WA Delegate (non-executive): The Heavily Armed Populace of Confederate People of the United States (elected 32 days ago)
Embassies: Federation of Free States, Libertatem, The Federal Islands 2nd Gen, the council of free nations, Atlantic Docks, Glorious Nations of Iwaku, New Republica, The Seafield Islands, Sunalaya, Laissez Faireholm, Commonwealth of Liberty, Strategos Prime, Benevolent Capitalism, UCR, Blahbania, Right to Life, and 7 others.Empire of Andrew, Galts Gulch, REATO, Libertarian Party libertarians, The United League of Empires, The Darwin Allied Republics, and The Eternal Alliance.
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The Largest Mining Sector in International Republican Union
As a region, International Republican Union is ranked 725th in the world for Largest Mining Sector.
|1.||The Chancellorship of Conservative Idealism||Capitalist Paradise||“Government as a partner, not a ruler.”|
|2.||The Constitutional Land of The Constitutional Land of Freedom||Capitalist Paradise||“Minimal government, maximal freedom”|
|3.||The Heavily Armed Populace of Confederate People of the United States||Anarchy||“Dixie Cotton Makes Your Clothes!”|
|4.||The Republic of N-America||Capitalist Paradise||“Freedom & Morality”|
|5.||The Nattt representative of Jollt||Left-Leaning College State||“happiness is making a liberal mad”|
|6.||The Free Land of Sea Territory||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Good Ideas Don't Require Force”|
|7.||The Republic of A Patriot||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Let's build this country.”|
|8.||The Republic of Bushterria||Moralistic Democracy||“Our answer is bring them on”|
|9.||The Kingdom of The Seafield Islands IRU Senator||Capitalist Paradise||“Deus spes nostra”|
|10.||The Grounds of life of ManBra||Anarchy||“Whatever, Let's keep going.”|
- 10 hours ago: Embassy established between The Eternal Alliance and International Republican Union.
- 10 hours ago: Embassy established between The Darwin Allied Republics and International Republican Union.
- 17 hours ago: The Black Panther Empire of Khokwarsi departed this region for The Rejected Realms.
- 17 hours ago: The Chancellorship of Conservative Idealism ejected and banned The Black Panther Empire of Khokwarsi from the region.
- 3 days 14 hours ago: The Federation of Federal Islands 2nd Gen of the region The Eternal Alliance agreed to construct embassies.
- 3 days 15 hours ago: The Chancellorship of Conservative Idealism proposed constructing embassies with The Eternal Alliance.
- 3 days 15 hours ago: The Chancellorship of Conservative Idealism updated the World Factbook entry.
- 3 days 15 hours ago: The Chancellorship of Conservative Idealism agreed to construct embassies with The Darwin Allied Republics.
- 3 days 16 hours ago: The Libertarian Republic of Darwinish Brentsylvania of the region The Darwin Allied Republics proposed constructing embassies.
- 3 days 19 hours ago: The Kingdom of Office of Peace Relations departed this region for The Rejected Realms.
International Republican Union Regional Message Board
I agree with Pev. But after CI's statement.....
As the Minister of Measure, I have decided that Khokwarsi is guilty of the charges stated by CI and shall be banjected.
The Charter of Liberties states "Every Citizen has the right to exercise free speech and assembly, in a peaceable manner." The major decision-maker was the phrase "in a peaceable manner". I do not believe Khokwarsi is, had been, or was commenting on the RMB in a peaceable manner. Yes, he is entitled to his own opinions, and no, there do not seem to be any people here who were greatly offended by his speech. However, as notably shown in CI's Exhibit F, there definitely were some contradictory and non-peaceable words thrown around by Khokwarsi. (Thus I believe his speech is not protected by the Charter of Liberties.)
My final decision may have been different if Khokwarsi had toned down his words or seemed even a bit remorseful for what he said. However, that did not happen and it seems he is happy to continue in his ways. In the past he has never (that I know of) hugely offended any of us, but that could have changed if he were to remain here. I realize that most of us are pretty sensible folks, but at the same time we do not need any new members with a lot of potential to be scared off or offended to the point of leaving.
tl;dr version? The Charter of Liberties protects those who exercise freedom of speech *peaceably*, and Khokwarsi was not speaking peaceably. He is not contributing much to the region and has the potential to scare off new members, neither giving an excellent reason to keep him in the region. Since he has been found guilty of the charges, he shall be banjected for the benefit and longevity of the region.
Khokwarsi has been banjected.
A very astute observation, Minister TCLoF. It appears to me that freedom of speech does not come with freedom from consequence; he could have conceivably broken NationStates rules with his statement, after all.
I stand by my appointed ministers decision. But...
It has consequences now, but they should not hold people back from expressing themselves. The true test of right and wrong in this situation would to be to just ignore the guy. This makes me question if I should stay in this region as this has gone against my core belief.
I agree, Dan, but this was a very strange case.
I never knew we had such policies. So are you saying us the elected officials of this region are choosing who does and does not give rights? Why even pretend to give them rights if you are going to hand it out like candy on Halloween "You have to say trick r' treat!" and if you just stand there and give it to them bluntly "Give me your candy." you are asking for the same result just being more direct. Who cares how you say things. If you do care, separate yourself from them or like on NS ignore them. I am appalled that this happened in our "free" region.
1. Ninja'd me.
2. Strange as it was it does not matter. People talk about drugs all of the time and don't even get a stare. And we banject them for that? Freedom is the most expensive natural right these days.
I made my decision based on the Charter of Liberties and what it said. If you have a problem with that, I am sorry.
The truth remains that Khokwarsi's speech was 1. not protected by the Charter of Liberties as determined by judicial precedent (much like in the U.S.) 2. inflammatory and offensive (which would also not fly in the U.S. if taken to court) and 3. potentially rule-breaking (and the last thing I need is the mods on my tail for condoning such behavior, which I do not).
Our region is still free. Khokwarsi wouldn't be in danger at all if I hadn't taken him to court like any Citizen could do. We are, in a sense, responsible for protecting our own rights - only on paper is freedom free; in reality it is something you have to constantly protect.
And whatever happened to:
You are as aware as I that he was not fit for this region.