Canon Governing Document of the Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon

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Canon Governing Document of
the Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon
First page of the Document
First page of the Document
Created 16 December 2020
Ratified 8 January 2021
Location Northwood-oregon (2).svg Kingsland, Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon
Authors Carson Snyder
Grant Bruns
Signers Carson Snyder
Sarah Freck
Andrew Stuller
Nicholas Abbott
Theo Porter
Lucas Daniel
Kaitlyn Huber
Caleb Scarberry
Grant Bruns

The Canon Governing Document of the Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon is the superior law of the Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon. Writing began on the document on 1 October 2020 by King Carson Snyder and was finalized on 16 December 2020 with assistance from Duke Grant Bruns. The document is comprised of 7 articles, 18 sections, and 1193 words, it is the longest document written for the Kingdom. It was ratified on 8 January 2021 at 8:24 AM EST with the completion of a unanimous vote.

History

On 1 October 2020, the writing of the Canon Governing Document of the Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon by King Carson begun behind closed doors. This was changed on 15 October 2020 when suggestions and monitoring were allowed between the leaders of the Kingdom. On 9 November 2020, sections of the Canon Governing Document were completely rewritten to allow for non-royal leaders following the introduction of the first non-royal leader in the form of the Oriel of the Osme Free State. Writing would continue to stall until 10 December 2020 when King Carson would enlist the help of Duke Grant to assist in the writing of the document. It is theorized, although not officially confirmed by any source, that this move was prompted due to the events of the Kingsland Insurrection. The original writing of the Canon Governing Document would conclude on 16 December 2020 with an additional minor changed being made on 26 December 2020.

On 28 December 2020 a voice meeting initially planned on 20 December 2020 was conducted. In attendance were King Carson Snyder, Duke Grant Bruns, Duke Lucas Daniel, and Duchess Kaitlyn Huber. Among other agenda pieces, a discussion and vote on the Canon Governing Document were scheduled and held. After discussion on the document, no changes were found to be needed by the attendees, with affirmative votes being cast by all attending members.[1] On 7 January 2021 another voice meeting was held with King Carson Snyder, Queen Sarah Freck, Prince Andrew Stuller, Duke Grant Bruns, Duke Nicholas Abbott, and Duke Theo Porter III in attendance. Duke Theo Porter would vote aye on the Canon Governing Document at 1:50 PM EST with Queen Sarah Freck, Prince Andrew Stuller, and Duke Nicholas Abbott finalizing their affirmative votes at 2:29 PM EST. [2] The next day on 8 January 2021, Duke Caleb Scarberry voted aye to the Canon Governing Document at 8:24 AM EST, completing the unanimous vote required to pass the document and officially bringing it into effect.

Structure

Title Structure General description
Article 1
  • Sovereigns
  • Secession
  • Regency

Outlines the Sovereigns' roles as heads of state, the process of electoral secession of the thrones, and prospects for a Council of Regents for both Sovereigns for times of interregnum and Lord Regents for extended interregnum.

Article 2
  • Royal Deluge
  • Preclusionary Committee

Outlines the structure and purpose of the Royal Deluge and Preclusionary Commitee, distribution of votes to member states, authority in the chambers, and elections for the Preclusionary Committee.

Article 3
  • Judicial
  • Jury
  • Aegis

Outlines the structure of the judicial branch, how judges are nominated and decided, the jury system, and rights afforded to the accused.

Article 4
  • Member States
  • Baronies
  • Sovereign Land
  • Citizenship

Outlines how member states are created, the structure of member states, the system of Baronies, what sovereign land is, and prerequisites to citizenship.

Article 5
  • Kingdom Supremacy

Outlines the precedence and superiority of laws and legislation passed by the Royal Deluge over member states of the Kingdom.

Article 6
  • Military
  • Branches
  • Administration

Outlines the structure of the military, the branches of the military, and how the military is administrated by the Sovereigns.

Article 7
  • Amendment
  • Ratification

Outlines provisions to ratify amendments to the Canon Governing Document and how it was to be initially passed.

External Links

References

  1. Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon Meeting Minutes 28 December 2020 Carson Snyder. Accessed 3 January 2021.
  2. Kingdom of Northwood-Oregon Meeting Minutes 7 January 2021 Carson Snyder. Accessed 7 January 2021.