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Moralistic Democracy

Postby Zaporizhian Host » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 am

Lamaredia wrote:Tag.

Also, if anyone has any questions about any swedish names, words or anything else related to swedish things, ask me, your resident Swedish co-admin.

Seconded, I also happen to speak Swedish and would be happy to help if it was needed. I don't think language authenticity is the top priority of the RP though but just so you know.
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Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Crylante » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:07 am

Tagging this thread for when I write a bill.
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Capitalizt

Postby The Liberated Territories » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:14 am

Something quick and simple

Fair Taxation Act
A bill to establish a revenue system for the state of Saint Hilda

Author: Sara Nygaard
Sponsors: You?



This bill hereby establishes the following:

§1 - Annulment
  1. All previous duties, taxes and tariffs shall be made void by this bill.

§2 - Income Tax
  1. The tax exemption cutoff shall be at 20,000Kr.
  2. Above 20,000Kr, the taxation rate shall be a flat 25%

§3 - Land Value Tax
  1. All properties existing in the State of St. Hilda shall be subject to a property tax, calculated by the unimproved value of land. The annual rent shall be set at 6%.

§4 - Corporate Tax
  1. The income of corporations residing in St. Hilda shall be 20%.

§5 - Enforcement
  1. An independent Ministry of Taxation shall be created under the Chamber of Commerce (or equivalent thereof). The head of the Ministry of Taxation shall be appointed by the Minister of Commerce (or the equivalent thereof) upon coming to term.
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Duestchstien » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:40 pm

Proposed Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Hugo Inquist


A Comprehensive Guide and Instruction for the Creation and Execution of a National Governemnt

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



Article I
    This constitution holds that the basic rights of man are the Freedom of Religion and Worship or lack thereof, Freedom of Press and Criticism of the Government, Freedom to Petition the Government, Freedom of Nonviolent Assembly and Protest, and the Freedom of Speech and Expression in both Verbal and Nonverbal means. These Inalienable rights are to be granted to all citizens of Saint Hilda, which from this point forward shall be a person whom was Born in Saint Hilda, has parents of Saint Hilda Citizenship, and/or was naturalized in the immigration processes of the nation. These rights are, to be unrestricted by the government, unless deemed absolutely necessary for the safety of others in a court of law.

Article II
    The government shall contain a Legislative Body with one member from each constituency, constituencies are to be drawn according to Population, Geographic, or other boundaries deemed necessary for the time. Each legislative member must be an adult of voting age, and must win a democratic election to obtain their seat. The legislative term shall last 4 years. The legislative body will have the job of passing bills and acts into law, setting the annual government budget, declaring war or ratifying peace deals, selecting a Parliamentary Speaker* to convene sessions and head the executive offices, opening parliamentary investigations into issues of corruption, breach of security, treason, or abuse of office of members of the Judicial and Executive Bodies. Bills and Acts are to be introduced by a legislative member and passed with a simple majority of at least 50.1% of the vote. A Parliamentary Speaker is to be nominated and seconded by two different members of the Legislative Body, and then voted into office in a simple majority of at least 50.1%. Parliamentary investigations are to be opened with a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds of the parliamentary vote. Declarations of War or a signing of peace must be introduced by the Parliamentary Speaker and then passed into action in a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds or the parliamentary vote.
    *Other positions included in Article III are to be selected in the same way the speaker is selected.

    1. The Role of the Parliamentary Speaker
    The Parliamentary speaker is to be elected in a parliamentary election via a simple majority and will serve the remainder of the parliamentary term as the Parliamentary Speaker, unless a vote of no confidence in which a large majority of 66.6% of seats or two thirds of the parliamentary vote are in agreement with the action. Once removed the former Speaker may not serve in this office again until the next parliamentary term. The Speaker will have a special power to Veto bills, call special sessions, and Propose and Second his own legislation.
    In the event a Speaker is incapable of leadership or one has not been selected, a simple majority of 50.1% will decide on an Interim Speaker a new Speaker can be decided.

    2. Conduction of a Parliamentary Investigation
    The Parliament may open an investigation following a vote with a previously stated large majority. Once the investigation is opened, a committee with members of multiple parties or ideologies from all major ideologies present at the time, is to be convened, this committee must have 11 members, one of which will be immediately elected to lead the committee. Once this committee is formed it will have the job of conducting and leading an investigation into any executive or judicial official. After at least 1 month of investigation, the committee may call for a voting sessions with the entire Parliament in which evidence will be presented, at which point a vote may be called for condemnation. The vote must be a large majority of two thirds or 66.6%, once condemnation is decided, the parliament will propose a punishment which will only require a small majority of 50.1%.

Article III
    The executive branch will be lead by the office of Parliamentary Speaker, from this point forward referred to as the Speaker. The Speaker will select a cabinet of officials, which must include a Chancellor of the Exchequer, Minister of War or any equivalent, Minister of Foreign Affairs or any equivalent, Grand Treasurer or any equivalent, and Minister of Commerce or any equivalent. The Speaker must also select ministers for any other ministries created by the Parliament. The Job of the Parliament is to execute acts and laws of the Parliament, including policies in Foreign Affairs, War and Peace, Commerce, Security, Safety, Health, and any other aspect of life.

    1. Parliamentary Speaker and roles in the Executive Branch
    The Speaker will have the job of being Chief Citizen, a role model for other citizens; Chief of Foreign Affairs, the in charge of conducting foreign affairs for the nation; Commander in Chief, the commander of all military, defense, or security forces of the nation; Chief of Party, the head of whichever Party the Speaker is part of; Chief Executive, the chief of the executive branch; and Chief legislator, the head of the legislative body.

    2. Attorney General
    The role of Attorney General is the chief Legal Advisor of the Speaker, and has the job of advising the Speaker in legal matters, as well as, watching over the Speaker and Cabinet for corruption. The Attorney General is to be selected by the Speaker from a list of several candidates nominated by the Parliament in a simple majority of 50.1%.

    3. Chancellor of the Exchequer and National Interest Bank
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of leading the National Interest Bank, a public banking service which will also have the job of executing monetary policy and setting interest rates. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of issuing government bonds and war bonds, and loans as well as running the daily services of the National Interest Bank.

    4. The Grand Treasurer and the National Treasury
    The National Treasury is the nation’s storage of money and resources, the Grand Treasurer will have the job of managing the Treasury as well as all aspects of government debt, both outgoing and incoming. The Grand Treasurer will also manage the National Archives, an Archive of all the nations legislative, executive, and judicial records and documents.

    5. The Minister of Foreign Affairs
    The Minister of Foreign Affairs will have the job of managing immigration services, diplomatic services, and protecting citizens abroad. The Ministry of Foreign of Affairs will contain all the diplomats employed by the government and will run the nations Embassies abroad. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has the ability to act as Chief of Foreign Affairs when permitted by the Speaker.

    6. The Minister of War and Security
    The Minister of War and Security will run the Ministry of War and Security which will encompass the nations Naval Military Forces, Naval Rescue Forces, Police Forces, any Military Forces, Fire Fighting forces, and Response and Rescue Forces. This includes managing any recruitment programs, all training programs and facilities, and any installations related to these services.

    7. Minister of Commerce
    The Minister of Commerce has the job of negotiating government contracts and managing any commerce of the nation as it pertains to the government. The Ministry of Commerce will negotiate any private contracts between the government and the private sector. Furthermore the Ministry of Commerce is responsible for the upkeep of ports, and upholding any outstanding trade agreements or deals. The Ministry of Commerce will contain within it, the many economic regulation offices that can be created by the Parliament.

    8. Speaker Pro Tempore
    The Speaker may assign a Speaker Pro Tempore to run the Parliament in his absence, as well as act as an aide for the Speaker in his executive duties.

    9. The Swedish Monarch
    The Swedish Monarch is to have a supreme head of state position with control over Ceremonial Affairs of the nation. The Swedish Monarchs roles of Ceremony are to be placed in the position of Parliamentary Speaker, for the reason that the Monarch cannot be present in the nation at all times.

    10. Addition of Ministries and Offices
    Other Ministries and Offices may be added by passing of a bill, and may be terminated in the same way. However, the ministries already stated must be removed by an amendment. Ministries and offices may be given the same status but must be passed into legislation by way of an Amendment.

Article IV
    The Judicial Branch will be a 2 tiered system of the National Judiciary and the Municipal Courts. The Municipal courts will handle any and all legal cases including tier one appellate jurisdiction. Specialized Courts include Family and Minor Courts, Corporate Law Courts, Criminal Courts, Civil Disagreement Courts, and Appellate Courts. If more evidence presents itself following the first appellate court, then the National Judiciary will have secondary Appellate Jurisdiction. The National Judiciary has the ability to convict legislators of crimes and directly bring them to the National Judiciary. The National Judiciary has the ability to veto laws and bills they find unconstitutional. The National Judiciary also has a role of settling government disputes, as well as, trying laws or amendments, which have henceforth been deemed inappropriate for the time.

    Municipal Courts will have a Judge who will guide the court and establish the jury, as well as decide the punishment if found guilty. A Jury of 11 citizens will be convened in a criminal or corporate case to determine if the convicted is guilty or not. Family and Minor Court cases are to be decided only by a judge and will have a limited range of punishments including, Probation, Foster Care, Forced Volunteer work, or Juvenile Detention. Appellate Courts are to be conducted by a panel of judges.

    1. Judges
    Judges are to have spent at least 10 years in the legal field as an attorney consultant or other legal entity. Once served long enough, one may enter their name into a pool. When a slot opens up people will be selected from this pool and following an application and interview with the head of the Municipal region, the best candidate(s) will be determined and hired.

    2. National Judiciary
    The National Judiciary will consist of 7 Judges each serving a life appointment until death or retirement. The National Judiciary will be lead by the Chief Judge who will preside over this legal entity. Members of the National Judiciary will be selected to replace other judges following a hiring process in which the current Parliamentary Speaker will present 6 nominees to the Parliament. The Parliament will then conduct interviews and background checks for each candidates, they may either hire a candidate, or deny them all and request that a new set of nominees be presented, this will continue until a replacement is found. If signs of corruption or abuse of power are shown, the Parliamentary Speaker may request a Judiciary Review, in which the actions of the National Judiciary and its members are reviewed, in a super majority of 75% or three quarters of the parliamentary vote, the Parliament can remove a member of the High Judiciary.

    3. Rights of the Accused
    The Accused has the right to a fair trial in a court of law.
    The Accused has the right to an Attorney, if the accused cannot provide one, a public defender may be hired.
    The Accused has the right to remain silent.
    The Accused will be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

Article V
    Local Governments consist of Municipalities which will be created by way of charters issued by the Parliament. The Local governments will have local elections every 2 years, in which a Mayor and Municipal Council are decided. The sizes of previously stated Municipal Councils will be determined in the Charters, and will have the job of passing local ordinances. An Ordinance is a law which only applies in its municipality, due to this, all ordinances must be clearly made aware of, so as to prevent confusion across the municipalities. Ordinances may not contradict any federal legislation. Municipal Councils are to be voted in by way of a many voting districts, districts are to be redrawn every ten years by the mayor, and will be adjusted according to population.

    Mayors are to be elected in a popular vote, in which the candidate with the most votes will win. Mayors will have the job of leading the many executive offices of his municipality. The person shall be the Chief of State, Chief of Party, Chief Citizen, Chief Diplomat, Chief Legislator, and Chief Executive of their municipality. The Mayor will select cabinet officials to lead of the offices of their municipality, government offices will be created by Special Ordinances require a large majority of two thirds among the Municipal Council.

Article VI
    Amending the Constitution will require an Amendment to be proposed and seconded by a two different representatives. A Super Majority of three quarters or 75% of the parliamentary vote will be required to move forward. Following this a National Referendum will be called requiring a simple majority of 50.1%. If the referendum succeeds, then the Parliamentary Speaker shall look over the proposed amendment and choose to sign it into law or send it back to the Parliament for revision, restarting the process.
Article VII
    This Constitution must be passed by at least two thirds of the Parliamentary Vote and agreement of the Interim Speaker. Revisions may be made.
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Van Hool Islands
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Van Hool Islands » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:43 pm

Duestchstien wrote:
Proposed Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Hugo Inquist


A Comprehensive Guide and Instruction for the Creation and Execution of a National Governemnt

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



Article I
    This constitution holds that the basic rights of man are the Freedom of Religion and Worship or lack thereof, Freedom of Press and Criticism of the Government, Freedom to Petition the Government, Freedom of Nonviolent Assembly and Protest, and the Freedom of Speech and Expression in both Verbal and Nonverbal means. These Inalienable rights are to be granted to all citizens of Saint Hilda, which from this point forward shall be a person whom was Born in Saint Hilda, has parents of Saint Hilda Citizenship, and/or was naturalized in the immigration processes of the nation. These rights are, to be unrestricted by the government, unless deemed absolutely necessary for the safety of others in a court of law.

Article II
    The government shall contain a Legislative Body with one member from each constituency, constituencies are to be drawn according to Population, Geographic, or other boundaries deemed necessary for the time. Each legislative member must be an adult of voting age, and must win a democratic election to obtain their seat. The legislative term shall last 4 years. The legislative body will have the job of passing bills and acts into law, setting the annual government budget, declaring war or ratifying peace deals, selecting a Parliamentary Speaker* to convene sessions and head the executive offices, opening parliamentary investigations into issues of corruption, breach of security, treason, or abuse of office of members of the Judicial and Executive Bodies. Bills and Acts are to be introduced by a legislative member and passed with a simple majority of at least 50.1% of the vote. A Parliamentary Speaker is to be nominated and seconded by two different members of the Legislative Body, and then voted into office in a simple majority of at least 50.1%. Parliamentary investigations are to be opened with a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds of the parliamentary vote. Declarations of War or a signing of peace must be introduced by the Parliamentary Speaker and then passed into action in a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds or the parliamentary vote.
    *Other positions included in Article III are to be selected in the same way the speaker is selected.

    1. The Role of the Parliamentary Speaker
    The Parliamentary speaker is to be elected in a parliamentary election via a simple majority and will serve the remainder of the parliamentary term as the Parliamentary Speaker, unless a vote of no confidence in which a large majority of 66.6% of seats or two thirds of the parliamentary vote are in agreement with the action. Once removed the former Speaker may not serve in this office again until the next parliamentary term. The Speaker will have a special power to Veto bills, call special sessions, and Propose and Second his own legislation.
    In the event a Speaker is incapable of leadership or one has not been selected, a simple majority of 50.1% will decide on an Interim Speaker a new Speaker can be decided.

    2. Conduction of a Parliamentary Investigation
    The Parliament may open an investigation following a vote with a previously stated large majority. Once the investigation is opened, a committee with members of multiple parties or ideologies from all major ideologies present at the time, is to be convened, this committee must have 11 members, one of which will be immediately elected to lead the committee. Once this committee is formed it will have the job of conducting and leading an investigation into any executive or judicial official. After at least 1 month of investigation, the committee may call for a voting sessions with the entire Parliament in which evidence will be presented, at which point a vote may be called for condemnation. The vote must be a large majority of two thirds or 66.6%, once condemnation is decided, the parliament will propose a punishment which will only require a small majority of 50.1%.

Article III
    The executive branch will be lead by the office of Parliamentary Speaker, from this point forward referred to as the Speaker. The Speaker will select a cabinet of officials, which must include a Chancellor of the Exchequer, Minister of War or any equivalent, Minister of Foreign Affairs or any equivalent, Grand Treasurer or any equivalent, and Minister of Commerce or any equivalent. The Speaker must also select ministers for any other ministries created by the Parliament. The Job of the Parliament is to execute acts and laws of the Parliament, including policies in Foreign Affairs, War and Peace, Commerce, Security, Safety, Health, and any other aspect of life.

    1. Parliamentary Speaker and roles in the Executive Branch
    The Speaker will have the job of being Chief Citizen, a role model for other citizens; Chief of Foreign Affairs, the in charge of conducting foreign affairs for the nation; Commander in Chief, the commander of all military, defense, or security forces of the nation; Chief of Party, the head of whichever Party the Speaker is part of; Chief Executive, the chief of the executive branch; and Chief legislator, the head of the legislative body.

    2. Attorney General
    The role of Attorney General is the chief Legal Advisor of the Speaker, and has the job of advising the Speaker in legal matters, as well as, watching over the Speaker and Cabinet for corruption. The Attorney General is to be selected by the Speaker from a list of several candidates nominated by the Parliament in a simple majority of 50.1%.

    3. Chancellor of the Exchequer and National Interest Bank
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of leading the National Interest Bank, a public banking service which will also have the job of executing monetary policy and setting interest rates. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of issuing government bonds and war bonds, and loans as well as running the daily services of the National Interest Bank.

    4. The Grand Treasurer and the National Treasury
    The National Treasury is the nation’s storage of money and resources, the Grand Treasurer will have the job of managing the Treasury as well as all aspects of government debt, both outgoing and incoming. The Grand Treasurer will also manage the National Archives, an Archive of all the nations legislative, executive, and judicial records and documents.

    5. The Minister of Foreign Affairs
    The Minister of Foreign Affairs will have the job of managing immigration services, diplomatic services, and protecting citizens abroad. The Ministry of Foreign of Affairs will contain all the diplomats employed by the government and will run the nations Embassies abroad. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has the ability to act as Chief of Foreign Affairs when permitted by the Speaker.

    6. The Minister of War and Security
    The Minister of War and Security will run the Ministry of War and Security which will encompass the nations Naval Military Forces, Naval Rescue Forces, Police Forces, any Military Forces, Fire Fighting forces, and Response and Rescue Forces. This includes managing any recruitment programs, all training programs and facilities, and any installations related to these services.

    7. Minister of Commerce
    The Minister of Commerce has the job of negotiating government contracts and managing any commerce of the nation as it pertains to the government. The Ministry of Commerce will negotiate any private contracts between the government and the private sector. Furthermore the Ministry of Commerce is responsible for the upkeep of ports, and upholding any outstanding trade agreements or deals. The Ministry of Commerce will contain within it, the many economic regulation offices that can be created by the Parliament.

    8. Speaker Pro Tempore
    The Speaker may assign a Speaker Pro Tempore to run the Parliament in his absence, as well as act as an aide for the Speaker in his executive duties.

    9. The Swedish Monarch
    The Swedish Monarch is to have a supreme head of state position with control over Ceremonial Affairs of the nation. The Swedish Monarchs roles of Ceremony are to be placed in the position of Parliamentary Speaker, for the reason that the Monarch cannot be present in the nation at all times.

    10. Addition of Ministries and Offices
    Other Ministries and Offices may be added by passing of a bill, and may be terminated in the same way. However, the ministries already stated must be removed by an amendment. Ministries and offices may be given the same status but must be passed into legislation by way of an Amendment.

Article IV
    The Judicial Branch will be a 2 tiered system of the National Judiciary and the Municipal Courts. The Municipal courts will handle any and all legal cases including tier one appellate jurisdiction. Specialized Courts include Family and Minor Courts, Corporate Law Courts, Criminal Courts, Civil Disagreement Courts, and Appellate Courts. If more evidence presents itself following the first appellate court, then the National Judiciary will have secondary Appellate Jurisdiction. The National Judiciary has the ability to convict legislators of crimes and directly bring them to the National Judiciary. The National Judiciary has the ability to veto laws and bills they find unconstitutional. The National Judiciary also has a role of settling government disputes, as well as, trying laws or amendments, which have henceforth been deemed inappropriate for the time.

    Municipal Courts will have a Judge who will guide the court and establish the jury, as well as decide the punishment if found guilty. A Jury of 11 citizens will be convened in a criminal or corporate case to determine if the convicted is guilty or not. Family and Minor Court cases are to be decided only by a judge and will have a limited range of punishments including, Probation, Foster Care, Forced Volunteer work, or Juvenile Detention. Appellate Courts are to be conducted by a panel of judges.

    1. Judges
    Judges are to have spent at least 10 years in the legal field as an attorney consultant or other legal entity. Once served long enough, one may enter their name into a pool. When a slot opens up people will be selected from this pool and following an application and interview with the head of the Municipal region, the best candidate(s) will be determined and hired.

    2. National Judiciary
    The National Judiciary will consist of 7 Judges each serving a life appointment until death or retirement. The National Judiciary will be lead by the Chief Judge who will preside over this legal entity. Members of the National Judiciary will be selected to replace other judges following a hiring process in which the current Parliamentary Speaker will present 6 nominees to the Parliament. The Parliament will then conduct interviews and background checks for each candidates, they may either hire a candidate, or deny them all and request that a new set of nominees be presented, this will continue until a replacement is found. If signs of corruption or abuse of power are shown, the Parliamentary Speaker may request a Judiciary Review, in which the actions of the National Judiciary and its members are reviewed, in a super majority of 75% or three quarters of the parliamentary vote, the Parliament can remove a member of the High Judiciary.

    3. Rights of the Accused
    The Accused has the right to a fair trial in a court of law.
    The Accused has the right to an Attorney, if the accused cannot provide one, a public defender may be hired.
    The Accused has the right to remain silent.
    The Accused will be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

Article V
    Local Governments consist of Municipalities which will be created by way of charters issued by the Parliament. The Local governments will have local elections every 2 years, in which a Mayor and Municipal Council are decided. The sizes of previously stated Municipal Councils will be determined in the Charters, and will have the job of passing local ordinances. An Ordinance is a law which only applies in its municipality, due to this, all ordinances must be clearly made aware of, so as to prevent confusion across the municipalities. Ordinances may not contradict any federal legislation. Municipal Councils are to be voted in by way of a many voting districts, districts are to be redrawn every ten years by the mayor, and will be adjusted according to population.

    Mayors are to be elected in a popular vote, in which the candidate with the most votes will win. Mayors will have the job of leading the many executive offices of his municipality. The person shall be the Chief of State, Chief of Party, Chief Citizen, Chief Diplomat, Chief Legislator, and Chief Executive of their municipality. The Mayor will select cabinet officials to lead of the offices of their municipality, government offices will be created by Special Ordinances require a large majority of two thirds among the Municipal Council.

Article VI
    Amending the Constitution will require an Amendment to be proposed and seconded by a two different representatives. A Super Majority of three quarters or 75% of the parliamentary vote will be required to move forward. Following this a National Referendum will be called requiring a simple majority of 50.1%. If the referendum succeeds, then the Parliamentary Speaker shall look over the proposed amendment and choose to sign it into law or send it back to the Parliament for revision, restarting the process.
Article VII
    This Constitution must be passed by at least two thirds of the Parliamentary Vote and agreement of the Interim Speaker. Revisions may be made.

I renounce my sponsor due to concerns of the role of the speakership, sorry.
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Scandinavian Liberal Paradise

Postby Idzequitch » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:14 pm

The Liberated Territories wrote:Something quick and simple

Fair Taxation Act
A bill to establish a revenue system for the state of Saint Hilda

Author: Sara Nygaard
Sponsors: You?



This bill hereby establishes the following:

§1 - Annulment
  1. All previous duties, taxes and tariffs shall be made void by this bill.

§2 - Income Tax
  1. The tax exemption cutoff shall be at 20,000Kr.
  2. Above 20,000Kr, the taxation rate shall be a flat 25%

§3 - Land Value Tax
  1. All properties existing in the State of St. Hilda shall be subject to a property tax, calculated by the unimproved value of land. The annual rent shall be set at 6%.

§4 - Corporate Tax
  1. The income of corporations residing in St. Hilda shall be 20%.

§5 - Enforcement
  1. An independent Ministry of Taxation shall be created under the Chamber of Commerce (or equivalent thereof). The head of the Ministry of Taxation shall be appointed by the Minister of Commerce (or the equivalent thereof) upon coming to term.

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Corporate Police State

Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:27 pm

Mersdon wrote:Heinz Buckliger, racist as ever, knocks on the door of the temporary Speaker from the last parliamentary sitting and hands him a bill. Afterwards, as he's ushered into the man's office, the Speaker asks Heinz whether he'd like some coffee.

"Yes please, but all cream. I don't take my coffee- or my people- black."

Legislative Bill 88
Author: Heinz Buckliger, MP for Neukölln


For the protection and purification of the White race

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - That all people of "White" ancestry, defined herein as:
  1. holders of a non-Jewish European last name, and more than nine-tenths non-Jewish Caucasian;
  2. be legal immigrants to this island of Saint Hilda;
  3. be tax-paying, responsible citizens or resident aliens of this land;
  4. be of Anglo-Saxon, Germanic, or Francien blood;
  5. or are lighter than color palette # E0AC69 at birth;

§2 - That all such White persons be rightfully and legally entitled to the following:
  1. The right to own darker-skinned human chattel than themselves;
  2. to appropriate such items and valuables as might be deemed necessary by any White over any other race;
  3. to be members of certain groups, including the Ku Klux Klan, the NSDAP, and the Sweden Democrats party;
  4. to be exempt from being stopped, judged, or otherwise punished by a darker-skinned officer of the law/justice than themselves;
  5. to be exempt from a 50% tariff on all independently-made (i.e. non-slavery) goods on the island, which shall be imposed upon that group of people when this bill passes;
  6. and that all White people, including the landless and the destitute, be allowed to treat and legally expect all blacks to be treated as no more than animals.

§3 - Resolved that, in order to safeguard the purity and quality of the White race, that:
  1. abortions be made wholly and entirely illegal for White women, with exceptions for cases of incest, rape, miscegenation, or mental/physical deficiency;
  2. that mixing between any White person and another of different racial heritage be made illegal, with special dispensation for the violation of this law, up to and including execution of the offender(s) and the abortion of any resultant offspring;
  3. that all non-Whites be unceremoniously ejected from any offices, public or private, that they may hold, effective immediately;
  4. that all non-Whites have their citizenship and human rights revoked, and that any such peoples be forced to declare their owners to the nearest authorities, unless given a special dispensation from the Central Government in Stockholm (subject to approval and change by the Saint Hilda Legislature);
  5. that White immigration from the Nordic and Germanic countries of the world be actively encouraged; whilst Israeli/Jewish immigration be forbidden;
  6. that physical education and military training be made mandatory for any White male and female in school, effective between the ages of 4 and 18, for at least five hours each week;
  7. that the White birthrate be encouraged by the authorities, with cash prizes of up to 150,000 dollars or the local equivalent made available to mothers of more than 6 children;
  8. that all schools, public and private, begin indoctrinating their charges in the glories and duties of the White race in their homelands near and abroad;
  9. that new housing, infrastructure projects, and schools be made available through government-funded works;
  10. and that a new Cabinet-level position, the Minister for Racial Purity, be created, with authority over the Ministry of the Interior and National Gendarmerie/Police, to enforce Saint Hilda's new anti-Jewish, anti-Black, and anti-Bolshevik social order.

§2 - Hereby concluding that such measures may only become possible via complete government control over the private sector:
  1. Nationalizes the transport, utilities, and construction sectors;
  2. permits and actively encourages the growth of laissez-faire, libertarian ideals when it comes to financial matters;
  3. nationalizes the arms and resource sectors;
  4. appoints a neutral, all White board of directors to oversee these newly nationalized businesses, to be called the State Jobs Complex;
  5. makes secondary and tertiary education free for all White students, whilst actively inhibiting and forbidding students of other Races from advancing beyond a fourth-grade education;
  6. and makes all jobs available for any skilled Whites, with preferences for local, Aryan Whites and then foreign Aryans and so on and so forth.

Written, edited, and approved by the National Social Front's headquarters this day of June XX, 20XX,

Signed,

(Image)
Heinz Buckliger, Arisches Sturmführer

Henry walks in, sipping some nice green tea, until he sees the bill and pulls Heinz over to the side, where nobody could hear him angrily yell...
"WHAT IN BLAZES ARE YOU DOING, MAN?!" He yells violently, almost slapping Heinz.

"DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT NEOCOLONIALISM IS?! WE ALREADY HAVE THEM AS SLAVES, BUT DON'T TELL ANYONE! ALSO, WHAT THE HELL IS AN ARYAN? AREN'T THEY THE INDIAN PEOPLE?!" After ranting angrily and making some incoherent noise, Henry took a breath.

"Look, Heinz, seriously. I want slaves about as much as everyone else, but come on. Also...HOW DARE YOU!" Henry attacked Heinz, pushing him up against the wall and slapping him right in his face.

"IF YOU DARE NATIONALISE MY COMPANY, I WILL BURN YOUR HOUSE, KILL YOUR FAMILY AND HANG YOU LIMB FROM LIMB, DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!"

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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:29 pm

Idzequitch wrote:
The Liberated Territories wrote:Something quick and simple

Fair Taxation Act
A bill to establish a revenue system for the state of Saint Hilda

Author: Sara Nygaard
Sponsors: You?



This bill hereby establishes the following:

§1 - Annulment
  1. All previous duties, taxes and tariffs shall be made void by this bill.

§2 - Income Tax
  1. The tax exemption cutoff shall be at 20,000Kr.
  2. Above 20,000Kr, the taxation rate shall be a flat 25%

§3 - Land Value Tax
  1. All properties existing in the State of St. Hilda shall be subject to a property tax, calculated by the unimproved value of land. The annual rent shall be set at 6%.

§4 - Corporate Tax
  1. The income of corporations residing in St. Hilda shall be 20%.

§5 - Enforcement
  1. An independent Ministry of Taxation shall be created under the Chamber of Commerce (or equivalent thereof). The head of the Ministry of Taxation shall be appointed by the Minister of Commerce (or the equivalent thereof) upon coming to term.

Sponsor, Zacharias Quinn: KP

After angrily threatening Heinz, he walked back over. He sighed, and went back to his calm demeanor.

"20%? I'm sorry, what do you think I am, a charity? We, Wallstone Industries as a whole, demand that you reduce this to at least 10%. If not, there shall be severe consequences. I'm not afraid."

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Postby Dormill and Stiura » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:38 pm

"While this proposal is a good start, I believe that it does not entirely fit with the goals of our government. For instance, the Speaker of Parliament should not be granted the sweeping powers that are offered throughout Article III, I believe these powers should be granted to the Prime Minister who shall have the responsibility of forming a government. I shall include an amended document which I believe is more robust."

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Postby The Liberated Territories » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:38 pm

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:After angrily threatening Heinz, he walked back over. He sighed, and went back to his calm demeanor.

"20%? I'm sorry, what do you think I am, a charity? We, Wallstone Industries as a whole, demand that you reduce this to at least 10%. If not, there shall be severe consequences. I'm not afraid."


Feel free then to support the oppositions 40% tax rate on the rich and 40% corporate tax rate.
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Postby The Miaphysite Church of Coptic Archism » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:45 pm

The Liberated Territories wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:After angrily threatening Heinz, he walked back over. He sighed, and went back to his calm demeanor.

"20%? I'm sorry, what do you think I am, a charity? We, Wallstone Industries as a whole, demand that you reduce this to at least 10%. If not, there shall be severe consequences. I'm not afraid."


Feel free then to support the oppositions 40% tax rate on the rich and 40% corporate tax rate.

I don't consider the Capitalist Party as opposition, we'd co-exist in a coalition with CP if negotiations went that way.

And as a note, corporations have routes to reduce their tax rates to 20% in my act. 10% is possible for small businesses.

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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:47 pm

The Liberated Territories wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:After angrily threatening Heinz, he walked back over. He sighed, and went back to his calm demeanor.

"20%? I'm sorry, what do you think I am, a charity? We, Wallstone Industries as a whole, demand that you reduce this to at least 10%. If not, there shall be severe consequences. I'm not afraid."


Feel free then to support the oppositions 40% tax rate on the rich and 40% corporate tax rate.

“Both of your tax rates are absurd for a small island nation. Oh well, there’s always the Bahamas . After all, under a 10% tax rate as we demand, we’d giving you tens of millions every single year. Shame you can’t negotiate.”

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Postby The Miaphysite Church of Coptic Archism » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:51 pm

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
The Liberated Territories wrote:
Feel free then to support the oppositions 40% tax rate on the rich and 40% corporate tax rate.

“Both of your tax rates are absurd for a small island nation. Oh well, there’s always the Bahamas . After all, under a 10% tax rate as we demand, we’d giving you tens of millions every single year. Shame you can’t negotiate.”

"Mr. Wallstone, I can negotiate, my movement is built on negotiation. But I will not negotiate with you." Marius makes a disgusted glance towards Heinz before walking away, an indication of his feelings on the company Henry keeps.
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Postby Roosevetania » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:52 pm

Duestchstien wrote:
Proposed Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Hugo Inquist


A Comprehensive Guide and Instruction for the Creation and Execution of a National Governemnt

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



Article I
    This constitution holds that the basic rights of man are the Freedom of Religion and Worship or lack thereof, Freedom of Press and Criticism of the Government, Freedom to Petition the Government, Freedom of Nonviolent Assembly and Protest, and the Freedom of Speech and Expression in both Verbal and Nonverbal means. These Inalienable rights are to be granted to all citizens of Saint Hilda, which from this point forward shall be a person whom was Born in Saint Hilda, has parents of Saint Hilda Citizenship, and/or was naturalized in the immigration processes of the nation. These rights are, to be unrestricted by the government, unless deemed absolutely necessary for the safety of others in a court of law.

Article II
    The government shall contain a Legislative Body with one member from each constituency, constituencies are to be drawn according to Population, Geographic, or other boundaries deemed necessary for the time. Each legislative member must be an adult of voting age, and must win a democratic election to obtain their seat. The legislative term shall last 4 years. The legislative body will have the job of passing bills and acts into law, setting the annual government budget, declaring war or ratifying peace deals, selecting a Parliamentary Speaker* to convene sessions and head the executive offices, opening parliamentary investigations into issues of corruption, breach of security, treason, or abuse of office of members of the Judicial and Executive Bodies. Bills and Acts are to be introduced by a legislative member and passed with a simple majority of at least 50.1% of the vote. A Parliamentary Speaker is to be nominated and seconded by two different members of the Legislative Body, and then voted into office in a simple majority of at least 50.1%. Parliamentary investigations are to be opened with a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds of the parliamentary vote. Declarations of War or a signing of peace must be introduced by the Parliamentary Speaker and then passed into action in a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds or the parliamentary vote.
    *Other positions included in Article III are to be selected in the same way the speaker is selected.

    1. The Role of the Parliamentary Speaker
    The Parliamentary speaker is to be elected in a parliamentary election via a simple majority and will serve the remainder of the parliamentary term as the Parliamentary Speaker, unless a vote of no confidence in which a large majority of 66.6% of seats or two thirds of the parliamentary vote are in agreement with the action. Once removed the former Speaker may not serve in this office again until the next parliamentary term. The Speaker will have a special power to Veto bills, call special sessions, and Propose and Second his own legislation.
    In the event a Speaker is incapable of leadership or one has not been selected, a simple majority of 50.1% will decide on an Interim Speaker a new Speaker can be decided.

    2. Conduction of a Parliamentary Investigation
    The Parliament may open an investigation following a vote with a previously stated large majority. Once the investigation is opened, a committee with members of multiple parties or ideologies from all major ideologies present at the time, is to be convened, this committee must have 11 members, one of which will be immediately elected to lead the committee. Once this committee is formed it will have the job of conducting and leading an investigation into any executive or judicial official. After at least 1 month of investigation, the committee may call for a voting sessions with the entire Parliament in which evidence will be presented, at which point a vote may be called for condemnation. The vote must be a large majority of two thirds or 66.6%, once condemnation is decided, the parliament will propose a punishment which will only require a small majority of 50.1%.

Article III
    The executive branch will be lead by the office of Parliamentary Speaker, from this point forward referred to as the Speaker. The Speaker will select a cabinet of officials, which must include a Chancellor of the Exchequer, Minister of War or any equivalent, Minister of Foreign Affairs or any equivalent, Grand Treasurer or any equivalent, and Minister of Commerce or any equivalent. The Speaker must also select ministers for any other ministries created by the Parliament. The Job of the Parliament is to execute acts and laws of the Parliament, including policies in Foreign Affairs, War and Peace, Commerce, Security, Safety, Health, and any other aspect of life.

    1. Parliamentary Speaker and roles in the Executive Branch
    The Speaker will have the job of being Chief Citizen, a role model for other citizens; Chief of Foreign Affairs, the in charge of conducting foreign affairs for the nation; Commander in Chief, the commander of all military, defense, or security forces of the nation; Chief of Party, the head of whichever Party the Speaker is part of; Chief Executive, the chief of the executive branch; and Chief legislator, the head of the legislative body.

    2. Attorney General
    The role of Attorney General is the chief Legal Advisor of the Speaker, and has the job of advising the Speaker in legal matters, as well as, watching over the Speaker and Cabinet for corruption. The Attorney General is to be selected by the Speaker from a list of several candidates nominated by the Parliament in a simple majority of 50.1%.

    3. Chancellor of the Exchequer and National Interest Bank
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of leading the National Interest Bank, a public banking service which will also have the job of executing monetary policy and setting interest rates. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of issuing government bonds and war bonds, and loans as well as running the daily services of the National Interest Bank.

    4. The Grand Treasurer and the National Treasury
    The National Treasury is the nation’s storage of money and resources, the Grand Treasurer will have the job of managing the Treasury as well as all aspects of government debt, both outgoing and incoming. The Grand Treasurer will also manage the National Archives, an Archive of all the nations legislative, executive, and judicial records and documents.

    5. The Minister of Foreign Affairs
    The Minister of Foreign Affairs will have the job of managing immigration services, diplomatic services, and protecting citizens abroad. The Ministry of Foreign of Affairs will contain all the diplomats employed by the government and will run the nations Embassies abroad. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has the ability to act as Chief of Foreign Affairs when permitted by the Speaker.

    6. The Minister of War and Security
    The Minister of War and Security will run the Ministry of War and Security which will encompass the nations Naval Military Forces, Naval Rescue Forces, Police Forces, any Military Forces, Fire Fighting forces, and Response and Rescue Forces. This includes managing any recruitment programs, all training programs and facilities, and any installations related to these services.

    7. Minister of Commerce
    The Minister of Commerce has the job of negotiating government contracts and managing any commerce of the nation as it pertains to the government. The Ministry of Commerce will negotiate any private contracts between the government and the private sector. Furthermore the Ministry of Commerce is responsible for the upkeep of ports, and upholding any outstanding trade agreements or deals. The Ministry of Commerce will contain within it, the many economic regulation offices that can be created by the Parliament.

    8. Speaker Pro Tempore
    The Speaker may assign a Speaker Pro Tempore to run the Parliament in his absence, as well as act as an aide for the Speaker in his executive duties.

    9. The Swedish Monarch
    The Swedish Monarch is to have a supreme head of state position with control over Ceremonial Affairs of the nation. The Swedish Monarchs roles of Ceremony are to be placed in the position of Parliamentary Speaker, for the reason that the Monarch cannot be present in the nation at all times.

    10. Addition of Ministries and Offices
    Other Ministries and Offices may be added by passing of a bill, and may be terminated in the same way. However, the ministries already stated must be removed by an amendment. Ministries and offices may be given the same status but must be passed into legislation by way of an Amendment.

Article IV
    The Judicial Branch will be a 2 tiered system of the National Judiciary and the Municipal Courts. The Municipal courts will handle any and all legal cases including tier one appellate jurisdiction. Specialized Courts include Family and Minor Courts, Corporate Law Courts, Criminal Courts, Civil Disagreement Courts, and Appellate Courts. If more evidence presents itself following the first appellate court, then the National Judiciary will have secondary Appellate Jurisdiction. The National Judiciary has the ability to convict legislators of crimes and directly bring them to the National Judiciary. The National Judiciary has the ability to veto laws and bills they find unconstitutional. The National Judiciary also has a role of settling government disputes, as well as, trying laws or amendments, which have henceforth been deemed inappropriate for the time.

    Municipal Courts will have a Judge who will guide the court and establish the jury, as well as decide the punishment if found guilty. A Jury of 11 citizens will be convened in a criminal or corporate case to determine if the convicted is guilty or not. Family and Minor Court cases are to be decided only by a judge and will have a limited range of punishments including, Probation, Foster Care, Forced Volunteer work, or Juvenile Detention. Appellate Courts are to be conducted by a panel of judges.

    1. Judges
    Judges are to have spent at least 10 years in the legal field as an attorney consultant or other legal entity. Once served long enough, one may enter their name into a pool. When a slot opens up people will be selected from this pool and following an application and interview with the head of the Municipal region, the best candidate(s) will be determined and hired.

    2. National Judiciary
    The National Judiciary will consist of 7 Judges each serving a life appointment until death or retirement. The National Judiciary will be lead by the Chief Judge who will preside over this legal entity. Members of the National Judiciary will be selected to replace other judges following a hiring process in which the current Parliamentary Speaker will present 6 nominees to the Parliament. The Parliament will then conduct interviews and background checks for each candidates, they may either hire a candidate, or deny them all and request that a new set of nominees be presented, this will continue until a replacement is found. If signs of corruption or abuse of power are shown, the Parliamentary Speaker may request a Judiciary Review, in which the actions of the National Judiciary and its members are reviewed, in a super majority of 75% or three quarters of the parliamentary vote, the Parliament can remove a member of the High Judiciary.

    3. Rights of the Accused
    The Accused has the right to a fair trial in a court of law.
    The Accused has the right to an Attorney, if the accused cannot provide one, a public defender may be hired.
    The Accused has the right to remain silent.
    The Accused will be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

Article V
    Local Governments consist of Municipalities which will be created by way of charters issued by the Parliament. The Local governments will have local elections every 2 years, in which a Mayor and Municipal Council are decided. The sizes of previously stated Municipal Councils will be determined in the Charters, and will have the job of passing local ordinances. An Ordinance is a law which only applies in its municipality, due to this, all ordinances must be clearly made aware of, so as to prevent confusion across the municipalities. Ordinances may not contradict any federal legislation. Municipal Councils are to be voted in by way of a many voting districts, districts are to be redrawn every ten years by the mayor, and will be adjusted according to population.

    Mayors are to be elected in a popular vote, in which the candidate with the most votes will win. Mayors will have the job of leading the many executive offices of his municipality. The person shall be the Chief of State, Chief of Party, Chief Citizen, Chief Diplomat, Chief Legislator, and Chief Executive of their municipality. The Mayor will select cabinet officials to lead of the offices of their municipality, government offices will be created by Special Ordinances require a large majority of two thirds among the Municipal Council.

Article VI
    Amending the Constitution will require an Amendment to be proposed and seconded by a two different representatives. A Super Majority of three quarters or 75% of the parliamentary vote will be required to move forward. Following this a National Referendum will be called requiring a simple majority of 50.1%. If the referendum succeeds, then the Parliamentary Speaker shall look over the proposed amendment and choose to sign it into law or send it back to the Parliament for revision, restarting the process.
Article VII
    This Constitution must be passed by at least two thirds of the Parliamentary Vote and agreement of the Interim Speaker. Revisions may be made.

Thanks for your effort! However, it appears to be missing a few things.
Is the Speaker replacing the position of Prime Minister? And if so, will the Parliament be constantly presided over by the Deputy Speaker as the real Speaker would be off fulfilling leader duties?
"The Job of the Parliament is to execute acts and laws of the Parliament" So is the Parliament responsible for legislative and executive duties?
There appears to be no rules for rounding percentages or explanation of how long terms will be OOC.
There's minimal procedure for forming a Government and Official Opposition, and it seems that even if the majority of Parliament was in opposition they couldn't unseat the "Speaker" if they had <2/3.
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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:54 pm

The Miaphysite Church of Coptic Archism wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:“Both of your tax rates are absurd for a small island nation. Oh well, there’s always the Bahamas . After all, under a 10% tax rate as we demand, we’d giving you tens of millions every single year. Shame you can’t negotiate.”

"Mr. Wallstone, I can negotiate, my movement is built on negotiation. But I will not negotiate with you." Marius makes a disgusted glance towards Heinz before walking away, an indication of his feelings on the company Henry keeps.

“I am opposed to Bill 88 myself but ok then...”

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Dormill and Stiura wrote:"While this proposal is a good start, I believe that it does not entirely fit with the goals of our government. For instance, the Speaker of Parliament should not be granted the sweeping powers that are offered throughout Article III, I believe these powers should be granted to the Prime Minister who shall have the responsibility of forming a government. I shall include an amended document which I believe is more robust."

Proposed Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Hugo Inquist
Editor: Maikel De Cloet



A Comprehensive Guide and Instruction for the Creation and Execution of a National Governemnt

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



Article I
    This constitution holds that the basic rights of man are the Freedom of Religion and Worship or lack thereof, Freedom of Press and Criticism of the Government, Freedom to Petition the Government, Freedom of Nonviolent Assembly and Protest, and the Freedom of Speech and Expression in both Verbal and Nonverbal means. These Inalienable rights are to be granted to all citizens of Saint Hilda, which from this point forward shall be a person whom was Born in Saint Hilda, has parents of Saint Hilda Citizenship, and/or was naturalized in the immigration processes of the nation. These rights are, to be unrestricted by the government, unless deemed absolutely necessary for the safety of others in a court of law.

Article II
    The government shall contain a Legislative Body with one member from each constituency, constituencies are to be drawn according to Population, Geographic, or other boundaries deemed necessary for the time. Each legislative member must be an adult of voting age, and must win a democratic election to obtain their seat. The legislative term shall last 4 years. The legislative body will have the job of passing bills and acts into law, setting the annual government budget, declaring war or ratifying peace deals, selecting a Parliamentary Speaker* to convene sessions and head the executive offices, opening parliamentary investigations into issues of corruption, breach of security, treason, or abuse of office of members of the Judicial and Executive Bodies. Bills and Acts are to be introduced by a legislative member and passed with a simple majority of at least 50.1% of the vote. A Parliamentary Speaker is to be nominated and seconded by two different members of the Legislative Body, and then voted into office in a simple majority of at least 50.1%. Parliamentary investigations are to be opened with a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds of the parliamentary vote. Declarations of War or a signing of peace must be introduced by the Parliamentary Speaker and then passed into action in a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds or the parliamentary vote.
    *Other positions included in Article III are to be selected in the same way the speaker is selected.

    1. The Role of the Parliamentary Speaker
    The Parliamentary speaker is to be elected in a parliamentary election via a simple majority and will serve the remainder of the parliamentary term as the Parliamentary Speaker, unless a vote of no confidence in which a large majority of 66.6% of seats or two thirds of the parliamentary vote are in agreement with the action. Once removed the former Speaker may not serve in this office again until the next parliamentary term. The Speaker will have a special power to Veto bills, call special sessions, and Propose and Second his own legislation. In the event a Speaker is incapable of leadership or one has not been selected, a simple majority of 50.1% will decide on an Interim Speaker,such that a new Speaker can be decided.

    2. Conduction of a Parliamentary Investigation
    The Parliament may open an investigation following a vote with a previously stated large majority. Once the investigation is opened, a committee with members of multiple parties or ideologies from all major ideologies present at the time, is to be convened, this committee must have 11 members, one of which will be immediately elected to lead the committee. Once this committee is formed it will have the job of conducting and leading an investigation into any executive or judicial official. After at least 1 month of investigation, the committee may call for a voting sessions with the entire Parliament in which evidence will be presented, at which point a vote may be called for condemnation. The vote must be a large majority of two thirds or 66.6%, once condemnation is decided, the parliament will propose a punishment which will only require a small majority of 50.1%.

Article III
    The executive branch will be lead by the office of Parliamentary Speaker Prime Minister, from this point forward referred to as the Speaker. The Speaker Prime Minister will select a cabinet of officials, which must include a Chancellor of the Exchequer, Minister of War or any equivalent, Minister of Foreign Affairs or any equivalent, Grand Treasurer or any equivalent, and Minister of Commerce or any equivalent. The Speaker Prime Minister must also select ministers for any other ministries created by the Parliament. The Job of the Parliament Prime Minister is to execute acts and laws of the Parliament, including policies in Foreign Affairs, War and Peace, Commerce, Security, Safety, Health, and any other aspect of life.

    1. Parliamentary Speaker Prime Minister and roles in the Executive Branch
    The Speaker Prime Minister will have the job of being Chief Citizen, a role model for other citizens; Chief of Foreign Affairs, the in charge of conducting foreign affairs for the nation; Commander in Chief, the commander of all military, defense, or security forces of the nation; Chief of Party, the head of whichever Party the Speaker Prime Minister is part of; Chief Executive, the chief of the executive branch; and Chief legislator, the head of the legislative body. The Prime Minister shall be appointed by Parliament through a two-thirds majority 66.6% vote and can be removed by the same means.

    2. Attorney General
    The role of Attorney General is the chief Legal Advisor of the Speaker Prime Minister, and has the job of advising the Speaker Prime Minister in legal matters, as well as, watching over the Speaker and Cabinet Parliament and all its members for corruption. The Attorney General is to be selected by the Speaker Prime Minister from a list of several candidates nominated by the Parliament in a simple majority of 50.1%.

    3. Chancellor of the Exchequer and National Interest Bank
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of leading the National Interest Bank, a public banking service which will also have the job of executing monetary policy and setting interest rates. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of issuing government bonds and war bonds, and loans as well as running the daily services of the National Interest Bank.

    4. The Grand Treasurer and the National Treasury
    The National Treasury is the nation’s storage of money and resources, the Grand Treasurer will have the job of managing the Treasury as well as all aspects of government debt, both outgoing and incoming. The Grand Treasurer will also manage the National Archives, an Archive of all the nations legislative, executive, and judicial records and documents.

    5. The Minister of Foreign Affairs
    The Minister of Foreign Affairs will have the job of managing immigration services, diplomatic services, and protecting citizens abroad. The Ministry of Foreign of Affairs will contain all the diplomats employed by the government and will run the nations Embassies and other missions abroad. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has the ability to act as Chief of Foreign Affairs when permitted by the Speaker in lieu of the Prime Minister where applicable.

    6. The Minister of War and Security
    The Minister of War and Security will run the Ministry of War and Security which will encompass the nations Naval Military Forces, Naval Rescue Forces, Police Forces, any Military Forces, Fire Fighting forces, and Response and Rescue Forces. This includes managing any recruitment programs, all training programs and facilities, and any installations related to these services.

    7. Minister of Commerce
    The Minister of Commerce has the job of negotiating government contracts and managing any commerce of the nation as it pertains to the government. The Ministry of Commerce will negotiate any private contracts between the government and the private sector. Furthermore the Ministry of Commerce is responsible for the upkeep of ports, and upholding any outstanding trade agreements or deals. The Ministry of Commerce will contain within it, the many economic regulation offices that can be created by the Parliament.

    8. Speaker Pro Tempore
    The Speaker may assign a Speaker Pro Tempore to run the Parliament in his absence, as well as act as an aide for the Speaker in his executive duties.

    9. Succession of the Prime Minister
    In the event of the death or disability of the Prime Minister, their duties shall be taken on by the Speaker as Acting Prime Minister until such a time that a new Prime Minister shall be appointed. If the Speaker or Speaker Pro Tempore are unable to execute the duties of Acting Prime Minister, the other Ministers, in order of seniority, shall take on the duties of Acting Prime Minister until such a time that the remaining positions shall be restored.


    10. The Swedish Monarch
    The Swedish Monarch is to have a supreme head of state position with control over Ceremonial Affairs of the nation. The Swedish Monarch's roles of Ceremony are to be placed in the position of Governor, for the reason that the Monarch cannot be present in the nation at all times. The Governor shall be appointed by the Swedish Monarch at their pleasure on advice and consent of Parliament at a simple majority of 50.1%.

    11. Addition of Ministries and Offices
    Other Ministries and Offices may be added by passing of a bill, and may be terminated in the same way. However, the ministries already stated must be removed by an amendment. Ministries and offices may be given the same status but must be passed into legislation by way of an Amendment.

Article IV
    The Judicial Branch will be a 2 tiered system of the National Judiciary and the Municipal Courts. The Municipal courts will handle any and all legal cases including tier one appellate jurisdiction. Specialized Courts include Family and Minor Courts, Corporate Law Courts, Criminal Courts, Civil Disagreement Courts, and Appellate Courts. If more evidence presents itself following the first appellate court, then the National Judiciary will have secondary Appellate Jurisdiction. The National Judiciary has the ability to convict legislators of crimes and directly bring them to the National Judiciary. The National Judiciary has the ability to veto laws and bills they find unconstitutional. The National Judiciary also has a role of settling government disputes, as well as, trying laws or amendments, which have henceforth been deemed inappropriate for the time.

    Municipal Courts will have a Judge who will guide the court and establish the jury, as well as decide the punishment if found guilty. A Jury of 11 citizens will be convened in a criminal or corporate case to determine if the convicted is guilty or not. Family and Minor Court cases are to be decided only by a judge and will have a limited range of punishments including, Probation, Foster Care, Forced Volunteer work, or Juvenile Detention. Appellate Courts are to be conducted by a panel of judges.

    1. Judges
    Judges are to have spent at least 10 years in the legal field as an attorney consultant or other legal entity. Once served long enough, one may enter their name into a pool. When a slot opens up people will be selected from this pool and following an application and interview with the head of the Municipal region, the best candidate(s) will be determined and hired.

    2. National Judiciary
    The National Judiciary will consist of 7 Judges each serving a life appointment until death or retirement. The National Judiciary will be lead by the Chief Judge who will preside over this legal entity. Members of the National Judiciary will be selected to replace other judges following a hiring process in which the current Parliamentary Speaker will present 6 nominees to the Parliament. The Parliament will then conduct interviews and background checks for each candidates, they may either hire a candidate, or deny them all and request that a new set of nominees be presented, this will continue until a replacement is found. If signs of corruption or abuse of power are shown, the Parliamentary Speaker may request a Judiciary Review, in which the actions of the National Judiciary and its members are reviewed, in a super majority of 75% or three quarters of the parliamentary vote, the Parliament can remove a member of the High Judiciary.

    3. Rights of the Accused
    The Accused has the right to a fair trial in a court of law.
    The Accused has the right to an Attorney, if the accused cannot provide one, a public defender may be hired.
    The Accused has the right to remain silent.
    The Accused will be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

Article V
    Local Governments consist of Municipalities which will be created by way of charters issued by the Parliament. The Local governments will have local elections every 2 years, in which a Mayor and Municipal Council are decided. The sizes of previously stated Municipal Councils will be determined in the Charters, and will have the job of passing local ordinances. An Ordinance is a law which only applies in its municipality, due to this, all ordinances must be clearly made aware of, so as to prevent confusion across the municipalities. Ordinances may not contradict any federal legislation. Municipal Councils are to be voted in by way of a many voting districts, districts are to be redrawn every ten years by the mayor, and will be adjusted according to population.

    Mayors are to be elected in a popular vote, in which the candidate with the most votes will win. Mayors will have the job of leading the many executive offices of his municipality. The person shall be the Chief of State, Chief of Party, Chief Citizen, Chief Diplomat, Chief Legislator, and Chief Executive of their municipality. The Mayor will select cabinet officials to lead of the offices of their municipality, government offices will be created by Special Ordinances require a large majority of two thirds among the Municipal Council.

Article VI
    Amending the Constitution will require an Amendment to be proposed and seconded by a two different representatives. A Super Majority of three quarters or 75% of the parliamentary vote will be required to move forward. Following this a National Referendum will be called requiring a simple majority of 50.1%. If the referendum succeeds, then the Parliamentary Speaker shall look over the proposed amendment and choose to sign it into law or send it back to the Parliament for revision, restarting the process.
Article VII
    This Constitution must be passed by at least two thirds of the Parliamentary Vote and agreement of the Interim Speaker. Revisions may be made.

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Roosevetania wrote:
Duestchstien wrote:
Proposed Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Hugo Inquist


A Comprehensive Guide and Instruction for the Creation and Execution of a National Governemnt

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



Article I
    This constitution holds that the basic rights of man are the Freedom of Religion and Worship or lack thereof, Freedom of Press and Criticism of the Government, Freedom to Petition the Government, Freedom of Nonviolent Assembly and Protest, and the Freedom of Speech and Expression in both Verbal and Nonverbal means. These Inalienable rights are to be granted to all citizens of Saint Hilda, which from this point forward shall be a person whom was Born in Saint Hilda, has parents of Saint Hilda Citizenship, and/or was naturalized in the immigration processes of the nation. These rights are, to be unrestricted by the government, unless deemed absolutely necessary for the safety of others in a court of law.

Article II
    The government shall contain a Legislative Body with one member from each constituency, constituencies are to be drawn according to Population, Geographic, or other boundaries deemed necessary for the time. Each legislative member must be an adult of voting age, and must win a democratic election to obtain their seat. The legislative term shall last 4 years. The legislative body will have the job of passing bills and acts into law, setting the annual government budget, declaring war or ratifying peace deals, selecting a Parliamentary Speaker* to convene sessions and head the executive offices, opening parliamentary investigations into issues of corruption, breach of security, treason, or abuse of office of members of the Judicial and Executive Bodies. Bills and Acts are to be introduced by a legislative member and passed with a simple majority of at least 50.1% of the vote. A Parliamentary Speaker is to be nominated and seconded by two different members of the Legislative Body, and then voted into office in a simple majority of at least 50.1%. Parliamentary investigations are to be opened with a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds of the parliamentary vote. Declarations of War or a signing of peace must be introduced by the Parliamentary Speaker and then passed into action in a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds or the parliamentary vote.
    *Other positions included in Article III are to be selected in the same way the speaker is selected.

    1. The Role of the Parliamentary Speaker
    The Parliamentary speaker is to be elected in a parliamentary election via a simple majority and will serve the remainder of the parliamentary term as the Parliamentary Speaker, unless a vote of no confidence in which a large majority of 66.6% of seats or two thirds of the parliamentary vote are in agreement with the action. Once removed the former Speaker may not serve in this office again until the next parliamentary term. The Speaker will have a special power to Veto bills, call special sessions, and Propose and Second his own legislation.
    In the event a Speaker is incapable of leadership or one has not been selected, a simple majority of 50.1% will decide on an Interim Speaker a new Speaker can be decided.

    2. Conduction of a Parliamentary Investigation
    The Parliament may open an investigation following a vote with a previously stated large majority. Once the investigation is opened, a committee with members of multiple parties or ideologies from all major ideologies present at the time, is to be convened, this committee must have 11 members, one of which will be immediately elected to lead the committee. Once this committee is formed it will have the job of conducting and leading an investigation into any executive or judicial official. After at least 1 month of investigation, the committee may call for a voting sessions with the entire Parliament in which evidence will be presented, at which point a vote may be called for condemnation. The vote must be a large majority of two thirds or 66.6%, once condemnation is decided, the parliament will propose a punishment which will only require a small majority of 50.1%.

Article III
    The executive branch will be lead by the office of Parliamentary Speaker, from this point forward referred to as the Speaker. The Speaker will select a cabinet of officials, which must include a Chancellor of the Exchequer, Minister of War or any equivalent, Minister of Foreign Affairs or any equivalent, Grand Treasurer or any equivalent, and Minister of Commerce or any equivalent. The Speaker must also select ministers for any other ministries created by the Parliament. The Job of the Parliament is to execute acts and laws of the Parliament, including policies in Foreign Affairs, War and Peace, Commerce, Security, Safety, Health, and any other aspect of life.

    1. Parliamentary Speaker and roles in the Executive Branch
    The Speaker will have the job of being Chief Citizen, a role model for other citizens; Chief of Foreign Affairs, the in charge of conducting foreign affairs for the nation; Commander in Chief, the commander of all military, defense, or security forces of the nation; Chief of Party, the head of whichever Party the Speaker is part of; Chief Executive, the chief of the executive branch; and Chief legislator, the head of the legislative body.

    2. Attorney General
    The role of Attorney General is the chief Legal Advisor of the Speaker, and has the job of advising the Speaker in legal matters, as well as, watching over the Speaker and Cabinet for corruption. The Attorney General is to be selected by the Speaker from a list of several candidates nominated by the Parliament in a simple majority of 50.1%.

    3. Chancellor of the Exchequer and National Interest Bank
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of leading the National Interest Bank, a public banking service which will also have the job of executing monetary policy and setting interest rates. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of issuing government bonds and war bonds, and loans as well as running the daily services of the National Interest Bank.

    4. The Grand Treasurer and the National Treasury
    The National Treasury is the nation’s storage of money and resources, the Grand Treasurer will have the job of managing the Treasury as well as all aspects of government debt, both outgoing and incoming. The Grand Treasurer will also manage the National Archives, an Archive of all the nations legislative, executive, and judicial records and documents.

    5. The Minister of Foreign Affairs
    The Minister of Foreign Affairs will have the job of managing immigration services, diplomatic services, and protecting citizens abroad. The Ministry of Foreign of Affairs will contain all the diplomats employed by the government and will run the nations Embassies abroad. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has the ability to act as Chief of Foreign Affairs when permitted by the Speaker.

    6. The Minister of War and Security
    The Minister of War and Security will run the Ministry of War and Security which will encompass the nations Naval Military Forces, Naval Rescue Forces, Police Forces, any Military Forces, Fire Fighting forces, and Response and Rescue Forces. This includes managing any recruitment programs, all training programs and facilities, and any installations related to these services.

    7. Minister of Commerce
    The Minister of Commerce has the job of negotiating government contracts and managing any commerce of the nation as it pertains to the government. The Ministry of Commerce will negotiate any private contracts between the government and the private sector. Furthermore the Ministry of Commerce is responsible for the upkeep of ports, and upholding any outstanding trade agreements or deals. The Ministry of Commerce will contain within it, the many economic regulation offices that can be created by the Parliament.

    8. Speaker Pro Tempore
    The Speaker may assign a Speaker Pro Tempore to run the Parliament in his absence, as well as act as an aide for the Speaker in his executive duties.

    9. The Swedish Monarch
    The Swedish Monarch is to have a supreme head of state position with control over Ceremonial Affairs of the nation. The Swedish Monarchs roles of Ceremony are to be placed in the position of Parliamentary Speaker, for the reason that the Monarch cannot be present in the nation at all times.

    10. Addition of Ministries and Offices
    Other Ministries and Offices may be added by passing of a bill, and may be terminated in the same way. However, the ministries already stated must be removed by an amendment. Ministries and offices may be given the same status but must be passed into legislation by way of an Amendment.

Article IV
    The Judicial Branch will be a 2 tiered system of the National Judiciary and the Municipal Courts. The Municipal courts will handle any and all legal cases including tier one appellate jurisdiction. Specialized Courts include Family and Minor Courts, Corporate Law Courts, Criminal Courts, Civil Disagreement Courts, and Appellate Courts. If more evidence presents itself following the first appellate court, then the National Judiciary will have secondary Appellate Jurisdiction. The National Judiciary has the ability to convict legislators of crimes and directly bring them to the National Judiciary. The National Judiciary has the ability to veto laws and bills they find unconstitutional. The National Judiciary also has a role of settling government disputes, as well as, trying laws or amendments, which have henceforth been deemed inappropriate for the time.

    Municipal Courts will have a Judge who will guide the court and establish the jury, as well as decide the punishment if found guilty. A Jury of 11 citizens will be convened in a criminal or corporate case to determine if the convicted is guilty or not. Family and Minor Court cases are to be decided only by a judge and will have a limited range of punishments including, Probation, Foster Care, Forced Volunteer work, or Juvenile Detention. Appellate Courts are to be conducted by a panel of judges.

    1. Judges
    Judges are to have spent at least 10 years in the legal field as an attorney consultant or other legal entity. Once served long enough, one may enter their name into a pool. When a slot opens up people will be selected from this pool and following an application and interview with the head of the Municipal region, the best candidate(s) will be determined and hired.

    2. National Judiciary
    The National Judiciary will consist of 7 Judges each serving a life appointment until death or retirement. The National Judiciary will be lead by the Chief Judge who will preside over this legal entity. Members of the National Judiciary will be selected to replace other judges following a hiring process in which the current Parliamentary Speaker will present 6 nominees to the Parliament. The Parliament will then conduct interviews and background checks for each candidates, they may either hire a candidate, or deny them all and request that a new set of nominees be presented, this will continue until a replacement is found. If signs of corruption or abuse of power are shown, the Parliamentary Speaker may request a Judiciary Review, in which the actions of the National Judiciary and its members are reviewed, in a super majority of 75% or three quarters of the parliamentary vote, the Parliament can remove a member of the High Judiciary.

    3. Rights of the Accused
    The Accused has the right to a fair trial in a court of law.
    The Accused has the right to an Attorney, if the accused cannot provide one, a public defender may be hired.
    The Accused has the right to remain silent.
    The Accused will be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

Article V
    Local Governments consist of Municipalities which will be created by way of charters issued by the Parliament. The Local governments will have local elections every 2 years, in which a Mayor and Municipal Council are decided. The sizes of previously stated Municipal Councils will be determined in the Charters, and will have the job of passing local ordinances. An Ordinance is a law which only applies in its municipality, due to this, all ordinances must be clearly made aware of, so as to prevent confusion across the municipalities. Ordinances may not contradict any federal legislation. Municipal Councils are to be voted in by way of a many voting districts, districts are to be redrawn every ten years by the mayor, and will be adjusted according to population.

    Mayors are to be elected in a popular vote, in which the candidate with the most votes will win. Mayors will have the job of leading the many executive offices of his municipality. The person shall be the Chief of State, Chief of Party, Chief Citizen, Chief Diplomat, Chief Legislator, and Chief Executive of their municipality. The Mayor will select cabinet officials to lead of the offices of their municipality, government offices will be created by Special Ordinances require a large majority of two thirds among the Municipal Council.

Article VI
    Amending the Constitution will require an Amendment to be proposed and seconded by a two different representatives. A Super Majority of three quarters or 75% of the parliamentary vote will be required to move forward. Following this a National Referendum will be called requiring a simple majority of 50.1%. If the referendum succeeds, then the Parliamentary Speaker shall look over the proposed amendment and choose to sign it into law or send it back to the Parliament for revision, restarting the process.
Article VII
    This Constitution must be passed by at least two thirds of the Parliamentary Vote and agreement of the Interim Speaker. Revisions may be made.

Thanks for your effort! However, it appears to be missing a few things.
Is the Speaker replacing the position of Prime Minister? And if so, will the Parliament be constantly presided over by the Deputy Speaker as the real Speaker would be off fulfilling leader duties?
"The Job of the Parliament is to execute acts and laws of the Parliament" So is the Parliament responsible for legislative and executive duties?
There appears to be no rules for rounding percentages or explanation of how long terms will be OOC.
There's minimal procedure for forming a Government and Official Opposition, and it seems that even if the majority of Parliament was in opposition they couldn't unseat the "Speaker" if they had <2/3.


My Plan was for the Speaker to take the Formal Role of both Head of the Parliament and Head of the Executive Branch. However, seeing as they would spend most of their time working in the executive branch, aside from special cases, this would make the Speaker Pro Tempore the de facto head of the parliament. The Speaker Pro Tempore would be a combination of the Speaker of the House and the Vice President, if compared to the american system.
Yes I made a couple spelling errors, if you catch any more make sure to let me know so I can fix them. It should be the Executive Branch.
In regards to rounding, I believe every time I listed a percentage I said atleast, if not then I'll make sure to add it in. Essentially this would mean that you can only be above the numbers stated, anywhere below and it doesn't qualify. A quick note though in cases where I said either 66.6% or Two thirds, I really mean or, so if fore some reason you can only mathematically add up to 66.6% because we have a weird number of seats, then that will suffice.
The procedures for forming a Government and Official Opposition are meant to be kept out of the official politics of the nation. I wanted to leave political parties out of the constitution so they weren't officially part of anything. If you guys don't think that's okay then that can be changed. Furthermore, removing a Speaker is like removing the President or Prime Minister, your kicking out your leader which is a big deal, I think if someone wants to kick out the leader it should be a difficult process, requiring support from multiple sides of the political spectrum, to signify that the speaker actually did something wrong.
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Postby Thermodolia » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:26 pm

Dormill and Stiura wrote:"While this proposal is a good start, I believe that it does not entirely fit with the goals of our government. For instance, the Speaker of Parliament should not be granted the sweeping powers that are offered throughout Article III, I believe these powers should be granted to the Prime Minister who shall have the responsibility of forming a government. I shall include an amended document which I believe is more robust."

Proposed Constitution of the State of Saint Hilda
Author: Hugo Inquist
Editor: Maikel De Cloet



A Comprehensive Guide and Instruction for the Creation and Execution of a National Governemnt

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



Article I
    This constitution holds that the basic rights of man are the Freedom of Religion and Worship or lack thereof, Freedom of Press and Criticism of the Government, Freedom to Petition the Government, Freedom of Nonviolent Assembly and Protest, and the Freedom of Speech and Expression in both Verbal and Nonverbal means. These Inalienable rights are to be granted to all citizens of Saint Hilda, which from this point forward shall be a person whom was Born in Saint Hilda, has parents of Saint Hilda Citizenship, and/or was naturalized in the immigration processes of the nation. These rights are, to be unrestricted by the government, unless deemed absolutely necessary for the safety of others in a court of law.

Article II
    The government shall contain a Legislative Body with one member from each constituency, constituencies are to be drawn according to Population, Geographic, or other boundaries deemed necessary for the time. Each legislative member must be an adult of voting age, and must win a democratic election to obtain their seat. The legislative term shall last 4 years. The legislative body will have the job of passing bills and acts into law, setting the annual government budget, declaring war or ratifying peace deals, selecting a Parliamentary Speaker* to convene sessions and head the executive offices, opening parliamentary investigations into issues of corruption, breach of security, treason, or abuse of office of members of the Judicial and Executive Bodies. Bills and Acts are to be introduced by a legislative member and passed with a simple majority of at least 50.1% of the vote. A Parliamentary Speaker is to be nominated and seconded by two different members of the Legislative Body, and then voted into office in a simple majority of at least 50.1%. Parliamentary investigations are to be opened with a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds of the parliamentary vote. Declarations of War or a signing of peace must be introduced by the Parliamentary Speaker and then passed into action in a large majority of 66.6% or two thirds or the parliamentary vote.
    *Other positions included in Article III are to be selected in the same way the speaker is selected.

    1. The Role of the Parliamentary Speaker
    The Parliamentary speaker is to be elected in a parliamentary election via a simple majority and will serve the remainder of the parliamentary term as the Parliamentary Speaker, unless a vote of no confidence in which a large majority of 66.6% of seats or two thirds of the parliamentary vote are in agreement with the action. Once removed the former Speaker may not serve in this office again until the next parliamentary term. The Speaker will have a special power to Veto bills, call special sessions, and Propose and Second his own legislation. In the event a Speaker is incapable of leadership or one has not been selected, a simple majority of 50.1% will decide on an Interim Speaker,such that a new Speaker can be decided.

    2. Conduction of a Parliamentary Investigation
    The Parliament may open an investigation following a vote with a previously stated large majority. Once the investigation is opened, a committee with members of multiple parties or ideologies from all major ideologies present at the time, is to be convened, this committee must have 11 members, one of which will be immediately elected to lead the committee. Once this committee is formed it will have the job of conducting and leading an investigation into any executive or judicial official. After at least 1 month of investigation, the committee may call for a voting sessions with the entire Parliament in which evidence will be presented, at which point a vote may be called for condemnation. The vote must be a large majority of two thirds or 66.6%, once condemnation is decided, the parliament will propose a punishment which will only require a small majority of 50.1%.

Article III
    The executive branch will be lead by the office of Parliamentary Speaker Prime Minister, from this point forward referred to as the Speaker. The Speaker Prime Minister will select a cabinet of officials, which must include a Chancellor of the Exchequer, Minister of War or any equivalent, Minister of Foreign Affairs or any equivalent, Grand Treasurer or any equivalent, and Minister of Commerce or any equivalent. The Speaker Prime Minister must also select ministers for any other ministries created by the Parliament. The Job of the Parliament Prime Minister is to execute acts and laws of the Parliament, including policies in Foreign Affairs, War and Peace, Commerce, Security, Safety, Health, and any other aspect of life.

    1. Parliamentary Speaker Prime Minister and roles in the Executive Branch
    The Speaker Prime Minister will have the job of being Chief Citizen, a role model for other citizens; Chief of Foreign Affairs, the in charge of conducting foreign affairs for the nation; Commander in Chief, the commander of all military, defense, or security forces of the nation; Chief of Party, the head of whichever Party the Speaker Prime Minister is part of; Chief Executive, the chief of the executive branch; and Chief legislator, the head of the legislative body. The Prime Minister shall be appointed by Parliament through a two-thirds majority 66.6% vote and can be removed by the same means.

    2. Attorney General
    The role of Attorney General is the chief Legal Advisor of the Speaker Prime Minister, and has the job of advising the Speaker Prime Minister in legal matters, as well as, watching over the Speaker and Cabinet Parliament and all its members for corruption. The Attorney General is to be selected by the Speaker Prime Minister from a list of several candidates nominated by the Parliament in a simple majority of 50.1%.

    3. Chancellor of the Exchequer and National Interest Bank
    The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of leading the National Interest Bank, a public banking service which will also have the job of executing monetary policy and setting interest rates. The Chancellor of the Exchequer will have the job of issuing government bonds and war bonds, and loans as well as running the daily services of the National Interest Bank.

    4. The Grand Treasurer and the National Treasury
    The National Treasury is the nation’s storage of money and resources, the Grand Treasurer will have the job of managing the Treasury as well as all aspects of government debt, both outgoing and incoming. The Grand Treasurer will also manage the National Archives, an Archive of all the nations legislative, executive, and judicial records and documents.

    5. The Minister of Foreign Affairs
    The Minister of Foreign Affairs will have the job of managing immigration services, diplomatic services, and protecting citizens abroad. The Ministry of Foreign of Affairs will contain all the diplomats employed by the government and will run the nations Embassies and other missions abroad. The Minister of Foreign Affairs has the ability to act as Chief of Foreign Affairs when permitted by the Speaker in lieu of the Prime Minister where applicable.

    6. The Minister of War and Security
    The Minister of War and Security will run the Ministry of War and Security which will encompass the nations Naval Military Forces, Naval Rescue Forces, Police Forces, any Military Forces, Fire Fighting forces, and Response and Rescue Forces. This includes managing any recruitment programs, all training programs and facilities, and any installations related to these services.

    7. Minister of Commerce
    The Minister of Commerce has the job of negotiating government contracts and managing any commerce of the nation as it pertains to the government. The Ministry of Commerce will negotiate any private contracts between the government and the private sector. Furthermore the Ministry of Commerce is responsible for the upkeep of ports, and upholding any outstanding trade agreements or deals. The Ministry of Commerce will contain within it, the many economic regulation offices that can be created by the Parliament.

    8. Speaker Pro Tempore
    The Speaker may assign a Speaker Pro Tempore to run the Parliament in his absence, as well as act as an aide for the Speaker in his executive duties.

    9. Succession of the Prime Minister
    In the event of the death or disability of the Prime Minister, their duties shall be taken on by the Speaker as Acting Prime Minister until such a time that a new Prime Minister shall be appointed. If the Speaker or Speaker Pro Tempore are unable to execute the duties of Acting Prime Minister, the other Ministers, in order of seniority, shall take on the duties of Acting Prime Minister until such a time that the remaining positions shall be restored.


    10. The Swedish Monarch
    The Swedish Monarch is to have a supreme head of state position with control over Ceremonial Affairs of the nation. The Swedish Monarch's roles of Ceremony are to be placed in the position of Governor, for the reason that the Monarch cannot be present in the nation at all times. The Governor shall be appointed by the Swedish Monarch at their pleasure on advice and consent of Parliament at a simple majority of 50.1%.

    11. Addition of Ministries and Offices
    Other Ministries and Offices may be added by passing of a bill, and may be terminated in the same way. However, the ministries already stated must be removed by an amendment. Ministries and offices may be given the same status but must be passed into legislation by way of an Amendment.

Article IV
    The Judicial Branch will be a 2 tiered system of the National Judiciary and the Municipal Courts. The Municipal courts will handle any and all legal cases including tier one appellate jurisdiction. Specialized Courts include Family and Minor Courts, Corporate Law Courts, Criminal Courts, Civil Disagreement Courts, and Appellate Courts. If more evidence presents itself following the first appellate court, then the National Judiciary will have secondary Appellate Jurisdiction. The National Judiciary has the ability to convict legislators of crimes and directly bring them to the National Judiciary. The National Judiciary has the ability to veto laws and bills they find unconstitutional. The National Judiciary also has a role of settling government disputes, as well as, trying laws or amendments, which have henceforth been deemed inappropriate for the time.

    Municipal Courts will have a Judge who will guide the court and establish the jury, as well as decide the punishment if found guilty. A Jury of 11 citizens will be convened in a criminal or corporate case to determine if the convicted is guilty or not. Family and Minor Court cases are to be decided only by a judge and will have a limited range of punishments including, Probation, Foster Care, Forced Volunteer work, or Juvenile Detention. Appellate Courts are to be conducted by a panel of judges.

    1. Judges
    Judges are to have spent at least 10 years in the legal field as an attorney consultant or other legal entity. Once served long enough, one may enter their name into a pool. When a slot opens up people will be selected from this pool and following an application and interview with the head of the Municipal region, the best candidate(s) will be determined and hired.

    2. National Judiciary
    The National Judiciary will consist of 7 Judges each serving a life appointment until death or retirement. The National Judiciary will be lead by the Chief Judge who will preside over this legal entity. Members of the National Judiciary will be selected to replace other judges following a hiring process in which the current Parliamentary Speaker will present 6 nominees to the Parliament. The Parliament will then conduct interviews and background checks for each candidates, they may either hire a candidate, or deny them all and request that a new set of nominees be presented, this will continue until a replacement is found. If signs of corruption or abuse of power are shown, the Parliamentary Speaker may request a Judiciary Review, in which the actions of the National Judiciary and its members are reviewed, in a super majority of 75% or three quarters of the parliamentary vote, the Parliament can remove a member of the High Judiciary.

    3. Rights of the Accused
    The Accused has the right to a fair trial in a court of law.
    The Accused has the right to an Attorney, if the accused cannot provide one, a public defender may be hired.
    The Accused has the right to remain silent.
    The Accused will be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

Article V
    Local Governments consist of Municipalities which will be created by way of charters issued by the Parliament. The Local governments will have local elections every 2 years, in which a Mayor and Municipal Council are decided. The sizes of previously stated Municipal Councils will be determined in the Charters, and will have the job of passing local ordinances. An Ordinance is a law which only applies in its municipality, due to this, all ordinances must be clearly made aware of, so as to prevent confusion across the municipalities. Ordinances may not contradict any federal legislation. Municipal Councils are to be voted in by way of a many voting districts, districts are to be redrawn every ten years by the mayor, and will be adjusted according to population.

    Mayors are to be elected in a popular vote, in which the candidate with the most votes will win. Mayors will have the job of leading the many executive offices of his municipality. The person shall be the Chief of State, Chief of Party, Chief Citizen, Chief Diplomat, Chief Legislator, and Chief Executive of their municipality. The Mayor will select cabinet officials to lead of the offices of their municipality, government offices will be created by Special Ordinances require a large majority of two thirds among the Municipal Council.

Article VI
    Amending the Constitution will require an Amendment to be proposed and seconded by a two different representatives. A Super Majority of three quarters or 75% of the parliamentary vote will be required to move forward. Following this a National Referendum will be called requiring a simple majority of 50.1%. If the referendum succeeds, then the Parliamentary Speaker shall look over the proposed amendment and choose to sign it into law or send it back to the Parliament for revision, restarting the process.
Article VII
    This Constitution must be passed by at least two thirds of the Parliamentary Vote and agreement of the Interim Speaker. Revisions may be made.

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Postby The Liberated Territories » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:41 pm

I cannot support a constitution that establishes a national bank forthright. Save that piece of legislation for later.
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Postby Dormill and Stiura » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:43 pm

"Upon consideration, I believe that my current Constitutional proposal is insufficient for Saint Hilda, and therefore withdraw it."
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Lamaredia
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Postby Lamaredia » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:45 pm

Duestchstien wrote:
Roosevetania wrote:Thanks for your effort! However, it appears to be missing a few things.
Is the Speaker replacing the position of Prime Minister? And if so, will the Parliament be constantly presided over by the Deputy Speaker as the real Speaker would be off fulfilling leader duties?
"The Job of the Parliament is to execute acts and laws of the Parliament" So is the Parliament responsible for legislative and executive duties?
There appears to be no rules for rounding percentages or explanation of how long terms will be OOC.
There's minimal procedure for forming a Government and Official Opposition, and it seems that even if the majority of Parliament was in opposition they couldn't unseat the "Speaker" if they had <2/3.


My Plan was for the Speaker to take the Formal Role of both Head of the Parliament and Head of the Executive Branch. However, seeing as they would spend most of their time working in the executive branch, aside from special cases, this would make the Speaker Pro Tempore the de facto head of the parliament. The Speaker Pro Tempore would be a combination of the Speaker of the House and the Vice President, if compared to the american system.
Yes I made a couple spelling errors, if you catch any more make sure to let me know so I can fix them. It should be the Executive Branch.
In regards to rounding, I believe every time I listed a percentage I said atleast, if not then I'll make sure to add it in. Essentially this would mean that you can only be above the numbers stated, anywhere below and it doesn't qualify. A quick note though in cases where I said either 66.6% or Two thirds, I really mean or, so if fore some reason you can only mathematically add up to 66.6% because we have a weird number of seats, then that will suffice.
The procedures for forming a Government and Official Opposition are meant to be kept out of the official politics of the nation. I wanted to leave political parties out of the constitution so they weren't officially part of anything. If you guys don't think that's okay then that can be changed. Furthermore, removing a Speaker is like removing the President or Prime Minister, your kicking out your leader which is a big deal, I think if someone wants to kick out the leader it should be a difficult process, requiring support from multiple sides of the political spectrum, to signify that the speaker actually did something wrong.

If I may give some suggestions, we could look at the basis for Saint Hilda, Sweden, to work out how it should work.

Sweden works on a system of negative parliamentarism, where a minority government can be seated without having a majority of the votes. Since Saint Hilda seems to be just as split between parties as Sweden is, I think this could work well here.

Negative parliamentarism means that a government has confidence as long as it doesn't have a majority explicitly against it, i.e, if tolerated by more than half of the MPs.

Take the current government in Sweden as an example. After the election in August 2018, we had a split parliament with no clear winner. It took until January, with a deal between the Social Democrats, the Center Party, the Left Party and the Liberals, to get a result, which had the following results out of 349 mps:
Ayes: 115 (Social Democrats and Green Party)
Nays: 153 (Moderates, Sweden Democrats and Christian Democrats)
Abstentions: 77 (Center Party, Left Party and Liberals)
Not present: 4

This allowed for the government to be formed, as 153 nays didn't reach the required number of 175.

I do think we need a proper government system, and that it needs to be a part of the constitution, as it would otherwise be very confusing with no set procedure. I do not completely understand your point about the parties not being a part of the constitution, as the procedure to form a government needs no such thing to be mentioned. I do however believe that we do not need an official procedure for forming the opposition, since that could be just a voting block that works together as the opposition to the government, without any specific constitutional provision to either aid or hamper that work.
Currently representing the SLP/R, Leading to a brighter future, in the NS Parliament RP as Representative Jonas Trägårdh Apelstierna.

Currently a co-admin of the NS Parliament RP

Political compass
Economic Left/Right: -6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.59

Result


Political test = Social Democrat
Cosmopolitan – 15%
Communistic - 44%
Anarchistic - 28%
Visionary - 50%
Secular - 53%
Pacifist - 12%
Anthropocentric– 16%

Result


Socio-Economic Ideology = Social Democracy
Social Democracy = 100%
Democratic Socialism = 83%
Anarchism 58%


Result
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Postby MERIZoC » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:22 pm

Ill attach this onto any GEA anyone has, imo this is really important for OOC functioning of the RP. A regular voting time each week can help keep activity consistent and allow parties to whip more easily, rather than holding multiple votes each week at random times.

The Bill Bill
Author: Merizoc
Sponsors: Lamaredia, Van Hool, Martune, Crylante, Mersdon



An act to formalize the process of submitting and passing bills

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Submitting bills
  1. When a bill has received three sponsors, it may be submitted to the Office of the of the Speaker (ooc: the Office will be a separate thread created for the purpose of organizing bills that have not yet been passed)
  2. Prior to submission, the Prime Minister may choose to designate any bills as "government bills", while the Leader of the Opposition may choose to designate any bills as "opposition bills".
  3. Upon receiving bills, the Speaker shall sort them into the bottom of their respective queues—one for government bills, one for opposition bills, and one for independent bills which have received no designation.
  4. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition may request to change the order of the bills in their respective queues.
  5. Upon a change of government, all bills in the government queue and opposition queue shall be moved to the independent queue, after which the new Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition shall be able to re-designate bills and move them back

§2 - Presenting and Voting on Bills
  1. Each week, at the Speaker's digression, he or she shall present the chamber with a total of 2 to 5 bills, depending on the size of the queues.
  2. If 5 bills are presented in a week, 3 shall be from the top of government queue, 1 from the top of the opposition queue, and 1 from the top of the independent queue. If 4 bills are presented, 2 shall be government, 1 shall be opposition, and 1 shall be independent. If 3 bills are presented, 2 shall be government and 1 shall be opposition. If 2 bills are presented, 1 shall be government and 1 shall be opposition.
  3. Beginning at the Monday of the week, the Speaker shall present the first bill to the chamber, and open 24 hours of discussion on it. Once the 24 hours have concluded, they will present the next bill for 24 hours of discussion. This process will be repeated for up to five bills.
  4. The Speaker may use their digression to extend the time for discussion, if they feel more debate is needed.
  5. On the Saturday of the week, the Speaker shall open a vote lasting 24 hours on all of the bills which have been presented that week.
  6. Members may vote "aye", "nay", or abstain. If the ayes are greater than the nays, the bill passes and immediately enters into effect.
§2 - Additional agenda items
[list=a][*]Following the closure of the weekly vote, the Speaker shall call parliamentary questions. Members shall have roughly 24 hours to ask questions of the Prime Minister and cabinet ministers until the first bill of the next week is presented.
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Lamaredia
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Postby Lamaredia » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:25 pm

MERIZoC wrote:Ill attach this onto any GEA anyone has, imo this is really important for OOC functioning of the RP. A regular voting time each week can help keep activity consistent and allow parties to whip more easily, rather than holding multiple votes each week at random times.

The Bill Bill
Author: Merizoc


An act to formalize the process of submitting and passing bills

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Submitting bills
  1. When a bill has received three sponsors, it may be submitted to the Office of the of the Speaker (ooc: the Office will be a separate thread created for the purpose of organizing bills that have not yet been passed)
  2. Prior to submission, the Prime Minister may choose to designate any bills as "government bills", while the Leader of the Opposition may choose to designate any bills as "opposition bills".
  3. Upon receiving bills, the Speaker shall sort them into the bottom of their respective queues—one for government bills, one for opposition bills, and one for independent bills which have received no designation.
  4. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition may request to change the order of the bills in their respective queues.
  5. Upon a change of government, all bills in the government queue and opposition queue shall be moved to the independent queue, after which the new Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition shall be able to re-designate bills and move them back

§2 - Presenting and Voting on Bills
  1. Each week, at the Speaker's digression, he or she shall present the chamber with a total of 3 to 5 bills, depending on the size of the queues.
  2. If 5 bills are presented in a week, 3 shall be from the top of government queue, 1 from the top of the opposition queue, and 1 from the top of the independent queue. If 4 bills are presented, 2 shall be government, 1 shall be opposition, and 1 shall be independent. If 3 bills are presented, 2 shall be government and 1 shall be opposition.
  3. Beginning at the Monday of the week, the Speaker shall present the first bill to the chamber, and open 24 hours of discussion on it. Once the 24 hours have concluded, they will present the next bill for 24 hours of discussion. This process will be repeated for up to five bills.
  4. The Speaker may use their digression to extend the time for discussion, if they feel more debate is needed.
  5. On the Saturday of the week, the Speaker shall open a vote lasting 24 hours on all of the bills which have been presented that week.
  6. Members may vote "aye", "nay", or abstain. If the ayes are greater than the nays, the bill passes and immediately enters into effect.

Sponsored, Jonas T. Apelstierna, SLP/R
Currently representing the SLP/R, Leading to a brighter future, in the NS Parliament RP as Representative Jonas Trägårdh Apelstierna.

Currently a co-admin of the NS Parliament RP

Political compass
Economic Left/Right: -6.75
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.59

Result


Political test = Social Democrat
Cosmopolitan – 15%
Communistic - 44%
Anarchistic - 28%
Visionary - 50%
Secular - 53%
Pacifist - 12%
Anthropocentric– 16%

Result


Socio-Economic Ideology = Social Democracy
Social Democracy = 100%
Democratic Socialism = 83%
Anarchism 58%


Result
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Postby Van Hool Islands » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:30 pm

MERIZoC wrote:Ill attach this onto any GEA anyone has, imo this is really important for OOC functioning of the RP. A regular voting time each week can help keep activity consistent and allow parties to whip more easily, rather than holding multiple votes each week at random times.

The Bill Bill
Author: Merizoc


An act to formalize the process of submitting and passing bills

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Submitting bills
  1. When a bill has received three sponsors, it may be submitted to the Office of the of the Speaker (ooc: the Office will be a separate thread created for the purpose of organizing bills that have not yet been passed)
  2. Prior to submission, the Prime Minister may choose to designate any bills as "government bills", while the Leader of the Opposition may choose to designate any bills as "opposition bills".
  3. Upon receiving bills, the Speaker shall sort them into the bottom of their respective queues—one for government bills, one for opposition bills, and one for independent bills which have received no designation.
  4. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition may request to change the order of the bills in their respective queues.
  5. Upon a change of government, all bills in the government queue and opposition queue shall be moved to the independent queue, after which the new Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition shall be able to re-designate bills and move them back

§2 - Presenting and Voting on Bills
  1. Each week, at the Speaker's digression, he or she shall present the chamber with a total of 3 to 5 bills, depending on the size of the queues.
  2. If 5 bills are presented in a week, 3 shall be from the top of government queue, 1 from the top of the opposition queue, and 1 from the top of the independent queue. If 4 bills are presented, 2 shall be government, 1 shall be opposition, and 1 shall be independent. If 3 bills are presented, 2 shall be government and 1 shall be opposition.
  3. Beginning at the Monday of the week, the Speaker shall present the first bill to the chamber, and open 24 hours of discussion on it. Once the 24 hours have concluded, they will present the next bill for 24 hours of discussion. This process will be repeated for up to five bills.
  4. The Speaker may use their digression to extend the time for discussion, if they feel more debate is needed.
  5. On the Saturday of the week, the Speaker shall open a vote lasting 24 hours on all of the bills which have been presented that week.
  6. Members may vote "aye", "nay", or abstain. If the ayes are greater than the nays, the bill passes and immediately enters into effect.

Sponsored, Viktoria Ljungstrand, SLP:R
Currently representing the SLP/R, Leading to a brighter future, in the NS Parliament RP as Representative and party leader Viktoria Ljungstrand.

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