Article XXXXVI (46) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

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Article XXXXVI (46) of the Constitution of the Nation of Pacifica

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Article XXXXVI (46): States

    Commmentary: Article XXXXVI (46) covers the states.

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Article XXXXVI (46): States

Section 1. [new states]

    Clause 1: States formerly of the United States, provinces formerly of Canada, states formerly of Mexico, territories formerly of the United States, Canada, Mexico, or any other nation of the world, and nations formerly independent and autonomous shall become states of the Nation of Pacifica upon majority vote of the people of the respective states, provinces, territories, and nations and majority vote of the legislatures of the respective states, provinces, territories, and nations. Upon admission, California will be divided into four states: California (South Coast), Franklin (Central Coast, Bay-Delta, and Sacramento Valley), Jefferson (Klamath, Modoc, and Sierra), and Madison (San Joaquin Valley, Mojave, and Colorado Desert). Upon admission, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, and Sonora will be merged into that single state of Baja California.

    Clause 2: New states may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; 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.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article IV, Section 3, Clause 1:] New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; 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.

Section 2. [relations between states]

    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.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article IV, Section 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 3. [relations between citizens and states]

    Clause 1: The citizens of each state shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several states.

    Clause 2: A person charged in any state with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another state, shall on demand of the executive authority of the state from which he or she fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the state having jurisdiction of the crime, unless granted asylum by two thirds of the legislature of the state fled to.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1:] The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article IV, Section 2, Clause 2:] A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, 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.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article IV, Section 2, Clause 3:] No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XIII, Section 1:] Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment XIII, Section 1:] Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section 4. [relations between Pacifica and states]

    Clause 1: The Nation of Pacifica shall guarantee to every state in this Union a republican or democratic form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened), against domestic violence.

    Clause 2: The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the Nation of Pacifica; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the Nation of Pacifica, or of any particular state.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2:] The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.

    [Constitution of the United States of America, Article IV, Section 4:] The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

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