Article XXXXIII (43) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Arts and Culture

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Article XXXXIII (43) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Arts and Culture

Article XXXXIII (43): Arts and Culture

    Commmentary: Article XXXXIII (43) covers arts and culture.

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    “We would also need an endowment for the arts. Pacifica would have a big chunk of money dedicated to poetry, drama, art, cultural studies, etc. Such things could also be national events. Consider the Ashland Shakespearean festival times 10.” —Pacifica unite!, by Matt Cail, 1999, The Daily, University of Washington


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Article XXXXIII (43): Arts and Culture

Section 1. [powers of Congress]

    Clause 1: The Congress shall have power to promote the progress of the arts, by securing for limited times to authors and artists the exclusive right to their respective writings and works.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8, Clause 8:] The Congress shall have Power … 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;

Section 2. [Chancellor of Arts and Culture]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Arts and Culture shall be the chief executive of federal departments regarding arts, sports, and culture. He or she shall hold his or her office during the term of ten years, and be elected by the people of the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 2: No person shall be elected to the office of the Chancellor of Arts and Culture more than once.

    Clause 3: The Congress may determine the time of voting for Chancellor of Arts and Culture; which day shall be the same throughout the Nation of Pacifica.

    Clause 4: The terms of the Chancellor of Arts and Culture shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the term of his or her successor shall then begin.

    Clause 5: Before he enter 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 of Arts and Culture for the Nation of Pacifica, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica.”

    Clause 6: Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Chancellor of Arts and Culture, the President shall nominate a Chancellor of arts, sports, and culture who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Arts and Culture may run for reelection once.

    Clause 7: The Chancellor of Arts and Culture 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 or she shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the Nation of Pacifica, or any of the states.

    Clause 8: Should the a 55% majority of the Senate vote no confidence in the Chancellor of Arts and Culture, the people shall vote on the Chancellor of Arts and Culture at the next election. If the sitting Chancellor of Arts and Culture receives the most votes, he or she shall continue to serve the remainder of his or her term. If another candidate receives the most votes, he or she shall become the new Chancellor of Arts and Culture and serve the remainder of the term. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Arts and Culture may run for reelection once.

Section 3. [powers and duties of Chancellor of Arts and Culture]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Arts and Culture set policy regarding arts, sports, and culture; and he or she may require the opinion, in writing, of the officers in the arts, sports, and culture executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.

    Clause 2: The Chancellor of Arts and Culture shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and the President sitting at the time of the nomination, shall appoint public ministers and consuls and all other officers of the arts, sports, and culture executive departments, 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, in the Chancellor of Arts and Culture, or in the heads of departments.

    Clause 3: The Chancellor of Arts and Culture shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.

    Clause 4: The Chancellor of Arts and Culture shall chair the Senate committees corresponding with arts, sports, and culture.

    Clause 5: The Chancellor of Arts and Culture shall from recommend to Congress for consideration such measures as he or she shall judge necessary and expedient; and he or she shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed. The Chancellor of Arts and Culture shall appear before each House of Congress from time to time as determined by each House to give information on arts, sports, and culture and answer questions from the members of each House.

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