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7551  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Equal Rights Amendment (Debating) on: August 21, 2012, 10:31:52 pm
In other words, what problem are we trying to solve here...

We are trying to guarantee equal rights for all Atlasians regardless of sexual orientation or identity by incorporating it in to the supreme law of the land, our Constitution.
7552  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Wyoming Senate Race on: August 21, 2012, 09:37:36 pm
Pretty sure this could be the sleeper race of the cycle.
I'd link to Chestnut's website but he doesn't seem to have one up yet.
Not happening.
7553  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Assemblyman 20RP12 (Whig-WV) - Announcement on: August 21, 2012, 09:28:24 pm
I hate that two of my closest friends in this game are running for this seat. On the plus side, the Mideast is a winner regardless of who wins.

We could cancel each other's votes out...

I'm eager to see this race unfold, which seems to have gotten off to a very early start. Smiley
7554  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Equal Rights Amendment (Debating) on: August 21, 2012, 08:30:40 pm
Some information from my administration...

If I may adress the Senate on this issue, particularly Senator Clarence's points.

The ERA would simply guarantee that the rights affirmed by our constitution are held equally without regard to sex or sexual orienation. Sex and sexual orientation through this amendment would be considered a 'suspect classification'; similar to how race is treated. Therefore actions taken by this government that treat males, females or peopleacross the spectrum of sexuality differently as a class, would be subject to judicial scrutiny and would have to meet the highest level of justification ('a necessary relation to a compelling state interest') in order to be upheld as constitutional. Senator Clarence suggests that the ERA places a 'blanket ban' on an organisation that discriminates membership based on sex. He should be aware that even without an ERA, Supreme Court decisions undertaken by our predecessor nation has limited the consitutionality of public single-sex unions (Mississippi University for Woman v Hogan, U.S v Commonwealth of Virginia (1996) ) However the constitution already provides for freedom of assembly. The ERA does not contravene that right specifically when applied to exclusively private members organisations. It is important to read this amendment as part of our constitution, not set apart from it.

Senator Clarence also raises his concern over the draft. Amendment VIII of the Third Constitution reads; "Neither shall the Republic of Atlasia nor any of its constituent regions enforce compulsory conscription upon any citizen, without the consent of four-fifths of the Senate." Naturally the draft has not been enforced since 1973 and this amendment strengthens this position. In the event that four-fifths of the Senate vote to enact compulsory conscription there is nothing currently in the constitution that protects women against involuntary military service. It just so happens that the Senate has not required them to participate or register with the Selective Service System but it still holds the power to do so (confined by Amendment VIII.) Should the ERA be passed then there would still be nothing in the Constitution that protects women against involuntary military service. However it would make exluding them from consideration solely on account of their sex unconstitutional for the first time. There is no legitimate reason in my opinion to exclude women from combat or front-line roles should they be mentally and physically qualified to do so. At the moment, except for a few select positions, women are excluded firstly (and exclusively) on account of their gender, not their combat readiness or any other attribute. If a women is fit to serve a selected role she should serve. If she is unfit she shouldn't serve. This works well for men.

On the matter of transgenderism being a 'choice' I have to stridently disagree with the Senator. Having a gender identity different to one's physical sex is not a choice. His restroom analogy is slightly off. Firstly there would still be seperate restrooms should an establishment wish (or unisex restrooms should they wish) as long as both sexes can do what they need to do. That is common practice anyway. All the ERA would outlaw, if it even still happens, is only having toilets exclusively for one sex. However I digress. A post op transgender, having had their physical sex re-aligned with their gender identity should not be barred from using the restrooms allocated to their physical sex. If anything, Atlasia needs thorough and comprehensive legislation on transgender issues but this is something I would put to the Senate to consider.
7555  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How partisan is the previous poster? on: August 21, 2012, 08:13:53 pm
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7556  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Joe Democrat is taking over this board. on: August 21, 2012, 07:55:55 pm
- Pornography is now permitted

Um, guys.

Thoughts?
7557  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is TJ the most hipster poster on the forum? on: August 21, 2012, 07:55:04 pm
No. The real world seems to bother him. If anything he's slightly square.

Are you serious or just trying to be deliberately childish?

I don't see what's childish here. Have you considered offering explanations for your implications?
7558  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which forum members would you start a band with? on: August 21, 2012, 07:26:54 pm
Young Tweed and DJ Nappy

He raps, and I act like I'm important.
7559  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How partisan is the previous poster? on: August 21, 2012, 07:26:11 pm
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7560  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House- Napoleon/Kalwejt Administration on: August 21, 2012, 03:20:15 pm
Joe Democrat Returns (formerly known as Joe Democrat) is at the White House today to accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
7561  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Gass3268's Campaign Headquarters for Mideast Assembly on: August 21, 2012, 09:19:20 am
Endorsed. Smiley
7562  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is TJ the most hipster poster on the forum? on: August 21, 2012, 01:40:50 am
What
7563  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Bob Baker 0 vs Bob Baker 1 for city council on: August 20, 2012, 10:52:41 pm
 that. Bring me some cookies from Baker Bob.
7564  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Will Akin stay or go? on: August 20, 2012, 09:57:51 pm
Wow.
7565  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: At Large Senate Candidate Q&A on: August 20, 2012, 09:49:27 pm
Seatown, can you expand on what infrastructure improvements would get us to meet 21st century standards?

Sjoyce, could you offer any specific countries that you would like to see free trade agreements negotiated with?

Snowstalker, how do you plan to fund your "much larger stimulus" and do you have any specific proposals?
7566  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Whig Party Convention, Bird-in-Hand, PA on: August 20, 2012, 08:04:15 pm
I say this as polls seem to show the Liberals winning a God-awful lot of At-Large seats.

The polls show Liberal candidates running well among top five preferences. This is, quite clearly, a meaningless statistic. Most voters' third and fourth preferences won't even make much a difference. It's also not very difficult to see why this is the case. The Liberal slate has a reputation for being serious and reasonable people, and ideologically we fit between the other two large parties, the Labor Party and the Whig Party. It is therefore safe to assume that the polls you are looking at do not necessarily reflect what the actual election results will be.
7567  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Atlasian Amendment Awareness Poll on: August 20, 2012, 08:00:27 pm
Option one. I'm not sure I've missed a vote, ever.
7568  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: National University and General Education Reform bill (Debating) on: August 20, 2012, 12:04:26 am
We could put in a specific reference to the universities affected by my previous bill, then, to clear things up.

Is the purpose to dissuade students from attending for-profit colleges by making it more expensive?

Sort of. We would rather see these institutions change their status than drive then out of existence.
7569  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should I become an author of erotic novels?? on: August 19, 2012, 11:55:28 pm
It's a followup to my first post.

Sorry, I didn't know the story behind it, but I only meant in a joking manner. Since you don't like it, I will stop. And though I find it creepy, everyone makes mistakes especially when young.
7570  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: National University and General Education Reform bill (Debating) on: August 19, 2012, 11:52:11 pm
We could put in a specific reference to the universities affected by my previous bill, then, to clear things up.
7571  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor AverroŽs Nix - Assembly Election Results on: August 19, 2012, 11:28:17 pm
There were more voters for a special election for a week long stint...
7572  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should I become an author of erotic novels?? on: August 19, 2012, 11:24:36 pm
You wrote an erotic novel about a dictator and a singer? For what reason? They weren't even alive together.

I wish you and Morgan the best of luck.
7573  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Northeast Governor Averroës Nix - Assembly Election Results on: August 19, 2012, 11:21:08 pm
I suggest a constitutional amendment that keeps regional elections and federal elections on the same dates. This sort of turn out is unacceptable. When the Constitution was written, the federal government didn't have elections for President and Senate at the same time so it couldn't be fixed then.

Congratulations to the winners. Smiley
7574  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: MO: Akin could really blow this on: August 19, 2012, 11:17:42 pm
The War on Women continues.
7575  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: PAPOY 2012, now with 3.5% less creepiness! on: August 19, 2012, 11:15:24 pm
Awesome.
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