Sovereign Amonsoquath Band of Cherokee

 AMONSOQUATH BAND CONSTITUTION

CONSTITUTION

SOVEREIGN AMONSOQUATH NATION

            WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE SOVEREIGN AMONSOQUATH NATION, in Representative Council, in order to preserve and enrich our ancient tribal culture and maintain a desirable measure of prosperity, insurepeace and tranquillity among our brothers and sisters, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of freedom and liberty, acknowledging, with humility and gratitude the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler Of The Universe in permitting us to partake of His bounty as set before us, and imploring His aid and guidance in its accomplishment, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the government of this Sovereign Free Independent Indian nation as the supreme law of the land to which all citizens are bound by honor and with a pledge of allegiance to preserve, protect and defend this Nation with all their being so long as the grass grows, the water flows, and the winds blows.

ARTICLE I.

            We, The People Of The Sovereign Amonsoquath Nation, determined to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights and freedom of all indigenous people, in dignity and worth of the human person, in equal rights of all men and women and of all nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and

            to promote social progress and better standards of life in greater freedom,       AND FOR THESE ENDS

           to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors, and

           to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and

           to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and

           to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, and

           to preserve and foster the indigenous culture and traditions of the North American Indian, and

           to restore the dignity and human rights of the North American Indian of which they have been historically deprived, and

           to promote the political, social and economic well-being of all indigenous North American Indians, and

           to create and establish an economically viable homeland for all indigenous Indians of the North, Central and South American Continents, distinct and separate from and independent of the dominion and control of all  reservations and other governments save and except free sovereign Indian self  rule.

ARTICLE II.

           We, The People Of The Sovereign Amonsoquath Nation, recognizing that the individual is the foundation of culture, society and of the nation, and whereas it is a fundamental right of all individuals to practice and perpetuate the indigenous culture, society and nation into which he is born, do hereby resolve that Sovereign Amonsoquath Nation, shall make no laws or have no laws that prohibit or abridge a citizens right:

           ***to be guaranteed the greatest degree personal freedom through a Republican form of limited government with free elections***to have the provision for initiative, referendum and amendment to this Constitution***to freely exercise one's religion in public or private***to have free and unabridged speech and press***to keep and bear large and small Arms and to protest one's self and property***to be secure in one's person, dwellings, papers and effects against unreasonable search and seizure, and that no warrants shall issue, except upon probable cause, supported by Oath or Affirmation, and describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized***to refuse to provide testimony against one's self or being compelled to be a witness against's one's self in any civil or criminal case***to be deprived of life, liberty or property, without due process of law***to reuse to yield one's own personal property for the public good and use, without the owners just consent and being justly compensated therefore***to have a speedy trail by a jury of one's fellow men or to be guaranteed that one will not be placed twice in jeopardy of life or limb for the same offense***to be free from all forms of direct taxation to include personal income, business income and ineritance***to have any thing except gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts public and private***to have any information pertaining to one's private business or personal affairs disclosed by any person within the government or its agencies without one's consent***to be guaranteed that all  power which is not specifically delegated to the government or prohibited thereto shall inviolably rest with the people***

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