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INVICTUS LIBERTAS Jacob Flood, Lucas Flood, Nikolas Francis, Kathryn Woolsey November 9, 2015
BACKGROUND INFORMATION Demographics, Political Philosopher Inspiration, Type and Function of Government
DEMOGRAPHICS Area: 268, 581 sq miles Population: 30, 873, 974 Economic System: Market Economy
JOHN LOCKE Basic Beliefs -Man is a social animal marked by tolerance and reason, but has the propensity to be jealous and self -centered -Government is morally obliged to serve people by protecting life, liberty, and property
TYPE AND FUNCTION OF GOVERNMENT • Constitutional Elective Monarchy • Functions as a Constitutional state The goal, first and foremost, is to protect individual freedoms. Invictus Libertas is Latin for “Invincible Freedom, ” which perfectly sums up our main goal as a nation and as a government, and to protect those freedoms, we have decided upon a constitutional system of Elective Monarchy. This system is the best because our people are ultimately the determiners of how our government works. This in turn upholds basic human rights extremely well.
STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT AND CONSTITUTION Preamble, Constitutional Articles, Bill of Rights, Works Cited
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH • Unicameral • 75 delegates in the legislature elected by population • The citizens elect the delegates • 2 year terms with term limits set at 8 years total • Powers include the power to create tests for the judicial systems, create laws in accordance with the constitution, and declare war • To be passed, a law must receive approval of 2/3 of the National Assembly
EXECUTIVE BRANCH • Monarch elected for life from the National Assembly • One Individual • Must pass a test constructed by the legislative branch to gain office • Must pass constitutional check by National Assembly annually • Negotiate Treaties • Lead Foreign Relations
JUDICIAL BRANCH • Ultimate Court of Appeals: deals with interstate and court disputes, determines constitutionality of laws, has 11 judges elected indefinitely • Advanced Courts of Appeals: Lower court disputes, consists of 11 judges on 11 courts, with 4 year terms • Subjacent Courts: trial courts covering any sort criminal activity, 4 year terms • The people elect the lowest courts straight from the people, and select from the lower courts individuals for the higher courts, candidates must pass a test, be elected, and previously served on the court just below it • Minimum of 2 years of legal experience as a member of the bar • Determine the constitutionality of a law, if deemed unconstitutional the law is sent back to the National Assembly
EDUCATION • . The local communities will be in charge of the education of each district. Each district will decide how the education functions in that district. • The Federal level of government has no power over the education system of Invictus Libertas. • The educational system of Invictus Libertas is funded by the districts. • There is no mandatory curriculum on a federal level. Each district will decide the kind of curriculum for the schools in that district.
HEALTHCARE • Citizens have control over their own healthcare • Government has no power to regulate • Citizens have the power to fund their healthcare • Government has no power to fund
IMMIGRATION • Federal Government sets the standard for immigration • District Governments determine specific citizenship qualifications • Local Governments oversees everything else
AMENDMENTS • Amendment 1. Life: We believe that every life is precious and should be preserved, so we ensured that protection through our first amendment. • Amendment 2. Liberty: We believe that after life, liberty is the most beneficial right to preserve. If you have liberty, many other rights follow easily. • Amendment 3. Property: We believe that property is a right inherent to a truly free society, and thus should be protected. • Amendment 10. Voting: We believe that the right to vote goes hand in hand with liberty in preserving other rights, and again, must be protected.
WORKS CITED • Blain, Neil, and Hugh O'Donnell. Media, Monarchy And Power. Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2003. e. Book Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 28 Sept. 2015. • Davies, Steven. “Limited Government. ” The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism. 1 st ed. 2008. Print. • Epstein, Lee, and Walker, Thomas G. Constitutional Law for a changing America. Rights, liberties, and justice. Washington D. C. : CQ Press, 2001. • Locke, John. The Two Treatises of Civil Government. London: Millar, 1764. Print. • Maddex, Robert L. Constitutions Of The World. Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2008. e. Book Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 28 Sept. 2015. • Montesquieu, Charles. The Spirit of Laws. London: Bell, 1914. Print. • Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2005. Print. • Scarry, Elaine. , and Ebrary, Inc. Rule of Law, Misrule of Men. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT, 2010. Print. A Boston Review. • Smith, Adam. The Wealth of Nations. New York: Bantam Dell, 2003. Print. • Tocqueville, Alexis. Democracy in America. London: Penguin, 2003. Print.