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The Imperial Constitution of The Empire of New Scotland

In order to form a more perfect Union, establish a better
government, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for
the common defense, and to promote general welfare. DO ordain, and
establish this Imperial Constitution of The Empire of New Scotland.

Article I

Section 1. The Empire of New Scotland, formed by the union of the
Former Canadian Province of Nova Scotia, the Former American State of
Washington, the territory known as FluffyLand (aka New America), and
the Former American State of Hawaii, is constituted in perpetuity in a
state of Absolute Monarchy, and The Empire has as foundations:

I - Sovereignty; 

II - To total inviolability of the Person of His Imperial Majesty, The
Emperor, being therefore by law protected by the applicable
penalties of the crime of Treason.

III - Submission of the Subjects of His Imperial Majesty to Him and the
decisions takings for the legislative body;

IV - To total intervention of the Imperial State in the economy, by
means of concessions, monopolies, subsidies and any other economic
measures that should be taken by the Government of His Imperial Majesty;

V - Hereditary of the Imperial Monarchy, being the only and legitimate
source of monarchs;

Paragraph 1st, All the power emanates of His Imperial Majesty, that, on
behalf of the good New Scotland people, it exercises it in the terms of
this Imperial Constitution. 

Article II

Section 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in
a Parliament of The Empire of New Scotland, which shall consist of a
Senate and a House of Commons.

Section 2. The House of Commons shall be composed of Members chosen
every second Week by the People of The Empire of New Scotland.

No person shall be a Member of Parliament who shall not have
attained the age of 18.
Each province shall have one Member of Parliament to represent them
in the House of Commons.

If a province's seat is vacant in the House of Commons, the
Executive authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such
vacancies.

The House of Commons shall choose their Speaker and other officers;
and shall have the sole power of Impeachment.

Section 3. The Senate of The Empire of New Scotland shall be
composed of two Senators from each province. The position of Senator
shall be a hereditary position, as such all Senators are also Nobles,
and carry the title of Lord. Each Senator shall have only one vote in
the Senate.

No person shall be a Senator who has not attained the age of
twenty-one.

The Vice President of The Empire of New Scotland shall be President
of The Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall choose their other officers, and also a President
pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice President, or when he shall
exercise the Office of President of The Empire of New Scotland.

The Senate shall have the sole power to try all Impeachments. When
sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath. When the President of
The Empire of New Scotland is tried, The Chief Justice shall preside. 
And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds
of the members present.

Judgment in cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than
removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office
of honor, trust or profit under The Empire of New Scotland. But the
party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment,
trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.

Section 4. The times, places and manner of holding elections for
Members of the House of Commons shall be prescribed in each province by
the executive or legislative thereof; but the Parliament may at any
time by law make or alter such regulations.

The Parliament shall assemble at least once in every week, and
Parliament shall appoint the day of the meeting, unless The Emperor
calls Parliament to meeting.

Section 5. The House of Commons shall be the judge of the
elections, returns and qualifications of it's own members. A majority
of the members of each chamber shall constitute a Quorum to do
business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be
authorized to compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner,
and under such penalties as each chamber shall provide.

Neither Chamber, during the session of Parliament, shall,l without
the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days.

Section 6. The Members of The House of Commons shall receive a
compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out
of the Imperial Treasury.

Section 7. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the
House of Commons; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments
as on other bills.

Every bill which shall have passed the House of Commons and the
Senate, shall, before it becomes law, be presented to The President of
The Empire of New Scotland. If he approves of the bill, it shall be
sent to The Emperor for his assent., but if not he shall return it,
with his objections to that Chamber in which it shall have originated,
and that chamber shall proceed to reconsider it. If after such
reconsideration two thirds of that chamber shall agree to pass the
bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other
chamber, by which it likewise be reconsiders, and if approves by two
thirds of that chamber, it shall be sent directly to The Emperor for
his assent. If the Emperor does not give his assent to the bill, it
shall not become law.

Every Order, Resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the
Senate and The House of Commons may be necessary, shall be presented to
The Emperor for his assent.

Section 8. The Parliament shall have the power to lay and collect
taxes, duties, imposts and excises, and to provide for the common
defense.

To borrow money on the credit of The Empire;

To establish an uniform rule of naturalization;

To coin money, regulate the value thereof;

To fix the standard of weights and measures;

Section 9. The right of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be
suspended.

No Bill of Attainer or Ex Post Facto law shall be passed.


Article III

Section 1. The Executive Branch is delegated to a President, 
elected by the people of The Empire of New Scotland.
The President shall have the power to fill up vacancies that may
happen during the recess of Parliament.

Section 2. They are functions of President, as Head of Government:

I - To Prepare Executive Decrees and to submit them to the assent of
His Imperial Majesty, so that, after having received, they
will have character of Law and indefinite validity. It will be used of
such legislative instruments for:

a) to Provide the civil and military positions;

b) to Grant frequencies of radio, television and television to cable,
besides Imperial Concessions of Exploration (CIE) for the opening of
means of communication writing;

c) to Accomplish changes in the Imperial Symbols;

d) to Declare the war and to do the peace;

II - to Send Ordinary Measure: 

a) Subjects merely administrative;

b) Nomination, Suspension and Dismissal, in free character, of the
members of its Cabinet, obeying a creation limit of at the most 11
different Ministries, to the which it can delegate any of its powers,
being, even so, responsible for the result of the delegation; 

c) Pardon of the imposed sentences those condemned crimes, with
exception to the crime of Treason;

d) to Declare the war immediately, in the cases of invasion or foreign
aggression;

e) to Declare the state and the one of public calamity;

III - to Sanction, to promulgate and to publish the bills submitted to
him
by Parliament;

a) Of the external relationships of the Empire;

b) Of amendments to the Imperial Constitution;

c) Of relative subjects to the Judiciary;

IV - to Send proposed of law and regulations to Parliament to work on:

a) Nominations and Deprivations;

b) Creation, extinction of public positions of the Executive Branch and
of the Legislative;

c) economic Measures or any another that modify the status quo of the
good people of New Scotland somehow;

d) Intervention in any of the provinces;


Section 3. The President, Vice President and all civil officers of
The Empire, shall be removed from office on Impeachment for, and
conviction of, Treason, bribery, or other High Crimes.

Article VI

Section 1. These are Attributions of the Emperor, Emperor Regent or
of
the Tutor-regent (if there is):

I - through Glorious Ordinance, a non-solemn normative act that should
deal, only, with subjects merely administrative, concerning nobility or
of those of extreme urgency and relevance:

a) To appoint the Imperial Judges;

b) To Deprive completely of its function and any public employee of the
Empire, without notice; 

c) to appoint the Dukes of the provinces and
Protecting Lord of the Empire;

d) to Check badges, medals, diplomas and nobility titles to those that,
His second opinion, they deserve it. the highest Badge of the Empire is
the " Order of Cross of The Celts ";

e) to appoint the Imperial Archbishop, that will regulate the subjects
of Religion in the Empire. His Imperial Majesty has not the right to
name a Imperial Religion;

f) to Give Imperial Concession of Exploration (C.I.E.) for any
companies, by means of it consults to the Distinguished Imperial
Council of State, that, contacting competent professional.

g) to appoint Interventor-Imperial to govern, temporarily, any
Province or Imperial Territory;

h) to Create and to extinguish positions and government positions. 
 
II - through Imperial Decree, a normative, solemn act that can dispose
about any matter, precept, norm or subject of supreme importance and
immediate effects and has the force of a law and indefinite validity:

a) to Pay penalties and to forgive convicts to the death;

b) to Grant laws of its exclusive responsibility or of outrem, besides
Amendments to the this Imperial Constitution;

c) to Declare state of War, Defense, Imperial Calamity, Quarantine and
to break any treatments between the Empire and other nations;

d) to Celebrate the peace with other nations.

III - through the Decree of Promulgation:

a) to Give His assent to the bills to HIM, correspondents for the
Parliament or to the Executive Decrees submitted to its approval.
In the case of the delay of the assent, to the if 11
days pass without the manifestation of His Imperial Majesty, will be
considered the APPROVED project.;

b) to Give His assent to Conventions and International Agreements made
by The Empire of New Scotland. 
 
IV - by means of Edict:

a) to Answer to the consultations of The President, giving or not
giving to the inquiries; 
 
V - to Address, annually, to the Subjects, through the communication
means or, traditionally, of the Taken out of the Imperial Palace, To
make speeches on the one that of more important happened in the Empire
in the previous year.

VI - to Exercise the supreme command of the Imperial Armed Forces and of
the Imperial Guard;

VII - to Receive in His Imperial Cabinet, to the afternoons of every
day of the month of July of every year, all and any Head of Family that
to register;.
 
Section 2. His Imperial Majesty can, should the need arise, to
exercise
any of the powers delegated to any of the other branches of The
Imperial Government. It will present, however, report to Parliament,
reporting the reason of the intervention.

Article V

Section 1. The Judicial Power of The Empire of New Scotland shall
be vested in one supreme court. The Emperor has sole power to
establish the courts.

Article VI

Section 1. New Provinces may be added to The Empire by Imperial
Decree.

Section 2. All provinces shall have a form of government headed by
a Duke.
The powers of a duke shall include:

I - to Appoint Just Council of Advisers, composed of up to 5 members
and regulated by The Duke, with the council in the Capital of the
province in subject; the function of this Council is the one of
advising His Excellency in the acting of its functions;

II - to Appoint and to deprive any public employee under its
Jurisdiction;

III - to Decide about the creation of new Cities in the territory under
its Jurisdiction;

IV - to Appoint the Alcaides, administrators of Burroughs, for 1
year-old terms, with right to exercise it how many times go the
Duke's desire. the Alcaides should be:

a) Residents in that Borough;

V - to Approve or you don't tell them presented by the Alcaides,
monthly; In case of the no-approval, it will be the responsible Alcaide
for its payment;

VI - to Represent His Imperial Majesty in ceremonies, New Scots and any
other events us which His presence be not confirmed;

VII - to Create and to extinguish positions;

VIII - to Dispose on the collection of Taxes in its Province; 

IX - to Declare state of Calamity and Quarantine;

X - to Do to execute the laws approved by the Imperial Government;

XI - to Accomplish, with the expressed of His Imperial Majesty
permission, changes:

a) in the symbols of the Province;

b) in the school curricula of the Institutions of Teaching of the
Province;

XII - to Establish Holidays;

XIII - Suspend, by means of previous authorization of His Imperial
Majesty, the Imperial Concessions of Exploration of any companies, in
the territory under its jurisdiction;

XIV - to Investigate, through Decree His Imperial Majesty, on the
validity of any laws and regulations being elaborated by its
Government;

Section 3. The Dukes are inviolable for its opinions and
words.

Section 4. The position of Duke of a province shall be hereditary,
passing down the senior male line, however in the case of no male
descendants it shall pass down to the oldest daughter.

Article VII

Section 1. Any and all laws, treaties, and annexations passed under
the previous Imperial Constitution are valid under this Imperial
Constitution, however this Imperial Constitution supersedes the
previous Imperial Constitution.

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