Constitution of CosmicX
The executive branch shall consist of the President, Vice President and the leaders of each server department.
The main executive power shall be vested in the President. They shall hold the office for a term of three months renewable by re-election alongside the Vice President. They will be overseen by the judiciary branch to ensure compliance with this constitution and legislation.
Part 1: The President and Vice President shall be limited through their power and does not wield absolute authority. The President shall be the chief executive of the staff team and all other server departments.
Part 2: The President shall be regarded as an owner.
Part 1: The President or Vice President shall be removed from Office for rule violations, inactivity, corruption, bribery, abuse of power and misuse of a public office.
Part 2: In order to impeach the President, a charge must be submitted to the staff team to decide whether it constitutes an impeachable offence and if the evidence is sufficient.
Part 3: The staff team is everyone excluding the President & Vice-President but including Admins, Head mods, Moderators, trial mods, head builder and builder.
Part 4: The removal must be voted on, this doesn't have to be official and can just be a verbal vote, this requires a supermajority of two-thirds (67%) of the staff team.
These powers can be overturned by the legislative with a simple majority vote or delayed by the judicial for review/discussion or struck down for violation of the constitution. These powers may be added to with a simple legislative bill. Before any exercise of the executive powers, the President must inform the Owner and be consulted.
Part 1: The President shall have the power to grant permission nodes to any server rank including President but excluding the Owner role.
Part 2: The President shall have the power to grant reprieves and pardons in all cases except for themselves or impeachment.
Part 3: The President shall have the power of promotion and demotion for all players and staff below the Vice-President within reason.
Part 4: The President shall have the power to authorise the addition, modification or deletion of any plugin that isn’t regarded as a major plugin by the judicial branch including requesting the configuration files to be changed or through use of their own console account.
Part 5: The President shall be able to modify any rule within the rules framework without adding or removing any.
In the event of a temporary absence of the President being able to discharge their duties, the Vice-President or next in the line of succession shall be authorised to exercise the same powers temporarily as Acting President. After Vice-President, the line of succession goes to the staff admin, rules admin, development admin and then the events admin.
The President and Vice President’s term shall expire on the 5th day on the months January, April, July and October at 9PM (GMT/UTC time). With the election taking place the month preceding the inauguration day from the twentieth day midnight till the twenty seventh day at 10PM.
On resignation or removal of the President, the Vice President shall assume the Presidency for the remainder of the term.
Each server department shall be led by a Admin who reports to the President.
Part 1: No person except an active citizen shall be eligible for the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the age of thirteen, and been a player of the server for at least two months.
Part 2: A person shall be regarded as an active citizen when they are on the server on a reasonably regular basis.
The president or owner can declare “martial law” to restore order and quell rebellion which will suspend all of the constitution except Article I.
Part 1: The president and vice-president shall be elected by the electoral college which is made up of one-hundred seats formed for the sole purpose of electing a president and vice-president.
Part 2: The seats shall be divided as follows; every candidate's percent score in the server-wide general election above 1 percent shall be rounded up or down, so a candidate with 5.6% of the vote shall receive 6 seats. However, if the seat count reaches above one hundred, the secondary method shall be used to divide the seats, where each percent count is rounded down. So 5.6% of the vote shall receive 5 seats instead. The seat count shall then be split between the President and Vice-Presidential candidate, giving the larger number to the Presidential candidate if it is an odd number.
Part 3: The electoral college shall then meet the day after the general election poll closes and shall cast their votes for president and vice-president. Only the candidates in the top three positions can be voted for. A majority of fifty-one electoral votes is required to win. If nobody reaches a majority, the candidate with the most votes will win instead.
Part 4: The general election shall run from the twentieth at midnight till the twenty-seventh at 10PM in the months of December, April and August.
Part 5: If any candidates fail to cast an electoral vote, it will automatically go to the candidate with the highest total vote count.
Any persons that have seeked to abolish or remove the republic or engaged in any attempt to remove it shall be ineligible to run for or hold any office on the server or any staff role on the server.
The judicial branch shall reside solely with the owners (excluding the president) of CosmicX.
The judicial shall decide on cases arising from other branches and take on matters in an impartial matter.
The president can propose an amendment by submitting a proposal to the staff team. The proposal then needs a supermajority in the staff team. It is then presented to the players in the form of a ballot referendum for no less than three days requiring a simple majority to pass.
The Judicial in extreme cases only can make emergency amendments to the constitution that can take effect immediately.
Article IV shall be known as the Bill of Rights
No rule shall be made that infringes or persecutes the right of the players to believe in something. The right to exercise free speech in local chats on the server shall not be infringed where it is not blatant prejudice. Political opinions cannot be infringed when expressed in local chats or private messages.
Rules for Global chats should not suppress people’s right to reasonably express their opinions and beliefs where it does not cause unreasonable alarm or distress to other players. Where possibly instead of sanctions, debates should be shifted to local chats.
The right to build anything on your own land shall not be infringed. Restrictions can be placed on advertising builds that are reasonably deemed inappropriate.
The right to appeal any punishment or conviction shall not be infringed.
Punishments for Rule violations should be fairly issued that take into account the history of the person and severity of the violation and should not take into account any personal disputes or discriminate based on political beliefs or prejudice issues.
No plots or general land can be confiscated or taken from a player without due process prescribed by the legislative. If no due process is prescribed for changing who owns what land or plots, the land cannot be taken at all.
The right of the people to peacefully assemble in public grounds on the server i.e in the capital city to protest shall not be infringed.
The right to criticise the server leadership and the running of the server shall not be infringed where it doesn’t violate Article IV, Section 1 & 2.
All players with a playtime greater than twelve hours on any CosmicX server shall be a citizen of CosmicX.