prussian government


Prussian Kingdom feb 2016 map

The Royal Government is led by the King or Queen of Prussia who are chosen in a long process from among candidates nominated by the Royal Censors (up 1200 per Crown Republic) of each of the member Crown Republics and then affirmed by a National Election which sorts the top 10 candidates. These candidates are Subjects who have earned a high degree of Noble Standing By Merit, that is, nobility earned by their individual merit as recognized by their Peers. In Prussia ALL persons, even the King or Queen, are Subjects under God (or Nature for those who do not believe in God) to the Prussian Kingdom’s Royal Charter and National Covenant.

The official motto of the Prussian Kingdom is “With God and King For Freedom and Homeland” (Mit Gott und König für Freiheit und Heimat) which is a derivation of the phrase “With God For King and Fatherland.” Also, the moto for the Konigswehr is “Justice Under God and King” (Rechts Unter Gott und Konig) as opposed to “God With Us.”

Despite these mottos, which reflect Prussian values and culture, the Prussian State does not require belief in God, though it affirms the People’s general belief in God, in order to enjoy rights or participate in the government. However, the Prussian State does not affirm the secularist and atheist notion of “separation of church and state”, whereby the state would become both an advocate of atheism and an enemy of religion.

The State affirms faith in God and His ultimate sovereignty without mandating belief in God and is not governed by a religious sect, although the State recognizes The Prussian Free Church as the official church without in any way forbidding or impeding other religious or atheist associations. The state does not fund the Prussian Free Church but allows for citizens to officially donate to the Prussian Free Church or ANY non-profit body up to 5% of their tax bill.

According to Prussian legal theory the State is a “popular regency under God”, and by God it is generally understood the Christian God, though this is a reflection of the People and is not incumbent upon non-Christians, and a “free association” of families and communities: the individual recognizes and submits to the State’s jurisdiction by their presence within the God-ordained boundaries of the State and/or their participation in this social network which is under the jurisdiction of the exiled and restored Royal Government of the Prussian Kingdom.

It is the family under a father and mother who are married for life that is the considered organic unit of the state. While Subjects who are not Citizens do not have to be part of a Prussian Household (an extended family association) of some kind (a household of the traditional extended family is officially sanctioned but alternatives can exist), Citizenship requires active participation in a Prussian Household, which consists of 5-12 member families and attached single adults or up to 60 adults in associations of their choosing.)

The current King is Wilhelm IV who will remain King until the requisite number (at least 120 per Crown Republic) of Royal Censors can convene in Konigsberg to vote by a 2/3rds Super Majority to affirm the King, vote by 2/3rds Super Majority to call for the election of a new King, or, failing either vote, return the vote to affirm the King by simple majority to all who have obtained the Noble Rank of Elector. (Note: every Subject becomes a Citizen, then a Freeholder, and then an Elector through the merit of learning about Prussia, participation, and contribution and no person is prohibited from seeking such a rank.)

The current King can be Deposed by a 3/4 majority of the General Council of Royal Censors if there are at least 500 Royal Censors and with the affirmation of 55% or more of Royal Electors if there are at least 7,000 Royal Electors. Nobody is above the Law, ALL are Subjects!

The King is assisted by a Royal Court consisting

The First Marshal of the Konigswehr

The First Councilor of the Privy Council

The Royal Treasurer

The Crown Prince Regent (who runs day to day affairs for the Crown Principate of Konigsberg but under the King’s absolute direction)

The Chancellor of the Royal Chancellery (overseeing the Chancery, the Minister of War, the Interior Minister, and the Foreign Minister)

The Premier of the Royal Gild Secretariat (who oversees the Minister of Commerce, the Minister of Banking, the Ministry of Public Works and the Ministry of Technology)

The Prime Minister (who oversees the Minister of Civil Defense, the Minister of Social Services, the Minister of Culture, and the Minister of Justice)

If he chooses, the Arch Bishop of the Prussian Free Church who acts as his spiritual adviser and councilor (the current King does choose to have an Arch Bishop)

(It is to this Royal Court that the first members of our government will be provisionally assigned.)

The Crown Principate of Konigsberg is under the total control and rule of the King who appoints all officials using a system of meritocracy to select the most qualified. All non-citizens and persons who immigrate must come to Konigsberg and be cleared to move to Crown Republics only after residing a year in Konigsberg, for instance.

The Royal High Court is led directly by the King however any 12 of its 17 Supreme Judges may effectively Veto the King who may appeal to the General Council of Royal Censors (up to 1200 members per Crown Republic) for a simple Majority to over-ride the Veto. In all other matters, the Royal High Court is subject to a 2/3rds super majority in the Council of Royal Electors for its decisions or, in a simple majority, a national Referendum requiring a simple majority among Citizens to affirm the Court’s judgment.

The Chanceller’s Chancellery is subject to the Royal Senate, with the affirmation by simple majority of the other legislative bodies and subject to the King’s veto. The Royal Senate consists of 3 Senators selected from qualified Electors per Crown Republic by the Prince Regent of each Crown Republic, along with 7 Senators appointed at large by the King and affirmed by the Senate. (The Senate MUST affirm the King’s appointed Senators). The Chanceller appoints a President of the Senate and/or presides themselves. The Senate confirms the Chanceller appointed by the King.

The Premier oversees the Gild Secretariat whose Council of Deputies proposes commercial, trade, labor, finance, and banking laws and whose Deputies represent Gilds of various kinds. The Premiere appoints the Chief Deputy who presides over the Council of Deputies. The Premiere is elected by the Council of Deputies, the King may veto the appointment, but the Council of Deputies may over-ride his veto by a 70% super majority.

The Prime Minister presides over The Royal Ministerium and appoints the Speaker of the Royal House of Delegates who oversees matters of criminal law, social policy, enforcement of the National Covenant, cultural affairs, and protection of the right to freedoms in general but especially religious freedom. Delegates represent the Citizenry of their Burgerkreise (citizen’s circle) whom they resort to for their consnsus and merely act as a Delegate to represent the wishes of the citizenry who are in their Burgerkreise. Each Burgerkreise breaks up into a number of 300 member caucuses for deliberations, these in turn select 5 Laiasons to a central Burgerkreise Diet which directly interacts with the Delegate to the House. The Prime Minister is popularly elected by a majority of all Citizens with run-offs for selection purposes and must be a member of the House. The King may seek to remove the Prime Minister “with cause” but requires a 2/3rds majority of the Royal High Court and a Majority of Royal Censors to affirm his removal. The House may remove a Prime Minister by 60% super-majority. Delegates serve for one year terms or at the pleasure of their Burgerkriese but for no more than 5 out of every 8 years nor for more than 12 years in a lifetime.

Of note, while political parties as such are not banned, and while they are free to endorse whomever they wish, the process of selecting elected officials from among candidates does not involve parties and nor may Delegates form party caucuses in the House of any kind, their role being solely as Delegate of the citizenry of their Burgerkriese. The same applies to the Senate and the Council of Deputies.

Anyone proposing to alter the Royal Charter shall be disqualified from holding office in the Prussian Kingdom as all officers must swear to uphold the Royal Charter with their very lives if necessary as a condition of taking office or even being employed by the State.

The General Council of Royal Censors has ultimate authority over who is deemed nobility, oversees Noble Qualifications, may investigate every government member for fidelity to the Royal Charter and National Covenant (including the King!), and may veto any official or body by a 2/3rds majority.

There are at least 120 and as many as 1200 Royal Censors per Crown Republic, which meet together for National Affairs and which meet locally for affair regarding their Crown Republic. Royal Censors are drawn by lot annually in a paid capacity from among qualified Royal Electors (the highest class of Elector which includes Elector, Senior Elector, and Royal Elector, the title “Prince Elector” is an office title, not a Noble Rank.)

In our legal theory, the General Council of Royal Censors is in fact the highest legal authority over the State and derives its regency from God, which it then delegates to the King and the, through the King, the rest of the State. Royal Censors serve by lottery for 1 year, the duty being akin to jury duty, and may only serve for one year during their lifetime.

However, while the government is in exile, or until there are at least 25,000 active Royal Subjects, Royal Censors will consist of all Subjects who have become qualified as Royal Electors by earned Noble Rank and will serve as long as they maintain their qualification as a Royal Elector.