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« Reply #100 on: January 29, 2012, 10:56:54 am »
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To reduce confusion I am going to refer to the party as the "Whig-Communitarian Party" pending a final decision. 
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« Reply #101 on: January 29, 2012, 12:52:08 pm »
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I would love an endorsement from the Whig-Communitarian Party, fwiw Smiley.
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« Reply #102 on: January 29, 2012, 01:41:35 pm »
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Duly noted. Might you join us? Smiley
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I just hope Trump doesn't turn into some kind of Berlusconi-esque Teflon man.
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« Reply #103 on: January 29, 2012, 05:14:55 pm »
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I have no real personal or political opposition to MOPolitico, so I'm good.
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« Reply #104 on: January 29, 2012, 05:40:57 pm »
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Duly noted. Might you join us? Smiley
I'll keep your offer in mind, but I'm good where I am for right now Smiley.
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« Reply #105 on: January 29, 2012, 06:01:07 pm »
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Simfan should run for something, imo.
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« Reply #106 on: January 29, 2012, 06:37:35 pm »
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To be honest, I didn't even realize we were all disolving parties, and I'm a bit confused.  But this group looks cool and they've got a neat logo, so what heck... I'll join.
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« Reply #107 on: January 29, 2012, 07:04:37 pm »
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Simfan should run for something, imo.

Are you joining us! Hurray for Inks! Welcome!
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I just hope Trump doesn't turn into some kind of Berlusconi-esque Teflon man.
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« Reply #108 on: January 29, 2012, 08:54:40 pm »
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Let's extend a warm welcome to former President Tmthforu94!
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« Reply #109 on: January 29, 2012, 08:57:01 pm »
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Was the assembly of a wiki page discussed in full?
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« Reply #110 on: January 29, 2012, 08:59:40 pm »
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Thanks! Smiley And now, welcome JCL. Tongue Indiana is now 100% CPA!
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« Reply #111 on: January 29, 2012, 09:01:40 pm »
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I hope he joins! And a warmest welcome to realisticidealist, our first Pacific member! We'll be the largest in no time!

Cathcon: I did make one up, any comments?
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I just hope Trump doesn't turn into some kind of Berlusconi-esque Teflon man.
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« Reply #112 on: January 29, 2012, 09:28:05 pm »
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SimFan: Your hopes are realized. We need so-cons who also think it wise to address fiscal issues from a small government reform minded perspective.
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« Reply #113 on: January 29, 2012, 09:29:24 pm »
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Welcome to the party-
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« Reply #114 on: January 29, 2012, 09:29:51 pm »
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Marvelous! Welcome aboard, and we are now the largest party in Atlasia! (tied for it, at least)
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« Reply #115 on: January 29, 2012, 09:38:16 pm »
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Here's something small I came up with for the possible structure of this party. If you didn't notice, it's pretty much a page from the RPP book. Wink

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Elected Officials
1.   The Communitarian Party will have two elected officials: The Chairman and Vice Chairman.
2.   The Chairman will run and maintain the daily operations of the party. They will also run the convention.
3.   The Vice Chairman shall fill in if the Chairman is absent. They shall also be in charge of recruitment of new members.
4.   The Chairman and Vice Chairman shall each serve four month terms. Every fourth months they will face an approval vote. If either the Chairman or Vice Chairman fail to receive 50% of the party’s support, said officeholder will be removed from office.
5.   Should neither the Chair or Vice Chair be able to manage the convention, the Chair may delegate that duty to a highly trusted member of the party as their discretion.

Regional Chairs

1.   Each region shall have its own chairman, which will be appointed by the party chairman. The party chairman may also fire a regional chairman at their discretion.
2.   The duty of regional chairman’s shall be to coordinate “Get Out The Vote” efforts in their region. They will also serve to represent the party in their region.

Personally, while it's nice to have a title (Believe me, I've been there myself) I'm not too big on having a bunch of positions when you could easily consolidate them. This would allow us to maintain a solid, central structure while also being able to maintain strong blocs in each region, IMO.

I'm open to suggestions, this is just a rough draft. It'd be up to the party on whether or not regional chairmen should be elected or appointed.
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« Reply #116 on: January 29, 2012, 09:41:25 pm »
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I believe Chair and Vice Chair should have to face election rather then approval... look at how many bad judges are thrown out each year by that practice- not enough
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« Reply #117 on: January 29, 2012, 09:44:45 pm »
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I feel like they're synonymous- we vote regularly, as if it was another term.
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I just hope Trump doesn't turn into some kind of Berlusconi-esque Teflon man.
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« Reply #118 on: January 29, 2012, 09:49:14 pm »
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Votes of approvals make it harder to dump incumbents... I don't care much but that is a side effect
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« Reply #119 on: January 29, 2012, 09:57:46 pm »
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Votes of approvals make it harder to dump incumbents... I don't care much but that is a side effect
I understand your argument - it is more difficult. My main reason for including it is this - Party Chairman and Vice Chairman are crucial positions, and we need solid, consistent people in both positions. Having simple elections for it brings politics into it, and as we all know, sometimes the most popular person is elected, not the person who does the best job. This would just ensure that the Chair and Vice Chair are voted on based on their merits and how well they've done.

If the party wants to take a different route, though, I accept whatever decision is made. Smiley
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« Reply #120 on: January 29, 2012, 09:59:18 pm »
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I hope he joins! And a warmest welcome to realisticidealist, our first Pacific member! We'll be the largest in no time!

Cathcon: I did make one up, any comments?

Thank you. It looks quite nice.
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« Reply #121 on: January 29, 2012, 10:00:47 pm »
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I agree with Tmthforu on this. Having elections for party chair often would lead to some sort of musical chairs effect and get in the way if we have a good chairman. Having an approval vote makes more sense for this position in my opinion.
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« Reply #122 on: January 29, 2012, 10:01:06 pm »
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Some ideas:

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Endorsements
1.   Party members shall automatically receive the endorsement of the party and shall maintain that endorsement unless the party votes otherwise
2.     In the case of multiple party members running for the same office, the party leadership shall do all in their power to have one party member run for that office and foster an agreement between the contesting members.
3.     Candidates for public office will only been endorsed if they seek the endorsement of the party and are chosen to be so by the party's members.

Chairman-wise, I sympathize with both viewpoints, but I do think it's important to have a degree of constancy.

I hope he joins! And a warmest welcome to realisticidealist, our first Pacific member! We'll be the largest in no time!

Cathcon: I did make one up, any comments?

Thank you. It looks quite nice.

Thanks!
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I just hope Trump doesn't turn into some kind of Berlusconi-esque Teflon man.
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« Reply #123 on: January 29, 2012, 10:08:56 pm »
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The Communitarian Party's first Convention shall take place in Philadelphia, PA from Wednesday, February 1 to Tuesday, February 7 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The Schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, February 1
12pm-6pm: Early registration
7pm: Cocktail reception at Philadelphia Marriott

Thursday, February 2
10am-4pm: Registration
2pm: Visit and speeches at University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering
6pm: Opening Address
8-10pm: Plenary session

Friday, February 3

2pm: Speeches
3pm-6pm: Plenary session
8pm: Dinner reception at  at the Franklin Institute

Saturday, February 4

10am-2pm: Plenary session
4pm-6pm: Plenary session
8pm: Philadelphia Symphony performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade 

Sunday, February 5

10am: Brunch at National Constitution Center. 

Monday, February 6

10-1pm: Plenary session
2pm: Luncheon at Philadelphia Museum of Art
5pm-7pm: Plenary session

Tuesday, February 7

12-4pm: Plenary session
6pm: Closing banquet

Hope to see you all there!

In terms of actual voting, the schedule shall be this:

Thursday, February 2: Members will be presented with a ballot on the party symbols (name, color,  etc) Voting will last for four days

Saturday, February 4: Midnight is deadline for endorsement nominations. Endorsement voting will begin and will last until end of convention

Sunday, February 4: Midnight is deadline for leadership nominations. Leadership voting will begin and will last until end of convention

Monday, February 6: All other issues will be voted upon, which will last until the end of convention.

Tuesday, February 7: End of convention, formally at midnight.

EDIT: I am cancelling the visit to the PMA on Sunday. It will be joined with the luncheon on Monday. Sunday morning and afternoon will be free. There will be a buffet reception at the Franklin Institute on Sunday in its place.
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I just hope Trump doesn't turn into some kind of Berlusconi-esque Teflon man.
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« Reply #124 on: January 29, 2012, 11:27:54 pm »
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Do you mind if I borrow the basic format for your convention?
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