Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pledge of Loyalty Decree Issued

12/10/10--CHICAGO--Last night, His Sovereign Majesty King Adam I and the President of the Electoral Commission Dexter O'Connell signed a Decree to temporarily lay out the details of the Pledge of Loyalty mentioned in the 2010 Constitution. The need for the Decree, said the King, was accentuated by the recent random selection of several Supreme Constitutional Court Justices, none of whom could accept office until the Pledge had been written. He stressed the temporary nature of the measure, which is standing in for an Act of Parliament, tabled to be considered by the body after its election, which is tentatively scheduled in November.

The text of the Decree is as follows:

Pledge of Loyalty Decree

(A Temporary Measures for the Affirmation of Constitutional Office Holders)



In His wisdom and benevolence, His Sovereign Majesty sees it fit to publish this Decree on this day, the Eleventh of October, Two Thousand and Ten, pertaining to the Pledge of Loyalty of the Sovereign Kingdom of Kemetia as outlined in Article 22, Section 4 of the 2010 Constitution, in the absence of any other legitimate political bodies to make the necessary measures.


The Pledge of Loyalty shall be as follows:

I [NAME], do solemnly affirm to follow and uphold the Constitution of the Sovereign Kingdom of Kemetia and the laws that emanate from it, and to perform the office of [OFFICE] which the people have conferred upon me with loyalty and patriotism, in all actions looking after the good and prosperity of the Kingdom; and if I do not fulfil these obligations, may the Nation demand it of me.

(a). Members of the Judiciary shall continue the Pledge with the following section:

I further Affirm that I will never manipulate the law or further injustice for kinship, relation by marriage, friendship, envy, ill-will, or fear, nor for bribes or gifts, or any other cause in whatever guise it may appear; nor will I declare guilty one who is innocent, or innocent one who is guilty. I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and swear that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me without fear, favour, or prejudice as [TITLE] under the Constitution and laws of the Sovereign Kingdom of Kemetia.

(b). Members of Parliament shall continue the Pledge with the following section:

I do solemnly and sincerely swear before the people of the whole country that I will preserve, defend and uphold the Constitution, faithfully perform my duties, promote the welfare of the people, safeguard the security of the Kingdom, sustain the union, the integrity and the independence of Kemetia, and in no way betray the people's trust. Should I break my oath, I shall be willing to submit myself to severe punishment by the State. This is my solemn oath.


This Decree shall be effective immediately upon signing and shall remain in effect until the contents can be considered by Parliament. Upon the election of Parliament, its first order of business shall be the consideration of this Decree’s contents as a possible Act of Parliament.

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