The past few days on the Oregon Trail have been pretty eventful. There were five people who had popped the blisters that had been developing on their feet, and their feet got infected when they crossed the disease-ridden river. When we reached Alcove Spring, the people with infected feet had to sit out from swimming and had to do chores the entire time, because it was unwise to soak their infected feet. they eventually developed calluses, which allowed to walk with ease again. We had to pay an expensive toll of $25 to cross another river, leaving us with $875 for the rest of our journey. The food we brought with us has been getting worse and worse, and to add to it, we cannot find any wood, leaving us to have to cook with cow patties, or cow dung. Luckily, a man had caught some fish that night, and was willing to share with the wagon train. That was a nice change for the taste buds! The next day, we were delayed by a ginormous herd of bison crossing our path. This gave us the lucky opportunity to stop for a bit of time before heading back on our way. I decided to wander off and explore a bit, and I found a buffalo skull. I decided to write a note on it for future travelers. It said: 'Don't waste your food! -IK'
What did we get ourselves into?! We decided to cross the craziest river on the face of the Earth! We had to take our wild oxen across, while a complete stranger took our wagons across. This made me nervous because some nitwits decided to pop their blisters on their feet. Their feet got infected, and the infections kept spreading to the point where their whole leg may have to be amputated! That would be a huge loss for us, because we would probably have to take all of our belongings out of the wagons to let them in. While we were dragging our oxen across the raging river, one of our oxen completely freaked out. It charged at Tyler Smith and trampled him, leaving him almost dead! Tyler now has to ride in the wagon for weeks to recover. While this madman was taking our precious wagons across, he tipped a couple of them over, and we lost a ton of our stuff! To make this whole situation even worse, everybody has been getting unbelievably homesick, which has been preventing them from getting a single wink of sleep! Everybody has been miserably tired and some are even sick or injured. Luckily, we have a nice, long stop ahead at beautiful Alcove Springs. They have fresh water, and lots and lots of space for us to rest. We are going to be staying at this paradise as long as we can before we have to continue on our journey.
Overall, I think that the Science Fair was a valuable experience because I learned a lot of new information and new skills I will need to apply on different projects. I learned a lot about my topic and I think it will be valuable later on.
I definitely made some mistakes along the way, but I learned from them. Here are some examples: I made a mistake to think that I could prove my hypothesis by only using 6 vegetables, and I made a few mistakes from not putting in my full effort, which is actually a common mistake that I make.
If I were given the chance to do anything differently, I would probably choose to look at the actual cellular structure of different types of plants to just make the project more thorough.
We the people of the Independent Republic of Innovatio create this constitution for ourselves and future generations to ensure freedom, equality, and fraternity. We believe strongly that our individual human rights should be protected and justice shall be served. We believe that our cultural differences should be protected and embraced, and we believe that we the people should be united and unafraid to innovate, thrive, and let our freedom reign freely.
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 t
hat 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.