Universal Income or Land: Reminding Us What We Could Be

I am a true Democrat: following the example of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Chaos or Community , I take seriously the idea that all are equal in dignity, in rights to live up to their full potential, and in ability to make some positive contribution to society. A democrat believes in Democracy, and takes the ideals of freedom and equality to their logical economic and political conclusion.

We always have to balance individual rights vs. the community’s responsibility to help even the vulnerable among us who chose to smoke or use drugs.

My proposal is this:

A birthright non-transferable arable tract of 0.5 of a hectare for each person born on earth. On that .5 hectare of arable land (anywhere on earth), when the child turns 9 yrs old, he or she goes with parents and other members of the community to see the land, learn about it, and start building a one-room self-contained eco-friendly tiny house with solar heat and cooker and basic indoor plumbing.

By the time the child is about 16 (See MEOW pre-requisites for being recognized as an adult …) he or she should know how to maintain the tiny house, and can decide to live in it or rent it out or swap his/her land for someone else’s .5 hectare in a different part of the world.

The concept of Equal Rights for All Human Beings is based on economic and food self-sufficiency for all. Therefore some form of basic housing for every person on earth is needed, to be built by the local community and funded by the interconnected global community, to include a minimal amount of water, and access to free education and health care as a basic human right.

Then, and only then, can every person be equal, unbeholden to any other person.

May we all act cooperatively in
Peace, Love, and Service to Community,
Shira

Gregorian Date: Friday, August 22, 2014
MEOW Date : Tuesday, August 21, 12014 H.E. (Holocene Era, aka Human Era)