Charter of Confederation
The only good to come from the corruption and oppression wrought by the force that was once upon us all is the unity of brotherhood that now binds us together stronger than ever before. We join together as brothers and sisters, accepting equally those Falleen lost among the stars and those others desirous of freedom and peace, in a firm league of friendship with each other for common defense, the security of our liberties, and our mutual and general welfare. The Falleen People of the Noble Clans do now gather in this time of independence and agree to these various articles of confederation and a perpetual union.
For the strongest and most convenient management of the general interests the Falleen People do hereby entrust their independence to Sovereign Royalty. All executive power, supreme authority in internal and external affairs, and ultimate responsibility shall be vested in the Sovereign.
The official powers now duly delegated to the Sovereign by the Falleen People shall be exercised with respect to the same inherent value of all species and to the best interests of this Federation.
The Sovereign shall be the Commander in Chief of all defense forces of the Federation.
It shall only be right that one of Falleen blood and citizenship reign as Sovereign over the Clans and the People for the length of natural life or until voluntary abdication, unless the best interests of this Federation and the People are not protected.
The successor to the Crown is chosen by the Sovereign from a loyal Clan. This choice remains known only to the Sovereign, the Prime Minister, and the chosen successor.
At the time of succession, this Chosen One will be presented to the House of Lords for approval.
Members of this House are members of the Chamber of Ministers and Lords designated previously as such by the Sovereign. The Chosen One may be revealed to the Clans and the People after receiving approval from a majority of those voting in the House of Lords.
At the time of public presentation Clans must declare their allegiances. Clans swearing fealty secure their loyal status and all other benefits as the new Sovereign may decree. Those Clans who disavow the successor’s claim are placed among the rouges that have no voice in the Royal Courts until fidelity is sworn.
If no successor was chosen, the House of Lords must meet and determine the next Sovereign in accordance with the provisions of this Charter. A void in Sovereign succession shall be filled by the
Prime Minister with responsibility and power limited to only that which is necessary for the safety and preservation of the Federation until a Sovereign is crowned.
The Sovereignty is Royal and therefore may create and confer noble rights, honors, and orders along with the various privileges granted to each station.
Royal titles, positions, and lineage may be granted by any Sovereign. No other may revoke what was established before, however the various privileges accompanying Royal titles, positions, and lineages may be revoked or modified.
The People of the Federation are citizens and enjoy all the privileges granted by the Sovereign and certain rights afforded inherently to all beings without regard to species or race. Citizens are thus all those beings born of Falleen blood or pledging solitary loyalty and fealty to the Federation, its ideals, and its Sovereign and are willing to come to the common defense.
Every citizen of the Federation has the right to freely choose religion.
Every citizen of the Federation has the right to benefit from the protection of the Federation.
Every citizen of the Federation has the right to defend the Falleen Federation and themselves.
Every citizen of the Federation has the right to a fair trial should charges be brought against them.
Citizens are Members of the Federation when they voluntarily sign full allegiance to the Federation and no other government, corporation, or membership group. Members are distinctly empowered by the Sovereign with the privileges to command and use Federation resources.
The Sovereign shall have a government directed through the use of Ministries to assist in the duties of governing the territories and the People. The structure of the system shall be designed by the Sovereign as is convenient and necessary. The duties, scope of authority, and privileges of each Ministry shall be defined by the Sovereign.
The chief operating officer of any one Ministry shall be a Minister appointed by the Sovereign. A Deputy Minister, who shall be the executive officer of any one Ministry, may also be appointed should the need arise.
The Chamber of Ministers is called to order whenever and wherever all Ministers meet as a college to confer with one another. The primary responsibility of the Chamber of Ministers is to advise the Sovereign on all matters of concern to the Federation.
The presiding officer shall be a Minister designated as the Prime Minister by the Sovereign. The Prime Minister, for all intents and purposes, has command authority and is second only to the Sovereign.
Ministries are divided into functional units where daily duties are carried out. These Departments are delegated the duties of that particular Ministry by the Minister. In most circumstances, a Secretary is appointed by the Minister with Sovereign approval to oversee operations in a Department.
All Ministries are expected to work closely with one another to achieve objectives because one Ministry’s objective is not only their own but rather one for the entire Federation. Each Minister must keep the Sovereign or designee abreast of all decisions and developments.
The Sovereign has supreme judicial authority and universal jurisdiction within the territory of the Federation and in all matters concerning Federation members and citizens. Laws and a system of justice must be developed under the Sovereign’s direction to ensure safety within Falleen territory and fairness for those accused of criminal actions.
Judicial power is vested in the Chamber of Ministers, and all those inferior courts as may be established, for the purpose of ensuring a fair trial when requested.
This Charter shall be the Supreme Law on all planets, territories, and possessions of the Federation. All previous internal Constitutions, Charters, and Acts are hereby voided at the Sovereign’s decree.
This Charter may never be dissolved by any person, entity, or institution. Amendments may be proposed by any Member of the Federation. An Amendment shall be carried when ratified by a majority of the Ministers in the Chamber of Ministers and agreed upon by the Sovereign.
It is the duty of the Sovereign, Prime Minister, and the members of the Chamber to ensure that the basic underlying principles of this Charter are never changed or mislaid. Upon taking office all members of the Federation must swear also to that extent.
Agreed to by His Excellency, Bisz Aldaris, King of the Falleen People, on Year 5 Day 350. Ratified by His Ministers, Prime Minister Lord Max Fors, O.L., Minister Sir Tigris Ninx, K.R., and Minister Dash Raltar on Year 5 Day 350. In force on Year 5 Day 350.
The Sovereign may, with the consent of the Chamber of Ministers, enthrone a Regent of the Crown who shall take precedence over all other persons in the Federation and who shall enjoy, exercise and perform the Sovereign rights and powers in conformance with the Sovereign’s will and with respect to the same inherent value of all species and to the best interests of this Federation.
The Regent may never agree to an Amendment of the Charter on behalf of the Sovereign. Should there be a void in Sovereign succession while the Regent of the Crown is enthroned, the Regent shall act with responsibility and power limited to only that which is necessary for the safety and preservation of the Federation until a Sovereign is crowned.