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Natural Social Contract Annotations

Execution and Attestation of the NSC

The reader will only be able to understand the purpose and meaning of this annotation and its relationship to the Natural Social Contract (NSC), if s/he has first read the Introduction section of the NSC and its explanatory and elucidating annotation.

1) The Execution section of the NSC is fairly straightforward and similar to that of most current formal binding contracts and any other Valid Contract. Because it is so essential for the validity of the Execution of the NSC, the Executor is directly asked to certify that s/he is eligible to sign it (ie. is not within a period of Breach Duration) at the time that s/he signs the NSC. The Executor is also required to certify that s/he understands the meaning and import (in general terms) of hir Action in Executing the NSC and becoming a Freeman - ie. that s/he is Initiating a Connection or Potential Connection with all other Freeman, that s/he agrees to all the Stipulations in the NSC and that s/he agrees that it will not be fully Effective until hir signed copy of it is Published with hir Identifying Information.

2) The Attestation of the NSC is a little stronger than with most other agreements or even Valid Contracts, in as much as the Attestor (who must be a Freeman) not only certifies that the Executor matches hir Identifying Information, but is also a kind of sponsor for the Executor. This is done by Requiring that the Executor find some Freeman to Attest hir Execution with whom the Executor has already been InterActing as a Freeman albeit not formally having such Status. A typical example of this situation will be when a maturing human child of a Freeman has shown by hir InterActions with parents, teachers or part-time employers that s/he understands the principles behind that NSC and is ready to be a full-fledged Freeman. However, this can also be the situation when some Ex-Freeman has completed hir Restitutions, shown to some Freeman that s/he has learned from hir mistakes and is again ready to be given another chance at full Freeman Status and Entitlements.

3) Finally the date of Publication of the Executed copy of the NSC is placed at the end of it just before being uploaded. In addition, there is an open-ended list of potential Changes to the Status of the Executor with respect to the NSC together with the dates of such Change, appended to the end of the Published copy of hir NSC which list can and will be updated as and when hir Status with respect to the NSC Changes.