Are you taking part in the first UMMOA Census?
Now in those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrolment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to enrol themselves, everyone to his own city. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to David's city, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David; to enrol himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant. While they were there, the day had come for her to give birth. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn.The passage above describes how Jesus' parents, Joseph and Mary, travelled from their home in Nazareth, in Galilee, to Bethlehem, where Jesus is born. It explains how Jesus, a Galilean, could have been born in Bethlehem in Judea, the city of King David.
However, this passage has long been considered problematic by Biblical scholars. Among the multiple issues with the Gospel narrative, it is a fact that no historical sources mention a census of the Roman world, which would cover the entire population. Those of Augustus covered Roman citizens only.
In the same way today, the United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA) is developing its first Census, so we can take into account all real and active citizens.
Believe it or not, but the Governor actually does have census work experience, since he worked as an Enumerator for the US Census 2010 between April and July 2010, but a different system needs to be developed for the UMMOA, since it has global distribution, no regular Enumerators, and some people are better identified not by a specific postal address, but by a precise latitude and longitude on the map of the world.
Those who are considered active Ummoagians or UMMOA nationals are receiving a single email from a very authoritative UMMOA government address, one unlikely to generate spam now or in the future, and the single email is in English and Italian, the two official languages the Governor knows well — the UMMOA also wishes to make French and Russian official in the future, depending on the number of people who respond to the first Census. If the recipient responds to the email within a week or so, a reasonable time frame, their email address, and approximate residential address will be recorded — the UMMOA will not use contact information, or extremely accurate street addresses for maps, as Ummoagians have a right to privacy. We hope to have annual or biannual censuses from now on, and to develop sophisticated ways with which to keep genuine Ummoagians informed.
So far, 17 people have responded to the single email in English and Italian, and since they are relatively active citizens, we also have a dynamic map of them, which will be continuously updated:
UMMOA Active Nationals
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If you have not responded so far to the single email because you were too busy with other things, please at least respond during the weekend.
Please note that the UMMOA, like the UK National Liberal Party it supports, believes in self-determination, so several of its citizens not only are leaders of other micronations, but their properties are even part of the Fifth World Community (5WC), a Google-registered diaxenospitia.
Please also note that the UMMOA is more than just attempting to develop as a sovereign nation, as it is also supporting other organisations with similar philosophies (if we don't support them, the UN's Official World definitely won't), as well as its own organisations and institutions.
The UMMOA also more than just believes in the value of paradiplomacy; places a strong emphasis of freedom of speech, even through the Internet; is heavily invested in the education of its people(s); and believes in freedom of religious truth, more than in mere freedom of religion. Anybody that does not believe that "There is no religion higher than truth", but who rather believes that arbitrary truths must serve religion, does not belong in the UMMOA.
The UMMOA exists for three major reasons: 1) to preserve human rights (nation and state function); 2) to physically preserve human beings and their progeny (religious and salvific function); and 3) to preserve the Earth (environmental and ecological function) as a perfect environment for human beings to grow in harmony with the natural environment. The UMMOA will do nothing that deliberately fails on any of these three accounts.
If you consider yourself an Ummoagian or UMMOA national so much that you would not mind lending support to the UMMOA in the future (virtually all Ummoagians contribute to the UMMOA via donations of their free time and skills, but also donations of monetary funds within your means are acceptible), please contact the Governor at the web contact form below, so he can send you the special email in English and Italian. Please provide your full Names (First, Middle, and any other) and Surname, at least your approximate address (your village, town, borough, city, or metropolis), and the UN country you live in through the web contact form below. If you live in a very remote area not accessible by regular daily postal service, please provide a latitude and longitude as precise as possible, or at least a description which should allow the Governor to pinpoint your location with a good degree of accuracy. Also, if you claim to represent yourself, but also other loved ones 14 years and older, please provide their full Names and Surnames as well. If you claim to represent another micronation, please also provide the name of the Micronation and its URL.
HMRD Cesidio Tallini [1, 2]