I’m looking for volunteers to help me with drafting or editing a Charter of the People of Taiwan in English. Yes, I’m taking advantage of free resources on the interment. By helping me out you get paid nothing, and you’re not violating anything, and you’re not joining any organization whatsoever. You can be anonymous, anybody or everybody. (But of course, google keeps a record of everything written.) You don’t get credit for it because I don’t either. Nobody does. Here is what I have for now, and i’m sure so far it’s littered with bad choice of word
[i]Whereas on the Islands of Fomosa there have been continuously inhabiting indigenous peoples, whether considered aboriginal or native,
Whereas such inhabitants have through generations already united as one distinct people and established one permanent and uniform country over the entirety of the Islands of Formosa and Pescadores,
Whereas such inhabitants have named the Islands “Taiwan,” and thus named themselves collectively as a people after which, and
Whereas we unanimously recognize oursevles as the descendants, inheritors and individual constituents of this people,[/i]
We the People of Taiwan hereby enter into a covenant to proclaim as the supreme statue of Formosa and Pescadores, this Charter to be enacted and entrenched in perpetuity, in order to uphold and safegaurd our natural and inherent right to autonomously govern these Islands and Ourselves, against subjugation to and persecution by any state, regime, authority, power, or administration.
ARTICLE 1.The Islands of Formosa and Pescadores constitute Taiwan, of which we are the free people, and the right, title and claim of which we assert exclusively and naturally.
ARTICLE 2. Taiwan, whether wholly or in part, shall never again be made a part of any country, nation, or state, that is not of Taiwan’s own origin, whether by way of treaties, agreements, merger, incorporation, conquest, coersion, occupation, or mass migration.
ARTICLE 4. The People of Taiwan by means of democracy form as the sole and highest authority a Government of Taiwan, which owes its sole allegiance and sole accountability to the People and the country of Taiwan, and which defends itself and Taiwan against any incorporation, annexation, union and subjugation by another government, state, regime, authority, power, or administration that is not of Taiwan’s origin.
P.S. Facebook group recently created here for convenience: facebook.com/groups/charterTaiwan .Discussions on different platform will need to be synchronized in the future.