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Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« on: November 28, 2015, 12:30:36 AM »
Citizen-Initiator's note: Now unlocked. The motion to hold a Convention hasn't passed, but you're welcome to discuss proposals here, or plan the convention, or do whatever you want with this thread.


This thread, along with a Google Doc located here, shall be where we discuss a new constitution to uphold the basic values of Taijitu in a better way than our current constitution has.

This thread shall only be used for discussion pertaining directly to the new constitution.  Any discussion about the mere existence of this thread, Google Doc, or constitution is redirected here.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2015, 11:31:10 PM by Wast »
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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2015, 12:51:17 AM »
No.
I appreciate your eagerness, but no. We need to vote to have a constitutional convention before we can have one. I'm sorry, but we need to hold off on this until the vote in the other thread happens.

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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 12:59:33 AM »
No. The vote on this has not happened yet and this thread will only create confusion.


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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 01:25:14 AM »
Agreed; I have locked the thread for clarity.

For discussion pertaining to the proposed constitutional convention, either use the existing thread or create a new one with a specific sub-topic (which I doubt will be necessary, but there's a bunch of separate points being argued and it may end up being helpful to split them up). 
« Last Edit: November 29, 2015, 11:30:45 PM by Wast »

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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 06:12:29 PM »
Here is Khem's first proposal!  It outlines a strong triumvirate executive combined with a liquid legislative.  He will fill the blanks later.

Quote from: Khem's Constitution Rough Draft
1. Executive.
1.1. The executive will consist of a triumvirate, with authority balanced between the three offices.
1.2. The Triumvirate will consist of three regional officers. Delegate, Domestic and Military.
1.3.The office of Delegate will act as head of state, dealing with diplomacy, embassies, treaties and general foreign affairs.
1.4. The office of Domestic will act as head of the cultural offices, dealing with recruitment, cultural events, community integration, newspaper, college and general internal affairs.
1.5. The office of Military will act as the head of military operations, dealing with military things, policy, ranks, other things.
 
2. Responsibilities and powers of the executive.

3. Election methodology.

4. Committee Structure
4.1. Deputies of Executive heading committees.
4.2. Each establishing unique structure.
4.3. Deputies shall open each committee membership to all Citizens. Allowing for an egalitarian or lateral structure as dictated by the appointed Deputy.
4.4. self determination.

5. Legislative
5.1. Liquid Democratic Model

6. Criminal Code/Judiciary
6.1. Don’t be a dick.
6.2. Follow the TOS.
6.3. Don’t work against your friends bro.
6.4. In event of a trial, the executive should act as judges.
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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 06:20:21 PM »
Why does this thread exist?
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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 07:40:28 PM »
Why does this thread exist?
For proposing constitutional drafts.
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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2015, 07:56:16 AM »
What is Liquid Democracy????
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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2015, 03:59:35 PM »
What is Liquid Democracy????
A system of direct democracy where people can delegate others (usually elected officials) to vote on issues on their behalf.
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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 06:34:06 PM »
So, basically its representative democracy. Why not just say that.
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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2015, 06:58:32 PM »
It's different from Representative Democracy. I suggest you read the article.

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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2015, 08:36:20 PM »
It's different from Representative Democracy. I suggest you read the article.
Keep in mind that the article is horribly biased (even for an opinion piece).  There are some negatives, but the article explains it well otherwise.
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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2015, 08:41:09 PM »
It's different from Representative Democracy. I suggest you read the article.
Keep in mind that the article is horribly biased (even for an opinion piece).  There are some negatives, but the article explains it well otherwise.
Yeah, I could tell. Any article on politics is going to be biased.

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Re: Taijitu Constitutional Convention
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2015, 03:49:12 AM »
Here is Khem's first proposal!  It outlines a strong triumvirate executive combined with a liquid legislative.  He will fill the blanks later.

Quote from: Khem's Constitution Rough Draft
1. Executive.
1.1. The executive will consist of a triumvirate, with authority balanced between the three offices.
1.2. The Triumvirate will consist of three regional officers. Delegate, Domestic and Military.
1.3.The office of Delegate will act as head of state, dealing with diplomacy, embassies, treaties and general foreign affairs.
1.4. The office of Domestic will act as head of the cultural offices, dealing with recruitment, cultural events, community integration, newspaper, college and general internal affairs.
1.5. The office of Military will act as the head of military operations, dealing with military things, policy, ranks, other things.
 
2. Responsibilities and powers of the executive.

3. Election methodology.

4. Committee Structure
4.1. Deputies of Executive heading committees.
4.2. Each establishing unique structure.
4.3. Deputies shall open each committee membership to all Citizens. Allowing for an egalitarian or lateral structure as dictated by the appointed Deputy.
4.4. self determination.

5. Legislative
5.1. Liquid Democratic Model

6. Criminal Code/Judiciary
6.1. Don’t be a dick.
6.2. Follow the TOS.
6.3. Don’t work against your friends bro.
6.4. In event of a trial, the executive should act as judges.
I'm in favour of this proposal.