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The United Reddit Nations Constitution

Postby United Secular States » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:13 am

The United Reddit Nations Constitution

HAVING joined together in the spirit of co-operation and unity, we, The United Reddit Nations have deemed it necassary to announce and lay down our beliefs and ideals in a document to underline our joint commitment.

DRAWING INSPIRATION from the cultural inheritance of The United Reddit Nations (hereafter referred to as TURN), from which have developed the universal values of the inviolable and inalienable rights of Nations.

BELIEVING that TURN, united in their desire to continue along the path of civilisation, progress and prosperity, for the good of all its inhabitants, including the weakest and most deprived; wish to remain a region open to culture, learning and progress; to deepen the transparent nature of its public life, and to strive for peace, justice and solidarity throughout the region;

CONVINCED that, while remaining proud of their own national identities and history, the peoples of TURN are determined to transcend their divisions and, united ever more closely, to forge a common destiny;

CONVINCED that, thus ‘United in Reddit’, TURN offers them the best chance of pursuing, with due regard for the rights of each individual Nation and in awareness of their responsibilities towards future generations and the Earth, this great venture which makes it a special area of human/animal/teddy hope,

BELIEVING that by stating our common goals in a single codified document, we can set out the common goals of our Union, namely the augmentation of regional cohesion, influence and co-operation, with the added desire to educate all to the general phantasmagoria of Reddit.

DETERMINED to continue the work accomplished within the framework of the founders who established TURN by ensuring the continuity of the Community's cohesion,

THE PARTIES agree that an armed attack against one or more member states of TURN shall be considered an attack against them all and consequently they agree that, if such an armed attack occurs, each of them, in exercise of the right of individual or collective self-defence, will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the United Reddit Nation area;

ANY such armed attack and all measures taken as a result thereof shall immediately be reported to the TURN Administration. Such measures shall be terminated when the Administration has taken the measures necessary to restore and maintain international peace and security.

THE Member States shall elect a Delegate by popular vote to the World Assembly (hereafter referred to as the WA Delegate). The WA Delegate shall act with the endorsement of the member states and represent a general position of TURN, based on discussions and/or votes in the sub-Reddit. The WA Delegate shall not however, overturn any individual member’s abstention or opposition to any resolution if the member state feels so. Thus all member states shall have free choice to vote as they see fit. Additionally no member state shall be forced to join the WA, but will have their views taken into equal consideration and their vote will form an equal part of the TURN position at the WA.

IF it is felt that a member state has acted in gross violation of the aims or procedures of the TURN, then any other member state may report the offending state to the TURN Administration, with the WA Delegate as controlling decision, may have the power to evict any state found to be in gross violation of TURN conduct. If there is any ambiguity or doubt in the minds of the TURN administration, then the administration may submit the decision to evict to a vote of all member states, which would require a majority vote.

CONCEDING that no constitution can be comprehensive from the get-go, this document decrees that any member of TURN can propose an amendment to this constitution on the sub-reddit for voting upon by the other members. If such an amendment is passed with a two-thirds majority, that amendment shall be added to the constitution, enshrined as a part of our law.

GRATEFUL to the members of the sub-reddit for having prepared the draft of this Constitution on behalf of the citizens and states of TURN, and in friggin' AWE of the sweetastic greatness of Reddit.

We , therefore, the representatives of TURN, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do.

Drafted by United Secular States and Revolutionist Britain
Last edited by United Secular States on Wed May 19, 2010 4:13 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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The United Reddit Nations Constitution

Postby Pissed Off Raptors » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:41 am

Nice job, U.S.S.

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Postby United Secular States » Wed May 19, 2010 4:09 pm

Amendment 1: Procedures, Responsibilities and the Supreme Court

Article 1: A Definition of WA Delegate Duties
The WA Delegate shall have full responsibility for the posting of voting threads for resolutions at the World Assembly. The Delegate shall be responsible for collating the vote tally, 12 hours before the end of a resolution vote and casting a votes that reflects the general consensus position of the voting member states of The United Reddit Nations. If no general consensus is immediately obvious then the delegate shall ascertain the majority opinion and vote accordingly.

Article 2: Regarding the Community Builder
The Community Builder shall have the responsibility of, at least once every two weeks, sending out recruitment telegrams to those in the Pacific and other areas, in an attempt to increase numbers and regional influence for TURN. The Community builder shall also be responsible for encouraging WA member states of TURN to endorse each other, and our appointed WA Delegate to increase TURN influence, in the furtherance of the awesome reddit.

Article 3: Regarding the subreddit
All Administration Level members (Founder, subreddit founder, WA Delegate, Commuity Builder and any other relevant post) should have moderator status on the subreddit, in order to reflect appropriate standing within TURN. This would be a transferrable post, should new Delegates be elected, or posts resigned and a new nation takes up the vacant post. A member state that is either ousted by a vote of no-confidence or by an election shall vacate their moderator post no later than 7 days from the result.

Article 4: Votes of No Confidence
If it is felt that the WA Delegate, Community Builder or Supreme Court Justice no longer has the support of TURN, one member state, with two seconding, can trigger a vote of no confidence in the holder of that position. If the motion of no confidence can gain two-thirds of all those who vote, then a run-off election will be held to determine the new holder of that post, who should also be elected by a two-thirds majority of votes cast.

Article 5: The Supreme Court
An entity shall be established, entitled The United Reddit Nations Supreme Court.
This entity will also hold one Administration post, the Supreme Court Justice.
This person, shall be independent of the political entities in TURN, with no vote on resolutions or constitutional amendments in the subreddit, to comply with standard separation of powers in most states. The Supreme Court Justice will, however, be allowed to cast votes in Administration elections or votes of no confidence, but cannot run for other Administrative offices.
The Supreme Court Justice shall have a thread on the subreddit, to hear cases from member states on potential or alleged violations of our Constitution. These shall be included, but not limited to:

-Any behaviour or images, on the subreddit or NationStates, that could be considered contrary to the intent of TURN (for these purposes, “contrary” is defined as, but not limited to: Racism, Sexism, Discrimination against Man, Woman or Teddy, Homophobia, Biphobia, Xenophobia (in the sense of derogatory stereotypical portrayals of nations), Spamming, Raiding or Incitement to violence.

-Adjudications on whether an action taken by the Administration was constitutional.

-Adjudications on whether proposed Amendments are constitutional

-Adjudications regarding the compatibility of World Assembly legislation to our constitution

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