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The Constitution of the Region of the Golden Black Nations

Preamble: This Constitution as well as the State of the Region of the Golden Black Nations, shall follow and abide by the Constitution of the Union of Force and its Territories. If any section of this law contradicts that Constitution, then that section shall be considered null and void.

Article A: Establishment of the State
1. The State of the Region of the Golden Black Nations, henceforth referred to as the RGBN, shall be recognized as a state within the Union of Force and its Territories.
2. All nations residing within the RGBN shall be considered citizens of the Union and of the State.
3. Citizens shall be protected by the Bill of Rights. Any government authority who fails to allow a citizen to exercise these rights, for reasons other than the limitation of those rights as the result of a Court ruling, shall be eligible for prosecution and a Court case may be brought against them.

Article B: Bill of Rights
1. The right to freedom of speech.
2. The right to freely express one's political views.
3. The right to freedom of the press.
4. The right to unionize and associate.
5. The right to protest and participate in peaceful assemblies.
6. The right to a fair trial.
6.1. A citizen shall always be considered innocent until proven the contrary.
7. The right to run for a government office.
8. The right to partake in free and fair elections.

Article C: The Executive Branch
1. The Executive Branch of the RGBN shall be known as the Cabinet and shall consist of the President, its Vice-President, Ministers, and Secretary-General.
2. The President shall be the one to appoint the members of the Cabinet the only exception being the office of the President itself.
2.1. If he does not want to, the President shall have the right to not appoint anyone to the office of the Vice-President and Secretary-General but shall know that he will have to execute their tasks himself.
3. The President shall be responsible for administering the region and overseeing his Cabinet.
3.1. The President shall have the right to execute Regional Executive Orders which shall have the power to do anything except contradict, amend, or suspend the Constitution of the State, the Constitution of the Union, and Assembly Laws.
4. The President shall appoint Ministers to help him execute specific tasks. They shall be responsible for, at minimum, overseeing the regional roleplay.
4.1. The President shall have the power to create and dissolve any ministry except the ones mentioned prior.
5. The Vice-President shall be here to help the President in his work.
5.1. In the event of the President being absent for a known or unknown period of time, the Vice-President shall be the one to take the leadership of the region.
5.2. The President can dismiss the Vice-President at any time for any reason.
5.3. The President shall be held accountable for any of the Vice-President's actions, and thus the Vice-President is expected to be as professional as the President.
6. The Secretary-General shall be tasked with ensuring a working relationship between the Regional Assembly and the President.
6.1. The Secretary-General shall keep a record of all laws passed by the Regional Assembly and Regional Executive Orders passed by the President.
6.2. Whenever a law passes the Regional Assembly, the Secretary-General shall inform the Cabinet of the happening.

Article D: The Legislative Branch
1. The Legislative Branch of the RGBN shall consist of a unicameral chamber, named the Regional Assembly, which shall consist of every registered citizen of the region.
1.1. If a citizen owns more than one nation in the region, they shall still possess only one seat in the Regional Assembly.
1.2. To register into the Regional Assembly, the citizens will have to pass through a platform provided by the State Administrator. This will ensure that citizens will not own more than one seat in the Assembly.
1.3. If a citizen of the RGBN is found guilty of committing a crime, the Court of the Union shall have the right to remove his right to partake in the Regional Assembly.
2. The Regional Assembly shall hold the power to pass and repeal laws that shall only affect the State of the RGBN.
2.1. The President shall have the power to veto any legislation passed by the Assembly.
2.1.1. Any veto can be overturned by the Assembly with a 2/3 majority vote. The only exception being §D5.2.1.
3. The Regional Assembly may pass or repeal any of its laws with a simple majority vote by its members in favor of the change.
3.1. If the Regional Assembly passes an updated version of a bill, then the old bill shall be considered null.
4. The Regional Assembly may hold impeachment proceedings against any member of the Executive Branch.
4.1. Any Assembly member may start impeachment proceedings by writing articles of impeachment specifying which official is to be impeached and the reasons for it. If these articles are seconded by another Assembly member, they must be put up to vote.
4.1.1. Any impeachment procedure shall require a 2/3 majority vote from the Assembly to pass.
5. Any member of the Regional Assembly may propose an amendment to this Constitution. Once it is seconded, the amendment shall be put up to vote.
5.1. An amendment to this Constitution shall need a 2/3 majority vote to pass.
5.2. The President shall have the right to veto an amendment and shall provide the reasons for it.
5.2.1. The Assembly shall have the right to override the veto with a 3/4 majority vote. After this, the President shall not have the right to veto the amendment.
6. The Regional Assembly shall elect a Speaker among themselves.
6.1. The Speaker of the Assembly shall be the one to schedule debates and voting of new laws.
6.1.1. Whenever a law has been seconded by an Assembly member, the Speaker shall have 1 week to start a debate on it. The debate must not last more than 3 days and whenever it ends, the Speaker of the Assembly shall start the voting at a maximum of 1 day after.
6.2. The Speaker may appoint a Deputy Speaker to take on his place in case of him being absent.
7. Whenever a legislation is put up to vote, the Regional Assembly shall have up to 3 days to vote on it to ensure that every registered citizen has the time to vote.

Article E: The Territorial Branch
1. The Territorial Branch of the RGBN shall consist of the State Administrator and the President.
2. The Founder of the Union shall act as the State Administrator.
2.1. The State Administrator shall oversee the functioning of the RGBN and shall act as a non-bias entity protecting the sovereignty of the citizens.
3. The President shall act as an interim between the Union of Force and the State of the RGBN.
3.1. The President shall be tasked with routinely reporting to the High Commissioner on that territory's activity, progress, and issues.
3.2. The President shall additionally be responsible for communicating to the RGBN important messages from the federal government, including the start of different stages in federal elections, voting on amendments, the release of The Force Flyer, and inter-union events.

Article F: Elections
1. The President and the Speaker of the Assembly shall be elected positions.
1.1. Elections for President shall begin on the third Monday of March, June, September, and December.
1.2. Elections for Speaker of the Assembly shall begin on the third Monday of February, May, August and November.
2. Elections shall be supervised by the State Administrator.
3. The President and the Speaker of the Assembly have the right to call in a snap election for any reason.
4. Candidacy Announcements
4.1. For the first two days of the election, all citizens shall be allowed to announce their candidacy for the position.
5. Voting
5.1. For the next three days, all citizens shall be able to vote on their preferred candidates.
5.2. If there are more than two candidates, voters may rank their preferred candidates. Their favorite candidate shall be ranked in order of preference. Each candidate may only be ranked once, but if a single candidate is ranked for every preference, all preferences, other than their first, shall be considered abstentions.
5.3. The candidate with the majority of votes shall be elected. Abstentions shall not be considered.
5.4. If no candidate achieves a majority, an instant runoff shall be triggered. The second preference of those who voted for a candidate other than the two with the most votes shall be counted, then their third preference, and so on until a candidate has a majority of votes.
5.4.1. If the number of votes for all candidates is at parity, the second preferences of all voters shall be counted. This shall be repeated with each lower preference until two candidates have higher vote tallies than the others. §F.4.4. shall then be followed as usual.
5.5. If all of a voter's preferences have been counted, their ballot shall not be used in further counting.
5.6. If all of a voter's preferences have been counted, their ballot shall not be used in further counting.

Article G: Emergency Powers
1. The President may declare a State of Emergency with a simple majority vote from the Assembly. This declaration, once passed, shall remain valid for 1 term unless cancelled by the Prime Minister or is overturned by a 2/3 majority vote from the Assembly.
1.1. Voting on the declaration shall last only 1 day and shall be exempt from §D.7.
2. During the State of Emergency, the President shall have the power to temporarily suspend Cabinet positions and leave them vacant until the end of that declaration.
3. During the State of Emergency, the President shall have the power to temporarily suspend the passage of any law by the Regional Assembly.
3.1. The President cannot suspend the overturn of the State of Emergency by the Assembly. If he does it shall be considered malfeasance.

Article H: Absences
1. To determine if a government official is considered absent, the Constitution of the Region of the Golden Black Nations uses the same rules as provided in §G.1. of the Constitution of the Union of Force and its Territories.
1.1. Only members from the Executive Branch of the government of the RGBN and the Speaker of the Regional Assembly shall abide by these rules.
2. In the case of the President going absent, the Vice President shall be the one taking his place.
2.1. If the Vice-President is also absent or denies the office, the Secretary-General shall be the one to take his place.
2.2. If the Secretary-General is also absent or denies the office, the Speaker of the Regional Assembly shall be the one to take his place.
2.3. If the Speaker of the Regional Assembly is also absent or denies the office, then the State Administrator shall be the one to take his place.
2.4. Following the replacement of the President due to an absence, the emergency President shall have 7 days to call a snap election.
3. If a Cabinet Minister goes absent, the President shall have 7 days to find a new one.
4. If the Speaker of the Regional Assembly goes absent, a snap election for the position shall immediately be called.

Article I: Suter
1. Suter is to be defined as the nation of Suter.
2. Suter is to be the on site World Assembly Delegate of RGBN.

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General / just putting stuff here for myself
« on: September 15, 2022, 09:57:08 am »
FOIA bill? eventually keep in mind the PIA

https://forcens.com/index.php/topic,1601.0.html


3. The House holds the power to elevate territories to state status by passing a new State Charter with a supermajority. The House also holds the power to downgrade states to territorial status by repealing a State Charter with a supermajority.

4. The House may establish legal criteria that must be met for regions to be admitted to the Union, territories to be elevated to state status, states to be downgraded to territorial status, and territories to be combined, disassociated, or dissolved.

1. The Judiciary shall be vested in the High Court, which shall hold supreme authority over all judicial matters, and in such inferior Courts as the House may from time to time ordain and establish.

Section D: Treaty Law

1. General elections shall be held to elect the Prime Minister and all seats in the House of Representatives. They shall begin on the first of January, April, July, and October.
1. The States shall hold power over all executive and legislative affairs granted to them by their charters, and in line with applicable law. Where local legislatures do not exist, state leaders shall hold the power to pass decrees, which shall function as a form of local law. States shall not hold judicial powers.

https://forcens.com/index.php/topic,1586.0.html HOPs

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Council of State / RGBN | Council of State Forum Report Thread
« on: September 15, 2022, 09:41:52 am »
This will serve as the location of Forum Reports from RGBN to the Council of State.

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Settled Cases / Krovx Belgium Vs. Sir The Scottish Republic
« on: February 01, 2022, 10:49:38 am »
I would like to charge Sir The Scottish Republic for committing Nonfeasance during their tenure as Speaker of the House. They failed to do their duty to assign a number to the bills that passed the House during their tenure as is the duty of the Speaker per Article 8 of House Bill 56.

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Past Rulings / Request For Review: Executive Action #19
« on: February 01, 2022, 10:35:06 am »
Honorable Justices, I would like to request the High Court to review Executive Action #19. It potentially contradicts the current Constitution, but nothing deliberately repeals, and therefor it could, depending on interpretation, still technically be in effect.   

Link to the message with the text of Executive Action #19
https://forcens.com/index.php/topic,15.0.html

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Freedom of Information Requests / FoIA Request: URI
« on: February 01, 2022, 10:31:07 am »
Name: Krovx Belgium
Contact Information: Wax Krovx#7636
Requested Information: A summary and/or log of the actions and activities of the, now defunct, Union Research Institute.
Justification: The requested info, if this request is granted, will be used to create a page on the, still unreleased, Union Library/Wiki in order to record the actions & activities and preserve the history of this now defunct government entity.

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Freedom of Information Requests / FoIA Request: GARC
« on: February 01, 2022, 10:28:27 am »
Name: Krovx Belgium
Contact Information: Wax Krovx#7636
Requested Information: A summary and/or log of the actions and activities of the, now defunct, Government Activity Review Commission.
Justification: The requested info, if this request is granted, will be used to create a page on the, still unreleased, Union Library/Wiki in order to record the actions & activities and preserve the history of this now defunct government entity.

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Freedom of Information Requests / FoIA Request: UBI
« on: February 01, 2022, 10:25:57 am »
Name: Krovx Belgium
Contact Information: Wax Krovx#7636
Requested Information: A summary and/or log of the actions and activities of the, now defunct, Union Bureau of Investigation.
Justification: The requested info, if this request is granted, will be used to create a page on the, still unreleased, Union Library/Wiki in order to record the actions & activities and preserve the history of this now defunct government entity.

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Past Rulings / Request For Review: §D.2.3.
« on: February 01, 2022, 10:12:06 am »
I would like to request the High Court review §D.2.3. as it seems to contradict itself, so I believe would be prudent for the correct interpretation of it be made by the Court. There is also the possibility that when the amendment was formally added to the Constitution, a typo was made.

§D.2.3. copied directly and unedited from Constitution topic on the Forum.
2.3. Executive Orders may be issued by the Founder or Prime Minister which shall have the power to do anything except contradict, amend, or suspend the Constitution or House Law. They may not amend or suspend state or territorial law. They may contradict state and territorial laws, in accordance with the powers given by this Constitution, but may not contradict state constitutions (or the equivalent).

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Past Rulings / Request For Review: Heart Constitution; §5.2.1.A.
« on: February 01, 2022, 10:01:41 am »
I would like to bring to the High Court's attention §5.2.1.A. of the Heart Constitution  and request that it be review as it may potentially violate §1.2. of House Bill 61: The Provisional Voting Rights Act, depending on the interpretation of the wording of both Heart's Constitution and House Bill 61. I have included the sections of both documents that I have mentioned below.

§5.2.1.A. of the Heart Constitution with full context of surrounding the text

1.Every citizen shall have the right to vote in local elections with the following exception:
A.It is a felony to vote in Heart elections if one is the leader of another region within the union unless they are an elected union federal official such as Prime Minister or a House member.
I.Failure to abide by this law results in instance revoking of the right to vote in Heart indefinitely.
II.This shall not apply to individuals who are Heart natives (people whose first region within the Union of Heart is Heart, and this only applies to the individuals’ first account).


§1.2. of House Bill 61: The Provisional Voting Rights Act

2. Residents of each state and territory within the Union shall have the right to vote in local elections without hindrance, unless this right is revoked as a result of being found guilty of committing a crime in that jurisdiction, where guilt shall be determined either by the local Court, in the case of states which operate their own, or by the High Court, for all other jurisdictions.

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Past Rulings / Request For Review: Executive Action #9
« on: January 20, 2022, 09:52:54 am »
Honorable Justices, I would like to request the High Court to review the Executive Action #9.
Additionally, I would like to inquire whether or not it is still in effect as I have not seen anything to say that it is no longer in effect, and if it is, is it being followed, and if it isn't being followed, whom is at fault for it not being followed?

Link to the message with the text of Executive Action #9
https://forcens.com/index.php/topic,15.0.html

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Past Rulings / Request For Review: Executive Order on Ministries
« on: January 20, 2022, 09:46:07 am »
Honorable Justices, I would like to request the High Court to review the Executive Order on Ministries.
Additionally, I would like to inquire whether or not it is still in effect, as I have not seen anything to say that it is no longer in effect, and if it is, is it being followed, and if it isn't being followed, whom is at fault for it not being followed?

Link to the Executive Order on Ministries
https://forcens.com/index.php/topic,368.0.html

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Freedom of Information Requests / FoIA Request
« on: January 19, 2022, 02:15:22 pm »
Name: Krovx Belgium
Contact Information: Wax Krovx#7636
Requested Information: A summary of all past and present government authorities, and their intended functions.
Justification: The requested info, if this request is granted, will be used to create a page on the, still unreleased, Union Library/Wiki detailing the past and present government authorities of the Union.

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Freedom of Information Requests / FoIA Request
« on: January 19, 2022, 02:12:09 pm »
Name: Krovx Belgium
Contact Information: Wax Krovx#7636
Requested Information: A summary of when all current officials assumed their offices and what those offices are.
Justification: The requested info, if this request is granted, will be used to create a page on the, still unreleased, Union Library/Wiki of the entire Force government, including State and Territorial ones.

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General / important days in Force history WIP
« on: January 18, 2022, 12:50:24 pm »
note: some of these are humourous, &/or biased, &/or incorrect

January
3rd, 2018 - Heart is founded
12th, 2022 - Prudentia is annexed
30th, 2017 - Founding Day

February
4th, 2018 - Force Day
6th, 2018 - Force leaves the SCUT

March

April
16th, 2018 - Force-SCUT War begins
20th, 2020 - Marist Federated States is annexed

May
3rd, 2018 - Force-SCUT War ends
20th, 2018 - RGBN is annexed
23rd, 2017 - Force becomes a SCUT observer state

June
5th, 2017 - Force becomes a SCUT  Dominion
9th, 2020 - Canterbury is annexed

July
2nd, 2017 - First Constitution is implemented
29th, 2017 -  The New Kingdom is founded

August

September
10th, 2018 - Second Constitution is implemented

October
14th, 2020 - Citizens Alliance of Democracy is annexed

November

December

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