Today we discussed what we would do with our blisters. About 3/4 of us decided that we would soak our feet to try to heal our blisters while that other 1/4 decided that they would pop their blisters which is really disgusting but none of us were right. Robert Gagne told us that if we did nothing about our blisters that they would heal by themselves. So 1/4 of us had a chance of getting a foot infection while the other 3/4 of us would get nothing except some scars.
We all are also getting really homesick and missing our families and pets that we might of had. We all are SO tired from staying up for so long because we had to walk for a long time. We are actually sleeping on our dirty clothes because it is cozy for us.
Today we also crossed the Kansas River but we decided that we wouldn't carry the wagons by ourselves so as we got to the river we met a man who called himself the Ferry Man. He told us that he would take care of getting our 4 precious wagons over the river for a COST. He told us that he would give us a discount so we only had to pay about $100. So while he managed to get the wagons across one of them tipped so we lost just a few belongings that we took. Anyway, while the animals were crossing the river, one of the oxen got spooked by so many of us crossing the river that it started to jump up and down and in the process of jumping up and down the oxen hurt one of our fellow pioneer, Tyler Smith. So now Smith is going to be traveling in the wagon for a week which will make the oxen more tired easily because they have to pull another 180 pounds!
Today we also reached Alcove Spring. Here it is so beautiful that we decided that we would stay here for about 3 days so we can rest here and gather supplies and do all the things that we need to before we continue our journey!
Day 4: Today we decided to start out journey to the West! We just finished packing our supplies that we needed on our trip into our wagons but we are all mad at each other because we didn't buy a lot of stuff that we really needed. Others were mad because they didn't get to bring the weapons that they wanted to bring so we were all just yelling at each other like crazy people! Anyway, we started our journey to Oregon and we all were so sore because we were walking for like a MILLION MILES. A MILLION MILES! Can you even believe that? No? Well it is totally true! (Maybe) And we can't even rest because we need to cover as much ground as possible before it gets really cold and start to snow or we will all be walking in the snow and in totally cold temperatures! We all are crabby, tired, whiny, and just REALLY lazy because we thought that this journey would be easy. Our Oxen are whining also because they are so tired of pulling the wagons with all our stuff inside and I am just probably the most crabbiest of all because I thought that the journey would be like a piece of cake! We probably are just all regreting going on this trip and we STILL have a long way to go! How smart of us! At least their might be GOLD over there! Who knows!
To declare a law correctly made, citizens have to use four effective strategies to ease conflicts on whether a law should be made or not. The first strategy 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 strategy 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 strategy 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 strategy is the debate. The citizens must use the debate when an agreement is not settled after all of the other strategies are used, and have failed. The citizens get to share their opinions with arguments and defenses to prove themselves right. The majority vote is 17 votes and at least 24 people need to vote. 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.