|What's going on in Mr. Solarz' Class?||
Mr. McCoy is now the wagon train leader he is very bossy. We had a fair election and he just had more votes. Right away he made sure everyone new he was in charge he left the Hatfield's behind and also the Murray's who became sick to.
Tyler Mr. Solarz's nephew got sick but we didn't tell Mr. McCoy because we were afraid he would send all of us home then we would have to wait for the next wagon train. But oddly enough when we were all making sure Tyler was okay, a stranger just comes walking up and asks if Tyler is sick, he claims he has a cure, snake oil. We have heard bad things about snake oil so we tried to bargain it down but he said "I will take it down as low as 40 dollars" But we decided to take the risk and not buy it.
The maggots infested our food and there are more maggots than flour. This is really bad but luckily Fort Laramie is coming up so we can stock up on all of the things we lost in the river, and that the maggots infested.
We have also seen so many gravestones along the trail there are on average of 10 deaths per mile. It is so sad seeing all the people who died from all of the many ways to die along the Oregon Trail. Every time we pass a grave marker I feel like everyone gets even more depressed and sad.
Thomas Peters one of the many people in the wagon train, claimed he had a good shot. Little did he know you don't shoot near your animals and the animals when crazy and stampeded and started wailing. The buffalo laid unmoving and was dead. Then some sad and slow music started playing and lights shone on the dead bison. Then it rose up and spun around and kept going up till it reached the clouds. Some of them even formed a circle around the dead buffalo. One of them tried to join the herd of buffalo. The shot shocked everyone we then had some buffalo for dinner. This was a good meal but some people felt so sad about the buffalo they didn't even eat!!!
We made it to Fort Kearny and we had to fix the broken axle on one of the wagons because we were currently going on two skies. The oxen were ready to drop dead when we got to Fort Kearny even when we took out some of the supplies in that wagon. When we got there the oxen that were pulling the bad wagon crawled over to the two water hole and drank the whole thing. Then the ran over to the chicken coop and stuffed themselves with the chicken food. The other oxen were so hungry they stole meat from the butcher's shop. We decided to stay there for a couple days rest anyway. We also chose to sell our oxen for some fully rested and strong oxen, because we are going to need them for later on in the journey. We are now down to 700 dollars because of the cost of the axle and the new oxen.
When the Hatfield's got sick of an unknown disease and were throwing up and couldn't walk and exhausted, Mr. McCoy tried to take charge of the wagon train like a wagon train leader. He wanted to leave the Hatfield's behind because they were sick and he didn't want others to get sick to. This was the right idea just the wrong way of going about it. Now people started to chose sides Hatfield's or McCoy's that was all that was going through their heads. One family even fought another family over who was right. The Hatfield's even bribed some people into messing up others wagon or things like that. Now Mr. McCoy was unsure of what do do the whole wagon train was in chaos. Our family decided to tell Mr. McCoy that we should do it the fair way, a vote!!!
We the People of the Independent Republic of Innovatio create this constitution for ourselves and future generations, to ensure freedom of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship. Equality of every individual in the Independent Republic of Innovatio. Fraternity is assuring the dignity of the individual and the independence and honesty of the nation. Working hard is another quality that is very important if we want to succeed. We must progress as a community and nation for the better. But then too much thinking for ourselves has caused ourselves to be at each other's throats. We believe strongly that our individual human rights should be protected and that justice will be served. We will always honor this constitution for the Independent Republic of Innovatio.
In order for the Independent Republic of Innovatio to remain united and safe, we have made laws that will protect us and our mission. To ensure the success of our purpose, each individual must do their job and follow the work schedule. There is an exception though, we have a work pass signed by the doctor that says how many days you can not do your job, and why you don’t have to do your job. Tools used for jobs, like knives used by the chefs or stethoscopes for the doctors, are strictly prohibited to everyone else. Tampering with any homes, automobiles, or any work spaces will be declared unconstitutional.
Although the laws above ensure the success of the mission, The Independent Republic of Innovatio has laws that ensure the safety and happiness of our citizens. In order to maintain security in our nation, searching through people’s belongings without government approval is illegal. Vandalizing and stealing property is also unconstitutional and illegal. Physical abuse is also illegal to ensure the wellbeing of the people. Finally, blackmailing is unconstitutional. If having done a crime then you go to the jury and will be convicted guilty or innocent One of the laws that we made is no slacking.(No slacking means you can’t just not go to work). You have to have special permission to Do It. We made this because some people were stealing and slacking, our consequence for this is to search the pods for fifteen minutes to see why they were not at work. Also if they are not at work for no reason they will have to work at night with no pay, this means that you don’t get paid money for that night. We also saw that people were vandalizing other people's property so we made sure you will fix the item and work an extra shift of work overnight with no pay. When people need privacy you have to give them privacy. Make sure when you want privacy you can lock the doors and tell people that they want privacy. We are not allowed to have weapons on mars. The trainer is allowed to use types of weapons to train people how to do things. Another one of our laws is not to kill or hurt people. If you do kill or harm someone in vain, you will get the same treatment that you did to that person. If you steal anything, then you will be forced to tell us where the object you stole is. If you won’t tell us, we will look around your space to make sure the object is not there. We will find more evidence and if you for sure stole it, and can’t find the object, you will be fined. We will try to be caring, considerate citizens so our country is a safe and nice place to live. But to have these laws, we have to know how to make laws.
To decide if a law should be made and considered constitutional, citizens will use four effective tactics to ease conflicts on whether a law should be made or not. The first tactic is the agreement vote. The agreement vote is where all of the citizens unite to vote to see if they want the law to be made or not. The second tactic is the fairness vote. The fairness vote is where all citizens vote to see if the law that is made is fair enough to enforce. The third tactic is the usefulness vote. This takes place when citizens come together to vote to see if the law is useful enough to enforce. The fourth tactic is the debate. The citizens must use the debate when an agreement is not settled after all of the other tactics are used, and have failed. The citizens get to share their opinions with arguments and defenses to prove themselves right. The majority vote is seventeen votes at the least. At least twenty five citizens need to vote to make a law.
Although, If some people do not agree with the laws that we made then we can hold a meeting during lunch, breakfast, or dinner deciding if we want the law/rule gone. During the meeting we will discuss the differences of the law. For example, if one person wants the law gone and another doesn’t, we will discuss the differences and come to an agreement. When we are done discussing the differences of the law/rule we will vote so that it doesn’t get out of control, and so that everyone doesn’t start fighting. When we decide if we want the law and or rule gone we will take it away and we will not use it as a rule or a law anymore.
We will make and vote on laws during dinner twice a week. You are required to attend unless you are granted special permission by the doctors or other authority figure. The dates of the weekly meetings will be on Monday and Friday. Everyone is able to propose new ideas for laws, and/or suggestions that might not be made into laws but that we might want to keep in our head. To approve a law you must have at least twenty five people that are able to vote. At least seventeen people need to give their approval on the law. To promulgate the law we will keep a list of the laws in many places and each individual will have their own copy. If you come up if with a law we will write it down on your list and we will discuss everyone's list’s at dinner.
There is no government to make the laws and no single person or group will decide laws that will affect the whole country. The Government is the people so we will decide as a group what laws we will put into effect over the people of The Independent Republic of Innovatio. Our government in the Independent Republic of Innovatio will not overpower any of the other people in Innovatio, our government can not take away anybody’s rights. Authority can’t threaten anybody to give government more power. Before a law is officially made, if it is unconstitutional, it won’t be a law. Everybody can have a say in government. The people are required to attend to an election unless they are given special permission.
So we try our best to respectfully follow this constitution. Everyone in the Independent Republic of Innovatio will be required to invest time to fully read this constitution so our community has ensured justice.
Bill of Rights:
The citizens of the Independent Republic Of Innovatio have several set rights. The four most important of these rights are the rights to life, equal power, religion, and speech. You will not have your life taken away unless you have taken the life away from another human in vain. You may always have the right to a trial by the people if you are accused of a crime. If you are on a trial by the people then you will have to get a vote of three fourths to not be guilty. Every citizen will be given equal power to vote, discuss ideas freely in a meeting and suggest new laws in a meeting and also have an equal vote if they pass our voting test and are five years old or older. You will always have to go to meetings even if you don’t care about the topic because we want everybody's input on laws to make sure it is equal for everybody.
Religion, every citizen will be able to practice and celebrate their religion of choice, but this may only be allowed if this religion does not interfere with your responsibilities, affect some other person's rights, or infringe on “the mission's success.” If the religion you choose to practice does not allow you to correctly do your job then that religion will not be able to be practiced or will have to be modified.
Speech, every person shall be given freedom of speech. However if they abuse this power or use this right to encourage unwanted violence, then that right shall be taken away by vote of the people. Anyone can suggest laws as long as they are respectful of the of the verdict of the people’s vote. You also need to respect others opinions and ideas.
You have the right to be excused from your job and meetings if you are very ill or injured and a doctor has given you a signed work pass telling how long will be out. Everyone has the right to a work pass as long as they truly need it. If they purposely got hurt then they are not eligible for a work pass. You can also choose to get both afternoons on weekends off of work, or just one full day. So every citizen of the Independent Republic Of Innovatio is given these rights to be a good, respectful, kind citizen and to ensure the justice of this direct democracy and the next generations to come.
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