Constitution of Seybold

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This is the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, which was signed on 8 September 2018.

Constitution

Title

"CONSTITUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF SEYBOLD

Preamble

We the people of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, in order to form a better nation, ordain and establish this Constitution for the Democratic Republic of Seybold.


ARTICLE I

Section 1.

All legislative powers will be granted to the Parliament of the Democratic Republic of Seybold which shall consist of the Lawmakers’ Council and the National Assembly.

Section 2.

The National Assembly shall be composed of members chosen every 2 years by the citizens of each territory, and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature.

No person shall be a Representative who will not have attained to the age of 8 years and who shall, when elected, be an inhabitant of that territory in which they shall be chosen.

Representatives shall be apportioned among all territories which may be included within this country, according to their respective numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of citizens, three fifths of all Citizens. The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every 2 people, but each state shall have at least one Representative.

When vacancies happen in the Representation from any territory, the executive authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.

The National Assembly shall choose their speaker and other officers; and shall have the sole power of impeachment.


Section 3.

The Lawmakers’ Council of the Democratic Republic of Seybold shall be composed of two Lawmakers’ from each territory, chosen by the the citizens thereof, for six years; and each Lawmaker shall have one vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence of the first election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes. The seats of the Lawmaker of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year, of the second class at the expiration of the fourth year, and the third class at the expiration of the sixth year, so that one third may be chosen every second year; and if vacancies happen by resignation, or otherwise, during the recess of the legislature of any state, the executive thereof may make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the legislature, which shall then fill such vacancies.

No person shall be a Lawmaker who shall not have attained to the age of 8 years and when elected, will be an inhabitant of that territory for which they shall be chosen.

The Vice President of the Democratic Republic of Seybold shall be the President of the Lawmakers’ Council, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Lawmakers’ Council shall choose their other officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the office of President of the Democratic Republic of Seybold.

The Lawmakers’ Council shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President of the Democratic Republic of Seybold is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of 1 third of the members present.

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 Democratic Republic of Seybold: but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.

Section 4.

The times, places and manner of holding elections for Lawmaker’s and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof; but the Parliament may at any time by law make or alter such regulations, except as to the places of choosing Lawmakers’.

The Parliament shall assemble at least once in every year.


Section 5.

Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner, and under such penalties as each House may provide.

Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member.

Each House shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secrecy; and the yeas and nays of the members of either House on any question shall, at the desire of one sixth of those present, be entered on the journal.

Neither House, during the session of Parliament, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.

Section 6.

The Lawmakers’ and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the Treasury of the Democratic Republic of Seybold. They shall in all cases, except treason, felony and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place.

No Lawmaker or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time: and no person holding any office under the Democratic Republic of Seybold, shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office.

Section 7.

All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the National Assembly; but the Lawmakers’ Council may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.

Every bill which shall have passed the National Assembly and the Lawmakers’ Council, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the Democratic Republic of Seybold; if they approve he shall sign it, but if not they shall return it, with his objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each House respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Parliament by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.

Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the Lawmakers’ Council and the National Assembly may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the Democratic Republic of Seybold; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be re-passed by two thirds of the Lawmakers’ Council and the National Assembly, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill.

over those of another: nor shall vessels bound to, or from, one state, be obliged to enter, clear or pay duties in another.

No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.

No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.

Section 8.

No state shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.

No state shall, without the consent of the Parliament, lay any duty of tonnage, keep troops, or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another state, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.

ARTICLE II

Section 1.

The executive power shall be vested in the current President of the Democratic Republic of Seybold. He shall hold his office during the term of two years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected, as follows:

Each territory shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Lawmakers’ and Representatives to which the Territory may be entitled in the Parliament: but no Lawmaker or Representative, or person holding an office of trust or profit under the Democratic Republic of Seybold, shall be appointed an elector.

The electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for two persons. And they shall make a list of all the persons voted for, and of the number of votes for each; which list they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, directed to the President of the Lawmakers’ Council. The President of the Lawmakers’ Council shall, in the presence of the Lawmakers’ Council and the National Assembly, open all the certificates, and the votes shall then be counted. The person having the greatest number of votes shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such majority, and have an equal number of votes, then the National Assembly shall immediately choose by ballot one of them for President; and if no person have a majority, then from the five highest on the list the said House shall in like manner choose the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by the Territories, the representation from each one having one vote; A quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from one third of the territories, and a majority of them shall be necessary to a choice. In every case, after the choice of the President, the person having the greatest number of votes of the electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, the Lawmakers’ Council shall choose from them by ballot the Vice President.

The Parliament may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the Democratic Republic of Seybold.

No person except a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Seybold shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of 8 years.

In case of the removal of the President from office, or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of the said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Parliament may by law provide for the case of removal, death, resignation or inability, both of the President and Vice President, 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 services, a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the Democratic Republic of Seybold, or any of the territories.

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

Section 2.

The President shall be commander in chief of the Army, Navy, and Airforce of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, and of the military of the territories, when called into the actual service of the Democratic Republic of Seybold; he 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 shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the Democratic Republic of Seybold, except in cases of impeachment.

He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Lawmakers’ Council, to make treaties, provided one third of the Lawmaker’s present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Lawmakers’ Council, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the High Court, and all other officers of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Parliament may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.

The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Lawmakers’ Council, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

Section 3.

He shall from time to time give to the Parliament information of the state of the country, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the Democratic Republic of Seybold.

Section 4.

The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.


ARTICLE III

Section 1.

The judicial power of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, shall be vested in one High Court, and in such inferior courts as the Parliament may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the high and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, 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 Democratic Republic of Seybold, 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 Democratic Republic of Seybold shall be a party;--to controversies between one or more territories;--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 High 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, and under such regulations as the Parliament shall make.

The trial of all crimes, except in cases 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 Parliament may by law have directed.

Section 3.

Treason against the Democratic Republic of Seybold, 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 the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Parliament shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.


ARTICLE IV

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 Parliament 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 territory shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities.

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 fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the state having jurisdiction of the crime.

No person held to service or labor in one state, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due.

Section 3.

New territories may be admitted by the Parliament into the Democratic Republic of Seybold; but no new territories shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other territory; nor any territory be formed by the junction of two or more territories, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned as well as of the Parliament.

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

Section 4.

The Democratic Republic of Seybold shall guarantee to every territory in this nation a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.

ARTICLE V

The Parliament, whenever one third of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of one third of the territories, 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 one fourth of the several territories, or by conventions in one fourth thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Parliament; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Lawmakers’ Council.

ARTICLE VI

This Constitution, and the laws of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, shall be the high law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any territory to the contrary notwithstanding.

The Lawmaker’s and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several territory legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, 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 Democratic Republic of Seybold.

ARTICLE VII

The ratification of the conventions of the two territories, shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the territories so ratifying the same.

AMENDMENT I

Parliament shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, or the right to express Sexal Orientation, or the right to express Species, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

AMENDMENT II

Firearms are not allowed in the Democratic Republic of Seybold for citizens to obtain. Only Military and Law Enforcement personnel can obtain Firearms for the safety of the citizens. If a citizen needs a firearm for protection, they must talk to the Department of Firearm Protection.

AMENDMENT III

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, 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 IV

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a supreme jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the army, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

AMENDMENT V

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 them; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

AMENDMENT VI

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed 5 Florin, 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 Democratic Republic of Seybold, than according to the rules of the common law.

AMENDMENT VII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

AMENDMENT VIII

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

AMENDMENT IX

The powers not delegated to the Democratic Republic of Seybold by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the territories, are reserved to the territories respectively, or to the people.


AMENDMENT X

The judicial power of the Democratic Republic of Seybold shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the Democratic Republic of Seybold by citizens of another territory, or by citizens or subjects of any foreign nation.

AMENDMENT XI

The electors shall meet in their respective states and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same territory with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all persons voted for as Vice-President, and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, directed to the President of the Lawmakers’ Council;--The President of the Lawmakers’ Council shall, in the presence of the Lawmakers’ Council and the National Assembly, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;--the person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the National Assembly shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by territories, the representation from each territories having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the territories, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the National Assembly shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President. The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Lawmaker’s, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of Seybold.


AMENDMENT XII

Section 1.

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the Democratic Republic of Seybold, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. The National Assembly shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

AMENDMENT XIII

Section 1.

All persons sworn in as citizens of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the Democratic Republic of Seybold and of the territory wherein they reside. No territory shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the Democratic Republic of Seybold; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Section 2.

No person shall be a Lawmaker or Representative in Parliament, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the Democratic Republic of Seybold, or under any territory, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Parliament, or as an officer of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Parliament may by a vote of one-third of each House, remove such disability.

Section 3.

The validity of the public debt of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the Democratic Republic of Seybold nor any state shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the Democratic Republic of Seybold, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 4.

The Parliament shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.


AMENDMENT XIV

Section 1.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, species, sexual orientation, or religion.

Section 2.

The Parliament shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.


AMENDMENT XV

The Lawmakers’ Council of the Democratic Republic of Seybold shall be composed of 1 to 2 Lawmakers’ from each territory, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Lawmaker shall have one vote. The electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the territory legislatures. When vacancies happen in the representation of any territory in the Lawmaker’s Council, the executive authority of such territory shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, that the legislature of any territory may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

AMENDMENT XVI

Section 1. After 4 days from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within and tobacco products the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the Democratic Republic of Seybold and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited. Section 2. The Parliament and the territories shall have concurrent power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

AMENDMENT XVII

Section 1. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified; and the Parliament may by law provide for the case wherein neither a President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified, declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly until a President or Vice President shall have qualified. Section 2. The Parliament may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the National Assembly may choose a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them, and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Lawmakers’ Council may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.

AMENDMENT XVIII

Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President when this article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

AMENDMENT XIX

Section 1. The District constituting the seat of government of the Democratic Republic of Seybold shall appoint in such manner as the Parliament may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Lawmaker’s and Representatives in Parliament to which the District would be entitled if it were a territory, but in no event more than the least populous territory; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the states, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a territory; and they shall meet in the District. Section 2. The Parliament shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

AMENDMENT XX

Section 1. The right of citizens of the Democratic Republic of Seybold to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Lawmaker or Representative in Parliament, shall not be denied or abridged by the Democratic Republic of Seybold or any state by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax. Section 2. The Parliament shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

AMENDMENT XXI

Section 1. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Parliament. Section 2. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Lawmaker’ Council and the Speaker of the National Assembly his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President. Section 3. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Parliament may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Lawmakers’ Council and the Speaker of the National Assembly their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President. Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Lawmakers’ Council and the Speaker of the National Assembly his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Parliament may by law provide, transmit within 1.5 weeks to the President pro tempore of the Lawmakers’ Council and the Speaker of the National Assembly their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Parliament shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Parliament, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Parliament is not in session, within twenty-one days after Parliament is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

AMENDMENT XXII

Section 1. The right of citizens of the Democratic Republic of Seybold, who are 7 years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the Democratic Republic of Seybold or any territory on account of age. Section 2. The Parliament shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

AMENDMENT XXIII

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Lawmaker’s Council and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

AMENDMENT XXIV

Section 1. Persons of the Democratic Republic of Seybold are legally allowed to marry the same Sex as themselves.

Section 2. The Parliament cannot change this amendment.

AMENDMENT XXV

All Primaries shall be open for members of different parties to vote for different party candidates then their owns.

AMENDMENT XXVI

Section 1. The cannabis plant is legal in recreational use and medical use.

Section 2. No House of Parliament can change this Amendment.

Signature

Signed,

President Cooper Norfolk"