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    Consitution of the United States

    Post by RWA on Thu 12 Aug 2010 - 19:37

    The Preamble
    The nations of The United States, in the interests of forming a more
    perfect region, based on the virtues of a vibrant and interactive online
    community of Nation States establish this Constitution for The United
    States.

    Article I - The Legislative Branch


    Section 1: The Legislature
    All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, shall consist of The Senate and The Assembly.

    Section 2: The Assembly
    The Assembly will consist of every respective citizen of The United States excluding those nations in the Senate or that nation that currently holds the position of Consul.

    Clause A: [/i]The Assembly will have the authority to draft any law, regulation,
    amendment, or order to govern the region that does not unduly inhibit
    the constitutional authority directed to the other branches or the
    nations of the region.

    Clause B:
    Such drafts, after the majority approval of at least 51% [See Article IV, Section 1: Standing Orders] of the bodies members, then go to the Senate for further review. [See Section 3, Clause B]

    Clause C:
    The Assembly will also be given the authority of starting all charges
    of impeachment (of elected officials) or treason, they may also call for
    a criminal case against a non-elected official in the government, to be
    tried by the [insert court name] all under the majority vote of at
    least 51% of the bodies members.

    Section 2: The Senate
    The Senate will be comprised of a select number of elected members. The number of seats will be relative to the number of Citizens, which for starting purposes shall be set to 5 Citizens to 1 Senate Seat. The timing of elections, as well as the ratio of citizens to seats shall be governed by a Senate Standing Order (see Article IV, Section 1: StandingOrders) However, elections must begin by the 7th day of this
    Constitutions passing.

    Clause A: The Senate will have the
    authority to draft and make law any, law, regulation, amendment, or order to govern the region that does not unduly inhibit the constitutional authority directed to the other branches or the nations of the region.

    Clause B:
    In order for this legislation to pass, a majority vote is required, relative to the number of Senate Seats, unless a member specifically abstains from voting. In order to become law, the Consuls signature is required and in the case of constitutional Amendments a 3/4ths vote, as well as a majority vote in the Assembly. Drafts from The Assembly may be altered in any fashion, however The Assembly with a 3/4ths vote may block the move of the legislation to the Consul and demand a committee to be formed. (see Article IV, Section 1: Standing Orders) This committee must then adjust the legislation so that both bodies approve.

    Clause C:
    The Senate will handle all trials of impeachment or treason, expect in the case of one of its own members - in this case the [insert court name] will run the trial. Standard voting rules apply.

    Clause D:
    Appointments of [insert court name] [insert judge title] will also be confirmed by the Senate, by standard vote, as well as any appointments to a Consul or legislative created position or office within the Executive.

    Section 3: Legislative Heads
    The Assembly will be lead by the Speaker of The Assembly and The Senate by the President of The Senate. Each will be elected at the start of a term according to the standard vote rule. Each can be removed in the same fashion. They will help keep order in both bodies and operate them per the Standing Orders.

    Article II: The Executive Branch
    Section 1: The Consul
    The Executive Branch will be lead by the Consul and all Powers of the Executive as outlined in Article II, Section 2 will be his or his
    deputies.

    Section 2: Powers of the Executive
    The Consul of The United States shall be the commander and chief as well as
    the formal head of state. An election must begin by the 7th day after
    the ratification of this document. Elections will be governed by
    Standing Orders.

    Clause A:The Executive Branch shall be responsible for recruitment, maintaining foreign embassies (both on our forum and foreign forums), running elections, maintaining citizenship rolls, running the military and handling WA policy.

    Clause B:
    The Consul may also issue Executive Orders, which may only govern matters in which the Executive controls. Such Orders may be declared
    unconstitutional by the [insert court name] or declared conflicting with
    current standing legislative law by the [insert court name] or standard
    vote of both The Assembly and Senate.

    Clause C:
    Additionally
    the position of WA Delegate will fall under Executive Authority. This
    official position will fall under general appointment rules and will be
    responsible for assisting in WA policy as directed by the Consul. The
    Consul may also appoint nations to assist in carrying out his duties per
    Standing Orders & Executive Orders.

    Article III: The Judicial Branch
    Section 1: The [insert court name]
    All Judicial Powers herein granted shall be vested in a panel of nations, the [insert court name] of the United States.

    Section 2: Appointment & Seats
    The number of seats on the court will be set by the Senate, relative to the
    census conducted by the Executive. The number of seats must always be
    odd, and for the purposes of the start up of the region - will be set to
    three. Two will hold the title Tribune and one the title of Chief
    Tribune. All will serve a life-term, or until resignation. In order to be appointed the Consul must select them and the Senate approve. To remove a Justice a Consul may ask The Assembly to begin removal
    proceedings, with the Senate having final say.

    Section 3: Powers of the Judiciary
    The [insert court name] will have the final authority on matters of the Constitution and criminal matters. (They may review Senate decisions on Treason at the request of the Consul or nation on trial and with a unanimous decision overturn) Standing Orders will govern the day to day operation of the court.

    Section 4: Activation Clause
    Due to the undo need of such an organization directly at the "founding" of a
    region, this Court will remain inactive until September the 1st, 2010. However, a vote of The Assembly, The Senate and an Executive Order from the Consul can decrease the deadline, or if deemed necessary delay it.

    Article IV: Matters of Governance

    Section 1: Standing Orders
    Each branch of Government is expected to maintain at LEAST one constant
    Standing Order list. This list will have details on how to conduct the
    day to day operation of the various aspects of our government. Standing
    Orders are determined by the heads of each branch, Consul for the
    Executive, Chief Tribune for the Judiciary and the Speaker of The
    Assembly and the President of the Senate for the Legislature.

    Section 2: Citizenship
    The original citizens of the region will consist of the list created during
    the until the ratificaiton of this document (8/12/10). The future of Citizenship
    however, will lay with the future legislature.

    Section 3: The Legion
    The military of the United States will be known as The Legion. The military
    will maintain the sovereignty and regional security of the region and
    her allies.

    Section 4: Amendments
    Realizing the imperfection of any document, Amendments to the Constitution can be made in the manner described in Article I, Section 2: Clause B.


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    Re: Consitution of the United States

    Post by Topid on Fri 29 Oct 2010 - 23:16

    Amendment I: Became law August 23, 2010.
    This amendment hereby alters Article 1, Section 2 of the United States
    Constitution. The alteration has been cited below, with the improved
    text in bold italics.

    Section 2: The Assembly
    The Assembly will consist of every respective citizen of The United States, excluding those nations in the Senate or that nation that currently holds the position of Consul.
    Senate vote: http://ns-tcc.forumotion.com/the-senate-f62/the-first-amendment-to-the-constitution-t1182.htm#12283
    Assembly vote: http://ns-tcc.forumotion.com/the-assembly-f63/first-amendment-voting-t1203.htm#12310

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