"We the People of a war torn galaxy hereby declare a federation between our several member States to protect the People, to secure unalienable rights for the People, to secure Liberty for the People, and to allow the pursuit of Happiness for the People. This federation shall be known as the Stonewall Federation, and shall not crumble like its predecessor due to tyranny."
Article I-The Legislative Branch
Section 1 - The Legislature
1. All legislative powers shall be vested in a Congress of the Stonewall Federation, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
Section 2 - The House
1. The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every second year by the people of this federation; and the electors in each State shall be citizens of the Stonewall Federation; no person of foreign birth, not a citizen of the Stonewall Federation, shall be allowed to vote for any officer, civil or political, State, Federal, or Galactic.
2. No person shall be a Representative who has not attained the age of twenty-five years; said person must be a citizen of the Stonewall Federation. The Representative must live in the district they wish to be elected to represent.
3. Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the members of the Stonewall Federation according to their respective numbers. The number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every fifty thousand persons. When vacancies happen in the representation from any State or region, the executive authority of said State or region shall issue writs of election to fill any such vacancy.
5. The House of Representatives shall choose their Speaker and other officers; and shall have the sole power of impeachment; except that any judicial or other Federal officer, resident and acting solely within the limits of any State or region, may be impeached by a vote of two-thirds of both branches of the Legislature.
Section 3 - The Senate
1. The Senate of the Confederate States shall be composed of two Senators from each state, with a state being a nation or government admitted to the Stonewall Federation, chosen for two years by the People of said region. Each Senator shall have one vote.
2. If vacancies happen by resignation, or otherwise, during the recess of the government of any state, the Executive thereof may make temporary appointments until the next meeting of that region’s legislature, which shall then fill such vacancies.
3. No person shall be a Senator who has not attained the age of thirty years, and said person must be a citizen of the Stonewall Federation; said person must be a inhabitant of the region he or she wishes to represent.
4. The Vice Chancellor of the Stonewall Federation shall be president of the Senate, but will have no vote unless the Senate is equally divided.
5. The Senate shall choose their other officers; and also a president pro tempore in the absence of the Vice Chancellor, or when he or she exercise the office of Chancellor of the Stonewall Federation.
6. The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the Chancellor of the Stonewall Federation is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside; and no person will be convicted without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members present.
7. Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold any office of honor, trust, or profit under the Stonewall Federation; but the person convicted shall be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment, and punishment according to law.
Section 4 - Elections, Meetings
1. The times, places, and manner of holding elections for Senators and Representatives shall be prescribed in each State or region by the Legislature of said State or region, subject to the provisions of this Constitution; but the Congress may, at any time, by law, make or alter such regulations, except as to the times and places of choosing Senators.
2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year; and such meeting shall be on the first Monday in July, unless they shall, by law, appoint a different day.
Section 5 - Membership, Rules, Journals, Adjournment
1. Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns, and qualifications of its own members, and a majority of each shall constitute a quorum to do business; but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the attendance of absent members, in such manner and under such penalties as each House may provide.
2. Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds of the whole number, expel a member.
3. Each House shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secrecy; and the yeas and nays of the members of either House, on any question, shall, at the desire of one-fifth of those present, be entered on the journal.
4. Any bill or law voted upon by either House shall be required to be written on a hard copy and made available to members of both Houses and the public no less than three days before any vote.
5. Neither House, during the session of Congress, shall, without the consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
Section 6 - Compensation
1. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a compensation for their services, to be ascertained by law, and paid out of the Treasury of the Stonewall Federation. They shall, in all cases, except treason, felony, and breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other place. No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under the authority of the Stonewall Federation, which shall have been created, or the emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no person holding any office under the Stonewall Federation shall be a member of either House during his or her continuance in office. But Congress may, by law, grant to the principal officer in each of the Executive Departments a seat upon the floor of either House, with the privilege of discussing any measures appertaining to his department.
Section 7 - Revenue Bills, Legislative Process, Presidential Veto
1. All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments, as on other bills.
2. Every bill which shall have passed both Houses, shall, before it becomes a law, be presented to the Chancellor of the Stonewall Federation; if he or she approve, he or she shall sign it; but if not, he or she shall return it, with his or her objections, to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If, after such reconsideration, two-thirds of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two-thirds of that House, it shall become a law. But in all such cases, the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each House respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the Chancellor within ten days after it shall have been presented to him or her, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress, by their adjournment, prevent its return; in which case it shall not be a law. The Chancellor may approve any appropriation and disapprove any other appropriation in the same bill. In such case he or she shall, in signing the bill, designate the appropriations disapproved; and shall return a copy of such appropriations, with his objections, to the House in which the bill shall have originated; and the same proceedings shall then be had as in case of other bills disapproved by the Chancellor.
3. Every order, resolution, or vote, to which the concurrence of both Houses may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the Chancellor of the Stonewall Federation; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him or her; or, being disapproved by him or her, shall be repassed by two-thirds of both Houses, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in case of a bill.
Section 8 - Powers of Congress
The Congress shall have power -
1. To lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises for revenue, necessary to pay the debts, provide for the common defense, and carry on the Government of the Stonewall Federation; but no bounties shall be granted from the Treasury; nor shall any duties or taxes on importations from foreign nations be laid to promote or foster any branch of industry; and all duties, imposts, and excises shall be uniform throughout the Stonewall Federation.
2. To borrow money on the credit of the Stonewall Federation.
3. To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States; but neither this, nor any other clause contained in the Constitution, shall ever be construed to delegate the power to Congress to appropriate money for any internal improvement intended to facilitate commerce; except for the purpose of furnishing lights, beacons, buoys, space stations and other aids to navigation upon the coasts and in outer space, and the improvement of harbors and the removing of obstructions in river and space navigation; in all which cases such duties shall be laid on the navigation facilitated thereby as may be necessary to pay the costs and expenses thereof.
4. To establish uniform laws of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies, throughout the Stonewall Federation; but no law of Congress shall discharge any debt contracted before the passage of the same.
5. To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures.
6. To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the Stonewall Federation.
7. To establish safe hyperspace lanes, galactic communications, and other ways of communication be it through technological means or carrier means.
8. 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.
9. To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court.
10. To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas and outer space, and offenses against the law of nations.
11. To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land, space and water.
12. To raise and support armies; but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years.
13. To provide and maintain a navy.
14. To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces.
15. To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Confederate States, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions.
16. To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the Stonewall Federation; reserving to the States and regions, respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress.
17. To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district as may, by cession of one or more States or regions and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the Government of the Stonewall Federation; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the Legislature of the State or region in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings.
18. To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the Stonewall Federation, or in any department or officer thereof.
Section 9 - Limits on Congress, Bill of Rights
1. Congress shall have a balanced budget for each fiscal cycle; expenditures must amount to the same amount of intake through taxes.
2. Congress may not raise taxes to cover programs considered to be entitlement programs or welfare programs; rather they must be cut in order to have a balanced budget in such a case.
3. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended. Enemy combatants in a war declared by Congress shall not have writ of habeas corpus or any other Stonewall Federation right.
4. No bill allowing slavery or any other form of indentured servitude shall be passed; any form of slavery or indentured servitude shall not be permitted throughout this Stonewall Federation.
5. No capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.
6. No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any State, except by a vote of two-thirds of both Houses.
7. No preference shall be given by any regulation of commerce or revenue to the ports of one State over those of another.
8. No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time.
9. Congress shall appropriate no money from the Treasury except by a vote of two-thirds of both Houses, taken by yeas and nays, unless it be asked and estimated for by some one of the heads of departments and submitted to Congress by the Chancellor; or for the purpose of paying its own expenses and contingencies; or for the payment of claims against the Stonewall Federation, the justice of which shall have been judicially declared by a tribunal for the investigation of claims against the Government, which it is hereby made the duty of Congress to establish.
10. All bills appropriating money shall specify in Federal currency the exact amount of each appropriation and the purposes for which it is made; and Congress shall grant no extra compensation to any public contractor, officer, agent, or servant, after such contract shall have been made or such service rendered.
11. No title of nobility shall be granted by the Stonewall Federation; and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.
12. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
13. A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear firearms shall not be infringed. No such law shall be made by Congress prohibiting ownership of firearms, except for violent felons.
14. No soldier shall, in time of peace or war, be quartered in any home in the Stonewall Federation without the consent of the owner
15. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated; and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
16. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor be compelled, in any criminal case, to be a witness against himself; nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
17. 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.
18. In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved; and no fact so tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the Confederacy, than according to the rules of common law.
19. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
20. Every law, or resolution having the force of law, shall relate to but one subject, and that shall be expressed in the title.
Section 10 - Powers of States
1. A State shall be defined as a sovereign nation or government consenting to become a part of the Stonewall Federation with approval from Congress. Each State will keep its respected governments intact; however Stonewall Federation law shall take precedence over State laws. (See Amendment III)
2. Each State has a right to nullification of a law; the State Legislature and its highest court must vote in favor of nullification of a Federation law. If such a measure passes, the said law shall not take effect on the aforementioned State until the Supreme Court of the Stonewall Federation deems the law Constitutional; or deems it unconstitutional. In the event said law is deemed unconstitutional, the law will be struck null across the Federation.
3. No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
4. No State shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing its inspection laws; and the net produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any State on imports, or exports, shall be for the use of the Treasury of the Stonewall Federation; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of Congress.
5. No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty on tonnage, except on spacegoing vessels, for the improvement of its hyperspace lanes and docks navigated by the said vessels; but such duties shall not conflict with any treaties of the Confederate States with foreign nations; and any surplus revenue thus derived shall, after making such improvement, be paid into the common treasury.
6. No State shall create, train, fund, or deploy any military not sanctioned by an Act of Congress. Each State will place their military under the direct command of the Stonewall Federation Armed Forces, or any other legally designated branch. However, once this is done, the said military will be based in its original State.
7. If a State is in rebellion, the Stonewall Federation has the authority to demand a State to stand down and to surrender in order to determine a peaceful solution. If such a course is not possible, the Chancellor may order military seizure of the State by federation agents. (See Amendment II)
Article 2. - The Executive Branch
Section 1 - The Chancellor
1. The executive power shall be vested in a Chancellor of the Stonewall Federation. He or she and the Vice Chancellor shall hold their offices for the term of six years; but the President shall be reeligible. The President and Vice President shall be elected as follows:
2. The Chancellor and Vice Chancellor shall be elected from a legally designated Force order, thus designated by the Congress of the Stonewall Federation. At the time of this Constitution’s writing, the only legally designated Force order is the Canus Order. (See Amendment I)
3. The Chancellor or Vice Chancellor must have been in training for at least six years as a neutral Force user. The Congress shall define what qualifies as “in training”. (See Amendment I)
4. The Chancellor and Vice Chancellor shall be elected by the People in an Electoral College with representatives from each State. These electors shall meet in October of each electoral year, the specific date set by the Congress. The popular election must be held no sooner than sixty days before the electors choose their candidates.
5. The Congress may determine the time of choosing the electors, and the day on which they shall give their votes; which day shall be the same throughout the Stonewall Federation.
6. No person except a natural-born citizen of the Stonewall Federation, or a citizen thereof at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, or a citizen thereof born in the Stonewall Independent Republic before 11 NE, shall be eligible to the office of Chancellor or Vice Chancellor; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the limits of the Confederate States, as they may exist at the time of his election.
7. In case of the removal of the Chancellor from office, or of his death, resignation, or inability to discharge the powers and duties of said office, the same shall devolve on the Vice Chancellor; and the Congress may, by law, provide for the case of removal, death, resignation, or inability, both of the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, declaring what officer shall then act as Chancellor; and such officer shall act accordingly until the disability be removed or a Chancellor shall be elected.
9. The Chancellor shall, at stated times, receive for his or her services a compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during the period for which he or she shall have been elected; and he shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the Stonewall Federation, or any of them.
10. Before he or she enters on the execution of his or her office he or she shall take the following oath or affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of Chancellor (or Vice Chancellor) of the Stonewall Federation, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution thereof."
Section 2 - Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments
1. The Chancellor shall be Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the Stonewall Federation, and of the militia of the regions, when called into the actual service of the Stonewall Federation; he or she may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the Executive Departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices; and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the Stonewall Federation, except in cases of impeachment.
2. He or she 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 shall appoint, ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the Stonewall Federation 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 courts of law, or in the heads of departments.
3. The principal officer in each of the Executive Departments, and all persons connected with the diplomatic service, may be removed from office at the pleasure of the Chancellor. All other civil officers of the Executive Departments may be removed at any time by the Chancellor, or other appointing power, when their services are unnecessary, or for dishonesty, incapacity. inefficiency, misconduct, or neglect of duty; and when so removed, the removal shall be reported to the Senate, together with the reasons therefor.
4. The Chancellor shall have power to fill all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session; but no person rejected by the Senate shall be reappointed to the same office during their ensuing recess.
Section 3 - State of the Federation, Convening Congress
1. The Chancellor shall, from time to time, give to the Congress information of the state of the Federation, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he or she shall judge necessary and expedient; he or she may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them; and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he or she may adjourn them to such time as he or she shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he or she shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the Stonewall Federation.
Section 4 - Disqualification
1. The Chancellor, Vice Chancellor, and all civil officers of the Stonewall Federation, shall be removed from office on impeachment for and conviction of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Article 3. - The Judicial Branch
Section 1 - Judicial powers
1. The judicial power of the Stonewall Federation shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may, from time to time, ordain and establish. The judges, both of the Supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services a compensation which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.
Section 2 - Trial by Jury, Original Jurisdiction, Jury Trials
1. The judicial power shall extend to all cases arising under this Constitution, the laws of the Stonewall Federation, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority; to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls; to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction; to controversies to which the Stonewall Federation shall be a party; to controversies between two or more States; between a State and citizens of another State, where the State is plaintiff; between citizens claiming lands under grants of different States; and between a State or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens, or subjects; but no State shall be sued by a citizen or subject of any foreign state.
2. In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a State shall be a party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction both as to law and fact, with such exceptions and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.
3. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury, and such trial shall be held in the State where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.
Section 3 - Treason
1. Treason against the Stonewall Federation shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
2. The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason; but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture, except during the life of the person attainted.
Article 4. - The States
Section 1 - Each State to Honor all others
1. Full faith and credit shall be given in each State to the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of every other State; and the Congress may, by general laws, prescribe the manner in which such acts, records, and proceedings shall be proved, and the effect thereof.
Section 2 - State citizens, Extradition
1. The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States; and shall have the right of transit and sojourn in any State of this Federation, with their property.
2. A person charged in any State with treason, felony, or other crime against the laws of such State, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another State, shall, on demand of the executive authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having jurisdiction of the crime.
Section 3 - New States
1. Other States may be admitted into this Federation by a vote of two- thirds of the whole House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate, the Senate voting by States; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State, nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned, as well as of the Congress.
2. The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations concerning the property of the Stonewall Federation, including the lands thereof.
3. The Stonewall Federation may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Stonewall Federation, lying without the limits of the several Sates; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form States to be admitted into the Federation.
4. The Stonewall Federation shall guarantee to every State that now is, or hereafter may become, a member of this Federation, a republican form of government; and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the Legislature or of the Chancellor when the Legislature is not in session, against domestic violence.
Article 5. - Amendment
1. Upon the demand of any three States, legally assembled in their several conventions, the Congress shall summon a convention of all the States, to take into consideration such amendments to the Constitution as the said States shall concur in suggesting at the time when the said demand is made; and should any of the proposed amendments to the Constitution be agreed on by the said convention ~ voting by States ~ and the same be ratified by the Legislatures of two-thirds of the several States, or by conventions in two-thirds thereof ~ as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the general convention ~ they shall thenceforward form a part of this Constitution. But no State shall, without its consent, be deprived of its equal representation in the Senate.
Article 6. - The Federation
Section 1 - Transition from the Provisional Government
1. The Government established by this Constitution is the successor of the Stonewall Independent Republic and its government; and all the laws passed by the latter shall continue in force, unless violating of this Constitution, until the same shall be repealed or modified; and all the officers appointed by the same shall remain in office until their successors are appointed and qualified, or the offices abolished. Elections for the offices of the Stonewall Federation shall be held the September 19 following the ratification of this document, in order to transition from the Provisional Stonewall Federation Government.
Section 2 - Debts of the Stonewall Independent Republic
2. All debts contracted and engagements entered into before the adoption of this Constitution shall be as valid against the Stonewall Federation under this Constitution, as under the Stonewall Independent Republic.
Section 3 - Supremacy of the Constitution
3. This Constitution, and the laws of the Stonewall Federation made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the Stonewall Federation, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
Section 4 - Oaths of Office
4. The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the Stonewall Federation and of the several States, shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the Stonewall Federation.
Section 5 - Reservation of unenumerated rights
5. The enumeration, in the Constitution, of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people of the several States.
Section 6 - State powers
6. The powers not delegated to the Stonewall Federation by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people thereof.
Article 7. - Ratification
1. The ratification of the conventions of five States shall be sufficient for the establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the same.
2. When five States shall have ratified this Constitution, in the manner before specified, the Congress under the Stonewall Independent Republic shall prescribe the time for holding the election of Chancellor and Vice Chancellor; and for the meeting of the Electoral College; and for counting the votes, and inaugurating the Chancellor. They shall, also, prescribe the time for holding the first election of members of Congress under this Constitution, and the time for assembling the same. Until the assembling of such Congress, the Congress under the Stonewall Independent Republic shall continue to exercise the legislative powers granted them; not extending beyond the time limited by the Constitution of the Stonewall Independent Republic.
3. With the ratification of this Constitution and new elections for Congress and the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor, the Stonewall Independent Republic Constitution and government shall be dissolved completely.
1. No person except a natural born citizen who has attained at least the age of thirty-five shall be eligible to hold the office of Chancellor of the Stonewall Federation.
2. As of November 1st, 11 NE this amendment shall replace and strike null Section 1, subsection (2) and (3) of Article II of the Stonewall Federation Constitution.
1. Any state in rebellion may be supressed by the Stonewall Federation Government by any means deemed reasonable.
2. The Chancellor may immediately deploy the military to the state in rebellion in order to maintain order, however within 48 hours of combat operations beginning, the Congress must pass a majority resolution supporting the Chancellor's actions, lest he or she must remove all military from the so called state in rebellion.
3. Only active militant citizens may be tried for treasion; however the burden of proof shall be on the government to prove they took up arms against the federation government.
4. A State may request to leave the Stonewall Federation peacefully through nonviolent means.
5. As of November 3rd, 11 NE, this amendment shall replace and strike null Section 10, subsection (7) of Article I.
1.A State shall be defined as a sovereign nation or government consenting to become a part of the Stonewall Federation with approval from Congress that's jurisdiction is a single planet or smaller. Each State will keep its respected governments intact; however Stonewall Federation law shall take precedence over State laws.
2. Any current or potential member state who is made up of more than one planet shall be divided up into a state government per planet.
3. The state government shall be a republican form of government and set up with aide from the Stonewall Federation Government.
4. As of January 1, 12 NE, this amendment shall replace and strike null Subsection 1 of Section 10 of Article I.