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Star Wars Republic Constitution
Transcript of Star Wars Republic Constitution
We the citizens of the Star Wars Republic do solemnly swear to protect and practice the democratic and free privileges that we have obtained. We hereby promise to provide for not only ourselves but the people around us thereby promoting the welfare and well-being of all the citizens in the Star Wars Republic.
Article 1 Section 1
Article 1 Section 3
[1.] Every planet in the Star Wars Republic shall have nine Jedi's in the Jedi council. Each Jedi shall be voted upon by the people every nine years and have three votes.
[2.] The Jedi council is to be divided into nine groups. Every one year, one-ninth of the Jedi Council will be re-elected.
[3.] In order to become a Jedi, a citizen must have obtained 40 years as a citizen and 15 years as a resident of the planet they are running for. They also must have the powers of a Jedi and be currently living in the planet they are serving.
[4.] The president of the Jedi Council is the Vice Chancellor and they cannot vote unless the vote is a draw.
[5.] In the absence of the Vice Chancellor, the Speaker of the Sith will be president of the Jedi Council pro-tempore.
[6.] The Jedi Council will try all impeachment cases and the Chief Councilor will preside over. The Jedis must be under oath and need 2/3 to convict.
[7.] Impeachment cases can remove from office and stop from ever holding office again, but the person responsible can be prosecuted i a criminal court.
We pledge our alliance to the Star Wars Republic to keep peace, justice, and liberty through out the galaxy and under oath promise to defend the rights of all species that inhabit this planet for as long as the Republic stands together as one we practice and project our freedom as citizens of thee Republic
Star Wars Republic
We are the star wars Republic
Bonded together for the good of all
Made up by many planets
We are strong and will never fall
We fight for the rights of species
Everything that we stand for will be upheld,
Whoever lives in this nation
will be protected for as long as we stand
All legislative powers herein shall be vested in a council of the Republic, containing both jedis and sith in equal and peaceful practice of their rights as law makers.
Article 1 Section 5
Article 1 Section 6
Article 1 Section 4
Article 1 Section 7
[1.] Planet legislature shall decide the timing, placements and manner of elections for Jedi and Siths unless the Council shall make a law altering these regulations.
[1.] All bills relating to raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Sith; but the Jedi Council may propose or concure with Amendments as on other Bills
[2.] Every Bill which shall have passed the House of the Sith and the Jedi Council shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the Chancellor of the Star Wars Republic; If he approves, he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it to the Council with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated and that chamber shall reconsider it. After having done so, if two-thirds of that house agrees to pass the bill , it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House where it will also be reconsidered. If approved by two -thirds of that house, it shall become a law If any bill is not returned by the chancellor within twenty days ( Sundays excluded ) after it has been presented to him, the law will continue as if he had signed it unless the council is not in session in which case it will not become law.
[3.] Every order, resolution, or vote to which the agreement of both houses may be necessary ( except on a question of adjournment ) shall be presented to the Chancellor and before the same shall take effect it shall be approved or disapproved by him. If disapproved it shall take two-thirds of the Jedi Council and House of Siths to over rule him.
[2.] At least once a year the Council shall assemble
[1.] The Siths and Jedis shall receive a compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the Treasury of the Star Wars Republic. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective councils, and in going to and returning from the same; and or any speech or debate in either chamber, they shall not be quested in any other place.
Article 2 Section 1
[1.] The executive power shall be given to a chancellor of the republic, for a term of fifteen years. A vice chancellor shall be the running mate and shall be the spree for the same amount of time.
[2.] An electoral clone shall be held to determine the chancellor of the republic. A planet shall receive as many votes in this system us they have reps votes in the council. These are called cone points. The reps shall vote the way the majority of their people may vote to determine a chancellor. The chancellor shall be allowed to appoint Jedis or Sith reps pro tempore during a council recess.
[3.] The Chancellor shall be allowed to appoint jedis or Sith Reps. temporarily during a congressional recess.
[1.]The Jedi Council and the house of Sith will judge their own election, results and qualifications of its members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quota to do business but small numbers are allowed to meet , and have the ability to punish members of cuncil who are absent from meetings.
[2.] The Jedi council and the House of Sith can decide on the rules and punishment of members of disorderly behavior of its own house and remove ma member with two-thirds.
[3.]Each council shall keep a journal of its procedings, and from time to time publish these records.and the years and ways of members of either council on any question shall, at the desire of one fifth of thoes present, be entered on the journal.
[4.]Neither the Jedi Council nor the House of Siths during the session of council, without the consent of the other House may pause for a period for more than two days, and may not meet in any other place
[2.] No Sith nor Jedi shall, during the time for which she was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the Star Wars Republic, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time, and no being of any race holding an office under the Star Wars Republic, shall be a member of either council during his continuance in office.
I. The Council shall make no law without consulting the citizens of the Republic
II. Citizens of the Republic have the right to possess and use blasters and sabers.
III. The government cannot quarter troops in times of peace nor war.
IV. There will be no searches of seizures without a warrant specifically stating what is to be seized or searched from a judge.
V. No person shall be held for a serious crime without a formal charge from a grand jury. Accused persons shall also have the rights of no self incrimination, double jeopardy, or punishment without due process.
VI. In prosecutions, the defense has the right to an attorney, witnesses in his favor, and to be faced with those against him.
VII. Citizens of the republic will have freedom of speech, expression, petition, press, and religion.
VIII. Excessive bail or punishment is not allowed.
IX. All rights not stated in the constitution are left to the people.
X. All races are equal.
by Paul, Eugene, Michael, Shane, and Demitri
Star Wars Republic
Bill of Rights
Article 2 Section 2
[1.] The Chancellor shall be the leader of the troopers as well as the droids of the Star Wars Republic. Militias from planets may also be called upon to protect their country as well.He may require input, in writing, of each cabinet member, if the topic of battle pertains to that of any of their specialties, as well as the ability to grant reprieves and pardons of military convicts, except in the case of impeachment.
[2.]The chancellor has the ability with the advice and consent of the Jedi Council and Military Admerals, to make treaties, provided that 2/3 of the council agrees. He also has the power to nominate ambassadors whom would attempt to deal with foreign affairs as well as public ministers. and consults, and all other officers of the SWR, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law.
Article 2 Section 3
The Chancellor must give to the council information of the status of the nation at the Planets of the Republic address. He must talk about the economic state of the country, as well as foreign affairs. He will also be able to express his opinion of laws made and laws that will be made by the council. This address will happen annually through the term.
Article 2 Section 4
The Chancellor, vice chancellor, as well as the whole Cabinet, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, conviction of treason, bribery, or any other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Article 1 Section 8
[1.] The Council will control taxes and other monetary deductions, pay debts, defend the homeland and provide happiness for everyone. Monetary deductions must be uniform throughout the Republic.
[2.] To borrow troops, weapons, and money on the credit of the Star Wars Republic;
[3.] To regulate alliances with other planets and with other native tribes;
[4.] To establish a naturalization process or all living organisms and laws on the subject of Bankruptcies and galactic wars in the galaxty
[5.] To credit Money, set values, and to set values on foreign Money equally and fairly;
[6.] To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current money of the Star Wars Republic;
[7.] To establish new land and space roads;
[8.] To promote the progress of Science and Skill, by securing for limited times to Jedi knights and inventors the exclusive right to their respective power and discoveries;
[9.] To constitute House of Siths a lower rank compared to the Jedi Council;
Article 3 Section 1
[1.] The Judicial Branch of the Star Wars Republic should be made up by the Supreme Court. The Councellors in the Supreme Court should stay in office by being loyal and smart in making decisions. They should receive compensation for their services for this nation.
Article 3 Section 2
[1.] The Judicial Branch shall extend to all cases arising under the laws of the Constitution such as the laws of the Star Wars Republic, to all the laws of the planets, to all the laws on taxes and goods, to all of the citizenship in the nation, and to all of the laws on treaties.
[2.] The Judicial Branch should be involved in all cases that affect ambassadors and other federal representatives representing this nation in other parts of the galaxy. In every other case, the Supreme Court can override any ruling in the lower courts.
[3.] All trials excluding impeachment will be by jury. The trials should be held in the planet where the crime was committed, but if the crime was committed in another nation, then the location of the trial is to be decided by the Council.
[10.] To define and punish Piracies, and Felonies committed in outer space and on planets and to punish the offences against the laws of nations;
Article 3 Section 3
[11.] To declare War against other nations and make rules concerning captures on planets and space;
[1.] The only acts of treason against the Star Wars Republic are starting a war against us, giving enemies information, and helping enemy troops with food and shelter.
[2.] The Council shall have the power to punish people that have committed treason but no act of treason can lead to death penalty.
[12.] To raise and support clones and droids;
[13.] To provide and maintain a space army;
[14.] To make rules for the government and regulation of land and space forces;
[15.] To provide for calling forth the army to execute the laws of the Union and repel invasions;
[16.] To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the clone and droid army, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training to the discipline prescribed by Congress.
[17.] To exercise exclusive legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such strict (not exceeding five hundred kilometers squared) as may, be Cession of particular planets, and the Acceptance of Council, become the Seat of the Government of the Star Wars Republic, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the planet in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful buildings;
[18.] To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the Star Wars Republic, or in any planet.
1/3 of the council in its entirety, as well as 2/3 of all of the planets must agree to either alter or add an amendment
Article 1 Section 8 (cont.)
Article 1 Section 9
[2.] The council shall not be able to arrest someone without telling them why, and no ex facto law shall be passed.
[3.] Taxes must follow the precedent set by the rior held census.
[4.] No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any planet.
[5.] Every planet shall be treated equally when it comes to export or import taxes.
[6.] Money shall not be taken from the Republic treasury unless the council as a whole approves of the transactions with a simple majority vote.
[7.] No money shall be taken from the Republic treasure. However, in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.
[8.] Other than titles in the government, no monarchy related titles shall be given.
Article 1 Section 10
[1.] All planets cannot make treaties, alliances, propose money bills, or make money to pay for debts.
[2.] All planets without the permission of the Council cannot lay any taxes on any imports and exports.
[3.] All planets cannot have their own army, attack with troops, or enter a treaty or war unless the council allows them.
[1.] Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, except under the circumstances of civil unrest or invasion by another system, when the public's safety is in danger
Article 1 Section 2
[1.] The House of Siths shall be composed of members chosen every two years by the peope of every planet, their credentials must follow a certain set of qualifications.
[2.] The Siths must have lived on one planet for at least ten years, have to be at least thirty years of age, as well as been born on the planet if which they are trying to obtain the role of a Sith Representative.
[3.] SIths and direct taxes shall be appointed among the several planets which may be included within this union, according to their respective population. Every five years a census shall be taken for every planet, to determine the taxes, and amount of Siths each planet is allotted.
[4.] If a sith is to be removed from office than an impromptu election shall be held to fill his or her vacancy.
[5.] The House of Siths shall be able to choose the Speaker of the
Sith. Both sets of councils shall have the ability to impeach.