Greetings, fellow JC?ers, and welcome to the New Galactic Republic, or simply known as the New Republic (NR). MISSION STATEMENT: The New Republic strives to be a government that serves the people and their interests, that protects individuals and their liberties and rights, and to help bring prosperity, security, order, and happiness to the planets and the law-abiding citizens who choose to receive such privileges. Allow us to introduce ourselves. I am Kuna_Tiori (sock of Warlord_Ken), President of the New Republic and head of the Executive Branch. Our Vice President is DarthSeti5, an experienced leader in the Expanded Universe Senate. We also have a new cabinet, including Secretary of State Harasso Winin (NPC) former ?Director of Public Relations?. The leaders of the glorious and honorable New Republic Armed Forces include Supreme Allied Commander Warlord_Ken, Commander-in-Chief of the NR Armed Forces and head of the NR Army and Intelligence, Fleet Admiral Bravo, head of the NR Navy, and Marshal Blue_10, head of the NR Starfighter. The following is no longer relevant. For the revised and condensed version of the Constitution (as well as guidelines for newbies) please see the 30th page of this thread, with the 25 posts per page setting. The post is down towards the bottom (18th post for the top of the page) and is under the user name Kuna_Tiori. CONSTITUTION: Government Overview The NR government is decentralized, meaning that power is spread out among a large body of people rather than concentrated around one person or a small group of people. The government consists of the following three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial. All government officials are subject to impeachment and removal from office. ARTICLE I: THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH Section I: Mission Statement The legislative branch consists of a body of legislators called a legislature, which is also known as Congress. This body is responsible for proposing, discussing, and enacting laws that benefit the New Republic and its people. Section II: Structure and Rules/Regulations IC ? The legislature is bicameral, meaning there are two houses. One is called the General Assembly. The number of representatives (known as Assemblers) sent by each inhabited system* is determined by the population of that system. The larger the population, the more Assemblers are sent. Generally, an Assembler is elected by and for a certain planet, or a certain species, or both, for a term of 2 years. The head of the Assembly is called the Consul of the General Assembly (or Consul for short), who presides over the Assembly, keeps order (i.e. a Sergeant-at-Arms) and may cast a vote. The other house is the Senate. The number of representatives (known as Senators) sent by each inhabited system are equal; each system, regardless of population, sends 6 Senators. Again, certain Senators are selected for a particular planet and/or species, depending on local decisions. The Senators serve a four-year term. Both Senators and Assemblers can be reelected an infinite number of times. The Vice President of the NR presides over the Senate, keeps order (i.e. a Sergeant-at-Arms) and may cast a vote. Elections are actually held for 3 out of 6 senators for each system/species every 2 years. This way, it is guaranteed that half of the Senate is always relatively experienced. An incredibly detailed record of each session must be kept. OOC ? There is only one house: the Senate. There really is no actual body called the Senate, just that all members of the New Republic are considered part of the ?Senate? in the sense that they can vote on issues, so I just call us that. I figured that having a General Assembly would be too complicated, as you have to figure out the actual populations of each system. Also, each member in the NR can control an NPC Senator and Assembler in the actual RP, or, if you want your character to actually be a Senator and/or Assembler, a PC.