Kingdom of the State of Louisiana
Article Seventeen: Amendments
Section Preamble and Philosophy Regarding Amendments
It is the view of the Lycurgus of this Constitution and it is within the spirit of its adoption that the Constitutional Charter itself should be written and maintained with a view to being nearly as brief as is practicable. This document is intended to do very specific and limited things. There are many reasons why there were so many amendments in the recent decade of the republic and many of these reasons should not apply to or exist in the current regime in the same way. This Constitution will in all probability be harder to amend for as long as it endures than was the Constitutional charter of the recently replaced republican regime. Yet there will be far more ease of amendment than has existed in many governments and more means of amendment in sheer terms of counting relevant provisions than existed under the republic at any time.
This is not a pure democracy and mere popularity does not make right. Therefore, the regime cannot endure unless the majority is also constrained along with other sections of society. That is why there must be more steps to amendment that allow for a voice of major constituencies and Elements of the polity not well represented by the polls alone.
In addition this Constitutional Charter connects to larger institutions, families and titles as well as to th lay of the land and the conditions of the human body. It is not possible to modify these realities so easily as the largely unsecured assertions of the recent republican era.
Section One: Amendments Sponsored By State Officials Outside the Legislature
Provision One: The language of this section will apply regardless of the type of Amendment as defined in the remainder of this article. The Officials of the State will operate within special structures in amending the constitution.
Provision Two: The political parties recognized by the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana will have to hold a convention of the State Party at least every two years and invite representatives or principals from the offices of the Royal Solicitor, the Secretary of State and the Commissioner of Elections. At this Convention they must put forth a Guide to the Party’s Planks, Platforms and Associations for the next two years. In these Guides they may not propose any Constitutional Amendments directly but must point out specific areas where there might be need to amend the Constitution in order to promote one of their policies. No elected official outside the Royal Prerogative or Royal House who belongs to a party may sponsor a constitutional amendment without writing a Bill of Information to the Louisiana Law Institute which shows a connection of his proposed amendment to language in the Guide under such a section as is devoted to constitutional difficulties. The official must then show that law alone cannot solve the problem which the Amendment would address. Those with no party must show that their own record has demonstrated support for the effects of the proposed amendment and that they would not be able to achieve those effects without an amendment.
Provision Three: If the Law Institute finds it in good order as to the Constitutional requirements of this article the Bill of Information then it will be sent to the Constitutional Committee of each chamber. This may be done with or without comment and the comment may approve or disapprove the proposed amendment. If it is rejected by the Law Institute on the second section it may be rewritten in six months as to why it is necessary but if it is denied as to connections to the party’s Guide it must await a new Guide or if a no party official has not shown this in his or her record then it must weight four years to establish a new record.
Provision Four: All of this is merely to permit an elected Official in the State section of our politics to sponsor an amendment it shall not replace any later steps.
Section Two: Minor Amendments
Subsection One: Amendments upon Judicial Review
Provision One: When any appellate court of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana holds a law unconstitutional it shall automatically have certified review by the State Supreme Court and if by a Federal lower court it will be referred to the King and Queen with a petition that as Emperor and Empress they exert influence in favor of review at the highest levels. When at the highest levels either the Courts of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana or the Federal or Imperial Courts have held that a law or Statute or rule is unconstitutional this decision shall automatically be scheduled for discussion during one of the next two Tuesdays on the Floor. However, the Constitution shall not require the legislature to do more than this and if it does not then the judicial decision and its implications shall stand.
Provision Two: During this discussion any member of either chamber may petition the leadership to take an Extraordinary Sense of the Senate. Should the leadership of either chamber request this then within three month there shall be a joint session of the Legislature. During this session there shall be the following reports:
1. The Lieutenant Governor shall introduce the proceedings.
2. Ordinary Nobility Senator representing a Petit Court and a sway land shall report on his or her conferring with such constituency and what formal votes or resolutions were taken on the issue and what the results were.
3. Each Five-Fold Nobility Senator representing a Parish Council or Government shall report in similar manner on the opinion of that institution.
4. The Queen’s five Ordinary Nobility Life Senator’s shall report their own view of the significance of the law and its being ruled unconstitutional.
5. The thirty Senators representing the GAMPR and le systeme des petit courts will elect four of their number to report on the impact on royal and aristocratic elements of government.
6. The King’s Senators for Life from the Officer Corps of each Traditional Honor Guard will each report on their view of the law and its being overturned
7. The five Women’s District Senators for Life will all report on their view of the law and its overturning and the impact on women.
8. The Nobility of the Sword Association’s ten Senators for Life will elect two of their number to speak on the impact on war, military readiness and martial culture of all aspects of the matter under discussion
9. Then Parish Popular Senators will each speak for no more than two minutes on why they favor or disapprove challenging the decision of the court.
10. The Colored Senators shall elect one their number to speak for four minutes as they may agree among themselves.
11. Each Ex Officio Senator will speak for three minutes about why they approve or disapprove of proceeding to challenge the court.
12. The Speaker of the House will name two representatives to speak for four minutes and then will make a summary of the proceedings and dismiss the Assembly.
Provision Three: During one of the next two meetings of each chamber a vote will be taken and if two thirds of both chambers vote in favor of overturning the decision and it is a State Supreme Court decision it shall be remanded to the Court with instructions that they reach a different decision and a copy of all proceedings. If it is a decision by the King sitting as Judiciary of Last Resort or of a Federal or Imperial Court then it shall be referred to the Constitutional Committees of both chambers who will meet in Conference and prepare a strategy to create the effects of the law from other options available.
Subsection Two: Amendments as to Form and Procedure
Provision One: Whenever a Constitutional Amendment Bill is proposed in the legislature or sponsored by an elected official it shall be submitted for review to the Louisiana Law Institute for one hundred fifty days. The Principal activity of the Institute during this time will be the detailed examination of these Constitutional Amendment Bills, some introduced in the legislature and others sponsored by other elected officials. If there are multiple bills of similar purpose all will be examined. If it is an amendment relating to form and procedure the Institute will propose an amendment or set of changes to the Louisiana Royal Civil Code Title Procedures. In all cases the Institute will propose but need not draft possible changes in law without reform of the Constitutional Charter itself. It shall also return an improved and edited version of each bill considered during this process. Then both houses of the Legislature shall consider the bills and if there is the majority in the House of Representatives in favor of Constitutional Amendment then each house shall discuss all possibilities presented by the Institute for ordinary law and constitutional change and select a version for endorsement by each chamber and return to discussion after a review of a first Conference Report and then vote strictly on the Conference Reconciliation Bill arriving from the Conference committee. All speakers on the floor throughout the legislative process will be required to announce in advance which part of the Institute’s detailed examination they are bringing under discussion and suggest clearly why any change from suggested versions makes a notable difference to the quality of legislation. If two thirds of each chamber vote for an Amendment it shall be sent to the King.
Provision Two: The King shall receive the final Bill and decide if it is merely a change in form and procedure within the Constitution and if so, is this change tolerable to the Royal Monarchy as a minor one. If it is then it shall proceed to the people on the next ballot and if approved by fifty percent plus one vote it shall become effective. If the King — or Queen in special times—decides otherwise, it shall become a major amendment and be treated as in the next section.
Section Three: Major Amendments
Subsection One: The Constitutional Convention
Ninety years after the coronation of the Second King/ Roi de la Louisiane a convention shall be held to make all minor and Major Amendments as shall be needed in a six month session. It shall consist of Legislature, the Bouletherion, the GAMPR, a hundred parish officials appointed in turns of one by the King and the Governor, one hundred adults randomly selected from throughout the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana. All will vote as equals in a single chamber after caucusing in their units.
Subsection Two: The Coronation Privilege
Each new King on Coronation Day or within two years thereof may proclaim a briefly worded Minor Amendment as drafted for him by the Louisiana Law Institute without benefit of more process as though it had been brought through full process but it shall be classed as a mjor amencment for record keeping legal purposes thereafter..
Subsection Three: Ordinary Major Amendments
Ordinary Major Amendments shall be available change text in the Constitution relating to logistic and scheduling processes, times procedures, terms not set for life, compensation and the middle region of chains of precedence which were not approved by the King as Minor amendments. These amendments may also change language and idiom for clarity and modernity and amend the relative representation in the House of Representatives by a factor of less than fifty percent on any applied scale being changed and also may change protocol in specified and limited ways and add but not remove up to two Senatorial seats of any kind. For such Amendments two-thirds of each chamber of the Legislature must pass the Bill and then it must be read to the King and Queen in the presence of the GAMPR by the President of the Senate. The King or Queen or the GAMPR will have thirty days to declare it a Transformative Major Amendment which must proceed as such or else acknowledge it s class as proper and then the Royal Solicitor must present the Royal Sense to a joint Session of the Legislature and sixty percent of each chamber must approve it going forward for ratification after discussing comments from the Royal Solicitor. Then it shall go to the Petit Courts and must receive in any order at least a third of the vote in all but one Petit Court, at least a simple majority in two Petit Court in two and a two-thirds majority in one petit court. Then it shall go to the people on the next ballot and if it receives more than half plus one of all the number of votes cast it shall be effective.
Subsection Three: Class Three Transformative Major Amendments
Transformative Amendments must be approved by two-thirds of the House and Senate, receive a petition signed by ten percent of each Petit Court, and of the Bouletherion and be sponsored by the Governor, endorsement of the First Executive Vice-President. Then the Law Institute must prepare a report to each chamber and all Constitutional Boards must be allowed to address each chamber. Then it must be recommended again by a simple majority of each chamber and its proponents must secure the endorsement of twenty parishes. It shall then return to the King and GAMPR and be examined If they find it does not effectively abolish the Monarchy, dispossess him of the Royal Peculiar, abolish the Conclave or Harem or Queen, disunite his titles or create a Senate which combines the power of the One, the Many and the Few, does not either elevate the nonwhites to equality in the House or destroy the distinctions among them nor destroy their franchise in the House then the King must sign it must sign it or abdicate without prejudice to his House, crown office, Tribe or Line . If the Solicitor can convince two boards that report is in doubt as to any of those matters listed above then the King may call a constitutional convention or sign it. Should the Senate become purely democratic or an expression of the monarchy or republican, should the Monarchy lose royal nature or real executive power and tools, or should the Louisiana Royal Civil Code be then the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana must be considered abolished. The King should summon a Convention to create a new regime with or without him.
Subsection Four: Democratic Disruptive Amendments
This is not a Democracy. However, should ten thousand signatures be collected for an amendment in every parish then it shall be considered introduced in each chamber of the legislature and if it receives a simple majority of the vote shall be submitted to the King and the Law Institute who shall each prepare versions of the amendment. Then all the amendment versions shall appear in the next available ballot in an open primary. The one which receives the most votes shall proceed to the general referendum. If it is not a Kingdom ending amendment as defined above it will become effective if it receives two-thirds of the votes and a recommendation introduced for regular amendment process if it receives half plus one but need not be put to a popular vote again when all other steps have been taken. It is a regime ending law then it shall become such a recommendation if it receives two-thirds of the vote.
Subsection Five: Secession, Interposition and Nullification
When a Bill to Secede from the Union, to interpose State power against Federal Law or to Nullify Federal Law is passed it must be passed as a transformative amendment temporary in nature unless made fully real and the King, the Secretary of State and both Constitutional Committees shall govern in matters related to this difficulty’s legal and diplomatic aspects as the Independent Independence Committee for as long
as such an unresolved conflict endures and shall have substantial power to effect adjustments in the regime during this period which will become regular after the adjustment.