Republic of Bookland
Bill of Responsibilities
Copyleft: Feel free to use these for your own Bill of Responsibilities
"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it."
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:
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 your Personal Information Ownership Infrastructure in such a manner that your personally identifiable information is protected:
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: