"Everything in threes, but quietly" could be the best way to describe the Canmephian Government. It is very similar to the Sol 3 American democratic system, but with one main difference. Sol 3's first Chinese philosopher, Lao-Tzu, described it best in his philosophy called Wu-Wei (non-action): The best government is neither kind nor harsh, but rather barely detectable.
The government is split between local, or state, and global, or federal, control geographically. This document concentrates on the federal government.
There are three branches of the federal government:
- Legistlative: Congress and it's support departments
- Executive: The President, hir cabinet, the Military, et al.
- Judicial: The Courts, including the Supreeme Court.
In short, the Legistlative creates bills, the Executive approves into law and executes them, and the Judical weighs the law's relavance.
Congress is split into three groups, the House of Deligates, the Senate, and the House of Monitors. Bills are created in the House of Deligates or the Senate, passed by both, and then sent to the President. The House of Monitors are a "backup," or on-call set of representatives, who are to only watch and not act.
Each state has at least one Deligate, two Senators, and two Monitors. The House of Deligates is seated in proportion to world population statistics, while the Senate and House of Monitors have only two seats per state.
Deligate are elected every two years. Senators are elected every six. Monitors are appointed by the State's government, but only have four year terms in their inital role. Should a Deligate or Senator seat empty, a Monitor from the seat's state will fill it until the Deligate/Senator term is over. Monitor seats are refilled by the State's government.
A Moderator for each house is chosen to control the retoric, save for the House of Monitors, who's duties are light. By law, debates on a topic must be on that topic. Also, a majority of representatives from each state must be present to produce a quarum, or no bills can be voted on.
President's office & cabinet
The President, Vice President, and Cabinet fill part of the Executive Branch. Their duties are to aprove and execute bills and run the planet. Bills can be sent back (vetoed) by the President, who is advised by the Cabinet, which represents may topics important to running the government.
Currently, these are some of the departments under the President, each represented by a cabinet member:
- Military (including Defence and War)
- Interior (including Enviroment and Disaster Management)
- Finance (but not including the Monitary Board)
- Judiciary (including FBI and CIA counterparts)
- Research & Development (which coordinates with all of the above)
The Federal Monitary Board is independent of the President, as required by law.
The Military and it's two branches, Planetary Defence and Star Command, is described in the Military document.
The Judiciary Branch, the largest branch due to the ammount of litigaton in society, is covered in the Crime and Punishment document.