“With Freedom Comes Responsiblity”
|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Vassal
Location: The United States
United North America ConstitutionConstitution:
We the People of United North America, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for United North America.
Section One - Definition of Union:
Article I: - Membership
1. United North America requires nations to apply for citizen ship on the main forum in order to reside in United North America.
2. All nations that agree to this constitution are to be considered citizen nations of United North America, and all rights and responsibilities of United North America are afforded them.
3. Nations who become members of United North America agree to the laws of the union, and agree to the Senate having precedence over regional legislature.
4. Nations who become members of United North America are committed to the welfare of the union and all other nations within it.
5. Nations who become members of United North America agree to treat all citizens and peoples of other nations as if their own, and will not restrict the freedoms and movements of others, unless in situations outlined elsewhere in this constitution or with direct permission from the President of United North America with majority conscious vote from the Senate.
Section Two - New States:
1. Should a nation wish to join, they must become a member of the region and apply to become a citizen. The President and Founder of United North America must agree and declare that they are a member nation.
Article II - The Founder:
1. The Founder shall have limited executive power in United North America.
2. The Founder shall be able to hold any elected government position.
3. The Founder shall determine whether to give out the regional password to any nation within United North America.
4. The Founder shall have power to bring a nation accused of a crime to the Supreme Court . The accused has the right to a fair trial.
5. The Founder may only ban/eject non-citizens, or people found guilty in a court of law.
Section One - General:
Article III - The Executive Branch
1. Executive Power in United North America is invested in the Delegate President.
2. The Delegate will be elected through popular vote. Each election should be set up by the Founder and there is no limit to the amount of people that run for the position. Each nation will be allowed one vote in the election.
3. In the event of a tie, another election will be held. Once the election is over, all WA members must endorse the winner of the Delegate position.
4. Elections will be held on the 1st of every other month.(January, March, May, ect..)
Section Two - The Delegate President:
1. The President shall swear an Oath of Neutrality and swear to uphold the Constitution and all laws created.
2. The President must denounce all previous political biases should he be a former member of a certain political stance.
3. The President must be a citizen of United North America.
4. The President shall serve a two month term.
5. A President’s title is Delegate President, to become Former President for the remainder of his life, even if he was ejected from office in shame.
6. The President may not accept bribes, threats or commit treasonous acts and if found guilty of doing so by the Supreme Court shall be impeached and trailed.
7. The President has veto power over any parliamentary law and is expected to exercise this in good faith, to ensure that all laws do not contradict the Constitution.
8. The President shall sign all bills into law once approved by the Union Senate.
9. The President shall have the following powers and reserve powers:
i) The power to declare a state of emergency, joint decision with the Founder.
ii) The power to announce a military alert (Code, Alert and DEFCON).
iii) The power to declare war (with majority ratification from the Union Senate).
iv) The power to sign foreign treaties.
v) The power to veto any senate bill.
vi) The power to propose amendments to the constitution.
Section Three - Impeachment:
1. Any public officer found guilty of accepting bribes, taking bribes, conviction of treason or acting as a result of threat (instead of arresting the person or group threatening them) shall be impeached and sentenced by the Supreme Court.
Section One - General:
Article IV: - The Legislative Branch
1. Legislative power shall be invested in “The Union Senate”, which shall consist of a three senators.
2. The elections for the Senate will be held on the 3rd of every month. Each election shall be set up by the Founder; there is no limit to the amount of people that run for the position. Each nation shall choose three choices for who they want to be their Senators. The three with the most votes win.
3. In the event of a tie for the third member, an election for the last position will be held.
Section Two - Parliament:
1. The Union Senate shall have the power to write and vote on revisions to the constitution, or create acts. In order for a revisions, or acts to be passed or declined, it must receive votes from all three Senators and be signed into law by the Delegate President.
2. The Members of the Senate shall be elected by the members of United North America once every month. All nation citizens of United North America are permitted to vote in elections. No nation may prohibit any other nation from voting.
3. The number of seats in parliament may increase or decrease according to population, or if new nations joins. However this will be decided by the Delegate President and ratified by the Union Senate.
4. Should a seat become vacant in the Union Senate, then a bi-election will be held within two days to fill the vacant senate position.
5. The Union Senate is required to record all debates and make all records including debate and creation of laws publicly available at all times.
6. All Union Senators are required to be present for the final reading of an Act, and for the final vote that will pass it into law and will be summoned as such.
7. An Act will only pass when the majority of the Union Senate vote to approve the act, the Regional President will then approve the act to make it law.
8. The Senate will have the power to add, or change portions of this Constitution in order to keep it up to date and accurate. Changes to the constitution must be by unanimous vote of the Union Senate, the region will then vote in a referendum on the changes.
9. Parliament has the power to:
i) Enact laws which affect the entire Union.
ii) Enact laws that prevent United North America from exploitation.
iii) To encourage the flow of information and prevent corruption as much as possible.
10. Acts are separate items of the legislature, and are not considered as part of the constitution. Acts must not violate any constitutional guarantee. Acts do not need to go to referendum to become law.
Section Three - Limits of Powers:
1. No law shall be made retroactively. No nation shall be convicted of an act that was made illegal after they committed it.
2. No law shall contradict the Constitution.
3. All laws will be given to the President to be signed or vetoed. And then to the Supreme Court to vote on the law and it constitutionality.
Section Four - Powers Prohibited by Nations:
1. No nation may pass a law that contradicts the constitution or any law passed by the Union Senate.
2. No nation may engage in relations with a foreign power or declare hostility against another region.
3. No nation may declare war against another region or nation. War may only be declared by majority vote of the Union Senate with authorisation from the President.
Section One - Judicial Powers:
Article V - The Judicial Branch
1. The judicial power of United North America shall be vested in a Supreme Court.
2. The courts shall comprise of three member Justices.
3. The Supreme Court shall be responsible for interpreting the constitution and for trying members of the government for breaches of the constitution, treason, or any other illegal and unconstitutional act.
Section Two - Trials and Jurisdiction:
1. The Supreme Court are expected and encouraged to hold trials as soon as possible.
2. The accused are innocent until proven guilty, but the court must not delay a trial longer than one week. If they do then the nation must be allowed freedom until they can be tried.
3. No nation’s court may overturn the decision made by the Supreme Court.
4. If a person is accused of a crime in one region and manages to escape to another region where the act is not a crime, they shall be extradited to the original region for trial.
5. If the nation cannot be bought to the Supreme Court for trial, then the nation will be ejected and banned.
6. If the accused is found guilty by the Supreme Court, the founder shall follow through with the court order. Nations sentenced to banishment, it will be the Founder duty to carry out the sentence.
Section Three - Appointing the Supreme Court:
1. Members of the Supreme Court shall be appointed for a period of two months through popular vote.
2. Each election shall be set up by the Founder and there shall be no limit to the amount of people that run for the position. Elections will be held once every two months.
3. In an election, each nation shall pick three choices for who they want to be the Supreme Court Justices. The three with the most votes win.
4. In the event of a tie for the third member, an election for the last position will be held.
Section Four - Treason:
1. Treason is defined as any act that endangers the region without just cause, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies.
2. Accepting bribes is also considered treason.
3. Threatening or harming a member of the government is considered treason.
1. Any nation which joins United North America must apply on the forum to become a full citizen.
Article VI - Citizenship
2. Following the signing of this constitution, no foreign nations may be granted immediate citizenship.
3. All nations are granted the rights conferred to them by the constitution and must carry the responsibilities conferred to them by it.
1. Amendments must be brought up by the Union Senate, and must be passed with a unanimous decision, then signed by the President. And finally to Referendum where they are voted on by the people and must pass with a 3/4 majority.
Article VII - Amendments