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THIS MODEL WILL BE CORRECTED OVER TIME AND ALSO CORRECTS EARLIER POSTS. IT WILL CHANGE AS LONG AS I AM BLOGGING HERE. Everything starting with the heading “Preamble” in bold letters below is part of a proposed constitution of the United States. This constitution could conceivably be adopted almost or just as it is (after having mechanical errors corrected) by a Constitutional Convention. However, it is put forth in much the way that model statutes are made available to State legislatures. There is no doubt but that it eould be a kind of wonder should something similar to it be adopted at all. However in that event a closely derived model would please me. That does not mean that these are just random ideas in which I am not invested. On the contrary, this model constitution represents quite a bit of work, thought, reading and collaboration on my part.
In constitutional and solemn agreement we the States and Jurisdictions, Monarch and Nobles, Leaders and Representatives as well as all private citizens constituting this Union and Empire join together the as the Fully Mature and Structured and Organic People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish and secure Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, to present ourselves in this world and to promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The United States of America has come of age over a period of time. This Constitutional Charter is seen as the Third United States Regime. The First was that constituted under the Articles of Confederation, the Second was constituted under what is here called the Constitution of 1789. This extant Constitution shall be known herein as “the Constitution” but it may also be known as the Constitution of of 20____. This Constitution comes at a time when North America is no longer a country of vast wide open lands which could be carefully developed over milennia. Rather for better and for worse the United States is now among the the most populous countries in the world. It is a Constitution drafted by a country which is very musch encumbered with geopolitical obligations and which must face struggles on every front to bring itself into an orderly condition for long term-survival. This Constitution shall declare the Principles and Functions of the New Regime so that it can Function openly and that friend and foe alike shall understand its Proper operations.. Also the Constitution of 1789 provides that it may be ammended in any way so long as each State shall contiue to have equal representation in the Senate. This Constitution retains equal representation of States in the Senate and so is arguably a continuation of the Constitution of 1789. This Constitution is longer than the Constitution of 1789. That Constitution under which this is written has a bit less than 5,000 words as originally enacted and as it was in 2011 whereas this document is between 70,000 and 80,000 words. Because it’s Constitutional Charter language legally Constitutes a much larger, more complex and diversely challenged Union and Government than that Constitution described. This Constitution, should it be enacted even on a modified basis from this writer’s charter would be based on the work of one man in creating a model. This has been done in many socieites. The term for a person who crerates such a charter is a Lycurgus. Lycurgus was the historic person who created the Constitution of Laecedemon or Sparta.
Article One: Sovereignty
In understanding governance in this union nothing is more imperative and few things are more intrinsically difficult than understanding the concept, function an operation of sovereignty in the Federal American Empire of the United States . Sovereignty in this American Empire is at once much richer and more complicated than in the governing charters and social contracts which bind together most nations and polities
Section One: Mixed Government
The head of state in this Union is the person who most embodies the Sovreignty. That is the Emperor. However, the Sovereignty is held and administered in a complex way. This government is a system in which the elements of Monarchy, Aristocracy and Democracy are all included and subsumed. In recent decades America has become known for Democracy. Most Americans have grown up only praising Democracy. However, Federal government in the United States of America under the Constitution of 1789 was designed to be monarchy established in the President, an aristocracy established in the Senate and the Supreme Court and a democracy established in the House of Representatives. Monarchy, Democracy and Aristocracy are terms intended to be very specific and technical in their meaning.
Section Two: Balanced Style
This government blends elements of the royalist and the republican style of government. Now the post for which I gave the link above states briefly how our Founding Fathers expected America to follow the path from royalist agrarianism to republicanism and into Empire. ”One must remember that this would be a revolution that leaves the vast preponderance of resources in a slightly altered set of institutions that have evolved within a republican structure. This is a very American approach since America’s 200 and more republican years have merged from a relatively slightly modified version of British and Arcadian-Acadian royalist regimes mixed with Iroquois Chieftainly confederated mixed government seen through the lense of Greek Classical political science and the Roman republics emergence from the Kingdom of the City of Rome. In the tradition we now would move like Rome from Republic to Empire. However, the American enterprise has never been a purist enterprise and this is not a purist’s proposal.”
Most of our words related to theories of government have Greek roots and are basically Greek. These include democracy, oligarchy, aristocracy, monarchy, tyranny, politics, police and others. However republic and republicanism are Latin in root and origin despite the prominence of Plato’s account of the Socratic dialog Republic. The real name of the book is Politea which more or less means Politics. However, since English has called Aristotle’s great work Politics it is easier for us to call this earlier book Republic. It is also true that “City-State Politics” might better translate Plato’s title. The very Roman concept of republic had not been invented in Plato’s time but they did get most of its elements from Greece. Greece had conquered colonized and formed much of the cultural environment in Italy in which Rome grew to maturity. That is true although ancient Rome was one of the less Greek parts of that world until they started conquering Greeks of the aging and crumbling Hellenic Empires that also did not exist when Plato wrote or Socrates spoke. Republic is the joining of two Latin words: res and publica and begins as a phrase res publica before being contracted into republica. The phrase means the public thing. There is a difference between a true Hellenic or Greek King and a Norse or Teutonic King in classic times. There is even more of a difference between a true Emperor and such Northern or some far Eastern despots. Christianity which is Hebrew and Greek and Roman as Hitler rightly pointed out brought to the North of Europe the balance that Henry VIII and the Lutheran Princes began to erode. In Christian Europe of the Middle Ages the King might own a great deal but God owned a lot as well through the democratic and aristocratic structures of the Catholic Church. Thus the Public Thing survives and the realm is not merely a possession of the King. It was against this resurgence of a state which is not really public and constitutional that the Americans fought the revolution. While this Constitution does establish a royal monarch it is not largely a rejection of republican values which have formed this country and union. Royalism and Republicanism are terms intended to be very specific and technical in their meaning.
Section Three: Federalism
Subsection One: Theory of Governance in the Third Union
This Empire is more Unitary than the Founders of this Third Union would consider to have been a correct reading of the preceding Constitution and the governance thereby. However it may often be more federal than the governance actually was in recent decades. There is a gradual distinction between the purely Federal and the purely Unitary form of government and this government is still a truly Federal Union. The Union is a federation of Sovereigns bearing the names of States, the Direct Imperial Government, Union, Territories, Possessions. This Constitution is the basic means by which these arrangements and interactions shall be coordinated. The Sovereignty both pro forma and in finis of the Direct Imperial Government rests in the Emperor or the Empress during an interregnum or if neither exist is held in trust by the other sovereigns. In the larger Empire and Union Emperor or the Empress during an interregnum embodies the full pro forma Sovereignty as regards all that is alien but internally embody the Sovereign One who leads and presides over the Sovereign Few and the Sovereign Many. But the Sovereign Few and the Sovereign Many never have as definite or certain a voice or essence as the Sovereign One often has. The Emperor or the Empress during an interregnum holds the liege lordship and fealty of any jurisdictional royal Sovereign Monarch but is the Supreme Sovereign One of all Republican Jurisdiction inasmuch as the people are citizen-subjects of the Empire and to the degree the Jurisdiction has yielded to or had held back by the Union and Empire any powers or rights. Emperor or the Empress during an interregnum is the Supreme One and King of Louisiana/Roi de la Louisiane in whom full monarchy of the State of Louisiana and the other jurisdictions located entirely in the Minor Compact of Louisiana ultimately exists. This Sovereign also has a unique role in the sovereignty over the Major Compact of the Louisiana purchase and is thus the Royal Sovereign of all the Louisiana. The same person is the Basileus Arkadios or Basilissa Arkadios and sovereign over the Imperial Tribe in an unwritten constitution vastly more complex and sophisticated than this one. Emperor or the Empress during an interregnum is also the default and presumed absolute despot over the Imperial House where this constitution does not specify that they are not the absolute sovereign then this constituted Union and Empire must presume at least passively and often actively that they are the absolute sovereign in every sense. Where the terms Union and Empire are used in a pairing in this Constitution the Union represents all powers related to that Executive administration which Emperor or the Empress during an interregnum entrust to the First Executive Vice-President and the Empire refers to the bracketing power and reserves within the society where the Executive Administration is essentially reserved by and to the Emperor or the Empress during an interregnum. The Context for this central royal sovereign is the context that he is a merit-proved royal Heir of the Imperial Tribe who has been freely and duly elected by representatives of all sovereigns in society, the Few and the Many and the Remembracers of the One. In this election they have been instructed in the roles and selction of Empresses and that in electing this Heir they are also electing the necessary Empress or Empresses before the next Emperor whether full or acting and however they may rightly and lawfully arise. They ought to deny the Heir a throne should they feel unble to give his future Empresses their rights.
Subsection Two: Primacy
The Union and Empire are founded with two Primacies. The Primacy of the Union of States with eachother and the new Jurisdictions is the First. The Union of the Emperor, Imperial House and Imperial Tribes into a federal Empire with the other peoples the American Empire is the Second Primacy.
Subsection Three: The New Jurisdictions
Provision One: Enumeration of Territories:
1.The Territoryof the Federated Aboriginal American Nations of the Northeast
2.The Territoryof the Federated Aboriginal American Nations of the Southeast
3.The Territory of the Federated Aboriginal American Nations of the Southwest
4.The Territory of the Federated Aboriginal American Nations of the Northwest
5.The Territory of the Kingdom of Hawaii
6.The Territory of American Samoa
7.The Territory of Guam
8. The Chamorro and Refaluwasch Federated Territory Of the Northern Marianas Islands
9.The Territory of the Aleut, Inuit and Eskimo Peoples of Alaska
10.The Territory of Creoles of Color of Louisiana
11.The Territory of the Creoles of Color of Puerto Rico
12.The Territoryof the Creoles of Color of the US Virgin Islands
13.The Federated Territory of the Mestizos of the Western Half of Spanish Borderlands
14.The Federated Territory of the Mestizos Eastern Half of the Spanish Borderlands
15. The Small Federal Territory of token Micronesian, Filipino Other Old American Holdings.
16. The Federated Territory of Minor Islands and holdings Capitaled in Wake Island
Provision Two: Enumeration of the Possessions
1.The Negro and African-American Possession in South Carolina
2.The Negro and African American Possession in Mississippi
3.The Negro and African American Possession in Florida
4.The Negro and African American Possession in Alabama
5.The Negro and African American Possession in Georgia
6.The Negro and African American Possession in Louisiana
7.The Negro and African American Possession in Texas
8.The Negro and African American Possession in Virginia
9.The Negro and African American Possession in Arkansas
10.The Negro and African American Possession in Tennessee
11.The Negro and African American Possession in North Carolina
12.The Negro and African American Possession in the US Virgin Islands
13.The Negro and African American Possession in Puerto Rico
14.The Negro and African American Possession of Federated Districts in Kentucky, Maryland , West Virginia and Oklahoma
15.The Negro and African American Possession of Federated Districts in the North and Central Region
16.The Negro and African American Possession of Federated Districts of the Greater South West and the Pacific States and Territories
Subsection Four:Traditional Honor Guards
Provision One: These rules are developed for the Constitutional Jurisdictions. However, except where specifed otherwise they shall apply to the Traditional Honor Guards of the Major Compacts. Minor Compacts have troops and officers on loan from Jurisdictions.
Provision Two: The Traditional Honor Guards must pay their fulltime personell no less than half the pay of the best paid Militia or National Guard Units with which their government is associated. At least half their personell must be full-time.
Provision Three: They have no loyalty to the Union but only to the Empire and the Jurisdiction as regards their role and function as a military force. Each is an autnonomous force. Republican Jurisdictions are alllowed one each. Royalist Jurisdiction are allowed three. The Guard all share is a Chief Magistrate or Governor’s to command. There can be a Monarch’s Guard and a Female Consort’s Guard which must reduce by half and become a unit in the Monarch’s Guard when a woman is Monarch. Half of all officers must be in some branch of the Five-Fold Nobility other than the Nobility of the Sword. This being a minimum shall also be the required one tenth of all the officers must be Ordinary Nobility. The Emperor shall appoint a member of the Imperial House to be a sponsoring colonel who shall receive one twentieth colonel’s pay and a half wage per diem to serve at his or her discretion when available. Each shall drill in homage to the Emperor at an Imperial Palace of the Emperor’s choice every two years in whole or in part at the Emperor’s discretion.
Provision Four: Each member shall have two set of duties and uniforms. The modern force duties will be limited to to security, military police, riot control and the their relevant support units. The traditional force must be divided into at least two units one of which must be animal mounted, one of which must be before firearms, one of which must closely resemble a defunct unit related to the history of the jurisdiction and all of which must imitate a working unit aptly suited to a specific war at least one hundred years in the past.
Provision Five: The Traditional Honor Guard shall never exceed a tenth of the numbers of all other military units related to the Empire and Unionwhich are in or under the Jurisdictionin any direct or meaningful way.
Section Four: Presumptions and Reservations of Sovereignty
Subsection One: Preamble
In the Second Union in theory the Tenth Ammendment reserved all rights to the States and then to the People which were not specified and named as entrusted to the Federal Government. In practice this principle was repeatedly violated for good and ill. This Section is written in the same spirit and in hopes of more effective compliance over time.
Subsection Two: Enumerations
Provision One: Where Sovereign rights are specifed in this Constitution it is nver to be presumed that they can be interpreted to be misplaced.
Provision Two: Where new issues of primacy public ritual and protcol appear it is to be presumed all sovereign rights attach to the Empire and nearest the Emperor unless otherwise specified in this Constitution. Where the questions of immunity are unclear they must be sttled in favor of the Emperor and Empress and against all comers. Where primacy in a battle is concerned the sovereign rights attach to the Emperor’s presence and the unit in which he is fighting. Where Procedure of precedence is unclear among varied times of action it is presumed the Emperor, his House and Tribe are enitled to the most advantageous positions. In his Domestic Zones among his House and Household his absolute quality in general and as regards the Union especially is considered negatively paramount but positively confined.
Provison Three: In issues of domestic regimes, media distributed almost enitrly in their own boundaries or intended to be, laws of real property, racial classification, voting procedure, trial procedure, militia and honor guards, education and insurance where this Constitution is unclear the rights are presumed to be the Sovereign rights of the Jurisdictions. Jurisdictions are presumed to have rights to non interfrence from the Empire and to have some right to positively interfere with others as regards public decorum, the use of languages at public events and of the celebration of religious rituals at public events.
Provision Four: In terms of the administration of the actual transportation and engines of commerce between Jurisdictions and abroad, in terms of foreign diplomacy, the conduct of wars at the strategic level, the creation of federal laws, the settling of disputes between Jurisdictions, laws of Bankruptcy, laws of the Open and High Seas, laws of Space outside established crown ships and colonies, the collection and levying of taxes on citizens for non-domestic and agricultural income up to an amount equal to their Jurisdcitional capacity and duty to be so taxed, the resources in and under the boundary waters of the Federal American Empire of the United States, the wealth and regulation in and of the electromagnetic spectrum, the determination of national Security priorities and the protection of the Constitution as a whole this Union and its federal government under the Emperor or Empress is presumed to hold the Sovereign rights where there is doubt.
Provsion Five: As regards all the rights of citizens outlined in this consstitution they are to be interpreted in a broad but reasonable way and blanced against the rights of other citizens and the Empire and Jurisdiction but the presumption in their exercise will always favor the families, individuals and communities which constitute the people. The principal presumptions that cannot be stated as rights because they must often be violated by many parties are nonetheless the most sacred presumptions of all as regards sovereignty but also the ones from which much must be taken compared to ther presumptions. These are:
1. the presumption of self-determination
2. the presumption of privacy
3. the presumption of domestic integrity
4. the presumption of enjoyment of property
5. the presumption of familial tradition
6. the presumption of self-defense
Where the defense of these basic presumptions is involved the Sovereign Rights of the people are supreme where the Constitution is unclear.in limiting the rights derived from such presumptions. Underlying all of this is the presumed right to life and yet society and the State in general and this Empire especially are organized largely around the institutions of legal homicide.
Provision Six: In the Criminal law it is presumed that Jurisdictional law governs, then one looks for Federal, then Direct Imperial Government Law, then Edicts, Droits and Policies of the Imperial Royal Elements and Persons. However, where the Constitution does assert a right or duty to create a criminal law the order of precedence is precisely reversed as regard legislation, investigation, prosecution, trial and punishment. Following orders crimes may have some overlap but citizens will be immune to double jeopardy where both the nucleus of operating facts and the basic moral offense or the same. However, where lesser offenses can be sorted out from a following Sovereign Claim they may be tried without regard to the resolution of the Higher ranking claim.
Article Two: Congress
The functions of Legislation, Representation and Scrutiny are among the most significant functions of the United States Congress. All constitutional Ammendments begun in Congress must be approved by a two-thirds majority of each chamber and then be certified for the Circuit Approval stage by sixty percent of the Grand Senatorial Council. All Apropriation bills must be initiated in the House of Representatives unless they fall into a class known and certified to be minimal and incidental spending bills linked to other objectives of law. In the ordinary course of things the Congress has the power to subpoena the Executive of the ministerial and Cabinet ranks and below but no higher. Bills must pass by a majority in both Houses of Congress. The two chambers or Houses are however quite different.
Section One: The Senate
Subsection One: The Senators from the States
All fifty-one states would elect two Senators as the currently do as well as one elected by the Legislature of each state. That legislative electee would serve for twelve years at a time and if not enrolled as an ordinary Noble or Aristocrat under the rules of one of the Compacts to which the Sate belongs could only serve one term and regardless that Senator must be from the rolls of some part of the Fivefold nobility before the election. These 153 Senators would be the only regular Senators capable of voting for most things but there would be others who had limited functions. The Second Executive Vice President would be President of the Senate. there would be only 154 regular Senatorial votes (with the Senate President voting last when it will create or break a tie under fair procedure). The Emperor will not be a Senator or member of the Senate but will be President of the Grand Senatorial Council will number 200 or a little over that number and will have some key but very limited roles. The Senate will continue its roles from the 1789 Constitution. It will be the Upper Chamber of the Federal Legislature, will be required to advise and consent to Treaties and appointments of those senior Federal officals analogous to those it has confirmed under the Second Union. In addition it will advise and consent to the appointment of three of the four Justices of the US Supreme Court who will now come from outside the Federal system proper. One will be appoined by the Imperial Tribal Council known as the Bouletherion, one will be appointed by the Empress, one will be appointed by the DIG Legislature. The Chief Justice in this Union will be appointed by the Emperor with advice and consent of the Grand Royal Imperial House and Household Assembly (GRIHHA) and shall not be subject to Senatorial confitmation. The Senators will also advise and consent all parties authorized to create official and binding charters for the Rolls of the Nobility of the Chamber which shall be one of the branches of the Fivefold Nobility. These Senators alone Constitute the Senate as an ordinary elective chamber and only their votes and that of the President of the Senat who is also the Second Executive Vice President are required or calculated to pass laws. No proportion speaking of the Senate takes into account other persons thatn the Senators from the States.
Subsection Two: The Grand Senatorial Council
The Grand Senatorial Council must certify by simple majority a change of dynasty after such has been achieved by a Conclave of election. It shall have the power to Impeach members of the US Supreme Court or to Convict those Impeached but may not do both. It shall certify the Rolls submitted by States to their Compacts of Jurisdictions. It shall have the power by three-fourths majority to commute any death sentence in the Empire. It shall certify the Circuit Approval stage of Constituional Ammendments by sixty percent vote. It shall maintain an “Institute of Senatorial Studies”.
1. The Tribunes
There would be no Tribunes with absolute veto like Rome but their would be Two Senior and Four Junior Tribunes elected by the Territories and One Senior and Two Junior Tribunes elected by the possessions. The Tribunes on their own will maintain a trust of one half of one mil of all funds collected in any way by the Union and Empire from the Territories and Possessions. They have use of the proper interest and earnings from these funds will from thse funds awrd grants, micro loans and honors funds. They shall maintain a fifty person Tribune’s Marshalls service. They shall have a menu of limited vetoes, the power of subpoena and the right to convene a special session of the Grand Senatorial Council no more than once in every ten years.
2. The Senatorial Ladies: Minister of the Bureau of Women’s Affairs, Wife of FEVP, Wife of SDEVP, Council of Wives of Twelve Year Senators These are the first seated in the Grand Senatorial Council. The number alotted will be one third the number of States rounded down plus three. Those wives in these catgories shall rotate the offices among themselves serving once in every three years. Should an official have multiple full wives only the highest ranking shall qualify and should there be no ranking then none will qualify. How many wives are available for these posts will vary depending upon how many of the Vice Presidents and Senators are married men. Husbands and substitutes shall not be permitted. The Minister for the Bureau of Women’s Affairs will nominate all the unfilled seats in this section of the council to serve in proxy filling those powers and duties due any given seat.
3. DIG Magistrates for the District of Columbia
The Direct Imperial Government will appoint two senior officials from the Government of DC which is alsothe Imperial Capital City to serve on this Council.
4. DIG Officials for the Ethnos Arkadios
The DIG will appoint five members of the Bouletherion who are also DIG Officials to this Council.
5. Imperial Household Capital Council
The GRIHHA will have a designated set of five officials who are part of this council.
These first five sections when meeting alone will be known as the Senate Auxillary Council. They will have the power to hold select committees, to subpoena evidence, to shedule intergovernmental activities in the capital to some degree and to suspend Senatorial staff. One half of one mil of all funds collected by the Union shall be administered jointly by them and the Imperial Household in a Capital City Trust. They shall meet at least twice on their own every year for at least a week each time.
6. The Senators are seated in this order but are unique in that they only meet in the Grand Senatorial Council meets as a whole. They may not sit in the Senate Auxillary Council nor the Senate Police Council. The Senators will however elect from their own number three persons who along with two appointees of the Emperor, one appointee of the Empress, three electees of the Senate Auxillary Council and three electees of the Senate Police Council shall form the Board of Governors of the Grand Senatorial Council of which the Emperor shall also be President.
7. The Second and Deputy Executive Vice President is the first in line of succession to the First Executive Vice President and upon assuming this office shall have already paid fealty to the Emperor and Supreme President. He may therefore assume duities before the official homage. He is President of the Senate and of the Senatorial Police Council.
8. The Commanders of Lictors. These are the three ranking Commanders who shall be in charge of a special honor guard, Capitol police and marshall service known as the Lictors. These are to be one hundred exceptional men with records at arms who have not served in the US military per se in the last five years prior to entry. No more than a third may have served in the Imperial forces proper and no more than half should ever have served in the US forces proper.
9. The Censors Governors are the next group. The Censors shall elect three of their own Governors from among themselves. These Censors Governors will be part of the Senate Police Council as well as the Grand Senatorial Council. The Censors shall be composed of retired Presidents and Justices of the US Supreme Court from the preceding constitution as well as retired Vice Presidents over seventy from that constitution. It shall also include a list of very senior officials with varied age delays and exit delays for each post. Operating under the guidance that nSX +nT1.25X+nP1.5X= total population of the Empire less those in the DIG Jurisdiction and that 800 = S+T+P+M+4+(3to5) The Censor will collaborate with jurisdictions to create seat districts for the members of the House of Representatives using this structure but seeking the representation is of the total population plus the eligible military population on bases. They would also have responsibility for public ethics and morals. This will be done with a menu of subpoenas and censures, standing to file amicus curiae briefs in any court in the Empire and the right to Summon the Grand Senatorial Council to meet in a special session once every ten years.
10. The Emperor shall be the President of the Grand Senatorial Council but not of the Senate or the two other councils. One half of the monies paid each year from the Special Tax Alottment and Settlement on the Imperial House and Household will be paid to the Grand Senatorial Council Fund as will half of all fines collected by Lictors, Censors and Tribunes One half of one percent of all revenues of all kinds received by the DIG government of the District of Columbia shall also be paid to this Council. They shall meet for a week before the Official Opening of Congress as well as for a special session of one week the Emperor may call every year and for other such special sessions. The Emperor shall be presented with the number of seats short of 200 persons in the Grand Senatorial Council at each session and shall fill those seats by fiat. Half the seats will be from his Upper Line of Succession and half from elsewhere. The Emperor shall annually give an address to the Grand Sanatorial Council on the State of the Empire. That shall be distinct from the State of the Union address given by the First Executive Vice President to the joint Houses of Congress.
Section Two: The House of Representatives
The House of Representatives shall retain most of its functions from the 1789 legislature and add relatively few. It shall be the House of the People and must initiaite all but a small class of Apropriation bills The People’s Congressional reforms would include increasing the House 800 members and creating seats for somewhere two at large seats from each Territory and one at large seat from Possession. Beyond that the general rule would be that all seats would be apportioned with X people per seat in each State.The amount for districts charted afterwards might be negotiated but roughly come to 1.25X people per district in the Territories once they have passed almost that amount in fixed two seats and 1.5X people in the districts in the Possessions once they have passed fully that allotment for one fixed seat. Each State with a significant North East Asian heritage population shall have one or two but no more fully or majority Northeast Asian Constituted seats that will probably be more than twenty but less than forty districts. All military bases in the Empire and abroad will be allotted seats but military voters will also belong to another home district. These federalized or single districts will be given seats at the rate of 2x people per district. Their will be four sets reserved to represent the Colored Districts in the States.Each state will have these districts with some municipal governance and seats in the State Legislature for those who are not White or North East Asian and are not related closely to the peoples of bordering Territories or legislatures. These four seats in the House will be represented by those elected by a convention of the colored State Legislators every four years. There would also be between three and five seats fro those living in Direct Imperial Government jurisdiction. These DIG reps alone would be of limited powers because of some restrictions in the areas of law that have no application in the DIG areas. In basic terms, the House of Representatives will be between 791 and 793 seats apportioned by population. 800 = S+T+P+M+4+(3to5), is the structure but the representation is of the total population plus the eligible military population on bases. There are more sophisticated ways to do the math but the actual decsions of alottment and districting would be a complex cooperative effort by the Censors and the Jurisdictions. The Censors would be a board of retired very senior officials of several kinds who would run the Census Bureau and actually work with the dsitricting and would form a magistracy for ethics and public morals
Section Three: Vetoes and Other Executive and Special Interventions
Subsection One: The First Executive Vice President
The First Executive Vice President shall Have the Authority to veto any bill of Congress and it shall require two-thirds majority in both houses to defeat that veto,. He shall also be allowed a single line item veto each year on the Central Budget Bill that shall be submitted to him by the Congress. The Congress must pass an override of his entire list of budgetary excision by sixty percent of the votes in each House. However, those items vetoed may be reintroduced without prejudice as stand alone bills.
Subsection Two: The Emperor
The Emperor may require that a bill be read to the Grand Senatorial Council or to the DIG Government or both for official comment prior to being presented to the First Executive Vice President setting aside a six month schedule for such a purpose. The Emperor may adjourn Congress for a week at his whim and for longer if petitioned by the First Executive Vice President. The Emperor may deliver a rebuke to Congress or a House thereof with a Bill of Abuses duly published and burden the Capitol’s operations with inconveniences from the Government of the District until the Abuses are properly Addressed.
Subsection Three: Others
The Empress shall have the authority to summon two Members of Congress to her Court by Subpoena under criminal penalty for one day of Public Scruitiny in each Session. The Senior Tribunes alone can veto six Senate Bills each at their whim and require that the Senate Pass them by sixty percent vote in each session however such bills simply become dormant and are automaticaly considered to have defeated their veto in the next Session of the Congress. The Senior Tribunes may with their Junior Tribunes agree on one bill that shall require a three fourths majority to override in each Session these bills shall require two thirds to override the veto in the next session and sixty percent in the one following that and still require a simple majority in the Session thereafter. All the Tribunes, plus or minus one, agreeing can veto any one or two Senate Bills and it shall require a two-thirds majority to override without automatic rehabilitation. The Tribunes can also attend any Committe meeting depending on the Security issues involved they may be limited to one Tribune and some level of secrecy but this must not be general. The Tribunes shall also be entitled to take into their treasury one tenth of the salary each year of the two Senators deemed least Cooperative with their offices in the previous Session. The Censors can summon any Member of Congress for Public hearing for two days in calendar year under Lictorian penalties of fines and holding cells. The Censors may confiscate a day’s pay from any mamber of Congress for every infraction on which they convict him or her and submit their further complaints to the Courts with standing if they choose.
Section Four: Special Privileges and Duties of Congress
Subsection One: Immunity
Members of Congress may not be arrested while in office except by the Lictors and for the purposes of remaining in Lictorian Custody. Other law enforcement may collect information may attempt to indirectly protect public safety on their own and may assist in the arrest so long as a Lictor is physicaly present and presiding. The Emperor may remove any Member of Congress from Office Pending Review on Published Suspicion of High Treason or Grand Piracy.
Subsection Two: Status
All Members of Congress are legaly entitled to their proper form of address, are to be given a preferred status within known limits on Common Carriers, shall have property taxes waived on their principal home in the District of Columbia should they own it and shall be exempt from the servile obligations beyond address which their otherwise low station may place them in as regards higher ranked persons in the Imperial House or Fivefold Nobility. The Emperor is still in his person absolute and many duties attach to him and in a lesser way to the Empress when they are present.
Subsection Three: Requirements
Provision One: The Budget
The Congress must submit a credibly balanced Central Budget Bill in the first five bills and the first six weeks of each Congressional Year to the First Executive Vice President each Year. Spending Bills beyond that Bill must be numbered each session an published in the public media and the Capitol and shall have a preamble explaining why it was needed.
Provision Two: Homage
Each Member of Congress must pay homage at the Imperial Palace in each term of Office either received directly by the Emperor or one he shall appoint to receive them.
Provision Three: Conversation, Debate and Special Cases
1. Members of Congress shall remain an acknowledgedly ambiguous term, It shall have at times and in certain cases the meanin of only Representatives and the true Senare consisting of Senators from the States and no other member of the Grand Senatorial Council. In other instances such as immunity from arrest it shall mean all those in the Grand Senatorial Council and the Representatives. The Narrow meaning is intended in this provision.
2. One tenth of the salaries of Members of Congress shall be paid according to a certain formula in this provision. On every Wednesday that Congress is in Session that is not a first class solemnity or its equivalent in the Roman Catholic, one of the two most major holidays not shared by the Roman Catholics observed by the Greek Orthodox Church, not a Jewish High Holy Day and not a recenly disestablished American Holiday Shall be Floor Debate and Conversation Day in Congress. Where the schedule finds fewer than twelve such days a number of Thursdays shall be created to bring the number up to fourteen such days in a Congressional year. No matter how many days there are in a year proper attendance at thirty or more such days shall always constitute perfect attendance. a Days attendance shall be four or more hours spent in the Chamber itself on such a day. One tenth of the Member of Congress’s salary will be paid on the basis of a/h * .1S which shall be the number of such days attended divided by the number of such days held times one tenth of their annual salary.
3. One percent of their annual salary will be withheld from every Member of Congress who does not deliver a speech of four to six minutes length during one of these Floor Debate and Conversation Days during a given Congressional year.
4. Floor Debate and Conversation Days shall run from nine in the morning to six in the evening with an hour recess between noon and one. From Nine to Ten President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House shall present presentations on a single day’s theme to their respective chambers. Each must speak personally with three excused absences each year. Half the presenting time nearly must be from members of the Chamber and half must be from those no members. The Cabinet member from the Chamber shall have the right to the next fifteen minutes. Until eleven discussions shall be confined to the major presentation and the cabinet presentation. At eleven any visiting dignitaries, legislators or heads of state will sspeak first followed by any maiden speeches made by Members who have never before addressed Congress. Should their be any time remaining an ephemeral media screen or other such device will present the bills awaiting a vote in the chamber and members will vote their first, second and third choice for those to discuss in the afternoon. At one if the voting just described has not been done it will be done and then scheduled speeches by Members of Congress will be presented until two. At two bills will be discussed in the order of the voting points awarded each with four points for a first place two for a second and one for a third. Those having obligatory speeches prepared on the selected bill will go first. This discussion will go on untill three thirty. At three thirty the Cabinet member and any subpoenaed or invited mebers of the Executive shall be questioned and answer questions untill four. At four there shall be open comments, speeches obligatory and otherwise as well as discussions on all of the days events untill there no one more deisres to speak or until five. If there is time before five then the Speaker or President will call on any heads of committee to report to the chamber on recent work and buisiness. All debate and speech up to this hour shall, without prejudice to linguistic color and illustration, have been entirely in English or the evolving American Imperial Dialect. At five the Certified Language Caucuses of each chamber shall have the priority of scheduling one day per year when the hour of five to six discussions, business and speeches in the Chambers on Floor Conversation and Debate Days will take place in their caucus language with simultaneous translation provided in headsets to other members. On days not scheduled for such languages the Members obligatory speeches will take priority and then there will be scheduled reading with discussion of sections from the Constitution, the authorized biography or biographies of the Monarch, the Bible, Montesquieu’s Spirit of the Laws, Aristole’s Politics, the Minutes and Acts of the Imperial Tribal Council and Declarations of the Censors.
Section Five: Hosting the Annual Full Society Budget Conference
Subsection One: Scheduling and Logistics
Provision One: Two weeks before the meeting of the Grand Senatorial Congress Session the leaders of each Chamber of the Congress shall elecet fifteen members of their own chamber along with between ten and fifteen leaders in office to host Annual Full Society Budget Conference. This Conference shall last a week.
Provision Two: The Senate shall host five Censors elected by the Censors, five GRIHHA members elected thereby, five members Imperial Tribal Conseil des Droits elected thereby, ten members of the DIG Council of Nobles elected thereby and fifteen Jurisdictional Electors for life by scheduled rotation.
Provision Three: The House of Representatives shall host five guildlords it shall select itself, two representatives selected by the lower house of each Compact Legislature, five representatives of the Lower Chamber of the DIG Legislature elected by themselves, seventy untitled persons chosen at random from the rolls of the Imperial Tribe and twenty seats sold at auction with proceeds paying into the Conferences Budget.
Provison Five: The Administrators of the Imperial House and Household Bank shall administer the work of the Conference and it Comptroller General shall be the President of the Conference. The Censors, the Internal Revenue Service and the Senate Working Group will submit a summary of collections and how they were derived on their first meeting and the Senate-hosted Confreres will certify it. The House Working Group, the Congressional Budget and the Internal Revenue Service will report on the work of the last year’s conference and projected changes and the House-hosted Confreres will certify that report. This shall be done on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday there will be a joint conference of all members and Bill of Constitutional Set-asides of Federal Collections will be read.
Subsection Two: Distributions
Provision One: Four percent of all Federal revenues in each year will be set aside in advance of each conference. It is to be understood that much of this money is to be recovered by the Federal budget proper.
Provision Three: On Wednesday evening all special tarrifs and milages collected by the Federal government and dedicateded to others shall be paid. Thursday morning Imperial House funds for the Grand Senatorial Council will be certified. Then all Constitutional transfers between the Federal government and the Imperial tribe. this includes the transfer at that time of one half of one mil of all funds collected by each of these two parties to the other or the difference transferred by the larger budget.
Provision Four: The Budgetary Conference will oversee and certify all of the transaction of the last year in the DIG’s report on Guilds as specified in the following provison and fund their federsal share of the following year according to these same billings and rules:
1. The federal government will distribute one percent of all revenue it collects among the capital trusts of the guilds each year. A third will be divided among the guilds according to a formula that does not take into account annual performance. E third will be divided by the fulfillment of the general standards for best guilds and each guild will receive a share according to a performance score. The last third will be in a relatively few awards presented at a banquet for winners of prizes based on great excellence which will be held the week after the Budgetary Conference .
2. No less than seventy percent of all Federal government vendors in each and every sense and category shall be Guild approved interests. Complaints related to this will be certified by the Conference.
Provision Five: The Senate-hosted Confreres will appoint five members of the Senate to the next year’s Senate Working Group. The House-hosted Confreres will appoint ten members of the House of Representatives to the House Working Group.
Provision Six: The Imperial Household Bank will charge the Federal budget one percent of the amount of the specifed Constitutional federal set-asides. Then the Bank will report how much is left in the four percent set-aside from general Federal funds. The Confreres by simple majority of each house will dedicated at least a tenth and as much as half of the remainder to the Conference Continuity Project.
Provision Seven: The Conference Continuity Project will be staffed solely by the the Imperial House and Household Bank, the Senate Working Group and the House of Representatives Working Group. Their funds shall consits of up to ten percent for admistrative contracting, ten percent for their own properly billed services and the rest divded qualy into three parts or returned on the next year. These will be emergency grants to any governamnt in the empire, innovation grants to any guild in the Empire and honors awarded to the best bureaucrats and bureaucracies in operating with fiscal discipline and economic efficiency in any and all governments within the Empire. The Emperor will be the veto-power President of Conference Continuity Project.
Article Three: The Executive and the Monarchy
This is a complicated and vital section of this document and charter. There will be a Jurisdiction called the Direct Imperial Government where the Emperor will function as a Royal and powerful chief executive, The Imperial House where he will operate as a Royal Despot in a Constitutional House, an Imperial Tribe where he will reign and rule in an extremely complex non-state traditional constitutional mixed government, and a Harem within the House where he will be an absolute authority in one sphere. All of this is only part of his possible collection of functions. However his function in this Empire as Emperor will be as described and defined in this Constitution.
Section One: The Emperor and Supreme President
This is the greatest new change. At the time of the Founding all executive and Command power will be in the Emperor who is also head of State. The Emperor will entrust ordinary exercise of this power to the First Executive Vice President after he and the Second and Deputy Executive Vice President are duly elected and have paid him public homage.
Section Two: The Empress and Temporary Supreme President
The Empress will be full Head of State during an Interregnum if she is full Empress. She will be Supreme Deputy Head of State in Absence o r Indisposition of the Emperor. There can be times when she has his full Executive Authority. Normally she will be a mjor executive figure betwwen the Highest minister and the EMperor in the DIG. This is also a transformative position and state.
Section Three: The First Executive Vice President
Subsection One: The Office and Election
The executive Aministration and ordinary exercise of Executive Power shall be vested in a First Executive Vice President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Second Deputy Vice-President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:
Each Jurisdiction shall appoint a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State, Territory or Possession may be entitled in the Congress and these electors shall have been elected at a general and direct election bearing both the name of the First and Second Executive Vice Presidential Candidates and the names of the electors. The Military ditricts shall elect a slate of Free Military Electors in the same manner. The Imperial Tribe’s Bouletherion shall be recognized in the laws it establishes which shall govern how The Imperial Tribe shall also elect two electors in the time of the General election and have two members of the Boulethrion of Bouletherion Vice Presidential rank who are Electors- for-Life whatever privileges the Jurisdictional Electors-for-Life have under the Laws and Constitution shall belong equally to these two Bouletherion Electors for Life who shall also serve as Protocol directors for the Electors for Life. The Jurisdictions however shall in addition name according to Jurisdictional Law an Elector-for-Life who shall vote in each of these First Executive Vice-Presidential elections and in those of the Emperor at the Conclave, these must be named each year unless impeached by the Jurisdiction’s Legislature and convicted by the GRIHHA of High Crimes — they are elected when a vacancy occurs by reason of death or removal. No Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the Federal Government Portion of the United States, shall be appointed an Elector. Electors for Life may hold Jurisdcitional or Imperial Posts if permitted by their Jurisdiction. The electors shall all assemble within two weeks of the General Election and their proceeding shall be fully recorded and then kept secret for fifty years. On the First ballot only the Electors for Life shall be free and the others shall be robot-electors. They robots shall cast their vote by Jurisdictional caucus and the Electors for life will together cerify the their votes. Outside the Conclave, the President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. If there is some candidate with a full majority of more than half of all the votes that candidate will be First Executive Vice President. If not then a second ballot shall be announced and all those robot- electors dedicated to candidates ranked lower than fifth place or having fewer than five percent of the votes shall be free to change their vote. On the Second Ballot, the robots and freed electors shall cast their vote by Jurisdictional caucus and the Electors for life will together cerify the their votes. Outside the Conclave, the President of the Senate shall, in the Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. If there is some candidate with a full majority of more than half of all the votes that candidate will be First Executive Vice President. If there is none then all the robots will be freed to vote as they choose and the entire sitting House of Representatives will be added to the elctoral college and all military and other non-State Jurisdiction seats will be divided among the States with whom they are aforehand associated. Each Super State Caucus shall immediately choose by Ballot a candidate for President and all the votes that caucus are to be certified for that single candidate. Then the wholly free assmbly shall vote and their votes shall be added to those of the caucuses and this process will be repeated with the elimination of the lowest vote-getter on each round until the majority emerges and that majority candidate is First Executive Vice-President. The Congress may determine the Time of choosing the Electors in a General Election, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States and Federal American Empire. No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of First Executive Vice-President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Subsection Two- Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments
Provision One: Military Powers
The First Executive Vice President shall be Ordinary Commander in Chief of the Army, Navy and Air Force of the United States, and Dux Bellorum of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States. The First Executive Vice President shall be the Ordinary Imperial Command Deputy of the Militia of the Several Territories and Possessions. He shall have no authority over the Traditional Honor Guards of the Jurisdictions, nor the Forces of the Direct Imperial Government nor of the Imperial Tribe.
Provision Two: Special Executive Powers
The First Executive Vice President may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
The First Executive Vice President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
Provision Three: Administration Officials
The First Executive Vice President shall have exercise of due Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: where otherwise provided in this Constitituion specific provisions for autonomous adjacencies and limits on the cabinet shall override all mere matters of law and where not so limited the First Executive Vice-President shall have all reasonable powers over his Cabinet as their Chief Executive with Direct Powers in the Cabinet pro forma and pro se and of his residence and office building as lawful Steward in Chief and Temporary Master thereof. However, outside these grants of privilge or specific provisions of the Constitution the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments. The Imperial House in the GRIHHA shall stamp and certify these ordinary exercises of power with the style of “under the reign of” and the name of the Emperor or “under the reign of” and the name of the Empress followed by “during the Interregnum which is the” and the right number ordinal since the founding of the Empire.
Provision Four: Language
As stated above, the Imperial House in the GRIHHA shall stamp and certify these ordinary exercises of power with the style of “under the reign of” and the name of the Emperor or “under the reign of” and the name of the Empress followed by “during the Interregnum which is the” and the right number ordinal since the founding of the Empire. The Emperor steers the ship of State and is sometimes a player capable of winning and losing in the political arena and for all these reasons he is not a figurehead or rubber stamp. “The Administration of First Executive Vice President” and the name of that official “under the reign of” and the name of the Monarch is correct formal designation of the administration. It is not to be referred to as the government nor especially “His Majesty’s Government.” The Administration shall within a year furnish all Executive Vice Presidential Speeches of the First Class, Acts of Congress and Executive Orders in the required official Translations. The required official translations are as follows: in French to the Imperial Tribal Council, to the Louisiana Purchase Compact and to the Imperial House; in Greek to the Imperial Tribal Council, in Spanish to the Spanish Borderlands Compact, in Cherokee and Hawaiian to the Compact of the Territories and in these CoT documents all numbers must be produced in arabic and Mayan numerals. No other official translations may be required although for fees the administration may produce them and shall assist in producing Compact chartered translations wherever it is not an undue inconvenience. Diplomats are to be informed of what is available officialy. Because the official language of the Empire is English care, will be taken not to slavishly imitate British Royal usage where terms are required. In addition the First Executive Vice President shall be an officer, along with the Special Vice Presidents of the Compacts, of the American Imperial Dialect and Language Board. He shall appoint a proxy to serve in his place when he is unavailable.
Subsection Three – State of the Union, Convening Congress, and General Powers
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment he may petition the Emperor with the Advice and Consent of the GRIHAA or DIG at Imperial whim to adjourn them to such Time as the First Executive Vice President shall think proper; Congress may determine the process of such adjournments in Laws except that he shall retain the perogative as stated for no less than one month per two year Congress and this First Executive Vice-President’s Petitioned Adjournments may thereafter be ended by edict at whim of the Emperor. They shall under this Constitution be ended by the start or ending of an Interregnum with the Empress acting with the powers of the Emperor in the Interregnum; these adjournments shall also end with the arrival of a date one month before the scheduled biennial Congressional elections or on the changing of the Calendar to the next year after the adjournment began. The First Executive Vice-President shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States. It shall be understood that where it is specified in this Constitution that the Emperor or Empress holds or retains a specific power such provision overrides this general power entusted to the First Executive Vice-President. In addition although the the United States and Empire cannot be entirely distinguished and are in an ultimate sense much the same society, they have separate government and agencies and The Emperor, Empress, GRIHHA, DIG and Imperial Tribe operate internally without interference from the US bureaucracy and the First Executive Vice-President.
Subsection Four- Disqualification and Limits Term of Office
The First and Second Executive Vice Presidents and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. No person may serve as First Executive Vice President for more than two full four year terms nor more than a total of ten and a half years. At the end of his tenure in office if he has served a total of six and a half or more years he may not seek election to that office again. In that case he shall be given two years to put up the plans for his library and then will become a Censor. Should he have been President less than six and a half years in total then he will be given three years to put up his library and then may renounce his right to seek reelection at the Imperial Palace and be made a Censor, If he does not renounce he will become a Censor when he turns seventy-five years of age, when known to be dying soon, ater having been out of office for twelve years or posthumouslt – whicherver outcome transpires first. Anyone who has become a Censor cannot seek election as First Executive Vice President. A woman may not seek election to the office of First Executive Vice President unless she has served for a month at the Court of the Empress awaiting permission to do so. This shall be possible whether the Empress is a regular or an acting Empress. Such permission shall not constitute an endorsement of woman receiving such permission.
Section Four: The Second and Deputy Executive Vice President
Most of his office is described elsewhere in this Constitution than here.
Subsection One: Interbranch Affairs
President of the Senate and Chief Consul of the Senatorial Police Council as well Chief Deputy of the First Executive Vice President his office shall receive due information on interbranch affairs of all the Federal Government and he shall issue a recorded report on such matters to the first Executive Vice President and also to the Emperor annually.
Subsection Two: Succession
Provision One: The Second or Deputy Executive Vice-President is to be seated as the sole member of the Federal Government’s Union system on the Empire’s Succession Review Board. He or she must report on issues related to successions which affect the Federal Government to the Censors every year. If the First Executive Vice President is a woman then she must have served or serve from election day for one month in the Empress’s Court.
Provision Two: Whenever the Second or Deputy Vice President and two-thirds majority of either the Cabinet officers of the union executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the Clerk of the GRIHAA, Chief Censor, the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives a copy of their written petition to the Court Physician and the Surgeon General theat they jointly cerify that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. Once this is certifeid by the two medical officers of state then the Emperor will decide whether the First Executive Vice-President is out of office or temprorarily disabled. The Acting First Executive Vice-President will have all the powers of the First Executive Vice-President but shall have agreater duty to report to the Emperor and the First Executive Vice-President will be examined frequently for fitness to return to office.
Provision Three: In the event of the death or removal of the First Executive-Vice President the Second or Deputy Executive Vice-President shall be sworn in as First Executive Vice-President, pay fealty to the Emperor and assume the duties of office. At this time the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall be offered the post of Second or Deputy Executive Vice-President for the remainder of the existing term. If the Speaker is a woman who has never served in the Empress’s Court she shall do so for one month and during that time the new First Executive Vice-President shall appoint a United States Senator to serve as Acting First Executive Vice President during that time. Should both the First Executive Vice-President and the Second or Deputy Executive Vice-President die or be removed in the same even or at almost the same time then the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall become First Executive Vice-President and the Emperor shall select a member of the First Executive Vice President’s Cabinet to assume the office of Second Deputy Executive Vice-President from four nominees listed by the GRIHAA sitting without him. Should the Speaker also be killed or removed in the same event, then the Emperor shall appoint both of the Executive Vice-Presidents from three nominees for each post from the GRIHAA. Should the Cabinet be greatly disgraced, killed or unavailable in these circumstances the Emperor shall appoint a Sentaor First Executive Vice-President and a Member of the House of Representatives to the post of Second or Deputy Executive Vice-President.
Subsection Three: Protocol
The Second or Deputy Executive Vice-President shall maintain for the Union a cooperation with the Empire and the Ministry of Protocol most of all. They will seek to make the attendance of this official both very proper and suitable in dignity for attendance on those ceremonial events which the Union Executive should attend but which the Constitution or laws do not require the First Executive Vice-President to attend. Most of all, in this regard attendance upon foregin courts and governments and the United Nations should become an area of such expertise as can be mastered in a such few years as the office is held. The oath of fealty sworn by the Second or Deputy Executive Vice-President will speicfy such duties and cooperation for the UNion Executive with the Empire.
Article Four: Judiciary
Article Four: Judiciary
Section One: The Recognized and Intended Magistracies
Subsection One: The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, subject only to very limited opportunities for review by the Emperor sitting as the Judiciary of Last Resort. The United States Supreme Court is largely defined and authorized in Section Three of this same Article of this Constitution, it is more structured in the constitution and less a creature of Congress than in the Constitution of the Second Union. However, the general work of the judiciary shall be done in the inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges styled Justices of the United States Supreme and the Judges of the inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office except when all Union employees universally receive a diminution of pay of no more the ten percent in a national crisis of the first gravity authorized by Congress signed by the First Executive Vice-President and given a special free assent by the Emperor on recommendation of the GRIHHA.
Subsection Two: Competence and Capacity
Provision One: The United States Judiciary shall presume that there are cases for which the Imperial Judiciary alone is competent and matter of Jurisdictional law and litigation not reviewable in the United States Judiciary. They shall therefore have a set of motions and decress and evidentiary laws and rules for Exclusion for Lack of Jurisdiction, System Recusal for Federal Reasons, Recusal for Imperial Deference and Estoppel of Procedure for Lack of Competence or Impossibility of Venue.
Provision Two: The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;–to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;–to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;–to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party. Much of the power and Capacity of the United States Judiciary is related to diversity which is briefly delineated here but is more defined in Section Two of this Article of this Constitution. In all Cases affecting the Union Executive directly and its Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a Constitutional Jurisdiction shall be Party, the United States Supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. The United States shall be entitled to continue the merger of Law and Equity in most matters and procedures. However, the United States shall maintain a bench with no authority in law proper which shall be a Court of Equity in the Public Interest with a scientific and technical master college to have both intermediate appelate and direct powers over issues of nuissance to public health, ecological crimes, patents, copyrights and Honor Code Litigation matters not reserved exclusively to the Empire. The United States shall also maintain a bench with no authority or remedies in equity proper which shall be a Court of Law in the Government with a procedual and juridical master college to have both intermediate appelate and direct powers over issues of administrative regulation, federal procedure, and the rights of Compacts, Guilds, Tribes, Religious Institutions and those Honor Code and Nobility rights matters not reserved exclusively to the Empire. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
Provision Three: Diversity Jurisdiction in the United States consists of Controversies between two or more Constitutional Juisdictions States and in those cases arising under Constitutional Jurisdiction laws between a Constitutional Jurisdiction and the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction;–between a Constitutional Jurisdiction and Citizens of another Constitutional Jurisdiction;–between Citizens of different Constitutional Jurisdictions;–between Citizens of the same Constitutional Jurisdiction claiming Lands under Grants of different Constitutional Jurisdictions, and between a Constitutional Jurisdiction, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Sovereigns and Polities as well as the Citizens or Subjects thereof except where such claims are specifically reserved in this Constitution for the Emperor or that section of this Constituional Union known as the Empire. The Constitutional Jurisdictions are to be given full justice and due process but in matters of operational rank, protocol and priority all ranks are to be observed in a matter which does not impede the unique equality of parties to a legal dispute. This equality at the Bench and in the Dock must not become a program of Societal Equality.
Provision Four: The Trial of Original Instance of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the Constitutional Jurisdiction where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.
Subsection Three: The Direct Imperial Government Code, Law and the Laws and the Judiciary
Provision One: The Direct Imperial Government would interpret the law of its own code through its judidcary and at the top there will be two streams of finality one ending in ordinary cases with a High Appelate Court of which the Emperor is Extraordinary President ant the other ending with the US Supreme Court in some cases or the GRIHHA in other and only tenuously linked to the Emperor as Judiciary of Last Resort.
Provision Two: There will be Direct The Imperial Government Civil Code which shall govern much of the life and legal operation within Direct Imperial Government Lands. There will be a title within this Civil Code called Variances which will discuss the ways in which the various Districts such as The District of Columbia, Compact Districts of Compact Zones, Royal Fiat Bands and Fiefdoms can modify this Code as well as fill in its gaps and how and to what degree they can interpose their own authority between this Code and their Constituents. This Code will not be binding on any of the Constitutional Jurisdictions nor on the Federal Jurisdictions such as military bases of the United States military. However, where there is ambiguity or silence the courts and other governments will use this Code as an understanding of the law within the Empire on all subjects. There will be no Title in this Code more vital and more honored than Domestic Regimes nor more inviolate from Union interference.
Subsection Four: Jurisdictional Law
State Courts, Territory Courts and Possessions Courts will form each the judiciary of the ordinary laws and statute of their particular Constitutional Jurisdictions. However Federal removal will be continued from the 1789 Constitution as defined earlier in this section. When Federal Courts are interpreting Civilian Codes they must examine the sense of jurisdictional legal expertise and comments of the courts and attorneys general. In Commonlaw jurisdictions they must follow evolving Common law Principles of Res Judicata and Stare Decisis as well as the evolution taking place in the Empire.
Subsection Five: United States Law
The Federal law shall govern less of the society than in the second Union, However, it shall still Govern. The Federal Judiciary shall be its arbiter as well as the trier of diverse cases. The Federal Judiciary will acknowledge that a new form of law is devloping in the Union which has both Civilian and Common Law ancestry.
Subsection Six: Special Cases
Provision One: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. However, the United States shall have basic enforcement power subject to removal to the Empire proper for Imperial ajudication. There can also be treason a gainst the royal sovereign of a jurisdiction which can be prosecuted by the United States. Treason against a royal sovereign of a jurisdiction may not be easier of commission nor harsher of punishment than Treason against the Emperor, Empress or Empire. There shall be low and misdemeanor Treacherous Conduct agaist the Empire which shall consist of knowingly publishing or distributing materials or information intended to lead to the killing of royals or other who serve for life. Publicizing the sexual misconduct or alleged misconduct of the Ladies of the Royal House or any femal consort of the Emperor without the permission of the Emperor or GRIHHA, bringing unauthorized armed aliens into a palace or royal estate and the theft of classified information from a palace or the person of the Emperor or Empress. Penalties for misdemeanor Treacherous Conduct shall not exceed ten years in prison and a fine comparable to other ordinary serious fines in use. High Treason shall consist of attempted or successful knowing killing of the Emperor or Empress unless in a fully authorized and regular duel or Vendetta as regard the Emperor in all due and proper formality; Rape or coercive seduction of the Empress, Imperial Mistress of Ceremonies or the royal and legitimate wife of a Seeded Heir; True Forgery or Falsification of an Imperial Military Order or Edict. High Treason shall be punishable by Death. Gross and High Treason shall consist of successful murderous brigandage against multiple members of the Inner imperial House in their Palace or Private Domains — this shall be punishable by cruel and unusual execution of a capital sentence. No Person shall be convicted of Treason before first having a hearing before a panel for matters of venue, jurisdiction and competence and the certiciation of possession evidence before counsel representing not only the accused but such friends of the court as seek to preserve civil liberty as shall be admitted in small and reasonable numbers. Once this case is certied all documentary and circumstantial evidence must be preserved for fifty years and each instance decided as releaseable to the public or not with a memorandum of decision in each case. Should this evidence be found insufficient to proceed at any point the accused must be released unless convicted on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt guilty Act, or on Confession in open Court. No Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except on the Honor Code rating and it may not exceed the twice the highest deduction of Honor Rating points allowed for non-treasonous acts and such penalties as relate to the household of the Attained Traitor during the Life of the Person attainted
Provision Two: All the judiciary in the Union andt he Empire shall take cognizance beyond the DIG Code of the intrinsic importance of Aboriginal American Tribal Customs, Droit des Acadiens, Catholic Canon Law, the Ius Gentium of the Imperial House Protocols and Royal Customs at first colonizations. How this cognizance is taken shall vary according to the system of law and the case being tried.
Section Two: Diversity
Subsection One: Limited Power of Initiative
Provision One: Not only in matters of diversity but in all matters the Judiciary shall have the presumed and general posture of being a referee and official of rules, a recorder of conflicts and transactions and an arbiter of dispute as well as an imposer of sentences and decree derived from certified verdicts. However, in this system there are times when the courts can take cognizance of the issues offending diversity which arise from any nuclues of operative fact or set of events being ajudicated by any party.
Provsion Two: These are the enumerated areas where the Judiciary shall have minor active police power to see that such violations of the constitution are impeded, foresworn are punished in ways that accord with the law:
1.No Constitutional Jurisdiction shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold, platinum, silver and copper Coin issued jointly with the federal Government or the Federal Coin and Currency a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility without approval of the Emperor and Empire within the limits and provisions allowed by this Constitution.
2. No Constitutional Jurisdiction shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exportswhich arrive in any way to a complete total of Jurisdiction imposed fees in excess of one mil of the value of a federally classified Gross Commodity, one half of one percent of the value of a federally classified Improved Good or two percent of the value of a federally classified luxury good. In services and intangible goods a Constitutional Jurisdiction may not lay any Imposts or Duties except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it’s inspection Laws. The imposts and duties charged for commerce within the Federal American EMpire of the United States must never be more than half that charged for imports from outside the Union and Empire. The net Produce of all Duties and Imposts after due administration of its inspecting and collecting authority shall be paid and a surcharge of three percent shall also be paid by those Jurisidictions whose authorities are rated as more expensive than average — these net produced fees shall paid by any Constitutional Jurisdiction into an annual Fund from Imports or Exports and disbursed as follows: One tenth shall be for the Use of the General Treasury of the United States, one Tenth shall go to the Imperial Transit Authority, one tenth to the Imperial Wellness authority, one tenth shall be divided equally among the Major Compacts and the Minor Compact to which the Constitutional Jurisdiction belongs, one tenth shall support the special fund of the Constitutional Jurisdiction’s Honor Guard’s police functions related to ports and points of entry the remainder shall go into the general treasury of the Constitutional Jurisdiction. No Constitutional Jurisdiction may refuse to collect the United States and Imperial duties and Impost created by their due authorities and all Laws regarding such collections of Federal and Imperial fees by Constitutional Jurisdictions shall be subject to the Revision and Control of the Congress.
3. No Constitutional Jurisdiction shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops outside the Constitutionaly Required Traditional Honor Guard as fully it won in the Empire, raise a militia except as a light armed Home Guard and net work of chartered guards coordinated by the Regular Militia which must participate in the National Guard Program of which the First Executive Vice-President is the Dux Bellorum in times of foreign war and grave Union crisis. The Home Guard section of the militia may keep none of the following weapons in time of peace:
a. Ships of War larger or better than needed to convey a half-platoon squad through light rifle fire on the Jurisdictions own rivers and to and between its own islands ,
b. Rockets or ballistic missiles with warheads of more than one ton of TNT in explosive force or throwpower nor propulsion range over thirty miles.
c. Tanks that combine heavy armor, good motorized speed and automatic or artillery weapons.
d. Canon or any ordinary artillery with a range of more than twelve miles or a shells with more than a ton of explosive force.
e. Planes which combine more than one of these qualities:
i. speed rated as high compared to general aviation, ii. in-flight active weapons, iii. military grade bombing capacities iv. stealth v. heavy armor.
4. The Constitutional Jurisdictions may not enter into any Agreement or Compact with any other Constitutional Jurisdcitions except for those Major Compacts and Minor Compacts specifialy authorized in this Constitution. Constitutional Jurisdictions must send copies of all correspondence with a foreign Power to the Emperor along with a filing fee equal to twice the postage of a first class letter or the cost of the actual item of correspondence as it was posted to or from the foreign power. The Jurisdictions shall not drill their Home Guard or Traditional Honor Guard or networked Chartered Guards with foreign forces, agree to treaties that suggest sovereign and direct relations between the two powers on any matter other than minimal exchanges of ceremonial honors and courtesies related ot official hospitiality. The Constitutional Jurisdictions shall not engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay and then all due verification of operations and efforts at communication must be undertaken.
5. The Empire proper shall not create systemic and sustained interference with a proper exercise of constitutional authority of the Union in the Constitutional Jurisdictions.
6.The Union proper shall not create systemic and sustained interference with a proper exercise of constitutional authority of the Empire in the Constitutional Jurisdictions.
7. Neither the Union nor the Empire shall interfere with the right of Constituitonal Jurisdictions to regulate Domestic regimes, matters related to sex, matters related real property, matter related to insurance, matters related to race and ethnicity and matters related to architecture except where specifically delineated that such right are ceded to the Empire are Union in narrowly defined ways in this Constitution.
8. The Unique privileges of the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction within its own borders must be preserved as well as the unique powers of the Emperor, Empress and Imperial House therein.
Subsection Two: Legal Structure and Theory
There shall be a legal theory which is stated here and is part of the constitutional law of the Empire. That except for the list of rights, agencies and perogatives granted to the Emperor and royalist regime there should be areas where Jurisditional law must control by fleld and type as well as by origins and application of the Law. The States and the Direct Imperial Jurisdiction are to be the most privileged Constitutional Jurisdictions in this regard. The Jurisdictions shall always be presumed to have a right to have their law control and when excepted to have it control except for the exception in the following areas: Domestic Regimes, electoral regimes, racial identification, real property law, mineral law, insurance and occupational licenses. The Federal courts may however try cases under jurisdictional law when a party is diverse tot the normal venue or other parties and appeals for removal when it is a civil case of value greater than the average of three days wages in dispute in a reasonable comparison wage.
SubsectionThree: Direct Imperial Government and the Compact Zones
The Compact Zones shall all servethe Constitutional Jurisdictions as outlets and venues of Direct Imperial Government Judiciary venues and in general it is through attachment to them that parties may contract in and for civil use of the Empire’s DIG system rather than the US system. The other zones may grant such privileges or have them granted on a case by case basis. However, due to their small size, complex duties and the unique qualities of the Empire the Empire assures its own jurisdiction only to true citizens of the DIG Jurisdiction, those associated closelely with Empire institutions and to those who are citizens of a Constitutional Jurisdiction belonging to a Compact who seek are have placed upon them the demands of DIG Laws and and legal jurisdiction while in or involved directly and deeply with that Compact Zone.
Subsection Three: The US Supreme Court will always appoint a DIG Master of Procedure when hearing a diversity case tried by the DIG courts or involving the DIG or one of its entities as a party. The US Supreme Court is competent to hear almost any case which is not specifically withheld from its competence in this Constitution but there are many cases it ought not to hear.
Section Three: The Chief Justice and The United States Supreme Court
Subsection One: Eleven Justices
The First Executive Vice President shall appoint seven Justices with the Advice and Consent of the US Senate for a term of life. The Justices may retire in good health without prejudice to their honor rating at the age of seventy-eight or older and also in sickness. The Empress, Imperial Tribal Council and Direct Imperial Government Legislature shall appoint one justice each with the advice and consent of the same Senate and under the same terms. The Emperor will appoint the Chief Justice with the advice and consent of the GRIHHA under the same terms. The seven Justices appointed by the First Executive Vice President shall be constrained to fit within a complex of assurances: at least four must be citizens of one of the States, at least one must be a citizen of one the Territories, at least one must be a citizen of one of the Possessions, at least three must be men, at least one must be a woman, at least one must be a Roman Catholic, at least one must be part of the Anglican Communion in the United States, at least one must be a person of known Hebrew descent who has had familial ties and some basic intellectual knowledge of Judaism in the Christian era and have attended a Jewish synagogue or Temple at least once — but this Justice need not be an adherent of the Jewish Faith. At the time of the founding, there will be an assessment done of how this regime can begin by reappointing as many sitting Justices as possible. But all will have to go through a set of fromalities.
Subsection Two: Certiorari and Jurisdiction
The Congress shall maintain from the 1789 constitution and establish in the future such coiurts and justice systems as are necessary to the operation and just governance of the Federal government. The Chief Justice may formally recommend against the creation of any entirely new Judicial office or court and theEmperor shall then consider vetoing it for one year and the remainder of the next session of Congress after which it may be reconsidered. The Emperor may certify three cases each year to the US Supreme Court. Otherwise the Court shall publish a Procedure of Certiorari with the Advice and COnsent of the Grand Senatorial Council which shall bind on it granting of certiorari. The Federal Judiciary ahall have subject matter Jurisdiction over cases arising under US and general Imperial Law except where the Grand Senatorial Council shall declare that a Jurisdictional law is overwhelmingly important in the operating facts of the case. In such cases the Jurisdictional courts shall rule. The US Supreme Court shall have mandatory certiorari for all cases involving death penalties for Imperial Censors, members of the Imperial House, and Foreign Royalty taken as Prisoners of War. It shall also have mandatory jurisdiction over judgements of default against any Sovereign in the Empire. It shall also have mandatory Certiroari over cases against the Imperial Tribal Council criminal or civil.
The Chief Justice and any other two justices or any five justices of the US Supreme Court without the Chief Justice or a three fourths majority of the Grand Senatorial Council may petition the Emperor to hear a case as the Judiciary of Last Resort after the Supreme Court has issued a decision. The Empress, Imperial Tribal Council or Imperial Heir may so petition on their own right. Any Foreign Royal condemend to death may so petition by his or her own right. The Enperor shall decide at his own whim whether or not to hear such cases.
Subsection Three: Judicial Review
The US Supreme Court shall be authorized to review the constitunality of US statutes, the soundness of Jurisdictional holdings on US Law and the propriety of decsions among the lower Federal Courts.
Subsection Four: The Chief Justice
The Chief Justice shall carry forward all the roles of his postion under the 1789 Constitution and take on a dew additional roles in the Third Union. He shall be appointed by the Emperor for life with the Advice and Consent of the Grand Royal Imperial House and Household Assembly. The Chief Justice shall Preside over the Imperial Law Institute’s Honors Convocation, the Committee to Draft the Procedure of Certiorari, the Smithsonian Institute and a small Force called the Union Bailiffs. He shall preside of the Supreme Court Trust which will receive one percent of all awarded Court costs, fines and fees collected by the Federal Judiciary. These funds shall be held in Trust with the Chief Justice and a committee administering the funds derived from earnings and interest. From this he shall sponsor awards, lectures and medals in the legal field. He shall always be a man and if he is married his wife shall sit on the Administrative Council of the Empress’s Bureau of Women’s Affairs. At the time this is adopted the current Chief Justice will be given Preference as the First Chief Justice of the Third Union but even if continued will go through a formal process.
Subsection Five: Solicitors and Attorneys General
The Solicitor General appointed by the First Executive Vice President, the Imperial Solicitor General and the Attorneys General of the States shall all be members of the Imperial Law Institute Honors Convocation and have amicus standing in all cases before the US Supreme Court.
Section Four: The Emperor, High Magistrate and Judiciary of Last Resort
Subsection One: The Emperor is High Magistrate of the Imperial House and in Household matters is beyond review. He holds judical office in the Imperial Tribe and is the ajudicator of Fact and Law in Last resort in the Union and Inperial systems.
Subsection Two: Congressional Competence
Provision One:The separation of powers is more complicated and less complete under this Constitution than in the Constitution of the Second Union. It is especially true that while the Emperor is subject to numerous limits under the Constitution his authority and role appears in all branches of government. He has direct jurisdiction as the COurt of first instance and the only court for disputes arising in Congress which are truly Congressional. He may choose to hear or not hear such cases at his whim. The US Federal Judiciary shall have not authority over the following matters they can only be appealed to the Emperor when two-thirds of the members of Grand Senatorial Council who are not in the Senate Proper shall certify a petition made by all leaders of minority parties or a leader of a minority party which in itself has more than two thirds of all seats not held by the largest party which is the majority party or leader of a majority coallition.
Provision Two: Enumeration of Causes Appealable only to the Emperor:
Only the Emperor may hear appeals for redress arising from the following rules or related causes of dispute:
1. Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House may provide.
2. Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.
3. Each Chamber shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, these shall be titled the House Journal and the Senate Journal and shall be available only in a reading room in the Library of Congress building for five years and shall be as complete as possible and anotated by the Historian of each Chamber on Publication. These sources cooperate with the institution known as the Congressional Record and shall publish the same in all the ordinary media available for text and throughlinks to any recordings of events in a manner using the Congress’s access to its media such as requires little additional pay and shall also publish it in in print on subscription. The Congressional record shall consist of two parts The Record Proper and the Supplement. The Record Proper will be nothing other than the exact language of any bill or ammendment submitted for a vote at any given time a verbatim record in text of all words spoken audibly in a recognized proceeding on the Floor or from the Dais of either Chamber or Joint Session, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either Chamber on any question shall, Unless replaced by a Memorandum of Withholding passed by a vote of four-fifths of either Chamber, be entered on the Journal and thus the Record. The Supplement shall consist of the Supplement Proper and the Addendum. The Supplement Proper shall consist of applying by analogy to the body involved the same rules those in the Record Proper to the proceedings of Committees of either Chamber, the Conference Committees, the Grand Senatorial Council and Full Society Budget Conference. The Addendum shall be carefully cross-referenced and time-signed publication of materials and speeches in support of the material in the Propers and the proceedings they record. The use of calling things read into the record which are not actually spoken nor true bills and ammendments nor mere procedures sahll be an Honore Code offense and a misdemeanor against the Empire for all involved. Single Party Caucus proceedings anounced and memorandized as such into the Addendum alone are presumed to be official proceedings of recognized groups not subject to Record or Journal. However, any party that has a two-thirds majority of each chamber for twelve years together, or of a single chamber for eight years or a simple majority of one or both chambers for twenty-five years shall lose it’s privileges of secrecy at least in large part or completely if decreed so by the Emperor.
4. Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
Section Five: Jurisprudence
Subsection One: Codes, Statutes and Competences
The Imperial Law Institute shall report on all Codes, Statutes and Competences and the Emperor or his Solicitor may comment on such matters in the official published version.
Subsection Two: The Common Law and Stare Decisis
The Imperial Law Institute shall report on all Common Law, Lines of Precedent and Development of Stare Decisis and the Emperor or his Solicitor may comment on such matters in the official published version.
Subsection Three: The Imperial Pandects
The Imperial Law Institute will publish an Official sholarly commentary on the first two bodies of law mentioned in this section and on the state of the Judiciary every five years.
Article Five: Compacts of Jurisdictions
Section One. The Compact Zones and Basic Structure of Compacts
Each constitutional Jurisdiction shall yield a small zone of land to the direct governance of every compact it belongs to — no Compact Zone will be larger than four square miles and shall vary by the size of the Constitutional Jurisdiction. There shall be major Compacts and minor compacts. Generally, the Major Compacts will receive larger zones.
Section Two: The Major Compacts
Subsection One: The Names and Designations of the Compacts
1.The Thirteen Colonies Compact
2.The Original Constitution Compact
3.The Compact of the Louisiana Purchase
4.The Compact of the Hartford Convention
5.The Compact of the Spanish Borderlands
6.The Compact of the Confederate States of America
7.The Compact of the Union States of the Civil War
8. The Compact of All Jurisdictions West of the Mississippi
9.The Compact of All Jurisdictions East of the Mississippi
10.The Compact of All States
11.The Compact of All Territories
12.The Compact of All Possessions
Subsection Two: Funding, Treasury and Center of the Major Compacts
Each Major Compact will receive a rebate of half of one percent of all federal taxes collected in every member jurisdiction as well as a half of one percent of all revenues raised by each jurisdiction as well as other set-side funds delineated in this Constitution. The Major Compacts shall also elect an elector for life in the Imperial Conclave and who will vote in the Succession Conclave of every Peer-Elector who has a Succession Conclave and can be said to hold a title strongly connected to the Peoples, Lands or Jurisdictions of the Major Compact which elects said Elector-for-Life. This Elector will also be seated in the Compact Council. The Compact Councils shall reserve most of the seats in their lower chamber for those elected from the Compact’s Roll of Kindreds. Every citizen-subject of the Federal American Empire of the United States will be required to belong to a family association, each Constitutional Jurisdiction, the Imperial Tribe and the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction will operate at least one and no more than three fictional family associatons for those who are citizens have not established any regular legal family ties in the Empire for any reason whatever. Each family association must belong to at least two Rolls of Kindreds and should contribute one percent of all its revenues to each Roll of Kindreds it belongs to up to four percent. After that if it elects to belong to more it shall simply divide four percent of its revenues equally among all Rolls. The Upper Chamber will be a Council of Nobles. The Compacts will have the right to petition both the US Congress and their member legislatures. They shall each maintain a cavalry Honor Guard.
Subsection Three: Make-up and Functional Nature of Compact Governments
Provision One: Major Compacts and Minor Compacts with their governments will hold their functions and have their official buildings inthe Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction in new zones called Compact Zones and they will be the local governements for these small zones under their banners spread across the member Jurisdictions across the map as well. The Major Compacts should be governed by the Compact Council, an Executive and Judical Board.
Provision Two: The Judicial Boards will have between five and seven Judges in equally voting seats. One or two shall be retired Jurisdictional judges from member Jurisdictions or in the early years from retired Judges of any type who are citizens of member Jurisdictions and these Judges shall be elected by the Council of Nobles, the Elector for Life of the Compact will be another member of the Judicial Board, the others will be elected for life by the Compact Council as a whole. The Judicial Boards will have direct municipal competence, jurisdiction and proper venue authority in the Compact Zone. It will act as a Court of Appeal in the Imperial Judiciary when the case relates to matters closely to the nature of the Major Compact. These Judicial Boards shall be under the Direct Imperial Government Supreme Court.
Provision Three: Composition of the Compact Legislature
i. The Compact Council may also be known as the Compact Legislature which will usually mean the same thing but not always exactly the same thing as laws may dictate. Compact Legislatures would be formed by a Council of Nobles in the Upper Chamber and a Compact Assembly in the Lower Chamber.
ii. Half the seats of the Lower Chamber will be filled from the Roll of Kindreds for the Compact but the means of filling those seats shall be diverse including both wide and limited elections, random selection among all Family Associations, ex-officio seats in the Roll’s Administration, rotation among family associations and seats auctioned off to qualified family associations. One quarter of the seats in will be filled by organizations freely electing or appointing members granted these seats by the Emperor from a list of potential organizations prepared by Empress’s Minister of Protocol. The other quarter of the seats in the lower chamber will be appointed by the legislatures of all member Constitutional Jurisdictions in the Compact subject to a structure specified in this Constitution.
iii. The Upper Chamber should be a Council of Nobles divided more or less into three blocks composing 25% of the seats each and two blocks composing 12.5% of the seats each. The three larger blocks would be the (a) Ordinary Nobility, the (b) Nobility of the Sword and the (c) Nobility of the Robe. The two smaller blocks would be the (d) Nobility of the Chamber and the (e) Nobility of the Games. All seats would vote equally and each Major Compact would in its charter state with clarity the manner in which each block seats it members but all those entitled to sit in a block are to be subject to a process of changing ratios — in other words the number of Nobles of a type may change but the number of seats will be constant. No more seats will be added unless added to all blocks according to their proportion and approved by the entire legislature.
(a)The Ordinary Nobility will seat at least a Quarter of the Seats in each Compact first to Chiefs of the Name throughout the Empire who happen to belong to that Compact (and who may not be seated in more than two Compact Councils) and those Sub-Chiefs of the Name for a Major Compact who are members of the Ordinary Nobility in their own right otherwise, all such Chiefs and Sub-Chiefs must be certified by the proper Roll of Kindreds. At least a tenth of all the seats must be reserved to other familial leaders of families certified as Leading Families of the Compact by the Empress’s Ministry of Protocol. The next set of seats shall belong to the Imperial and Royal House in the following way. First, every one who is a ranking member of the Imperial House who is clearly a member of the Compact and clearly a Noble will be granted a seat in the Council of Nobles in the way rendered most proper by preferences, rules and vacancies created by the Compact up to fifty percent of the seats if necessary. Those of the Imperial House who are High Nobles and not seated in the Council of Nobles shall not be properly seated in the Assembly but shall have the privilege of seating a personal representative for a two-year term when a seat becomes available and this person shall serve through even if they lose their position in the House. Next all those of high rank in the Imperial House who are not members of the Ordinary Nobility themselves because they do not rank above the lowest rank of Baron in the protocol ranks properly or the equivalent in extraordinary nobility may be seated in the Assembly if the true Ordinary Nobles of theHouse who are in the Compact do not fill all available seats in the Council of Nobles . Those of the highest eligible rank may choose to appoint a delegate as above or serve themselves but they delegate must also be part of the Ordinary Nobility and the Compact in their own right. Then whatever seats are left in the seats reserved to the Imperial House shall be filled by the Grand Royal and Imperial House and Household Assembly or waived by them. The remaining Seats will be filled first by the five highest ranking members of the Ordinary Nobility of the in the Compact not already seated by existing rules will be seated. Once all the above are complied with then a system will be devised to rotate all remaining members of the Ordinary Nobility in the Compact through a third of the seats remaining after the Imperial House seats in terms of not more than three years each. The next third of these seats left after the House shall go to Nobles elected by the Chivalry and Titled Gentry of the Compact. Then the legislatures of the member jurisdictions may fill any available seats from ordinary nobility who are members of the Compacts for terms of eight years with terms rotated among the legislature. Should vacancies arise in midterm or the vacancies linger the Special Vice President shall fill them.
(b) The Nobility of the Sword will be all general officers and retired general officers in the militaries of the member Constitutional Jurisdictions in the Compact and all those of the Rank of Colonel or higher in the US military, those of the rank of General in any Jurisdictional forces and citizens of member Jurisdictions who hold the rank of Major or above in the Imperial Forces and seated as defined by the Compact Charter under the Direct Imperial Government Code.
(c) Nobility of the Robe will be made up of high-ranking academics, clerics and judiciary officials as described in the Charter of each Compact and seated as it decides under the Direct Imperial Government Code.
(d)The Nobility of the Chamber will be made up of the Governors or other chief political executives and their immediate inferiors as well as leader of the legislative chambers of all Jurisdictions and any and all US Senators, Tribunes and Censors from member Jurisdictions of the Compact.
(e)The Nobility of the Games will be made up of those on a roll designed by the Compact Council with approval of the GRIHHA but which must include a Roll of all Olympic Medalists from the Compact as an organization entitled to elect at least three seats from its own members. The rest of this Nobility of the Games will be made of others who have been elected or selected from among lists of other types of competitive champions. Despite the name this would not only includes athletics and Games but other competitions as well.
Provision Four: The Executive of the Major Compacts will be led by the Special Vice Presidents appointed by the Emperor, assisted by the Mayor of Each Compact Zone, the Commander of the Honor Guard, the Chief Genealogist and the Chief Historian as well as such officials as they may appoint.
Provision Five: Compensation of the Executive and Judicial Board shall be determined by the Compact Legislature. The Compact legislature shall receive an amount equal to one third of what it payes in the total salaries of the Judicial Board and the top ten or fewer officials in the legislature for food transport and in-building benefits available for all members of the Compact Legislature. The members of the Compact Legislature shall not be prohibitted from any kind of business or paid occupation by virtue of their being in the Compact Legislature. They shall not receive a regular salary for their work and their payment shall be limited to a per diem equal to that of the Censors at the time of the Founding or at the current time of their service — which ever is the greater sum. The Compact Legislature shall not meet on Sunday or Imperial Holidays except for required ceremonies, shall meet no more than than fifteen days in any calendar month, shall not meet in more than four months in every year and shall only consider fiscal, ceremonial and martial matters in the first half of every even year and only consider historical, procedural and educational matters in the second half of every odd year. The elections, procedure, committee assignments and all other matters of that type shall be conducted according to relevant language of the Title “Procedures” and the Section “Legisative, Conciliar and Parliamentary Procedure”. The only variances in such procedure shall be those first enacted as regular bills by the Compact Legislature, second sponsored by at least one fifth of all adults or Royal or Royal-Imperial Rank who are residents of the Compacts Zones or Citizens of its member Constitutional Jurisdictions and then ratified by the Direct Imperial Government or receiving one votes of one third or more of each chamber in the Direct Imperial Government and then ratified by the Grand Royal and Imperial House.
Section Three: The Minor Compacts
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 execption 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 zones 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.