by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


The Democratic States of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Constitution of United Federation of Opportunity

Constitution of the United Federation of Opportunity

Article 1

Section 1. The Government shall ensure Democracy and Liberty for all Citizens of our Republic. This Constitution is the supreme law of the land all laws and regulations in conflict with this document shall be considered null and void.

Section 2. The Powers shall be divided into Three: the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Sections of Government.

Section 3. All branches of government shall be considered separate but equal branches of the government.

Article 2

Section 1. The Legislative powers of the Empire are vested in the Congress which shall be formed by one House, which may also be referred to as the Chamber. This chamber is the People’s Assembly.

Section 2. The Assembly shall be made up a minimum of 3 seats, but is subject to change by a ⅔ vote of the assembly. Election of People’s Representatives within the region is by popular vote for each individual seat. The candidates in the running for a seat in the Assembly are elected based on those receiving the most votes for that seat. Each candidate shall register for an individual seat.

Section 4. Representative Terms will last for 1 month.

Section 5. The Representatives will elect among its members a Speaker of the assembly who will serve as Chair of the House of Representatives. Tied votes are not broken by the Speaker of the House as the Speaker maintains their membership and general voting powers and responsibilities within the House, therefore all votes resulting in a tie will be decided by the Vice-President. The Speaker of the House is third in the Presidential Line of Succession, with the Vice President in the second position.

Section 6. The assembly among the membership may decide upon their Majority and Minority Leaders. The Majority Leader will represent the Party, or Coalition of Parties, holding the most seats within that House, the Minority Leader representing the second largest party or coalition of parties in that House. The privileges of each position may be decided upon in the Rules and Procedures as approved at the beginning of each Legislative Session. Internal rules shall pass upon a majority vote in the assembly.

Section 7. Legislation in Congress must pass by a simple majority within the assembly and be signed by the President to become law. If the President does not sign a passed piece of legislation within 3 days of its passage the Law automatically is vetoed. To override a Presidential Veto, both Houses must approve such an override by a 2/3rds majority.

Section 8. The assembly may expel a member of that said House or a judge by a 2/3rds majority.

Section 9. Congress has the ability to impeach the President and all other Executive Officers. Impeachment Proceedings begin in the people’s assembly wherein after an Impeachment Inquiry under the Rules and Procedures deemed necessary by the people’s assembly will vote on Articles of Impeachment, thus serving as the official accusations and basis for removal from office. Such accusations and basis must be upon high crimes, misdemeanors, or other breaches of the public trust. The Articles of Impeachment have then tried in the people’s assembly, being presided over by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Empire, whereupon a 2/3rds vote to convict on any of the Articles, the President, or Executive Officer, removed from office. If a person is removed from office they may not be re-elected to or re-appointed to the same office or position, but are not barred from being elected to or appointed to any other position in the federal government.

Section 10. The Congress May pass legislation they deem to be necessary and proper for the general welfare.
Congress maintains the sole power to Declare and Authorize War and Other Military Actions.
The President must obtain Congressional Approval for any Military Actions, exceptions include covert operations that do not maintain military personnel in-country of a sovereign nation for longer than a week at a time.
Congress maintains the responsibility to secure the civil rights and civil liberties of the citizens of the Empire as the law may provide.

Article 3

Section 1. The Powers of the Executive are vested in the Office of the President. The President is elected in a win of the Popular vote. The President will be elected with a chosen Vice President listed alongside the Presidential Candidate at the time of the election.

Section 2. The Vice President will serve as Acting President in the event of the Presidents death, incapacitation, or submission of resignation.

Section 3. The Vice President will serve as the tie breaker of the Assembly.

Section 4. Presidents may only be allowed to serve a total of 2 terms, consecutively, each term lasting 2 months. Citizens may serve as Vice President as many times as they are elected to do so, with the exception when they assume the remainder of a Presidential term equal to 50% or more of that term, which would then count as having served 1 term as President..

Section 5. The President may Veto any and all pieces of legislation at their discretion, which may be subject to legislative override, and such an override may not also be vetoed.

Section 6. The President may issue Executive Orders, such an Order is a directive to Executive Agencies to work within their mandate to carry out the intentions of the President as laid out in the Order. Such an Order may be deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the Empire, and any Legislation may replace an Executive Order and enshrine such a directive in the law, or create a law that deems such an Order to be hereinafter illegal, obsolete, or null and void.

Section 7. The President may issue Pardons of any crimes preemptively before charges are given, or conviction imposed, and after such charges given or conviction imposed.

Section 8. The President may determine and declare a National Emergency wherein federal agencies may be directed to address a specific emergency where life, property, or liberty is under immediate threat or danger.

Section 9. The President may appoint members to an Executive Cabinet, these appointments should also indicate a specific Office of the Cabinet the appointment is to assume, and of what area of policy or law this Office is to address. Such Offices and Titles may be determined at the discretion of the President, but the content of and the purpose for these agencies, regulations, and laws in which they oversee cannot be changed by the President, but are to the discretion of the Congress to decide. Such appointments must obtain advice and consent of the assembly by a simple majority. The President may at any time dismiss any member of the Executive Cabinet without the need for Senate approval for such action.

Article 4

Section 5. The Powers of the Judiciary is vested solely in the Courts of the Empire. The delegation of the jurisdiction of the Courts, whereas not provided for in this Consitution, are to be decided by the Congress.
The Supreme Court of the Empire will be the interpreters of this Constitution and of any questions of any laws or regulations constitutionality.
Justices of the Supreme Court are appointed by the President with advice and consent of the Senate. Justices serve for life.
Justices can be impeached by unanimous consent of the Senate for committing any high crimes, misdemeanors, or acts in their duties as Justice to expedite any personal political agenda.

Article 5

Section 1. Amendments to this Consitution may be proposed in either of the following:
Congress may pass by a 2/3rds majority a proposal for an Amendment.

Section 2. Amendments proposed in the means laid out in Article 5, Section 1 (a) and (b) must be ratified by 2/3rds of the Regional Legislatures. After such ratification has been obtained and instruments of Ratification of the Proposed Amendment are submitted to the Speaker of the House, and the President of Thaivania, the Amendment will have attained full ratification and therein become apart of this Consitution and the status as the law of the land.