New DD Const.

Preamble

We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, effect justice in law, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, vindicate our soundest values, and secure the fruits of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do assent to and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.

Article I

Section 1 - All non-regulatory, legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in the People, whose will shall be represented by electoral initiative within the voting precincts of each state.

All persons born of United States citizens or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state and the precinct wherein they reside.

Those citizens among them who are adult, eighteen years of age or older, and self-sovereign, i.e. at liberty from state supervision by criminal suit or mental-health commitment, shall enjoy the right to vote, without payment of poll tax or other fee, in any electoral initiative within their respective voting precincts.

Section 2 – Qualification of candidates and propositions for placement on precinct ballots shall require the signatures of no more than five percent of all resident, registered voters, upon petitions bearing prominently the names and offices sought or the full texts of propositions, respectively; contingent upon verification of eligibility of candidates, constitutionality of propositions, lawful collection of signatures, and validity of signatures, as established by at least a significant sampling thereof; to be certified by the electoral officials so charged, or who shall be charged where necessary by the State Attorney General in each such state.

Section 3 – Upon ratification of this Constitution by the same criteria, the offices and authority of every Senator and Representative within the United States shall be nullified; and the authority of every city council or equivalent body of local government to enact local ordinances shall be revoked. Thereafter any existing statute, regulation, or ordinance not superseded or abrogated by this Constitution shall remain enforceable until an aggregate vote of fifty-one percent is attained for a precinct-certified reform among at least ninety-five percent of precincts subject to its enforcement. And no reform alternative shall abridge or abrogate the rights guaranteed by this Constitution; nor shall any such reform be superseded, unless by electoral initiative.

Section 4 – The first full weekend of each season but winter, and the final full weekend before the latter season, an electoral initiative shall be held in every voting precinct in the United States, except where no candidate, nor any proposition, shall have qualified for ballot placement.

The summer electoral initiative shall be the customary weekend of election for every elective office within the United States; so that upon ratification of this Constitution, all elected officials whose terms would have ended in the year of ratification shall serve until the nearest, future summer electoral initiative.

Every public official within the United States but the President, either elected or appointed by an elected officer, may be replaced in a summer electoral initiative when, among an option of any precinct-certified candidates who meet all other qualifications for the office of an incumbent, an option to require the immediate replacement of an appointee by the appointer, where applicable, and an option to retain the status quo, one of the two former options receives an aggregate of fifty-one percent of votes cast for said office, among at least ninety-five percent of precincts subject to its oversight and authority. Nor shall the aforementioned appointer during the existing term remove the duly-elected replacement-appointee from office, unless for misconduct therein; though all public officials may be replaced in any electoral initiative when a vacating of their offices for any other reason shall have necessitated a special election.

All other departments, agencies, offices and courts of law not superseded or abrogated by this Constitution shall retain the same allotted percentage of public revenues, powers of regulation, oversight and enforcement, and restrictions under law as established prior to ratification, until a proposition alternative for reform of that government body or office, introduced by the People or by the principal officer of the government body or office in question, certified in at least ninety-five percent of precincts subject to its oversight and authority, receives an aggregate of fifty-one percent of votes among said precincts.

Section 5 – The times, places and manner of voter registration and of holding electoral initiatives within precincts shall be determined by the county electoral officials so charged, whose intent shall be to convenience the greatest number of eligible voters, at the least expense, while preserving an orderly, fair and accurate recording and reporting of votes cast.

Section 6 – Boundaries between voting precincts shall be redrawn or withdrawn only with the consenting signatures of all adults whose residency shall have changed.

Article II

Section 1 – The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States, who shall hold office for no more than two terms of four years and, together with the Vice President and the Attorney General, chosen by the former prior to election for the same term, be elected in the summer electoral initiative by an aggregate simple plurality vote among all votes cast for President within the United States.

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of the President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, been fourteen years a resident within the United States, and entirely retained self-sovereignty as an adult.

The terms of the President, the Vice President and the Attorney General shall end on the 4th day of July, and terms of their successors shall then begin.

If at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died or ceased to qualify, the Vice President elect shall become President. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President or of the Attorney General, the President shall nominate a replacement, who shall take the office upon confirmation by a two-thirds vote of assent among the Governors of the states.

If a President shall not have been determined before the time fixed for the beginning of the term, then the outgoing President, Vice President and Attorney General shall retain their offices until a President shall have been determined by a recertification, a recount or a revote in those precincts in doubt. In case of the removal of the President from office, or of disqualification, death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President; or else the Attorney General, where both of the former offices shall have been vacated; otherwise a successor shall be determined by majority vote among the Governors of the states.

Whenever the President transmits to the full Cabinet a written declaration of incapacity to discharge the powers and duties of the office, and until it is countered by a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the full Cabinet a written declaration that no incapacity exists, the President shall resume the powers and duties of the office, unless the Vice President and a majority of the Cabinet transmit within four days to the Supreme Court their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office. Thereupon the Supreme Court shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose, if not in session. If the Supreme Court, within twenty-one days of receipt of the latter written declaration, determines by at least a two-thirds majority that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise the President shall resume the powers and duties of the office.

The President shall at stated times receive for the service a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which elected; and shall receive within that period no other compensation from the United States or from any other source.

Before entering on the execution of the office, the President shall take the following oath or affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Section 2 – The President shall be the Commander-in-Chief of the military of the United States and of the National Guard. But directing of forces in a time and a theater of war and determinations of rank within the forces shall be determined, or delegated to inferior officers, by the Chairperson of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an appointment of the President; so that the President may set, or reset, the objectives of military action, or order the cessation of military action.

No declaration of war, nor any peacetime initiation of military force outside the borders of the United States and its territories, shall be undertaken without the consent of two-thirds of the Governors of the states and a unanimous vote of assent between the President and the Defense Cabinet, whose membership shall include the Attorney General, the Secretaries of State, Defense, Homeland Security and the Treasury, the Chairperson of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the heads of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency; the number and composition of which may be altered by a three-fourths majority vote among the Governors of the states, but shall not exclude the Attorney General.

The President may require the opinion in writing of the principal officer in each of the executive departments—whose appointments shall require a three-fifths confirmation among the Governors of the states—upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices. All policies of the administration shall originate with the President, who shall delegate their execution to the appropriate public officers; whereupon they shall carry out the policies within the purviews of their departments and within the limit of the law; or in the case of a disagreement with a policy, they may appeal to the full Cabinet for a vote of refusal, which shall deny the President the option of such a policy by a majority vote against it.

The President shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment or treason; and by and with the advice and consent of a majority of the Cabinet, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Governors concur; and shall nominate, by and with a majority consent of the Cabinet, and shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, subject to a three-fifths confirmation by the Governors of the states; and which shall be established by law.

Section 3 – The President shall from time to time give to the People of the United States information of the State of the Union; shall receive ambassadors; shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed; and shall commission all officers of the United States.

Section 4 – The President, Vice President, Attorney General and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes, felonies and misdemeanors.

Or the People may, after two years of the existing four-year term, in the summer electoral initiative, replace the current President when, between an option to retain the status quo, an option to remove the President in order that the Vice President may become President, and an option to remove the President in order that the Attorney General may become President, one of the latter two options receives an aggregate of fifty-one percent of votes cast for the office among at least ninety-five percent of the precincts of the United States.

Article III

Section 1 – The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as may be ordained and established by the consent of the President, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, upon the written request of the highest executive officer within whose state the court shall be situated. The judges, both of the Supreme Court and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, but shall be subject to the same criteria for replacement as are all other appointed public officials; and shall at stated times receive for their services a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.

Section 2 – The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United 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 of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction; to controversies to which the United States 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 land 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 a party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all of the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions and under such regulations as exist upon ratification of this Constitution, or as shall be established by a fifty-one percent aggregate vote among at least ninety-five percent of the precincts of the United States.

The trial of all crimes, except in case of impeachment, 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 Attorney General may direct.

The Supreme Court shall have sole power to try and to impeach the President of the United States, whether the elected or Acting President; and no conviction shall be effected without the concurrence of at least six of the nine Justices. All other impeachment trials shall be remitted to a federal court and a jury trial by designation of the Attorney General–or the Supreme Court, if the Attorney General be among the accused.

Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States: but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to the law.

Section 3 – Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on evidence establishing beyond a reasonable doubt the commission of an overt act, or upon confession in open court. The President, the Attorney General and a three-fourths majority of the remaining Defense Cabinet shall declare the punishment for treason, which shall not reach beyond those convicted.

Article IV

Section 1 – Full faith and credit shall be given in each state and precinct to the criminal judicial proceedings of every other state and precinct; to those public records designating the identification, property, debt, divorce, child custody, and criminal history of a person; and to those licenses and contracts without which interprecinct, interstate, or international commerce, transportation or communication would be substantially hindered or barred.

The judicial power of the states shall be vested in one Supreme Court and in such inferior courts as may be ordained and established by the consent of the Governor, the State Treasurer or Comptroller, and the State Attorney General, upon the written request of the highest executive officer within the jurisdiction of the proposed court. The judges, both of the Supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, subject to the same criteria for replacement as are all elected or appointed public officials but the President; and shall at stated times receive for their services a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.

Section 2 – A person charged in any state or precinct with treason, felony or other crime, who shall flee from justice and be found in another state or precinct, shall on demand of the executive authority of the state in which the charge was filed, be delivered up, to be removed to the state and precinct having jurisdiction of the crime.

Section 3 – New states may be admitted to this Union by a two-thirds aggregate vote among at least ninety-five percent of the precincts of the United States; but no new state 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 a consenting vote among three-fourths of the voters in each precinct included.

The President, with a unanimous vote of the Cabinet and a two-thirds vote among the Governors of the states, shall have the power to make rules and regulations respecting the territory or other non-military property belonging to the United States, or to dispose of the latter, with the exception of all national and state parks, forests, wildlife areas and other landmarks and lands of public domain, which shall be preserved and indivisible; nothing else in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular state.

Section 4 – The United States shall guarantee to every state and precinct in the Union a democratic form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the executive, or of the acting executive, against domestic violence.

Article V

The People, whenever an aggregate two-thirds majority thereof, among at least ninety-five percent of the precincts of the United States, vote in favor of an amendment to this Constitution, shall have ratified the same.

Article VI

All debts contracted by and engagements of the United States entered into before the adoption of this Constitution shall be honored, unless implicitly or expressly invalidated by this Constitution; whereupon such pacts as these may be renegotiated to reflect a more responsible balance between the wrong of defaulting on a public debt or an international commitment, tarnishing an unparalleled record of global, fiscal good faith and generosity, and wrongs such as state-sanctioned commercial piracy and espionage, predatory currency manipulation, human exploitation, systematic international treaty violations and other totalitarian racketeering.

This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state and precinct shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any other state or precinct to the contrary notwithstanding.

All executive, judicial and electoral officers shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution, but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

Article VII

An aggregate vote of sixty-seven percent among at least ninety-five percent of the precincts of the United States to ratify shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the States and the precincts, so ratifying the same.

A Bill of Rights

Amendment I – No law enacted by electoral initiative or otherwise shall promote the practice of or the belief in a religion, a factional political doctrine or a cultural tradition, or suppress the lawful, orderly practice thereof; or abridge the right of the People to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances; or the freedom of the press; or of any citizen to convey or to express, absent implied or express threat, a reality to adult citizens, unless the imparting of such information, or the manner or timing of its expression, is likely to cause a citizen injury, without sparing another from the same, or from worse.

Amendment II – The right to own or to acquire weapons manufactured for defense of person or private property, or for the hunting of game, shall not be denied to any adult citizen whose self-sovereignty never shall have been suspended by arrest and incarceration or by short-term, mental health commitment, nor revoked by criminal conviction or by long-term, mental health commitment; but the right to manufacture, own, acquire or utilize a weapon manufactured for indiscriminate or mass killing, or mass destruction, shall be reserved to the military of the United States, unless authorized by a unanimous vote among the Defense Cabinet and the President of the United States.

Amendment III – No law enacted by electoral initiative or otherwise shall compel military service or the quartering of military personnel in a time of peace, or in a time of war, but in a manner to be determined by a unanimous Defense Cabinet and a three-fourths majority among the Governors of the states; or shall bar or substantially hinder the travel or communications of self-sovereign citizens between the states or the precincts, or between the United States and foreign nations; or shall appropriate private property for public use without just compensation and the consent of the owner.

Amendment IV – No citizen shall be deprived of life, liberty, privacy or property without a reasonable, impartial application of law: issuance of criminal bench warrants for specific objects, persons or places to be searched or seized, upon lawful establishment of probable cause; or else reasonable suspicion of criminal activity established on scene by direct police observation, credible witness affirmation, reasonably-incriminating circumstance, erratic or desperate behavior, or suspect self-incrimination; impounding of property only for evidentiary purposes, forfeiture, or for safekeeping with the consent of the owner or possessor; use of physical force sufficient only to subdue physical aggression, fleeing, or other bodily resistance to lawful detainment or arrest; use of deadly force only against ongoing, lethal endangerment of the public, or of law enforcement.

Amendment V – The intentional, knowing, reckless or criminally-negligent infliction of death or grave physical or psychological injury—a disabling injury that is not susceptible to humane, restorative care or natural, restorative healing absent professional medical or mental health intervention—by an adult upon a minor, a post-partum human being younger than eighteen years of age, henceforth shall be a high crime: an offense so heinous and degenerate that, upon conviction and exhausted appeal of the convicted, the latter shall be confined by the state, apart from the public, until death.

Amendment VI – In all criminal suits the accused shall have the right to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation upon arrest; to have assigned to the case, upon incarceration, an impartial clerk of the court, at public expense, who shall verify the legitimacy of probable cause by examination of reports and other evidence and a direct, recorded interview of the accused; to attend an information hearing, where said clerk and the accused shall be queried by a judge other than the trial judge, who shall review the evidence and determine which charges, if any, to file; or in the case of an infamous crime, whether to impanel a grand jury and with which indictments pending; to be arraigned before the same court and afforded a plea offer; and, absent a guilty plea, to be informed of the witnesses to and evidence of guilt and afforded a second plea offer; and to be provided sufficient time prior to trial to obtain witnesses and evidence of innocence by compulsory process, with the aid of a publicly-funded clerk of the law, while confined or on bail, and at the discretion of the trial judge as to admissibility—to whom any other citizen with probative evidence may submit a request for permission to volunteer the same at trial, after full discovery.

The accused shall enjoy the option of a speedy and public trial, in which the accused alone shall present a defense before an impartial jury of the state and the district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district shall have been previously ascertained by law.

At any time the accused may waive the right to a trial by jury; or the presiding judge may issue a ruling, upon examination of the accused and with the assent of two mental health physicians, that the accused is incapable of presenting a coherent, effective defense; whereupon the judge may appoint the same clerk of the law to act as a surrogate defendant, enjoying all the rights and privileges of the accused in the presentation of a defense; or may commit the accused to a mental health facility for treatment in preparation for trial.

An examination of prospective jurors and selection of fourteen shall be made by the presiding judge, subject to challenges for cause by the defendant, from among adult citizens whose self-sovereignty never shall have been revoked; and who shall be compensated per hour an amount no less than, but not more than twice, the federal minimum wage, to be determined by the Governors of the states, respectively. The accused shall then dismiss any two of the fourteen jurors by peremptory challenge.

The right to a neutral audience from the jury shall attend the accused; and at the opening of trial the jurors shall be informed of this right and of the nature and cause of the accusation against the defendant; who shall take the witness stand to respond under oath to any germane questions of the presiding judge and the jurors.

The defendant, or the surrogate defendant, shall then call and question witnesses and present evidence, equally subject to the direct examination of the trial judge and the jury, and to the rulings and directives of the former, who shall guide the proceeding in a manner conducive to a full, reasoned and swift finding of fact and law.

Upon the ruling of the court that the defense has exhausted all relevant, material evidence, the judge shall call to the stand for the same full, direct examination any public officer materially engaged in the investigation, arrest or interview of the accused, including the clerk of the court, ending the process similarly with the aforementioned voluntary witnesses and their evidence.

Except in the case of confession the jury shall retire to decide only a general verdict of “not guilty” or “guilty” of the charged, criminal action: All special qualifications and classifications arising from intent or bearing upon sentencing shall be a finding of the presiding judge; who shall follow statutory guidelines in identifying the class and degree of a crime and imposing the designated sentence where applicable; or else exercise the reasonable discretion afforded by law. But no defendant ruled incompetent to present a defense, or having pled insanity as a defense, then found guilty of the criminal action by an impartial jury after a competent defense, shall serve less time in state confinement than could a competent defendant convicted of an equivalent offense.

The inability of more than two jurors among at least nine remaining to assent to the majority verdict after twenty hours of deliberation shall result in a mistrial and a retrial at the earliest, reasonable date. And when, in the judgment of the jury, a material finding of the judge or the sentence imposed is in error or unreasonable, the jury by a unanimous vote may effect the filing of a notice of appeal of the decision, in the name of the defendant.

Amendment VII – In civil actions where the damages in controversy involve an infliction of grave physical or psychological injury or death, 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 United States or the several states than according to the rules of equity and the common law.

Amendment VIII – Excessive bail shall not be required; but no bail shall be granted to any person accused of a felony, a high crime or treason. Punishments other than the death penalty shall not inflict physical injury—or psychological, except that which results from the predicament of confinement itself.

Accused, convicted or committed adults shall be confined apart from such minors; and the sexes separated according to their sexual physiology. All methods and locations of confinement shall reflect every reasonable precaution in favor of protection of the community, as against conveniencing or rehabilitation of the accused, convicted or committed; while taking every reasonable precaution toward protection of the confined from one another, from themselves, from the misconduct of institutional staff, and from the community at large.

All convicted prisoners shall labor no less than eight hours per day, five days per week, unless two physicians certify that they are physically or mentally incapable of as much; and only in so laboring shall able prisoners earn the privileges of hot meals, visitations, educational and recreational opportunities and personal, non-toiletry possessions within cells.

No amnesty, commutation, pardon or appeal shall be necessitated by the ratification of this Constitution.

Amendment IX – The enumeration in this Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others inherent to the self-sovereign. To this effect, no state or precinct shall deny to any non-resident within its jurisdiction an equivalent application of the law; the privilege of the writ of habeus corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it; no bill of attainder or ex post facto law shall be passed; nor any title of nobility granted within the United States; and no person holding any public office of the United States or the several states shall accept any emolument or other consideration, office or title from any foreign nation, sovereign or political group.

Amendment X – No law enacted by electoral initiative or otherwise shall establish a debt, project or fiscal program where the financing thereof would obligate future citizens to the financial commitments of current voters. Appropriations shall be drawn from revenues collected within one year of their appropriation through floating debt and the collection of these fees and revenues only:

-Usage fees levied upon persons whose activities degrade or monopolize public property;
-Usage fees levied upon persons enjoying exclusive use of land, in proportion to its acreage and the volume, mass and scarcity of natural resources therein;
-Usage fees levied upon foreign governments for involvement of United States military personnel, equipment or weaponry in operations outside the territory of the United States, at the request of said governments, which would otherwise be the responsibility of any sovereign nation to itself;
-Misusage fees levied upon persons whose activities, whether intentional or negligent, damage public property;
-Misusage fees levied upon persons whose activities damage the private property of another person, or impede its exclusive use by barring lawful access to it, or operation of it; physically altering it or its value; or otherwise converting or making improbable its peaceable, lawful, exclusive enjoyment; thereby necessitating the intervention of law enforcement or courts of law;
-Misusage fees levied upon persons who assume unnecessary risks or file frivolous complaints that require emergency public services or courts of law;
-Sales of forfeited, seized property;
-Sales of goods processed or manufactured by state-confined workers; or revenues from the contracting-out of their services;
-Sales of government property to allies of the United States, upon a two-thirds majority vote among the Governors and a unanimous vote between the President and the Cabinet—or the Defense Cabinet, in the case of military property;
-Duties, imposts and excises;
-Safety-inspection and handling charges;
-Any fiscal-program income deduction annually re-authorized by electoral initiative.

All fees shall reflect the actual duration and costs of use or misuse, so that collections in anticipation of use may necessitate reimbursement.

No law enacted by precinct electoral initiative shall institute or increase an appropriation from revenues derived in part or in full from another precinct, unless with a fifty-one percent consenting vote within the latter precinct, or unless authorized by this Constitution; nor withhold or disburse revenues lawfully collected for and due to a city, county or state government, or the federal government.

Amendment XI – The power to appropriate revenues and the exercise of oversight, investigative and regulatory authority formerly delegated to the United States Congress by the original Constitution, where not previously delegated by the former, shall be delegated by the Attorney General to, and in turn by, the appropriate executive appointees, whose official acts may be halted by the President, the Attorney General, or by a three-fifths majority of the Governors, when deemed unlawful, wasteful or predominantly political in nature. Accordingly:

The Secretary of the Treasury shall have the power to assess and collect the fees and revenues enumerated by this Constitution; to issue one-year Treasury notes on the credit of the United States; to pay the debts and expenses of the United States; to coin or print money, stabilize the value thereof, and of foreign money; to fix the standard of weights and measures; to establish uniform guidelines on the subject of bankruptcies; and to safeguard against the devaluation and counterfeiting of the securities and current money of the United States. But no money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of appropriations authorized by law; and a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.

The Secretary of Commerce shall have the power to ensure public safety through regulation of commerce with foreign nations and among the several states and precincts, and with the Native American tribes; to lay and collect all duties, imposts and excises uniformly throughout the United States; and to promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited time to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writing and discoveries. But no tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any state or precinct; and no preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or revenue to the ports of one state or precinct over those of another; nor shall vessels bound to, or from, one state or precinct, be obliged to enter, clear or pay duties in another.

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall have the power to monitor and to regulate entry into and exit from the United States; to establish a uniform rule of naturalization and deportation; and to make rules for domestic capture of foreign enemies.

The Secretary of State shall have the power to define and process piracies, felonies and other non-military transgressions committed by United States citizens on the High Seas, or in any other international space, and offenses against the law of Nations.

The Secretary of Defense shall have the power to provision and maintain the armed forces; to maintain rules for the government and regulation of the armed forces; and to make rules for the capture of foreign enemies abroad.

The Postmaster General shall have the power to establish post offices, post routes and postal rates.

Amendment XII – Any self-sovereign, adult citizen shall be welcome to purchase or to lease property, or to contract services or employment, private or public, subject to equivalent qualifications and on equal terms. But no contract entered into with a minor, or made by force or fraud, shall be enforceable by law.

Amendment XIII – Citizens shall retain the right to form workers unions whenever the labor at issue is a service for which any citizen can refuse to pay by refusing the service itself and the product of such service.

Lawful unions shall retain the right to strike whenever an interruption in work would not endanger public safety, withhold labor for which a prospective striker was previously paid, or withhold a service or product for which a person cannot lawfully refuse to pay.

No corporation reporting no current earnings or profit, or a loss, shall award raises, bonuses or other extraordinary emoluments to its executives, for or during the same fiscal period, unless with the express, contemporaneous assent of all of its owners.

No person to whom any of the several states or the United States has granted a license to render a service, or to own or operate a device intended to provide such a service, or to provide a good shall retain the same upon exacting a rate, a fee or a price that exceeds twenty times the federal minimum wage; two times both the actual costs of operation of the device and the resulting marginal dimunition of its functioning life, as applied to its replacement cost; or two times the cost to replace the good, respectively.

No administrative rule or regulation, except those indispensable to the protection of public safety, shall be enforceable by law: But any injury to person or to property, private or public, whose proximate cause is a business or governmental standard or procedure violative of due care and common sense shall nullify the limited liability or the official immunity of the authorizing and enforcing officers, respectively, both in civil and in criminal suits.

Amendment XIV – All adult foreign citizens who apply for United States citizenship shall be denied the same until they shall have demonstrated in English, by written and verbal examination, a functional comprehension of written and spoken English, of simple algebra for common usage, of the system of government established by this Constitution, and of the everyday practices conducive to good health.

All minor children of citizens of the United States shall enjoy the right to be educated at public expense; but within two years of the ratification of this Constitution, none shall be graduated from the sixth grade of any school, public, home or private, until they shall have passed the citizenship examination.

The minor children of parents who are not citizens of the United States but who have maintained a domicile therein for at least seven years, and their self-sovereignty along with it, shall establish citizenship by passing the citizenship examination. Whenever all minor children of such parents, and the parents themselves, shall have passed the citizenship examination, then all shall be granted citizenship.

Amendment XV – The manufacture, sale, transportation or use by citizens of the United States, twenty-one years of age or older, of any intoxicant which is not likely to induce severe physiological addiction and withdrawal or temporary insanity, as understood by law, is hereby legalized and made subject to all laws respecting regulation of agriculture and commerce.

But the use of any intoxicant, legal or illegal, concurrent with a violation of a federal, state, local or precinct law shall be a felony crime: an offense that suspends the self-sovereignty of the accused before and during trial and revokes it upon conviction; until the accused shall have been exonerated, or shall have served no less than one year in state or federal incarceration.

And the use of any illegal intoxicant by a custodial parent shall be, ipso facto, felony child neglect and cause the immediate loss of custody of all minor children upon arrest; whereupon custody shall be restored only upon exoneration, or completion of sentence and judicial consent.

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