WA Delegate (non-executive): The Federal Republic of Trans-American Empire (elected 209 days ago)
Founder: The Democratic Republic of Xyanth
Embassies: Capitalist Paradise, The Ascendancy, United Republic of Nations, Cashnatchee, Eladen, Coalition of Democratic States, The United League, Laissez Faireholm, New Republica, The Alliance Pocket Universe, League of Christian Nations, Unitarian Union, The Autocratic Imperium of Nations, The Darwin Allied Republics, Union of Nationalists, the Land of Power, and 12 others.Libertatem, Benevolent Capitalism, Thessius, United Republic of Liberty, Alliance of Capitalist Republics, The Western Empire, The Illuminati, chris puppet storage, The Federal Islands 2nd Gen, The Military Commonwealth, The Outer Rim, and John Galt.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Smartest Citizens in Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region
Tests were sent to random citizens from various nations in an attempt to determine which nations are the smartest and best educated, on average. Those citizens who failed to return their tests were scored poorly.
As a region, Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region is ranked 4,632nd in the world for Smartest Citizens.
|1.||The Educational Constituency of Phrontisteries||Left-Leaning College State||“We are the application of knowledge.”|
|2.||The Republic of Nash Hinton||New York Times Democracy||“Long live liberty, equality, and progress.”|
|3.||The Democratic Republic of Xyanth||Capitalist Paradise||“If there ain't a buck in it, then pack it in.”|
|4.||The Deacon Blues of Aja||Left-wing Utopia||“I've got the news!”|
|5.||The Empire of JesusGotDaBooty||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“All Hail the Booty”|
|6.||The Free Land of Quirkyone||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“He who dares has a mild chance of success ”|
|7.||The Corrupt Caricature of Dremoria||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Quanti Canicula Ille In Fenestra”|
|8.||The Federal Republic of Trans-American Empire||Anarchy||“Beyond the Borders of America”|
|9.||The Increasingly Unstable Nation of Zombietardistan||Corporate Police State||“Do You Even Lift?”|
|10.||The Federal Republic of People with Intellect||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“He with smarts, shall follow his heart”|
Regional Poll • Should public school students be allowed to read religious texts during free time in school?
Voting opened 4 days ago and will close in 2 days 18 hours. Open to residents. You cannot vote as you are not logged in.
Last poll: “Are the new CARB rules fair and legal?”
- 19 hours ago: The Federation of Drink and Drive departed this region for Ruffles and Fluffy.
- 19 hours ago: The Dictatorship of Hrow departed this region for Ruffles and Fluffy.
- 19 hours ago: The Republic of Republic of Habib departed this region for Ruffles and Fluffy.
- 3 days 4 hours ago: The Armed Republic of Republican Liberty ceased to exist.
- 3 days 13 hours ago: The Rich bastards of 1991 departed this region for London Bridge.
- 3 days 13 hours ago: The Dictatorial Capitalist State of Versus Militia of the region The Protectorate of Versus Militia proposed constructing embassies.
- 3 days 17 hours ago: The Principality of Victor Borge departed this region for London Bridge.
- 4 days ago: The Republic of Kaylornia departed this region for League of Christian Nations.
- 4 days ago: The Republic of Kaylornia arrived from NeoConfederate States of America.
- 4 days ago: The Democratic Republic of Xyanth created a new regional poll: "Should public school students be allowed to read religious texts during free time in school?".
Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region Regional Message Board
Ferguson is nothing to do with the Federal government - but the Federal monster is out of control and accepts no limits to its powers.
As for the Federal Corporation Tax - Milton Friedman argued that it was double taxation (as profits are taxes when they are paid out to shareholders), be that as it may the absurd level of the Federal Corporation Tax is driving business enterprises out of the United States.
And the insane level of Federal government regulations - which can send a company director to prison for what (in most countries) would be considered minor clerical errors.
Question for the left (including the so called "libertarian" left) - if corporations control the American government (as they do in your Hollywood view of the world) how come they are being taxed and regulated out of the United States?
Today's poll centers around the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Their latest set of rules requires once legal diesel engines built before 2010 to either be replaced or retrofitted with expensive emission equipment.
This new rule includes trucks, busses, fire trucks, construction equipment, refers, generators, and even federal government fleets. (Wonder how that is going to work out with the military?) The fun loving boys and girls at CARB fined Los Angeles County a quarter million dollars for violations. (Talk about eating one's young...)
In addition to that, California is applying this to any engine operated in their state. So a trucker based in St. Louis would have to comply with the California emissions laws before driving in that state.
So effective Jan 31 of this year. About half the commercial trucks on the road in the United States are no longer legal to operate in California. Upwards of 80% of the construction equipment in this country falls under the same heading. (Construction equipment lasts a really long time.)
There are those that say applying this regulation to trucks registered outside the state violates the commerce clause. Others, both in and out of the state are complaining the regulations are based on junk science and are nothing more then a money grab.
What do you think? The poll is up.
 It is interesting to note that private RVs are specifically exempted from this rule. So it is ok to pollute if you are going to bring tourist money to the state.
The Californian government is hypocritical - on the one hand it passes endless "Green" regulations, but on the other hand it quietly accepts a lot of tax revenue from the oil and gas industry (without this tax money the government of California would already be bankrupt).
As for driving into California - just do not bother, do not deliver supplies.
The place is going down anyway.
We are in a service based industry. There is a lot more to it then just picking up and dropping off loads. And far more money involved as well.
I Just Wanted to Politely Inform You All That (Sadly) I'll be Departing from this Region to Another (I just Recently received a telegram from there and have already Agreed to the Invitation). I've Been Most Happy and Honored to be Here and Show My Respects To You All.
A Florida fifth grader was punished for pulling out a bible during "free reading" time. The teacher ordered the student to bring it up to her desk. The student refused. That led to a phone call to the father, which went to voice mail.
Her rather snarky voice mail on the matter enraged the parents. Lawyers were called and the school board got involved.
A public school should neither promote or denigrate any religion. Allowing a student to read the Bible on their own satisfies that requirement.
But it is easy to see both sides of this. On the one hand if a kid once to read the bible, more power to him. On the other hand if a public school allows the Bible, they have no choice but to allow any other religious text including the Quran and Satanic Bibles.
So where should the line be drawn? The poll is up.
I know there are lot of clever people in California coming up with good ideas - but the goods (even the films) are normally then made elsewhere.
And the clever people who come up with the ideas are taxed into the ground. How long before they just decide to move out?
The Bible and the government schools.
Ironically the idea of government schools was first supported by people such as Sam Adams and John Jay - to teach RELIGION.
They had no doubt that people would learn to read and write (and so on) without the government - but they feared they would not be religious enough.
This idea of no prayer in schools (and so on) was all made up after World War II.
Still if people think there should be no religion in government schools - fine.
Then the reason for creating government schools (in the first place) falls away.......
Then we can get rid of public schools all together? Sounds like a win-win to me.