Government of the United States

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This article describes the federal government of the United States. See Government in the United States for other jurisdictions. For a description of politics and political institutions, see Politics of the United States.
Government of
the United States
Great Seal of the United States
Formation January 1, 1720
Jurisdiction  United States
Seat of Government Fœderal Capital Territory
Website link://usna.gov
Legislative department
Legislature Congress of the
United States
Seat United States Capitol
1800 W CAPITOL STREET
FŒDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY
Executive department
Chief Executive Governor-General of
the United States
Appointer Electoral College
Seat The White House
2800 WEST TEXAS STREET
FŒDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY
Main organ Federal Executive Council
Departments
Judicial department
High Court Federal Court of
the United States
Seat Federal Courthouse
100 NORTH 17TH AVENUE
FŒDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY

The Government of the United States, also called the “Federal Government of the United States”, and also referred to as “[the] Union” or “[the] Confœderacy”, is the federal democratic administrative authority of the United States of North Aegea. As a constitutional republican federal union, the United States of North Aegea first came about in 1489 with the ratification of the United States Constitution, but were greatly re-organized in 1720 as a result of the ratification of the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for the United States, an international agreement among the eighteen States composing the Union. The terms of this compact are embodied in the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for the United States, which was drawn up at the Constitutional Convention in Tucson, Arizona and ratified by the Legislatures of the eighteen States. The structure of the Federal Government may be examined in light of two distinct concepts, namely federal division of Power between the Union and the States, and the separation of powers of the Federal (Union) Government into executive, legislative, and judicial departments. Separation of powers is expressly entrenched in United States federal constitutional law in Article II-A of the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for the United States, while Federalism is expressly entrenched in United States constitutional law in Article III of the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for the United States.

Overview[edit]

Government of the United States[1]
US-US seal-United States Federal Council.svg
United States
Federal Council
- Executive -
(head of state)
US-US seal-Senate.svg
USNA
Senate
- Legislature -
(upper house)
US-US seal-United States House of Representatives.svg
USNA House of
Representatives
- Legislature -
(lower house)
US-US seal-Office of Governor-General.svg
United States
Federal Executive
- Executive -
(government)
US-US seal-Federal Court-color.svg
United States
Federal Court
- Judiciary -
US-US seal-United States Federal Bank.svg
United States
Federal Bank
- Central bank -
   
 
 
  • ensures the uniform application and interpretation of Federal law
  • has the power to decide legal disputes between member States, the institutions, businesses and individuals
  • based in the Fœderal Capital Territory

 

 

General Government of the Union[edit]

Great Seal of the United States.svg The General Government of the Union, officially the “Government of the United States”, and also referred to as “[the] Union” or “[the] Confœderacy”, is the federal head of the Union and Confœderacy between the eighteen united States. This Government possesses limited Jurisdiction and Competence, only able to exercise Authority within those express, enumerated Powers. The federal Government does not possess these Powers by right; instead, the States severally delegated (but not surrendered) Authority to the Union to exercise a limited set of their own Powers on their collective behalf and in their collective name, until such time as the States severally rescind their delegation of Authority. All Powers not expressly delegated to the Union, nor expressly prohibited by the Federal Constitution to the States, are reserved exclusively to the States, to be exercised by them only.[5]

Legislature[edit]

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The legislative Department of the Federal Government is composed of the United States Congress, a bicameral legislature composed of an unelected Senate appointed by the State governments; and an elected House of Representatives, the Members of which are chosen in each State by the citizens thereof. The Senate is the upper house of the Congress, while the House of Representatives is the lower house.

All legislative Powers herein delegated to the United States shall be vested in a Federal Legislature of the Union in the name and form of a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
U.S. Const., article II-B, section 1

The Congress has limited Power to legislate, the subjects on which it may legislate are few and explicitly defined in article II-B, section 8 of the Federal Constitution, and legislation of the Congress that embraces a subject not expressly enumerated in that section is ultra vires the Congress and, as such, unconstitutional and unenforceable.

Executive[edit]

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The executive Power of the United States [Government] is vested solely in the Governor-General of the United States. He (or she) is required by the United States Constitution Treaty to “take Care that the Laws [of the United States] are faithfully executed.”[6] Contrary to popular opinion, the first and foremost duty of the Governor-General is to, “with every Fiber of his Being, preserve, protect, and defend the [Federal] Constitution, from all Enemies, Foreign and Domestic […] and to bear true Faith and Allegiance to the [Federal Constitution].” [6]

Judiciary[edit]

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The judicial Power of the United States is primarily vested in the Courts of the various States, but there is also a United States Federal Court that functions as the supreme Court, but only on Matters involving the Federal Constitution or Federal Law (also known as a "Federal Question controversy"); on all other Matters, the supreme Court of each State is the final Arbiter. Notably, the federal Court, as well as all other instrumentalities of the United States, is wholly unable to adjudicate on any and all Matters involving the Constitutions, Laws, or Treaties of the respective States unless the Case involves a Federal Question controversy. However, decisions of the Federal Court may be overturned on error by the Judicial Committee of the Federal Council, a special configuration of the United States Federal Council composed of representatives of the respective Federal and State supreme Courts.


Federal Council[edit]

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The United States Federal Council is the supreme federal institution in and of the United States. It is composed of the chief Executive of each State (or his designee) and the Governor-General of the United States (or his designee), but the Governor-General (or his designee) has no Vote unless the Federal Council be equally divided (e.g., the Governor-General or his designee cannot Vote except to break a tie). The Federal Council is part-legislature, part-executive, and part-judiciary; and has various oversight Powers over the Congress, Governor-General, and Federal Court. In its oversight of the Congress, it can [...]. As to its oversight of the Governor-General and Federal Executive, it can dismiss the Governor-General and his Administration if the chief Executives from two-thirds of the States pass a motion of no confidence in him or his Administration. In exercising oversight over the Federal Court, the Federal Council can rescind or nullify decisions rendered by the Federal Court if, in their view, the Federal Court made a decision in error. As to oversight of all three departments, the Federal Council sits as a Council of Censors, in which it can audit, investigate, reprimand, and censure members of the legislative, executive, and judicial departments of the United States Government. It is also tasked with inspecting the statutes, regulations, and court decisions, and making recommendations to the Congress, Executive, and Federal Court, respectively, as to flaws or need for improvement, revision, or repeal in the laws of the Union.

Council configurations[edit]

The Federal Council may meet in various configurations, depending on the agenda of the day. Multiple configurations of the Federal Council may meet simultaneously, albeit separately. Currently, there are twenty-one configurations, each dealing with a particular policy area as relates to the Powers of the Union and the States. In their primary, plenary configuration (e.g, the ‘executive configuration’), the Members of the Federal Council are the nineteen Federal and State chief Executives; but when meeting in any other configuration, the Members of that particular Council configuration are the Heads of State and Federal Agencies that correspond with the portfolio associated with such configuration. Furthermore, there are two configurations that do not correspond to an executive department agency or portfolio, namely the Judicial Committee (configuration of State/Federal supreme Courts) and the Legislative Committee (All-Union Congress of State Legislatures). As of 1722, the current configurations of the Federal Council are:

Executive Council[edit]

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Executive Committee of the Federal Council
President: Tom KirkmanU.S. Governor-General

— Composed of the nineteen Federal and State chief Executives; chaired by the Governor-General of the United States (corresponds to the State and Federal Governors);

Foreign Affairs Council[edit]

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Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federal Council
President: Sharon RaydorU.S. Commissioner for State and Foreign Affairs

— Composed of the Heads of State and Federal state and foreign affairs Departments; chaired by the United States Commissioner for the Federal Department of State and Foreign Affairs (corresponds to the State and Federal departments of State and Foreign Affairs);

Law Council[edit]

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Law Committee of the Federal Council
President: Ted CruzU.S. Attorney-General

— Composed of State and Federal Attorneys-General; chaired by the Federal Attorney-General (composed of the State and Federal Attorney-General departments);

Defense Council[edit]

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Defense Committee of the Federal Council
President: James MattisU.S. Commissioner for Emergency and Military Affairs

— Composed of the Heads of State and Federal military Departments; chaired by the United States Commissioner for the Federal Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (corresponds to the State and Federal departments of Emergency and Military Affairs, or equivalent);

Civil Defense Council[edit]

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Civil Defense Committee of the Federal Council
President: James MattisU.S. Commissioner for Emergency and Military Affairs

— Composed of the Heads of State and Federal emergency management Agencies; chaired by the United States Commissioner for the Federal Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (corresponds to the State and Federal departments of Emergency and Military Affairs, or equivalent);

Public Safety Council[edit]

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Public Safety Committee of the Federal Council
President: David A. Clarke Jr.U.S. Commissioner for Public Safety

— Composed of the Heads of State and Federal public safety Departments; chaired by the United States Commissioner for the Federal Department of Public Safety (Corresponds to State and Federal departments of Public Safety; as well as State and Federal bureaus of Intelligence, or equivalent);

Treasury Council[edit]

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Treasury Committee of the Federal Council
President: Doug DuceyU.S. Commissioner for the Treasury

— Composed of the Heads of State and Federal treasury Departments; chaired by the United States Commissioner for the Federal Department of the Treasury (corresponds to State and Federal departments of the Treasury);

Administrative Council[edit]

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Administration Committee of the Federal Council
President: Dan TangherliniU.S. Commissioner for Administration

— composed of the Heads of State and Federal administration Departments; chaired by the United States Commissioner for the Federal Department of Administration (corresponds to State and Federal departments of Administration);

Judicial Council[edit]

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Judicial Committee of the Federal Council
President: Andrew NapolitanoChief Justice of the U.S. Federal Court

— Composed of the Judges of the State and Federal high Courts; chaired by the chief Justice of the United States Federal Court (corresponds to State supreme Courts and the Federal Court);

Legislative Council[edit]

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Legislative Committee of the Federal Council
President: Kimble HookstratenPresident of the U.S. Senate

— Composed of the Members of the State Legislatures, arranged by State; co-chaired by the President of the United States Senate (first chair) and the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (second/deputy chair), and corresponds to State Legislatures;—This configuration may meet electronically (via teleconference) or at various convention centers throughout the United States: But it may also meet in the Fœderal Capital Territory at the purpose-built XXXX Building.


The following configurations are without direct Federal equivalent, and as such are usually composed of State (but sometimes Federal as well) members at Ministerial level, but with an ex officio Federal presiding Officer:

Transport Council[edit]

— Composed of Heads of State transportation Departments, and the United States Commissioners for the Federal Department of the Treasury and the Federal Department of Emergency and Military Affairs; chaired by the Director-General of the United States Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (corresponds to State departments of Transportation; has no Federal equivalent);

Health Council[edit]

— Composed of Heads of State health Departments and State health Services; chaired by the Director-General of the United States Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (corresponds to State health Agencies; has no Federal equivalent);

Education Council[edit]

— Composed of Heads of State education Departments; chaired by the United States Commissioner for the Director-General of the United States Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (corresponds to State education Departments; has no Federal equivalent);

Land and Natural Resources Council[edit]

— Composed of Heads of State land, natural resources, forestry and wildlife Agencies; chaired by the Director-General of the United States Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (equivalent to various State departments concerned with Public Lands, Conservation, Natural Resources, Mining, Forestry, and Wildlife; has no Federal equivalent);

Agriculture Council[edit]

— Composed of Heads of State agriculture Departments; chaired by the Director-General of the United States Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (corresponds to State departments of Agriculture; has no Federal equivalent);

Energy Council[edit]

— Composed of Heads of State energy Departments; chaired by the Director-General of the United States Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (corresponds to State energy Departments; has no Federal equivalent);

Water Resources Council[edit]

— Composed of Heads of State water Departments; chaired by the Director-General of the United States Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (corresponds to State water Departments; has no Federal equivalent);

Home Affairs Council[edit]

— composed of Heads of State departments concerned with First Nation and Supernatural affairs; chaired by the United States Commissioner for the Federal Department of State and Foreign Affairs (corresponds to State departments concerned with relations with First Nations and Supernaturals; has no Federal equivalent);

Banking Council[edit]

— Composed of the Heads of State financial institution Departments and the United States Department of the Treasury; chaired by the United States Commissioner for the Federal Department of the Treasury (corresponds to State banking Departments; has no direct Federal equivalent);

Federal Bank Council[edit]

— Composed of the Heads of State central Banks and the Chancellor of the United States Federal Bank; chaired by the Chancellor of the United States Federal Bank (corresponds to State central Banks and the Federal Bank; has no direct State or Federal equivalent, as State and Federal central Banks are independent of the political Branches of State/Federal Government);


The following are special configurations. As such, their membership is State and Federal, but the presiding Officer of each configuration is the Guardian of the Order of the Phoenix (an agency of the Allied Control Council, which is in turn an agency of the Magical Congress of the United States). These configurations are primarily oriented towards combatting corruption at all levels of Government, and suppressing National-Collective movements; and as such their presiding Officer is affiliated with neither the State or Federal governments. Unlike in other Council configurations, the presiding Officer in these configurations do have actual executive and administrative Powers over their Council configuration:

Investigative Committee[edit]

— Composed of State and Federal investigative Committees (agencies tasked with suppressing and thwarting National Progressivism); chaired and directed by the Guardian of the Order of the Phoenix;

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. United States Constitution, 1720
  2. U.S. Const., article II-B, section 8, part B
  3. U.S. Const., article II-E, part II, section 4
  4. U.S. Const., article II-B, section 8, part A
  5. U.S. Const., article III, section 1
  6. a b U.S. Const., article II-C, section 1