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FES Constitution, Third Draft
« on: August 14, 2014, 05:29:55 PM »

The name of this organization shall be The Flat Earth Society. This group may be officially abbreviated as TFES or FES.


The Flat Earth Society is a society of free thinkers dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of the universe and demonstrating the inaccuracy of Round Earth Theory, as well as promoting the acceptance and discussion of Flat Earth Theory.

ARTICLE III: Society Affiliated Sites

A Society Affiliated Site is a website which is officially connected to the Flat Earth Society. This official connection may occur with the agreement of a majority of official members and an affirmative vote by the Zetetic Council. A site may lose its official affiliation with the Society upon a 75% majority of voting official members or unanimous vote by the Zetetic Council. Society Affiliated Sites are under the complete control of the site owner and may be administrated and delegated at their will. Site owners may make decisions within the site which are contradictory to this constitution.

ARTICLE IV: Zetetic Council

The Zetetic Council will be the official leadership of the Flat Earth Society. It will be in charge of publicizing the society and FET. It also will be, by default, in charge of any aspect of the Flat Earth Society that isn't part of the forum. It will have the power to delegate authority to other groups at its discretion and will be in charge of creating and amending this constitution. Any authority, within reason, which isn't given to another group will be given to the council.

The Zetetic Council will consist of five (5) elected members. Each member may propose topics to be voted on by the council. By default a vote may be decided by a simple majority.

Zetetic Council elections will be once every 6 months. They may also be held in the interim in the case that, for whatever reason, there should be fewer than five members of the council. Whether in not an election will be held in the latter case will be at the discretion of the council. All society members with more than 100 posts will be allowed to vote in the elections, which will be held in a specially created subforum on the website. Nominees may be selected by any member, although the Council holds the right to veto nominations for any reason. The council also has the right to revoke voting privileges from a member.

Zetetic Council Members may be removed from their position at their own request or via the process of impeachment. Impeachment requires that either 1) A 80% majority of voting official members vote in favor of the act or 2) a majority of remaining members vote in favor of the act. Up to two council members may be impeached at one time. Alternatively, a 80% majority of voting official members may vote to replace the entire council at once. In this case, the council will remain in operation until elections are finished. Impeached council members may not run again for two (2) years post-impeachment.

The Zetetic Council may not be allowed to, at any time, have fewer than three members.

ARTICLE V: Constitution

Section I: Ratification

In order to take effect, this constitution must be ratified by all five (5) members of the Zetetic Council.

Section II: Amendment

After ratification, this constitution may only be altered by the process of amendment. A Zetetic Council member must put forward the change to the council. Following this, the change must be agreed upon by a four fifths majority. Alternatively, an official member may put forward a proposed amendment to the constitution. Following this, an 80% majority of voting official members must vote in favor of the amendment.
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