Global Right Alliance Official Foreign Update - November 2010
Salutations from the Global Right Alliance. I do not know what to start off with so I will just jump right into things. The main concern with the last update was activity. Luckily we have leveled off in our decent into nothingness and a base of citizens have formed that are regularly on the forums.
This group has been discussing reform for over a month now, and luckily we have it. The process has involved numerous proposals, with the proposal outlined in the previous update never being taken to vote, and only one vote. The idea to combine the legislature and executive was scrapped in favor of combining the judiciary and executive. This was proposed by Lower Bowmania and written into a revised version of our current constitution by myself, Sovereign Unity.
Right now, you may be asking yourself why we would consider such a irrational system; it is common knowledge that government needs separation of powers. Well, the reasoning behind it was that we need to increase our activity in our government and scandals and such induce that activity. We want a volatile and dangerous government because we want activity.
This new constitution was taken to vote but failed because of a few citizens that wanted a conventional separation of powers and a few that wanted none. A new idea was proposed by Uropa to the Peoples’ Assembly. The proposal was a dictatorial system where the constitution and laws of our region are suspended and all the powers of our government are given to one individual. The dictator, officially styled the Chancellor, will the have the powers to ban and eject nations from the region and to gulag forum members
Our current constitution would be reinstituted by a vote of the citizens requiring a two-thirds majority. The vote of course would require a conspiracy against the Chancellor. By necessity, any three conspirators would be able to request a private forum from the admins, giving undergrounds lair’s hidden from the Chancellor to plot. If the Chancellor discovers the name of that forum he will be given access by the admins.
Informally our Founder Control Board, those citizens that hold the password to our Founder nation, will remain and the forums will stay secure in the hands of Northern Chittowa, so we have no need to worry about any destruction or irreversible effects.
Those who advocated a limited separations of power now see the light and support this new system. Uropa has written his proposal into a constitutional amendment, and the amendment will shortly be taken to vote.
Now on to matters of the current government. Unfortunately, the executive has been ineffectual in our current situation. The platform that Chin-Chillas was elected to the presidency with has not been carried out because it entailed the citizenry stepping up and doing the menial tasks that a government involves. There has only been three citizens to officially step up as Advisors to the President, DoubleOSevenNine, Lower Bowmania, and myself.
DoubleOSevenNine shortly went inactive after she became an Advisor and Lower Bowmania has not taken responsibility for any government duties, which was not a requirement to become an Advisor. I myself have only been tasked with being a custodian of our Embassy Row and the writer and distributor of our Foreign Updates.
The elections that have taken place have been the elections of a new World Assembly Delegate, a new Founderless Regions Alliance Representative, and the reelection of our Speaker, Exploding Mice. Uropa challenged the inactive World Assembly Delegate WookieO and won the election against no competitors other then the incumbent. I then challenged the inactive FRA Representative DoubleOSevenNine and lost in a tie. The region then moved for new elections and I succeeded in gaining the post. Exploding Mice was nominated as the only candidate for Speaker and won with only one vote, not at all a reflection on his performance as Speaker.
The only trial that has taken place has been between Uropa and Sedge. When Sedge left our region and removed portions of the forum that he contributed, he violated the The NationStates Convention on Espionage and Warfare, of which our region is a signatory. He refused to show up at his trial and therefore lost by default. He was then banned by our Chief Justice bad writers for as long as we are a signatory of the Convention.
The upcoming presidential election has seen only two candidates, Uropa and Jivdom. Uropa has expressed his intentions to run for the Chancellery while Jivdom has said he will not run for that office. The presidential election is so insignificant and the candidates’ platforms are so similar that further information is unnecessary.
I hope that you've enjoyed another rather lax and unillustrated update. This may or may not be my last as President Chin-Chillas’ term is coming to an end. See you next time, have a good night. Out.
-Sovereign Unity, Advisor to the President