Government Structure

The NJK Christian Advantage
Simplicity of Truth
By taking a look at the many legislative bills, laws and acts that are considered annually in democratic governerments, (e.g., hundreds in Canada, thousands in the U.S.), one may argue that a government involving default direct (re)presentaion would not be able to function, at least not efficiently. However, with the instant and securable communications technology that now exist, it can conversely be argued that such a system can successfully be implemented and function efficiently in today's democratic governments. However in the NJK society, which is anchored down by predominantly "black and white" Biblical truth, there are significantly much less "grey issues" to debate and attempt to resolves. As these "grey issues" are by far the main logs that keep political debates fires raging, not having them greatly reduces a political agenda. For example, the relative, secular, atheistic and hedonistic stances of most democracies on the topics of marriage, sexuality and fornication, due mostly to the accepted behavior and attitude of their general population has led to having to formulate thousands upon thousand of laws and statute to regulate all of this relativity. And for every "grey issue", there are further "grey details" that have to be further defined and regulated. Such will not even remotely be the case in the NJK where the Bible's clear stance on these issues succinctly resolves and sets them. Of course, as long as the citizens of the NJK continue to acknowledge and abide by God's Wisdom and Authority in such matters.

Much Shorter Workday
As it will be seen later (see this page), the NJK society and its collaborative, needs-based economy will allow for work to be done much more efficiently without wasteful "overhead" and repetitions. This will all come to shorten the workday to around only hours. This leaves a NJK citizen ample more time than today's average worker (up to , for the informative consideration and direct input into the issues that do affect their everyday lives.

Technological Assistance
Today's simplified and securable technology, (which is only to get simpler and more secure in the future), allows for remote, electronic voting to be done from the comforts of one's house, and thus allow also for rapid, accurate results. The possibility to quickly and easily document and archived these results also will not add a paperwork burden even for very frequent voting sessions. Furthermore, the use of optical technology like the webcam along with reliable digital/biometric security can verify that member(s) of a household has indeed viewed and considered the issues at hand prior to voting. Of course, every single submitted video file may not be physically reviewed before the results of a vote go into effect, but, like the random or incited audit of one's tax return filings, these digital documents can be available for spot checking or investigative verification should a situation necessitates that this be done, under penalty of perjury (a Ninth Commandment offence (Exo 20:16) in the NJK Judicial System).

2˘ on the 2nd

       To amplify the crucial importance of accurately applying the provisions made by a constitutional provision, the U.S. 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights regarding firearms, and which gun supporters repeatedly quote, in an unequivocal manner, actually formally states that:

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." (emphasis supplied)

       Now unless the U.S. civilian population is a "Militia" with the country having no formal military to rely upon, and unless the U.S. is country in a perpetual state of civil or national armed conflict, then how does this Amendment justify the casual possession of personal firearms, some of which are of military caliber and performance. Either the U.S. and its 50 States are in an undeclared "war zone," and under constant threat from other States in the Union, or from foreign countries, or this amendment has been grossly and/or intentionally been misinterpreted and misapplied. As many times more deaths in the streets, homes and schools of the U.S. are annually caused by firearms (30,000+) than in the deaths of the "militia" (i.e., military) involved in various conflicts, then maybe the "war zone" comparison is an acceptable underlying justification!
       Would an outright ban of personal firearms open the proverbial floodgates of uncontrollable gun crime, as some would posit? Well, when actually was there a case, or handful of cases, that one can remember where someone was able to save their lives, or defend themselves or others because they had a firearm. Seems that in the overwhelming majority of cases, whoever has drawn their weapon first (usually the assailant) wins. Furthermore many accidental, homicidal and suicidal deaths are facilitated by the ready availability of firearms. So a total withdrawal of firearms from circulation would actually, in theory at least, reduce gun crime and deaths significantly. That theoretical conclusion of course depends on the possibility that all guns can be withdrawn from the public, including illegal ones, and that this state can be maintained especially at the Country's points of entry and imports, not to mention clandestine manufacturing. Through a rewarded amnesty and gun-reporting program (funded current gun-crime and gun-control related expense budgets due to the expected future reductions here) and by making the possession of a firearm automatically severely punishable, most guns can arguably be removed from circulation, especially as they should be readily denounced. (My two cents worth; keep the change!)

May 28, 2008