Article XIV (14) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Seat of Government: District of Seattle

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Article XIV (14) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Seat of Government

Article XIV (14): Seat of Government: District of Seattle

    Commmentary: Article XIV (14) covers Seat of Government.

    The proposed capital of the Nation of Pacifica is Seattle, in honor of Chief Sealth’s famous 1854 speech.

    “Pacifica’s capitol would likely be Seattle, already a center of culture and commerce. Conservatives would be happy that a smaller, more localized government would result in Pacifica. Liberals would be happy. A smaller nation would allow better discussion of reform issues blocked by regional foes in D.C.” —Pacifica unite!, by Matt Cail, 1999, The Daily, University of Washington

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    This Constitution is a work in progress. To make comments, send e-mail to contact00@nationofpacifica.com.

Article XIV (14): Seat of Government: District of Seattle

Section 1. [District of Seattle]

    Clause 18: The Congress shall have power to exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding 125 miles square) as may, by cession of Seattle, Washington, and surrounding areas as be accepted by Congress, become the seat of the government of the Nation of Pacifica.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8, Clause 17:] The Congress shall have Power … To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, byCession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;

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