The official Constitution of the Soviet Union Kingdom
WE THE PEOPLE of the Soviet Union Kingdom, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Soviet Union Kingdom.
Section 1 - The Soviet CouncilEdit
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the Soviet Union, which shall consist of a Soviet Senate and House of Representatives.
Section 2 - The HouseEdit
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each District shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the District Soviet Council .
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the Soviet Union, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that District in which he shall be chosen.
(Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several Districts which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.) (The previous sentence in parentheses was modified by the 14th Amendment, section 2.) The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the Soviet Union, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each District shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the District of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five and Georgia three.
When vacancies happen in the Representation from any District, the Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill such Vacancies.
The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
Section 3 - The Soviet SenateEdit
The Soviet Senate of the Soviet Union shall be composed of two Senators from each District, (chosen by the Soviet Council thereof,) (The preceding words in parentheses superseded by 17th Amendment, section 1.) for six Years; and each Senator 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 Senators 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 of 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 Soviet Council of any District, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.) (The preceding words in parentheses were superseded by the 17th Amendment, section 2.)
No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the Soviet Union, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that District for which he shall be chosen.
The Vice President of the Soviet Union shall be President of the Soviet Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
The Soviet Senate shall chuse 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 Soviet Union.
The Soviet Senate 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 Soviet Union is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds 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 Soviet Union: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
Section 4 - Elections, MeetingsEdit
The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each District by the Soviet Council thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Place of Choosing Senators.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall (be on the first Monday in December,) (The preceding words in parentheses were superseded by the 20th Amendment, section 2.) unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.
Section 5 - Membership, Rules, Journals, AdjournmentEdit
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 fifth of those Present, be entered on the Journal.
Neither House, during the Session of Congress, 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 - CompensationEdit
(The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the Soviet Union.) (The preceding words in parentheses were modified by the 27th Amendment.) 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 Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the Soviet Union which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the Soviet Union, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
Section 7 - Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential VetoEdit
All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Soviet Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Soviet Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the Soviet Union; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he 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 (Sundays excepted) 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 Congress 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 Soviet Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the Soviet Union; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Soviet Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
Section 8 - Powers of CongressEdit
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the Soviet Union; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the Soviet Union;
To borrow money on the credit of the Soviet Union;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the Soviet Union;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the Soviet Union;
To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracy and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the Soviet Union, reserving to the Districts respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the Soviet Union, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Soviet Council of the District in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the Soviet Union, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
Section 9 - Limits on CongressEdit
The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the Districts now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
The privilege of the Writ of Habeas 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 fact Law shall be passed.
(No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.) (Section in parentheses clarified by the 16th Amendment.)
No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any District .
No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one District over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one District, 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 the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the Soviet Union: 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 District .
Section 10 - Powers prohibited of DistrictsEdit
No District shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing 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 District shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any District on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the Soviet Union; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Control of the Congress.
No District shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another District, 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 - The Executive Branch NoteEdit
Section 1 - The President
The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the Soviet Union Kingdom. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice-President chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows:
Each District shall appoint, in such Manner as the Soviet Council thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the District may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the Soviet Union, shall be appointed an Elector.
(The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by Ballot for two persons, of whom one at least shall not lie an Inhabitant of the same District with themselves. 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 Soviet Union, directed to the President of the Soviet Senate. The President of the Soviet Senate shall, in the Presence of the Soviet Senate and House of Representatives, 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 House of Representatives 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 chuse the President. But in choosing the President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation from each District having one Vote; a quorum for this Purpose shall consist of a Member or Members from two-thirds of the States, and a Majority of all the Districts 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 Soviet Senate shall choose from them by Ballot the Vice-President.) (This clause in parentheses was superseded by the 12th Amendment.)
The Congress 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 Soviet Union.
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the Soviet Union, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, 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 thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the Soviet Union.
(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 Congress 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.) (This clause in parentheses has been modified by the 20th and 25th Amendments.)
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 Soviet Union, or any of them.
Before he enter on the Execution of his 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 Soviet Union, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Soviet Union."
Section 2 - Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the Soviet Union, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the Soviet Union; 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 Soviet Union, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Soviet Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Soviet Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the Soviet Union, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress 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 Soviet Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
Section 3 - District of the Union, Convening Congress
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the District of the Union, 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 Soviet Union.
Section 4 - Disqualification
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the Soviet Union, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Article III - The Judicial Branch NoteEdit
Section 1 - Judicial powers
The judicial Power of the Soviet Union, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
Section 2 - Trial by Jury, Original Jurisdiction, Jury Trials
(The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the Soviet Union, 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 Soviet Union shall be a Party; to Controversies between two or more States; between a District and Citizens of another State; between Citizens of different States; between Citizens of the same District claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a District, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.) (This section in parentheses is modified by the 11th Amendment.)
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a District 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, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the District where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any District, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.
Section 3 - Treason Note
Treason against the Soviet Union, 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 Congress 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 attained.
Article IV - The DistrictsEdit
Section 1 - Each District to Honor all others
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each District to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other District . And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
Section 2 - District citizens, Extradition
The Citizens of each District shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several Districts.
A Person charged in any District with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another District, shall on demand of the executive Authority of the District from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the District having Jurisdiction of the Crime.
(No Person held to Service or Labor in one District, 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.) (This clause in parentheses is superseded by the 13th Amendment.)
Section 3 - New Districts
New Districts may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new Districts shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any District be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the Districts concerned as well as of the Congress.
The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the Soviet Union; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the Soviet Union, or of any particular District .
Section 4 - Republican government
The Soviet Union shall guarantee to every District in this Union 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 Soviet Council cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
Article V - AmendmentEdit
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, 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 by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no District, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Soviet Senate.
Article VI - Debts, Supremacy, OathsEdit
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the Soviet Union under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the Soviet Union which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the Soviet Union, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every District shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any District to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several District Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the Soviet Union and of the several 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 Soviet Union.
Article VII - Ratification DocumentsEdit
The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the Districts so ratifying the Same.
Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the Districts present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics the Twelfth. In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names.
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The following are the Amendments to the Constitution. The first ten Amendments collectively are commonly known as the Bill of Rights. History
Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Edit
Congress 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, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment 2 - Right to Bear Arms.Edit
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free District, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Unless Deemed Other Wise
Amendment 3 - Quartering of Soldiers.Edit
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure.Edit
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 5 - Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings. Edit
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; 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 6 - Right to Speedy Trial, Confrontation of Witnesses. Edit
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the District 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; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.
Amendment 7 - Trial by Jury in Civil Cases. Edit
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the Soviet Union, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment 8 - Cruel and Unusual Punishment. Edit
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. Unless There Considered Terrorist To The Country they are allowed to be water boarded for only 8 hours a day Until cracked
Amendment 9 - Construction of Constitution.Edit
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment 10 - Powers of the Districts and People.Edit
The powers not delegated to the Soviet Union by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the Districts respectively, or to the people.
Amendment 11 - Judicial Limits.Edit
The Judicial power of the Soviet Union shall not be construed to extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against one of the Soviet Union by Citizens of another District, or by Citizens or Subjects of any Foreign District .
Amendment 12 - Choosing the President, Vice-President. Edit
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 District 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 Soviet Union, directed to the President of the Senate;
The President of the Soviet Senate shall, in the presence of the Soviet Senate and House of Representatives, 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 House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each District having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the Districts shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, 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 Soviet Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, 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 Soviet Union.
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Amendment 13 - Slavery Abolished. Edit
1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the Soviet Union, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment 14 - Citizenship Rights.Edit
1. All persons born or naturalized in the Soviet Union, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the Soviet Union and of the District wherein they reside. No District shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the Soviet Union; nor shall any District 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.
2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several Districts according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each District, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the Soviet Union, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a District, or the members of the Soviet Council thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such District, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the Soviet Union, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such District .
3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the Soviet Union, or under any District, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the Soviet Union, or as a member of any District legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any District, to support the Constitution of the Soviet Union, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
4. The validity of the public debt of the Soviet Union, 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 Soviet Union nor any District shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the Soviet Union, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
Amendment 15 - Race No Bar to Vote.Edit
1. The right of citizens of the Soviet Union to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the Soviet Union or by any District on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment 16 - Status of Income Tax Clarified.Edit
The Congress 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 17 - Senators Elected by Popular Vote.Edit
The Soviet Senate of the Soviet Union shall be composed of two Senators from each District, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each District shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the District legislatures.
When vacancies happen in the representation of any District in the Soviet Senate, the executive authority of such District shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the Soviet Council of any District may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the Soviet Council may direct.
This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.
Amendment 18 - AnimalsEdit
No Animals Shell be Killed Out Of Hunting Season and with out a permit from the goverment Whaling Is Illegal in Soviet Waters and shall not support and act of whaling
Amendment 19 - Woman's Suffrage.Edit
The right of citizens of the Soviet Union to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the Soviet Union or by any District on The count of Races.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment 20 - Presidential, Congressional Terms.Edit
1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.
2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
3. 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 Congress 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.
4. The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives 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 Soviet Senate may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them.
5. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of October following the ratification of this article.
6. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several Districts within seven years from the date of its submission.
Amendment 21 - Amendment 18 Repealed.Edit
1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the Soviet Union is hereby repealed.
2. The transportation or importation into any District, Territory, or possession of the Soviet Union for delivery or use therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited.
3. The article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the Districts by the Congress.
Amendment 22 - Presidential Term Limits. Edit
1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than four Times, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than 2 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 23 - Presidential Vote for District of Petrov City.Edit
1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the Soviet Union shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a District, but in no event more than the least populous State; 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 State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.
2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment 24 - Poll Tax Barred.Edit
1. The right of citizens of the Soviet Union to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the Soviet Union or any District by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment 25 - Presidential Disability and Succession.Edit
1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.
2. 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 Congress.
3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Soviet Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives 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.
4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Soviet Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives 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 Soviet Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives 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 Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro temporize of the Soviet Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty one days after Congress 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 26 - Voting Age Set to 18 Years. Edit
1. The right of citizens of the Soviet Union, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the Soviet Union or by any District on account of age.
2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amendment 27 - Limiting Changes to Congressional Pay.Edit
No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.
Amendment 28 - Times Of CrisisEdit
In a time of crisis the President May convert back to his supreme soviet powers and by-pass the constitution and control the military to keep the great Soviet Union Safe