Cyber Nations Forum Rules 07/03/2016Cyber Nations Forum Rules
In the process of registering on this forum, all players--including you--agreed to accept these terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of Invision Power Board. In doing so you essentially signed an electronic contract pledging to have read the rules and TOS and agreeing to follow the rules and TOS as written. It is your continued responsibility to read, follow, and keep up-to-date with the CN rules.
The following are basic guidelines for use of the Cyber Nations community forum. Anyone caught disobeying these guidelines will be issued a warning. The forum staff works on a five warn limit policy unless the situation calls for more appropriate action ranging from a verbal warning to a double warn and suspension to an immediate ban, etc. Just because something is not listed specifically here as illegal does not mean it's allowed. All players are expected to use common sense and are personally responsible for reading the pinned threads found in the Moderation forum. Questions regarding appropriateness or other concerns can be sent via PM to an appropriate moderator. A permanent ban on the forums results in a game ban, and vice versa. Please note that the in-game warn system works on a "three strikes you're out" policy and that in-game actions (including warnings and deletions) may not be appealed. For more information regarding in-game rules please read the Cyber Nations Game Rules. 1.) First Warning
2.) Second Warning
3.) Third Warning (48 hour suspension at the forum)
4.) Fourth Warning (120 hour suspension at the forum)
5.) Permanent Ban Game Bans and Forum Bans
If you receive a 100% warn level on the forums, you will be subject to removal from the forums AND have your nation deleted and banned from the game at moderator(s) discretion. If you are banned in the game, then you will be banned from the forums. Process of Appeals
Players may not appeal any in-game actions. This includes cheat flags, canceled trades, content removals, warn level increases, nation deletion, and bans from the game. Players may appeal individual forum warnings. You may only appeal a warning if you can show with evidence that it was unwarranted or unduly harsh. If a reasonable amount of time has passed (no less than one month and preferably longer) in which you have demonstrated reformed behavior than you may request a warning level reduction. Wasting staff time with inappropriately filed reports and/or unfounded appeals will result in a warn level raise. Repeat incidences will result in a ban from the forum. Bans are permanent. Banned players may appeal to the Senior Staff if they believe grounds exist (very, very rare) in which they state their case with evidence and why explain why they believe they deserve to be allowed back into Cyber Nations. This process is not quick and the investigation into cases may last three minutes or three weeks or more depending on the individual situation. The only place where discussion of moderator action is acceptable is in the appropriate Moderation forum. Posting commentary on or disagreement with moderator action elsewhere will result in a warn level raise. Posting
All posts must be in English. Common phrases in other languages will be allowed so long as they are translated upon request. Foreign languages are permitted in signatures and avatars, however. Certain areas of the forum require you to have a nation in either standard CN or CN:TE. If you have... A SE and a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are allowed to post in either SE or TE areas of the forum. You must have your CN:TE nation name listed in your profile to post in the CN:TE section of the forum.
Just an SE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your SE nation or ruler name. You are not allowed to post in any TE areas of the forum.
Just a TE nation: You get one forum account. Your forum account name must match your TE nation name or ruler name. Your must have your CN:TE nation name listed correctly in your profile. You are not allowed to post in any of the SE areas. You are allowed to post in the water cooler, question center and the moderation forums. Other than that, all your posts need to stay in the TE area. Flame/Flamebait/Trolling
Flaming is expressing anger or lobbing insults at a person/player rather than a character, post, idea, etc. Flamebait are posts that are made with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking another user into rule-breaking. Trolling is submitting posts with the aim of targeting/harassing/provoking a specific group into rule-breaking. Forum users should not be participating in any of these, and doing so will result in a warning. Topic Hijacking
Hijacking is forcing the current thread discussion off of the original topic and usually results in spam or flame from either side. Forum users found hijacking threads will be given a warning. Repeat Topics
One topic is enough. Repeat topics will be locked, removed, and the author given a warning. Users found creating repeat topics after others were locked by staff will receive a warn raise. Joke Topics
Topics created as a joke are prohibited. Joke topics will be locked and the author warned. This includes topics in which the author is making an announcement “for” another in-game alliance. Humorous threads are permitted; it is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what is merely satire and what is actually a joke topic. Spam
Spam is defined as creating posts or topics containing only contentless material of any kind. Users found spamming will receive a warning. Examples include (but are in no way limited to) posts containing nothing but smilies, "+1", "QFT", "this" any other one/few-word contentless combination, joke threads, or posts containing quotes and anything that counts as spam by itself. Adding words to a post with the express intent of avoiding a spam warn will result in a warning. These posts and other similar contributions have no substance and hence are considered spam. Posts of "Ave", "Hail" or any other one word congratulatory type are acceptable as one word posts. Emoticon type posts such as "o/" without accompanying text is still not allowed. Posts containing only images are considered spam, unless the image is being used in the Alliance Politics sub-forum and then the actual text of the image be placed into spoiler tags. Posting in All Caps
Posting large amounts of text in capital letters is not permitted. Use discretion when using your caps lock key. No Discussion Forums
There are forums that are not for discussion and are used strictly for game and forum staff to address certain issues, bugs, etc. The following forums are not open to discussion: Report Game Abuse, Report Forum Abuse, and Warn/Ban Appeals. Only moderators and the original poster may post in a thread, period, with absolutely no exceptions. Users found disobeying this guideline will receive an automatic warning for each offense. Moderation Forums
All Moderation forums also maintain pinned threads clearly marked as required reading before posting. Failure to read and follow required reading and procedure in a Moderation forum will result in a warning. Examples include posting requests in the wrong forum, failure to include all required information in posts, etc. The standard of conduct and enforcement of rules in Moderation forums is strictly enforced and the repercussions for disregarding rules or disrespecting staff are harsh. Read the pinned threads before posting and you will be fine. Namecalling
Excessive or unqualified namecalling is not allowed in IC forums; namecalling should also never make up the bulk of a post. Namecalling is prohibited entirely in all OOC forums. Filtered Words
Any attempts to evade the word filter will result in a warning. The terms we have filtered are filtered for a reason and no excuse for evasion will be accepted. Filter evasion includes censoring or deliberately misspelling part of a filtered word. If you link to a website, image, video, etc., containing profanity, please post a disclaimer before the link. The moderation staff may still remove links if the content is deemed too obscene. Harassment
Forum users should not be stalking/harassing others on the forums. Anyone found stalking players from topic to topic, etc., will be subject to a warning. Gravedigging
Gravedigging is not allowed anywhere on the forums. Gravedigging is "bumping" old topics which haven't been active for quite some time (four to seven days is standard depending on the nature of the thread and how many pages back it had been pushed before bump). Your warn level will be raised if you are caught doing this. The Suggestion Box and Black Market forums are partial exceptions to this rule. Suggestions/ideas in that forum may be posted in regardless of age PROVIDING that the reviving post contains constructive, on-topic input to the original topic or discussion. Black Market threads may be bumped by the author if there is new information about the offered exchange (i.e open aid slots). In the Player Created Alliances forum it will not be considered gravedigging to bump a topic up to a year old, so long as the alliance in question still exists and it is not a duplicate thread. Signatures
Those who fail to read and abide by these rules will have their signatures removed and receive a warning. You may have only one image per signature which may not exceed the maximum size of 450 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall. You may have no more than 8 lines of text and text size cannot exceed size 4. Each quote-tag, image and empty line count as a line. Inappropriate Images and Other Disallowed Images
Images that are sexual in nature or have sexual overtones are prohibited. It is up to the discretion of the moderation staff to determine what constitutes sexual overtones. Depictions of kissing are permissible provided there are no sexual implications. Images depicting female nipples are prohibited outright. Making “ASCII art” is prohibited regardless of the image depicted. Using photos or likenesses of another Cyber Nations player is also prohibited. Drug References
Images and posts promoting illegal drug use are prohibited. References to drugs are acceptable only if the moderation staff deems that it is not promoting the use thereof. Obscene Content and/or "Account Suicide"
Anyone caught posting vulgar material (including but in no way limited to pornography, "gross," "tubgirl," "lemonparty," photos depicting RL illegal acts such as violence towards humans or animals, child pornography, death photos, and any other obscene or offensive material in either text form or picture form) will have their account(s) permanently banned, and their ISP contacted along with any other applicable internet and RL authorities. OOC Threats / Revealing Personal Information
An OOC threat of any nature will equate to an automatic ban from the game and forums. Likewise, the publishing of personal information of any other player without their explicit permission is grounds for warning and/or a ban from the game depending on the severity of the offense. Death Threats / Death Wishes
A death threat or a death wish of any nature (including but not limited to telling another player to commit suicide) will result in at very least a 40% warn level increase and 2 day suspension from the forums, with harsher punishments, including a complete ban from the forums and game, up to the discretion of the moderation staff. Quoting Rulebreaking Posts
Do not quote any post with obscene content or any other content that has to be removed by the moderation staff. Doing so makes it more difficult for the moderation staff to find and remove all such content and will result in a warn level increase. Putting rulebreaking posts of any kind in your signature is prohibited. Forum Names
With the exception of moderator accounts, all forum accounts must match up exactly with the ruler name or nation name of your in-game country. Those found not matching up will be warned and banned immediately. Forum account names may not be profane or offensive. Multiple Forum Accounts
With the exception of moderators, if you are caught with multiple forum accounts, the multiple account(s) will be banned, warn level raised, and your identity will be announced by a moderator to the CN community so rule-abiding players can take IC action against you. Multiple forum account offenders will receive a varying percentage warn level raise and/or a permanent ban on a case-by-case basis. Posting For Other Players
Posting for banned or suspended players is prohibited, as is posting for any person without a nation. This includes making warn and ban appeals on their behalf. Imitation &. Impersonation
Imitation in terms of this forum is mimicking the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in an attempt to be satirical or generally humorous. Impersonation in terms of this forum is copying the posting, avatar, or signature styles of another user in order to present the illusion that the person is in fact that user. Imitation is fine and can be quite funny. Impersonation is disruptive and is warnable. Please pay attention to the subtle difference between these two concepts. A player may not impersonate another player by emulating the characteristics of someone else's past or present account in an attempt to harass, stalk, or flamebait. Creating a new forum account in an attempt to impersonate a standing account will result in deletion and banning without notice. Any attempt at imitation and/or impersonation of moderators and game staff is strictly prohibited and will be met with harsh repercussions. Avatars
Size for avatars is limited by the forum mechanics, therefore there is no size issue for a user to worry about. Avatars must be in good taste, and any avatar containing a picture that is too violent, disgusting, sexually explicit, insulting to another player or staff member, etc. will be removed. Avatars that are potentially seizure inducing will not be permitted. Players may not "borrow" the avatars of any moderator past or present without permission. Swastikas and Nazi Imagery
The swastika may not be used in signatures or avatars. Pictures of swastika's are acceptable for use in the In Character (IC) sections of the roleplay forums, so long as its context is In Character, and not Out Of Character. Pictures of Hitler, mentioning of the Holocaust, etc... have no place in the roleplay forums, since these people and events existed in real life, and have no bearing or place in the Cyberverse. Other Nazi or SS imagery is forbidden in all forums. Moderation Staff
The revealing of the private identities of any Cyber Nations staffers past or present is strictly prohibited, and thus no speculation/accusation of identity is allowed. Doing so is grounds for moderator action against your account appropriate to the offense, including a full forum/game ban. Claims of moderator bias should be directed to the highest level of authority--the Head Game & Forum Mod/Admin, Keelah. Claims of moderator bias without supporting evidence is grounds for a warning. Blatant disrespect of the moderator staff is strictly prohibited. This includes but is not limited to spoofing moderator accounts in any way, sig/avatar references, baiting, flaming, rude demands, mocking, attitude, and unsubstantiated claims of bias. They are volunteers hired to enforce the rules. If you have a problem with the way a moderator is enforcing the rules or the rules themselves please contact Keelah. Attempting to use the moderation staff as a weapon by abusing the report system in an attempt to get another player warned or banned is strictly prohibited. Do not ask about becoming or campaign to become a moderator. The moderators are drawn from CN membership but moderation positions are by invitation only. Asking to become one will substantially decrease your chances of ever being asked. Aiding Rule Violators
Any user found to know of a serious rule violation without reporting it to a game moderator (eg. knowledge of a user with multiple nations) will be given a warning or, in more serious cases, have their nation deleted. Aiding Banned Players
Any user found to be harboring, aiding or otherwise knowingly helping a banned user will be deleted. This includes knowing of their existence within the game without reporting it to the game-moderation staff. Questionable Actions and Content
The forum rules are not designed to cover every scenario. Any action that is seen to be counter-productive or harmful to the forum community may be met with moderator action against your account. The Cyber Nations Moderation Staff reserves the right to take action against your account without warning for any reason at any time. Private Transactions
Nation selling and other private transactions via such auction sites like eBay is against the Cyber Nations terms and conditions. While our moderators cannot control what people do outside of the game you are not allowed to promote such private exchanges on our forums without expressed permission from admin only. Anyone found to be engaging in such activity without permission will be banned from the game. Advertising
Advertising other browser games and forums is prohibited. Soliciting donations towards commercial causes is also prohibited. If you wish to ask for donations towards a charitable cause, please contact a moderator before doing so. Extorting Donations
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This type of thing has happened more then once...GWI and GWII was fought for a hint of this thought when NPO was gaining so much power and crushing anyone that started to surpass them. It is an age old tradition in the Cyberverse that should you hold power you destroy those who intend to rob you of it. The problem is ultimately that this sort of tactic does nothing to promote the game or the players in it. I have been around since close to day one of this games creation (though I have had several nations and have dropped out and in multiple times) and I can say back when I first started the game for the most part was balanced with the few exceptions. However as time went on and I returned to the game after a long break, I found that the balance has been broken, there are nations that take advantage of new players by building max improvements and wonders then dwindle their Infra down to a point they can attack small nations for raiding, when there use to be peace every so often it seems like the Cyberverse is in constant warfare and in some honesty the game lacking in updates for a while has caused a lot of that issue. I can see where the game is still fun to older established members and how it "can" be fun to do players if they are allowed to grow and expand but as it stands if your not willing to join the top 10 alliances chances are your not going to survive long enough to feel like your having fun. I guess I'm just too stubborn and bored that I keep coming back and playing lol.
In the first meeting since the inception of Emperor Drecq as leader of the Erusean Republic the Imperial Court along with the Inner Circle met with the Emperor in a closed door session to discuss the economic situation of the nation. The nation has recently seen a small economic growth and has received a sum of cash for its technology sales. This has led the Inner Council to believe it was time to discuss advancement with the Emperor and the Imperial Court. Ultimately the call falls to Emperor Drecq to make as to what to work on when it comes to growing the economy of the nation. However the Imperial Court comprised of business leaders and wealthy nobles tend to steer the decisions. The Emperor has focused currently on developing the nations infrastructure and building up improvements. Recently a tech deal that was made has allowed the nation to build its Foreign Ministry and its Harbor. Previously the Emperor directed funds to establish a Stadium and Bank. It is believed that the Emperor will maintain a steady growth of improvements that focus on the income and happiness of the citizens. There is also growing talks of increasing funding to the military but only slightly as the need arises. Part of the economic growth agenda was also establishing trade with other nations which currently has proven difficult as well as the joining a nation alliance. The Emperor is keeping all avenues open to ideas and possibilities.
Interested in selling tech to who ever needs it. The Erusean Republic is in need of funds for growth and construction. Once accepted the terms of the contract must be filled. Signed, William D. Millstone ERTC Public Relations Coordinator
New Erussia changed their profile photo
Belverian 1st Congress convenes The newly elected members of the Belverian Congress convened for the first time today to discuss the direction the new nation was to head in. The first bill proposed by the new congress was a bill that directed the nations economic efforts and its need to build infrastructure before other priorities. This bill was reviewed and revised to include the need for seek out resources that would be vital in building the nations infrastructure and increasing its peoples wealth. The military received little in funding as it was believed that as it stands the military's role at this time is a defensive one. Other departments including R&D, Education, Health and Social Services, and Domestic Trade received a moderate amount of funding including the funding to build the nations first Bank. Election Results Presidential Election Results: Marcus Dewinter (BDP): 78% William Von Konster (BNP): 22% Political Party Results: 250 Seats Total Belverian Democratic Party: 158 Belverian Nationalist Party: 92
Memo Recipient: Citizens of the World Memo Origin: InGen Human Resources Department Date: October 4th, 2015 - 0201 RE: InGen Career Opportunities International Genetic Technologies Incorporated, InGen, has recently acquired all assets previously held by the Masrani Corporation. This change came into effect after the tragic events that unfolded on Isla Nublar and the untimely death of former CEO Simon Masrani. InGen is currently seeking new employees to fill vacant positions in all locations throughout the World. We do ask that if you have any questions, to direct them to our current head of Human Resources. Contact information can be found at the bottom of this memo. We guarantee a position for all who apply and all will be treated fair through the application process. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability. We will make reasonable accommodations for interviews and service. We currently have an unofficial Protectorate with Kashmir and her allies. This allows us to preform our business without fear of raids. Raids will be reported to Kashmir for their use for coordinated strikes. InGen Human Resources Department To join please follow the link and follow the instructions, InGen Corporation
Economic Development slows In recent months the economic development of the nation has slowed due to a decline in iron and coal mining which has led to decreased production of Steel. The Steel industry has been key to the countries development due to constant high prices on the global trade circuit. This lack of new funding by the Government to continue the expansion of its Steel industry has led to a decrease amount of Steel that can be placed on the global market in turn leading to a shortfall in funds to be used for the development of the nation. Senior Staff Adviser Gary Tidwell has stated in a memo to the Board of Generals, "at current trends Erusean Steel Goods will fast decline and could be replaced even in our own country by foreign Steel unless the Government is willing to do something soon to increase the amount of Steel produced." Currently the Board of Generals has yet to meet and make a decision on the matter and it is unlikely that the Supreme Commander will make a formal announcement anytime soon. South Erusea Unrest South Erusea has grown in unrest as the former members of the Peoples Democratic Party have rallied the city of San Salvacion to their cause of bringing about change against the current Military Government. This has led to clashes between both supporters of the Government and the PDP. Late yesterday afternoon the Erusean Civil Defense Force was dispatched to a rally which turned violent and eventually the CDF was forced to use rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd. The Board of Generals is looking into bringing charges to the former members of the PDP on the count of inciting riots. Supreme Commander has announced that should the rallies increase or get more violent that the Army may be called in along with the Military Police.
The Constitution of the United States of Terra Preamble Together, we the people of the United States of Terra, UST, in order to form a more perfect union, maintain freedom, peace, and order, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the rights of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, hereby establish this Constitution for the United States Terra. Article I: Government Section 1: President, Vice President The executive and legislative power of the United States of Terra shall be vested in a President. He or she shall hold the office for an elected term of 120 days, or four months, and together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term. The President shall be the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. He or she shall have the power to all create laws, treaties, and policies necessary and proper, grant pardons and reprieves, except in cases of impeachment, enforce all laws, treaties, policies, and this Constitution, appoint Secretaries of Executive Departments, set the alliance tax rate, create the alliance budget, and serve as the leader of the alliance. No citizen shall be eligible for the office of President or Vice President unless he or she has been a citizen the United States of Terra for a period of at least 120 consecutive days. The office of President and Vice President shall have elections every 120 days, or four months, after the first election has taken place. Each citizen shall have a maximum of one vote per candidate in Presidential elections. Presidents and Vice President shall be limited to three consecutive terms in office. The President and Vice President may only be impeached by and convicted by two-thirds majority approval of the citizenship for the violation of the rules, ordinances, or the provisions of this Constitution, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Section 2: Executive Departments There shall be five Executive Departments each managed by a Secretary. Secretaries are appointed by the President. The five Executive Departments shall be permanent. New Executive Departments may be established and the duties of the departments may be altered. The Internal Affairs Department will manage all affairs regarding the internal structure of the alliance. These affairs may include, but are not limited to, enforcing this Constitution and all other acts and laws, managing the process for naturalization, establishing activity and membership policy, assimilating new citizens, managing the University of Terra and all academics, and managing off-site alliance forums and websites. The Justice Department will manage all affairs regarding the judicial affairs of the alliance. These affairs may include, but are not limited to, reviewing the constitutionality of laws, acts, and policies, and serving as the court system of the alliance. The Foreign Affairs Department will manage all affairs regarding the foreign affairs of the alliance. These affairs may include, but are not limited to, establishing and maintaining relations with foreign alliances, establishing foreign policy, appointing diplomats and ambassadors to foreign alliances, and proposing treaties with foreign alliances to the President. The Defense Department will manage all affairs regarding war and defense. These affairs may include, but are not limited to, maintaining and managing a military for defense of the alliance and establishing alliance military policies. The Treasury Department will manage all affairs regarding the financial aspects of the alliance. These affairs may include, but are not limited to, managing the alliance bank, financial programs, and establishing economic policies. Section 3: Succession, Vacancy, and Absence Clauses When a government officer is unable to perform the duties of their office in times of authorized absence, the next highest government officer shall serve in the vacant office. The subsequent Order of Succession shall be followed: President, Vice President, Secretaries of Internal Affairs, Defense, Foreign Affairs, Treasury, and Justice. The Secretary of Justice shall oversee the proper order of succession. In the case of the removal or resignation of the President, the Vice President shall become President immediately upon the vacancy of the Presidential office. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by the Secretary of Justice. Government officers are not to be absent from their duties for more than one week without proper leave or authorized absence. Government officers who are absent longer than one week are subject to be removed from office by the Department of Justice. Once removed, the officer may not retain their office unless a legitimate reason be provided for the absence. Extended absences must be authorized by the Secretary of Justice. Article 2: Citizenship Section 1: Citizenship Requirements Any person who seeks to become a naturalized citizen of the alliance must meet the following requirements. Once he or she meets the following citizenship criteria, they may become a citizen. Prospect citizens cannot be at war, must be on the white color sphere, must have the alliance affiliation ‘United States of Terra’, must register on the alliance forum, and must follow the citizenship application guidelines set by the Department of Internal Affairs to apply for citizenship. Section 2: Citizenship Suspension and Expulsion Any member found to be in violation of the rules, ordinances, or laws set forth by the President or the provisions of this Constitution, or other high crimes may be subject to review by the Department of Internal Affairs, and may be suspended or expelled from the alliance or otherwise punished by the Department of Justice. Section 3: Bill of Rights Citizens of the United States of Terra will be guaranteed the following rights under this Constitution: 1. The right of the people to not be excessively taxed shall not be infringed. 2. The right of the people to vote for government officers shall not be infringed unless that right has been otherwise revoked by the Department of Justice. 3. No law or act shall be created that prohibits the right to free speech. 4. In all judicial trials, the accused shall have the right to a speedy and public trial, be informed of the accusation before the trial is held, and have the assistance of counsel for their defense. Article 3: Constitutional Amendments and Conventions The citizenship may amend this Constitution when deemed necessary with two-thirds majority of voters approval. Constitutional amendments shall take effect immediately upon approval. The citizenship may call a Constitutional Convention to abolish and create a new Constitution or make amendments to the entire Constitution. Constitutional Conventions require three-fourths majority of voters approval to take place. Constitutional amendments shall take effect immediately upon three-fourths of voters approval. Article 4: Ratification The ratification of this Constitution will require a three-fourths majority of the active alliance citizenship. Once the three-fourths majority approval is achieved, the Constitution shall immediately take effect. Amendments to the Constitution Amendment I Proposed Jan. 16, 2015, Ratified Jan. 21, 2015 The Legislative Branch of government is hereby dissolved. The previous powers of the Legislative Branch shall be placed with the President of the United States of Terra, including the power to declare war, raise and support an army for the defense of the alliance, create and approve all laws necessary and proper, nominate and confirm Secretaries of Executive Departments, set the alliance tax rate, create the alliance budget, establish and amend rules for citizen naturalization, and create and approve treaties. Amendment II Proposed Jan. 16, 2015, Ratified Jan. 21, 2015 The Judicial Branch of government is hereby dissolved. The previous powers of the Judicial Branch shall be placed with the Secretary of a new Executive Department of Justice, including the power to review the constitutionality of laws, acts, oversee the proper order of succession, and policies and serve as the court system of the alliance. Amendment III Proposed Jan. 16, 2015, Ratified Jan. 21, 2015 Government officers are not to be absent from their duties for more than one week without proper leave or authorized absence. Government officers who are absent longer than one week are subject to be removed from office by the Department of Justice. Once removed, the officer may not retain their office unless a legitimate reason be provided for the absence. Extended absences must be authorized by the Secretary of Justice. Amendment IV Proposed Jan. 16, 2015, Ratified Jan. 21, 2015 Citizens of the United States of Terra will be guaranteed the following rights under this Constitution: 1. The right of the people to not be excessively taxed shall not be infringed. 2. The right of the people to vote for government officers shall not be infringed unless that right has been otherwise revoked by the Department of Justice. 3. No law or act shall be created that prohibits the right to free speech. 4. In all judicial trials, the accused shall have the right to a speedy and public trial, be informed of the accusation before the trial is held, and have the assistance of counsel for their defense. Amendment V Proposed Jan. 16, 2015, Ratified Jan. 21, 2015 The citizenship may call a Constitutional Convention to abolish and create a new Constitution or make amendments to the entire Constitution. Constitutional Conventions require three-fourths majority of voters approval to take place. Constitutional amendments shall take effect immediately upon three-fourths of voters approval. Signed, the twenty original citizens of the United States of Terra on the date of November 30, 2014 Morgan, November 8, 2014 Destroyer, November 8, 2014 Sam II, November 8, 2014 Robert the 1st, November, 8, 2014 Rafu D amo, November 8, 2014 Pappa bear, November 9, 2014 SeeRed, November 12, 2014 sycho14k, November 12, 2014 Ryan R Curle, November 12, 2014 Jordan Evans, November 16, 2014 Fallen, November 20, 2014 Christian, November 20, 2014 Francis Olsson, November 23, 2014 Venne, November 23, 2014 James Faulkner, November 24, 2014 Gust Kontos, November 24, 2014 Wood, November 27, 2017 New Eretrea Empire, November 27, 2014 Muslao Ichilian Naiz, November 28, 2014 Matthew Steel, November 30, 2014