|Federal Republic of Germany||Free Private City|
|Relationship between individual-community||Superordination/subordination relationship
(Authority – Subject).
|Parties on an equal footing
(Customer – Service provider).
|Legal position of the individual||Established in the Constitution and in individual laws, which may be amended at any time by the public authorities or interpreted differently than previously.||Contractually fixed, no unilateral change of the contract possible.|
|Factual position of the individual||A child citizen who is told what to do and how to speak and who has to ask permission for everything; for all major problems he turns to the state.||A sovereign contractual citizen who ensures that his right to self-determination and freedom are not curtailed, but who also assumes responsibility for his own mistakes.|
|Handling of conflicts between individuals-communities||Decisions of state-appointed courts staffed by state-paid judges.||Independent arbitral tribunals with arbitrators elected by both sides.|
|Community Co-Determination||Parliamentary elections every few years, although it is often unclear which decisions the elected will make later; very rarely the possibility of direct voting (only at the state level in southern Germany).||Co-determination of how the contractually guaranteed services of the operator are provided within the framework of share ownership; comprehensive self-determination over all other areas of life.|
|General freedom of action, i.e. to do and to let do one wishes||Extensively restricted; by tens of thousands of laws and regulations at municipal, state, federal and European level.||Only limited by the few fixed rules in the citizens’ contract and the general freedom of action of the others.|
|Freedom of speech, meaning freedom to say what you think||Widely restricted by opinion crimes such as incitement of the people to hatred; insult and libel as criminal offences; state-initiated opinion restriction on the Internet and on Facebook, even without a criminal offence.||Only limited in the case of calls for violence, aggressive intolerance or expropriation; insults and slander will only be prosecuted under civil law.|
|Contractual freedom, i.e. the right on a voluntary basis to make or leave voluntary agreements on any possible matter.||Comprehensively limited by anti-discrimination laws, labour laws, social laws, environmental laws, obligation to contract, tendency: further increasing.||Completely given; restrictions for de facto monopolists may apply.|
|Use of government revenue||At the discretion of the parliament, factually: the government, since the majority party providing it no longer nominates dissenting parliamentarians in future.||Exclusively within the scope of the areas specified in the contract.|
|Legal system||Civil law for transactions between private individuals; public law for all matters relating to the relationship between state and individual; criminal law as a special form of public law.||Civil law system for transactions between private individuals and the Free Private City – Individual relationship, no special right for city operators; criminal law with civil law aspects and strong victim participation.|
|Mediation of the legal system||Only to law students and specialised civil servants; moreover, the legal system is now too extensive to be taught in its entirety.||To each individual; the entire legal system is an integral part of the contract.|
|Enforceability of claims||Theoretically due to court titles; practically limited as countless limits on seizure, non-payment cannot be sanctioned, declaration of oath of disclosure possible at any time; private insolence possible, the conditions of which are constantly weakened.||Due to (arbitral) court titles; nonobservance/non-payment of these titles leads creditors to expulsion from the Free Private City after request; Private insolvency possible according to clear rules.|
|Formally guaranteed. Numerous restrictions and usage requirements due to environmental and building laws. Compulsory connection and levies. Taxation can be fixed as required. Expropriation against compensation possible. Registration of a state compulsory mortgage possible at any time following a corresponding change in the law.||Comprehensively guaranteed. Right to use one’ s property at will (provided no rights of others are affected) and to exclude others from any influence. Possibly low, unchangeable property tax. Low regulation under building law. No expropriation / later compulsory charge possible.|
|Immigration||Legal immigration difficult, illegal easy. Even rejected asylum seekers who have committed crimes are practically not deported.||Selection by the operator according to clear criteria; consistent rejection or deportation of unauthorised persons and offenders.|
|Innovation||Numerous, often lengthy approval procedures, increasing hostility to technology.||Permitted and desired at all times.|
|Corruption / lobbyism / favoritism||Especially in public procurement and construction law; NGO financing; legislative procedures, exemptions, tax privileges, subsidies.||Since no state privileges are granted, there are no starting points for corruption, lobbyism and favoritism.|
|Environmental protection||Comprehensive regulations that reach far into the private sphere. Political limits and arbitrary, unscientific prohibitions.||Emission regulations, otherwise guaranteed by private law defensive claims. Toxicological limit values.|
|Currency, banks and money issues||Manipulation of money supply and interest rate, comprehensive bank regulation, bank privileges, specification of legal means of payment.||No specifications or interventions, only the basic contribution must be paid in a given currency.|
|Basic contribution (“head tax”)||None||For everyone an equal contribution for the services of the Free Private City.|
|Scope of tax legislation||1700 pages only for company taxation||1 page for all contribution types|
|Income tax||Progressive taxation, which often exceeds 50% of total income (including solidarity tax, VAT, motor vehicle tax, mineral oil tax, property tax, etc.)||None|
|Value added tax||19% and 7%||Possibly, in a low amount|
|Land tax||1-2%||Possibly, in a low amount|
|Real estate transfer tax||3.5-6.5%||Possibly, in a low amount|
|(Municipal) special taxes||Spirits, tobacco, dogs, mining, solidarity surcharge, etc.||None|
|Trade tax||At least 7%||None|
|Vehicle tax||Depending on vehicle type||None|
|Corporate taxes||About 30%.||None|
|Wealth tax||Likely to be introduced||None|
|Inheritance and gift tax||Up to 50%||None|
|Cost of housing||Restrictive building laws massively restrict the scope for design and prevent cost-effective building projects. Increasing hostility, rent price restrictions and expropriation discussions are driving away real estate investors. The consequences are a lack of investment, which in turn drives up prices.||Simple, clear construction law, which is also guaranteed in the citizens’ agreement, enables cost-effective construction and investment security. As a result, even low-income earners can afford housing.|
|Internal Security||Citizens should become accustomed to the terror and crime caused by misguided immigration policies; minor offences are practically no longer prosecuted; the rate of investigations into home burglaries is around 15%, the conviction rate 3%; lawless spaces; entitlement to stay is not affected by crime; criminal justice protects perpetrators, punishes emergency helpers and sanctions self-defense.||Legal claim to security documented in a contract; claim for damages against the Free Private City in the event of crime/offence;
Expulsion of criminals after serving their sentence; victim-centered criminal law, right to self-defense, compensation from the perpetrator.
|Religious freedom||Religions may also impose their customs and beliefs on non-religious people; dance prohibition, prayer breaks, criticism of religion is sometimes prosecuted under criminal law; privileges such as butchery, circumcision of minors.||Unrestricted as private freedom of religion, but no rights for religions to impose their views on others outside their religious community; all rules also apply without restriction to members of religion.|
|Relationship between communities and religions||Comprehensive privileges, such as state collection of church tax, state financing of theological faculties, teachers and church aid organizations.||No privileges whatsoever for any religion or belief, equal rights for all.|
|Privileges in general||Wide-ranging privileges for certain groups, such as trade unions, employers’ associations, the disabled, women, commuters, certain sectors of the economy, churches. Every year new “victim” groups are added.||No privileges for any group, equal rights for all.|
|State redistribution||There is an ongoing redistribution between all income groups in order to give special benefits to certain groups: single mothers, students, theatre lovers, etc.||Nonexistent.
To take away the fruits of their labour from others against their will is seen as injustice.
|Participation rights||Comprehensive rights to live at the expense of others. Everyone has a legal right to “necessary livelihood”. This includes visits to the theatre, cinema, concerts, telephone, radio, TV and Internet connections, as well as subscriptions to newspapers. In addition to these standard rates, there are one-off allowances for special purchases, the complete assumption of rental and insurance costs and a Christmas bonus.||Nonexistent.
There is no right to live at the expense of others (exception: private family maintenance obligations and minimum security guaranteed in the citizens’ agreement).
|Old-age provision||Compulsory insurance in the pay-as-you-go system (approx. 20% of income); reduction of the pension ratio from 60% to 48% despite increase in retirement age. Trend: falling further. Destruction of private pension provision through interest manipulation.||No specifications. Offer of self-help facilities.
Private insurances with funded schemes achieve a pension ratio of 80% on payment of 10% of income. Special funds for narrowly defined hardship cases.
|Illness||Compulsory insurance for almost everyone, planned economic specifications on costs and treatment methods; minimum or no deductible, cost explosion in health care.||No specifications, also no fee specifications for doctors. Offer of self-help facilities.
Possibility to insure only high risks privately, nothing at all, or comprehensive full insurance. Complete freedom of choice. Special funds for narrowly defined hardship cases.
|Unemployment||Compulsory insurance.||No specifications. Self-help facilities or private insurance possible.|
|Working conditions||Extensive specifications that make production more expensive.||Only few occupational safety regulations.|
|Energy||Comprehensive preferential treatment and cross-financing of unreliable and expensive energy sources, restrictions and bans on reliable and cheap energy sources.||No specifications, except in case of danger to others. Leave it to the market, as cheap energy is the key to everything else.|
|Education, School||General compulsory schooling up to 15/16 years of age; no right to home schooling, teaching of the ideology of the ruling parties/political class. Content control also in private schools, no right of individual schools to deviate from the given curriculum.||No compulsory schooling, no guidelines for schools or home teachers; Exception: prohibition of education to violence, aggressive intolerance and expropriation, denial of the right to self-determination, destruction of the system of the Free Private City.|
|Employment of personnel||Comprehensive regulations on pay, holidays, the right to strike, working hours, social security contributions, protection against dismissal, minimum wages make employment more expensive on a broad front.||No requirements other than occupational safety, otherwise contractual freedom prevails.|
|Establishment of production, service or craft enterprises||Comprehensive regulation, especially in production; often licenses and qualifications required, quotas and targets.||In principle without restriction or special certificates possible, (except for bans on trafficking in human beings, drugs and weapons); larger production plants partly only in industrial estates and with approval.|
|Operation of production, service or craft enterprises||Comprehensive regulation, in particular in the production sector; relevant rules and levels of taxation and levies change frequently.||Few rules on emissions and occupational safety; fixed level of contributions to the community; no subsequent, unilateral changes possible.|
|Cost of living||High,
because of high excise taxes, regulation that makes production more expensive, tariffs.
because of no excise taxes, free trade and extensive competition, hardly any expensive regulation.