“We The People Are Free Under God”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Handshaker
Location: The Allied Republics
The Republic of Libertarian Washington is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Benjamin Franklin with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 7.859 billion enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals juggles the competing demands of Defence, Education, and Religion & Spirituality. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Libertarian Franklin. Income tax is unheard of. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.
A study has shown that many parents are too embarrassed to teach their children sex education, armed police units patrol the roads late at night, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, and the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is a problem. Libertarian Washington's national animal is the King Cobra, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Freedom of Choice, and its currency is the Gold Standard.
Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago
- 17 hours ago: Libertarian Washington lodged a message on the The Allied Republics Regional Message Board.
- 18 hours ago: Libertarian Washington voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Cultural Heritage Protection"".
- 1 day 19 hours ago: Libertarian Washington voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Bruce".
- 8 days ago: Libertarian Washington's influence in The Allied Republics rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
- 9 days ago: Libertarian Washington lodged a message on the The Allied Republics Regional Message Board.
- 13 days ago: Libertarian Washington was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Cultured (last census: Top 5%).
- 18 days ago: Libertarian Washington voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Bears Armed".
- 34 days ago: Libertarian Washington lodged a message on the The Allied Republics Regional Message Board.
- 35 days ago: Libertarian Washington was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
- 36 days ago: Libertarian Washington was struck by a Cure Missile from The Constitutional Kingdom of Robertsonstan, curing 1 million infected.