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Basic Law

First Amendment Natural:

Section 1 The legislative assembly shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 2 Those accused of treason and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced to capital punishment by hanging in a public setting; to serve their remaining time in a supermaximum security federal penitentiary until their capital punishment is due; to serve no more than three-hundred sixty-five days in confinement on death row; without the permit for bail; without the permit for probation; and with the permit for last meal requests that do not exceed 1 Silver Standard Deutsche Mark. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 3 Those accused of being a participant to organised crime and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced to capital punishment by hanging in a private setting; to serve their remaining time in a maximum security federal penitentiary until their capital punishment is due; to serve no more than three-hundred sixty-five days in confinement on death row; without the permit for bail; without the permit for probation; and with the permit for last meal requests that do not exceed 1 Silver Standard Deutsche Mark. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 4 Those accused of rioting and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced to capital punishment by hanging in a private setting; to serve their remaining time in a maximum security federal penitentiary until their capital punishment is due; to serve no more than three-hundred sixty-five days in confinement on death row; without the permit for bail; without the permit for probation; and with the permit for last meal requests that do not exceed 1 Silver Standard Deutsche Mark. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 5 Those accused of smuggling and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced to capital punishment by hanging in a private setting; to serve their remaining time in a maximum security federal penitentiary until their capital punishment is due; to serve no more than three-hundred sixty-five days in confinement on death row; without the permit for bail; without the permit for probation; and with the permit for last meal requests that do not exceed 1 Silver Standard Deutsche Mark. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 6 Those accused of rape and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced to capital punishment by hanging in a private setting; to serve their remaining time in a maximum security federal penitentiary until their capital punishment is due; to serve no more than three-hundred sixty-five days in confinement on death row; without the permit for bail; without the permit for probation; and with the permit for last meal requests that do not exceed 1 Silver Standard Deutsche Mark. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 7 Those accused of murder and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced to capital punishment by hanging in a private setting; to serve their remaining time in a maximum security federal penitentiary until their capital punishment is due; to serve no more than three-hundred sixty-five days in confinement on death row; without the permit for bail; without the permit for probation; and with the permit for last meal requests that do not exceed 1 Silver Standard Deutsche Mark. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 8 Those accused of burglary and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced to capital punishment by hanging in a private setting; to serve their remaining time in a maximum security federal penitentiary until their capital punishment is due; to serve no more than three-hundred sixty-five days in confinement on death row; without the permit for bail; without the permit for probation; and with the permit for last meal requests that do not exceed 1 Silver Standard Deutsche Mark. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 9 Those accused of fraud and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced from three-hundred sixty-five days to three-thousand six-hundred fifty days in confinement; to serve their remaining time in a medium security federal penitentiary until their release is due; without the permit for bail; and without the permit for probation. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 10 Those accused of battery and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced from one-thousand eight-hundred twenty-five days to three-thousand six-hundred fifty days in confinement; to serve their remaining time in a medium security federal penitentiary until their release is due; without the permit for bail; and without the permit for probation. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 11 Those accused of assault and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced from three-hundred sixty-five days to one-thousand eight-hundred twenty-five days in confinement; to serve their remaining time in a medium security federal penitentiary until their release is due; without the permit for bail; and without the permit for probation. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 12 Those accused of grand larceny and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced from one-thousand eight-hundred twenty-five days to three-thousand six-hundred fifty days in confinement; to serve their remaining time in a medium security federal penitentiary until their release is due; without the permit for bail; and without the permit for probation. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 13 Those accused of petty larceny and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced from three-hundred sixty-five days to one-thousand eight-hundred twenty-five days in confinement; to serve their remaining time in a medium security federal penitentiary until their release is due; without the permit for bail; and without the permit for probation. This is considered a felonious crime.
Section 14 Those accused of tax evasion and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced from one-hundred eighty days to three-hundred sixty-five days in confinement; to serve their remaining time in a minimal security federal penitentiary until their release is due; without the permit for bail; and without the permit for probation. All taxation due must be paid in full without interest by a fixed deadline upon release. This is considered a felonious crime.

Second Amendment Fundamental:

Section 1 The legislative assembly shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 2 Government shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or abridge the free exercise thereof; nor shall government abridge the freedom of speech, or the freedom of the press; nor shall government abridge the freedom to peaceably assemble, or the freedom to peaceably associate; nor shall government abridge the freedom to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Third Amendment Militia:

Section 1 The legislative assembly shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 2 A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, conscription shall be enforced (excepting for those explicitly exempt). All able bodied men are obligated to serve as an involuntary military service member for no less than five years from age twenty to age twenty-five - this service can be completed either through combat service or non-combat service; except that combat service can become obligatory during any invasion (foreign) or insurgence (domestic) for those able bodied men. It is permissible to reapply as a voluntary military service member from age twenty-five to age thirty-five under a combat position. It is permissible to reapply as a voluntary military service member from age twenty-five to age fifty-five under a non-combat position. It permissible for those deemed competent in their military service membership to continue serving as a commanding officer until age seventy. Those accused of desertion and found guilty of said accusation shall be sentenced to capital punishment by hanging in a military setting; to serve their remaining time in a standard security military penitentiary until their capital punishment is due; to serve no more than three-hundred sixty-five days in confinement on death row; without the permit for bail; without the permit for probation; and with the permit for last meal requests that do not exceed 1 Silver Standard Deutsche Mark. Those charged to a felonious criminal record shall be prohibited from: involuntary military service membership; voluntary military service membership; involuntary firearm ownership; and voluntary firearm ownership.

Fourth Amendment Court:

Section 1 The legislative assembly shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 2 The right of the people to be secure in their persons, properties, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be abridged, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause supported by oath or affirmation, and in particular describing the persons or places to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
Section 3 In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy public trial by an impartial jury; and to be informed of the nature for the accusation; and to be informed of the evidence for the accusation; and to be confronted by those that stand as witness against their favour; and to obtain those that stand as witness in their favour; and to have the assistance of counsel for their defence; and to have access to all evidence for their defence.
Section 4 No person shall be held to answer for a capital crime unless on the indictment of a grand jury, except in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence twice; nor shall any person be compelled to be a witness against themselves, nor be deprived of life, limb, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without justifiable compensation.
Section 5 Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel or unusual punishments inflicted.
Section 6 Miranda Warning: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can be and will be used against you in the court of law. You have the right to an attorney, where if you cannot afford one, then one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights which have been read for you?" The miranda warning is a requirement for all law enforcement officials to convey to their detainee(s). Any law enforcement official that fails to convey the miranda warning to their detainee(s) is subject to losing their job, and in more heinous cases, to paying a fine, or to serving community service, or to serving prison time, accordingly. All charges are dropped against those misdemeanors not read their miranda warning; felons do not enjoy the same privilege of charges being dropped against them for this error, but are subject to some other form of justifiable compensation.

Fifth Amendment Slavery:

Section 1 The legislative assembly shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 2 Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except under duly conviction, shall exist within the German Empire, or any place subject to its jurisdiction.

Sixth Amendment Administration:

Section 1 The legislative assembly shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 2 Basic Law is solely regulated by the federal government which supercedes any Statutory Law.
Section 3 Statutory Law is solely regulated by the local governments within their respective jurisdictions.
Section 4 States are obligated to provide fifty percent of their state militia to their respective federal government.
Section 5 States are obligated to provide fifty percent of their state revenue to their respective federal government.
Section 6 States may not declare their independence, without the explicit unanimous consent from their respective federal government.
Section 7 States may not declare their autonomy, without the explicit unanimous consent from their respective federal government.
Section 8 States may not surrender their state jurisdictions to other states or to foreign nations, without the explicit unanimous consent from their respective federal government.
Section 9 States may not declare war, without the explicit unanimous consent from their respective federal government.
Section 10 A unanimous signature of both the head of government and the head of state is required for each legislative proposal in its first phase - always. A unanimous signature of the ministry or a signature of a minister is required for each legislative proposal in its first phase - accordingly. A unanimous signature of at least five members of the legislative assembly is required for each legislative proposal in its second phase - always.
Section 11 During any elective assembly, the majority vote percentages are applicable:
Subsection 1, of Section 11 A minimal four out of five majority vote in favour of the bill is required for the enactment of any basic edict or statutory edict.
Subsection 2, of Section 11 A minimal nine out of ten majority vote in favour of the bill is required for the enactment of any international treaty or declaration of war.
Section 12 Only during a state of war not affecting our state otherwise, must there be an elective assembly for any declaration of war:
Subsection 1, of Section 12 A treaty to which we are vowed is disturbed.
Subsection 2, of Section 12 A piece of land, or a body of water, or a strip of airspace, or any personnel, or any property, under our protection, is being faced with any form of aggression.
Section 13 The term length for the monarchy is unlimited.
Section 14 The term limit for the monarchy is unlimited.
Section 15 In the case of the removal of the monarch from their office, or of their resignation from their office, or of the vacancy of their office, or of their death, their nominated heir shall take their place who shall assume all of their titles upon corronation, to be assisted by the chancellor as their de jure regent until they're age nineteen if they're not already age nineteen upon corronation.
Section 16 The term length for all elected public officials to any public office is fixed to seven hundred thirty days.
Section 17 The term limit for all elected public officials to any public office is fixed to five terms.
Section 18 The right to candidate to public office and the right to vote for public office shall not be deprived of, excepting under the following circumstances:
Subsection 1, of Section 18 Any persons not possessing a natural-born citizenship under our federal jurisdiction.
Subsection 2, of Section 18 Any persons not possessing a singular citizenship under our federal jurisdiction.
Subsection 3, of Section 18 Any persons not possessing a criminal record clean from criminal organization affiliation under our federal jurisdiction.
Subsection 4, of Section 18 Any persons not possessing a criminal record clean from felonious criminal offences under our federal jurisdiction.
Section 19 In the case of the removal of the chancellor from their office, or of their resignation from their office, or of the vacancy of their office, or of their death, an apointee shall be nominated by the monarch until a public general election can override their nomination.

Seventh Amendment Reichsbank:

Section 1 The legislative assembly shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 2 The "Reichsbank," an independent branch of the federal government, is solely responsible for the regulation of the money supply.
Section 3 The following currencies are recognised as legal tender within all places subject to our jurisdiction: Gold (secondary legal tender), Bitcoin (secondary legal tender), and Silver Standard Deutsche Mark (primary legal tender). An asset or a currency receiving legal tender status makes it immune from capital gains tax. An asset or a currency receiving legal tender status requires that the government retain a modest deposit of said asset or said currency for reserve.
Section 4 In order to preserve prosperity, a silver standard shall be enforced, guaranteeing that there is silver coinage in deposit equal to the silver certificates in circulation, at one gram per pfennig under the metric system, or at one-hundred grams per mark under the metric system.
Subsection 1, of Section 4 The following silver coinage shall be minted for regular circulation (redeemable for silver certificates): 1 Pfennig (99.99% Silver & 1 Gram); 5 Pfennig (99.99% Silver & 5 Grams); 10 Pfennig (99.99% Silver & 10 Grams); 20 Pfennig (99.99% Silver & 20 Grams); 50 Pfennig (99.99% Silver & 50 Grams); 1 Mark (99.99% Silver & 100 Grams); and 10 Mark (99.99% Silver & 1000 Grams).
Subsection 2, of Section 4 The following silver certificates shall be printed for regular circulation (redeemable for silver coinage): 1 Pfennig; 5 Pfennig; 10 Pfennig; 20 Pfennig; 50 Pfennig; 1 Mark; and 10 Mark.
Section 5 In order to preserve prosperity, government shall retain a minimum deposit of 1000000.00000000 kilograms of gold in reserve.
Section 6 In order to preserve prosperity, government shall retain a minimum deposit of 10000.00000000 units of bitcoin in reserve.

Eighth Amendment Taxation:

Section 1 The legislative assembly shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Section 2 All produce of essential provision is hereby declared to be exempt from taxation. The goods registered before us is, as follows: ammunitions; armaments; baby products; coffee products; dairies; eggs; fire logs; fossil fuels; fruits; grains; hygienic products; meals ready-to-eat; meats; medical supplies; school supplies; seafoods; tea products; vegetables; water; water distillation equipment; water freezing equipment; water heating equipment; and water purification equipment.
Section 3 All revenue from taxation is distributed, as follows:
Subsection 1, of Section 3 Tax Distribution (minimum/maximum): 50%. Half of the taxes collected belong to their respective federal government. Half of the taxes collected belong to their respective state government.
Subsection 2, of Section 3 Individual Tax (minimum/maximum): 10%. Any individual subject to our jurisdiction is subject to a flat tax rate.
Subsection 3, of Section 3 Corporate Tax (minimum/maximum): 10%. Any corporation subject to our jurisdiction is subject to a flat tax rate.
Subsection 4, of Section 3 Long-Term Capital Tax (minimum/maximum): 1% for long-term capital gains (three-hundred sixty-six days or more) and 2% for long-term capital losses (three-hundred sixty-six days or more). For example, say John (or Jane) Doe invested 100 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks into an asset and they held their investment into an asset for three-hundred sixty-sixty days or more before liquidating their investment into 200 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks at a capital gain, 1 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks are added to their capital gains for that year. However, say John (or Jane) Doe invested 100 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks into an asset and they held their investment into an asset for three-hundred sixty-sixty days or more before liquidating their investment into 50 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks at a capital loss, 1 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks are added to their capital losses for that year. All capital gains (if greater than all capital losses) for that year are to be reported on tax files and then paid to the tax agency if due. All capital losses (if greater than all capital gains) for that year are to be reported on tax files and then refunded by the tax agency if due.
Subsection 5, of Section 3 Short-Term Capital Tax (minimum/maximum): 2% for short-term capital gains (three-hundred sixty-five days or less) or 1% for short-term capital losses (three-hundred sixty-five days or less). For example, say John (or Jane) Doe invested 100 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks into an asset and they held their investment into an asset for three-hundred sixty-five days or less before liquidating their investment into 200 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks at a capital gain, 2 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks are added to their capital gains for that year. However, say John (or Jane) Doe invested 100 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks into an asset and they held their investment into an asset for three-hundred sixty-five days or less before liquidating their investment into 50 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks at a capital loss, 0.50 Silver Standard Deutsche Marks are added to their capital losses for that year. All capital gains (if greater than all capital losses) for that year are to be reported on tax files and then paid to the tax agency if due. All capital losses (if greater than all capital gains) for that year are to be reported on tax files and then refunded by the tax agency if due.
Subsection 5, of Section 3 Goods & Services Tax (minimum/maximum): 10%. All goods and services which are acquired through the local economy, excepting those which are explicity exempt, are subject to a flat tax rate. This tax rate does not clash with the "Tariffs Tax."
Subsection 6, of Section 3 Tariffs Tax (minimum/maximum): 100%. All goods and services which are acquired through the global economy, excepting those which are explicity exempt (including with those nations which our nation has signed a free trade agreement with whereby only the "Goods & Services Tax" would then apply accordingly), are subject to a flat tax rate. This tax does not clash with the "Goods & Services Tax."

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