15 JUNE 2015 (800th anniversary of the Magna Carta)
We propose the creation of a not-for-profit organization to explore the possibility of creating a Micronation dedicated to promoting free market principles and libertarian beliefs.
It seems clear that no nation is going to implement this agenda on its own since the majority of people simply do not want it. Most people want the government to control them in the belief that the government will also take care of them. That is of course their choice and should be respected, but we do not have to be in agreement.
What of those few of us who desire freedom and liberty above government guarantees of safety and security? What can we do?
We propose establishing a not-for-profit organization to explore the possibility of creating a Micronation dedicated to the above principles. But which comes first: the Free Market Micronation or an organization and movement dedicated to its creation?
It should be obvious that the organization and movement should come first if for no other reason than to have a webpage, letterhead, address, and a bank account that will assist with communication and operations. This would also add a bit of legitimacy to the undertaking.
The name could be: THE MICRONATIONS FORUM (although this is not an important issue at this time).
It would be easy to set up.
Getting the right type of people to join and be active is going to be the real issue. I think it is important that we not only have an organization with adequate funding in place that provides legitimacy, but also an active membership.
THIS IS ONE PROPOSAL ON HOW TO PROCEED:
First step is to create a not-for-profit entity as described above.
Then we invite friends and associates to form a core group of participants interested in seriously investigating the options.
Next we create an investment holding trust for the purpose of holding deposits for resident visa application fees from each Voting Member. Each Member will be required to deposit $1,000.00 towards his or her resident visa application in the “soon to be developed” Free Market Micronation. In addition each Voting Member will pay an annual non-refundable membership dues of $50.00 to cover operating expenses.
In addition to the Voting Members, we will establish a Non-Voting Member category for people who want to participate, but do not wish to commit to making $1,000.00 deposit as described above. Non-Voting Members would also pay an annual non-refundable membership dues of $50.00 to go towards operating expenses.
The resident visa will only become valid when a proposed project is actually approved for funding by a majority vote of the Voting Members. The Member will then be able to complete the visa application process, and prepare to move to the proposed Free Market Micronation. The Member will only become a citizen after he or she actually resides in the Free Market Micronation for one year.
The funds will be held in escrow by a trusted and reliable third party financial institution that will only be released for distribution upon approval of a majority of the Members to be used only for a specified initial development project that has been properly submitted for approval by the Forum. Otherwise, the funds will be returned to the Members if the project fails to develop after a certain period of time.
This is just one proposal on how such an organization could proceed. There are many other options which can and should be reviewed.
The organization could benefit from a few big names in the libertarian/liberty movement or just an eccentric billionaire or two. Clearly promoting such an organization would be easier with a real existing not-for-profit organization established with a presence and identity. An active, interested, and organized membership would be helpful as well.
After the entity is organized and there is a core group of active Members, it is at this time that we proceed to search for the proper location and jurisdiction to develop our Free Market Micronation.
Let us create an example situation:
Let us say we approach a country with a lovely island (or perhaps a mountain valley in the interior) that is in need of development. The governmental officials we speak to are interested in exploring the possibility of creating a fully autonomous free city in an unused area subject to reasonable concerns over security, national integrity, etc. We approach some local pro-business college professors, business people, entertainers, etc. and invite them to join the project on an investigative level. We then add interested foreigners from around the world to join in and add a level seriousness to the project.
In the absence of an outright refusal by the proposed host jurisdiction we can then use the proposed project to further promote applications for membership in the Forum with each Member depositing $1,000 to the visa trust fund. No false claims will be made, but only the opportunity to get in on the ground floor while prices are low.
Just think how seriously such an organization would be taken if it had 10,000 Members each of whom have made their $1,000 deposit held in escrow by a trusted and reliable 3rd party financial institution. That is $10,000,000 that could go into development of the project. The Forum itself would be properly funded from the $50.00 non-refundable application fee to cover expenses (that is $500,000).
This is doable. Through this process we can have a very serious organization that will promote the idea of a Micronation without having to declare anyone king of some free republic that does not exist, and probably never will exist.
Would you be interested in finding out more? Being part of this project? Working with others in deciding how best to proceed?
Then please fill out the application form and forward it as instructed. There are no obligations. You are simply saying you are interested.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE PDF BELOW, READ THROUGH, AND FILL OUT THE INFORMATION APPLICATION AND FORWARD AS INSTRUCTED. ALSO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO FORWARD TO ANYONE ELSE YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED.
Feel free to contact me at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ if you have comments, advice, suggestions regarding grammar or spelling, or offers to help.
3 July 2015 – Well not surprising this proposal has elicited very little interest. People are not really very eager, or perhaps brave enough, to do much more than complain on social networks. Western Culture seems to have become supine at best. But remember at this point there is no financial obligation. Just standing up and publicly declaring your interest. If there are 10 people across the planet that would like to join together to further discuss this proposal then I will consider moving forward with some sort of very loose organization. At this point I am only 8 short. 🙂
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MicronationsForum/