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Debate: General Election, March 2021

Offline West-Kronisia

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on: March 05, 2021, 10:33:51 am
Debate: General Elections, March 2021

Debates close on March 8 at 10:33 AM EST.



Brief Overview

The Debate period is intended to be a time in which citizens can assess the competence of candidates running for office and make an informed decision in the voting period that follows. All citizens may ask questions to the candidates and while the candidates are not legally bound to answering these questions, it is highly encouraged. Candidates are however legally bound to answer all questions asked of them by the Founder.

Candidates for Prime Minister
Salibaic (F)

Candidates for House of Representatives
Krovx Belgium (R)
Make America Italian Again (H)
Salibaic (F)
South Krimelski (F)
Sidervida (F)
West Kronisia (C)
Suter (R)
Tigslarlowducken (F)
Lashnakia (F)
Empire of Elysium (H)
Ushornaia (R)

Candidates for High Court
Krovx Belgium (R)
Tigslarlowducken (F)
Lashnakia (F)
DeadlyAntics (F)
Gender Nonconformists (R)

Relevant Law

1. As a candidate, you are required to answer all questions asked to you by the Founder (Renegalle) and the Speaker of the House (Kronisia) during this Debate or you will be automatically disqualified (§B.4.1).

Required: Questions for All Prime Ministerial Candidates

1. What makes you the best candidate for Prime Minister?

2. What changes do you plan to make in Force to keep the community active and also encourage new people to take part in government?

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 to be most important?

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?

5. Territories are growing each month and are more important than ever in Force politics. What do you plan to do for them?


Required: Questions for All House of Representatives Candidates

1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?

4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?

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?

6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?

7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?

Required: Questions for All High Court Candidates

1. The Justices are responsible for deciding the punishment for a person found guilty, following a trial. You are required to do so with the advice of the Jury. With this in mind, how would you balance your own thoughts on how harsh punishment should be with the Jury's recommendation?

2. The Justices are responsible for determining whether any laws contradict the Constitution. With this power in mind, what method(s) would you use to come to a decision as to the legality of a law? If a law was not necessarily illegal but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for it to be overturned?

3. Do you believe it is more important to take your time when deciding the verdict for a case, even if it means the guilty party goes longer without punishment, or do you believe it is more important to quickly decide on a verdict, even if it means the punishment may not be as suitable as otherwise? What factors would tilt this more in favour of one or the other?

4. Similarly to Q2, if a case was brought to the court against someone who had not necessarily done something that was illegal, but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for the case to be considered?

5. What would you do to encourage members, both new and old, to partake in the Judiciary in future?




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Reply #1 on: March 05, 2021, 10:53:10 am
Required: Questions for All House of Representatives Candidates

Q. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?
A. Don't know yet

Q. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?
A. The one-week period of time for the defendant to decide on a plea needs shortening. Also, the rules for what happens if they fail to make a plea need some minor rewording to make it more clear. Also, it needs to be clarified whether EOs from the Founder supersede those of the PM and vice-versa, as well as who is ultimately in command of the Union's military forces.

Q. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?
A. Prior experience qualifies me, as does my experiences with the other members of the House, many of whom are running again. As to what makes this qualifying, draw your own conclusions. Asking "what makes this qualifying" doesn't add anything because the reader will draw their own conclusions as to what makes it qualifying or not regardless of what either I or any other candidate say.

Q. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?
A. "Is this a good thing to you?" When you consider the fact that I'm a Justice, there's really only one answer that I can give

Q. 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?
A. No; West Kronisia

Q. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?
A. Bad and naughty government officials get charged with nonfeasance

Q. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?
A. They are the ones who elect me and they can remove me.

Required: Questions for All High Court Candidates

Q. The Justices are responsible for deciding the punishment for a person found guilty, following a trial. You are required to do so with the advice of the Jury. With this in mind, how would you balance your own thoughts on how harsh punishment should be with the Jury's recommendation?
A. The Jury generally doesn't generally make sentencing recommendations.

Q. The Justices are responsible for determining whether any laws contradict the Constitution. With this power in mind, what method(s) would you use to come to a decision as to the legality of a law? If a law was not necessarily illegal but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for it to be overturned?
A. Depends on the circumstance.

Q. Do you believe it is more important to take your time when deciding the verdict for a case, even if it means the guilty party goes longer without punishment, or do you believe it is more important to quickly decide on a verdict, even if it means the punishment may not be as suitable as otherwise? What factors would tilt this more in favour of one or the other?
A. I am getting incredibly tired of answering these exact same questions every election. My answer is the same as it has been every single time: It depends. The factors capable of influencing any decision are too numerous to list.

Q. Similarly to Q2, if a case was brought to the court against someone who had not necessarily done something that was illegal, but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for the case to be considered?
A. Once again, no.

Q. What would you do to encourage members, both new and old, to partake in the Judiciary in future?
A. By encouraging to run and training them once they get the position.
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Reply #2 on: March 05, 2021, 10:57:04 am
Answers to the House Rep Questions

1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?
I Do Not Have Any Immediate Things I Would Like To Pass, Create, Or Repeal.
2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?
I Cannot Think Of Anyway It Should Be Amended At Current.
3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?
I've Served In The House Before. I Know The Procedures.
4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?
I Personally Have No Opinion Either Way, It Makes The Government Seem More Active.
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 Do Not Feel I Am Qualified, I Feel Suter Would Be A Better Candidate For Speaker.
6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?
It Is Always Amazing When You Cast The Vote On A Law. One Can Feel The Change They Are Making. I Would Tell Them That.
7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?
Submit Any And All Proposals From Them.

Answers to the Justice Questions

1. The Justices are responsible for deciding the punishment for a person found guilty, following a trial. You are required to do so with the advice of the Jury. With this in mind, how would you balance your own thoughts on how harsh punishment should be with the Jury's recommendation?
Follow What The Jury Says, Unless It Is Overly Harsh.
2. The Justices are responsible for determining whether any laws contradict the Constitution. With this power in mind, what method(s) would you use to come to a decision as to the legality of a law? If a law was not necessarily illegal but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for it to be overturned?
Take The Advice Of The Other Justices And My Own Thoughts. If A Law Went Against The Character Of The Constitution, I Feel Whether It Should Be Overturned Should Be Handle On A Case By Case Basis.
3. Do you believe it is more important to take your time when deciding the verdict for a case, even if it means the guilty party goes longer without punishment, or do you believe it is more important to quickly decide on a verdict, even if it means the punishment may not be as suitable as otherwise? What factors would tilt this more in favour of one or the other?
Time Should Be Taken In Order To Assure That Nothing Is Missed.
4. Similarly to Q2, if a case was brought to the court against someone who had not necessarily done something that was illegal, but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for the case to be considered?
No. For It Would Not Be Illegal.
5. What would you do to encourage members, both new and old, to partake in the Judiciary in future?
Encourage Interest In The Judiciary.



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Reply #3 on: March 05, 2021, 11:06:19 am
In the following I will try to answer the questions as good as I can in order to show what voting for me as House Rep. would mean:

1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?
I can't name any right now, since ideas for Bills mostly come spontaneous, so I have nothing prepared that I'd see need to work on.

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?
I'd say there can be some improvement on Article L - Emergency Powers. It seems a bit undetailed and unregulated, but I'd have to look more into that.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?
I was member of the so called Socialist Syndicalist Union (until I had to leave) and there I was a member of Congress for most of my time there, which should have been around 2 years, so I would say that I have some experiences with writing and dealing with Bills and the legislative body.

4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?
Mixing up the governmental branches doesn't seem like the ideal thing to do, but hindering people from running for more than just one position could reduce activity, so I can't give a clear answer to that.

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?
That's a question I can't answer properly I guess, since it would be my first time in the House, so I'd have to get used to it before I could run for the position, although I have some experience in leading and organizing a legislative body.

6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?
I'd say getting new ideas into the House sounds good and therefore I'd say anyone is welcome and I would encourage everyone with good ideas to run in the next elections and maybe see their ideas realized in future Bills.

7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?
I myself stand for the creativity and ideas of the individuals, so everyone that wants to be heard should have the possibility to do so. If anyone wants to talk about their ideas or needs help in forming them, I'd be more than happy to help. And if the result is something they want to see in the House, I would submit it for them.


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Reply #4 on: March 05, 2021, 11:14:02 am
Required: Questions for All House of Representatives Candidates

1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?

I plan to create a bill that legally mandates a transition period between governments - When a new PM/Cabinet is introduced, this would make sure that there is at least a degree of continuity in the ministries, rather than new cabinet ministers being left with work that they have no clue about. With PM, this would allow a new, unexperienced PM to learn from the previous PM about the various intricacies of the role.

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?

In general, I feel the Constitution is fine as it is, particularly following the recent changes introduced via the house.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?

I have previous experience, both as Representative and as Speaker, which would allow me not only to continue doing the job correctly, but also my experience may prove useful to new representatives.

4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?

I feel like this ought to be avoided in general, however, having the house filled with as many competent and willing individuals is more important to me.

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 am willing to run as speaker, as I have conducted this job previously, and am willing to continue doing so if nobody else is willing to.

6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?

Much like I have already done so for the candidacy period of this election, as elections draw near, I will actively encourage individuals to run for house candidate, as having an active and filled house is necessary to our Union's democracy.

7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?

I will ensure their voices are heard by encouraging them to provide their opinions on house proposals, so that I know exactly what my constituents wish me to do.


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Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 03:45:10 pm
Required: Questions for All Prime Ministerial Candidates

1. What makes you the best candidate for Prime Minister?

I am experienced as the incumbent and the only candidate.

2. What changes do you plan to make in Force to keep the community active and also encourage new people to take part in government?

I plan to advertise the civil service more as an option to gain experience and maybe even become ministers. I will also expand the use of political parties that has been going on as well as increased voter turnout.

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 to be most important?

I would keep my current cabinet with the exception of Azerubia becoming Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Territorial Affairs.

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 plan to create a ministry of territorial affairs and look into a defense ministry .

5. Territories are growing each month and are more important than ever in Force politics. What do you plan to do for them?

Encourage their growth and support them with the territorial affairs ministry which shall provide support with recruitment, wa growth, and interconnectivity within the Union.

Required: Questions for All House of Representatives Candidates

1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?

I would like to pass into law a transition period, fix the mistake in the election section of the constitution, as well as pass judicial reform.

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?

Same as question 1.


3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?

I am a former rep, I also served in first house of reps back in 2018. I am also a prime minister and I have been speaker before.

4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?

I believe justices should not be in a political party, and the court should either be nomiated or justices are hired on merit by passing a bar exam.

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 think either west kronisia or azerubia.

6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?

Do has I have been DMing, and show that it provides a great opportunity to gain experience.

7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?

I plan to hold a session every 2 weeks for my constituents to vc and ask questions as well as my DMs will always be open.


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Reply #6 on: March 05, 2021, 04:32:19 pm
1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?
I think the proposed transition period bill would be a good idea and I'm ready to work on it with other people. I will also try and push for Canterbury to gain its statehood as its recent statistics seem to be completely worthy of a State in the Union. I would also try and work towards making bills that would concern a Force army but it would need to be revived first.

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?
I would like to extend the rights given to citizens by guaranteeing things such as the right to vote and also add a section to the constitution which makes discrimination illegal in most cases. A reform for the Judicial branch would also be a good thing but I think that some other candidates are already preparing to make it, though I would be ready to help him.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?
I have served multiple times before in the House. I might not be the best to write laws but I consider myself to be very good at expressing the opinions of the people I represent and also finding loopholes in some laws.

4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?
I have talked about it on the discord before but I don't believe Justices should partake in partisan politics. Their job is to be non-bias concerning laws they review and I feel that if they join the House it will completely break this idea. I won't stop them since they aren't doing anything illegal but I definitely won't support them.

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?
If needed I would be willing to run for Speaker like I did before but that will mostly depend if I can afford the time to do all of its jobs.

6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?
I don't really believe that House Representatives should be the ones encouraging people to join government since this is more a job that is given to the Executive but I think that the best way to encourage someone to participate in our politics is to make them active by encouraging discussion around the region. Most people in NS are already interested in politics so having them appreciate the region would probably make them want to participate in its organization. Breaking the sense of elitism that the House seems to have is also a good idea since it is the House of the people and not only the House of a certain elitist group in Force.

7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?
I am pretty active in RGBN and whenever an RGBN citizen wants to talk to me about something concerning the House, I am happy to answer. I also am always here if one of my fellow citizens wants to propose a law and if they ask me to put it before the House I will second it. I might not vote for it during the final vote but I believe that every law proposed by the people I represent should be acknowledged by myself and the other RGBN Representatives.


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Reply #7 on: March 05, 2021, 06:45:26 pm
Required: Questions for All House of Representatives Candidates

1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?

My main objective in terms of legislation, more of an amendment, will be to propose and force through an amendment to stop Justices/PM from running for the House. I am well aware that if I am elected to court this will include me. I will leave bills till my actual tenure in the House.
2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?

My main objective in terms of legislation, more of an amendment, will be to propose and force through an amendment to stop Justices/PM from running for the House. I am well aware that if I am elected to court this will include me. This stops the interlink of two opposing chambers.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?

I have previously served as Speaker of the House and Prime Minister. I am an experienced Force veteran with clear understanding of how to propose Force law.
4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?

I dislike it - this may appear strange since I am running for both, but my objective is merely to provide support for the House, and to stop this happening from inside the House.

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.

6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?

The best way of encouraging new and old reps to run for the House is by directly speaking to people, and present it as a good job to gain experience and understanding in Force.

7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?

By being available to answer questions at all times, and asking people for their opinions on legislation.

Required: Questions for All High Court Candidates

1. The Justices are responsible for deciding the punishment for a person found guilty, following a trial. You are required to do so with the advice of the Jury. With this in mind, how would you balance your own thoughts on how harsh punishment should be with the Jury's recommendation?

- The advice (better wording) of the Jury should come into the decision, but if the advice is overly harsh, doesn't make sense, or is not harsh enough in my view, that will be my view. It is as simple as that.

2. The Justices are responsible for determining whether any laws contradict the Constitution. With this power in mind, what method(s) would you use to come to a decision as to the legality of a law? If a law was not necessarily illegal but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for it to be overturned?
- The sole method to use is to refer to the constitution. If it went against the character/intention of the constitution, I believe it would be incredibly dependent on the case and severity of the intention break.
3. Do you believe it is more important to take your time when deciding the verdict for a case, even if it means the guilty party goes longer without punishment, or do you believe it is more important to quickly decide on a verdict, even if it means the punishment may not be as suitable as otherwise? What factors would tilt this more in favour of one or the other?

- The verdict of the case and the length it takes to come to it is dependent on several factors, such as availability. It also depends on the severity of the case, and the evidence involved. If it is a large case and has lots of evidence to go through, the decision should take as long as is required to get the correct verdict.

4. Similarly to Q2, if a case was brought to the court against someone who had not necessarily done something that was illegal, but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for the case to be considered?

It is dependent on the severity it goes against the character of the constitution but I generally would find it difficult to consider unless it was very severe, as, while definitely not ideal, it is technically not identical to going against the constitution itself.

5. What would you do to encourage members, both new and old, to partake in the Judiciary in future?

I would answer any questions about the role of Justice from people interested and inform and encourage them as best as possible.


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Reply #8 on: March 06, 2021, 11:07:52 am
1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why? I plan to revise the judicial act and make a bill creating a civil service trade union

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?  Make it so the Chief Justice can’t being in the house, yes I am looking at Tigslarlowducken.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying? I’ve severed both force and heart in the house, I was majoirty and minority leader for both the federalist and the FUP, I was deputy speaker, and deputy speaker. All of these are quite obviously house positions. Also I was Prime Minister, technically, so that’s cool.

4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why? It’s bad and like I said I want to make it so the Chief Justice can’t be in the house.

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 supporting Azerubia for speaker.

6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election? Primary them if they don’t with Salibaicist candidates.

7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house? I’m one of the few house representatives who had been from heart since they entered the union, and I’m a former First Minister of heart alongside being the current Deputy First Minister.


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Reply #9 on: March 06, 2021, 11:56:58 am








1-Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?
I don't know.
2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?
-.  See the question 4

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?
I've been home affairs minister at Heart for a few weeks. I don't have much experience, but I am determined in what I do.

4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?
It is a problem.  I think judges should be appointed, not elected and the office of judge should be incompatible with the office of representative.


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 will decide who to support when  will be the vote.

6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?
I will distribute pizza. *laughts*
Seriously, I'm not here to encourage anyone.

7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?
They will can send DMs.
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Reply #10 on: March 06, 2021, 01:33:10 pm
1. The Justices are responsible for deciding the punishment for a person found guilty, following a trial. You are required to do so with the advice of the Jury. With this in mind, how would you balance your own thoughts on how harsh punishment should be with the Jury's recommendation?

I'll follow what the Jury says unless it's overly lenient.

2. The Justices are responsible for determining whether any laws contradict the Constitution. With this power in mind, what method(s) would you use to come to a decision as to the legality of a law? If a law was not necessarily illegal but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for it to be overturned?

If it wasn't illegal then no I don't consider it fair grounds for it to be overturned, however, I would make a suggestion for the constitution to be amended to fix the issue in the future.


3. Do you believe it is more important to take your time when deciding the verdict for a case, even if it means the guilty party goes longer without punishment, or do you believe it is more important to quickly decide on a verdict, even if it means the punishment may not be as suitable as otherwise? What factors would tilt this more in favour of one or the other?

I believe a well thought out verdict that has gone thru debate would be more prudent than a hasty decision which can leave room for error in judgement.

4. Similarly to Q2, if a case was brought to the court against someone who had not necessarily done something that was illegal, but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for the case to be considered?

I wouldn't as nothing illegal transpired.

5. What would you do to encourage members, both new and old, to partake in the Judiciary in future?

I would try to make the job more fun for members people are more willing to do something if they aren't bored.


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Reply #11 on: March 08, 2021, 02:03:02 am
1. The Justices are responsible for deciding the punishment for a person found guilty, following a trial. You are required to do so with the advice of the Jury. With this in mind, how would you balance your own thoughts on how harsh punishment should be with the Jury's recommendation?

By taking all laws from the defendant's country, the country in which the guilty person offended in, and all international laws relevant to the case. The jury is of course free to contribute and recommend, but above all else, written law will make it clear what the punishment should be, and to what degree it should be taken.

2. The Justices are responsible for determining whether any laws contradict the Constitution. With this power in mind, what method(s) would you use to come to a decision as to the legality of a law? If a law was not necessarily illegal but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for it to be overturned?

That would be depending on each case individually, as what the law affects (ie. human rights, political freedom) would determine whether the law be overturned or not. However, if the law is found to be necessary to implement, then an amendment to the constitution may be made, as the law must evolve along with the present time of the society it applies to

3. Do you believe it is more important to take your time when deciding the verdict for a case, even if it means the guilty party goes longer without punishment, or do you believe it is more important to quickly decide on a verdict, even if it means the punishment may not be as suitable as otherwise? What factors would tilt this more in favour of one or the other?

Factors that would influence this is sufficiency of evidence, and the seriousness of the crime. More serious crimes require quicker decision-making, as it would be unjust to leave the guilty party without punishment for an extended period of time

4. Similarly to Q2, if a case was brought to the court against someone who had not necessarily done something that was illegal, but went against the character of the Constitution, would you consider that fair grounds for the case to be considered?

Unless it directly harmed someone and/or the rights of others, most likely no.

5. What would you do to encourage members, both new and old, to partake in the Judiciary in future?

Understand that the judiciary is an integral part of any country to run, and the law cannot evolve to fit society unless we have both experienced people and new generations of people who can come to consensus on how the law should evolve


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Reply #12 on: March 08, 2021, 06:42:42 am
1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why?

As of right now, I do not know of any bills I  plan to create pass or repeal.

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?

I do not know of any that should be amended as of right now.

3. What qualifies you to serve in the House? What makes this qualifying?

I have experience, I worked in the house for the first time recently. And I do think I am qualified to continue.

4. How do you feel about the Legislative branch being mixed with the Judicial branch, as there are candidates here who are attempting to become both Justice and House rep? Is this a good thing to you, or not, and why?

I think it should be looked into. It may not be a great idea, but it may cause better activity which may be a good thing.

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 as speaker as of right now. Azerubia or Kro are defintely better options.

6. As a House Representative, how would you encourage new and old members to take part in the government, even if just to encourage them to join the house next election?

Encourage people to run for positions, And speak up for bills they would like to see in the near future.

7. How will you ensure that your constituents' voices are heard in the house?

By making sure that I can see what others ideas are, making sure that they are listening to other ideas aswell.
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Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 09:40:26 pm
Under §B.5.1 of the Constitution, Ushornaia is hereby disqualified and thereby stripped of their candidacy for failing to answer the questions required of them.