WA Delegate: The Motors of Lincoln Sydney (elected 1 year 63 days ago)
Founder: The Federated Realms of Distruzio
Embassies: Libertatem, Black Mesa Islands, Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region, Eastern Roman Empire, Hellenic Civilization, Snopesean Archipelago, Weed, Eutopia, One big Island, the Land of Power, The Allied Republics, The National Alliance, Maltropian Puppet Confederacy, Persian Tricycle Riders, United Dictatorships, Capitalist Paradise, and 62 others.Cashnatchee, World Alliance, The Alliance Pocket Universe, New Republica, New Europe, Zarathustra, North Africa, International Republican Union, The Commonwealth Of Furry Peoples, The True Rebirth, United Empire of Islam, League of Christian Nations, NationStates Sesquipedalian Countries, Confederation of Nations, Strategos Prime, The Darwin Allied Republics, Zentari, League of Cobalt Nations, Arctic, The Western Empire, Gay, Isles of Socialism, The Federal Islands 2nd Gen, The Illuminati, Ivory Tower, Libertarians, Antista, The Hyatt Islands, Land of Absolute Freedom, Northern Emirates, The Seventh Bay, The Versutian Federation, Fusionism, Austritaria, Paraguay, International Commonwealth Of Nations, The Liberty Sector, Transhuman Singularity Research Alliance, Oceanside, Glenda Dawson HighSchool, Deutschland, Ankh Mauta, Anarcho Pragmatism, Louisiana Alliance x Alliance Louisiane, The Christian Nations, The Evil Genius Archipelago, The Intergalactic Corporate Paradise, Anarchy, The Atlas Union, European Region, League of Nations, Imperial Desdenea, Classical Liberal Union, New Vatican, The Atheist Empire, Continent of Xenonia, US of A, World Federation States, New Roman Republic, Objectivist, Dudeism, and libertarian.
Construction of embassies with The International Commerce Guild has commenced. Completion expected in 2 days 11 hours.
Construction of embassies with Union of Libertarian States has commenced. Completion expected in 2 days 11 hours.
Tags: Anti-Fascist, National Sovereigntist, Offsite Forums, General Assembly, Anarchist, Industrial, Monarchist, Independent, Featured, Conservative, Liberal, Libertarian, and 12 others.Medium, Regional Government, Democratic, Capitalist, Social, Generalite, Free Trade, Isolationist, Role Player, Anti-Communist, Serious, and World Assembly.
Regional Power: Moderate
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|31.||The Live Free or Die State of New Hampshire Republic||Corporate Bordello||“Live Free or Die”|
|32.||The Federation of Asocial partners||Anarchy||“Money should roll”|
|33.||The Republic of Liberal Uteland||Capitalizt||“Where no man owns another.”|
|34.||The Free Land of British Libertaria||Anarchy||“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”|
|35.||The Democratic People's Republic of Sergey||Left-Leaning College State||“Working Together For a Better World”|
|36.||The United Kingdom of Seriy||Anarchy||“A Deo et Rege”|
|37.||The Republic of Weslostan||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Weslo”|
|38.||The Incorporated States of Revolaria||Left-Leaning College State||“Freedom or Death”|
|39.||The Sultanate of Bunga Bunga||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Edamus, Bibamus, Gaudeamus!”|
|40.||The Kingdom of Traville||Capitalizt||“Do as you wish. Aside from forming a government”|
- 16 hours ago: The Motors of Lincoln Sydney agreed to construct embassies with Union of Libertarian States.
- 16 hours ago: The Motors of Lincoln Sydney agreed to construct embassies with The International Commerce Guild.
- 19 hours ago: The Invisible Hand Society of Magna Libero departed this region for The Rejected Realms.
- 19 hours ago: The Motors of Lincoln Sydney ejected and banned The Invisible Hand Society of Magna Libero from the region.
- 23 hours ago: The Rogue Nation of Republic of Libertara of the region Union of Libertarian States proposed constructing embassies.
- 3 days 1 hour ago: The Constitutional Republic of Union of Christian States of the region League of Christian Nations cancelled the closure of its embassy in Laissez Faireholm.
- 3 days 11 hours ago: Embassy cancelled between The Burning Aisles and Laissez Faireholm.
- 3 days 22 hours ago: Embassy cancelled between Blackfoxbureau and Laissez Faireholm.
- 4 days ago: The Federal Republic of Franco-Visgothia departed this region for North America.
- 4 days ago: The Armed Republic of Quayle arrived from North America.
Laissez Faireholm Regional Message Board
So apparently the Libertarian Party USA is attempting to change its logo, and had a contest a few days ago. I am kicking myself for not knowing about this earlier, although quite frankly, beyond simplifying it, I don't think the logo needs much change. We'll see in hopefully a few hours who wins, although I think there will be a backlash quite similar to the GAP logo. The New York chair, for example, expressed similar misgivings. IMO this is a really bad idea, because now all their old branding stuff is out to date. Not to mention the 50 states also have to change theirs to match...
Final Vegas tally. This poll also ran on Facebook.
No: 6 (15.38%)
Yes: 20 (51.28%)
Capital of fun: 13 (33.33%)
I adjusted for the 3 double votes
Yes, perfectly fine
Here I am. Sorry about my insanely high tax rates, it seems the game automatically assumes good civil rights means tax rates through the roof.
Nah, you can have both. Like me.
You know how conservatives are always thumping around the message "freedom isn't free" (usually as an excuse to justify whatever war they are waging at the moment)? Well I say that's BS. Freedom IS free - the government just artificially makes it expensive.
The United States military has been in decline, both as a proportion of the economy and in terms of aircraft, ships and so on, for 50 years.
The next President will inherit a military that is in a state of collapse - around 3% of GDP (under Ike and Kennedy it was well over 10%) a lot of which is not even spent on military matters (it is spent on all sorts of nonsense), and with fewer submarines (and so on) than China.
I wish my fellow libertarians would stop writing as if was 1960 - when most Federal government spending really was on the military, it is not now (most government spending is on the Welfare State), we must focus on the modern situation - not the situation of 50 or 60 years ago.
For the record - I do think that "nation building" wars in the Islamic world (Afghanistan, Iraq and so on) are an utter waste of human lives. These wars are based on the false view that the problem in these countries is a few nasty terrorists - in reality it is the general population of these countries that is no good (the situation is hopeless).
But try and explain that to people and they just scream "racist" at you - as if Islam was a race.
Pull out - no good is done by trying to civilise the warriors of the Sunni or the Shia. I know it sounds harsh (it is harsh) - but just let them slaughter each other.
As a Muslim myself, I won't call you racist, but I can tell you that what you say is not entirely true. The people doing all this fighting is a tiny minority, in most countries 1% or less, but I do agree it is none of the U.S.'s business on how we take care of our criminals. Islam is not inherently bad, that's like saying Christianity is inherently bad because Catholics decided to slaughter thousands of innocent Muslims, Jews, and even non-Catholic Christians in the Crusades and Spanish Inquisition. We have fallen on hard times however, and the U.S. invading countries repeatedly on very weak basis' is not helping.
Also, I must correct you on your comment on military spending; while military spending is significantly lower than it used to be, it is still the highest on the budget list. That also includes weapons which go straight to Israel, however, so I don't know how it would look after you took that out.