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76  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: June 2016 Federalist Convention - Lincoln, Nebraska (The Chairman Speaks!!!) on: July 29, 2016, 03:25:52 am
Under Endorsements and Primaries

Aren't Clauses 1 and 7 duplicative? This exists in the current bylaws as well.
77  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: June 2016 Federalist Convention - Lincoln, Nebraska (The Chairman Speaks!!!) on: July 23, 2016, 02:28:34 am
I have decided upon discussion with a few members to make some changes going forward with regards to how the conventions operate to ensure speedy completion of various tasks that seem to delay the convention.

1). We need a Bylaw and Platform Committee who can then present amendments ready made for debate. We need two major bylaw changes at this stage:

a. The process for endorsements is now completely obsolete under the fourth Constitution and needs to be rewritten in its entirety.

b. There is desire to add a position dealing with the administration of conventions to ensure that the Party Chairman doesn't have to sacrifice the convention's completion in a timely fashion to handle the exigencies of actually winning the elections. This was made worse by the multitude of elections that occurred back to back as the new constitution was implemented.

While this concern will not be the case going forward, it should be noted that future elections will be more complex in other ways therefore the establishment of a permanent convention chair separate from the Party Chairman holds merit and the bylaws should thus be amended to that effect.
78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: June 2016 Federalist Convention - Lincoln, Nebraska (The Chairman Speaks!!!) on: July 23, 2016, 02:23:53 am
vi. Vacancies in the House of Representatives shall be filled by the executive of the effected Party; but should a vacancy occur as the result of the death, expulsion, or resignation of a Representative not being a member of a major Party, then a special election shall be held to chose a replacement to serve the remainder of the existing term.

As per my resignation last week in order to take office as Associate Justice for the Southern Region, the same seat has once again fallen vacant and therefore it has fallen upon me to appoint a replacement once again.

As stated before, my primary criteria was to adhere closely to the voters that elected the Representative Goldwater initially. That limited my options significantly, but it seemed like the proper approach to keep the House as close to representing the people as possible.

The constitution requires that I make an appointment, but it doesn't dictate that said replacement be a member of the same party. The person I have chosen has a long record of distinguished service, policy expertise on those less than sexy areas of government policy and of course fits well in terms of representing the constituency that voted in now Senator Goldwater, as he is literally one of those voters.

The person I have selected is former Senator Shua, who I hereby appoint as my successor in the People's House of Representative.
79  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: #ImpeachNCYankee on: July 23, 2016, 02:08:38 am
As the champion of such judicial independence, do you really think me base enough to surrender my beliefs the minute some member of my party comes to me begging for a partial ruling?

If have been Chairman for a long time and it is also not a sworn office. Term limits is different because it induces the risk of the seeking of the next sworn office be it elected or appointed as motivation to alter rulings to advance such interests as the term comes to an end.

As Chairman, I have every motivation and interest to be an independent justice because abuse of my position would do more harm to the party than any temporary gain from a favorable ruling. Something you fail to consider, is the interest at play and once again my history is always one of taking the long term view, and never the short term one. So the notion falls flat that I would be partial in my rulings to "advance the Federalist Party", because such behavior would in fact harm the Federalist Party long term, not help it.

Also, Oakvale's TPP was equal in strength in a three way partisan split, his party had a strong position in the Senate, controlled three regions and was part of a ruling coalition in the executive branch. He actively plotted a regional takeover and even my defeat for reelection, all the while serving as a sitting Supreme Court Justice. Yet he was still viewed as an independent justice, including by me (at least until he supported NE Secession but he left soon after that). I am sick and tired of these same types of people getting a chance to prove themselves like that and when it comes to me I always get sh**t on.

I am not Adam Griffin. And as for my party's power right now, I don't manipulate/screw over my party's elected officials. President Leinad is his own man. The only thing I have asked of him was that he stand up for his own opinion and not be railroaded. Well sh**t, lock me up for pulling the strings!!! Roll Eyes I have rather little influence over the policy decisions by virtue of being out of congress. I am making a push for a certain approach on healthcare in full public view, but guess what Oakvale did the same in 2014 and that is fully up to elected officials to listen to my views or ignore them at their pleasure. My primary responsibilities at this stage amount to keeping people from eating each other for breakfast. Leinad handles most day to day matters, which with a Federalist President, it makes sense he would have a greater role just like in real life.

As for the other direction, if anyone tried to pressure me into ruling a certain way inside my party or not, I would immediately make it public.

I was appointed Judicial Overlord by a an independent Governor and former Overlord who I did not even vote for in the previous election. I was confirmed in that office by a unanimous vote that included several other former Overlords with politics varying from right-wing to socialist. My party was pretty dominant in the old South too, yet that bipartisan group entrusted me with the post by such huge levels of support regardless, because they trusted my judgment.

Unlike our legislative statutes, my history and judgment didn't get erased with the reset. It is still present and still going to be applied. You can discount my record as PPT if you want because of any number of meaningless obvious factoids about the nature of the post. But the fact remains I kept three conflicting rolls separate for years, I think I can handle just two, especially when it applies to something where indeed independence concerns me greatly. My nature, instincts, inclinations and yes philosophy guide me towards an end that alleviates your concerns.  

Perhaps, if I were to transform into some demonic cliche villain, then  you would have something to actually worry about besides baseless paranoia. But seriously, what are the chances of that happening?
80  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump's nomination is the first time US politics has left me truly afraid on: July 23, 2016, 12:42:28 am
The great irony is that if Trump succeeds, the GOP will be far more moderate afterwards then it was before Trump.

However, it will also be far less neoconservative, neo-liberal and globalist and if you fit in any of those categories, chances are you going to be just as disenchanted as if the party had kept going further and further right in the movement conservative tradition.
81  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Opinion of Ted Cruz's convention speech on: July 21, 2016, 04:29:16 am
Will hurt Cruz in 2020 big time.   Matter of fact Mike Pence is probably the odds favorite right now going into 2020 primaries.  Of course things can change in 4 years just my 3 cents.

Agreed. If Hillary wins especially, Pence comes off far more favorably as someone who did his best to prevent her election, as opposed to Cruz, who in the view of many hard liners, put the country behind his own selfish gain. And those would be his primary base of support.

He won't get to monopolize the social conservative bloc again, not with people like Cotton and others possibly running and Pence was leading the fight for tea party causes against the Bush era GOP, when Cruz was still a Bush hack.
82  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Healthcare Congressional Committee on: July 20, 2016, 02:45:02 am
This specific post is probably best since you won't have to dig through ten pages to find the final text: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=191318.msg4211876#msg4211876

Keep in mind the backdrop. Atlasia had passed two healthcare laws previously, both of which were poorly designed (The National Healthcare Act of 2009 and The New National Healthcare Act of 2012). The first was single payer with private supplemental insurance and carried the named ANHC or alternatively Fritzcare after its sponsor. It was never probably funded and one clause in one section essentially banned all private insurance among many other conflicting text problems. The New National Healthcare act was basically an amendment of the first. It was better funded, but still contained numerous flaws and adopted a "Sliding Scale of Coverage" to cut costs. Atlasia had also merged Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare into that same system as well, before 2014 and thus before the 2014 law was passed. The first two in the 2009 act and the latter in the 2013 Tricare Reform Act.

In early 2014, Potus2036 presented me with a proposal to significantly alter the healthcare system. I introduced it for him, but it was a few months before it came to the floor. At the time there was a general consensus that the healthcare system as established in the New National Healthcare Act of 2012 and subsequent amendments was badly flawed. Concurrently, there was a much narrower bill from the Duke administration dealing mainly with technology and delivery that was passed in February 2014.  

But wider reform was necessary and that proposal came to floor. It was nearly completely rewritten by the end resulting in the law you see linked above, joining with members from four different parties (Fed, DR, TPP and Labor) to produce a working substitute that restored competition, empowered the regions and still ensured adequate care for seniors, vets and the poor. Federally created, regionally administered exchanges were created in all five regions, with like two or three Federal regulations. Fritzcare was transformed from an entitlement to a public option that was offered by default in every exchange and regions could determine who else to allow onto the exchange. All plans, including fritzcare charged premiums, thus re-establishing the possibility for competition with other options as determined by regions once again and a "sliding scale premium subsidy" was included to ensure proper coverage while not paying for Bill Gate's healthcare. The subsidy was designed by then Senator Shua who specialized in crafting benefit scales to avoid coverage cliffs. He did this in several bills and healthcare was designed likewise to avoid the problem of sudden drop offs on slight income increases that harm people from taking promotions and finding better jobs.

I realize there are a lot of components that some might take issue with, be it a public option for the right or emphasis on the market and regions for the left. Keep in mind the presence of a public option was necessary because medicare, medicaid, tricare had already been phased into the general public healthcare system. For our purposes now, including such, could likewise facilitate a similar consolidation and there are immense benefits to doing so again. Quality improvements, greater choices in doctors and savings both from consolidation of agencies and also through the expansion of competition. Likewise the regional component allowed for regions to determine the nature of their exchanges. They could for instance only allow the public option, supplement the subsidy 100% and have a single payer system. They could create their own regional level public option, they could create co-opts, and/or they could allow for private sector insurance to be offered. This level of decision making would empower and strengthen regions, creating debates over the nature of that region's healthcare system, by giving them a range of options within a set of a few minimal federal requirements.

We have seen proposals like those of Scott, which would need to be altered obviously to reflect any federal law, but it shows the potential and frankly lost potential back then when both myself and Scott were taken out of commission a month after passage. There is appetite for regional involvement in healthcare clearly and with both the public option and a sliding scale subsidy there is no need for concern that people will be left without care if a region does nothing. At the same time, regions can fully expect to be able to compete with the public option with their own plans, co-opts private plans etc, in most every segment of the healthcare market. Private insurance for instance has difficulty when it comes to seniors for obvious risk pricing reasons, hence once again the importance of a public option if medicare is consolidated in.

The subsidy created and funded federally also ensures availability of resources to ensure regions don't face the funding problems that places like CO, VT and CA faced when they tried to go go it alone essentially.

This approach was balanced, tackled virtually all aspects of the healthcare market, promoted competition and regional control while still ensuring adequate protections for vets, seniors and the poor and middle class. There are areas where things would need to be tweaked, and consolidation of the healthcare market would require a complex transition, that had already been completed prior to 2014. That said, I think this was the best approach then, and is the best approach now with some necessary alterations to deal with differing backdrop (entitlements aren't consolidated in, employer based healthcare still exists etc) post reset.
83  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Ad-Hoc Committee on the Constitution on: July 20, 2016, 02:12:06 am
Signing in as well.
84  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: #ImpeachNCYankee on: July 20, 2016, 01:03:45 am
Also, do you think depriving someone of a title is going to change their political involvement?

Adam Griffin has only served as Labor Party Chair for short stints over the past few years? Does anyone doubt he is the heart and soul of Labor? Windjammer has not held an official political job in Labor since I guess last summer. Do you think he ceased helping Labor once he left said post. He is the second greatest GOTVer in the history of Labor, after Adam.

What it would do is screw over people like myself, while others serve in such "sensitive posts" and continue to run stuff from the behind the scenes in their party while officially not holding such responsibilities and thus comply on paper with such impractical requirements.

What is important is to nominate people with a proven record of actually making decisions within a post independent of other influences as I have, not establishing a flawed criteria that makes everything look good up front but behind the scenes they are still running the show despite not holding such political positions and despite even suspended affiliation as someone suggested. That is truly a road to corrupting the Supreme Court.
85  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: #ImpeachNCYankee on: July 20, 2016, 12:35:55 am
Again, the question was not asked, because I intentionally answered them before they could be asked.

I have been separating rolls effectively for seven years, much to displeasure of many who preferred I was more partisan. I was attacked for not doing enough as Senator to advance my party's interest instead of the region I represented. I was criticized for not advancing the party's interest more as PPT and I was criticized for likewise not using the PPTship to advance issues favorable to my region over others. In those positions, such would have been far easier and far more expected, and yet I remained firm in keeping my responsibilities categorically disconnected.

Now some say Justice is different. It is different, because the constitution is far more solid then those Senate rules ever were and the opportunities for abuse, which were rampant in those rules are not present in the Constitution. Furthermore, throughout my time as PPT, and again much to the annoyance of the Senators, I stuck as closely to the rules as possible hence why I found myself the target of a campaign blaming me for their problems. Others were far more willing to abuse them, such as Bacon King.

As for my party,  You can talk to anyone who has talked of some strategy that I felt was inappropriate. I was always the first one to discourage of such tactics. I have fought to advance my party, but I have always operated within a far stricter set of standards then other chairs and at times we haven't been able to exploit some of the underhanded tactics that others have, especially those on the left. At the same time, you have less fear of bias from me than of any other chairman in the history of Atlasia, including several who have served as Justice and GM. Several people with political posts have served on the court, including a majority at several times, yet the history of the court in Atlasia pre-reset was a steady stream of solid jurisprudence from TJ to Ebowed and many others.

It is understandable to have these concerns, but it is not the case that you have cause to possess these concerns with regards to my presence on the court.

As for Kalwejt's original concern, I have decided it is time to try something other than legislative service for a change. Tongue
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: July 14, 2016, 02:06:00 am
I hereby resign as a Representative in the House.

I, North Carolina Yankee, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, for the South Region of the republic of Atlasia, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia and the Constitution of the South, so help me God.
87  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 1011 - Order of the Star of Atlasia Act on: July 14, 2016, 01:01:13 am
it is universally accepted.

If you mean absolutely everyone without exception likes it, no.

Indeed, but it is nowhere near where it was four years ago in terms of opposition though.
88  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: House Legislation Introduction Thread on: July 13, 2016, 02:24:13 am
A House Resolution
To acknowledged and honor the dedication of former President AHDuke99 to the creation of this chamber and the bicameral legislature

Title: The President AHDuke99 Memorial People's House Resolution

Section 1: The House shall hence forth refer to itself internally and in all communications as The People's House of Representatives in honor of the name formulated by the distinguished President to signify the chamber's purpose and mission.

Section 2: Members shall be encouraged to refer to themselves as "People's Representatives".

Contrary to what this may sound like, this has nothing to do with Marxism or Communism. Tongue It is however a shameless aggrandizement of TPP lore, which many TPPers themselves often undervalued and under-appreciated.
89  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: House Legislation Introduction Thread on: July 13, 2016, 02:16:20 am
An Amendment
To define the commencement of terms to the elected offices of the Federal Government.

Title: The Term Commencement Amendment

Section 1: The Presidency

The President and Vice President shall take office at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, on the first Friday in the month following the ticket's election to the office.

Section 2: The Senate and House

1. The Senators shall take office at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday after the completion of all elections by the regions for that class have been completed.

2. The members of the House of Representatives shall take office at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on the first Friday following the completion of the House elections.

Not sure how much I like section 2, and I am fine with it or both being altered. We do need to get this set in stone because the last set of standards were based on one time application of the previous constitution and no further standards exist for this for future elections. At least that is my understanding of it.
90  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: People's House Federalist Conference - Formation in Progress on: July 13, 2016, 02:06:06 am
I sent several messages back and forth on this matter a few weeks ago, but several elections, and three overlapping leaves later, I am finally making the following nominations: 

Majority Whip - Classic Conservative
Policy Chair - JCL

And I am going to appoint Speaker Kent as Conference Chair since I will be leaving the house in the next 24 hours. I suppose some kind of objection period or something is in order here, which I leave to the Speaker to administer.
91  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is Call of Duty fatigue real? on: July 13, 2016, 01:54:41 am
Its called beating a dead horse to the point that you realize the only way to mix things up, to the do exact same thing all over again, but IN SPACE!!!

I am finding that I really don't have the patience to play games myself anymore and just enjoy watching others play them on YouTube.

Perhaps that could be considered Video/Computer Game fatigue generally.
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: House Rules and Procedures on: July 13, 2016, 01:46:56 am
I would note this switches the substitute speaker from the designee of the Speaker to most senior representative or his designee. I kind of like the way we handled it with Clark's absence. It would help empower the caucuses as well since they could elect subordinate officers.
93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 1011 - Order of the Star of Atlasia Act on: July 13, 2016, 01:42:26 am
I remember when Simfan struggled to get this in 2012. 

Now it has become such a tradition, it is universally accepted.
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Flo for Governor on: July 12, 2016, 03:55:12 am
Do you have any plans to someday be Emperor of the West err Fremont? Would it you refer to it as the triple crown if you did? Tongue
95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House - Leinad/Lumine Administration on: July 12, 2016, 12:12:30 am
I officially approve of PiT's nomination of North Carolina Yankee, confirmed by the Southern Legislature, as Southern Regional Supreme Court Associate Justice


Ah, I was going to let you know about the vote, but I guess you already decided Mr. President!

I think PiT's post threw him off. In all my years of running the Senate, it is amazing how easy it is for people to assume a vote is cleared before it actually has, yet it happened frequently.
96  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: A new party. on: July 08, 2016, 02:44:47 am
I've always felt like a UKIP-esque alternative party might be appropriate for some in the Atlasian right.

(That's what I probably would've done if I were in Kenobi's shoes, anyway. Tongue )

It would be nice to have a little bit of political diversity sans all the social liberal nonsense here. I wouldn't mind being the Atlasian Farage if it meant that I had some clout as to what decisions were made. I left because I realized that no matter what happened, social conservativism took a backseat to social liberalism in the Fed party.

I don't honestly see what the liberaltarians are bitching about here.

And there in lies the point, Farage is basically irrelevant. If a Brexiteer is PM, it will be a Tory Party member like Johnson or Gove.

What is the point in a movement that limits itself to 25% max, and can never win or accomplish anything. What will happen is most of its members will bleed off through attrition, weakening the right overall and empowering the left causing not only leftist victories on the areas you complain about, but also those social issues the right can presently win on as well as all manner of issues related to foreign policy, economics and gov't.

There is a reason Adam loves having you in Labor, it is because he wants to use you as a conservative grenade he can use to sabotage the whole of conservatism and also those who have a chance at accomplishing stuff like Pingvin, JCL, Classic and Santander. I find it deeply disturbing you have willingly become a tool of the left bent on sabotaging those four and others. The only thing you will possibly achieve is causing them to lose what they seek to accomplish, leaving them fed up and marching off to deregister.

This is a game, you don't participate just to shout what you are and have nobody listen. You participate to accomplish stuff and if you cannot accomplish stuff, you leave. I have seen a conservative exodus play out for years as they got sick of leftist dominance and stunts like those pulled by Adam pulling the rug out of from under them. It is why Atlasia has had like 4 non-liberal/non-leftists Presidents in the last eight years. People like Brandonh, True Conservative, A-bob, and so on. All of them of conservative (social conservative at that), all of them got fed up and desiring to get out and focus on RL and all of them now long gone. I'll be damned if the four of those above get added to that list.
97  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Flo for Governor on: July 08, 2016, 02:10:52 am
If you win, I am going to constantly refer to you as Emperor of the North. Tongue
98  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: SL: Associate Supreme Court Justice Confirmation for North Carolina Yankee on: July 08, 2016, 02:06:15 am
Mr. Yankee, thank you for your time and your exceptional service to this nation. Here are my first few questions:

1. What is your view on the role of federalism in our constitutional system? How have your views affected your decisions in the Senate and judiciary?

I would say "federalism" is a primary guiding philosophy. I have long tried to promote and improve the relevance and functionality of the regional level of gov't as well as oppose attempts to centralize authority at the federal level and basically starve the regions of importance, which for a long time was a view that held substantial sway in Atlasia, though it has once again declined as it has done at point as well. At the same time, I am fully supportive of preserving certain powers at the federal level. An example of this would be my consistent support for a a balance legislature, either with a bicameral system with one house representing the regions and the others the people at large, or a unicameral legislature evenly split between two blocks like previously.

2. Should Atlasia's standing in the world ever inform a judicial decision? Please explain why or why not.

If you mean whether or not the constitution should take a back seat to international approval, I would probably lean no. Equality before the law and constitutionalism should not be compromised for the sake of such. If there are laws or provisions that are internationally unpopular, then such is a matter for the other branches to way when it comes to changing those laws or passing amendments, but the court should interpret and apply those laws in accordance with the constitution on an equal basis, irregardless of opinion either internal or external.

3. Do you believe that the government ever has a right to declare a life worthy of destruction? What are your views on this matter in the context of capital punishment, assisted suicide, and terrorism? Does a "right to die" exist, and is it within the government's authority to define conditions under which such a right can be legally exercised?

The gov't has the right and responsibility to protect its people, within the laws and within the constitution. That means to the extent allowed by both, it can for instance wage war and therefore kill people as a unfortunate reality. There is presently an amendment being passed on capital punishment, which if ratified would dictate constitutional law on the matter of the death penalty. As for assisted suicide, I have deep concerns because you have others determining the fate of someone who may or may not be capable of making the decision for themselves depending on the case. My first inclination is such would be up to the regions to legislate on, but then again depending on the regional constitution that answer could very as well as various clauses in the Federal constitution, which might provide a contrary answer as well.

4. What is your view on the legal handing of foreign terrorism suspects? Are they enemy combatants in our war on terrorism, or are they criminals? If they are enemy combatants, do we have an obligation to give them a military tribunal within a certain period of time? Would your answer change if national security was threatened?

Naturally, the gov't has a right to defend the country and its people, within reasonable limits set by the constitution and law. I think enemy combatants should be given a timely tribunal, though admittedly complications might arise that cause reasonable justification for delay, a tribunal should take place and as soon as practical. As for classification as criminals, I would say Atlasians supporting ISIL for example, who undertake or conspire to undertake domestic terrorism should be treated as criminals though, but I can see arguments for clear and present danger motivating the normal due process being delayed until such situation is now longer present.
99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: SL: Associate Supreme Court Justice Confirmation for North Carolina Yankee on: July 08, 2016, 01:34:07 am
Do you believe there are certain rights that should be protected even if it means overturning or going against the will of a popular majority?  Why or why not?

I am firm believer in a constitutional Republic. One of the most important features as I said before is equality before the law, in any successful democracy. Such unrestrained Democracies that tend to let loose the tyranny of the majority as you seem to be describing, usually end up as dictatorships or collapsing in some other fashion. The success of a constitutional Republic is dependent on restraining democratic excesses from interfering with and/or voting out of existence the constitutional rights of minorities. Typically, when the court has failed to do this, it has either been the result of 1) the Judiciary's independence being infringed (Dred Scott is a prime example), or 2) The Court being unilaterally ignored (Cherokee Nation/Trail of Tears).

I mentioned for instance 2013 above. One of the things that spurred my interest in the court was reading substantially both found documents such as the Federalist Papers and also that of period political philosophers, but the most informing one I found was Edmund Burke. At the time in France there wasn't much restraint at all and the result was clear. Years of turmoil and dictatorship. That is not to say that the US or Britain at the time was some paradise, but if there is to be found a preferable state of affairs, it is one that seeks to balance popular will against institutional restraints to ensure both the best a democratic society can offer while avoiding the dangers and turmoil an excess of democracy will produce. The Judiciary is one of those institutions.
100  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: SL: Associate Supreme Court Justice Confirmation for North Carolina Yankee on: July 08, 2016, 01:15:45 am
I have but one question, if the case arose for Roe V Wade to be overturned, would you vote to overturn it or to leave it intact after substantial debate? Thank you for your time Mr. North Carolina Yankee.

I am pro-life. However, my guiding principle will be what the constitution says on the matter. Is it Federal, is it regional? Is it legal, is it illegal? For instance there was an Atlasian version of that case under the previous constitution, that left the issue primarily to the regions, a ruling that was unanimous (TJ, Oakvale and bgwah, the latter two of whom are pretty liberal on such matters). However this constitution is different and therefore whether or not a similar ruling is appropriate, is a question that the court will likely have to decide at some point.
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