The Constitution of the Liberty States of America© April 19, 2018
We, the citizens of the Liberty States of America, establish this constitutional contract between our respective states and the National Government of the Liberty States of America.
We solemnly swear and affirm that we establish this contract to preserve and protect the natural and civil rights of citizens in each state, and to protect and defend the sovereignty of each state and the nation, from foreign and domestic threats.
Guiding Principles of the National Government.
By freely and voluntarily joining our state government into the union of Liberty States, we affirm that the National Government will be guided by the following principles:
- “…that all legitimate government authority is derived from the consent of the citizens governed…”
- “…that as the consequence of the sovereign authority of citizens, citizens have an inalienable natural right to immediately remove an elected representative from office upon a referendum of 51% of registered voters in a state…”
- “…that those governed by the laws and whose individual freedom is restricted by the laws should have the greatest say and consent in making of the laws…”
- “…that those who make the laws and give consent to the laws, acting as representatives of the citizens, bind themselves and their constituents to following the laws…”
- “…that the National Government is instituted to allow individual citizens to pursue individual happiness and to limit the arbitrary application of government power over the lives of individuals…”
- “…that individual citizens who freely give their consent to form a government through constitutional conventions are bound by the original contract until the operation of the government becomes destructive to the original intent of obtaining individual freedom and the pursuit of happiness…”
- “…that the citizens of each state have mechanisms in place in the constitutional contract to modify or abolish the governments that have been created that have become destructive to the ideals and goals under which the National Government is instituted, including the right to vote on remaining a member of the national government in a referendum to be held every 20 years from the date of admittance…”
- “…that the parties to the constitutional contract are individual citizens acting through their elected representatives at the state and national levels of government…”
- “…that the National Government is created by this union of states and the National Government shall never usurp the sovereign power or authority of the individual states or the sovereignty of the citizens in each state and that states have an inalienable right to call a convention of the states, without Congressional approval, to modify, amend, or abolish this Constitutional Contract.”
- “…that an individual’s private property obtained through legal contract and title transfer, their rights to appropriate income and profits from the use of their private property, and their rights to dispose and transfer their private property are inviolate and derived from natural rights granted to them by God, and that no government or constitutional contract may ever abrogate or subordinate these natural individual rights, unless by free and voluntary consent of the citizen…”
- “…that a citizens Grand Jury of 18 citizens is impaneled, for a term of 12 months, to protect and preserve the rights of citizens against the arbitrary application of government power against citizens…”
- “…that a citizens Grand Jury of 18 citizens must inspect all national penal facilities within its district every 6 months, and report their findings to the Chief District Judge, who shall act to remedy the deficiencies found by the Grand Jury…”
- “…that the 1776 American experiment of representative democracy was ordained by God to pursue individual human freedoms and liberty from oppression and is an exceptional model in human history to be preserved, protected, and cherished by the citizens and deployed by them and their elected representatives as the guiding principles in the Liberty States of America in its relationships with other nations and other people…”
Citizen Bill of Rights of the Liberty States of America.
We affirm and swear that all citizens in each of the respective Liberty States of America are guaranteed equal rights for all, and special privileges for none. Among them are:
- That all citizens have a natural right to worship and exercise their own religion and that the National Government is prohibited from making and enforcing any law respecting the establishment of an official national religion and compelling citizens to worship a national religion.
- The National Government shall be prohibited from making or enforcing any law that restricts the natural right of a citizen’s freedom of speech and freedom of conscience.
- The National Government is prohibited from making or enforcing any law which restricts the right of citizens to peaceably assemble, and to petition the National Government for a redress of grievances.
- That all citizens have a natural right to truthful and honest statements from government agents and from elected representatives, and that it is the duty of the free press to report the truth.
- That all citizens in the respective states have a natural right to own and use weapons, and that the National Government shall make no laws which abridge the right of law-abiding citizens from owning, keeping and bearing weapons.
- The National Government is prohibited from using agents of government or national resources to conduct searches and seizures of private citizen documents, and that the documents obtained from illegal searches and seizures are inadmissible in any national court.
- No citizen in any state shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor shall agents of the government proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgment of a true bill of indictment by a majority vote of a grand jury of 18 citizens, or by the rules of judicial civil procedure of the National Government.
- No warrants or judicial orders in any criminal investigation shall be issued by a national court, except upon probable cause, determined in a judicial hearing, supported by an oath or affirmation of the government agent describing the specific items or locations to be searched and a judicial description of the crime being investigated.
- No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a majority vote of a Grand Jury of 18 citizens who conduct an inquiry into the legitimacy of the government’s allegation of a national crime.
- No citizen shall be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.
- The National Government, and every State government, are prohibited from making or enforcing any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the Liberty States of America; 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.
- No citizen shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation, determined by a majority vote of a Grand Jury of 18 citizens.
- That all citizens are due the equal application of justice and that no citizen is entitled to special or unequal treatment of the application of the law.
- That all citizens are judged innocent until proven guilty in a trial of due process.
- 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 him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
- 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 Liberty States of America, than according to the rules of the common law then obtaining in the national judiciary.
- Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted, nor imprisonment for longer than 5 days, in the absence of specific charges and allegation of crime.
- That citizens have a civil right of action against elected representatives or agents of the National Government, for violation of these natural rights, upon a presentation of a motion of grievance to a Grand Jury of 18 citizens, who shall hear the case and determine the outcome and set the penalties for the violation by a majority vote.
- The a citizens Grand Jury in any State retains the right of initiating a citizen initiative on legislative proposals by a petition to the House of Representatives, which must respond to the petition within 30 days of receipt.
- The right of citizens of the Liberty States America to vote, hold elected office, or deliberate in public debates, shall not be denied or abridged by the National Government or by any State on account of race, color of skin, sex, or religious beliefs.
Article I. The National Congress.
- All legitimate authority of government and the expression of the consent of the governed, is vested in the National Congress of the Liberty States of America, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
- No elected representative of the National Government may serve more than two consecutive terms, in the same office, nor more than 10 years in the same office, in a lifetime.
- No law varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives shall take effect during an interval of 10 years. All elected representatives of the National Government and all senior civil servants and agents are subject to the same laws and welfare benefits as common citizens who are bound by the laws made by the National Government.
Section 2. The Authority of the House of Representatives.
- The House of Representatives shall represent the interests and rights of citizens in each state.
- The elected representatives are chosen every fourth year by the verified citizens of the several States.
- No elected representative may serve more than two terms in the same office, nor more than 10 years in the same office, during a lifetime.
- No person shall be a representative who shall not have attained the age of twenty one, and shall have been a citizen of the Liberty States of America, for the previous 10 years, and who shall have been a resident of that State for the previous 10 years.
- Each state shall have at least one representative. The total number of representatives shall not exceed one for every fifty thousand verified citizens.
- The members of the House shall prepare the districts for representation based upon the criteria of compact geographical rectangular shapes, every 10 years, based upon a census and enumeration of citizens in each state.
- Direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers of verified citizens. The House of Representatives sets the tax rate, pursuant to the budget transmitted to the House from the Senate.
- The House has the exclusive power to ordain and regulate a system of national banks designed to promote interstate commerce and maximum rates of economic growth among all Liberty States. The House imposes restrictions on the domain of power and authority of the system of national banks, and restricts the domain of the bank’s authority to promote the economic welfare of sovereign Liberty States and sovereign citizens.
- Vacancies in the House of Representatives from any State, shall be filled by an election of the citizens to be held within 4 weeks of the vacancy.
- The House of Representatives shall choose their own rules of civil procedure and elect their own executive officers every 2 years.
- The House of Representatives shall have the sole power of initiating an impeachment of any elected representative or senior executive of the National Government whose position was filled by Congressional approval.
- Upon a petition of 50% of the elected representatives, the House may convene a committee of impeachment to consider a true bill of indictment. The true bill must state the national felony committed and be ratified by 60% of the total number of representatives.
Section 3. The Authority of the National Senate.
- The Senate of the Liberty States of America shall be composed of one Senator elected from each state.
- The Senators represent the collective corporate interests of the state.
- The Senators are chosen every fourth year by the people of the several states.
- No elected Senator may serve more than two terms in the same office, nor more than 10 years in the same office, during a lifetime.
- No citizen shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of twenty one, and shall have been a citizen of the Liberty States of America, for the previous 10 years, and who shall have been a resident of that state for the previous 10 years.
- The Senate shall chose their own rules of civil procedure, and elect their other officers every two years.
- Vacancies in the Senate from any state, shall be filled by an election of the citizens to be held within 4 weeks of the vacancy.
- The Senate shall have the sole power to try all true bills of impeachment, transmitted to the Senate from the House of Representatives.
- The true bill of impeachment must state the national crime committed by the accused, including the crime of treason and the crime of espionage against private citizens of the Liberty States of America.
- A conviction of the accused by two-thirds of the Senate shall result in immediate removal of the officer from office, with a forfeiture of all accrued and future benefits of the office.
- The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature thereof, according to the results of the enumeration of verified citizens in each state, conducted by the House of Representatives. The state legislature has authority to determine the verification of the qualification of a citizen to vote.
- The members of the House and Senate shall be the judge of the legitimacy of elections, returns and qualifications of its own members.
- Upon a petition from any member, or upon a petition from a citizens Grand Jury, the members of the House and Senate shall punish and remove a member for disorderly conduct upon a conviction vote of 60% of the members of the respective House or Senate.
- The deliberations of both houses are open public records and procedures, to be broadcast or transmitted to the public on a frequent, periodic basis.
- Neither House, during the session of the National Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days. A session of Congress begins on January 21, of each year, adjourns for the month of August, and resumes the first Monday in September, and is in session until December 20, of each year.
- The Senators and Representatives shall receive compensation for their services, to be ascertained every 10 years, and confirmed by a majority vote of a Grand Jury of 18 citizens, impaneled in the election district of the representative.
- No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office of the Liberty States of America, nor be entitled to any civil emoluments, and no person holding any civil office in the Liberty States of America, shall be an elected member of either House during his term of civil service, nor shall he be a candidate for any office, during his term of civil service.
- No Senator or Representative may be appointed to serve as an employee of the National Government for a period of 3 years, after the term of office ends.
- The National Congress will operate the Liberty States of America according to a balanced budget, during a budget cycle of two years, where the expenditures of the Government do not exceed the tax revenues set to meet those expenditures.
- The National Government budget, and all bills for raising revenue, shall originate in the Senate, to be completed no later than the day before the August adjournment.
- Every budget bill which shall have passed the Senate shall be transmitted to the House. The House must pass the proposed budget of the Senate by November 30, of each year, or the national budget will revert to the same budget as the previous 2 years.
- A budget passed by the House, and the proposed rate of taxes to meet the budget, must be presented to the President of the Liberty States of America on December 1, to approve or reject, by December 20 of each year. Upon a rejection by the President, the budget reverts to the same budget as the previous 2 years.
- The National Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to meet the expenditures of the 2 year balanced budget. All duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the Liberty States of America.
- No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any state to another state.
- No State shall enter into any trade treaty, or trade alliance with a foreign nation.
- The National Congress shall have the power to issue government bonds, and to borrow money on the credit of the Liberty States of America. All proposals to borrow money or issue debt shall occur once in the two year budget cycle, and all proposals to issue debt must be approved by 50% of the State legislatures of the Liberty States of America, no later than January 21 of the year of issuance.
- The term of debt and interest on any issuance of debt shall not exceed 10 years, and must be paid in full by the end of the 10th year.
- The National Congress shall have the power to regulate commerce and approve trade agreements with foreign nations, which are negotiated by the President.
- The National Congress shall have the power to establish a uniform rule of citizen naturalization, and provide revenues for national border security to prohibit illegal entrance into the sovereign nation or any sovereign state.
- The National Congress shall have the power to coin money, regulate the value thereof, regulate the circulation and creation of money and money instruments, and establish the currency value of foreign coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.
- The National Congress shall have the power to provide for the punishment for the national criminal felony of counterfeiting the securities and money of the Liberty States of America.
- The National Congress shall have the power to establish a national Post Office and a national system of roads and transportation routes.
- The National Congress shall have the power to authorize regional capital securities markets, and to establish regulatory guidelines for the operation of regional private and public security exchanges designed to promote maximum national and regional economic growth rates.
- The National Congress shall have the power to establish and maintain a national patent office 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.
- The National Congress shall have the power to protect the patents of citizens from foreign and domestic criminal usurpation of the right of citizens to enjoy the benefits of their invention.
- The National Congress shall have the power to define and punish intellectual property piracies and criminal patent felonies committed against citizens of the Liberty States of America by foreign and domestic criminals.
- Upon a presentment of a declaration of war by the President, the National Congress shall have the power to declare war and authorize the application of military power and action against foreign enemies, within 2 days of receiving the President’s declaration. No military action undertaken by the President may continue after 48 hours, without the consent of the National Congress.
- The National Congress shall have the power to raise and support the military and armed forces, to provide and maintain a Navy, and to arm and provide a Coast Guard to protect and preserve the sovereign borders of the Liberty States of America.
- The National Congress shall have the power to provide for organizing, and arming, the National Guard, and reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the National Guard, according to the rules and laws prescribed by the National Congress.
- The National Congress shall have the power to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing military powers.
- The President shall be the Supreme Commander in Chief of all military personnel and resources.
- The National Congress shall have the power to protect the citizen’s right of the Writ of Habeas Corpus, which shall not be suspended, unless in case of invasion, when the public safety may require it.
- The National Congress is prohibited from passing or enforcing any bill of attainder or ex post facto law.
- The National Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the Liberty States of America; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the Liberty States, or of any particular state.
Article II. The Office of President.
- The executive power of the National Government shall be vested in a President of the Liberty States of America. He shall hold his office for a term of four years, and, may serve a second term, if elected.
- No President may serve more than two terms, and no more than 10 years during a lifetime.
- No Person except a natural born citizen, or a verified Citizen of the Liberty States of America for the previous 10 years, shall be eligible for election of President; The President must be at least 35 years of age on the date of assuming office.
- The President selects the candidate of Vice President, no later than August 1, of the year of the Presidential election.
- The national election for President is held during the two days of the first weekend in November.
- The presidential candidate with a majority of electoral college votes is declared the winner, by the House of Representatives, no later than November 15 of the year of the election. The number of electors for each State is equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.
- The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and are legally obligated to vote according to the popular vote of the citizens.
- The term of office for the President begins December 1 of the year of the election.
- 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 Office, the Vice President assumes the office of President, no later than 24 hours after the removal of the President.
- The House of Representatives, by law, may provide for the designation of an interim President, in the event that both the President and Vice President are not able to serve the Office. Within 24 hours of appointing an interim President, the House of Representatives shall set the time and conditions of the election of a new President, by a vote of valid citizens in each state, to be held within 30 days of the appointment of the interim President.
- Before he enters office on December 1, the President must recite, in a public ceremony, administered by the House of Representatives, the opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:
- When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. I hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
- Upon the conclusion of reciting the Declaration, The President swears the following oath of office:
I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the Liberty States of America, according to the principles of government stated in the Constitution of the Liberty States of America.
I solemnly swear to preserve, protect and defend the natural and civil rights of citizens and to defend the sovereign borders of the nation from foreign and domestic threats.
So Help me, God.
- The President shall be the Supreme Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the Liberty States, and of the National Guard of the several States, when called into the actual service of the Liberty States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the military departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.
- The President shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the Liberty States of America, except in cases of impeachment of any national official.
- The President shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the 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 Senate, appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and all other Executive Officers of the Liberty States of America, 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 executive officers of the executive departments.
- The President shall have the power to fill all executive vacancies that may happen during the recess of the National Congress, by granting commissions which shall expire at the resumption of the session of the National Congress.
- He shall, on January 21 of each year, present to the National Congress, the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient for the next two years, including his proposal for the two year budget of the Liberty States of America.
- The President, Vice President and all civil officers whose appointment to office is confirmed by the National Congress, shall be subject to impeachment for treason against the sovereign interests of the nation or the sovereign interests of the states, espionage against verified citizens, bribery by a foreign government, or other national felony.
Article III. The National Judicial Courts
- The national judicial courts shall consist of National District Courts and the National Supreme Court.
- The Senate ordains and establishes National District Courts in each state, and provides the two year operating budget for each District Court, every two years.
- All judges shall hold a term of office for six years, and may serve one additional term, if approved by the Senate.
- No judge may serve more than two terms in a single court system, nor more than 18 years in both courts, in a lifetime.
- Vacancies on either the District of Supreme Court are filled by nominations by the Senate, and confirmed by a majority vote of the House of Representatives. The Senate is obligated to nominate judges within 7 days of a vacancy, and the House must confirm or reject the nomination within 7 days of obtaining the nomination from the Senate.
- The judicial power of the District and Supreme Court extends to cases arising under the Constitution of the Liberty States of America.
- The District Court is a trier of facts in criminal and civil cases arising under this Constitution.
- In all cases arising in the District Court, the principles of justice are the equal application of the law to all citizens and substantive due process.
- The trial of all national crimes shall be by jury, upon a presentment of a true bill of indictment to the District Court, by a majority vote of an impaneled Grand Jury of 18 citizens, in the state where the alleged crime occurred.
- A person charged in any state with treason, a national felony, or any other crime against a Congressional law, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another state or foreign nation, shall on demand of the judicial authority of the National District Court, be delivered to the state having jurisdiction of the crime.
- The District Court tries cases of treason of citizens against the Liberty States of America, or against any Liberty State.
- The National Congress shall have the power to declare the punishment of treason, including the penalty of death.
- The Chief District Judge manages and administers the Citizen Grand Juries in each district, provides for their operating budget, impanels them and instructs the members that their mission is to serve as a barrier to oppression and tyranny.
- Appeals of judicial decisions from the District to the Supreme Court must state the specific text of the Constitution that is being appealed. A majority of the Supreme Court may agree to hear an appeal.
- A decision by the Supreme Court becomes the supreme law of the land for issues pertaining exclusively to the Constitution of the Liberty States of America.
- This Constitution, and the laws made by the National Congress, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the Liberty States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land for laws and cases exclusively pertaining to the National Government.
- Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each state to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other state. And the Senate of the National Congress may by general laws prescribe the manner in which such acts, records and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.
- All national court judges must be at least 45 years of age, and have been a practicing, licensed attorney at the state or national level, for a period of 20 years, prior to the nomination to the Court.
- The mandatory retirement age of all National judges is 70 years of age.
Article IV. Admission of New States.
- Upon a petition for admission from a state legislature, new states may be admitted by the Senate into this Union.
- The Senate may determine the geographical area and jurisdiction of a new State, including partial jurisdictions of states not currently a member of this Union.
- Verified citizens of a partial jurisdiction in any state not in the Union may petition the Senate based upon a certified referendum of 66% of the citizens in the proposed jurisdiction.
- Prior to their admission to the Union, as a condition of admission, the state or partial jurisdiction, seeking admission must deposit a full year of their projected taxes into the National Treasury, as determined by the Senate.