Bicameral legislature ftw!
Oh, I should have mentioned that any citizen can make a poll proposing anything within the bounds of our law.
I'm not done yet.
Alright, Iím just going to summarize Karmaís constitution;
Anyone who joins the region is a resident, and can join some ministries as well as interact within the region. But if they want to get into serious government work like participating in the legislature and becoming a cabinet member, they have to undergo a process of, well, Karma calls it Enlightenment. It boils down to doing something good and positive for oneís region.
I probably got some facts wrong; youíd have to check with Alti if you wanted the full explanation of it, but thatís a fairly basic summary for ya.
Obviously youíd have to cut a lot of stuff if you wanted to make this type of meritocracy work in Lorania, but I think the concept of ďdo something for your region and you may serve it furtherĒ is pretty damn good and something that should be adopted.
Joke level: 0%.
Eww no, that would take too long for laws to pass. The current HoC system is fine as it is.
Eww no, that would lead to Oligarchy (rule of the few). You could end up with unpopular people in charge, which is something that democracy prevents.
What if we just had an elected General Assembly (of, say, 5 nations), where there isn't one leader but we just vote to make big decisions?
No, I mean no other government/legislature other than a General Assembly. We have seen that our current system is quite clunky and doesn't cover all that it needs to.
Actually, the enlightenment system prevents generally uncool people who wonít put in any effort from getting into an office. Since they have to, yíknow, do something, it makes it so no lazy joe schmoe can get into office.
Also, making politics about popularity is bad for the health of a region.
Loraniaís at a crossroads. People are picking lanes.
How is it 'clunky'?
Why I don't support meritocracy:
The ruling few control policies and legislation, and end up with much more power than the rest of the region.
As the ruling few gain more expertise, they tend to exclude outsiders, and only include those who share their own views.
It prevents new perspectives and diversity.
When people feel they can't join the ruling few, they may no longer feel compelled to follow the rules set by the ruling few, leading to coups, and other chaotic events.
iím too tired to argue about this
To be honest, we're all too tired to argue. Let's all just calm down, and get level headed. We all need a rest from the 'Puet Event', which got us all running around like headless chickens, and sparked radical thinking in our heads. The current Loranian system isn't as bad as it seems, it just needs a few bills passed (criminal code and voting system change). So everyone, let's stop overreacting, and let's take a 24 hour break from intense political arguing.
no, wait thatís not the point- never mind.
I have an old idea (not a new one) to fix the Justice System:
1. Amend the Regional Court Procedures Act, so that only non-emergency cases (cases that don't require a quick response) go to the Courthouse.
2. Use the 'Lightning Trail' System for emergency cases (cases that require a quick response).
Lightning Trial System:
1. Citizen TGs CJ of Emergency crime, including the offending nation, the crime commited, and the evidence (in a dispatch - may be in picture format).
2. CJ decides verdict (Guilty or Not Guilty)
3. If Guilty - Punishes offending nation according the Criminal Code.
4. If Not Guilty - CJ takes no further action.
BTW, if you wish to criticise this idea, feel free to do so, but do it in a respectful and mannerly way (I don't want this to escalate into an argument).
Macari and Galactic Powers
i love your enthusiasm but please remember that you can reply to several posts in one, so you donít have to double post. this helps make the rmb easier to read
Macari and Ogliacia
I don't like the idea of 'lightening trials' - this was the sort of thing used during 'The Terror' in the French Revolution (at the point when France was undemocratic and guillotines with overused), and evening in Germany in the 1930s and 40s, as well as in North Korea to a certain extent. It shows a mark of undemocratic systems and almost always result in guilty verdicts as there is no defence.
We tried this before, and it didn't fix the problem of having a slow and inactive judiciary, as the CJ could still go inactive (the main problem during the Bio situation - as the RMB regulations didn't allow simple banjection at the time, I refused to banject anyone without the permission of the CJ, as that would be illegal and unconstitutional. Seas put Bio to a lightening trial, but it took weeks to progress anywhere due to inactivity on the part of the court).
I'm still against turning this into direct democracy. To an extent it can work on NS, but usually a legislature works better and this puts way too much power in the hands of the executive, and there is no 'ladder' for new citizens to use to work their way up to higher positions and learn the ropes of being in regional government.
Lightning Trials are also unconstitutional.
My original plans for the Basic Law of Thorossia did involve a legislature involving every citizen, as is the case in two unnamed GCRs, but this was not picked up on by Skundi for several reasons - not least because he objected to my definition of a citizen as a WA resident only :P
Here's an idea:
Banana duck theocracy, abolish democracy
Skundi issued a grudge against Turkic Union nine months ago simply because he was banned from the region by its founder, Qazaq Eli, for refusing their embassy request. I find it disturbing to note that he has not similarly issued a grudge against Montealba for concerning content allegedly hosted on its Discord server - content which surpasses the mere "pettiness" that he accused Qazaq Eli of demonstrating - instead merely issuing a statement of embassy cancellation.
Grudges should be issued consistently or not at all.