Why and How I am a Committed Radical (19th in Series): Compacts of Jurisdictions, Minor Compacts, Special & International Issues.
by Frank Wynerth Summers III on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:07pm ·
This Note will be about the Third and Fourth 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:
This a note which will finish the discussion of Article Five on the Compacts of Jurisdictions. America is in total collapse in hundreds of ways and so this is clearly flying in the face of many trends and that actually recommends it for adoption in my view. On the other hand it is quite necessary to show a due respect for both the realities of the moment and the course of our constitutional history. Therefore I will write a bit about these matters before lunging into a part of the Model Constitution which I think is among the easiest parts to understand. It is also quite possible that I will take a bit of a break from these little notes after this one. I have not decided that one way or the other. However, the next Article is about the Direct Imperial Government and is really quite challenging to explain in a series of notes such as this. It is not as if I was writing this for an assembled Constitutional Convention. Instead I am writing in all likelihood what is at most an influence upon some unknown posterity. Therefore it is worth taking advantage of this disadvantage from time to time.
In writing this Constitution there are many aspects to the effort. However, it also exists in the tradition of a long series of projects which joined the relatively small world of Acadiana to the larger world in a variety of ways. I am committed change on a grand scale but it comes from small places and near ones in large part. Aside from merely seeking to survive and leaving aside the not so unusual outlaws of this region and people form those who worked to build an extralegal empire on the Gulf Coast with Jean Lafitte. He certainly palyed a crucial role in saving the United States with Andrew Jackson and there have been many others who have been significant. The general rule though was that if they were looting foreign enemies even a little distance away they would be left alone but if they were devoted to local crime they would find many local Acadian defenders of law and order to end their careers. The good film Belizaire the Cajun by Glen Pitre and starring Armande Assante wasgood in many ways but could leave some the impression the Cajuns were the outlaws and the Vigilantes were Anglos and (white) Creoles but actually the Vigilantes were a all under teh command of prominent Acadians in that period of our history. So the struggle for legitmate organized force and justice continues in my Constitutional effort. I once responded to a request for a brief list of Acadian ethnic actions which are known and organized in historical documents and are clear to the observer as distinct from the outlaw heroics of men like the real men Belizaire represents. Here is my list:
The following timeline is from memory and tapped out quickly. It leaves out far more than it includes. Nonetheless, in this blog I often argue that we may have reached an Acadian moment in American history. Therefore, I want to give some idea of where that moment would fall in our history.
1600ish Project of founding Acadie begins in Western France.
1755 Le Grand Derangement peaks with exiles from Grand Pre area as the Brits drive out the “French Neutrals” and burn, confiscate or destroy almost all their possessions.
1779 Acadians, French Creoles and an American with family ties to the Revolution fight with the Spanish Empire’s Saint Martinville Militia and other forces under General Galvez invading British West Florida and capturing Baton Rouge in support of the American Revolution.
1785 Joseph Broussard Dit Beausoleil and his company receive near -state status from the Spanish Empire on the Atakapas Prairie. Connections well established with Olivier Theriot’s Acadian Colony in East Louisiana.
Very Early 1800s Acadians deal with numerous transitions including the Louisiana Purchase, some fight at Battle of New Orleans, Louisiana becomes a State of the United States.
1850s Tensions build toward the Civil War. Acadian Governor Mouton prominent in crisis. Comite de Vigilance des Atakapas founded.
1860s French Prince Camille de Polignac fights in Acadiana as a Confederate general. Acadian Confederate General Mouton dies of wounds received at Shiloh. The Confederacy loses the war.
1881 5000 or so Acadians gather for the first National Convention intended to represent the whole people publicly since the exile. August 15, Feast of the Assumption is named national Acadian holiday.
1938 the Pope recognizes Feast of Assumption as Acadian holiday.
1940s through 1950s Dudley Leblanc leads a high profile movement of activism, study and international committees.
1960s Acadian music, festivals and crafts better organized in Louisiana. Sometimes call the start of an Acadian Renaissance.
1980s Congres Mondial makes strong steps to restore national union of family associations.
2003 Her Britannic Majesty Elizabeth Queen of Scotland and of England Second of the Name issues a proclamation regarding the Acadians and Le Grand Derangement
The heritage I describe above is one reason I favor the creation of a Louisiana Purchase Compact and a Spanish Borderlands Compact. There are many other reasons and things going on with which I have been somewhat involved over the years. Here are some links that could be illustrative:
1. This first link is to a huge festival going on right now: http://lineup.festivalinternational.com/
2. The second link is to an acadmic program at the Univerisity where I was Outstanding Graduate in 1989:
There are so many other reasons why this all seems imperative to me although it is not even on the list of things for many to consider. This Constitution is very serious and involves rethinking many things. I cannot both introduce these sections of the Constitution and explain why we desperately need to do something along these lines. There is a belief by many that if we recogn ize these fiercest parts of our heriateg instead of the pablum of a new America that is nothing much we will fall apart. I believe it is much more likely we will fall apart if we do not recognize all we really are and build the best of it into a society that can endure as its true self.
It is time I wrote something just about Dixie. One of the Compacts I chooseto write into this Model Constitution is the Confederate one and many see that as opposing building a grand structure for the whole United States. That is understandable, so I will seek to respond to the concern at least in passing. I believe that we must understand the Confederacy and the Compact would lead it to be better understood.
I am not merely a friend of the tradition of the Confederate States of America but I am such a friend. I believe that the US South was the martyr to the last hope of Western Civilization. Western Civilization as a 4400 year old force for progress died in the swamps and drylands of the Trans-Mississippi’s Louisiana and Texas hinterlands and in the little hamlet of Apomatox Courthouse which was not a courthouse in the town of Apomatox where Lee surrendered to Grant. That civilization is now largely dead and gone despite the fact that this Constitution seeks to work with what survives of it here and abroad as best can be done. As I do this work, I look out at a world wrapped in impenetrable darkness from my point of view. I am the kind of guy who believes that whether you believe that gods, fairies, Sacred First Men, or the Ancestors before Dreamtime once walked the Earth or whether you believe that the Human expwerience included a stay in the paradaisical garden of Eden — you are on to something. Humans are not most importantly upgraded chimpanzees. That is not because I think we could not not have chimplike ancestors. In fact I remember a cocktail party where two chimplike relatives actually spoke with me for a while though I cannot recall the exact degree of relatedness.
One significant thing about the brief four year life of the Confederate States of America is that it occurred at about the time that Darwin’s Origins of Species and Descent of Man were gaining wider popularity and more respect. I think that we have viruses which modify hosts genes and are modified by them. We have birds that plant their eggs in the nests of other species and let them raise the young. We have plants that naturally cross breed through bees and freak accidents. We know those things happen. We have great animals that cross breed species and produce dead-end genetic lines like mules. There is not going to be much evidence if a great species of major animal emerges from some combination of speceies not at all typical of Darwin’s theory of evolution. I think that the evidence that this happened with humans is very vast considering how little their should be. If the skeletal records really suggest as many ancient types of primates as they seem to they are probably not the whole ancient reality. Some explosive reality not like the other animals happened or several did. Now we have been moving towards the evil chimpanzee mode for a long time but we were destined to be something else. Confucius in the East struggled for that connection, Jesus made it real around him but the boys in butternut and grey were still fighting for it and dying for it where I live now back in the 1860s. This COnstitution like the current one takes very seriously the inner life of humanity and the society and community of persons. Much of this is deeply rooted in Confederate Experience as well.
A number of books have been written recently about the voyage of the Shenandoah the Confederate raider which circumnavigated the world and fired the last hostile shot in the Civil War, or War Between the States or War for Southern Independence or War of Northern Aggresssion. I recommend John Baldwin’s “Last Flag Down” based largely on the journal kept by the ship’s executive officer Conway Wittle. One of my favorite aspects of the book is the combination of strength, white pride, good manners, justice and generosity with which Wittle and the other Confederates relate to nonwhite persons and groups with whom they come into contact. Besides courteous receptions of nonwhite island chiefs and the burning and sinking of ships in shallow water so the natives of a nearby island could recover the copper from the copper bottom there was a free (as any sailor was in those days) black man on board the raider and at least one white man was physically punished for mistreating him as a crewmate. Further they were happy to let several white men go fo at least one nonwhite replacement. They did lose the black man along with a high percentage of the original crew to either desertion or contract termination or unknown shore leave causes. The Executive Officer was a whitsupremacist who blamed some of the black man’s faults on his race. But justice wasstill an overarching goal in behavior towards this human being.I also am proud to have their record of the allowances they made to presrve the lives of the Yankee whaling men whose ships they were sinking and whom they (at least in some cases) hated intensely. It is only a slight exageration to say that this one ship wiped out the largest whaling fleet in the world at that time singlehandedly. This crew had taken the ship out of Britain as the Sea King and returned it their in formal surrender to Her Majesty’s government. They declared themselves a crew without a country.
The Louisiana machinist who kept the mechanical parts of the steam sailer running during this epic voyage joins the ranks of the builders and crew of the sumbarine the Huntley and the builders and crews o the South’s ironclads as a force which stood for the technical respectability of very largely rural Southerners in the emerging industrial world. Mostly the Confederate soldier made his way across rough lands on foot or on horseback to fight in the dust or mud near somebody’s farm or village. The role of the still fairly new-fangled railroads is unclear in my memory but I will go ahead and give likely errant information I recall:1. In a handfull of conflicts entire armies were moved part of the way by rail.2. In a decent number of conflicts units were moved by rail.3. In the majority of conflicts some individuals and many supplies made a good part of the journey by rail. There were also rockets and balloons and innovative sights for rifles used on both sides. It was certainly not an uiprising of Luddite farmers who despised all technology. Of course very few uprisings coming close to that description have become sustained wars. People at war tend to get eagerly interested in winning.It was a very bloody war. More Yankees or Unionists were killed in this war than all Americans killed in any other war. More Southerners or Seccessionists killed in this war than Yankees in that war or all Americans in any other war. I have read in a non footnoted article that the highest ranking officer who was (acknowledged to be) nonwhite in either side of the Civil War was General Stan Waite whose exact title is unclear to me but who was the Supreme Commander of all or some forces from the Native American tribes in the Confederacy. The Creole Native Guard from Louisiana did change sides from the Confederacy to the union after all the lands from which their officers hailed were in Federal hands. Honor is a very complex subject, people who make it very simple usually do not understand it very well. I think the mixed African and European descent Creoles of the Louisiana Native Guards were fairly honorable men in a fairly unique situation. They could not fight a war that seemed to be a war to the dtriment of people of African descent. The South had lost the propaganda war long before they changed sides.
I am not one of those who feels that the Confederacy was the South’s finest hour in the senses that many people do believe it was her finest hour. In many ways the greatest promise for some people from whom I claim descent was already in decline. The period from 1610 to 1820 or so would have been a period of real advancement. The heart Jacksonian Era would have been a mixed period and the era from 1845 to 1898 would be largely a continuous decline from a certain set of standards. But there were good trends in large numbers before 1860 and the greatness of the Confederacy lies in her willingness to fight and die for the cause of such a tradition as they hoped to preserve. Had they won it would have been less good than if they had found a path without secession but there would still be hope that they could reverse the worst trends and enhance the best ones in their civilization as it was expressed in those states and that new nation. The Confederacy was fighting for many things which no longer seem credible as reasons to fight. The world indeed has so vastly changed. In 1816 the American Colonization Society was founded by a man named Robert Finley about whom I know almost nothing. However, within a few months the ACS had hled a meeting presided over by Henry Clay and attended by other Southern luminaries like Andrew Jackson and James Monroe. These men also faced a distinguished Northern delegation (as it were without formal sectionalism) of whom Daniel Webster may have been the most distinguiished. These men actually got $100,000 in funds from the US Congress and after a short time in 1819 had sent a ship with 88 Free Black emigrants three white ACS agents to begin founding the clony which would become the nation of Liberia. This is the same pre- confederacy where at the same time the Congo Square had free and slave musicians from many regions and tribes and nations in Afica performing amid Louisiana French martial music and creating Jazz’s roots. This is the same pre-confederacy where Treme was a neighbor of prosperous people of Free Coloured descent in New Orleans and where the City of Richmond was starting to show a lesser version of the same development. This was the same pre-confederacy where dueling codes and historic re-enactments of and elaborations upon ancient jousts were often celebrated. This was the same pre-confederacy South where serious conversations about race and class still went on in many homes, taverns, vestries and colleges. Was it a perfect society? No, indeed.Humanity has a certain cycle of things and 300 years is much less than it takes for a new society to mature into something approaching the best that it can be. The South was a rough and raw place in many ways. However the thing that it was in essence was a living example of that cultural organism which was Western Civilization. White Southerners were willing to fight and kill and die in part for the right to be presumed betters in a society that was both largely sane and largely stratified. Far fewer than 10% of white Southerners had slaves and perhaps as many as one third of a percent of people of known African descent also had slaves. But whites, who paisd soething for the privilege in all sorts of costs also had benefits in being part of the slaveholding race. In that way racism had distorted the ancient pattern in that nobody acknowledged to be truly and purely white was held as a slave. the colonial salveholding culture that involved Europe, Africa and the Americas was a pattern of value and importnce that could not be ditorted. There were poor white southerners who ate less well, wore poorer clothes and were given poorer shelter than nearby black slaves. The race thing was complicated.Having said that, the South had in many ways a fundamental understanding of what the late twentieth century book “The Bell Curve” has attempted to demonstrate that in many forms of measurable intelligence a majority of the black population has an IQ lower than the two thirds of the white population. There are fewer whites and more blacks as you move towards the lowest reaches of normal intelligence scores and more whites and fewer blacks as one measures the top range of regular I Q scores. The scores for “mulattoes” forms a curve that falls in between these two curves and other mixed race black African to White European show related distribution curves. The pre-Confederate South also had a structure that shows a realization that an individual white or black person could outly or deviate from racial probabilities. However, the pressures of the North and much of Europe for simplistic racial purity concepts began to create a huge corruption of the Southern cultural milieu.
The antebellum South Obama hates so much was a place where community and socirty were valued in numerous ways. The South was also a place where many people in cluding slaves could live mostly with people of similar background BUT as a culture it was a cutlural machine of exchange more fluid than a mosaic but less corrosive than a melting pot. This was the South of Virgina’s German farmers and those of Louisiana. This was the South of the Jewish community in which Judah Benjamin participated. this was the South of French Creoles with fortunes and titles and of the little understood Acadians like General Mouton. this was the South of Cheokees who built wo great nations and despite great suffering in between the foundings joined the Confederate cause. All in all Southerners also knew that people did not come from Europe or Africa with identical degrees of negritude or whiteness. They understood that complex ancestral patterns had existed in the old world. A statement which can still provoke someone to shoot you is to comment on the case of the First Lady of the Confederacy Varina Davis. Mrs. Davis had a sertaind rounded and slightly bronze look even as a young beauty. However, there is no need to speculate that any Slaves had entered her bloodline in the Americas. When the Davis pair visited Britain long after the war she was treated with respect in homes as a dignitary but was not invited into many public venues because her feature had grown darker and more rounded with age. Her phenotype was still white when her ancestors left Europe but the definition had changed over centuries. To many Brits she would have seemed a black woman at that time.So the Confederacy may be said to be the last stand of hard mental work, the last place in which thought was really possible in Western Civilization. Now we have mostly insanity and idiocy of different flavors and kinds. There has been a lot made in recent popular culture about slaves who were free people in Africa who were captured by white people by force and loaded up and taken to America. Certainly this did happen. However many slaves had the choice between starvation, slavery in Africa with a tribe that actually hated them because of their own tribe’s recent atrocities in war, being eaten by canibalistic raiders who competed with slkaving raider in the same area and other horrible fates. The general tendency of slavery was to take the most distressed pople in African regions out of Africa and provide them with employment and to pur funds into the local region which halped other people. Of course that trade was ilegal by the time the War started. However, the fact is that Slavery had a huge impact in allowing much of Africa to make up lost ground economicaly vis-a-vis the rest of the world. In some areas where a vibrant Afro-American-European culture emerged many times as many slaves were brought ina s were in the South. In many parts of the Carribean and in Brazil survival rates for the incoming generation were horrificaly low although for those born there the often Catholic culture provided a sort of protection and enhancement of life not found in most of the American South.
In Louisiana which was very influential in the Confederacy, the Code Noir which existed largely from the time of Bourbon kings it was possible to see that Africans received very substantial benefoits and protections at all phases. the code largely prohibited interracial sex and the result and probaly the purpose in this case was that masterscould not presume unlimited access to sexual charms of female slave thus a not quite legitimate status of commitments and compensations was created for the mothers of mixed race children. Marriages between slaves had legal status ans children could not be sold before nine. Louisiana had a better code than the Anglo states but 6 million Jewswere classified and moved to extermination in the 1930s and 40s along with Slavoic intellectuals and others by the Nazis. As many as 50 million Chinese were starved, robbed and eventually killed by all sides in the 40s and 50s. In Rwanda black people with light weap[ons and machetes wiped out a huge portion of the other large black ethnic group in their country in a killing spree that was motivated largely by greed and was fantasticaly brutal. On the planet Earth (as opposed to the planety where modern minds live) slavery was a fairly benevolent rescue program for huge numbers of Africans lucky enough tpo come the American South. Ametaphorical cliche is that the average slave was up to his or her ass in alligators when the slaver trade brought them as employed imigrants to the USA which became the CSA. When the parents of older Civil War generals were children Captain James Cook was sailing the oceans of the world. Cook seemed oddly detached during the last months of his last voyage and the last pages of his log are destroyed or at least lost to history. His flesh was cooked and his bone carved by Hawaiians who tried to explain that they were not cannibals and to show him mock battles and other rituals to suggest what he should do. History has somehow not recorded that in many sea islands scandinavian sailors would show up attack the islands kill and debone the pople in large numbers and pack the meat as a commercial product while referring to themselves as Gods. This happened on islands where they were totally opposed and islands where they were negotiated with according to need fo population controls. Some Scandinavian pirate groups remained classic Norse Pagans and were capable of froming colonies and formal agreements around the world. Others, borrowing from religions they encountered around the world became vampires and devils by religion and worshipped force and lies in themselves. In some places like China all three of these kinds of pirates were held in check and forced to pay something real even when they overran a region by Taoists who were fanticaly devote to these dealings with the devil. But these people did not practice chattle slavery. The Norse pirates also sold other whites such as Slavs and Celts to colored peoples for human sacrifice as revenge for all those they killed (on a 1 for 1000 or so ratio). Turks captured and sold tens of thousands of whites all over Africa as slaves for year after year. So there is no real doubt that the South did not develope a uniquely cruel institution. They were involved ina drama of labor and imigration that had gone on for centuries around the world and still goes on. But in this Constituion I celebrate something besides the Confederacy which is different from large scale Norse Piracy. Other Minor Compacts will recognize the Swedish colonial effort which was based in complex ancient royalist Norse ties to the North American Continent which were better even in pre-Christian times and were even better under Christian Kings of Sweden.
The Confederacy is tied and related to so much of the British, Spanish and French his tory although it is not a compact which has special ties to foreign powers in this Model Constitution. There were many clubs and associations in the pre-confederate South that celebrated knights and serfs from Europe’s past. There were those who hoped and were trying to find a way to have real manorialism rather than chattle slavery plantations. Like Aristotle, Confucius and the Bible they were devoted to the idea of building a real society that saw people as valuable and relationships as worthy of being institutionalized. It is true that all of this has little meaning according the modern view of America. However, America has changed. American Southrons fought for civilization and what we have now is market savagery. I could write much more about the socialist and royalist policies that distinguished Louisiana. Far from perfect the South was still too good for a world determined to rid itself of all I call goodness in mankind. It was a real society that could deal with the inevitable evolutions of race, class and religion.Mostly Protestant, the South had some great Catholic institutions. It also had a Jewish Secretary of State named Judah Benjamin. I have said before in these Notes that how Western Civilization views Jesus is a good sign of its health and progress. I see many signs of a beeter religious consensus devloping in the pre-Confederate South. For this and so many other things the South fought and lost. It truly did lose. The poverty, jim Crow, Scientific racism and ideological Anglo-Saxonism of the postwar South were not extensions of the society they sought to preserve. They were madness. Ii woke up this morning with my throat almost swollen shut and the starter in the car I drive broke (but was fixed). I do not feel very well and am anxious about several things but I have chosen to write this note before the end of my year because while the destruction of the South is not the greatest tragedy on these shores it is one of the greatest. Until we seek some sanity about it and find it then there will always be many problems we cannot deal with intelligently.
I believe the Compacts system will make the country stonger and better. It will be a wothwhile challenge I think. Here are the relevant passages concluding Article Five:
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Section Three: The Minor Compacts
Provision One: The Minor Compacts will be institutions authorized and chartered by the United States Government to co-ordinate a basic set of long lasting concerns however they will still have Compact zones in DIG Jurisdiction these will be half the size of a comparable Major Compact Zone in the same Jurisdiction’s cession to the DIG. Like the Major Compacts they will have independent constitutional funding in that part of the Cost of being in this Union is that every Jurisdiction which is not both an geographically interjurisdictional and Federalized Jurisdiction will set aside one mil of their own Jurisdictional revenue for the only Minor Compact to which they belong. The geographically interjurisdictional Jurisdictions will pay much more setting aside half of one percent of all their revenues to be divided among all the Minor Compacts to which they belong. For a Jurisdiction will always belong to mulitlple Major Compacts and most including all States will belong only one Minor Compact. The governance of the Compacts will just be a set of uniquely chartered institutions not fully part of the federal grand plan for the society. I will not attempt to list them all but will give a few examples: the Compact of Louisiana, The Compact of Hawaii and The Compact of Puerto Rico. Unless a compelling exception should arise there will be fifty- one, being one for each State and no others. Should Guam and Samoa decide to have Negro Possession Districts as they are enitled to and should that Possession choose to create them then they may create such a Minor Compact, however this instance alone of all divisions is negotiable and so its outcome also unknown.
Provision Two: Those thirteen Minor Compacts which are Signatories to the eight enumerated treaties in this Article shall exact one mil additional rebate from Federal taxes collected from member Constitutional Jurisdictions. They shall also receive a mil tax on all transactions related to real prpoperty in member jurisdictions after a fee of one tenth of this for collections by the member jurisdictions. These Minor shall be entitltled a Honors Sqad in their own right and be regulated under special provisions of the DIG Code Title “Procedures”. An advisor appointed by the Emperor shall serve as a ranking and full member of the administration their charter shall create. They shall have appearance and petition rights similar to Major Compact in the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction.
Section Four: Special and International Issues
Subsection One: General Issues
The Compacts not only form an occasion for Jurisdictions to relate to but also relate to International Affairs. It is the intention if it can be achieved that treaties be created for the benefit of these Compacts and these treaties will specify the promotion of commerce and cultural exchange with a foreign power. These will be unique in Modern History and in many ways against the basic flow of international law in recent centuries. To be acceptable the treaties will specify a set of behaviors for both parties in time of peace, in time of strained relations and in time of war. Thus they will operate on the idea that a full war could exist between the treaty partners. While it need not be done right away the foreign power would commit to trying to have a small consulate and duty reduced market in each Compact Zone of a Specified Compact. There could be treaties of this kind with every country in the world and every country specified could have more compact partners but there will not be such proliferation. This is not entirely fair or even and is not about such modern notions of those things as inform other parts of this Constitution. This is about the minimum element of certain complexities which would make this Imperial transformation possible. To add or subtract any Compact based treaty would require a Class Two Constitutional Ammendment.
Subsection Two: Enumeration of Treaties
Provision One: the Treaties Desired:
1. The United Kingdom in favor of the Major Compacts of the Thirteen Colonies and the Hartford Convention and the Minor Compact of Hawaii.
2. France in favor of the Major Compacts of the Louisiana Purchase and of the Territories and the Minor Compact of Louisiana.
3.Spain in favor of the Major Compacts of the Spanish Borderlands and the Territories and the Minor Compacts of California, Texas, Louisiana ,Florida and Puerto Rico.
4. Canada in favor of the Major Compact of the Louisiana Purchase and the Minor Compact of Louisiana.
5. Mexico in favor of the Major Compacts of the Spanish Borderlands and the Territories and the Minor Compacts of California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
6. The United Netherlands in favor of the Minor Compacts of New York and New Jersey.
7. Sweden in favor of the Minor Compacts of Delaware, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
8. Russia in favor of the Minor Compact of Alaska.
It is to be noted that Minor Compacts where the namesake state has only federalized lower jurisdiction partners are a special category of the smallest ones and set asides.
Subsection Three: Agency and Intermediary Role
By ratifcation and adoption of this Constitution and under its authority the Union and the Constitutional Jurisdictions agree to and are bound to honor the certain specified privileges of the Compacts in international matters. These privileges shall consist solely of the following enumerated privileges.
1. The Compacts which hold the eight treaties enumerated shall in these cases enumerated act as full participants in the Sovereignty of the Empire and thereby as participants in the full sovereignty system of Empire and Union which is the Federal American Empire of the United States.
2.The Constitutional Jurisdictions which prepare or purchase textbooks and learning materials discussing the foreign signatories to these treaties shall make them available for comment by the Compact Signatory at least one week before the commitment to the acquisition of such materials.
3. The United States military upon the declaration of war or the act of going to war with such foreign signatories will have such formal consultation with the Compact as can be afforded within a fairly liberal interpretation of other provisions of this Constitution and within the security demands of the United States and the Federal American Empire.
4. The US Congress shall invite representatives of the matching Signatory Compacts to all Confirmation hearings for ambassadors to the Foreign Signatory or its successors should it cease to exist as a recognizable polity.
5.The US State Department shall have a speaker not more than two ranks below the Secretary of State report to the Compact on relations to proper Foreign Signatory.
6. The members of the Compact Legislature having duly registered with the Empire and having copies of such registry transferred to the Union Executive shall be entitled to serve with greater than usual leeway under the laws and constituion as official agents for the proper Foreign Signatory, its people and its open and lawful interests.
7. As regards these six enumerated privileges alone there shall be equal treatment of Major and Minor Compacts.
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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 Three “The Minor Compacts” and Two “Special and International Issues” in Article Five “Compacts of Jurisdictions” is that for our system to work these Compacts which provide effective connections of society’s democratic elements to its royalty through an aristocracy and effective regional organization must remaintied to their real roots and orgins to be fully themselves. That means also remaining tied to real peoples and polities in the world which are at the root of their heritage and tradition. These councils of familial networks, regional organizations and the aristocracy of the regions of the Federal American Empire of the United States will have to relate to truly foreign powers in amanner that is real and is loyal to the Emperor and Empress as well as responding to the demands of a society with federal, combined styles, and a mixed government nature of our society. Specified roles in foreign relations are aloyted especially to the Compacts where a particular relationship is most recognized. They wil conduct these activities largely within 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 its role within the Union and Empire. This role of limited foreign involvement completes this Article’s 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.
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