British West Florida is administered in the name of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, by her Acting Governor-General, the Most Honourable Bo Register, Marquess of Mobile . The Governor-General acts as an agent of Her Majesty, functioning for and as the Monarch in Her absence (Vice-Regal). The Marquess of Mobile, as Acting Governor-General maintains both the Dignity and Primacy of the Crown. Neither he, nor the People of British West Florida, will accept anything less than full Allegiance to Her Majesty. British West Florida remains firmly Royalist. The government of British West Florida are staunch advocates of the preservation of the country's historic customs, traditions, and symbols, especially those which link us to our British Past (prior to the Treaty of 1783). We advocate the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union and the restoration of close political and economic links between Commonwealth Realms. British West Florida rejects any attempts to reduce the Royal Prerogative, holding fast to the British tradition of a Strong Monarch, and Free Subjects, with each respecting the Rights, Duties, and Privileges of the other.
The Governor-General acts in accordance with the powers given to him by the Constitution as well as the conventions of the Crown which have been developed and distilled through hundreds of years of constitutional practice. He is assisted by a Council of State, the House of Lords for West Florida, the House of Commons for West Florida, and Certain Appointed Ministers.
The Council of State functions as a Privy Council for the Governor-General, providing advise on a wide range of subjects. The Council serves at the Governor-General's Pleasure.
The House of Lords for West Florida is the legislative house of the Parliament whose members are Peers of the Dominion of West Florida. The House of Lords also has a judical role as the final Court of Appeal. The House of Lords may be brought into session by the issue of a Warrant by the Governor-General, or the Lord Marshall of West Florida may issue the Warrant. The Lords may also bring themselves into session by a 2/3 vote of the Lords themselves. If assembled by Warrant, the warrant will provide the Location and Duration of the Assembly, and the Matters to be Discussed. The House of Lords is most often assembled to discuss the 'Matters Presented by the House of Commons', in which case its Location and Duration of assembly would match those of the House of Commons, but the Lords may also assemble as a Court to try Members, as well as to function as a 'delibrative body' to ensure that the Queen and her Governor-General are more fully informed on matters that affect the Realm.
The House of Commons for West Florida is the legislative house of the Parliament whose members are NOT peers, that is, who are of the common people. As the House for the Common People, its members elected by the people, not appointed by the Government, nor entitiled by birth. All of the People of British West Florida have a say in selecting the membership of thier House. The House of Commons is brought into session after a Warrant is issued by the Governor-General, or at the end of any five year period for which a Warrant has not been issued. The Warrant of Assembly will provide the Location and Duration of the session. If the session is not brought by warrant, the assembly is in Pensacloa, and the duration is two weeks. If assembled by Warrant, the Queen or her Governor-General may indicate via the Warrant the matters they desire be discussed, but the House of Commons is free to take up any matter it deems Right and Proper.
Certain Ministers are Appointed by the Governor-General to provide the day-to-day oversight and operation of certain Governmental Functions. At present the Governor-General has appointed Guido Zambelis to the post of Solicitor-General, Viscount Chattahooche, Bela Vajay de Vaja is the Surgeon-General, and John Houston to the post of Lord Marshall. The Governor-General has also appointed David John Drew as Poet Laureate for the Dominion of British West Florida.
At present, the government is working to rectify certain matters of Sovereignty and Recognition following upon the Treaty of 1783. Special attention should be paid to the terms granting Florida to the Spanish Monarch, His Catholic Majesty.
Her Majesty, Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Dominion of British West Florida, and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, has not yet granted our Petition, nor authorized this web site.
Official Holidays, and the dates on which they fall for A.D. 2009
||Date of Celebration
|New Years Day
||Thursday, 1 January
||Celebration of Thanks for a New
||Monday, 5 January
||Twelfth Day of Christmas:
December 25th Old Style
||Monday, 9 March
||Celebrating the unity and diversity that the British Commonwealth of Nations (the former British Empire) embraces under Her Majesty the Queen.
||Friday, 10 April
||Solemn Recognition of the Day of
Our Lord Jesus's Death for Our Sins
||Monday 13, April
||Celebration of the Risen Lord
and Saviour, Jesus Christ
||Friday 29, May
||Celebration of the Restoration of HM King Charles II to the Throne and his entry into London
||Monday, 8 June
||Celebrating the Official Birthday
of our Sovereign Lady, Elizabeth II
||Friday, 28 August
||Celebrating the Close of Summer
||Tuesday, 20 October
||Celebrating the Disoverers (Columbus, Newton, Herschell, and the rest!)
||Wednesday, 11 November
||Day to honour all our fallen Heroes.
||Thursday, 19 November
||Feast of Celebration for the
Bountiful Land and Harvest.
||Friday, 20 November
||Second Day of the Feast of Plenty
||Friday, 25 December
||Celebration of the Birth of Our
Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ
||Saturday, 26 December
||A day set aside to care for those in need.
|New Year's Eve
||Thursday, 31 December
||Day to Review one's Life and
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