Welcome to the CMW Association of Ideologues Forum!
Following are the rights, rules, and procedures which shall govern the CMW Association of Ideologues.
Rights Within the Association
No nation shall be denied entrance to the Association, provided the nation has knowledge of the password, has not been banned by the Association, and that the nation’s controller does not already control one of the nations in the Association.
No nation shall be deprived of any voting rights set forth in this Constitution.
No nation shall be deprived of the right to secret ballot for all elections, excluding those of the Council.
No nation shall be deprived of membership without due process.
No nation shall be deprived the right to the expulsion procedures set forth in this Constitution.
No nation shall be the subject of a personal, vicious, or obscene attack in the Association Forum or in telegram.
No nation shall be coerced, through threat of expulsion, attacks, deprivation of voting rights, or any other means, to join the United Nations or to take any other action.
No nation shall be deprived the right to make proposals within the United Nations should they belong to the United Nations.
Other rights not specifically prescribed to the UN Delegate, the Founder, or the UN nations are reserved for all nations within the Association.
The Founder serves for life and is not elected by the Association. He has been chosen as the one who founded the Association.
The Founder of the Association shall have exclusive control over the Regional Control functions.
Only the Founder may execute Association decisions to expel or ban nations or to change the World Factbook entry.
The Founder shall not execute any of his duties without a vote on the subject in the Association.
The Founder is shall be excluded from candidacy for the UN Delegate and may have only two endorsements at any one time.
The Founder shall be permanent member of the Council and select two of the five appointed posts within the Council.
The Founder shall not vote in any election, excluding votes taken in the Council.
The Founder shall be responsible for the receipt, final tally, and recording of every vote taken within the Association.
The UN Delegate
The UN Delegate shall endorse proposals within the UN.
The UN Delegate shall make proposals within the UN.
Should any decision or action of the UN Delegate, defined as endorsing, proposing, or repealing resolutions in the UN, be challenged by no less than three UN nations in the Association through the Association Forum, then all nations in the Association may vote to either uphold or strike down the action or decision. The vote shall follow Article V voting procedures, and the result of the vote must be executed by the UN Delegate.
The UN Delegate may only serve for two election cycles consecutively. After two consecutive terms, the UN Delegate may not run for reelection. After one cycle out of the post, however, the former UN Delegate may run as a candidate once again.
The UN Delegate is to receive the endorsement of all UN nations within the Association.
After each election cycle, the UN Delegate selects three nations of the Association and the Founder two nations of the Association to sit on the Council. The Council shall determine the constitutionality of issues which are brought before it. Any nation may bring an issue before the Council. The Council’s ruling is final and binding. Council hearings shall last no longer than forty-eight hours, by which time each member nation shall post its vote on the Association Forum.
No member of the Council may abstain from any vote or fail to choose sides, or the member shall be immediately cast from the Council and an expulsion vote considered.
Should less than five nations exist in the Association besides the Founder and the UN Delegate, then three nations or one nation shall be appointed, based upon availability.
All nations are entitled to vote in the following elections. To vote, the nation must send a telegram to the Founder during the indicated time period. In the following elections, all UN nations shall receive two votes each and all non-UN nations shall receive one. The UN or non-UN status of the nation in the election is determined by its status at the start of the election.
These votes fall under Article V voting procedures:
Election of the UN Delegate.
Challenge of the UN Delegate’s actions or decisions.
Suggestion to include the Association’s endorsement in the wording of a proposal to the UN.
Suggestion to reword the World Factbook entry.
Each of these votes shall last for twenty-four hours after the declaration that the election has been opened. During this time, votes shall be cast as telegrams to the Founder, who shall tally them but not reveal the count until either the twenty-four hour time frame has expired or every nation has voted. For the result of the vote to be enacted, a quorum of one-half of all Association nations must be met. If the quorum is met, then the majority of the vote shall determine the outcome of the election. The effects of the election shall be immediate and thorough.
Elections for UN Delegate shall begin Thursday evenings at six pm and end Saturdays at six pm. The time between the ends of the elections shall be termed one election cycle. After the vote, all UN nations must endorse the victor, and no UN nation may have an equal number of endorsements as the elected UN Delegate after the election.
Should any nation violate any of the rules hereby established in the Constitution, be it infringement upon the rights of other nations, illicit voting practices, attempts to seize power illegitimately, refusal to comply with the outcome of elections, or like offences, the nations may vote for expulsion of that nation. Once the vote has been proposed in the Association Forum and valid argument given, the nations may vote for expelling the offending nation. No votes for the nation remaining need be cast. Voting shall last for forty-eight hours. The votes shall be sent to the Founder, who shall tally and verify the votes as in all elections. If three-fourths of all nations within the Association, each with one vote, express a desire to remove the offending nation, the Founder shall expel it from the Association and ban its return. The ban may only be lifted by proposing a vote on the matter and having a majority of a quorum vote agree with the proposal.
Amending the Constitution
Any nation may propose an amendment to the Constitution. Once the proposal has been made, there shall be a vote in the same manner as set down in Article V. However each nation shall receive one vote and three-fourths of all votes must endorse the amendment for it to be entered into the Constitution.
Ratification of and Adherence to the Constitution
As soon as two-thirds of the nations in the Association approve this Constitution, through a vote to the Founder, it shall go into effect.
By remaining in the CMW Association of Ideologues, all member nations agree to abide by all rules and protocols within this Constitution and to uphold the principles thereof.
Drafted By: The Community of Falconus Peregrinus
Endorsed by the Founder: The Allied States of Rakahanga
I, the Community of Falconus Peregrinus, am running for the UN Delegate position in the election of May 19, 2005. I will be running as the candidate for the Coalition of Conservative Countries.
Our simple principles:
We advocate the respect of human life.
We advocate the respect of civil rights as they do not conflict with moral decency.
We advocate the respect of the sovereignty of nations by the UN and other nations.
We advocate the spread of free trade.
We advocate the right of the majority to govern.
We advocate the smooth and nonviolent transition of power.