GOVERNMENT OF A NEIGHBORING PLANET***
With the permission of LANAFORGE [Sovereign of the System] and with
the approval of the HIGHEST OF EDENTIA, I Am authorized to narrate
a little about the political, moral and social life of a relatively
more advanced human race that stays in Ascending life inside of a planet
not very distant from URANTIA that belongs to the jurisdiction of the
SYSTEM OF SATANIA.
From all the worlds of the SYSTEM OF SATANIA that were isolated due to
their participation in the rebellion of Lucifer, this is the planet
that has lived a very similar history to that of URANTIA [The Earth].
The likeness among the two planetary spheres undoubtedly explains the
reason for which the permission was granted to make this extraordinary
exhibition; because it is very unusual that the SOVEREIGNS
OF THE SYSTEM consent that the matters from a planet be narrated in another one.
This planet, just as URANTIA, was misled by its Planetary Prince's
infidelity in relation with the rebellion of Lucifer. It also received
a Material Adamic Son soon after the arriving from Adam and Eve to URANTIA. This Son also made a mistake, leaving the planetary sphere isolated and producing for his mortal and earthly races, the interruption of the dispensational arrival of a MAGISTERIAL
1. THE CONTINENTAL NATION
spite of suffering so many planetary disagreements, there in an
entire isolated continent, almost the size of Australia, a
very superior civilization is evolving. This Nation is a “Unity of Nations”,
and it contains around 140 million inhabitants. This town has mixed races, predominantly blue and yellow race, but it contains a lightly bigger proportion
of violet lineage as the so-called
race contained here in URANTIA. These different races are not still completely
blended, but they fraternize and socialize with each other very
acceptably. At the moment, the average duration of life in this continent-nation
is of ninety years, fifteen percent higher than the average
of any other town from that planet.
The Industrial Mechanism of this nation enjoys a
great advantage that derives of the singular topography of the continent.
The highest mountains,
on which strong rains fall during eight months of the year, are located
in the same center of great nation. This natural luck favors the
use of the hydric energy and also facilitates considerably the wide
of the most arid western quadrant in the continent.
This town is self-sufficient, that is to say, it can subsist for
indefinite time without importing any product from other surrounding nations.
Their natural resources are abundant, and by scientific techniques,
they have learned how to compensate their deficiencies in the essential
elements of the life. They enjoy an agile internal trade, but they
have little external trade due to the global hostility from their less
This Continental Nation, in general, followed step by step the
evolutionary natural tendency of the planet: It delayed thousands
of years to be developed from the tribal stage until the appearance
of powerful kings and rulers. The unconditional kings were succeeded
by many different types of government: Fallen republics, communal
states and dictators that entered and left endlessly. This process
of growth continued during approximately five hundred years
when suddenly in a period of political ferment, one of the triumviral powerful dictators of the nation changed of
This dictator offered from his heart to give up voluntarily with the condition
that one of the other sovereigns, the viler of the two remaining,
also abandoned his dictatorship. The
continental sovereignty was deposited this way in a single ruler's
hands. The Unified State progressed under a strong monarchic regime
for a period of more than a hundred years, during which a masterful
Constituent Letter of Liberty evolved.
It was gradual the subsequent transition of the monarchy to the Representative Government form; at the beginning
the kings were left as mere social or sentimental figures, and
disappeared, when being drained the line of descending males. The
current Republic only takes in vigor two hundred years, in which
there has been a continuous progress toward the government techniques
that we are about to narrate, having already produced
the last evolutions in the political and industrial
environments inside the last decades. [Top]
2. THE POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
this Continental Nation has a great Representative
and it has a national capital
centrally located. The Central Government
consists on a strong federation of “one hundred states” comparatively
free. These states choose their Governors and Legislators for ten
years, and they cannot be presented to reelection. The State Judges
are designated to the life member position by the Governors and confirmed
by its Legislative Bodies that consist of one representative for each hundred thousand citizens.
Five types of different metropolitan government exist, according
to the number of inhabitants of the city; but not city is allowed
to have more than one million inhabitants. In general, municipal government's
outlines are quite simple, direct and very economic. The few positions
of municipal administration are very dear for their best citizens.
The Government Federal covers three well coordinated divisions: Executive,
Legislative and Judicial. It is chosen an Executive Leader every six
years by territorial universal vote. This is not eligible to a reelection
except with the petition of a minimum of seventy five State Legislators,
whose opinions must agree with those of their respective State Governors;
and in this case, it is limited to only a six years more. The Executive
is advised by a super-cabinet formed by the old alive Ex-Leaders.
The Legislative Division constant of three Chambers:
UPPER CHAMBER is chosen by groups of industrials, professionals,
agricultures and other workers; being made the voting in agreement with the economic function.
LOWER CHAMBER is chosen by certain organizations of the society
that include social,
political and philosophical
groups that don't include in the industry or in the professional.
All the citizens of good reputation participate for the
election of both classes of representatives; but they group differently,
depending on if the election corresponds to the Upper or
THIRD CHAMBER -the Elder Statesmen - Embraces the veteran of
the civic service; it also includes many illustrious
people nominated by the Executive Leader, for the Regional
[Sub-federals], for the chief of the Supreme Tribunal
and for the officials that presides one or another
This group is limited to a hundred members and these
chosen by the majority action of the same Elder Statesmen.
The member number is life-members and when vacancies take place,
it is chosen
properly the one that receives the biggest number of
votes among those nominated. The responsibility of this organ
advisory character, but it is a powerful regulator of
the Public Opinion and exercises a strong influence over all
of the Government.
The ten Regional
Authorities [Sub-federals] carry out great part
of the work of the Federal Administrative; each one of these associations
consists of ten States. These regional divisions are completely Executive
and Administrative and lack Legislatives and Judicial functions.
The ten Regional Executives are personally designated by the Federal
Executive Leader and their period of operation coincides
with that of him, for six years. The Federal Supreme Tribunal approves
the appointment of these ten Regional Executives and they are not
reelected again; the terminating Executive automatically
becomes associate and advisor of his successor. On the other hand, these regional
chiefs choose the members of their cabinet among the administrative
In this Nation, the JUSTICE is administered by
2 systems of Tribunals: The Law Courts and
the Socioeconomic Courts.
The LAW COURTS function in the three following divisions:
COURTS -From local and municipal jurisdiction,
whose shortcomings can be appealed to the State
SUPREME COURTS -Whose shortcomings
are conclusive in all the matters
and they don't involve to the Federal
Government or the risk of the rights and freedoms of the
Regional Executives are authorized to transfer any case
to the Federal Supreme Court without delays.
SUPREME COURTS -The Supreme
Tribunal is for the trials of national disputes and appealed
of the State Courts.
This Supreme Tribunal consists of twelve men over
forty year old and younger from seventy five that have acted
years in some State Tribunal, and who have
designated to this high position by the Executive Leader
with the majority
approval of the Super-Cabinet and the Third
Chamber of the Legislative Assembly. All the decisions from this
emitted by virtue of a minimum of two thirds of votes.
COURTS work in the three following divisions:
COURTS -Related with the Legislative
and Executive divisions of the social and family system.
Juridical entities linked with the state and regional school
related with the Legislative
Executive Branches from the administrative mechanism of the
COURTS -Are the Jurisdictional Tribunals
in which full authority is deposited to settle all the
of economic character.
Supreme Court doesn't request itself the socioeconomic
cases but only by three-quarters of votes from the Third Legislative Branch
of the National Government, the Chamber of the Elder Statesmen. Also,
all the decisions of the Tutelage Superior Courts of
educational and industrial matters are peremptory. [Top]
3. THE HOMELIKE LIFE
In this Continental
Nation it is illegal that two families live
under oneself roof. Since the multi-familiars housings have been
outlawed, most types of buildings of multiple housings have
been demolished. However, the bachelors live in the clubs, hotels
and other multi-personal housings. The smallest home-site that
is allowed for the construction of family housing can not be less
than 1,524 square meters of land (5,000 foot c.). All land and
other properties destined to the purpose of family housing are discharged
of taxes until ten times of the minimum allowed for the home-site
of familiar housing.
Until recently it has been improved the familiar life of this great
town considerably. It is obligatory that the family parents, as
much the father as the mother, attend the “puerile-culture” schools
for family parents. Even the agriculturists, who reside in small
rural towns, carry out this work for correspondence, attending also
the next center of oral instruction once every ten days -Every
two weeks- because the week has five days over there.
The average of children's number in each family is of five and they
are under the guide of the parents, or in the event of death
of one or both, they are left under the tutelage of tutors designated by the Tutelage
Court. It is considered a grandiose honor that a family is awarded
the tutelage of an orphan by father and mother. The new family parents
are presented to competitive exams and the orphan is awarded to the
home of those that present the best paternal qualities.
This town considers the “Home” as the basic institution
of its civilization. It is expected that the children obtain from
their parents at home, the most valuable part of their education
and formation of character; the parents dedicate a lot of
attention to the culture of their children.
The parents or legitimate tutors administer the whole sexual
instruction at home. The moral instruction is offered by teachers during
the periods of rest in the “school shops”; but this
is not for the cases of religious preparation, which is considered
that it is a magnificent privilege and very exclusive of the parents,
being considered the “Religion” like integral part
of the homelike life. But the purely religious instruction is
openly given only in the Temples of Philosophy, since among these towns
exclusively religious institutions have not been developed, as
the churches here in URANTIA. In its Philosophy, the Ascendant
Religion is the aspiration of knowing the Father of All Fathers
and manifesting love to the neighbor, through the unconditional
service; however, this is not a characteristic of the religious
state from the other nations of this planet. The “Religion” of
this town is a totally family mater, and public places exclusively consecrated
for religious adorations don't exist. Politically,
the Religion and the State, like it is usually called here in URANTIA,
are completely separate; nevertheless, there is an interesting
inter-conjugation between the Religion and the Philosophy.
Until recent time, the people in this planet depended on the spiritual
teachers [equivalent to the terrestrial pastors -URANTIA], under
the government supervision, which periodically visited to each family
to examine the children and find out if their parents have instructed
them in a right way. But, at the moment these spiritual advisers
and examiners are under the new direction of the “Foundation
of Spiritual Progress”, an institution supported by voluntary
contributions. This institution, probably don't continue evolving
anymore, until after the yearned coming of a Paradisiacal
The children remain legally subordinate to their parents until
the fifteen years of age, just when it takes place the first initiation
of the civic responsibility. After this, every five years for
five successive periods, new similar public exercises are celebrated,
but only for these age categories, during which the obligations are
reduced toward the parents; as long as they assume new civic and
social responsibilities for the State. The vote is conferred at
twenty years of age, and the right of marriage is not granted
without the parents' present until the twenty-five years of age.
The children should leave home when turning thirty years of
Through the whole nation the laws about the marriage
and the divorce are uniform. The “marriage” is not allowed before
the twenty years of age -the legal age-. The marriage permission is
only granted after have given the intention warning with a year of
advance and after having presented as much the boyfriend as the
girlfriend evidence that they have been properly
instructed in the guardian schools about the responsibilities of the matrimonial
The divorce regulations are not very severe, but cannot be
obtained the separation ordinances that the Tutelage Courts send
until it has lapsed one year since the requirement of this application;
and one year in this planet is quite longer that one year here
in URANTIA, the Earth. Nevertheless, in spite of not being very
strict the divorce laws, the current index of divorce is only the
tenth part of what happens among the civilized towns of URANTIA. [Top]
4. THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
of Education of this nation
is obligatory, and it is mixed in the pre-universitary years to
those that the
student attends from the five year-old age until they are eighteen years old. These
schools differ vastly from those of URANTIA. There are not classrooms
and only one matter is studied at the same time; after the
first three years all the students become Auxiliary Teachers, instructing
those that follow them. Books are only used to secure information
that is good to solve problems that arise in the “Workshops
School” and in the stations of the “Agricultural
In these shops are produced great part of the furniture that
is used in the whole continent and also many mechanical inventions
-it is the great age of the Invention and Mechanization-. It is always
found a work library beside each shop where the student can consult
the necessary books. They also follow Agriculture and Horticulture courses during the whole period of education in extensive adjacent farms
to all the local schools.
Also, the weak mental is exclusively specialized in the agriculture
and cattle rising, but they are confined for life in special
colonies of custody where are sexually segregated to impede the
procreation that is denied to all the subnormal ones. These restrictive
measures have been in vigor for almost a hundred years; the reclusion
ordinances are emitted by the Tutelage Courts.
Every year, everybody takes a month of vacations. The pre-university
schools work nine months of the year that consist of ten; the vacations
are spend traveling with parents or friends. These trips are part
of the program of Adults Education, that continues during the
whole transitory demurrage of the earthly life; the funds are accumulated
to finance these expenses by the same methods that are
used for the insurance of old-age.
A fourth part of the school time is consecrated to Games
of Competitive Sports, and the students progress in these
competitions from the state and regional locals until the national
tests of dexterity and value. At the same time, all the competitions of
oratory, music, science and philosophy occupy the attention
of the students from the inferior social divisions until arriving
to the competitions that grant national distinctions.
The School Government is a replica of the National
with his three correlative branches, and the Educational
Body Works as the Third Division or the Legislative Adviser Branch.
The primordial objective of education in this continent, is
to make all the students develope the potentialities to become Self-Sufficient Citizens.
All youth that graduates from the pre-university scholar system at eighteen years of age, is an experienced artisan. From now own
the study of the books begins towards the specialized
knowledge, even at adult schools or at the universities.
When a brilliant student finishes his duties before time, he is granted a prize of Time and Financing
with which he can execute some special project of his own imagination.
The whole Educational
System is designed to prepare the individual in a very appropriate
5. THE INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
The Industrial situation of this town is still far from its ideals;
they still have capital and work difficulties; but both are
adjusting to the plan of Sincere Cooperation. In this only continent,
the workers are becoming more and more in shareholders of all the
industrial companies, and each intelligent worker becomes gradually
in a small capitalist.
The social antagonisms are reducing; at the same time, it is
increasing the good will. Non serious economic problem has arisen
since the total abolition of the slavery (more than hundred fifty
years ago); this modification was made gradually, liberating every
year two percent of the slaves. The citizenship was conferred to those
slaves that satisfactorily approved the physical, mental and moral tests;
great part of these superior slaves were captives of war or children
of those captives. About a hundred years ago the last inferior slaves
were deported; then, no long ago they have been devoted with
zeal to reduce the number of their degenerate and vicious classes.
These towns recently have developed new techniques to solve industrial
misunderstood and to correct economical abuses; they represent
the marked improvements in front of the old methods of solving
these problems. It has been eradicated the violence as procedure
to solve the personal or industrial differences. They are not regulated
in a rigid way the wages, the earnings and other economic problems;
but in general they are controlled by the Legislatives organs of
Industrial Matters while the disputes that arise of the industry
are decided in the Industrial Courts.
The Industrial Courts already takes in operation around one hundred
years, and they work in a very satisfactory way. In the development
process, it took place advances and was estipulated that from then on
the Courts of Industrial Matters should recognize legal compensations
that fit with these three divisions:
rates of interest on invested capital.
salary in retribution of the dexterity and knowledge in industrial
and equitable salary as retribution of the work.
These should meet first in agreement with the contract or in the
case of salary decrease, they should share in a proportional way
a gradual reduction. After this, all the earnings in excess should
be treated as dividend, and they should be distributed among the three
divisions: Capital, Ability and Work.
Every ten years the Regional Executives adjust and decree
the legal hours of work, the working day. At the moment, the industry
operates with the base of a week of five days, from which
four are to work and one for recreation. This town works six hours
every working day, and just as the students, they work nine months out
of ten a year. They usually pass the vacations traveling
because the whole nation is fond of traveling; for it, recently
new and modern methods of transport were developed. The climate,
during eight months of the year, enormously favors the trips and the opportunities are esed to the maximun.
A little more than two hundred fifty years ago, the Motive of Lucre dominated completely to the industry; but in these modern times
and with accelerated steps it is displaced the reason of lucre by
other high forces of Superior Motives for the well-being of the
evolution of the joint. In this continent the competition is intense
but great part of it has been transferred from the “Industry” to
the Game, the Training, the Scientific Achievement and the
Intellectual Conquest. They are very active in the social services
and in the loyalty to the government. In this town the Public
Service is quickly becoming the primordial objective of its aspirations.
The richest man in the continent works six hours a day in the office
of his company and then he hurries to go to the local branch of
the School of State Administration, where he tries to be qualified
for the improved “Public Service”.
The Work is becoming more and more honorable in this continent
and all capable citizen, bigger than eighteen years of age, works
in his house, in the farms, in some grateful industry,
in the public works where the temporal unoccupied individuals are absorbed
or in the obligatory body of mining workers.
This town also goes creating a new form of social dislike -the
dislike to the idleness and the undeserved wealth. Gradually
but with certainty, they go conquering their “machines”.
Once, they also struggled for the “Political Liberty” and
as a consequence for the “Economic Liberty”. Today,
they begin to enjoy both; they also begin to appreciate their very deserved “Free
Time”, in which they can be consecrated
to the development and expression of the Self-Realization
of Themselves !!!. [Top]
6. THE INSURANCE OF OLD-AGE
nation is making a certain effort to substitute all type of “charity” that
destroys the dignity, Guaranteeing a worthy Governmental
Insurance for the old-age. As this nation provides education
to all boys, and work to all man, it is possible to carry out
with success this insurance program to protect the flimsy ones
and old men.
In this continental town, all the people have to go into retirement
from work and be remunerated the sixty five years of age;
unless they obtain a permission from the state commissioner of work that gives them the right to continue working until the seventy years of age.
This age limit is not applicable to the public officials neither
the philosophers. Those physically disabled ones or cripples can
go into retirement officially at any age for judicial order countersigned
by the commissioner of the government's regional pension.
The funds for the pensions of old-age are derived of four sources:
earnings of one day of every month are required by the Federal
Government for these ends and in this country everybody works.
Bequests -Many wealthy citizens leave funds for this purpose.
earnings of the obligatory works in the state mines. After
the conscript workers are supported and of having separated
contribution for the jubilation pension, they give
the surplus of earnings from their work to this pension
revenues of the natural resources. To the federal government
is consigned, in position of social
trust, all the natural wealth
of the continent and the revenues of these
are used for social purpose, such as the prevention of
the education of
geniuses and the expenses of individuals that
stand out in the schools of public administration. Also half of the revenues
from the natural are dedicated resources to the pension fund
for the old-age.
the state and regional advisers offer many forms of protectionist insurance,
the “pensions of old-age” are only administered
by the Federal Government through the ten Regional Departments.
For a lot of time, these public funds have been honestly administered; since, after the betrayal and assassinate, the
most severe punishments that impose the courts are related with
the betrayal of the public trust. Therefore, at the moment it is
considered the social and political infidelity as the most infamous
of all the crimes. [Top]
7. THE TRIBUTARY SYSTEM
Federal Government is paternal in the administration of pensions
for the old-age, in the promotion of the ingenious and in the originality
of the creativity. The State Governments worry more about the “individual
citizen”, while the Local Governments are much more paternal
or “socialists”. The municipality or some of its subdivisions are in charge of matters like the health, the sanitary
measures, the construction regulations, beautification, water supply, illumination, heating, recreation, music and communication.
In all the industries, it is given high priority to the health; varied
phases of the physical well-being are considered as community and
labor prerogatives, but the individual and family problems of health are matters of exclusively personal interest. In medicine
matter, like in all the other personal matters, the plan of Government is each time more to “abstain of interfering”.
The “cities” do not have attributions to burden taxes or contract debts. They receive assignments of funds
per-capital from the State Treasury, and they have to supplement
these revenues with the earnings of their socialized companies
and for the collection of the granted permits for diverse commercial
The facilities of the “quick transport” considerably facilitate the expansion of limits of the cities that are
under control of the municipalities. The bodies of “municipal
firemen” are supported by the patronages of the prevention
of fire and insurance against fire; all the urban and rural
buildings are, for more than a hundred years, safe against fire.
There is no officials of Public Order designated by the municipality;
the “police forces” are maintained by the State Governments.
The agents of this department are almost only recruited of single males between the ages of twenty-five and fifty years. Almost
all the States are assigning a bachelorhood tribute high enough;
the funds of this tax are remitted to all the men that integrate the
State Police. In a State, the average of the Police Force is only
a tenth of what was a hundred years ago.
It exists very little or non uniformity between the tributary outlines
of the “one hundred states” relatively free and sovereigns
since the economic conditions and other nature vary a lot in
different sectors of the continent. Each state has ten basic constitutional
dispositions, which cannot be modify but with the consent of the Federal
Supreme Court, and one of its articles prohibit the imposition
of taxes that overcome to one percent of the value of any
property in the term of one year, being exempled the home-sides
for family housing, being urban or rural properties.
The Federal Government cannot contract debts; except in the
cases of wars where it is required of a referendum with a majority of
three quarters of the votes, so that a state can obtain loans, which they are trying to overcome. Since the Federal Government
cannot incur in debts, the National Council of Defense is authorized
to impose taxes to the states in the event of emergency, in order
to gather funds, and require men and equipment as needed. But
no debt can continue without being liquidated for more than twenty-five
The revenues to sustain the Federal Government come from the five
Rights. All the imports are subjected to a tariff to protect
the level of life in this continent, which surpasses
to any other
nation of the whole planet. These tariffs are established
by the Superior Court of Industrial Matters, after the two
the industrial congress have ratified the recommendations the Executive Chief’
of Economic Matters who is the person
jointly designated by these two Legislatives organs. The Industrial
Superior Chamber is chosen for the “work”, the Lower
Chamber is for the “capital”.
of Intellectual Property. The Federal Government foments the
the originals creativity through ten regional
laboratories, giving attendance to all kind of Genius [Artists, Authors
and protection of patents. In exchange, the Government
retains half of the reported benefit of all these inventions-creations;
being machines, books, artistic works, plants or animals.
over the Inheritance. The Federal Government levy a staggered
tax on the inheritance that goes from
one to fifty
percent, depending on the size of the inherited goods
as well as other conditions.
Equipment. The Government gains an appreciable sum from the leasing
of military and naval equipment
Resources. The revenues of the natural resources become national
patrimony when they
are not entirely required
for the specific purpose designated in the constituent
letter of the Federal State.
Appropriations of federal funds are originated in the Legislative
Superior Chamber, except for the funds of war evaluated
by the National
Council of Defense, they are agreeded in the Low Chamber and receive the approval of the Executive Leader, and finally
they are authenticated
by the Federal Budgetary Commission of one hundred members.
The members of this Commission are proposed by the Governors
States and chosen by the State Legislative organs to serve
during twenty-four years, chosing one quarter of them every
Also every six years, this body with majority of votes of three quarters
chooses one of their members for the headquarters and by this
means it becomes director-controller of the Federal Treasury. [Top]
8. THE SPECIAL SUPERIOR SCHOOLS
Besides the obligatory program of Basic Education that extends
from the five years until the eighteen years of age, the Special
Superior Schools are organized as it continues:
The Schools of Public Administration. These
schools are of three classes: National, Regional and State.
The public positions of
the nation are grouped in four divisions. The 1st. Division
of public trust is related mainly with the National Administration
and all the officials of this group should graduate from the
Schools of Public Administration, at state level as well as national.
individuals can accept designated positions, elective or
political from the 2nd. Division when graduating in one of the ten
of Public Administration; their misions of trust are related with the
responsibilities of the regional administration and the state
The 3rd. Division comprehends the state responsibilities
officials are demanded only to have a state title of Public
Administration. The 4th. Division of titulars of public positions
is not demanded
to have a title of Public Administration because these positions are
only designated. They represent the minor positions of auxiliary,
secretaries and technical responsibilities that carry
the different facultative professionals in status of government
The Judges of the Minor Courts and the State Courts possess
titles of the state schools of Public Administration. The
the Jurisdictional Tribunals of social, educational and
industrial matters possess holding of the Regional Schools.
The judges of
the Federal Supreme Court have to possess titles of all
these Schools of Public Administration.
Schools of Philosophy.
These schools are affiliated to the Temples of Philosophy and
the Religion as public function.
Institutions of the Science.
These technical schools are more linked with the industry
that with the educational
systems, and they
are administered under fifteen divisions.
Schools of Professional Training.
These special institutions offer technical
training for the different facultative
that are twelve.
and Naval schools.
Near the central headquarters of the National
in the twenty five coastal
are mantained these institutions dedicated
to the military training of voluntary citizens from
thirty years of age. The
approval of the parents is required before
the twenty five year old age in order to
9. THE OUTLINE OF THE UNIVERSAL VOTE
Although the candidates to all the public positions are exclusively
graduated from the State, Regional or Federal Schools of
Public Administration, the progressive leaders of this nation discovered
a serious weakness
in their outline of universal vote, and since a little more than one
hundred years, they dictated a constitutional disposition from modified
electoral outline that membraces the following characteristic:
All men and women count with a vote starting from the twenty years of age.
When completing this age, all the citizens should
to affiliate in two groups of voters: They will register
in the first group of according to their economic function [industrial,
professional, agricultural or commercial]; and they will
to the second
group according to their political, philosophical
inclinations. This way all the workers belong to some
economical group of suffrage. These guilds are regulated, the
the non economic associations, in a similar way to the
with their 3 division of powers. It cannot be changed the affiliation
in these groups for 12 years.
being selected by the State Governors, the Regional Executives,
and the authority
of the Regional Supreme
Council, the individuals that have lent great service
to the society
or have demonstrated extraordinary wisdom
in the government service, can be conferred with additional votes
once every five
years; and these super-votes must not exceed a total
The maximum number of votes of all multiple voters
ten. Also the
scientists, inventors, teachers, philosophers and
spiritual leaders are recognized with honors from the increased
These advanced civic privileges are conferred by
State and Regional Supreme Council in a very similar way
to the one
granting the academic titles of the Special Superior
Schools, and the beneficiaries
are ennobled of attaching the symbols of such a civic
recognition, together with their other titles, to the list
of their personal
the individuals sentenced to the obligatory work in the mines, and
all the government servants
sustained with funds
from the collection of taxes are private of the right to vote, during the
periods of such services.
is not extensive
to the old men that can go into retirement with pension of the state at sixty five years old.
five categories of suffragette that reflect the annual taxes, paid
every five years.
that pay more are allowed additional votes until a maximum
of five. This concession
is independent of all the other recognitions,
but in any way a person can deposit more
than ten ballots.
this project of franchises was adopted, it was abandoned the territorial
favor of the economic
or functional system. Today all the citizens
vote as members of industrial,
or professional groups without taking
into account their residence place. This way,
is made up of consolidated,
united and intelligent groups that only
chooses their best members for
the positions of trust and government
responsibility. An exception exists to this plan of functional suffrage
or group: It
is carried out the election of a federal
executive leader each six
years by a national voting in which no
citizen emits more than one vote.
This way, except in the election of the executive leader, the
suffrage is exercised by economic, professionals,
intellectuals and social groupings of the citizenship. The Ideal State is organic and
free and intelligent group of citizens represents a vital organ
that works inside the biggest government organism.
The Schools of Public Administration are authorized
to begin procedures in the State Courts in order to deprive from
all faulty, idler, indifferent or criminal individual. These
people recognize that, when fifty percent of a nation is inferior
and enjoys the vote, such a nation is condemned to failure.
They understand that when it dominates the mediocrity, the collapse
of a nation is imminent. To vote is obligatory and high
penalties are applied to everybody who does not vote. [Top]
10. TREATMENT OF THE DELINQUENCY
The methods of this town to face the crime, the insanity and the
degeneration, although in certain aspects they can please, undoubtedly,
in others will be awful for most of the Humanity in Urantia [Terrestrial]. It gets together all the ordinary criminals and abnormal
people, according to their sex, in different agricultural colonies,
and they are entirely auto-supplying. The criminals of high danger
and the incurable demented are condemned by the tribunals with
the death penalty in cameras of lethal gas. Numerous crimes besides
murder, incluing the prevarication or betrayal of the
government trust, are also punished with the death penalty,
and the administration of the justice is safe and quick.
This town is leaving the dark era of the law and passing to an
evolutive era. Recently, they got the extreme of attempting
the prevention of the crime, condemning to those that they
believed were potential murderous and criminals to the perpetual service
in detention colonies. If these criminals demonstrated later to be more normal, they were given the conditional freedom, or
they were pardoned. The index of murders in this continent only
constitutes one percent among the other nations.
More than one hundred and fifty years ago, efforts were began to impede
the procreation of criminals and abnormals, and so far they have
already given satisfactory results. Neither Jails nor hospitals
exists for insane people; these groups represent approximately
only ten percent from those that are here in all URANTIA. [Top]
11. THE MILITARY PREPARATION
graduates from the federal military schools can be named as “Guardians
of the Civilization” in seven classes, according
to the capacity and experience, by the president of the National
Council of Defense.
This Council consists of twenty-five members designated by the
Highest Tutelage, Educational and Industrial Tribunals, confirmed
by the Federal Supreme Court and also presided by an ex-function, the chief of the Major State of coordinated military matters.
These members occupy their position until the seventy years of
The courses followed by this commissioned officials last four
years; they are related invariably with the domain of some occupation
or profession. Military training is never given without this corresponding
industrial, scientific or professional preparation. When concluding
the military training, the individual has received during the military courses of four
years, half of the academical education that is imparted
in any of the Special Schools, in which the courses also last
four years. This way, the creation of a “military
professional class” is
avoided, offering this opportunity so that a great quantity of
men support to themselves, and at the same time, obtain the first
half of a technical or professional career.
The “Military Service” during the times of peace is
totally voluntary and the internments in any of the branches
of service has four year of duration, during which all follow
some specialized course of studies, besides the domain of the military
tactics. The training in the “music” figures among
the main objectives of the military schools and the 25 training
camps distributed in the continental periphery. In periods of industrial
inactivity are used in automatic way many thousands of unemployed
people to increase the military defenses of the continent in the earth,
the sea and the air.
Although this town maintains a powerful military establishment to defend against invasions from the hostile towns that surround
them; they could be attributed the great merit of having not used
these warlike resources for purpose of offensive war for more than
hundred fifty years. They have been civilized to such an extent
that they can vigorously defend the civilization without succumbing
to the temptation of taking advantage of their military might for aggressive
purpose. From the establishment of the Continental United States,
there have not been civil wars; but during the last ones two to
three passed centuries, this town has been forced to wage nine
bloody defensive combats, three of which were against powerful
confederations of powerful worlds. Although this nation maintains
an appropriate defense against hostile neighbors' attacks, they
give more attention to the preparation of statesmen, scientifics
Today, this nation is in peace with the world;
almost the entirety of all the mobile mechanisms of defense are really devoted to
the service of the trade, exchange and recreation. In the event
of hostilities, the military wage is obligatory and paid by the
industries, and the bosses of all the military departments pass
temporarily to be members of the cabinet of the executive leader. [Top]
12. THE OTHER NATIONS
Although the Society and the Government of this singular town,
in many aspects is superior to those of any nation of here
in URANTIA [The Earth], is not as much as those of other incalculable
super worlds that are in via of the conquest of the state of
ERA OF LIGHT AND LIFE, and those countless inhabited worlds
universes that enjoy high phases between seven supreme ages
of LIGHT AND LIFE. Also, it should be declared that in the
of this planet [11 continents in total], the governments are
markedly inferior to those of the most advanced nations in
For now this Superior Government is seting forth diplomatic
relationships with all the inferior towns and, for the first
time, it has arisen a great religious leader that proposes to send missionaries to all the surrounding nations. But it is feared
that this attitude could generate the same mistake that so many
others have made when determining to impose a superior culture
to other nations or races. But, a wonderful thing could be
done in this world, if this Continental
advanced culture better brings to its territory the best
the neighboring towns and then, after having educated
them super well, returned them as culture emissaries to their siblings
the ignorance!. Certainly, if a MAGISTERIAL SON arrived soon
to this advanced nation, without a doubt, these wonderful things
happen in this world.
By virtue of an extraordinary permission, this narration was
made about the matters of a neighboring planet with the only spirit
cooperating in the evolutionary progress of the civilization
and in unison to increase the government evolution of this
decimal world of URANTIA. It could be narrated a lot more that
it undoubtedly would greatly interest and intrigue the
Urantian Peolpe, but this revelation would drain the limits of
the commended authorization.
It is also necessary to have a lot of consideration to the current and active gestation
of the new dawn from a better world that is emerging
Here and Now in URANTIA!, being the opening of the so yearned SEVENTH
MOVEMENT OF PLANETARY LIBERATION that is the end and
the beginning of a new and great ERA OF LIGHT AND LIFE!
IN URANTIA, and this time in union with the worlds that fell and
from the Cosmic Order by effect of the rebellion and disobedience.
However, the terrestrial humanity should take note that this
planetary sphere mate of the family of the SYSTEM OF SATANIA,
been benefited neither by Magisterial Missions nor by Missions
of Self-Realization from the Children of Paradise.
These planetary dispensational advantages , just as the sending
of the SPIRIT OF THE TRUTH to the world offers the spiritual foundations
for the attainment of the great achievements in favor of the
race of a performing world from the Auto-Realization of Paradise
Beings. Therefore, URANTIA is today very well prepared for
the immediate realization of the GLOBAL GOVERNMENT OF HUMANITY in
Light and Love with their laws, mechanisms, symbols, conventions
and only one language, besides all that can contribute so powerfully to
the establishment of the World Peace under the Universal Law,
then it can be guided to the dawn of a true age of spiritual
inaugurating the planetary age of LIGHT AND LIFE. [With the
collaboration of a Melchizedeck of Nebadon].