Space Governance

Peter Oye Sagay

Once upon no time, matter was initialized in apriori Space and Time was established. The Creator's purpose for initializing matter in apriori Space is simple. He wanted matter to settle in Space and care for it. This is akin to an artist filling his or her canvas with objects and subjects of his or her desire. However, in the artist's case, the objects and subjects are unable to care for the space they occupy. We see this phenomenon of settlement in our world and in the celestial domains. For example, stars, planets and other celestial matter settle to form galaxies. The phenomenon of settlement and caring is a consequence of primordial equilibrium and primodial care. The asymmetry of Time in the quantum domain is a result of unsettlement. As matter settles, the asymmetry of Time evolves into Time symmetry.

Ownership of space with its associated power of ownership is established when a space is initially settled. As more settlers settle in the space, they establish usership of space with its associated power of usership. The primary difference between the power of ownership of space and the power of usership of space is the right to govern space. In order words, those who found space own the space and the right to govern it. This right to govern can be voluntarily transfered, shared or involuntarily relinquished when the space is conquered. This conquest does not have to be millitary in nature. It could be subtle and gradual. For example, in a democracy, a conquest could occur if there is a permanent demographic shift that permanently denies the original settlers of space, the right to govern space. Such an occurrence is a political disequilibrium that would eventually seek to reinstate its equilibrium. The process towards equilibrium could be very unpalatable.

A political disequilibium seeks equilibrium because of the fundamental law of space governance which is the right of owners of space to govern space irrespective of how ownership was established. If ownership was established by conquest, those conquered have the right to want to repossess their space. This is a natural law that is operative everywhere in nature. It was operating when the early settlers in America conquered native Americans and took their land. It was operating when the native Americans fought to repossess their land. It was operating when colonial America fought for their independence. It was operating when Africans fought to drive away those who had partitioned their lands for themselves without their consent. It is operating now in the Palistanian teritories in the Middle East.

Democracy is a type of space governance by owners of space and therein lies its success. In a democracy all adult citizens are owners of space either by being among the original settlers, or by birth or by naturalization. The founding founders of the United States of America were very much aware of this law and as a result banned anyone not born in the United States of America from becoming the president of the United states of America. Citizens can change this law if they so desire.

In recent years, even the great democracies are beginning to have problems. The winning candidate in an election gets less than 60% of the votes. What about the other 40% or more of the population? They settle for the choice of the winners. This is of course good citizenship. In some spaces, those who lost elections do not accept the choice of the winners. They initiate violence and many are killed or injured. Even in spaces with good citizens, those who lost elections position themselves to impede a successful governance by the chosen one.

There are two key goals that must be achieved if an efficient and peaceful governance of space is to be realized in any space:

1.The space must consistently elect the candidate most able to solve the important problems confronting the space. This goal can be achieved if the burden of discovery is shifted to the voting citizens. The burden of discovery consists of the following:
a. Candidates should focus on why they should be elected rather than focusing on negatively defining their opponents. For example, candidates shouldd only run advertisements about themselves. They should be prevented from running any advertisement about their opponents in any media. The face off will be during the debates.
b. The voting citizens should be responsible for researching the candidates and their fitness for the position sought. The research should be formalized by setting up research centers for voting citizens. There should be a voters' research card instead of a registration card on completion of the research. Only those with the research card will vote. Currently, many citizens vote without understanding what they are voting for. Residents seeking citizenship go through citizen tests before they are naturalized.The idea of citizens' election tests is not far-fecthed. The burden of discovery would also eliminate the need for candidates to go about raising campaign funds.

2. The space must on the long term prevent the actualization of political disequilibrium with respect to the right to govern space. This is the primary cause of violent conflicts in various spaces around the world. One way to address this issue is to come up with citizens shares with respect to the ownership of the space at founding. The notion of one person one vote is a fallacy in a dynamic space. It would eventually be problematic if the demographics disfavors the power base, that is, those who founded the space. In corporate governance, displaced founders who want to continue to be relevant in the corporations they founded, do so by retaining significant corporate shares in the corporations they created.

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