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The Constitution[]

Ratified June 22, 2003.

Preamble[]

We the people of the Union of Everett, in order to create the perfect union, establish justice, ensure peace, provide for the defense, maintain the welfare and secure liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Union of Everett.

Article I[]

  • Section 1. The executive power shall be vested in a President of the Union of Everett. The President shall hold their office during an elected term of ten years, and, together with the Executive Council and Supreme Judiciary, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows:

The citizens of the Union shall vote once, each vote counted nationally as a whole. The popular votes in total shall result in the election of the new President of the Union of Everett and as such, the election of each member of the Executive Council and Supreme Judiciary.

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the Union of Everett, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, or a citizen of a territory during which time such a territory formally joined this Union as a state, shall be eligible to any federal elected office; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of 21 years, and been a permanent resident within the Union of Everett.

In case of the removal of the President from office, or of his or her death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Executive Councilors and the Judicial branch. By law a system shall provide for the case of removal, death, resignation or inability, both of the President, Executive Councilors and Supreme Judiciary, 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.

The President shall, at stated times, receive for his or her services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he or she shall have been elected, and he or she shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the Union of Everett, or any of the several states.

Before the President enter on the execution of his or her office, he or she shall take the following oath or affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the Union of Everett, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Union of Everett."

  • Section 2. The President shall be commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Union of Everett, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the Union of Everett; he or she 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 or she shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the Union of Everett, except in cases of impeachment.

The President shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council and the Governors of the several states, to make treaties, and he or she shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Council, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls.

  • Section 3. The President, Executive Council and all civil officers of the Union of Everett, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors in accordance with court decision or through a national recall vote for removal by the people.

Article II[]

  • Section 1. The judicial power of the Union of Everett, shall be vested in one Supreme Court. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices for a term of ten years, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office. Each of the nine Justices of the Judicial branch shall also be elected individually by the citizens by a popular vote.
  • Section 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the Union of Everett, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority;--to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls;--to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;--to controversies to which the Union of Everett shall be a party;--to controversies between two or more states;--between a state and citizens of another state;--between citizens of different states;--between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.

In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions.

The trial of all crimes, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the law have directed.

  • Section 3. Treason against the Union of Everett, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort, or in usurping the authority of the Constitution. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

Article III[]

  • 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 government may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.
  • Section 2. The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states.

A person charged in any state with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another state, shall on demand of the executive authority of the state from which he or she fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the state having jurisdiction of the crime.

  • Section 3. New states may be admitted by the President into this union; but no new states shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned. States shall have the authority, upon an electoral referendum approved by the citizens and subjects of said state to peaceably declare independence and vacate from the Union.

The President shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the Union of Everett; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the Union of Everett, or of any particular state.

  • Section 4. The Union of Everett shall protect each state against invasion; and against domestic violence.

Article IV[]

The President, Executive Council and Judiciary shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed; provided that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage.

Amendments proposed shall be required to abide by the Bill of Rights already in effect, including such sections protecting the rights of the People to life, liberty, equality, justice, property and pursuit of happiness.

Article V[]

All debts contracted and engagements entered into, affecting and belonging to the states and territories of, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the Union of Everett under this Constitution.

This Constitution, and the laws of the Union of Everett which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the Union of Everett, 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 not-with-standing.

All executive, legislative and judicial officers, both of the Union of Everett and of the states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the Union of Everett.

Bill of Rights[]

Amendment I[]

There shall be no law respecting an establishment of official religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press or of expression; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, or to petition the government for a redress of grievances or the right to privacy. No law shall violate the basic rights of life, liberty, equality, justice, property and the pursuit of happiness.

Amendment II[]

The right of the people to keep and bear small arms, shall not be infringed. To maintain freedom from tyranny, and to instate an insurgency in a time of war, the right of the people to take up arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III[]

No authority shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war.

Amendment IV[]

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, electronics, vehicles 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.

Amendment V[]

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; no person shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against him or herself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without consent and just compensation.

Amendment VI[]

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him or her; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his or her favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his or her defense.

Amendment VII[]

The right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the Union of Everett, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII[]

  • Section 1. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
  • Section 2. No Everetti citizen shall be extradited, tried, punished or imprisoned in a nation deemed as corrupt, biased or in a nation in which conditions are poor and or hazardous or a nation known for inhumane treatment of persons.

Amendment IX[]

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X[]

The powers not delegated to the Union of Everett by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

Amendment XI[]

The judicial power of the Union of Everett shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the Union of Everett by citizens of another state, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign state.

Amendment XII[]

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted such as community services, shall exist within the Union of Everett, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Amendment XIII[]

  • Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the Union of Everett, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the Union of Everett and of the state wherein they reside. No entity shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the Union of Everett; nor shall any entity deprive any person of life, liberty, equality, justice, property or happiness, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
  • Section 2. No person shall hold any office, civil or military, under the Union of Everett, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as an officer of the Union of Everett, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the Union of Everett, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.

Amendment XIV[]

  • Section 1. The right of citizens of the Union of Everett to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the Union of Everett or by any state on account of race, color, nationality, ethnicity, language or legal immigrant status.
  • Section 2. The right of citizens of the Union of Everett to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the Union of Everett or by any state on account of sex, gender, orientation or identity.
  • Section 3. The right of citizens of the Union of Everett, who are 16 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the Union of Everett or any state on account of age.
  • Section 4. The right of citizens of the Union of Everett to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the Union of Everett or by any state on account of religion, non-religion or belief or non-belief.
  • Section 5. No citizen shall be coerced, required, forced or otherwise under threat or other to vote for any specific candidate; to contribute nor donate to any specific candidate; to endorse nor support any specific candidate.
  • Section 6. The right of the citizens of the Union of Everett to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the Union of Everett or by an state on account of failure to pay any tax, nor be required to acquire any voter identification nor be denied the ability to acquire any identifications to prove identity.
  • Section 7. No citizen of the Union of Everett shall be compelled to vote.
  • Section 8. The right of citizens of the Union of Everett to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the Union of Everett or by any state on account of disability, criminal status, health status, recipient of welfare or benefits, unemployment or type of employment, nor education or lack thereof, nor income class.
  • Section 9. The right of citizens of the Union of Everett to vote in any primary or other election for President or other government official, shall not be denied or abridged by the Union of Everett or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

Amendment XV[]

The government shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several states, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

Amendment XVI[]

It is the right of every citizen to live a healthy and secure life and the duty of the nation to provide such health care for the citizens. No citizen or lawful immigrant shall be denied such care.

Amendment XVII[]

It shall be a violation of rights to deny minors, those 17 years of age and younger, the same rights as adults as stated in Amendments I, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, XII, XIII, XVI and XVIII. All people, regardless of age, shall have the same rights, especially in consideration of Amendment I, where no person shall be denied.

Amendment XVIII[]

It shall be a basic human right for all persons to be safe and secure from harm. The right to self defense by any means necessary is inviolable and shall not be infringed.

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