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Preface

By an enactment that was proposed by Director Cornelius and ratified by the Nanotrasen Executive Committee on Colonial Ventures, the Polluxian Chater hereby grants the Pollux Colonies incorporated status as a Nanotrasen Protectorate. This newly formed state shall henceforth be known as the Republic of Pollux. Conferred with this status all current and descendant citizens are afforded all rights under the Polluxian Charter. This charter will enable the Republic of Pollux to demonstrate self-governance under the guidance and protection of Nanotrasen. The rules of governance, and the limitations and all procedures that go with them shall also be outlined in this charter.

The Polluxian Colonies are a corporate republic officially owned by Nanotrasen. This charter is an official document which establishes the body politic of the Polluxian Colonies (“All Colonies within the Vetra Starsystem”). This charter cannot be overridden by the President, or any government body supplied under Nanotrasen. The purpose of this charter is to define what powers various sectors of the government hold, defining citizen rights, and establishing chain of command.

Article 1: Government Structure

Section A. National Government

1. President

1A. The President of Pollux is an elected official that oversees the colonial, socio-economic, and criminal laws of the colony. In their position the President of Pollux possesses the ability to create and submit referendums, issue executive orders, and appoint advisors as they see fit. Referendums can be used to give more power than what is provided by Nanotrasen to the President or their National Advisory Board, however the Nanotrasen Executive Committee on Colonial Ventures reserves the right to veto any and all such referendums for any reason.

2. National Advisory Board of the Republic of Pollux

2A. The President of Pollux may optionally enlist advisors to form a national advisory board composed of senior leaders with expertise in their respective fields. These individuals are to serve as advisors for their assigned office and will hold the title of Presidential Advisor. Advisors are appointed by the President and serve at their command. The National Advisory Board of the Republic of Pollux shall advise the President on any matters of state, or in any matters of specification regarding their assigned field. The National Advisory Board shall have three senior members and three junior members, with the senior members exercising ancillary control over the clerical and administrative duties of theboard. Senior and junior members of the board are designated by the President. Members of the board may continue with their day to day job, duties, and life, but are subject to be called upon by the President of the Republic of Pollux at any time, for any reason.

2B. The following positions shall be established within the National Advisory Board;

  • Vice President
  • Presidential Advisor for Defense
  • Presidential Advisor for Justice
  • Presidential Advisor for Innovation
  • Presidential Advisor for Health
  • Presidential Advisor for Finance

3. The Judicial System

3A. The Judicial System of the Republic of Pollux shall be broken down into two levels, one local which focuses on all local matters and one national which focuses on all national matters. The Local Courts shall consist of experienced legal professionals who have been granted the right to serve as either a Magistrate or Judge and adjudicate on local criminal and civil matters. The National Courts shall consist of the High Court of the Republic of Pollux which is sat upon by the High Justices of the High Court of the Republic of Pollux.

3B. The High Justices of the High Court of Pollux selected by the Nanotrasen Executive Committee with each Justice hailing from a different region of Pollux. The leader of the High Court of the Republic of Pollux shall be declared the Supreme Justice of the High Court of the Republic of Pollux and will be responsible for administrating the courts. The Supreme Justice will be appointed by an internal vote from the High Court and may only be removed through a uninanimous internal vote or by the Nanotrasen Colonial Executive Committee.

3C. The High Justices of the High Court of the Republic of Pollux shall possess the highest authority on all Judicial matters within the Republic of Pollux and shall have primary jurisdiction on all appellate cases and cases involving Presidential malfeasance. Furthermore, this body shall have the power to repeal acts, laws, and bills deemed in direct conflict with the established Charter.

5. Polluxian Defense Force

5A. The Polluxian Defense Force (PDF) is a military organization funded by Nanotrasen and comprised of the men and women of Pollux, whose role is to deal with any and all foreign and domestic threats. The President may command the PDF to ensure national security if the City Council has requested the PDF - however Nanotrasen retains ownership of the PDF and may override any commands from the President at any time if necessary. They are also tasked with removing the President and any unauthorized militia from office forcefully if tasked to do so by the Nanotrasen Colonial Executive Committee.

6. Polluxian Division of Special Investigations

6A. The Polluxian Division of Special Investigations, coloquially known as the “PDSI”, shall be comprised of agents who act with the authority of the national government. The PDSI will be authorized the ability to investigate and arrest individuals suspected of committing capital offenses and or governmental individuals suspected of being corrupt in their assigned duties. The agency shall be lead by a director. The PDSI Director shall be nominated by a President, and confirmed by the Nanotrasen Colonial Executive Commmittee. They shall serve in good behavior for a period of time designated by the Nanotrasen Colonial Executive Committee and can only be removed by said committee.

Section B. Local Government

1. Colony Governors

1A. The President shall appoint individuals that shall serve as the heads of the Mayoral Corps for their respective continent. The Governor shall have the responsibility of leading the mayoral corps, training and recruitment of new mayors, and the overall function of their colony, with executive authority to accomplish this being vested in them. It is expected that Governors follow the chain of command, and work through mayors when possible. The President is able to assign additional duties and powers to the governors. The governors serve at the president's pleasure.

2. Mayoral Corps

2A. The Mayoral Corps are an institution that shall assign individuals to serve as the Chief Executives for Incorporated Regions. All Mayors receive a national commission and serve at the pleasure of the National Government. They are entrusted to further the best interests of their city and to protect and enforce this charter and any subsequent laws created. The Mayors are able to appoint and dismiss local executive officials of their respective region at will. They, by virtue of their commission, have authority over all executive operations in their city

3. Local Council

3A. The Local Council is a board of individuals comprised of local organizational leaders. The responsibilities of the Council are outlined as ensuring the organizations they are responsible for are running efficiently and without issue. The Local Council is also responsible for voting on issues like alert status, contacting Emergency Response Teams, and issuing evacuation orders.

4. City Legislation

4A. The Mayor or any council member of a region may not instate additional criminal legislation without the express approval of the national government. They are however endowed with the ability to instate additional civil legislation if it is in the best interest of their territory.

Section C. Nanotrasen Officials

Nanotrasen Officials comprise any individual that is a direct employee of the Corporation, rather than the Republic. Nanotrasen Officials tasked for assignments on planet and have no immunity from prosecution for criminal infractions. The President is the supervising Official of the planet and shall be given deference over any other assigned officials. The Nanotrasen Executive Commitee as a collective shall serve as the superior to the President

1. Electoral Officers

1A. Electoral Officers are Nanotrasen Representatives that work with the PDSI and or the Nanotrasen Colonial Executive Committee when requested. Their duties consist of assisting national officials in the event of a demotion or a changeover of presidency, and to tally votes concerning referendums. All Electoral staff are bound by oath to minimize corruption in the democratic process. Electoral Officers are not permitted to live in, be politically involved in, or have family members and friends within the sector that they process votes due to the probability of a conflict of interest.

Article II: Rights of Citizens

Section A. Inalienable Rights

I. Citizens of the Republic of Pollux are entitled to Life and the Pursuit of Happiness. It is the government's responsibility to protect its citizens and ensure that they are given the opportunity to thrive.

Section B. Freedom of Speech.

I. The citizens of the Republic of Pollux are entitled to Freedom of Speech. All citizens are guaranteed the right to voice their opinions on all issues without fear of censure or retribution. This protection does not extend to speech that directly creates an environment of panic or danger which is a threat to public safety, The President of the Republic of Pollux to determine what speech falls under the category of “creating an environment of panic or danger.”

Section C. Right to Fair Judicial Proceedings

I. The Polluxian People are entitled to trial by a commissioned Judicial Authority.

II. The Polluxian People are entitled the right against self-incrimination while in custody.

III. The Polluxian People are entitled the right to be unplaced on trial twice for the same crime (double jeopardy).

IV. The Polluxian People are entitled the ability seek representation if available. The Government is not obligated to provide legal representation.

V. The Polluxian People are entitled to protection from torture as a criminal punishment.

VI. The Polluxian People are entitled to levy civil arbitration for torts of person and property.

VII. The Polluxian People are entitled the right to request an appeal in all criminal verdicts given by local Judicial officials to the High Court of the Republic of Pollux, the High Court of the Republic of Pollux is not obligated to grant that request and all requests for appeal are accepted and denied at the discretion of the High Court.

Section D. Right to Personal Security

I. Polluxian Citizens are entitled to freedom from wrongful search and seizure.

II. Emergency Codes, as defined by the President, enable law enforcement personnel the ability to search an individual if they believe that the individual is a threat to themselves or to others around them. This ability does not extend into private residencies or businesses without judicial decree

III. Polluxian Citizens are entitled to freedom from government oversight of their private lives and business ventures, unless said oversight is in the interest of maintaining civic restfulness. The President is entrusted with the authority to determine what constitutes the maintenance of civic restfulness, unless contradicted by the High Court.

Section E. Prisoner Rights

I. All prisoners have the right to seek and be provided sustenance which shall be provided by the detaining authority.

II. All prisoners have the right to seek medical care and treatment and have said care be provided by licensed professionals in good standing with the local government.

III. All prisoners have the right to be free of physical, mental, and emotional violence inflicted by their detaining authority, or fellow inmates.

IV. All prisoners have the right to call and be provided representation that is paid for by the prisoner.

V. All prisoners have the right to be visited by members of the public unless there is an imminent security threat, or visitation would create one.

VI. All prisoners have the right to make one communicator call, not including the one to their lawyer, to any member of the public.

Article III: Legislation

Section A. Sole Legislator Powers

The sole legislator of the Republic of Pollux is and shall invariably be the President of the Republic of Pollux, with oversight from the Nanotrasen Executive Committee on Colonial Ventures and the High Court of the Republic of Pollux. The President may not legislate any referendum that would violate the established charter.

4A.01 Referendums are documents in which the President of the Republic of Pollux can submit to the general public to change large swathes of civil, criminal, or labor policy or create new policy that cannot easily be done through the established presidential framework. In order for a referendum to be instituted the President must notify the Nanotrasen Executive Committee on Colonial Ventures, and then submit the referendum to the public announcement service.

Once the referendum is submitted to the public announcement service, it shall remain there untouched for five days, in that timeperiod citizens of the Republic of Pollux shall be encouraged to vote on the referendum, either through lobbying or through a press conference from the Office of the President. After the five days are up, an electoral officer will tally the votes and check for voter manipulation and determine if it met the requirement of a simple majority. (51/49)

4A.02 Presidents are required to release a press release every time they add, edit, or remove a civil, criminal or labor law. The press release should be succint, easily understandable, and describe the changes that have been made. If no press release is given or the High Court determines that the press release was incoherrant the law change will be considered invalid and the law will revert to it's previous state.

Section B. Amending the Charter

Should the established Charter require an amendment, a President may bring this to Nanotrasen Colonial Executive Committee for discussion and approval.

Article IV: Impeachment of a Government Official

Section A. Impeachment of a sitting President

1A. The People of Pollux shall retain the power to impeach a sitting President. The people may issue a vote of no confidence against a President, requiring 30 votes to remove the President from Office.

Section B. Impeachment of a member of the Mayoral Corps

1A. The Local Council shall hold the power to impeach a member of the Mayoral Corps currently serving as the region’s Chief Executive. A Chief Executive may be impeached for reasons including but not limited to mental incognizance, physical disability, and posing a danger to the welfare of a region. In order to impeach, the vote must be unanimous with at least three active council members, not including the Mayor.

Article V: Foundational Directives

The foundational directives are directives that have been established by Nanotrasen. These directives cannot be overruled by any authority within the Republic of Pollux. The President may contact the Nanotrasen Colonial Executive Committee should he wish to have them repealed.

The directives are as follows;

1A. The following laws cannot be removed or revoked by any authority within the Republic of Pollux;

  • i214 Possession of Contraband*
  • i215 Contraband with Intent to Distribute
  • i216 Fraud & Embezzlement
  • i312 Impersonation of Government Officials

*The President of the Republic of Pollux may define what constitutes contraband.

2A. The following laws cannot be downgraded by any authority within the Republic of Pollux and shall always remain a capital offense;

  • i401 Murder
  • i402 Terroristic Act
  • i403 Sexual Assault
  • i406 Treason

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