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5626  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northeast Voting Booth: Popular Initiative Amendment on: September 06, 2007, 12:05:01 pm
I don't think you can legally do this.

Eh, I do a lot of things that aren't legal. Just figured I'd keep things moving since others were pre-occupied.

 TO THE BRIG WITH ME!
5627  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Popular Initiative Amendment Tracker on: September 06, 2007, 11:40:56 am
Hello, Northeast, can someone open this vote? It's been 3 days already.

I just opened it in the voting section.
5628  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Northeast Voting Booth: Popular Initiative Amendment on: September 06, 2007, 11:40:24 am
As nobody else has done so, I'll just start this off.


The Senate debate on the Amendment can be found here.

The Amendment is as follows:
Popular Initiative Amendment

Article I, Section 3, Clause 5 of the Atlasian Constitution shall be created to read as follows:

Any ordinary citizen of Atlasia may propose legislation for immediate consideration by the Senate. To do so, he must:

(a) create a new thread (entitled with the name of his proposed legislation) containing his proposal;

(b) receive the signitures of 15% of the registered citizens of Atlasia within 28 days of creating the thread.

When these requirements are met and verified by the Secretary of Forum Affairs, the legislation shall be placed before the Senate for its consideration, though only one piece of legislation proposed in this matter shall be considered by the Senate at any one time. The citizen who creates the thread for the legislation shall be thence considered the sponsor of the legislation.
5629  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: Who are you backing? on: September 06, 2007, 11:34:54 am
1. Mike Bloomberg
2. Rudy Giuliani
3. Bill Richardson
4. Fred Thompson
5. John Edwards
5630  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which avatar best suits the preceding poster? on: September 06, 2007, 07:07:04 am


Because it just fits.
5631  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: What produces this map? on: September 05, 2007, 12:21:09 pm
What Produces this map?

 I'd imagine a mix of Naso and BRTDs wet dreams.
5632  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The Hill: Tsongas and Ogonowski win in Mass. special primary on: September 05, 2007, 11:54:53 am
Who wins this race? Certainly not the people of that district.
5633  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Breaking: Craig - Reconsidering Resignation on: September 05, 2007, 06:30:42 am
Safe LaRocco.

Ahh, now that's something Larry hasn't heard in oh, 14 or so years.
5634  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: history, Tom Foley, etc. on: September 04, 2007, 12:08:39 pm
I don't see why not. Let's not forget that Daschle was the Democratic leader in the Senate until he failed to win reelection a few years ago.

Yes..and? Daschle was done in by Frist, Rove, and Bush. Pelosi isn't going anywhere unless she is defeated in a primary.

Reread the question. I don't think that Pelosi will be the Speaker for the next 93 years.

Reread my answer. I didn't say that Pelosi would be Speaker that long. I was commenting on Daschle, on how he was done in. He was the democratic leader from a strong Republican state, and those three helped do him in.
5635  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Senate composition on: September 04, 2007, 10:16:12 am
Yup, Collins is enjoying approvals that Chafee never acheieved, or atleast for long periods of time.
5636  Election Archive / 2008 Elections / Re: September Poll! on: September 04, 2007, 10:15:03 am
Quite intersting, I found a candidate I like on nearly every ticket.. except for Paul.
5637  Election Archive / 2008 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: Arizona-Rasmussen: Every Republican ahead of Hillary Clinton on: September 04, 2007, 09:57:48 am
Further proof that AZ won´t be a swing state if Clinton is the DEM nominee ...

Further proof that it sucks to be John McCain, and Naso, one of his many (17) supporters.
5638  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: TheHill.com: Schumer eager to waste money in Idaho on: September 04, 2007, 09:39:26 am
LOL!!!
5639  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Predict how the previous forumite will die on: September 04, 2007, 09:24:36 am
Murder, most foul.
5640  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: TheHill.com: Schumer eager to waste money in Idaho on: September 04, 2007, 09:00:33 am
Some People said the same thing about Virginia and Montana.

Yeah, Virginia and Montana are very much so different from Idaho, but you knew that.
5641  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: history, Tom Foley, etc. on: September 04, 2007, 08:55:25 am
I don't see why not. Let's not forget that Daschle was the Democratic leader in the Senate until he failed to win reelection a few years ago.

Yes..and? Daschle was done in by Frist, Rove, and Bush. Pelosi isn't going anywhere unless she is defeated in a primary.
5642  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Breaking News: John Warner to retire at end of term on: August 31, 2007, 01:40:48 pm
That's sad.  Senator Warner is a great man, and has done great things for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  I'm glad, for atleast a short time, I was able to call him my Senator.
5643  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Who’s your Favorite President from each Party? on: August 31, 2007, 11:26:32 am
Democrat- Bill Clinton
Republican- Tough choice, either Teddy Roosevelt, or GPorter
5644  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: AndrewCT for Senate (Northeast) - Responsive Leadership on: August 31, 2007, 10:32:25 am
I thank you.

 
5645  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: AndrewCT for Senate (Northeast) - Responsive Leadership on: August 30, 2007, 02:30:07 pm
I'm bumping my old campaign for this current one.

 Again, any additional questions that anybody, even those not in the district wish to ask, please feel free.
5646  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Northeast Senate Seat Special Election Forum—AUG 30-31, 2007 on: August 30, 2007, 12:56:02 pm
I hate not typing out an actual answer, but I agree with with Verily on the issue.
5647  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Who are you planning to support in the Northeast Special Election? on: August 30, 2007, 11:08:47 am
This will be incredibly.... incredibly hard.

Indeed.

For real
5648  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Northeast Senate Seat Special Election Forum—AUG 30-31, 2007 on: August 30, 2007, 10:27:55 am
I'll break down each item and respond.

  • Judicial Terms—Should Supreme Court terms be lifetime appointments, or should judges be up for reconfirmation (in any shape or form) after the period of one year?

 I believe that in Atlasia, our Supreme Court terms should be based on reconfirmation each year. I believe that is the best way to keep our courts moving into new directions. If a Justice does his or her job properly, there should be no reason for not being reconfirmed.

  • Popular Initiative—Should citizens be able to sponsor a law and bring it to the Senate floor provided they obtain signatures of at least 15% of registered Atlasian voters?

 In a way, yes, I believe that citizens should be able to sponser a bill, but I believe it can be done in a different manor. I believe that once the signatures are obtained by registered voters, that the citizen should bring it forward to his or her Senator, and have it directly brought to the floor for voting. I think by having their Senator bring it foward, it will keep our Senate clean, and make it easier to see where the propsed laws are coming from.

  • Proportional Representation—Should we continue to elect Class B Senators from five evenly-populated districts, or should all five Class B Senators be elected nationwide via "proportional representation by single transferrable vote"?

 I believe that we should continue electing Class B Senators the way we do it now. Local members for local districts, voting for their needs.
5649  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does your Congressman support gay marriage? on: August 30, 2007, 10:13:26 am
I believe he does.
5650  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Northeast Senate Seat Special Election Forum—AUG 30-31, 2007 on: August 30, 2007, 09:59:32 am
First, I would like to echo the comments of my friends, Rockefeller Republican, and Verily. Thank you, Senator-elect Moderate for moderating this forum for the people of the Northeast.  I would also like to say it's an honor to run with both of the other candidates, both of which who are excellent people, and I believe to have excellent qualifications for this race.  I will not refer to them as my "opponents", because we are all working for the same goal, and that is to give the Northeast the best representation it can have.

   If given the chance, and elected to the Atlasia Senate, I promise that I will fight for the people of the Northeast, and work hard for what is in their best intrerest. Former Senator Keystone Phil is a great person, but I believe that he was looking out for the interests of his party, and I feel that the Democrats, Liberals, Independents, and Moderate Republicans have been left out. We need to bring fair, and equal representation to a fair, and equal district. I will not also leave out our Conservatives in this district. I understand how hard it is to be a Republican in moderatly liberal district, and I promise to represent your needs as well.

 Also, as in my prior campaign for Senate, I promise to keep an open mind to every peice of legislation, and will listen to advice from all constiuents.  I will also promise that I will only serve two terms, if elected and later re-elected.

 I again thank you, and await the series of questions.
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