The Core Principles

  • C. I.

    FIRST CORE PRINCIPLE

    THE PRINCIPLE OF
    UNIVERSAL TRUTH

     
    1. At the root of our existence, we acknowledge a morality, law and truth that is universal. A truth that transcends religions, philosophies, mathematics, science and the conceptions of the human intellect. A Noble Nation establishes itself on this common union of truth that most every human – be it a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Rationalist, Atheist, Agnostic or any other can agree on.
    2. This truth, be it called Dharma, God or Nature, corresponds to and is realized through the qualities of Wisdom, Love and Natural Order (Science) respectively. This truth, that is held to be the highest law in a Noble Nation, always …
        i. Converges on to the minimization of suffering & bondage and the maximization of happiness & freedom.
       ii. Corresponds to the reduction of entropy in our spiritual, intellectual and physical existences respectively.
      iii. Conforms to and is manifested through Wisdom, Love and Natural Order (Science).
    3. Every aspect of the Noble Nation, shall and must be established on and operate in accordance with this principle, which is manifested as Wisdom, Love and Natural Order (Science).

     

    Commentary

    1. A society without a moral foundation and a spiritual purpose inevitably becomes a consumeristic, mechanized society whose only god is money. This principle sets down the moral and spiritual foundation of a Noble Nation while maintaining cultural neutrality.
    2. Natural Order is the scientific, rational & logical structuring of resources, data & processes so as to maximize benefit while minimizing expense (energy/resources) in accordance with the nature of our physical world. In some contexts, this natural order can simply be referred to as ‘science’.
    3. Love is the desire, will, intent, effort and persistence to bring about well-being and happiness (good-will) and to eliminate stress and suffering (compassion) amongst beings (both human and other) in our world.
    4. Wisdom is the mastery of knowledge & nature, across physical, intellectual and spiritual domains. Wisdom manifests as serenity, joy and selflessness that leads to freedom and liberation. Wisdom converges on ‘Truth’ and is the comprehension and practical realization of this ’Truth’.
    5. Natural Order is an expression of love, which in turn is an expression of wisdom and truth. Therefore, true Natural Order can never be in contradiction with Love; true Love can never be in contradiction with Wisdom; and Wisdom can never be in contradiction with Truth.
    6. If such a contradiction is perceived, then that must be due to a deluded perspective, ignorance, or a flawed model of analysis.
    7. Forced or unnatural order that is not built upon love and wisdom, is but a deluded state that will eventually evolve into chaos. This has amply been demonstrated throughout human history.
    8. Nations wage wars and violate Wisdom-Love-Natural Order, whilst asserting and claiming to defend their specific viewpoints of this very Dharma-God-Nature. Today, society has matured to a critical level of knowledge, intelligence and discernment such that we can go beyond this. We can unite together on this common ground of Wisdom-Love-Natural Order, whilst retaining our own unique cultures, religions and identities, to build a truly better future for all.
    9. Today we are able to computationally create artificial intelligence and genetically engineer whole new life forms. These creations can be superior in raw intelligence and physical strength to humans. It is the human capacity for Wisdom-Love-Science that will establish our authority over the very technology that we create.
     
  • C. II.

    SECOND CORE PRINCIPLE

    THE PRINCIPLE OF
    SOVEREIGNTY ROOTED IN THE HUMAN INDIVIDUAL

     
    1. Be it by Dharma, God or Nature, free will is a gift granted to the human individual; hence sovereignty is in the human individual. 
    2. The individual only attains to noble states such as wisdom, knowledge and scientific comprehension; the individual only attains to release through love; the individual only attains to Nirvana; the individual only attains to heaven; the individual only attains to oneness with God. 
    3. Associations of people such as governments, nations, races and organizations do not possess the capacity to attain to these states that are noble. Hence sovereignty is in the individual.
    4. The sovereignty of an Association or of the Nation is the sum total of the sovereignty of its individual members or citizens. Without the sovereignty of the individual, there is no just sovereignty of Nations or Associations.
    5. The sovereignty of the individual may be curtailed by the Nation only as set forth in this constitution and only as far as that individual intrudes or threatens to intrude upon the sovereignty of other Individuals.
    6. As the sovereignty of the Nation derives from the cumulative sovereignty of the individual citizens, all discretionary actions of the Nation must be supported by the ‘True Democratic Process’ of the Nation.
    7. Sovereign human individuals are diverse and varied and a noble nation recognizes that no two Individuals are the same. But, it is declared that it is an intrinsic truth that:
      i.   The sovereignty of all individuals is equal.
      ii.  The sovereignty of each individual is limited only by Root Law.
      iii. All action emanates from individuals and all individuals shall be held morally & materially responsible for their sovereign actions uniformly.
      iv. The law contained in this constitution shall be applied to all individuals (and by extension, to all Entities), in the Nation’s jurisdiction, equally.
    8. One who obsessed, be it by hatred, greed or delusion, disrespects this sovereignty of another Individual, violates the laws of dharma and nature and gods will. He initiates a cycle of suffering that is only brought to an end by the power of love & wisdom. Hence the people and the Nation must respect this sovereignty and where ever violated must re-establish justice with wisdom, love and the mechanisms established by this constitution.
    9. This constitution sets out a comprehensive framework in which sovereign individuals may live in peace and harmony, enriching each other, as one prosperous and strong nation.

    Commentary

    1. Where this intrinsic noble sovereignty of the human individual, granted by Dharma-God-Nature, is not recognized and respected or some other source of sovereignty in any entity other than the human individual is recognized, all true law and justice ceases. Whatever done therefrom, no matter how well intended, will always intrude upon the intrinsic sovereignty of one group or another – leading to mistrust, conflict and injustice as is amply evident throughout human civilization.
    2. Once this sovereignty of the Individual is recognized and respected as the sole source of sovereignty, then there is no further need to declare Rights of Individuals as is common in past and present societies. Every sovereign individual has infinite rights, as long his words and actions do not intrude upon the sovereignty of any other Individual as set out in the principle of Root Law.
    3. Wherever there is contention between these sovereign individuals, the frameworks of the noble society, noble economy and noble government set out the mechanisms by which it is resolved in accordance with wisdom-love-natural order.
  •  C. III.

    THIRD CORE PRINCIPLE

    THE PRINCIPLE OF
    PROPERTY & OWNERSHIP

     

    1. A Noble Nation recognizes Property as of two kinds, namely:

    i. Dharma-God-Nature Given Gifts 
    That which cannot be created by man and being a limited non renewable resource must be justly shared in a just and beneficial manner for all the peoples of the Nation. Namely these gifts include the Land and waterways, the Sea, the Air and all the natural resources therein; The Electromagnetic spectrum; as well as any dharma-god-nature made resources anywhere on earth and in space where the Nation holds rightful dominion or jurisdiction.

    ii. Man-made Property 
    All man-made produce, both material and immaterial, which can be produced without limit as long as the human endeavor and raw material inputs (both material and immaterial) are available.

    2. The Nation is the custodian and protector of Dharma-God-Nature Given Gifts and must justly allocate these resources on leasehold and freehold basis to Owners. In doing so: 

    i. The Nation has a duty to ensure that every Individual within the dominion of the Nation has equitable access to these Gifts to fulfill the normal and natural personal needs of the Individual, without charge.
    ii. The Nation may impose charges for allocating these resources in larger quantities and in unnatural or unsustainable ways.
    iii. The Nation must allocate these resources for the maximum benefit of the entire Nation in accordance with the principle of Science.

    3. Man-made Property, being the product of human endeavor, is totally subject to the owner’s discretion. The Nation may not impose restrictions, taxes or charges on owners for the ownership or trade of man made property except under the sixth root law.

    Further,

    4. The Individual is the sole owner and custodian of his own life. The Individual is the Owner of all those Man-made Produce which has been lawfully acquired and the Custodian of God Given Gifts that have been granted to that Person on leasehold or freehold basis in accordance with law.

    5. Owners other than Individuals (e.g. Associations), must have Effective Owners. In this way all Ownership can be traced to Sovereign Individuals.

    Commentary

    1. Imposing involuntary restrictions, taxes or charges on man made property, except in accordance with the Sixth Root Law, would be an infringement of the Dharma-God-Nature given sovereignty and also a violation of the Second Root Law of taking what is not given.
    2. A Noble Nation recognizes an Individual’s Time and Data as his own private property. Both of these special (non-material) types of property are classified as Man-made Property.
    3. An Individual’s time is the most valuable resource – in fact time is life itself. In prior legal systems, the time of individuals is not given due regard. This leads to a multitude of injustices, inefficiencies, flaws and opportunities for corruption. Recognizing and considering time as property is essential for overcoming many evils present in society today.
    4. Amounts that are normal and natural to be determined by the Nation must as a minimum be no less than one sixteenth and no greater than one fourth of the totality of that god given gift in the Nation, divided by the total Citizen population of the Nation in the preceding year.

    5. The one sixteenth is derived by: first reserving half of the whole to nature and the wild life that we share this earth with; then of the remainder, half reserved for posterity; then of the remainder, half reserved for common pleasure and good of all citizens; and finally, the remaining one eight is available to be equitably and beneficially shared among the citizens of the Nation. This one eight is further divided by half to give the absolute minimum made available for distribution. The Nation may set a higher value at its discretion.

    6. Charges for excess and unsustainable use of resources to be determined by the Nation. This is one of the main revenue sources for the Nation, in the absence of involuntary taxes.

    7. An initial reference set of RegulatoryProperties for the normal and natural amounts and the charges for excess usage for some of the most fundamental God Given Gifts is presented in chart xxx in Appendix X. The Nation may add, delete or modify this list of RegulatoryProperties at its discretion.

    6. An individual’s time is his own private property. The use of this time is at the complete discretion of the owner.

    7. Data generated by an individual is his own private property. The rights to access, copy, derive and distribute this data and the transfer of rights to the data is at the discretion of the owner. 

    8. Knowledge is NOT property. Knowledge is in the mind of he who understands – It is Dharma, Nature or it is God given and it cannot be taken from him. A specific recording of knowledge is data and is property.

    9. Information is NOT property. Information is the propagation of data and is also the link between data and knowledge. A specific recording of information is data and is property. 

    10. Knowledge’s glory is in its sharing. The teaching and spreading of beneficial knowledge is an immemorial noble tradition. Noble beings intrinsically share their beneficial knowledge and encourage its propagation and interaction, to bring about benefit to all.

    11. The Nation must set in place frameworks to recognize, honor and provide material support to those who share beneficial Knowledge.

    Commentary

    1. A Noble Nation recognizes an Individual’s Time and Data as his own private property. Both of these special (non-material) types of property are classified as Man-made Property.
    2. An Individual’s time is the most valuable resource – in fact time is life itself. In prior legal systems, the time of individuals is not given due regard. This leads to a multitude of injustices, inefficiencies, flaws and opportunities for corruption. Recognizing and considering time as property is essential for overcoming many evils present in society today.
    3. It is important to understand the distinctions between knowledge, information and data as defined in this constitution. Information is defined as the perception of the four fundamental forces of physics – i.e. photons, gluons,  bosons and gravitons. Information is transient and intrinsic to the fabric of space time that no one may claim ownership over it. However, the Data contained therein may be owned.
    4. Further, to leave no doubts, systems created for the interaction of information (i.e Information Systems) are man-made property and is distinct from the information therein. Intrusion into these or the copying of data therein may be a violation of the second and third root laws. Whereas the reception of information flowing in a legitimately accessible medium is blameless though the recording of the data therein may be unlawful.
    5. The Nation encourages the dissemination and sharing of knowledge and information. Wise beings do not withhold beneficial knowledge – Buddha, Jesus, sages, great philosophers, scientists and mathematicians etc… did not limit rights to their teachings. A culture of prolific sharing and nurturing of knowledge is essential in a Noble Nation.
    6. The legacy system of patents & copyrights, though meant to promote innovation, does more to stifle innovation and embolden and enrich large corporations at the expense of the truly innovative entrepreneurs, inventors and the general population. The advent of the internet, where patents had little sway, showed the true way of sharing knowledge to promote human welfare and progress. This principle sets the stage for the Innovation Framework and the Creatives Framework described in the Noble Economy that enables simple, efficient, dynamic sharing of knowledge and creativity whilst  justly honoring and rewarding the innovators and creators.
  • C. IV.

    FOURTH CORE PRINCIPLE

    THE PRINCIPLE OF
    UNIVERSAL ROOT LAW

     

    1. There are just these six Universal Root Laws that protect the sovereignty and nobility of individuals and the nation. These laws are ‘Universal’ as they are original, long-standing, traditionally accepted and they have no bounds in time and space. These laws are ‘Roots’ as they may not be added to, modified or removed and all just law or regulation are but manifestations of these. Any law or regulation that is contrary to these root laws inevitably create injustice. These root laws are:

    (1).  No Individual may destroy human life.
    Life is the most valued and cherished possession and human life is the supreme of all life. Protecting human life is the supreme duty of every Individual. This first root lawformally protects human life.

    (2).  No Individual may take what is not given.
    All righteously owned property and possessions of a person including an Individual’s body, time & data is protected by this law.

    (3).  No Individual may violate that which is protected.
    Unauthorized intrusion into protected property (including ones own body & senses) & protected persons (e.g. children) is protected by this law.

    (4).  No Individual may tell an untruth, where there is a formal expectation of truth.
    This law protects the dignity and honor of society in upholding truth in formal fora. Truth is intrinsic to the integrity of a Nation and the upholding of Wisdom-Love-Natural Order.

    (5).  No Individual may subject another to intoxicants or poison without their consent.
    The third root law guards against harm via the external senses of the body; this law guards against impairing the person materially from within the body & mind. 

    (6).  No Individual may derive or seek to derive a profit, material or otherwise, directly or indirectly, from activities dealing with the following, without explicit authorization and regulation by the Nation. Activities dealing with:
    i) Weapons, ii) Human beings, iii) Meat, iv) Intoxicants, v) Poisons, vi) The Genetic engineering of beings.

    This law protects society by regulating business activity that is fundamentally morally questionable and directly or indirectly supports the violation of the other universal root laws. 

    All real problems and suffering can be traced to the transgression of these universal root laws. Safeguarding these root laws, safeguards the life, sovereignty and freedom of all individuals and the nation. Safeguarding these root laws is the supreme duty of every person in a noble nation, and no entity may violate this root law – including the government.

     

    Commentary

    1. Historically, governments have enacted copious amounts of laws, mainly with partisan political objectives in mind; without regard to a deep understanding of what is just and beneficial to society. The texts of all the laws in force could fill up an entire library. It is impossible for a good citizen to know what is legal or illegal, thereby making a mockery of the justice system which itself becomes a tool of injustice. The notions of freedom and justice in such an environment is a fiction.
    2. All moral action emanates and is traceable to human individuals. Therefore these laws are framed with respect to the human individual. By extension, these laws apply to all persons (including associations of persons – e.g. corporations); but it is the Individual(s), through the chain of intent or the chain of control, that bear moral responsibility for actions. Material responsibility for actions is borne by all persons including associations and is first determined by the chain of ownership followed by control and intent.
    3. Where there is any harm or diminishing of a protected person or property that is intruded upon, then both the second and third root laws are violated.
    4. Under the fourth root law, there is an explicit expectation of truth in all public fora of the Nation. Whilst there is total freedom of speech on the National Information Framework (NIF), everything stated in the NIF must be truthful as it is guarded by this Law.
    5. In the fifth and sixth root laws: Intoxicants mean everything from mild alcoholic beverages to hard drugs. Poisons mean any substance that can cause injury, illness or death to living organisms. The scope of which includes micro organisms and viruses.
    6. The sixth root law specifies the only business domains that require permits and which can be directly regulated and taxed by the government of a noble nation. Whilst businesses outside of these are not directly regulated, the government facilitates their regulation through associations and a certification & standards framework.
    7. The nation and associations may set down regulations to govern their citizens/members, in return for the benefits of that citizenship/membership. Unlike law, regulations are limited by time, space, context and persons. No regulation may violate root law.

    Law versus Regulation

    • Law applies without exceptions to all Persons in the Nation.
    • Law is upheld and protected by every Person. 
    • Law is guaranteed by the Nation.
    • Law is set down by this Constitution.
    • Regulations are set down by Associations.
    • Regulations can never transgress Law.
    • Regulations are limited by time, location, context, scope and Persons.
    • As Regulations are limited in their applicability, Persons are free to choose whether or not to be subject to Regulation.
    • Therefore for Persons to subject themselves to Regulation, there must be a benefit accruing to them – these are called Privileges.
    • The Nation being an Association may set down Regulations for its Citizens, that go beyond Law, but in return, there must be Privileges granted, that go beyond Fundamental Rights.

    Commentary

    1. Historically, governments have enacted copious amounts of laws, mainly with partisan political objectives in mind; without regard to a deep understanding of what is just and beneficial to society. The texts of all the laws in force could fill up an entire library. It is impossible for a good citizen to know what is legal or illegal, thereby making a mockery of the justice system which itself becomes a tool of injustice. The notions of freedom and justice in such an environment is a fiction.
    2. All moral action emanates and is traceable to human individuals. Therefore these laws are framed with respect to the human individual. By extension, these laws apply to all persons (including associations of persons – e.g. corporations); but it is the Individual(s), through the chain of intent or the chain of control, that bear moral responsibility for actions. Material responsibility for actions is borne by all persons including associations and is first determined by the chain of ownership followed by control and intent.
    3. Where there is any harm or diminishing of a protected person or property that is intruded upon, then both the second and third root laws are violated.
    4. Under the fourth root law, there is an explicit expectation of truth in all public fora of the Nation. Whilst there is total freedom of speech on the National Information Framework (NIF), everything stated in the NIF must be truthful as it is guarded by this Law.
    5. In the fifth and sixth root laws: Intoxicants mean everything from mild alcoholic beverages to hard drugs. Poisons mean any substance that can cause injury, illness or death to living organisms. The scope of which includes micro organisms and viruses.
    6. The sixth root law specifies the only business domains that require permits and which can be directly regulated and taxed by the government of a noble nation. Whilst businesses outside of these are not directly regulated, the government facilitates their regulation through associations and a certification & standards framework.
    7. The nation and associations may set down regulations to govern their citizens/members, in return for the benefits of that citizenship/membership. Unlike law, regulations are limited by time, space, context and persons. No regulation may violate root law.
  • C. V.

    FIFTH CORE PRINCIPLE

    THE PRINCIPLE OF
    SCIENCE & NATURAL ORDER

     

    A Noble Nation conforms to Science & Natural Order; which is the rational, scientific and fact based operation of the Nation with the objective of maximizing net social benefit. This is set out in four operating principles that regulate the Noble Nation, including all branches and institutions of Noble Government, Society and Economy:

    1. INFORMATION RATIONALITY:

    All structures, processes, policies and actions of the Nation must be rational insomuch as being logically and mathematically coherent and must be based on data and models that are accepted as true and valid by persons of wisdom, learning and virtue in the relevant domains of knowledge.

    2. MAXIMUM NET SOCIAL BENEFIT:

    All structures, processes, policies and actions of the Nation must have the objective of maximizing net social benefit. Therefore, a Net Social Benefit (NSB) Model that adheres to Information Rationality and Continuous Improvement, which includes all costs and benefits accruing to the Nation, must back every structure, process, policy or action of the Nation.

    3. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT:

    All structures, processes, policies and actions of the Nation must permit analysis of itself and must be subject to continuous learning and improvement.

    4. DEVOLVED DIRECT DEMOCRACY:

    All policies and regulations of the Nation and every devolved administrative unit must be backed by and be subject to the direct democratic mandate and review of the Citizens.

    Noble Nation’s technology facilitates and ensures that all activities of the Nation’s institutions of government, economy and society adhere to these principles. Every citizen can contribute his knowledge and wisdom in the initiation, formulation and implementation of the Nation’s policies and decisions through the direct democratic framework.

    While Individuals are encouraged to practice these principles wherever possible, private persons have no obligation or duty to do so – i.e. Individuals have the Sovereign right to act privately in irrational and un-beneficial ways as long as they do not break the root laws.

     

    Commentary

    1.  It is important to note the distinction here of “Natural Order” as order can be brought about through natural or un-natural means.
    2. Natural Order is brought about through love, knowledge and wisdom. Having understood the underlying nature of things, the wise structure systems such that they flow naturally as desired, with minimal entropy creation. Such systems are sustainable, long lasting and are conducive to peace and happiness.
    3. Un-natural Order is that which is forced; in the extreme case through violence; typically by those who lack the knowledge, intelligence and wisdom to understand or care. Such systems are unsustainable, do not last long and bring misery and suffering to the world.
    4. Unfortunately, today’s world is rife with governments, systems and institutions that attempt to exercise power by imposing un-natural order. Noble Nation Network intends to change this status quo.
    5. A Noble Nation’s social, economic and governmental institutions are truly open and democratic and must always function justly with the sole objective of maximizing net social benefit.
  •  C. VI.

    SIXTH CORE PRINCIPLE

    THE PRINCIPLE OF
    SECURITY

     

    All beings seek security in happiness, prosperity and well-being. No being in all of existence seeks suffering upon itself. The Human Individual, possessed of knowledge, wisdom and sovereignty is bestowed the responsibility to bring forth this security and freedom from suffering upon himself, his nation and the world.

    The wise establish this security and protects the world through love composed of goodwill and compassion. Goodwill is the development, establishment and promotion of this security in happiness, prosperity and well-being. Compassion is the eradication of and guarding against suffering that hinders this security in happiness, prosperity and well-being.

    What we do unto others we may expect in return. The wise, recognizing this, act with goodwill and compassion to establish security for themselves and the world.

    In line with the above, Noble Nation establishes security for all Individuals through the following seven tier security model:

    1ST TIER

    Spiritual Integrity of the people

    The first tier of National Security protects the spiritual integrity of all Individuals in the Nation. Every Individual is enabled and encouraged to attain to the best of their abilities through education and practical mastery, forming a society of secure Individuals established in Wisdom, Love and Science. 
    This is the bedrock of a secure nation.

    2ND TIER

    Unity and concord of the people

    The second tier of National Security is the unity of the Citizenry. This unity is rooted in this constitution based on Wisdom, Love and Science.  This unity is practically manifested through the institutions of noble society, economy and government and specifically through the direct democratic process of the assembly of Citizens. To safeguard this security, the Nation must ensure these institutions operate as intended by this constitution. The integrity and security of the National Information Framework is paramount, as these institutions of unity, concord and the engagement of the people operate on this platform.

    3RD TIER

    Economic Prosperity of the Nation

    The third tier of National Security is the economic prosperity of the Individuals and the Nation. Economic wealth is the basis of all material strength. The frameworks and Markets of the Noble Economy are designed to create sustainable economic prosperity in union with a healthy and happy society. To safeguard this security, the Nation must ensure these institutions operate as intended by this constitution such that people are motivated and empowered to innovate and be enterprising  in economic activity.

    4TH TIER

    National Service Delivery Hierarchy

    The fourth tier of National Security is the National Service Delivery Hierarchy (which includes Emergency Services) that ensures timely, efficient and effective delivery of services to the People, enabling the Nation to run smoothly and efficiently. To safeguard this security, the Nation must ensure the National Service Delivery Hierarchy operates as intended by this constitution .

    5TH TIER

    Friendship with Nations that Respect the Noble Principles

    The fifth tier of National Security is good friendship. A Noble Nation is a trusted and dependable friend to all other nations. Extending a hand of support in noble endeavor, providing assistance whenever in need and receptive to requests for help. This friendly international cooperation will take place as a matter of course in line with regulatory guidelines up to the 5th tier of National Security. Assistance at the 6th and 7th tiers of National Security can be offered or requested only with the authorization of the Citizen’s Assembly. To safeguard this tier of security, the Nation must engage in this cooperation, maintaining the highest honor and dignity, as stipulated in this constitution.

    6TH TIER

    Intelligence

    The sixth tier of National Security is the encompassing awareness and knowledge of the Nations environment that has a bearing on the Nation’s security and well-being in line with wisdom-love-science. Intelligence agencies are fully subject to Root Law except with a case by case consent of the council of elders having determined a root law threat to the Nation under the Third Core Principle.

    7TH TIER

    Military Defense Forces

    The seventh tier of National Security is the Readiness of Defense Systems to protect the Nation from external attack. While a Noble Nations has no enemies within or without and seek the well-being of all, there unfortunately are in this world foolish, depraved and deluded actors who wish to harm those who are harmless. Where all other tiers of security have failed to convince these actors out of their delusions, and they attempt to harm the noble nation, this tier shall activate only as a last resort.

    The Nation may never attack pre-emptively; may never pursue a retreating enemy with intent to destroy; may not do these things even by proxy. In conflict, the Nation must uphold honor and human dignity and consider the protection of human life as its ultimate duty.

    The primary focus of the military defense forces shall be to develop and maintain readiness of defensive technologies that can neutralize every known offensive weapon, technology and tactic. 

    The first four tiers are the internal tiers and the next three tiers are the external tiers. As long as the internal tiers are healthy and strong, the Nation cannot fall. If the internal tiers are weak, the Nation is as though fallen, no matter how strong the external tiers may be.

    Commentary

    1. The purpose of the external tiers is to absorb and protect the internal tiers from acute attacks from external forces. But the internal security tiers of the Nation should be so strong and glorious, that even when standing alone, it may stand firm and composed, even in the mightiest of onslaughts.

    2. Total transparency of government activity while ensuring privacy and freedoms of Individuals is essential for all the tiers to operate effectively. This will eliminate room for abuse or corruption in the system, permitting all good people to act with unity and concord.

    3. The NIF must maintained in an open and transparent manner where bugs and vulnerabilities are rapidly identified and quickly patched by a large and open community of developers. The NIF must be highly fault tolerant and distributed. 

    4. History has shown that the greatest danger to economic prosperity is the greedy efforts of a foolish few to pervert the economic institutions for their profit. The next gravest danger to economic prosperity is the malaise and demotivation of the people in engaging in vibrant and innovative economic activity. The Noble Economy is designed to avoid both these.