Dominion of Keithieopia

A sovereign nation located in North America. Independence was declared on January 3rd, 2002.

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Second Constitution of the Keithieopian Realm


An Act for creating a more perfect nation, for the people by the people, and a Government for purposes thus mentioned.

  • Whereas the people stand united together in their national identity; and
  • Whereas the culture and traditions form that national identity; and
  • Whereas a nation's continuing existence is maintained by people's will; and
  • Whereas a nation's sole purpose is to promote the welfare of all its people; therefore be it
  • Resolved that the people retain their identity of being Keithieopian; and
  • Resolved that the people remain united in The Keithieopian Realm; and
  • Resolved that the people strengthen their nation's under this newly established constitution and code of laws

Article I: This Constitution

  • This document may be cited as “The Second Constitution of the Keithieopian Realm”, or generically, the “Constitution”.
  • Prior constitutions, code of laws, and all other state documents are immediately repealed
  • The provisions of this Constitution shall commence and take effect immediately

Article II: National Identity

  • The nation's full name is The Keithieopian Realm
  • The people who make up the nation are known to be Keithieopian
  • Internally, the nation may be shortened to Keithieopia or The Realm

Article III: The People and their Rights

Any person living in the Realm is guaranteed these basic freedoms and rights:

  • Right of Equality - No person shall be denied any right or discriminated on the basis of their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national or social origin, or any other identifier inherited at birth, bodily or not
  • Freedom of Expression - No law shall be passed that restricts religious, political, creeds, values, or other opinion, or the establishment or exercise thereof
  • Freedom of Speech - No law shall be placed that restricts the right to speak or be compelled to speak against their will
  • Freedom of Person - No person shall be forced into slavery or servitude
  • Right to Privacy - No person shall be subject to arbitrary interference with their privacy, home, or correspondence
  • Freedom of Movement - All persons may freely move within the Realm and leave and return to the Realm at their leisure. Any person may reside anywhere they wish.
  • Right of Association - No law shall prevent or regulate association, cohabitation, or marriage

Article IV: Justice

Any person suspected, charged, or found guilty of a crime maintains the right of justice, which shall include:

  • Lawful Arrest - No person shall be subject to arbitrary arrest or detention without first being told what they stand accused of
  • Fair Trials - Anyone charged with a crime is entitled to a speedy, impartial trial in which they are presumed innocent until proved guilty. Those charged with a crime are entitled to independent legal representation at no expense
  • Humane Treatment - No person shall be subject to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
  • Punishment of Mental Illness - No person shall be imprisoned, punished, or found guilty of crimes committed due to mental illness
  • No Retroactive Punishments - No person be charged with a crime that was not a crime at the time it was committed, nor be given a heavier penalty beyond that which was originally set
  • Sentence Modernization - Should a crime be decriminalized or it's penalty lowered, all those found guilty shall be pardoned or have their sentences reduced to match
  • Rehabilitation - Imprisonment shall be rehabilitative and not punitive in nature, except for crimes against the public's trust
  • Excile - Those found guilty of a crime may invoke free exit from the Realm without punishment. Upon invoking this right, that individual will be subject to permanent exile.

Article V: Citizenship

A resident of the realm becomes a citizen once they are an adult and have served two years in the military or as a civil servant.

Citizenship guarantees the following rights:

  • Permanent and irrevocable status of citizenship
  • Eligibility to vote
  • Eligibility to hold office

Article VI: Holding Office


  • A person must be a citizen to hold any office
  • No person shall hold multiple offices
  • No person is eligible for office if they have already served cumulatively 8 years in any office

Start and End of Office:

  • All yearly terms for incoming officials start on the first day of the year
  • All terms for retiring officials expire on the 30th day of the year

Transitional Period:

  • The first 30 days of the year shall be considered a transitional period for elected officials to learn from incumbent officials
  • The elected and the incumbent official shall both share the powers of their office; the elected official learning from the mentoring incumbent
  • Any willful disengagement from the mentoring and learning process by either party shall be the grounds for immediate removal of office and impeachment

Article VII: The National Assembly

The National Assembly exercises legislative powers by simple majority. Assemblymembers serve 3 year terms.


  • The Assembly shall be composed of members appointed by their respective parties.
  • Parties shall receive a proportional number of seats to the number of votes given to that party from an election.

Powers Vested and Voting:

Voting shall be conducted openly in the National Assembly; voting shall not be by secret ballot. Any Assemblymember may introduce a bill or resolution:

By Simple Majority Vote:

  • Ratify a bill into a non-binding proclamation
  • Ratify a bill into referendum to be directly voted on by the people
  • Approve an appointed cabinet member by the Chancellor

By Three-Fourths Vote:

  • Appoint a Chancellor
  • Issue a vote of no confidence to remove the Chancellor from office
  • Issue a censure to a High Court Justice, and conduct a referendum to be directly voted on the people for that Justice's removal from office
  • Ratify a bill and send it to the Premier to sign into law

By Unanimous Vote:

  • Impeach a Premier for high crimes and treason, and conduct a referendum to be directly voted by the people for the Premier's removal from office
  • Amend the constitution

Required Duties:

  • Meet at least every other month
  • With-in 60 days remaining until the next year, set that year's budget
  • By February 1st, elect the next Chancellor if their office term is expiring
  • Replace the Chancellor within 30 days if they are removed from office

Dereliction of Duty:

Failure to perform required duties will result in the dissolution of the National Assembly and an emergency election within 30 days to replace all of the Assemblymembers

Article VIII: The Chancellor

The Chancellor shall be a member of the National Assembly that is appointed by the Assembly.

The Chancellor signs bills into law as submitted by the Assembly, can veto them, or send them back to the Assembly for editing.

The Chancellor can create new ministries to distribute their power of office. The Directors of all the ministries shall form the Chancellor's cabinet and must be confirmed by the National Assembly with a simple majority vote.

Article VIV: The Premier

The Premier is directly elected by the citizens.

The Premier is the chief ambassador the Realm in matters of foreign affairs, sets the defense policy, and is the commander-in-chief of the military.

The Premier can pardon crimes committed by individuals against the state, except for crimes committed by elected or appointed officials.

Article X: The Imperial Court

Imperial Court Justices are elected directly by the citizens.

The Imperial Court exercises power to matters of constitutionality regarding the other branch's actions and can block such actions should they be found unconstitutional.

Article XI: The Emperor

The Emperor has no legislative or executive power. The Emperor is the figurehead of the Realm, representing the nation's solidarity and unity.

The Emperor is not elected or appointed, but rather named by the previous emperor. Should the current Emperor fail to name a successor, the title shall go in order of preference to:

  • Their spouse, or
  • Their children, in order of age, or
  • The Premier, or
  • The Chancellor, or
  • The most senior Assemblymember

Should the heir apparent currently be in an elected or appointed position, they shall be required to relinquish it and a special election called to replace their current position

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