WA Delegate: The Socialist Commonwealth of Suceavija (elected 9 days ago)
Founder: The Republic of Opalaland
Regional Power: Extremely High
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The Highest Average Tax Rates in Democratic Socialist Assembly
Although some nations have similar tax rates for all citizens and others tax the rich much more heavily than the poor, the following provides a rough guide to the most taxing governments.
As a region, Democratic Socialist Assembly is ranked 1,590th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
|1.||The Holy Empire of New Montane||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Soli Deo Gloria”|
|2.||The Green Communes of Laevendell||Left-wing Utopia||“What's mine is yours as well.”|
|3.||The People's Socialist Republic of Aversal||Left-wing Utopia||“Capitalism will be the death of this world”|
|4.||The Althing of Ratateague||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“ᴀʟʟ ɍᴀᴛʜᴇʀs ᴄᴀʀᴇ ɍѳʀ ᴛʜᴇɪʀ sѳɴs”|
|5.||The Socialist Republic of Tauride||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Fieles a nosotros mismos”|
|6.||The Peace-Loving Hippies of Umweltbewusst||Democratic Socialists||“If this isnít nice, I donít know what is.”|
|7.||The Eternally Burning Bowl of Marijuanalahara||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Ex Igne Veritas”|
|8.||The Imperial Magnitude of Altruistic Paladins||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Law is order, good law is good order”|
|9.||The Semi-Autonomous Protectorate of Onirianc||Left-wing Utopia||“Courage de rÍver, courage d'Ítre.”|
|10.||The Socialist Republic of Equitanis||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“Workers of the world, unite!”|
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Down with str and int segregation!
(I don't know which is worse: that I got that joke, or that D&D ability scores came to mind first)
Did someone say,
Hark, when night is falling
Hear hear the pipes are calling!
From now on rapists will have their sticks cut off.
Seems reasonable enough to me.
By the way, looks like there's still going to be a UK come morning.
So I've heard. I was really hoping, but at least England is considering federalizing now.
The Union Jack on my wall is quite happy that it won't become obsolete. :P
Also: Vote AGAINST the current SC resolution
AGAINST AGAINST AGAINST
Seems very old-testamenty and myopic on many different levels, if you ask me. Since not all rapists have 'sticks,' what do you do when the rapist is a woman or a eunuch? Or perhaps a hermaphrodite? Do you cut off the 'stick' and sew up the 'hole' in that case?
Since a 'stick' isn't necessary in order to rape, what if the rape is perpetrated with some other means? For instance, ~10 years ago two male Minneapolis police officers raped a man with a plunger during a drug raid. Since there was no penile penetration, what do you cut off in that case? What if cutting off the male rapist's stick doesn't stop their urge to rape and they do it again? What do you cut off for the second+ offense?
What if the accused is framed and later determined to be innocent of the crime? What if the accuser lies but convinces a jury to convict the accused? Would the state have the 'stick' sitting in a cryogenic freezer waiting to be reattached in anticipation of a wrongful conviction? Do taxpayers foot the bill to keep the 'sticks' frozen indefinitely?
How do you compensate the wrongly convicted for something like that? By the original logic, it would suck to be a male judge, bailiff, prosecuting attorney, juror, or 'stick' chopper if any exonerating evidence ever shows up after sentencing was carried out... does the 'stick' chopper carry out his own sentencing in that case or does the wrongly convicted get to do it?
In light of all these questions, it would seem that mutilating convicted rapists isn't such a simple, nor effective, proposition.
Congratulations to Comrade The Federated City States of Defwa for successfully passing a piece of WA legislation!
Hence why we have the *ahem* penal system.