Royal Proclamations

 

Listed below are the Royal Proclamations of the Emperor of the Imperial Government of Norton II in Exile.

(As a note: this is not the first website of the IGE.  The previous website was lost as well as all of the information that was on it.  Some of His Majesty’s early proclamations were saved, about 30-40  in number.)

 

Proclamation 73

May 7, 2018

In accordance with Article 41 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby create the Imperial Archives.  The Imperial Archives with preserving the personal and official correspondence of the Ruling Emperor/Empress, records related to the Royal Household as well as preserving the documents and historical records related to the Imperial Government in Exile.

In accordance with Article 40 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile I hereby create the position of Keeper of the Imperial Archives.  As there is no one available to fill the position I, Emperor Norton II, shall fill it until such time as someone is available.

 

 

Proclamation 72

May 6, 2018

In accordance with Article 5 of the Regency Act, I hereby declare that Falwynn Falconwind shall act as Regent as laid out in the Regency Act and following Articles 34 and 35 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile at such times as when I, Emperor Norton II, am unable to exercise the Royal Prerogative.

 

 

Proclamation 71

November 3, 2017

In Accordance with Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby declare that the Regency Act is now an Act of Parliament.

 

 

Proclamation 70

November 1, 2017

In Accordance with Article 1 of  The Act for Establishing a Mint and Regulating Coinage and Banknotes in the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby establish the Royal Mint under the Ministry of the Treasury.

As there is no one, at this time, to fill the position of Director of the Royal Mint or the Chief Coiner I, Emperor Norton II, will fill the positions until such time as someone is available.

 

 

Proclamation 69

November 1, 2017

In accordance with Article 41 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby create the Ministry of the Treasury.  The Ministry is concerned with the financial and monetary matters related to the Imperial Government in Exile.

In accordance with Article 40 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile I hereby create the position of Minister of the Treasury.  As there is no one available to fill the position I, Emperor Norton II, shall fill it until such time as someone is available.

 

 

Proclamation 68

November 1, 2017

In accordance with Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile I hereby proclaim that the Act for Establishing a Mint and Regulating Coinage and Banknotes in the Imperial Government in Exile is now an Act of Parliament.

 

 

Proclamation 67

October 27, 2017

In accordance with Article 9 of the College of Arms and Peerage Act I hereby create the Order of the Phoenix, open to all citizens of the United States as well as of the Imperial Government in Exile.  The purpose shall be to recognize those who have shown bravery while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States, achievement in the fields of Art, Literature, or Science, or for service to the Imperial Government in Exile.  Membership in the Order shall be limited to fifty people, and open to both men and women.  Honorary Membership is allowed to citizens of other countries who meet the purpose of the Order, but is also limited to fifty people.

 

 

Proclamation 66

October 25, 2017

In accordance with Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby proclaim that the Landed Nobility Act is an act of Parliament.

 

 

Proclamation 65

October 25, 2017

I hereby create the Duchy of the Emerald Mountains, which includes the Northern Appalachia Mountains of The Longfellow Mountains, The White Mountains, The Green Mountains, the Berkshires, and The Metacomet Ridge Mountains.  The Duchy shall be tied to the Title of Nobility of the Duchess of the Emerald Mountains with the Seat of the Duchy at a site of the choosing of the Duchess.

 

 

Proclamation 64

October 25, 2017

I hereby create the Duchy of Forgottonia, which includes the Illinois Counties of:  Adams, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Morgan, Pike, Shuyler, Scott, and Warren.  This Duchy shall serve the same purpose as the capitol district, and shall be a personal estate of the Ruling Emperor/Empress and passed down in the line of succession.  The Seat of the Duchy shall be Monmouth in Warren County, although this may be changed by Royal Proclamation.  Vishnu Springs shall be held for the crown as a future Personal Royal Estate.

In accordance with the College of Arms and Peerage Act, I hereby issue a Letter Patent for a Title of Nobility as Duke of Forgotonnia for Emperor Norton II of the Royal House and Citizen of the Imperial Government of Norton II in Exile.

 

 

Proclamation 63

October 25, 2017

In accordance with Article 18 subsection f of the Book of Rules of the Royal House the citizen Elvin Holloway is hereby excluded from the Royal House after a meeting of the Court Council.  As his Title of Nobility was that of Duke, which can only be held by a member of the Royal House, the Title of Nobility as Duke of Louisiana is hereby revoked and declared to be retired.

 

 

Proclamations 47 – 62

Proclamations 47 through 62 were lost due to an issue with a previous website.

 

 

Proclamation 46 – Recognition of the Conch Republic

March 23, 2014

In accordance with the Recognition of Foreign Powers Act, I hereby proclaim that the Imperial Government in Exile recognizes the Conch Republic as a sovereign micro-national entity.

 

 

Proclamation 45 – Recognition of the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis

March 20, 2014

In accordance with the Recognition of Foreign Powers Act, I hereby proclaim that the Imperial Government in Exile officially recognizes the Grand Duchy of Flandrensis as a sovereign micro-national entity.

Proclamation 44 – Recognition of the Dominion of British West Flordia

March 18, 2014

In accordance with the Recognition of Foreign Powers Act, I hereby proclaim that the Imperial Government in Exile officially recognizes the Dominion of British West Florida as a sovereign micro-national entity.

Proclamation 43 – The Status of the Former Prince Consort to His Majesty Emperor Norton II

March 13, 2014

As the citizen Elvin Holloway is no longer the partner of the Emperor he no loner bears the Title of Prince Consort.  However, in accordance with Article 1 of the Book of Rules for Members of the Royal House, I hereby declare that he is still a member of the Royal House and shall be a Prince of the Realm not in line of succession.

 

 

Proclamation 42 – Letter Patent for Title of Nobility for Princess Stephanie Weiss

 March 13, 2014

In accordance with the College of Arms and Peerage Act I hereby issue a Letter Patent for a Title of Nobility as Duchess of the Emerald Mountains for Princess Falwynn Falconwind of the Royal House and Citizen of the Imperial Government of Norton II in Exile.

 

 

Proclamation 41 – The Adoption of Falwynn Falconwind into the Royal House

March 13, 2014

In accordance with the Book of Rules for Members of the Royal House, I hereby adopt Falwynn Falconwind into the Royal House as the adopted sister to His Majesty Emperor Norton II and not in the line of succession.

 

Proclamation 40 – The Location of the Royal House

March 13, 2014

In accordance with Article 11 of the Book of Rules for Members of the Royal House, I hereby declare that the Royal House shall be located in Joliet, Illinois.

 

 

Proclamation 33 – 39

Proclamations 33 through 39 have been lost to do an issue with a previous website.

Proclamation 32 – Another Call to Congress 

April 28, 2008

My first call to congress has gone unheeded for quite some time, and I have since be forced to create the Imperial Government in Exile.  As such, I once more order representatives of the various States of the Union and of the Federal Government to contact me in order to bring my government to notice here in the USE and to help bring an end to the illegal federal republic which currently holds the reigns of power.

Proclamation 31 – The Royal Order of E Clampus Nortonus

April 23, 2008

In accordance with Article 9 of the College of Arms and Peerage Act I hereby proclaim that the Royal Order of E CLampus Nortonus be created and I established within the Imperial Government of Norton II in Exile.

I further subject this Order to this constitution to be maintained in perpetuity, the articles being:

The Charter of the Royal Order of E Clampus Nortonus

Section 1

Article 1 – The Royal Order of E CLampus Nortonus shall be secular in character, having no patron other than the Sovereign of the Order

Article 2 – The Ruling Emperor/Empress of the Imperial Government of Norton II in Exile shall be the Sovereign of the Order, with the sole right to enroll persons in the Order.

Section 2

Article 3 – If the Sovereign shall deem any person fit to belong to the Order, he/she shall be at liberty to enroll them, except that the subject must be a person of good standing and does not need to be a citizen of the Imperial Government in Exile.

Article 4  – Enrollment into the order shall be for life, or until the member decides to leave the Order.  To leave the order the member need only tell the Head of the Local Order, or the Sovereign if the Head is not available, and their names will be stricken from the membership books.

Article 5 – The levels of membership in the Order shall be:  New members – Poor Blind Candidates, Regular members – Clamper, Members in Good Standing – Clamper Vitrix, Head of the Local Order – Noble Grand Humbug, and the Sovereign of the Order.

Article 6 – Before a member may advance to a higher level of membership the member must wait three months, unless given permission by the Sovereign or Head of the Local Order.

Article 7 – No member of the Order shall be compelled to wear an oath, neither shall an oath be composed.

Section 3

Article 7 – Meetings of members of the Order may be held anywhere, but the meeting place shall be called a Hall of Comparative Ovations.

Article 8 – There will be no secret codes or agendas created, followed, or permitted within the Order.

Article 9 – The Motto of the Order shall be:  I believe it because it is absurd.

Article 10 – The purpose of the Order shall be the study and preservation of the history of the Royal House, while having a jolly good time.

Proclamation 30 – Dissolving the Republican and Democratic Parties

April 22, 2009

Following in the footsteps of my illustrious predecessor, I hereby proclaim that the Republican and Democratic Parties are dissolved.  The recent elections have shown the problems that the two parties are causing, and it is my belief that another path must be found.

Proclamation 29 – Boycott the Beijing Olympics

March 17, 2009

Considering the actions of the Government of Communist China against native Tibetans, I hereby order the United States Government to boycott the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Proclamation 28 – Recognition of the Foreign Powers Act of the IGE

December 12, 2007.

In accordance with Article 80 of the Charger of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby proclaim that the Recognition of Foreign Powers Act is an act of Parliament.

Proclamation 27 – Creating the Ministry of Archives for the IGE

November 14, 2007

In accordance with Article 41 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile I hereby create the Ministry of Archives.  The Ministry is to archive all materials relevant to the Imperial Government in Exile, and there is no limit to the material to the Archives.

In accordance with Article 40 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile I hereby create the position of Minister of Archives.  As there is no one available to fill the position I, Emperor Norton II, shall fill it until such time as someone is available.

Proclamation 26 – Letter Patent

October 29, 2007

In accordance with the College of Arms and Peerage Act I hereby issue a Letter Patent for a Title of Nobility as Duke of Louisiana for the citizen Elvin Holloway.

 

Proclamation 25 – Second Citizenship Amendment Act

October 29, 2007

In accordance with Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby proclaim that the Second Citizenship Amendment Act is now an Act of Parliament.

 

Proclamation 24 – Amendment of the Citizenship Act

October 18, 2007

In accordance with Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby proclaim that the Amendment of the Citizenship Act is an Act of Parliament.

 

Proclamation 23 – Recognition of the ROC Act of the IGE

October 18, 2007

In accordance with Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby proclaim tat the Recognition of the Republic of China Act is now an Act of Parliament.

 

Proclamation 22 – The Coronation Day Holiday Act

October 16, 2007

In accordance with Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile and with the Uniform Holiday Act, I hereby proclaim The Coronation Day Holiday Act an Act of Parliament.

 

Proclamation 21 – The Uniform Holiday Act

October 14, 2007

As per Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby proclaim that the Uniform Holiday Act is now an Act of Parliament

 

Proclamation 20 – Book or Rules for the Royal House

October 12, 2007

As per Article 38 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile I hereby proclaim that the Book of Rules for the Royal House, more formally known as the Book of Rules for the Members of the Royal House of the Imperial Government in Exile, shall be enacted.

 

Proclamation 19 – Tibet In Exile Act of the IGE

September 15, 2007

As per Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby proclaim that the Recognizing the Tibetan Government in Exile Act is now an Act of Parliament.

 

Proclamation 18 – Official Language of the IGE

September 13, 2007

As per Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby proclaim that the Official Language Act is now an Act of Parliament.

 

Proclamation 17 – College of Arms and Peerage Act of the IGE

September 13, 2007

As per Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby proclaim that the College of Arms and Peerage Act is now an Act of Parliament.

 

Proclamation 16 – Creating the Ministry of Immigration for the IGE

September 11, 2007

As per Article 41 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby create the Ministry of Immigration for the Imperial Government in Exile.

As per Article 40 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby create the position of Minister of Immigration.  As there is currently no one available to fill the position I, Emperor Norton II, will assume the position in question.

 

Proclamation 15 – Citizenship Act of the IGE

September 11, 2007

As per Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I hereby proclaim the Citizenship Act to be an Act of Parliament.

Proclamation 14 – Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile

September 10, 2007

I hereby proclaim the ratification of the Charter of the Imperial Government of Norton II in Exile.

 

Proclamation 13 – The Imperial Government in Exile

September 5, 2007

I hereby proclaim the creation of the Imperial Government of Norton II in Exile and further proclaim that my personal webpage shall be replaced by that of the Imperial Government in Exile.  I also charge the IGE with the creation of a new constitution for the IGE, which shall be democratic in nature while retaining the monarchy.

 

Proclamation 12 – Tibet

August 28, 2007

Recognizing that China illegally seized Tibet, I hereby proclaim that the United States Government hereby recognize that the Tibetan Government in Exile is the one true Government of Tibet.

 

Proclamation 11 – Alternative Energy Sources

August 23, 2007

I believe that we need to focus on alternative energy sources that do not harm our environment as well as being renewable.  More importantly, we don’t need to rely on foreign oil, and I firmly believe that we must work towards making ethanol our primary fuel source for our vehicles.  So, I hereby proclaim that the United States Government begin spending more money on research into such areas.

 

Proclamation 10 – Equality

August 14, 2007

All citizens shall have the same right no matter what (and that means everyone, no matter their sex, religion, sexual orientation, skin color, etc.).  There will be no special interest groups and no protected classes.

 

Proclamation 9 – Taxes

August 14, 2007

I hereby proclaim that anyone who makes $50,000 a year or less will not pay any income tax, but will continue to pay into social security.

 

Proclamation 8 – Prostitution

August 14, 2007

While I am personally against prostitution, I do believe that no matter what we do it shall remain.  Along those lines I proclaim the following:

  1.  All prostitutes must be registered and licenses, over the age of 18, and must undergo periodic testing for STD’s.  Condom use is mandatory for oral sex and sexual intercourse.
  2. No prostitutes may go into business on their own, but must instead be part owner of a brothel.  Also, all brothels must have a license and be registered in order to operate.  An prostitute found to operating on his/her own will be subject to fines and jail time.  As such street prostitution is illegal.
  3. A brothel may only exist in a Prostitution Tolerance Zone, in which local municipalities may control the location of such a zone, if any.
  4. The brothel that a prostitute works for can only receive 20% of a prostitutes fee and the brothels portion of it are fully taxable.  The 20% will go for building upkeep, advertising, testing for STD’s (as that must by done by the brothel and will only be regulated by the Government), and whatever the brothel may need.
  5. It is illegal for any third party to profit from prostitution.
  6. Sexual slavery will continue to be illegal.

 

Proclamation 7 – A Call to Congress

August 14, 2007

In virtue of the authority in me as Emperor of the American Union, I do hereby order the representative of the States of the Union, and of the Federal Government, to assemble in Galesburg, Illinois, on October 1st.  In doing so we shall make such alterations as are necessary in the existing laws in order to expunge the evils under which our country is currently laboring, so that confidence will then exist, both at home and abroad, in our stability and integrity.

 

Proclamation 6 – A Blessing

August 14, 2007

I, Emperor Norton II, hereby request the blessing of the various spiritual leaders of the United States and crown me as Emperor of the American Union, thereby establishing the ecumenical title of Defender of the Faith.

 

Proclamation 5 – A New National Holiday

August 12, 2007

I proclaim that September 17 shall be a national holiday known as Coronation Day in honor of Emperor Norton I.  It was on that day in 1859 that Joshua Abraham Norton became Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.  His 21 year reign marked a glorious period in our nations history, and I firmly believe that his genius should be remembered and celebrated for all time.

 

Proclamation 4 – Bridges

August 11, 2007

Due to the ongoing problems with the bridges of our country, I do now proclaim that the American Government shall create a fund for the sole purpose of replacing any bridge deemed to be unsafe, or nearing the end of it’s operational lifetime.

It is my hope that any future disaster can, and will, be averted.

 

Proclamation 3 – Impersonators

August 10, 2007

It has recently come to my attention that there are others out there calling themselves “Emperor Norton II.”  Those who do so are not who they claim to be!  As such I hereby proclaim that all who claim to be “Emperor Norton II” will be fined no more than $2,000, with the possibility of jail time lasting no more than three months.

 

Proclamation 2 – A Constitutional Amendment

August 10, 2007

As of now there are no laws that apply to my rule and the constitution says nothing about my duties, and it says nothing about succession.  In an effort to change this, I , Emperor Norton II, propose the following amendment to the constitution:

The Head of States for the United States of America shall be an Emperor or Empress.  S/he shall recommend any measure s/he feels are necessary, and receive foreign ambassadors, ministers, and dignitaries.  S/he shall be the chief representative of the Union, as a whole, and to the peoples and institutions of the nation.

Upon the death, absence, or retirement of the Emperor/Empress, the crown prince/ess shall assume the duties of the Emperor/Empress.  In cases of death or retirement of the crown prince/ess shall assume the throne and the title of Emperor/Empress of the American Union.  If the Emperor/Empress should die without an heir, then Congress shall pass an Act of Succession, wherein the heir to the throne shall be designated.

 

Proclamation 1 – Declared Emperor

August 1, 2007

Over a century ago Emperor Norton I died and left this great country without a Monarch.  In an effort to repair the hole that was left in the hearts of the American People, I, Shawn Phillip Bale, declare myself Norton II, Emperor of the American Union, on the First of August 2007.  This is not an effort to gain power or popularity, it is simply to bring peace to the people of this great nation.  To make sure it it understood, I have no power over the government of this nation.  My job is to offer direction and hope, and to stand above petty political bickering.

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