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Founder: The Sovereign Republic of Defero Populus

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Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.
- Thomas Jefferson

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Regional Power: High

Confederation of Nations contains 24 nations, the 441st most in the world.

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The Most Subsidized Industry in Confederation of Nations

Nations ranked highly spend more public money on developing and supporting industry, a practice known as 'corporate welfare.'

As a region, Confederation of Nations is ranked 2,254th in the world for Most Subsidized Industry.

#NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Sovereign Republic of Defero PopulusFather Knows Best State“Nature has imprinted on all minds the idea of God”
2.The Federal Republic of WhestionWA MemberNew York Times Democracy“Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito”
3.The Republic of N-AmericaWA MemberLeft-Leaning College State“Quod libertas a tyrannis- and at any cost”
4.The Republic of RougemontiLiberal Democratic Socialists“La grandeur atteint par tous, pour tous”
5.The Free Country of United Confederation of statesWA MemberLiberal Democratic Socialists“As a nation of free people, we will live forever”
6.The National Republic of Southwest-AfricaWA MemberMoralistic Democracy“Waarheid oorwin (Truth conquers)”
7.The Radical Tacoman Republic of Tacoma 2Capitalist Paradise“Republikanische ideale müssen mit Schwertern gepflanzt ”
8.The Federal Republic of DemardiaScandinavian Liberal Paradise“Order, Discipline, Industry”
9.The Keizerlijke dictatuur of KenzolandWA MemberDemocratic Socialists“Their blades will break upon us”
10.The Republic of Albus OlorWA MemberLiberal Democratic Socialists“Let the power of love overcome the love of power”
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The Radical Tacoman Republic of Tacoma 2 wrote:Today is a sad day for the CON. Our proud leader has CTE today. If we weren't doomed now, we certainly are now.....

I am still here

The United Kingdom of Vazdaria wrote:Anybody wanna endorse me? :)


The Democratic Federal Republics of Region 4 wrote:Defero's not awol he's playing Tropico rn, not sure why he hasn't been here though.

Lost interest I guess.

The Democratic Republic of Syrillia wrote:I'm against state or federal government recognition of marriage. I'm in favor of a contractual arrangement, thus allowing any range of marriage possibilities between two (or more!) consenting adults. But what was the reason for state involvement in the first place? To encourage families and the privatization of childcare? To privatize care for the elderly? To better facilitate the transfer of property after death? In recent decades, to protect both spouses in the event of death or divorce? Surely all of these incentives remain firmly in place. The states still have powerful incentives to stay involved in marriage.

I haven't yet had a chance to read the opinion, but if that quote is from the dissent, I imagine that it will be invoked within the coming years when the polygamists come out to claim their constitutional rights. I'm all for it, as I've said repeatedly. Loving stands not only for the proposition that marriage is a substantive due process right, but also that barriers to marriage must hold against strict scrutiny. Such barriers must be closely tailored to address an important government interest. It's just difficult for me to see what overriding government interest is served in preventing the marriage of homosexuals. Stop the drain on government benefits? Then why allow marriage at all, like you said. Ensure children are raised in a healthy environment? Homosexuality has nothing to do with that, scientifically or socially. Why not just limit marriage to couples that make a certain income if that's the case? There's no government interest, and even if you can conjure one up, there's no close tailoring.

See above. The fact that it fell equally on everyone is just one factor, not enough to survive strict scrutiny.

I agree to an extent, but due process demands the protection of people over governments. I will happily throw away the rights of the states to protect the people within them, but generally I do prefer action at the state level. Hopefully we can agree that the Commerce Clause jurisprudence needs to be heavily scaled back.
States can't interfere with the right to marry. Years ago that meant allowing interracial couples to marry. Now it means allowing gays to marry. Soon it will mean allowing polygamists to marry. Would I have sided with the majority in the Loving case? Likely not, despite the fact that I am in an interracial relationship. But now that the court has gone that way, it has to go all the way.
The court found a right to exist, it did not make new law. If you had asked me, I would've claimed that the constitution protected individuals equally all along. You would have denied that was the case. The Supreme Court has acted as the referee and decided it.

I wanted to eventually respond to this, and I will at some point.

The United Kingdom of Vazdaria wrote:We are actualy working on it as we speak. These things are "off the table and RMB" and won't become available for some time.

I wish I was a part of this.

The Sovereign Republic of Defero Populus wrote:I wish I was a part of this.

SHHHHH. Don't tell.

The Sovereign Republic of Defero Populus wrote:I wish I was a part of this.

Me too.

The Democratic Republic of Syrillia wrote:Me too.

I could get on board.

Do we have a legislature?

The United Kingdom of Vazdaria wrote:SHHHHH. Don't tell.

Is there actually such a thing since most seem to have no idea what is going on?

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