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by The Republic of Clopeana. . 4 reads.

THE ORDAINED CLOPEANA CONSTITUTION

passed by unanimous consent

PREAMBLE

We the People of the Republic of Clopeana establish and grant this document the right to govern and regulate our state under the will of the people for the betterment of all until unforeseen catastrophe or eternal damnation.

SECTION I:

ARTICLE I:

The people of Clopeana do necessitate the requirement of a federal leadership, under whom legislation will be passed. The Leadership will contain two representatives from every sub-state, issued by vote every six years for the well-being of the voters.

Membership of the Leadership of Clopeana must meet the necessary requirements:

-Age of 40 years
-Holding of a Law Degree
-Hailing in origin from Clopeana

The creed, race, and sex of the representative is not mandated nor shall ever be regulated.

ARTICLE II:

The members of the Leadership must recite the following oath before taking office, as willed by the people of Clopeana:

“I do hold my acts and services as representative of the people of Clopeana to be accurate and will see my duties fulfilled, so help me. I swear to protect and honor the legal documents of Clopeana and the will of the people.”

ARTICLE III:

In the event of the unfortunate passing of a representative, a run-off election will be held within the Leadership itself.

In the event of the unfortunate vegetation of a representative, a run-off election will be held within the Leadership itself.
In the event a representative does not meet their duty to the will of the people of Clopeana, or is otherwise found guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, they may be removed by a super-majority vote by the Leadership itself. A simple majority run-off election will be held within the Leadership itself to determine the replacement.

ARTICLE IV:

The Leadership is given the rights to pass and determine legislation within Clopeana.

The Leadership is responsible for the collection of taxes and the formation of the military.

The Leadership is trusted with protecting the unalienable rights of the people.

The Leadership is trusted with joining or declining invitations to larger international organizations, and also participating within those organizations.

The Leadership is responsible for the declaration of war, although it may be vetoed by the Court.

The Leadership is responsible for modifying the Constitution as they see fit, provided the vote reaches a super-majority. The Court may still veto these amendments.

All other decisions by the Leadership require a simple majority.

SECTION II:

ARTICLE I:

The people of Clopeana do necessitate the requirement of a federal Court, whom regulate and modify the laws passed by the Leadership in order to maintain a fair and just system. The Judges preside on the court for life, and each sub-state will appoint a Judge as necessitated.

Membership of the Court of Clopeana must meet the necessary requirements:

-Age of 60 years
-Holding of a Law Degree
-Hailing in origin from Clopeana

The creed, race, and sex of the representative is not mandated nor shall ever be regulated.

ARTICLE II:

The members of the Court must recite the following oath before taking office, as willed by the people of Clopeana:

“I do hold my acts and services as judicial of the people of Clopeana to be accurate and will see my duties fulfilled, so help me. I swear to protect and honor the legal documents of Clopeana and the will of the people.”

ARTICLE III:

When a Court Judge does pass on, a mourning period of one month is required. No decisions may be handed by the court during this time. At the end of the one-month period, the people of the effected sub-state vote again on the judicial appointee. The Leadership than interview and examine the chosen judge and decide in a simple majority vote whether or not they are a suitable replacement.

If the judge is found to unsuitable, the sub-state vote starts again, only now without the mourning period.

ARTICLE IV:

The Court of Clopeana oversees the legislation and how it effects the people of Clopeana.

The Court of Clopeana is responsible for ratifying passed legislation. They may also veto the legislation if they deem it as unconstitutional.

Direct complaints of the People of Clopeana are examined by the Court. The Court’s decision will shape future legislation passed by the Leadership.

They may reexamine previous decisions as they deem fit.

POSTAMBLE:

This hereby concludes the Ordained Clopeana Constitution. Any following entries are Amendments deemed required by the Leadership.

BILL OF ORDAINED RIGHTS

AMENDMENT 1:

All people of Clopeana, immigrant or natural born, do have the right to free speech however they choose unless it causes direct physical harm to another citizen. This includes but is not limited to religious, political, and reportive rhetoric.

The government does not contain the right to regulate the people nor their decisions, so long as it does not physically harm another citizen.

AMENDMENT 2:

Business will not be interfered with on behalf of the government, so long as it is legit and non-harmful. Business will not be hindered.

AMENDMENT 3:

The people possess the right to bare arms. The people possess the right to buy and sell what they choose, provided as it does not physically harm another citizen or their property.

AMENDMENT 4:

Citizens under the age of 15 years are not allowed to hold employment.

Citizens under the age of 20 are not allowed to vote in public elections of Leadership members nor Court appointees. They are however, tax-exempt.

AMENDMENT 5:

SECTION 1:

Every citizen in Clopeana has the right to a fair trial of a jury containing not their enemies nor friends. They have the right to speedy due process and an attorney.

SECTION 2:

Accused individuals are not required to testify against themselves.

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