Kingdom of the State of Louisiana
Royal and Imperial Act
This Constitution was based upon a model constitution written in consultative solitude by the Lycurgus Frank Wynerth Summers III who authored the related Model Constitution of the United States on which the Constitution of the Third Union and the founding Constitution of the Federal American Empire of the United States is based. He did this being an open claimant to Acadian royal lineage and connections but without further disclosure of titles and offices. This proposal of the Lycurgus being debated, amended and ratified properly in the State Constitutional Convention of Louisiana was submitted to his Imperial Majesty, Roi de La Louisiane, Basileus Arkadios and Founder in Chief of the Federal American Empire of the United States namely _______________________ on the _________ day of the _________ Month of the _____________ Year of Our Lord Jesus of Nazareth, Son of David and Christ of the Christian Era. This is now the Supreme and lawful Constitutional Charter of the State of Louisiana.
Nature and Meaning of the Constitution
This Document, styled the Royal Constitution of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana shall be understood to be both authoritative and descriptive. There is, in the drafting, interpreting and governance within constitutional charters, a particular kind of genius. This is a genius which has no simple and uncomplicated definition yet it is essential to the properties and character of the polity for which this Constitution shall serve as Supreme law.
This Document is Authoritative Statement of the Law of Louisiana as a State and Constitutional Jurisdiction in the Federal American Empire of the United States. It governs supreme and is in a real sense the absolute and complete Constitution as regards that interpretation of and actuality of Louisiana and its constituent peoples, regimes and institutions. However, this Constitution also acknowledges special relationships with the Ethnos Arkadios and Bouletherion which transcend this Charter and are somehow constitutional as well as those discussed in the Charter itself. In a similar regard this Constitution acknowledges many binding ties to the Major and Minor Compacts of Louisiana and to the constituent peoples, polities and institutions thereof and deep ties to treaty partners of the Empire in full expression within these two Compacts. In this complex web of ties also there are constitutional elements which transcend this charter. All of this must however be subject to expression and interpretation which most favors the smooth operation of the Federal American Empire of the United States and The Kingdom of the State of Louisiana. In addition, the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana is even smaller than the State of Louisiana formed from the Territory of Orleans and the Republic of West Florida in the Second Union. This may seem both disappointing and unfair to old scions of Louisiana who hold in the revivals and new Institutions of this regime a memory of a time when Louisiana was much larger upon the earth. In aspiring to greatness and remembering such sentiments are worthy. However, in those days Louisiana was neither a State nor a Kingdom and today it’s banner is again raised beside the State in the Principality of the Territory of the Creoles of Color in Louisiana, in the Dukedom of the Possession of the Negro and African-American Peoples of Louisiana. The name is also honored in the two Compacts previously mentioned.
This Constitution would not have been entirely unavoidable to launch the Third Union so long as the Louisiana Major and Minor Compacts had recognized the Basileus Arkadios as Roi de la Louisiane . However, having adopted this Constitution which builds on the more than two centuries of republican rule in Louisiana and honors that heritage. Nonetheless, this is also a radical transformation of the Constitution and the creation of truly and fundamentally royal and royalist regime is founded which exhibits fully established royalist democratic, aristocratic and monarchical elements. This not entirely a Constitution which can be imitated in any other Constitutional Jurisdiction of the Union because not only of what is unique in the nature and history of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana but because of its unique relation to the Imperial Sovereigns and the unique roles and privileges that Flow to it thereby.
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 Kingdom of the State of Louisiana is the person who most embodies the Sovreignty. That is the in ordinary times the Roi de la Louisiane/ King of Louisiana and in interregni it is the Regne de LaLouisiane / Queen of Louisiana . 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 prior to this Constitution both Louisiana and America has become known for Democracy. Most Americans everywhere and many Louisianans have grown up only praising Democracy. However, Federal government in the United States of America under the Constitution of 1789 was designed to be a constitutional union in the republican form with 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. The Louisiana State Constitution was tied into that original American Model in its origin. It is this Mixed Government Tradition in Royal Form which is asserted in the Founding of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana.
Section Two: Balanced Style
This government blends elements of the royalist and the republican style of government and exists in the context and political life of a Union, Compacts and fellow Louisiana Constitutional Jurisdictions which are likewise arranged. The Lycurgus of this constitution asserts that the American Union’s Founding Fathers expected America to follow the path from royalist agrarianism to republicanism and into Empire and calls this expected development “the Path of Rome ”. The Third Union’s Constitution is therefore a sister document to this one. Both are created in a royalist revolution that leaves the vast preponderance of resources and administrative points of control at the Federal level in a modestly altered set of institutions that have evolved within a republican structure, furthermore in most of the constitutional jurisdictions at the start of this Third Union an almost purely republican system retains power at the jurisdictional level. However radical a royal and royalist constitution this may be it is deeply affected by the huge republican continuities in the Union and its partners in this Federal American Empire of the United States by and Large. 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 lens of Greek Classical political science and the Roman republics emergence from the Kingdom of the City of Rome. In the perceived and expected tradition which was embraced for America’s future and Louisiana’s future we now would and hereby do move like Rome from Republic to Empire as a Union and the State of Louisiana from a republic to a Kingdom.
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: The Reserve Power Jurisdiction in Federalism
Subsection One: Theory of Governance for Louisiana in the Third Union
Provision One: Louisiana continues to be a Federal Partner in a Union as it has for more than two hundred years. 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. Louisiana has a unique role in the current Federal American Empire of the United States which it did not have in the Second Union. Here the Roi and Reine de La Louisiane are also Emperor and Empress.
Provision Two: While the same Executive Monarchy may hold both powers and so it would seem the Many and the Few in Louisiana have less at stake than where the distinction creates separate parties it is still true the Louisiana ought to lead in preserving the prerogatives of States and other Constitutional Jurisdictions vis-à-vis the Union and Empire. This outward looking to the Union continues an old Louisiana tradition which cannot ignore the large political realities. 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, the Emperor or the Empress during an interregnum embodies the full pro forma Sovereignty as regards all that is alien but internally embodies only the role of 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 Jurisdictions 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. The 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 State and Kingdom or Etat and Royaume are used in a pairing in this Constitution, the State/Etat represents all powers related to that Executive administration which Roi or the Reine during an interregnum entrust to the Governor and the Kingdom/Royaume refers to the bracketing power and reserves within the society where the Executive Administration is essentially reserved by and to the King/Roi or the Queen/Reine 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 selection of Reines who are also Empresses of our Constitutional Union and Empire and that in electing this Heir to be Roi, King and Emperor they are also electing the necessary Queens, Reines, 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 unable to give his future Basilissae, Reines Queens and Empresses their rights. In addition they are acting with other Constitutional Jurisdictions but also in a leadership position which elects the Heads of State for other Louisiana Constitutional Jurisdictions. This State and Kingdom remain in unity committed to this complex of regimes as well. The Principality of the Territory of the Creoles of Color of Louisiana shall have a Duc et Chef of its own people who is the perpetual Special and First Regent of the Principality. However, the Head of State shall be the Prince et Herediteur Interieur who shall be selected by the Roi de l’Etat for the life or his own reign whichever shall be shorter. This shall be limited to the Petit Conclave procedures decreed in the proper constitutions. Duchy of the Possession of Negro and African-American Peoples of Louisiana will have a Viscount of their own people who will be hereditary president of Noble Regency Council. However, the Head of State will be a Creole of Color Mistress or Son and Noble Heir thereof who is of the Upper Nobility and is selected by the Roi de L’Etat for periods of ten years or until the end of his own reign whichever is first to expire.
Subsection Two: Primacy
The State/Etat and Kingdom/Royaume are founded with two sets of Primacies very much in mind. The Limited and Special Primacy of Louisiana in the Union of States which is little guaranteed in the Federal Constitution but is implicit in certain arrangements of the Jurisdictions with each other and the new Jurisdictions. The Second Set of Primacies are those associated with the Royal House and Tribe and Persons. This awareness of Primacies must inform the law and administration of governance here always.
Subsection Three: The Minor Compact of Louisiana
Provision One: The High Council of Minor Compact of Louisiana shall sit in a Royal Palace in the Minor Compact Zone of the State of Louisiana and administer affairs also in the Minor Compact Zones of The Principality of the Territory of the Creoles of Color of Louisiana and The Duchy of the Possession of the Negro and African-American People of Louisiana as well as in the Louisiana Minor Compact Zones of the Mestizo Territory of the Western Spanish Borderlands, The Mestizo Territory of the Eastern Spanish Borderlands, The Federated Territory of Southwestern Aboriginal American Peoples and the Federated Territory of Southeastern Aboriginal American Peoples.
Provision Two: The High Council shall have an Upper Chamber with fifteen seats assigned to the Royal House, five to Peer-Electors as such in the Minor Compact and other seated hereditary titles as follows: ten for the State, five for the Principality Territory and two for the other Territories and the Possession. The Senate of each Constitutional Jurisdiction shall then add twice that number of members of the five-fold nobility that it shall select to serve for life. The Lower Chamber shall consist of ten seats elected by the Home Guard Assembly of Certified Captains of each of the seven Jurisdictions as well as seats filled by the Legislature of each equal to five times its representation in the Upper Chamber and an additional seating of the members of the royal harem of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana who are not ordinary nobility. All bills shall be passed by a simple majority of both chambers and their procedure covered by the Direct Imperial Government Civil Code.
Provision Three: The Honors Squad shall consist only of decorated or superior veterans of the forces of the member Jurisdictions and shall include at least one member of each. The Executive shall be a member of the Ordinary Nobility and the Nobility of the Sword Prior to being appointed by the Roi from al list of four qualified candidates submitted by the High Council and shall serve for ten years renewable.
Subsection Four: Royal Louisiana Military Institute and Louisiana’s Traditional Honor Guards
Provision One: There shall be established a Louisiana Military Institute which shall be a center capable of conferring a four-year degree in any of as few as five or as many as ten double majors joined to a major in Military Studies. It shall subsist in four campuses:
One jointly administered with Louisiana State University as the Cadets College at the Gardere Campus or its successor in Baton Rouge.
One jointly administered with La Universite des Acadiens as the Acadian Warriors College at the University’s main mampus in Lafayette.
The other two will be the Main Campus somewhere in central Louisiana and the New Orleans Center for Traditional Honor Guards. Every Commander of a Traditional Honor Guard will be on the faculty of the Royal Louisiana Military Institute. Jointly they shall conform to the description of a single or fewer Honor Guards in whatever ways may be required by the Constitution and Laws of the Union. However under State Law they shall operate as independently as possible under the rubric of the Military Institute and the military structure of the state. The Traditional Honor Guards shall be:
First, the Acadian Guard will be charged with liaising with the Court of the Basileus Kai Basilissa and the Ethnos Arkadios.
Second, the Spanish Guard will be charged with liaising with the Major Compact of the Spanish Borderlands.
Third, the Le Garde Francaise will be charged with liaising with the Major Compact of the Louisiana Purchase.
Fourth, the Confederate Guard will be charged with liaising with the Major Compact of the Confederate States of America.
Fifth, the Kentucks Guard will be charged with liaising with the Major Compact of the Jurisdictions East of the Mississippi.
Sixth, the Western Guard will be charged with liaising with the Major Compact of the Jurisdictions West of the Mississippi.
Seventh, Citizen-Subjects Guard will be charged with Liaising with the Major Compact of the all the States.
Provision Two: The Traditional Honor Guards must pay their fulltime personnel no less than half the pay of the best paid Militia or National Guard Units with which the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana is associated. At least half their personnel must be full-time. Clinics, children’s camps and tutoring programs must be available to Guards members and their families which are usually not open to others.
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 autonomous force. The Kingdom of the State of Louisiana will act as though these are merged into three when needed but asserts its right also to the special privilege of seven such guards. The Guards all swear loyalty to the Roi/King/Basileus/Emperor and his Reine/Queen/Basilissa/Empress and they all are subject to royal command when it is not delegated to the governor. However, this Guard is not to be part of the Acadian and Royal Honor Guards which will exist in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana outside the Traditional Honor Guard System. These Acadian and Royal guards shall fall under the Federal Provisions for Monarch’s Guards and Female Consort’s Guard. However, the Traditional Honor Guards and the Monarch’s Guards share the following requirements :
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 following requirements are only for the Traditional Honor Guards:
The Roi under title of 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 of the Traditional Honor Guards only 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 security, military police, riot control and 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 Union which are in or under the Jurisdiction in any direct or meaningful way.
Subsection Five: Les Petits Courts, The Home Guard and the Louisiana Navy
Provision One: The Louisiana Home Guard and Louisiana Royal Navy under le systeme des petit courts. The Petit Courts de L’Etat will be the Court de President de Assemblee de de Peuple Royale reporting directly to the Court of the Basileus Arkadios and will hold sway in the Attakapas Heartland the others which will report to the regular court. The Court de Le Prince Theriot will hold sway over the Lafourche des Chetimaches Country. The Court of the Herzog des Fleuzenbanken will hold sway over the Cote des Allemans and associated districts. The Court des Quartres Princes will hold sway over Outer Acadiana. The Court of the Lord Chief of the Kentucks will hold sway over Carrolton and large part of North Louisiana. The Court of the Five Lords will hold sway over Hebrew, Irish, Italian and Eastern European traditional Districts. Le Court des Deux Comptes will hold sway over French and Spanish Creole Districts. The Court of the Rest will hold sway over all regions not assigned to the other petit courts.
Provision Two: Royal Establishments shall be in the Districts of the Great Court or Grand Court de Roi directly and those of the Roman Catholic Church which are very historic, or substantial or else tied to royalty shall be in the Court de Le Seigneur Arz-Eveque de la Nouvelle Orleans. These shall also share the rights of Petit Courts in all matters. Other religious districts can request to be and become approved as Districts in the Court of the Lord Archbishop.
Provision Three: All units of the Home Guard and the Louisiana Navy must report to a single petit court and be liaisoned to one other. One percent of all revenues collected by all governments and para-governments in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana shall be delivered to the Grand Court de Le Roi for distribution to the Systeme des Petit Court. One fifth of those moneys will be divided equally among all the petit courts, one fifth will be divided by population of the realm of influence, one fifth will be divided by royal assent to the budget of the Assemblee de la Maison et Palais Royale, one fifth based on a merit score for the previous years performance and one fifth at the whim of the King. In addition a tax of one percent on all weapons sold in a region of sway, one half mil annual property tax on all real properties, and one percent of all funds collected for occupational and marriage licenses shall go to the funding of the pertinent Petit Court.
Provision Four: Each Petit Court will have a two chamber council under charter from the King and proceeding under the provision for such Councils under the Louisiana Royal Civil Code. These chambers shall pass all bills by a majority in each chamber. Half the Upper Chamber of each shall be appointed by the AGMPR. The Lower Chambers shall reserve one third of the seats for seat by landownership, one sixth for Guilds, one sixth for family associations and one sixth for the Home Guard Captains. The remaining seats will be appointed by political and government Council in the sway lands.
Provision Five: Each Petit Court will certify the prima facie validity of all electoral procedures in its realm, shall appoint a member to ever Parish and special School Board or District with which its jurisdiction overlaps, shall with the police and sheriffs of its lands operate a forced labor program for the detained, convicts and illicit aliens and shall maintain an Honor Board for Seigneurial and Noble Affairs. The Petit Courts shall maintain a secure garden and seed bank of native plants, assist the Kingdom of the State and its agencies with the enforcement of wildlife laws and maintaining a wildlife census. They shall also maintain the Guild Guard and Noble Guard Relations Board for their area. They shall maintain a Living History in Schools Program, a Chief Genealogist, a Racial and Ethnic Relations Expert , an Arsenal and Chief of Arms and shall give hospitality, fealty and support for the King and the Royal House.
Provision Six: To be accredited to a Petit Court each unit of the Home Guard or Louisiana Navy must have at least eight members who own their own firearm, their own bladed weapon, a copy of the Home Guard Code, an insignia standard for their Petit Court and for the King. The unit must also have at least one member who is currently or has been an active member of another military unit serving under Imperial, a more formal Louisiana force or the United States Military. The Unit must never go more than thirty days without having substantial weapons and materials in the Petit Court Arsenal except when nearly all members are engaged in Combat. Each Unit must have a charter from a family association, a Guild, a member of the Ordinary Nobility, a Parish or a municipal government. No unit may number more than one hundred and fifty persons and these must consist of at least half of whom have passed a Home Guard Grand Course once or drilled for the King or a Petit Court at least once in the last year. Naval Units must be appraised of an compliant with the procedures which will turn them into Irregular Imperial Navy Units when they leave Louisiana waters.
Section Four: Presumptions and Reservations of Sovereignty
Subsection One: Preamble
The Kingdom of the State of Louisiana asserts that 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. The Kingdom of the State of Louisiana commits itself to a real and effective federalism within the Third Union which is the Federal American Empire of the United States. It holds that the two State and Federal Constitutions are written in the same spirit and in hopes of more effective compliance the best Federal Principles over time.
Subsection Two: Enumerations
Provision One: Democracy as built up over decades is hereby rejected in favor of an Open Mixed Government in which the King and sometimes the Queen is the Sovereign One. No other individual is ever fully sovereign. There is a sovereign Few and a Sovereign Many but no individual ever fully embodies their rights or voice. There are also sovereign rights belonging to the individual but they are imperfect in all but the King and Queen and never Absolute. Where Sovereign rights are specifed in this Constitution it is never to be presumed that they can be interpreted to be misplaced for some social benefit.
Provision Two: Where new issues of primacy public ritual and protocol appear it is to be presumed all sovereign rights attach to the Kingdom and nearest the King unless otherwise specified in this Constitution. Where the questions of immunity are unclear they must be settled in favor of the King and Queen against all comers. Where primacy in a battle is concerned the sovereign rights attach to the King’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 King, his House and Tribe are entitled to the most advantageous positions. In his Domestic Royal Zones among his House and Household his absolute quality in general and as regards the State especially is considered negatively paramount but positively confined.
Provison Three: In issues of domestic regimes, media distributed almost enitrely 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 State. The State is presumed to have rights to non interference from the Union, Kingdom Proper 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. However, while narrowly defined, tribal, district, Petit Court and ecclesial rights extant in the Constitutional Charter and larger constitution are to be preserved.
Provision Four: The Kingdom of the State of Louisiana fully accedes that it has yielded some major powers into the Union. 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 constitution they are to be interpreted in a broad but reasonable way and balanced against the rights of other citizens, the State, Kingdom and Empire 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 their 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 State law governs, then Royal laws as may exist separately and then one looks for Federal, then Direct Imperial Government Law, then Edicts, Droits and Policies of the Imperial Royal Elements and Persons. This Constitution does assert a right or duty to create a criminal law within the legal system which is responsive to the tensions, conflicts and the order of precedence of the political system and is also precisely attuned to what may be conflicting demands as regards legislation, investigation, prosecution, trial and punishment. While the Rights of Citizen-Subjects are elsewhere defined it is here assured that citizens will be immune to double jeopardy, or dissolution of due privilege in multiple cases 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.
Subsection Three: The Exercise of Sovereignty by the Citizen-Subjects of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana
Provision One: All those who are Citizen-Subjects of the Federal American Empire of the United States shall be entitled to the preservation of their basic civil rights and at a higher standard than the basic human rights they shall be be enititled to under the title of Ius Gentium under the Royal Louisiana Civil Code. These include such exercise of Federal and Imperial Rights as the Constitutions may duly assure them in federal and other elections and agency interactions.
Provision Two: Citizens of the Federal American Empire who seek to become Citizens of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana whether currently temporary or regular citizens of the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction or Citizens of another Constitutional Jurisdiction shall register with the Secretary of State as shall Aliens. However, in the case of the Citizen-Subjects of the Empire this registration may be construed and effected for them by a State Agency or Petit Court when they have established ties to the State and in the case of Aliens it may not be except as authorized by the legislature. This registration shall declare them to be adult or in minority, male or female, and either White, North East Asian, North East Asian Associated Colored, Colored or Black Colored. They shall then be eligible to register to vote but shall not be eligible to vote for any but the special unit elections and the general elections of statewide officials for which they are not otherwise disqualified for six months, then for one additional year they may vote for those legislative seats for which they are due to vote and for municipal elections at the General level and to sit on juries and random democratic selection boards, as well as speaking in the Free Speech Alleys. They will attain full second class citizenship on the completion five years registered residence according to their other qualities and be eligible to vote in all primaries and elections and to run for offices second class citizens may hold. A lessening of ten percent for all time requirements will apply to the citizens of Jurisdictions in a Louisiana Compact.
Provision Three: Second Class Citizen-Subjects consist of Migrant-Citizens from within the Federal American Empire become Citizens of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana who do not establish sufficient ties to be certified to a petit court and of citizens who are Black or African or else are eligible to be first class citizens of the Mestizo territories, the Creole Territory or the Aboriginal American Territory. Second Class Citizens also include all those born outside the Federal American Empire unless to one or more parents who are Citizen-Subjects thereof and who have become Louisiana Citizens unless these are endorsed by a petit court after twelve years of residence or if residence in others of the Louisiana Compacts Jurisdictions can be established for twenty years. Second Class Citizens shall be eligible to vote for and be elected to the State House of representatives according to their rights but not to the Senate. They may serve in the Home Guard if certified and vote their but not be captains. They may not hold statewide elected office or sit on the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Provision Four: Natural Citizen-Subjects are the native born minors and the dependents of citizens with full protective rights and little exercise of sovereign rights.
Provision Five: First Class Citizen-Subjects alone can enter the Inner Court of Citizens at the royal palaces, be Captains of the Home Guard exercise the High Domestic Privileges under the Royal Perogative and alone are immune to punishments aimed principally at public humiliation unless convicted of a felony. First Class Citizen-Subjects belong to three sets categories which define each and allow for mutiple categories to attain for each citizen. Those over eighteen years of age or over sixteen and emancipated but under twenty-five are youth who may vote for any election not otherwise prohibited but may not hold public office except in Juries and municipal councils. North East Asian Citizen-Subjects may not vote for the Legislature outside North East Asian Districts but may vote in all other elections wherever they reside and may hold any office except a Statewide office which was just held in the previous instance by a North East Asian. Colored Citizen-Subjects shall vote and hold office only in colored municipal districts as equals. In the lower House Legislature the Colored districts shall be three times as populous as White or North East Asian Districts. In the Senate the ratio shall be five to one. However, there shall always be sufficient seats in the Senate to allow at least one Colored District Senator. Colored Citizen-Subjects may not hold Statewide Elected Office. Women Citizen-Subjects shall not be elgible to belong to the Home Guard except for Municipal and Family Mixed Units and one Amazon Guard per petit Court and only may be captains of such an Amazon Guard. They shall be eligible to elect five women to the Senate who are mothers and grandmothers of legitimate children and have been married and are over fifty and own real property. No woman may run for statewide elected office who is not married or placed in a formal Liaison with a man of the Ordinary Nobility and has borne him a child who survives or is a professed member of a royally Chartered Christian monastery or convent. No man may serve in the Senate who does not own real property, or else is a member of the Five-Fold Nobility or or else has served honorably for at least five years in the military of the State, Kingdom, Union or Empire. No Woman may serve in the Senate without having first served in the Court of the Queen for at least one month. Otherwise all First-Class Citizen Subjects are strongly presumed to be equal in the exercise of all sovereign right to be exercised by the general citizenry.
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