Listed below are the proclamations of our beloved Emperor, all proclamations can also be found on His Majesty's Myspace page, where they are first posted. There is a delay between when they are posted on His Majesty's myspace page and when they are archived here.
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 been 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 into power here in the USA 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
Wednesday, 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 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
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 Emperor/Empress of the Imperial Government of Norton II in Exile (IGE) shall be the Sovereign of the Order, with the sole right to enroll persons in the Order.
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 of Norton II in Exile (IGE).
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 of the Local Order 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 Member - Clamper
Member in Good Standing - Clamps Vitrix
Head of the Local Order - Noble Grand Humbug
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 the Head of the Local Order.
Article 7 - No member of the Order shall be compelled to swear an oath, neither shall an oath be composed.
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 Royal Order of E Clampus Nortonus shall be: Credo Quia Absurdum, meaning "I believe it because it is absurd."
Article 10 - The purpose of the Order shall be the study and preservation of the history of Emperor Norton I, while having a jolly good time.
Proclamation 30 - Dissolving the Republican and Democratic Parties
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Following in the footsteps of my illustrious predecessor, I hereby proclaim that the Republican and Democratic Parties are hereby 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
Monday, March 17, 2008
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 Foreign Powers Act of the IGE
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
In accordance with Article 80 of the Charter 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
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
In accordance with Article 41 of the Charter of the Imperial Government of Norton II 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 be Archived. At the request of the Ministry of Archives a category shall be made on the Forums of the IGE.
And in accordance with Article 40 of the Charter of the Imperial Government of Norton II 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 of 2007 I hereby issue a Letter Patent for a Title of Nobility for the citizen 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 that 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 of 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 Family Book of Rules for the Members of the Royal House of the Imperial Government in Exile, shall now 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 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 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, I hereby create the position of Minister of Immigration. Currently, no one is available to fill the position. As such I will fill the position until such time as someone is available.
Proclamation 15 - Citizenship Act of the IGE
September 11, 2007
As per Article 80 of the Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile, I can pass Acts of Parliament if the Assembly of Nobles has not yet been created. As such I hereby proclaim the Citizenship Act to be an Act of Parliament on September 11, 2007.
Proclamation 14 - Charter of the Imperial Government in Exile
September 10, 2007
I hereby proclaim the ratification of the Charter of the Imperial Government in exile on September 10, 2007.
Proclamation 13 - The Imperial Government in Exile
September 5, 2007
I hereby proclaim the creation of the Imperial Government in Exile (IGE), and further proclaim that my personal webpage shall be replaced by that of 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 herby proclaim that the United States Government will 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 rights 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 the 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 licensed, over the age of 18, and must undergo periodic health testing for the various 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. Any 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, both the 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 be 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 vested in me as Emperor of the American Union, I do hereby order the representatives of the States of the Union, and of the Federal Government, to assemble in Galesburg Illinois on October 1st. In so doing 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 these United States and have me crowned as Emperor of the American Union. Thereby establishing the ecumenical title as Defender of the Faith.
Proclamation 5 - A New National Holiday
August 12, 2007
I proclaim that September 17th 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 become Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. His twenty-one 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 fair 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 its 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 proclaim that all who claim to be Emperor Norton II will be fined no more than $2,000; with a 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. 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 State for the United States of America shall be an Emperor or Empress. S/he shall recommend any measures 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 death, absence, or retirement of the Emperor/Empress, the crown prince/princess shall assume the duties of the Emperor/Empress. In cases of death or retirement the crown prince/princess 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 heart of the American People, I, Shawn Phillip Bale, declare myself Norton II, Emperor of the United States of America, 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 is 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.