Forum Announcement: Constitution of the Communist Party
22-11-2011, 12:37 AM
Constitution of the Communist Party
The Communist Party of Kirkland has been established for the working class of Kirkland. It is our duty to protect the status of the proletariat in all things. We work to ensure the future success of the Kirkish people in totally classless society resting on complete equality. We establish this Constitution to govern the Party that is guaranteeing these goals.

Atricle One: Name
  • Section 1: This Party will be called the Communist Party of Kirkland.

Article Two: Principles
  • Section 1: The system of organization of the Communist Party is based upon the principle of democratic centralism, which means that decisions and policies are made through democratic procedures, and that once a final decision is made, all members are obligated to carry it out. Democratic centralism combines the maximum involvement of the membership in determining policy and in the democratic election of leading committees with responsible direction from one national center coordinating the activity of the entire Party along commonly agreed-upon lines of policy.
  • Section 2: Each Party body is subordinate to the next higher body, with central authority vested in the Party Congress, the highest body of the Party, which not only has the authority to act on all aspects of Party policy and activity, but elects the national leadership to carry through its will and decisions between conventions.
  • Section 3: After a thorough discussion in any committee or congress, decisions are arrived at by majority vote. All members, including those who disagree, are duty bound to explain, fight for and carry out such decisions, as long as they do not conflict with national policies and decisions.
  • Section 4: The principle of democratic centralism includes the obligation of all members and leaders to fulfill the decisions arrived at by the majority. Both leaders and members are bound by a common discipline. Discipline is voluntarily assumed by members upon joining the Party and based on conviction, understanding and devotion to the cause to which the Party dedicates its efforts.
  • Section 5: The election of officers and leading committees at all levels shall be carried out with the fullest participation of the members of the elected Party bodies.
  • Section 6: The Party as a whole, and each of its bodies, shall plan and work for the mass circulation and use of our press and literature.

Article Three: Membership
  • Section 1: Membership in the Party will be open to any citizen of the Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland that promises to adhere to the principles outlines in this Constitution and the broader principles of communism.
  • Section 2: Membership in the Party will be revoked upon the conviction of a crime.
  • Section 3: Membership in the Party will be revoked if a member is discovered advocating counter-revolutionary ideas.

Article Four: Party Congress
  • Section 1: The Party Congress will be the highest organ of authority in the Communist Party.
  • Section 2: The Party Congress will meet every six (6) months.
  • Section 3: The number of delegates to a Party Congress will be limited to a maximum of thirty (30) Party members.
  • Section 4: In the event that there are more Party members than there are open spots at a Party Congress, then the Party members will elect from amongst themselves a number of delegates that has been determined by the Central Committee. Protocols surrounding delegate selection may be determined by the Central Committee.
  • Section 5: The Party Congress will be empowered to address any and all issues that may be present for the Party.
  • Section 6: For the duration of the Party Congress, the currently serving Secretary General will act as the chief officer at the Congress and will preside over all debates and votes of the Party Congress.
  • Section 7: The Party Congress will have the power to adopt any policy with a simple majority of the delegates in attendance.
  • Section 8: At some point during the Party Congress, the Congress has the responsibility of electing, or re-appointing, the Central Committee of the Communist Party which will serve for the duration between Party Congresses. The Party Congress may re-appoint the prior Central Committee with a simple majority of the delegates in attendance. If the Party Congress does not wish to re-appoint the prior Central Committee, then it may appoint members individually with simple majority votes until the Central Committee has been filled.

Article Five: Central Committee
  • Section 1: The main administrative body in the Communist Party will be the Central Committee.
  • Section 2: The Central Committee will undertake the daily operations of the Communist Party by managing the various Party apparatuses.
  • Section 3: The Central Committee will be composed of a maximum of ten (10) Party members.
  • Section 4: The Central Committee will have the responsibility, upon being initially convened, of appointing the Political Bureau of the Communist Party. The Central Committee may re-appoint the previous Political Bureau with a simple majority of the Central Committee members. If the Central Committee does not wish to re-appoint the prior Political Bureau, then it may appoint members individually with simple majority votes until the Political Bureau has been filled.

Article Six: Political Bureau
  • Section 1: The main decision-making body of the Communist Party in between Party Congresses will be the Political Bureau.
  • Section 2: The Political Bureau will be composed of a maximum of five (5) Party members.
  • Section 3: The Political Bureau may form all internal Party policy between Party Congresses. These policies will be adopted by a simple majority of the Political Bureau.
  • Section 4: The Political Bureau will be empowered to determine which Party members may be eligible to run for the Supreme People's Congress of the Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland. These determinations will be made based on consensus.
  • Section 5: The Political Bureau will be empowered to direct the votes of Party members in the Supreme People’s Congress. Failure of Party members to abide by these directions may result in the offending member being stripped of their Party membership.
  • Section 6: The Political Bureau will be empowered to direct the Council of People’s Commissars of the Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland and the Premier of the Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland to enact decrees that, in the determination of the Party, are necessary for the advancement of Communism. Failure of these officials to abide by these directions may result in the offending official being stripped of their Party membership.
  • Section 7: Appointments to the Council of People’s Commissars of the Democratic People's Republic of Kirkland must be approved by a plurality of the members of the Political Bureau.
  • Section 8: Appointment of the Premier of the Democratic People’s Republic of Kirkland will require the approval of a plurality of the members of the Political Bureau.
  • Section 9: The Political Bureau will have the responsibility of appointing the Secretary General of the Communist Party. The Political Bureau may re-appoint the prior Secretary General with a simple majority of the Political Bureau. If the Political Bureau does not wish to re-appoint the prior Secretary General, then the Political Bureau may appoint a new Secretary General with a simple majority of the Political Bureau.

Article Seven: Secretary General
  • Section 1: The Secretary General will act the the public head of the Communist Party.
  • Section 2: The Secretary General will preside over the activities of the Political Bureau.
  • Section 3: The Secretary General will have the power to exercise all actions necessary for the effective and efficient management of the Communist Party.
  • Section 4: The Secretary General may exercise any of the powers outlined in Articles Five and Six of this Constitution. Exempt from this grant of power will be Section 4 of Article Five and Section 9 of Article Six.

Article Eight:Amending Process
  • Section 1: This Constitution may be amended by a majority vote of any Party Congress, or by membership referendum initiated by the Party Congress. It may also be amended by three-fourths vote of the Central Committee.
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