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1  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament: Voting on Amendment on: August 03, 2015, 10:46:00 pm
Quote from: Amendment
BILL 0-4. THE INTERIM PRESIDENCY ACT.

1. (a) Hashemite shall serve as interim Head of State of South America. He or she shall be tasked with the appointment of a Prime Minister as Head of Government of South America.

(b) In order to be appointed, a potential Prime Minister must demonstrate to the President's satisfaction that he or she can command the confidence of Parliament.

(c) If the office of President falls vacant, the Speaker of Parliament shall temporarily discharge the duties of the office.


2. All citizens of South America, without restriction, may serve as President.


3. (a) In the week preceding the conclusion of the incumbent President's term, the Parliament must elect a new President with a two-thirds majority of all sitting MPs.

(b) Should the President's term end without the election of his or her successor, the Speaker of Parliament shall preside over a special session of Parliament lasting no longer than one week to elect a new President.

(c) If the special session fails to elect a President, Parliament shall be dissolved by the acting President and elections held.

(d) Should the office of President fall vacant before the conclusion of a President's term, the procedure described in sections (b) and (c) shall be used.

4. This legislation shall expire upon the dissolution of the first sitting of the Parliament and the passage of legislation to establish procedures for selecting a Head of State.
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I propose an amendment.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who do you think did the best at the NH Union Forum? on: August 03, 2015, 09:55:30 pm
Graham is the only one I remember. Kasich and Walker were as expected - competent but not special.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Monmouth: Trump widens lead on: August 03, 2015, 10:06:04 am
Trump: 26%
Bush: 12%
Walker: 11%
Cruz: 6%
Huckabee: 6%
Carson: 5%
Christie: 4%
Paul: 4%
Rubio: 4%
Kasich: 3%
Fiorina: 2%
Perry: 2%
Jindal: 1%
Santorum: 1%
Graham: 1%
Pataki: <1%
Gilmore: 0%

Trump has increased his total by 13 points since the last Monmouth poll, leading among very conservative, somewhat conservative, and moderate/liberal voters, as well as among both Tea Party and non-Tea Party supporters, men and women, and voters of all age groups. His favorabilities are positive at 52/35.

All data here
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Mark Everson being ignored unfairly? on: August 03, 2015, 09:23:22 am
Mark Everson seems to think the answer is yes - he's filing an FEC complaint seeking access to the first debate.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Biden Aide: Biden 90% In on: August 03, 2015, 12:39:56 am
Honestly don't know who I would pick between Clinton and Biden. Clinton seems safer, she wouldn't do anything great but she wouldn't do anything stupid either. Biden is a dumb***. His plan to divide Iraq into 3 reeks of someone who read the Wikipedia article on Iraq and thinks that makes him a middle east expert.

Between ISIS, the Kurds, and what remains of the Iraqi central government, isn't Iraq already effectively partitioned into thirds?
6  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament: Voting on Amendment on: August 02, 2015, 09:19:26 pm
Aye
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who does Obama endorse on: August 02, 2015, 06:24:34 pm
He won't endorse, not until a clear winner is decided.

That. All sitting presidents did the same and whoever thinks differently he is talking out of his ass.

http://lubbockonline.com/stories/121299/nat_121299048.shtml#.Vb6jrKgViko



Pretty sure a clear winner was decided at the time of that Clinton endorsement - Gore was facing only token opposition from his left, nothing that would seriously contest his path to the nomination.
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favorite University Series: DC/Alaska/Hawaii Edition on: August 02, 2015, 05:59:12 pm
American is my favorite of the DC three, with GW not far behind. Georgetown would be higher if they were even slightly better with financial aid.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What AP classes/tests have you taken? on: August 02, 2015, 05:57:32 pm

^^^
I took AP Art History my sophomore year (5) and Lang (5), French (3) and AB Calc (3) this year. Next year, not taking any because of IB exams.
10  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: The Social Liberals on: August 02, 2015, 10:17:37 am
Deputy Leader

[  ] Blair

[X] SJoyce
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs. Charlie Crist on: August 01, 2015, 10:35:31 pm
I will always vote for Charlie Crist in all elections in which his name appears on the ballot.
12  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament: Voting on Amendment on: August 01, 2015, 10:14:04 pm
The purpose of this amendment is to make this legislation temporary - all that is necessary for setting up an elected parliament, and nothing more. The newly elected Parliament will establish a permanent role for the President (as this is a debate more appropriately held by the democratically legitimized Parliament, and not this ad-hoc one thrown together for the purposes of simply getting this game running).
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Candidate religions on: August 01, 2015, 10:04:30 pm
Kasich's religion is interesting in that he is a member of what is now a six-year-old splinter group made up of the older and more retrograde elements of the Episcopal Church.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: SimDebateModerator: What would you ask? on: August 01, 2015, 10:01:40 pm
To all the candidates (save Trump): if Mr. Trump is successful in gaining the nomination, would you support and campaign for him in the general election?
15  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament: Voting on Amendment on: August 01, 2015, 08:32:22 am
I see no reason to have that clause at all.

Well, the Prime Minister needs to have the confidence of a majority in Parliament, right? The President can't just choose a member of a fringe party that doesn't have support as PM. We're not trying to make the President a dictator.

I'd assume in that case there'd immediately be a confidence vote, which either our fringe party PM would lose (throwing us back into elections) or they'd win (meaning they probably should be PM).
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: Reuters/Ipsos: Trump dominating in latest national poll with 3-1 lead over Bush on: July 31, 2015, 11:03:42 pm
The massive amount of Graham voters this poll excludes could have dropped Trump's total from 30% to 29.5% or something.
17  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: The Social Liberals on: July 31, 2015, 08:26:46 am
I nominate SJoyce for Deputy Leader.

I accept the nomination.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: FL-Mason Dixon: McCollum/Jolly lead GOP field, Grayson and Murphy in close race on: July 30, 2015, 05:17:29 pm
If the RPOF really wanted to be strategic, they'd cede this race and let Grayson become the public face of the FDP.
19  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: The Social Liberals on: July 30, 2015, 10:11:19 am
Aye
20  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament: Voting on Amendment on: July 30, 2015, 09:14:51 am
aye on striking 1(d)/nay on lowering the majority requirement to elect a president
21  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament on: July 29, 2015, 05:17:14 pm
Amendment:

Quote

BILL 0-4. THE INTERIM PRESIDENCY ACT.

1. (a) [Name] shall serve as interim Head of State of South America. He or she shall be tasked with the appointment of a Prime Minister as Head of Government of South America.

(b) In order to be appointed, a Prime Minister must demonstrate a majority in Parliament to the President potential Prime Minister must demonstrate to the President's satisfaction that he or she can command the confidence of Parliament.

(c) If the office of President falls vacant, the Speaker of Parliament shall temporarily discharge the duties of the office.

(d) If the office of President falls vacant, the Speaker of Parliament shall temporarily discharge the duties of the office.

2. All citizens of South America, without restriction, may serve as President.


3. (a) In the week preceding the conclusion of the incumbent President's term, the Parliament must elect a new President with a two-thirds majority of all sitting MPs.

(b) Should the President's term end without the election of his or her successor, the Speaker of Parliament shall preside over a special session of Parliament lasting no longer than one week to elect a new President.

(c) If the special session fails to elect a President, Parliament shall be dissolved by the acting President and elections held.

(d) Should the office of President fall vacant before the conclusion of a President's term, the procedure described in sections (b) and (c) shall be used.

4. This legislation shall expire upon the dissolution of the first sitting of the Parliament and the passage of legislation to establish procedures for selecting a Head of State.

Find someone non-controversial and respectable to serve as our first President, and we should be fine.
22  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Provisional Parliament on: July 29, 2015, 03:03:52 pm
I move to adopt rpryor's first amendment (striking Section 1(d)) by unanimous consent, and second Talleyrand's objection to his amendment to Section 3(a).
23  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: The Social Liberals on: July 29, 2015, 02:59:13 pm
I don't see much of the need for mandatory elections. There seem to be sufficient provisions for causing an election that they'll happen pretty regularly.

I do agree with the parrot logo.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The Kochs freeze out Donald Trump on: July 29, 2015, 02:26:18 pm
The Kochs are morons and haters. The Trump campaign is too classy to get involved with their loser political organizations anyway.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rep. Mark Meadows files motion to oust Boehner on: July 29, 2015, 01:21:27 pm
Someone didn't learn how politics works fast enough...See ya in another life, Mike Maddow - enjoy your primary challenge.

Good luck trying to find a CofC Republican in the foothills...
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