The Defender Act passed the Magisterium on 07 Feb 2014. (See http://theeastpacific.com/topic/5181057/1/.)
It was signed by the Delegate on 08 Feb 2014. (See http://theeastpacific.com/single/?p=8018034&t=5170092.)
It was repealed with the passage of the Identity Act. (See http://theeastpacific.com/topic/5182615/1/.)
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Believing that it is well within the region’s interest to pursue a “defender” identity, provided it is a unique understanding of the concept, relevant to The East Pacific’s own culture, heritage and values.
SECTION 1: CITATIONS
(1) This law may be cited as the Defender Act.
SECTION 2: DEFINITION
(1) A defender region, for the purposes of this document, shall mean a sovereign region that stands for the protection of innocent regions against unjustified invasions, without forgoing its legal powers and responsibilities to protect its region and its allies from enemies abroad.
SECTION 3: GENERAL PROVISIONS
(1) The East Pacific affirms its identity as a “defender region.”
(2) The ESPA shall be formally recognized as a “defender army” and a sovereign force.
(3) The mandate of the ESPA, including its powers and responsibilities, are circumscribed in the Eastern Pacific Sovereign Army Act (Second Amendment).
SECTION 4: TOLERANCE AND DIVERSITY
(1) The equality of members who do not share the values of defending with those who do, ought to, at all times be respected and observed in government policy.
(2) Military ideology is not grounds for rejecting or denying citizenship.
(3) Citizens shall not be barred from running for office, or otherwise serving in the government, because of their ideological beliefs.
SECTION 5: ENACTMENT
(1) This bill shall be enacted upon its signature by the Delegate, unless the Magisterium votes to override a veto of this bill by the Delegate.
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