Why and How I am a Committed Radical (18th in a Series): Compacts of Jurisdictions, Zones & Structure, Major Compacts
by Frank Wynerth Summers III on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 10:33pm ·
This Note will be about the First and Second Sections of Article Five 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:
In this Fifth Article of the Model Constitution there is delineated a scheme for putting the various States, Territories and Possessions of the new constituional union together in a specifed set of groups. Each of these specified groups will have a permanent presence, function and administration. These regional groupings will be of two types, Major Compacts and Minor Compacts. While the Major Compacts do not have a share in the sytem of sovereignty directly they are goven almost all the importance a level of of government which is not Svovereign in any way can have — like our great cities they will have many aspect of a society although existing within one and unlike a city’s residents all of their member Constitutional Jurisdictions will belong to at least two Major Compacts. The Minor Compacts will be much less significant and will coordinate the area of close influence, set-asides of a State especially (and some territories possibly) in a few minimal ways with a very limited infrastructure and administration for the Minor Compact. The transformation proposed in this Model Constitution could be said to create thirty-two new jurisdictions which will interact with the fifty current states and the one new state made out of part of Puerto Rico. There is no doubt that in fact there will be thirty two jurisdictions represented in Congress which are not represented there today under the 1790s Constitution. But although that is true it is not really the whole truth. The current regimes that exist in Puerot Rico, Saipan, American Samoa, Guam, the US Virgin Islands and DC will cease to exist and be remade intot he new Jurisdictions. Also the many Indian Nations and Reservations are remade into these relatively few new Jurisdictions.I believe the new system will be more just, more responsive, more secure and economically superior. The Major Compacts deal with regional issues. Of course, I admit before we go any further that regions are different than incorporated cities in that a wide variety of regions exist which will not be represented and that regions are fuzzy and indefinite by nature. There is a Louisiana Purchase Major Compact but neither a Mississippi Valley Compact nor a Delta Compact. There is Spanish Borderlands Compact but no Rockies Compact orGulf Coast Compact. There is Compact of Jurisdictions West of the Mississippi but no Compact of the Pacific Northwest. That is why there are three Compacts whuch are not regional. These are the Compacts of All States, the Compact of All Territories, Compact of All Possessions. All of the Compacts including these three respond to very important historic, cultural, political and ethnic (in the fullest sense) which have formed them in our real society and union.
I will try to address the the basic logical questions related to this article as I usually do. First, let me set aside the question of where the Compact Zones would come from. These and other questions will be addressed in the Article titled “The Founding” and elsewhere. So here I will confine myself in these preliminary remarks to discussing tow major question in my usual conversational and illustrative style. The first question I will address is whether regions matter. In a brief essay I can only give a few illustrations of how they matter to me as an American. I will not even tie this to the Compacts themselves although they will surely improve things as regards regional responsiveness. Next, I will try answer the question of whether the Upper Chamber of the Compact Legislatures is based in reality. To do that I will try to define the institutional framework of the Council of Nobles as filled by the Five-Fold Nobility proposed in this Constitution.
Let us begin with the issue of whether regions matter. I think most of us can think of many issues we share with others by region. I believe that had their been a Compact of Confederate States and a Compact of the Louisiana Purchase it would have been helpfull during the BP-Macondo Oil Gusher Disaster. I think an authoritative repository of regional knowledge, culture and expertise would have been useful.
What follows could be called an “Open Letter to Kenneth Feinberg” except that I have no reason to believe he reads my blog where it appeared more or less as follows. It is written in a manner such as I might use in writing to Mr. Feinberg if each item were imbedded in a letter, the you is a gentleman of high intelligence who was from outside the region. I believe had their been such a thing as I propose here would have happened for outside experts and it would have been good.
First, before we begin this tour you may wonder why you need it. I think the federal government should pay for it. That may seem an unnecessary expense. That is all the more of a sign that you do need it. It is not only pleasurable although there should be some pleasure in ti. Cultivate a really open attitude and disposition. Be more humble than usual. Mr. Feinberg you followed the news about Agent Orange for years before you mediated that dispute ( whether you were aware of it or not). You knew a great deal about the cultural features and institutions of the area of Manhattan that included the World Trade Center. You had heard of the Zapruder film for decades and you spent lots of time in universities like Virginia Tech. Certainly you could not call yourself an ingenue as regards Wall Street executive life. However, you are probably very much an ignoramus here. Asode from hiring consultants and masters to assist you I would urge you to take a tour although you will be criticized for some it and it must create some bad photographs which will (not merely might) hurt your image. Do it anyway, spend three days:
Evening One New Orleans:
a. Have someone knowledgeable discuss the Urner- Barry Seafood Price Current and the free wildlife and fisheries brochures of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida (and maybe Texas as well). Have them quiz you on a few areas. Then with the same small group order up some seafood and have a film party watch Louisiana Story and Angels of the Basin. Then have an offical of the Louisiana Seafood Promotions and Marketing board discuss the seafood that has been eaten and present a brief slide show on various species and fisheries. Get a good nights sleep.
Morning One New Orleans:
b. Take a special tour of the Aquarium of the Americas with the Audubon Institute. Then take a paddlewheel river boat to the Audubon Zoo. Have the Coast Guard point out various kinds of river vessels and industries. Let the Port Authority present a brief sideshow and the Hotel Association cater a brunch. When you arrive at the zoo tour the relevant part of the zoo with the Audubon Institute. Then walk across Audubon park to Tulane University. Meet with the Environmental Law faculty and students. Let them report on what is going on. Have a few snacks and coffee with members of the environmental bar and the licensing community.
Afternoon One and Evening Two Louisiana and Mississippi:
c. Have a helicopter pick up you and a couple of consultants and fly you over the wetlands and over Venice before dropping you at Port Fourchon. Tour the LOOP and have the various petroleum associations present you with a sideshow. Let Louisiana State University give you a history of the oil industry in the Gulf Coast with papers you can refer to later.
d. Take the refueled helicopter over the Atchafalaya and the marshes around Vermilion Bay to Delcambre, Louisiana have the business community, shrimpers and officials present the way that industry functions and the way people live. Have dinner at Jefferson Island and meet with representatives the eco-tourism industry. Watch the film about the Lake Peigneur Disaster. Tour the island and have The University of Louisiana at Lafayette present a lecture and slide show on the cultural history of Coastal Louisiana.
e. Drive to a small plane and have it fly you over the Gulf’s oil rigs on a special flight plan at night. Land in Biloxi, Mississippi. Take a brief tour of the Towns sights and stay in a casino hotel. Preside over a dinner hosted by the tourism community. Go to sleep.
Morning Two Mississippi and Alabama.
f. Drive on a high touring bus from Biloxi to Dauphin Island Alabama stopping to see beaches. In Dauphin Island here from the charter boat community. Have a seafood lunch. Take the fastest available charter boat from the Island to Mobile Bay.
Afternoon Two and Evening Three Alabama and Florida:
g. Attend a lecture in the Fort on historical tourism on Gulf Coast presented by the University of Alabama. Have dinner in a nice hotel in Mobile and hear a presentation on how the coast functions as an economic region across and within states presented by the banking community. Fly in a small plane to Pensacola, Florida. Have a geographer discuss patterns of lit up settlement. Stay in a very upscale beachfront condominium and have the real estate community present a sideshow and lecture on coastal real estate. Go to bed.
Morning Three Florida:
h. Drive from Pensacola to Destin stopping to see beaches and piers. Have a discussion with University of Florida faculty over lunch on the patterns of recent migration to the Florida Coastal regions and it national economic significance.
Afternoon Three Long Helicopter Flight :
i. Take a long helicopter flight over rigs ports and wetlands to Houma, Louisiana. Go to the BP Claims Center and have a discussion session with everyone working there. Ask questions, tour the facility meet some claimants who have been invited to dinner with you.
After dinner you will be free man. You will not know all that much but you will know what you do not know. Then when you do your job it need not be a long string of insulting misunderstandings.
I could go into a lot more detail about Confederate culture, greater Louisiana culture and many other matters. But suffice it to say there are many reasons why the work the Compacts would do must be regional. These are the right regions. I will move on for now.
I am now going to deal with what I called the second logical question about this Article. I am going to The Five-fold Nobility. One definitely cannot make an omelette without breaking at least a few eggs. The revolution proposed here will certainly involve some extralegal and forcible actions in its creation if it is achieved. If one proposes a revolution one can at best hope for a return to full legitimacy and a new normalcy as quickly and expeditiously as possible. The justification for a revolution is that a severe constitutional imbalance already exists. It is clear to me that in America we are in a constitutionally imbalanced state of affairs.
So let us begin by spelling out the system of Five-fold Nobility which would define much of the new regime.
I. The Five-fold Nobility
The five-fold nobility emerges as a very definite and essential structure for both the social and political structure of the United States and the Empire after the reconstitutionalization.
A. Nobility, Aristocracy, Protocol and Rank
There is no doubt that United States of America have formed a federal Republic since the American Revolution. There is little doubt that although many forms of inequality have heightened, our forms and customs have increasingly become those of and undifferentiated democratic (as opposed to mixed government) unitary republic. This new regime will be a very substantial adjustment to and correction of that trend. While a large set of open public and commercial spheres will be kept separate from the rest there will be a strong movement to awaken and assert that aspect of our society which is a society of rank. Most of the burdens of rank wil only be mandatory in the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction. Thus the Jurisdictions will be free to disregard most of ti under most circumstances in their borders. So what follows before the row of asterisks is abrief treatment of things under DIG law and the Constitution combined by way of introduction. The language of the Constitution does not empower the DIG to run life in the Constitutional Jurisdictions.
The founding of this system will require a relatively huge number of recognitions and elvations of Americans into the Ordinary Nobiity but the total will be less than one percent of the population. They will doubtless be a much wealthier tahn average group but not nearly all of them will be rich and even if the rich all chose to buy in they would be clustered mostly near the bottom if left to those titles which can be gained by paying fees, purchasing required assets and complying with the process necessary for elevation. The Ordinary Nobility are more or less the aristocracy of hereditary and life nobles who are ennobled to titles and privileges in a manner which is more recognizing and encompassing of the whole person than it is expressive of a functional excellence. While passivity is not their ideal they may still be described as passively noble. However they attain to a noble status they are noble intrinsically (at least in the eyes of law and custom). Titles flow over them but the Noble stature and even a rank is secure. There are complexities in this but still there is a stable quality to their state and this constitution will seek to channel their strenghts and limit their worse tendencies in a way which recognizes that in some senses they are secured at the top.
Birth is not the only thing that affects rank in any hereditary sytem. Acadian Ordinary Nobility is the system that will dominate here and in that system there are Four roots of a great title which mix in different ways in a lesser title. Those four qualities are Heredity, Merit, Election and Fealty. When the Ministry of Protocol and other parties consider the rank of such persons those ranking the ordinary nobility in absolute and functional terms will consicer fairly numerous complex features the Noble persons status. Those which are most important are:
1.Royal and or Imperial Rank and Status
2. Attachment to a Royal or to the Imperial House
3. Being a Peer-Elector
4. The Status of Heir or Consort
5. Attachment to a Constitutional Jurisdiction
6. Public Service and Public Office
7. Martial Glory
But while I cannot in a brief post get into how all of these feature will interact in practice I will say one thing. The scale of rank will be published and in most cases and for most purposes rank will determine protocol. A non-Elector Duke will usually have precedence over an Elector High Baron. There will be times when other factors change the effects of rank. However, usually as regards protocol the Classes will be:
Royals: King or Queen, Princely titles to Demi-Prince and ArchDuke or ArchDuchess
Higher Nobles: these include all Marquis, Earls, Dukes, Counts and several others.
Middle Nobles: these include Viscounts, High Barons and other titles.
Lower Nobles: these include Barons, Supreme Knights and some others.
Then in each Council of Nobles there will be some Nobles elected by the Chivalry and Titled Gentry. The Chivalry or simply Knights (mostly but not all men) and Knight’s Ladies. The Titled Gentry will be High Squires and Squires and their consorts known as Mademoiselles, Subladies or Little ladies. These Chivalry and Titled Gentry all have full Second Class Access to the Honor Code and its general privileges.
C.Nobility of the Sword
1. Varied, Joint and Composite Roll
The Nobility of the Sword only comprises the upper ranks of the general system of military rank. However, it is to be linked by many devices of law and custom to the system of military rank as a whole. Cadets, recruits and privates are also seen to form a Constituent Base for the Political manifestations and operations of the Nobility of the Sword.
There will be many variances of rank in the nbility as official Ministry of Protocol rank compared to military rank but only a few simple variances by service are relevant to this Constitutional provision in a significant way.
D.Nobility of the Robe
The Nobility of the Robe shall consist of the Excellencies of Religious, Academic and Judicial realms of status and endeavor. These three noble groups are regarded as largely one group by law and custom. They are not required to duel to retain their honor and may insult, accuse and slander members of the Nobility in the pursuance of their official duties. They may question the legitimate nature and avowed rights of other nobles and forms of nobility without suffering ordinary liability under the Noble’s Honor Code. If they verbally or by sign violate the provisions of the Honor Code in Pursuance of the Official Duties they have a high but rebuttable presumption of Impunity. If they are challenged the Challenger must also file a Motion to Uncloak against them with the Office of Ritual Confrontation. In Ritual Confrontation they have the highest presumed rights to Champions and Mitigated Stakes of all sorts of Nobles.
Whenever the Nobility of the Robe are not in their homes or on the premises of a site set aside for their official duties they must carry with them or wear a sign or declaration of their status in the Nobility of the Robe or else be liable to violations of law and of the Honor Code. The Nobility of the Robe are to have some greater level of sexual license as regards promiscuity, homosexuality, and lewd behavior where the persons involved in the lewd behavior were all the Nobility of the Robe and the premises used spoke of an expectation of privacy. They are not so protected in other circumstances. The Nobility of the Robe Seating Block in every Compact Council of Nobles will be the head of an Association of the Nobility of the Robe in that Compact. Every member of the Nobility of the Robe will be taxed an additional one percent of his or her income which shall be divided (after a fee to the Collector) equally among all the Compact Associations of the Nobility of the Robe to which he or she belongs. The Compact Association of the Nobility of the Robe will have standing as a friend of the court in any court and in all matters involving its members.
The Joint and Combined Scale of Rank of the Nobility the Robe shall be somewhat brief than the scales of military rank which include or go below the rank of the Nobility of the Sword. The ranks in systems composing this nobility are varied but the Association shall have its own functional rank. Highest to lowest this shall be: First there is the Crowned Mitre. Second rank is The Mitre and Throned Coif. Third Rank is the The Cowl, Skullcap and Benched Coif. Fourth Rank is the Robe Proper. Membership and its privileges largely cease to apply after this rank and are not presumed to be of value or importance after this point in the scale. Fifth Rank is the Robed Vestry. Sixth Rank is the Outer Vestry.
Rank is determined by the following factors:
1. Greatness of the functional title.
2.Social Importance and Cultural contribution of the institution.
3.Age and Tradition of the role and institution.
4.Degree of Association with the Constitution, Royalty and Imperial House.
5.Conformity of the Title with the Emperor’s religion, philosophy and constitutional model.
No single factor outweighs the others. The Ministry of Protocol will describe the standards and with the advice of the Compact Associations of the Nobility of the Robe will issue the list of rank. Here are some examples:
The Cardinal Archbishop of New York is the Crowned Mitre and so is the President of the LDS Church. But Ordination to the Roman Catholic Priesthood is Robe Proper while Ordination to the Mormon Priest hood is not recognized and belongs to unlisted class Vestibule.
At a standard university a Bachelor’s degree is Robed Vestry, a Master’s is Robe Proper as is a Juris Doctor, most doctorates are Cowl Skull Cap and Benched Coif. A Juris Doctor admitted to the bar is at the highest level of Robe Proper. Experienced trial lawyers and most judges are Cowl, Skull Cap and Benched Coif as are most abbots and mother’s superior and the head rabbis of major synagogues. Catholic, Orthodox and Episcopal Bishops are Mitre as are Deans and Presidents of standard colleges and universities. Peers and other academic leaders of great significance would be Crowned Mitres as would members of the US Supreme Court.
The Mitred Crowns are actually less immune to Honor Code Provisions. The greatest such immunity would peak at the third rank.
In general, the Robes Proper can always vote but only the first three ranks can hold most Nobility of the Robe offices. The Lower two orders are not subject to the full special tax. However, they have a limited schedule of benefits and can only vote in exceptional Association elections. Another factor is that Mistress of Ceremonies through the Haute Ecole des Traiteurs has the right and capacity to issue a number of titles and degrees at each rank and rank point of the Nobility of the Robe. These will also be possessed of these privileges of the Robe and other Privileges of the House and Household.
E.Nobility of the Games
The Nobility of the Games and of the Chamber are the least privileged as Nobility. However, they are privileged to be Nobility and then can add such privileges as they find their own endeavors.
The Nobility of the Games will be of three classes of membership. The First Class will be the Imperial Rolls, the Second Class will be the Compact Rolls and the Third Class will be the Jurisdiction Rolls. There will be little formal rank except by qualifying for one of these classes by winning a contest in one of these categories. Each Contest will have a Nobility of the Games Association. The Ministry of Protocol will certify its operation and operation. In the Olympic Association a Gold in the current Olympic cycle will be worth ten votes and one from earlier worth four. A current Silver will be worth five and an earlier on worth two. A Bronze will be worth three and an earlier one shall be worth one. Some Associations like the Olympics will always have seats available where they have eligible members in the thirteen compacts and the High Council. Most Associations will have rotating terms. The weakest associations will be part of groups of associations and will rotate terms less frequently than others.
F. Nobility of the Chamber
The Speakers of all Compact Assemblies, all chief executives of Constitutional Jurisdictions and all others from a long list published by the Ministry of Protocol will be the Nobility of the Chamber. Full members are those actively serving in the office. Secondary members would be those who retired in good standing and are not later stripped of their status by any legal act.
G. The Honor Code and the Councils of Nobles
All Nobles in the Five-Fold Nobility are eligible to serve in and vote for officers in the Councils of Nobles to some degree and in some real measure. All have a Duty to Respond to the Honor Code. All are entitled to display a crest or arms according to their station. All will have some privileges in Imperial Services and the Courts of Palaces and fiefdoms not available to others.
Now you will see some very similar language again in the Model Constitutiom below. However, remember only the Model Constitution language is proposed as Constitutional. What you have just read above is language which will inform the DIG Code but it is really just a crief casual essay outline. It is hoped that it will aid you in understanding the rest.
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Article Five: Compacts of Jurisdictions
Section One. The Compact Zones and Basic Structure of Compacts
Each constitutional Jurisdiction shall yield a small zone of land to the direct governance of every compact it belongs to — no Compact Zone will be larger than four square miles and shall vary by the size of the Constitutional Jurisdiction. There shall be major Compacts and minor compacts. Generally, the Major Compacts will receive larger zones.
Section Two: The Major Compacts
Subsection One: The Names and Designations of the Compacts
1.The Thirteen Colonies Compact
2.The Original Constitution Compact
3.The Compact of the Louisiana Purchase
4.The Compact of the Hartford Convention
5.The Compact of the Spanish Borderlands
6.The Compact of the Confederate States of America
7.The Compact of the Union States of the Civil War
8. The Compact of All Jurisdictions West of the Mississippi
9.The Compact of All Jurisdictions East of the Mississippi
10.The Compact of All States
11.The Compact of All Territories
12.The Compact of All Possessions
Subsection Two: Funding, Treasury and Center of the Major Compacts
Each Major Compact will receive a rebate of half of one percent of all federal taxes collected in every member jurisdiction as well as a half of one percent of all revenues raised by each jurisdiction as well as other set-side funds delineated in this Constitution. The Major Compacts shall also elect an elector for life in the Imperial Conclave and who will vote in the Succession Conclave of every Peer-Elector who has a Succession Conclave and can be said to hold a title strongly connected to the Peoples, Lands or Jurisdictions of the Major Compact which elects said Elector-for-Life. This Elector will also be seated in the Compact Council. The Compact Councils shall reserve most of the seats in their lower chamber for those elected from the Compact’s Roll of Kindreds. Every citizen-subject of the Federal American Empire of the United States will be required to belong to a family association, each Constitutional Jurisdiction, the Imperial Tribe and the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction will operate at least one and no more than three fictional family associatons for those who are citizens have not established any regular legal family ties in the Empire for any reason whatever. Each family association must belong to at least two Rolls of Kindreds and should contribute one percent of all its revenues to each Roll of Kindreds it belongs to up to four percent. After that if it elects to belong to more it shall simply divide four percent of its revenues equally among all Rolls. The Upper Chamber will be a Council of Nobles. The Compacts will have the right to petition both the US Congress and their member legislatures. They shall each maintain a cavalry Honor Guard.
Subsection Three: Make-up and Functional Nature of Compact Governments
Provision One: Major Compacts and Minor Compacts with their governments will hold their functions and have their official buildings inthe Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction in new zones called Compact Zones and they will be the local governements for these small zones under their banners spread across the member Jurisdictions across the map as well. The Major Compacts should be governed by the Compact Council, an Executive and Judical Board.
Provision Two: The Judicial Boards will have between five and seven Judges in equally voting seats. One or two shall be retired Jurisdictional judges from member Jurisdictions or in the early years from retired Judges of any type who are citizens of member Jurisdictions and these Judges shall be elected by the Council of Nobles, the Elector for Life of the Compact will be another member of the Judicial Board, the others will be elected for life by the Compact Council as a whole. The Judicial Boards will have direct municipal competence, jurisdiction and proper venue authority in the Compact Zone. It will act as a Court of Appeal in the Imperial Judiciary when the case relates to matters closely to the nature of the Major Compact. These Judicial Boards shall be under the Direct Imperial Government Supreme Court.
Provision Three: Composition of the Compact Legislature
i. The Compact Council may also be known as the Compact Legislature which will usually mean the same thing but not always exactly the same thing as laws may dictate. Compact Legislatures would be formed by a Council of Nobles in the Upper Chamber and a Compact Assembly in the Lower Chamber.
ii. Half the seats of the Lower Chamber will be filled from the Roll of Kindreds for the Compact but the means of filling those seats shall be diverse including both wide and limited elections, random selection among all Family Associations, ex-officio seats in the Roll’s Administration, rotation among family associations and seats auctioned off to qualified family associations. One quarter of the seats in will be filled by organizations freely electing or appointing members granted these seats by the Emperor from a list of potential organizations prepared by Empress’s Minister of Protocol. The other quarter of the seats in the lower chamber will be appointed by the legislatures of all member Constitutional Jurisdictions in the Compact subject to a structure specified in this Constitution.
iii. The Upper Chamber should be a Council of Nobles divided more or less into three blocks composing 25% of the seats each and two blocks composing 12.5% of the seats each. The three larger blocks would be the (a) Ordinary Nobility, the (b) Nobility of the Sword and the (c) Nobility of the Robe. The two smaller blocks would be the (d) Nobility of the Chamber and the (e) Nobility of the Games. All seats would vote equally and each Major Compact would in its charter state with clarity the manner in which each block seats it members but all those entitled to sit in a block are to be subject to a process of changing ratios — in other words the number of Nobles of a type may change but the number of seats will be constant. No more seats will be added unless added to all blocks according to their proportion and approved by the entire legislature.
(a)The Ordinary Nobility will seat at least a Quarter of the Seats in each Compact first to Chiefs of the Name throughout the Empire who happen to belong to that Compact (and who may not be seated in more than two Compact Councils) and those Sub-Chiefs of the Name for a Major Compact who are members of the Ordinary Nobility in their own right otherwise, all such Chiefs and Sub-Chiefs must be certified by the proper Roll of Kindreds. At least a tenth of all the seats must be reserved to other familial leaders of families certified as Leading Families of the Compact by the Empress’s Ministry of Protocol. The next set of seats shall belong to the Imperial and Royal House in the following way. First, every one who is a ranking member of the Imperial House who is clearly a member of the Compact and clearly a Noble will be granted a seat in the Council of Nobles in the way rendered most proper by preferences, rules and vacancies created by the Compact up to fifty percent of the seats if necessary. Those of the Imperial House who are High Nobles and not seated in the Council of Nobles shall not be properly seated in the Assembly but shall have the privilege of seating a personal representative for a two-year term when a seat becomes available and this person shall serve through even if they lose their position in the House. Next all those of high rank in the Imperial House who are not members of the Ordinary Nobility themselves because they do not rank above the lowest rank of Baron in the protocol ranks properly or the equivalent in extraordinary nobility may be seated in the Assembly if the true Ordinary Nobles of theHouse who are in the Compact do not fill all available seats in the Council of Nobles . Those of the highest eligible rank may choose to appoint a delegate as above or serve themselves but they delegate must also be part of the Ordinary Nobility and the Compact in their own right. Then whatever seats are left in the seats reserved to the Imperial House shall be filled by the Grand Royal and Imperial House and Household Assembly or waived by them. The remaining Seats will be filled first by the five highest ranking members of the Ordinary Nobility of the in the Compact not already seated by existing rules will be seated. Once all the above are complied with then a system will be devised to rotate all remaining members of the Ordinary Nobility in the Compact through a third of the seats remaining after the Imperial House seats in terms of not more than three years each. The next third of these seats left after the House shall go to Nobles elected by the Chivalry and Titled Gentry of the Compact. Then the legislatures of the member jurisdictions may fill any available seats from ordinary nobility who are members of the Compacts for terms of eight years with terms rotated among the legislature. Should vacancies arise in midterm or the vacancies linger the Special Vice President shall fill them.
(b) The Nobility of the Sword will be all general officers and retired general officers in the militaries of the member Constitutional Jurisdictions in the Compact and all those of the Rank of Colonel or higher in the US military, those of the rank of General in any Jurisdictional forces and citizens of member Jurisdictions who hold the rank of Major or above in the Imperial Forces and seated as defined by the Compact Charter under the Direct Imperial Government Code.
(c) Nobility of the Robe will be made up of high-ranking academics, clerics and judiciary officials as described in the Charter of each Compact and seated as it decides under the Direct Imperial Government Code.
(d)The Nobility of the Chamber will be made up of the Governors or other chief political executives and their immediate inferiors as well as leader of the legislative chambers of all Jurisdictions and any and all US Senators, Tribunes and Censors from member Jurisdictions of the Compact.
(e)The Nobility of the Games will be made up of those on a roll designed by the Compact Council with approval of the GRIHHA but which must include a Roll of all Olympic Medalists from the Compact as an organization entitled to elect at least three seats from its own members. The rest of this Nobility of the Games will be made of others who have been elected or selected from among lists of other types of competitive champions. Despite the name this would not only includes athletics and Games but other competitions as well.
Provision Four: The Executive of the Major Compacts will be led by the Special Vice Presidents appointed by the Emperor, assisted by the Mayor of Each Compact Zone, the Commander of the Honor Guard, the Chief Genealogist and the Chief Historian as well as such officials as they may appoint.
Provision Five: Compensation of the Executive and Judicial Board shall be determined by the Compact Legislature. The Compact legislature shall receive an amount equal to one third of what it payes in the total salaries of the Judicial Board and the top ten or fewer officials in the legislature for food transport and in-building benefits available for all members of the Compact Legislature. The members of the Compact Legislature shall not be prohibitted from any kind of business or paid occupation by virtue of their being in the Compact Legislature. They shall not receive a regular salary for their work and their payment shall be limited to a per diem equal to that of the Censors at the time of the Founding or at the current time of their service — which ever is the greater sum. The Compact Legislature shall not meet on Sunday or Imperial Holidays except for required ceremonies, shall meet no more than than fifteen days in any calendar month, shall not meet in more than four months in every year and shall only consider fiscal, ceremonial and martial matters in the first half of every even year and only consider historical, procedural and educational matters in the second half of every odd year. The elections, procedure, committee assignments and all other matters of that type shall be conducted according to relevant language of the Title “Procedures” and the Section “Legisative, Conciliar and Parliamentary Procedure”. The only variances in such procedure shall be those first enacted as regular bills by the Compact Legislature, second sponsored by at least one fifth of all adults or Royal or Royal-Imperial Rank who are residents of the Compacts Zones or Citizens of its member Constitutional Jurisdictions and then ratified by the Direct Imperial Government or receiving one votes of one third or more of each chamber in the Direct Imperial Government and then ratified by the Grand Royal and Imperial House.
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If you have the energy to discuss this with friends that would be great. But the basic point here in this Section One “The Compact Zones and Basic Structure of Compacts” and Two “The Major Compacts” in Article Five “Compacts of Jurisdictions” is that for our system to work there must be an effective connections of society’s democratic elements to its royalty through an aristocracy and their must be effective regional organization. The Compacts of Jurisdictions seek to address both these needs. This aristocracy of the Federal American Empire of the United States will have to repsond federal, combined styles, mixed mixed government nature of our society and especially of the Compacts where it is most recognized and of the Empire Proper but for that it will have to be recognized in the Union as well and needs this Constitutional support and imust find ts role within the Union and Empire. This Article is the introduction to the Five-Fold Nobility which will form much of the structure of the newer elements of the new Constitutional Union.
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