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Citizen Proposals / Amendment X: Constitutional Convention Act
« on: July 02, 2022, 04:04:31 pm »
Amendment X: Constitutional Convention Act

Purpose: To allow the House to call a convention to replace this Constitution with one which is more effective.

Author: Renegalle

New Section, Article X: Constitutional Convention

1. The House of Representatives shall hold the power to call a constitutional convention, by a simple majority, consisting of the citizens at-large.
2. Upon it being called, the Convention shall hold the power to replace this Constitution with a new one, whether one document, or many disparate ones, with a period of debate lasting one week and a subsequent vote among the citizens lasting four days, in which a three-fifths majority in favor of the new document (or all of its parts) must be achieved.
3. Alongside the new Constitution, the Convention may also pass transitional provisions, holding equal power to the new Constitution, to ensure its effective enactment. These provisions must be passed at the same time, in the same manner, and with the same majority as the new Constitution.
4. Following the passage of a new Constitution and any transitional provisions, this convention shall come to a close.

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Elections / Candidacy Announcements: General Election, July 2022
« on: July 01, 2022, 05:52:50 pm »


    Candidacy Announcements: General Election, July 2022



    Candidacy Announcements close on July 4th at 5:53 PM ET



    Up for Election:
    • The Office of Prime Minister
    • Seats in the House of Representatives:
      • 6 Union-list seats
      • 5 constituency seats for Force
      • 4 constituency seats for Heart
      • 4 constituency seats representing RGBN
      • 3 constituency seats representing Prudentia
      • 3 constituency seats representing the Citizens' Alliance of Democracy
      • 1 constituency seat from each territory (Canterbury, The New Kingdom, and Hyperion)

    Prime Minister

    Responsibilities and Privileges: "The Prime Minister of Force shall be the Union’s head of government and shall be responsible for actively leading it and overseeing the Cabinet."
    The Prime Minister has the job of administering the entire Union and ensuring it enjoys prosperity as well as stability.

    Term Length: 4 months

    House Representatives

    Responsibilities and Privileges: The House of Representatives holds three distinct powers: the ability to pass laws to complement and expand upon the Constitution (but not contradict it), the ability to begin the amendment process (all Constitutional Amendments must start in and be approved by the House, before going to the citizenry for a vote), and the ability to remove government officials who fail to perform their responsibilities adequately or misuse their power (including the Prime Minister and members of the Court).

    Term Length: 4 months


    Official Candidacy Form for Prime Minister and Constituency House Representatives

    Candidacy must be filed using this official form; other formats will not be accepted. Your political party must be registered.

    Nation:
    Region:
    Political Party:
    Position Seeking: (Prime Minister / House Representative)

    Official House of Representatives Candidacy Form for Union List

    Candidacy must be filed using this official form; other formats will not be accepted.

    Political Party (or if an independent, say so):
    List Candidates (if you are filing as a political party (leaders), otherwise disregard):
    Nation (if you are filing as an independent, otherwise disregard):
    Region(s):
    Position Sought: House Representative

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    Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
    « on: June 02, 2022, 05:03:14 pm »
    Repeal of "Restriction on Cabinet Ministers Holding Positions"



    Effective immediately, Restriction on Cabinet Ministers Holding Positions are hereby revoked.


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    Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
    « on: June 02, 2022, 04:57:16 pm »
    Delegation of Foreign Affairs Powers to Prudentia



    Per §K.4 of the Constitution:

    1. Prudentia shall be able to create and cancel diplomatic relations, including embassies, with any regions, subject to a few minor restrictions.
    2. No embassy or diplomatic relationship shall be built with a region of extremist ideologies (such as fascism) or a region which the Union is at war with or has developed hostilities with.
    3. Prudentia may exchange Ambassadors and Diplomats with other regions as representatives of Prudentia, but not of the Union.
    4. Prudentia shall enter no inter-regional alliance without express approval from the Union Government.
    5. Prudentia is authorized to develop its own foreign policy, taking the above restrictions into account.

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    Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
    « on: May 14, 2022, 05:34:51 pm »
    Revocation of WA Requirements for Government Officials



    Effective immediately, the Executive Order on WA Requirements for Government Officials is hereby revoked.

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    Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
    « on: May 11, 2022, 04:33:17 am »
    Appointment of Gumeusia as King of The New Kingdom



    Effective immediately, under §K.5 of the Constitution, Gumeusia is appointed as King of The New Kingdom.

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    Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
    « on: May 06, 2022, 06:05:05 pm »
    Greater Arcem and Marist Federated States Territorial Merger



    Effective immediately, under §K.5.2 of the Constitution, Greater Arcem (consisting of Arcem and The New United Commonwealth) and Marist Federated States are combined into a single governance unit, to be called the "SCUT-PAR War District".

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    Executive Orders / Re: Executive Actions
    « on: May 06, 2022, 05:54:35 pm »
    Disassociation of Nova Noctua, Crazybloxian Empire, and The Communist Powers of the World



    Effective immediately, under §K.5.2 of the Constitution, Nova Noctua, Crazybloxian Empire, and The Communist Powers of the World are removed as Union territories.


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    Constitutional Amendments / Re: Amendment 47: Term Extension Act
    « on: April 27, 2022, 01:23:57 am »

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    Clubs / Re: Force Hockey Club
    « on: April 16, 2022, 07:20:47 pm »
    I WILL JOIN  ;D :P :P ::)

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    Past Elections / Voting Results: General Election, March 2022
    « on: March 12, 2022, 04:56:13 pm »
    Voting Results: General Election, March 2022




    Official Voting Results for the March 2022 General Election can be found here.


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    Amendment 46: Citizenship and Rights of Citizenship Reform Act, Ver. 2

    Purpose: An Act to strengthen civil liberties, ensure each state or territory provides its residents with local citizenship, and protect against corruption or distortion by clarifying important protections.

    Author(s): Renegalle, Tigslarlowducken, and Sir Salibaic

    Existing Article, Article A: Citizenship
    1. All individuals in the Union are citizens.
    2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
    3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.
    4. Citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union.
    5. Citizens residing in the region a representative represents may vote to remove them from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within 3 days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
    6. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed House Law or Constitutional Amendment. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on the legislation within one week.

    New Article, Article A: Citizenship
    1. All residents of the capital, states, and territories hold citizenship, both in the Union and at a local level and are entitled, at minimum, to the rights outlined in Article B.
    2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
    3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.

    2. Citizenship may only be removed by the High Court or a state court, as a punishment for guilt in a criminal trial. Revocation of citizenship by the High Court shall entail revocation of both federal and local citizenship. Revocation of citizenship by a State Court shall only nullify that individual's citizenship within that court’s jurisdiction. Federal rights of citizenship may be revoked solely by the High Court, and only temporarily.
    3. Federal citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union; local citizenship shall remain valid as long as the citizen’s nation remains in that locality.
    4. Citizens may vote to remove their representatives from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker or relevant deputy, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within three days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
    4.1. In the case of Union-wide representatives, any Union citizen may request a vote to remove a representative from office. This shall follow the same procedure as for regional representatives, and similarly, the Citizen must have resided within the Union prior to the vote being held.
    5. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed motion on which the House has the authority to vote. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on that motion within one week.

    Existing Article, Article B: Rights of Citizenship
    1. The right to freedom of speech and free expression of political views.
    1.1. This right shall not allow citizens to circumvent rules put in place on any offsite venue, as long as these rules are solely for the prevention of spam, flaming, impersonation, doxxing, harassment, to comply with a platform's terms of service, or similar.
    1.1.1. Doxxing is defined as publishing private or identifying information about an individual without their consent.
    1.1.2. Harassment is defined as repeated or continuing contact serving no useful purpose except to create alarm, annoyance, or cause emotional distress.
    1.1.3. Impersonation is defined as deliberately attempting to mislead people to believe that you are a government official or a person who is a candidate for elected office.
    1.2. Government officials shall be subject to restrictions on this right as it pertains to the release of information which if released, could threaten the safety and security of the Union.
    2. The right to freedom of the press.
    3. The right to protest freely and petition the government for the redress of any grievances.
    4. The right to a fair trial.
    5. The right to run for government office.
    5.1. If a candidate in any election fails to answer all questions asked to them by the Founder or Speaker of the House within the debate period, they shall be disqualified from that election.
    5.2. No individual may hold any of the following positions simultaneously, except during a state of emergency:
    5.2.1. Founder
    5.2.2. Prime Minister
    5.2.3. Chief Justice
    5.2.4. Speaker of the House
    5.3. Non-citizens may not hold any government office.
    6. No citizen shall have to answer for a crime committed prior to that act being made criminal.
    7. No citizen shall be forced into military or government service without their clear consent.

    New Article, Article B: Rights of Citizenship
    1. The right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press; the right to form and operate organizations for this purpose, without unjust hindrance.
    1.1. This right shall not allow citizens to circumvent rules put in place on any offsite venue, as long as these rules are solely for the prevention of spam, flaming, impersonation, doxxing, harassment, to comply with a platform's terms of service, or similar.
    1.1.1. Doxxing is defined as publishing private or identifying information about an individual without their consent.
    1.1.2. Harassment is defined as repeated or continuing contact serving no useful purpose except to create alarm, annoyance, or cause emotional distress.
    1.1.3. Impersonation is defined as deliberately attempting to mislead people to believe that you are a government official or a person who is a candidate for elected office.

    1.1. This right shall not be construed to permit hate speech, harassment, obscenity, violations of personal privacy, spam, or malicious impersonation.
    1.2. Government officials shall be subject to restrictions on this right as it pertains to the release of information which if released, could threaten the safety and security of the Union.
    1.2. Officials in government may occasionally be required to withhold information for the protection of the Union and the individuals within it. This requirement shall be legally binding, unless it can be established that the public interest in disclosure of the information outweighs the public interest in nondisclosure.
    1.2.1. Protected information will be clearly and legibly marked, according to public standards set by the House of Representatives.

    2. The right to freedom of thought.
    2. The right to freedom of the press.
    3. The right to vote in both federal and local elections, with neither hindrance nor unequal treatment.
    4. The right to protest or petition the government and private organizations for the redress of any grievances; the right to form and operate organizations for this purpose, without interference.
    5. The right to run for elected office; the ability to hold government office.
    5.1. Failure to answer and address the subject matter of any question marked as mandatory by the presiding officer during an official electoral debate shall result in disqualification from that election. Questions asked during these debates must be impartial and no more than ten questions shall be asked of each candidate.
    5.2. No individual may hold any of the following positions simultaneously, except during a state of emergency:
    5.2.1. Founder
    5.2.1. Prime Minister
    5.2.2. Chief Justice
    5.2.3. Speaker of the House
    5.3. Non-citizens may not hold any government office.
    5.3. No House Representative shall be a member of the Court during their continuance in office.
    6. The right to an impartial trial, held in a public setting, with obligatory attendance of the accusing party and assistance of adequate legal counsel for one’s defense, provided for by the relevant court; the right to be notified of the details of the accusation in question.
    6.1. Jury deliberations are considered classified and may only be unsealed as part of a criminal investigation by the relevant court.
    7. No citizen shall be made to provide testimony against their will, or face charges for a crime put in place after the alleged offense.
    8. No citizen may be charged for a crime committed more than six months prior, unless evidence of that crime was only disclosed, discovered, or otherwise made accessible to the plaintiff more than six months after it was committed.

    9. No citizen shall be forced into military or government service without their clear consent.

    Existing Clause, §F.8
    8. The Jury shall have three days to determine, with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.

    New Clause, §F.8
    8. The Jury shall have three days to determine, with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt and that the act in question was malicious, before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.

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    Amendment 44: Citizenship and Rights of Citizenship Reform Act

    Purpose: An Act to strengthen civil liberties, ensure each state or territory provides its residents with local citizenship, and protect against corruption or distortion by clarifying important protections.

    Author(s): Renegalle, Tigslarlowducken, and Sir Salibaic

    Existing Article, Article A: Citizenship
    1. All individuals in the Union are citizens.
    2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
    3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.
    4. Citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union.
    5. Citizens residing in the region a representative represents may vote to remove them from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within 3 days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
    6. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed House Law or Constitutional Amendment. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on the legislation within one week.

    New Article, Article A: Citizenship
    1. All residents of the capital, states, and territories hold citizenship, both in the Union and at a local level and are entitled, at minimum, to the rights outlined in Article B.
    2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
    3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.

    2. Citizenship may only be removed by the High Court or a state court, as a punishment for guilt in a criminal trial. Revocation of citizenship by the High Court shall entail revocation of both federal and local citizenship. Revocation of citizenship by a State Court shall only nullify that individual's citizenship within that court’s jurisdiction. Federal rights of citizenship may be revoked solely by the High Court, and only temporarily.
    3. Federal citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union; local citizenship shall remain valid as long as the citizen’s nation remains in that locality.
    4. Citizens may vote to remove their representatives from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker or relevant deputy, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within three days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
    4.1. In the case of Union-wide representatives, any Union citizen may request a vote to remove a representative from office. This shall follow the same procedure as for regional representatives, and similarly, the Citizen must have resided within the Union prior to the vote being held.
    5. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed motion on which the House has the authority to vote. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on that motion within one week.

    Existing Article, Article B: Rights of Citizenship
    1. The right to freedom of speech and free expression of political views.
    1.1. This right shall not allow citizens to circumvent rules put in place on any offsite venue, as long as these rules are solely for the prevention of spam, flaming, impersonation, doxxing, harassment, to comply with a platform's terms of service, or similar.
    1.1.1. Doxxing is defined as publishing private or identifying information about an individual without their consent.
    1.1.2. Harassment is defined as repeated or continuing contact serving no useful purpose except to create alarm, annoyance, or cause emotional distress.
    1.1.3. Impersonation is defined as deliberately attempting to mislead people to believe that you are a government official or a person who is a candidate for elected office.
    1.2. Government officials shall be subject to restrictions on this right as it pertains to the release of information which if released, could threaten the safety and security of the Union.
    2. The right to freedom of the press.
    3. The right to protest freely and petition the government for the redress of any grievances.
    4. The right to a fair trial.
    5. The right to run for government office.
    5.1. If a candidate in any election fails to answer all questions asked to them by the Founder or Speaker of the House within the debate period, they shall be disqualified from that election.
    5.2. No individual may hold any of the following positions simultaneously, except during a state of emergency:
    5.2.1. Founder
    5.2.2. Prime Minister
    5.2.3. Chief Justice
    5.2.4. Speaker of the House
    5.3. Non-citizens may not hold any government office.
    6. No citizen shall have to answer for a crime committed prior to that act being made criminal.
    7. No citizen shall be forced into military or government service without their clear consent.

    New Article, Article B: Rights of Citizenship
    1. The right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press; the right to form and operate organizations for this purpose, without unjust hindrance.
    1.1. This right shall not allow citizens to circumvent rules put in place on any offsite venue, as long as these rules are solely for the prevention of spam, flaming, impersonation, doxxing, harassment, to comply with a platform's terms of service, or similar.
    1.1.1. Doxxing is defined as publishing private or identifying information about an individual without their consent.
    1.1.2. Harassment is defined as repeated or continuing contact serving no useful purpose except to create alarm, annoyance, or cause emotional distress.
    1.1.3. Impersonation is defined as deliberately attempting to mislead people to believe that you are a government official or a person who is a candidate for elected office.

    1.1. This right shall not be construed to permit hate speech, harassment, obscenity, violations of personal privacy, spam, or malicious impersonation.
    1.2. Government officials shall be subject to restrictions on this right as it pertains to the release of information which if released, could threaten the safety and security of the Union.
    1.2. Officials in government may occasionally be required to withhold information for the protection of the Union and the individuals within it. This requirement shall be legally binding, unless it can be established that the public interest in disclosure of the information outweighs the public interest in nondisclosure.
    1.2.1. Protected information will be clearly and legibly marked, according to public standards set by the House of Representatives.

    2. The right to freedom of thought.
    2. The right to freedom of the press.
    3. The right to vote in both federal and local elections, with neither hindrance nor unequal treatment.
    4. The right to protest or petition the government and private organizations for the redress of any grievances; the right to form and operate organizations for this purpose, without interference.
    5. The right to run for elected office; the ability to hold government office.
    5.1. Failure to answer and address the subject matter of any question marked as mandatory by the presiding officer during an official electoral debate shall result in disqualification from that election. Questions asked during these debates must be impartial and no more than ten questions shall be asked of each candidate.
    5.2. No individual may hold any of the following positions simultaneously, except during a state of emergency:
    5.2.1. Founder
    5.2.1. Prime Minister
    5.2.2. Chief Justice
    5.2.3. Speaker of the House
    5.3. Non-citizens may not hold any government office.
    5.3. No High Court Justice shall, during the time for which they serve, be appointed to a Federal Cabinet office within the Union, nor shall a House Representative be a member of the Court during their continuance in office.
    6. The right to an impartial trial, held in a public setting, with obligatory attendance of the accusing party and assistance of adequate legal counsel for one’s defense, provided for by the relevant court; the right to be notified of the details of the accusation in question.
    6.1. Jury deliberations are considered classified and may only be unsealed as part of a criminal investigation by the relevant court.
    7. No citizen shall be made to provide testimony against their will, or face charges for a crime put in place after the alleged offense.
    8. No citizen may be charged for a crime committed more than six months prior, unless evidence of that crime was only disclosed, discovered, or otherwise made accessible to the plaintiff more than six months after it was committed.

    9. No citizen shall be forced into military or government service without their clear consent.

    Existing Clause, §F.8
    8. The Jury shall have three days to determine, with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.

    New Clause, §F.8
    8. The Jury shall have three days to determine, with a simple majority, whether the defendant is guilty or innocent. If they are considering voting guilty, a jury member must ensure that they have no reasonable doubt about that guilt and that the act in question was malicious, before voting. Alongside their vote, they must provide fair reasoning for their decision.

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