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Transcript: The people in a Constitutional Monarchy vote based on the fundamental relationship between the Executive and Legislative Branches of government. This is known as the Parlimentary Relationship where Citizens are voters and elect a leader for the Legislative Branch, being the Parliament of the country. The Monarch, however, is seperate from the voting procedure and is chosen based on their heredity, similar to the traditional form of succession in an absolute monarchy. There are even countries that have an elective monarchy as well The Powers of Parliment vs. the Monarch In a Constitutional Monarchy there are two differing branches of power, the Legislative and the Executive. These powers of government are present in today's democracies, but differ based on their role and significance to the state in a Constitutional Monarchy. The Legislative power is represented by the country's constitution and a group of representatives who act as the true force behind the country's political decisions. The Constitutional Monarch, however, acts as a head of the state, embodying the country's ideals rather than having any true political power. Parliament's Duties The Election Process The Monarchy Ceremonial Duties Provides approval for new Bills and legislature (Executive Power) Reserve Powers based on the Constitution Constitutional Monarchy: Spain In today's modern society Constitutional Monarchies have persisted, and transcended from their origin as an absolute monarchy, allowing their citizens to act more freely and not feel restricted by strict royalty as they had during the Middle Ages. The Constitutional Monarchy does not merely exist in Europe however, for numerous countries today have adopted this form of government that span across the entire globe from Japan to Australia. Constitutional Monarchies Today Constitutional Monarchy: U.K. Unlike the strictness of the traditional absolute monarchy, the constitutional monarchy permits its citizens to contribute in a meaningful way towards the country's political progress. Similar to a democracy, the country's citizens are granted the ability to vote for political figures and are free to express their opinions openly about government decisions. But in a Constitutional Monarchy it is not the election of a Monarch, but of the head of the Legislative branch. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom The Creation and Approval of Laws (Legislative Power) Economic Issues (Taxes) Daily Issues (Crime, Health, and the needs of everyday citizens) The United Kingdom The country itself had more recently become a constitutional monarchy in the year 1978 after being an absolute monarchy. The King of Spain Felipe VI, like other constitutional monarch's, acts as the figure and symbol of Spain's strength rather than having a major influence on political decisions. The Government is also split into three branches Legislative, in the form of Parliament, Executive being the Rajoy Cabinet, and lastly the Supreme Court. Constitutional Monarchy Spain King Felipe VI of Spain The Rights of the Citizen The United Kingdom is the stereotypical symbol of a Monarchy, yet it's own royal dignitary has little power over the country's political decisions compared to its origin as an absolute monarchy. The country is led by a Prime Minister, the elected leader of Parliament and the head of the country's Cabinet, while the Queen, Elizabeth II, is the figure head of Great Britiain and holds executive powers, including the right to declare an act of war if it were necessary.


Transcript: Constitutional Commissions are equally pre-eminent in their respective spheres. Neither one may claim dominance over the others. In case of conflicting rulings, it is the Judiciary, which interprets the meaning of the law and ascertain which view shall apply. (CSC v. Pobre, G.R. No. 160508, 15 September 2004) Limited to decisions rendered in actions or proceedings taken cognizance of by the Commissions in the exercise of their adjudicatory or quasi-judicial functions. It does not refer to purely executive powers. Hence, questions arising from the award of a contract for construction of voting booths can be brought before the trial court. (Ambil vs. COMELEC, G.R. No. 143398, October 5, 2000) “no report, no release” policy may not be validly enforced against offices vested with fiscal autonomy, without violating Sec. 5, Article IX-A of the Constitution. The “automatic release” of approved annual appropriations to petitioner, a constitutional commission vested with fiscal autonomy should thus be construed to mean that no condition to fund releases to it may be imposed. However, petitioner’s claim that its budget may not be reduced by Congress below the amount appropriated for the previous year, as in the case of Judiciary, must be rejected. The provision in Section 3 of Article VIII, prohibiting the reduction in the appropriation for the Judiciary below the amount appropriated for the previous year does not appear in Section 5, Article IX-A. The plain implication of this omission is that Congress is not prohibited from reducing the appropriations of Constitutional Commissions below the amount appropriated for them for the previous year (Civil Service Commission vs. DBM, G.R. No. 158791, July 22, 2005) No member of a Constitutional Commission shall, during his tenure: 1. Hold any other office or employment; 2. Engage in the practice of any profession; 3. Engage in the active management and control of any business which in any way may be affected by the functions of his office; and 4. Be financially interested, directly or indirectly, in other contract with, or in any franchise or privilege granted by the government, any of its subdivision, agencies or instrumentalities, including GOCCs or their subsidiaries. Commissioners are appointed by the President and are confirmed by the of Commission on Appointments Removed only by impeachment Partisan Political Activity - active support for or affiliation with the cause of a political party or candidate Scope of the Civil Service: Embraces all branches, subdivisions, instrumentalities and agencies of the Government, including government-owned and controlled corporations with original charters (Art IXB Sec 2(1),) Art IXB Sec 5. The Congress shall provide for the standardization of compensation of government officials and employees, including those in government-owned or controlled corporations with original charters, taking into account the nature of the responsibilities pertaining to, and the qualifications required for their positions. Art IXB Sec. No elective or appointive public officer or employee shall receive additional, double, or indirect compensation, unless specifically authorized by law, nor accept without the consent of the Congress, any present, emolument, office, or title of any kind from any foreign government. Additional – same office – added or extra reward in form of compensation Double – two office where one derives compensation Per Diem Pensions Career Open career Closed Career Career executive Career officers Position in AFP Personnel in GOCC Permanent skilled or unskilled Non Career Electives officials and staff Dept Heads and their personal and confidential staff Chairmen and members of commissions Contractual, Emergency and seasonal employee Exempt Policy Determining Primarily Confidential Highly Technical Quasi-Judicial functions to exercise exclusive jurisdictions over all contests relating to the elections, returns, and qualifications of all elective regional, provincial and city officials and appellate jurisdiction over all contests involving all municipal officials decided by trial courts of general jurisdiction; to decide, except those involving the right to vote, all questions affecting elections, including determination of the number and location of polling places, appointment of election officials and inspectors, and registration of voters; to file petitions in court for inclusion or exclusion of voters; and to investigate and, where appropriate, prosecute cases of violations of election laws, including acts or omissions constituting election fraud, offenses and malpractices. Administrative functions To enforce and administer all laws and regulations relative to the conduct of and elections, plebiscites, initiatives, referendum, and recalls. to deputize, with the concurrence of the President of the Philippines, law enforcement agencies and instrumentalities of the Government, including the Armed Forces of the Philippines, for the


Transcript: Who should be in charge of the government? The power should mostly be with the government but should also be shared with the people so you can also have their opinion. Who should have the right to vote? What issues do i see today in America and what do i think should be added to the constitution. Honestly i think anyone over the age of 18 as long as they were born in America should be able to vote. Constitutional Convention Presentation How much power should they have? Should the power rest in the states or in the national government?: i think there should be at least 5-10 for each state and the only qualification they should have is to be a good negotiator and be able to keep calm under stressful situations. The only rights i can think of that i think people deserve is the right for everyone who lives in the states to be able to do what ever they wish no matter what their race is. I believe this because the world would be so much more peaceful if people could not be judged by the color of their skin or their race. The people we have now should stay in charge of the government in my opinion but they should be open to opinions from the people of the US. what individual rights do you think americans should have and why? How many delegates should each state have? And should they have any specific qualifications. In my own opinion i think the power should be even between the two so that there can be less controversy. The issue i see today in America is a lot of either jobless or homeless people. Now i don't exactly what should be added to the constitution but it should defiantly be along the lines of no person who has lost their job should be left jobless and should be giving better options for a new job.

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