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Article Six: The Direct Imperial Government
Section One: Monarchy
Provision Two: This Article is also not the Constitution of the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction. This Article discusses the Direct Imperial Government as it exists within its roles and functions in the Empire and Union as such. The Emperor shall preside over an a federal Empire which while it is more unitary and less federal than the true nature of the republic is as federal as the republic was often understood to be recently and his sovereignty is that of the federal and direct imperial power and not of the States or constitutional jurisdictions in which a portion of the system of dual sovereignty exists. The Emperor shall by right occupy in fullness the Presidential and executive power during times when the First and Executive Vice President is disabled or unnamed sharing them with the Second or Deput Executive Vice President as proper under the Constitution.
Provision Three: When seeing the texts of this Article which authorize the effective exercise of powers by the Emperor not subject to much or any check or review by the Union or its executive it will not change the certain fact that powers of the Executive Branch as they have been vested in the Presidents of the Republic shall be ordinarily and customarily exercised by First and Executive Vice President except where the written constitution of the Empire clearly transfers or reserves those rights to the Emperor or where lands, bureaucracies houses and tribes clearly fall under the special power of the new Empire and were not part of the old Republican Presidency.
Provision Four: The processes of the Founding of the Empire shall in every way count as the Election of the Founding Emperor and the joining while the Constitution endures of the title of Basileus and Emperor. Basileus shall be the senior title and the Acadians shall provide no less than two-thirds majorities in all conclave elections under the Constitution. The Emperor shall also be at least King of the Compact of Louisiana and possibly of some of its Jurisdictions as well, including Roi de L’Etat de la Louisiane. This shall be a title equal in seniority to that of the Emperor and shall produce no less than half as many electors in the Conclave as the Empire itself produces.
Provision Five: Further the Empire and Union must accept that the Direct Imperial Government will be the principal venue covered by this Constitution for interacting with the Imperial Tribe. Nor can the republican and democratic ideas of accountancy and transparency always be applied to the House and the Tribe. Thus the committments to transparency and accountability made in this Constitution as regard the House and Tribe are to be narrowly construed. In this sense of separation there is also the fact that the Empire and Union must accept the fact that some of the Acadians will not be citizen-subjects of the Empire. These Outside Acadians will participate in benefits of the Direct Imperial Government in a limited way with respect for the security of the Union and Empire and their representatives and random select members will number no more than one fifth nor less than one tenth of the Acadian section of the conclave unless the demographics or politics should obviously mean that the se persons had become citizen-subjects of the Empire.
The Royal Monarchist element of the Third Union will be most effective and complete in the Direct Imperial Government (DIG). There shall be a handful of Institutions which shall be most especially the Preserve of the Royalist Imperial element of the government and society. A partial but substantial list that includes most of these elements would be:
I. The Imperial House itself.
*The Special Properties of the Royal Fiat Spaces, Zonesections, Grand Seigneuries Fiefdoms of the Imperial House and Harem are all going to be very substantial shocks and difficult adjustments to the political culture of this country and union.
i.The Imperial Harem
Imperial Harem will be the most difficult to accept as a real and normal part of life. It will be governed more than almost any other institution outside the purview of this constitution itself because this is primarily the Federal Constitution and secondarily the Constitution on that part of the Imperial regime which is most public and invoved with the Federal regime. However, there are some laws and facts to which the Federal Union and the Jurisdictions must give effect and of which they must take legal cognizance.Separate from the other issuesis that while the Harem has some daily self-governance as well as its outer voice and while it is under the power of its absolute Lord and Master it also has a governor who is not part of the Harem, this is the Mistress of Ceremonies. Her office is described in the Article on the Imperial House and Tribe eventhough she has more to do with the DIG than the Harem does. It is imperative that the regime not be founded at all along these lines unless the Harem in its strangeness is accepted and duly authorized and so it must appear here in twelve simple principles:
1. The largest harem manageable and sustainable is presumed to be the right size
2. Women who are Citizen-Subjects and are not royalty who have been involved with the Emperor before he was Emperor have a strong but rebuttable duty to join the Harem.
3.Women inducted go through an Accounting and Civil Settlement, A Ceremony of the Civil Execution of a Living Woman, a social funeral and then a Proxy Wedding.
4. Harem Consorts cannot be arrested or charged by any but Imperial House Authorities.
5. They do have and important voice in both GRIHHA legislation and Emperor Succession.
6. Their sons over six years old will never live with them again unless they achieve high harem rank but will live largely nearby, eat with them and visit often. Their children are of whatever rank and class of filiates and persons they were if they are not the Emperor’s children but if they all their children by the Emperor are his Natural Children of mother-varied rank.
7. Their daughters by the Emperor must always wear a daughter’s uniform in the seraglio sites after the age of twelve,
8. It will be a felony to harbor an escaped Harem Consort anywhere in the Empire.
9. No Harem Consort below the rank of Established Mistress will leave the seraglio sites without a guard who is a Eunuch made by war and wearing an Imperial certified chasity belt.
10. Harem consorts will share in their division of the ten percent of the Emperor’s set-asides in three thirds. One third will be divided among all Harem Consorts equally . One third will be divided based on structural class: this will be 4d for an Estabished Mistress or Chief High Concubine, 3d for a Mistress or High Concubine, 2d for a Mistress’s Maid, Concubine or High Concubine’s Maid, and d for a Concubine’s Maid. The last third will be divided on the basis of Earned Harem Merit Rating.
11. Harem Consorts retain all property rights although they pay a one percent tax on both capital gains and income to both the Emperor and the Harem.
12. All their personal rights are vested in the Emperor while he lives. The Harem is disbanded upon his death by law. They are often strong and ambitious women of free spirit and are all presumed to have a motive for murdering their Absolute Lord and Master. This element need not be proved in law and if they are convicted of the other elements in a murder of the Emperor then those individual consorts convicted face a mandatory death penalty.
ii. Grand Seigneury Fiefdoms of the Imperial Household
There will be fifty Grand Seigneury Fiedoms and three hundred Petit Seigneury Fiefdoms created in the division of the Bureau of Land Management lands as described in the Article of the Founding in this Constitution. Forty of the Grand Seigneury Fiefdoms will go to the Peer-Electors who will have their domestic regimes seated there and will pay very divergent fee and settlements to recieve these estates which anchor all their privileges. However, there will be ten which go to the Imperial House without direct remuneration. They will also receive some Petit Seigneury Fiefdoms. But in this Constitution we only enumerate the disposition of the Ten Grand Seigneury Fiefdoms of the Imperial House. All shall have a true place name but here only their descriptive name is given:
1. The Ex -Officio Prime Fiefdom of the Emperor.
2.The Ex-Officio Prime Fiefdom of the Empress.
3. The Ex-Officio Fiefdom of the Commander of the Honor Guard.
4.The Ex-Officio Fiefdom of the Mistress of Ceremonies
5. The Ex-Officio Fiefdom of the Imperial Chaplain
6. The Ex-Officio Fiefdom of the Solicitor for the Executive
7. The Ex-Officio Fiefdom for the Basileus appointed President of the Bouletherion (one of five)
8. The Ex-Officio Fiefdom for the Chancellor fo the King of Louisiana/Roi de la Louisiane
9. The Severable Founder’s Fiefdom shall go to the Founding Family Association and they shall beome the forty-first and lowest ranked Peer-Elector House and elect from among their Head Peer-Elector line from the group of candidate not in the upper or inner Imperial House after the death of the Founding Emperor. Their full title and regime will emerge after the death of the Founding Emperor. This Peer-Elector shall have all rights of the others even where they are called the forty in honor of the Forty traditions honored in the begining who paid into the treasury to redeem their fief.
10. The Ex-Officio Fiefdom the First Seeded Heir. In this system there is no Heir Apparent or Presumptive Heir and Merit and Election are decisive but this is the greatest special privilege of the First Seeded Heir.
II. The Office of Liaison to the Ethnos Arkadios.
III. The Empress’s Office of Women’s Affairs
IV.The Empress’s Ministry of Protocol.
V. The Mistress of Ceremonies’ Office of Liaisons and Placements
VI. The Mistress of Ceremony’s Office of Ritual Confrontation
VII.The Imperial Household
VIII. The Imperial House & Household Bank
IX. The Emperor’s Office of Wastes and Ruins
X. The Imperial Office of Human Habitat Expansion.
XI. The Personal, Household and Direct Imperial Military Institutions.
XII. The Imperial Services Agency.
XIII. The Imperial Wellness Agency.
XIV. The Imperial Borders Administration.
*Royal Fiat Zonesections belong to the House and the IBA
** DIG Zonesections Belong to some othe part of the Empire and to the IBA.
***Imperial Tribal Zonesections
Subsection Three: Funding and Treasury
The funding of the Royalist section shall not be subject in large part to the ordinary legislative process. The Operating Treasury of the approximate dozen major agencies of the Imperial Bureaucracy would receive certain fixed funds by Constitutional prerogative:
1. One half of one percent of all revenues collected by the Federal government during each year would be given to this Operating Treasury.
2. A fourth of any and all taxes collected in the Direct Imperial Government lands would be evenly divided between the Imperial House Trust and the Operating Treasury prior to any other claims upon them.
3. All those passing through the entries to the United States in the Royal Fiat Zone would pay a fee and all freight would pay an entry tariff to the Imperial Operating Treasury and the Imperial House Trust. A formula for these fees would be set permanently in the constitution. The Emperor would have the right and prerogative to make use of the labor of apprehended illegal aliens and to maintain an office of Liaison with Canada and one with Mexico solely to operate this program in a state of transparency. The Emperor would have no obligation to arrest or detain anyone and the US Border Patrol would operate on the interior line of the Fiat Zone as on an international border enforcing US laws of immigration. These aliens detained by the Emperor would be paid, fed and housed but paid less than other American workers for Imperial projects especially in the border’s Royal Fiat Zone. There would be an escalating system of arrests. One week of labor on first arrest, six weeks on second arrest, twelve weeks on third arrest, one year on fourth arrest and five years followed by legal acceptance as permanent resident aliens on fifth arrest. All aliens would be released with some portion of the profit they had earned when released, a portion equal to half the amount the alien received would go to the Transparency and Resettlement program of either Canada or Mexico or be held in trust until such date as they should agree to set up such an office and program. Labor would be forced but consistent with the health, capacities, skills, willingness and interests of the aliens. The regular US border beyond this Royal Fiat zone would operate on separate and parallel rules.
3. The Emperor and Empress would each have an ex-officio Estate and Manor and the Peer-Electors would each have certain covenants to entertain and support some aspect of the Household from their estates. The legal principle regarding these operations should be “The King shall live on his own”.
4. The Imperial Operating Treasury shall receive one tenth of the revenues produced from all foreclosures in the United States but shall at the end of three years of earning conservative interest remit half of these funds to pay off the national debt. This shall be both a tax and a penalty on foreclosing institutions. The Imperial Operating Treasury shall also remit one tenth of these funds to the General Treasury of the Direct Imperial Government.
5. The Imperial Services shall include a Stock Market Assurance Agency. Every share of stock traded in the United States will be charged a one percent SMAA premium. A third of each premium will go into a General Recovery Fund. Most of the rest will go into accounts attached to the names and credit of various players in a transaction according to rules set out. Each stock exchange in the United States will also pay one half of one mil of its gross gross volume of trade to the SMAA as an annual premium. When a company fall into nearly nill value its shareholders, employees and creditors will be entered into an SMAA Company Holding Venture. The SMAA will evaluate which of a schedule of options is best from partial making whole of all, to a minimal settlement and dissolution of all interests and to a rehabilitation of the company. The Imperial operating Treasury will receive one percent of all revenues collected by the SMAA as an operating fee.
6. By a set of laws set out in the Constitution the Emperor shall have a right to profit from anything left to waste and ruin in the United States.
7. Every person voting in a national election would pay a nickel to the Emperor each time the voter exercised this right.
8. The Emperor shall have fees and excises associated with titles from which he may derive incomes.
9. The Imperial Commerce of Agency of the Imperial Services would be set up to pay taxes on activities of the Emperor and House in the free and private sectors of the economy. Both parties may engage in such activities and profit from them but when they do they can sue and be sued through this Agency.
10. Should any new lands be added to the sovereign holdings are other true domains of the Federal American Empire of the United States then no less than one mil of these lands in total acreage and one percent of all public lands shall go to the Emperor and all of these lands will be in the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction. One fourth of these lands ceded to the Emperor shall be be Fiat Zones which are his but under his most direct Executive powers and privileges as a the Executive for Direct Imperial Government and subject to administration as government lands. The second Fourth of these lands will be domestic regimes set up in autonomous fief-manors with their own titles but linked ex-officio to the Emperor as Emperor and to the Empress and such other titltes as there may be sufficient lands to afford. The third Fourth shall be bestowed by the Emperor with advice and consent of the Direct Imperial Government on new Vassals of the newly acquired lands. The last Fourth shall first be divided into estates with Baronial class tittles entailed which shall be tied to the true personal line of person who is Emperor not as Emperor in his case or in all other cases as a new baronial entailed estate under the Direct Imperial Government Code. Once set up these manors will go first to the Emperor, second to the Empress, third to the Imperial Mistress of Ceremonies, fourth to a seeded Heir and fifth to a Harem Consort and sixth to a member of the House or close relative of the King who is neither Empress, Mistress of Ceremonies, Seeded Heir nor Harem Consort. In the fourth, fifth and sixth places in this cycle the recipient shall be determined by whim of the EMperor within the limits described. The six element cycle shall be repeated until all the baronial estates are distributed.
Subsection Four: Crown and Center of all Royalism in the Empire
Provision One: Change of Style in Constitutional Jurisdictions
1.The GRIHHA must by a majority simple of a normal quorum reccommend a Constitutional Jurisdictions change to a fully royalist regime rather than a nearly republican regime in a royalist system and then the Emperor must approve it before it can go into effect. Then the Congress may submit a bill of Concerns to the Jurisdiction and they may respond and if they are not agreed to then the Congress may appeal them to the Emperor and veto the change for one year. The Emperor may make two ammendments analagous to the second class of Federal Ammendments from the Bill recommended and they shall become law by fiat of transition.
2. The DIG must recommend and the Emperor must approve a transition of a Constitutional Jurisdiction from an internal royalist regime to a republican regime. The GRIHHA must appove this and either the Emperor or EMpress may veto such approval pending both one year’s delay and a two-third majority override.
3. Royalty not in the Imperial House for these purposes in others shall include first and above all Jurisdictional Royalty not directly derived from the Empire which at first shall consist only of the Royals of the Territorial Kingdom of Hawaii but may in time include others as well. They shall be entitled to special recognitions and variances of family institutions and the exercise of Monarchy in their Jurisdiction and representation fairly high in the Council of Nobles of the DIG legislature. Royalty not properly in the Imperial House will secondly those Peer-Electors whohold full titles of the lower reaches of royalty and they shall exercise their roles as given in the Constitution. Both the rulers and laws of the Union shall take into account other royalty whether visiting, refugee, foreign or Citizen but their royalty itself has limited protocol importance which is greater the shorter their stay and less constitutional importance which may be established by settlemet of claims or gift in recognition of rank and limited thereto.
Section Two: Aristocracy
All Nobles in the Five-Fold Nobility are eligible to serve in and vote for officers in the Councils of Nobles. All have a Duty to Respond to the Honor Code. All are entitled to display a crest or arms according to their station. All will have some privileges in Imperial Services and the Courts of Palaces and fiefdoms not available to others.
1. The Emperor and the Imperial House (as well as each Peer-Elector and their House) shall have an official religion or a group of sponsored religions with which he will set the example of that mix of devotion, conflict, adherence and protest which typify these relationships. In the case of an Acadian Basileus the Roman Catholic Church is the Official Church and the Greek Orthodox Church is the most honored other church to which also an excommunicated Basileus should first seek admittance for himself. However, the Emperor’s religion shall not be imposed upon the Citizen-Subjects of the Empire.Those in the Nobility and Aristocracy shall be subject to an Imperial Honor and Protocol Code which shall govern their standing. In the founding papers it shall be described how the Imperial bureaucracy may discriminate in favor of Aristocrats and Nobles in Good Standing and how they may not so discriminate. Anyone may buy a lowest rank , such as that of High Squire, for the purposes of attaining some small participation in these privileges. A fee shall be paid to the Ministry of Protocol and another to the House, a Family Crest shall be certified, a plot of land subject to the new entail law be established, a family trust and a family charity endowed and one can unless sued to prevent it on solid grounds buy such an elevation. The True Nobility starting at the equivalent of the British Rank of Baron may also be applied for and in a sense purchased but here the Ministry of Protocol must certify that there is some honor to be gained by the Institution and the Purchaser must already be a High Squire at least before applying. No rank above the baronial may be purchased directly under this scheme. Here a Knight’s Hold, a Coat of Arms, a family Shrine and a Personal and Family History would all be required of the purchaser as well as a very secure trust sufficient to provide a modest living at the time of its creation. These trusts will not be subject to seizure by creditors and therefore will require new working out of various laws.
2. The House whether the single Imperial Royal, a royal or a noble House duly chartered will itself will be a domestic regime unto itself under Imperial Law and with a fairly extensive set of written property and domestic laws. In the case of all other houses the Courts and leglal sytem will have to find which law pre-empts and applies but in the instance3 of the Imperial Royal House it is the supreme Domestic regime and it shall not be subject to other domestic and property laws outside the many set up to govern its operations and life.
3.The First and Executive Vice President would report to the Emperor regularly as prescribed by law and would pay him homage openly at the start of each four-year term or would not be able to hold office. Each will at that time receive a special title and seat as an ex-officio holding from a few choices available to the Emperor. These temporary participations in the ordinary nobility will be offered even if a First Executive Vice-President is already ennobled and may be matched with life or hereditary titles truly his or hers when the official becomes a Censor. However that is at the whim of the Empror on advice of the Council of Nobles.
The Ordinary Nobility alone have their own Subsection in this Article so the other four types of nobility have Provisions in this subsection. The Ordinary Nobility do not. In this Arcadian-Acadian system (and especially as it is modified and has evolved in the American experience and come to form this new Constituional Element) the collegial and conciliar elements are very much stronger than in most recent regimes of aristocracy and nobility. In the case of the Ordinary Nobility this will be evident in the stronger role of houses than most are used to in other regimes and in councils of nobles. The Houses allow the near noble and the associates of the nobles a voice in the affairs of the nobles which is unusual across such systems. There is a further incorporation of Supreme Knights of most honored orders of Chivalry as being in themselves equal to Barons and in many privileges functioning as higher ranks still. The same principle continues for the other four forms of nobility. In general Junior Membership implies the right to be informed and to vote in the seating of Full Members. Some Full Members are able to expect that whenever possible they will be seated of their own right and even if not seated they carry the privileges of a noble. Full Members of the four other types but ordinary are usually not fully noble unless seated in some official Imperial Council but neither are they fully Commoners. All Four types are considered in general inferior tot the Ordinary Nobility but not in the sense that their highes is clearly below the lowest baron always — such is not the case. Any person is entitled to all types of nobility for which he or she may qulaify and does in fact hold. They are not in themselves mutually exclusive.
Provision One: The Nobility of the Sword
The Nobility of the Sword only comprises the upper ranks of the general system of military rank. However, it is to be linked by many devices of law and custom to the system of military rank as a whole. Cadets, recruits and privates are also seen to form a Constituent Base for the Political manifestations and operations of the Nobility of the Sword.
Variances of Rank
First, the Services directly to the Emperor and Empress, and the Basileus Arkadios and Basilissa.
The junior membership begins at first lieutenant and full membership in the Nobility of the Sword begins at major’s rank in these services.
Second, equally the Services of the United States and the King and Queen of Louisiana/ Roi et Reigne de La Louisiane
The junior membership begins at major and the full membership begins at Colonel.
In the matters directly affecting this Union DIG Forces shall be held as Imperial Forces and all Jurisdictional Forces held as equal with Junior Membership at Major and Full Membership at General. However, in Fiat Zones, Imperial activities of the Empire Proper and committees detailed tot he House the scale of rank shall continue as follows:
Third, Services to the Direct Imperial Government and the States
The junior membership begins at lieutenant colonel and the full membership at General.
Fourth, Services to Fiefdom and Peer, to Compacts and services to the Territories
The junior membership begins at Colonel and the full membership at General.
Fifth, Services to Chartered Nobles and to the Possessions
Only Generals or Supreme Commanders of Small Charters are full members. There are no junior members.
Sixth, Family Guards, Licensed Militia and Municipal Paramilitary Police Units.
Only established Commanding Officers in Full are junior members. There are no full members.
Provision Two: Nobility of the Robe
First, as to their nature and constituents: The Nobility of the Robe shall consist of the Excellencies of Religious, Academic and Judicial realms of status and endeavor. These three noble groups are regarded as largely one group by law and custom in this Third Union. The Joint and Combined Scale of Rank of the Nobility the Robe shall be somewhat brief than the scales of military rank which include or go below the rank of the Nobility of the Sword. The ranks in systems composing this nobility are varied but the Association shall have its own functional rank. Highest to lowest this shall be: First there is the Crowned Mitre. Second rank is The Mitre and Throned Coif. Third Rank is the The Cowl, Skullcap and Benched Coif. Fourth Rank is the Robe Proper. Membership and its privileges largely cease to apply after this rank and are not presumed to be of value or importance after this point in the scale. Fifth Rank is the Robed Vestry. Sixth Rank is the Outer Vestry.
Rank is determined by the following factors:
1. Greatness of the functional title.
2.Social Importance and Cultural contribution of the institution.
3.Age and Tradition of the role and institution.
4.Degree of Association with the Constitution, Royalty and Imperial House.
5.Conformity of the Title with the Emperor’s religion, philosophy and constitutional model.
No single factor outweighs the others. The Ministry of Protocol will describe the standards and with the advice of the Compact Associations of the Nobility of the Robe will issue the list of ranks. Here are some examples:
The Cardinal Archbishop of New York is the Crowned Mitre and so is the President of the LDS Church. But Ordination to the Roman Catholic Priesthood is Robe Proper while Ordination to the Mormon Priesthood is not recognized and belongs to unlisted class Vestibule.
At a standard university a Bachelor’s degree is Robed Vestry, a Master’s is Robe Proper as is a Juris Doctor, most doctorates are Cowl Skull Cap and Benched Coif. A Juris Doctor admitted to the bar is at the highest level of Robe Proper. Experienced trial lawyers and most judges are Cowl, Skull Cap and Benched Coif as are most abbots and mothers superior and the head rabbis of major synagogues. Catholic, Orthodox and Episcopal Bishops are Mitre as are Deans and Presidents of standard colleges and universities. Peers and other academic leaders of great significance would beCrowned Mitres as would members of the US Supreme Court.
The Crowned Mitres are actually less immune to Honor Code Provisions. The greatest such immunity would peak at the third rank.
In general, the Robes Proper can always vote but only the first three ranks can hold most Nobility of the Robe offices. In protcol terms the top three ranks area always noble folk and the Robes Proper are Noble Folk only with ex officio support, lower orders are never themselves Noble Folk. The Lower two orders are not subject to the full special tax. However, they have a limited schedule of benefits and can only vote in exceptional Association elections. Another factor is that Mistress of Ceremonies through the Haute Ecole des Traiteurs has the right and capacity to issue a number of titles and degrees at each rank and rank point of the Nobility of the Robe. These will also be possessed of these privileges of the Robe and other Privileges of the House and Household.
Second, as to their unique roles, duties, privileges and obligations:
1. They are not required to duel to retain their honor and may insult, accuse and slander members of the Nobility in the pursuance of their official duties. They may question the legitimate nature and avowed rights of other nobles and forms of nobility without suffering ordinary liability under the Noble’s Honor Code. If they verbally or by sign violate the provisions of the Honor Code in Pursuance of the Official Duties they have a high but rebuttable presumption of Impunity. If they are challenged the Challenger must also file a Motion to Uncloak against them with the Office of Ritual Confrontation. In Ritual Confrontation they have the highest presumed rights to Champions and Mitigated Stakes of all sorts of Nobles.
2. Whenever the Nobility of the Robe are not in their homes or on the premises of a site set aside for their official duties they must carry with them or wear a sign or declaration of their status in the Nobility of the Robe or else be liable to violations of law and of the Honor Code.
3. The Nobility of the Robe are to have some greater level of sexual license as regards promiscuity, homosexuality, and lewd behavior where the persons involved in the lewd behavior were all the Nobility of the Robe and the premises used spoke of an expectation of privacy. They are not so protected in other circumstances.
4. The Nobility of the Robe Seating Block in every Compact Council of Nobles will be the head of an Association of the Nobility of the Robe in that Compact. Every member of the Nobility of the Robe will be taxed an additional one percent of his or her income which shall be divided (after a fee to the Collector) equally among all the Compact Associations of the Nobility of the Robe to which he or she belongs. The Compact Association of the Nobility of the Robe will have standing as a friend of the court in any court and in all matters involving its members.
Provision Three: The Nobility of the Games
1.The Nobility of the Games and of the Chamber are the two groups least privileged as Nobility. However, they are privileged to be Nobility and then can add such privileges as they find their own endeavors.
2.The Nobility of the Games will be of three classes of membership. The First Class will be the Imperial Rolls, the Second Class will be the Compact Rolls and the Third Class will be the Jurisdiction Rolls. There will be little formal rank except by qualifying for one of these classes by winning a contest in one of these categories.
3.Each Contest licensed by the Ministry of Protocol will have a Nobility of the Games Association. Should they not be licensed to have their own association they will be granted participation in a Roll of Lesser Contests with a chance to elect one seat from among many contests and these with voting alotted by the rank of the contest. The Ministry of Protocol will certify for each Association its charter for its operation and for each Roll its charter for operation. In the Olympic Association a Gold in the current Olympic cycle will be worth ten votes and one from earlier worth four. A current Silver will be worth five and an earlier on worth two. A Bronze will be worth three and an earlier one shall be worth one. Some Associations like the Olympics will always have seats available where they have eligible members in the thirteen compacts and the High Council. Most Associations will have rotating terms. The weakest associations will be part of the groups of associations described here as Rolls of Lesser Contests and will rotate terms less frequently than others.
4. Only multiple winners of the ten Highest ranked Contests in the Empire as listed by the Minister of Protocol are Noble Folk on their own. The others are only Noble Folk while holding offices related to the Fivefold Nobility or after having retired from fulsome service in such offices. Until the Minister of Protocol can produce a list with explanations for its choice the starting list of Ten Highest Contest Associations will be:
i. Olympic Gold Medal Winners Roll (which shall be within the Olympics Association)
ii. Lombardi Trophy Winners Roll (which shall be within the NFL Association)
iii. Heisman Roll (which sahll be within the NCAA Football Association)
iv. NCAA Basketball Champions Roll
v. Best Actor and Best Actress Combined Academy Award Roll (which shall be within the Academy Awards Association)
vi. Pulitzer Prize Roll
vii.National Book Award Roll
viii. Indiana 500 Roll.
ix. Peabody Award Roll
x.Forbes Richest Top Ten Places Annual Roll
Only Multiple winners of these may expect Imperial support if not accorded something near to if distinctly below Baronial courtesies abroad at the time of the founding for example. However their office holders are entitled to full Noble Folk status.
Rank however shall vary for all Compacts as certified by their Compact Legislatures and authorized by the Ministry of Protocol. As a binding Constituional example in the Confederate States of America Compact the Olympics shall outrank all of these five associations but the five listed will be very high and higher than some of the ten best when considered for matters related to the Confedrate Compact only. These Five Distinctive Compact Associations will be:
1. The SEC Champions Association
2. The Country Music Awards Association
3. The NASCAR Winners Association
4. (A newly Founded) Imperial Prize in Southern Literature and History Association
5. The Highest Scores Association on Mississippi Riverboat Pilots Exams Association
Provision Four: Nobility of the Chamber
The Speakers of all Compact Assemblies, all chief executives of Constitutional Jurisdictions and all others from a long list published by the Ministry of Protocol will be the Nobility of the Chamber. Full members are those actively serving in the offices rated as the highest rank only . Junior members would be those from the lower ranks of the list of offices who are still serving and those who have retired from the higher ranked offices in good standing and are not later stripped of their status by any legal act.
Subsection Three: Ordinary Nobility and Their Special Role in Guarding Rank, Nobility, Protocol and Aristocracy
Provision One:There is no doubt that United States of America have formed a federal Republic since the American Revolution. There is little doubt that although many forms of inequality have heightened our forms and customs have increasing become those of and undifferentiated democratic (as opposed to mixed government) unitary republic. This new regime will be a very substantial adjustment to and correction of that trend. While a large set of open public and commercial spheres will be kept separate from the rest there will be a strong movement to awaken and assert that aspect of our society which is a society of rank.
Provision Two: The Noble here is given many burdens compared to some systems and is required to interact more than in most despite offsetting beneifts of independence. The noble is not merely an orbiter of the Emperor as was often the case in the royalist regimes known as the ancien regime in Europe. Nor is he or she exactly a mini-king in fealty as came to be after the weakening of the Carolingians. Both experiences inform this current union and in addition as a Greek royalty it is the very essence of our tradition going back before the great work of Aristotle to compare and contrast and arranged varied historical elements when a new constitutional charter is drafted. In this current and reformed Imperial Arcadian-Acadian system the collegial and conciliar elements are very much stronger than in most recent regimes of aristocracy and nobility. In the case of the Ordinary Nobility this will be evident in the stronger role of houses than most are used to in other regimes and in councils of nobles. The Houses allow the near-nobles and the associates of the nobles a voice in the affairs of the nobles which is unusual across such systems. There is a further incorporation of Supreme Knights of most honored orders of Chivalry as being in themselves equal to Barons and in many privileges functioning as higher ranks still.
Provsion Three: The Ordinary Nobility are more or less the aristocracy of hereditary and thir blood relative or an even fewer exceptional created life nobles who are ennobled to titles and privileges in a manner which is more recognizing and encompassing of the whole person than it is expressive of a functional excellence. While passivity is not their ideal they may still be described as passively noble. However they attain to a noble status they are noble intrinsically (at least in the eyes of law and custom). Titles flow over them but the Noble stature and even a rank is secure. An Empress may become Princess Former Empress Bereaved but remains royal and imperial. A First Heir to any post will hold titles of rank that will be lost if he rises to the principal title or if he is downgraded to Fifth or Tenth Heir after an election. However, even if the falls or very substantial he is assured of a position in the orbit of the title he approached and of a title created “_______________ at Court” if necessary to remain a royal, higher noble, middle or lower noble as when he was carried to that height by law. His legal and social rank may fluctuate but not too far.The Ordinary Nobles may be stripped of titles but this is to be an onerous and extraordinary process designed to be rare unless a sweeping purge were justified by the most dire circumstances.
Provision Four: It is useful to repeat here some language which will be authoritative in the Article on the Founding. Where the details conflict this Provision shall give way to the language in that article but that article shall be informed by the general tone and meaning of this provision.
1. At the time of the founding while lands from the Bureau of Land Management will serve other purposes there will be lands that will be brought into entail from the Bureau of Land Management as well for which many of the newly created Nobles will pay a fee decided by a complex process. Some of this fee will go to the Emperor, Empress and Imperial House as we; as directly to the Second Union Debt, to the DIG and to the Third Union Federal Government. However all those portions shall account for less than half of what they pay for the Estate and similar proportions will apply to Jurisdiction created fiefdoms at the founding and later. The majority of all enoblement and entail money will go to very conservative trusts and endowments. In the case of BLM taken fiefdoms the funds will be divided as follows: Ten percent to a perpetual and income fed estate charitable trust. Twenty percent will go to an estate maintenance perpetual trust. Fifteen percent will go to a scheduled perpetual income fed Trust for assistance of Heirs of Nobles holding the endowed title who will not inherit it. Ten percent will go to the Empire wide trust of the Imperial Association of Royalty and Nobility. Ten percent will go to the Endowed Trust of the Jurisdictional Nobility Association . Then we reach funds for which the payer is in no direct sense a beneficiary. Five percent will go to the Emperor, three percent to the Empress and two percent to the Imperial House all to be held in various trusts from which they shall have unfettered use of income and interests. Then we are left with the liquidated funds. Ten percent will go directly to the payment of Second Union Debts. Five percent will go to the DIG’s operating fund. Five percent will go directly to the Federal Government’s Operating Budget. The final five percent will be dedicated funds going to federal government’ s temporary Displaced Citizen’s Bureau and of those monies at least a third will be spent on programs to help those adversely affected by the cessation of the Existence of the BLM as we have known it. The one percent of BLM lands retained by the feds amy be managed by an agency with that name or not but the actual BLM will have ceased to exist. These Associations of Nobility will have programs to assist lower income nobles and that blurry catgory of nobles atc ourt and of almost empty titles. They will operate schools, small industries worl projects, placement fairs and other things so that their may be some barrier between the Ideal Noble in all his glory on one hand and starvation, prostitution, organized thuggery and total shame on the other. The DIG will reserve many places in many events for the Ordinary Nobility. thry will be first welcomed, when all things are equal, at Court. However, they are playing the games of the Citizen at Higher Stakes there are many risks and the Associations and the gardens and ponds around the manor houses are all precious in this Empire for mitigating those stakes to some degree. In addition, other forms of mitigation more universal and traditional to almost all aristocrats shall be taught and cultivated by the Associations and the Court. Still it bears repeating — acquiring a title always admits of acquiring new risks as well as new rewards.
With the exception of the National Parks and existing military bases the ordinary Federal government’s land ownership shall be that which most yields to the transitions of creating the Empire. The Imperial House, The Peer-Elector Fiefdoms, The Gift Estate and the large transfers to the new Constitutional Jurisdictions will largely consume and exhaust other federal land ownership. Thus the First Executive Vice President will control fewer and less extensive lands as federal although new lands will enter the hands of the Emperor. The Peer-Electors chosen and choosing will pay something for their lands and these funds will be divided into four equal parts. One part will go to a fund to pay down the national debt, one part will go to the Emperor’s and Imperial House Trust, one part will go to a Custodial trust of the Fiefdom and Title of the Peer and one part will go the Imperial Combined Aristocratic Trust. The Forty-Nine Fiefdoms will be part of the Direct Imperial Government.
Provision Five : The Ministry of Protocol will publish as numerous guides, orders of precedent and Advisory Notes as are required to help this complex system to function in all the variety of situations which exist in this Federal American EMpire of the United States. The analysis of functional rank will be most guided by a smiple atandard scale of rank but it will also take into account that the real ranking and function of the ordinary nobility will contain numerous complex features. Those which are most important are:
1.Royal and or Imperial Rank and Status
2. Attachment to a Royal or to the Imperial House
3. Being a Peer-Elector
4. The Status of Heir or Consort
5. Attachment to a Constitutional Jurisdiction
6. Public Service and Public Office
7. Martial Glory
Nonetheless, in ordinary education and the official media there will be an effort to provide a brief and comprehensible scale of rank for all. The scale of rank will be published and in most cases and for most purposes rank will determine protocol. A non-Elector Duke will usually have precedence over an Elector High Baron. There will be times when other factors change the effects of rank. However, usually as regards protocol the Classes will be:
Royals: King or Queen, Princely titles to Demi-Prince and ArchDuke or ArchDuchess
Higher Nobles: these include all Marquis, Earls, Dukes, Counts and several others.
Middle Nobles: these include Viscounts, High Barons and other titles.
Lower Nobles: these include Barons, Supreme Knights and some others.
Then in each Council of Nobles there will be some Nobles elected by the Chivalry and Titled Gentry. The Chivalry are simply Knights (mostly but not all men) and Knight’s Ladies. The Titled Gentry will be High Squires and Squires and their consorts known as Mademoiselles, Subladies or Little ladies. These Chivalry and Titled Gentry all have full Second Class Access to the Honor Code and its general privileges.
Section Three: Democracy
Subsection One: The Lower Chamber of the Direct Imperial Government Proper
Provision One: Introduction and Orientation
The Direct Imperial Government will have a democratic element in the Lower Chamber of Compact Assemblies , in the governance of localities themselves and in the governance of the Imperial Household to the degree that it is part of the DIG. It will bring democacry and other values to areas of a social wasteland where currently there is no governance through Guilds and Kindreds but we will focus first and foremost on the Direct Imperial Government Legislature because it is a that level that it really has something more to do with this Constitution than its own.
Provision Two: Seats in the Lower House (or Chamber) of the Direct Imperial Government Legislature
Item One: Compact Seats
1.There would be two delegates elected from the Lower Chamber of each Compact Legislature of the Thirteen Compacts of Jurisdictions making up the empire.
2.The Empress would also appoint four outstanding female delegates from throughout all of the Lower Chambers of all the Compacts.
Item Two: Zone and Fiefdom Seats
1. The lower chamber of every Compact Zone in a State would send two delegates to the DIG Legislature on years ending in 0,1,2, 6,7, & 8.
2. The lower chamber of every Compact Zone in a Territory or Possession would send two delegates in years ending in 0,1,3,4, & 9. They would send one delegate in years ending in 2 & 5.
3. The Advisory Council to the Seigneur in each Fiefdom would elect two delegates each three-year term to this chamber. The highest ranking Mistress certified by the Mistress of Ceremonies to a Peer Elector or(if there is none such) to an Heir to the Peer-Elector who is Seigneur of each Fiefdom who is not an aristocrat will be seated in this chamber perpetually.
4. All other zones would elect one delegate for a three-year term and the delegate would always be seated.
Item Three: The District of Columbia Seats
The District of Columbia would seat forty delegates according to its own constitution.
Item Four: Crown Colonies and other Colonies
Based on a set of criteria in the DIG Supreme Charter shall seat either one, two, five or seven delegates. There would be no colonies above one seat in the beginning of the DIG.
Item Five: Imperial Services Seats.
Every Imperial Service shall elect two members from it Employees Association. Every Imperial Service will also have one member appointed as a delegate by the Imperial Civil Service and one member appointed by the GRIHHA. Military and Civilian services shall be equal in this regard and members of the Nobility of any kind may not serve in these seats.
Item Six: Guilds
Every Guild that conforms to the Supreme Charter and has a Guildhouse on DIG land will be represented in this chamber.
1. Senior Invited Guilds will have four delegates each. These shall include and mostly consist of the following groups if they form guilds: California Vineyard Guild, Old American Sugar Guild, Louisiana Oyster Guild, Louisiana Crawfish Guild, Texas-Oklahoma Cattle Guild, Seaboard Tobacco Guild, American Brewers Guild, New England Shipwrights Guild, Chesapeake Shipwrights Guild, Gulf of Mexico Shipwrights Guild, Louisiana and South Carolina Rice Farmers Guild, California Fruit Guild, Great Lakes States Apple Guild, Florida Citrus Guild, Idaho Potato Guild, Wisconsin Dairy Guild, Old Southern Cotton Guild, Silicon Valley Electronics and Information Products Guild, Wall Street Financial Services Guild, The Guild Named for the Johnsons that Joins American Family Manufacturers of Consumer Products , the Kentucky Distillery Guild and the Old Steel Guild.
2. Every other Guild will elect two delegates.
Item Seven: The GRIHHA Appointed Family Seats;
The GRIHHA will appoint a whole set of seats to four-year terms by general vote of their assembly.
1. The GRIHHA will appoint ten grandmothers at least nine of whom are not aristocrats from Family Associations.
2. The GRIHHA will appoint twenty mothers at least eight of whom are not aristocrats from family Associations.
3. The GRIHHA will appoint fifteen Family Associations who will chose their own delegates.
4. The GRIHHA will appoint five first wives or high wives of men with harems or licensed mistresses who are not aristocrats.
Item Eight: The Imperial Chaplain’s Seats.
The Imperial Chaplain will appoint ten Catholic, three Orthodox and three other member of religious and clerical classes of low rank to the chamber.
Obviously, the lower Chamber will be large and therefore somewhat unwieldy. However, it is meant to be large and there is nothing unnecessary about its size. The Supreme Charter and the Constitution would only assign limited powers to this Legislature. However, the work it would do would be essential and vital to the whole regime.
Item Nine: The Diego Garcia Seats
The people of the Diego Garcia island ethnicity who are citizens of the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction shall have fourteen officials in their tribal government appointed to serve in the legislature by their chief, five more such officials elected by the tribal council at a full meeting. In addition they shall elect two from each of four composite districts which will consist only of Diego Garcia people voting in each of the zones which together will make up the entire Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction.
Subsection Two: Democracy in the Varied Councils, Polls and Agencies
Provision One: Subsection Preamble
There are more limits on the non-aristocratic Citizen-Subjects of the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction than is likely to be the case in the Constitutional Jurisdictions. People are required to show certain courtesies of address and entrance and departure by rank. Dress codes are more common and challenges are easier to issue and uphold. Crimes of sacrilege and blasphemy, torts of alienation of affection and breach of promise the Laws of Natural obligation all govern life there. It is to be seen that to many life in public is better perhaps for the common man in the other jurisdictions — although some may disagree. However, the public life is not the whole life of the Jurisdiction nor or all aspects of public life equally public. This Constitution is primarily a Constitution of the Union, secondly of the Empire and thirdly of the Full Society. Each of the Constitutional Jurisdictions has their own constitution and it is acknowledged here but little else. The Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction is not so completely separate from the Direct Imperial Government Proper and so it rates more mention in this Constitution but as a Jurisdiction it is mostly outside this Constitution. The Constitution of the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction will be the Title “Jurisdictional Constitution” in the Direct Imperial Government Code. That Constitution will complete the plan broadly sketched here.
Provision Two: Fiat Zones
Fiat Zones are under the direct Control of the Emperor or Empress ex-officio or of the Direct Imperial Government as such, or the Grand Imperial-Royal House and Household Assembly as such which may act through agencies. They recognize no permanent residents other than members of the House or Household or employees and officials of the government and their close dependents. There is no local council and polling is rare.
Provision Three: Autonomous Domestic Regimes
Autonomous Domeestic Regimes shall be under the cloak of domesticity which must be pierced for any action. The representative of the Autonomous Domestic Regime shall be informed in the event of any lawsuit, arrest or criminal inquiry involving any member of the Autonomous Domestic Regime. The Autonomous Domestic Regimes of the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction are entitled to have an account in the Public Section of the Imperial House and Household Bank. the Commoners who are members of the Autonomous Domestic Regimes are immune to the duites of the Imperial Militia and Robot so long as they are in good standing with analogous duties in the Autonomous DOmestic Regime.
Item One: Fief-Manors
Each Fief Manor shall have either an Upper Grand, Grand, Modest or Lower Manor Council. These shall be governed by the Title “Autonomous Domestic Regimes” of the Direct Imperial Government Code. However only these four templates must be used and individual Manor variances from the templates all in the gift of the Emperor alone and limited to what is a simple variance per year. All four templates shall provide meetings with and without the petty-monarchy of the Seigneury and Seigneur and Seigneur’s Lady if the Seigneur is a Lord, representation by rotation of any Heirs, and other officials on a dais. The Dais shall have a veto over all bills passed by the Council Floor. The Council Floors shall consist of no less than half their member drawn from male-preference Serf-Pettyholders and also include Pettyholder family members who are domestic servants, any Maitress en Titre descended of the serivle population, militia member who are half-free and residents of the free quarter if any elected by the Servile population. The Council shall have the following powers:
In the Floor alone,
1. To appeal for Imperial review of any case in which local remedies and appeals are exhausted.
2. To declare two exceptional half-holidays each year.
3. To censor the entertainments in the Square and Commons.
In the Whole Council
1. To enact sumptuary laws within the limits of the constitutions
2. To hold three or fewer unique festivals each year in the Manor
3. To direct the Police and Manor Watch and the jail
4. To file for a Hostile or Friendly emancipation with the Emperor of any Serf not a Pettyholder.
6. To participate in the succession of the Seigneur according to the Manor Charter with the Consent of the Emperor and any intervening liege.
7. To ammend the Manor Charter with the consent of the Seigneur.
8. To counsel the Seigneur.
Item Two: Monasteries
Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Monasteries shall have the most high rank and privilege in the Direct Imperial Government Jurisdiction. However regardless of current Church Practice both governance and succession of an Abbot or superior must be certified by the Imperial Chaplain with the Emperor’s Consent to have both effective institutional unity with the larger church and real autonomy in the particular Monastery. The very fact of a logically perfect sytem will argue that this ancient balance has been lost and the monastery discredited.
Monasteries that are not Roman Catholic or Greek Orthodox shall have an observer in all cases from the regular courts of the Direct Imperial Government and appeals thereto but shall in many manners be subject to the ecclesial courts of the Imperial Chaplain and his laws titled “Civil Derivations of the Canon Law” in the Direct Imperial Government Civil Code.
Item Three: Special Palaces
Seraglio Palaces are under Harem law even if the achieve autnomous status and Harem law and governance apply in all practicable matters.
Imperial Tribal Palaces Proper are governed under the laws of the Bouletherion.
Provision Four: Compact Zones
Within the Direct Imperial Jurisdiction the Compact Zones shall offer the greatest public equality of manner in law and honor to commoners. The Compact Zone residents shall have special priveleges within their network of Compact Zones and each network of Compact Zones shall be governed in many ways by the Compact Assembly. The Special Vice President Appointed by the Emperor shall appoint a mayor for the goverrnance of each Compact Zone in his or her network. Each mayor shall be subject to scrutiny by a Zone Council who shall also pass all ordinary ordinances, collect all taxes and appoint the Chief Constable for the Zone as well as holding up to three unique festivals and organizing the local militia. The Zone Council shall have a Dais with two appointees each of the Bouletherion, the GRIHHA and the Compact Assembly the Dais shall have an inner majority veto over ordinary legislation and its members an equal vote with Floor members in all matters. The Coucil Floor shall include The Chief Resident of each licensed Guildhall in the Zone, 12 residents of each sex chosen at random for one term, the official reperesentative for each licensed political party with members in the Zone, three at large members elected for life by direct vote from and by all Zone residents and two sets five representatives serving two year terms in an election where all family associations belong to one of five blocks and all memebers of those families vote equally in a single slate election twic in the five year cycle and have no direct representation in one year of the cycle.
Provision Five: Special Districts
Imperial Military Districts will be governed under Imperial Military Law. Where any US Military or a variant UN Military base exists under treaty in a foreign country and in the sole exception of Diego Garcia in this Empire an attached area shall be under the Empire as soon as possible which shall be the Civil Affairs Area. This District will be governed in collaboration between three powers the Direct Imperial Government, the Union Executive Proper and the US Military and this shall be done in such a way that a local council also participates in governance. General or Unclassified Districts will be either small anomalies or else be divided into five subdistricts each with a cultureal commerce and legal objective of its own. These five subdistricts are The Emperor’s Own, The Empress’s, The Imperial Mistress of Cermonies’, The Honor Guard Commander’s and the Imperial Solicitor’s. These subdistricts shall be governed seprately in most local and municipal matters but where district wide decisions and actions are needed the government of each shall send delgates to a District Assembly. The District Consul shall be a member of the Inner Imperial House and shall work with the council to discharge such law and governance as are needed. A random jury of twelve commoners from each subdistrict shall have the power of petty tribunes over this District Council.
Provision Six: The District of Columbia
The District of Columbia known also as the Imperial Capital City will have a Constitution in the Section District of Columbia Constitution in the Title Jurisdictional Constitution of the Direct Imperial Code. I t shall be governed in accor with the same.
Section Four: The Guilds, a Special Framework in the Direct Imperial Government and the Empire
Subsection One: The Nature and Function of the Guilds
Provision One: All the anti-trust laws and many other laws tantamount to anti-trust laws shall be repealed with this constitution being ratified. From now on no law may be made to prevent someone achieving an uncompetitive advantage in their business unless they are shown to have done one of the five following things:
1. To have committed mala in se crimes aginst Federal or Imperial laws in external or interjurisdictional commerce.
2. To have committed mala in se crimes against Jurisdictional laws in internal and localized productive tangible production.
3. To have targeted a particular competitor in a systematic way which distorts market values beyond the capacity of the transcational conflict period to amortize and in a way which is simultaneously tending to frive the competitor completely out of an identifiable industry or occupational field.
4. To have conspired to retrain trade in a manner which is substantially outside of the duly regulated and publicly recorded guild system of the Empire and Union.
5.Have been shown to have acted in a conerted and serious manner to block fair access to a particular competitor into the guild system or to a guild in which they have a demostrable right.
Provsion Two: The DIG will use Compact Zone lands to host some guilds but will also create small Districts by swapping out its Bureau of Land Management Lands with non state owners for one third of the area, incorporating private owners for one third of the areas and taking State owned lands for one third of the area. In some non State Jurisdictions and especially where they were not ever in a State this formula may be modified and the thirds are to be rough and not exact always. But these distrcits will hold Imperial House assets, parks, residences, agencies and most of all, in terms of location, they will house guildhalls. These guildhall hosting districts shall be sread widely across the Empire at the time of Founding and may add up to one percent of the Jurisdiction’s lands inwhich and from which they were located and taken.
Provision Three: Every Guild must have a guildhall on DIG lands and a seat in the DIG legislature’s lower chamber to be a recognized guild.
Provision Four: Guilds are located in th DIG Jurisdcition largely because they are broad engines of slwo socio-cutlural transformation. They invest in and shape the kind of society this will be. Jurisdictions may seek to modifiy and limit their influence but other than the DIG Jurisdiction they may not interfere with their operations in themeslves. These internal operations include and are largely lmited to the effecting of these activities:
1. Guilds would have an obligation to operate a work bank for family member of their own members as well as unemployed members. There would be a menu of things they would capitalize as their means increased.
2. The guilds must on reaching a capital floor offer Wedding and Funeral reception spaces contracting the actual services with existing businesses or allowing members to do the minimum on their own.
3.Health and dental clinics for members would be privileged assts in the Community Health Clinics and Imperial Wellness Agency.
4. Once they have the capital they must offer a well priced set of youth camps and vacation spots as well as college scholarships.
5. They shall have standing in law where there interest are rpresented by their mebers involvement in any legal matter and be provided Federal data for their substantial powers in collective bargaining and regulatory law representation.
6. Any time a member receives punitive, exemplary or other special damages from a court for guild related activity the guild will receive a tenth part of the award into its capital funds.
7. Guilds shall certify any trade or labor union in their filed of operation whether or not the unions belong to other guilds. Unions could join guilds as they are created and remain on as certified Guild Council factions and guild agencies.
8. Each guild would have a charter spelling out familial rights and privileges and would be required to spend two percent of its budget each year on programs and projects geared to the benefit of members family associations.
9. Each Guild would operate either an intern program or a day labor program depending on its class so that those wishing to get into the guild can be aware of how the guild works and how best to get into it. However, guilds will be entitled to exclude members for many reasons.
Subsection Two. Classes of Guilds
Provision One: First Class Guilds
1.First, the laws should be changed so that competition is structured and policed within a guild system. Every corporation and most capitalized unincorporated businesses over a certain size that is uniquely proposed as designated by the DIG Legislature and confirmed by the Congress of the United States would be penalized for failure to join at least one guild as required by new laws if it engages in meaningful and substantial inter-jurisdictional commerce. Each corporation operating in intrajurisdictional commerce or indutrial action is required to transfer two percent of it s profits and one mil of its operating budget each year to be shared among the Guilds to which it belongs or with which it is covenanted . Guilds would be required to set aside a portion of their revenues for labor guilds that are associate with them perhaps dividing five percent of their own guild income directly with these guilds. These guilds would have a main guild hall and branches, would work to set and police standards of production, waste management, safety and other things.
2. These guilds would be such as Old Steel Mills Guild, Detroit Auto Guild or Texas-Oklahoma Cattle Guild. Each Guild would have a geographical limit in its charter which could be as large as the country but multi-state regions and state guilds would be easier to charter. There would be classes of Members. Top class Members of the guilds would have to live and work in the geographical area, own the principal means of production an employ people in making things or providing services certified by the guild. Second Class members would be fictional persons such as corporations and their majority shareholder officers who otherwise meet these standards. Then differing classes would follow.
3. All corporate members shall pay a fair rate as dictated in their rules and all individuals owning these corporations shall pay two percent or more of corporate profits to the Guild. All individual members shall pay two percent of their gross, gross income to the Guild.
Provision Two: Second Class Guilds
1. These guilds are made up of tradesmen and craftsmen, truckers and merchants who own their own principal tools and employ few people in producing their goods and services. These people shall receive half as much from the first class guilds with which they are associated as would the lower classes of guilds. These Guilds shall have more rights with regards to the government and legal collective bargaining than lower class Guilds.
2. All corporate members shall pay a fair rate as dictated in their rules and all individuals owning these corporations shall pay two percent or more of corporate profits to the Guild. All individual members shall pay two percent of their gross, gross income to the Guild.
Provision Three: Third Class Guilds
1.The third class guilds would have members who hold special licenses and own such tools as they can personally transport back and forth from their employer’s premises at the end of each shift or a week or so of shifts worked.
2.All corporate members shall pay a fair rate as dictated in their rules and all individuals owning these corporations shall pay two percent or more of corporate profits to the Guild. All individual members shall pay two percent of their gross, gross income to the Guild.
Provision Four: Fourth Class Guilds
1. These guilds would consist of laborers selling their more or less skilled work and using the capital of others. Each would be required to pay a patronage fee of one tenth its total income to at least one and no more than three Third Class Guilds which would help guide it and hire or promote some of its members.
2. All corporate members shall pay a fair rate as dictated in their rules and all individuals owning these corporations shall pay two percent or more of corporate profits to the Guild. All individual members shall pay one percent of their gross, gross income to the Guild.
Subsection Three: Special Privileges of the Guilds
Provision One: 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.
Provision Two: No less than seventy percent of all Federal government vendors in each and every sense and category shall be Guild approved interests. The Federal Confreres along with others will also verify that at least a third of all DIG purchases each year or from within the Guild system.
Section Five: Enumerated Special Rights of the DIG Outside the DIG Jurisdiction and its Normal Function
Subsection One: Agency Exercised Rights
Provision One: Wastes and Ruins is one of the most important and sacred rights of a Basileus Arkadios over any lands, peoples or regimes over which he may reign, rule or govern. The DIG will duly exercise some of these rights as follows:
1. The Imperial Waste Authority shall have strong Constitutional powers to govern and operate according to its charter and with is affiliates as outlined elsewhwere in this Article of the Constitution. It shall also collect without any review or limit in use one percent of the fees collected by the Constitutionaly mandated Mineral Management Service Insurance Corporation to be administered under the Secretary of the Interior.
2. The Imperial Forced Labor Program will be entitled to the use of forced labor and the use of scheduled and publicly recorded, limited and duly witnessed corporal punishment to enforce labor on ilegal imigrants and smugglers caught in border zones, on DIG prisoners, on prisoners of the Federal Government who have served more than a year and have more than a year left to serve in Prison and have no full time Prison employement. They shall also have the right to the labor of Jurisdiction prisoners who have served more than three years are possibly more than three years from release and have no full-time Prison employment. Such Forced Labor is at the agency’s choice but if undertaken its lowest rank of pay must pay one-eighth of a free wage in the District of Columbia and there must be no more than five ranks from the lowest to the lowest Civil Service rank. A Forced Laborer shall work six days a week ten hours a day for men and eight hours a day five days a week for women except on holidays, his or her birthday and a two week rest break at a Vacation Prison or Aliens Holiday Camp which shall be the only time regular convicts can receive sexual contact visits except those with the best behavior ratings on their birthdays and holidays. Ilegal Aliens will receive one third of their work time in educational programs and all other convicts will receive one-tenth of their time in such programs. Aliens will have their money divided by policy of the Imperial Borders Service and Criminals will have it divided as follows: i. one-tenth for spending money,ii. one tenth to their families and outside associates as specified by law, iii. one tenth to their recompense and restitution fund, iv. one tenth to their home Prison system, v. one-tenth to the Emperor, vi.one-tenth to the DIG, one-tenth to a tax free lump sum payable on their release date or two days after their death, vi. one-tenth to a fund for Convict Social Services in the US Department of Justice, vii. one-tenth to the Forced Labor Vacations fund, viii. one-tenth to their citizenship jurisdiction at risk youth programs and ix. two tenths to the convict life inurance corporation for which all will be beneficiaries. To remain in the in the Forced Labor program a convict must be promoted every four years at least and if demoted must still show a net gain of two or more ranks in eight years. Those convicts released from the program beofre completion of their sentence and not by disability will receive thirty lashes for men and twenty paddle strokes for women prior to release.
3. All roads and lanes which have exsited for more than fifty years on which no common carrier has regularly and routinely and at least weekly operated for ten years continuously shall create a one hundred year right of the Imperial Transit and Transport Authority to monopolize common carrier service whether directly or by contract and this shll be renewed so long as it shall operates such a service at least weekly. This right shall operate on all truly public roads,lanes and highways anywhere in the Union or Empire. Nor shall ant jurisdiction limit their operation beyond the limits on the freest common carriers in the jurisdiction.
4. All ruins duly ajudicated belong one third in all benefit to the Emperor if properly handled by the Jurisdiction. If improperly handled they belong enitrly to him to be taken directly, by the Office of Waste and Ruins or by the Imperial Waste Authority.
Subsection Two: Rights in Nobility, Honor and Protocol
Provision One: The DIG and the Imperial House acting on their own and in their capacity of representatives of the rights of the Emperor, Empress, Imperial Tribe and Imperial Family shall have the right to sue for equitable relief and damages and to assist in eneforcing them whenever the Federal Government or any Jurisdiction shall prevent or fail to use the correct titles or form of address for any Citizen-Subject or the Emperor or Empress in any official proceeding within the somewhat broad and tolerant procedures published for their guidance by the Empress’s Ministry of Protocol.
Provision Two: The DIG and the Imperial House acting on their own and in their capacity of representatives of the rights of the Emperor, Empress, Imperial Tribe and Imperial Family shall have the right to use the services of the Mistress of Ceremonies’ Office of Ritual Confrontation in the Publication and delivery of notices of Challenge, Defiance, Choice of Schedule, notice of Outcome and other matters related to ritual confrontation even where the ritual confrontations are illegal in the jurisdiction. Jurisdictions may prohibit those who are not members of the Five-fold Nobility from participating in these ritual confrontations. States which allow those not in the five-fold nobility to participate may exclude colored citizens who are not in the Five-fold Nobility from participation (this shall not include persons racially classed as North East Asians). Jurisdictions may exclude persons who are not in the Five-fold Nobility, Chivalry or Gentry as Classified by the Ministry of Protocol. All these exclusions of participants shall be available whether or not ritual confrontation itself is allowed in the Jurisdiction. No other restrictions shall be made on participation Jurisdictions. The restrictions on clergy and religious, women and children, open homosexuals, foreigners, people of greatly varied rank and differing races, and convicted felons shall in no case be total and shall in all cases be administered and ajudicated through the Mistress of Ceremonies Office of Ritual Confrontation. Where ritual confrontation itself is permitted the lists, fields of honor and duelling grounds shall be inspected and licensed and taxed by the Mistress of Ceremonies’ Office of Ritual Confrontation.
Provision Three: The DIG shall be notified promptly and in clear form as soon as it is known that any member of the Five-Fold Nobility has been arrested by anyone. The duty shall be that of the arresting power.
Subsection Three: Transit and Boundary Rights
Provision One: The Direct Imperial Government and the Imperial House and Imperial Tribe shall operate when feasible and both within and without the Imperial Transit and Transport Agency at the level of or slightly more liberal than any other common carriers or charter carriers in the Federal Inter-Jurisdictional Commerce authority such as the Federal Aviation Administration and Jurisdictional Laws of transit and use of roads and air space. Emissions standards for waste-removal and waste-powered vehicles will be one hndred percent more liberal on the scale of undesirablesmeasured than other ships in most cases and two hundred percent where non-toxic gasses are measured. All of these will be entiltled to offer an equal number of gambling trips to no-gambilng trips and half the gambling trips may offer medical dispensation of recreational controlled substances :
1. Dirigibles, partly solar powered and inflated with waste recovered hydrogen and admixed with helium and surrounded with sparkless heated air envelopes will connect District Air Towers.
2. Coastal, inter-island and coast-to-island ships and boats will burn waste recovered fuel as well as using solar and wind power. Many will also offer water-filtration-and- study- jets and some will digest city garbage and recovered sea dumped garbage. These may be express and many stop ships on the same routes and the largest may offer vehicle ferries, business centers, heliports, theaters and casinos in the same vessel as deck chair tickets. The smallest vessels may be motorized dingies with utboard propellers.
3. Paddlewheelers powered by waste-recovered fuels will navigate the major rivers and lakes which are inter-jurisdictional or have two DIG Jurisdiction points at least ten miles apart. These may be express and many stop ships on the same routes and the largest may offer vehicle ferries, business centers, heliports, theaters and casinos in the same vessel as deck chair tickets. The smallest vessels may be motorized dingies with tiny waterwheels.
Subsection Four: Rights Related to Certain Activities with Moral and Health Risks
Provision One: Niether the Federal Government nor any State may decriminalize use of currently scheduled substances in their Jurisdiction for at least one hundred years after the Founding except ,first that those Jurisdictions currently in effect practicing interposition shall define that interposition and with the advice and consent of the Imperial House draw up a law slightly more restrictive than the status quo at the founding.Second after ten years States may draw up a small menu of licit and ilicit uses of historic importance and designate them as available in a handful of DIG taxed and inspected venues, rituals and places. Then these interpositions and menus of esceptions shall be constituional. Lesser Jurisdictions may be prohibitionist at founding and be bound thereby for one hundred years are may publish a menu of excetions at founding. Indian casinos must offer at least two thirds non-drug gaming and protect it well in oder to offer additonal DIG taxed and inspected drug casinos not included in the exemptions above.
Provision Two: The Regulation of Recreational Drug Supply shall be handled as follows:
1. Drug crimes and laws shall not be changed for at least ten years after the founding as regards most of the Union and Empire. This regime shal in may areas restore the game theory of law prevalent in many parts of legal tradition, notably in English, Greek and Acadian legal history and this is an area where it applies.
2. Eighty percent or a larger portion of legal drugs sold in this Empire by value and weight must be produced from plants grown in the Empire, Mexico or Columbia for at least fifty years after the Founding.
3. Treaty regulation with drug exporting countries for the legal market will be sought. These treaties will need to show government taxation and inspection. Continuity with criminal cartels and the use of brands. Licensed areas of drug plant growth and the use of ecological and food production standards that reduce total production in those areas. All countries exporting legal drugs to us shall have to import alcoholic products and tobacco from us for regulated use.
4. A Penumbra Game Policy shall exist form the begining which benefits those cartels which agree to play a gmae where they pay some taxes, buy some licenses, seek some home concessions and known they will still be prosecuted and have their product destroyed in general. The rules will be published and updated by the DIG. Its benefits will be within the already limited powers of the DIG.
5. Drug cartels and persons in the industry in the Seond Union have two options. They can appeal to be included in an interpostion zone which will include production activities or they may apply for a drug squiredom in the DIG. Such drug squires will have to effectively destroy their operations outside new or reconstituted lands in the DIG Jurisdiction. The Squiredoms will have harsher ecological and food quality standards than other zones and suiredoms but they will be allowed to have a drug crop agrizone, a controlled substance inn, a manufactory for drug crop related products and a licensed packing house for sale to legal outlets. Those not in these two shelters will find that a large part of drug taxes in the Empire will be devoted to destroying or impeding the ilicit drug trade.
Provision Three: No State or Federal jurisdiction shall decriminalize prostitution nor any new Jurisdiction make it legal for at least one hundred years after the founding.Those with legal prostitution may continue it but interpositions must greatly reduce the practice’s tolerance. Courtesans and secret sexual services in the military are exempt from this rule although not listed in the class of marriages and involving sex for pay. Institutions that keep qualifed women with protected identities as sexual staff along with other duties may be authorized by the jurisdiction to particpate in a system which keeps a secret record under false names but this may not be fee for services sexual acts. Gigalos and male homosexual prostitutes may be licensed likewise in secret programs with false names in social clubs and resorts already existing for at least fifty years which are inspected by the DIG and the Jurisdiction and where the institution generates seventy percent of its income from customers or members not using sexual services in a given visit. Fee for services open prostitution shall be operated as part of the Imperial Forced Labor Program for women with two or more vice convictions in the same buildings on DIG lands with a number of less than half as many free prositutes in a licensed corporation. All male customers must have a yearly renewed Sexual Sports License with a thorough physical and medical records. Women shall all take classes every morning, shall not be licensed to work for more than ten years and shall work as exotic dancers, musicians, waitresses and other skills in the building . They shall not see have sex with more than five men in any day, two in any hour or one hundred in any week. Other than inspecting the socail clubs possibly licensed by jurisdictions and the severely limited interpostion zones and practices and taxing them the DIG and even the Empire will not permit any gigalos or male homosexual prostitutes. Children of prostitutes are classified as at risk throughout the empire but may citizens and prostitutes may have children without special laws against their doing so.
Subsection Five: DIG Criminal Law Across the Empire
Provision One: The DIG law shall predominate in all areas in those areas where it is the criminal law which applies. However, because this goes against our Constitutional structure and architecture it must be limited to these enumerated areas. The DIG is not to be held to a narrow adherence to language implied here nor to its broad implications but their sovereign absolutism is to be understood in the coming to engagement with these crimes enumerated. Very specific language in DIG laws is not to be construed as permitting those those acts not prohibited but rather leaving them to others to legislate. The General Application Laws will still be more restricted in language and construction and limited in number than most areas of criminal laws recently drafted at the founding. The DIG will have greater rights to keep forever or destroy records after trials have been reviewed to finality than others and police discretion shall be greatest. Principal law enforcement in these areas will be the DIG Marshalls.
Provsion Two: The Enumerated Crimes of General Application DIG Empire-Wide Jurisdiction are:
2. Human Sacrifice
3. Systematic and Long-Term Legal or Social De-Humanization of a Sex, Class, Race, Ethnicity or Religion
4. Conspiracy of Politicians to Conflate Ethnicity or Kindred and Race in Law and Politics.
5. Conspiracy by Professional or Commercial Communicators to Create an Environment or Attitude likely to Result in the Killing of Royals, Upper Nobles and the Officials serving in a public Post for Life.
6. Illegal Dueling
7. Illegal Vendetta
8. Serial Killing in the Practice of Medicine, the Clerical Professions, Magic and Traiteurisme.
Provsion Three: The Enumerated Crimes of Very Specific limits of person, time, place and act in DIG Empire-Wide Jurisdiction are:
3. Grand and Malicious Wastage
Section Six: The Special Direct Imperial Government Constituency of Diego Garcia
Subsection One: Ethnic DIG Citizens
All Diego Garcian people properly certified as such are entitled to special low levels of requirements and higher than usual levels of civil rights in the DIG Jurisdiction upon being certified as part of the people of Diego Garcia by the DIG in standards published and enacted. For them the DIG is a special home jurisdiction.
Subsection Two: Special Seats in the Compact of the Territories
The people of Diego Garcia are entitled to one seat in th upper and one seat in the lower chamber of the Compact of the Territories without reference to their constitutional structure. Their race is to be in general classed as a territorial race.
Subsection Three: Special District
One District of the DIG governened as a district, the Civil Affairs Area on Diego Garcia and two entailed Petit Seigneuries in the DIG Jurisdiction shall be governed as a Special District for People of Diego Garcia despite other language going against that scheme in this constitution. Their Principal chief shall have special ceremonial and guard licenses beyond those typical of his rank. Diego Garcia shall be prohibited form seeking to become a territory but should the military base be abandoned this gift shall be in grant of the Emperor.
Article Seven: The Imperial House and Tribe
Section One: The Emperor, Empress, Imperial House and Imperial Household
Subsection Two: The Status and Nature of the Emperor
Provision One: At no time during this licurgus’s memory has there been anything that amounts to a widespread popular demand for an Emperor in the United States. Although in Part One of this post I listed royalist elements of the culture which may be said to have expressed a sort of pent-up demand for a royalizing revolution that is different from suggesting that there has been a popular demand in any focused political sense. But it is possible to discuss what such a figure would be like .
Provision Two: The Federal American Empire of the United States will send Fifty-One Electors from the States, Fourteen Electors from the Territories, Seventeen Electors from the Possessions and Thirteen from the Compacts as well as Forty Peer-Electors and a random selection of 72 Citizen Subjects to the Conclave and Electing Delegate from Each of the Three Chambers of the Direct Imperial Government Legislature to Elect the Emperor. These 210 voters will be joined by 210 voters from whatever may constitute the Kingdom of Louisiana. But 840 Electors in the Conclave will come from the Ethnos Arkadios alone. however all three interests and titles must be united in one man. So whom will they choose? Their will also be a few Heir’s Electors.
Provision Three: The Heirs consist of the Top Twenty in the Ordinary Line of Succession plus as many as six and no fewer than five more. Thus there are at any time Twenty-Five or Twenty-Six Heirs. The five outside the Ordinary Line are Peer-Electors themselves. They are Prince Boulet, Prince Theriot, Prince Broussard, Prince Mouton and Prince Leblanc. The one that may not exist is an eldest son sired by the Emperor and born to his Mistress of Ceremonies who is over thirteen years of age. However, the Conclave is not likely to be confronted with 26 Arrived Heirs Candidate and indeed cannot be although the exact number is not determined. There will be a series of Thirteen Trials and Ordeals – ten Trials and three Ordeals — before the election. Anyone failing a Trial or Ordeal must use an Heir’s Pass or be eliminated. All Heirs can gain up to three passes based on their total fitness and preparation prior to the Trials, Ordeals and Conclave Process in the Heir’s Evaluation. Fifteen more passes will be in the gift of key members of the former Emperor’s Court and House. Unlike other royalty under other systems, all Heirs shall be equal as regards the Trials and Ordeals and these Passes. However, the Cinque Princes des Grand Familles shall have two more passes of their own right and the Son of the Mistress of Ceremonies shall have two as well. The Lower Ten of the Ordinary Twenty will have no passes of their own right. The Upper Ten will each have three for being in the upper ten and then the inverse of their number. In other words the First Heir shall have ten and three passes of his own right and the Tenth Heir will have one and three passes of his own right. For every pass that survives the completion of the Trials and Ordeals the Heir shall bring two Heir’s Electors to the Conclave. The Heir shall receive five bonus Heir’s Electors if he survives with more than five passes and ten bonus Heir’s Electors additional to the above if he survives with more than ten passes.
Provision Four: It is from these Arrived Heirs that the Conclave shall elect the Emperor. The Line of Succession will be discussed elsewhere. In five Trials half the Heirs will be required to use a Pass or be eliminated. In two all but one will have to use a pass or be eliminated. In three all but the top two will be required to use a pass or be eliminated. The Ordeals must simply be completed and those failing to do so will use a pass or be eliminated. So the exact number of arrivals will vary. The Procedure of the Conclave would have to be discussed elsewhere in a Code of its own. However, an Emperor must be elected by at least a majority of votes and for the first ballot more is required. One or more Heirs are eliminated by finishing at the bottom of each ballot and then become Electors themselves. The final result is create a structure in which a majority must emerge.
Provision Five: To be an Heir Candidate and participate in the Merits portion of the process one be thirteen years and a day old and a male. If over fifty-one must have been legitimately married in a marriage suitable for an Emperor and Empress regardless of its current state. If one is not the Son of the Mistress of ceremonies one must be a Baptized Roman Catholic or lose four passes and be a Baptized Greek Orthodox. If one is the Son of the Mistress of Ceremonies and not Baptized into one of these Churches one must agree to be baptized if Elected Emperor before taking office. Should the entire system be formally disavowed by both the above mentioned Christian communions the House must seek out one of the Ancient Christian Communions as a House in Exile and members should adhere to it as described above.
Provision Six: The Emperor has one valid sacramental marriage at a time and recognizes the uniqueness of this marriage however he is also in structured legal relationships of polygamous nature which are not secret. A unique consort is th Mistress of Ceremonies and then there is a Harem. All his consorts are members of the Grand Royal and Imperial House and Household Assembly and of the Imperial House. All of his children by these consorts will be born to a rank of no less than Knight for life. The legal status of these children under the Direct Imperial Civil Code will be “Natural”. However, the children born to the Mistress of Ceremonies would be “Ceremonial” a status between “Legitimate” and ”Natural” which would be available only to the Emperor and unique to these children.
Provision Seven: As regard the Empire and Union as a whole the Emperor is most directly noted to be involved in lives of most Citizen-Subjects as a recipient of the Emperor’s Personal Taxes and Set-Asides: These are enumerated in this provision and in every case a ten percent collector’s fee is allowed:
1. One nickel for every vote cast in a general election for Federal, DIG Jurisdiction or Imperial Office.
2. One half of one mil of all revenues collected by the Federal Government.
3. One mil of all revenues collected by all governments and para-governments in each Jurisdiction collected and paid by the Federal Governments.
4. One quarter of one percent of the revnues of all Kindreds collected and payable by the Compacts.
5. One percent of the revenues of all guilds payable in kind or money with collection coordination by the DIG.
Provision Eight: TheEmperor’s Personal Taxes and Set-Asides will be brought to him personally in a public homage ceremony. They then go through an official Division:
1. Ten percent goes into his personal checking account at the Imperial House and Household Bank.
2. Ten percent goes into the Empress’s personal checking account at the Imperial House and Household Bank.
3.Five percent goes into the Mistress of Ceremonies’ personal checking account at the Imperial House and Household Bank.
4. Five percent is divided among Imperial Harem Consorts’ personal checking accounts at the Imperial House and Household Bank.
5. Ten percent goes into the Imperial House and Household Operating Budget.
6. Ten percent goes into the operating budget of the Imperial Tribal Council.
7. Ten percent goes into the operating budget of the Direct Imperial Government.
8. Forty Percent goes into the Emperor’s Special Trust. From the interest and earnings proceeds of this each year the Emperor shall engage in any of seve activities: Disaster relief grants, capital improvements to royal and Imperial property, nature rescue and conservancy, gifts to establish his children who are not Heirs, gifts to establish his children who are Heirs, cash awards to the Imperial Honors List and innovation prizes awards. The only limit on his discretion shall be that no more than twenty-five percent may be spent on any one of these activities in any year and that over any ten years the Emperors must have spent at least eight percent of all monies spent on each of the seven activities.
Provision Nine: The Founding Emperor must be considered to be in some ways an example and pattern for future Emperors of the regime but more an exception. He comes from a situation without a complete and public state and presides over the founding of a new regime. That is not at all the situation that is designed to be created in the future. Both the Founding Emperor and the Founding generation of the Founding House must almost certainly represent struggles fought at a great disadvantage which have contributed to their having some incidents in their past lives which are particularlyimmoral or anti-social if seen in isolation. the future of the Imperial House might be less morally and socially unblemished and there will be new pressures and temptations but it seems unlikely that any such persons of a House will have operated under quite the same strains as these. Part of the nature of this royalist system is to absorb and process these ideas and their implications. Unblemished images of socially correct behavior projected by republican leaders are not tot be compared to the ideas of an ppealing royal candidate.
Subsection Two: The Status and Nature of the Empress
The Empress will first be the legitimately married First or High Wife of the Basileus Arkadios and secondly the duly recognized Basilissa Arkadias and then shall be Anointed to any role and Title as Queen of Louisiana as well as to the Title of Empress of the Federal American Empire of the United States. Her Coronation as Empress shall coincide with her husband’s unless she marries him after he is Emperor. The post and Title of Empress filled and unfilled as according to law, situation and reality. When there is no Empress it will be because there is no Basilissa Arkadias or Queen of the Arcadians. She is always a Consort and there cannot be an Empress or Queen Regnant in this system. However, while this position and status is fulfilled then she is Head of State and Imperial Sway Plenipotentiary during Terms of Incapacity and in any Interregnum Occasioned by the Death of an Emperor. However, while there is never an Acting Emperor or reduced role for some kind of substitute there can be an Acting Empress so long as there is no Full Legitimate Consort to the Emperor who is sharing an active Domestic Regime with the Emperor. Those eligible to be Acting Empress or the Emperor’s Mother and his sisters in any full legitimate marriage and by putative blood as well as his daughter’s by an Empress or one who would have been putative Empress had she not died or become divorced from him. When there is no Empress two-thirds of the funds and revenues collected in her name will go into a Empress’s Trust and the Empress’s Reserve of Precious Metal coinage which shall add to the funds available to a full Constitutional Empress. The rest will be spent by the Empress’s Bureaucracy under the guidance of a special council designated to operate when there is no Empress. When there is an Acting Empress she shall preside over the special council and half the funds collected in the name of the Empress will go into her bureaucracy and half will go into the Trust and Reserve as funds which shall be available to the next Constitutional Empress.
Any woman married to the Emperor as his fully Legitimate and First, High or Sole Wife at any time during his life shall be assured the rank of Countess for herself Honorable “Baron at Court” for any Consort with whom she is married and the hereditary Knighthood for any children she may have whatever, She shall also retain such ranks as she had prior to marrying the man who is Emperor. She shall be subject to many restrictions of the Honor Code and required to pay homage to the Emperor annually for as long as she lives in any part of the Empire. She is eligible for a Fiefdom from the Intimates Alottment if she remains unmarried and discreet after an amicable divorce. She is eligible for an Estate of Bounty otherwise.
Subsection Three: Culture, Structure and Being of the Imperial House and Household.
The Emperor and the Empress were defined in their own sections in the last post. There is a very real sense in which, “ These two and no others are the point of all this!” But it is just as true that to the very degree and in the very way in which they are important the Emperor and Empress are important for presiding over and leading not just the formal society of the whole reconstitutionalized United States of America and/or Federal American Empire of the United States but also by presiding over smaller and better defined parts of the whole society. So the Emperor and Empress could not function properly without the House and Household and would in many ways be crippled without their healthy existence and so this posting is attempting to give some special recognition to and description of this entity without by any means exhausting the subject. I return to my point that I am aware that this is a great deal of work for me and some for you which is not likely to have much practical purpose or significance.
Provision One: In Functional and Spatial Terms
I am going to describe the hypothetical Imperial House and Household in two sections which have rather long and I think accurate names but if you wish you could think of this section as describing the House and Household as a thing. You could think of the second section as describing the House and Household as human beings.
Provision Two: Role in Politics, Governance and Diplomacy
The Imperial House and Household will be doing things very differently than they have been done and will do things that have not been done in America. it would be one of the challenges facing such a regime to be seen as largely a legitimate part of the governing and directing part of the society. For that would surely be its principal purpose.
Provision Three: The GRIHHA
Aside from the Imperial Services outlined in the previous post the Grand Royal and Imperial House and Household Assembly has a complicated social and political structure based on Internal Estates, Orders and Ministries. Each of these is represented in the GRIHHA. The exact manner of their representation being described in the Supreme Charter of the Direct Imperial Government and the Rules of the GRIHHA. Here I will merely list those seated in the GRIHHA all of whom are also part of the life and work of the Unity of Houses.
* Unity Seats include a three year rotation of one third by yearly terms of Acadian Peer Electors and Louisiana Peer Electors. They also include the Vassal Mistresses of Ceremonies in each other court and the Majordomo di Palazzo for each of the Royal Households. The Unity Seats also include the highest ranking consort from the harem who is under the covenant of each of the Acadian and the Louisiana Titles. Further, the Chaplains, Court Historians and Court Physicians of each of the royal Titles will be seated in this section. The Commanders of both the Garde de Roi and the Φάλαγγα των Κενταύρων του βασιλιά will be in these seats. The Unity Seats will be one of the three Inner Sections with most of the executive and administrative role.
**The Family Seats these are certain members of the legitimate Imperial Family, the Heirs and the Family Fiefdom. This is the second Inner Section.
*** The Ministerial Seats consist of the heads of all Imperial Services, the Mistress of Ceremonies, the Most Favored Consorts, The Harem Delegate, the Imperial Majordomo di Palazzo, Imperial Court Physician, Imperial Court Historian Liaison-in Chief to the Direct Imperial Government, Imperial Jester, Imperial Court Musician, Imperial Court Architect, Representative of the Emperor’s Sons and Representative of the Emperor’s Daughters.
**** The Outer Seats include seats for all those classed as High Ranking members of the Rolls of the Houses and Households, a Rotation of three one year terms for the Middle Ranks of the Rolls, and twenty representatives elected by the Lower Ranks. Anyone seated in an inner section loses their seat in this section.
Provision Four: The Emperor’s Reign as Central Focus
The main drive of sheduling, planning and budgeting in the Imperial House and Household would be supporting the work and role of governance of the Emperor himself. All things would be structured to support that central function. That includes space and the ordering of family life which will be briefly discussed in this post.
Provision Five:The White House, Imperial Fiefdoms and Palaces
One of the differences between the Republic and the Imperial system propsed here is that the facilities in the District of Coloumbia would be greatly in need of change. there would have to be large improvements to the Naval Observatory for it to become the home of the First Executive Vice President. There would also need to be third major residence for the Deputy Executive Vice President. This official would also become the Grand Ward Chief for one of four Grand Wards in the District of Columbia. That Distrcit will be the smallest and will consist almost entirely of office buildings and residences used by the Federal Ecexcutive Vice Presidency. This will give the Deputy Vice President a more tangible role as well as a seat in the Direct Imperial Governments’ Government Assembly which he can occupy or delegate to others.
The White House itself would be rather cramped as an Imperial Palace even with just a small space alotted for ministries and services because of the size of an Imperial House compared to a presidential family. So therefore it would have to be seen as the hub and focus of a larger network of homes, properties and facilities. While on the one hand Washington DC already has many assets to make it a compelling capital and on ther hand as a federal system our society will never create a perfect super capital in ideals and all the bad things that go with such an attempt in practice. The Imperial Court would greatly indrease the cultural assets available to the District of Columbia. This is true even though Louisiana will regain much of the prominence it had prior to the War Between the States. We will still be a hyper multipolar society but if we do this then the pole of Washington and the pole of Louisiana will both gain a great deal. However, that can be in the context of overall growth and development.
To quote myself in a Facebook note I wrote on Western Civilization, “If Greece is utlimately our culture andJesus is ultimately our conscience then what is missing. Neither Jesus nor Greece gave us a capital. Rome is the Capital of Western Civilization. That is actually Rome’s greatest achievement in my view. It is not insignificant. In Rome our center hold in some way none of us really understand but for reasons that fill libraries as well. Only in the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing China have I found anything which approaches the feel of Rome. They are very different. Rome is more our cutlural capital even now when we are hardly existing as a unity than Beijing is China’s cultural capital.” Both our revolutionary Founding Fathers and this revolution would seek to emulate much of what was best in Rome. A large part of it would be an effort to have a great and effective capital city.
Provision Six: Larger Spheres of Activity
The Ministry of Protocol and the House military forces would be the groups most prominently involved in preparing for the House and its members to interact effectively and properly with the larger sphere of places, groups and individuals with which they must be involved. That includes the preparation of rooms and the organization of space as well as working with the Peer-Electors in creating suitable spaces for entertaining the Emperor and Empress at regular intervals on the premises of their fiefdoms.
Provision Seven: The Imperial House as a Set of Relationships Between People
One thing which would be open about the transition to the Royalist Empire is that there would be a focus of activity in the Court. The Court is not so clearly defined as any particular palace, assembly or group. The court would have many aspects and manifestations. However, it would have dangers and advantages distinctly its own which would be recognized by its members and sovereigns. Its influence would be greatly limited compared to some historic courts because of Sovereignty shared with the Constitutional Jurisdictions in federalism and the government shared with the First Esecutive Vice President. Nonetheless it would not try to limit such influence as did acrue to it. Rather, Influence would be seen as amost preferred way to exercise its role in government.
Provsion Eight: The Imperial House and its structure related to the issues of sexuality and also of women within that sexual context.
i. The Empress
The Empress has a great deal of autonomy and dignity built into her role and this role involes both copulating with the Emperor and bearing him children. This is potentially a powerful influence which will help to shape relations between the sexes, attitudes toward women and sexuality within the realm.
ii. Background for Royal and Imperial Polygamy
The size and diversity and constitution of an Arcadian Royal Harem of the Imperial scale would depend on many factors. However, ideal is that it be large. These women are wives and would be spoken of as such in Court but would be recognized in every way as in a seprate legal and social status from the Empress. Only the in-between Mistress of Ceremonies can bear an Heir for example in the ordinary course of things. Joseph Broussard when he was being prosecuted and attempts were made by the British to discredit him was found to have fathered a son out of wedlock with an Acadian woman, it is known that prominent Acadians in the ?Acadie /Nova Scotia region often had Miq Mac mistresses. Louisiana had a large social and cultural regime powered in no small part by the tradition of Acadian leaders keeping Creole of Color and Houma Indian Mistresses as well as (more discreetly) white mistresses in regularized relationships that could be called junior marriages. The institution is essential to the life of the House thus conceieved and ought not to be hidden or apologized for. Religious problems are the most difficult but the truth is that in all long term successful Christian royal regimes the king is usually a polygamous man. However, in this world and time such a thing would have to be mandatory and constitutional for many reasons.
iii: Greek and Arcadian Roots of this Regime Considered
Many people have mattered but none have mattered more than the hellenic peoples in the development of modern Western Civilization. The Acadians and there royalty provide a vital link top that great source of culture and achievement for America and that link would be secured in the new Empire. Understanding the Acadian Royal Tradition and the people and structure of the Imperial House as Community and Family. Sparta is the most famous and closest of the many regimes near to and sprung from Arcadia and while it was only mildly polygamous was polygamous and most of all was feminist. Arcadian and Spartan Greek royalism chose to join the fiercest of Greek manhood to the love of Free Greek Women living in human dignity. The Athenian Republicans hated women less than many more modern socieities but even Arisotle admitted that their society was based on hating women when he compared them to Sparta. One truth that will be obvious if it is considered is that any House moving into this role from America would be moving from relative darkness to relative light in many ways. That is because America has increasingly persecute anything resembling Polygamy throughout the Second Union.
iv. The Mistress of Ceremonies
This Consort is not at all without precedence. It is a revival of an Ancient position but even in Louisiana there have been Basiliei who had a Metis Mistress filling this role as well as an Acadian wife and slave mulatta concubines. The Mistress of Ceremonies heads two large DIG Agencies, tha Office of Ritual Confrontation and the Office of Liaisons and Placements. She is one of the Imperial House Grand Seigneurs. Her eldest son by the Emperor is the only child not by the Empress who is an Heir (though near the bottom). She hosts and governs the very important Ceremonial Hall and its adjoining Haute Ecole des Treaiteurs. The Emperor is mostly free to choose who he wishes and she governs the Harem. The Empress may divorce him but it is considered a societal disaster. The Harem consorts lack the capacity to divorce him although he may divorce them. However, the Mistress of Ceremonies may divorce the Emperor and sometimes should. In this renewed and new office she is the Emperor’s girlfriend and her most important duties are to please and comfort him not as an equal in any real legal way but as though he were a man who could court an equal. There will be several women in the harem who can take her place and do so adequately but more often then not an Emperor will have known one woman he might have spent many days and nights with if his won happiness had been a priority but whom he perhaps has not liaisoned or whose liaison has been carefully preserved for such an outgrwoth as this. The post as conceived here has been inspired by a particular woman and her really minimal relationship with a particular secret Basileus. She can help tie him to the parts of society outside his usual circle. She must pay homage to the Empress each year with formal gifts before her throne and full prone honor but she is not her subject, servant or subordinate otherwise. She is entrusted with such hope as the Emperor is likely to have for many of the blessings of relaxation. Her Maids are Harem consorts but if she and the Emperor are divorced they leave with her. Her Maids and Staff must see their role as the nearly impossible feat of preserving a courtship through politics, children, traumas and if possible into old age. When the courtship is dead it is difficullt for the rest to endure. She may leave him to enter his Harem if she convinces the GRIHHA and DIG Legislature she choses this freely and not at his command or behest. It is better she leave if there is no special magic in their relationship any longer and that another take her place. If she leaves she retains some life and hereditary titles as do her children but the bigger ones pass to her successor as they do on the death of the Emperor. But she should almost always leave office much wealthier than she came into it.
Section Two: The Imperial Tribe
Subsection One: Identifying Preamble
Acadiana: That part of Louisiana where the Acadians have been the dominant cultural and population group.
Acadie: Mostly the same place as the Canadian province now officially known as Nova Scotia.
Accad: Seat of Nimrod from which he drew the Title “First of all Kings on Earth” this is mentioned in the Book of Genesis in the Bible.
Achaia One of the first and oldest Arcadian colonies where Arcadian culture achieved a true synthesis with other greek tribes and where formal federalism was probably first devloped in the history of human governance both in tribal and inter polis federations. Also the site of the capital city of Meaglopolis which was actually a federation of several polises.
Akkad: One of the oldest civilizations known to history. This is the original homeland of the civilization.
Anglo-Acadians are people who belong to the Ethnos Arkadios and see that as their primary ethnicity but are also Anglos or of English descent. There has been some talk in the Acadian Secret Government that if there is ever a return to regular times then there should be certain standing committees of Bouletherion which have never had standing commitee status before but times have changed. These would include an Anglo-Acadian Committee, Germano-Acadian Committee, Italo-Acadian Committee and a handful of other committees similar in nature. Anglo-Acadians and Scots-Acadians are in a particularly difficult situation because of the looming importance of Le Grand Derangement in Acadian history and consciousness. Among the most prominent Anglo-Acadians of recent decades are my grandfather Justice Frank Wynerth Summers of this glossary and Warren Perrin who sued for and received an apology from Her Britannic Majesty which apology is listed in this glossary. Most Anglo-Acadians have almost all ties through marriages of Acadians to Anglos in the United States, Nova Scotia in large numbers or Colonial Louisiana in a few cases. However, in the lore of this subcommunity there are two largely legendary roots which are hard to substantiate but may be true. One is the legend of transchannel families and the belief that despite nationalism, language and other inhibitors there were families with a secret Acadian identity who also maintained unity as a family with separate identities in two states. Most of all this relates to two High Chiefly families the Heberts and the Melancons as well as to two Middle Chiefly family which are the Richards and the Grangers. The older legend is based on a belief that King Arhtur and the Round Table are true stories and that Avalon (which does not always appear in early versions ) was an historic Arcadian colony and center which supported the last classical Briton King in his struggle against invading Norse and Teutonic barbarians.
Arcadia: Homeland of the Ancient Tribe of Arcadians and Kings of Arcadia. Ancestors of Spartan Culture and the Tribe largely responsible for the Hellenic part of Macedonian heritage. Known as a kind of Paradise on Earth to many in the ancient world.
Arcadian An adjective describing something having to do with Arcadia or Arcadians. Having the meaning of a near paradise of pastoral, agricultural and other rural resources.
Arcadie the original name of the colony which became Acadie.
Subsection Two: Understanding its own government which is not the Empire
Provision One: Family Organization
ii. Nom de Famille Means “family name”. The most recent society which most Americans, French or Canadians will know of that put a similar importance upon family name to the Acadians or the Scots. With Acadie becoming Nova Scotia this will inevitably lead to confusion. When an iregular period extends too long (from the Louisiana Purchase to the present) there is inevitably going to be pain and even some whose sense of pain will be so great that rather than accept a lower grade of membership some great assets will leave the tribe. The Comite de RFenaissance will produce the new rolls for review by the part of le Maison de le Roi knwon as the Palis who will submit ammendment proposals and suggestions and will submit it to the abreviated Conseil des Droits they will make notes and issue opinions and the Comite de Renaissance will issue a final role for the Basileus to approve if he does not approve it he will return it and they will make another proposal and start the process again. once regular times are restored things should get better. Here are some basic principles of the Lois and Droits of Nom de Famille for regular times. First, the Vieux Lois des Familles provides how names are passed on and it is more or less the same as the way US law provides for it to be passed on. Second,the Vieux Lois des Familles provides two and three generation membership in family associations for none name bearers. Third, adopted children are second class family members but if they marry into the tribe their natural born children by that legitmate line will inherit all rights from them as though they were ordinary natural born legitimate children and first class. Fourth, a child given up for adoption loses all name and family rights but if the child brings a plea can be reinstated in second class to both and in reare reconstructive reconcilations can be brought to first class. Fitfh, the working roll to which even future official rolls must always be referenced and compared is the roll of names expelled from Acadie –the Boulets are the only family with a claim of equal importance not on this list. Sixth, birth in Acadie or Greater Acadiana with one of these names creates a presumption of membership of one of these associations. These associations fill the top ranks within the ranked classes. Seventh, subject to approval by the Conseil des Droits and the Basileus given separately a family association may proclaim another name to be a branch even though it is derived from another culture this branch will then have all rights of the principal name except the following the rights can be lost to individuals and families who move away from large Acadian populations are do not participate or vote and no rights extend to non Acadian holders of a branch name except the right to file a plea that they should be included . Eighth, The Conseil des Droits will prepare lists of names which have held sustaining Acadians under the rules or Acadians by points and suggest them for additon by Comite de Renaissance and the Basileus. The Comite is bound to select more than half of its names for addition to the Rolls from this list. However, the Basileus may add any name he wishes as his single addition. New names have many limitations and are subject to a more scrutinized regime however. Ninth, name holders who are French, Greek, Canadian are US citizen but not known Acadians operate under a set of rules allowed and overseen by the government which is relatively favorable to their participation so long is does not overwhelm new participants. The process for any one else to enroll without known tribal connections is to be much harder. Tenth, older name variants from France and Greece are to be preferred as candiadtes for full membership, branch membership or new associations to any other names. Eleventh, a Maison de Le Roi with few or almost no Acadian names is a sign of a House in very bad disarray and should be seen as the sign of the likely end of the dynasty and only small survival by post dynasty rights but it does not weaken the line and has nothing to do with the succesion of the Basilei directly. A Basileus may add his own name as Middle Chiefly with it being raised at the end of the dynasty to High that will be subject to all new name discipline. The Masion and Basileus are both inward and outward facing and the balance in iregular times is almost impossibly hard even if the people in it were far better than these people may actually be. Twelfth, the majority line rule allows that some kind of tribal mebership apply to an individual. This means that if on any certain horizontal line on his genealogical chart a person has a mjority of ancestors with enrolled names he or she is entitled to mebership and if no better way is found is an entitled member of the fictional family association of the Bouletherion.
ii. Vieux Lois Des Familles Meaning “The Old Law (or Laws) of the Families” This is the highest ranking and most enduring and most flexible of all the Lois in the Tribe. It is not a Droit because of its nature more than its prestige.
1. Each Basileus can add a family name to the roll of Acadian Families. When a dynasty ends if there was a Basileus of an unenrolled name his name enters as the lowest High Chiefly Name. Any Tribal name becomes either High High Chiefly or Princely.
2.Each Comite de Renaissance can with the Basileus add three names to the roll. A Comite de Renaisssance can also nominate one Princely family to be degraded to High Chiefly and so with each category and to elevate another from each category to the next.
3.Anyone born into the Tribe must be born into a family association or the special association of La Maison de le Roi.
4. During regular times (not now) no man among the Acadians may have more consorts than the Basileus. Nor should any Prince Chef de Grand Famille nor Basileus ever in regular times not have a high wife and two mistreses in the course of his life.
5. Names are passed on through men to legtimate children and to the children of women not in legtimate unions only but retrospective errors tolerated are allowed in future gnerations. However, women in legitimate marriages to men without a tribal family association pass on second class membership for three generations to all descendants. Those in legitimate marriages to men with a tribal family association pass on second class membership to all descendants for two generations. Second Class members have one vote each in the Assmblee des Famille and First Class members have two votes each. In the Assemblee itself this is the only distinction in votes despite distinctions outside the Assemblee.
6. Every Family Asssociation must have several classes of membership. White men born to the name and not adopted into legitimate marriages who are married themselves and speak French and certain key words of Arcadian Greek and have borne some recognized arms of war and are Catholic or Greek Orthodox form the most sacred council and must approve by majority serious changes to the charter once a royal charter is established as Lois. There must also be a council of Men, of Married Men, of Women, of Married Couples, of Filles des Basilei, of the Assemblee de Famille and of the auxillaries. Each and all having at least one recognized officer and election unique to itself. Jews and Pagans of ancient connection may enter all but the most inner council and may form the majority of a given fanily’s assemblee. Racial variation is complicated as is Arcadian Appearance and rules as well as composition can affect a famiy’s status.
7. Seeking sanctions outside the Tribe against Princes or the Basileus for sexual offenses is considered an offense against the tribe. Nor shall any family fail to care for any woman and child who are mother and offspring to such a Prince or Basileus even if redress is also sought. The Basileus is also to be received according to titles and adresses due to the relations and station when received by the Chief.
8. Every family association must have a Chief from the qualified inner circle. He must list his wife, sisters and mother as principal deputies. In times of absence or incapacity it must be one of these females who primarily fulfill his leadership duties.
9. Every family must have at least one and not more than three chaplains but so long as the chaplain is a bona fides cleric there are no requirements of race, religion, relatedness, sex or even moral character. Procedural regularity is most essential however. Families in whom the majority are neither Roman Catholic nor Greek Orthodox must declare this and may seat two observers in the inner council who are of the largest religion. However, the rules of the Inner Council still apply to remain Acadian some must convert to one of these religions or both.
10.In regular times (not now) all must pay at least one percent tax to a family treasury. Each family must pay one percent of its income to the Maison de Le Roi. The payment is over an above the cost of the rituals of attendance and fealty.
Provision Two: Legislative and Congressional Ideal
Parfait is more completely Le Parfait meaning the Perfect or the Perfect One. This refers to a meeting of the Bouletherion from which the Tribe is excused so long as it has no state nor open relationship such as would permit it to operate as an open tribal near state or collection of near states and so long as it is not the certified Royal tribe of an Empire. However, all members of government must promise to hold such a meeting and encourage others in posterity to do so. The Parfait has evolved easily over millenia and was rare even in the best of times. It is clear that linking various fora or sites by electronic means is well and good and that there is no question about it although it has never been done. Very bad links have been made and were used in ancient times. These are the requisites:
1. The center of each site must be a stadium, ampitheatre, sacred gully or other concave place.
2.”Le Parfait Plethos Bouletherion” must be posted in all sites outside and inside.
3. The meeting must begin on a full moon and must be announced well by the preceeding full Moon.
4. The Rolls verbal or written of the Tribe must be certified in advance.
5. All Second Class auxillaries who wish to vote must form groups of 100 persons. Two must serve with the site guards and to with the home guards while another two can vote each a single vote for themselves in the meeting. The others including the guards will give their proxies to an Acadian-Arcadian but none may have more than five of their proxies from that hundred nor more than fifteen proxies from hundreds in that Droit or Charter Group nor more than twenty proxies for second class auxillaries nor more than fifty proxies overall.
6. All First Class auxillaries will form themselves into groups of twenty persons and from those twenty will follow the same rules and officers as the hundred of the Second Class except as regards proxies. These shall fill out their proxies before a clerk of the Conseil des Droit however. No Acadian-Arcadian may hold more than five proxies from a Twenty nor ten proxies from that droit or charter group nor more than thirty first class proxies nor more than fifty proxies overall.
7. All men of the Tribe and only the men shall have set aside a portion who serve with the one third of the regular guards of several prescribed kinds and these men shall have proxies one per man. All those set to guard work will have their names read aloud to the other men at each site in the outside fire gathering held two hours before sunrise. The Chiefs and Royal Officials will also be introduced. Then at Sunrise these men will proceed into the site and mark out their seats.
8. Married men of the Princely families will sit at the bottom middle,above them the families will rise in descending order. There will be a dais for thr royal house or Basileus and a mirroring one for allied observers. The Five Presidents or their deputies will mark out twenty vote getters each.
9. The men shall vote up the schedule for the Bouletherion by simple majority of those present as may be provided by law and custom.
10. Two hours after sunrise the Basileus and Basilissa or members of their house so deputized shall arrive with a bodyguard and the married women. The married women will sit beside their husbands, widows being provided proxy husbands . The Basileus will review the schedule and make up to four ammendments by fiat. He shall submit it to the president and all present by simple majority will elect one of several orders of business accepted by the Basileus and endorsed by Each President. The men will then all move to the East side of the married couples.
11. Religious and royal ritual will continue and the Basileus and a small party will eat and drink a snack with a small party. They shall then leave at noon. When the leave they shall open the doors for the single women who will bring in the food for luncheon and then sit on the West side of the married couples. They shall remain their as all eat and proposals for Officers of the Parfait are made. These will be approved by simple majority of those present. The single women will leave except those elected at three o’clock.
12. The Officers will ciculate bills of laws untill they and the vote-getters have a tenth of the voters present for each and bills of edicts untill they have two tenths of voters present for each. This will continue until half an hour before sunset and then all married women will leave.
13. The Chief of each family will set up which of his family’s men have two votes and which have one. Then by that majority of votes each law must receive the endorsement of no less than one fourth of the families in any site and no less than one third of the families in the tribe. When all nominated bills have been read and voted on the chiefs alone shall remain and set up the business for the next meeting which shall be not the following day but the day after.
13. Their shall be day of rest and celebration not counted as a day.
14. The Second Day married men will arrive at sunsrise. They shall vote for officers and chiefs to organize each law.
15. Unmarried men will arrive two hours later. The Presidents may each call for one bill to be voted upon by the men only and if it fails to pass it is out for the session and no proxies will be counted in this vote save those of guards and the auxillaries may not vote.
16. All women will arrive at noon and voting by simple majority will continue on all bills in order untill sunset with auxillaries voting as well. Then all changes in form and procedure which are proposed will be read. The dismisssal shall be by Presidents.
17. The Third Day shall begin at noon with all but the Royal Presence. All bills neither disqualified nor approved will be put up for a vote by majority of all votes with a number and brief description for one hour. Those left shall be entrusted to the Basileus.
18. The Royal Presence will arrive at noon personally or as represented by his house at each site. The changes of form proposed will be called out as dinner is served. Those supported by a majority of Low, Middle, High or Princely Chiefs will be so presented. The Basileus will then decide if a Simple or Two -Thirds majority of all votes is to be required. The majority of the Presidents will decide if a majority is needed in each class of votes. Then the votes will be calculated and recorded.
19. All this and other business can go on so long as all business is brought to the Basileus who shall signify its soundness as law and order it published. The unfinished business he shall divide among his Basilissa and ministers and officials keeping aportion for himself. This signifies more or less nothing as to its future but rather who will be in charge of such a future.
Provsion Three: The Emperor as Basileus Arkadios
i.Basileus A Latin lettering for the Greek word for King. Used to describe and identify the king of the secret Acadian government of the Ethnos Arkadios.
Basilissa A Latin lettering for the Greek word for Queen. Used to describe and identify the queen of the secret Acadian government of the Ethnos Arkadios.
Maison de Le Roi (also Oikous Megaloikounis Basliei Akradios kai Arkadikoi) meaning more or less the Royal House or House of the King. This is a branch of the Cinque and its predecessor and hoped for successor governments that actually moves. It is with the Basileus on the more public (oddly enough) Noir et Soir side of governance as part of the First Branch. However on the (oddly enough) more sheltered side called Beausoleil et Blanc of governance the royal house shifts over with the other moving branch, the Tout et Rien, to form the Second Branch which it then leads. On this side the Basileus alone is First Branch with minimal assistance by the Basilissa (wife) and the Premiere Prince Herediteur. On this B&B side the Basileus is President and has eight votes voting last, The Basilissa (wife) has seven voting second to last. The Basilissa (mother) presides over the inner table de jure . The Prince Pere presides over the outer table de jure. The Premiere Prince Heriditeur presides over the dais. The Mistress of Ceremonies presides over the rest. If any of these offices is unfilled by situation the Basileus fills Presidencies by appointment. Unless the Conditions to demand a that aParfait exist are met then there is no need to constitute this branch and abbreviated and casual forms may be used. De jure members are all heirs (except the permanent heirs) and their spouses, all children and syblings of the Basileus of any kind whatever. Also de jure members are the Basilissa and her parents and syblings below the rank of Prince. The Basileus also extends membership de jure to any mistresses, concubines or plural wives of the Basileus and any confidant, bodyguard or full time free servant of La Famille de le Roi or any of its members who are not automatic members of a princely Acadian clan or foreign allied royal family. Eligible members are all close constant companions in the domestic sphere or at arms of any of the de jure members as well as any spouses, children, parents or consanguinates to the third degree of the de jure members. Also those not de jure because of competing royal and Princely claims are eligible. Function and role within the House is very unequal and stratified and voting also but there is some honor and some official work available to all members and not available to anyone not a member.
ii Princes Chefs Des Grand Familles, Herediteurs Exterieur Meaning more or less “Princes and Chiefs of the Great Families who are External Heirs”. The heads of the Boulet, Theriot, Broussard, Mouton and Leblanc Clans of the Acadians are Princes. Their family assemblies each elect a special representative to the Conseil des Droits, the Tout et Rien, they are each entitled to have a Garde de Famille under Royal charter and if they do its commander sits on the Conseil des Armes. The Boulets and the Theriots each elect one of the five Presidents of the Bouletherion. The other three are the highest ranking of the High Chiefly Families in electing the High Chiefly President. They are eligible for election as Basileus alone outside La Maison de le Roi. When a Comite de Renaissance is held it will be seen if there is clearly a Prince in each clan if not then there will be one irregular procedure to select one. After that there will be a maison de le Prince in each clan. Five external subchiefs will be in the clan of which two will be named for life by the Basileus, one elected by the lower half of the family council and two by highest genealogical rank outside the princely house. When a Prince dies the sitting Basileus will take the list of heirs from the princely house and the external sub chiefs and remove a fifth or three – whatever is greater – at his whim. Then there will be a phase of examination of life record, trials and ordeals eliminating some significant number of candidates with passes for genealogical rank and by the Prince’s Widow and Chaplain among others. Then there will be an election in the Grande Famille who will send a first and second choice to the Basileus who name one Prince and one representative to the Maison de Roi. The new Prince will then make his fealty.