(pt12) The Workings Of An Entrusted Government System

The next section of blogs will be an overview of the various component parts that would make up my entrusted government system. (More will be presented on each component part in forthcoming blogs.)

There are five component parts:

(1) Personal civil trustees

(2) Consumer and producer specialized civil trustees

(3) Civil trusts

(4) Civil markets

(5) Political trusts

These civil and political trusts would be held in trust and managed by officers known as social trustees that would be social entrepreneurs licensed to provide government services to the public. The social trustees would be the ones that would implement the entrusted system. They would begin by establishing the first type of civil trustee that would be known as personal civil trustees.

Personal civil trustees would be the primary civil trustees because they would be the ones that the public would hire to receive their entrusted government services from. A person’s personal civil trustee would be their personal government link to all of the other forms of entrustment that they would want to affiliate themselves with.  A person’s personal civil trustee would link him with the civil trustees, known as the specialized civil trustees that could provide him with the government services that he wanted.

Consumer and producer specialized civil trustees would be the social entrepreneurs that would consolidate the consumers and providers of a society into marketable arrangements called civil trusts where they would provide for each other’s needs. Civil trusts would be the entrusted governments that the consumer and producer specialized civil trustees would form for their consumer and provider civil clients and govern in their name.

Civil trusts would be social trusts formed to manage the common problems of the public. Civil trusts would be created by the consumer specialized civil trustees and the producer specialized civil trustees together when they would both agree that their civil clients would be best for one another. They would entrust their own civil clients to one another by giving them their own civil market that would be maintained within its own civil trust. This civil trust would be governed by the consumer specialized civil trustees and the producer specialized civil trustees that would have formed the civil trust and would also hold it entrust for their civil clients.

The consumer specialized civil trustees would entrust their own consumer oriented civil clients by providing them with their civil accounts designed to attract the government service providers that they needed to service them from the private sector. These private sector government service providers would be provided by the producer specialized civil trustees that would certify them by issuing them their own producer-ended civil accounts that would allow them to service the members within the civil trust by also becoming members themselves.

Civil markets would be the mechanism through which entrusted exchanges within civil trusts would occur. They would be extensions of the principals of Cooperativism and extend the nature of the cooperative relationship to the entrusted market relationships between entrusted members that would govern the entrusted exchanges between them.

Political trusts and trustees would come into existence when the consumer and producer specialized civil trustees of one or more civil trusts would require political representation or organization for their civil clients and would, therefore, hire them to provide them with their political service needs.

In the next five blogs I will be explaining each component part of the entrusted government system in more detail.

(Revised on 2/12/10)

(pt11) Elements Of An Entrusted Government System

Cooperativism would be an entrepreneurial approach to applying government.  It would form a system of social entrustment in which each common problem or concern that the public has would form its own social trust with their own social trustees to self-govern itself with. These social trusts and their trustees would have but one function and that would be to meet the needs and wants of the public.

The most fundamental participant within a social entrustment system would be the public. Within a social entrustment system the common needs and wants of the public and their willingness to self-entrust themselves to one another in order to achieve what they commonly want would form the social trusts and institutions of entrusted government.

A social entrustment system would essentially be a system of civil markets that would each be managed by its own civil trustees within their own civil trusts that they would form and hold entrust for their members. A social entrustment system would begin primarily as a consumption-based system. It would be applied as a parallel self-entrusted form of government that would be formed by the social trustees that would be hired by the members to form and govern their social trusts for them.

Within social trusts peoples’ common needs would be met by pairing together those that wanted something with those that would be willing to provide them with what they wanted. Then together they would be able to decide what would be good for them both to receive what they wanted from their relationship. This would result in creating a system of government where the consumer and provider of all goods and service would know each other and, therefore, would become more responsible to each other’s needs.

Because a social entrustment system would be formed and maintained by its own civil trustees, it would be an extremely flexible system and could be applied anywhere and for any reason. As a market it would also be the result of the voluntary selection made by those that are to use them and entrusted themselves together in order to achieve their mutual purpose.

A social entrustment system would consist of two types of social trusts. The first would be the civil trusts that would be formed around the various common problems of the public. The second form of social trust would be political trusts that would be formed to give civil trusts a political voice or affiliation. Both social trusts, civil and political, would have their own civil and political trustee participants to govern their respective social trusts.

(pt10) Alternative Parallel Consumption Based Entrusted Governments

A new form of government that actually works for the people would have to be both accountable and responsible to the people that it would be governing. The way that an accountable and responsible form of government would be constructed would be as a system of civil trusts that would be applied to the particular problems of each group of people as a parallel system of entrusted government.

The way that entrusted institutions would develop would be that they would be consumed into existence. They would be the result of people’s individual consumption organized into common forms of consumption within civil trusts. These entrusted institutions based on their members’ common forms of consumption would be the result of the consumption patterns of the public based on their common needs and wants.

The public’s common needs and wants would result in forming the various entrusted institutions of social entrustment from the bottom-up.  Cooperative society’s civil trusts would further entrust themselves to form the various entrusted institutions needed by the public. When the purpose for which the entrustments were formed are no longer needed, they would deconstruct themselves into non-existence.

This entrusted government system would function as a supplementary form of local government that would augment our existing forms of government in a parallel fashion. This parallel government would operate both independent and dependent of the prevailing government system in which they would find themselves. This would allow them to both draw from and give to the existing governments that they would operate under and function next to.

(pt9) Institutionalizing Responsibility

One of the major institutional problems that we currently have is their lack of accountability toward us, the people, that they were created to serve. In order to provide for a system of government that would be accountable and responsible to those that they service, we will first have to make people accountable to each other by institutionalizing their responsibility toward one another within various social trusts.

When we normally think of a trust we think of someone’s money being held in trust by a trustee hired to administer it. A social trust would form a legal and governmental framework that would institutionalize the responsibility that people would have toward each other by entrusting them within social trusts.

Social trusts would be entrusted governments that would be based on responsibility and accountability where everyone and every institution of government would be in a responsible and accountable relationship with the people that they service.

Within a social trust, members would be responsible to one another and legally compelled to live up to the level of accountability and the responsibility that comes with it. This would allow us to fashion accountable forms of government that would institutionalize the responsibility its members would have toward each other.

This would create a system of entrusted government that would also be based on a system of responsible government where those entrusted together would also be held responsible for providing for one another’s satisfaction in their relationships. This mutual responsibility between people would be an entrusted responsibility maintained by the social trust that they would form themselves into.

A social trust would function as a self-contained government that would allow people to manage their own affairs. It would permit people to collectively represent or develop themselves or things of concern or interest to them by entrusting themselves together for those purposes. Social trusts would socially entrust people together into a system of autonomous civil and political trusts where the lower social trust would hire and fire their own higher levels of governmental entrustment.

Then just imagine an entrusted society formed of various levels of entrustment from local to national to transnational levels in which people would affiliate themselves with one another by entrusting themselves together. These social trusts would be designed to provide a system based on personal and institutional responsibility as well as the accountability of its members toward each other.

(pt8) The Social Entrustment System

What we the people need is a way to control our own destinies. We need at our disposal a mechanism that we control and that not only works for us but also exists only for us. It would have to be able to function in a sustainable way within itself as well as with the natural world in which it finds itself. The way to organize ourselves in a sustainable way with the natural world as well as with each other would be to form ourselves into a new form of government entity that I call social trusts. This new kind of government system would have to be able to exist in conjunction with our existing government structures. It would have to be easy to form as well as be both voluntary and temporary.

The structure that came to mind was a trust because trusts are inherently voluntary and temporary as well as being self-administrative and cooperative by nature. When we normally think of a trust we think of someone’s money being held in trust by a trustee hired to administer it. The difference between existing forms of trusts and social trusts would be that existing trusts are administrative trusts that are limited to a particular function like holding in trust property for particular purposes. A social trust would expand the concept of the trust to the level of self-governance. This would allow the public to form their own internal government in the form of social trusts for all of their public problems.

A social trust would entrust the relationships of its members to one another so that they would be able to provide themselves with a common good or service. These social trusts would be cooperative trusts that would entrust our social relationships to one another’s service.  Social trusts would be a new form of government that would only be entrusted. They would be formed to maintain the entrusted relationships made by people to each other. Each social trust would last only as long as the need for the relationship continued.

A social trust would be an autonyms self-governing entity whose internal activities would be self-managed by the membership. The activities within social trusts would be taxed collectively to the municipal and state in whose jurisdiction they would reside. This would allow the members of a social trust to provide themselves with the thing that they were entrusted for first and then collectively pay taxes to those entities that would require them.

Within a social trust its members could organize themselves in any way that they wished for themselves. A social trust in its civil trust form would be the most local and direct form of government that a person would be affiliated with, which would give them the most direct control. A social trust as a political trust would allow people to organize themselves politically in a vertical non-local way with others collectively that would be unique too themselves.

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