Article XXXXIV (44) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

Space Exploration and Colonization

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Article XXXXIV (44) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

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Article XXXXIV (44): Space

    Commmentary: Article XXXXIV (44) covers space exploration and colonization.

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Article XXXXIV (44): Space

Section 1. [powers of Congress]

    Clause 1: The Congress shall have power to provide and maintain a space force.

    Clause 2: The Congress shall have power to make rules for the government and regulation of the space forces.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8, Clause 12:] The Congress shall have Power … To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8, Clause 13:] The Congress shall have Power … To provide and maintain a Navy;

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 8, Clause 14:] The Congress shall have Power … To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

Section 2. [Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization shall be the chief executive of federal departments regarding space exploration and colonization. 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 Space Exploration and Colonization more than once.

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

    Clause 4: The terms of the Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization 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 Space Exploration and Colonization 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 Space Exploration and Colonization, the President shall nominate a Chancellor of space exploration and colonization 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 Space Exploration and Colonization may run for reelection once.

    Clause 7: The Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization 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 Space Exploration and Colonization, the people shall vote on the Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization at the next election. If the sitting Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization 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 Space Exploration and Colonization and serve the remainder of the term. If the remainder of the term is less than three years, the new Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization may run for reelection once.

Section 3. [powers and duties of Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization]

    Clause 1: The Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization set policy regarding space exploration and colonization; and he or she may require the opinion, in writing, of the officers in the space exploration and colonization executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices.

    Clause 2: The Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization 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 space exploration and colonization 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 Space Exploration and Colonization, or in the heads of departments.

    Clause 3: The Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization 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 Space Exploration and Colonization shall chair the Senate committees corresponding with space exploration and colonization.

    Clause 5: The Chancellor of Space Exploration and Colonization 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 Space Exploration and Colonization shall appear before each House of Congress from time to time as determined by each House to give information on space exploration and colonization and answer questions from the members of each House.

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