Article III – Declaration of rights
Declaration of rights
All beings are enabled with free will and shall be free to act and live accordingly, so long as they harm none and do not restrict another of their freedom.
The right of self-defense and self-preservation, by use of force, is natural to all animals and we believe all of our citizens have this right.
The press has complete freedom to operate without governmental, religious or any other outside interference.
Speech shall never be censored, nor will it be altered in any way. It should be further noted that while speech isn’t restricted, none are free from the ramifications of their speech. That is that speech attempting to sway others to acts of violence or misdeed, slanderous liable, and hate speech may be met with defensive force by those it affects.
A crime must be thoroughly investigated, a perpetrator of a crime met by a trial of peers, and a punishment issued befitting of the crime. This should be concluded within one year’s time.
No taxes nor fines levied shall be expected or accepted.
Businesses within Newfredland shall meet all standards of fairness and equality.
All forms of marriage between consenting adults are recognized herein.
Individuals are to be secure in their own possessions always.
The people of Newfredland are entitled to a functional government that represents them, freedom, equality, and to pursue whatever they so desire in life.
The people are free to travel as they so wish.
We do not establish, nor recognize any religious body or association, inasmuch that all people are free to believe and practice their religions as they see fit, so long as they do not impose upon another person. This includes the right to believe in no religion at all.
We establish that all citizens have the right to speak directly to the government and to air grievances thereof, without the threat of violence or criminal ramifications.
We thereby acknowledge citizenship for all children of citizens of Newfredtown, whether or not the opposite parent is a citizen.
All citizens are given the right to sponsor others for citizenship herein and will be responsible for instructing them in the requirements for citizenship.
Free and military-free people have the right to study combative sciences, including hand-to-hand, and weaponry, and to advance as a civilian protectorate/militia of Newfredland.
Citizens hold the right to individual privacy and to be free of spying from both foreign and domestic entities.
Rights not explicitly stated herein, are to be considered open to interpretation and or open to amendment by the King of Newfredland.