Politics

Unixplorian Politics

Political Views of our Current Government

Philosophically speaking the Kingdom of Unixploria is a conservative country. We tend to see things in the light of history, and even though we are upset about some current affairs we seldom burst out in aggravation like so many seem to do in macronations.

 

We do not follow any nation's lead or take sides when it comes to politics. Of course, we have a clear opinion about the state of the world, but these opinions are meant for national eyes and ears only. We do not need to shout out our views on every single topic just because we can.

 

However, if you need to form an opinion about the current political debate in Unixploria, here's a few pointers:

 

1. Feminism vs. Humanism

We are not feminists, we are humanists. Every single division of a population goes against everything we believe in, and will only lead to more division and unrest. We need unity to tackle the many challenges ahead.

 

2. Religion vs. Secularism

We are a Christian nation. Most of us believe in the Holy Bible, and follow its principles as good as we can. Even though a clear majority of our legislation is based on Christian values and Western humanism, we do not mix religion with politics. We seldom discuss personal religious views in public. Religion should be a matter between yourself and God. Religion and politics make nasty bedfellows.

 

3. Capital Punishment

We do not believe in capital punishment. Every life is sacred according to our faith and culture. Even a murderer's life is precious in the eyes of God. We do not favor "soft sentences" when it comes to criminal acts, though. The worst crimes (e.g. homicide) are punished by the harshest sentence possible. Murder means life in imprisonment, with no chance of parole.

 

4. Economy

We believe in free enterprise. Money may sometimes do evil things, but capitalism has set more people free than any other economic system has in human history. Free enterprise must always be subjected to some minor legislation, though. Unixploria offer great opportunities for entrepreneurs, but we expect our companies to give our nation something in return.

 

5. Climate Change

We believe that climate change is occurring, and it is mainly because we as human do too much to disturb the ecological balance. Natural changes do occur, but the rate by which this is going is far from natural.

 

6. Environment

Nature is as sacred as human life. We believe that we were given this earth to nurture and protect it, not to waste its resources. Human are the highest life form on earth, and we are the masters of all other life forms. That does not, however, mean that we can treat nature as we see fit.

 

7. Culture

We do believe that a nation without culture is a doomed nation. That is why we, as a nation, promote and contribute culture in any way we can. Libraries, art galleries and all other expressions of culture are not considered a burden to our national budget, they are the necessities of a civilized nation.

 

8. Democracy

Even though we think of ourselves in terms of tradition and history, we still think that our destiny as a nation is best fulfilled under the polity of democracy. Democracy is the only political system to date that serves a majority of people. Due to our history and culture, our political parties are diverse and we allow all political expressions as long as they follow the eternal inviolability of human rights.

 

9. Israel

The Kingdom of Unixploria stands behind Israel’s right to sovereignty. We believe that Israel has been neglected by the civilized world, but we also think it’s time for real peace negotiations if Israel’s neighbors are up for the challenge of unilaterally accepting Israel as a sovereign nation. So far, we have seen little of the latter. That being said, we do not stand behind Israel's illegal settements. To achieve peace Israel must also be willing to compromise.

 

10. Legislation

There should be as few laws as possible in a free country. Freedom is a great thing, but it also comes with an equal amount of responsibility. Let us give you an example: If you use a weapon to murder someone, it is not the weapon’s fault, it is entirely yours. The criminals belong in jail, not ideas or consumer products.

 

11. Human Rights

We fully believe that all men are born equal regardless of their skin color, creed, sexual preferences or socioeconomic status. The problem is that some cultures and regimes take away their people's ability to think, act and live as they see fit. Dictatorships and religious fundamentalism go against the whole concept of human rights. This does no prevent us from acknowledging the equality of all people regardless of color or creed.

Environmental Legislation on the Forefront

About a year ago we decided to take the first steps towards becoming a more environmentally friendly nation. This is what we have accomplished so far:

 

1. All cars driven and sold in Unixploria must be hybrids or solely run on electricity.

 

2. We conserve water by minimizing the time spent in showers. We also collect rainwater to water garden plants.

 

3. We have reduced our long-distance travels, and all official travels are made by bicycles, hybrid/electric cars, trains or boats. Traveling by plane is still not prohibited but highly taxed and regulated.

 

4. To reduce pollution from transports, we try to only import goods from nations in our region. Unixploria is not yet fully self-sufficient, but we aim to be.

 

5. Recycling is mandatory for all Unixplorians.

 

6. We are currently working on ways to determine how digital waste can be minimized. Waste from digital gadgets like cell phones and computers are – along with traveling by plane – the worst choices we can make when it comes to ecological sustainability.

 

7. Pesticides are illegal to buy and use. All foods produced on Unixplorian soil are organic.

 

8. Plastic bags and containers are still not prohibited, but we have taken the first steps to minimize the use of them. A revised legislation is due later this year.

Air Travel

Our new environmental legislation is changing rapidly. From now on traveling by flight (nationally as well as internationally) is now limited to one (1) travel per person and year. This new legislation is effective immediately.

 

Flying pushes individual carbon emission levels faster and higher than any other human activity. It is time for us to rethink what really is important in our lives. We urge all other micronations to follow our lead.

Our current Government is led by Alliance for Unixploria (AU).

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789)

Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.

 

Article II – The goal of any political association is the conservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, safety and resistance against oppression.

 

Article III – The principle of any sovereignty resides essentially in the Nation. No body, no individual can exert authority which does not emanate expressly from it.

 

Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.

 

Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.

 

Article VI – The law is the expression of the general will. All the citizens have the right of contributing personally or through their representatives to its formation. It must be the same for all, either that it protects, or that it punishes. All the citizens, being equal in its eyes, are equally admissible to all public dignities, places, and employments, according to their capacity and without distinction other than that of their virtues and of their talents.

 

Article VII – No man can be accused, arrested nor detained but in the cases determined by the law, and according to the forms which it has prescribed. Those who solicit, dispatch, carry out or cause to be carried out arbitrary orders, must be punished; but any citizen called or seized under the terms of the law must obey at once; he renders himself culpable by resistance.

 

Article VIII – The law should establish only penalties that are strictly and evidently necessary, and no one can be punished but under a law established and promulgated before the offense and legally applied.

 

Article IX – Any man being presumed innocent until he is declared culpable if it is judged indispensable to arrest him, any rigor which would not be necessary for the securing of his person must be severely reprimanded by the law.

 

Article X – No one may be disturbed for his opinions, even religious ones, provided that their manifestation does not trouble the public order established by the law.

 

Article XI – The free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely, except to respond to the abuse of this liberty, in the cases determined by the law.

 

Article XII – The guarantee of the rights of man and of the citizen necessitates a public force: this force is thus instituted for the advantage of all and not for the particular utility of those in whom it is trusted.

 

Article XIII – For the maintenance of the public force and for the expenditures of administration, a common contribution is indispensable; it must be equally distributed to all the citizens, according to their ability to pay.

 

Article XIV – Each citizen has the right to ascertain, by himself or through his representatives, the need for a public tax, to consent to it freely, to know the uses to which it is put, and of determining the proportion, basis, collection, and duration.

 

Article XV – The society has the right of requesting an account from any public agent of its administration.

 

Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.

 

Article XVII – Property being an inviolable and sacred right, no one can be deprived of private usage, if it is not when the public necessity, legally noted, evidently requires it, and under the condition of a just and prior indemnity.