Kingdom of the State of Louisiana
Article Two: Disposition and Separation of Powers
Section One: General Principle and Plan
The Constitution and the government derived thereby shall have a duality of governance between the Kingdom and the State and within each a division of powers into four Departments. These are the Executive, the Legislative, the Judicial and the Corporate. The powers and persons and offices of each department are to be kept separate except as exceptions are clearly demanded by the Constitutional Charter or where the Charter authorizes the legislature to create such exceptions for the operations of the autonomous departments. The division on the side of the State is to be strictly construed and rigidly upheld and that of the Kingdom is to be a general principle and source of guidance where it is needed and proper.
Section Two: Brief and Simple Enumeration
Provision One: The Executive Departments of State and Kingdom execute, enforce the laws administer the agencies of the government.
Provision Two: The Legislative Departments of State and Kingdom draft and control budgets, make laws, scrutinize the government and represent the interests of constituents to centers of power and the institutions of government.
Provision Three: The Judiciary Department has a limited power to review the constitutionality of laws, provides airing of grievances, brings verdicts and judgments to the resolution of disputes. It also presides over the Nobility of the Robe Association and over the Royal Louisiana Civil Code Institute. It certifies the Bar Exams and swears in the executive officials and magistrates.
Provision Four: The Royal House and Household Corporation and the Louisiana State Corporation are both under the Chairmanship of the King and the Governor shall be the President of the Latter. Between them they operate, own and hold those constitutionally mandated Exchanges, Transit Systems, Communication Properties, Trust Funds and Resource Reserves which this Constitutional Charter shall specify as required.
Article Three: The Executive Departments
Section One: The Governor, the Governor’s Office and the Cabinet
Subsection One: The Governor
Provision One: The Governor shall serve for a term of four years and no more than two such terms consecutively, nor more than four in a lifetime. Office shall begin after swearing an oath of fealty and paying homage to the King and shall end with death or the appointment of the next governor.
Provision Two: The candidates for Governor shall run on a sealed ticket with the candidates for Lieutenant Governor who shall be head of the department of Tourism and the President of the Senate. Also on this ticket shall be the Commissioner of Ports and the Commissioner of Elections.
Provision Three: The Governor shall be President of the Louisiana Corporation, shall appoint the Commandant of the Royal Louisiana Military Institute for a period of ten years with the advice of the GAMPR and the consent of the Senate, shall have the power of pardons as under the recent republican constitution and shall preserve the powers exercised under the most recent republican constitution which are not clearly abolished by this constitution and add those powers which are specifically granted in the new Constitution to this office. The Governor shall report to the King at the King’s convenience once each month and shall receive in State a member of the Inner Royal House every year at the Governor’s Mansion. The Governor shall visit every Petit Court and every Parish once in each term of office.
Provision Four: The Governor shall deliver a State of the State Address each year to a joint session of the Legislature. He shall have a line item veto over budgetary proposals similar such as allows him to delete items of expenditure from a passed budget which will then require a two-thirds majority of each chamber to reinstate as a whole but which can be reintroduced as individual bills without prejudice. The Governor shall have in his direct power all appointments deriving from the State which are not part of the Royal Prerogative, the Louisiana Civil Service or another specific grant of power.
Provision Five: The Candidates for Governor must receive the endorsement of two public officials belonging to his or her political party and then receive the endorsement of a majority of that party’s affiliates in at least one municipal, Parish or Petit Court Council. In the Case of a no party candidate he must receive thirty percent of the votes for endorsement in some municipal, Parish or Petit Court Council. The Candidates must then present an affidavit of support from those to be sealed with them in a ticket. This must all be done one year prior to the election of the Governor. If there are more than three tickets approved for any party or for a no party candidate the party shall hold a regular convention or primary election to submit two candidates to the Open Primary and the No Party Primary shall be held to produce one with the plurality of votes. The Open Primary shall then proceed with each ticket contending duly and the top two tickets proceeding to the General Election to be held a month later. There once a true simple majority of all votes cast has been determined a Governor-Elect shall be declared subject to fulfilling royal protocols.
Section Two: The Governor’s Office
Provision One: The Governor’s Office Proper shall consist of his personal staff, a special security squad and the Office of Homeland Preparedness, the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Budget and the Office the Governor’s Mansion.
Section Three: The Governor’s Cabinet
Provision One: The Governor shall appoint the Attorney General, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Education and the Commissioner of Civil Service shall be appointed with the advice and consent of the Senate for four year terms or as long as he is in service and then these candidates shall stand for referendum when the next general election occurs after their completion of one year service and shall hold office if receiving more than half the votes for continuity. Opposition candidates shall be eligible to run at that time and if the candidate receives less than half the votes to continue they shall face the top two candidates in the next scheduled election. If they receive less than a third of the votes the two top opponents shall contend for the office alone. These officers and those on his ticket along with as many as three other such officers so appointed by law and so reviewed make up the political executive cabinet. The political nonexecutive cabinet shall consist of the no more than five statewide officials of Cabinet rank not linked to the Governor but elected Statewide directly who most affirm a pledge to work with the Governor. The Executive Cabinet Proper shall consist of the Secretary of State, The Secretary of Language and Culture, the Treasurer, The Secretary General of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, The Secretary General of the Board of Health and Hospitals, The Secretary General of the Board of Regents of Higher Education and the Secretary General of the Louisiana Minerals Leasing and Licensing Board. All of these must be otherwise already members of the Five-Fold Nobility and he may appoint on to serve while still serving in the House of Representatives.
Section Two: The Royal Prerogative Executive
Subsection One: The King’s Close Offices and Rights
Provision One: The King will yield to the Queen the powers of Supreme Chief Deputy of all powers reserved to him in governance in the event of his absence or incapacity and she shall wield them in her own right in the time of an interregnum to the degree of whether she is a full or an acting Queen. The King shall receive a half mil tax on the value of all real property every year and a mil of the gross revenues of all Petit Courts, guilds and special taxes. The King shall operate as the Prinicipal Proprietor of the Royal House and Household Corporation, benefitting from its dividends and other capital distributions. The Royal House and Household shall receive one mil value added tax on all goods transported through the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana. The King shall receive a five percent liquidation return on all foreclosures, a one percent share of all exemplary and punitive damages collected or awarded in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana. The King shall receive one percent, the queen half a percent and the Royal House half a percent of all public lands and real properties from which to constitute a royal peculiar from which to derive revenues indefinitely.
Provision Two: The King and Royal House shall have a monopoly on the use of detained labor not yet qualified for Imperial use which they may exchange. The King and Royal House shall provide almonries, day labor centers and Home Guard rally points at the entries to any Royal Manors or Seigneuries as may be established or exist in the Kingdom. The King shall create and maintain with reserved licensing powers a Swampers Royal and Combined Guild which shall maintain biodiversity and drainage complexity, a special Home Guard, and control commercial Basin crawfishing, fishing, alligator hunting, frogging, mossing and eco-tourism in the Atchafalaya Spillway. The King as Executive shall operate in condominium with the corporate power a Bio-Mass, Near Soil and Water Exchange Authority which shall work with other powers in the State and business to build soils for artificial islands, to secure such islands, to remove excess manures, to remove hydrilla and water hyacinth, to sell for kind and funds flood waters to Texas and Mississippi canal networks and to distribute them in kind across the Kingdom of the State. The King shall head the Multipurpose Permanent Architecture Authority working in various ways to create durable sites secure against floods, aerial attacks and other disasters.
Provision Three: The Queen shall operate the Ministry of Protocol as well as the Bureau of Women’s affairs in her own right. She shall also receive a one mil additional tax on the sale of all cooked foods as well as her share of the Household funds and Corporate funds. The Bureau of Women’s Affairs will have a Women’s Gardening and Cottage Industry Business Agency, an Office of Marriage Support, a Prizes Board and Combined Guild of Women Midwives, Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a Domestic Service Administration as well as a Women Professionals Advisory Board.
Provision Four: The administration of the programs in this subsection together with the Court of the Basileus Kai Basilissa and the Royal Military Force shall be seen as uniquely executive and privileged to political activity distinct from other programs, agencies and acts of the House or royal administration as a whole.
Provision Five: The Royal House shall host a general Assemblee des Petit Courts every other year to prepare and agenda of royal administration. The King shall address the Senate yearly on the State of the Kingdom. The King shall appoint the Chief Justice from among the Member Justices of the Louisiana State Supreme Court whenever a vacancy shall occur for a term of life or at such time as retirement seems necessary. The Queen shall appoint five members of the Ordinary Nobility of the State to the Senate for life as vacancies occur. The GAMPR will on its own elect fifteen Senators to serve in each of two fifteen member platoons for ten years each from a list of forty five candidates submitted by the Petit Courts. The King shall appoint a Senator for Life from the Officer Corps of each Traditional Honor Guard. The Senate shall however be larger than the former republican senate. The King shall appoint one member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Queen two. The King shall appoint two members of the Board of Regents of Higher Education and the Queen one.
Provision Six: The King may commute any death sentence under Louisiana Law to life imprisonment at his whim. May pardon anyone who has been tried or should by then have been tried for all related crimes been duly convicted, served ten percent or more of their due time and has agreed to a Civil Restitutionary Order according to the formula of the Louisiana Law Institute. The Maitresse des Rites shall have a monopoly on licensing all dueling grounds and the management of ritual confrontation in State Jurisdiction and the recording and licensing of State recognized Liaisons and Placements of Mistresses and Concubines. The Royal Solicitor shall have the right to be heard as a Friend of the Court when submitting an official brief on any legal matter so long as it is duly published and compliant with the rules of Court. The Royal Marshals alone may arrest current members of the Legislature.
Article Four: The Legislature
Section One: The King shall Live on his Own
The Royal House, Royal Tribe, Manors, Agencies and Prerogative shall in general not be subject to legislative budgets and the scrutiny thereof by the legislature shall be minimal. It shall be extraordinary to aid or interfere in these operations or add to or diminish their funding or forms of funding except where this Constitution shall clearly mandate such action to be taken.
Section Two: The Bicameral State Legislature
Subsection One: The General Plan and Theory
Provision One: The Bicameral State Legislature shall make its own rules, shall appoint its own officers, shall publish its own records and shall advise on submit for amendment and approve the final drafts of the Louisiana Royal Civil Code as prepared by the Louisiana Law Institute. All bills raising funds shall begin in the House although the Senate may amend them like any bill. It shall require a simple majority of each chamber to pass a normal bill into law, a two-third majority to overturn a veto or authorize a Constitutional Ammendment.
Provsion Two: The Chambers shall have as great a subpoena power as justice can allow and law authorize. They shall receive regular reports from the Executive Agencies of the State in person with chance for scrutiny and power of contempt and annual formal reports without direct comment from the ministers of the Royal Prerogative. They shall be entitled to inspect all state installations and facilities in Secret or Open committee after formal and proper request and to request such disclosure as is proper of the Royal Prerogative.
Provision Three: Members of the Legislature are entitled to proper address, preference in public transport and accommodation and cannot be arrested except by a Royal Marshal.
Subsection Two: The House of Representatives
Provision One: The Census of the State shall be taken every five years and the office of censors shall add to the data other information collected and on the basis every ten years the two hundred White seats shall be apportioned and with a view to having one and a half North East Asians for each White in a District if possible between one and ten North East Asian Districts shall be drawn up and with a view to having three coloreds to every White in a District between one and ten Colored Districts will be drawn up. All representatives in these Districts will serve for two year terms directly elected by the people of their district in a true majority of votes in the final election for as long as reelected and with abnormal vacancies filled by the Royal House.
Provision Two: The Members of the Ordinary Nobility may not chair committees nor serve as Speaker in the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives shall serve as the court to impeach a person to be removed from High Office by the Legislature.
Subsection Three: The Senate
Provision One: Each Petit Court shall elect a member of the Ordinary Nobility resident in its sway to a term of ten years renewable in the Senate of Louisiana. Each Parish Council or Government shall elect a member of the Five-Fold Nobility to a term of ten years renewable in the Senate of Louisiana. The Queen shall appoint five members of the Ordinary Nobility of the State to the Senate for life as vacancies occur. The GAMPR will on its own elect fifteen Senators to serve in each of two fifteen member platoons for ten years each from a list of forty five candidates submitted by the Petit Courts. The King shall appoint a Senator for Life from the Officer Corps of each Traditional Honor Guard. The State shall be divided into five districts of nearly equal population all sorts and the women of all races voting in those districts shall elect one woman each for life to the Senate who are mothers and grandmothers of legitimate children and have been married and are over fifty and own real property. The Nobility of the Sword Association of the State shall elect ten retired military officers to the Senate for life as vacancies occur. Then each Parish in the State shall directly elect by reference to population one, two or three Senators at large. Last in configuration, even if special elections are needed the Senate shall have assured that all districts and portions of Parishes which are part of the Colored Congressional District which does not elect a Member of Congress have been properly defined. Then five times as many coloreds as Whites shall be set up as a constituency. Thus while no parish has less than two nor more than four Senators this district shall have one Senator elected by its resident colors until its population be five times that of the smallest parish with only two. The people shall directly elect the first, colored municipal officials the second, and then the people the other two should they occur.
Provision Two: The Ex-Officio Senators shall include the Roman Catholic Archbishop of New Orleans, the Bishop of the Anglican Communion Diocese of Louisiana, the Roman Catholic Bishops of Lafayette, Houma-Thibodeaux, Alexandria and Baton Rouge as well as the Presidents of Louisiana State University, the Universite des Acadiens, Tulane University and Loyola University. The Head of the Charity Hospital System, the Head of the Louisiana Institutes of Health and the Chief of the White State Citizens of the Houma Indian Tribe shall complete the roll of ex-officio Senators.
Provision Three: The Senate shall advise on and consent to the Governor’s appointments to the Constitutional Boards and Institutes, shall serve as the court to convict those removed from High Office by the legislature.
Section Three: Legislation in Constitutional Boards and Agencies
Provision One: The Bicameral State Legislature shall create the statutes which shall give duly specific authorization and direction for the operation of each of the following institutes and Boards:
1. The Louisiana Law Institute
2. The Royal Louisiana Military Institute
3. The Louisiana Corporation
4. The Louisiana Minerals Licensing and Leasing Board
5. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
6. The Board of Regents of Higher Education
7. The Louisiana Institute of Health
Provision Two: More than mere statutory agencies these can legislate in their in their fields of authority. There legitimacy comes from their mention in this Constitution as well as from derived power in a formal way form the One, the Many and the Few. All must retain some members directly elected, some appointed by the King and others in the Royal Prerogative and some appointed by their members. All shall have a Chairman and Secretary General who are appointed from outside and a President elected by members of the Board. Each shall also have two members elected by the House of Representatives from a list of five candidates per vacancy who have been submitted by the Senate and have relevant doctoral degrees.
Provision Three: The Decisions and Derived Regulations of the Constitutional Boards and Institutes shall be published and shall be incorporated into the Louisiana Royal Civil Code as appropriate and then become subject to the usual legislative process of review. Should the Courts and Judiciary find a Constitutional Board or Institute has exceeded its capacity in the law the relevant regulation shall by judicial act be submitted as a proposed bill automatically sponsored by the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, there to be subject to treatment as any bill submitted to the floor of both Houses. The Legislature may by choosing direct action pass first a vote to accept Board business for a period of time and during that time by simple majorities in each chamber may amend or overturn Board or Institute derived laws.
Section Four: Agency Law
Provision One: The agencies created by the legislature are subject to the general body of law. Their regulations must accommodate the law. Each chamber of the Legislature shall review all new regulation in a Committee on Agencies and mark as a proposal only any regulations too disruptive of its authority. These shall proceed to the floor as sponsored by the committee whether endorsed or not.
Section Five: Contract and Obligation
The vast body of private laws derived in Louisiana over centuries will be respected whenever possible. Nature itself gives rise to obligations our law seeks to recognize. It is at the very nature of humans and citizens to contract, to own and exchange property to enter into transactions. The presumption is that such activity is both possible, lawful and enforceable. However, each element of possibility, lawfulness and enforceability must be maintained by the party seeking to give private activity the force of law.