Greetings and Salutations, eAmerica:
To say that the past few days in Congress have been more FUBAR'd than usual. I mean, has any Congress ever been put in timeout before? Rainy Sunday assures me it has happened before, only once, when GF (the Speaker at the time) closed Congress. A new Leadership was quickly selected then though, and that was a real Congress. But NEVER has what has happened today happened before... a 24-hour Congressional Recess that has made the entire Congressional sub-forum come up with the following message:
eUSA Congress... "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious." ―Obi-Wan
This idea may even be greater than The Great Compromise of 1787
Other compromises are made in the article (including a fantastic idea for a Constitutional Court), but this one is the best of them all. However, it only goes half way to a solution. Let's build upon it, shall we?
Not only seat both AMP and WTP, but also restart the entire Speaker of the House nomination and election process. Include all of the members of the new six party Congress. Then, move on from there. Do what Congress does (or is THAT the problem actually?) and play politics to unleash the inner polifag in you. This seems like the best idea for the effective running of the 127th (Shadow) Congress. It should end all of the recent issues, addressing all of the problems that has plagued the new legislature. Problem solved, right?
A second, mo' better solution?
This is not advocating a Dictatorship, just to clear that up. This is following game mechanics more and aligning our meta with it, instead of the other way around. For far too long, the eUSA Community has tried to force our meta game upon the actual game. How about we do the complete opposite for a change?
Be it resolved that the 127th Shadow Congress and any future Shadow Congress from this date forward will be dissolved immediately and entirely and all decision-making will be done purely by the in-game elected representative of the eUSA, that being the Country President, until which time the eUSA can properly elect a Congress within the game mechanics of eRepublik.
What they REALLY should be doing is mashing that red FIGHT button more and spending time arguing over the size of their penii. This idea gives those who play politics more than war a reason to fight as no Congress in game = No meta Congress. The SCI can handle approving monies needed by the Country President for wars, programs, etc. Isn't that the entire point of SCI anyway?
Pick one. Or hell, come up with a better solution. The time to end the stupid political bickering has long passed. In the end, it is up to the community to either decide to come together and fight together... or continue to divide ourselves and stay wiped.
Do the right thing, Congress... and prove that you aren't Mos Eisley.
We Must Be Cautious.