somehow become seemingly unavoidable, a case for Impeachment should be opened for the president or the government officials whom created the idea. The same should go for any whom support them, particularly those who continue to do so AFTER the original proprietors of the idea have been impeached/otherwise delt with.
Contributors/Correctors: N/A(hopefully temporary)
*ANYONE WILLING TO CREATE ANYTHING OF SIMILAR PURPOSE TO THIS IN CONTEXT FOR THEIR SPECIFIC COUNTRY OR FOR INTERNATIONAL USE IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED, AND THE CREATOR OF THIS DOCUMENT MAKES NO CLAIMS ON THE DOCUMENTS OF THOSE WHO DECIDE TO DO SO.*
I hope that at least a few on this site find promises/interest in the expanding/improvement of this idea.
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