Compartmentalization of the State
The state consists of a legislative infrastructure, an enforcement
infrastructure, an investigative infrastructure, and a military
infrastructure. These are known as branches of state.
The legislative branch is responsible for the invention, and
recommendation for enactment, of new statutes (though citizens can
perform this function directly, as detailed in <Creation of
The enforcement branch operates all courts and all jails and prisons.
It is responsible for the examination of particular instances of
allegedly unlawful behavior which have been brought to its attention
by the investigative branch or by a private individual. Reports
pertaining to the behavior are given and examined in formal trial, and
it is determined which, if any, laws are violated by the behavior, and
what corrective action will be taken to discourage and restrain the
behaver from repeating the behavior, discourage the behavior among the
population, and in certain cases, compensate a victim. The highest
court in the enforcement branch of a particular unit of state (as
defined in § The Unit of State) is also responsible for the
examination and confirmation of statutes approved by the legislature
of that unit of state, and must confirm the statute unless it can
provide a formal explanation for how the approved statute conflicts
with applicable statutes or the constitution. At its discretion, that
court can review any instrument of state policy of the same or a
contained unit of state, and suspend it if it is shown to conflict
with an instrument of state policy that has priority.
The investigative branch acts to monitor compliance with law. This
consists of provision of infrastructures to implement, facilitate, and
assure compliance, including state document publication, maintenance
of disciplined, skilled, and coordinated investigative forces,
coordination and facilitation of tax collection, etc., as authorized
and mandated by this document.
The military branch is unique to the national unit of state, and
deters and responds to military aggression by external forces, working
in a principally indirect manner to assure the safety and integrity of
the domestic economy, rule of law, culture, and quality of life. The
national legislature, acting in concert with the contained
legislatures, can direct the military to assist in survival and
recovery operations relating to a particular internal natural
The employees of a unit of state can appoint officers only to
positions within that unit of state (as defined in <The Unit of
State>). A member of the investigative, enforcement, or military
branch, can appoint officers only to positions within his own branch,
and only as specified by law. Regulations authored by agents and
members of the investigative, enforcement, or military branch apply
only to agents and members of the author's unit and branch of state.
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