WA Delegate: The Night is My Enemy of DWAsnia (elected 57 days ago)
Founder: The Capitalist Alliance of The-CID
Regional Power: Extremely High
Today's World Census Report
The Most Subsidized Industry in Capitalist Paradise
Nations ranked highly devote relatively large amounts of public money to subsidizing business, a practice known as 'corporate welfare.'
As a region, Capitalist Paradise is ranked 2,848th in the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
|1.||The Allied Corporate Empire of Northern Borland||Anarchy||“A Good Place to Raise Your Business”|
|2.||The Perpendicular Parallels of Perpendiculous||Anarchy||“Phase 1 Collect Underpants, Phase 2 ?, Phase 3 Profit!”|
|3.||The Armed Corporations of Aurora Islands||Capitalist Paradise||“If you have money, nothing is impossible!”|
|4.||The Capitalist Alliance of The-CID||Capitalist Paradise||“Justice Above All”|
|5.||The Proletarian Dictatorship of -Novaya Rossiya-||Libertarian Police State||“By The Proletariat, For The Proletariat!”|
|6.||The Compact of Amn Voss||Capitalizt||“The Voice of None is Greater than the Voice of One”|
|7.||The Empire of Northcanadia||Capitalist Paradise||“darn that gravity”|
|8.||The Problematic State of Cartagenea||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Pela luta e sangue!”|
|9.||The Right-wing Utopia of Canterburie||Corporate Bordello||“In God We Trust”|
|10.||The State of Takasia||New York Times Democracy||“In Sol We Trust”|
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- 20 hours ago: The No title of Blindfolded of the region Ilkeston proposed constructing embassies.
- 21 hours ago: The Republic of Izenguard of the region Green Mountain Confederation proposed constructing embassies.
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Capitalist Paradise Regional Message Board
Voting now would be a good start. Scroll back, the issue is down there somewhere... I too for the most part simply answer issues and observe, but chime in from time to time. You can run for office. You can join the forums and post your opinions both here and on the forum. If you really want attention, just say something stupid.
Correction: Say something stupid and the "Minister of Bad Behavior" will rip you to shreds! :P (Joke)
Here is the link to the current legislation up for voting:
With due respect, Kaputer, the last election highlighted that the system we have in place is hardly a system at all and has several shortcomings which led to lawsuits, general confusion at best, and a good deal of distrust at worst.
This legislation is intended to establish a system since we have none actually defined. The thinking process that went into writing it was available for anyone to provide input on during its drafting, as found here:
The election process laid out in the amendment seeks to put to law the processes that have been kind of taken for granted but never formally defined. This will clear up any question of legality in future elections. As things stand today, there is nothing to govern number of candidates, how long a window can go forward. There is nothing to stop the POL from specifying a one hour window for an election, or restricting an election to two candidates (or even one, for that matter). There is also nothing to stop voters from registering votes with all of the puppet nations they have within the region.
None of these things are laid out by law, and are purely run by the whims of our government officials. That is a concern, even to the Supreme Court who themselves petitioned for us to write this piece.
The status quo does not protect the regional body, it does not protect those who wish to run for office, and it does not protect the POL from being sued for mishandling of elections.
If anyone has specific issues with the amendment who did not say anything during its drafting process, please speak up so that they may be addressed. Keep in mind that once we have some manner of election process defined at all, it will be very easy to amend it as desired. As things stand there is no process to even critique.
For these reasons, I urge the Legislature to vote in favor of the Elections amendment.
Wow. It was all propped up on government funding?
No fears, it'll grow back.
That is why you don't artificially prop up your economy and actually grow it naturally.
Constitutionalist Party 2013!
I am in agreement with Lun Noir, the vast majority of the Elections Amendment does only incorporate the traditional election process of CP into a written form in the Constitution. The traditional process is altered with:
* Defining the length of time to accept applications for candidacy and the length of the voting period.
* Only giving the WAD a vote in the event of a tie.
* Introducing a nomination system and minimizing the roll of the challenger system.
These changes are implemented due to the events that occurred during the Alternate Justice election where the Supreme Court requested a review of the election process and the POL, LadyFasterKittens, created a committee to add the election process into the Constitution.
Now lets compare the old election system to the revised system of the amendment:
In the traditional system, the POL had complete control of how long they would accept applications and how long the polls would be open. This famously came into question during the Alternate Justice election where the applicant window was open for less than 24 hours. The Supreme Court was called in to review the action and the limit of only 5 candidates where the POL's actions were upheld.
In the revised system, the POL is bound to hold the application period open for 5 days and hold the voting period open for 3 days in primary elections and 6 days in general elections. The POL cannot control the number of candidates of the primary elections though can control how many candidates make it into the general elections based on the votes cast in the primary.
The traditional system allows the POL complete control on the number of candidates in an election; thus, effectively limiting the number primary elections required. As a consequence, everyone who wants to run cannot run for the position and the spots are filled by a first come first serve policy regardless of a person's ability or timezone they live in. Again, insert reference to the 24 hour applicant window of the Alternate Justice election as the people were upset about this policy.
The revised system does provide all who want to run for a position to run and limits the number of primaries to one to prevent numerous run-off elections. A least five nations with the most votes from the primary will run in the general election. The consequence to such a system means the winner may win with only a plurality.
The traditional system allowed the WAD to vote in an election which many people, especially the candidates, viewed as unfair due to the WAD's large influence since this could effectively make it that the WAD's candidates gets the win, which many might point at the Alternate Justice results as evidence.
The revised system makes it to where the WAD only votes in the event of a tie, so that the WAD cannot use his influence to get the candidate he wants into office.
The traditional system used only a challenger system only for the positions of WAD, POL, and AG. A consequence of such a system is that this limits the number of candidates to two; the incumbent and the challenger, effectively limiting the number of choices to two. In addition, the challenger almost always gets negative publicity just due to being the challenger which on top of the low odds to beat an incumbent can make it impossible for new faces in the government.
The revised system keeps the challenger system for the positions of WAD, POL and AG only to initiate the election process, but only to initiate thus allowing anyone who wants to run for the position to run if they can get the nominations. The nomination system is put into place a limit on the number of candidates; albeit, a high limit and if someone cannot get the two nominations to complete their application then quite frankly the region does not want to see them run.
There are reasons these changes were made to the traditional process stated above. As it stands now and the Supreme Court upheld, the POL does have complete power in elections and can effectively rig the outcome by controlling the windows and number of candidates. The power of the POL does need to be limited and the Elections Amendment is intended to do just that while maintaining the integrity of the traditional election process.
Bottom line: The Constitution does need a description of the election cycle in its pages and the POL power should be limited for fair election beyond the whims of the POL. The Election Amendment does both. Vote YES on the amendment.
I still Agree with Kaputer.
This is why NS' economy simulator is also a bit crap...