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The Nevada Transhumanist Party was officially registered with the Nevada Secretary of State on August 31, 2015. You can filed the official filed copy of the Constitution and Bylaws here.

You can send all inquiries regarding the Nevada Transhumanist Party, membership possibilities, and activities to Mr. Gennady Stolyarov II, Chief Executive, at gennadystolyarovii@gmail.com.

Anyone interested in membership may join the Nevada Transhumanist Party Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NevadaTranshumanistParty/.

Any individual with a rational faculty and ability to express political opinions is eligible to become an Allied Member, irrespective of age, nationality, place of residence.

Nevada Members may be those individuals who lawfully reside within the State of Nevada and are eligible to vote in Nevada elections.

Allied Members have all of the same prerogatives as Nevada Members, with the exception that only Nevada Members may vote in Nevada elections.

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CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE NEVADA TRANSHUMANIST PARTY

Article I. Platform
Platform Adoption Statements
Article II. Executive Structure
Article III. Membership
Article IV. Alliances
Article V. Philosophy of Activism
Article VI. Nomination of Candidates for Political Office
Article VII. Amendments

Article I. Platform

Section I: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the United States Transhumanist Party and its candidates for Federal office. In particular, the Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the candidacy of Zoltan Istvan for President of the United States in 2016.

Section II: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the spread of a pro-science culture by emphasizing reason and secular values.

Section III: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports maximum individual liberty to engage in scientific and technological innovation for the improvement of the self and the human species. In particular, the Nevada Transhumanist Party supports all rationally, scientifically grounded research efforts for curing diseases, lengthening lifespans, achieving functional, healthy augmentations of the body and brain, and increasing the durability and youthfulness of the human organism. The Nevada Transhumanist Party holds that all such research efforts should be rendered fully lawful and their products should be made fully available to the public, as long as no individual is physically harmed without that individual’s consent or defrauded by misrepresentation of the effects of a possible treatment or substance.

Section IV: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports efforts to reduce the cost of education while improving its access. In particular, the Nevada Transhumanist Party supports freely available, open-source, methods of learning, teaching, credentialing, and cultural creation that integrate emerging technologies into every facet of the learning process. The Nevada Transhumanist Party primarily advocates private innovation to deliver such educational improvements, but also advocates the application of these improvements to all publicly funded educational institutions. The Nevada Transhumanist Party holds that every person should aspire toward intellectual, moral, and esthetic enlightenment and sophistication and should contribute toward bringing about a new Age of Reason, where the highest reaches of intellectual activity are attainable and eagerly pursued by the majority of the population.

Section V: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the elimination of graduated taxation and income taxation more generally. Instead, the Nevada Transhumanist Party advocates a flat percentage-of-sales tax applicable only to purchases from businesses whose combined nationwide revenues from all affiliates exceed a specified threshold. This tax should be built into the price of goods from such large businesses and should not impede transaction efficiency in any manner. Transactions pertaining to wages, salaries, gifts, donations, barter, employee benefits, and inheritances should remain completely untaxed, as should transactions involving solely individuals and/or small businesses, for whom the establishment of a tax-reporting infrastructure would be onerous. Furthermore, all taxes on land and property should be abolished.

Section VI: The Nevada Transhumanist Party advocates for morphological freedom – the right of an individual to alter the appearance, composition, and prospects of his, her, or its organism, as long as such changes do not harm others.

Section VII: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the involvement of intelligent laypersons in the political process to counteract and neutralize the influence of politically connected special interests and their paid representatives. The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports all electronic and other technologies that can inform and empower intelligent laypersons to monitor and contribute to political discussions and decisions.

Section VIII: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports an end to the costly drug war, which is often an infringement upon the lives and liberties of innocent citizens who do not use drugs but fall victim to militant enforcement of drug prohibitions. The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports legalization of mild recreational drugs such as marijuana.

Section IX: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports more proportional representation of professions and occupations among legislative and executive government officials, instead of a system in which the plurality of political offices are held by attorneys. In particular, the Nevada Transhumanist Party holds that a greater proportion of politicians should possess training in mathematics, engineering, and the physical and biological sciences.

Section X: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports efforts to significantly reduce the massive incarcerated population in America by using innovative technologies to monitor criminals outside of prison. All mandatory sentencing laws should be abolished, and each individual should be sentenced based solely on the consideration of the nature of that individual’s crime, its context, and its severity.

Section XI: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports emerging alternative energy sources and their technological implementations. However, the Nevada Transhumanist Party opposes government subsidies for any energy source – including fossil fuels. Instead, the Nevada Transhumanist Party holds that superior, cleaner, and more efficient energy sources will also tend to become less costly and more broadly adopted under a system of unfettered market competition and innovation.

Section XII: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the replacement of all existing social welfare programs with a Universal Basic Income that is unconditionally distributed to all citizens, irrespective of wealth or income. The Universal Basic Income should be sufficiently large to enable survival and the basic necessities of contemporary civilized life, but the manner of spending of this income should remain entirely the responsibility of the recipient. Individuals who seek to earn above the Universal Basic Income will need to engage in a remunerative occupation or secure other private sources of income. Individuals who squander their Universal Basic Incomes on non-life-affirming activities will not be further subsidized by the remaining taxpayers.

Section XIII: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports a significant acceleration of efforts at space exploration and colonization, particularly through private initiatives. The Nevada Transhumanist Party also supports redirecting offensive military budgets toward civilian space programs, such that every increase in a civilian space program’s budget would need to be offset by a greater reduction in military spending.  

Section XIV: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports work to use science and technology to be able to eliminate all disabilities in humans who have them.

Section XV: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports an end to the two-party political system in the United States and a substantially greater inclusion of “third parties” in the political process through mechanisms such as proportional representation and the elimination of stringent ballot-access requirements. The Nevada Transhumanist Party also seeks to limit the influence of lobbying by politically connected special interests, while increasing the influence of advocacy by intelligent laypersons.

Section XVI: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the replacement of the military-industrial complex with concerted research efforts to cure cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and other illnesses that kill far more Americans than any terrorist or foreign government. Any increase in government funding to disease-research efforts should be offset by a greater reduction in military spending.

Section XVII: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports all emerging technologies that have the potential to improve the human condition – including but not limited to autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, economical solar power, safe nuclear power, hydroelectricity, geothermal power, applications for the sharing of durable goods, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, rapid transit, 3D printing, vertical farming, electronic devices to detect and respond to trauma, and beneficial genetic modification of plants, animals, and human beings.

Section XVIII: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the creation of a “Transhumanist Olympics” where augmentations and modifications of the human body would not disqualify persons from competing.

Section XIX: The Nevada Transhumanist Party strongly supports individual privacy and liberty over how to apply technology to one’s personal life. The Nevada Transhumanist Party holds that each individual should remain completely sovereign in the choice to disclose or not disclose personal activities, preferences, and beliefs within the public sphere. As such, the Nevada Transhumanist Party opposes all forms of mass surveillance and any intrusion by governmental or private institutions upon non-coercive activities that an individual has chosen to retain within his, her, or its private sphere. However, the Nevada Transhumanist Party also recognizes that no individuals should be protected from peaceful criticism of any matters that those individuals have chosen to disclose within the sphere of public knowledge and discourse.

Section XX: The Nevada Transhumanist Party strongly supports the freedom of peaceful speech; religious, non-religious, and anti-religious philosophical espousal; assembly; protest; petition; and expression of grievances. The Nevada Transhumanist Party therefore strongly opposes all censorship, including censorship that arises out of identity politics and the desire to avoid perceived offensive behavior.

Section XXI: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports a concerted effort by governments and by public opinion to eradicate police brutality against peaceful citizens, such that violent force is only utilized against individuals who actually pose an imminent threat to human lives.

Section XXII: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports efforts at political, economic, and cultural experimentation in the form of seasteads and micronations. Specifically, the Nevada Transhumanist Party recognizes the existence and sovereignty of the Principality of Sealand, the Republic of Molossia, and the Free Republic of Liberland, and supports the recognition of these entities by all governments and political parties of the world.

Section XXIII: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the rights of children to exercise liberty in proportion to their rational faculties and capacity for autonomous judgment. In particular, the Nevada Transhumanist Party strongly opposes all forms of bullying, child abuse, and censorship of intellectual self-development by children and teenagers.

Section XXIV: The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the promotion of animal welfare to the extent it does not conflict with human well-being. However, the Nevada Transhumanist Party opposes “animal liberation” movements that seek to return animals to the wilderness or espouse any attempts to separate domesticated animals from human influence. In particular, the Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the prohibition of cruelty to animals and a complete abolition of euthanasia of healthy animals by animal shelters. The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports a complete prohibition on the killing of non-contagious, non-aggressive dogs, cats, dolphins, whales, elephants, horses, tortoises, parrots, and primates. Furthermore, the Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the development and widespread consumption of artificially grown, biologically identical meat products that do not involve the killing of animals.

Section XXV: Additional elements of the Nevada Transhumanist Party Platform may be issued in the future by means of Platform Statements published by the Chief Executive of the Nevada Transhumanist Party. Such Platform Statements shall not be considered a part of this Constitution, but shall have equivalent standing to the Platform Sections within this Constitution.

Section XXVI [Originally Added via Platform Adoption Statement #1, October 4, 2015, Included via Amendment on June 20, 2016]The Nevada Transhumanist Party welcomes both religious and non-religious individuals who support life extension and emerging technologies. The Nevada Transhumanist Party recognizes that some religious individuals and interpretations may be receptive to technological progress and, if so, are valuable allies to the transhumanist movement. On the other hand, the Nevada Transhumanist Party is also opposed to any interpretation of a religious doctrine that results in the rejection of reason, censorship, violation of individual rights, suppression of technological advancement, and attempts to impose religious belief by force and/or by legal compulsion.

Section XXVII [Originally Added via Platform Adoption Statement #1, October 4, 2015, Included via Amendment on June 20, 2016]: The Nevada Transhumanist Party is furthermore opposed to any interpretation of a secular, non-religious doctrine that results in the rejection of reason, censorship, violation of individual rights, suppression of technological advancement, and attempts to impose certain beliefs by force and/or by legal compulsion. Examples of such doctrines opposed by the Nevada Transhumanist Party include Stalinism, Maoism, Neo-Malthusianism, the death-acceptance movement, and the doctrine of censorship, now prevalent on many college campuses in the United States, in the name of “social justice”, combatting “triggers” or “microaggressions”, or avoiding subjectively perceived offense.

Section XXVIII [Originally Added via Platform Adoption Statement #1, October 4, 2015, Included via Amendment on June 20, 2016]: The Nevada Transhumanist Party holds that the vast majority of technologies are beneficial to human well-being and should be enthusiastically advocated for and developed further. However, a minority of technologies could be detrimental to human well-being and, as such, their application, when it results in detrimental consequences, should be opposed. Examples of such detrimental technologies include nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, mass-surveillance systems such as those deployed by the National Security Agency in the United States, and backscatter X-ray full-body scanners such as those used by the Transportation Security Administration in the United States. Furthermore, the Nevada Transhumanist Party is opposed to the deliberate engineering of new active pathogens or the resurrection of once-existing pathogens, whose spread might not be able to be contained within laboratory settings. While it is impossible to un-learn the knowledge utilized in the creation of such technologies, the Nevada Transhumanist Party holds that all such knowledge should only be devoted toward peaceful, life-affirming, rights-respecting purposes, going forward.

Section XXIX [Originally Added via Platform Adoption Statement #1, October 4, 2015, Included via Amendment on June 20, 2016]:  The Nevada Transhumanist Party holds that each of its members should vote or abstain from voting in accordance with that member’s own individual conscience and judgment. If an official or candidate of the United States Transhumanist Party or the Nevada Transhumanist Party expresses a preference for any particular non-transhumanist candidate for office, then no national or State-level Transhumanist Party, nor any individual transhumanist, ought to be in any manner bound to support that same non-transhumanist candidate.

Section XXX [Added via Amendment on June 20, 2016]: The Nevada Transhumanist Party abhors all racism, nativism, xenophobia, and sexism. Accordingly, the Nevada Transhumanist Party condemns any hostile discrimination or legal restrictions on the basis of national origin, skin color, birthplace, ancestry, gender identity, or any manner of circumstantial attribute tied to a person’s lineage or accident of birth. Furthermore, the Nevada Transhumanist Party strongly opposes any efforts to close national borders, restrict immigration of peaceful individuals, or deny opportunities to individuals on the basis of ethnicity, race, or national origin. The Nevada Transhumanist Party unequivocally condemns all demagogues who seek to segregate individuals on the basis of national origin, race, or ethnicity. In particular, The Nevada Transhumanist Party opposes movements describing themselves as “white nationalism”, “America First”, “race realism”, and the “alt-right” – as well as the counterparts of those movements in other countries.

Platform Adoption Statements

The following sections are part of the Nevada Transhumanist Party Platform. Pursuant to Article I, Section XXV, these sections are not officially considered part of the Nevada Transhumanist Party Constitution at this time, but shall have equivalent standing to the Platform Sections within that Constitution. It will be possible to officially amend the Nevada Transhumanist Party Constitution to include these statements during periodic biennial filings of Certificates of Continued Existence with the Nevada Secretary of State.

Section XXXI. [Added via Platform Adoption Statement #2, November 9, 2016] The Nevada Transhumanist Party advocates Constitutional reform to abolish the Electoral College in the United States Presidential elections and render the plurality of the popular vote the sole criterion for the election of President. While the original intent of the Electoral College as a deliberative body to check the passions of the poorly informed masses and potentially overturn the election of a demagogue may have been noble, the reality has not reflected this intention. Instead, the Electoral College has enabled votes from less cosmopolitan, less tolerant, more culturally ossified and monolithic areas of the country to disproportionately sway the outcome of Presidential elections, to the detriment of individual liberty and progress.

Section XXXII. [Added via Platform Adoption Statement #2, November 9, 2016] The Nevada Transhumanist Party advocates greatly shortening the timeframe for electoral campaigns. The current two-year election season, combined with voters’ short memories, renders it possible for both genuine merits and egregious transgressions of candidates to be forgotten by the time of voting. Longer campaign seasons also perpetuate the “horse-race” mentality on the part of the media and result in the search for contrived election drama in order to drive views and campaign contributions. The ensuing acrimony, misinformation, and outright violence are detrimental to the fabric of a civilized society. Election seasons should be as short as possible, to enable all relevant information to be disseminated quickly and be considered by most voters within the same timeframe as their decisions are made.

Section XXXIII. [Added via Platform Adoption Statement #2, November 9, 2016] The Nevada Transhumanist Party advocates abolishing all staggered party primaries and for all primary elections to be held on the same day across the entire country. With staggered party primaries, individuals voting later – solely because of the jurisdiction in which they reside – find their choices severely constrained due to the prior elimination of candidates they might have preferred. The staggered primary system tends to elevate the candidates who are least palatable to reasonable voters – but have the support of a vociferous, crass, and often violent fringe – toward frontrunner positions that create the pressure for other members of the political party to follow suit and reluctantly support the worst of the nominees.

Section XXXIV. [Added via Platform Adoption Statement #2, November 9, 2016] The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports replacing the current “winner-take-all” electoral system with proportional representation, ranked preference voting, and other devices to minimize the temptations by voters to favor a perceived “lesser evil” rather than the candidates closest to those voters’ own preferences.

Section XXXV. [Added via Platform Adoption Statement #2, November 9, 2016] The Nevada Transhumanist Party supports the right of any jurisdiction to secede from the United States specifically in opposition to policies that institutionalize racism, xenophobia, criminalization of dissent, and persecution of peaceful persons. The Nevada Transhumanist Party does not, however, condone any secession for the purposes of oppressing others. Therefore, the secession of the Confederate States in 1860 was illegitimate, but a future secession of a State may be justified in reaction to violent crackdowns by the federal government against individuals based on individuals’ national origin or ancestry.

Article II. Executive Structure

Section I: The Executive Committee shall oversee the decision-making and planning activities of the Nevada Transhumanist Party. The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chief Executive and the Secretary-Treasurer.

Section II: The first Chief Executive of the Nevada Transhumanist Party shall be Gennady Stolyarov II. The first Secretary-Treasurer of the Nevada Transhumanist Party shall be Wendy Danielle Stolyarov.

Section III: The Chief Executive shall hold office for life or for an indefinite duration of time, until or unless the Chief Executive submits a voluntary resignation. In the event that the Chief Executive submits a voluntary resignation, the Chief Executive shall appoint a successor. If the successor accepts the appointment, then that appointed successor shall become the new Chief Executive for life or an indefinite duration of time. If the successor rejects the appointment, then the present Chief Executive shall continue to hold office until a successor can be found to accept the appointment.

Section IV: The Secretary-Treasurer shall hold office for life or for an indefinite duration of time, until or unless the Secretary-Treasurer submits a voluntary resignation. In the event that the Secretary-Treasurer submits a voluntary resignation, the Chief Executive shall appoint a new Secretary-Treasurer.

Section V: The Chief Executive shall be responsible for the principal decision-making and organizational activities of the Nevada Transhumanist Party, including but not limited to the maintenance of the Nevada Transhumanist Platform and the development of discussion and outreach events involving the general public. The Chief Executive shall have the authority to decide any matter affecting the course, conduct, and official positions of the Nevada Transhumanist Party. The Chief Executive shall have the authority, but not the obligation, to proclaim and determine the structure of any meeting, convention, assembly, or other forum for conducting the business of the Nevada Transhumanist Party at any time at the Chief Executive’s discretion.

Section VI: The Secretary-Treasurer shall be responsible for the maintenance of the Nevada Transhumanist Party’s official status with the Nevada Secretary of State, for all filings with the Nevada Secretary of State, and for coordination of the transportation, logistics, and funding relevant to the activities of the Nevada Transhumanist Party.

Article III. Membership

Section I: The Nevada Transhumanist Party shall have two categories of members: Nevada Members and Allied Members.

Section II: Nevada Members shall be those individuals who lawfully reside within the State of Nevada and are eligible to vote in Nevada elections. Nevada Members may participate in any activities of the Nevada Transhumanist Party and receive any delegations of authority at the discretion of the Chief Executive.

Section III: Allied Members may be any individuals, of any age, nationality, and place of residence – with the exception of those persons eligible to be Nevada Members. Allied Members may participate in any activities of the Nevada Transhumanist Party and receive any delegations of authority at the discretion of the Chief Executive – provided, however, that Allied Members may not be eligible to vote in Nevada elections pursuant to applicable Nevada law.

Section IV: Allied Membership in the Nevada Transhumanist Party is open to any being capable of logical reasoning and of the expression of political opinions. Specifically, if sentient artificial intellects or intelligent extraterrestrial life forms are discovered at any time after the founding of the Nevada Transhumanist Party, such entities shall be eligible for Allied Membership.

Section V: The Chief Executive may delegate any authority of the Chief Executive or of the Nevada Transhumanist Party more generally – with the exception of the authority to accept or reject candidates for political office – to any Nevada Member or Allied Member of the Transhumanist Party for any specified length of time, or indefinitely until the delegation is revoked at the discretion of the Chief Executive. All such delegations of authority shall be in writing. A person receiving a delegation of authority by the Chief Executive shall be known as a Member Delegate.

Article IV. Alliances

Section I: In addition to beneficial alliances with any private individuals, the Nevada Transhumanist Party may cooperate with any other political party or candidate for the achievement of specific goals consistent with the Nevada Transhumanist Party Platform – provided, however, that the Nevada Transhumanist Party shall not advocate for the election of any candidate running in direct opposition to a candidate of any Transhumanist Party in the United States. An alliance with an individual or political party outside of the Nevada Transhumanist Party does not thereby commit the Nevada Transhumanist Party to support any initiative of the other individual or political party outside the specific scope and purpose for which the alliance was formed.

Article V. Philosophy of Activism

Section I: The Nevada Transhumanist Party holds that influencing public opinion and policy are more important goals than electing candidates to office. As such, the focus of the Nevada Transhumanist Party during the first several years of its existence shall not be to field candidates for public office, but rather to influence public opinion and policy in directions aligned with the Nevada Transhumanist Party Platform.

Section II: The Nevada Transhumanist Party shall focus on campaigns of education, information, discussion, and policy advocacy intended to advance the objectives of the Nevada Transhumanist Party Platform.

Section III: The Nevada Transhumanist Party shall conduct its activities in as inclusive a manner as possible – provided, however, that such inclusiveness shall not conflict with the ability of the Chief Executive to efficiently implement the functions and objectives of the Nevada Transhumanist Party. The Nevada Transhumanist Party shall always be open to considering the input, advice, and suggestions for improvement from its Nevada Members and Allied Members, and the Chief Executive, or a Member Delegate entrusted by the Chief Executive, shall evaluate each suggestion and determine whether or not its adoption would be in the best interests of the Nevada Transhumanist Party.

Section IV: The Nevada Transhumanist Party renounces all violence, except in self-defense against a clear, immediate act of physical aggression. In particular, the Nevada Transhumanist Party holds that violent political activism is never permissible or just. The Nevada Transhumanist Party commits to always pursuing its goals in a civil, law-abiding manner, respecting the legitimate rights of all persons. However, this commitment does not preclude the Nevada Transhumanist Party from criticizing any ideas or behavior which are contrary to reason, morality, common sense, or the principles and objectives of the Nevada Transhumanist Party Platform.

Article VI. Nomination of Candidates for Political Office

Section I: The Chief Executive of the Nevada Transhumanist Party shall have the sole discretion to determine whether or not the Nevada Transhumanist Party shall be open to fielding candidates for political office during any election season. If the Chief Executive determines that the Nevada Transhumanist Party shall be open to fielding candidates for political office, then the Chief Executive shall consider proposals from any Nevada Members to become candidates. The Chief Executive may, at the Chief Executive’s sole discretion, accept or reject a proposal from any Nevada Member to become a candidate for any Nevada political office on behalf of the Nevada Transhumanist Party. This authority may not be delegated by the Chief Executive to any other person.

Section II: The Chief Executive’s sole decision-making authority with regard to accepting or rejecting candidates for political office shall be used to ensure that no more than one candidate shall be nominated by the Nevada Transhumanist Party for any particular political office. Because the Chief Executive is able to decide upon all candidacies affiliated with the Nevada Transhumanist Party, such decision-making authority offers the most efficient and expeditious means of preventing duplicate candidacies for the same office.

Section III: In the event that the Chief Executive of the Nevada Transhumanist Party has accepted any candidates for political office, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Nevada Transhumanist Party shall file the list of such candidates with the Nevada Secretary of State in compliance with all filing deadlines established pursuant to Nevada law.

Article VII. Amendments

Section I: Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Nevada Transhumanist Party may be promulgated at the sole discretion of the Chief Executive. In the event that the Chief Executive amends the Constitution and Bylaws of the Nevada Transhumanist Party, the Secretary-Treasurer shall file the amended Constitution and Bylaws in compliance with all filing deadlines established pursuant to Nevada law.

Adopted on August 31, 2015:

Mr. Gennady Stolyarov II, ASA, ACAS, MAAA, CPCU, ARe, ARC, API, AIS, AIE, AIAF

Chief Executive, Nevada Transhumanist Party

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