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[Boh] Congress Update 4

Day 1,877, 13:36 by Bohemond4

Time for my latest update! This one will be focusing on the external, ie: non-game mechanic, votes as the current administration has termed them.



The current system for these votes is laid out similarly in the way they always have been, with one notable exception: proposals are made on a Gdoc form rather than in the forums. Proposals can be discussed either ingame or on the forums as well, something I think is a good idea and am pleased to see it develop (unlike most of you assume, I support forums but am not blind to ingame players)



There were five proposals we were given, of which one has caused intense controversy.

Repeal of Forum Laws: This passed with 55% in favour of this proposal. This means that there no longer are any procedures, rules, instructions governing the role of Congress or any other Ministry within the UK. Functionally, it changes little when sensible people are around, but, it no longer restricts those who might seek to ignore sense. Forum legislation has, for a while now, been merely a guideline on how to organise proposals and a way to make new laws. Either way, this actually changes little overall.

I voted NO to this, as I am a fan of there being some form of legislation, could be that I am a Lawyer in training, or could just be I like order.



Official status of Legion to be withdrawn: Again, I voted NO to this as I am a fan of The Legion, though I would not be joining them any time soon. I believe that we need an official Military Unit of some sort in order to fully direct our damage where we want it, when we want it. I see no real reason to complain about them being ‘official’ it has no effect on the effectiveness of my own Military Unit, TUP Family, nor does it impact upon us at all. It has a positive effect on the eUK for a partisan, non-political unit to actually be official. This proposal was passed, however, the CP has decided to ignore Congress’ ‘suggestion’ and keep it as the Official MU.



Proposal for the government to create a MU to help with revolt wars: I have no idea what this is about, really. I voted against this as I feel that it will be a waste of taxpayers money. I am open to being proved wrong, and I think it could work, but I think it should not replace CtA or MPPs in favour of this. If we do go down this route, as our CP claims we will, at least raise VAT and/or taxes to gain revenue in order to support this.



Finally, I voted yes for the proposal to release resources used by governments. I believe in transparency and think this is a good idea for the eUK community as a whole.

The last proposal I wish to draw your attention to, that has not yet been approved or voted on, is the attempt to overthrow our venerable monarch: King Woldy. I fully support his Majesty in this attempted revolution, the Jacobin Club will not succeed!



Thanks for reading
Bohemond4, your local Congress man.

 

Comments

Malkaiser
Malkaiser Day 1,877, 13:42

Legislation didn't have any procedures governmening ministries other than MoLA.

lancer450
lancer450 Day 1,877, 14:07

Voted. I voted yes on the fourth proposal as well. I wonder what will actually come of the transparency proposal...

Jimbojoy
Jimbojoy Day 1,877, 17:38

Pretty much nothing Lancer......I've had access at different points over the last two years.....unless you're interested in schedules, not much in there.

Huey George
Huey George Day 1,878, 23:37

Voted,another good update Boh

GameChanger
GameChanger Day 1,878, 21:21

You are by far my favorite congress member. I think (assuming the oldfags give you a chance) that you have lots of political potential.

I'm going to run and hopefully get elected to congress next term. I'm hoping to do articles similar to this keep my constituents satisfied

Bohemond4
Bohemond4 Day 1,878, 21:57

'You are by far my favorite congress member. I think (assuming the oldfags give you a chance) that you have lots of political potential.

I'm going to run and hopefully get elected to congress next term. I'm hoping to do articles similar to this keep my constituents satisfied'

thanks for the vote of confidence, and I wish you well on your bid to make it into Congress! The more of us doing this, the better, as it keeps us all accountable for our decisions. Something that can only be a good thing.

 
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