Constitution of the Autonomy Party
In order to liberate ourselves and to synthesize the best of all political ideologies, this party has been established.
Article I. Name and Membership
Section 1: Name
The name of the organization is the Autonomy Party.
Section 2: Membership
Membership shall be granted to all those who apply for membership and sign the membership form pledging to uphold the principles of the Autonomy Party. The Leader of the Revolution (Andrew Bushard) shall be responsible for promoting or demoting party members. The Leader of the Revolution may also expel members from the party if they act in opposition to party principles and interests.
Section 3: Membership Activation
In order for membership to be activated, members must successfully complete the Autonomy Party Training Camp, conducted by the Deputy Leader of the Revolution (or authorized deputy), or its equivalent.
Section 4: Membership Dues
No membership dues are required. The enactment of membership dues is generally discouraged.
Section 5: Meetings
All party meetings shall be called by the Leader of the Revolution (or authorized deputy) and shall be conducted by the Deputy Leader of the Revolution (or authorized deputy).
Section 6: Exclusion of Membership
The Leader of the Revolution has the right to deny membership to anyone not acting in the best interests of the Party.
Section 7: Membership Requirements
All members joining after the date of March 28, 2004 are required to abstain from alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Section 8: Privileges
Membership in the Autonomy Party shall involve many privileges and responsibilities which are unavailable to non-party members. Non-members who obtain posts and titles shall be denied these privileges and responsibilities.
Article II. Party Posts and Titles
Section 1: Creation
The Leader of the Revolution shall be responsible for the creation of new posts.
Section 2: Assignment of Posts and Titles
The Leader of the Revolution shall be responsible for conferring posts and titles upon party members, or non-party members.
Section 3: List of Posts and Titles
Information about current posts in existence is available.
Section 4: Compensation
Party posts shall be unpaid positions.
Section 5: Succession
Rank shall be the guide for determining succession to the position of the Leader of the Revolution.
Article III. Platform and Position Papers
Section 1: National Platform
The platform is created by the Leader of the Revolution. The platform may be updated at any time by the Leader of the Revolution. The platform is binding.
Section 2: Position Papers
Position papers shall be drafted by the Leader of the Revolution which supplement the platform with new positions; or affirm and further articulate already established positions. Position papers are binding.
Section 3: Other Writings
According to party principles and the Leader of the Revolution's consent, other party members may be permitted to compose other writings consistent with existing position papers and the platform.
Section 4: State Platforms
The National Autonomy Party Platform shall be the State Platform. Any additional planks unique and necessary to the state party shall be determined by the State Leader and enacted upon consent of the Leader of the Revolution.
Section 5: Local Platforms
Any local party organizations shall be governed by the national Autonomy Party platform. Local party organizations shall also be governed by their state party platforms. Any additional planks unique and necessary to the local party organization shall be determined by the Local Leader and enacted upon consent of the State Leader.
Article IV. Central Committees
Section 1: Selection
The Central Committees shall be appointed by the State Leaders.
Section 2: Responsibilities
The Central Committees shall be charged with conducting state conventions.
Article V. Executive Committees
Section 1: Selection
The Executive Committees shall be appointed by the State Leaders.
Section 2: Responsibilities
The Executive Committees shall have the responsibility for legal and financial reporting requirements as defined by state and federal law and other responsibilities as defined by the Leader of the Revolution.
Article VI. Subordination
Section 1: Subordination
The Autonomy Party Constitution is subordinate to the laws of the United States and Minnesota.
Section 2: Election Laws
Laws of the United States and Minnesota governing the conduct of elections shall be part of this constitution.
Article VII. Endorsing Convention
Upon the notice of interested and eligible candidates seeking office, an endorsing convention shall be held. The time and date of this convention shall be determined by the respective Central Committee. Consideration of candidates for endorsement by the Autonomy Party shall be the only business of the convention.
Article VIII. Decision Making Processes
The Autonomy Party shall employ autocratic decision making whenever possible and legally permitted.
Article IX. Amendments
Section I: Constitution
Amendments to the Autonomy Party Constitution shall be adopted upon the consent of the Leader of the Revolution. These amendments may occur any time need arises.
Section II: By-Laws
By-laws to the Autonomy Party Constitution shall be adopted upon the consent of the Leader of the Revolution. These bylaws shall occur anytime need arises.
Article X. Finances
The Leader of the Revolution (Andrew Bushard), Deputy Leader of the Revolution, the Treasurer, and authorized deputies are permitted to conduct financial operations on behalf of the party, including but not limited to the establishment and use of official Autonomy Party bank accounts and the distribution and use of Autonomy Party funds. Donations and contributions shall be accepted in accordance to campagian finance law. There shall be no charge for any Autonomy Party service or material.