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Bill of Responsibilities

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"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it."

-GK Chesterton

Each citizen of the Republic of Bookland shall publicly declare and maintain a personal document entitled My Bill of Responsibilities. (Examples are available here; examples may be copied.) The document shall consist of the following sections, in addition to any others that said citizen chooses to include:

Commitment to Authenticity

Describe your commitment to truthfulness and responsibility in exercising your right to each of the following:

I shall uphold the principle of freedom of religion.

Describe what commitment to freedom of religion means to you:

I shall be responsible in exercising my right to freedom of speech. In particular, that responsibility includes each of the following:

I shall refrain from creating or consuming prurience.

[required] My definition of prurience is as follows:

I shall refrain from using vulgar language in public. 

Vulgar language includes 

I shall refrain from unduly provocative or antisocial expression.

Unduly provocative or antisocial expression includes

           

freedom of the press:

While enjoying freedom of speech, I shall be responsible in conveying allegations about others, ensuring that I assert as factual only that which I know to be true. I shall avoid damaging the reputations of others unless it is unavoidable, and then I will disclose only what is necessary.

I acknowledge that campaigning is illegal in Bookland.

right to assemble:

Gatherings for which I am responsible shall be peaceful and respectful of those around me.

petition of government for a redress of grievances:

I shall speak up when I think something needs to change. I shall do so in such a way that helps to bring change, rather than bring attention to myself.

Describe your commitment to responsibility in exercising your right to keep and bear arms given the need of a free state to maintain a well regulated militia:


Describe your commitment to maintain the security of your online residence or Personal Office and the files therein:





Describe your commitment to service, if you are qualified, in the Commissions of the Republic of Bookland:


Describe your commitment to solving disputes without recourse to litigation whenever possible:




Commitment to Authenticity


Describe your commitment to authenticity:





Acceptance of Rule of Law


Acknowledge your acceptance of the Implications of the Rule of Law, as specified in the Constitution and Statutes of the Republic of Bookland:










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