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« Reply #325 on: November 05, 2019, 02:35:28 pm »
« edited: November 16, 2019, 03:59:46 pm by Luminary Lee »

Comments on Justice PiT Controversy


My fellow Atlasians, it is with great dismay that I say that a justice that I voted to confirm had made such insensitive remarks. Whether intended or not, we all make mistakes from time to time. While I do not share the same views, Justice PiT is an impartial judge.

As you all know I was committed to principles when I was in office. I believe the Justice PiT demonstrated integrity after his apology was issued for the comments, and I have faith in our justice system.

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« Reply #326 on: November 05, 2019, 04:09:48 pm »

December elections

My fellow citizens, I wanted to inform you that I will not be running in next month's elections. I plan to support the efforts of other party officials and resume being an active voter. It is my hope in the new year that I will begin preparations to run for office again. I plan to regain your support.

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« Reply #327 on: November 07, 2019, 12:29:53 pm »

Exploratory Committee

Hello my fellow citizens, I am currently exploring a run for Southern Class I Senator in February. This is not an official announcement, I will make that determination by sometime next month if I shall join the race.

Please feel free to ask me any questions about anything, I will answer any that you may have.

I plan to work constructively to improve our region, and in being a moderate I recognize that partisanship can get in the way. In the meantime, I hope to be a good citizen and follow events that are transpiring as well as being an active voter.

Thanks.

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« Reply #328 on: November 07, 2019, 06:00:35 pm »

Exploratory Committee

Hello my fellow citizens, I am currently exploring a run for Southern Class I Senator in February. This is not an official announcement, I will make that determination by sometime next month if I shall join the race.

Please feel free to ask me any questions about anything, I will answer any that you may have.

I plan to work constructively to improve our region, and in being a moderate I recognize that partisanship can get in the way. In the meantime, I hope to be a good citizen and follow events that are transpiring as well as being an active voter.

Thanks.

Spark

What are your main issues with my tenure as senator?
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« Reply #329 on: November 07, 2019, 06:03:08 pm »

Exploratory Committee

Hello my fellow citizens, I am currently exploring a run for Southern Class I Senator in February. This is not an official announcement, I will make that determination by sometime next month if I shall join the race.

Please feel free to ask me any questions about anything, I will answer any that you may have.

I plan to work constructively to improve our region, and in being a moderate I recognize that partisanship can get in the way. In the meantime, I hope to be a good citizen and follow events that are transpiring as well as being an active voter.

Thanks.

Spark

What are your main issues with my tenure as senator?

Senator MB, it is a pleasure to answer your questions. As of now, it is too early to tell. I am sure that this will unfold as we go forward. If I enter, I intend to conduct a respectful race. There is no use in being divisive. The South deserves better than that.
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« Reply #330 on: November 12, 2019, 11:25:58 am »

A New Direction

As I near a decision for running again early next year, I wanted to take some time to connect with citizens and hear their concerns about what needs to be done to move our region forward. During my time in office, I was a moderate and committed to ideals. It's important to work with all factions in the South including ACP, and the Laborites. When the region is put over party, it works for all of us much better.

Feel free to PM me or leave your concerns below about how you wanted to be represented in Nyman.
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« Reply #331 on: November 16, 2019, 02:15:49 pm »
« Edited: November 21, 2019, 10:26:42 pm by Spark »

Announcement

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Hello my fellow Atlasians, it's me again. I wanted to let you know that I am suspending my exploratory committee for Southern Senator.

However, I can say that I am entering the race for House of Representatives next month Southern Chamber of Delegates in January. This reversal comes because I love this region and want to see it thrive. If you may remember, I decided to ultimately resign as a delegate because I chose to put the region first. During my time in office, you didn't have to worry about how I conducted myself (in terms of legislation). I hope to regain your trust regardless of if I prevail or not in any contest. I want you to know that I am committed to Atlasia and improving the Southern region. We have some really wonderful people serving in our region, and I really appreciated the opportunity that voters gave me to represent them in the CoD during 2018. I promise to give it all I have, and I chose to run again because I am most active during the months of December and January. I'm going to begin reviewing the legislation that is currently being debated, and ease back into the game. I'll be campaigning differently this time, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to let me know.

Dave bless Atlasia, and the South!

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« Reply #332 on: November 16, 2019, 02:46:11 pm »
« Edited: December 05, 2019, 12:54:53 pm by Spark »

Candidacy for Southern Chamber of Delegates

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Platform

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Events/Speeches
Campaign Announcement - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Past Experience - Miami, FL

Criminal Justice - Jacksonville, FL

The Economy - Salina, KS

Social Policy - Macon, GA

Statement on Regional Borders Amendment

Education - Tupelo, MS



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« Reply #333 on: November 16, 2019, 02:56:15 pm »
« Edited: November 19, 2019, 08:24:30 pm by Luminous Longstreet »

Platform

Economy:
-Protecting right to work laws
-Decrease taxation, cut spending in other areas except entitlements
-Restrictions on outsourcing
-Tariffs on imports to support sustainable growth
-Increase incentives for companies
-Expand tax credit for middle class

Environment:
-Protect national parks, federal lands
-Oppose carbon tax
-Support drilling offshore
-Path to energy independence

Climate Change:
-Incentives for conversion of fossil fuel powered vehicles to electric/hybrid technology

Crime:
-Support longer sentencing for sexual offenders
-Reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenses
-Oppose death penalty
-Support mandatory parole for all non-violent offenders to reduce size of prison population

Education:
-Focus on pupils, less on testing
-Increase funding to schools
-Support national standard
-Increase teacher salaries

Abortion:
-Pro-life, oppose in all cases

Same-Sex Marriage:
-Support in principle

Immigration:
-Support guest worker program
-Increase temporary work visas
-Allow path to citizenship for law-abiding illegal immigrants
-Allow illegal immigrants the option to purchase healthcare
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« Reply #334 on: November 16, 2019, 03:25:50 pm »
« Edited: November 21, 2019, 10:29:07 pm by Spark »

Past Experience, Qualifications

Miami, FL

I feel most qualified to serve because I have legislated at the regional level, and have the necessary political experience to do the role of delegate. Despite the mistakes I had made outside of office, my conduct in office has been productive in the South. I was able to get many bills passed in the Southern CoD and worked with former speaker Tim in bringing bills to a vote. I have the necessary leadership capability in order to be successful and deliver successive wins for the South. I hope you will join me in this journey.

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« Reply #335 on: November 16, 2019, 08:09:31 pm »
« Edited: November 16, 2019, 08:13:11 pm by Luminary Lee »

Slight Change

Hi all, my apologies for the confusion. I have decided to drop the brief bid for House, and instead be an active voter next month. I hope to regain your confidence as I begin campaigning again around the South for the election in January. I really do miss that!

Let me know if you have any concerns.

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« Reply #336 on: November 16, 2019, 08:21:29 pm »

Slight Change

Hi all, my apologies for the confusion. I have decided to drop the brief bid for House, and instead be an active voter next month. I hope to regain your confidence as I begin campaigning again around the South for the election in January. I really do miss that!

Let me know if you have any concerns.

Spark


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Spark, I know some people on here aren't massive fans, due to the sock issue a few months back, but like I said when you left before. I don't think one mistake should make it so you can't have a "future' in Atlasia or on the forum, just don't make that mistake again! Smiley
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« Reply #337 on: November 16, 2019, 08:52:30 pm »

Slight Change

Hi all, my apologies for the confusion. I have decided to drop the brief bid for House, and instead be an active voter next month. I hope to regain your confidence as I begin campaigning again around the South for the election in January. I really do miss that!

Let me know if you have any concerns.

Spark


Well,

Spark, I know some people on here aren't massive fans, due to the sock issue a few months back, but like I said when you left before. I don't think one mistake should make it so you can't have a "future' in Atlasia or on the forum, just don't make that mistake again! Smiley

I appreciate your comments. I am not going to ever make that mistake again. I will strive to do my best that is all.
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« Reply #338 on: November 17, 2019, 11:12:36 pm »
« Edited: November 21, 2019, 10:25:39 pm by Spark »

Jacksonville, Florida

Criminal Justice

Hello my fellow Southerners, I am running to represent you in the Chamber of Delegates in January! As you all may know, I previously served in the CoD during 2018. During my tenure, we witnessed sex offenders being handed down longer sentences, but also a focus on criminal rehabilitation. I made it a priority to work with the legislature to keep prisons from becoming too overcrowded and keeping your tax dollars where they belong - in developing our region.

It is my duty to protect the interests and welfare of the people of the Southern region. It is important that the laws are respected and order is maintained. As your faithful servant, I will strive to do everything in my power to ensure that your communities are safe and hospitable for you and your families. If we focus on building new community recreation centers, we can bridge the divide between the police and the people. This new found perception will allow our communities to live in harmony, rather than breeding division.

Nothing is impossible if we come together and ensure that people are properly punished, but also provided another chance to right their wrongs. That is what I believe our region is about.

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« Reply #339 on: November 17, 2019, 11:18:28 pm »
« Edited: December 05, 2019, 12:50:10 pm by Spark »

Campaign Schedule

My first stop will be to Salina, Kansas to discuss my economic platform in our region.

Stay tuned!

Lafayette, Louisiana - 12/6
Jefferson, Missouri - 12/6
Tampa Bay, Florida - 12/7
Danville, Virginia - 12/7

To be continued..
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« Reply #340 on: November 19, 2019, 08:25:22 pm »
« Edited: November 21, 2019, 10:17:34 pm by Spark »

Salina, KS

The Economy

Hello my fellow Southerners, it is with great pleasure that I inform you of my economic platform. If I am elected to the legislature, here is what I plan to do for the South. I hope to work to make the South the most business friendly region in Atlasia. By keeping taxes as low as possible, it will create an incentive for businesses to move to our region. I support spending cuts to other areas of less importance. We need to protect our industries from foreign competition, as many jobs are lost due to outsourcing. We are most competitive when innovation and ingenuity thrive. I do not support an increase in the minimum wage because it will causes businesses to lay off workers and increase unemployment. Instead, tax credits to the middle class after reducing spending becomes possible to implement. This will stimulate our economy to grow and expand production. With this economic growth accomplished, the South will be able to move in the right direction toward prosperity.

Please let me know if you have any comments or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you.

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« Reply #341 on: November 20, 2019, 09:52:36 pm »

Will you condemn the imperialist Southern government for their illegal occupation of Kansas?
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« Reply #342 on: November 21, 2019, 12:14:15 am »

Will you condemn the imperialist Southern government for their illegal occupation of Kansas?

I understand your concern. Your question is about the South governing the state of Kansas.. I would like dialogue with Fremont to discuss this issue further.
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« Reply #343 on: November 21, 2019, 10:14:42 pm »

Macon, GA

Social Policy

Hello Georgia! It is my honor to be here today to discuss my views on social policy. Abortion is one of the most grievous offenses in our region. This is the reason I support a ban on all abortions and holding doctors liable for these procedures. Life is to be respected and is a gift, abortion must be regulated because it is murder. Partial-birth abortions are the most heinous procedures that are done and must be regulated by law. I am able to understand the circumstances surrounding these cases and why mothers would choose to seek an abortion, but there are other viable options.

As for marijuana, I support its decriminalization, and any non-violent drug offenders convicted of marijuana possession must be released from prison. I am in favor of mandatory parole for non-violent drug offenses. This will reduce our prison populations and prevent overcrowding.

If you'd like to learn more about my positions on other issues of social policy, please ask down below. I look forward to hearing from you!

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« Reply #344 on: November 22, 2019, 07:26:20 pm »

Regional Borders Amendment

Statement

"1. New states may be admitted by the Congress into this Union, and apportioned among the several Regions as may be appropriate; but no new state shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislatures of the Regions concerned as well as of the Congress.
2. The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the Republic of Atlasia.
3. The Regional legislatures may alter the boundaries of states and counties located within their respective Region at will.
4. Congress may also alter the boundaries of states and counties, when the border in question is located between two or more regions."

This amendment is currently open for a vote by citizens and I encourage you all to vote yes on this amendment! The third provision would grant more autonomy to the regional governments in order to modify borders as they see fit. This can remedy any disputes or regional divides that may be occurring, instead of going through Nyman. Often times, the regional governments will have a better understanding of these issues and in line with the party position, I must favor this amendment.
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« Reply #345 on: November 22, 2019, 08:55:06 pm »

This amendment is currently open for a vote by citizens and I encourage you all to vote yes on this amendment! The third provision would grant more autonomy to the regional governments in order to modify borders as they see fit. This can remedy any disputes or regional divides that may be occurring, instead of going through Nyman. Often times, the regional governments will have a better understanding of these issues and in line with the party position, I must favor this amendment.

At present almost all Federalists are voting against this amendment.
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« Reply #346 on: November 22, 2019, 09:31:11 pm »

This amendment is currently open for a vote by citizens and I encourage you all to vote yes on this amendment! The third provision would grant more autonomy to the regional governments in order to modify borders as they see fit. This can remedy any disputes or regional divides that may be occurring, instead of going through Nyman. Often times, the regional governments will have a better understanding of these issues and in line with the party position, I must favor this amendment.

At present almost all Federalists are voting against this amendment.

I meant our party philosophy. And why is that?
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« Reply #347 on: November 22, 2019, 09:35:41 pm »

This amendment is currently open for a vote by citizens and I encourage you all to vote yes on this amendment! The third provision would grant more autonomy to the regional governments in order to modify borders as they see fit. This can remedy any disputes or regional divides that may be occurring, instead of going through Nyman. Often times, the regional governments will have a better understanding of these issues and in line with the party position, I must favor this amendment.

At present almost all Federalists are voting against this amendment.

I meant our party philosophy. And why is that?

Given you're allegedly a Federalist you should be in the loop on why your party is currently trying to defeat this amendment.
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« Reply #348 on: November 22, 2019, 09:55:06 pm »

This amendment is currently open for a vote by citizens and I encourage you all to vote yes on this amendment! The third provision would grant more autonomy to the regional governments in order to modify borders as they see fit. This can remedy any disputes or regional divides that may be occurring, instead of going through Nyman. Often times, the regional governments will have a better understanding of these issues and in line with the party position, I must favor this amendment.

At present almost all Federalists are voting against this amendment.

I meant our party philosophy. And why is that?

Given you're allegedly a Federalist you should be in the loop on why your party is currently trying to defeat this amendment.

Well, I've been out of the the game for a while. I do what is best for my region.
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« Reply #349 on: December 05, 2019, 12:54:01 pm »

Tupelo, Mississippi

Education

Hello Tupelo! It is a pleasure to be here today and once again be a candidate to represent you in the Southern Chamber of Delegates.

During my tenure as a former delegate, I introduced a bill to change the standardized testing system in the South. I can do this again and make even further improvements to our education system. We need our retention rates in schools to be high, and increase funding for schools as well as teachers. Schools are very important for job training that prepare our youth for the best job opportunities available. Trade schools and vocational education should be regarded as equally important to colleges and universities. Not every pupil can afford to go on to college, but we should also foster options to make that available. If elected, I promise to work hard for each teacher and student in the Southern region to provide all with an equal opportunity.

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