However, I spent an hour or so poring over still-frames, trying to garner as much as the human eye can muster from this elegantly crafted legal document. This content is not available anywhere else on the internet as far as I can tell! We also read through this, live, on last Wednesday night's podcast of [Episode 44], featuring SQUAWKING Carol; Chris, host of Beazt Mode NY DeadCast; and Talking Dead Ultimate Fan of 2018, Ashley Weidman.
So without further ado...
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Any person who would live in peace and fairness, who would find common ground, this world is yours by right. We stand together for life, not death, in this new world. Together, we make this world bigger. The future is ours as we hold onto our faith in one another with everything we have [...] consecrate our bond, we establish this Multi-Community Charter of Rights and Freedoms."
We survived the end of the world. We are bounded together by the fellowship of the loving. Because we know what happens to the dead, we believe we have the right to live as long as we can. We believe in the same for our loved ones, and any person who cares to find us
We share the bond of -- ----- -----ly with all who would join us in peace and fairness.
The days of fury are over. We believe every loving person deserves to be treated fairly, as a person. This means no torture. No mistreatment. Solitary Confinement is prescribed as the ultimate justice.
The world is ours again. The old ways are gone. We live with and love people who are different. We believe different things and have different backgrounds, and we celebrate them. We agree no one can be forced to change to make their neighbor comfortable. We are a community of equals.
We survived, but this is about more than survival to the world we are consecrating. Everyone has the right to think for themselves. The right to speak and be heard. There will be disagreements, but we will not allow them to become violent. We respect each other, and life, too much for that. We welcome others who join us in this belief.
It is self-evident to us that no one has a monopoly on truth or justice. We have seen what happens to those who think that way. We've seen what they do to others. There is a ---- for that now now. Any person who joins us must accept our belief in human dignity. We strive for unity, but accept differences.
Everyone has the right to leave and risk life on the road. But our communities reserve the right to decide who our members are. Any person of good conscience that leaves one community may petition to join another. Together, we are building a better world.
Bound by a common trust, life, and our humanity, we are making the world new [...] are making the world bigger by collaborating and cooperating. We are helping one [...] and defending one another so that we can be safe. But this charter is not a suicide [...] No community can be forced to sacrifice supplies or people needed for self-preservation [...] save another. War will never be declared without joint agreement of all. Each community may opt-out if they are so able.
If war comes, or some other emergency threatens our joint or individual survival as communities, the above rights and freedoms can be suspended by a community's elected or appointed leadership until the danger has passed. This determination rests with the leadership whose sacred trust is the lives and welfare of us all.
Created under the unanimous agreement of all the communities in this new world, with hope for our future and confidence that together we are stronger. Together we survive and together we thrive. We construct this binding peace not just for ourselves but for future generations who have a right to this world. Under one common accord, we sign our names below: