The following Compact and Charter is established for a moral, upright and God fearing people and it shall be found to be wholly unsuited for any other.
WHEN In the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have tethered them with another, and to assume among the powers of the world, the separate and equivalent establishment to which the laws of nature and God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of humanity requires that they should declare the causes which constrain them to the separation. WE hold these truths to be unequivocal, that all people are created equal, that they are endowed by God with certain unalienable liberty, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. WE being a group and nation of one people in heart and mind do here on and hereby dissolve the political bonds which have connected us with another and consecrate and institute the Suquelish Republic for all humanity and to live and let live in security of this freedom.
To secure these rights, governments are established among Men, acquiring their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any form of government becomes destructive and tyrannical, it is the right of the People to amend or to terminate it, and to establish new Governments for their future security.
With a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually vow to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. We now do consecrate ourselves as Sovereign and Independent as a people and nation. We furthermore institute ourselves as such under all international laws and the authority vested with us form the founding fathers of the United States enacted in the Declaration of Independence.
1.) Montevideo Convention
2.) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
3.) The Treason Act of 1495
4.) The Atlantic Charter
5.) United States Declaration of Independence
INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS TO SOVEREIGNTY
The Suquelish Republic was found in 2015 AD. The Suquelish Republic is a independent sovereign nation state subject to international laws.
International agreements and treaties confirm that micronations have a right to sovereignty. The Atlantic Charter reads: “respect the right of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live.” This was signed by the US, the UK and many other nations in 1941. In a similar notion, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, signed in 1966, states that “All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status…” Self determination is the right of people to rule over themselves and create their own state. These treaties clearly state that people have the right, under international law, to create their own nation and rule over it freely.
Finally, the most well-known and widely used piece of information for micronationalists is the
Montevideo Convention. For the western hemisphere, the treaty outlines the duties and of a state in the international community. In the 1933 Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, “The political existence of the state is independent of recognition by the other states”, stated in article three, proves that even without recognition, micronations can operate as international entities. Article five goes on to state, “The fundamental rights of states are not susceptible of being affected in any manner whatsoever,” meaning that countries have no right to impede the workings of micronations. This is explained more in article eight with the clause “No state has the right to intervene in the internal or external affairs of another.” Even without recognition, this applies to any state that fits the criteria affirmed in the treaty.
Treason Act of 1495 which states that “An Acte that noe person going with the King to the Warres shalbe attaynt of treason.” (Preamble) This is generally interpreted by scholars as any person acting as the de facto sovereign in a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations will be considered the monarch and it is thus illegal to deny their reign.
Under international law The political existence of a state is independent of recognition by the other states. Even before recognition the state has the right to defend its integrity and independence, to provide for its conservation and prosperity, and consequently to organize itself as it sees fit, to legislate upon its interests, administer its services, and to define the jurisdiction and competence of its courts. The Declaration of Independence United States of America which was passed by the Continental Congress in 1776 which affirms “That whenever any Form (sic) of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…” This proves that the United States was founded on the idea that the people have a right to declare independence and to rule themselves through a government by the people if the government does become authoritarian or undemocratic in nature. Under such international laws the head of state of the Suquelish Republic deems their right to international sovereignty and identity.
We the Mooli Montrasi and the people hereby make this compact to ensure harmony, justice, common defense and promote the welfare of the Suquelish Republic and its people as well as to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do hereby ordain and establish this compact. A binding and legal agreement between ourselves for the welfare of the Suquelish Republic.
Militia and Military Powers
The Mooli Udarbans shall only be deployable for the defense of the Tribal Republic, during times of war and shall be preserved in small numbers except at times of war or imminent threat. All Citizens of the Suquelish Republic who are sixteen years or older until the age of fifty-five years shall be part of the standby Militia necessary to the security of a free people except for those members of the tribal republic who are unable to perform such duties due to physical handicap. The right of the Citizen to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed, not at any time overturned by legislation, edict, executive order, or community codes. The stand-by Militia shall be trained by the Mooli Montrasi Udarban and act as the axillary forces to the standing Udarbans. The Citizen Militia shall report to their post and be trained in such places and at such times and in such manors and standards as shall be enumerated by Tribal Law. Except in time of war against a common enemy, the Militia shall retain its right and authority to govern itself independent of the Mooli Montrasi or the Udarban and shall only be conscripted into service on behalf of the Suquelish Republic upon executive order of the Abtin, and only under certain conditions as deemed necessary for said conscription as determined by Tribal Law. The Militia shall oath and vow to support and defend the people, first and the Montrasi second. In the event the people as a whole and the Montrasi are in conflict, the Militia’s oath and loyalty shall reside with the people and to the welfare and protection of the people. All qualified citizens sixteen to fifty-five years of age shall keep and maintain firearms and adequate levels of ammunition in good working order for the common defense of the people and the State except under special circumstances on an individual basis as determined by Law.
Militia and Military Powers Subsection B:
Foreigners seeking asylum from their places of origin may obtain such refuge under the protection of the Suquelish Tribes as a Suquelish Foreign Legionnaire and shall be under direct control of the Mooli Montrasi and the Udarban. Their service shall be no less than ten years in duration. Upon completion of their service, they shall be granted full rights as a Citizen of the Suquelish Tribes.
Exceptions to the Citizen Right of Arms
In the event a Citizen is found guilty in a Tribal Court of law, by an impartial panel of their peers, to be guilty of a violent crime where injury or personal suffering caused by their perpetration has been demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt, the Citizen under conviction shall lose all right immediately upon judgement of guilt to possess upon their person any arms and weapons of any nature. After the Citizen has fulfilled their debt to the tribal society in full, if they have not had a single charge of any crime, minor or major within a ten-year span since the original offense, they may petition the Council of Elders for reinstatement of their right to bear Arms. The council of elders reserves the right to require evaluations during the petition process, set forth the requirements they deem necessary to determine the stability and competence of the petitioner. The Council of Elders further reserve the right to either grant or reject the petitioner’s request. In the event the petitioners request is denied, they may repetition the Counsel every six months from the date of last request. In the event the petitioner is not satisfied with the Counsels decision, they may file to petition the Mooli Montrasi directly. The Mooli Montrasi’s decision upon the petitioner’s requests are final.
RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH
The Mooli Montrasi shall make no law prohibiting an establishment of religion, or the exercise thereof or prohibiting the freedom of speech or the media or the press, or the right of the people to peacefully assemble or to petition the Montrasi for a redress of grievances. The right to freedom of speech shall not be abridged or denied except in the event the said media, groups, religious practice, press or speech can be shown to promote moral decay and degradation upon the fabric of the peoples ethical and honorable code of conduct. Any such religious, verbal, press or media expressions which devalue or degrade the morality of the people are prohibited by law. This moral codification requirement may not be altered or infringed by the people, or the governing bodies charged with ruler ship over the tribal republic at any time or by any means. The Mooli Montrasi, when petitioned for a redress of grievances must permit the petitioners requests for a hearing if the petitioners requests are supported by two-thirds of the population within their community or the nation. In the event the peoples redress is ignored or denied, the people retain the right to form a Citizen court with the authority to overrule the edicts of the Mooli Montrasi or any other governing body within the tribe, if they can submit at least a two-thirds support of the population of the community and at least one official officer of the law or courts sign their petition to form said, citizens court. In the event, these two conditions are successfully met, the Citizen’s court is to be recognized and their decision is legal and binding upon all officials of government as well as the people themselves. The Citizen’s court shall have power of governmental law within the confines if this compact but shall be limited to this compact and shall at no time have authority to alter or abolish this contract, accept as legally dictated already within this document.
RIGHT OF THE CITIZEN TO BE SECURE
The right of the Citizens of Suquella to be secure in their persons, including progeny, houses, properties, effects and papers against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants may be issued, but upon probable cause, supported by written Oath and affirmation by two or three witnesses, and particularly describing the places to be searched and/or the persons to be seized. No Citizens properties may be seized except under Oath of affirmation by said witnesses and then only for the purposes of evidence in criminal proceedings or should the items be legal contraband. In the even property is seized for evidential purposes, once the proceedings are concluded the property must be returned to the original owner of the property whether they were found guilty in the criminal investigations and courts or innocent except for in cases of legal contraband. Children may not be removed from the custody of their parents, but upon warrant issued by a legally recognized judge and may not be taken and housed in custody except in the event where it can be sufficiently proven the child/children would be in danger and jeopardy should they remain in the custody of the parental custodians. No member of governance or law enforcement except for a legally sworn judge many issue a warrant at any time to invade the security of any Citizen, or their rightful properties, papers and effects and all warrant issuances must be physically signed by the judge and stamped and dated by a recognized notary of the courts. The whole of this article may not be overturned or overruled by government persons or bodies at any level of authority within the Suquelish tribes nor can this Article edict be removed. Altered or disavowed by a majority vote by the people.
RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED
No person may be charged with a capital or otherwise infamous crime accept by indictment by a grand jury; except for cases arising in the militia or Udarban forces when in actual service in time of war or public danger. Nor shall the person for the same offense be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be forced in a criminal case to be a witness against himself; Nor shall any person be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of Law. Nor shall property be taken without just compensation by the Mooli Montrasi or any of its departments, offices, agencies, or agents. The owner of property shall not be forced by Law, Code, or edict to sell property to government or private entities under any circumstance, accept in the event it can be demonstrated the property in question is absolutely required for the security, safety or betterment of the Tribe and its people. In all legal cases the accused shall retain the right for a fair and speedy trial before an impartial panel of their peers; They shall have the right to face their accusers, to present evidence in their defense to be informed of the nature of the crime they are being accused of, to call forth witness on their behalf and to have the assistance of counsel in their defense.
EXCESSIVE FINES AND BAILS
No excessive bails, fines, tickets, or bonds shall be leveled against any person or their property. Excessive bails shall not be determined by the courts; and no bail, bond, fine or ticket may be issued against a Citizen exceeding one-fourth of their financial and material holdings. The Chanpoe and the courts may not deprive any person of liberty, nor jail any person without first establishing guilt in a court of Law, accept in capital crimes or in the event there is sufficient evidence the accused may be a flight risk from justice; neither shall cruel, or unusual punishments be inflicted upon any person.
RIGHTS OF EDUCATION
The Citizens of the Suquelish Republic shall enjoy the right to access basic education without fees or charges. This basic education is meant to include general studies. Advanced education through University or College may be administered for a fee. All Citizens have the right to advanced education without excessive fees and tuitions. All Citizens of the Suquelish Republic are required to learn to speak, read and write the Suquelish language.
EXPANSION OF GOVERNMENT POWERS
At no time does the Mooli Montrasi or any branch of government retain the right to expand their authority, right or privilege beyond the scope of this compact; and there shall be no expansion of powers by the government without a Citizen’s Court determining the bounds of such extension and granting said expansions. If at any time the government seizes power over the people which is not expressly given and sanctioned by the people it is the right of the Citizen’s Militia to bear arms against such governmental overreach, to alter or abolish such government and to establish new guard for their future security and prosperity.
RIGHTS OF COMMERCE AND TREASURY
The Mooli Montrasi and governing entities of the Suquelish Tribal Republic retain the right to engage in commerce with private and foreign entities and governments, for generating economy and prosperity among the people. The Tribal Government retains the right to tax and issue duties upon all products and services imported and exported as deemed proper and necessary for the economic welfare of the tribal republic. At no time shall it be legal or lawful for the establishment of any private bank or other financial institution within the bounds and boarders of the Suquelish Tribal Republic and attempts to establish such institutions shall be punishable by Law. The Tribal government of Suequella, retains the exclusive right to coin or print currency, as well as determine its distribution and value. No monies may be coined independently of the Tribal Treasury and no private parties or institutions may be granted permission, by edict, executive order, Law, or code of any form, or by any other means, to create or distribute currency on behalf of the Suquelish Republic or its people. Any attempt to grant such powers by any member of government shall be construed as treason and an act of war, punishable by execution. In the event, such powers are granted it is the Tribal Udarban’s duty to seek out, apprehend and execute those involved, and return the treasury back to the established tribal government and the people respectively. All currency coined or printed by the Tribal Government Treasury, shall be backed, and supported by silver and gold, and the issuance of currency may not exceed more than half of the value of the silver or gold in holding in the treasury at any time; neither shall any monies be printed or coined with interest attached.
NATURE OF CITIZENSHIP
A person shall be recognized as a member and Citizen of the Suquelish Tribal Republic when they choose to become a member of the tribe and have taken the Oath of allegiance to the tribe, its government and its people and they have learned the language of the tribe sufficiently to communicate with it. Children born within the borders of the Suquelish Tribe shall be recognized by Law as Suquelish Citizens and children born outside the borders of the Suquelish Republic who are born to parents who are legal Citizens of the Suquelish Tribe shall likewise be recognized as members and Citizens of the Suquelish Tribal Republic. All person’s born and naturalized within the jurisdiction of the Suquelish Republic are Citizens. No community or colony shall make any law to abridge the rights or privileges and immunities of Citizenship. Aliens who produce progeny with a Citizen of Suequella shall not be granted automatic right of Citizenship, nor be permitted to continue to reside within the borders thereof, simply due to the facts of such birth. These foreigners may be granted Citizenship upon fulfillment of the requirements of such membership as already hereto enumerated.
Neither Slavery nor Involuntary Servitude shall be permitted or practiced within the bounds and borders of the Suquelish Republic, accept as punishment for crime whereof the person shall have been duly convicted of a crime. Prisoners may be subject to involuntary servitude during the duration of their confinement or fulfillment of tribal debt for crimes committed but shall be compensated fairly for the labors performed and their payments shall be deposited into a personal account to help pay for their material needs while under debt to the tribe. No excessive charges may be leveled upon goods and services of any Citizen under criminal obligation and debt to the tribe and any balance of monies earned during the time of the person’s servitude shall be paid to them upon release from their punishment. Citizens who are incarcerated for criminal offenses shall enjoy the right to fair treatment and shall not be denied access to quality food or shelter or medical, dental, and visual care during their confinement, regardless of ability to pay or to work. Correctional Institutions set up to make profit with government or private companies and Corporations through exploitation of free or market value reduced wages are strictly prohibited by Law. No Correctional Institution may deny a prisoner goods or services necessary for life or physical well-being regardless of their ability to work or pay. Prisoners with the means to pay for goods and services may be charged fees not to exceed known market value for said goods and services.
Be it known, term limits for all members of Montrasi, be their position mooli or local shall be set for a term not to exceed 8 years of service in total. One elected position cycle is four years, and no person may serve beyond two election cycles. Furthermore, there shall be no collection of fee’s, wages, salaries, retirements, or payments of any kind after concluding such services for the Suqueleon people; And no member of the superior courts may hold a bench for more than eight years in duration, and these magistrates shall be voted for seat on the bench by the people and shall not be appointed.
It shall be illegal and a breech of this compact for any member of the Montrasi irrespective of their position to be disposed to accepting gifts or monies or other benefits, including positions of power, lands, heads of commerce, or to be granted foreign titles or positions of authority during or after their service to the Suqueleon people. lobbying for special or corporate interests is hereby decreed outlawed under all circumstances. A breech of this article will result in immediate removal of guilty parties from their office and position; and subjugation of imprisonment not to exceed fifteen years, and a fine not to exceed one million Pons. The courts further shall retain the right to suspend, deny or otherwise revoke Citizenship for any person found guilty of breech of this Article in the discharge of their duties or during subsequent retirement from their office.
Education within the boundaries of the Suquelish Republic and/or its settlements shall be available without charge for all citizens. The Church shall the sole proprietor over the education system from head start through twelfth grade. It is hereby decreed, that any public or governmental institution of schooling shall be strictly forbidden by Law. It is further decreed, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Science, History, Art and Music, Home economics and scriptural studies/apologetics and Suquelish government and Physical Fitness and dietary education shall be the entire subject material to be taught and no other materials shall be introduced to the curriculum.
ARTICLE FOURTEEN SUBSECTION A
The schools of the Suquelish Republic shall offer as an elective military science program for all children seven years to eighteen years of age. This program shall be on a voluntary basis and include Military discipline, marching, marksmanship, tactics and field maneuvers, First Aid and CPR, Search and Rescue, leadership development, wilderness survival and citizen/patriotism courses. This class will be cosponsored and taught by the Udarban and the Citizens Militia.
The official Medical System adopted by the Suquelish Republic, and its Settlements shall be an Eclectic Humoral system incorporating herbal medicine, homeopathic, dietary and lifestyle counseling. It will have physical therapy, hypnosis, iridology, Chirology, and emergency medicine including accident and wartime surgery. Physicians shall be trained at a Suquelish Montrasi approved school or an already approved Certified physician under petition of apprenticeship for that purpose. The Curriculum shall include both clinical and in class studies in anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, pharmacology, nursing, emergency care, Preventative medicine, diet and nutrition, diagnostic methodologies, and bedside diagnostics. Dental and eye care, and chiropractic and manipulative medicine, including Tsubo techniques and message therapies. Botany, Medicinal Plant Identification, gardening and harvesting, processing, and compounding of herbal medications shall also be requisite to the physician’s training and an examination of competence for Certification as a physician shall be required upon completion of all clinical and scholarly studies by the training institution or the physician trained apprentice. Upon successfully passing the examination the student/apprentice shall be granted Certification to practice medicine within the boundaries and boarders of the Suquelish Republic.
There shall not be established any pharmaceutical company or corporation within the boundaries of the Suquelish borders or its settlements and all medications produced outside our borders shall be strictly forbidden by law and deemed as contraband. All medications and remedies within the borders of Suquella shall be compounded by the Physician as an extension of therapeutic treatment as the Physician deems proper and appropriate. The Montrasi shall not be granted powers to dictate medical treatment modality choices to patient or physician but shall leave medical decisions to the patient and modality choices to certified physicians and physicians’ assistants. All medical and psychological records shall be privileged information between the patient and their care provider. And illegal releases or misuses of such information shall be punishable by law and no boards governmental or private shall be established to limit physicians’ choices to choose treatment modalities in the best interest of their patients.
ARTICLE FIFTEEN SUBSECTION B
Dispensing Medical Services
Under this compact the Suquelish Mooli Montrasi recognizes and declares medical access to all citizens and decrees it a Right of all citizens to have adequate healthcare available regardless of ability to pay. Insurance companies within our boarders shall not be allowed. Medical personnel may not refuse proper treatment or care to any person requiring medical, psychological, visual, or dental assistance. Hospitals and clinics may not charge excessive fees for their products or services but must render them in accordance with fair market values as generally provided in commerce. All healthcare shall be paid by the Mooli Montrasi including minor and major surgical operations. Citizens of Suquella may choose to pay for their healthcare needs themselves and this shall be subject to income tax deductions as applicable by Law.
Passage of Bills
Be it know, transparency of government is required by Law. No bill may be presented for consideration to be enacted as a Law exercised over the people without full disclosure of the content of the bill presented and no bill may present independent of this full disclosure in advance. Further be it known; all bills must address only those issues for which they have been introduced. Any bill for consideration of Law found disguising, or concealing other issues within it, other than the principal purpose for its introduction for vote, shall be deemed illegal in form and purpose and shall not be allowed passage into law. Should a bill passing into Law later be shown by discovery to contain other material not directly related to that Law, that Law shall be deemed against this compact and therefore, unlawful and shall on such grounds be quashed and stricken.
Transparency of Government
By this Compact the Government must be forthright with the people in all matters pertaining to their common interests. They may be held to reveal all matters of domestic and foreign commerce, taxation and representation, treasury debt, holdings, and equities; and all proceedings of government and the officials of said Institutions, may not be meet in secret proceedings and all records of all sessions, meetings and proceedings must be kept and available for scrutiny by the people. The people retain the right both to petition the government for a redress of grievances, but also to rectify the grievance through arbitration; The people, by a two-thirds vote of the total population, may activate the Citizens court to remedy their redresses of Law or proceedings, should arbitration to their government fail to resolve their complaint. A Citizen’s court may be established for these purposes, their court decision shall be honored, final and codified into Suquelish Law. The people by majority agreement shall have the right to decide which Laws they will and will not live under, within the confines and limitations set forth in this Compact.
Foreign and Domestic Polies
The position of the Suquelish Republic is to concern itself with domestic affairs and shall avoid foreign entanglements with foreign powers be they small or great. Trade agreements and commerce shall be the totality of the Mooli Montrasi and the Suquelish Republics dealings with foreign governments for the purpose of conducting commerce and to enhance the prosperity of the nation. It shall be unlawful to declare War, enter into alliances with foreign governments, establish Treaties or to deploy the Udarban or any of its tributaries for combat, policing or security purposes accept for in the common defense of the people of the Suquelish Republic when under attack or emanant threat; and the Udarban and its counterparts shall not be deployed on the streets for security or policing duties within the boundaries of Suquelish territories and settlements accept under Martial Law; and Martial Law may not be instituted by the Mooli Montrasi or any of it’s branches except under immediate and emanant danger and threat of the security and stability of the nation and its people. Troops may not be deployed outside the boundaries and settlements of the Suquelish Republic accept under official declaration of War and War shall not be declared accept by majority vote of the Suquelish Amud and Abtin.
The Citizen’s Court and Their Limitations
A Citizen’s Court may be convened when at least 2/3rds of the total population agree to its formation, and shall have the power to overturn any Law, decree, order or statute that has been codified by the mooli Montrasi and the Amud, that the people themselves have determined not to be in their interest, are abusive or unjust; and shall retain the authority to vote to codify into Law all legislation they deem fitting and right. This privilege of the people Shall be limited within the framework of this Compact to be recognized as legally binding. All decisions set down by the Citizen’s Court must adhere to this compact. This Compact may not be changed, altered, or disavowed by the Citizen’s Court at any time or by any means. The Citizen’s Court may however petition the Abtin or other members of the First Family to consider adding ARTICLES to this Compact and shall be granted the right for hearing to present the reasons for additions to this document before the Abtin. Should the Abtin or First Family agree to the additions, it shall be done. Should the Abtin decree it shall not be added to, this Compact will remain unaltered. None shall have authority to overturn, quash or disallow this Compact, nor omit nor remove any article within. All Citizen’s both within and outside the mooli Montrasi, the Amud, the Counsel of Elders and the First Family and Abtin agree to live by this Compact and it shall be the foundational and fundamental Law of the Suquelish Republic and its settlements upon which all other Laws shall be based, measured, and determined.
PERMENECY OF THE FIRST FAMILY AND ABTIN
Let it be know the position of the First Family and the Abtin is to act as ambassadors and diplomats between the Suquelish Republic and Foreign nations, as well as to be the Over seer’s of the People of the Suquelish Republic until the return of the One True Abtin Suwachi. To fulfill this duty as Shepherd on behalf of the people, relationships both foreign and domestic must be cultivated, requiring stability; and transient governance should serve as a destabilizing element in these relations. It is therefore established in this Compact the First Family and Abtin’s position shall not be infringed and shall be permanent. The Abtin and First Family shall retain some limited powers of executive decree’s, veto power over decisions made in the Amud, the Council of Elders and the Montrasi, high or low, and may exercise these privileges as shall be determined by Law. The Abtin’s decrees shall be final except in the event of a Citizen’s court, the Amud, the Council of Elders and the Montrasi shall agree by unanimous vote to overturn the decree; in which case the Abtin’s and First Family ruling shall be overruled accept on issues dealing with additions to this Suquelish Compact.