What considerations should we take when writing a constitution for a newly established InterPlanetary settlement? What can we learn from the constitutions governing nations on Earth? Following on the heels of a closed meeting on the same subject, this panel will discuss what should be included in an adaptable governing document for a future settlement off-planet. Taking cues from the Constitution of the United States, constitutions of Micronations throughout the world, and the successes and failures in each, our panelists propose certain protections for the citizens of that new settlement, policies for those citizens in relation to earthlings and extraterrestrials, and the rights of the new settlement itself.
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