Ting Document

Chapter 1: Forvik

Article 1. Forvegians

Forvegians consist of those Settlors eligible to vote and those not eligible to vote. Membership is open to all.

Membership of The Sovereign State of Forvik is governed in accordance with The Sovereign State of Forvik Law as determined and developed by The LandsTing.

All Forvegians sign the Constitution.

The intention of the Constitution binds all signatories.

Article 2. Territory

The Sovereign State of Forvik territory is one and indivisible with Forvegians. The Sovereign State of Forvik is not dependent on any specific geographical location. The Sovereign State of Forvik territorial waters, airspace and economic area are determined by The Sovereign State of Forvik Law.

Chapter 2: The Ting

Article 3. Primacy

The Ting is inviolate.

Article 4. LandsTing Eligibility

Only voting Forvegians are eligible for election to The Ting in accordance with rules determined by the LandsTing. Elected candidates are known as Tingsmen. Tingsmen can be either sex.

Tingsmen are accorded respect by virtue of their office and conduct.

Article 5. Structure of The Ting

The elected Trustees act as The Ting, consisting of three branches.

The three branches of The Ting are:

  • Legislative branch, The LegisTing
  • Executive branch, The ExecuTing
  • Judicial branch, The LawTing

All three branches are under the direct control of the LandsTing.

The offices of the heads of all three branches of The Ting are Corporations Sole.

Article 6. LandsTing

All the Settlors qualified to vote form a body known as the LandsTing.

The LandsTing instructs the Trustees by means of a continuous voting system termed dynamic voting.

All members of the LandsTing have a duty to vote on state matters at least once every year.

All members of the LandsTing have the opportunity to propose State matters requiring a vote.

Article 7. LegisTing

The LegisTing codifies the written rules by which legal entities are bound. A record is kept of all The Sovereign State of Forvik legal entities.

The LegisTing has no power to make rules affecting living Forvegians in their private capacity unless so requested by the LandsTing.

The LegisTing operates for the mutual benefit of all those that are party to the expressed Trust of the Sovereign State of Forvik constitution, in accordance with natural law.

The LegisTing administrates of the Will of the people for the benefit of Forvegians as expressed by the LandsTing.

Article 8. ExecuTing

The ExecuTing, as Trustees, administer the Nation State according to the Sovereign State of Forvik public Law as developed by the LandsTing.

The ExecuTing exercises the power of The Sovereign State of Forvik on behalf of Forvegians. The LegisTing operates in good faith, conscience, honour and good reason in accordance with the aspirations of the Constitution.

Article 9. LawTing

The LawTing ensures that every Forvegian can enjoy the rights and the freedoms embodied in this Constitution.

The LawTing administers the laws of The Sovereign State of Forvik. The principals of equity govern the administration of the common law by The LawTing. In reaching their decisions, members of The LawTing may consider case law from any jurisdiction.

The LawTing adjudges all aspects of the law according to the Forvik Lawbook. It enforces and adjudicates the Laws of The Sovereign State of Forvik in relation to living Forvegians according to the fundamental principles of natural law and equity. It enforces the Forvik Law in relation to commercial entities according to The Sovereign State of Forvik commercial law. The Sovereign State of Forvik’s Primary Court and other Courts exercise judicial power.

Common law crimes are adjudged by a jury.

Forvegians accept and are bound by the common law of The Sovereign State of Forvik.

All Forvegians are bound by decisions of the LawTing.

Chapter 3: Direct Consensual Democracy

Article 10. Direct Consensual Democracy

Direct consensual democracy is achieved by means of the dynamic voting system, which puts control of the elected representatives and the money at their disposal, in the hands of the LandsTing.

There are no periodic elections. The election of candidates and the allocation of The Sovereign State of Forvik funds is a continuous process termed dynamic voting. In the case of the election of candidates, each position appears on the voting sheet with a list of candidates. Voters place a riding vote on a single candidate for each position. The candidate with the most votes takes the position, remaining in post for a minimum term. The minimum term is decided by The LandsTing. Votes remain on each candidate and voters may change their vote to another candidate at any time. After the minimum term the incumbent is displaced if another candidate's votes exceed those of the incumbent.

The handling of assets and liabilities of The Sovereign State of Forvik is as decided by the LandsTing. The LandsTing decides the amount of contribution to be made by every Forvegian and decides how the assets are allocated. Amounts are decided by the method of dynamic voting. Every member of the LandsTing has a riding vote on the amount of contribution and the amounts of asset allocation and can vote for them to be raised, lowered or kept the same. Raising or lowering the Asset allocations changes their percentage of the whole.

If a member of the LandsTing wishes an issue to be raised to be adopted as law, he or she is able to put it forward to be voted upon. When it has received the votes of more than 66% of the LandsTing, legislation is drawn up by the Legisting, with its funding decided by the whole LandsTing.

It is the duty of eligible Forvegians to vote on candidates, funding and issues at least once every year.

Article 11. Valid laws

The only laws that can be applied are those that have been ratified by the LandsTing.

Article 12. Taxes

No tax will be imposed except by law.

Chapter 4: Tingsmen


Article 13. Oath

Tingsmen are entrusted under oath to fulfil the duties of their office to the best of their ability.

Article 14. Independence of Tingsmen

Tingsmen are bound by their oath.

Article 15. Privacy

Tingsmen do not have the right to any special privacy beyond that of any other voting Forvegian without the expressed intent of the LandsTing.

Article 16. Declaration of interests and disqualification

Tingsmen may not participate in any Ting proceedings where equity dictates that a conflict of interest may influence his or her decision.


Article 17. Speaker

Tingsmen appoint their spokesman for any meeting, or for any other purpose.

Article 18. Rules of Procedure

Rules of Procedure of The Ting are determined by law and recorded in the Forvik Lawbook.

Chapter 5: Intent

Article 19. Intent of The Ting

The intent of The Ting is to ensure for all Forvegians the following:

Article 20. Right to life

All Forvegians have an innate right to life.

Article 21. Dignity of Forvegians

Forvegians strive to live with dignity at all times. Forvegian dignity is to be respected and protected.

Article 22. Protection of Freedoms

Forvegians endeavour to defend the general peace under law and guard their inherent freedoms.

Article 23. Privacy

Privacy of home and family are assured in equity.

Every Forvegian has the right to respect for his or her private and family life, home, and secrecy of thought, and communication.

Every Forvegian has the right to be protected against abuse of personal data.

Article 24. Rights of Minors

All Forvegians under the age of majority are assured their protection and welfare needs in accordance with The Sovereign State of Forvik Law and their primary interests are paramount. They exercise their rights according to their capacity to discern.

Article 25. Ownership

Property rights are inviolable. Ownership is construed in equity. Expropriation and restrictions of ownership equivalent to expropriation by the Ting are fully compensated.

Article 26. Opinion and expression

Forvegians have the inherent freedom of opinion, conscience and expression of thought.

The freedom of opinion and information is guaranteed. Every Forvegian has the right to form, express, and disseminate his or her opinions freely.

Article 27. Right to Knowledge

Forvegians are free to receive, gather and disseminate information and knowledge.

Article 28. Freedom of the Media

Freedom of the media, editorial independence and transparent media ownership is secured by law. Censorship is prohibited.

Article 29. Freedom of culture and education
Article 30. Freedom of exploration of science, education and the arts are protected and encouraged under the Laws of The Sovereign State of Forvik.
Article 31. Religious Recognition

The Sovereign State of Forvik has no organised or recognised national religion. Forvegians have the freedom to follow their faith, conscience and belief, to freely choose his or her religion or non-denominational belief and to profess them alone or in community with others.

Every Forvegian has the right to join or belong to a religious community and to receive religious education.

No Forvegian may be forced to join a religious community, to conduct a religious act or participate in religious education.

Article 32. Association

No Forvegian is compelled to belong to any association or is prevented from joining an association.

Article 33. Freedom of assembly
Article 34.

Forvegians have the right to assemble without hindrance.

Article 35. Trust Benefits

Forvegians are entitled to such benefits as are available and voted by the LandsTing.

Article 36. Health

It is the duty of each Forvegian to strive to achieve the optimum mental and physical health.

Article 37. Education

Forvegians maintain the fullest competence of essential matters to the good governance and the well-being of Forvik and Forvegians.

Article 38. Livelihood

Forvegians are free to pursue the livelihood of their choice within the law.

Economic freedom is guaranteed. In particular, it entails the free choice of profession as well as free access to and free exercise of private economic activity.

Article 39. The right of freedom of movement

Forvegians are free to travel in accordance with The Sovereign State of Forvik Law and International Law.

Article 40. National Assets and Resources
Article 41. National assets and resources form the Res of The Expressed Trust
Article 42. The Natural Environment

Forvegians respect and protect the natural environment. Forvegians are engaged to establish a durable balanced relationship between nature and its use by Forvegians, particularly its renewal capacity.

Article 43. Animals and plants

The Sovereign State of Forvik law provides for the protection of animals from abuse and animal and plant species threatened with extinction.

The Ting adopts rules on the use of reproductive and genetic material of animals, plants, and other organisms. It takes thereby into account the dignity of the creature and the security of man, animal and environment, and protects the genetic multiplicity of animal and plant species.

Chapter 6: Monetary Policy

Article 44. Monetary Policy

The Sovereign State of Forvik has its own currency based on a commodity or commodities.

Lawful money and currency are a LegisTing matter; the LegisTing is granted the exclusive right to mint coinage and authorise the issue notes of exchange and regulate the value thereof.

The Sovereign State of Forvik National Bank conducts as an independent central bank a currency policy serving the general interest of The Sovereign State of Forvik; it is administered with co-operation and under supervision of the ExecuTing.

The Sovereign State of Forvik National Bank builds up sufficient monetary reserves from its profits; a part of this is held in gold.

Allocation of the net profit of the Sovereign State of Forvik National Bank is decided by The LandsTing.

Chapter 7: Defence

Article 45. Defence

The Sovereign State of Forvik is a peaceful nation, however where necessity dictates it may adopt an appropriate defensive capability. Forvegians adhere to the common law principles of no harm injury or loss to all.

The Ting adopts rules against the abuse of weapons, weapon accessories and ammunition. It legislates on the production, acquisition, distribution, importation, exportation, and transit of military material.