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Clubs / Re: The Force Furry Association
« on: February 17, 2021, 04:15:46 am »
I, South Krimelski, agree to join the Force Furry Association, follow its constitution, and obey the officers. In stating this I acknowledge that I am a Force or Force Union Citizen.
Accepted

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I sign

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House Bill 59: The Political Parties and Political Campaigning Act
Purpose: To establish a formal process of the registration of political parties, and to make provision about election law and the conduct of political campaigning.
Author(s): Sir Salibaic. Previous versions under the Political Party Act authored by Sir Lashnakia, West Kronisia, and Alemputo.

Article 1: Definitions

1. For the purposes of this act, the following definitions have been applied henceforth:

Unofficial Political Parties (UPPs) - This shall be defined as political parties that are not officially registered under this act.

Registered Political Parties (RPPs) - This shall be the official term given to parties registered under this act.

Party Members - This shall be the official term given to citizens who are members of registered political parties under this act.

Independents - This shall be used to define anyone who is not a member of a registered political party.


Article 2: Registered Party Regulations

1. To receive status as a registered party, a party must meet the following criteria:

1.1. The party must have a unique name that cannot mislead voters.
1.2. The party must declare its core beliefs.
1.3. The party must declare its system of nominating official candidates in elections.
1.4. The party must declare its membership requirements.
1.5. The party must declare its leadership positions and their system of selecting them.
1.6. The party must contain at least two members.
1.7. The party must not be an interregional political party outside the Union.
 
2. The party may have an emblem or logo, however, this cannot be the exact same as that of another registered political party.

3. The party shall be legally mandated to release an up to date membership list at least once per month.

4. If a registered party fails to keep up with the requirements as described in this article, its registered status shall be revoked.


Article 3: Official Documentation

1. The Founder shall be legally mandated to keep an up to date register of all RPPs. This register must also contain the membership of each political party.

Article 4: Party Elections

1. Constitutional election law applies to all elections, including those of political parties.

Article 5: Union Elections

1. A candidate in an election must state their party affiliation, if they are affiliated with a registered party. Otherwise, they shall be considered an independent.
1.1. Failure to do shall make the candidate liable for criminal prosecution

2. During an election, no party may send more than one telegram to each region in the Union, unless the additional telegram(s) do not pertain to campaigning.

Article 6: Repeals

1. House Bill 58 is hereby repealed.

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Constitutional Amendments / Amendment 32: The Electoral Reform Act
« on: February 11, 2021, 05:46:50 am »
Amendment 32: The Electoral Reform Act
Purpose: To ensure greater transparency within the electoral system for the House of Representatives and provide a fairer way of electing members to the House using Mixed Member Proportional Representation.
Author(s): Sir Salibaic

Existing Article: Article E: The House of Representatives

1. The House shall consist of Representatives from each region in the Union, proportional to the total number of World Assembly members in each region.
2. The total number of seats in the House of Representatives shall be decided at the start of every House election. Each region will be able to elect one Representative for every 5 World Assembly nations they have.
3. The House shall hold the power to pass and repeal laws and may create laws defining its own positions and procedures, within the constraints of this Constitution. The House shall at minimum have a Speaker to lead it in holding votes and overseeing debates.
4. The House may pass or repeal any of its laws with a simple majority vote by its members in favor of the change.
5. The House may hold impeachment proceedings against any government official, except House Representatives, Cabinet Ministers, and the Founder.

5.1. Any House member may initiate impeachment proceedings by writing articles of impeachment specifying the official to be impeached and the reasons for why they are being impeached. If these articles are seconded by another House Representative, they must be put to vote.

5.1.1. The Prime Minister and Justices shall require a 2/3 majority vote of the House to be impeached.
5.1.2. All other government officials, besides those excluded from impeachment in §E.5, shall require a simple majority vote to be impeached.

5.2. If the House passes articles of impeachment against any official other than a justice, those Articles of Impeachment shall go to the Justices for a vote on whether the reasons within those articles warrant removal from office. If the Justices vote with a simple majority in favor of removal, the official shall be removed from office.

5.2.1. In considering whether or not the articles warrant removal from office, the Justices must consider all factors: the specific circumstances, the opinion of the public on whether that official should be removed, and any other factors brought up in or related to the Articles of Impeachment. If the impeachment was for reasons other than breaking the law, the Justices must only consider those factors and not whether a law was broken, in choosing whether the official should be removed. Once they have come to a decision, the Chief Justice must write a detailed explanation of why they believe the official should or should not be removed from office.

5.3. If the House passes articles of impeachment against a justice, then those Articles of Impeachment shall go to the citizens for a vote on whether the reasons within those articles warrant removal from office. If the citizens vote with a simple majority in favor of removal, the Justice shall be removed from office.

6. The House may grant or revoke statehood by means of a special session and vote.

6.1. For both special sessions, a majority of capital representatives in favor as well as a majority of each state’s representatives in favor shall constitute an actual majority. The votes of territorial representatives shall not be considered in either special session. The votes of representatives from a state whose status is being revoked shall not be considered in a revocation session.
6.2. A territory may petition the House of Representatives for statehood.

6.2.1. A territorial leader, seeking statehood, must submit a completed constitution (or equivalent document), reviewed by the High Court for legality, to the House of Representatives.
6.2.2. The Speaker of the House shall read, in its entirety, the constitution to the assembled representatives. Representatives may suggest changes, which shall be taken note of. Once this reading is done, the Speaker shall read the constitution once more, during which time representatives may suggest additional changes.
6.2.3. Following this, two votes shall be held, on whether to admit the territory as a state and on whether to accept the completed constitution.

6.2.3.1. If an actual majority votes in favor of both measures, the territory shall become a state and the submitted constitution (or equivalent) shall become the new state’s highest law after federal law and replace the applicant’s existing constitution (or equivalent thereof).
6.2.3.2. If an actual majority votes in favor of the territory becoming a state, but not in favor of the constitution, the constitution, with the submitted suggestions for changes, shall be sent back to the territory’s leader. The session shall end and the territory’s status shall remain the same.

6.3. The House of Representatives, by means of a special session and vote, may revert a state to territorial status.

6.3.1. Both the state and those in favor of reverting its status shall have the opportunity to make their case.
6.3.2. Following this, the House of Representatives shall hold a vote on whether to revert the state to territorial status. If an actual majority votes in favor, the state shall revert to territorial status and its existing constitution (or equivalent) shall be annulled.

7. Any member of the House may propose an amendment to this Constitution. Once every member of the House has had the chance to review the Amendment, the Amendment may be seconded and subsequently, sent to vote. If the House votes in favor of it, with a simple majority, it will then be sent to the citizens, within one week, for a vote lasting 4 days. This vote shall be administered by the Speaker of the House, their Deputy, or a citizen to whom the responsibility is delegated if neither of the aforementioned are able to. If the citizens approve of the amendment with a 2/3 majority, the amendment will be sent to the Founder for approval.

7.1. If the Founder signs the amendment, the Constitution shall be amended and the amendment shall become law. In signing it, the Founder may fix any spelling, grammar, and formatting errors in the passed amendment and that fixed version shall become law.
7.2. If the Founder vetoes it, providing reasoning for their veto, it shall not become law, with no option to override the veto.


New Article: Article E: The House of Representatives

1. The House shall consist of Representatives from the each region in the Union. proportional to the total number of World Assembly. members in each region.

2. The total number of seats in the House of Representatives shall be decided at the start of every House election. Each region will be able to elect one Representative for every 5 World Assembly nations they have. state and the capital shall be able to elect two regional representatives as well as another regional representative per ten World Assembly Members. Territories shall be able to elect one regional representative. The Union shall also be able to elect one Union representative per twenty World Assembly Members inside the Union.
3. The House shall hold the power to pass and repeal laws and may create laws defining its own positions and procedures, within the constraints of this Constitution. The House shall at minimum have a Speaker to lead it in holding votes and overseeing debates.
4. The House may pass or repeal any of its laws with a simple majority vote by its members in favor of the change.
5. The House may hold impeachment proceedings against any government official, except House Representatives, Cabinet Ministers, and the Founder.
 
5.1. Any House member may initiate impeachment proceedings by writing articles of impeachment specifying the official to be impeached and the reasons for why they are being impeached. If these articles are seconded by another House Representative, they must be put to vote.
 
5.1.1. The Prime Minister and Justices shall require a 2/3 majority vote of the House to be impeached.
5.1.2. All other government officials, besides those excluded from impeachment in §E.5, shall require a simple majority vote to be impeached.
 
5.2. If the House passes articles of impeachment against any official other than a justice, those Articles of Impeachment shall go to the Justices for a vote on whether the reasons within those articles warrant removal from office. If the Justices vote with a simple majority in favor of removal, the official shall be removed from office.
 
5.2.1. In considering whether or not the articles warrant removal from office, the Justices must consider all factors: the specific circumstances, the opinion of the public on whether that official should be removed, and any other factors brought up in or related to the Articles of Impeachment. If the impeachment was for reasons other than breaking the law, the Justices must only consider those factors and not whether a law was broken, in choosing whether the official should be removed. Once they have come to a decision, the Chief Justice must write a detailed explanation of why they believe the official should or should not be removed from office.
 
5.3. If the House passes articles of impeachment against a justice, then those Articles of Impeachment shall go to the citizens for a vote on whether the reasons within those articles warrant removal from office. If the citizens vote with a simple majority in favor of removal, the Justice shall be removed from office.
 
6. The House may grant or revoke statehood by means of a special session and vote.
 
6.1. For both special sessions, a majority of capital representatives in favor as well as a majority of each state’s representatives in favor shall constitute an actual majority. The votes of territorial representatives shall not be considered in either special session. The votes of representatives from a state whose status is being revoked shall not be considered in a revocation session.
6.2. A territory may petition the House of Representatives for statehood.
 
6.2.1. A territorial leader, seeking statehood, must submit a completed constitution (or equivalent document), reviewed by the High Court for legality, to the House of Representatives.
6.2.2. The Speaker of the House shall read, in its entirety, the constitution to the assembled representatives. Representatives may suggest changes, which shall be taken note of. Once this reading is done, the Speaker shall read the constitution once more, during which time representatives may suggest additional changes.
6.2.3. Following this, two votes shall be held, on whether to admit the territory as a state and on whether to accept the completed constitution.
 
6.2.3.1. If an actual majority votes in favor of both measures, the territory shall become a state and the submitted constitution (or equivalent) shall become the new state’s highest law after federal law and replace the applicant’s existing constitution (or equivalent thereof).
6.2.3.2. If an actual majority votes in favor of the territory becoming a state, but not in favor of the constitution, the constitution, with the submitted suggestions for changes, shall be sent back to the territory’s leader. The session shall end and the territory’s status shall remain the same.
 
6.3. The House of Representatives, by means of a special session and vote, may revert a state to territorial status.
 
6.3.1. Both the state and those in favor of reverting its status shall have the opportunity to make their case.
6.3.2. Following this, the House of Representatives shall hold a vote on whether to revert the state to territorial status. If an actual majority votes in favor, the state shall revert to territorial status and its existing constitution (or equivalent) shall be annulled.
 
7. Any member of the House may propose an amendment to this Constitution. Once every member of the House has had the chance to review the Amendment, the Amendment may be seconded and subsequently, sent to vote. If the House votes in favor of it, with a simple majority, it will then be sent to the citizens, within one week, for a vote lasting 4 days. This vote shall be administered by the Speaker of the House, their Deputy, or a citizen to whom the responsibility is delegated if neither of the aforementioned are able to. If the citizens approve of the amendment with a 2/3 majority, the amendment will be sent to the Founder for approval.
 
7.1. If the Founder signs the amendment, the Constitution shall be amended and the amendment shall become law. In signing it, the Founder may fix any spelling, grammar, and formatting errors in the passed amendment and that fixed version shall become law.
7.2. If the Founder vetoes it, providing reasoning for their veto, it shall not become law, with no option to override the veto.


Existing Article: Article H: Elections

1. Stages

1.1. Elections shall begin with candidacy declarations, which shall be open for 3 days.
1.2. Following this, a debate, open to questions by all citizens, shall be held for 3 days.
1.3. The last stage shall be voting, which shall be held for 4 days.
1.4. Following the completion of one stage in an election, the next stage shall begin within 12 hours.
1.5. Should circumstances necessitate it, each stage may be shortened by up to one day. The length of a stage may not be changed once that stage has begun.

2. Voting

2.1. All ranked choice voting shall follow this process:

2.1.1. If there are more than two candidates, voters may rank their preferred candidates. Their favorite candidate shall be ranked 1, their second favorite 2, and so on as far as they wish to do rankings. Each candidate may only be ranked once.
2.1.2. First preference votes shall be counted initially. If a candidate achieves a majority after this, they shall be elected. Otherwise, the candidate with the least votes shall be eliminated and the second preferences of that candidate's voters shall be counted instead. This process of elimination and counting next preferences shall be repeated until one candidate has a majority of votes.

2.1.2.1. If no candidate can be eliminated or more than one can be eliminated, the second preferences of all voters shall take the place of first preference ones. If a candidate has a majority of votes at this stage, they shall be elected. Otherwise, this process shall be repeated with each successive preference until it is possible to eliminate just one candidate.
2.1.2.2. If all of a voter's preferences have been eliminated, their ballot shall not be used in further counting.
2.1.2.3. Abstentions shall not be considered in determining whether or not a candidate has achieved a majority.
2.1.2.4. If for any reason, this process of elimination does not result in a candidate holding a majority of the vote, another vote, following the same procedures and lasting only one day, shall be held.

2.2. In elections for House Representatives, ballots shall allow residents of each region to vote for or against each candidate running for that region's seat(s). They may vote, at maximum, for as many candidates as there are available seats, as indicated by §E.2. The candidates with more votes for than against them shall be elected.
2.3. In elections for Court Justices, ballots shall allow citizens to vote for or against each candidate. They may vote, at maximum, for up to five candidates if there are at least that many candidates for the position. Otherwise, they may vote, at maximum, for up to three candidates. The candidates with more votes for than against them shall be elected.

3. Oversight

3.1. All stages of general and midterm elections shall be started, overseen, and run by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
3.2. The Speaker shall be responsible for sending a telegram to all citizens of the Union's capital region and to each of its states, notifying them of the start of each election stage. They shall do the same on the Force Discord Server.
3.3. If the Speaker is unable to perform these duties, the responsibility of doing so shall fall to the Deputy Speaker. If for whatever reason, the Deputy Speaker is unable to fulfill these duties either, the Chief Justice shall be endowed with these responsibilities.

4. General Elections

4.1. These shall be held to elect the Prime Minister, all seats in the House of Representatives except for those from the capital territory, and all Court Justices.
4.2. They shall begin on the first of March, July, and November.
4.3. Elections for Prime Minister shall follow ranked choice voting procedures.

5. Midterm Elections

5.1. These shall be held to elect the capital territory's seats in the House of Representatives and all Court Justices.
5.2. They shall begin on the first of January, May, and September.

6. No emergency election for a vacant office shall conflict with a regularly scheduled election for that same office.


New Article: Article H: Elections
 
1. Stages
 
1.1. Elections shall begin with candidacy declarations, which shall be open for 3 days.
1.2. Following this, a debate, open to questions by all citizens, shall be held for 3 days.
1.3. The last stage shall be voting, which shall be held for 4 days.
1.4. Following the completion of one stage in an election, the next stage shall begin within 12 hours.
1.5. Should circumstances necessitate it, each stage may be shortened by up to one day. The length of a stage may not be changed once that stage has begun.
 
2. Voting
 
2.1. Prime Minister voting shall follow this process:
 
2.1.1. If there are more than two candidates, voters may rank their preferred candidates. Their favorite candidate shall be ranked 1, their second favorite 2, and so on as far as they wish to do rankings. Each candidate may only be ranked once.
2.1.2. First preference votes shall be counted initially. If a candidate achieves a majority after this, they shall be elected. Otherwise, the candidate with the least votes shall be eliminated and the second preferences of that candidate's voters shall be counted instead. This process of elimination and counting next preferences shall be repeated until one candidate has a majority of votes.
 
2.1.2.1. If no candidate can be eliminated or more than one can be eliminated, the second preferences of all voters shall take the place of first preference ones. If a candidate has a majority of votes at this stage, they shall be elected. Otherwise, this process shall be repeated with each successive preference until it is possible to eliminate just one candidate.
2.1.2.2. If all of a voter's preferences have been eliminated, their ballot shall not be used in further counting.
2.1.2.3. Abstentions shall not be considered in determining whether or not a candidate has achieved a majority.
2.1.2.4. If for any reason, this process of elimination does not result in a candidate holding a majority of the vote, another vote, following the same procedures and lasting only one day, shall be held.

2.2. In elections for House Representatives, ballots shall either consist of section one or section two. allow residents of each region to vote for  for or against each candidate running for that region's seat(s). They may vote, at maximum, for as many candidates as there are available seats, as indicated by §E.2. The candidates with more votes for than against them shall be elected.

2.2.1. Section one shall allow residents of each region to vote for their local candidates for that region as indicated in §E.2. Residents may rank their preferred candidates. Their favorite candidate shall be ranked 1, their second favorite 2, and so on as far as they wish to do rankings. Each candidate may only be ranked once.
 
2.2.1.1. Should no candidates reach the number of votes required,  the candidate with the least votes shall be eliminated and their second-place votes divided among the other candidates based on whom the voters for said candidate ranked second. Should there be a tie for last place, whoever has the least second choice votes shall be eliminated, and so forth until someone is eliminated.
 
2.1.2.2. If all of a voter's preferences have been eliminated, their ballot shall not be used in further counting.
2.1.2.3. Abstentions shall not be considered in determining whether or not a candidate has achieved a majority.
2.1.2.4. This process shall repeat until the total number of seats are filled for that region, with each candidate getting the correct number of votes to gain that seat. If the total number of seats cannot be filled, they shall be considered absent as indicated in §G.

 
2.2.2. Section two shall allow Union residents to cast their vote for a registered political party or an independent candidate.
 
2.2.2.1. Each party or independent candidate shall be allocated seats according to the number of votes cast for that party or independent candidate. The party or the independent candidate with the highest total after this process gains one seat allocated to them.
2.2.2.2. If an independent candidate gains a seat, that candidate shall not be allocated more than one seat.
2.2.2.1. Abstentions shall not be considered when allocating seats.
2.1.2.4. This process shall repeat until the total number of seats are filled.


2.3. In elections for Court Justices, ballots shall allow citizens to vote for or against each candidate. They may vote, at maximum, for up to five candidates if there are at least that many candidates for the position. Otherwise, they may vote, at maximum, for up to three candidates. The candidates with more votes for than against them shall be elected.
 
3. Oversight
 
3.1. All stages of general and midterm elections shall be started, overseen, and run by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
3.2. The Speaker shall be responsible for sending a telegram to all citizens of the Union's capital region and to each of its states, notifying them of the start of each election stage. They shall do the same on the Force Discord Server.
3.3. If the Speaker is unable to perform these duties, the responsibility of doing so shall fall to the Deputy Speaker. If for whatever reason, the Deputy Speaker is unable to fulfill these duties either, the Chief Justice shall be endowed with these responsibilities.

4. General Elections
 
4.1. These shall be held to elect the Prime Minister, all regional seats using the section one ballot in the House of Representatives, except for those from the capital territory,, and all Court Justices.
4.2. They shall begin on the first of March, July, and November.
4.3. Elections for Prime Minister shall follow ranked choice voting procedures.

5. Midterm Elections
 
5.1. These shall be held to elect the capital territory's Union, seats using the section two ballot in the House of Representatives and all Court Justices.
5.2. They shall begin on the first of January, May, and September.
 
6. No emergency election for a vacant office shall conflict with a regularly scheduled election for that same office.
 

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Courtroom / Re: Request for Review: Pardons
« on: February 09, 2021, 12:35:53 pm »
A partial pardon can pardon parts of a sentence such as if a defendant was punished with 2 months of loss of voting rights and right to hold public office, the Prime Minister could pardon the voting rights section rather than the whole sentence

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Courtroom / Request for Review: Pardons
« on: February 09, 2021, 12:31:43 pm »
Mr Chief Justice, I would like to request that you review the abilities of pardons.

The constitution describes the powers of pardons ability to be used once per term however, the law does not define if you can partially pardon or only fully pardon for a crime.  Does the Prime Minister have the power to issue partial pardons and does it have the same restrictions as full pardons.

Yours Sincerely,

Sir Salibaic
Prime Minister

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Announcements & News / Appointment of Minister of Roleplay
« on: February 06, 2021, 03:17:07 pm »
Dear Sumeka,

Sumeka reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, prudence and ability, I designate you to the post of Minister of Roleplay. And I do authorize you to execute and fulfil the duties of that office with all the powers and privileges and subject to the conditions prescribed.
It is affirmed by this letter and with the seal of my office.
And it is done so on this day and in this place.


Yours Sincerely,

Sir Salibaic
Prime Minister


53
Defunct Parties / Re: Force Unity Party
« on: January 31, 2021, 11:35:15 am »
As this party is dissolved this topic shall be locked.

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I hereby issue the Medal of Epic to Lashnakia and West Kronisia.

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I just love the crow calling and cawing sound so i decided to share this 10 hours video. for relaxation or for kids

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General / Re: daily leg day uwu
« on: January 25, 2021, 05:38:06 am »
now.

58
Parties / Re: The Federalist Party
« on: January 21, 2021, 09:40:50 am »
Nation Name: Lashnakia
Region: Force
Accepted

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I hereby sign this act into law.


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Bills / Re: House Bill X: Comprehensive House Procedures Act
« on: January 20, 2021, 01:10:28 pm »
I hereby sign this act into law.


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