First Draft of an Online-Nations.net Constitution:Online-Nations.net is a framework for online communities with political purposes (individuals and groups who take decisions together)
Online-Nations.net is based on following principles:
Direct Democracy: the individuals in the community of Online-Nations.net take decisions and shape Online-Nations.net by direct democratic means
Tolerance: goal of the online-nation.net community is to enable peaceful coexistence of a multitude of citizens,
while each citizen maintains their individual views, value systems, and believes.
In short: you can believe what you want, as long as you allow everybody else to believe what they want.
On the Online-Nations.net platform, all views, value systems, or believes, however diverse, are legitimate as long as they do not limit the legitimacy of other views, value systems or believes. The mainstream of all views, value systems and believes is decided by direct democratic means. No limitation of this tolerance is tolerated in the common area of Online-Nations.net.
Online-Nations.net also tolerates and respects views which are not compatible with peacefull coexistence. For these closed groups
"protected areas" will be provided. In these protected areas individuals or groups of individuals who are unable to tolerate
others in parallel are protected from unwanted contact with outside ideas.
Information flow from the protected area to the common area will be open. Information flow from the common area to the protected areas is subject to censorship according to the value system of the protected areas. The protected areas are themselves responsible to set up the necessary form of protection and censorship for their citizens.
No implicit or explicit censorship based on subjective value systems tagged as "morals", "political correctness", or "religious believes" are allowed in the common area. However the freedom of speech and free exchange of ideas is subject to a direct democratic voting process and the majority can decide to move certain inputs to a "garbage" area to remove impolite or disrespectfull information from direct view.
(Remark: Tolerance replaces the "egalite" / "equality" principle: human individuals are too unique, to base any constitution on an equality that does not exist. However, individuals don't need to be "equal" as long as they are peacefully coexisting, tolerating each other, and do no limit respective freedoms.)
Maximized Freedom: one freedom ends where the next one begins. Every individual or group of individuals is entitled
to a maximum of individual freedom possible, without having a negative impact on the freedom of the next individual or group.
(Remark: This is fully in the tradition of "liberte" / "freedom" statements in many other constitutions, with the addition to directly define the limits of individual freedom.)
Comprehensible rules and laws: (see Rules/Laws/Legal Systems chapter) Rules and laws are only legitimate to saveguard individual freedoms and balance these freedoms against each other. Rules and laws must be comprehensible for the average citizens.
Aggregation of political power by individuals or groups of individuals outside of direct democratic processes is illegal.
Protected area(s): to ensure a censorship free common area it is necessary to provide a protected area for deterministic,
non-tolerant systems within the community.
It is the goal of Online-Nations.net to be tolerant towards non-tolerant systems as long as they do not strive to limit the freedom of Online-Nations.net and participating individuals, groups of individuals, states, and/or nations.