Discussions on the Model Constitution (22d in Series): Direct Imperial Government, Aristocracy

Why and How I am a Committed Radical (22d in a Series): Direct Imperial Government. Aristocracy
by Frank Wynerth Summers III on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5:12pm ·
This Note will be about the Second Section of Article Six 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:


The aristocracy is at the heart of this new regime. It is that essential element which joins the democratic tendencies of recent decades to the institution of the Imperial Monarchy and the royals in it. It also does many other things for the total development of a society and this society in particular. The Imperial custom which will be observed by the Imperial Domestic Services Agency, the Imperial Military and all of the other agencies of the House and Direct Imperial Government will be to recognize and when possible prefer rank and especially those of noble rank. Thus all those in the Five-Fold Nobility will find that they participate in something akin to a citizenship in the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction, even if they are actually citizens of one of the Constitutional Jurisdiction under our two levels of citizenship in this society. The Nobility, being subject to the Honor Code are also much more tied to the Imperial Court and House and the Persons of the Emperor and Empress than are other Citizen-Subjects of the Empire.

The idea of an aristocracy was very much in the mind of the founders and framers of our current Second Union. They were more intrigued with understanding the ideas and concepts than perhaps they would have been if all the Senators had been titled aristocrats in the British Peerage. They were seeking to understand whether concepts such as the aristocratic resistance to sudden change, the sense of autonomy and other things were easily incorporated int o the new Union and whether it was possible to encourage the best aspects of The Few without the worst.

Merely writing this constitution, then writing the notes explaining it is a huge waste of time for which I am not being paid by almost any standard. Like the online novel I wrote which got some response around the world but did not generates any cash at all. Like a hundred other projects I have done. Some of these are things that those who fill the role of the few in our society are doing and I think not doing well enough and others are things they are not doing at all. I really do need a job and would love to be teaching abroad next year. My life is increasingly intolerable here and never was all that tolerable — yet I do this and other things. That is a sort of aristocratic penchant of mine which is not really justified in the way that it would be for someone in the context that I outline here.

I have done many practical things in my life. I have also done things that did not fall into that category. My parents are planning to sell the house I live in with them to Family Missions Company with whom I have never worked regularly and the house where I am typing this is supposed to be part of an estate sale. Whatever continuity there may or may not be in my life it is not about the kind of devices and institution such as entail and well chartered Houses discussed in this Constitution. In fact forced heirship diminished and disappeared in my own lifetime in louisiana. I have spent lots of time in family concerns and am not writing from the point of view of someone with no awareness of family concerns at all. This is present as one of several themes in my larger versions of my Curriculum Vitae. To see most of my curriculum vitae you can join the site and go to this link:


There is a lot on the site and it is a pretty mixed array of entries. Here is some of it. The quote typeface is kind of weak where it is not bolded but there are not many words, so I suppose you can struggle through it alright. If you are so inclined.

Insurance Specialty Training of Louisiana
Life and Health Producer, Life and Health Insurance
2003 – 2003
Tulane University Law School
1989 – 1995
I attended this school twice from 1989 to just into 1990. Then comparably from 1994 to just into 1995. I did not complete studies for a degree or study there during the intervening years.
Activities and Societies:Tulane Public Interest Law Foundation
Louisiana State University
Master of Arts, History, Anthropology
1991 – 1993
Activities and Societies:Catholic Campus Ministry Retreat Team, published in Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Board of Regents Fellow, United Blood Services
This education is associated with:
1 Honor or Award
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor of Arts, English
1983 – 1989
Activities and Societies:Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Beta Phi, Honors Program, Brotherhood of the Cross, Bread for the World, The Vermilion,
This education is associated with:
4 Honors and Awards
Franciscan University of Steubenville
English, Communications, Theology
1984 – 1986
Activities and Societies:Ahim Adonai, President’s Mulitpurpose Steering Committee, Dorm Council, Karate Club, intramural sports, CACDYS, Public Relations Student committee, Student Production of Our Town
This education is associated with:
1 Honor or Award
Bukidnon State College
Peace Corps Sponsored Introduction to Cebuano-Visayan
1982 – 1982
This was a very introductory course which combined texts by native scholars with American Peace Corps texts. However after a few sessions it was cancelled and so Il learned very little. But I brought my notes and partial texts and stayed with friends on the campus of Central Mindanao University in Musuan, Bukidnon for a few weeks and with my minimal knowledge acquired elsewhere and the structure of the course was able to leave my stay there with basic proficiency in Cebuano-Visayan.
East Asian Pastoral Institute
Screipture Ventures Basic Exegesis, The Bible, Sacred Scripture
1982 – 1982
This was a special prgogram with senior and other faculty from the Institute under the direction of Father Herbert Schneider on the Campusd of the Ateneo de Manila where EAPI is located. This is in Manila on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
Bishop Viard College
Secondary School, General education
1980 – 1981
This school is located in Porirua in the area of the North Island of New Zealand which is functionaly near the capital of Wellington. It was essentialy a Catholic High School of good quality run by the Redemptorist order…

Office of Religious Education, Diocese of Lafayette
Lay Evangelist, Evangelization
1980 – 1980
This was a program held at Vermilion Catholic High School at night largely during the summer. VCHS is located in my hometown of Abbeville, Louisiana.
Instituto de Estudios America Latina
Conversational Spanish, Spanish language
1979 – 1979
An intensive course in conversational Spanish held on the IDEAL campus in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Mount Camel Elementary School
Elementary (primary) school studies
1970 – 1978
Located in Abbeville, Louisiana. This is where I studied whenever I returned to Abbeville, Louisiana.
The Lord’s School
primary school studies
1977 – 1977
This was a start-up school held at the Jesuit ministry site of Our Lady’s Youth Center in El Paso, Texas. The principal was a Dominican nun.
Tonga Side School
primary school studies
1975 – 1976
This was a school located in the city of Nukualofa on the Island of Tongatapu in the Kingdom of Tonga.
St. Hilda & St. Hugh’s School
Elementary (primary) school studies
1970 – 1971
This is the Episcopal school I attended in New York in Western Manhattan…
Soho Parish School
1968 – 1969
This was the school I attended in London. It had a small playground and was in the midst of the redlight environment but was a pretty nice Church of England school.
In the text of this model constitution I discuss the studies that bring the highest level of recognition under the “Nobility of the Robe” this is not entirely new to all scholars of the subject although it is not entirely derivative either. A cursory review of my studies will show that I have not received any doctoral degrees myself but have been close enough to get the lay of the land. Besides the time I have spent in studies and the travels that have accompanied them I have of course also thought a good deal about the themes discussed in this model constitution from all sorts of points of view. One thing I deal with in this section is the idea of honors. Although I have not achieved any honors as famous as those listed in some of the “Nobility of the Games” proposed in this text.

Honors and Awards
University and Foreign Studies College Lecture
Shandong Institute of Business and Technology
November 2004
Shandong Institute of Business & Technology
I was invited to give the lecture and to select the topic at a principal distinguished lecture series and site on campus. I spoke on the topic “The Idea of the University”. This was in Yantai, Shandong, China
Board of Regents Fellow
Louisiana Board of Regents and Louisiana State University
May 1991
Louisiana State University
This was not only an occupation but in itself both a very substantial honor and award. The award is given out based on GRE score, academic average, general character and connections to the State of Louisiana. The most important factor is Graduate Record Exam scores.
Hohorary Lietenant Governor of Louisiana
Office of the Lietenanant Governor of Louisiana
June 1990
Catfish Wholesale
This was given to me on official record and with due ceremonies and a magnificent certificate directly from the hands of Lieutenant Governor Paul Hardy. It is also true that he handed the certificate to me at a bar in Merida in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico while we were both having a few drinks after a hard days work in a trade mission…
Outstanding Graduate Award
Alumni Association University of Southwestern Louisiana (now UL)
May 1988
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Highest nonacademic honor at commencement.
Outstanding Graduate Award
College of Arts, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences
May 1989
Highest overall honor in college
Outstanding Graduate Award
English Department
May 1989
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Highest honor in the department
Cum Laude
University of Southwestern Louisiana
May 1989
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Third highest class of academic Latin Honors. A significant achievement only a small percentage achieve.
Phi Kappa Phi
PHi Kappa PHi Honors Society , USL chapter and national society
April 1988
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Awarded to top two percent of the class classified as Juniors or Seniors at a certain point in their studies.
Sophomore Class Award
Franciscan University of Steubenville
November 1985
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Highest overall award given to sophomores. One was given to a male and one to a female student each year.
Mensa International and Mensa of America
August 1991
Louisiana State University
Membership awarded to those with an IQ in the top two percent of the sampled and projected population.
Lord Norton, Lords of the Blog Quiz Winner
Lords of The Blog and the UK House of Lords
December 2011
I have twice won this quiz. Most recently just a few days before typing this and the other time many months ago. The quiz is fairly competitive in its own way.http://lordsoftheblog.net/2011/12/17/quiz-history-of-the-house/


Perhaps seeing all these little milestones and looking at where my life is now one can understand the motivation to a radicalism of one sort or another. Few radicals in history have ever gotten there without becoming what we might call stuck. Unlike many radicals of our time and previous times I have no criminal record, no bankruptcy and no committment to a facility for the mentally ill. But those things are not vast distances from my way of being. I am at a point in my life without any real future or a way forward. However, this is something I have known before. I hope to devote this year in part to finding a way forward. The Linked-in Profile from which you are viewing these excerpts is more expression than communication at this point. It likely will remain that, a record. but it is a basis to for communicating a bout a future position probably teaching English abroad. I have not entirely disengaged from life’s practical challenges.

My life’s timeline now exists in this profile but I have had a great part of my life not associated with either university credit (or earlier school credit) or paid employment which is not so well represented. In putting forth the information in this profile I publish the record of life. But the task is not completed. It is not a perfect record in any sense. It is not even perfectly accurate. I will probably make corrections for as long as I am able to carefully spend time improving it. This year’s end is a time to try to plan the future.

One thing about the proposed Five-Fold Nobility which becomes more obvious in other parts of the quoted text is their diversity. It is not a random diversity but they are diverse. I have dealt a lot with diverse and varied people. I am fluent really only in Spanish and English but havesomething better than modest proficiency in a couple more and a level of traveler’s proficiency in many other languages. I have also developed a fairly unique web of contacts around the world. This also affectsteh way I relate to the many people I know in this country. However, all of this does not portray the most important things in my view of myself or my life up until now.

I do not aspire to the ideals of the idle rich of the sort more or less suggested in books as diverse as The Great Gatsby, the horrors of HG Well’s future and the charm of Jane Austen’s novels. Such stories never tell the whole truth but whatever truth they tell is not much like my life so far I suppose. Here is a brief outline of my employment not including a number of positions that I cut because this note was to long to publish and I had to cut something.

IBC Healthcare
May 2005– October 2005 (6 months)Youngsville, Louisiana
I was a caregiver for my disabled, special needs brother SImon as he moved into his own apartment for the first time. The situation was disrupted by Hurricane Rita in general and my own injuries in particular which resulted from the Hurricane.

Bonnes Nouvelles
May 2003– March 2005 (1 year 11 months)Abbeville Louisiana
Writing and photography for feature stories. I also had my own column — “The Summery of the Local Cultural Scene”

Foreign Expert & Instructor
Shandong Institute of Business & Technology
August 2004– February 2005 (7 months)Yantai, Shandong, China
Teaching written, spoken and other English as well as administering the production of plays and workshop dramas. Furthermore advising and editing in the creation of formal research papers and advising students.
Substitute Teacher
Vermilion Parish School Board
August 2000– March 2004 (3 years 8 months)Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Long and moderate term substitute teaching at many levels but mostly Middle and High School students…

Tract One Farm
March 1997– January 2004 (6 years 11 months)Forked Island, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Leasing, supervising surveying and equipment, dealing with cattlemen, building a fence and handling finance.

Owner Operator
Resounding Praise Publications
May 1998– May 2003 (5 years 1 month)Abbeville, Louisiana
Publishing newsletter and in-office memoranda for small companies and assisting in self publishing materials as an adviser was the flagship operation. Most revenues came from brokering, wholesale and distribution on consignement of tangible intellectual properties such as printed books, artwork and jewelry. Furtherservices included translation, interpretation and discreet courier services.

Abbeville Meridional, Louisiana State Newspapers
July 2002– April 2003 (10 months)Abbeville, Louisiana
Writing sports and taking supporting photographs…

The Daily Advertiser, A Gannett Company
August 2001– May 2002 (10 months)Lafayette, Louisiana Area
Writing sports stories and assissting with the sports desk and sportsroom work…

Sales Representative
Sysco Foods
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SYY; Food & Beverages industry
September 1993– May 1994 (9 months)Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area
Standard basic sales representative position. In addition to ordering, inventory, customer relations, product knowledge and other skills and duties I also worked on one project to develop a protocol for a category of fresh-frozen seafood with fresh qualities at just above thirty two degrees….

Board of Regents Fellow
Louisiana State University
Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry
August 1991– May 1993 (1 year 10 months)Baton Rouge
Studied, did research, published a review and fulfilled the obligations of a purely academic fellowship. This was not merely tuition waiver but was a paid position. I was in history and received my Master of Arts degree upon completion of the Fellowship studies.

Spanish Instructor
Travel Talk Academy
January 1992– March 1993 (1 year 3 months)Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area
I planned programs for and gave classes in conversational business and travel Spanish to adults.

Personal Assistant
Chief Justice Frank W. Summers
February 1980– January 1993 (13 years)Louisiana
Varied small and less small projects for my grandfather in all manner of legal, agricultural, construction, courier, research and confidential assistant work

Theology Teacher & Coordinator for KSTM Student Television
Saint Thomas More High School
August 1990– May 1991 (10 months)Lafayette, Louisiana
Taught five classes of students daily and facilitated the student television program.

Sales Manager
Catfish Wholesale
February 1990– August 1990 (7 months)Meaux, Louisiana
Devloped new accounts to chains and institutions, markets for underutilized sizes and also assissted in various importations.
Pre-Law School Clerk
Mangham, Hardy, Rolfes and Abadie Law Firm
May 1989– July 1989 (3 months)Lafayette, Louisiana Area
Varied basic clerical work projects and networking with lawyers. I also prepared a single background research paper.

Extra and some contract services
The Blob
January 1988– February 1988 (2 months)Abbeville, Louisiana on location
I was mostly a gun-toting extra running around in a lit-up white decontamination suit with a plexiglass helmet.

Varied positions
The Vermilion
October 1983– February 1988 (4 years 5 months)Lafayette, Louisiana
Some paid on staff writing, some research, some volunteer interviewing — a very sporadic relationship with my university’s student newspaper.

Sales Representative
Crossroads Catholic Bookstore
June 1986– December 1987 (1 year 7 months)Lafayette, Louisiana Area
Sales clerk in bookstore…

DJ or Disc Jockey
KASC Radio
December 1986– February 1987 (3 months)Abbeville, Louisiana
I played and hosted the music for a night country show and ran the antenna and feed.

Director of Religious Education
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church
April 1986– August 1986 (5 months)Duson, Louisiana
Planned and organized catechetical programs for the parish and ran a program for finding out what the Catholic community wanted out of its parish life in a program I devised called Operation Body-Building. I also joined the local Knights of Columbus Council and the larger fraternal order and assisted in training altar boys. I lived in the rectory.

News Editor
The Abbeville Meridional, Louisiana State Newspapers
January 1986– April 1986 (4 months)Abbeville, Louisiana
Night editing and Production responsibilities…. Some writing.

Lay Catholic Foreign Missionary
Missionary Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph
June 1974– June 1985 (11 years 1 month)North America, South America, Asia, Oceania
Varied projects and services of increasing complexity over many years. I spoke, wrote, organized, learned langauges, studied abroad and did many other things.
This position is associated with:
1 Project

Copy Clerk
Clay R Summers Abstracting
April 1980– October 1980 (7 months)Abbeville, Louisiana
Some research, mostly pulling cited documents to reproduce for legal abstracts of property title and then actually copying them.

owner operator
Beau Summers Lawn Services
May 1976– August 1979 (3 years 4 months)Abbeville, Louisiana
WHen in the country I managed a group of young boys and also cut grass myself in yards and lawns throughout the area and was responsible for billing planning setting up comtracts and passing on business to employees when I left town…

Yet, for whatever reason I am still writing this series of notes. It might take a serious committment to read many notes in order to get a clear picture of what I am after. Why I propose what I do will not be essentialy clear from this note but it is possible to see the substance and shape of what I propose. Having skimmed my cv you can conclude whatever you like about whay I am proposing these things and whether I am qualified to do so at all.

The Nobility of each type fulfills a special function in society and is not duplicated by any of the other types. Each is Noble in its own way. The democratic and monarchic elements of course also can be found in these most aristocratic institutions of the new regime. That is because these are basic organizational principles that cannot safely be completely refined out of any large system of human organization. That may bring us to the question of why to have an official aristocracy at all. The first and easiest answer is that almost any royalist system of monarchy or para-monarchy has an official noble aristocracy at leat to some limited extent. Therefore, it is worthwhile to know a bit aboutother royalist regimes and it is also useful to ask why they are universally deemed useful as well as what makes this proposed system different from other possible and actual systems.

Let me refer anyone reading this to many voices first and then return to my thread of argument. My own link is first but I have reproduced much of the page of links in that segment of my blog just below it. I would have published all of them for perusal but the note was too long to publish:


Links to Royalists and Royals of Many Types
These are in no particular order. There are likely to be problems and irregularities. However, it is a sampling of links on a single page.
2. International royalists and royal watchers and some royals networking in a casual way, I have a group there myself and belong to others:

3. Louis de Bourbon and his family hold up the Bourbonist and Bourbon Banner. He lives in Venezuela most of the time and we used to be Facebook friends.

4. Keeping track of French royals and nobles and other royals and nobles in French:

6 -7. Two sites for the House of Habsburg which has a variety of Princely, royal and Imperial claims and incarnations:

9-11. Three sites for the Claims, Claimants and surviving elements of the House, lines and half Houses of Orleans and Braganza. There are relationships and ties but separate causes and distinct families in Portugal and Brazil:


Associação Causa Imperial – A.C.I

12. A social order not royalist or papist in self concept but deeply rooted in royalism and papism in every aspect of its culture. My grandfather was a member.
The Order of Saint Lazarus – Startpage

14. Sort of a casual collection of blogs by the members of the House of Lords who choose to participate. I have won the quiz they sponsor twice:
Lords of the Blog
14.Website of the King and Royal House of Spain
Majestad el Rey de España
15. The Belgian Royal House and Monarchy:
16. The Queen and Royal House of the United Kingdom:
Welcome to the official web site of the British Monarchy
17. An order with a complex history seeking its way in the modern world:
XP – IN HOC SIGNO VINCES – Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George
18. The Official site of the Tongan Royal House. After attending a Roman Catholic Mass in Tongan each Sunday I attended services in English in the Royal Chapel. I also went to Tonga Side School patronized by Tongan Royals and aristocrats:
19. The Dutch Royal House and website of the Queen of Holland:
20. The Ashante King and his court seeking to exist the Republic of Ghana:

And I will add despite space constraints a link from off this page but from a nearby page on my blog:

I am typing this note in my recently deceased grandmother’s house. She and I had many discussions related to this topic. While I have done quite a few other things today I am still aware there were other things I probably could have done instead of working on this note. I really want to get a family video together and I need to get together some correspondence but working on these notes here in Gammie’s house is at least part of a griveing and healing process. There is a large oil painting of she and my grandfather which overlooks my workstation and another stylized painting by her daughter, my aunt, that shows she and Chief Justice Frank W. Summers walking to heaven together. It is perhaps over the whole course fo these notes that anything like an overall argument for the general value of the arisotcracy and nobility can emerge. There is an efficiency to gathering some of the most significant “movers and shakers” into a system. There are some intangible rewards that can be cheaper than providing tangible ones. There is the chance that it will be much harder to undo or betray a society with a vibrant aristocracy and a bit harder to destroy one with a rather inferior aristocracy. There are connections to and lubricants between the democratic and Monarchic elements of a Constitution. There are many reasons and yes, there costs involved. Out of the huge number of things that can be said I will try to discuss a few relatively coherently in this note.

Here is the text and perhaps you can develop an appreciation for the ideas proposed regardless of the newness or contrariness you may find in them. Or perhaps not…
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Section Two: Aristocracy
All Nobles in the Five-Fold Nobility are eligible to serve in and vote for officers in the Councils of Nobles. 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.

Subsection One: The Nobility Closest to the Imperial Monarchy, A Special Case
1. The Emperor and the Imperial House (as well as each Peer-Elector and their House) shall have an official religion or a group of sponsored religions with which he will set the example of that mix of devotion, conflict, adherence and protest which typify these relationships. In the case of an Acadian Basileus the Roman Catholic Church is the Official Church and the Greek Orthodox Church is the most honored other church to which also an excommunicated Basileus should first seek admittance for himself. However, the Emperor’s religion shall not be imposed upon the Citizen-Subjects of the Empire.Those in the Nobility and Aristocracy shall be subject to an Imperial Honor and Protocol Code which shall govern their standing. In the founding papers it shall be described how the Imperial bureaucracy may discriminate in favor of Aristocrats and Nobles in Good Standing and how they may not so discriminate. Anyone may buy a lowest rank , such as that of High Squire, for the purposes of attaining some small participation in these privileges. A fee shall be paid to the Ministry of Protocol and another to the House, a Family Crest shall be certified, a plot of land subject to the new entail law be established, a family trust and a family charity endowed and one can unless sued to prevent it on solid grounds buy such an elevation. The True Nobility starting at the equivalent of the British Rank of Baron may also be applied for and in a sense purchased but here the Ministry of Protocol must certify that there is some honor to be gained by the Institution and the Purchaser must already be a High Squire at least before applying. No rank above the baronial may be purchased directly under this scheme. Here a Knight’s Hold, a Coat of Arms, a family Shrine and a Personal and Family History would all be required of the purchaser as well as a very secure trust sufficient to provide a modest living at the time of its creation. These trusts will not be subject to seizure by creditors and therefore will require new working out of various laws.
2. The House whether the single Imperial Royal, a royal or a noble House duly chartered will itself will be a domestic regime unto itself under Imperial Law and with a fairly extensive set of written property and domestic laws. In the case of all other houses the Courts and leglal sytem will have to find which law pre-empts and applies but in the instance3 of the Imperial Royal House it is the supreme Domestic regime and it shall not be subject to other domestic and property laws outside the many set up to govern its operations and life.
3.The First and Executive Vice President would report to the Emperor regularly as prescribed by law and would pay him homage openly at the start of each four-year term or would not be able to hold office. Each will at that time receive a special title and seat as an ex-officio holding from a few choices available to the Emperor. These temporary participations in the ordinary nobility will be offered even if a First Executive Vice-President is already ennobled and may be matched with life or hereditary titles truly his or hers when the official becomes a Censor. However that is at the whim of the Empror on advice of the Council of Nobles.

Subsection Two: The Five-fold Nobility

This Constitution authorizes and defines one particular regime and the governance of one particular society among all the past, current and proposed different kinds of Empires and Kingdoms. There are very significant variations in the types and structures of various royalist ideas and royal regimes. This constitution authorizes a regime which has a very rich and complex body of antecedents. Neither this subsection preamble nor the Constitutional Charter of the Third Union as a whole will be able to bring all of those antecedents into a good and clear light for all instances in which law, honor, commerce or custom may need to recognize the aristocratic or other elements of the Constituted regime. However, this charter makes it clear that, in the end, the five-fold nobility functions as and must be sustained as a definite and essential structure for both the social and political structure of the United States and the Empire after the reconstitutionalization from the Second to the Third Union.

The Ordinary Nobility alone have their own Subsection in this Article so the other four types of nobility have Provisions in this subsection. The Ordinary Nobility do not. In this Arcadian-Acadian system (and especially as it is modified and has evolved in the American experience and come to form this new Constituional Element) the collegial and conciliar elements are very much stronger than in most recent regimes of aristocracy and nobility. In the case of the Ordinary Nobility this will be evident in the stronger role of houses than most are used to in other regimes and in councils of nobles. The Houses allow the near noble and the associates of the nobles a voice in the affairs of the nobles which is unusual across such systems. There is a further incorporation of Supreme Knights of most honored orders of Chivalry as being in themselves equal to Barons and in many privileges functioning as higher ranks still. The same principle continues for the other four forms of nobility. In general Junior Membership implies the right to be informed and to vote in the seating of Full Members. Some Full Members are able to expect that whenever possible they will be seated of their own right and even if not seated they carry the privileges of a noble. Full Members of the four other types but ordinary are usually not fully noble unless seated in some official Imperial Council but neither are they fully Commoners. All Four types are considered in general inferior tot the Ordinary Nobility but not in the sense that their highes is clearly below the lowest baron always — such is not the case. Any person is entitled to all types of nobility for which he or she may qulaify and does in fact hold. They are not in themselves mutually exclusive.

Provision One: The Nobility of the Sword
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.
Variances of Rank
First, the Services directly to the Emperor and Empress, and the Basileus Arkadios and Basilissa.
The junior membership begins at first lieutenant and full membership in the Nobility of the Sword begins at major’s rank in these services.
Second, equally the Services of the United States and the King and Queen of Louisiana/ Roi et Reigne de La Louisiane
The junior membership begins at major and the full membership begins at Colonel.
In the matters directly affecting this Union DIG Forces shall be held as Imperial Forces and all Jurisdictional Forces held as equal with Junior Membership at Major and Full Membership at General. However, in Fiat Zones, Imperial activities of the Empire Proper and committees detailed tot he House the scale of rank shall continue as follows:

Third, Services to the Direct Imperial Government and the States
The junior membership begins at lieutenant colonel and the full membership at General.
Fourth, Services to Fiefdom and Peer, to Compacts and services to the Territories
The junior membership begins at Colonel and the full membership at General.
Fifth, Services to Chartered Nobles and to the Possessions
Only Generals or Supreme Commanders of Small Charters are full members. There are no junior members.
Sixth, Family Guards, Licensed Militia and Municipal Paramilitary Police Units.
Only established Commanding Officers in Full are junior members. There are no full members.

Provision Two: Nobility of the Robe
First, as to their nature and constituents: 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 in this Third Union. 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 ranks. 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 Priesthood 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 mothers 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 beCrowned Mitres as would members of the US Supreme Court.
The Crowned Mitres 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. In protcol terms the top three ranks area always noble folk and the Robes Proper are Noble Folk only with ex officio support, lower orders are never themselves Noble Folk. 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.

Second, as to their unique roles, duties, privileges and obligations:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.

Provision Three: The Nobility of the Games
1.The Nobility of the Games and of the Chamber are the two groups least privileged as Nobility. However, they are privileged to be Nobility and then can add such privileges as they find their own endeavors.
2.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.
3.Each Contest licensed by the Ministry of Protocol will have a Nobility of the Games Association. Should they not be licensed to have their own association they will be granted participation in a Roll of Lesser Contests with a chance to elect one seat from among many contests and these with voting alotted by the rank of the contest. The Ministry of Protocol will certify for each Association its charter for its operation and for each Roll its charter for 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 the groups of associations described here as Rolls of Lesser Contests and will rotate terms less frequently than others.
4. Only multiple winners of the ten Highest ranked Contests in the Empire as listed by the Minister of Protocol are Noble Folk on their own. The others are only Noble Folk while holding offices related to the Fivefold Nobility or after having retired from fulsome service in such offices. Until the Minister of Protocol can produce a list with explanations for its choice the starting list of Ten Highest Contest Associations will be:
i. Olympic Gold Medal Winners Roll (which shall be within the Olympics Association)
ii. Lombardi Trophy Winners Roll (which shall be within the NFL Association)
iii. Heisman Roll (which sahll be within the NCAA Football Association)
iv. NCAA Basketball Champions Roll
v. Best Actor and Best Actress Combined Academy Award Roll (which shall be within the Academy Awards Association)
vi. Pulitzer Prize Roll
vii.National Book Award Roll
viii. Indiana 500 Roll.
ix. Peabody Award Roll
x.Forbes Richest Top Ten Places Annual Roll
Only Multiple winners of these may expect Imperial support if not accorded something near to if distinctly below Baronial courtesies abroad at the time of the founding for example. However their office holders are entitled to full Noble Folk status.
Rank however shall vary for all Compacts as certified by their Compact Legislatures and authorized by the Ministry of Protocol. As a binding Constituional example in the Confederate States of America Compact the Olympics shall outrank all of these five associations but the five listed will be very high and higher than some of the ten best when considered for matters related to the Confedrate Compact only. These Five Distinctive Compact Associations will be:
1. The SEC Champions Association
2. The Country Music Awards Association
3. The NASCAR Winners Association
4. (A newly Founded) Imperial Prize in Southern Literature and History Association
5. The Highest Scores Association on Mississippi Riverboat Pilots Exams Association

Provision Four: 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 offices rated as the highest rank only . Junior members would be those from the lower ranks of the list of offices who are still serving and those who have retired from the higher ranked offices in good standing and are not later stripped of their status by any legal act.
Subsection Three: Ordinary Nobility and Their Special Role in Guarding Rank, Nobility, Protocol and Aristocracy
Provision One: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 increasing 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.
Provision Two: The Noble here is given many burdens compared to some systems and is required to interact more than in most despite offsetting beneifts of independence. The noble is not merely an orbiter of the Emperor as was often the case in the royalist regimes known as the ancien regime in Europe. Nor is he or she exactly a mini-king in fealty as came to be after the weakening of the Carolingians. Both experiences inform this current union and in addition as a Greek royalty it is the very essence of our tradition going back before the great work of Aristotle to compare and contrast and arranged varied historical elements when a new constitutional charter is drafted. In this current and reformed Imperial Arcadian-Acadian system the collegial and conciliar elements are very much stronger than in most recent regimes of aristocracy and nobility. In the case of the Ordinary Nobility this will be evident in the stronger role of houses than most are used to in other regimes and in councils of nobles. The Houses allow the near-nobles and the associates of the nobles a voice in the affairs of the nobles which is unusual across such systems. There is a further incorporation of Supreme Knights of most honored orders of Chivalry as being in themselves equal to Barons and in many privileges functioning as higher ranks still.

Provsion Three: The Ordinary Nobility are more or less the aristocracy of hereditary and thir blood relative or an even fewer exceptional created 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. An Empress may become Princess Former Empress Bereaved but remains royal and imperial. A First Heir to any post will hold titles of rank that will be lost if he rises to the principal title or if he is downgraded to Fifth or Tenth Heir after an election. However, even if the falls or very substantial he is assured of a position in the orbit of the title he approached and of a title created “_______________ at Court” if necessary to remain a royal, higher noble, middle or lower noble as when he was carried to that height by law. His legal and social rank may fluctuate but not too far.The Ordinary Nobles may be stripped of titles but this is to be an onerous and extraordinary process designed to be rare unless a sweeping purge were justified by the most dire circumstances.

Provision Four: It is useful to repeat here some language which will be authoritative in the Article on the Founding. Where the details conflict this Provision shall give way to the language in that article but thart article shall be informed by the general tone and meaning of this provision. At the time of the founding while lands from the Bureau of Land Management will serve other purposes there will be lands that will be brought into entail from the Bureau of Land Management as well for which many of the newly created Nobles will pay a fee decided by a complex process. Some of this fee will go to the Emperor, Empress and Imperial House as we; as directly to the Second Union Debt, to the DIG and to the Third Union Federal Government. However all those portions shall account for less than half of what they pay for the Estate and similar proportions will apply to Jurisdiction created fiefdoms at the founding and later. The majority of all enoblement and entail money will go to very conservative trusts and endowments. In the case of BLM taken fiefdoms the funds will be divided as follows: Ten percent to a perpetual and income fed estate charitable trust. Twenty percent will go to an estate maintenance perpetual trust. Fifteen percent will go to a scheduled perpetual income fed Trust for assistance of Heirs of Nobles holding the endowed title who will not inherit it. Ten percent will go to the Empire wide trust of the Imperial Association of Royalty and Nobility. Ten percent will go to the Endowed Trust of the Jurisdictional Nobility Association . Then we reach funds for which the payer is in no direct sense a beneficiary. Five percent will go to the Emperor, three percent to the Empress and two percent to the Imperial House all to be held in various trusts from which they shall have unfettered use of income and interests. Then we are left with the liquidated funds. Ten percent will go directly to the payment of Second Union Debts. Five percent will go to the DIG’s operating fund. Five percent will go directly to the Federal Government’s Operating Budget. The final five percent will be dedicated funds going to federal government’ s temporary Displaced Citizen’s Bureau and of those monies at least a third will be spent on programs to help those adversely affected by the cessation of the Existence of the BLM as we have known it. The one percent of BLM lands retained by the feds amy be managed by an agency with that name or not but the actual BLM will have ceased to exist. These Associations of Nobility will have programs to assist lower income nobles and that blurry catgory of nobles atc ourt and of almost empty titles. They will operate schools, small industries worl projects, placement fairs and other things so that their may be some barrier between the Ideal Noble in all his glory on one hand and starvation, prostitution, organized thuggery and total shame on the other. The DIG will reserve many places in many events for the Ordinary Nobility. thry will be first welcomed, when all things are equal, at Court. However, they are playing the games of the Citizen at Higher Stakes there are many risks and the Associations and the gardens and ponds around the manor houses are all precious in this Empire for mitigating those stakes to some degree. In addition, other forms of mitigation more universal and traditional to almost all aristocrats shall be taught and cultivated by the Associations and the Court. Still it bears repeating — acquiring a title always admits of acquiring new risks as well as new rewards.
With the exception of the National Parks and existing military bases the ordinary Federal government’s land ownership shall be that which most yields to the transitions of creating the Empire. The Imperial House, The Peer-Elector Fiefdoms, The Gift Estate and the large transfers to the new Constitutional Jurisdictions will largely consume and exhaust other federal land ownership. Thus the First Executive Vice President will control fewer and less extensive lands as federal although new lands will enter the hands of the Emperor. The Peer-Electors chosen and choosing will pay something for their lands and these funds will be divided into four equal parts. One part will go to a fund to pay down the national debt, one part will go to the Emperor’s and Imperial House Trust, one part will go to a Custodial trust of the Fiefdom and Title of the Peer and one part will go the Imperial Combined Aristocratic Trust. The Forty-Nine Fiefdoms will be part of the Direct Imperial Government.

Provision Five : The Ministry of Protocol will publish as numerous guides, orders of precedent and Advisory Notes as are required to help this complex system to function in all the variety of situations which exist in this Federal American EMpire of the United States. The analysis of functional rank will be most guided by a smiple atandard scale of rank but it will also take into account that the real ranking and function of the ordinary nobility will contain numerous complex features. 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
Nonetheless, in ordinary education and the official media there will be an effort to provide a brief and comprehensible scale of rank for all. 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:
Imperial Royals,
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 are 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.

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If you have the energy to discuss this with friends that would be great. But the basic point here in Section Two “Monarchy” in Article Six “The Direct Imperial Government” is tied to the usual tension that for our system to work there are always principles flowing from the One, the Many and the Few and this continues different levels and aspects of government and these relate both to the sharing of sovereignty and the exercise of government. This Section shows how the aristocracy work in general and how it is formed by the five components of the five-fold nobility. These are the ordinary nobility, the nobility of the sword, the nobility of the robe, the nobility of the games and the nobility of the chamber. This Article assures that no misunderstanding of the proposed aristocracy and these special institutions can grown up through later langauge addressed only to specific purposes like founding or earlier language in passing fro the purposes of discussing Compacts or the US Senate. But it is a bit repetitive and these notes may makeit more so. It becomes clear to those who know more about such matters that to prevent some common abuses and faults this constitution provides within the aristocracy itself checks by the Nobles on the Emperor and the healthy exercise by the Emperor and his House of some special reserve powers as regards aristocratic regimes throughout the society. Further one sees the way the shap of the whole Direct Imperial Governement may work, whereas in earlier articles it was seen mostly through the lense of the Union and the Constitutional Jurisdictions. For those reading only this note this is likely to be a challenging amount of strange material to digest. In terms of the One, the Many and the Few they are not equal everywhere.
Much of all three aspects has a monarchic overcast in the DIG just as in the Constitutional Jurisdictions which retain republican forms from the second and first union there is a democratic hue to everything. So in this Section there must be amking clear thatg there is a role of the few and not the one that applies to the subject of this whole Article and not the part just before this which was the section on Monarchy. The language about the Direct Imperial Government is most important in authorizing and describing those functions of governance 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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