King Edmund, by the Grace of God, and the archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justices, foresters, sheriffs, stewards, servants, and to all his officials and loyal subjects of the Kingdom of Eyehasseen.
KNOW THAT BEFORE GOD, for the health of our soul and those of our ancestors and heirs, to the honor of God, the exaltation of the holy Church, and the better ordering of our Kingdom, at the advice of our reverend father Pope Benedict XVI.
FIRST, THAT WE HAVE GRANTED TO GOD, and by this present charter have confirmed for us and our heirs in perpetuity, that the Roman Catholic Church shall be free, and shall have its rights undiminished, and its liberties unimpaired within the borders of the Kingdom of Eyehasseen. That we wish this so to be observed, appears from the fact that of our own free will, we granted and confirmed by charter the freedom of the Church’s elections – a right reckoned to be of the greatest necessity and importance to it – and caused this to be confirmed by Pope Benedict XVI. This freedom we shall observe ourselves, and desire to be observed in good faith by our heirs in perpetuity.
TO ALL FREE CITIZENS OF OUR KINGDOM we have also granted, for us and our heirs forever, all the rules and liberties written out below, to have and to keep for them and their heirs, of us and our heirs, and it is the desire of the Holy Father than we write out such rights and obligations of both the Kingdom and its Subjects in a fashion that permits all to be aware of each of these items.
THE FAITH OF OUR KINGDOM and all Territories associated therewith shall be the Christian Faith, as protected and handed down by the Holy Roman Catholic Church (“the Church”). Every citizen shall be entitled to practice their faith within the very broad umbrella of tenants and practices taught and approved by the Church. No other Faith of any type or source, including any form of atheism or paganism, may be practiced within the borders of the Kingdom. Neither the citizens of this Kingdom, nor any visitors or persons seeking asylum, may add to, subtract from, or otherwise impair any part of the Catholic Faith as preserved by the Church. The Kingdom shall take such action as is necessary to effectuate the removal of the violator, including loss of citizenship and all rights appurtenant thereto.
THE OFFICIAL BIBLES OF THE KINGDOM shall be the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE), the Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition (RSV2CE), or the Douay-Rheims, although the Church is free to use any official version required by the Vatican.
ALL RULING POWERS HEREIN GRANTED SHALL BE VESTED IN THE MONARCH, who shall reign over the Kingdom and its citizens for life, and succession to the Crown shall be through the usual Hereditary process. The Monarch is the Absolute and Supreme Leader of the Land. The Monarch cannot be impeached or otherwise removed from leadership of the Kingdom except by abdication or death. Successive Monarchs may reject or maintain any or all of the rulings of any prior Monarch, without exception, except that no Monarch has the authority under God to change the Kingdom’s appointed Faith or its acceptance or practices as approved by the Church.
THE MONARCH MAY GRANT ANY TITLE OF NOBILITY of any kind whatsoever, may assign any Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatsoever, and may appoint such Fiefdoms, Baronies, Earldoms, Stewardships, Positions, Knighthoods and other Offices, as, in the definitive and unassailable opinion of the Monarch, are useful to the administration of the Kingdom and its lands.
THE MONARCH SHALL HAVE THE SOLE RIGHT TO GRANT REPRIEVES AND PARDONS for any offense against the Kingdom or its Citizens, whether pre-, concurrent, or post-trial. Any offense against the Church shall be referred to the appropriate Ecclesiastical Court for final determination, and the Monarch shall execute upon any judgment rendered therein.
THE MONARCH SHALL CREATE SUCH AGENCIES, MINISTRIES AND DEPARTMENTS as are necessary for the appropriate administration of the Kingdom. The Monarch shall delegate such powers and shall appoint such persons to lead these Agencies, Ministries and Departments as, in his or her learned and incontrovertible opinion, shall be required for the proper administration of the office and the Kingdom.
THE MONARCH’S DECISIONS IN ALL MATTERS SHALL BE FINAL AND UNAPPEALABLE in any court of competent or incompetent jurisdiction anywhere at any time. Any attempt to challenge, in any way, shape of fashion, any decision, action, or inaction of the Monarch, of any type or kind whatsoever, shall result in banishment from the Kingdom and/or other punishment, at the sole and unquestionable discretion of the Monarch.
THE MONARCH RETAINS FULL LEGAL AUTHORITY WITHIN THE KINGDOM AND OVER ITS CITIZENS, and the creation of any rule, law, ordinance, or regulation shall not be effective until approved by the Monarch. The Monarch may alter or overrule any rule, law, ordinance, or regulation, at any time, with or without official royal decree, as, in the brilliant and flawless opinion of the Monarch, is suitable at that time. At no point shall the Monarch be held liability to anyone or any entity for any actual or perceived transgression or any rule, law, ordinance, or regulation.
ELECTIONS: The Monarch may, at his or her sole and unimpeachable discretion, permit elections to be held for lower-level offices, said elections to be administered by the designated Agency, Ministry or Department. Only qualified citizens who practice the Faith of the Realm and swear the Oath of Fidelity shall be eligible for election to any office. The Monarch may, at the Monarch’s sole and non-transferrable opinion, invalidate any election result at any time for any reason.
TAXATION AND FUNDING: The Monarch may provide for taxation, tariffs, fines, penalties, customs fees, or any other method of raising funds for the proper administration and defense of the Kingdom, and may personally appropriate such funds as, in the sole and irreproachable opinion of the Monarch, are necessary for the Monarch. Nothing in this Charter shall permit any other person, including office holders, administrative cronies, or bumbling bureaucrats, to receive any compensation of any kind or amount, or appropriate any moneys, goods or services for themselves, whether for or in spite of any services or goods they may provide to the Kingdom.
FREEDOM AND RIGHTS OF THE CITIZENS shall not be abridged or ignored, except as, in the sole and prudential opinion of the Monarch, is necessary to preserve the Kingdom and Monarchy, but the Monarch cannot act in any way that is not consistent with the Magisterium of the Church.
- These enumerated Rights are not to be presumed to be equal; some rights are not Absolute or Unlimited, and some Rights shall trump other rights.
- The Right to Life is absolute and inalienable and shall prevail unconditionally against the assertion of any other Right.
- Most other Rights expressed herein must be balanced against other Rights, and determination of which Right prevails (or shares with another Right) shall be determined by the precepts of Natural Law.
- There is no right to act in an illegal or immoral manner, even for a proper end.
Such Rights shall include:
THE RIGHT TO LIFE, FROM CONCEPTION THROUGH A NATURAL DEATH, and there shall be no right of any person to terminate the life of another, including taking the life of an unborn child (which admonition does not include ectopic pregnancies or miscarriage where the life of the unborn child cannot be preserved).
THE RIGHT TO LIBERTY, which is the Right to freely choose to do what is Right.
THE RIGHT TO PRACTICE THE FAITH OF THE REALM, in accordance with the Magisterium and Catechism of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH AND EXPRESSION, whether in symbols, or movements, or in spoken or written words, provided such speech or expression is not otherwise immoral or defamatory; there is no right of any person, entity, organization, or group to be free from discomfort due to another’s exercise of the Right to Free Speech and Expression.
THE RIGHT TO THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, which shall be limited only to the extent it conflicts with other Rights, particularly the Rights to Life and Liberty; there shall be no right to pursue that which is immoral, illegal, or profane, as it is axiomatic that those things cannot lead to true happiness.
THE RIGHT TO PEACEABLY ASSEMBLE AND ASSOCIATE, including within social clubs or other organizations that do not violate Natural Law; however, there shall be no right to form political parties based on democratic principles.
THE RIGHT TO HUMAN DIGNITY, in which every person is perceived to be imbued with that dignity and humanity that God intended, and shall be treated as such.
THE RIGHT TO MARRY, and said Marriage shall be between One Woman and One Man, and the Kingdom shall not give legal recognition to any other type of relationship between two or more people, including an alleged “civil union,” that mimics true marriage.
THE RIGHT TO RAISE A FAMILY, including: no limitation on the number of Children; teaching the Faith; reasonable Discipline; education, including teaching or providing for an education on all other subjects in a manner consistent with Natural Law; all of which shall not be abridged.
THE RIGHT TO PRESENT GRIEVANCES AND PETITION THE MONARCHY, including any qualified Agencies, Ministries and Departments thus appointed by the Monarchy and empowered to receive such Grievances and Petitions.
THE RIGHT TO PROPERTY, including the right to Possess, Use, Inherit, or Convey in Sale or Trade any and all forms of Personal Property, including Real Estate.
THE RIGHT TO BE SECURE in one’s Home or Dwelling.
THE RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM UNREASONABLE SEARCH AND SEIZURE, and there shall be no right of any appointed official in the Kingdom to Accuse, Arrest or Search, directly or indirectly, without reasonably articulable probable cause that a crime or misdemeanor is being or has been committed by the alleged accused.
THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY in one’s Home, Writings, Thoughts, and private Actions, but this Right does not extend to the conduct of any Immoral, Profane, or Illegal act.
THE RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION, which includes the right to choose one’s own moral and legal actions without external influence or compulsion, provided the choice is consistent with, and not in violation of, any precept of the Church or Magisterial teaching; this also does not include the right to be affirmed in or to present oneself as something objectively untrue, such as claiming an appearance or condition that does not align with objective biological reality.
THE RIGHT TO CONTRACT for goods and services, which may include the choice of any job or profession at any place for which any other person or entity voluntarily wishes to contract such services or as a partner or entrepreneur or artisan, but there shall be no forced employment or servitude of any kind unless assigned as a legal punishment for a transgression against the Kingdom or its Citizens.
THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL, with the precept that all are innocent until proven guilty by competent and admissible evidence; however, all trials shall be adjudicated by the Monarch or a person appointed thereby, and there shall be no right to trial by a jury of one’s peers.
THE RIGHT TO ACCESS THOSE COURTS established under the dictates of the Monarch; in matters of civil disputes, the prevailing party(ies) shall be entitled to collect its costs from the non-prevailing party(ies) if all allegations are proven; in no event shall the Kingdom or the Monarch be liable in civil or criminal damages to any person or entity.
THE MONARCH RETAINS, but may delegate at his discretion, the sole rights to:
- Borrow Money on the credit of the Kingdom’s Treasury.
- Regulate Commerce with foreign Nations and Kingdoms.
- Allow for and approve the naturalization of any person seeking citizenship within the Kingdom
- Coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures.
- Establish Post Offices and post Roads.
- Establish Telegraphs, Telephones, Radio Transmissions, Printed Materials, or any other means of Communication that can take place over a distance greater than a man’s voice may carry.
- Constitute Tribunals and Courts to decide issues that the Monarch chooses to delegate to such Tribunals and Courts, and such Justices as may be appointed shall serve for life while exhibiting Good Behavior, but may be removed from office by the Monarch at any time for any reason.
- Provide for the punishment of Piracies and Felonies committed against the Kingdom and/or its commerce.
- Provide for the punishment of Treasons and other Crimes and Misdemeanors against the Kingdom.
- Declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water.
- Raise and support Militaries and homeland Militia.
- Call forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Kingdom, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions. and
- Make treaties, contracts and agreements with Foreign Entities and indigenous populations.
THE GOVERNING LAW OF THE KINGDOM is the Ten Commandments and the Natural Law governing all humanity, as understood by approved Catholic theologians, it being unnecessary to otherwise enumerate every potential violation of the law which can be reasonable derived from these Laws. These Laws are as stated:
The Ten Commandments
1 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me.”
2 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My Commandments.”
3 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”
4 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.”
5 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”
6 “You shall not murder.”
7 “You shall not commit adultery.”
8 “You shall not steal.”
9 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”
10 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
The Natural Law Precepts, from which All other Laws are derived:
- The natural law, present in the heart of each man and established by reason, is universal in its precepts and its authority extends to all persons.
- The supreme principle, from which all the other principles and precepts are derived, is that good is to be done, and evil avoided.
- Avoiding evil also means that evil can never be used as a means to a good or desirable end, even if it means that the end is not achievable by any other means.
- The Citizens of the Kingdom of Eyehasseen are individually and collectively appointed by God Himself as Stewards of God’s good Creation and shall use this creation Wisely without undue waste or misuse.
- Love God as the end, and everything on account of Him.
- Live conformably to human nature considered in all its essential respects.
- Observe the rational order established and sanctioned by God.
- Manifest in your life the image of God impressed on your rational nature.
- Every person is imbued from birth with inviolable human dignity, which must be respected at all times, even if seemingly undeserved.
- Virtuous Conduct is to be sought at all times, for, “…out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man”.
- Science and religion are complementary, and the unity of Faith and Reason is completely accessible to the rational human mind.
- Tolerance is the Virtue of a man with no convictions. There can be no tolerance of untruth, the profane, or of immoral or illegal behavior in a free society.
- Each man, woman and child is uniquely created in the image of God, each has unique attributes, strength, intelligence and wisdom, and each brings unique gifts that may be shared in the further glory of our Creator.
TRANSGRESSIONS OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND THE NATURAL LAW shall be punishable in a manner commensurate with the nature of the violation, the facts and circumstances of the transgression, the degree of culpability of the transgressor, and the Kingdom’s interest in preserving Civil Order and the Faith of the Realm. Murder, Treason, Satanism, and Rape are punishable by Death. The practice of any Rite of Freemasonry is punishable by immediate and permanent banishment from the Kingdom. Other punishments may range from fines and penalties to banishment from the Kingdom and loss of Citizenship and all advantages deriving therefrom.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
I affix my Seal to this Charter
On the Feast of St. Edward the Confessor,
13 October, in the Year of Our Lord 2022