United States Fourth Continental Congress

National Archives; Washington D.C., December 13, 1952
Procedures for the Re-ordering of the
United States Charter System 
SLCS 17.10

Act 0: Preamble
  000: greeting

People of the United States of America:

The intention of this publication is to commence the deliberations for a formatted chartering system for the United States governing system with the introduction of the general and corrective aspects of such a system that has been developed for the more accurate approach to a limited and transparent government, a graduated electoral system, and ultimately, the Order of Justice.

The Secular Library Charter System (SLCS) is also, most likely, the adequate guide for the future transition to a true democracy using election robots to compile the voting. It will not be possible to defend the subsisting charter system as being adequate to achieve such an ambition. Ultimately, we have to organize the perfect human representative governing system that will competently administrate justice before we have the ability to order a true democracy.

The United States Fourth Continental Congress, as organized by this charter system, will be subsequent to the reordering of the municipal and state charters of at least thirteen states.

The municipal charter conventions will be the local organizations when the responsible people of their communities gather to deliberate the improvements and details of this template for the future governing of the economic and cultural activities of their municipalities. The visionary objective is for the local teams of lawyers, economists, and intellectuals, to generate a template for a reliable government system. The first team to accomplish such a goal will probably be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, because such a template is what developing countries need to lead their communities to the modern sophisticated standards that responsible and benevolent Americans sincerely want for the poverty stricken regions of the world.

Competent review of any of the contemporary charters that comprise our three levels of government will reveal that the charters are inconsistently organized and contain rambling passages that, consequently, explain why other nations cannot replicate the governing system that we know and trust, and illustrates how our sophist legal practitioners exploit its ambiguous terms and obscure inadequacies. Corruption, or “gaming the system,” is ultimately symptomatic of an inadequate separation and organization of the government powers. Perpetual corruption is not symptomatic of nefarious persons manipulating an absolute just governing system, but rather, it is symptomatic of nefarious persons manipulating a perpetually faulty governing system. The only way to correct the “corrupt” establishment (change Washington, drain the swamp) will require a complete overhaul of the charter and legislative rules systems that guide the establishment. The proper procedure for the peaceful revolution is an orderly and public convention-court system processing a published charter candidate to reorder the organization of the government - term limits and the various proposed amendment systems will not lead to the orderly government that their pedestrian advocates campaign.

Term limits is a false correction (slippery slope) based on the assumption that corruption is borne of senior complacency to take advantage of power, rather than recognizing the inefficiency of the organization; and beliefs that the evolution of naive legislators are willing to do a couple of the election campaign cycle-circuses, do an honest job of legislating, and then step away from the economic engine that they were developing to allow someone else to accept credit for the projects accomplished after their term limit expires. It is just not going to work as the pedestrian advocates believe it will.

Anything other than a de novo constitutional convention maintains corruption and gridlock, and the subsequent trickle down effects of social hypocrisy and the irrational deliberation of constitutional issues that we endure. Under the subsisting charter system, the elimination of corruption will require a complex system of reconstruction amendments and will still be inadequate, because of the convoluted terms necessary for adapting “a square peg for a circular hole.”

Our subsisting charters are dedicated to an inefficient electoral system, an inadequate bicameral legislature, a crony executive administration and judiciary, and muddled in an unformatted system of erroneous modifications from bygone eras of sophistication. Consequently, the charters cannot be corrected to properly administer justice that we envision for the approach to social tranquility. Previous generations did not know how to re-order the charters, because of a lack of technology, man power, and the legendary theory that an amendable charter would tend to lead to its proper corrections. Although, the general aspect of this theory appears to be valid; the amendments necessary for the proper division of a limited government, necessary for the self-correcting function to work, cannot be composed with the unformatted and antiquated electoral and bureaucratic systems prescribed in the subsisting charters.

The incomplete distribution of powers, checks and balances are “hardwired” by the outline (table of contents) of the charters, and the elimination of the exploitable inadequacies cannot be accomplished without reordering the acts, articles, and sections of the charters.

Systemic biases can only be exercised by auditing the reliability of the governments; but the problem is that a charter format is needed for the audit, and that can only be accomplished by the generation of a reliable format at a convention. If there were such a format, then all of the state constitutions would be aligned with the format, and the State Department would be trading it with the under-developed nations.

The Secular Library Charter System is designed with a scientific format to efficiently organize a six-part separation of the government and all of the possible details that political whiners, altruistic lawyers, and brilliant citizens, may contest. This format will make the charters more orderly for the average citizens to understand, and detrimental to the nefarious legal practitioners who exploit the ambiguous, chaotic, superfluous, or otherwise, inadequate aspects of the subsisting charters and legal code systems. The subsisting system is an irregular operation and needs to be replaced with contemporary goals, terminology, and technology for the more sophisticated and diverse society that we have evolved to. Arguments to the contrary will be a waste of court time, professional effort, and tax money.

Most of the designations of the assemblies, officers, offices, and departments, are elements that are salvageable and applied to an improved system - the president will be the president, the governors will be the governors, the mayors will be the mayors, the representatives will be better representative of their constituents, and the judges, lawyers, and security forces, will be better defined and organized. The unique changes deployed in the SLCS will be the sophisticated congress of four legislative bodies assigned to guard respective four sections of civil law; and the senators will be jurors more than legislators - the best legal scholars the states can commission to do the job of deliberating legislative and appeals litigation.

It is recommended that smaller municipalities consider cooperating with other municipalities in organizing conventions in an effort to gather the judicial experts (delegates) necessary for competent review of legislation, so as, to advance their anticipated charters more efficiently. Subsequently, such activity is inherently the commencement of the state convention series; as such, they are aligning a charter format, which subsequently, multiplies their advantage in the state and federal contests. Ideally, the convention will have six courts deliberating the six acts of convention and subsequent six sections of civil law. It is possible to do a convention with three, or even one court, but such configurations will probably be dependent on an advanced charter template deliberated at a six court convention.

The municipal and state conventions will also serve as the graduation venues for issues of constitutional rights; most notably, the adjustments for social stratification and gun rights. Basically, it will serve as a contest series for the best speakers with the best arguments and solutions for their grievance. The objective is to compile the best of the best for legislative adjustments upon the inauguration of the subsequent government. The objective of a constitutional convention is to correct the government court and electoral system; civil rights, government pensions, and regulatory laws, cannot easily be altered by the whims of convention delegates, and then pass the district referendum - it is just not going to happen in a modern sophisticated society with millions of mediocre lawyers looking for easy work. There will be a convention property court process for initiating a claim to preserve aspects of the subsisting charter and code through validation and referendum.

The federal step will be the gathering of delegates from, at least, five states of an agreed charter format and determined to compose a replacement federal charter (set by the precedent of the 1786 Annapolis Convention). The situation should compel remaining states to join in the formation of the United States Fourth Continental Congress upon the gathering of delegates from, at least, thirteen formatted states (precedent of the 1787 Philadelphia Convention); necessary for securing the, “United States,” designation.

The Secular Library Charter System orders charters in to seven acts of convention, including this preamble (Act 0: Preamble). The template articles are written in a hierarchy system of mostly grammatically strict directives (statutes) that are distinctly different from the ambiguous narrative descriptions in our traditional charters. The hierarchy system is something that we are all familiar with in our exercises of technical content tables, and the directives are single sentences.

The preamble is more than a greeting and mission statement - it groups a robust series of introductory articles detailing the identity of the district. Articles 001 through article 006, and subsections, are descriptions of the state of the district, essentially, this is the area for listing grievances. The state of the district is recorded in a listed ordering for future evaluations, so as, to determine if the adopted charter has correctly served the district’s intentions.

Articles 010 through article 016 describe the corrective intentions of the charter. The articles cover the descriptions of the convention, the subsequent government operations, civil rights, electoral system, finance system, and documentation system.

Articles 020 through article 026 formats a six court convention and presumptive adoption schedule. The convention is a test run of the legislative system, as the delegates are charged with improving and detailing the seven acts of the convention document to an acceptable level of detail necessary for the orderly transition of the subsequent government. There will be a validation assembly signifying that the convention has competently improved the charter for serviceability and that the delegates are prepared to campaign the charter valedictorian for a public referendum and subsequent inauguration sequence.

Articles 030 through article 036 define the designations for the district.
Articles 040 through article 046 define the missions for the district.
Articles 050 through article 056 define the citizenry for the district.
Articles 060 through article 066 define the commemorations for the district.

There are no articles with numerals 7, 8, or 9, because a base 7 notational style guide is deployed for the primary ordering of the charter. This has to do with the collation theory that is exercised in the ordering of the legal code. This will be further explained in article 016 that describes the documentation act.

This publication of a charter is a template. This publication is not to be considered complete, or free from misleading errors. All aspects of this template are negotiable, which is the responsibility of the convention process to stabilize. This charter template is the starting point designed to organize all aspects of a good charter into a reliable format, so as, to facilitate its reliable improvement and then the comparison and auditing of formatted charters.

United States Medal of Honor recipients, Nobel laureates, and foreign leaders of state, will be welcome to attend the conventions upon compliance with convention security.

Commercial reporters will be lotted gallery accommodations regulated by the convention leader, established building ordinances, and convention security.

Public attendance will be regulated by the convention leader, delegate sponsorship, established building ordinances, and convention security – relatively few spectators will be permitted to attend the litigation sessions.

All civil protests, and contests, must be registered with the municipal police services identifying all necessary aspects of the civil assembly or artistic demonstration. Marching routes will be scheduled by the permits issued from the police to accommodate emergency and motorcade routes.

All federal, state, and municipal security agencies are responsible for the continuation of their missions to protect the United States from foreign invasion and domestic disorderliness during the reconstitution process, and be expectant that the obvious intentions of the security missions will not be altered by the terminology of any new charter. All federal, state, and municipal appointments are responsible for their watches until properly relieved by the appointment process described in the succeeding charters. Prosecution of criminal law retains its responsibility to protect the citizens during the transition. The Courts and Code will not incur any adverse disruption of service during the transition, because new charters are initiated to correct the inadequacies of the electoral/legislative system and not the regulatory and criminal laws that are "already on the books."

All evidence of interference, including vandalism of documents necessary for the secure transition of the government, will be investigated and prosecuted as appropriate with subsisting state and federal law. All officials contemplating their liability for their acts during the former administrations are advised to seek legal counsel. Unlike the former government, prosecution will be adequately integrated from factional governing, and will be able to process the workload unencumbered by any personal prejudice, political bias, or ethnic discrimination - the succeeding government will prosecute any and all crimes committed against the orderly progression of the United States approach to Justice.

All records of petitioned and validated charters are to be properly archived by the states until secured by the succeeding federal government.

Acts of Convention

     Article 000: greeting & state of the district
     Article 010: reformation précis
     Article 020: request for a charter convention
     Article 030: district designations
     Article 040: district missions
     Article 050: district citizenship
     Article 060: district commemorations
Act I. sovereignty
     Article 100: execution
     Article 110: jurisdiction
     Article 120: prosecution
     Article 130: diplomacy
     Article 140: commerce
     Article 150: trust
     Article 160: property
Act II. justice
     Article 200: district security
     Article 210: district administration
     Article 220: district court
     Article 230: district jurisprudence
     Article 240: district commerce
     Article 250: district trust
     Article 260: district property
Act III. liberty
     Article 300: executive rights
     Article 310: inalienable rights
     Article 320: legal rights
     Article 330: civil rights
     Article 340: organizational rights
     Article 350: exclusive rights
     Article 360: property rights
​​Act IV. economics
     Article 400: security
     Article 410: administration
     Article 420: court supervisors
     Article 430: senate of jurors
     Article 440: board of governors
     Article 450: league of attorneys
     Article 460: network of representatives
Act V. finance
     Article 500: currency
     Article 510: administration
     Article 520: courts
     Article 530: diplomacy
     Article 540: commerce
     Article 550: trust
     Article 560: property
Act VI. documentation
     Article 600: procedure law
     Article 610: sovereignty law
     Article 620: martial law
     Article 630: civil law
     Article 640: commerce law
     Article 650: trust law
     Article 660: property law

state of the district

Articles 001 through article 006, and subsections, are for describing the state of the district - grievances are listed in the charter for future evaluations, so as, to determine if the adopted charter has correctly served the district’s intentions as described in article 010. reformation.
article 001: sovereignty of the district
001.1: legend of the district
      001.2: notable technology of the district
      001.3: notable persons of the district
      001.4: notable organizations of the district
      001.5: notable ideologies of the district
      001.6: notable art of the district

article 002: state of justice
      002.1: descriptions of justice
      002.2: notable technologies
      002.3: notable persons
      002.4: notable organizations
      002.5: notable ideologies
      002.6: chronologies
article 003: state of diplomacy
      003.1: descriptions of diplomacy
      003.2: notable technologies
      003.3: notable persons
      003.4: notable organizations
      003.5: notable ideologies
      003.6: chronologies
article 004: state of commerce
      004.1: descriptions of commerce
      004.2: notable technologies
      004.3: notable persons
      004.4: notable organizations
      004.5: notable ideologies
      004.6: chronologies
article 005: state of trust
      005.1: descriptions of trust
      005.2: notable technologies
      005.3: notable persons
      005.4: notable organizations
      005.5: notable ideologies
      005.6: chronologies
article 006: state of culture
      006.1: descriptions of culture
      006.2: notable technologies
      006.3: notable persons
      006.4: notable organizations
      006.5: notable ideologies
      006.6: chronologies