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Here's a social contract you can sign. Computer engineer Robert Alexander wrote down
his version of our social contract. I think he got the fuzz about right, He titillated
hordes of hackers when he sent it out, free of copyright, on several computer networks.
If you sign it, you can send it to the White House.
between an individual and the United States Government
WHEREAS I wish to reside on the North American continent, and
WHEREAS the United States Government controls the area on the continent on which
I wish to reside, and
WHEREAS tacit or implied contracts are vague and therefore unenforceable,
I agree to the following terms:
SECTION 1: I will surrender a percentage of my property to the
Government. The actual percentage will be determined by the Government and will
be subject to change at any time. The amount to be surrendered may be based
on my income, the value of my property, the value of my purchases, or any other
criteria the Government chooses. To aid the Government in determining the
percentage, I will apply for a Government identification number that I will use
in all my major financial transactions.
SECTION 2: Should the Government demand it, I will surrender my liberty
for a period of time determined by the Government and typically no shorter than
two years. During that time, I will serve the Government in any way it chooses,
including military service in which I may be called upon to sacrifice my life.
SECTION 3: I will limit my behavior as demanded by the Government. I will
consume only those drugs permitted by the Government. I will limit my sexual
activities to those permitted by the Government. I will forsake religious beliefs that
conflict with the Government's determination of propriety. More limits may be
imposed at any time.
SECTION 4: In consideration for the above, the Government will permit me to
find employment, subject to limits that will be determined by the Government.
These limits may restrict my choice of career or the wages I may accept.
SECTION 5: The Government will permit me to reside in the area of
North America that it controls. Also, the Government will permit me to speak
freely, subject to limits determined by the Government's Congress and Supreme Court.
SECTION 6: The Government will attempt to protect my life and my claim to
the property it has allowed me to keep. I agree not to hold the Government liable
if it fails to protect me or my property.
SECTION 7: The Government will offer various services to me. The nature
and extent of these services will be determined by the Government and are subject to
change at any time.
SECTION 8: The Government will determine whether I may vote for certain
Government officials. The influence of my vote will vary inversely with the number
of voters, and I understand that it typically will be minuscule. I agree not to hold
any elected Government officials liable for acting against my best interests or for
breaking promises, even if those promises motivated me to vote for them.
SECTION 9: I agree that the Government may hold me fully liable if I
fail to abide by the above terms. In that event, the Government may confiscate any
property that I have not previously surrendered to it, and may imprison me for a
period of time to be determined by the Government. I also agree that the Government
may alter the terms of this contract at any time.