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by The Monarchy-Republic Hybrid of Imperial Esplanade. . 371 reads.

Imperial Esplanadian Constitution

CONSTITUTION OF IMPERIAL ESPLANADE

Constitutional Preamble
We, the People of Imperial Esplanade, hereby declare and submit ourselves to this Constitution, any Constitutional Amendments, the state of Imperial Esplanade, and any Laws established by the state of Imperial Esplanade. We, the People of Imperial Esplanade, declare ourselves to be one Grand and Independent state that protects and represents its' citizens.

Article I
All Legislative Powers granted by this Constitution is granted to a unicameral National Senate. Any person who is elected to this unicameral National Senate must be:
a.) At least 20 years of age.
b.) A national citizen for at least 7 years.

Article II
The previously mentioned Legislative Powers granted by this Constitution to the unicameral National Senate are:
a.) The ability to raise and lower tax rates as necessary.
b.) The ability to establish fines and/or tariffs.
c.) The ability to allocate funds for the defense of the state.
d.) The ability to borrow funds/credit in the name of the state.
e.) The ability to regulate commerce with international entities.
f.) The ability to coin and regulate currency within the state.
g.) The ability to declare a state of war.
h.) The ability to raise, support, and regulate a military whose sole purpose shall be to protect the state and its' citizens.
i.) The ability to establish tribunals that are inferior to the Judicial Branch and shall be regulated by the Judicial Branch.
j.) The ability to elect both the President and Vice-President of Imperial Esplanade in the event that a tie occurs during a Presidential Election.
k.) The ability to pass bills via voting process onto the Executive Branch for approval.
l.) The ability to "bypass bills" and sign them into law with a 2/3 Legislative vote, bypassing Executive approval altogether.
m.) The ability to impeach anyone from public office from any branch of government.
n.) The ability to vote in candidates who were nominated by the Monarch into the Supreme Court.

Article III
All Executive Powers granted by this Constitution is granted to the Office of the President of Imperial Esplanade. Any person who is elected to the Office of the President of Imperial Esplanade must be:
a.) At least 25 years of age.
b.) A Natural-born Imperial Esplanade citizen.
c.) Residing in Imperial Esplanade for at least 15 years.

Article IV
The previously mentioned Executive Powers granted by this Constitution to the Executive Branch of Imperial Esplanade are:
a.) The ability to function as the "Head of Government" of Imperial Esplanade.
b.) The ability to function as the "Commander and Chief" of Imperial Esplanade.
c.) The ability to establish Executive Departments and Cabinet positions to serve as Presidential Advisers pending National Senate approval.
d.) The ability to pass or reject bills passed on by the National Senate, and to override a Senate bill bypass if a recall successfully obtains 1/2 of the Legislative vote during the recall vote.
e.) The ability to absolve the powers and responsibilities of any other branch during a declared National Emergency if the National Senate approves with a 2/3 vote AND if the Supreme Court approves with a 50% +1 vote.

Article V
All Judicial Powers granted by this Constitution is granted to the Supreme Court of Imperial Esplanade. Any person who is appointed to the Supreme Court must be:
a.) At least 35 years of age.
b.) A Natural-born Imperial Esplanadian citizen.
c.) Residing in Imperial Esplanade for at least 15 years.

Article VI
The previously mentioned Judicial Powers granted by this Constitution to the Judicial Branch of Imperial Esplanade are:
a.) The ability to overturn bills passed by the National Senate and to overturn laws signed by the President, only if they are believed to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
b.) The ability to accept or reject treaties negotiated and accepted by the Monarch.

Article VII
All Monarchical Powers granted by this Constitution is granted to the Monarch of Imperial Esplanade. Any person who is appointed to the Monarchy must be:
a.) At least 25 years of age.
b.) A Natural-born Imperial Esplanadian citizen.
c.) Residing in the Imperial Esplanade for at least 15 years.
d.) A blood relative of any "noble houses."

Article VIII
The previously mentioned Monarchical Powers granted by this Constitution to the Judicial Branch of Imperial Esplanade are:
a.) The ability to function as the "Head of State" of Imperial Esplanade.
b.) The ability to function as an absolute monarch, absolving the abilities of all other branches of government, in the event that all the other branches cease to exist.
c.) The ability to function as a Reserve Justice in the event that the Supreme Court has a tie.
d.) The ability to function as a Senator as the monarch pleases, in which case 501 senators will be present in session.
e.) The ability to function as a member of the President's Cabinet and Security Council as the monarch pleases.

Article IX
The citizenship of Imperial Esplanade have God-given rights that shall never be impeded upon under any circumstance, except in the event that Emergency Powers are granted to the President, Absolute Monarchical Powers are given to the Monarch, or the National Senate votes to suspend any of the below God-given rights in the form of Constitutional Amendments.
a.) The right to practice any religion as they see fit.
b.) The right to free speech.
c.) The right to free press.
d.) The right to peacefully assemble.
e.) The right to petition the federal government.
f.) The right to bear armaments.
g.) The right to own property.
h.) The right to govern property in a manner that does not supersede federal or local laws.
I.) The right to, unless a warrant is issued, to secure yourself or your property in any manner that does not supersede federal or local laws.
j.) The right to have a speedy and public trial by a fair and unbiased jury.
k.) The right to pay a reasonable bail or fine as determined by the court.
l.) The right to fair and just treatment by the court and law enforcement system.
m.) The right to defend any and all rights in the court of law.
n.) The right to any and all powers that are not specifically reserved for the federal or local governments.

Article X
Constitutional Amendments:
N/A

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