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Messages - Flip Molinar

#1
Quote from: Breneir Tzaracomprada on July 12, 2024, 01:33:21 PMI nominate myself for the position of Túischac'h.
I second this nomination.
#2
Make that la Provinçù Liveradă es Soveran da Belacostă.
#3
as per El Lex H.4.2, I publicly declare that I shall represent the constituency of la Provinçù Soveran da Belacostâ
#4
I know that I have been harping on this a lot since I have returned in the last few weeks, but why do we not just switch to a system of registered voters and non-registered voters or active voters and the inactive voters? That way we don't have to worry about people that we can't get a hold of when trying to send out the election ballots or the census papers. If someone wants to register to vote they can do that and they have to make sure that they're contact information is up to date.

After this change is made, if citizens don't respond to three consecutive censuses or if they fail to vote in three consecutive elections, they become inactive voters and would have to be registered to vote in the next closest election. They would also of course have to update their contact information so that a ballot or a census questionnaire could be sent to them.

For purposes of the census there could just be a category for these citizens where they would be labeled as inactive citizens. I think that all former citizens that have lost their citizenship but are not deceased as far as we know, should be reinstated with a blacklist for people that we know shouldn't be allowed to participate in the Civic or political life of the Kingdom. I think of King Robert the first and Iusti Canün as examples.

The practice of Blacklisting would have to be only as a result of a punishment following a conviction for a high crime by the uppermost Court for something like crimes against the dignity of a person or for crimes against the state itself.

I suggest all this because I feel that those citizens that have lost their citizenship and are currently ex-citizens should be reinstated immediately and whoever we need to add to the blacklist after they are reinstated as full citizens, we can but this should be done as an absolute last resort. In short, I just don't believe that anyone should lose their citizenship simply because they didn't participate in a certain aspects of the life of the country. Even when I have been away from the country for several years this time, I still feel the nation in my heart and I still live and promote the kingdom as a proud citizen.

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#5
Wittenberg / Re: Honouring Deceased Talossans
June 28, 2024, 05:02:21 PM
I hope that this is something that can be carried forward by all parties and Members of the Ziu in the upcoming term.

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#6
Quote from: Breneir Tzaracomprada on June 26, 2024, 03:51:39 PMFlip, did you get any responses in private to your outreach? I am guessing election season explains the muted response to this thread.
I have only received one response so far but I think you are right about the election. I'm more than happy to wait until August when the Ziu is in session.

I will try to sum up where the discussion is at. It was pointed out to me that participation in the census counts as participation for the purposes of not losing your citizenship. It was also suggested that we need a way to be able to remove citizens that have died from the list of citizens.

As such, I sympathize with these two points but I would still argue that keeping people on as citizens is more important than dealing with the minor inconvenience of sending out election ballots and census forms to people that may or may not be deceased. I could see one work around solution to this problem being a system where we look for obituaries if a citizen has not voted or responded to a census within the past three or five or seven or ten years, whatever we decide.

An alternative solution could be to make it so that if a citizen hasn't voted in three consecutive elections, they are no longer eligible to vote and would have to re-register to vote in order to be able to vote again. This would allow the Secretary of State to not have to mail or email every single citizen a ballot when there is a good chance that some citizens are either not interested in voting, just inactive, forgot about the nation entirely, or have passed away. This would also eliminate the need to verify that someone is still living.

I think the second solution is much more workable than the first one both logistically and in terms of our compassion for our fellow citizens. I would like to see this implemented in conjunction with the designation of Honor for deceased citizens that Ian has suggested elsewhere. The exact terms and mechanisms for that new practice could be developed separately but I think it's a great idea to go along with the automatic and immediate reinstatement of all former citizens of the kingdom of Talossa (with a blacklist of citizens who are permanently disqualified from holding a political,state, or royal office as a result of judgements for a criminal offense) as well as the elimination of all activity related removals of citizenship such as not voting for a certain amount of time or not responding to a census for another amount of time.
#7
Wittenberg / Re: Honouring Deceased Talossans
June 23, 2024, 03:09:52 PM
Quote from: Breneir Tzaracomprada on January 11, 2024, 08:38:41 AMThis is really a beautiful idea. Tric'hard brings up an important but perhaps not fatal problem. I hope we will be able to put this into practice. It would be great to give people like Xhorxh Asmour the LDT or HIT title.
Yes and may he rest in peace.
#8
Wittenberg / Re: Honouring Deceased Talossans
June 23, 2024, 03:07:56 PM
I also like this idea!
#9
I just passed my test and submitted my application. Unfortunately, I don't have a picture with a blank background but the picture that I chose has me with the background of La Mar Talossan. Also I can't write my own signature, or anyone else's for that matter, so I submitted another picture in that field just to get the application to go through. I have a stamp with my American name but I should really get one with the Talossan name as well. I know that I have to wait for the next batch to be shipped out because I just missed this one but that's fine I'm totally okay waiting as long as I need to to get something so special. Thank you.
#10
Wittenberg / Re: King/Queen by seniority?
June 21, 2024, 11:09:11 PM
I agree that this is a good idea. I would like to see it with a few modifications. I like the idea of having a process where anyone that is interested in becoming King would put their name in and apply for the job and then the candidates could be voted upon at the next closest general election. I think that the seniority aspect is important and there should be a minimum requirement that a citizen wishing to succeed an outgoing king must be a citizen of the Kingdom (including time spent in the Republic of Talossa) for a minimum of 10 consecutive years. Candidates should be allowed to give a statement to the nation about their plans if they were to have the throne bestowed upon them by the people of the Kingdom. Obviously, they would have to avoid political statements or actually campaigning for votes. I see this way of doing things as the best way to blend the experience and patriotism that comes with seniority in the Kingdom with the Democratic will of the people. Additionally, this could also be combined with a clause making it so that the king and by extension the Royal household, must be reaffirmed by the people through a vote at the next general election following five years on the throne. This would mix democracy and experience in the Kingdom through longevity in the best possible way. I realize that this isn't practical right now as the amendment to the succession structure is about to change once again after this current election is over in about a week. But this could definitely be a proposal to consider for the future.
#11
I like it and the logo looks good.
#12
Quote from: Breneir Tzaracomprada on June 21, 2024, 02:41:16 PM
Quote from: Flip Molinar on June 21, 2024, 01:54:34 PM
Quote from: Barclamïu da Miéletz on June 21, 2024, 01:45:35 PMWould be great material for my channel.
The discussions could definitely be featured on various media outlets depending on the topics 

Yes, Fora Talossa would also welcome the chance to broadcast these ventures.
Much appreciated!
#13
Quote from: Barclamïu da Miéletz on June 21, 2024, 02:32:25 PM
Quote from: Flip Molinar on June 21, 2024, 01:54:34 PM
Quote from: Barclamïu da Miéletz on June 21, 2024, 01:45:35 PMWould be great material for my channel.
The discussions could definitely be featured on various media outlets depending on the topics 
Especially mine which I founded yesterday.
I would be honored to play a part in the first steps of your channel.
#14
Quote from: Barclamïu da Miéletz on June 21, 2024, 01:45:35 PMWould be great material for my channel.
The discussions could definitely be featured on various media outlets depending on the topics 
#15
Wonderful!