Reified 15 June 2017

ARTICLE OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

The Preamble to the Article

Vista Woods, in the City of Milford, Ordinancial Clermont, in Ohio on Saturday the fifteenth of June, two thousand and thirteen.

THE obvious courage of denizens, along with a convocation of citizens of the Commonalty of the United States and territories, at the time of their acclamation, expressed a desire, in order to prevent the interference, exploitation, violence, buying, selling, chopping down, injuring, abuse, and death by humankind of nonhumans and trees, that an explicit declaratory article  of freedom be added to the Constitution of the United States: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the unit, will best ensure the safety, travel, and wellbeing of denizens, mass expansion of woodland, and the beneficent ends of its institution.

THE exploitation, trade, ownership, and abuse of nonhumans, as well as the transportation of nonhumans and trees from their natural habitats; the denizens of land, ocean, and sky as those native to the place in their continent; by people, shall cease after this article to our Constitution.

THE United States shall recognize that denizens, as moral agents, should be protected with freedom in law.  Deprived of legal protection, nonhumans and trees are unsafe from human-sponsored violence, death, and exploitation including through trade without an article.  As no such expression presently exists in our Constitution, be enacted the bill of the following basic treaty for denizens, nonhuman and tree.

Section I

Without difference in punishment, the direct or indirect act of killing or abetting the death of nonhumans shall be a Supreme and State, or Supreme and Territorial, crime under the law of the land.  Such an act shall parallel homicide in proceeding as well hold, dependent on the personage of perpetrators, either inability to represent the state and inability to stand for public office, or inability to represent the state and permanent expulsion.  The eating of nonhuman body parts shall be a State or Territorial crime under the law of the land.  For fifteen years shall be easily accessible and published the updated names and residences of any human who kills denizens or eats nonhuman body parts, embryos, or eggs and specified the parts consumed.

Section II

With exception of flower, fruit, and leaf of trees, denizens and their products–including all bodily products such as fur, nails, tusks and bone, milk, skin, fins, oils, eggs, wood, bark, and byproducts–shall not be treated as property by the military; the executive, legislative, or judicial state; or by private human individuals, unions, and corporations. Tree sap and seeds will be regulated by each state and not harvested by profiting corporations.  The unit and states may not detain, trade, keep, or transport denizens except in extreme instances of denizens’ endangerment.

Section III

Freedom of denizens entails from human possession; captivity, sport, and containment including all variety of fishing and hunting; investment, smuggling, import, purchase, selling, and trading; exploitation; cruelty; injury; neglect; chopping down if the tree is not declared dead; testing for medical, cosmetic, and educational purposes; abuse; and to freely travel through public and private lands, waterways, and spaces.   With the exception to overthrow invasive pests, use of pesticides in the environment and use of artificial chemicals bringing harm in the environment are hereby forbidden.  Ecologic cleansing of native plants is enforced.

Section IV

Denizens shall be represented in and safeguarded by all courts.

No governing bureaucracy or committee shall be established on the behalf of denizens or their wellbeing separate from that of citizens, and present laws doing so are repealed, and present governing bureaucracies are dissolved.

Section V

Denizens shall remain sexual and not subjected to human-sponsored abortion unless the delivery of the unborn cogently threatens the life of the bearer.  Artificial genetic modification is hereby forbidden and genetically modified life formation will be redacted to base genealogy. 

Section VI

All denizens shall have a natural habitat, ecologically sufficient to a normal and happy life and self-sustaining reproductive species; a healthy diet, protective shelter, and adequate medical care; not be subject to cruel or lethal experiments, and led to natural habitats where their survival is ensured; and this shall not be an expense of the Treasury but of the states and territories of their place, and of the unit where needed.  

Section VII

Policy shall include ecologic enforcement and environmentally restorative preservation toward population.  Denizens shall be emancipated upon ratification of this article, and led by one designated Steward per state to an environment that satisfies their whole physical and psychological needs; said Stewards shall enlist an office and hold that office three years at a commensurate emolument and reward for completion of duties; be established, at that office, a seed and newborn institute in each state for provisions of this article; Stewards shall have power with evidence to declare denizens dead; each Steward must decide and exigently levy an operating sum that cares for all the area denizens, which shall not be defined in law, from the Treasury for each year. Additional funds shall be from the states and territories, and be decided and levied upon request of the Steward.

Section VIII

The unit and states shall adopt improvements to, and assign standards for, respective infrastructure conducive for the safety, wellbeing, and travel of all kinds of denizens.  Species which did not live on the continent before the transatlantic trade will be returned to their ancestral area; their members may be sterilized so long as they inhabit the new continent.  The replanting and mature growth of native trees across ninety-nine and nine tenths percent of all the country, the labor, and their healthy preservation shall be that of ordinancial publicates.  The unit and states allot three fourths, being on the best tracts, of each of their lands as a refuge for the emancipation of denizens; of these, havens shall be those places under one hundred square miles and enclaves shall be over one hundred square miles.  The particular state publicate’s botanical care of flora and care for nonhumans shall happen inside and outside executive, legislative, and judicial offices; guard; and havens and enclaves.  Such care by the unitary publicate shall happen inside and outside executive, legislative, and judicial offices; military; and havens and enclaves.

Section IX

Nonhuman citizens and all denizens are owed these provisions to thrive and compel their eternal civic equity.  The Congress and President shall have the power to enforce, by legislation and executive order, the provisions of this article.  The article shall be enforced both in and out of a state of nature. 

Section X

This article shall take effect two years after the date of ratification; and during the two years shall not be altered or removed before passage.  This article shall not be diminished by another article.