Why and How I am a Committed Radical(13th in a Series): First Executive Vice President — Specified Powers, Duties & Limits
by Frank Wynerth Summers III on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 2:35pm ·
This Note will be about the Second, Third and Fourth Subsections of Section Three of Article Three in my Model Constitution. For those who want to see the Model Constitution I propose as a whole you can go to the following link:
This proposed Constitutional change that is modeled in the Model Constitution will work itself out in three distinct thrusts:
First, there will be direct changes, recognitions and empowerments which allow for new instutions to deal directly with varied problems which exist and must be addressed in the society and its governance.
Second, there are limitations on the power of the federal government, the creation of new jurisdictions, family associations, special compacts and the strengthening of means of subsidiarity to get the federal government out of parts of people’s lives and institutional affairs where it ought not to be operating. This will also strengthen the federal government by diminishing the expenses and actions required in q world of limited resources.
Third, there are large and small reforms, renaming and reshaping of existing institutions in ways that one hope’s will improve them. This note is about such a reform as exists in this third category. It is about how most of the powers and perogatives of the current republican Presidency will be transferred to the new office of First Executive Vice- President.
The ordinary exercise of Executive power and administration will still be a very powerful office. America is in a state of real struggle and perhaps beyond any simple power of solution, the Constitution her proposed is a change of structure. Once the broder Constitutional structure is changed there is still a great deal of room for different political leaders to lead in different directions. Once more powers are reserved to the Jurisdictions there is still a powerful Union government. Once some powers are retained and some fealty is owed to the Imperial figures and royals themselves there is still a great deal of leadership and status in the hands of the ordinary political executive. In addition the early FEVPs will surely help to shape how various powers and perogatives are distributed among the Empire, Union, Jurisdictions and other constitutional players. There surely will be new complexities and some bumpy stretches on the road to a new state of being for our government but there must be an attempt to solve the crises we face nonetheless. The FEVP will be the best positioned single person to act in leading the way through all of these struggles and adjustments as well as the crises themselves. As the crisis moves toward a climax we face the need to resolve some issues quickly while at the same time we face the destruction of what social fabric we have unless we can make a strong advance in areas where we are currently completely surrendered or nearly so anyway.
The founding of the new regime will address some of these issues listed below directly but always there will be questions to resolve. Even knowing when not to have a policy is a policy. These then are some areas where a new First Executive Vice-President wil need to be able to act. I have st them out as imperatives but only a few are fully assured by the new Model Constitution. It may be the role of an FEVP to oppose some of these imperatives and delay others. It will also be his job to try to understand what role belongs within the the limits of his role and powers :
1. We must secure our borders and ports and formal functions of leadership from being overrun by essentially foreign interests.
2. We must change the debate from the irreconcilable and stupid big government-less government to debates on more complicated issues of policy.
3. The atomic bomb and the exploration of the moon are the two greatest American technical achievements and we must redeem and establish them as part of ongoing policy.
4. We must seek the right kinds of major constitutional reform and redaction so that we are not governed in madness.
5.We must tax, regulate and control the trade in currently illegal drugs with Federal parameters licensed in States and other jurisdictions.
6. We must save the Gulf Coast and the south Louisiana wetlands.
7. We must establish a better and richer foreign service community.
8. We must create sound family policies.
9. We must cut our debt.
10. We must create a large infrastructure and manufacturing sector.
I have said elsewhere that I think that without constituional change things will get much worse. I reall believe that we are nearly on the brink of societal collapse. The chance to act in our own self-interest is slipping away. There will be very few more chances to save our country after this chance has passed. But if we do act than while the Emperor secures the overall structure and some specific thrusts the FEVP will deal the daily challenges of governance.
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Subsection Two- Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments and Language
Provision One: Military Powers
The First Executive Vice President shall be Ordinary Commander in Chief of the Army , Navy and Air Force of the United States, and Dux Bellorum of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States. The First Executive Vice President shall be the Ordinary Imperial Command Deputy of the Militia of the Several Territories and Possessions. He shall have no authority over the Traditional Honor Guards of the Jurisdictions, nor the Forces of the Direct Imperial Government nor of the Imperial Tribe.
Provision Two: Special Executive Powers
The First Executive Vice President may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
The First Executive Vice President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
Provision Three: Administration Officials
The First Executive Vice President shall have exercise of due Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: where otherwise provided in this Constitituion specific provisions for autonomous adjacencies and limits on the cabinet shall override all mere matters of law and where not so limited the First Executive Vice-President shall have all reasonable powers over his Cabinet ast their Chief Executive with Direct Powers pro forma and pro se and of his residence and office building as lawful Steward in Chief and Temporary Master thereof. However, outside these grants of privilge or specific provisions of the Constitution the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. The Imperial House in the GRIHHA shall stamp and certify these ordinary exercises of power with the style of “under the reign of” and the name of the Emperor or “under the reign of” and the name of the Empress followed by “during the Interregnum which is the” and the right number ordinal since the founding of the Empire.
Provision Four: Language
As stated above, the Imperial House in the GRIHHA shall stamp and certify these ordinary exercises of power with the style of “under the reign of” and the name of the Emperor or “under the reign of” and the name of the Empress followed by “during the Interregnum which is the” and the right number ordinal since the founding of the Empire. The Emperor steers the ship of State and is sometimes a player capable of winning and losing in the political arena and for all these reasons he is not a figurehead or rubber stamp. “The Administration of First Executive Vice President” and the name of that official “under the reign of” and the name of the Monarch is correct formal designation of the administration. It is not to be referred to as the government nor especially “His Majesty’s Government.” The Administration shall within a year furnish all Executive Vice Presidential Speeches of the First Class, Acts of Congress and Executive Orders in the required official Translations. The required official translations are as follows: in French to the Imperial Tribal Council, to the Louisiana Purchase Compact and to the Imperial House; in Greek to the Imperial Tribal Council, in Spanish to the Spanish Borderlands Compact, in Cherokee and Hawaiian to the Compact of the Territories and in these CoT documents all numbers must be produced in arabic and Mayan numerals. No other official translations may be required although for fees the administration may produce them and shall assist in producing Compact chartered translations wherever it is not an undue inconvenience. Diplomats are to be informed of what is available officialy. Because the official language of the Empire is English care, will be taken not to slavishly imitate British Royal useage where terms are required. In addition the First Executive Vice President shall ben officer, along with the Special Vice Presidents of the Compacts, of the American Imperial Dialect and Language Board. He shall appoint a proxy to serve in his place when he is unavailable.
Subsection Three – State of the Union, Convening Congress, and General Powers
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment he may petition the Emperor with the Advice and Consent of the GRIHAA or DIG at Imperial whim to adjourn them to such Time as the First Executive Vice President shall think proper; Congress may determine the process of such adjournments in Laws except that he shall retain the perogative as stated for no less than one month per two year Congress and this First Executive Vice-President’s Petitioned Adjournments may thereafter be ended by edict at whim of the Emperor. They shall under this Constitution be ended by the start or ending of an Interregnum with the Empress acting with the powers of the Emperor in the Interregnum; these adjournments shall also end with the arrival of a date one month before the scheduled biennial Congressional elections or on the changing of the Calendar to the next year after the adjournment began. The First Executive Vice-President shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States. It shall be understood that where it is specified in this Constitution that the Emperor or Empress holds or retains a specific power such provision overrides this general power entusted to the First Executive Vice-President. In addition although the the United States and Empire cannot be entirely distinguished and are in an ultimate sense much the same society, they have separate government and agencies and The Emperor, Empress, GRIHHA, DIG and Imperial Tribe operate internally without interference from the US bureaucracy and the First Executive Vice-President.
Subsection Four- Disqualification and Limits, Term of Office
The First and Second Executive Vice Presidents and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. No person may serve as First Executive Vice President for more than two full four year terms nor more than a total of ten and a half years. At the end of his tenure in office if he has served a total of six and a half or more years he may not seek election to that office again. In that case he shall be given two years to put up the plans for his library and then will become a Censor. Should he have been President less than six and a half years in total then he will be given three years to put up his library and then may renounce his right to seek reelection at the Imperial Palace and be made a Censor, If he does not renounce he will become a Censor when he turns seventy-five years of age, when known to be dying soon, ater having been out of office for twelve years or posthumouslt – whicherver outcome transpires first. Anyone who has become a Censor cannot seek election as First Executive Vice President. A woman may not seek election to the office of First Executive Vice President unless she has served for a month at the Court of the Empress awaiting permission to do so. This shall be possible whether the Empress is a regular or an acting Empress. Such permission shall not constitute an endorsement of any woman receiving such permission.
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If you have the energy to discuss this with friends that would be great. But the basic point here in Subsection Two: ” Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments and Language” , Subsection Two”State of the Union, Convening Congress and General Powers” and Subsection Three “Disqualification and Limits, Term of Office” of Section Three ” The First Executive Vice President” of Article Three ” The Executive and the Monarchy” is that for our system to work there must be an effective executive and more as well, and that while the Emperor and Empress will take some things to a new level and perform some vital roles the the First Executive Vice-President will exercise the ordinary political executive power entrusted to him by the Emperor. This portion of the third section of this article continues to describe a figure much like the current President of the republican Union who nonetheless has certain reforms in the nature and practice of the office itself. He has the power to petition the Emperor to adjourn Congress, although without assurance it will be done. He has his powers as Commander in Chief more returned to the customs and traditions of the past as regards the Jurisdiction and away from the current system. In addtion he is required to operate in parallel with the Empire as a system outside the Union which has some protected ties to the jurisdictions as well a Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction over which he has no authority and with which he must interact. This cooperation and struggle is both in civilian administration and military structure. He has stronger authorities over his residence than the President currently enjoys in the White House. The First Executive Vice-President has new responsibilities as related to culture and language as American become less of a hypocritical and opressive republic and more of an Empire. There is also the transformation of the former First Executive Vice-President into a Censor after he retires. There is also special provision and an additional requirement for any woman seeking to be First Executive Vice-President. There are many changes here and elsewhere such as the Line Item Veto described in the Second Article but the office is largely continuous with that of the current republican presidency.
I have tagged a few FB friends and I will in some or all my notes. Any kind of political radicalism at any time is a risk for those associated with it and so I am keeping the tagging to a minimum and while a great deal of endorsement will be needed to effect these changes there is no indication that someone tagged in a note in this series is actually endorsing the note. As always I am willing to respond to posted comments, chat and private messages.