WA Delegate: The Most Holy and Grand Empire of Christian Democrats (elected 1 year 117 days ago)
Embassies: Vatican II, Vatican, Saint Margaret Mary, Right to Life, Soli Deo gloria, Catholicism, Res Publica Catholicae Borgiae, Pro Life International, Catholic royal alliance, and Coalition of Catholic States.
Regional Power: Very High
Today's World Census Report
The Highest Drug Use in Catholic
World Census experts sampled many cakes of dubious content to determine which nations' citizens consume the most recreational drugs.
As a region, Catholic is ranked 14,710th in the world for Highest Drug Use.
|1.||The Republic of Pittsanthia||Compulsory Consumerist State||“Freedom, Justice, Prosperity”|
|2.||The Grand Duchy of Wendish Commonwealth||Father Knows Best State||“Poloniae cultura, sola cultura.”|
|3.||The Intricate Clockwork of Machines Of God||New York Times Democracy||“Sleepers Awaken!”|
|4.||The Queen and Peoples of Amaranthine Asphodel||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Nothing poetic in the world shall dwell!”|
|5.||The Empire of Stealthaxonia||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Always kill hitler”|
|6.||The Holy Empire of Aurelius Augustin||Democratic Socialists||“And the light shone forth”|
|7.||The Federal Republic of Esponnise||New York Times Democracy||“Ego autem et domus mea serviemus Domino”|
|8.||The Theocracy of Odubhda||Moralistic Democracy||“Ora et Labora”|
|9.||The Catholic Commonwealth of Osbalstium||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Illigitimi non carberundum”|
|10.||The Catholic Republic of Flomany||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“In Deo Speramus”|
Last poll: “Antarctic Oasis wants to open an embassy here. Should Catholic and Antarctic Oasis exchange embassies?”
- 2 days 6 hours ago: Don sabia ceased to exist.
- 4 days ago: The Latamer of Latamer of the region Latamer proposed constructing embassies.
- 4 days ago: The Commonwealth of Republic of Bayonne arrived from The North Pacific.
- 5 days ago: The Federal Republic of Esponnise arrived from Osiris.
- 6 days ago: The Dominion of Sacred Ateneia of the region Sacred Empire of Atenea proposed constructing embassies.
- 6 days ago: Calaverdean free militia ceased to exist.
- 7 days ago: The Most Holy and Grand Empire of Christian Democrats created a new regional poll: "Antarctic Oasis wants to open an embassy here. Should Catholic and Antarctic Oasis exchange embassies?".
- 9 days ago: The Holy Empire of The Path of Light departed this region for League of Catholic Crusaders.
- 9 days ago: The Holy Empire of The Path of Light arrived from Catholic royal alliance.
- 12 days ago: The Mysterion Rising of Omigodtheykilledkenny of the region Antarctic Oasis withdrew an invitation to construct embassies.
Catholic Regional Message Board
A system where popular opinion dictates the nation's policies (both internal and external) via some variety of polling is a) non-existent on Earth at present, b) highly unstable, naturally leading to a) if any were to spontaneously emerge. The closest a nation comes to such a system is probably exemplified by Switzerland, with its referendum-legislative bypass of parliament. The states that do exist on Earth that often get called democracies are, instead, bureaucratic*-aristocratic** parliamentary republics, with legitimacy drawing on (supposed) mass support.
Suppose, however, a truly democratic system emerges. Voters decide everything, via referendums. What's to stop them from delegating to regional leaders, because all this voting is tiresome? What's to stop a charismatic individual from grabbing enough support to change the rules, entirely within the existing rules, so that they make the rules, not the voters? What's to stop the voters from legislating themselves into a corner, effectively stripped of power, which they have handed to a collection of agencies at odds with one another, while they continue to elect figureheads of highly limited ability to make decisions?
Certainly, there are measures against this, but all of them lead away from democracy, and into republicanism. And if the system cannot be stable, why have it at all? Why not have a system just like the one they have, except where the citizens don't get to vote? It would hardly remove any appreciable power from their hands, from the present state of affairs, and would free up the time they spend voting for more worthwhile pursuits.
* Day to day matters are decided by a civil service or one stripe or another, who are not elected, largely not responsible for the effects of their policies, and often not answerable to anyone.
** Candidates for elected offices tend to come from a small pool of affluent families; you could also call this "plutocratic", but wealth seems to be a prerequisite, rather than a criterium for choice.
I don't see why we shouldn't open up an embassy with them.
I don't see any reason why we shouldn't but I might be biased here. Kenny just doesn't open embassies with just anybody so I'm kind of impressed we got the discussion.
Is he some kind of celebrity here?
I think so. He's a bit of a character.
In the late 18th century the Irish struggle for independence became infiltrated by protestantism under protestant and freemason T. Wolfe Tone.
He declared falsely:
To unite Protestant, Catholic and Dissenter under the common name of Irishmen in order to break the connection with England, the never failing source of all our political evils, that was my aim
It is protestant British imperialism which has tried to destroy Ireland. By Mass murder, mass slavery, famine genocide and everything in between. It is the protestantism of the Brits that drove them to such extremes.
Protestant republicanism not only washed away protestant responsibility for the crimes against Catholic Ireland, it actually gave a depraved foreign religion parity with the one in situ.
Catholic Ireland became servant to the deviant creed of defending protestantism. The biggest lies are the best ones.
It's been going downhill ever since.
**** the republic.
Should we pop the cork in celebration of the repeal of the Sexual Privacy Act?
In all honesty, I care more about the fact that a country where 84% self-identify as Catholic just voted to reject the Biblical definition of marriage, two millennia of Church tradition, and one hundred millennia of human tradition not because of any sort of new knowledge but merely because of a shift in sexual mores over two generations.
Not even the ancient Athenians, who widely and openly practiced homosexuality, considered their same-sex relations to be equal to their opposite-sex relations. It was just sexual pleasure on the side.