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Pirate Manifesto Twelfth Amendment

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List of arguments


  • Its hard to imagine, what 'any other personal or social condition or circumstance' might ever mean. As long as that is not clear, i'd be cautious with such a statement. For (an exaggerated) example: if i dont have a car and i am ill, is it a discrimination, when the state doesnt pay for my cab to the doctor ? Or if i am too lazy to work, that could be seen as a personal condition. This wording leads way too far and is unprecise, so it is better to cut it.
  • e.g. german constitution (Art. 3) speaks of 'gender, birth, race, language, provenance, beliefs, religious/political points of view and disablement. So if anyone thinks the removed part of the sentence leaves a gap, it should be filled with comparable precise wordings.


Pirate Manifesto's First Draft would be modified as follows (removing the last part of the last sentence of the first paragraph as shown):

  • 1st paragraph of About Civil Rights and Liberties would have the following text:
    • Full democracy can only be achieved through defending civil rights and liberties by protecting the rule of law. This is the true foundation of democracy. By defending five basic human rights: freedom of speech, privacy, presumption of innocence, the right to a fair trial, equality before the law, no discrimination, the right to life and moral and physical integrity. For understanding the context the two last points we can say that everyone has the right to life and to physical and moral integrity, under no circumstances may be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment and may not in any way be discriminated against on account of birth, race, sex, religion, opinion. or any other personal or social condition or circumstance.

Germany, 7th November 2008

Nanuk (Piraten Partei Deutschland)