Do you ever think about how nations like Canada and the United States of America are governed? Have you pondered the source of the laws underlying this governance? Allowed yourself to consider whether you are satisfied with being under it, when your limited political choices don’t truly allow you to participate in creating those laws?
The ISS was formed by and for those who no longer view Canada’s (and many other nations’) present system of governance as ‘democracy’ and are willing to take on the responsibility of self-governance and explore how to provide for its implementation.
The main difference between the Crown that governs in Canada and the Interactive Sovereign Society (ISS), as alternate sources of law (to which one may choose to consensually be held to adhere, as illustrated in the flowchart here) is as follows. The Crown, whose Charter claims that its governance is founded upon principles that recognize “the supremacy of God”, asks you to believe in “God” as the source of your law. And yet legislation in Canada today is left to the whims of politicians viewed as corrupt by increasing numbers of citizens (eg., the “Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act” aka Bill C-38 passed by the Conservative government in 2012 and which the newly elected Liberal government has done nothing to remedy the unfairness caused by).
The Constitution of the Interactive Sovereign Society, on the other hand, states that it is founded upon the principle of sovereignty of the individual, thus asking you to believe in yourself. This is not to say that people should not adhere to laws. Far from it. The ISS has a Charter and Principles that serves as the basis for members to collectively develop and respect a set of principles of lawful conduct.
The US Declaration of Independence states “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” Does a nation founded upon these principles have the right to impose a form of governance upon ISS members that they do not consent to?
The ISS “lays its foundation on such principles and organizes its powers in such form” in the general absence of a “leader” because the ISS uses an interactive electoral system, which to a great extent means less hierarchical authority. Reducing authoritative powers wielded by officials is an emerging state of social consciousness and a stage of evolution in society. The interactive electoral system lets members choose who facilitates the creation of laws whenever they are ready to do so, instead of periodically, as in the case of electoral systems used by the Crown and the US government. Use of a periodic electoral system in what purports to be a free and democratic society is a contradiction.
The ISS Charter and Summation of Principles were created under the agreement made between the people who choose the ISS Constitution as a free and democratic source of law to share. The ISS Summation of Principles is a list of the principles that ISS members must agree to uphold as a condition of membership. These are principles that help us treat each other the way we enjoy being treated. The result is that members get laws they are proud of. And that each member is respected. By everyone.
The time is now
World governments are using the word ‘austerity’ to try to tell us there’s not enough to go around. Do you believe there’s not enough to go around? There is a growing number of people in the world who believe that the economic infrastructure (that is coming close to enveloping all of human civilization) has not only created great inequality but that it is inherently unstable and its collapse would mean disastrous consequences for human beings in huge numbers. It is believed that the oligarchy in control of many governments of the world is either ill equipped or else does not even intend to remedy this instability and that the people have no choice but to find alternate remedy.
Have you heard of the term ‘murmuration’? Literally it refers to behaviours seen in other living species, such as how a large flock of birds will all turn in the sky at the same instant without any apparent communication. Human science doesn’t yet know how this is done, as it seems to be some kind of collective cognitive processing that is to-date beyond our understanding. Some are now using murmuration to describe the way that rapid changes are occurring in human activities worldwide, such as the political protests and upheavals of very recent times. ISS members, like many others, are soaring with the current murmuration in hopes that it will lead to momentous changes in geopolitical and economic life. Join us.