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Debate: Union General Election, November 2021

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Reply #15 on: November 06, 2021, 09:29:10 pm
1. Which House Bills do you plan to pass and/or repeal? Why?
I have no planned bills currently.

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? Explain how the changes would improve the current system of governance.
I see no current issues with the constitution and will address future issues when amendment topics come forward.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?
I am a dignified citizen of the Citizen's Alliance of Democracy and wish to represent them.

4. Do you think any changes should be made to existing House Procedures? If so, what changes should be made and why?
I see no needed changes currently to House Procedure.

5. If elected, do you plan on running for Speaker? If so, what makes you a good candidate for this position and if not, who do you think would be a better candidate?
I have no intentions running for the position of Speaker. Whoever would be a better Speaker would entirely depend on which candidates get elected to the House.

6. How do you plan to ensure the voices of your constituents are heard while in office?
The residents of the Citizen's Alliance of Democracy are the reason I am for this office and will be heard. I will directly talk to them via the regional Discord.

7. How do you feel about the influence parties have on the House and electoral process, and should it be more or less? Explain your answer fully.
I feel like political parties are an inevitable result of the democratic process, whether they are enshrined in law, tradition, or practice. I don't believe there can be any meaningful legislation to stop voting blocs forming.

8. The House of Representatives is the sole legal body with the ability to remove a Prime Minister from office with citizens vote after confirming it. Under what circumstances would you support the removal of one and what constitutes 'going too far'? Cite specific legal passages if necessary and ensure that your answer is sufficiently detailed.
Going to far would be when a Prime Minister is incapable, unwillingly, or simply does not exercise his duties of the office, or in a negative manner, while intentionally trying to undermine the integrity and character of the region, the constitution, and the community of Force.
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Reply #16 on: November 06, 2021, 09:54:51 pm
 Questions for all House Representative Candidates

1. Which House Bills do you plan to pass and/or repeal? Why?
I plan on helping pass states rights laws to protect and ensure the rights of all of us who make up Force.

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? Explain how the changes would improve the current system of governance.
I believe that if the need arises, I will be glad to amend the constitution to help better the Force community.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?
I am great. This qualifies me because some people in the House are not great, and so I am better than them.

4. Do you think any changes should be made to existing House Procedures? If so, what changes should be made and why?
I do not think there is anything that needs to be changed about the House Procedures at this time.

5. If elected, do you plan on running for Speaker? If so, what makes you a good candidate for this position and if not, who do you think would be a better candidate?
I do not plan to run for Speaker because I think Salibaic or Elysium would be better candidates.

6. How do you plan to ensure the voices of your constituents are heard while in office? My basis is to have my constituents be heard in the House.
 By electing me, you are already hearing their voice.

7. How do you feel about the influence parties have on the House and electoral process, and should it be more or less? Explain your answer fully.
 While I personally think an independent ballot prevents any organized bias, I do not think the current party system has any need to change.

8. The House of Representatives is the sole legal body with the ability to remove a Prime Minister from office with citizens vote after confirming it. Under what circumstances would you support the removal of one and what constitutes 'going too far'? Cite specific legal passages if necessary and ensure that your answer is sufficiently detailed.
I believe going to far would be the abuse of the Prime Ministerial powers to forward a personal or party agenda that would end in the harming of the Union. I would have no issue impeaching a Prime Minister that does not serve the people who voted or didn't vote for them.


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Reply #17 on: November 07, 2021, 12:51:01 am
Required: Questions for all Prime Minister Candidates

1. What makes you the best candidate for Prime Minister? What do you bring to the office which your opponent does not and why do you think you are better positioned to succeed in whatever you undertake?
I am the best candidate for Prime Minister because I am the best candidate for Prime Minister.  I will bring many things my opponents would never think to bring to the audience, like brownies or a humidifier.  It's a shame how people ignore the scourge that is dry skin.  I am better positioned to succeed because I am successful and well position to succeed, clearly.

2. How do you plan to address the current recruitment issues facing not just the capital but the Union as a whole, what steps will you take and how will this be brought about?
Lies.  Lies and deception.  We lure in young new nations with their dreams and aspirations by presenting ourselves as much better than we really are and by the time they know the truth - too late!  The sunk cost fallacy is in effect and they figure they've invested so much time here that they might as well stay.  Why do you think I'm still here?

3. Who would you appoint to your ideal Cabinet (ex-members, people who would be ineligible, and people not necessarily willing to serve can be included)? Why would you choose these people and what specific things would they bring to each office that you consider being most important?
I would appoint my personal friends and cronies while banning everyone I don't like from the region.  Bureaucracy is inefficient and Jacksonian theories of bureacratic management make the most sense.

4. If elected, how do you plan (if at all) to change the structure of the existing Ministries? Would you consider abolishing, creating, or merging any of them? Why?
I would merge them all into either the Ministry of Truth and the Ministry of Lies - but no one will know which is which.  Then we can all take turns guessing!  It will be a ton of fun and really increase activity in the region.

5. What will be on your legislative agenda? What reforms would you like to make to existing laws and how will you lobby the House to pass these reforms?
I will ban all laws and make every day the Purge.  I will lobby the House to stop being a bunch of babies and have long, drawn out public brawls to decide whose ideas are best.  The messier and bloodier the better, that's what I always say.

6. What plans do you have to tackle inactivity in the world assembly, what will you do to address this issue? Please provide a detailed plan.
Meh.  It's the World Assembly.  They do nothing of consequence and say a whole lot that still isn't all that important.  Sort of like the United Nations who they were originally named after.  Endorsements are nice and all, but we have our founder still active and the Feeder/Sinker regions basically control the WA anyway, so ... meh.

7. The Union in recent history has had an image problem when it comes to foreign affairs, how do you plan to address this?
A massive propaganda campaign.  We will paper over the cracks in our public image with catboys in cute maid outfits.  No one has to know how toxic and terrible this community is!

8. Do you plan on restoring the Union Armed Forces? If so, what do you plan for it?
Yes.  They will swear an eternal blood oath and enforce my will for all time.  I will be Prime Minister for life, eclipsing the sun and consuming it as one into my essence, becoming God herself!

9. As Prime Minister of the Union, it is your job to ensure the voices of every state and territory is heard and not just the capital. What plans do you have to address the lack of inter-union participation?
By forcing these uncivilized natives out of their uncultured cesspools and bringing them to the Capital where they can serve the rightful ruling class and learn how to be proper people.  We will then sell that useless extra land to build me a magnificent palace of gold.  Perhaps one day their descendents will be worthy of being the equals of a Capital citizen .... ha!  Sorry, that thought is just so ridiculous.  They are godless heathens, what use are they?  The Capital shall reign supreme regardless.  We are the light of the Union.

10. The Union Roleplay has suffered from serious inactivity issues. What are your plans to address this?
Roleplaying will be mandatory for all citizens.  This really sounds like a question for the Minister of Roleplay.  Here's a hot suggestion - make Minister positions elected and accountable to the people.

11. The Union has suffered from a lack of voter turnout in recent months. What are your plans to address this?
Ensuring 100% voter participation - by making it illegal for anyone but me to vote.

12. Any other comments you would like to add?
I have nothing more to say to the likes of you.

Required: Questions for all House Representative Candidates

1. Which House Bills do you plan to pass and/or repeal? Why?
The future is such a silly concept; live for the now!

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? Explain how the changes would improve the current system of governance.
The Constitution is perfect just the way she is, and the way you people keep body-shaming her and saying how she needs to change to look how you want her to is sickening.  You should be ashamed of yourselves.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?
I mean, I'm here now and the region hasn't burned down (yet).  A few more months can't be that bad.

4. Do you think any changes should be made to existing House Procedures? If so, what changes should be made and why?
Yes.  It should be way less civilized.  Violence and gifs should be allowed, nay, encouraged!  It's so boring right now.  What's even the point of politics without the drama?  The scandal and intrigue?  Blech!

5. If elected, do you plan on running for Speaker? If so, what makes you a good candidate for this position and if not, who do you think would be a better candidate?
I do plan to run for Speaker.  I am a very loud and opinionated person, perfect to talk your ear off and keep going long after you and everyone else have lost interest, haranguing you into submission.  I don't know, I've only seen one Speaker in action, but I assume that's the job.

6. How do you plan to ensure the voices of your constituents are heard while in office?
A really, really big one of those megaphone things.  I don't know, they never really have anything worth saying.  Just a lot of angry shouting and pitchforks and torches and "down with the tyrant!" and dumb stuff like that.  This is the silliness that happens when we give people rights. 

7. How do you feel about the influence parties have on the House and electoral process, and should it be more or less? Explain your answer fully
I think parties divide us more and don't really serve much of a purpose, especially when we essentially have a one party state with the two parties basically believing in the same things.  There isn't enough diversity of thought in our regional political arena to make much use of parties, really.  The only reason the UPP even exists is because the Federalists didn't want to be the only party.  When you have to manufacture a second party just for diversity, maybe parties aren't the vital tools of democracy some seem to think they are.  Parties should definitely serve less of a role in our political process. 

8. The House of Representatives is the sole legal body with the ability to remove a Prime Minister from office with citizens vote after confirming it. Under what circumstances would you support the removal of one and what constitutes 'going too far'? Cite specific legal passages if necessary and ensure that your answer is sufficiently detailed.
In the words of a lot of people at this point, but originally in reference to pornography (the thinking man's politics): I'll know it when I see it.


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Reply #18 on: November 07, 2021, 04:54:32 am
1. Which House Bills do you plan to pass and/or repeal? Why?
I have none that come to mind, I'm mostly here to fill in to ensure the people of RGBN have enough representatives in the House. Though I'm always open to new suggestions.

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? Explain how the changes would improve the current system of governance.
I cannot think of any amendment as of right now but I fully believe the Constitution can still be amended to mend some flaws.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?
I have been an active House Representative for more than a year now, I have also once been House Speaker for a bit. I have a long history in the government of Force and that includes the legislative.

4. Do you think any changes should be made to existing House Procedures? If so, what changes should be made and why?
Not as of right now, our only concern should be to get the House to be more active and organize more discussions. Though it has been better as of now than it was a little while ago.

5. If elected, do you plan on running for Speaker? If so, what makes you a good candidate for this position and if not, who do you think would be a better candidate?
No. I'm fine with pretty much anyone being the Speaker of the House as long they have the time and will to run the House and all its procedures. In an unbiased way of course.

6. How do you plan to ensure the voices of your constituents are heard while in office?
If a constituent of RGBN wants to pass a law, they only have to get in contact with me through discord or NS and I will make sure that it gets proposed into the House. Obviously, I cannot say I will endorse it but I will ensure that the other representatives will have heard of it in order to see if it has a chance to pass.

7. How do you feel about the influence parties have on the House and electoral process, and should it be more or less? Explain your answer fully.
Parties are irrelevant as of now, factions are more what controls Force politics these days and change pretty much each week. Though I think we should let partisan politics behind to truly represent our people's will.

8. The House of Representatives is the sole legal body with the ability to remove a Prime Minister from office with citizens vote after confirming it. Under what circumstances would you support the removal of one and what constitutes 'going too far'? Cite specific legal passages if necessary and ensure that your answer is sufficiently detailed.
I think that the Prime Minister should only be impeached when he is either going up directly against the will of the people or his administration is not able to conduct his job properly anymore. I do believe that the House of Representatives should have the right to start the impeachment procedures against the PM as they represent the people of the Union but only the people directly should be able to impeach him.


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Reply #19 on: November 08, 2021, 01:47:42 am
Under §B.5.1 of the Union Constitution, the following candidates are disqualified for failing to answer the required questions in the Debate:

Candidates for Prime Minister:
Krovx Belgium
Burgers in CAD

Candidates for the House of Representatives:
Krovx Belgium - RGBN
Bertilistan - Union List Seat