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The Constitution of The Brotherhood of Christian States (Ratified)


We, the nations of this most sacred union, humbly acknowledging Almighty God as the source of all authority and power in civil government, the Lord Jesus Christ as the Ruler among the nations, His revealed will as the supreme law of the land, and in order to constitute a Christian Government do ordain this Constitution of the Brotherhood of Christian States.

Article I (Article 1 - Legislative)

Section 1

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Divine Council which shall be unicameral in nature.

Section 2

1: The Divine Council shall be composed of Members chosen once every 30 days by the the nations of this region, and the Electors shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most holy legislature of the B.C.S

2: The Election of the Council of the B.C.S shall go as follows...

[1] - First, all nations who seek to run for public office must fill out a form which the make-up of shall be determined by law declaring their intention to run and turn it into the Elections officer within 24 hours that states their desire to hold office

[2] - 2nd, The Elections officer shall after the alloted time for nations to fill out and send it their forms is over go through and discard any nation that does not live up to the requirements laid out by law and shall have gone through the whole list within 24 hours

[3] - Then, the Elections officer shall make a list of all valid canidates for office and post them for the electorate to see. And shall wait until the last friday of the current Council's term to post the poll making sure beforehand that all qualified nations are on the ballot.

[4] - Once the Poll is posted voting will commence and shall last 3 hours, after which the polls will close and no more votes shall be casted.

[5] - Once the polls are closed the manner in which the winners shall be decided is by going in order from the most voted for nations to the least, choosing each subsequent nation down the list to become a member of the Council. Once the number of nations chosen is identical to the number of seats the election is officially over and the Elections Officer will then announce the winners of the election and the new Councilors of the Divine Council for that term.

2: No Nation shall be a Councilor who shall not have attained citizinship status and been a resident 30 days.

3: The number of Councillors at the enactment of this constitution shall be 3 but the number of Councilors within the Divine Council may be changed once every 90 days in such manner as they by law may direct.

4:When vacancies happen in the Council, the Elections Officer shall set up elections to fill such Vacancies.

5: The Council shall choose their Speaker after every election. This speaker will be responsible for receiving all bill proposals from sitting Councilors, deciding which ones should be brought up to a vote, which ones should be discarded and being a representative of the full Council to the Founder and the other nations in the region.

Section 3

1: In order to constitute a quorum a majority of all members must be present, thus allowing a small number of Councilors to attend to other matters.

2: The Council may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member.

3: The Council shall keep a Record of all Bills that are voted on, any portions that are added or removed, and the Yeas and Nays of all Members of the Council on every vote and by means of choosing a nation among their members to do such things.

Section 4

1: Every Bill which shall have passed the Divine Council, shall, before it become law, be sent to the Leader of The Brotherhood of Christian States. Once it is given to the Leader he can do 1 of 3 things. He can A.) Approve it as is, in which case the bill becomes a law. B.) Veto it in its entirety. In which case the council will hold a vote to pass it anyway without the founder's approval requiring a minimum of 2/3 to pass into law with the failure to secure enough votes resulting in the complete death of the bill. Or finally. C.) Alter the bill with his own changes and send it back to the Council with a list of things he changed. In this case the Council will hold either one or two votes. The first one would be a vote to accept the altered bill and thus make it into law. If it passes then the altered bill becomes law but if it doesn't then the Council will hold another vote to pass the bill originally proposed in which case 2/3 of the sitting members of the council would need to approve in order to make it into a law. If this passes the original bill becomes law. If it doesn't then the bill dies completely. No new changes are allowed to be made.

3: Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the the Council may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the Leader; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Council, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.

4: If by random circumstance a bill is tied evenly between two halves of the legislature the Vice-Delagate will then step in and break the tie.

Section 5

1: the Council shall have the power to pass any law that may so please as long as the laws are binding on all nations universally and no law violates the rights of any nation.

Article II (Article 2 - Executive)
Section 1
1: The executive Power shall be vested in the Leader of the Brotherhood of Christian States who will in perpetuity be the Founder New Sinai unless he decides to relinquish himself by resigning.

2: He shall have the power to nominate, with the support of 2/3 of the council all positions inside the government that are not within the body of the Council but the Council may by Law vest the Appointment of such officers, as they think proper, in the Leader alone.

3: at the enactment of this constitution Strawberry Hill and Fieracy shall be Vice-Delagate and Elections Officer respectively and shall not during the time alloted be removed by the Council until the end of their respective terms, unless they be approved again by both the Council in the Founder, in which case they shall retain their positions.

4: All Officers of the B.C.S (excluding the Leader), may be removed from office before the end of their term if the Celestial Court charges them unanimously with a crime and 2/3 of the Council votes to eject them.

Article III (Article 3 - Judicial)
Section 1

The judicial Power of the Brotherhood of Christian States shall be vested in one Celestial Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Council may from time to time ordain and establish.

Section 2
1: The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the B.C.S, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;—to all Cases affecting public officers;—to Controversies to which the B.C.S shall be a Party;—to Controversies between two or more Nations; and to controversies between a nation and foreign nations or regions

2: The Trial of all Crimes, shall be by Jury.

3: Treason against the B.C.S, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Nation shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

4: The Council shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but shall not have any power to declare any nation innocent or guilty of any laws that have been passed. such rulings are vested in the Celestial Court.

ARTICLE 4 (Article 4 - Sundry Sections)
1: The Council and The Founder, may, when they shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, which, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the 3/4 of the members of the Divine Council.

2: This Constitution, and the Laws of the B.C.S which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the B.C.S, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

3: The Councilors before mentioned, The Members of each national government and all executive and judicial Officers of the B.C.S , shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; stating that they are indeed Christian (as defined in the constitution) and will to the the furthest extent follow the will of God.

4: Citizenship shall only be granted to nations which have fufilled the prerequisites as listed below...

A.They are currently a resident of this region
B.They have been a resident of the region for 30 days or more
C.They have signed a form publically stating that they are indeed a christian.

5: The Term lengths of all foundational members of the regional government are as follows...

Celestial Court Judges = 180 days
Vice-Delagate = 60 days
Elections Officer = 180 days
Councilors = 30 days

This list does not include the various other offices that may be created whose term limits, qualifications, roles, and responsiblities will be decided by the council and the Founder.

6: The Position of World Assembly Delagate shall be given to the nation with the most endorsements. He/She shall vote in the W.A on behalf of the region. The Delagate may vote in whatever way he/she deems fit but before every vote he/she must post a poll restricted to only nations who are both residents and natives of the region to gather the opinions of the wider populace.

Article 5 (Article 5 - Ratification)
The approval of 2/3 of the citizens of the region shall be sufficient for the establishment of this constitution.

The Theocracy of New Sinai