Becoming a Part of the Kingdom

Anyone, anywhere upon the planet, can become a supporter of the Kingdom of Germany by completing a simple declaration acceding to the constitution when upon the territory of the Kingdom of Germany or when using any of its services (such as the KADARI Market Place or the health insurance).

The next step is to become a full member of the Kingdom. This involves a short examination to test that you have understood the constitution.

Voting rights begin with citizenship. To attain this, a more detailed written and oral examination must be passed. This is to ascertain that you not only understand the constitution but also the aims and purposes of the Kingdom.

The next step is to be elected to the Dema.
“Dema” is a resurrection of an ancient greek word. To be elected to the Dema, you must not only have been a full citizen for some years but must also have a proven track record of selfless service to the community.

Any citizen can be elected to the local council where she/he lives or works. Yes, it is, theoretically, possible to be elected to the “steering committee” of two different communities. It is the citizens themselves who will decide whether this is a reasonable thing to do in the specific circumstances.

Why these four steps? Why not just let everyone vote? Why not just let anyone stand for office as at present?
Such questions are, perhaps, best answered with other questions:
Why are the majority of voters so disillusioned with the system that they just don’t bother to vote?
Do those who presently vote do so because they understand the issues?
Do those elected to high office serve their fellow man and the community or, principally, themselves?

This is why, in the Kingdom of Germany;
You want to vote? Prove that you know what you’re voting about.
You want to be in office? Prove that you know what you’re doing.
You want to take up “High Office”? Prove that your intention is to serve.

Although the political power remains in the communities where it belongs, there is a need for institutions to co-ordinate, at local, regional and national levels, the activities of the communities. There are very few things whereby decisions can only sensibly be made at a national level; defence, relationships with other states, dealing with national emergencies (natural disasters).

Anyone who has held office for a minimum of one year and has been elected to the Dema can be appointed by his/her community to a co-ordinating committee; provided that she/he has proven competence in that office!
So, for example, a carpenter could be appointed to a committee dealing with the activities of artisans but not to a special committee dealing with health issues. The competence is to be proven by track record and/or public examination.
The highest offices in the land, the national council, are only open to Dema with many years’ proven public service and appropriate expertise proven by public examination.

Nobody HAS to even become a full citizen with voting rights.
Everyone has the right, at any time, to work their way up to the Dema.