NationStates Jolt Archive

Free Exercise of Religion

The Pojonian Puppet
05-05-2005, 06:24
It's time to earn my Resolution Writer card. I've made a new proposal, "Free Exercise of Religion," (Title Pending) and will be posting it to the proposals list after I have checked it over - when I wake in about 8 hours. Your comments and criticisms are always appreciated.

And then, I almost forgot to post it. Here we are.

The United Nations,
NOTING the stark differences between religions sometimes lead to conflict,
FURTHER NOTING that religiously established governments often restrict rights to eliminate said conflicts,
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the acts of strongly secular governments to outlaw religious expression entirely in the public sector,
and REALIZING the strong precedent set to ensure equal rights of religions by resolutions such as #19 “Religious Tolerance, #26 “The Universal Bill of Rights”, and #99 “Discrimination Accord”
HEREBY RESOLVES that U.N. member nations shall make no laws directly restricting or prohibiting the free exercise of religion,
and FURTHER DECLARES that indirect legislation detrimentally affecting religion must have a clearly secular, not religious, purpose.

It may need a little aesthetic tuning, but I think that's the gist of what I'm trying to accomplish.
The Lynx Alliance
05-05-2005, 06:30
i believe this is already covered in the resolutions you have referenced
05-05-2005, 16:15
Lynx is correct. In fact, I had to go through it again to make sure, but it's true.
The Pojonian Puppet
05-05-2005, 20:04
You would appear to be right... I had a good idea of what I was designing and upon checking for precedents was not entirely sure if it wasn't already implemented. I may redraft this to something slightly different, but more likely I'll move on to a different idea.
05-05-2005, 21:48
Best of luck.
06-05-2005, 07:55
My God. Someone who, having been told "it's been done before", actually decides to leave that idea and go on to something else. May such wonders never cease.