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CHRISTIAN STATE OF AMERICA

Jacob Grady, Javelyn Hopkins, Jill Timmons


Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

THEOCRACY
Why?
Unitary
Government controls power

PREAMBLE
In order to form a theocratic society The Christian State of America will
provide its citizens a safe-haven to practice their religion. The Christian State
of America strives to guarantee free worship without fear of affliction or
breach of our religious beliefs. We will make every effort to provide and
establish a very secure and fair climate for our religious independence.

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Structure
Unicameral
7 councilmen
6 year terms, no term limits

Qualifications
50 years of age
15 years in the church and high ranking official
Degree
Married, never divorced
Powers
Tax
Declare War
Suppress Rebellions
Remove Superior Ecclesiastic

EXECUTIVE BRANCH
Structure
Single person, Superior Ecclesiastic
Appointed by the Council of Religious Elites
Serves till death

Qualifications

50 years of age
15 years in the church and high ranking official
Degree
Married, never divorced

Powers
Wages war
Appoints judges
Grants pardons

JUDICIAL BRANCH
Structure
3 levels of courts
Upper Tribunal
Mid Tribunal
Sub Tribunal

Serves until death

Qualifications
40 years of age
Degree in law AND theology

Powers
Constitutional vs unconstitutional
Confirm vs Strike Down
Civil, criminal, juvenile, family law matters

EDUCATION
Federal Government funds/supports education
Free education at all levels
Sets standards

Local Level
Provides optional pre-k and kindergarten
2-6 years of age

Teachers Salary
47k-62k/year

Cirriculum
Bible study, foreign language

Degrees offered

HEALTHCARE
Federal Government controls HC
Free
Not mandated
Universal

Local Role for healthcare


Accessibility
Quality

Offered to healthcare organizations


Tax-incentives
Grant programs

IMMIGRATION
Federal governments powers
Determines what makes a person an illegal alien
Open or closed borders

Local powers
Enforce deportation
Seek out illegal aliens

Required medical screenings


Process of naturalization

Write and speak English


Destroy passport
Background check
Renounce citizenship

MILITARY
5 Branches
Major
Marine Corps
Navy
Air Force

Border protection
Coast Guard
Border Patrol

Strict rules for opening/closing borders


Draft
During wartime only (4 years minimum)
17 years of age
Male or female

AMENDMENTS
Amendment 1: Religion. Freedom to practice Christianity freely and
unrestricted.
Amendment 3: Education. All citizens have the right to education sponsored
by the government.

Amendment 10: Owning of Property. All citizens are guaranteed the right to
own property. The government cannot take the property of citizens unless
given authorization by the property owner. The government will not interfere
with the sale or purchasing of a citizens property.

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