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The Constitution of the Confederate Kingdom and Empire of Wardie land

Constitution of the Confederate Kingdom and Empire of Wardie land

Preamble:
We, the People of the Confederate Kingdom and Empire of Wardie land, each Home Island acting in her sovereign and independent capacity, in order to form a permanent confederated Kingdom and Empire, do maintain Justice, the rule of Common Law, preserve Peace and Tranquillity in both Domestic and Imperial territories, provide, and ensure, the defence of ourselves and our rights, defend our indivisible confederate kingdom and empire, fight for, and maintain, the laws by which we are governed, and ensure the safety, happiness and loyalty of all subjects of the Confederate monarchy - invoking the favour and guidance of Almighty God - do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Confederate Kingdom and Empire of Wardie land.

Article I

    Section I

    Legislative powers are to be granted to the Parliament of the Confederate Kingdom and Empire of Wardie land, which shall consist of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the sovereign shall have limited control over Parliament, having the power to open and disband Parliament, but shall have Royal Prerogative, said power being compulsory for any Act of Parliament to become legally binding, Royal Prerogative shall be able to be invoked in order to prevent the passage of an Act of Parliament. Bills passed by the House of Commons shall be reviewed by the House of Lords, which shall have the power to veto any bill passed by the House of Commons.

    Section II

    The Imperial Parliament shall be lead by the "Prime Minister of the Confederate Kingdom and Empire of Wardie land", the Parliament shall contain the House of Commons, which shall be populated by Members of the Imperial Parliament (MIPs) who have been elected by subjects of the Imperial crown, and the House of Lords, which shall be populated by the "Lords Spiritual" and "Lords Temporal", the first group being the bishops leading the dioceses of the established Church of Wardie land, whilst the second shall be hereditary peers. The House of Commons shall be lead by the "Speaker", the presiding officer of the House of Commons. The presiding officer of the House of Lords shall be the "Lord High Chancellor".

    Section III

    Subjects of the monarchy shall elect the governance of the House of Commons, said elections shall be referred to as "General Elections", and shall take place once every five years, the Imperial Parliament has the ability to increase or decrease the time of a fixed-term Parliament should the need arise, i.e. by calling a Vote of No Confidence, the House of Lords shall have the aforementioned right to veto bills proposing the advancement or postponement of a General Election.

    Section IV
    No foreign-born person who is not a subject of the crown, as per not having taken an oath of allegiance to the Confederate Kingdom and Empire of Wardie land, is eligible to elect a Member of Imperial Parliament, or any other political officer. Neither shall they be eligible to stand for political office.

    Section V
    The sovereign shall have the right to enforce the disbandment of Parliament, providing said Parliament is guilty of High Treason.

    Section Vb
    Should a sovereign act without the best wishes of the people in mind, or abuse their office to tyrannise the populace, then Parliament shall have the right to refuse to enact any law, tax, conscription or demand lodged by the sovereign, should a sovereign be guilty of treason then Parliament shall have the prerogative to form the Imperial Militia without monarchic consent and conduct martial action against the sovereign in order to preserve the liberty of the nation.

    Signatories:

    His Imperial Majesty the King of the Confederate Kingdom and Empire of Wardie land Michael I
    Imperial Prime Minister Alexander F. Kent
    Lord High Chancellor Jonathon R. Kensworth
    Speaker Edward O. Fosington
    Member of Imperial Parliament Peter W. Wilmsley

    Bills of Rights of the Confederate Kingdom and Empire of Wardie land

    Provision I
    The Imperial Parliament shall declare "Anglicanism" as the national religion of the kingdom and empire, and ensure it remains so, other religions shall be permitted to practice, unless they contradict the rights, laws, freedoms and liberties of the nation.

    Provision II
    All subjects, except those determined to be detrimental to the safety and well-being of the nation, are entitled to possess firearms, for their own safety, to uphold law and justice, and to serve and protect the nation in times of crisis.

    Provision III
    The Sovereign shall not levy taxes without the consent of Parliament. All subjects are eligible to freedom from excessive taxation.

    Provision IV
    The "Imperial Militia" shall be a civilian army, to be formed in times of emergency, Parliament, with the consent of the sovereign, has the ability to reform the Militia as needed, should a sovereign be deemed detrimental to the rights and liberties of the people, and use military force to ensure their own dominance, then Parliament has the right to reform the Militia without monarchic consent.

    Provision V
    All subjects have the right to "Habeas Corpus", no subject shall be imprisoned, destroyed, disenfranchised, or otherwise held, without a fair trial or Trial by Jury.

    Provision VI
    All subjects shall be protected from torture, inhumane treatment and cruel and unusual punishment, provided they have not committed acts that warrant such action.

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