Monday, May 26, 2008

Thomas Jefferson

The second half of the 18th Century was a time of large men. The second half of the 20th Century was a time of small men. I predict that the first half of the 21st Century will see the return of large men. Disclaimer: This is fictional. It is nothing more than my imagination.

‘Jefferson’ Charter

This Charter recognizes the state of world economic chaos and the potential threat that it represents to our collective well-being. We are fortunate to live in an area with the resources to be self-sufficient. There is every reason that we can pull through these challenging times as a peaceful community. This Charter establishes Jefferson as a sub-organization within the Town of ‘Madison’ to assist in meeting our specific needs with respect to food and security such as:

(1) Coordinate the use of our common areas to produce food locally.
(2) Construct a barrier system to verify the good intentions of people wishing to enter or pass through Jefferson.
(3) Raise a local militia to deter looters and external threats. All able-bodied men are subject to militia duty.

Each home within the boundaries delineated on the attachment shall be entitled to one vote. They shall elect six Representatives who in turn shall elect a Chairman from among themselves. In the case of a tie, the Chairman would be selected by a second general election.

The remaining five Representatives will vote on issues before them. The Chairman would be able to over-ride a 3-2 vote.

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