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It is all well and good that this statement to attract a party list has generated reasonable discussion from those not intending to join, much as the previous analogy of various fauna such as squirrels, wolves, hamsters, and chihuahuas stimulated comment. 

As opposed to the ad hominum attacks (mostly on TalossaNET with a few here on Witt) these comments have often been on the topic of specifics of these ongoing analogies with focus on the micro rather than the macro aspect. 

Let's cut to the chase (as I type on my phone as I am out and about at the moment - sorry about typos!)

A King and Kingdom is what we have now.  Perhaps not perfect in every aspect.  Some who pass judgement should examine their own long term commitment to the Kingdom (if not the King). Like the example of a parallel organization - not the mere suggestion of something of the like, but actual participation in such an enterprise.

If there is a desire for something other than a King and Kingdom of Talossa, there are thoughts expressed by other parties (which use a title called king for a position that is substantially different in an alternative system of government).  There have been extensive demonstrations of such forms of government previously.

Please consider joining the party list for Balançeu/Balance, or voting for the same, if you want to retain a Kingdom with a King (or perhaps Queen at some future date) for Talossa.

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Also posted at https://talossa.net/members/xpb/activity/443/ (you will need a complimentary TalossaNET account to login)

You are invited to join the Balançeu / Balance party if you have interest in retaining the current monarchy for Talossa that changes only under occasional and extraordinary circumstances. The current system has worked for over 40 years. Balançeu / Balance believes there should not be a change to an elected office called “King” similar to a President (such as occurs in 12 other global countries such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Burundi, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Syria, and Tajikistan every 7 years).

Several other parties support 55RZ21 The Talossa Shall Choose Its King Amendment. Balançeu / Balance party does not support that legislation as Talossa already has a King, and in the future may have a different King or Queen through existing traditions.

In general, the Balançeu / Balance party supports the combination of an elected Ziu (Cosa and Senäts) balanced with a Monarchy which is not subject to the vagaries of periodic elections. A King or Queen who operates as a Chief Executive Officer, who may delegate tasks as he or she sees fit, and takes a long view of events and circumstances beyond that of ephemeral political arguement.

If you support Balançeu / Balance in the election, you are also invited to join the party LIST such that your voice can be heard directly within the Cosa. Just write your name in the thread https://talossa.net/members/xpb/activity/439/#acomment-440 such that one or more seats granted in the election may be yours to represent, depending upon the number of ballots cast for Balançeu / Balance. As per Lex B.2.3 The ballot must also include, for each party contesting the election, a list of citizens to whom the party intends to award Cosa seats.

Alternatively you can call or text message 414-253-3643 (41-HALF-DOGE) or you can send email to balanceubalance@gmail.com. As per rules posted for the current election cycle, you need to make your intention to join the party list known prior to 13 May 23:59 TST (-5 UTC) – and preferably much earlier to aid the administration of the election. This information becomes public knowledge as part of the ballot, but throughout the balloting process you as a matter of course retain the right to vote as you choose without regard to being listed.

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Question:

It being less than a week from the election, how may one access http://www.talossa.ca/files/citemails.php as a party leader?  Based upon Lex B.2.3 I need to send a message to prospective voters immediately such that they can join the Balançeu / Balance party list prior to the election to be compliant with the requirement, as some citzens may not be aware of TalossaNET and https://talossa.net/members/xpb/activity/439/ (which currently has 41 members) or perhaps have not even made the transition from talossa.proboards.com (which had 850+ users over time including prospective citizens) vs wittenberg.talossa.com (which has 90 members currently).

"As per 2.3 The ballot must also include, for each party contesting the election, a 50-word (or less) statement of the general aims and views of the party, and a list of citizens to whom the party intends to award Cosa seats. If a party does not submit a candidate list to the Secretary of State before the election, the party leader is assigned all seats won, and seats which cannot be held by the Party Leader are forfeited. (49RZ23) (53RZ22)"

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Azul leaders of Cézembre,

I am confirming with you that you wish that the PROVINCE conducts your Senäts election. Please respond as soon as possible if this is not correct.

Thank you,



Dr. Txec dal Nordselvă,
Secretary of State

Acknowledged as correct.

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Cézembre / Opportunity for legislation and amendments July 2-13
« on: May 04, 2021, 08:41:45 PM »
One may note a flurry of constitutional amendments and other legislation happening in other locations.  My interpretation is that current Cézembre statutes do not provide adequate notice prior to the general election for the Cosa (conducted by the Chancery) and for the Lord Warden (conducted by Cézembre) for amendments.  There is adequate time, however, to consider legislation to be referred by l'Etats to the citizens of Cézembre for the upcoming Cézembre election taking place June 14-July 1.  I call for a session of l'Etats June 2-13 for consideration of those potential bills, which in turn will be informed by the polls conducted in the realm prior to that date.

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This is incorrect. This is not me arguing semantics, this is XPB lying.

My thoughts on the subject are a lie?

Amazing demonstration of doublespeak. 

Pardon me that I believed my thoughts should be mine to control.

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Since there are analogies being presented here, I want a King that is like a Supreme Court Justice in the United States, who serves until the resign, die, or are impeached (that acountability part that is asked for).  The difference is that that power in a kingdom is invested in one person instead of nine.

If the previous referendum had asked simply "Do you want a King or not" rather than obfuscating with the calcuations of ranked choice voting to stack the deck against a simple yes or no, then the question of whether this is a Kingdom would have been answered.  That is not what was asked (and I provided the math earlier in a different thread as to how the manipulation happens). With literal 2020 hindsight everyone should ask themselves do they want a Kingdom or a Republic? 

A Kingdom needs a powerful King or Queen who is not replaced on a fixed schedule

A Republic desires a less powerful leader (whatever you call it) who is replaced on a fixed schedule (and might even have term limits)

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A fascinating glimpse into the mind of the Balançéu tendency of monarchists




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I keep hearing about this "elective monarchy" Kind of sounds like
Alone together.
Amazingly awful.
Bittersweet.
Clearly confused.
Deafening silence.
Definitely maybe.
And other oxymorons

Why not call it what it is -- a President.
... not a King

Why not state the true goal - a Republic
... not a Kingdom

Your lack of familiarity with concepts such as bittersweetness, deafening silence and elective monarchies does not make them any less real.

We can agree to disagree on this

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For the record, I do not believe that monarchies as a form of government are unique for micronations. If you check MicroWiki or a similar source, youll see that monarchies are everywhere, its like the default setting. Republics arent unique either of course, same reasoning.

Elective monarchies like what the Historic Compromise is about are significantly rarer though. Of the top of my head I can only think of Seborga that does something similar. So, if uniqueness was the deciding factor, wouldnt that be an argument for the Historic Compromise instead of against?

I keep hearing about this "elective monarchy" Kind of sounds like
Alone together.
Amazingly awful.
Bittersweet.
Clearly confused.
Deafening silence.
Definitely maybe.
And other oxymorons

Why not call it what it is -- a President.
... not a King

Why not state the true goal - a Republic
... not a Kingdom

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50 years before the formation of Talossa, Gandhi said:

“Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which, though easy enough to understand, is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred spreads in the world.”

I do not hate citizens who participate in spirited debate.  I hate the proposed change from a Kingdom which is unique, to a Republic, which is ordinary.

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