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I, Viteu Marcianüs, hereby claim my right to be seated in the next Grand Session of the Estats Xhenerais.

I, Viteu Marcianüs, a citizen of the United Provinces of Vuode and Dandenburg, am proud to cast my vote for Eðo Grischun to represent this great province in the Senāts.

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Wittenberg / Re: The Importance of the Upcoming Election (my views)
« on: July 18, 2020, 12:30:06 AM »
There has been a lot of criticism of the King recently for not acting more like Monarchs of other countries. Talossa is not like other countries.

If Talossa was a country in which people essentially had to live (ie, if we exerted any real control over Milwaukee), then I would of course be advocating for a figurehead Monarchy. Talossa is not like that, though; we are for all practical purposes a voluntary association. There is no possible way for the Monarchy to actually infringe on the rights of citizens, because a citizen can, with a single post, leave and no longer be the King's subject. So the question is really how we want our voluntary association to be set up, which is why it is not anti-democratic to be in favor of a Monarchy with the capability of temporarily vetoing bills (and I will take this opportunity to remind everyone that the reason the King's veto over legislation is now temporary is an amendment that I passed). The claim that a Monarch's political activity devalues the Monarchy only makes sense if you already believe the Monarch should not get involved in politics.

Can anyone provide an example of how the Talossan Monarchy has actually curtailed anyone's rights? How it converts Talossa into a plaything of the King's allies? Makes it a relic of the past? Talossa is wide open for any citizen; go out there and make it yours! The King is not standing in your way (the bureaucracy sometimes does though, which is why I am still committed to AMP as a think tank...).

Talossa, like all other vibrant societies, must continually change! On that I agree. But there are more changes available than an ever-more anti-Monarchy programme of Organic amendments. Change comes via the citizens engaging with each other. The Monarchy doesn't hinder that, and I would argue can encourage it, if operating at its best.

Accusations that Monarchists are "politically stagnant" take an extremely narrow view of what constitutes freshness, and how Talossa can be taken into the future

Finally, the King very rarely vetoes anything that is not related to reducing his own prerogatives. So, for all of the (quite understandable) bellyaching about the King's antics, what does it matter if the King protects his power if he never does anything else with it? It's a self-licking ice cream cone.

Like that time I had to get a court order to fulfill my role as a Senator because the King, in a Talossan way, essentially locked me out of the Ziu ? Seriously, he can't curtail rights because than we can just leave Talossa? For this one post I'm stepping out of my apolitical retirement to say, Ian, your post is utter nonsense and an insult to your intelligence. With that, I'm back to being apolitical.

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Councilors of the Tenth Grand Session of the Estats Xhenerais of the United Provinces of Vuode and Dandenburg:
In my role as Presiding Officer of this tenth Grand Session of the Estats Xehenerias, I decree the following:

Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution of the United Provinces of Vuode and Dandenburg compels the Cunstaval to dissolve each Grand Session of the Estats Xhenerais. 

Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United Provinces of Vuode and Dandenburg instructs that the Estat Xhenerais is instantly dissolved with those of the national Ziu. 

On or about June 30, 2020, His Majesty Ian Lupul issued the Writ of Dissolution for the 54th Cosa of the Kingdom of Talossa.  Having received no formal dissolution decree from the Cunstaval, it is my view that this tenth Grand Session of the Estats Xhenerais was dissolved by operation of law upon the dissolution of the 54th Cosa of the Kingdom of Talossa.

Accordingly, I issue my resignation as Presiding Officer nunc pro tunc to the dissolution of the tenth Grand Session of the Estats Xhenerais.

In my role as Premier of the United Provinces of Vuode and Dandenburg, adhering to the tradition established following the adoption of our Constitution, it falls to me to open the forum in which every citizen of the United Provinces may declare their intent to sit as a Councilor in the Eleventh Grand Session of the Estats Xhenerais.  As set forth in Article III, Section 4, every person seeking such seat must publicly declare the following:

I, [YOUR NAME], hereby claim my right to be seated in the next Grand Session of the Estats Xhenerais.

Only during that period of time in which the national election is taking place.  Hence, this declaration can only be made between July 15, 2020 and August 1, 2020.  Any declaration received before that cannot be counted, although I will reach out to any individual that makes an early declaration to reiterate such on the proper date. PLEASE MAKE ALL DECLARATIONS IN THIS THREAD.

In accord with the national Constitution and codified law, the senatorial seat for the United Provinces shall be decided in this election. Pursuant to the Claiming Our Autonomy Byelaw (see Byelaws 1.1), the United Provinces of Vuode and Dandenburg invoked its organic right to choose a Senator under its own laws and without the aid of the Chancery.  Pursuant to the section 2.1 of the National Senate Election Byelaw, a prospective candidate must openly declare their intention no later than 10 days prior to the end of the last Cosa preceding an election.  On or about June 7, 2020, the Right Honorable Senator Eðo Grischun did so timely declare such intent.  No other person publicly declared their intent.  As such, Senator Grischun shall proceed to election unchallenged. 

Pursuant to Section 2.2 of the National Senate Election Byelaw, all votes for Senator must be made publicly on a sub-forum dedicated to the United Provinces on the national forum.  Thus, PLEASE RECORD YOUR VOTE FOR SENATOR, IF YOU SO CHOOSE, IN THIS THREAD. As previously noted, the votes must be recorded during the period corresponding with the national election.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve all of you, and I look forward to working with all of you and for all of your in the next Estats Xhenerais.

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Wittenberg / Re: Election update and rules.
« on: July 09, 2020, 05:25:02 AM »
Responding as Vuode's Premier--

The Chancery doesn't have authority to conduct Vuode's election. The Reclaiming Act was passed under the old Org Law, but the underlying organic clause and authority for the act remains in the new Org Law. Also, Vuode has to affirmatively ask the Chancery to conduct its election, which it has not done, nor, as Premier, will I do. The law of Vuode is clear in this regard, and I am without authority, at this time, to change it.

You timely declared your candidacy. Nobody else did. You're technically running, but it's unopposed. The election will happen on a Vuode forum by public vote in accord with  Vuodian law. There is no role for the Chancery here.

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Wittenberg / Re: Ian Tamoran steps back a little
« on: April 02, 2020, 12:06:32 PM »
SJ Tamoran,

Thank you for your tremendous service to the Judiciary. You were a valued member of the Uppermost Cort and, notwithstanding anything else, strived to encompass civility and excellence in your role as Justice.  You will be missed, and I am saddened that I will not get to work with you on the Cort.  We contrast in our understanding of justice, but you always maintained the air of deocrum and reverence for differing opinions and arguments. Emulating your respect for all litigants is something I will strive to emulate in my role as Justice. I appreciate your contributions and time and look forward to your future endeavors in Talossa.

Stay healthy and, importantly, stay sane in these times.

Regards,

V

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Wittenberg / Re: La Curantoina (Talossan Evening Chat Show 2.0)
« on: April 02, 2020, 12:00:50 PM »
Either day works for me.

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Vuode / Re: Provincial merger discussion (Poll added)
« on: March 30, 2020, 08:53:24 PM »
Apparently it's now 3-0. But Id still rather hear their concerns.

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Vuode / Re: Provincial merger discussion (Poll added)
« on: March 29, 2020, 07:04:14 PM »
In the absence of any more discussion, I think MM is ready to move forward

I'm so inclined to say yes. But I just voted, and it's now 2:1 for. I don't know if they will, but I'd like the person to reach out to Etho or me or publicly discuss their opposition. But, if nothing in the next few days, I'd venture to say that we're ready for formal talks.

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Wittenberg / Re: La Curantoina (Talossan Evening Chat Show 2.0)
« on: March 29, 2020, 06:13:11 PM »
I'm unsure if this is happening and if there is a zoom link... I don't know if this has to necessarily be recorded and posted. Perhaps an informal chat with whoever wants to participate?

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Wittenberg / Re: La Curantoina (Talossan Evening Chat Show 2.0)
« on: March 27, 2020, 10:48:20 PM »
Sorry I missed this. Perhaps we can do one over the weekend?

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Cuomo's PAUSE "I swear it's not a shelter-in-place because reasons" Order hasn't even gone into effect yet (just shy of three hours), I just got back to my apartment and I'm already in full cabin fever mode.

In any event, New York is apparently now the epicenter (at least in the US) because of the high numbers of cases, but that's not really considering how much New York is out-testing other states. Say what one will about Cuomo (and I disagree with him a lot even though I voted for him), but he's the Governor NY needs at the moment.

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The Hopper / Re: The Hat Redistribution Amendment
« on: March 19, 2020, 03:01:22 PM »
Also, I have no particular interest is being a Senator/MC given my role on the Cort. I'm just trying to think in terms of what can help Talossa overall.

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The Hopper / Re: The Hat Redistribution Amendment
« on: March 19, 2020, 03:00:26 PM »
My present proposal removes MZs from the list. Can we find common ground?

@Ian Plätschisch and @Glüc (from the other bill): It's not a matter of power; it's just that at the very least some positions should probably be nonpartisan as much as practicable - Justices, the King, the SoS; sitting in the Senate does not take away from nonpartisanship, sitting in the Cosa, by definition, does. Hence why I would favor the SoS and Justices being admitted to the Senate but barred from the Cosa.

I don't disagree per se. My concern is limiting participation. What if we included language that the Ziu may restrict MZs from serving as a Justice by statute (prospective only). That way there's some flexibility here. If down the line we have more active people, let's ban MZs. But if we're only a handful of people...

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The Hopper / Re: Judiciary Amendment of 2020
« on: March 19, 2020, 07:30:08 AM »
I'm not opposed but I still want to keep odd numbers.

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The Hopper / Re: The Hat Redistribution Amendment
« on: March 19, 2020, 12:13:57 AM »
My present proposal removes MZs from the list. Can we find common ground?

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