The Poseidopolite Constitution outlines the supreme law of Poseidopolis aside from the Magistration, with a preamble, five original articles, and an ending clause. The Constitution has since been amended nine times, and outlines the abilities of the government and rights of the people through establishing three branches of government and civil amendments.
The Poseidopolite Constitution was made to establish a republic for the land of Poseidopolis after the reign of Sci Tenstine as king, who wanted to enumerate a democratic form of government. The Constitution begins by saying "Our Society" to affirm that Poseidopolis was founded not in the name of a leader, but as a community founded in similar values and virtues of liberty and justice.
The Poseidopolite Constitution is the very first constitution of any nation on AMS, and is the first written government of any nation on AMS, and has allowed for Poseidopolis to gain support as a nation meant for the people of AMS.
The Constitution Edit
Our society demands justice, independence, freedom, prosperity, and strength. We demand that these tenets be held to the highest priority so that we may progress as a people, a society, and as civilization as we know it. The People of Poseidopolis hold these tenets to be whole and true, and we keep this constitution as our salvation against entropy in order to preserve what is right and just.
Article I Edit
- i. Any three citizens may call a hearing in which anyone may attend, but the congress moderators must attend and the president must attend. The hearings in question would regard the creation or amendment of a law where the petitioners or a representative must explain their reasoning. The judge will have one vote and will act like a judge in a hearing. Also, each moderator has two votes and the law can only be passed with a ⅔ or higher vote.
- ii. Any non-presidential/congressman governmental position solely needs the support of one other person to bring a law into pre-legislation.
II. Legislation Process
- i. If a bill passes pre-legislation, the government will have a general congress where all citizens that are not moderators have one vote unless otherwise indicated. The congress will also have moderators, and a judge. The moderators and the judge will speak about the creation of the law, and the judge will have no vote and will act like a judge in a hearing. Also, each moderator has two votes and the law can only be passed with a ⅔ majority vote.
III. Congressional legislation
- i. A bill may enter congressional legislation by being proposed by the a congressman, the president, or the vice-president.
- ii. Congress may vote to repeal executive orders.
- iii. Congress may override presidential vetoes with a ¾ majority vote.
- iv. Congressmen may propose laws in congressional legislation without undergoing pre-legislation.
- v. Congressmen do not need the support of two others to bring a law into legislation, they may do it themselves.
IV. Every two weeks, midterms shall be held to vote for congress members.
V. Each city shall have at least one congressman.
VI. A congressman shall represent a maximum of five people per city.*
VII. Congressmen can run for office as many times as they like, and win with a simple majority.
- i. In cities which have more than one congressman, the second most voted person becomes the other congressmen and so on for as many congressmen there are for the city.
VIII. Congressmen have all of the same legal abilities as congress moderators.
Article II Edit
I. The government of Poseidopolis shall have one executive leader as the president. II. The president shall choose two congress moderators.
- i. Three moderators will be the previous president and their chosen congress moderators.
III. The president may pass executive orders in which the nation must follow.
IV. The president is exempt from all taxes during their presidency.
V. Each term lasts four weeks unless they are voted out of office with an impeachment then a ¾ majority vote of all citizens, or they resign.
VI. When a president's term is ending, an election will be held where each citizen must vote. A simple majority vote indicates the winner.
- i. Presidential candidates must announce their candidacy before or exactly one week before Election Day. This announcement of candidacy must be done in the chat with the most Poseidopolite citizens online, and at least two Poseidopolite citizens must be in this chat.
VII. Anyone may run for president as many times as they want. VIII. Congressional legislation
- i. The president or vice-president may propose laws in congressional legislation without undergoing pre-legislation.
- ii. The president or vice-president do not need the support of two others to bring a law into legislation, they may do it themselves.
IX. The president of Poseidopolis may not be the president while also being a congressman or any other non-executive governmental position.
X. The president may veto a law that has passed through Congress, either by declaring his veto to Congress or failing to sign off on the bill within 48 hours.
Article III Edit
I. The Judiciary System is to have three judges.
II. The Purpose of the Judicial Branch is to either work on cases that require a court trial, or to deliberate on the legality of legislation or an executive order.
- i. Court trials are to include at minimum one judge and four jury members.
- a. Jury members are chosen by the judges of the trial.
- b. Jury members decide on whether or not the defendant is guilty.
- c. Based on the verdict of the jury, the judge sentences the defendant.
- ii. Deliberations of legality may be initiated by any one judge, the president, or a congressman.
- a. Judges are to deliberate the legality with a 2/3 majority vote.
- b. No jury is to be necessary.
- c. Congress may veto the judges' decision with a ¾ majority vote
VII. The pay for judges shall be set to 550 Poseidenium per week.
VIII. A judge's term is set to be three weeks, with one judge being eligible for reelection each week.
IX. One cannot be a judge and in Congress or the presidency at the same time.
X. Judges shall be voted for in the same way congressmen are voted for.
Article IV Edit
The government of a city in Poseidopolis may be governed in any way so long as their governance does not break federal and state law.
Article V Edit
I. States are defined as governing bodies within the Poseidopolite nation that contain two or more cities that do not govern as a nation.
II. The government of a state may make laws that do not conflict with any federal laws.
III. Each gubernatorial term is defined to be two weeks, unless they are voted out of office with an impeachment by a ¾ majority vote of state citizens, or they resign.
IV. Whenever there is no governor, an election will be held where each citizen must vote. A ⅔ majority vote indicates the winner.
V. Anyone may run for governor as many times as they want.
Amendment I Edit
Murder is only acceptable if all parties in question are in an agreed duel, or if the murder is for the protection of one’s self or for the wellbeing of Poseidopolis.
Amendment II Edit
I. All citizens of Poseidopolis are entitled to the freedom of non-hateful speech, assembly, religion, and press.
II. Poseidopolis shall ordain English as the official language.
Amendment III Edit
Any citizens or group of citizens within the Poseidopolite Empire may sue any citizen or group of citizens in which a court hearing will be held where the judge makes a verdict.
Amendment IV Edit
Citizens of Poseidopolis have the right to sue a player, a group, or a government within Poseidopolis.
Amendment V Edit
Judges of the court shall be appointed by the president of Poseidopolis, and shall have a term that lasts until they resign from their position or they are absent from Court for one week without taking an approved leave of absence.
Amendment VI Edit
I. Territorial Reform
- i. A territory is land distinct from Poseidopolite land in that it contains settlements, populated by no more than four people, which can only be annexed through simple majority vote in Congress.
- ii. Territories cannot have congressman.
II. City Reform
- i. A city is a territory within Poseidopolis that has five or more Poseidopolite citizens and is a single settlement.
- ii. All territories deemed by Congress on the day of the ratification of this amendment to be current cities shall be eligible to become cities for one month.
- iii. Territories wanting to become cities must appeal to the state government if they are within state claim, or Congress by a simple majority if they are outside of state claim.
- iv. A territory may become a city through providing a census to the government they are appealing to, which must include the username of each citizen, and a total citizen population.
- v. Cities must provide a census of their city every midterm election day.
- vi. If a city’s population falls below five citizens, then they have until the next census day to regain legal population requirements, otherwise they will immediately become territories and lose congressional ability.
- vii. The capital of Poseidopolis shall always be a city in the nation of Poseidopolis.
III. This amendment does amend that a congressman shall represent a maximum of ten people.
Amendment VII Edit
- i. A super-majority in Congress is where a law has been voted yea by at least 75% of Congress, and the remaining congressmen have not voted and are absent from voting.
- ii. If a super-majority occurs, the legislation in question is automatically passed.
- iii. If a super-majority occurs, absent congressmen may at any point later on vote yea, nay, or abstain, but present congressmen do not get to revote after a super-majority.
II. Presidential Power Under Martial Law
- i. The president of the nation of Poseidopolis shall be entitled at any point to declare martial law.
- ii. Under martial law the president shall maintain complete and lawful control over all cities, states, and territories within Poseidopolis.
- iii. Under martial law the president may try any persons for a crime without a jury.
- iv. Executive orders made by the president shall need a ¾ majority vote by Congress to be repealed.
III. Congressional Power Under Martial Law
- i. Congress may vote to enact martial law with a ¾ majority vote.
- ii. Congress may vote any time within two days of martial law enactment to repeal martial law by a ⅔ majority vote.
- iii. Congress may vote any time after two days to repeal martial law by a ¾ majority vote.
- iv. Congress may pass any legislation with a ⅗ majority vote under martial law.
- v. Super-majorities in Congress are reached at ⅔ majority under martial law.
- i. Under martial law, national elections do not occur, and all in office before martial law shall stay in office until martial law ends, or they resign.
- a. If someone resigns during martial law, the president shall appoint someone to fill the role.
- ii. If an election would have occurred during martial law, when martial law ends that election would occur.
Amendment VIII Edit
It shall be solely the right of Congress to deem the location of the capital of Poseidopolis. The Capital of the Poseidopolis shall have a Capitol building where Congress shall convene.
Amendment IX Edit
I. The Congress shall have the sole power to declare war on other nations, states, and other bodies.
- i. A declaration of war shall occur by ¾ majority vote in Congress.
II. The president of Poseidopolis shall only conduct military action in foreign territory with consent of Congress.
- i. Military Action Declarations shall occur by ⅔ majority vote in Congress.
III. The president of Poseidopolis shall conduct demilitarization in other states at his own discretion.
IV. Formal alliances, doctrines, and other formal declarations including declarations of peace by the nation of Poseidopolis shall be approved by Congress by a ⅔ majority vote.
Ending Clause Edit
We reject tyranny, monstrosity, and entropy. We follow these rules for we know that they are right and just. They are what the founders wanted, and they honor the tradition of our lost beginnings.
*Amended by Amendment VI, Section III