This is the real release of something you may have seen at an early unfinished state. That makes it only the second post overall and is the second post in recent posts to publish prematurely. If you got an earlier copy I apologize for its limitations. This post is directly related to the last post with the same title except that it is called Part One. However, it is also important to place it in the context of a much larger series of postings in this blog as well as the context of this blog as a whole. Nonetheless, each post that I add to this blog is meant to stand on its own and to be as clear as possible given the rather hurried, not supported and un-footnoted manner in which these blog postings are prepared. In this blog post I want to try to make the face of a new royalist regime imaginable.
I.The circle and milieu of people and institutions just beyond and surrounding the Imperial House and the Emperor in the new regime.
A. The Peer Electors
Under the proposed system of an American Empire there would be forty Peer-Electors. These would embody and exemplify much of the essence of the new royalist regime and the struggle to make it work in our society. These Peer-Electors would all have Fiefdoms, Forty of Forty-Nine, the Imperial House would have Nine Fiefdoms associated with it. Because I am revealing this at this point it would be far more likely to have people disavow these roles than to try to claim them. But I have reached a point where naming some names and parameters of first choices seems right. Thirty-two will be Familial Peer Electors and eight will be Institutional Peer Electors.
1. The Familial Peer-Electors
a. The Acadians
i. Prince Boulet
ii. Prince Theriot
v. Prince Leblanc
b. The King or Queen of the Territory of Hawaii
c.The Established American Families
i.Le Marquis et Chef des Creoles Blanc de La Louisiane
ii.El Duque Primero de Los Californios
iii. The Earl Randolf-Lee Chief of the First families of Virginia and their Clients
iv. The Duke King, Chief of the Texan Ranchers
v. The Earl Cooper-Ashton of the Carolinas
vi.The Count Ochs-Sulzberger, Chief of New York Jewry
vii. The Demi-Prince Kennedy of Hyanis, Chief of the New England Irish
viii. The Duke Astor of the Northwestern Development
ix. The Count Bush of Kennebunkport
x. Il Duca Fava-Gianini-Hoffman of New York and San Francisco’s Little Italys
xi. Man van Adel Roosevelt, Chief of The New Holland Legacy Community
xii. Earl Lowell of Cape Ann, Chief of the Yankees
xiii. Le Chef des Creoles de Couleur de La Louisiane.
xiv. El Conde de San Juan, Primero de los Españoles Atlanticos y Caribes
d. The Founding’s Timely Peer-Electors
i. The Count Gates of the Pacific Coast
ii. The Count Buffet of Nebraska’s Plains
iii. The Count Clinton of the Arkansas Hills
iv. The Count Armstrong of Tranquility Bay
v. The Count Aldrin of the Lunar Path
vi. The Count Collins of the Lunar Orbit
vii. Viscount Gore of the Tennessee Riverbanks
viii. Viscount Reagan of Hollywood
Timely Peers ix through xii would be chosen among many competitive candidates.
2. The Institutional Peer-Electors
a. Spiritual Culture Leaders
i. The Superior of the largest California Province of the Order of Friars Minor
ii. The Archbishop of New Orleans
iii. The President of the LDS Church
iv. The Episcopal Bishop of New York
i. The High Chief of the Iroquois Confederacy
i. President of Harvard University
ii. President of Yale University
iii. President of le Universite des Acadiens
B. The High Council of Nobles
One of the ways that I approached the proposed new regime in an earlier series of posts was to discuss the composition of the Compact Legislatures in the Major Compacts of which there would be thirteen in the new regime. I have also addressed the fact that a small portion of the lands of the United States in the new regime would be administered as Direct Imperial Government Lands. The Supreme Executive of the Direct Imperial Government would be the Emperor. The Direct Imperial Government would also elect fifteen of its own number as members of The Grand Senatorial Constitutional Assembly and no Constitutional Amendment to the United States Constitution could be ratified unless it received endorsement of one member of the Direct Imperial Legislature at the start, was passed by a simple majority of one of the three chambers and received a third of the vote in the other two chambers. That would be the rule if the Emperor signed the Amendment but if he did not sign it then in addition to higher standards elsewhere on would need a simple majority in two chambers and a two-thirds majority in one chamber of the Direct Imperial Government. The Grand Royal and Imperial House and Household Assembly would only function as part of the Direct Imperial Government when Constitutional Amendments or Changes to the Supreme Charter of the Direct Imperial Government were being considered. On all other matters the two chambers of legislation would be the Government Assembly and the High Council of Nobles. All of this paragraph really exists to set up the role and membership of the High Council of Nobles.
The High Council of Nobles would consist of 257 Nobles of the following groups of Seated Nobles:
1. The Forty Peer-Electors
2. Three Ordinary Nobles selected by the Ordinary Nobility Block of each Compact’s Council of Nobles (39 seats)
3.One Noble of the Sword selected by the Nobility of the Sword Block of each Compact’s Council of Nobles (13 seats)
4.One Noble of the Robe selected by the Nobility of the Robe Block of each Compact’s Council of Nobles (13 seats)
5. On even years One Noble of the Chamber and on Odd years one Noble of the Games from Each Compact chosen by the Executive and Judicial Board of that Compact (13 seats)
6. Fifty Members of the High Imperial Nobility variously seated. Among these there shall be the Ten who are entitled to write a large X after their name and title. These are high nobility always seated by right. It is from these that Peer Electors of the Familial type will be replaced should a line die out. Three will be Les Condes Haute Chefs des Acadiens and the others will be of other ethnicities.
7. Fifty Members of the Middle Imperial Nobility variously seated.
8. Twenty-five members of the Lower Imperial Nobility variously seated.
9. Twelve High Knights of Created and Reformed Orders seven inner and five outer orders which have something to do with Chivalry but whose members will not be Knights but whose leader shall Knight and Baron-for-Life at the Imperial Court. These shall require reform of the charters of these orders to some degree but as little as can create the needed effect. The Knights will be:
A. Inner Orders
i. Supreme Knight of the Heirs of the Cincinnati
ii. Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus
iii. Supreme Knight of Knights Templar of American Free-Masonry
iv. Supreme Knight of Living Medal of Honor Recipients
v. Supreme Knight of American Astronauts
vi. Supreme Knight of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
vii. Haute Chevalier des Ridelles des Acadiens
B. Outer Orders
i. Supreme Knight of the Honorary US Citizens and their Heirs.
ii. Supreme Knight of Fellowship of Americans with Foreign Honors of Knightly or Higher rank.
iii. Supreme Knight of the USMA Alumni Association
iv. Supreme Knight of the USNA Alumni Association
v. Supreme Knight of the USAFA Alumni Association
C. The Imperial Services
This paragraph or subsection disappeared in some versions of this post and has been repaired from a corrupted version. So if you actually discuss it with someone that could lead to some confusion. I appear to be in an auto-destruct sequence on the quality control of these posts. The Lower Chamber of the Direct Imperial Government Assembly would be made up of three thirds as to seating. One third would be rotated in from a Roll of Direct Imperial Lands Communities and Organizations without direct election to the chamber. Another third would be elected from constituent smaller governments within the Direct Imperial Government. The third portion would be made up of both elected and ex officio representative members of the Imperial Services who are not qualifed to be part of the Grand Royal and Imperial House and Household Review. The Imperial Services would be as follows:
1.Emperor’s Direct Services
i. The Blood Company
ii. The Noble and Aristocratic Honors Guard
iii. Le Orde Sacre et Imperial des Loups garous
iv. The Maintenance Corps
i. The Imperial Solicitor General
ii. The Imperial Goodwill Corps
2. The Empress’s Services
i. The Empress’s Guard
ii. The Amazon Guard
i. Ministry of Protocol
ii. Bureau of Women’s Affairs
iii. Ministry of Three Title Unity
3. Mistress of Cermonies Services
i. Haute Ecole des Traiteurs
ii. Office of Ritual Confrontation
iii. Office of Placements, Liaisons and Alliances
iv. The Palace Police
v. Harem Council
4. Imperial House Assembly Services
i. Imperial Chaplaincy
* Office of the Sacristy
**Office of the Almoner General
***Full and Extended Tribunals
****Missions and Outreaches
ii. Imperial Domestic Service
iii. House and Household Debt Office
iv. Bank of the Imperial House
v. Ministry of Human Habitat Expansion
All of these services would provide some engagement with the larger society. However, they also form a culture and society within the House and we will revisit that aspect without as much outlining in the next post.
II. The Emperor, Empress, Imperial House and Imperial Household
A. The Status and Nature of the Emperor
At no time during my 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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
B. The Statue 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.
There will be a third part to this posting unless i am prevented from finishing it. The outline of that post leaked into the first post of Part Two I put up. It is not lost. I simply cannot develope it here.