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Self-Sovereignty Solutions

Natural Social Contract (Draft)

A Contract Concerning Interpersonal Conduct for Mutual Benefit


The reader will only be able to understand this document if s/he has first read the essay entitled "Social Meta-Needs: A New Basis for Optimal Interaction" and then begins this document by reading the section entitled "Introduction: Purpose, Terminology and Internal Conventions" (immediately below), concurrent with or followed by reading its separate explanatory and elucidating annotation (which can be accessed by clicking on the shaded title of the Introduction).

For the first time reader it is probably best to not use the links from the capitalized words to their definitions and also to skip the large Definitions Section immediately below this Introduction Section. Instead, for a first reading it is strongly suggested that the reader simply attempt to use the vernacular meaning of a capitalized word which seems appropriate to the context in which it is used in this document, and to begin reading at the Whereas Section which is the beginning of the heart of the Natural Social Contract and all its contract clauses. After in this manner obtaining a glimmer of what the Natural Social Contract is about and how it operates, the reader will then be in a better position to delve into the full nuances of the definitions and their meanings within the contract clauses. Even though related, the meanings and usages of the linked capitalized words are often quite significantly different than any of their vernacular usages, and such differences will only become fully clear by using a circular approach to learning. Only by doing so will it be possible to fully understand the meaning and operation of the Natural Social Contract.

Introduction: Purpose, Terminology and Internal Conventions

This document (hereinafter called The Contract) is a Valid Contract which implements part of the Theory of Social Meta-Needs. Upon fulfilling the initializing Requirements of The Contract, which constitute the Connection Process that establishes The Contract as an initial set of Connection Attributes by which any two Parties to The Contract are Connected as soon as either becomes aware of the other, each Party receives Entitlements specified in The Contract from the other Parties and accepts the specified Responsibilities to the other Parties.

The Contract is divided into five types of sections: this Introduction; 26 subsections of Definitions; the Whereas section; and five Stipulations subsections, including the final Execution and Attestation section. For each subsection of The Contract there are one or more annotation pages, which are linked from and to the subsection or subsection portion to which it relates. (All such annotation page links are indicated herein by text with a colored background at the beginning of every subsection of text.) While only the text of this document itself, and nothing stated in the annotations, is actually part of The Contract, it is hoped that the explanations and examples given in the annotations will elucidate the basis of some of the definitions and Stipulations, make them more understandable and show the logical necessity for their inclusion.

The words defined in the Definitions section of The Contract are technical terms whose definitions have the purpose of making The Contract and its Stipulations clear and self-consistent. Since The Contract is conceived of and written as a self-contained axiomatic System, the meaning of each technical term is only that which can be obtained from its definition and its InterRelationships with other technical terms within all Sections of the NSC. Nevertheless the words used for the technical terms have been chosen so that their meaning within The Contract is related to some important meaning of the corresponding vernacular word. However, because certain necessary concepts do not even appear to occur in current vernacular language, in order to make the axiomatic System described by The Contract accurately Model the Social part of human Reality needing a formal Contract, in a manner most likely to enable humans to optimally increase their Lifetime Happiness all at the same time, it was necessary to make some of the definitions significantly different than existing vernacular words.

All such technical terms are indicated throughout the document and its annotations by their beginning letter (and/or letter beginning their root part) being capitalized. Some of the technical terms are defined in the Stipulations section of The Contract rather than in the Definitions section. All words not capitalized are used with one of their standard vernacular meanings. If which particular standard meaning meant is not clear from the context, then it is indicated within parentheses following the word. Occasionally within The Contract, curly brackets, { }, are used to make the logic of complex sentences and phrases clear. In The Contract the pronouns "he", "his" and "him" and any word containing "man" should be taken to encompass all sexes and genders since the level of description of Social Relationships of the Members of an optimal Freeman Society is so general in The Contract that there is never any need to distinguish sex or gender. Finally, the possessive pronoun "his" applied to any Thing, A, is always used with the intended meaning: "as A relates to or is viewed by him", rather than to any form of Ownership. This is also true for the possessive form of all nouns. The only exceptions to these intentions of meaning are when the possessive form is in a bold font or when the "A" itself is a word clearly denoting Ownership or Possession.


i. Existent; Reality; Member; Membership; Meta-Reality; Meta Levels; Thing; Well-Defined; Information; Category; Classification:
An Existent is a particular (unique) Thing (or Element) in/of Reality (also called Existence), the set of all distinguishable Things that can InterAct. The particular Things that collectively populate any set are called its Members (also Elements) and the State of being a Member is called Membership. Existents are all said to have the property of being Real and are said to Exist. An Existent is said to be Realized when some Action causes it to Exist. The only Existents are matter, energy and combinations of these (called Material Existents), and space, time, Events and Actions. An Object is a Material Existent that is not solely energy. Meta-Realities are disjoint sets of Elements that are necessary in order to describe, communicate, Control and alter the Elements of Reality. The only Attribute disinguishing one Meta-Realitiy from another is its Level. Meta-Realities (also called simply Levels) are recursively defined as follows: Level-0 Meta-Reality equals Reality; Level-n+1 Meta-Reality is the set of Elements used to describe and communicate about Level-n Meta-Reality. The general term Meta-Reality refers to any Level-n Meta-Reality where n is greater than 0. A Thing is any Element of Reality or of any Meta-Reality. A subset is Well-Defined if for any Member of the set, it is always clear whether it is in the subset or not. Information is any Well-Defined subset of Members of one or more Levels of Meta-Reality greater than zero. A Category (also Class or Collective) is any Well-Defined subset of either Reality or of a single Level of Meta-Reality. For brevity in The Contract, the term Existent is often used for Material Existent, ie. exclusive of space, time, Events and Actions. Also SubCategory, Classification, Categorical, Collectivist.

Attribute; Characteristic; Type; a-Value; Attribute Pair; Interval; Range; Duration:
An Attribute (also Characteristic or Parameter) of an Element of Level-n is a Member of Level-n+1, consisting of a pair of components: a logical component, its Type, which distinguishes it from all other Attributes; and a numerical component, its a-Value, under the conditions of its specification. When this pair nature of one specification of an Attribute needs to be emphasized the phrase Attribute Pair will be used. The a-Value of an Attribute of an Existent (a Level-1 Attribute) is the physical measurement of its numerical component. The a-Value of an Attribute of any Member of a Meta-Reality (Level-1 or greater) is specified by the creator of the Attribute. An Interval of an Attribute a given type (also Attribute Interval) is the arithmetical difference of two of its a-Value specifications (measurements). A Range of an a-Value is the pair of numbers defining the minimum and maximum for that a-Value. For the Attribute of time, an Interval is also known as a Duration.

The Identifying Information of an Existent, if such exists, is the minimum set of Attributes that uniquely enable the Identified Existent to be differentiated from all others. Also Identify, Identity, Identification, ID.

State; Defining State; Lifetime:
A State is a Category of Attribute Pairs at a given time. The Defining State of an Existent is the State that enables it to be distinguished from other Existents. The Life State of an Existent is the Category of all States of that Existent through time. The Lifetime (also Lifespan) of an Existent is the Duration during which the Existent retains its Defining State.

Event; Effect; Continuer; Action; Process; Change; Sufficient; Perform; InterAct:
An Event is a transformation of one or more Material Existents into others (their Continuers) by means of some Action, either solely or combined with other Actions as a Process, that, through space-time alters, creates or removes Attributes of the Existents causing them to Change from one State to another. To Act (also Perform) is to create or make Existent an Action (but note that an Action does not Exist prior to its creation). An Effect (also Result) is the State of the Attributes that have been Changed by an Event after the Event. To Effect (also Affect or Cause) a State to occur means to Act in a manner such that that State is the Result. Two or more Material Existents that Act upon one another are said to InterAct. An Action is said to be Outside a Process, when it is not one of the Actions composing the Process, otherwise the Action is said to be Inside the Process. An Action or Process is said to be Sufficient for the occurrence of an Event, if that Event has always been observed to follow the Action or Process unless some Outside Action intervenes. For Meta-Realities, a Process is any algorithmic means by which one set of Information uniquely specifies another. Also Actor, Performance, InterAction, InterActing, Procedure, InAction, Changed, UnChanged.

State Value; s-Evaluate; s-Value:
To s-Evaluate a State means that some Process is specified which enables the a-Values of its Attributes to be compared and added together to arrive at a single State Value, which then measures an Attribute of the State as a whole enabling it to be compared with other States, at the same or different times, having the same or different Types of Attributes. Such a Process is called the s-Evaluation of the State, when completed the State is said to be s-Evaluated by that Process and if such a Process exists the State is said to be s-Evaluable. For brevity, the State Value is henceforth referred to more simply as s-Value. Also see the definition of Worth State for yet another related use of the term Value.

Relationship; Relate:
A Relationship (also Relation) R(A,B) between two Categories A and B is the Information containing a set of pairs, the first Element of each pair of that Information being an Attribute Pair having a Type common to all Members of Category A and the second Element of each pair of that Information being a similar Attribute Pair from Category B, for which Information there is a Process, distinct from the mere listing of the corresponding Attribute Pairs, by which the Attribute Pairs from Category B may be determined from the Attribute Pairs for Category A. Attribute Pairs, one from each Category, which are thus paired by the Process of the Relation, are said to be Related. An InterRelationship is a Relationship between Members of the same Category. Also Relate.

System; Society:
A Level-1 System (hereinafter just System) is Information that consists of a Category of Material Existents plus a set of Processes between the Members of that Category, which Processes form InterRelationships between sets of Attributes of the Members of the Category. The Members of the Category are generally also called (somewhat incorrectly) Members of the System. A SubSystem is any Category of Members of a System which have some InterRelationships additional to those of all Members of the System, plus all their InterRelationship Processes. A Society is a SubSystem that has more than one human Member and, thus, contains the additional Relationships between humans (social Relationships) that a System with only one human does not. A SubSociety is any SubSystem of a Society.

Model; Representation:
A Model is an isomorphism (one-to-one correspondence of Elements and Relationships) of a specified SubCategory of the Information of a System, each with respect to a Member of Meta-Reality one higher. A Representation is an isomorphism of a set of Information with a set of Existents and their InterRelationships. Also Model (as a verb), Represent.

ii. Freeman; Social; Person; Environment; External Action; Internal Action; Outward Action; Inward Action; Personal Social Characteristics:
A Self-Sovereign Individual is a Material Existent who is not In Breach of The Contract, who is convinced that not Breaching The Contract is within his Available Actions, who fully Intends to not Breach The Contract and who has indicated these facts by Executing and Publishing an Attested copy of The Contract. For brevity hereafter in The Contract, the term Freeman is used in place of Self-Sovereign Individual. The Freeman Society is the System whose Members are Freemen and all Existents Owned, Possessed or Controlled by Freemen, and which may contain any Process that is consistent with The Contract. Freemen are also denoted as Full Members of the Freeman Society. Social (also Societal) refers to the Category of Actions of one Freeman upon another, and upon all Existents Owned, Possessed or Controlled by Freemen, and of Events, Effects or States resulting from such Actions. Thus, Non-Social is the Category of Actions that do not have Effects on other Freemen. An Ex-Freeman is any Material Existent that was a Freeman. The Person of a Freeman is his body including the Information Represented within it and, thus, including his mind. The Person of a Freeman is also called his I or his Self). The Non-Person of a Freeman is, thus, all of Reality except his Person. The Non-Person of a Freeman is also called his Non-I, his Non-Self, or his Environment. An External Action/Event is an Action/Event directly affecting the Person of a Freeman which is not created by his Person (ie. the Action/Event is created by his Environment). An Internal Action/Event is an Action/Event that is created by the Person of the Freeman (ie. created by the I). An Outward Action/Event is an Internal Action/Event that directly affects a Freeman's Environment. An Inward Action/Event is an Internal Action/Event that only directly affects a Freeman's Person. A Freeman's Personal Characteristics are all Attributes of his Person and his Internal Actions. A Freeman's Personal Social Characteristics are any of his Personal Characteristics that some other Freeman judges may affect the InterActions between his Self and the Freeman. A Social Contract is a Valid Contract Executed by the Members of a Society containing only Symmetrical Stipulations. Any such Social Contract is described as Acceptable, whereas any Society whose Members are not operating under a Social Contract is deemed UnAcceptable. Also Freemen, Revoked, Personal, InterPersonal.

iii. Effective Cause:
An Action is the Effective Cause of some Event, if the Action was the last Outward Action of one or more Freemen in a Process which Action was Sufficient for the occurrence of the Event. Such one or more Freemen are then said to have Effectively Caused the Event. Also Effectively Prevented.

iv. Freedom; Constraint; Available Actions; Available States:
A Potential Action, Potential Event, Potential Effect or Potential State of a Freeman is an Action, Event, Effect or State, respectively, that would be possible for him to Perform, cause or create if he is UnConstrained and aware of these possibilities. A Potential Action, Event, Effect or State of a Freeman is in a State of Constraint when one or more prior Events have made the Action, Event, Effect or State physically impossible to Exist or have caused any of its Attributes to be eliminated, have their a-Values altered or have the Interval of any a-Value Range decreased. The Freedom of a Freeman is the set of all his Potential Actions, Potential Events, Potential Effects and Potential States which are not Constrained and of which he is aware, with respective subsets of his Freedom being: Available Actions, Available Events, Available Effects and Available States. Also UnAvailable.

Compel; Compulsion; Resist; Resistance; Liberty; Liberate:
A Potential Action, Event or State of a Freeman is Socially Constrained when it is Constrained by one or more UnPermitted prior Events Effectively Caused by one or more other Freemen. Effective Causes of Social Constraints are also called Actions, Events, Effects or States of Compulsion. To Resist is to attempt to reduce the Constraining Effects of Compulsion. The Liberty of a Freeman is the set of all his Actions, Events and States which are not Socially Constrained. Social Freedom is the subset of a Freeman's Freedom which is Social and thus, which are Potential Connections to other Freemen. The remainder of his Freedom would then be his Personal Freedom. To Liberate a non-Freeman is to help him eliminate Social Constraints on his Actions, Events and States - ie. to increase his Liberty. Also Compel, Resistance.

v. Happiness; Lifetime Happiness; Total Past Happiness; Total Future Happiness; Total Future Happiness Expectation; Benefit; Harm; Injury:
Happiness (also Happiness State) is the consciously or subconsciously s-Evaluable State of a Freeman containing all sensations, feelings, and emotions, the State Value of which all Actions of that Freeman seek to increase. Lifetime Happiness (also LTH) is the accumulated total of the instantaneous State Values of the Happiness States of a Freeman over his Lifetime. Lifetime Happiness is divisible into two disjoint portions: Total Past Happiness, the portion which is not alterable, and Total Future Happiness, the portion which the Intent of all a Freeman's Actions is to maximize. Total Future Happiness Expectation (also TFHE) is a Freeman's current estimation of what his Total Future Happiness will be. A Harm or, respectively, Benefit (also Beneficial Value), is any Event after which either the Total Past Happiness or the Total Future Happiness Expectation, or both of a Freeman are lower, respectively higher, by his s-Evaluation than they would have been had the Event not occurred. An Injury is specific Harm to a Freeman caused by a physiological reduction in the Happiness generating capability of his Person. To Harm or, respectively, Benefit a Freeman means to be the Effective Cause of an Event which that Freeman s-Evaluates to be Harm or Benefit, respectively. Also Happy, Harmful, Injure, Injurious, UnHappiness, Beneficial, UnHarmed, UnInjured.

vi. Choice; Decision; Estimation; Intention; Chosen Action; UnChosen Action; Rational Action; Manifest Action:
A Freeman's Choices are the set of all Information pairs, the first of which is a Representation of one of his Available Actions and the second of which is a Choice Estimation (also just Estimation or Judgment), by which he Decides (also Chooses) which of those Actions to Perform. An Intent is a Decision to become the Effective Cause of an Effect or State. An Intended Action is a hypothetical Available Action of Intent, Decided but not yet Performed, but which will be Performed in the absence of any additional thought, Informational input or External Event. A Desired Effect is an Effect which is the goal or purpose of an Intended Action. A Chosen Action is an Intended Action that a Freeman creates by actually Performing it. An UnChosen Action is an Action created by the Person of a Freeman that is an UnControllable result of the physiology of the Freeman's Person. A Rational Action is the Chosen Action that a Freeman Decided was most likely to Benefit him and indefinitely continues to maintain was such an Action under the Environmental conditions extant at the time that he made the Decision. A Manifest Action is an Available Action for a Freeman-A that another Freeman-B is convinced will be the Effective Cause of some Event. Also Estimate, Judge, Intend, Intention, UnIntended, Decision, Manifestly Act, IrRational.

vii. Connect; Involve; Connection Process; Connection Attributes; Connection Initiator:
A Potential Connection is an Event that creates a Relationship between the Person of a Freeman and some Existent or set of Information (more technically correct, between the body of a Freeman and some Existent and/or between the mind of a Freeman and some Information). A Connection is the Event of awareness of a Freeman that a Potential Connection Exists. The Process by which a Freeman becomes Connected to an Existent is called the Connection Process. The Connection Process establishes a set of corresponding pairs of {Type, a-Value} Pairs for the Relationship of the Connection called the Connection Attributes. The Freeman who is the Effective Cause of the Connection Process is called the Connection Initiator and is said to have Initiated the Connection, even though some other Freeman may have Effectively Caused the awareness. An Involvement exists between two Connected Freemen (who are said to be Involved) with respect to a particular set of Connection Attributes, when either one is Under Duress from the other (in which case the Connection Attributes are the Events relating to the Duress) or when the Connection Attributes are Permitted by both (also called an Association). A DisInvolvement is a Publication by a Freeman-A of his Decision to refuse an Involvement or to end his Involvement with a Freeman-B with respect to certain Connection Attributes. Two Freeman are UnInvolved with respect to a set of Connection Attributes when either one or both are unaware of those Connection Attributes relating them or one of them has DisInvolved himself from the other with respect to those Connection Attributes. Also Associated, Involvement Initiator, Initiated the Involvement, Initiating, Initialize, Non-Initiating.

Worth State; Value; Evaluation; Damage:
The Worth State of a Material Existent or set of Information to which a Freeman is Connected is the Category of those Attributes of the Existent or the Information which are Related to the Attributes of his Happiness by a Process such that if they are Changed then his Happiness State is also Changed. The Life Worth State of an Existent or set of Information to which a Freeman is Connected is the Category of all its Worth States during his Lifetime. The Life Worth State Value of a Material Existent or set of Information to which a Freeman is Connected is the Benefit resulting from any or all of the creation, Existence, Control, Possession and Ownership of the Existent or, respectively, from the creation and/or knowledge of the set of Information. For brevity the term Value is hereafter used for Life Worth State Value and the subjective Process of determining that Value is hereafter also called Evaluation. A Material Existent or set of information is said to be DeValued (also Damaged) if its Value to one or more Freemen has been reduced. Also Valuable, DeValuation, Damage, Damaging.

viii. Modified Action
A Modified Action by Freeman-A is a Chosen Action which is different from that which would have been his Chosen Action if another Freeman-B had not Initiated a Connection with him immediately prior to the Choice of Action. The Action of Freeman-B which was the Effective Cause of the Initiated Connection is called the Modifying Action. Thus, an UnModified Action of a Freeman-A with respect to a Connection Initiated by another Freeman-B is either an UnChosen Action or a Chosen Action which is identical to what would have been his Chosen Action if the Connection had not occurred. A Modified Event, Modified Effect or Modified State for Freeman-A is an Event, Effect or State, respectively, for which an Action of another Freeman-B is included in its Sufficient causal Process, and which would not have been precisely the same if Freeman-B had not Initiated a Connection with Freeman-A. An Exchange (also Trade or Reciprocity is the set of Modified Events/Effects/States that comes into Existence when two Freemen become Involved. Also Modify, Modification, UnModified Event, UnModified Effect, UnModified State.

ix. Responsible Harm; Permitted Harm; Connection Harm
A Responsible Harm (also UnPermitted Harm) to a Freeman-A is a Modified Event for Freeman-A, which results from a Connections Initiated by another Freeman-B, which Freeman-A judges to have resulted in a Harm to him; except when Freeman-B has an Entitlement, including a Permission from Freeman-A, to Act as he did. The latter case, when Permission has been given, and thus an Exchange established, is called Permitted Harm. Connection Harm refers to the special case of Responsible Harm to a Freeman-A due to the mere UnChosen diversion of his consciousness (interruption) and the consequent loss of his potential to increase his Total Future Happiness for the Duration of such diversion, or caused by any other UnPermitted Connection Initiated by another Freeman-B.

UnRequested Benefit; Accepted Benefit; Reward; Return Value for Value Given
An UnRequested Benefit (also Beneficial Gift) to a Freeman-A is a Modified Event Initiated by another Freeman-B which Freeman-A judges to have resulted in a Benefit to him, but for which Freeman-A has no Entitlement to receive such Benefit and has not given Permission to Freeman-B to Act as he did (and Freeman-B has no Entitlement to so Act). In the case that Freeman-A did have Entitlement to the Benefit or he Chose to either receive or take it or both (effectively giving Permission for the Beneficial Act), then the Event is called an Accepted Benefit (also Permitted Benefit). A Reward (also Return Value for Value Given) is the Value Evaluated by a Freeman-B who is the Effective Cause of an UnRequested and Accepted Benefit to a Freemen-A, which Value is transferred by Freeman-A to Freeman-B.

Defendable Threat
A Defendable Threat to a Freeman-A is one or more of: a Connection Initiated by another Freeman-B, a Manifest Action of another Freeman-B, or the InAdequate Control of a Possession by another Freeman-B, which State Freeman-A or another Freeman-C Evaluates will be followed by a Responsible Harm to Freeman-A, unless some InterAction with Freeman-B occurs.

Necessary Harm
Necessary Harm (also called UnAvoidable Harm) is any Harm to Freeman-A Effectively Caused by Freeman-B during Freeman-B's Performance of Defense or RePossession which results from Actions of Freeman-B that he is convinced are necessary to Effect such Defense or RePossession.

x. Agent; Client; Personate
An Agent (also Surrogate) is a Freeman-A who Acts for and, if so Stipulated in a Valid Contract, fully in the place of (ie. he Personates) another Freeman-B (called his Client) according to Freeman-B's Intentions and purposes, either as instructed by Freeman-B (again best Stipulated in a Valid Contract) or as best that Freeman-A can determine those purposes. A Responsible Agent is a Freeman (whether an Agent of another Freeman or merely of himself) who is the author of and ultimately accountable for all effects of his Actions and Material Existents under his Control. A Perpetual Agent is an arrangement by which a Responsible Agent is Responsible to Perform certain Stipulations of a Valid Contract (ie. a Freeman is specified by the Contract to Perform the necessary Actions to attempt to achieve specified purposes) continues to Exist as long as the purposes of those Stipulations exist, potentially even after the creator of those Stipulations (the original Client) no longer exists. Also Personating.

xi. Duress; Intact Equity Relationship
Duress is the State of one Freeman-A (the Duressee) with respect to another Freeman-B (the Duressor) when:

  1. Freeman-A perceives and Performs Defense against a Defendable Threat to himself or another Freeman-C by Freeman-B, or Freeman-B's Agent, and Freeman-B is not currently a Duressee with respect to Freeman-A or Freeman-C;
  2. Freeman-A formally Charges that Freeman-B or Freeman-B's agent has Violated Freeman-A; or
  3. Freeman-A has received a Restitution Agreement or Restitution Requirement from Freeman-B which is not yet Complete.

In any of these cases Freeman-A is said to be Under Duress From Freeman-B and the two Freeman are Involved, with the Events of the Duress being the Connection Attributes of their Connection, even though Freeman-B may not previously have been aware of the Existence of Freeman-A. Involved Freemen who are not Under Duress From one another are said to be in an Intact Equity Relationship. When either of two Involved Freemen is Under Duress from the other, their Equity Relationship is said to be Broken, and when the Duress between them is terminated, the Broken Equity Relationship again becomes Intact.

xii. Valid Contract; Party
A Valid Contract (also Contractual Relationship or just Contract) is a recorded set of Connection Attributes of a Connection Process that Connects a Freeman who Executes the Contract to any other Freeman who has already Executed it as soon as either becomes aware of the other. A Party to a Valid Contract is any Freeman who is Connected to it by its Connection Process. A Valid Contract has the following Connection Attributes.

  1. It contains only words with unambiguous definitions, or words for which the meaning is defined within the Contract using only words with unambiguous definitions,
  2. It contains an Attested Execution by each Party,
  3. It contains Responsibilities of each Party,
  4. It contains Entitlements of each Party,
  5. It contains Arbitration Clauses,
  6. It contains Breach Penalties for each kind of Breach,
  7. It contains Termination Clauses and Termination Penalties,
  8. It contains copies for each Party of all its text including images of Executed and Attested portions,
  9. It does not contain any Requirement to Perform an Action or be the Effective Cause of an Event which if done by a Freeman would be an UnExcusable Breach of The Contract,
  10. It may contain clauses Permitting and even Requiring one or more Parties to Perform Actions and to Effectively Cause Events that would otherwise be Violations of one or more of the Parties,
  11. It may contain other text including a preamble or introduction, Guidelines for each Party and a Whereas section, and
  12. At the time of its Execution, a State of Duress does not exist between the Executor and the Attestor, nor between the Executor and any other Party to the Contract.

Stipulation; Clause; Rule
The Information of the Connection Attributes of a Valid Contract is said to be Stipulated in a Contract, however recorded, by clear and specific statements called Stipulations (also Clauses, Rules or Terms). Symmetrical Stipulations are Responsibilities, Entitlements and/or Guidelines which apply equally to all Principal Parties to a Contract.

Attest; Execute
Attested means that there are one or more Freemen, the Attestors, who verify the authenticity of the Identifying Information of one or more of the Parties to a Contract and witnesses their Execution of (the Action of indicating agreement by affixing a date and time stamped signature) the Contract. Also Attest, Execute, Executor.

Responsible; Responsibilities; Required; Requirement; Penalty Clause
Responsibilities are any or all of Actions, Processes, Events and Effects which some Party to a Contract is Required either to Perform or to create. (They are Responsible to make those happen). A Required Action, Process, Event or Effect is one such that its Non-Performance by the Responsible Party, causes him to be In Breach of the Contract which includes it (ie. it is a Requirement of the contract) unless he Performs the Action prescribed in a Penalty Clause (if any) for that specific failure. Hereafter in The Contract, the term Responsible is always used with this general meaning related to Contracts, which subsumes the previous meanings within the terms Responsible Harm and Responsible Agent as they apply to The Contract. Other words used with the same effective meaning as Required are Mandatory, Must, Will, Do, Am, Shall, Agree, Promise.

Entitlement; Claim
An Entitlement (also Claim) is a Benefit that a Party to a Contract receives (or is Entitled to receive) from that Party or those Parties to the Contract that are Responsible to provide it (make it available or transfer it to him). An Entitled Freeman is a Freeman who holds an Entitlement (ie. is a Party to a Valid Contract that conveys an Entitlement to him).

Arbitration Clause; Principal Parties
Arbitration Clauses are one or more Stipulations which create a Procedure by which, for the Contract Duration, there continue to exist a Freeman or group of Freemen, the Arbitrator(s), who optionally Attests the initial Contract Execution and Mediates disagreements between the Principal Parties which are related to the Contract, according to Procedures also Stipulated in the Contract, which Procedures may include prescribed Non-Performance Penalties (Values Required to be paid by Principal Parties relative to certain Non-Performance of their Responsibilities under the Contract). The Principal Parties to a Contract are those who have Responsibilities and Entitlements outside of the Arbitration Clauses.

Termination Clause; Contract Duration; Termination Penalties
Termination Clauses are Stipulations specifying a Procedure by which each Party may terminate any and all of the Connection Attributes created by the Contract, perhaps by making prescribed Termination Penalties (Values payable upon valid Termination of the Contract). The Contract Duration (also Duration of the Contract or Term) is the Duration of time from the Contract's Initiating Connection Process until its Valid Termination (ie. termination according to the Stipulations of the Contract - also simply Termination) by all but one Principal Party, or by the Arbitrator(s) without a replacement to which all Principal Parties agree.

Breach; Breach Penalties; Excusable Breach
A Freeman is In Breach of a Contract to which he is a Principal Party, when he Acts contrary to any of its Required Stipulations or does not Perform or fulfill any of his particular Stipulated Responsibilities. Breach Penalties (which may include Required payments or other Actions) may be prescribed for each kind of Breach of a Contract or may be left up to the specification of the Party who makes the Charge of Breach. A Breach Duration is the Duration that a Plaintiff making a Charge of Breach asks to be part of the Breach Penalty for the Defendant, An Excusable Breach is a clearly defined and highly limited exception to what would otherwise be a Breach (generally because of some extreme extenuating circumstance) for which no Breach Penalty is prescribed. In particular, within The Contract when an Excusable Breach occurs a Trial does not Determine that the Status of a Freeman so having Acted is Revoked. Any Breach that is not Excusable is called an UnExcusable Breach, or, within The Contract, a Revocable Breach. Also Breach, Breached, UnBreached, Excused.

Guidelines; Whereas
Guidelines are optional Stipulations of a Valid Contract that suggest but do not Require certain Actions and behaviors by certain Parties to a Contract. The Whereas section of any Contract identifies the Parties to the Contract and describes their relevant background and motives for entering into the Contract.

The Contract; Status; Attach
The phrase The Contract used within a Valid Contract means that particular Valid Contract in which it is used. The Status of a Valid Contract, of a Charge, of a Restitution Agreement, of a Restitution Request, of a Deed of Entitlement, of Identifying Information or of any other Information of the Contract Connection Attributes of a Party to the Contract (including all items of Property), which Status is Published and Searchably Linked to his Identifying Information (for this last reason, such Status is often referred to as the Status of the Freeman himself), is a designation of the current State of adherence to the Stipulations of a particular Contract or The Contract by that particular Freeman or the current State of the Procedures that are Required by The Contract. A Status is Attached to a Freeman and to a Contract or any other Published document when it is Searchably Linked to that Freeman's Published copy of the document. A Status is also something that can be formally Attached to an Existent and less formally is any term describing the Attributes of a Material Existent which Relate to the definitions and Stipulations of a Valid Contract. Within the text of The Contract, a word used to designate a Status is always placed within double quotes - eg. "Settled".

xiii. Permission; Terms; Withdrawal
Permission is a Valid Contract or a recorded or unrecorded mutual understanding between two Freemen, who are in an Equity Relationship, about any subsequent necessary Action which effects the temporary transfer to one of them of partial or full, Possession, use or Control with respect to some portion of a Possession or Property of the other, including the Person of the other. If a Permission is not a by means of a Valid Contract then there is no formal mechanism available for recovery of loss from any Harm done by either Freeman related to that Possession. Withdrawal is the Act of terminating Permission. The Terms of Permission are the details of the description of the form and extent of the transfer including the conditions under which Withdrawal may occur. Also Permit, Permitting, Permitted, UnPermitted, Withdraw, Withdrawn.

xiv. Possession; Possessor; Entitled Possession; RePossess
Possession is the particular set of Connection Attributes, of any Connection of a Freeman:

  1. to a Material Existent, of being touched by, joined to, enclosed by or held within the boundaries of the Person of the Freeman or another of his Possessions,
  2. to a set of Information, of being Represented within the boundaries of the Freeman's body or other of his Possessions, or
  3. to a Parcel of Real Estate, of having the Person of the Freeman or any of his Possessions be within the boundaries of the Real Estate,

with respect to which no other Freeman has an Entitlement to Possession except when certain specified Connection Attributes of Possession have been Permitted to him, for b. unless the Information has been Published. A Possessor of a Material Existent, a set of Information or a Parcel of Real Estate is a Freeman who has it in his Possession. Exclusive Possession means that a Possessor is the only Freeman who has Possession. A Possessor has Entitled Possession when there is a Valid Contract Stipulating the Attributes of his Entitlement to Possession. RePossess means to regain Possession of an Existent for which one has Entitled Possession. Also Possessed, UnPossessed, Possession Entitlement.

xv. Control; Controller; Adequate Control
A Freeman has Control over some Material Existent if some Action that influences that Existent's contribution to some Process is part of his Freedom. A Controller of an Existent is a Freeman who has Control. Exclusive Control over an Existent means that a Controller is the only Freeman who has any Control over it. A Controller has Entitled Control when there is a Valid Contract Stipulating the Attributes of his Entitlement to Control. Adequate Control means that the Actions related to an Existent, of a Freeman who is in Possession or Control of the Existent, do not result in Responsible Harm to another Freeman. Also UnControlled, InAdequate Control.

Self-Mastery describes the fact of Reality that every Existent has more direct Attributes of Possession and Control over itself, and more direct access to Information Represented within itself, than does any other Existent and that this "more" includes Attributes of Existents, Information and Processes the Possession, Control or access of which is physically impossible for any other Existent. In this regard a Freeman can be thought of as a Self-Master.

xvi. Ownership; Property Entitlement; Property; Owner; UnWanted; Ownable; Register
A Property Entitlement (also just Title or Ownership) is the Entitlement to have a Connection to a specific Material Existent, set of Information or Parcel of Real Estate, any of which is then called an Item of Property (also just Property). Such Title is conveyed to a Freeman (is gained by him) by all other Freemen when he completes a Connection Process with the item of Property in accordance with the Acceptable Methods detailed in The Contract. A Freeman holding a Property Entitlement is called its Owner and is said to Own the item of Property. Any item of Property may also have a set of Stipulations in one or more Valid Contracts enumerating the Permitted and UnPermitted Actions and Responsibilities of its Owner with respect to that Property. The Duration of Ownership is until such time as the Title of the Property is transferred or terminated in accord with the Acceptable Methods. A Material Existent, a set of Information or a Parcel of Real Estate is Ownable (ie. can become Property) if the Acceptable Methods of Ownership acquisition Required by The Contract can be met, otherwise it is UnOwnable. An Existent is UnWanted if it is Ownable, but it continues to remain not Owned (UnOwned). Co-Ownership arises when two or more Freemen have Ownership of the same item of Property. A Deed of Entitlement is a specialized Valid Contract that contains the Identifying Information for the Property, includes the Responsibilities and Permissions of the Owners and may contain Covenants all with respect to the said Property, the Owners of other Property, or other Parties to the Contract. The Ownership of Property may be Registered by Publishing its Identifying Information, documentation that it has been acquired by Acceptable Methods, and its Deed of Entitlement, if any. Deeds of Entitlement and Registration can also apply to mere Entitled Possession by one Freeman of the Property of another Freeman. Also Co-Owned, Co-Owner, Registering, Registration.

An Executor of The Contract is a Self-Owner, because by Executing The Contract all Freemen convey to him a Property Entitlement in himself, which he Registers by Publishing Identifying Information including a copy of his Executed and Attested Contract. Also Self-Ownership or Self-Sovereignty.

xvii. Real Estate; Parcel; Span; Working
A Parcel of Real Estate (also just Real Estate) is the result of applying and completing the Acceptable Methods detailed in The Contract to a volume of space no part of which is already within a Parcel of Real Estate, in order to gain a Property Entitlement with respect to that volume of space. The Span of a volume of space or a Parcel of Real Estate is the diameter of the smallest sphere that encloses it. Working an UnOwned volume of space or an Abandoned Parcel of Real Estate means that a Freeman, his Agent or one of his Possessions surveys, inspects, traverses, fences or otherwise physically InterActs with the volume of space within distances of all its boundary points specified within the Acceptable Methods Stipulations of The Contract.

A Covenant is a Stipulation within the Deeds of Entitlement of two Parcels of Real Estate (or more generally some condition of use, Control, disposal, etc. within the Contract covering the transfer of Ownership of any Property) with a common boundary (adjoining parcels of Real Estate) specifying certain Permissions and Responsibilities of each Owner, as a Perpetual Agent continued through transfer, in accord with Acceptable Methods, of the Ownership of the Real Estate; and possibly of some specified other Principal Party who is not an Owner of adjoining Real Estate. If a Principal Party to the Deed of Entitlement is the Owner, as a Perpetual Agent, of an adjoining parcel of Real Estate, then such Covenants:

  1. state the Responsibilities of each Owner with respect to the common boundary,
  2. state the Permissions of each Owner with respect to the other's Real Estate,
  3. may place certain limits on the use and sale of their Real Estate by one or both Owners, and
  4. may place certain limits on any transfer of Possession of their Real Estate by one or both Owners.

If the Covenant relates to a boundary with UnOwned space, then it describes the current boundary conditions that the Freeman Registering the Real Estate Requires to not be altered by the Action of any Freeman as an Entitlement of his Ownership under The Contract.

Egress; Egress Real Estate
Egress is a Stipulation, within a Covenant of Real Estate-A, which Permits a Freeman Owner of an adjoining Real Estate-B to cause himself, his Possessions or specified other Freemen, all to be located inside the boundaries of and to travel across Real Estate-A, and specifies the conditions of that use. Egress Real Estate is Real Estate that has an Egress Stipulation in a Covenant with every adjoining Real Estate.

xviii. Theft
Theft is a Connection Initiated by a Freeman-A (called a Thief) with respect to a Material Existent which is Owned by, in the Entitled Possession of, or under the Entitled Control of Freeman-B, which results in the Existent being transferred into the Possession and/or Control of Freeman-A without the Permission of Freeman-B, regardless of whether the Material Existent is ultimately Abandoned by Freeman-A or is transferred by Freeman-A into the Possession and/or Control of another Freeman-C. A Material Existent for which the Possession or Control is transferred without the Permission of its Entitled Possessor/Controller is called Stolen. Also Rob, Robbed, Robber, Stole, Stolen, Steal.

xix. Abandonment
Abandonment is an Event Effectively Caused by a Freeman-A (the Abandoner) the Effect of which is a Change of the State of a particular Material Existent Owned by Freeman-B (who could be Freeman-A) to one of being in the Possession or under the Control of a Freeman-C without his Permission, or to one of being within an UnOwned volume of space. A Material Existent the Possession or Control of which is transferred without Permission of the Recipient of Possession or Control, or a Material Existent which is simply in an UnPossessed, UnRegistered and UnControlled State in an UnOwned volume of space is said to be Abandoned.

xx. Violation; Alleged; Satisfied; Actual Violator; Actual Victim; InValidated
A Violation of Freeman-A by another Freeman-B is a Responsible Harm to Freeman-A by Freeman-B or a Breach by Freeman-B of a Valid Contract to which both are Parties. Any Violation is regarded as Alleged from the time of its occurrence until it is Satisfied when either the Involved Freemen Execute a Restitution Agreement, a Trial makes a Determination regarding the Violation or a Charge regarding the Violation is Dropped. An Alleged Victim is a Freeman who thinks he has been Violated by another Freeman (his Alleged Violator). A Violation becomes Actual upon the Execution of a Restitution Agreement or its Finding of validity by a Trial. Under such conditions the Alleged Violator becomes an Actual Violator and the Alleged Victim becomes an Actual Victim (Violator and Victim for short), both retroactively to the time of the occurrence of the Violation Event. An Alleged Violation becomes InValidated, again retroactively to the time of the occurrence of the Alleged Violation Event, when the Finding of a Trial is that the Alleged Violational Event either did not occur or was not a Violation. Also Violate, Violational, Satisfaction, UnSatisfied.

xxi. Protection; Defend; Protect; Defense
Protection is any Action by a Freeman-A, which is not a Violation, the Intent of which is to prevent Harm to his Self or another Freeman-B. Defense is any Action by a Freeman-A the Intent of which is to terminate a Defendable Threat, thereby preventing Responsible Harm to his Self or another Freeman-B. Also Protect, Protective, Protector, Defend, Defensive, Defender.

xxii. Restitution; Completion
Restitution is a Process to as much as possible in Reality attempt to reverse all Harm resulting from a Violation to a Freeman-A by a Freeman-B. Since the laws or Reality do not allow any Event to be actually undone (as if it never occurred), the only possible reversal of such a Violation is for Freeman-B to attempt to restore the Lifetime Happiness of Freeman-A by increasing his Total Future Happiness Expectation so that at the time of Completion of the restoration Process (the Restitution) the sum of Freeman-A's Total Past Happiness and Total Future Happiness Expectation is equal to what it would have been if the Violation had not occurred and all else had remained the same. Restitution is said to be Complete (also Restituted) or to have the Status of "Complete", at the time that the Stipulations detailed by a Restitution Agreement or Restitution Requirement have been accomplished or the Charges have been Dropped or invalidated by a Trial. Also Restitute, Completed, Completion, InComplete.

Restitution Request
A Restitution Request is a detailed description in the form of a Contract by one of a pair of Connected Freemen of his Stipulations for Restitution from the other. A Restitution Request may be updated from time to time as its creator decides is appropriate to his need for Lifetime Happiness restoration.

Restitution Agreement; Guilt
When a Dispute is Settled before the Determination of a Trial, the written document detailing the amounts, kinds and Procedures of Restitution is called a Restitution Agreement. A Restitution Agreement has the same form and structure as a Valid Contract (with the Victim and Violator in the role of the Principal Parties), except that the Victim remains Under Duress from the Violator until Restitution is Complete. In addition, an admission of Guilt by the Violator (that he was the Effective Cause of the Violation) is a Required Stipulation of any Restitution Agreement.

Restitution Requirement
When a Dispute is Determined by a Trial, the written document detailing the amounts, types and Procedures of Restitution is called a Restitution Requirement. A Restitution Requirement is formally the same as a Restitution Agreement except that the Violator is Required by The Contract to Execute it.

A Violation is called UnRestitutable if in the Evaluation (of his Total Future Happiness Expectation) by a Freeman Harmed by the Violation, his Lifetime Happiness is and continues to be less than what it would have been if the Violational Event had not occurred. Also Restitutable.

xxiii. Plaintiff; Defendant; Charges
A Plaintiff is a Freeman-A who formally accuses another Freeman-B (the Defendant) of Violating him, and begins the formal Process Stipulated in The Contract to gain Restitution for any Harm of the Alleged Violation, which Process includes at the least the Actions of the Publication of a clear description of the Alleged Violation against the Defendant (the Charge) and of the Restitution Request wanted from him.

Disputants; Dispute
The Plaintiff and Defendant are said to be Disputants and the Connection Process Initiated by the Plaintiff with the Defendant and all its Continuers until the Settlement is called a Dispute.

Settled; Settlement
A Dispute is Settled and the corresponding Case will have "Settled" as its Status when either a Restitution Agreement has been Executed, a Determination Report has been Published or the Charges are Dropped. Also Settle, Settlement, UnSettled.

Case; Case Process; Trial Service Contract
The collection of Plaintiff, Defendant, Charges, Dispute, Restitution Requests, Mediation, Trial and all Related Existents and Procedures, Events and Publications is called a Case. A Case Process is a Process for bringing the Case Dispute to Settlement which contains at least the following steps.

  1. One or more Freemen become Plaintiff and Act to gain Restitution by naming one or more other Freemen as Defendant and Publishing one or more Charges and Restitution Requests.
  2. The Plaintiff concludes Valid Contracts (Trial Service Contracts) with other Freemen to serve as director, Judge and other positions specified in the Case Process, with respect to a Trial to Determine the Case, according to the Procedures of the Trial Decision Process clearly Stipulated in the Trial Service Contracts. These Contracts and the Trial Decision Process may optionally involve Jurors and Witnesses.

Open; Dropped
After Charges and Restitution Requests are Published they are Open until such time as they are Dropped by the Plaintiff, a Restitution Agreement is concluded or a Determination Report is Published. Dropped means that the Charges and Restitution Request are no longer held to be valid by the Plaintiff, in which case only that simple Status (ie. "Dropped") need be Attached to their previous Publication. Charges Determined by a Trial or terminated by a Restitution Agreement have the Status of "Closed", whether or not they are Found to be valid, not valid or indeterminable. Also Drop, Dropping.

xxiv. Mediation
Mediation is any Process after the creation of a Case, but before the Determination of a Trial, which accomplishes a Settlement of the Charges and Restitution Requests. Any Settlement, except by the Dropping of Charges, necessarily includes an admission of Guilt by any Defendants making Restitution (who then become Actual Violators). As with the Restitution Requirement Effected by the Determination of a Trial, any Restitution Agreement achieved by Mediation together with the corresponding admissions of Guilt are Required to be Published and the Status of "Settled" or "Dropped", as appropriate, is Attached to the originally Published Charges and Restitution Requests.

xxv. Trial; Determination; Finding; Verdict; Judge; Jurors; Witness
A Trial is a Process which results in an Event of Determination. If the Charges are validated, then the Defendant becomes an Actual Violator and the Plaintiff becomes an Actual Victim, both retroactive to the time the Violation is Determined to have occurred. A Determination is the result of a Trial Decision Process with respect to all Charges and Restitution Requests which results in a Finding (also Verdict) with respect to the Charges of "valid", "not valid" or "indeterminable". If the Finding is "valid" then the Restitution Request is transformed into a Restitution Requirement and, if one of the validated Charges is UnExcusable Breach of The Contract, the Status of "Ex-Freeman" is Attached to the Identifying Information of the Defendant. All this Information, including the logic and reasoning behind the Finding, becomes the Determination Report and is Published. A Freeman is called a Judge while acting as director/adjudicator of a Trial. Any Trial may also include one or more Freemen, Jurors and Witnesses, who assist in making the Determination. A Trial Decision Process is a clearly and fully defined specification of the Freemen who make a Determination and the Procedures for making the Determination and the Publication of the Determination Report. A Breach Jury is any set of one or more Freemen who, by a simple majority, make all Findings related to Breach Charges Determined at a Trial. Also Found, Determinable.

xxvi. Universal Communications Network (UCN); Public Information; Published
A Universal Communications Network (UCN) is a service by which all Freemen can verify that a Material Existent is a Freeman; can find out the details and Status of any Charges and Restitution Requests against a Freeman; can find out the details and Status of any Restitution Agreements to which a Freeman is a Principal Party; can read the Determination Report from any Trial in which a Freeman has been a Disputant; can determine the boundaries and Covenants of any Real Estate Owned or Possessed by a Freeman; may ascertain the Status of The Contract with respect to any Identifying Information and may verify a Freeman's Ownership or Possession of such other Property as he wishes to record there. All such Information concerning any particular Freeman when Searchably Linked with his Identifying Information is said to be Published. A Search Engine is a software tool that does a text search and indexing of all Public Information on all UCNs. Public Information means Information which is accessible by anyone Connected to the UCN. Also Publication.

Whereas, I, __(insert name of Executor)__, with Identifying Information at: __(insert link to Identifying Information of Executor)__, recognize that my primary life purpose is to increase my Total Future Happiness as much as possible by Choosing and Performing Rational Actions; and, in order to maximize the type, number and degree of Potential Actions that are Available for me to Choose and to maximize the probability that my Rational Actions will accomplish the immediate purposes for which I Choose and Perform them:

a. I want to be Violated to the least extent possible;

b. I want to receive Restitution from my Actual Violators to the extent possible;

c. I want to have any Freeman who is in UnExcusable Breach of The Contract denied its Entitlements (thus, becoming an Ex-Freeman);

d. I want to foster joint projects with other Freeman under a Social System that contains mutually agreed compossible (consistently, mutually sustainable) Procedures by which:

  1. Property Entitlement, Possession and Abandonment of Items of Property are fully defined and established and
  2. Charges, Mediations, Trials and Restitutions with respect to all Violations are Processed

in a manner that optimally increases the Lifetime Happiness of all Freemen, but particularly including all Victims; and

e. I want to communicate my intellectual and psychological emancipation to other Freemen in order to establish Equity Relationships in which mutually Beneficial Exchanges can occur, and to non-Freemen in order to promote the ideas inherent in The Contract for the purpose of increasing the numbers of Freemen.

Therefore do I Agree to the following:

A. General Stipulations

1. Although I Will obey the Requirements of The Contract as soon as I have Executed it, I Will not assume the Entitlements of The Contract, Will not assume the Status of "Freeman" and Will not Attach that Status to my Identifying Information, until I have Published my Executed and Attested copy of The Contract.

2. I Do now and Will continue to Intend that no Freeman be Violated.

3. I Am now and Will continue to be the Responsible Agent for all my Actions.

4. I Entitle every Freeman to employ an Agent to Perform any Action Required by The Contract.

5. I Entitle every Freeman to Effect Necessary Harm during the Performance of Defense (for elaboration see Section C.7 and Section D.5).

6. I Entitle every Freeman-A to Permit another Freeman-B to Act in a manner that would be a Violation of Freeman-A if Freeman-A had not given such Permission before the Action or does not give it after the Action. Similarly do I Entitle every Freeman-A to Permit another Freeman-B to access, use or Control the Property or Entitled Possessions of Freeman-A, whether under a Valid Contract or not. However, I Will not Withdraw any Permission given, whether by Contract or not, in a manner such that it is not among the Available Actions of the Permitted Freeman to not Violate me.

7. I Entitle every Freeman-A to either refuse to become Involved with or to DisInvolve his Self from any other Freeman-B not Under Duress from Freeman-A with respect to any Connection Attributes that are not Stipulations within a Valid Contract to which they are both Parties.

8. I Entitle every Freeman to have agreements with other Freemen for any purposes, but only to have an agreement Adjudicated by The Contract when the agreement is a Valid Contract.

9. If no time is Stipulated within which a Required Action of The contract is to be Performed or a Required result effected, I Will Perform the Action or effect the result within 30 days of the Initiation of my Connection with the Requirement.

10. I am not Required to accept or Perform any Entitlement of any Valid Contract, including The Contract.

11. I Will maintain the following Information in a Published form which enables it to be found by the use of at least one Search Engine accessible by all Freemen, using the search phrases specified for each item of Information below together with the Identity of any Freeman Involved (ie. it is Searchably Linked with the Identifying Information of all Involved Freemen):

a. Identifying Information for me including at least: my commonly used name, a full head, face, neck and shoulders picture, without hat, dark glasses or anything else masking my features, less than one year old, my Freeman Status and the Procedure by which I may be contacted;
Search Phrase - "ID".

b. an image of my Executed and Attested copy of The Contract, including a dated history of all Statuses that have been Attached to my copy of The Contract;
Search Phrase - "NSC".

c. copies of all Charges, Restitution Requests and Breach Requests for which I have been or am a Plaintiff or Defendant, including links to the Published Information of the other Disputants and the Status of each Charge as "Open", "Dropped", "Settled", "UnSettled", "Complete", "InComplete", "Satisfied", "UnSatisfied";
Search phrase - "Charges".

d. copies of any Restitution Agreements, Restitution Requirements and {Contracts that I wish to Publish} together with the Status of all such documents;
Search phrase - "Agreements".

e. copies of any Determination Reports of Trials in which I have been a Plaintiff or Defendant;
Search phrase - "Determinations".

f. Identifying Information (which necessarily included boundary descriptions) for any Real Estate of which I am Owner, Co-Owner or Possessor including any Covenants attached to the Real Estate;
Search phrase - "Deeds".

g. Identifying Information for any Property of which I am Owner, Co-Owner or Possessor and which I wish to Register;
Search phrase - "Registrations".

h. Identifying Information for any Information of which I am Owner, Co-Owner or Possessor and which I wish to Register;
Search phrase - "Registrations".

12. I Will not remove any Status Attached to my Identifying Information, but will only add newly dated Statuses as they become valid nor Will I Attach any Status to the Identifying Information of another Freemen except as I am specifically Entitled by all other Freeman through The Contract.

13. I Will access a UCN to check for contacts by means of my Published contact Procedure by other Freemen with whom I am Involved and I Will reply to all contacts from such Freemen within 10 days of the date/time stamp on the contact as having reached my contact service provider.

B. Ownership, Abandonment, and Property Entitlement of Ownership and Possession

1. I Will only acquire Property Entitlement by means of the following (called Acceptable Methods) and I Entitle all other Freemen to acquire Property Entitlement by the same means:

a. for a Material Existent that is not a Freeman, set of Information or Parcel of Real Estate,

i. concluding a Valid Contract with the current Owner for the transfer of it and its Registration documentation, if any, from being his Property Entitlement to being my Property Entitlement and

ii. Possessing it;

b. with respect to a volume of space that is either "UnOwned" or is the volume of space Related to an Abandoned former Parcel of Real Estate, I Will not assume Property Entitlement to the volume of space until I create and Register a Parcel of Real Estate with a Deed of Entitlement,

i. by including Covenants with respect to all adjoining Parcels of Real Estate or UnOwned space and specifying within such Covenants the types and amounts of all Existents that are Permitted or Required to cross the mutual boundaries;

ii. by including the names of any other Freemen who are to be Co-Owners, and with the Connection Attributes of Possession, Control, use, and disposition for each Co-Owner specified by Stipulations within the Deed of Entitlement, possibly as Covenants;

iii. by including the names of any other Freemen who are to hold Property Entitlement to any Existent or any space within the Parcel of Real Estate, and with the Connection Attributes of Possession, Control, use, and disposition for each such Entitled Freeman specified by Stipulations within the Deed of Entitlement, possibly as Covenants;

iv. by clearly delineating within the Deed of Entitlement which Stipulations are Covenants and which, if any, are not;

v. by including within the Deed of Entitlement a Covenant enabling access from my Parcel of Real Estate to Egress Real Estate and, optionally, access of specified other Freemen or current Owners of specified Parcels of Real Estate, from Egress Real Estate to my Real Estate;

vi. by clearly marking or {unambiguously describing within the Deed of Entitlement, using some objective coordinate system}, the boundaries of the volume of space that is to become the Parcel of Real Estate, in such a manner that it is possible to determine whether or not any point of space is within or without the Real Estate to a margin of error of not more than 0.1% of its Span; and

vii. by Possessing the volume of space, which is to become the Parcel of Real Estate, by Working all its boundary points within 2% of the Span for boundaries within solid matter, 4% of the Span for boundaries within liquid matter and 10% of the Span for boundaries within gaseous matter, except that where a boundary includes two States of matter, the Working percentage varies linearly at a rate of one from the lowest percentage to the highest percentage as the distance into the higher percentage boundary type varies;

c. for a Material Existent that is not a Freeman,

i. to gain Self-Ownership, by Executing The Contract and completing its initialization when not in Breach,

ii. finding it {"UnRegistered" and "UnPossessed"} or "Abandoned" and moving it inside one of my Possessions,

iii. creating it from my Property (including procreation) or

iv. having it within the boundaries of my Real Estate or other of my Property, except for Stolen Property, of which I have no Property Entitlement but am only the Possessor; or

d. for a set of Information,

i. creating it and not having communicated it to another Freeman or a Possession of another Freeman, except under the terms of a Valid Contract specifying the amount and nature of retained Ownership,

ii. having received communication of it from another Freeman under a Valid Contract, but only such usages specified in that Contract, rather than full Property Entitlement or

iii. having received communication of it from another Freeman, or simply gaining Possession of a Representation of such Information without being a Party to a Valid Contract relating to that Information before such communication or gaining of Possession, in which case the receiving Freeman has full Property Entitlement over the Information.

2. I no longer Entitle any previous Freeman-A Owner to the Ownership of an item of Property and Entitle every Freeman to assume it has the Status of "Abandoned" if any of the following occur:

a. In the case of Real Estate and all Property within its boundaries which is not separately "Registered", its Registered Deed of Entitlement has not been Searchably Linked to my Identifying Information for a period of 30 consecutive days.

b. In the case of a Material Existent, when it is not in the Possession of Freeman-A, not {"Registered" and not within the Possessions of another Freeman-B without his Permission}, and not "Stolen".

c. In the case of Information, when Freeman-A allows it to emanate into any Object capable of enabling it to emanate into any other such Object before Freeman-A concludes a Valid Contract referencing such Information, with the Owner of the first such Owned Object into which it emanates.

3. The following are General Stipulations of Property Entitlement regarding Ownership, Possession and Control:

a. When any of my Entitled Possessions are within the boundaries of the Property and/or a Possession of another Freeman-B, except when Freeman-B is the Effective Cause of those Possessions being there, I Do now and Will continue to Intend to either comply with the wishes of Freeman-B with respect to those Possessions or Will remove them from within those boundaries, whether or not Permission for those Possessions to be where they are was previously given to me by Freeman-B, even if the Permission was part of a Valid Contract between the Freemen-B and my Self for which I have already transmitted Value to Freeman-B Entitling me under that Contract to have those Possessions remain where they are.

b. I Entitle any Freeman-A to Effect Necessary Harm in order to RePossess any Material Existent of which he has Entitled Possession which is within the boundaries of any Property and/or Possession of mine, except when another Freeman-B (not me) had Abandoned it or {when I was not the Effective Cause of it being there and had not given Permission to any Freeman-B for it to be there}. Furthermore, if I was the Effective Cause of a Freeman-A's Entitled Possession being within the boundaries of my Property (including by use of an Agent), then if Freeman-A had not Permitted my Action by means of a Valid Contract between us, I Will comply with his wishes regarding that Possession. (See Sections C.8 and D.4.b for additional details.)

C. Stipulations Regarding Settlement of Disputes

1. At any time during which I am a Disputant, if I Contract with another Freeman to Personate me as my Surrogate in any or all aspects of the Case, then I Will inform the other Disputants of such a Contract. Hereafter in this section, unless stated otherwise any reference to either Defendant or Plaintiff also includes any Surrogate. In addition, all references to singulars include plurals.

2. I Entitle every Freeman to Execute a Restitution Agreement either as Actual Victim or Actual Violator with respect to a Dispute at any time after a Charge is made and before the Determination of a Trial.

3. I Entitle every Freeman to create a Case in which he is a Plaintiff, to cause a Settlement of it by means of a Case Process and to have his Published Restitution Request of 48 hours prior to the Charge being validated by the Finding of a Trial Decision Process become the Restitution Requirement of the Defendant.

4. If I create a Case then I Will ensure that the Trial Service Contract details both the form of the Trial (venue, start date/time, duration, complexity, initial and interim Publication, etc), how all its costs are to be paid, how the Determination is to be achieved and how the Determination Report is to be Published, and that such Contracts are Published within 30 days of creating the Case. Except with the Contractual approval of the Defendant, I Will not schedule the start date/time of the Trial earlier than 30 days after the Publication of both the Charge and the initial Restitution Request.

5. If I create a Case that is not Settled within 90 days of its creation and there has been no Breach of The Contract by the Defendant with respect to his Requirements relevant to the Case Process, then I Will terminate the Case by Dropping the Charge and Restitution Request.

6. In order to enable a Settlement of a Case, I Will respond to a Case Process in which I am a named Defendant:

a. by executing a Restitution Agreement before the Trial of the Case,

b. by attending the Trial, or

c. by communicating an admission of Guilt to the Trial Judge prior to the beginning of the Trial;

and, if the Case Charges are validated by the Finding of a Trial Decision Process, Executing the Published Restitution Request of 48 hours prior to the Finding as my Restitution Requirement.

7. I Entitle every Freeman-A to have a Charge of Violation invalidated by a Trial in which Freeman-A is the Defendant if he enters a plea of Defense with Necessary Harm and the Trial Determines that the Plaintiff was the Effective Cause of a Defendable Threat to the Defendant or another Freeman-C.

8. I Entitle every Freeman-A to have a Charge of Violation invalidated by a Trial in which Freeman-A is the Defendant if he enters a plea of RePossession with Necessary Harm and the Trial Determines that the Plaintiff was the Effective Cause of an Entitled Possession of the Defendant being on the Property of the Plaintiff.

9. Notwithstanding that any Freeman has been named a Defendant in a Case-A, at any time, I Entitle him to create a second Case-B in which he is the Plaintiff, and any Plaintiff of Case-A is named as a Defendant, even with respect to the same or a closely related Alleged Violation.

10. Notwithstanding that a Case-A created by a Freeman-A has been Settled, it has otherwise been ended, or even that the Charges have been Dropped, I Entitle Freeman-A to create another Case-B with the same or different Charges and with the same Freeman-B or a different Freeman-C named as Defendant.

D. Breach, Arbitration and Termination of The Contract

1. I Entitle every Freeman who is not a Duressor nor a Party to any Valid Contract, except The Contract, to terminate his Membership in the Freeman Society and his Responsibilities and Entitlements under The Contract by Terminating The Contract by Publishing a Notice of Termination of Natural Social Contract 30 days prior to the effective date of such Status Change and on that effective date assuming the Statuses of "Ex-Freeman", "Self-Terminated" and Attaching those Statuses to his Identifying Information. I also Entitle any such Freeman to terminate this Termination Procedure for The-Contract by Publishing a Notice of Withdrawal of Termination at any time during those 30 days.

2. I Entitle every Freeman who is not a Duressor nor a Party to any Valid Contract, except The Contract, to admit to a Breach of The contract by Attaching the Statuses of "Breach Self-Admitted" and "Ex-Freeman", a description of the Breaching Action, and the self-specified Breach Duration to his Identifying Information all to become effective 30 days after such self-admission Action.

3. I Entitle every Freeman-A to create a Case, to name any other Freeman-B as Defendant to a Charge of Breach of The contract and to make a Restitution Request from Freeman-B, all under the conditions that:

a. upon a Finding of valid, Freeman-A Will Attach Statuses of "Breach Found" and {"In Breach" or "Breach Excused"}, whichever is Found to be valid, to the Case associated with the Charge of Breach;

b. upon a Finding of not valid, Freeman-A Will Attach a Status of "Breach Not Validated" to the Case associated with the Charge of Breach;

c. the Trial Decision Process includes a Breach Jury in which any Freeman is allowed to participate, at his own expense initially, but which may also, at the Juror's request, be added to the Restitution Request and remitted to him upon its payment in a manner mutually agreeable to the Juror and the Plaintiff; and

d. the Restitution Request includes a Breach Duration of amount possibly decidable by the Jury but not less than 48 hours.

4. I Entitle every Freeman-A to have a validated Charge of Breach be Found to be Excusable if:

a. Freeman-A was convinced that the Breaching Action was the only alternative to UnRestitutable Harm to him and the Breach Jury agrees that such UnRestitutable Harm had some possibility of occurring, or

b. Freeman-A was RePossessing a Material Existent, for which he had Entitled Possession, from the Real Estate or within a Possession of a Freemen-B who had Stolen it from Freeman-A or who had given Permission to another Freeman-C for it to be there.

5. I Entitle every Freeman-A to have a Charge of Breach of The Contract for Intentional Responsible Harm to a Freeman-B invalidated by a Trial if Freeman-A enters a plea of Defense and the Trial Determines that the Freeman-B was the Effective Cause of a Defendable Threat to Freeman-A or to another Freeman-C.

6. Notwithstanding that I become an Ex-Freeman, by any Process, I Will continue to Perform the Requirements of The Contract while I continue to be a Duressor or a Party to an agreement that was a Valid Contract at the time I was a Freemen and has only Changed only because of my loss of Freeman Status. During this period, I Will ensure that the Status of In Termination remains Attached to my Identifying Information.

7. The Arbitration Process of The Contract is the Trial Decision Process described in the definition of Trial and in Sections C and D of The Contract. The Arbitrators of The Contract are the Freemen who take part in the Trial Decision Process.

8. The Breach Penalty of The Contract is the loss of Freemen Status including the loss of all Entitlements under The Contract for the period of the Breach Duration. If I am Found to be In Breach or am under Self-Admitted Breach of The Contract, I Will ensure that the Status of "In Breach" remains attached to my Identifying Information during the Breach Duration and I Will not attempt to become a Freeman again during that period of time.

E. Execution, Attestation and Publication

1. By signing below, I Certify that I Am not currently In Breach of The Contract, ie. not currently an Ex-Freeman during a time of Breach Duration.

2. By the Act of achieving Attested Execution and Publication of that Attested Execution of The Contract, I Am Initiating a Connection with all Freemen who are aware of me and a Potential Connection with all others, with The Contract as the Connection Attributes.

3. I Will uphold and abide by all the Stipulations of The Contract. Furthermore, I Agree that my Attested Execution of The Contract does not make it a Valid Contract, does not give me any Entitlements and does not Require any Actions of other Freemen with respect to me, until a copy of this Executed Contract is Published.

Executed on this ____ day of _________ (month) in the year ____ AD,
by __(print Executor name here)__ ,
with Identifying Information at:
__(link to UCN Identifying Information)__.

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I, __(print Attestor name here)__ ,
a Freeman with Identifying Information at:
__(link to UCN Identifying Information)__,
have examined the Identifying Information of the Executor and I Attest to the best of my ability that the person Executing this Contract is the same person described by that Identifying Information.

Note: For initialization purposes, the following is not Required (because it is not possible) when the Executor and Attestor are the first two Executors of The Contract.

Furthermore, I certify that I have been InterActing for a significant length of time with the Executor in a manner not significantly different than the ways in which I InterAct with other Freemen and the Executor has been responding to such InterActions in a manner not significantly different than would any Freeman.

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First Published on the Internet (a UCN qualified medium) on: ___________ (date)

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