Dear friends,


Attached and below is a draft of the Republic's Constitution and Charter of Liberty, for discussion and amendment, prior to our upcoming Constitutional Convention. These documents include the revised Proclamation of Independence, first issued in January of 2015.


It is the responsibility of every sworn citizen of the Republic to read these documents thoroughly and propose changes and amendments prior to our national Constitutional Convention from April 15-18, 2021. 


Your proposals should be sent directly to the National Council of the Republic, attn: Constitutional Committee, c/o republicofkanata@gmail.com , or to the Republic's legal arm, the Council of Common Law Republic Assemblies, c/o councilofassemblies@protonmail.com .


You are the Republic.


Kevin Annett,

Co-Convener of the National Council of the Republic

November 3, 2020


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Draft Constitution of the Sovereign Republic of Kanata

For debate and amending by We the People gathered in Republic Assemblies prior to the First Constitutional Convention of the Republic on April 15-18, 2021  

                 Issued November 1, 2020                         

Contents

Constitution

Charter of Liberties

Proclamation of Independence

  

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The Constitution of the Sovereign Republic of Kanata

We the People of Kanata gathered in Solemn and Lawful Assembly ordain and establish this Constitution to ensure our common liberty, provide for our mutual defense, secure justice, overcome the legacy of colonialism and genocide, and promote the health and welfare of all of our people.

The Constitution is and shall remain the Ultimate and Supreme Law of the Republic.

Section One

Article One: Nationhood

Kanata is a Sovereign Republic and Nation of free, equal, and self-governing people independent of the Crown of England and any other power. All allegiance, duty and bonds between the Crown and our Nation and its people are forever dissolved. The Republic of Kanata is the sole lawful and jurisdictional authority within the former Dominion of Canada, and exercises supreme, absolute title and ownership of the lands, waters, wealth and resources of that territory.

Kanata is a Federated Republic of three original founding peoples, the English, French and Indigenous. These distinct cultures enjoy equal status and representation within the government of Kanata and the right to a limited autonomy within the general union of the Republic according to the terms of this Constitution. Because their unique identities and nationhood are recognized and constitutionally guaranteed within the Republic of Kanata, neither the French nor the Indigenous cultures may lawfully secede from the Republic nor adopt practices or laws contrary to the Constitution or the Common Law. The official languages of the Republic of Kanata are English, French and the appropriate Indigenous language in areas containing a majority native population.

Article Two: Governance

The Republic of Kanata is governed by a National Congress whose delegates are elected every three years in a general election. The decisions of the Congress may be reviewed and amended by the Supreme Court of the Republic and by local and regional Republic Assemblies.

The Congress has the power to raise and collect taxes, formulate, debate and enact laws subject to judicial review, regulate commerce and the economy according to the public interest, maintain and protect the Republic’s borders, conduct diplomatic and political relations and trade with other nations, print and coin money and regulate its value,  maintain its armed forces and militias, and in every way govern the Republic of Kanata according to the free and unrestricted will of the People, the Common Law and the Constitution.  

An Office of the President constitutes the Executive branch of the government. The President is chosen by the electorate every three years during the same general election to Congress. The President is not the Head of State; the People in Assembly fulfill that role.

All elected and unelected members of the Congress, the Executive and the Judiciary are subject to popular oversight and majority recall according to the unalienable principle of direct democracy. No member of the Congress, the Executive, and the Judiciary, including the President, enjoys any special immunity, privilege, or exemption from prosecution or the Rule of Law, and is fully liable for their actions. Any attempt to circumvent or abolish such liability by any member of the government is considered a punishable and indictable act of treason.

The right to vote and to hold public office extends to all Republic citizens who are sixteen years and older, without qualifications or conditions.

Governance of the Republic at every level operates according to the Common Law and the Constitution.

Article Three: Territoriality

The Republic of Kanata governs the former territory known as the Dominion of Canada according to a new, post-colonial system of power. The Republic is divided into six general regions which are governed by Regional Republic Assemblies: The Pacific, The Prairies, Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic, and The North.

These Regional Assemblies consist of delegates chosen by the electorate every three years. The Assembly and its Executive Council have jurisdiction over the public affairs of their respective regions in consultation with the National Congress and the Office of the President. No Regional Assembly or Executive Council may act contrary to the Common Law and the Republic Constitution. Foreign and military affairs, natural resources and Constitutional issues related to the French and Indigenous cultures lie within the exclusive jurisdiction of the National Congress and the Office of the President.

Within the six regions of Kanata, Indigenous communities that fulfill the requirements of nationhood under the Montevideo Convention of 1933 enjoy a restricted autonomy within the union of the Republic. This autonomy includes control over culture, language, education, and economic and political affairs, within the terms of the Constitution. The territorial boundaries and powers of these autonomous areas are established by the Congress and the Supreme Court of the Republic. The autonomous Indigenous areas may not lawfully secede from the Republic nor pass laws or engage in practices contrary to the Constitution or to the Common Law.

Quebec enjoys a similar limited autonomy as an original founding culture, including power over culture, language, education, and economic and political affairs, within the terms of the Constitution.

Article Four: The Law and Liberty

The basis of legality in the Republic of Kanata is the Common Law and the Trial by Jury system based on Natural Justice and Equity. No other legal system is recognized or allowed to operate within the Republic.

The judiciary at every level is elected and is governed by the Constitution, their Oath of Office, the principles and precedents of Common Law and the decision of citizen juries.

The judiciary operates at three levels: a) local Common Law Courts established by Republic Assemblies, b) District Appeal Courts, and c) a National Supreme Court of the Republic.

Community Sheriffs are elected by the people in their local Republic Assemblies and are accountable to the Assembly. The Sheriffs convene local courts, investigate judicial corruption, establish and train local Citizen Militias, and ensure the peace, welfare and liberties of the people.

All citizens of the Republic are born and endowed with an absolute, inherent, and unalienable liberty that cannot be restricted, denied, abrogated, or abolished by any authority, custom, circumstance, definition, statute, or law. This liberty and its consequential rights are constitutionally enshrined and protected in a Charter of Liberty within this Constitution. (See Section Two)

Article Five: The Economy and the Land

By nature, and by birthright, the lands and waters, resources, industries and wealth of Kanata belong collectively to all of the people. This natural ownership cannot be denied, alienated, appropriated, or nullified by any authority, power, law, statute, or practice, whether foreign or domestic.

Foreign ownership of the economy of Kanata is prohibited. No non-citizen may own, buy, sell, lease, rent, mortgage, inherit, speculate in or influence any sector of the economy. Local Republic Assemblies and their Sheriffs and Militias have the lawful right and authority to seize the assets and properties of criminal, foreign powers and anti-Republic forces operating in Kanata.

All industries, banks and services are nationalized and operated under democratic public ownership and control. Works Councils elected by the employees operate and oversee all major banks and corporations and have final decision-making power. Small and family businesses are encouraged and defended through tariffs, subsidies, and anti-trust protection under the law.

The financial system, banks, credit and money supply is nationalized and established as a publicly owned service under the control of the government and local Assemblies. All debts, interest rates and mortgages are cancelled. A general moratorium is imposed on all international debt.

Income tax is abolished. Taxes are levied according to wealth created and assessed on a graduated scale according to the ability to pay.

A 100% tax is imposed on wealth gained by interest and speculation. A ceiling that is determined by the Congress is placed on wealth gained from inheritance. All taxes owed by the super wealthy and corporations are collected by the lawful seizure and expropriation of their lands, properties and assets by Republic Assemblies and Militias.

A National Reparations Fund containing the expropriated wealth of genocidal, foreign, and criminally convicted powers is accessible to citizens of Kanata in economic need.

All medical and dental services, education at every level, housing, childcare, and transportation is nationalized and provided universally and free of charge to all citizens.

Agricultural lands and farms, forests and the land in general is preserved through a moratorium on the urbanization, sale, and degradation of the earth. Corporate agribusinesses are nationalized, and their lands distributed to small farmers. Communal and family farms are encouraged, subsidized, and protected from incursions by corporate interests, including through anti-trust legislation and a fair and regulated exchange system for produce that serves the farmer and citizenry.

Petrochemicals, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms are banned everywhere in Kanata. Nuclear energy and weaponry are prohibited. Solar, wind and tidal power replaces fossil fuel and nuclear industries.

To preserve the earth, farming communities and affordable housing, and to abolish land speculation, private reality and mortgage companies are abolished and replaced by land management committees operated by local Republic Assemblies.

Article Six: Public Service

Republic citizenship carries with it a moral and legal obligation of public service. All citizens between sixteen and twenty-five years of age partake in mandatory community service as defined by Congress for a period of not less than one year. This includes service in the national citizens’ militia known as the Army of the Republic of Kanata (ARK), which replaces the former military forces of the Dominion of Canada.

The ARK is not a standing army, but a citizen militia based in local communities that protects the people, the Republic, and the Constitution. Citizens may seek exemption from the ARK based on conscience or pacifism. The ARK is under the oversight and direction of the Congress.

Article Seven: Church and State

The Republic of Kanata is a secular nation in which Church and State are strictly separate and unrelated.

Religious denominations operate freely in Kanata but may not influence the government or the Courts, nor may they violate the laws and the Constitution of the Republic. No prayers or religious observances are held in any government or judicial service, or in any public school or college.

No government or public funding is provided to any religious denomination or to any of their corporate bodies. Religious schools may operate on a financially self-supporting basis, but they receive no tax exemptions or special concessions, immunities, or privileges. Religious education may not advocate sedition, treason or violations of the laws and the Constitution of the Republic.

All the lands and properties of religious denominations and their corporate bodies that are larger than individual congregations are nationalized and made public property. Tax exemptions for churches and their corporate bodies are prohibited. Churches will be taxed like any corporation and will be assessed for the back taxes and wealth owed by them to the peoples of Kanata.

To overcome the murderous legacy of religious-driven Genocide, all foreign-based churches and those associated historically with religious imperialism are prohibited from operating anywhere in Kanata. Because of their status as criminally convicted agents of Genocide and conquest, the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and United Church of Canada are legally disestablished and prohibited from operating anywhere in Kanata. The lands, properties and assets of these churches are forfeited and seized by the Republic as partial reparations for centuries of fraud, theft, mass murder and other Crimes against Humanity committed by these churches against all our peoples.

Accordingly, the diplomatic recognition of the Vatican and the Church of Rome is terminated, and the Papal Nuncio is expelled from Kanata. Any treaties, privileges, financial or other concordats and agreements with the Church of Rome and its “Holy See” are nullified and made inoperative anywhere in Kanata. Roman Catholic clergy are considered as agents of a criminal foreign power and are banned from operating in Kanata. The authority and statutes of so-called “canon law” are not recognized or allowed to operate in Kanata and are regarded as treasonable practices.

All clergy and church officials in Kanata are obligated to abide by and uphold the laws and Constitution of the Republic, and not the dictates or statutes of foreign churches. Clergy will be charged and tried for any offenses they commit in Kanata solely within Republic Common Law courts.

No church or religious corporation has any special jurisdiction or prerogatives over its clergy, employees, or adherents. Clergy, church employees and adherents may not hold allegiance to or obey the laws or rulings of any foreign churches or its agents when they conflict with the laws and Constitution of the Republic or with International Law. If these individuals violate this requirement or defy the laws and the Constitution of the Republic, they are regarded and charged under the law as treasonous agents of a foreign power and are prosecuted with the full force and effect of the Common Law.

Article Eight: Foreign Affairs

The Republic of Kanata stands outside the global corporate system. Kanata withdraws from all foreign and military alliances and from NATO, NORAD, and the international arms trade. Kanata withdraws from all international banking and corporate agencies such as the WTO, the IMF, and the World Bank. All foreign debts and indemnities owed to corporations and international banks are unilaterally cancelled.

The Republic of Kanata rejects all secret diplomacy and global imperialism. Kanata encourages the formation of a new global alliance of nations outside the corporate system and its agency, the United Nations. Kanata withdraws from the United Nations and establishes its own diplomatic relations with Republics, indigenous nations and communities resisting the Global Corporatocracy.

Article Nine: Additional Powers

The Congress has the power to take whatever measures are deemed necessary to defend the Constitution and the Republic from subversion, treason, sedition, war and overthrow by any power, whether foreign or domestic, provided that those measures do not violate, restrict, deny or abrogate the Constitution and its Charter of Liberty and the Common Law.

Under no circumstances may Habeas Corpus and the Rule of Law be suspended by Congress, nor can the constitutionally guaranteed liberty of the people as enshrined in the Charter of Liberty be suspended, restricted, or diminished in any way.

Congress may, in consultation with local and Regional Republic Assemblies, devolve certain powers to these Assemblies, provided that the latter do not use such power to undermine, diminish or threaten the Republic, the Constitution and the Common Law.

Article Ten: Amendments

The Congress may by a vote of 75% of all of its elected delegates make amendments to this Constitution, provided that these changes do not abrogate, undermine or diminish the Constitution, the aims of the Republic, the fundamental liberty of the people and the supremacy of the Common Law.

The Congress may not under any circumstances diminish or lessen the Constitutional guarantees contained in the Charter of Liberty; they may only enlarge those liberties.

The amendments established by Congress may be appealed and challenged in the Supreme Court of the Republic and by local and Regional Republic Assemblies.


Section Two

The Charter of Liberty of the Republic of Kanata

All citizens are born and endowed with an inherent, absolute, and unalienable liberty and consequential rights that cannot be restricted, abrogated, denied, or abolished by any authority, circumstance, definition, custom, statute or law. This liberty is not limited by the act of defining it or by detailing its aspects. This liberty includes but is not restricted to the following:

1.    Freedom of thought, speech, and expression.

2.    Freedom of conscience and religion, and freedom from religion.

3.    Freedom of the press and publication.

4.    Freedom of language, cultural expression, and autonomy.

5.    Freedom of revolt, dissent, civil disobedience, and non-cooperation with any authority, including the right to overthrow unjust and arbitrary powers.

6.    Freedom to organize politically and to form political parties and movements.

7.    The right to fair, equal, speedy, and responsive treatment before the Law.

8.    The constitutional, unalienable right to a trial by a jury of one’s peers under the Common Law.

9.    The right to bear arms and defend oneself and one’s family against cruel, illegal, arbitrary or unjust treatment or any threat to one’s person, including from agents and forces of the government or other powers, whether foreign or domestic.

10. The right to be free from fear, slavery or indentured servitude, oppression, harassment, discrimination, and any form of exploitation.

11. The right to the free and unrestricted movement on public thoroughfares.

12. The right to the free, equal and unrestricted access to life’s necessities, including healthy food and water, quality medical care, education, public transportation, decent and affordable housing and fair, sustained, meaningful employment, including the right to form, join and defend trade unions, guilds and other professional associations.

 

Section Three

Proclamation of Independence Establishing the Sovereign Republic of Kanata

Issued on July 15th, 2020 based on the Proclamation of Kanata of January 15, 2015

All men and women are created equal and sovereign. They are endowed by nature with an unalienable liberty to govern themselves free of oppression, violence, and tyranny. When any system of government is destructive to this condition, it is the inborn right and duty of all people to depose that government and through new mutual covenants create among themselves their own governance to safeguard their lives and liberties. 

 

Therefore We, the sovereign and freeborn men and women of the land known as Kanata, as the source of all authority and law, and according to the obligations bestowed upon us by Necessity and Right of Natural Law, do hereby proclaim the following truths and intentions:

 

For centuries, the predatory foreign powers known as the Crown and Church of England and the Church of Rome have imposed themselves as a warring occupation force on our original nations and all their people. These powers have violated and drained our lands of their vast wealth and vitality, waged cruel and unrelenting wars of extermination against indigenous nations, murdered the innocent, imposed fraudulent laws and taxes, subverted our liberties, stolen and killed our children, and kept us in a state of colonial dependency and impoverishment. The murderous impact of these deliberate and unpunished genocidal crimes is attested by their continuation to the present day. (1)

Further, we state as a fact beyond dispute that the British Crown and the Vatican have imposed the same regime of fraud and oppression on the settler European populations who immigrated to this land, denying them the Rule of Law and responsible government to dispossess them of their liberties and lands, and steal the wealth of the nation for a self-governing oligarchy: a robbery and oppression that continues to the present day, in partnership with America and China.

 

This war against our different peoples has been waged in violation of our lives, Due Process and the Law of Nations. These crimes abrogated the Magna Carta liberties of European settlers and the original Two Row Wampum Treaty established in the 18th century between the Six Nations, England, and France. This violation invalidated the legal instruments that the Crown and the Vatican have relied on to legitimate their conquests and continued violent occupation of the lands and lives of our peoples.

Because our natural liberties and claims to our lands were never lawfully ceded or surrendered, but rather suppressed through war, genocide and the fraudulent impositions known as Admiralty and Canon Law, the claims of the British Crown and the Vatican to authority and jurisdiction in Canada have never had any basis in law or fact. The so-called Dominion of Canada and its de-facto courts have never had lawful or binding authority on any of our people. By demonstrating only bad faith and duplicity in their dealings with our different peoples, Church and State in Canada have vitiated and nullified all treaties, statutes and Orders established under their fraudulent reign.

Twice in our history, in 1837 and 1885, Patriots under Louis-Joseph Papineau, William Lyon Mackenzie and Louis Riel fought valiantly to unseat these foreign oligarchs of Church and Crown and establish a sovereign Republic of free peoples. The defeat of these Patriots allowed a colonial regime to corrupt the hopes of our nations and impose a regime of genocide and tyranny on our lands. We stand in the tradition of these Republican Patriots and acknowledge that we are carrying to conclusion their dreams and program of an egalitarian and sovereign Republic for all its peoples.

The criminal nature of these foreign powers continues. As heirs to empires of conquest, Canadian Church and State in league with foreign powers continue to violate the lives of our peoples through genocide, institutionalized murder, child trafficking, enslavement, fraud, land theft, kidnapping and destruction of culture. The treasonous statutes of the present Trudeau government that allow China to station their troops on our soil and buy up our land without restriction is but the latest outrage in a litany of crimes.

For these and countless reasons, the present Canadian state has lost any right to legitimately govern or exist. Under International and Moral Law, Canada and its partners in crime must be actively repudiated, disestablished and replaced by all men and women who stand under the Law of Nature and its Common Law. Our defiance of these powers has in fact been strengthened by their lawful conviction for Crimes against Humanity on February 25, 2013, in a Common Law Court of Justice established under international law and our own Land Law jurisdictions. (2)

 

As convicted criminal bodies whose heads – the Monarch of England and the Pope in Rome – are now fugitives from justice under Common Law arrest warrants, neither the Crown nor the Vatican have any claim to our allegiance or obedience. Indeed, to obey or associate with these convicted felons is to be an accessory to proven Crimes against Humanity and thereby to violate the laws of Humanity and of God.

Because of these facts, we utterly reject the claim that the present form of law and government in Canada represent in any way a free society. Canada was founded on and is sustained by fraud, tyranny, and foreign rule. The so-called “democracy” in Canada is an empty sham employing an outward form of electoral freedom that is managed by an unelected Privy Council under a Governor General accountable only to the British Monarch. In this way, Canadians are denied the substance of a lawful, accountable, and just society.

The legal system in our country is a corrupt circus run by unaccountable judges who serve the selfish interests of the Crown and its corporate and foreign business partners. Their greed has required the corruption of the operation of the law by denying just, speedy remedy for most Canadians. In practice, Canadian law is a hammer on the people; a tool in the hands of the wealthy that operates to deny justice while entangling us in irresolvable, expensive litigation overseen by a self-governing and Crown-appointed judiciary. These judicial wrongs are the legacy of a clique-ridden colonialism designed to perpetrate minority rule.

 

The same corruption extends to every level of Canada. By their status as the sworn agents of the criminally convicted Crown of England, police officers, soldiers, civil servants, judges, and Members of Parliament are all colluding in a massive criminal conspiracy, at the behest of a convicted felon known as the monarch of England. As agents of what is a rogue power under international law, these public officials are obligated by their Oath of Allegiance to “Queen Elizabeth and her descendants” to serve a criminally convicted foreigner, not Canadians. As a result, every aspect of official Canadian society constitutes an unlawful and destructive war against We the People. The present regime is our enemy and will remain so until it is deposed.

For these undeniable reasons, and as bitter experience has proven, there exists no institutional remedy for the oppression and destruction being inflicted on our peoples. The cure for the sickness called Canada is to return power to a people who uphold and establish virtue and justice. That power is being established from the grassroots through a living and direct democracy, within local Republican Assemblies that are rooted in the Common Law that unites all free people.

LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN TO ALL PEOPLE that because of these indisputable facts, the time has come to nullify and dissolve the crime of Church, State and Corporation in Canada by establishing a free, responsible, and self-governing society. The historical moment has arrived to disestablish Canada and create a free Republic of Kanata from among all our separate nations. We covenant together in this purpose according to our Natural Sovereignty and the Common Law.

In this aim, we acknowledge that all free people must dwell within a community that safeguards the wellbeing and liberty of all its members, and not according to special privileges. We therefore proclaim that the lands and the oceans and their wealth within our Republic are not the sole property of any individual or group but belong equally to all the people. The land and its wealth will be held in common and in trust by the people as a visible sign that the Natural Law of Peace and Equality is honored and safeguarded.

Therefore, upon this Pronouncement and Necessity, warranted by our Sovereignty and Right of Claim as free men and women, We the People invoke the judgment of Law and the blessings of Creation and our ancestors by hereby proclaiming the establishment of a Sovereign and Federated Republic of Kanata. This Republic shall henceforth and forever be the sole legitimate authority and exercise lawful jurisdiction over the lands, waters and resources formerly known as the Dominion of Canada.

Accordingly, and by this Proclamation of Independence, we hereby sever now and forever all ties and allegiances to the Crown of England and the Church of Rome. We disestablish and nullify their authority over us, and we forever extinguish any allegiance or service, contractual or implied, owed by us to these powers. We thereby separate ourselves from the government, laws and statutes of the Dominion of Canada, and cause to be established in its place a Federated Republic under a separate and sovereign Common Law jurisdiction.

In Witness Thereof, we mutually pledge our lives and honor to this sacred purpose by setting our signatures to this Proclamation of Independence. We take this action freely and without reservation, according to our conscience and capacity as self-governing men and women within the Natural Law.

 

Long live our Sovereign Republic of Kanata!

 

A Republican Constitution will be issued at the first Constitutional Convention of the Republic between April 15-18, 2021 according to the decisions of Assembly delegates.


Notes: 

 

1. These false claims were made under the genocidal doctrine of Terra Nullius and other concepts found within the Papal Bulls Romanus Pontifex and Inter Catera, which fraudulently nullified the existence and lawful status of any non-Catholic people. Such fraud continued throughout all subsequent Papal statutes and Crown of England impositions that created the so-called Dominion of Canada in 1867, including through such genocidal laws as the Indian Act, which have murdered millions of the original inhabitants of our lands. 

2. “ITCCS Archives” See www.murderbydecree.com .


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This Proclamation of Independence is derived from the founding statement of the Assembly that established the Republic of Kanata, which was adopted in Winnipeg between January 15-17, 2015. At this Assembly, 221 people established a National Council to build local Republican Assemblies across Canada and lay the basis for a National Constitutional Convention and Congress.

The National Council can be contacted at republicofkanata@gmail.com , from where citizenship papers based on an Oath to the Republic can be issued.

Its website is www.republicofkanata.ca .

Listen to the Voice of the Republic Here We Stand every Sunday at 3 pm pacific, 6 pm eastern at www.bbsradio.com/herewestand .

The provisional Flag of the Republic that was adopted at the convention is below. The three stars represent the founding English, French, and Indigenous Nations of Canada. The blue lines represent the Two Row Wampum of Peace and Equality.

 

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Kanata is a Six Nations term meaning “Where the People of the Village sit as Equals around the Council Fire”.

A Statement, Charter and Constitution for local Republican Assemblies

The Sovereign Republic Assembly of (name of community)


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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 


Constitution: 


 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.


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 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

servitude. 

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.