Constitution of the neo confederate states of america
We, the States of the NeoConfederate States of America , each State acting
in its sovereign and independent character, in order to form a common defense,
promote the general welfare, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and secure
the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity do hereby severally enter into a
firm league of friendship with each other. binding ourselves to assist each other,
against all force offered to, or attacks made upon any one of the states or the several
Article I Style and Purpose
Section 1: The confederacy established by this Constitution shall be styled as the
NeoConfederate States of America
Section 2: The purpose of this constitution shall be to better secure and perpetuate
mutual friendship and intercourse among the different States party to this union.
Section 3: This Constitution, nor any part of it, shall not be interpreted so as to
impeach the sovereignty of any one of the states or the several states
Section 4: At no time shall the institutions established by this Constitution be
understood to have sovereignty over any one of the states or the several states but
shall be understood as exercising authority delegated to them by the states.
Section 5: All powers not prohibited to the states nor delegated to the
NeoConfederate States are reserved to the States respectively.
Article II The Legislature
Section 1: All legislative powers herein delegated shall be vested in a unicameral
legislature called the Congress of the NeoConfederate States of America.
Section 2: Congress shall be composed of a single representative8 from each State of
the NeoConfederate States of America.
Section 3: Members of Congress shall serve a sixty (60) day term called a session
and shall have no limit on the number of sessions they may serve. Each
Congressional session shall begin on the following dates January 1st, March 1st,
May 1st, July 1st, September 1st, November 1st.
Section 4: No person shall be denied eligibility for Congress unless they have been
convicted of a criminal offense or are not a citizen8 of the NeoConfederate States of
Section 5: Congress may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members,
create committees as needed, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds of the members
present, expel a member for unseemly behavior8 or criminal activity.
Section 6: The Congress shall choose their Speaker and other officers they deem
necessary. The Speaker shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of business,
delivering bills to the President for his signature, maintaining an accurate count of
members of Congress, and ensuring that Congress stays active.
Section 7: Congress shall have the sole authority to make law, declare war, make
treaties , and impeach members of the government. When the President of the
NeoConfederate States of America is impeached, the Chief Justice shall preside;
and no person shall be impeached without the concurrence of two-thirds of the
members present. Grounds for impeachment shall be unseemly behavior, criminal
activity, or inactivity.
Section 8: Every bill which shall have passed Congress, shall, before it becomes a
law, be presented to the President of the NeoConfederate States of America; if he
approve, he shall sign it; but if not, he shall return it, with his objections, to
Congress, who shall proceed to reconsider it. If, after such reconsideration, twothirds of Congress agree to pass the bill it shall become a law. If any bill shall not
be returned by the President within ten days after it shall have been presented to
him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it.
The President may approve any appropriation and disapprove any other
appropriation in the same bill. In such case he shall, in signing the bill, designate
the appropriations disapproved; and shall return a copy of such appropriations, with
his objections, to Congress; and the same proceedings shall then be had as in case of
other bills disapproved by the President.
Section 9: All votes in Congress, except those specifically mentioned in this
Constitution, shall be by a majority of members present. There shall be no quorum.
Section 10: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or
prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the
press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the Government
for a redress of grievances.
Section 11: A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Section 12: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and
effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no
warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and
particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
Section 13: In all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to a
speedy and public trial, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation;
to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for
obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Article III The Executive Branch
Section 1: The executive power shall be vested in a President9 of the
NeoConfederate States of America. He shall hold his office for the term of sixty
days; but shall only be reeligible once before having to sit out for 120 days. The
President shall be elected as follows.
Section 2: All citizens of the NeoConfederate states shall be eligible to vote for the
office of president. Election shall be by popular vote and shall be held on the
following days: January 1st, March 1st, May 1st, July 1st, September 1st and
November 1st. No person except a citizen of the NeoConfederate States shall be
eligible to the office of President. The person receiving the most votes shall be elected
president, the person receiving the next highest total shall be elected vice president.
The remaining candidates shall be selected to fill executive departments according to
who has the highest total of votes until all departments are filled.
Section 3: The President shall appoint the Vice President to head an executive
department. In case of the removal of the President from office, or in case of his
resignation, death9, or inability9 to discharge the powers and duties of said office, the
same shall devolve on the Vice President; and the Congress may, by law, provide
for the case of removal, resignation, death, or inability, both of the President and
Vice President, declaring what officer shall then act as President; and such officer
shall act accordingly until the disability be removed or a President shall be elected.
Section 4: The executive departments9 shall consist of the State Department,
Interior Department, and Justice Departments. The President shall appoint those
persons elected to fill executive departments to whichever department he chooses. By
and with the consent of Congress the President may create additional departments
if he deems them necessary. He may also dissolve these additional departments if he
feels they are no longer needed with the consent of Congress.
Section 5: He shall have power to negotiate treaties; provided two-thirds of the
Congress concur; and by and with the advice and consent of the Congress shall
appoint, ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme
Court, and all other officers of the NeoConfederate States whose appointments are
not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law; but the
Congress may, by law, vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think
proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.
Section 6: All persons connected with the diplomatic service, may be removed from
office at the pleasure of the President. All other civil officers of the Executive
Departments may be removed at any time by the President, or other appointing
power, when their services are unnecessary, or for dishonesty, incapacity. inefficiency,
misconduct, or neglect of duty; and when so removed, the removal shall be reported to
the Congress, together with the reasons therefor.
Section 7: The President shall be Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces of the
NeoConfederate States, he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal
officer in each of the Executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the duties
of their respective offices; and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for
offenses against the Confederate States, except in cases of impeachment.
Section 8: The President shall, once every 30 days, give to the Congress
information of the state of the NeoConfederacy, and recommend to their
consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he shall
receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be
faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the NeoConfederate
Article IV The Judiciary
Section 1: The judicial power of the NeoConfederate States shall be vested in one
Supreme Court9, composed of one Chief Justice and two Associate Justices. The
judges of the Supreme court shall hold their offices during good behavior.
Section 2: The judicial power shall extend to all cases arising under this
Constitution, the laws of the NeoConfederate States, and treaties made, or which
shall be made, under their authority; to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public
ministers and consuls; to all cases to controversies to which the NeoConfederate
States shall be a party; to controversies between two or more States; and between a
State or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens, or subjects; but no State
shall be sued by any foreign state.
Section 3: Treason against the NeoConfederate States shall consist only in levying
war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
Article V Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 1: Full faith and credit shall be given in each State to the public acts,
records, and judicial proceedings of every other State; and the Congress may, by
general laws, prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall
be proved, and the effect thereof.
Section 2: No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation with a
foreign power9; pass any Bill of Attainder9, ex post facto Law9, or Law impairing
the Obligation of Contracts.
Section 3: No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or
Duties on Imports or Exports of another State, except what may be absolutely
necessary for executing it's inspection Laws and maintaining it's harbors and ports:
and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Control of the Congress.
Section 4: No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, limit the freedom of
movement of any citizen of the NeoConfederate States except in those cases which
may be proscribed by law or are necessary to protect public health and order; and all
such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Control of the Congress.
Section 5: The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make allneedful rules
and regulations concerning the property of the NeoConfederate States, including the
Section 6: The NeoConfederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress
shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all
territory belonging to the NeoConfederate States, lying without the limits of the
several Sates; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by
law provide, to form States to be admitted into the NeoConfederacy.
Section 7: The NeoConfederate States shall guarantee to every State that now is,
or hereafter may become, a member of this Confederacy, a sovereign government of
it's choosing; and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of
the Legislature or of the Executive when the Legislature is not in session, against
Section 8: This Constitution, and the Laws of the NeoConfederate States which
shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made,
under the authority of the NeoConfederate States, shall be the supreme law of the
land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the
constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.
Article VI Amendments
Section 1: Upon the demand of any three States the Congress shall summon a
convention of all the States, to take into consideration such amendments to the
Constitution as the said States shall concur in suggesting at the time when the said
demand is made; and should any of the proposed amendments to the Constitution be
agreed on by the said convention, voting by States, they shall thenceforward form a
part of this Constitution. But no State shall, without its consent, be deprived of its
representation in the Congress.
Section 2: If two-thirds of the total membership of Congress shall agree upon an
amendment to this Constitution then it shall also thenceforward form a part of this
Article ICitizenship and Inactivity
section 1: No person shall be considered a citizen of the region who's State does not
reside within the NeoConfederate States of America, or has not filed for statehood
and been accepted
Section 2: Any State who has achieved statehood who leaves the NeoConfederate
States of America for more than forty eight (48) hours without approval or consent
of the Confederal Government, or who ceases to exist for more than forty eight (48)
hours, shall forfeit their statehood and all rights and privileges that ensues including
their land claim.
Section 3: A State shall be declared inactive, and subject to the penalties thereof,
if, without giving prior notice of absence, they shall not have posted on the forum at
least once in seven (7) days time. Inactivity shall be classified as “Unseemly
Behavior” for the purpose of removal from Congress.
Article II Representatives
Section 1: Each State shall create a character to act as their representative in
Congress. All posts made concerning the business of the Congress of the
NeoConfederate States of America, excepting those topics which are marked as or
are clearly out of character, shall be made as this character.
Section 2: In the one week (seven days) period prior to the start of a new session of
Congress each state shall be required to register to participate in that session.
Information collected for registration shall include, but not be limited to, the name
of the State and the name of the representative it is sending to congress. This shall be
the only time a State may change who their representative is.
Section 3: New States shall be allowed to register to join the current session of
congress for a period of seven (7) days following achieving stated but must follow the
normal procedure the next session and every session thereafter.
Article III The Executive Branch
Section 1: Any state wishing to attain the office of President must first create a
character to run in the election and no state may have more than one character in
any given Presidential election. All posts made under the auspices of President of
the NeoConfederate States of America must be made as this character.
Section 2: For purposes of removal from office death shall be defined as the
President's state Ceasing to Exist or Leaving the Region as put forth in chapter
two; Article I; section 2 of this document. Inability to discharge the powers and
duties of the office shall include but not be limited to inactivity as set forth in chapter
two; Article I; section 3 of this document.
Section 3: The principal officer of any executive department must also create a
character and post as that character when operating under the auspices of that
Article IV The Judiciary
Section 1: Upon attaining a seat on the Supreme Court a state must create a
character to act as the appropriate Justice. All posts made under the auspices of that
office must be made as the character
Article V Miscellaneous Provisions
Section 1: For the purposes of this document a foreign power shall be regions other
than the NeoConfederate States of Amaerica or any nation not residing in the
NeoConfederate States of America
Section 2: A bill of attainder (also known as an act of attainder or writ of
attainder) is an act of a legislature declaring a person or group of persons guilty of
some crime and punishing them without privilege of a judicial trial.
Section 3: An ex post facto law (Latin for "from after the action" or "after the
fact"), also called a retroactive law, is a law that retroactively changes the legal
consequences (or status) of actions that were committed, or relationships that existed,
before the enactment of the law