The Basic Principles of Panocracy

Principles are laws about laws. They set the limits within which laws must be created.

These principles are a prototype constitution but they are more abstract than, say, the US Constitution

The principles are intended to define what we mean by the panocracy and to specify its limits. What we mean by people is not completely defined at the moment. It's intended to mean all the citizens of a country but the people may decide in future to exclude children, convicts, Scotsmen, etc.

The panocracy is the government of a people together with the institutions and agencies required to implement its policies

This is not much different from what we have at the moment. Where a panocracy differs is in who makes up the government.

The government is the people and the people are the government.

Everyone in a panocracy has direct input into how they're governed. No individual or agency, government or otherwise, outside the people has any say.

The institutions and agencies of the panocracy are established, approved and paid for by the people and only by the people.

This sets strict limits on how the governmental institutions are funded. Corporate donors or 'charitable foundations' are definitely barred.

Political opinion, ideology and religious belief are strictly excluded from the panocracy's agencies, institutions and their operation.

As in a courtroom where the judge and jury must consider only the evidence presented, so the officers of agencies cannot apply their own opinions. They must act solely on the basis of what has been approved by the people.

Officers or employees of these institutions may of course hold political opinions themselves but they must use the same means as other citizens to express their political wishes and must not attempt to use their privileged positions within agencies to influence them.