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Roulantinia wrote:No offense but you are being way too optimistic there. Even if they'd struggle to beat us for a while, there's still no way in all of hell we would ever actually win. Eventually we would all die or end up as refugees. That's just a sad fact.

The War in Afghanistan, which the US continues to lose for 19 years, has gotten over 2,000 US troops killed, and another thousand if you add the rest of the coalition forces.

And again, gun control should not be implemented in the United States if not for the simple fact that it will give US police a further green-light to murder and massacre PoC publicly like they already do. Both crime and police killings went down in Panther-protected communities, and PoC owning guns was the reason Reagan advocated for gun control. The US is a white supremacist-colonialist society and PoC need the right to defend themselves from a country that already murders them when unarmed.

New Arkados, Redawnia, and Vlaingo

Libertasnia wrote:The American military is...completely incompetent though. Size ain't everything. The American military has been bogged down in the Middle East for years. The US has not really won a real war (excluding Grenada, etc.) since WW2; they've always either withdrawn or been bogged down for year getting killed periodically.

They can hardly beat jihadis, what's to say they'll have an easy time attacking their own people in urban settings? The US government is also wholesale incompetent. It's likely they would refuse to believe the power of any retaliation against their "might" (just look at Trump labeling the brain injuries caused by the Iranian Iraq US Base bombing "headaches"). Not to mention the psychological factor it would take on soldiers and huge unpopularity of bombing one's own cities would force ground attack with limited air support.

TL;DR The American military's 'skill' is extraordinarily overblown. The circumstances for a revolt certainly aren't there, but the size of the American military doesn't really mean anything.

Additionally, Gun ownership in and of itself is important, in my view, for minority communities in white supremacist-colonialist societies to defend themselves against fascists and the police. They've shown that they'll kill PoC en mass even when they don't have guns, so PoC should arm and defend themselves.

You forget that the wars in the Middle East where never meant to be won

United vegan communes

>tfw posadism is the most realistic way to take down the government

Llorens, Kavagrad, and Dionysianik

Libertasnia wrote:The War in Afghanistan, which the US continues to lose for 19 years, has gotten over 2,000 US troops killed, and another thousand if you add the rest of the coalition forces.

And again, gun control should not be implemented in the United States if not for the simple fact that it will give US police a further green-light to murder and massacre PoC publicly like they already do. Both crime and police killings went down in Panther-protected communities, and PoC owning guns was the reason Reagan advocated for gun control. The US is a white supremacist-colonialist society and PoC need the right to defend themselves from a country that already murders them when unarmed.

They've still won in Afghanistan. Smashed the country and more or less prevented it from being able to independently develop or serve as a base for rival empires. Sure, it's not a stable democracy, but that was never the point of the exercise.

Likewise, Gadaffi and Saddam fell very swiftly to US imperialism when they were fully targeted. Assad only survives because he's made himself a satellite to Russian imperialism to counter it. The US is bad at winning the peace, but winning a war is something they can very very much do.

The best point you make is in regard to POC and arms to protect from police, but honestly I'm not sure that's the solution there either. I know the Black Panther party was big on that for a while (and was targeted for suppression and destruction for that same reason, which really illustrates the problem), but it's already the case that "right to bear arms" in America really only applies to people deemed non-threatening to the elites. If the MLK Day march had featured a crowd of African-American armed men marching through the streets, I have little doubt it would've been suppressed in a flash.

But discounting the US military as a force is nonsense. It's still the strongest force in world history by a long way. Maybe they haven't fully won Afghanistan in 19 years, but those they're fighting haven't either, and the people caught between them aren't much better off.

Llorens, Kavagrad, Greylyn, United vegan communes, and 3 othersLitauengrad, Dionysianik, and Oscansa

Overview

Purpose

The bill seeks to extend citizenship opportunities to nations residing in allied regions.

Implementation

The bill shall be implemented immediately.

Author/s

Greylyn

Signatory

Kavagrad
Result

? Yes, ? No

Proposed Law

  1. Concerning the nomination for public office by dual citizens:

    1. Dual citizens shall be prohibited from holding public office concurrently in another region

  2. A nation, henceforth known as the applicant, can apply to become a dual citizen through the following method:

    1. Send a telegram to the Minister of Information using their resident nation, containing the name of their WA nation and the NSLeft member region it is part of

    2. The Minister of Information shall send back to the applicant a string containing 10 pseudo-random alphanumeric characters

    3. The applicant must send the string back to the Minister of Information via their puppet nation in the NSLeft member region within one week

    4. If the applicant is able to send the correct string within one week, then the Minister of Information shall add their name to a public list of all Dual Citizens

    5. If the applicant sends an incorrect string or fails to send a telegram to the Minister of Information within one week, they shall not be considered a dual citizen, but can apply again

  3. A dual citizen may apply for their dual citizen status to be removed by notifying the Minister of Information

  4. Should a dual citizen be found to be in violation of the requirements stated in the Constitution, they shall be given a reminder telegram and one-week grace period before their dual citizen status is removed

Read dispatch


Overview

Purpose

The amendment seeks to reflect the guidelines set in the Dual Citizenship legislative overhaul.

Implementation

The amendment shall be implemented immediately.

Author/s

Greylyn

Signatory

Kavagrad

Result

? Yes, ? No

Existing Law

  1. The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall be responsible for:

    1. Deliberating on invitations for new embassies

    2. Being the primary representative of the region to foreign regions

    3. Appointing and removing citizens as ambassadors to embassy regions

    4. Removing or requesting the replacement of a foreign ambassador, or equivalent position, to the region

    5. Announcing and ensuring a period of public deliberation of 48 hours before an embassy is accepted, removed, or proposed

      1. This deliberation may be bypassed in case of emergency, determined by agreement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary

  2. The Minister of Recruitment shall be responsible for:

    1. Ensuring an automated process exists for sending recruitment telegrams to newly founded or refounded nations, which may be restricted by nation category at the Minister's discretion

    2. Sending recruitment telegrams using said automated process, with access to the account titled 'TLA Recruitment Office' to be granted to them exclusively for this purpose

    3. Upkeeping a 'frequently asked questions' dispatch to assist new citizens

    4. Documenting recruitment statistics including, but not limited to, regional population, regional World Assembly population, and telegram recruitment rates

    5. Hosting a forum of the General Assembly or wider region to propose solutions to population loss in the event that the WA population decreases by more than ten percent within 28 days

  3. The Minister of Information shall be responsible for:

    1. Running a census every term and presenting the results

    2. Maintaining and updating a list of Military Voting citizens

    3. Informing nations of the current endorsement cap

    4. Running a competition every six months to democratically elect regional designs

Proposed Law

  1. The Minister of Foreign Affairs shall be responsible for:

    1. Deliberating on invitations for new embassies

    2. Being the primary representative of the region to foreign regions

    3. Appointing and removing citizens as ambassadors to embassy regions

    4. Removing or requesting the replacement of a foreign ambassador, or equivalent position, to the region

    5. Announcing and ensuring a period of public deliberation of 48 hours before an embassy is accepted, removed, or proposed

      1. This deliberation may be bypassed in case of emergency, determined by agreement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary

  2. The Minister of Recruitment shall be responsible for:

    1. Ensuring an automated process exists for sending recruitment telegrams to newly founded or refounded nations, which may be restricted by nation category at the Minister's discretion

    2. Sending recruitment telegrams using said automated process, with access to the account titled 'TLA Recruitment Office' to be granted to them exclusively for this purpose

    3. Upkeeping a 'frequently asked questions' dispatch to assist new citizens

    4. Documenting recruitment statistics including, but not limited to, regional population, regional World Assembly population, and telegram recruitment rates

    5. Hosting a forum of the General Assembly or wider region to propose solutions to population loss in the event that the WA population decreases by more than ten percent within 28 days

  3. The Minister of Information shall be responsible for:

    1. Running a census every term and presenting the results

    2. Maintaining and updating a list of Military Voting and dual citizens

    3. Informing nations of the current endorsement cap

    4. Running a competition every six months to democratically elect regional designs

Read dispatch


Overview

Purpose

The bill/amendment seeks to recognize dual citizens in NSLeft member regions.

Implementation

The bill/amendment shall be implemented immediately.

Author/s

Greylyn

Signatory

Kavagrad

Result

? Yes, ? No

Existing Law

  1. If a position is vacated 21 days or more before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary or a seat in the General Assembly, a by-election shall be held to the elect the new member

    2. For a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, a confidence vote shall be held to approve or reject the new member nominated by the Secretary

  2. If a position is vacated fewer than 21 days before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary, the Speaker shall temporarily assume its responsibilities

    2. For a seat in the General Assembly, a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, the Secretary shall appoint the new member

  3. A by-election shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens may nominate in a one-day poll

    2. Military Voting citizens may nominate for General Assembly by-elections on the Regional Message Board in the same period

    3. If no candidates nominate, the Secretary, or the Speaker in their absence, shall appoint the new member

    4. If one candidate nominates, World Assembly and Military Voting citizens shall vote on whether to accept them in the following manner:

      1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll

      2. Military Voting citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

    5. If more than one candidate nominates, the following shall apply:

      1. The Secretary shall appoint a moderator to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots

      2. World Assembly and Military Voting citizens shall be eligible to cast a ballot in a two-day vote

      3. Standard general election voting and confirmation procedures shall apply

  4. A confidence vote shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll on whether to accept the nominated member

    2. Military Voting citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

Proposed Law

  1. If a position is vacated 21 days or more before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary or a seat in the General Assembly, a by-election shall be held to the elect the new member

    2. For a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, a confidence vote shall be held to approve or reject the new member nominated by the Secretary

  2. If a position is vacated fewer than 21 days before the commencement of the general election, the following shall apply:

    1. For the Secretary, the Speaker shall temporarily assume its responsibilities

    2. For a seat in the General Assembly, a seat in the Supreme Court, a portfolio in the Cabinet that the Secretary wishes to replace, or a newly-created portfolio in the Cabinet, the Secretary shall appoint the new member

  3. A by-election shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens may nominate in a one-day poll

    2. Military Voting and dual citizens may nominate for General Assembly by-elections on the Regional Message Board in the same period

    3. If no candidates nominate, the Secretary, or the Speaker in their absence, shall appoint the new member

    4. If one candidate nominates, electoral citizens shall vote on whether to accept them in the following manner:

      1. World Assembly shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll

      2. Military Voting and dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

    5. If more than one candidate nominates, the following shall apply:

      1. The Secretary shall appoint a moderator to organise the offsite voting form and to count the ballots

      2. Electoral citizens shall be eligible to cast a ballot in a two-day vote

      3. Standard general election voting and confirmation procedures shall apply

  4. A confidence vote shall be held through the following process:

    1. World Assembly citizens shall be permitted to vote in a two-day poll on whether to accept the nominated member

    2. Military Voting and dual citizens shall be permitted to vote on the Regional Message Board in the same period

Read dispatch


Overview

Purpose

The bill/amendment seeks to recognize NSLeft dual citizens in the Secretarial Appointment Act.

Implementation

The bill/amendment shall be implemented immediately.

Author/s

Greylyn

Signatory

Kavagrad

Result

? Yes, ? No

Existing Law

  1. Within five days of the release of the general election results, the Secretary shall announce their appointments for the Cabinet and Supreme Court

  2. The election committee of the most recent general election shall organise the offsite voting form and count the ballots

  3. If a member of the election committee is dually an appointee for the Cabinet or Supreme Court, the Secretary shall appoint a new citizen to fill the vacancy in the election committee

  4. In the voting form, World Assembly and Military Voting citizens shall be eligible to vote on each appointee in a confidence vote over three days

Proposed Law

  1. Within five days of the release of the general election results, the Secretary shall announce their appointments for the Cabinet and Supreme Court

  2. The election committee of the most recent general election shall organise the offsite voting form and count the ballots

  3. If a member of the election committee is dually an appointee for the Cabinet or Supreme Court, the Secretary shall appoint a new citizen to fill the vacancy in the election committee

  4. In the voting form, electoral citizens shall be eligible to vote on each appointee in a confidence vote over three days

Read dispatch


Overview

Purpose

The bill/amendment seeks to bring dual citizens into the election process.

Implementation

The bill/amendment shall be implemented immediately.

Author/s

Greylyn

Signatory
Kavagrad

Result

? Yes, ? No

Existing Law

  1. A general election shall commence on the first day of every March, June, September, and December, and adhere to the following structure:

    1. Nomination period; three days

    2. Debate period; seven days

    3. Voting period; three days

    4. Counting period; conducted at the soonest discrepancy of the election committee

  2. Concerning the nomination period:

    1. Nominations shall be open for Secretary and the General Assembly

    2. World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to nominate for any position, unless they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that election, via a regional poll

    3. Military Voting citizens shall be eligible to nominate for the General Assembly, unless they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that election, via the Regional Message Board

    4. A candidate shall be disqualified for the following actions:

      1. Failing to post on the Regional Message Board confirming their candidacy within three days of the closure of the nomination period

      2. Departing from the region for more than 24 hours

      3. Not residing in the region at the commencement of the voting period

      4. A candidate may withdraw at any time prior to the voting period by announcing their intention to do so on the RMB

  3. Concerning the counting period:

    1. If a contest has equal or fewer candidates than available positions, each candidate shall require a majority to approve their candidacy to be elected

    2. If the Secretary contest has multiple candidates, ballots shall be counted using the single transferable voting system

    3. If the General Assembly contest has more candidates than available positions, ballots shall be counted using the plurality-at-large voting system

    4. For a tie between two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where the candidate with the most votes shall be elected to the position

      2. If still tied, the winner shall be determined via a randomised method selected by the election commission

    5. For a tie between more than two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where a candidate with a majority of votes shall be elected to the position

      2. If no candidate achieves a majority, the two candidates with the most votes shall proceed to a subsequent one-day vote held via a regional poll, where the candidate with the most votes shall be elected to the position

      3. If the two candidates with the most votes cannot be determined from the first tiebreaker poll, the nation who received the most votes shall be elected or, if that also cannot be determined, the winner shall be elected via a randomised method

      4. If the two candidates in the second tiebreaker poll are tied, the winner shall be determined via a randomised method

    6. For a tie between more than two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of more than one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where the number of candidates with the most votes equivalent to the number of available positions shall be elected

      2. If a tie between any candidates in the first tiebreaker poll must be broken to determine the filling of any positions, all winners shall be determined via a randomised method

    7. If the Secretary contest has no candidates, the following shall apply:

      1. The election for that position shall be suspended

      2. The incumbent Secretary shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the next general election, unless they appoint a new Secretary in their place

      3. The Cabinet shall be primarily tasked with increasing the number of nominations in the next general election

      4. If the General Assembly race has five or fewer candidates, the following shall apply:

      5. The election for that body shall be suspended

      6. The incumbent Speaker shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the next general election, unless they appoint a new Speaker in their place

      7. The Speaker shall be responsible for appointing six World Assembly or Military Voting citizens as Members of the General Assembly

Proposed Law

  1. A general election shall commence on the first day of every March, June, September, and December, and adhere to the following structure:

    1. Nomination period; three days

    2. Debate period; seven days

    3. Voting period; three days

    4. Counting period; conducted at the soonest discrepancy of the election committee

  2. Concerning the nomination period:

    1. Nominations shall be open for Secretary and the General Assembly

    2. World Assembly citizens shall be eligible to nominate for any position, unless they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that election, via a regional poll

    3. Military Voting and dual citizens shall be eligible to nominate for the General Assembly, unless they have held that position for three consecutive terms immediately preceding that election, via the Regional Message Board

    4. A candidate shall be disqualified for the following actions:

      1. Failing to post on the Regional Message Board confirming their candidacy within three days of the closure of the nomination period

      2. Departing from the region for more than 24 hours

      3. Not residing in the region at the commencement of the voting period

      4. A candidate may withdraw at any time prior to the voting period by announcing their intention to do so on the RMB

  3. Concerning the counting period:

    1. If a contest has equal or fewer candidates than available positions, each candidate shall require a majority to approve their candidacy to be elected

    2. If the Secretary contest has multiple candidates, ballots shall be counted using the single transferable voting system

    3. If the General Assembly contest has more candidates than available positions, ballots shall be counted using the plurality-at-large voting system

    4. For a tie between two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where the candidate with the most votes shall be elected to the position

      2. If still tied, the winner shall be determined via a randomised method selected by the election commission

    5. For a tie between more than two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where a candidate with a majority of votes shall be elected to the position

      2. If no candidate achieves a majority, the two candidates with the most votes shall proceed to a subsequent one-day vote held via a regional poll, where the candidate with the most votes shall be elected to the position

      3. If the two candidates with the most votes cannot be determined from the first tiebreaker poll, the nation who received the most votes shall be elected or, if that also cannot be determined, the winner shall be elected via a randomised method

      4. If the two candidates in the second tiebreaker poll are tied, the winner shall be determined via a randomised method

    6. For a tie between more than two candidates that must be broken to determine the filling of more than one position:

      1. A one-day vote shall be held via a regional poll, where the number of candidates with the most votes equivalent to the number of available positions shall be elected

      2. If a tie between any candidates in the first tiebreaker poll must be broken to determine the filling of any positions, all winners shall be determined via a randomised method

    7. If the Secretary contest has no candidates, the following shall apply:

      1. The election for that position shall be suspended

      2. The incumbent Secretary shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the next general election, unless they appoint a new Secretary in their place

      3. The Cabinet shall be primarily tasked with increasing the number of nominations in the next general election

      4. If the General Assembly race has five or fewer candidates, the following shall apply:

      5. The election for that body shall be suspended

      6. The incumbent Speaker shall continue to serve in their role until the conclusion of the next general election, unless they appoint a new Speaker in their place

      7. The Speaker shall be responsible for appointing six electoral citizens as Members of the General Assembly

Read dispatch

The Dual Citizenship Reform Package has been passed unanimously by the General Assembly.

FOR

Kavagrad - I support expanding political rights to those enjoying other NSLeft communities, and I believe that the safeguards present in this package are sufficient to do so without risking our legislative and electoral integrity.

Kongoland - This will help to create better ties with NSLeft, and is generally an inclusive, common-sense piece of legislation.

Libertasnia - I support expanding our political and regional connections into the rest of the NSLeft. This is a very good motion, and I'm glad it has finally come to pass.

Nottinhaps - I vote FOR because this will strengthen our ties with NSLeft and we’ve already passed the Constitution Amendment anyways.

Podria - I believe this will be a big deal for the diplomatic future of TLA and strengthen left unity on NS.

The Final Horseman - This bill feels like a nice innovative step forward for inter-regional relations among the NSLeft community.

Wascoitan - The expanding of our democracy to our NSLeft comrades who have nations in TLA will strengthen our relationships with our allied regions and I think we can all in general agree that expanding democracy to more people who are affected by our decisions is a good thing.

Nottinhaps, New Arkados, Graemania, Greylyn, and 3 othersFevhader, Kongoland, and Greatdux

Political freedom rose to world benchmark when I denounced the monarchy... sometimes NS is good

Llorens, Libertasnia, Kavagrad, Greylyn, and 6 othersFevhader, United zealandic, United vegan communes, Wascoitan, Kongoland, and Greatdux

The Dual Citizenship legislative package has been added to the founder dispatches and fully implemented, effective immediately.

Any eligible nations may now apply to Minister of Information Nottinhaps for dual citizenship if they so wish.

- Llo

Nottinhaps, Libertasnia, Kavagrad, Greylyn, and 3 othersFevhader, United zealandic, and Greatdux

Cedoria wrote:The best point you make is in regard to POC and arms to protect from police, but honestly I'm not sure that's the solution there either. I know the Black Panther party was big on that for a while (and was targeted for suppression and destruction for that same reason, which really illustrates the problem), but it's already the case that "right to bear arms" in America really only applies to people deemed non-threatening to the elites. If the MLK Day march had featured a crowd of African-American armed men marching through the streets, I have little doubt it would've been suppressed in a flash.

The Black Panther Party was not targeted for suppression and destruction solely because of their armed status. The BPP was targeted for the very fact that it was an independent radical PoC organization that refused to integrate into the political mainstream like much of the early 60s Civil Rights movement had done. Had the FBI not killed or arrested most of them, they would have trumped up false charges or raided their areas anyway. Take a look at the MOVE organization in 1978: they turned over all of their operating firearms and were still charged for life on a murder that was almost provably caused by police friendly fire. Again in 1985, the MOVE organization (despite government claims of automatic firearms) only possessed a "few shotguns and a rifle" (https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/8/8/20747198/philadelphia-bombing-1985-move). They didn't bring them out or threaten the police either, yet the MOVE compound was still firebombed and shot at with over 10,000 bullets. Only 2 members survived - with severe burns.

The AIM occupation of Wounded Knee started as a nonviolent protest and only escalated into violence once the federal government showed up with hundreds of agents and set siege to the town.

As for MLK, it's interesting you would mention that. The assassination of Dr. King sparked violent protests and riots all across the country and was largely responsible for the passage of the 1968 (https://www.liberationnews.org/1968-uprisings-gave-us-civil-rights-act-1968/). Even during the last few months of his life, King recognized the recognition of urban riots as a "durable social phenomenon (https://www.apa.org/monitor/features/king-challenge)." He, of course, did not go to the length of directly advocating for violence, but he recognized it as a necessary arm of the struggle.

If it is not the "best solution," what would you suggest? That PoC lie down and continue to be shot and killed by police and state oppression every day? Because that's what happening, whether they're armed or not (Oscar Grant, Aiyana Jones, Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., Anthony Lamar Smith, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd, Timothy Russell, Malissa Williams, Jonathan Ferrell, Tamir Rice, Eric Harris, Philando Castille, Korynn Gaines, Keither Lamont Scott, Stephon Clark, Atatiana Jefferson, and so many more). Any cop that reports or resists the brutality, like Joseph Crysta or Adrian Schoolcraft or Christopher Dorner, are fired or ostracized from their families and friends. Reportedly "progressive" states like California and NY are literally known for how brutal their police departments are because you cannot reform a white-supremacist settler society. The white Western Left loves to embrace minority movements and shout about freeing Mumia Peltier whilst condemning any action by PoC, especially "violence," when resisting the white-supremacist police state.

Redawnia, Fevhader, and Roulantinia

Libertasnia wrote:The Black Panther Party was not targeted for suppression and destruction solely because of their armed status. The BPP was targeted for the very fact that it was an independent radical PoC organization that refused to integrate into the political mainstream like much of the early 60s Civil Rights movement had done. Had the FBI not killed or arrested most of them, they would have trumped up false charges or raided their areas anyway. Take a look at the MOVE organization in 1978: they turned over all of their operating firearms and were still charged for life on a murder that was almost provably caused by police friendly fire. Again in 1985, the MOVE organization (despite government claims of automatic firearms) only possessed a "few shotguns and a rifle" (https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/8/8/20747198/philadelphia-bombing-1985-move). They didn't bring them out or threaten the police either, yet the MOVE compound was still firebombed and shot at with over 10,000 bullets. Only 2 members survived - with severe burns.

The AIM occupation of Wounded Knee started as a nonviolent protest and only escalated into violence once the federal government showed up with hundreds of agents and set siege to the town.

As for MLK, it's interesting you would mention that. The assassination of Dr. King sparked violent protests and riots all across the country and was largely responsible for the passage of the 1968 (https://www.liberationnews.org/1968-uprisings-gave-us-civil-rights-act-1968/). Even during the last few months of his life, King recognized the recognition of urban riots as a "durable social phenomenon (https://www.apa.org/monitor/features/king-challenge)." He, of course, did not go to the length of directly advocating for violence, but he recognized it as a necessary arm of the struggle.

If it is not the "best solution," what would you suggest? That PoC lie down and continue to be shot and killed by police and state oppression every day? Because that's what happening, whether they're armed or not (Oscar Grant, Aiyana Jones, Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., Anthony Lamar Smith, Trayvon Martin, Rekia Boyd, Timothy Russell, Malissa Williams, Jonathan Ferrell, Tamir Rice, Eric Harris, Philando Castille, Korynn Gaines, Keither Lamont Scott, Stephon Clark, Atatiana Jefferson, and so many more). Any cop that reports or resists the brutality, like Joseph Crysta or Adrian Schoolcraft or Christopher Dorner, are fired or ostracized from their families and friends. Reportedly "progressive" states like California and NY are literally known for how brutal their police departments are because you cannot reform a white-supremacist settler society. The white Western Left loves to embrace minority movements and shout about freeing Mumia Peltier whilst condemning any action by PoC, especially "violence," when resisting the white-supremacist police state.

You're not wrong there, and I didn't say I HAD a solution. I would be lying if I said I knew.

That said, the MLK comment wasn't about his advocacy of violence (a fact of which I'm very well aware), but about the protests that happened by "2nd Amendment Defenders" this year on MLK Day. I'm well aware King was a radical. The point is that having enough weaponry to try and out-fight the US Army is a losing battle before it starts. Trying to turn the armed forces to the cause of the population is likely to be a part of it though. That's generally how Revolutions get successful, the army joins them.

The UN has recognized the right of colonized peoples to armed struggle (see UNGA resolution 37/43 among others). I hope that comrades here from the US, Canada, or other settler-colonial regimes in particular are not to the right of the UN on this topic.

What I would underscore is that there's a lot of chauvinism in telling people to put the gun down and pick up the ballot specifically in context of settler-colonial regimes like those previously mentioned. This entails dictating the struggles of oppressed peoples and implicitly directing them towards resolving their issues through the very regimes that are responsible for their conditions. No amount of time can erase the blood of millions lost to genocide and slavery from these regimes because these were not "accidents" or "excesses" but immanent to their establishment. More contemporary settler-colonial regimes like Israel demonstrate that the logic of national oppression is imbued into these states on a deep structural level and gives them a qualitatively different character than other bourgeois states, comparable to the difference between fascist regimes and "regular" liberal states.

Keep in mind that armed struggle is not just a meeting of raw force between revolutionaries and the military and that it's just one aspect of many parts in a revolution. The idea that pro-revolution folks are advocating some ragtag group of leftist militias and armed workers immediately squaring up with the US military is ridiculous. There's a long history and developed theory across leftist traditions, from propaganda of the deed to contemporary insurrectionist anarchists, focoism to Marighella-inspired urban guerillas, the experiences of the Bolshevik and Chinese projects, and so on, to draw from and develop further.

However, talking about guns and legality as if it relates to revolution seems very misunderstood... the bourgeois state will likely (at the very least) severely curtail gun rights by the time there's a revolutionary situation. Conversely, socialists will be armed by that time; if they've organized competently at all it would be much more than small arms relevant to any discussion about civilian gun rights. Discussions on gun control from a public health utilitarian sort of view are a different subject.

Hey, what kinda choices do I need to make so trout fishing isn't my main industry, does it just naturally happen when events pass or what?

As of the 24th of January 2020, the amendments to the Solidarity Pact of the NSLeft have been ratified. Voting concluded in all regions as of today, the 28th of January, and the result is unanimous approval.

We are pleased to announce that nominations for the seven member Central Committee of NSLeft will begin on February 1st, and will be held on the off-site forums of the NSLeft (http://theredand.black).

Any comrade residing in an NSLeft member region is eligible to run for a position in the Central Committee.

Nominations will end on the 6th, and elections will begin immediately thereafter.

Elections will end on the 13th, and the Central Committee will take their seats immediately thereafter.

We encourage everyone to review the new Solidarity Pact, think of ways to improve NSLeft, and run for a position in the Central Committee!

SOLIDARITY PACT

1. Definitions

    1.1. "Member Region" shall refer to any region that has been admitted to the Solidarity Pact of the NSLeft.

    1.2. "NSLeft Comrade,” or simply “Comrade,” shall refer to any individual user which has one or more nations residing in a Member Region.

2. Member Regions

    2.1. New Member Regions may be admitted by a majority vote of the Member Regions. Regions wishing to be admitted must inform the Secretary of the Central Committee, who shall coordinate voting on the matter, and collect and announce the results.

    2.2. Member Regions may be dismissed by a two-thirds vote of all other Member Regions. The Secretary of the Central Committee shall coordinate voting on the matter, and collect and announce the results.

    2.3. Member Regions shall cast their votes in accordance with the decision-making processes of their region.

    2.4. A majority of the Member Regions must cast a vote for the vote to be considered binding.

    2.5. Member Regions that do not cast a vote within twelve days will be considered to have abstained.

3. Governance

    3.1. The Central Committee

      3.1.1. The Central Committee shall serve as the primary coordinating body of the NSLeft, and shall consist of members selected from each of the NSLeft's Member Regions, with a maximum of two selected by each region, in accordance with the decision-making processes of their regions, to be selected once every three months.

      3.1.2. Should a Member Region fail to select a Comrade to represent it on the Central Committee, that seat shall remain vacant until it is filled in accordance with the decision-making processes of said region; vacant seats shall not be counted in calculations of majority or quorum.

      3.1.3. The Central Committee shall select from among its members a Secretary who shall organize, administer, and facilitate the business of the Central Committee.

        3.1.3.1. The Secretary shall be elected to a term of three months, but may be recalled at any time by either a two-thirds majority of the Central Committee or the recalling of the entire Central Committee itself.

      3.1.4. The Central Committee shall also have non-voting observers, who shall advise the Committee. These non-voting observers shall be:

        3.1.4.1. The Comrade/s who administers the Founder nation of the region “NSLeft,” known as the Custodian;

        3.1.4.2. The Comrade/s who administers the NSLeft Discord server, known as the Discord Administrator;

        3.1.4.3. The Comrade/s who administers the NSLeft Forum, known as the Forum Administrator.

      3.1.5. The Central Committee may make decisions regarding the day-to-day administration and functions of the NSLeft.

      3.1.6. The Central Committee as an entity may be recalled by a proposal to that end, sponsored by at least 5 Comrades, subject to approval via a public vote of all Comrades requiring a two-thirds majority.

      3.1.7. An individual member of the Central Committee may be recalled by the decision-making process of the Member Region that they represent.

    3.2. The Regional Committee

      3.2.1. The Regional Committee shall serve as the representative body of the governments of the Member Regions, and shall consist of all executive officers of the Member Regions.

      3.2.2. The Regional Committee shall also have observers, who shall advise the Committee. These observers shall be:

        3.2.2.1. The Comrade who administers the Founder nation of the region “NSLeft,” known as the Custodian;

        3.2.2.2. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Discord server, known as the Discord Administrator;

        3.2.2.3. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Forum, known as the Forum Administrator;

        3.2.2.4. The Secretary of the Central Committee.

      3.2.3. The Regional Committee shall serve as a forum for communication between the governments of the Member Regions.

    3.3. Voluntary Committees

      3.3.1 The Central Committee may, by majority vote, approve the commission of a Voluntary Committee for a specific purpose or project.

      3.3.2 All proposals to form a Voluntary Committee must include a stated purpose and length of commission, up to a maximum of three months.

        3.3.2.1 The commission of a Voluntary Committee may be extended by a majority vote of the Central Committee, for an additional three months per vote, with such votes only being permitted in the final month of the relevant commission.

      3.3.3 Upon commission, a Comrade shall be selected by the majority of the Central Committee to serve as Secretary of said Voluntary Committee.

        3.3.3.1 The Secretary of a Voluntary Committee shall organize, administer, and facilitate the business of the Voluntary Committee, and be responsible for the appointment and dismissal of Comrades from the Voluntary Committee.

        3.3.3.2 The Secretary of a Voluntary Committee may be recalled by a majority vote of the Central Committee.

        3.3.3.3 The term of the Secretary of a Voluntary Committee shall naturally end at the expiration of the Committee's commission.

4. Elections

    4.1. General Provisions

      4.1.1 All elections established in this Pact shall be held on the NSLeft forum (theredand.black), or, if the forum is unavailable due to technical issues, on any secure platform approved for use by the Central Committee.

      4.1.2 All elections established in this Pact shall be administered by the Forum Administrator.

      4.1.3 In any election where, after the nomination period has ended, there is only one candidate standing in that election, the candidate shall immediately assume office.

    4.2. Internal Committee Elections

      4.2.1 All internal Committee elections shall have a nomination period lasting three days, and a voting period lasting three days.

      4.2.2 All internal Committee elections shall be conducted using the instant-runoff voting system.

      4.2.3 All internal Committee elections shall be open to all members of the Committee in which the election is being held.

    4.3. Runoff Elections

      4.3.1 All runoff elections shall have a voting period lasting three days.

      4.3.2 In the event of a tie for a single seat or position, a runoff election shall be held between the tied candidates. All single-winner runoff elections shall be conducted using the instant-runoff voting system.

      4.3.3 In the event of a tie for multiple seats or positions, a runoff election shall be held between the tied candidates. All multi-winner elections shall be conducted using the plurality-at-large block voting system.

    4.4. Special Elections

      4.4.1 In the event of a vacancy or resignation, an election to fill the vacancy shall be held immediately.

      4.4.2 All special elections shall follow the procedure prescribed for the body in which the vacancy exists.

5. Off-Site Platforms

    5.1. The NSLeft forum, located at “theredand.black,” shall be open to all who adhere to its Code of Conduct. The NSLeft forum shall use The Red Fleet’s Nation Authentication system to prevent identity theft.

    5.2. The NSLeft Discord server shall be open to all who adhere to its Code of Conduct. The NSLeft Discord server shall use The Red Fleet’s Nation Authentication system to prevent identity theft.

5. Interregional Relations and Defense

    6.1. All Member Regions shall maintain peace with one another and shall resolve conflicts with other Member Regions through diplomacy.

    6.2 Comrades are encouraged to propose and organize interregional activities, such as discussions, festivals, and roleplays, among the Member Regions.

    6.3. Regional militaries and interregional military organizations associated with the NSLeft shall provide for the defense of the Member Regions.

    6.4 The Red Fleet, as an independent organization, shall be promoted as the primary defender of the NSLeft and vanguard of the NSLeft’s cause in military gameplay.

      6.4.1. The Red Fleet is permitted to recruit from Member Regions that do not otherwise have an official military.

    6.5. The NSLeft shall be a voluntary member of Antifa.

7. Amendments

    7.1 Comrades may propose amendments to this Pact, which may be accepted by a two-thirds vote of the Member Regions.

    7.2 Proposed amendments require no approval from any Committee. However, Comrades wishing to submit a proposal must inform the Secretary of the Central Committee, who shall coordinate voting on the matter, and collect and announce the results.

    7.3 A majority of the Member Regions must cast a vote for the vote to be considered binding.

    7.4 Member Regions that do not cast a vote within twelve days will be considered to have abstained.

Read dispatch

THE SOLIDARITY PACT OF THE NSLEFT

    1. Definitions

      1.1. "Member Region" shall refer to any region that has been admitted to the Solidarity Pact of the NSLeft.

      1.2. "NSLeft Comrade,” or simply “Comrade,” shall refer to any individual user which has one or more nations residing in a Member Region.

    2. Member Regions

      2.1. New Member Regions may be admitted by a majority vote of the Member Regions. Regions wishing to be admitted must inform the Director of the Central Committee, who shall coordinate voting on the matter, and collect and announce the results.

      2.2. Member Regions may be dismissed by a two-thirds vote of all other Member Regions. The Director of the Central Committee shall coordinate voting on the matter, and collect and announce the results.

      2.3. Member Regions shall cast their votes in accordance with the decision-making processes of their region.

      2.4. A majority of the Member Regions must cast a vote for the vote to be considered binding.

      2.5. Member Regions that do not cast a vote within twelve days will be considered to have abstained.

    3. Governance

      3.1. The Central Committee

        3.1.1. The Central Committee shall serve as the primary coordinating body of the NSLeft, and shall consist of seven voting members who shall be elected to a four-month term through a direct popular vote of Comrades.

        3.1.2. The Central Committee shall select from among its members a Director who shall organize, administer, and facilitate the business of the Central Committee.

          3.1.2.1. The Director shall be elected to a term of four months, but may be recalled at any time by either a two-thirds majority of the Central Committee or the recalling of the entire Central Committee itself.

        3.1.3. The Central Committee shall also have non-voting observers, who shall advise the Committee. These non-voting observers shall be:

          3.1.3.1. The Comrade who administers the Founder nation of the region “NSLeft,” known as the Custodian;

          3.1.3.2. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Discord server, known as the Discord Administrator;

          3.1.3.3. The Comrade who administers the NSLeft Forum, known as the Forum Administrator;

          3.1.3.4. The Director of the Editorial Committee;

          3.1.3.5. The Director of the Gameplay Committee;

          3.1.3.6 Any other Comrade selected by a majority of the Central Committee.

        3.1.4. The Central Committee may make decisions regarding the day-to-day administration and functions of the NSLeft.

        3.1.5. The Central Committee may be disbanded and new elections may be called with the approval of two-thirds of the Member Regions.

      3.2. The Regional Committee

        3.2.1. The Regional Committee shall serve as the representative body of the governments of the Member Regions, and shall consist of all executive officers of the Member Regions.

        3.2.2. The Regional Committee shall assist in executing and promoting activities, projects, and other plans for the NSLeft, and shall serve as a forum for communication between the governments of the Member Regions.

      3.3. The Gameplay Committee

        3.3.1. The Gameplay Committee shall serve to gather general consensus regarding World Assembly Resolutions at-vote, as well as to promote authorship of World Assembly resolutions and NationStates issues, with the express purpose of improving the leftist experience and representation in NationStates.

        3.3.2. The Gameplay Committee shall be overseen by Gameplay Representatives from each Member Region, selected in accordance with the decision-making processes of their region, and shall be responsible for the promotion and communication of Gameplay Committee activities in their region.

        3.3.3. The Gameplay Representatives shall elect a Director who shall organize, administer, and facilitate the business of the Gameplay Committee.

          3.3.3.1. The Director shall be elected to a term of four months, but may be recalled at any time by a two-thirds majority of the Gameplay Committee.

        3.3.4. Any Comrade may participate in the day-to-day business and discussion of the Gameplay Committee.

        3.3.5. The Gameplay Representatives shall encourage their Member Regions to vote on World Assembly Resolutions at-vote in accordance with the NSLeft consensus.

      3.4. The Editorial Committee

        3.4.1. The Editorial Committee shall oversee the publication of The Red + Black, the official interregional news organ of the NSLeft, and shall be comprised of:

          3.4.1.1. Editorial Representatives from each Member Region whose purpose is the administration of their respective regional newspapers;

          3.4.1.2. Any Comrade who wishes to volunteer to serve as an editor.

        3.4.2. The Editorial Committee shall elect a Director who shall organize, administer, and facilitate the business of the Editorial Committee.

          3.4.2.1. The Director shall be elected to a term of four months, but may be recalled at any time by a two-thirds majority of the Editorial Committee.

        3.4.3. Any Comrade may submit material to be published in The Red + Black, subject to the scrutiny of the Editorial Committee.

        3.4.4. The Editorial Committee shall publish The Red + Black on the website “theredand.black,” as well as in dispatch form, and shall share published content on the Regional Message Boards of the Member Regions.

      3.5. Elections

        3.5.1. All elections established in this Pact shall be held on the NSLeft forum, or, if the forum is unavailable due to technical issues, on any secure platform approved for use by the Central Committee.

        3.5.2. All elections established in this Pact shall be administered by the Forum Administrator.

        3.5.3. All elections established in this Pact shall have a nomination period lasting five days, and a voting period lasting seven days.

        3.5.4. Elections for the Directors of the Editorial and Gameplay Committees shall be conducted using the instant-runoff voting system, and elections for the Central Committee shall be conducted using the block voting system.

    4. Off-Site Platforms

      4.1. The NSLeft forum, located at “theredand.black,” shall be open to all who adhere to its Code of Conduct. The NSLeft forum shall use The Red Fleet’s Nation Authentication system to prevent identity theft.

      4.2. The NSLeft Discord server shall be open to all who adhere to its Code of Conduct. The NSLeft Discord server shall use The Red Fleet’s Nation Authentication system to prevent identity theft.

    5. Interregional Relations and Defense

      5.1. All Member Regions shall maintain peace with one another and shall resolve conflicts with other Member Regions through diplomacy.

      5.2 Comrades are encouraged to propose and organize interregional activities, such as discussions, festivals, and roleplays, among the Member Regions.

      5.3. Regional militaries and interregional military organizations associated with the NSLeft shall provide for the defense of the Member Regions.

      5.4 The Red Fleet, as an independent organization, shall be promoted as the primary defender of the NSLeft and vanguard of the NSLeft’s cause in military gameplay.

        5.4.1. The Red Fleet is permitted to recruit from Member Regions that do not otherwise have an official military.

      5.5. The NSLeft shall be a voluntary member of Antifa.

    6. Amendments

      6.1 Member Regions may propose amendments to this Pact, which may be accepted by a two-thirds vote of the Member Regions.

      6.2 Proposed amendments require no approval from any Committee. However, Comrades wishing to submit a proposal must inform the Director of the Central Committee, who shall coordinate voting on the matter, and collect and announce the results.

      6.3 A majority of the Member Regions must cast a vote for the vote to be considered binding.

      6.4 Member Regions that do not cast a vote within twelve days will be considered to have abstained.

Additional announcements will be made when the nomination process and elections officially begin.

Solidarity, comrades!

The Final Horseman, Nottinhaps, Llorens, Kavagrad, and 2 othersArgentigrad, and Greylyn

Oscansa wrote:Also curious, that seems like it can lead to shortage of sedatives required for medical use or recreational use

According to Morover, who authored the current General Assembly resolution (on 'Ban on the Involuntary Administration of Drugs'), the fifth clause "mandates that nations prevent their citizens from being affected by ... mind-altering external substances [i.e. hallucinogenic fungi, herbs etc.], if they do not wish to be. This can be either relocation of the native population, destruction of the substance, or, in more advanced nations, alteration of the substance. This is only necessary if the substances pose a reasonable, credible threat to the populace." While I agree with the overall spirit of the resolution, I feel that this might be difficult for many rural nations to enforce, and might result in the unnecessary destruction of many species.

Oscansa

When you thought you were banning nobility but somehow you accidentally got more capitalist.

Anarkiddy wrote:When you thought you were banning nobility but somehow you accidentally got more capitalist.

Well, historically that is exactly what happened.

Greylyn and Oscansa

I also somehow lost a bunch of income equality by letting a robot be a judge, which still baffles me, I understand that I misread the option I picked for my anti-nobility but that is just baffling.

FRS Opinion Poll Results

Feral Rat Stats have just completed a poll to determine the approval rating of the Secretary and the Cabinet, and these are the results:

QUESTION: How satisfied are you with the leadership of Secretary Llorens?

Very Satisfied: 75%
Somewhat Satisfied: 0%
Neutral/Unsure: 13%
Somewhat Unsatisfied: 8%
Very Unsatisfied: 4%

QUESTION: How satisfied are you with the work of the Executive branch (Secretary + Ministers)?

Very Satisfied: 54%
Somewhat Satisfied: 17%
Neutral/Unsure: 25%
Somewhat Unsatisfied: 0%
Very Unsatisfied: 4%

Notes

1) The sample size was 24, and the Margin of Error is 19.11%.

2) This poll was open for 48 hours, rather than the usual 72, as we found in previous polling that responses after the 48-hour mark were very rare.

3) This poll received significantly fewer responses than previous polling, with all but 1 response coming in the first 24 hours. We cannot say with any certainty why this occurred.

Nottinhaps, Llorens, Fevhader, and Oscansa

Kavagrad wrote:FRS Opinion Poll Results

Feral Rat Stats have just completed a poll to determine the approval rating of the Secretary and the Cabinet, and these are the results:

QUESTION: How satisfied are you with the leadership of Secretary Llorens?

Very Satisfied: 75%
Somewhat Satisfied: 0%
Neutral/Unsure: 13%
Somewhat Unsatisfied: 8%
Very Unsatisfied: 4%

QUESTION: How satisfied are you with the work of the Executive branch (Secretary + Ministers)?

Very Satisfied: 54%
Somewhat Satisfied: 17%
Neutral/Unsure: 25%
Somewhat Unsatisfied: 0%
Very Unsatisfied: 4%

Notes

1) The sample size was 24, and the Margin of Error is 19.11%.

2) This poll was open for 48 hours, rather than the usual 72, as we found in previous polling that responses after the 48-hour mark were very rare.

3) This poll received significantly fewer responses than previous polling, with all but 1 response coming in the first 24 hours. We cannot say with any certainty why this occurred.

1. First, it seems that Llorens has overwhelming support but most of the people who aren't satisfied with Llorens are in the Somewhat Dissatisfied or Very Disstafied. This is interesting to note.

2. For the cabinet poll, most people also are in big support of the cabinet but instead of having most of the other people dislike they cabinet they support them except have one or two things they don't like.

3. If your comfortable and voted in a group that was a minority please share!

Nottinhaps, Llorens, and Greylyn

I wonder if the true and only solution to an incorruptible government would be a sentient A.I. After all, human nature is oriented towards grabbing power for one’s self-interest.

My government uses one, at least.

Graemania

Upper bow moutuda

Finally hit top 1% deck value let's goooo

Graemania and Litauengrad

Daydem wrote:I wonder if the true and only solution to an incorruptible government would be a sentient A.I. After all, human nature is oriented towards grabbing power for one’s self-interest.

My government uses one, at least.

Human nature would also be the one programming the AI in such a situation.

Nottinhaps, Argentigrad, Graemania, Greylyn, and 2 othersUnited zealandic, and Digitotuo

Proposal to rename The Leftist Assembly into International League of Sexy Geniuses.

Llorens, Kavagrad, Graemania, Fevhader, and 5 othersUnited zealandic, Thasse, New lovronia, Roulantinia, and Greatdux

Barahona

The new World Assembly resolution that it's about commending Crushing Our Enemies (General COE) must be voted against. The articles of this document show like if this nation has been a longtime defender of human rights and an outstanding follower in diplomacy and international law. However, if we look at this nation's profile it can be seen that Civil Rights and Political Freedoms are outlawed. This is an enormous contradiction from what the document says to what General COE really is. The Republic of Barahona won't vote in favor of a deceiving resolution and for commending a nation that denies basic civil rights and political freedoms to its people. Barahona urges the members of The Leftist Assembly to do the same.

Graemania, United zealandic, Digitotuo, Yilithandra, and 2 othersRoulantinia, and Oscansa

Overview

Purpose

The amendment seeks to remove sections 1 and amend section 4 of the Military Voting Citizen Act.

Implementation

The amendment shall be implemented immediately .

Author/s

Greylyn

Signatory

Kavagrad

Result

TBD

Existing Law

Article I

  1. A nation must satisfy the following requirements to be a Military Voting citizen:

    1. Be a citizen of The Leftist Assembly

    2. Have a World Assembly nation participating in a leftist or anti-fascist military

  2. A nation, henceforth known as the applicant, can apply to become a Military Voting citizen via the following method:

    1. Send a telegram to the Minister of Information via their citizen nation, containing the name of their puppet nation and the military it is part of

    2. The Minister of Information shall send back to the applicant a string containing 10 pseudo-random alphanumeric characters

    3. The applicant must send the string back to the Minister of Information via their puppet nation in the military within one week

    4. If the applicant is able to send the correct string within one week, then the Minister of Information shall add their name to a public list of all Military Voting citizens

    5. If the applicant sends an incorrect string or fails to send a telegram to the Minister of Information within one week, they shall not be considered a Military Voting citizen, but can apply again

  3. A Military Voting citizen may apply for their Military Voting status to be removed by notifying the Minister of Information

  4. Should a Military Voting citizen be found to be in violation of the requirements stated in Section 1, they shall be given a reminder telegram and one-week grace period before their Military Voting status is removed

Proposed Law

Article I

  1. A nation, henceforth known as the applicant, can apply to become a Military Voting citizen via the following method:

    1. Send a telegram to the Minister of Information via their citizen nation, containing the name of their puppet nation and the military it is part of

    2. The Minister of Information shall send back to the applicant a string containing 10 pseudo-random alphanumeric characters

    3. The applicant must send the string back to the Minister of Information via their puppet nation in the military within one week

    4. If the applicant is able to send the correct string within one week, then the Minister of Information shall add their name to a public list of all Military Voting citizens

    5. If the applicant sends an incorrect string or fails to send a telegram to the Minister of Information within one week, they shall not be considered a Military Voting citizen, but can apply again

  2. A Military Voting citizen may apply for their Military Voting status to be removed by notifying the Minister of Information

  3. Should a Military Voting citizen be found to be in violation of the requirements as stated in the constitution, they shall be given a reminder telegram and one-week grace period before their Military Voting status is removed

Read dispatch

The Military Voting Citizen Amendment has been passed unanimously be the General Assembly as a "minor, inconsequential" amendment in line with Section 2 of the Legislative Process Act. The votes were as follows:

FOR

Kavagrad - This is a simple bill to adapt existing law to recent reforms. It makes sense to pass it.

Kongoland - It simply serves as an update/clarification following the reforms.

Libertasnia - It is an essential update and clarification.

Nottinhaps - It reduces redundancy and retains consistency throughout the Code of Laws and Constitution.

Podria - A very simple clarification in the constitution to keep language constant and decrease future confusion.

The Final Horseman - It's a necessary update given the previously passed legislation.

Wascoitan - It is a very minor update made only to make it in line with other bills and constitutional amendments past recently thus it makes sense for it to pass.

Nottinhaps, Argentigrad, and Greylyn

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