A Statement, Charter and Constitution for local Republican Assemblies
The Sovereign Republic Assembly of (name of community)
Convened on (date) within the Common Law Jurisdiction of the Republic of Kanata
Preamble and Purpose
All people are created free, equal and sovereign. It is their natural and unalienable right as sovereign men and women to be self-governing and to establish among themselves free associations for their mutual liberty and protection. This is especially necessary in a time of growing tyranny and oppression.
In this spirit and purpose, we have convened the Sovereign Peoples’ Assembly of (name of community) as a freely-elected legal and legislative body. Its purpose is to provide a forum for all citizens of (name of community) to introduce, debate, enact and enforce laws in our community and to restore direct democracy and the Rule of Law.
The Assembly is established under the sole authority of We the People within the Republic of Kanata. The Assembly has been established by the common agreement and pledge of twelve men and women, under the adjoining Charter and Constitution drafted and signed by all of us. We have done so in the interests of all the people and not any special interest or person. For this reason we are investing in the Assembly the full and undivided power and authority of government, including the power to levy taxes, form and maintain Common Law courts and their Sheriffs, raise a Citizens’ Militia and reclaim the wealth of our community for all the people.
As a lawful expression of the Will of the People, the Assembly shall be governed by a Constitution ratified by majority consent and subject to debate and revision. Our aim is to allow all citizens to reclaim government and the law by directly governing themselves. Our action is the first step of a long journey by the people to unlearn slavery and relearn freedom.
A Charter to Establish the Sovereign Republic Assembly of (name of community)
Issued within the Authority and Jurisdiction of the Republic of Kanata
LET IT BE KNOWN that it is the unalienable right of the People to covenant together in self-governing Assemblies to protect their families and communities, maintain the civil peace and justice, enact laws and defend their liberties against any tyranny;
THEREFORE, WE THE UNDERSIGNED FREEBORN MEN AND WOMEN, do hereby establish the Sovereign Peoples' Assembly of (name of community), which is a self-regulating Legislature and Court, subject to no authority but the general Will of the People and the Republic derived from that Will.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED do solemnly swear to maintain and defend this Sovereign Assembly as a just and lawful body that is the voice and defender of the people of (name of community). We shall do so according to its Constitution and the Common Law, and shall establish Common Law Courts, Peace Officers and Citizen Militias to uphold, defend and maintain our liberties and the Assembly within its protective jurisdiction.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED do hereby set our Oath and Names to this Charter as a sign of its lawful ratification, in the Community of (name) on (date)
This Charter is authorized under Natural Law by We the People in Sovereign Assembly
The Constitution of the Sovereign Republic Assembly of (name of community)
- A De Jure Body Politic lawfully convened on (date)
Part A: Articles of the Constitution
Article One – Name The Assembly shall be designated as The Sovereign Republic Assembly of (name of community).
Article Two – Purpose The Assembly shall be an elected, self-governing body of the People established under its own sovereign jurisdiction to introduce, debate and enact laws and to constitute a local government according to Common Law and this Constitution.
Article Three – Authority and Power The Assembly is a sovereign de jure body not subject to any authority save the will of the gathered people within the Republic of Kanata. It shall have the full and undivided power of a governing legislature, unrestricted by interference or veto. Its powers shall include the right to levy and collect taxes, raise and maintain a Citizens Militia, reclaim the wealth of the community, establish and maintain Common Law Courts, and generally ensure the welfare, protection and liberties of all the consenting people of (name of community).
Article Four – Convention The Assembly shall be convened in an accessible public place on the first Monday of every month. It shall remain in session for as long as is decided by its participants. Its deliberations shall be open and documented on a public record.
Article Five – Structure The Assembly shall act as a body at large in all its debates and decisions, according to a system of majority vote by either open or closed balloting. The Assembly shall be administered by an elected Convener, who shall preside at and chair all sessions of the Assembly, by a Secretary, and by an Executive body elected by the Assembly. The Executive shall meet separately on a weekly basis to maintain the daily governance of the Assembly, its Courts and its Militia, and will issue regular reports of its decisions to the Assembly, to which it is ultimately accountable.
Article Six – Establishment The Assembly shall be established by the common agreement and oath of twelve men and women in the community, under a Charter issued under the authority of the Republic of Kanata. The original signatories to this Charter shall not be granted any special role or privilege within the Assembly unless delegated and elected to a position in the Assembly.
Article Seven – Adjunct Bodies The Assembly or its Executive shall have the power to create the following officers and bodies under the authority of this
1. Local de jure Common Law Courts of Record.
2. A Citizens' Militia to defend and safeguard the liberty and wellbeing of the People.
3. A Sheriff and a staff of deputies to provide security and service to the Assembly and its Courts, and to raise and train the Citizens' Militia.
4. Official delegates to represent the Assembly at other Sovereign Assemblies and within a wider Congress of the Republic.
5. Locally owned banks and credit unions to safeguard the wealth of the community.
6. Land trusts and cooperative rural communities.
7. Special Commissions and Grand Juries to investigate any matter and make recommendations to the Assembly and its Courts.
8. Any other body required for the wellbeing and safety of the Assembly and the People.
Article Eight – Limitations Neither the Assembly nor its Executive nor any adjunct body shall enact any legislation, regulation or course of action that is contrary to this Constitution, to the Republic of Kanata or to Common Law and due process. The Executive of the Assembly shall have no veto or nullification power over the decisions of the Assembly unless those decisions violate the terms or spirit of this Constitution.
Article Nine – Term of Office The Convener of the Assembly shall have a term of office of one year and may not serve more than three consecutive terms. The Secretary and other Executive positions shall operate for terms of office established by the Assembly. All Sheriffs shall be elected by the people in Assembly for a term of office of three years and may freely run for re-election.
Article Ten – Amendments
This Constitution may be amended by a vote of three quarters (75%) of the members of the Assembly, provided that these amendments do not violate this Constitution and the Common Law and due process.
Part B - A Charter of Liberties of the Republic Assembly and its People (name of community)
All citizens of (name of community) and its Sovereign Assembly are born and endowed with inherent and unalienable
liberties that cannot be restricted, abrogated, denied or abolished by any authority, custom, statute or law. These liberties
are not lessened or limited by the act of defining them. They include but are not restricted to the following liberties:
1. Freedom of thought, speech, expression, dissent and revolt.
2. Freedom of conscience and religion, and freedom from religion.
3. Freedom of the press and publication.
4. Freedom of language and cultural expression.
5. Freedom to organize and associate politically.
6. Freedom of civil disobedience and active non-cooperation with any authority according to one’s conscience, this Charter and the Common Law.
7. The right to just, equal, speedy, transparent and responsive treatment before the law.
8. The Constitutional, unalienable right to a trial by jury under Common Law.
9. The right to own and bear arms and defend oneself, family and community against arbitrary, illegal, cruel or unjust
treatment, including from agents and forces of the government and other powers, whether foreign or domestic.
10. The right to be free from fear, harassment, oppression, exploitation, discrimination, slavery and indentured
11. The right to free, undocumented and unrestricted movement on the public thoroughfares.
12. The right to the free, equal and unrestricted access to nature and to the essentials of life, including healthy food
and water, quality medical care, housing and accommodations, education at every level, and sustained and
meaningful employment and public life, including the right to form, join and defend political parties and associations,
professional guilds and trade unions.