Part V: My Proposals

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This part of the book defines a tri-federal system. That is, a government system composed of three independent types of sovereign government: national, state, and local community.

John L. Estes' proposals

Chapter 15 – Policy without Politics as Usual


  • Replace the U.S. Constitution?
  • “With Infinite Caution”
  • A Simple First Step
  • The Source of Our Freedom
  • John Adams and the Third Ingredient
  • Introducing the Stewards
  • A New Wall of Separation
  • Divide and Conquer
  • A New Embodiment of American Society
  • The Third Ingredient, with a Twist
  • An Unnatural Aristocracy

Chapter 16 – Sovereign Citizen Bodies


  • Two Intuitive Assignments
  • One Not-So-Intuitive Assignment
  • Citizen Rotation
  • A Madison-Inspired Proposal
  • The National Sovereign in Operation
  • The Laborers’ Part of the Tri-Federal System
  • Completing the Tri-Federal System
  • Picturing the Embodied Society
  • Will We Get Discord or Competition?
  • Positive and Negative Models

Chapter 17 – The Local Community


  • The Current Condition of Education
  • The Community Laborer Sovereign
  • The Three Laborer Sovereign Types
  • The Natural Size and Scale of a Community
  • How Should We Define a Community?
  • Associations of Communities

Chapter 18 – State and Nation


  • The State Capitalist Sovereign
  • State Governments and Capitalists
  • The National Steward Sovereign
  • The National Government
  • “Philosopher Kings”

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