Everyone! Give a hearty congratulations to our very own beloved founder, Andusre, as he became the first Thaecian (officially! he's the only thus far to pass a res while his WA was in this region) to pass a WA resolution in either chamber! Congrats, Andy!!!! :giveheart~3:
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I'm running for Senate! Wanted my platform to be short but couldn't stop myself, and now the campaign slogan sounds like sarcasm xD.
What I'm trying to say is - I have experience and you can trust me to do my job. Frankly, I won't be the perfect Senator who is active 24/7 - I'm learning to balance NS and real life. But I will be a worthy addition to the Senate. Still not convinced? Here is a brief overview of my policies
1. I'm globalist and cosmopolitan - I have citizenship in five regions and hold government positions in three. What does it mean for a Senator? I support reaching out to other regions, which is why I would be willing to ratify most treaties as long as I believe they advance Thaecian values and don't infringe on our sovereignty - which most treaties would because I trust the Executive to be competent. From my time in FA-oriented positions I know when a treaty is good and when it has major loopholes, and would argue my position in good faith.
2. I believe in freedom of the Executive. The Congress has the job of overseeing it, granted - and I would not hesitate to ask Ministers questions in private, and if I am not satisfied, motion for a hearing. But I would not vote for a law that infringes upon the Executive's freedom to act and fulfil their campaign promises - after all, the People have put trust in elected officials, and the Senate has put trust in appointed ones - so let them do their job, and correct the course if they're off it - I strongly believe that we overuse legislation for something a simple oversight hearing could rectify. I support amending the Military Commission Act to only include guidelines, and take away the Senate's power to know about operations before they happen (OpSec ftw) and if i wanted the TEA to withdraw from an operation, I would initiate a petition as a private citizen - that's what petitions are for!
3. Constitutional Convention - our Constitution and most laws seem to contain more loopholes than words, and that's why we urgently need a Convention. We are quickly becoming one of the most influential and connected UCRs, which is why it's very concerning that with the current state of affairs, one person could easily make our region fall apart like a house of cards.
4. There should be more competition in elections, and I'm not sure just reducing the Senate would help - we still choose the candidates based on confidence and not on their policies. At this point I could honestly see benefit in a unicameral chamber of 15-17 seats - to make things competitive and to make laws pass or fail more quickly. Honestly, I would also LOVE a unicameral system where you can debate multiple laws at the same time - perhaps with multiple regions (The Thaecian Senate 2, 3, 4, ..., n). Would do wonders for the speed with which laws pass.
That's it! Thanks for your attention
Hello Thaecia! I am Mardis and I am running in the Senate by election under the TCU. If elected I will work with the other senators to improve the region and pass much needed legislation. I will be an active senator who is greatly involved in the region. Here is my campaign dispatch-
If you have any questions please send me a telegram or DM me on discord. I check both frequently and will get back to you as quickly as possible.
•Reduction of the house to 11 and senate to 7 to create more competitive elections
•To create a education department under the Home Affairs Ministry to better educate the newer citizens of Thaecia about the region and its government. As a newer citizen I know how important it is to educate our new members about the region to make sure they are ready to be involved in our great region.
•To have less RP legislation and to pass legislation that actually improves the region and creates new laws. RP legislation wastes the time of the legislature and both houses should focus on legislation that will improve our region.
•To create 6 month terms for justices with a re-confirmation after the term. This will work to increase the activity of the court and the justices.
•To increase use of Thaemperial army in both defending and raiding. I support the military manifesto and think we should increase the use of our military. The legislative branch should not be told about all operations of the Thaemperial army.
•Encourage involvement in the WA and to increase our activity in the WA
•Increase recruitment efforts including manual recruitment and API.
If you have any questions feel free to send me a telegram or DM me.
Yeah I got this as an idea because l thought that it would be cool to hypothesize what would happen if the Umayyads survived until the modern day.
By the way thank you for the compliment!
March XKI emissary report is finished! Check it out:
10000 Islands Emissary Report
Date: March, 2021
Population: 1130 nations
Delegate Endorsement: 315
Has your region been invaded, or do you want to get in touch with TITO? If so, contact one of the following nations:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~Field Commander: Kanta Hame
~Tactical Officers: Shy Guyia, Smugglers and Mercs (TITO EF), Controlitia, Wischland, Sulenia, Flying Eagles
~Executive Officers: Hakketomat, HN67
As of this report's publication, the Government of 10000 Islands consists of:
~Chief Executive: Markanite
~WA Delegate: Wischland
~Senior Senator for New Republica South (Debates and Discussions): Dokansia
~Senator for Lyonnesse East (Houses): Kohnhead
~Senator for Himes West (RP): Zaberaz Hapang
~Senator for Blue Canaria North (Emissary Report): Porflox
~Minister of Education: Free Las Pinas
~Minister of Labor: Wille-Harlia
~Minister of Immigration: Margaux
Information about other government officials of 10000 Islands can be found here.
Wischland was elected in a landslide delegate election, and transitioned to the role soon after announcement of victory. Meanwhile, Zaberaz Hapang secured their bid for Himes West after an uncontested campaign. Finally, Lyonnesse East saw the most activity, with both Porflox and Kohnhead running serious campaigns for the seat. After a close and exciting week of voting, Kohnhead emerged victorious. Porflox was however soon appointed to serve as Blue Canaria North after an opening for the seat appeared following Wischland's successful bid for delegate.
~The Council of Nine repealed The House Continuity and Closure Act due to its redundancy after The House Closure Requirement Reform Act was passed.
~Porymonia was named featured nation for March thanks to their extremely prolific posting in A Taco Archipelago, our RP region. At more than 27,000 posts, they have posted many thousand times more than anyone else! More can be read here.
~Congratulations Silvedania on the well deserved Rookie of the Quarter awards! They have been an active poster on the RMB and discord, as well as joining TIBOE to improve regional security! Here is the full statement.
~Our forum has long been overdue for a makeover, and Free Las Pinas has sure stepped up for the job! In an very close voting, they narrowly beat out the competition, and their Pastel Palms theme will soon be the default look of our forum!
~10000 Islands's RP region A Taco Archipelago in its just under one year of existence has beaten out 10000 Islands's post count in the past 10 years (since the creation of RMB archives)!
~The Mad Surfer published its last issue this month (here) because of increased Real Life obligations and the increase in regional news bulletins which you can read more about in the article. Thank you Jabberwocky for the continued editorship and the entire staff for creating an amazing newspaper for three whole years!
A regional poll by Jabberwocky asked Islanders what device they'd want to have. Lightsabers from star wars overwhelmingly won, mostly due to islanders having no clue about what the other ones were.
The RMB this month was filled with many insightful conversations, and some more comical ones.
~Are we mining cheese?
~April Fools! Kind of... not really
~The Drew before Drew
~Interesting waste disposal
~My oldest memory is...
~I wisch for a pun!
~I find your lack of derrieres pleasant
~Aliens? No problem!
After today's events in Thaecord in which the admin team came to a decision to ban C.M. Indian Genius O.T. from Thaecia for a period of six (6) months, it was decided in agreement with the Honourable Prime Minister to withdraw the Order of Thaecia award from Indian Genius.
The President and Prime Minister do not find the behaviour displayed by Indian Genius acceptable, being privy to some details herself, the President finds it undoubtedly necessary that this distinction is withdrawn from Indian Genius in light of today's unveilings.
It is the opinion of the President that OOC bans should never require an IC procedure to be followed. However, for clarity of the law, such procedure was followed and agreed upon by the Prime Minister. As such, the Order of Thaecia award to Indian Genius is thus declared null and void.