Spell Card Contract/Addendum
These are notes that could be either Amendments or part of the Constitution.
Article 4 - Rights and Duties of the People
The people of Gensokyo express a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its power and resolution of the use of the prescribed procedures to resolve conflict, that these restrictive clauses shall be declared. This extends the ground of the collective confidence in this Contract, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution. The People of Gensokyo shall not be prevented from enjoying any fundamental sentient and sapient rights. These fundamental rights guaranteed to the people by this Contract shall be conferred upon the people of this and future generations as eternal and inviolate rights.
All people shall be respected as individuals. All people have certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is to the extent that it does not interfere with the public welfare.
This Contract shall not allow any law establishing a state religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; of thought and conscience, or the right of people peaceably to assemble, to organize collectively, to and to petition for redress of grievances.
No censorship shall be maintained, nor shall the secrecy of any means of communication be violated.
The right of all persons to be secure in their homes, papers and effects against entries and unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated except upon warrant issued for adequate cause and particularly describing the place to be searched and things to be seized.
All of the people are equal under the law and there shall be no discrimination in political, economic or social relations because of race, creed, sex, gender, social status or family origin. Peers, peerage, and caste systems shall not be recognized.
The freedoms and rights guaranteed to the people by this Constitution shall be maintained by the constant endeavor of the people, who shall refrain from any abuse of these freedoms and rights and shall always be responsible for utilizing them for the public welfare.
As knowledge as wisdom is imperative to an orderly state, all people shall have the right to access equal education. Academic freedom shall not be abridged. All people shall have the right to exercise the use of arcane and spiritual knowledge.
Universal suffrage is guaranteed with regard to changes to the Contract. In all elections, secrecy of the ballot shall not be violated. A voter shall not be answerable, publicly or privately, for the choice he has made.
No person shall be held in bondage of any kind. Involuntary servitude is prohibited.
Marriage shall be based only on the mutual consent of both peoples and it shall be maintained through mutual cooperation with the equal rights of partners as a basis. With regard to choice of spouse, property rights, inheritance, choice of domicile, divorce and other matters pertaining to marriage and the family, laws shall be enacted from the standpoint of individual dignity and the essential equality of the partners.
Article X - Dissolution and Reformation of Constitution
In the event that Gensokyo is discovered and its people remains to exist, a constitutional gathering of all residents of Gensokyo will be gathered in convention to reform this document. Gensokyo must affirm its sovereignty to its fullest extent. Articles 1-5 must minimally be transferred to the new constitution, as it retains the rights and sovereignty of all peoples and residents of Gensokyo.
In witness, we the undersigned agree to the terms of the Spell Card Contract and future amendments to the Contract. This is done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the People Assembled in Gensokyo with certification.
Done at the Hakurei Shrine of Gensokyo, in Japanese and English, each text being equally authentic, in a single copy which shall remain deposited in the archives of the Hakurei Shrine and of which certified copies shall be transmitted by that Institution to each of the other signatories. [Followed by the signature and seal sheets of each faction.]
Article 1 refers to the Empire of Japan. The Empire of Japan has been dissolved due to belligerency and now hereby referred to as the State of Japan. The Land of Gensokyo will adopt the State of Japan’s Article 9 of their Constitution and renounce war as a sovereign right and the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes.