Comments from P.C. and D. on “Agora” – April 27, 2016:
P.C.: “Who defines where an individual’s agora(s) is/are, and the scope of their ability to make laws? I don’t understand why you think something that involves people discussing the laws they want, and potentially passing them, is ‘outside the political system’.”
D.: How do you see this applied in the modern world from a practical perspective?
K.J for The NS: Those who undertake the efforts to be engaged in their community, on any level, are of course rewarded for doing so by actively influencing the agendas and the policies. Those who stay home and prefer to watch TV get rewarded with the entertainment offered by the shows they’re watching.
So, the people who go to the agora all have the ability to vote for or against “laws”, which in a neo-sovereign society are called Conclusions. Those Conclusions are then handed to a governance council to oversee the daily implementation thereof. No Conclusion (law) can be unilaterally imposed since the sovereignty of an individual is superior to that of the governance council and/or city or country.
The political system as it is perceived today comprises all political parties and all branches of “government”, of which the latter are all occupied and taken hostage by parties who, when in charge of a government, unilaterally impose their will and punish those who do not comply. Likely the most anti-democratic form of running a society of any size.
With neo-sovereignism there is the agora that decides, or tries to do so, while a governance council is going no where without the consent of the agora and even in such case where a governance council is permitted to act it still won’t be able to enforce 100% or impose unilaterally. Which is why only entirely voluntarily taxation models are fair, suggested and needed.
It is only in serious exceptional cases, such as a murder or other severe crime (which needs to be defined at the agora) that an agora and governance council may enforce in order to serve justice. Obviously each case has to be presented and discussed at the agora every time, no exceptions.
A government simply can’t be given the power to rule independently from the agora (the people), and that’s exactly what we have today in society, on one hand rogue governments and on the other hand countless people who believe that their government can’t be stopped anymore or that it is too dangerous to oppose it.