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Bills / Re: House Bill X: Honorifics Act
« on: October 05, 2021, 05:34:32 pm »
This act has been passed in the House of Representatives with the voting records being as follows:
AYE:
Empire of Elysium [F]
Tigslarlowducken [ I ]
Salibaic [F]
Azerubia [F]
Caduceo [ I ]
Sidervida [F]
New Waltonburg [F]
West Kronisia [UPP]

ABSTAIN
Caribou Island [UPP]

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This act has been repealed in the House of Representatives with the voting records being as follows:
AYE:
Empire of Elysium [F]
Tigslarlowducken
Salibaic [F]
Azerubia [F]
Caduceo
Sidervida [F]
New Waltonburg [F]
Caribou Island [UPP]
West Kronisia [UPP]

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Representative Proposals / Amendment X: The Temple Act
« on: September 13, 2021, 08:47:07 pm »
Amendment X: Temple Amendment

Purpose: Close the impeachment loophole

Author(s): Empire of Elysium, West Kronisia

Existing Article, Article A:  Citizenship
1. All individuals in the Union are citizens.
2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.
4. Citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union.
5. Citizens residing in the region a representative represents may vote to remove them from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within 3 days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
6. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed House Law or Constitutional Amendment. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on the legislation within one week.

New Article, Article A: Citizenship
1. All individuals in the Union are citizens.
2. Citizenship shall entitle individuals to the rights outlined in Article B.
3. Citizenship may only be removed by the Court as a punishment following a criminal trial. Rights of Citizenship may be removed by the Court for the same reason, but only temporarily.
4. Citizenship shall only remain valid as long as the citizen's nation remains in the Union.
5. Citizens residing in the region a representative represents may vote to remove them from office. They shall do so by holding a democratic vote, overseen by the Speaker, in which a simple majority of votes in favor of the removal, within 3 days, is required to remove the Representative. To vote, a citizen must have resided in that region prior to the vote being held.
5.1 In the case of Union-wide Representatives, any Union Citizen may request a vote to remove a Representative from Office. This shall follow the same procedure as Regional Representatives, and similarly, the Citizen must have resided within the Union prior to the vote being held.
6. Citizens shall hold the power to force a vote in the House of Representatives on any proposed House Law or Constitutional Amendment. At least five citizens must sign a motion putting forward such a proposal, after which the House shall be obliged to hold a vote on the legislation within one week.

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Past Elections / Re: Debate September 2021 Midterms
« on: September 07, 2021, 05:31:06 pm »
Sumeka is EXEMPT from this given that he is on duty and thus cannot access duty. Please pray for him in his fight against Massachusetts lobster thieves.

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Past Elections / Debate September 2021 Midterms
« on: September 04, 2021, 09:29:33 pm »
Debate: General Elections, September 2021


Debates close on September 7 at 9:30 PM EDT.



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.

List Candidates for the House of Representatives
New Waltonburg (Fed)
 Krovx Belgium (Fed)
Unified Columbia (Fed)
Sumeka (Fed)
South Krimelski (Fed)
West Kronisia (UPP)
Caribou Island (UPP)

Candidates for the High Court
Tigslarlowducken (Ind)
Krovx Belgium (Fed)
Germaxiar (Fed)
Battadia (UPP)

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 (Empire of Elysium) during this Debate or you will be automatically disqualified (§B.4.1).

Required: Questions for All House of Representatives List 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. 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?

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

6. What reforms would you make to the house itself, if any? This can be in terms of structure, how the House conducts its work, or in any other manner.

Required: Questions for All High Court Candidates

1. Are you perfectly selected with Jury selection as is? If not how can it be reformed?

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. In what way, if at all, would you like to see the Judiciary changed or reformed?

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Parties / Re: If you wanna be my member, you gotta get with my friends
« on: September 01, 2021, 04:14:01 pm »
Nation in the Union: Caribou Island
Region: Force
Discord Name (inc. #_ _ _ _): CELINE (and En)D(ym)ION#7712

gimme gimme gimme a membership after midnight
Won't somebody help me chase the federalists away


banned

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Media Votes:
AYE:
Empire of Elysium [F-Heart]
Hyperion Paramonte [UPP-HYP]
Sidervida [F-Force]
Tigslarlowducken [F-Force]
Sir Azerubia [F-Force]
Caduceu [Ind-CAD]
South Krimelski [F-Union]

NAY:
The Honorable Sir the Scottish Republic [F-Heart]

ABSTAIN:


Culture Votes:
AYE:
Empire of Elysium [F-Heart]
The Honorable Sir the Scottish Republic [F-Heart]
Hyperion Paramonte [UPP-HYP]
Sidervida [F-Force]
Tigslarlowducken [F-Force]
Sir Azerubia [F-Force]
Caduceu [Ind-CAD]
South Krimelski [F-Union]

NAY:


ABSTAIN:

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House / Re: Dissolution of the Ministry of Media and Culture
« on: August 14, 2021, 02:52:05 pm »
Status:
Congratulations! Your request has been approved of by the House of Representatives with seven Representatives voting aye on it!

Votes:
AYE:
The Honorable Sir the Scottish Republic [F-Heart]
Hyperion Paramonte [UPP-HYP]
Sidervida [F-Force]
Tigslarlowducken [F-Force]
Sir Azerubia [F-Force]
Caduceu [Ind-CAD]
South Krimelski [F-Union]

NAY:
none

Abstain
Empire of Elysium [F-Heart]

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Constitutional Amendments / Re: Amendment X: The Executive Overhaul Act
« on: August 06, 2021, 02:17:21 am »
Status:
Congratulations! Your amendment has passed the House of Representatives with all eight Representatives voting aye on it! It shall go to a citizens’ vote in the morning which shall last a duration of 4 days.

Votes:
AYE:
Empire of Elysium (F-Heart)
The Honorable Sir the Scottish Republic (F-Heart)
Hyperion Paramonte [UPP-HYP]
Sidervida [F-Force]
Tigslarlowducken [F-Force]
Sir Azerubia [F-Force]
Caduceu [Ind-CAD]
South Krimelski [F-Union]

- From the desk of Speaker Empire of Elysium

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Constitutional Amendments / Re: Amendment X: Article K Revision
« on: August 03, 2021, 03:08:56 pm »
This amendment has passed the house with 8 Representatives voting in favor and 1 voting against (Krovx)
With 3 votes in favor and 2 against this amendment fails to meet the 66% threshold.

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Past Elections / Re: Debate: General Election July 2021
« on: July 05, 2021, 02:23:07 pm »
1. Which House Bills do you plan to pass and/or repeal? Why?

I wish to introduce legislation on government copyright and such to prevent unnecessary treason charges as well as remove loss of citizenship from the treason charge. I would also like to bring back house committees to scrutinise the government properly. I would also like to bring in formal oaths for those in public office to ensure loyalty to the Union and Founder. 

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 we should have at least three key amendments. Firstly, we should revaluate our judiciary to remove partisan elections and make the court a nominated system. We should also reform crimes and punishments by making it so the House creates a penal code rather than punishments and crimes being listed in the consitutuion. This allows for greater flexibility when creating or reforming criminal justice.  Secondly, I would like to reform the way ministries work by having it so the government has to fulfil certain duties but there is no set ministers or ministries. I would also make it so new ministries must be approved by the House.  Finally, I would like to make it so party voting and regional seat voting are held at the same time and reduce the term length of House Reps to two months.

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

I have been a house representative prevously and have served in different government offices since 2018. I am also the longest-serving Prime Minister of the Union. I also wish to represent the region I serve as First Minister of as I believe that heart deserves a leader who on a federal level will fight for Heart.

4. Do you think any changes should be made to existing House Procedures? If so, what changes should be made and why?

I would like to push for House hearings to allow the house to scrutinise the government, public figures, etc. I would also like to invoke committees so we have several reps working on legislation at once to ensure activity.

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?

Not as of current, I fully endorse Elysium to stay on as speaker however if they wish to not run then I will consider standing.

6. Do you think the way in which impeachment works should change? Should the power to impeach rest with the House or should it perhaps be given directly to the citizens?

I think it should be with the house and then go to the citizens to ensure impeachment is done fairly.

What a dapper young man.

1. Which House Bills do you plan to create, pass or repeal? Why? I will continue to pass legislation related to state sovereignty

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? How would this improve the Constitution?  Make it so that justices can’t have parties

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  speaker, and deputy speaker. All of these are quite obviously house positions. Also I was Prime Minister, technically, so that’s cool. I am also the incumbent speaker

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 not good as Justcies will be inclined to rule in favor of acts they made

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? Yes as I am the incumbent.

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?
[/b][/font][/size]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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Past Elections / Debate: General Election July 2021
« on: July 05, 2021, 12:53:25 pm »
Debate: General Elections, July 2020

Debates close on July 8 at 12:53 PM EDT.



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

Azerubia (FED-F)
Krovx Belgium (FED-RGBN)

Candidates for House of Representatives

The Scottish Republic  (FED-H)
Empire of Elysium (FED-H)
Sidervida (FED-F)
Hyperian Parmonte (UPP-HYPE)
Tigslarlowducken (IND-F)
Azerubia (FED-F)
Krovx Belgium (FED-RGBN)
Neo-Caduceo (IND-CAD)

Candidates for Justice

Tigslarlowducken (IND-F)
Krovx Belgium (FED-RGBN)
Battadia (UPP-F)

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 (Elysium) 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? 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?

2. How do you plan to address growth, specifically the lack there of? Please provide a specific plan that addresses every aspect of government and community.

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. None of you are incumbents or have previously served as PM of Force, what makes you think you have the experience to be PM?

6. What is your plan to expand Foreign Affairs after the recent events leading to the resignation of Sir Salibaic?

7. As you are both Federalists, why do you think the opposition deserves your vote?

ONLY TO KROVX BELGIUM

8.  You are the only territorial native running for PM. Do you think this will hinder your ability to develop the capital?

9. How will you balance your responsibilities as PM with your other offices in the Union?

Required: Questions for All House of Representatives Candidates

1. Which House Bills do you plan to pass and/or repeal? Why?

2. In what ways should the Constitution be amended, if at all? Explain how the changes would improve the current system of governance.

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

4. Do you think any changes should be made to existing House Procedures? If so, what changes should be made 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. Do you think the way in which impeachment works should change? Should the power to impeach rest with the House or should it perhaps be given directly to the citizens?

Only to Krovx Belgium and Tigslarlowducken

7. How will you balance your responsibilities as Justice and as a House Member?

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. In what way, if at all, would you like to see the Judiciary changed or reformed?

Only to Krovx Belgium and Battadia

6. How will you be sure to act non-partisan despite representing a political party?

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Past Elections / Re: Candidacy Announcement: July 2021
« on: July 01, 2021, 11:23:34 am »
Nation: Empire of Elysium
Region: Heart
Political Party: Federalist
Position Seeking: House Representative

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Past Elections / Candidacy Announcement: July 2021
« on: July 01, 2021, 11:14:27 am »
 
Candidacy Announcements: General Elections, July 2021

Candidacy Announcements close on July 4th at 11:13 AM EDT.



Up for Election: The office of Prime Minister, 3 or 5 Court Justices (dependent on how many candidates run), and seats in the House of Representatives. There are 6 seats up for election representing Force, 5 representing RGBN, 2 representing Heart, and up to 1 from each territory.

Prime Minister

Responsibilities and Privileges: "The Prime Minister of Force shall be the Union’s head of government and shall be responsible for actively leading it and overseeing the Cabinet."
The Prime Minister has the job of administering the entire Union and ensuring it enjoys prosperity as well as stability.

Term Length: 4 months

House Representatives

Responsibilities and Privileges: The House of Representatives holds three distinct powers: the ability to pass laws to complement and expand upon the Constitution (but not contradict it), the ability to begin the amendment process (all Constitutional Amendments must start in and be approved by the House, before going to the citizenry for a vote), and the ability to remove government officials who fail to perform their responsibilities adequately or misuse their power (including the Prime Minister and members of the Court).

Term Length: 4 months

Justices
Responsibilities and Privileges: The Court Justices shall be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the speedy delivery of justice in trials, delivering verdicts on court cases, and judging the legality of passed House Bills. There are three justices on the Court.

Term Length: 2 months

Official Candidacy Form

Candidacy must be filed using this official form; other formats will not be accepted.

Nation:
Region:
Political Party:
Position Seeking: (Prime Minister / House Representative / Justice)

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This nomination has passed in a 5-2-2 (aye/abstain/nay).

Ayes:
Suter (Azerubia)
Lashnakia
Sidervida
Tigslarlowducken
Make America Italian Again

Abstain:
South Krimelski
Krovx

Nay:
Salibaic
Empire of Elysium

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