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Re: Government RP
« Reply #45 on: January 28, 2009, 11:50:21 am »
Rep. Baron Baron put his computer on surface in front of him, and found a spot to plug it. Hmm, this aide is more useful than he looks it's not easy to carry an old tower computer and a large 20 inch CRT monitor, he thought. But he is just a bit stupid, I guess I should have been specific and told him to bring me my laptop. He sighed as he turned on his computer. It's a good thing I have a wireless card installed in this thing. As his computer whirred to life, disturbing those around from their work, he stood up to address the assembly.

"Since this matter cannot obtain enough votes to pass, I propose that we bring the next issue to the forefront. As most all of you are aware, it is imperative that we establish a functioning government for those we represent. It is my believe that this is currently impossible without some sort of order within the Senate itself. Our first order of business should be to set the guidelines from which this Senate should operate, and set up a structure in which we can expedite important matters instead of arguing menial matters. It is for this purpose that," he attempted to continue but the noises from his computer had drowned him out temporarily. Damn internet services and their loud beeping and buzzing. "As I was saying, it is for this purpose that we of the Democratic Order of Mediocrity propose 'The Senate Mediation and Executive Status Act'. As soon as my computer is up and running I will email a copy of the document to your accounts. The proposed bill, now shall be read aloud by my aide here. As I have some important matters to attend to on the Series-of-Tubes-atron."

A tall, timid looking man looked out at the crowd of senators terrified and confused. This is the first I've heard of this, he protested to himself. It's going to be harder to work for this guy than I originally thought. Bugger all. He approached his section's microphone to better address the forum. Why these senators don't use these to argue instead of shouting across the halls is beyond me, he thought meekly.

"I.. um.. uh.. We, the people who represent the Democratic Order of Mediocrity, do.. uh.. hereby present the following bill to be voted upon into slaw. I mean law!" he said nervously. Before reciting the the bill verbatim and without a major slip up.

"The Senate Mediation and Executive Status Act
The Senate Mediation and Executive Status Act, henceforth SMAESA, sets out to create a stable environment in which the Senate can meet and vote on important issues during times of peace and crisis. The SMAESA would establish an "executive" senator, known as the Senate Executor, who would gain a second vote in, and ONLY in, circumstances where a tie vote has occurred. It would also establish the creation of an presiding officer for the senate, a Speaker of the Senate who would control the floor, preside over debates, decide the order in which bills are to be voted on, and to be in charge the procedural and administrative duties of the Senate. The SMAESA also would create a position for Senate Secretary who would be in charge of managing, and maintaining the Senatorial Hall of Records. The Senate Secretary's position shall be overseen by both the Executor Senator and the Speaker of the Senate but the position is granted for 3 Senate Sessions. Members serving one position may not hold another position, no matter the circumstances.

The position of Senate Executor is given to the party with the least number of senators. The position of Speaker of the Senate shall rotate between parties after each session, so that no single party ever gains and retains full control of the senate so long as other parties remain. The position of Senate Secretary will be voted upon by the Senate. This bill nominates the Machinators to be the first Senate Secretary to be voted upon with a "Nay, Aye, or Present" vote after the passing of this bill.

To summarize:
1. The creation of an Senate Executor who, in cases of tie votes, casts a second deciding vote in the event of a tie. Also, in conjunction with the Speaker of the Senate, oversees the Senate Secretary.
-1a. May not hold any other major Senate positions for as long as they hold this title.

2. The creation of a Speaker of the Senate who will control procedural and administrative tasks. This role will rotate each senate session to the next party in line.
-2a. May not hold any other major Senate positions for as long as they hold this title.

3. The creation of a Senate Secretary who shall oversee the Senatorial Hall of Records, take logs of all Senate proceedings, and getting coffee for the Senate Executor and the Speaker of the Senate, should they choose to exercise that right.
3a. May not hold any other major Senate position for as long as they hold this title. Remains in the position for 3 Senate Sessions before a new nomination and voting process begins.
3b. One party may not hold this position more than 3 times consecutively, but can be re-elected if terms are non-consecutive.
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Re: Government RP
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2009, 12:01:00 pm »
Martin balled a hidden hand into a fist. This bill would empower the Machinators, as they were practically guaranteed to have the least votes. He wouldn't stand for cyborgs deciding weither or not a bill should pass in the event of a tie. Martin calmly stood, " The Caretakers vote Nay to this bill. We don't agree that a Senate Executor should exist at all, especially as ties with 500 Senators are too unlikely to matter. As well, every Senator should only have one vote under all circumstances. At the same time, we don't need a Speaker of the Senate nor do we need a Senate Secretary. Our records are already maintained. "

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Re: Government RP
« Reply #47 on: January 28, 2009, 12:19:34 pm »
Rep. Baron Baron shot a glance at the Caretaker's speaker before setting about writing an email to them.

//To: Martin Black, Caretakers Party Leader
BCC: Party of the Ongoing Tree Party Leader, The Socialist Party Party Leader, Econoriks Party Leader, Equilibrium Party Leader, The Cole-Bert Coalition  Party Leader,
From: Baron Von Victor, III
Encryption: High
Subject: Exactly the point, my good man.

It is exactly the point of this bill. Do you not see how it would limit the Machinators ability to influence events? As long as they are Executor or Secretary, they cannot be Speaker. The Speaker is the one with true control of the issues we get to vote on. The Speaker of the Senate could bury any bills proposed by the Machinators, lest of course they be important or relevant. The bill itself maintains a presentation of neutrality, but it is actually stacked against the minority party by giving them a mostly figurehead position that could be easily pressured even if there is a tie. Gaining political favor would put whatever party in the Executor position under great amount of pressure and would be sure to make enemies out of someone. This would hurt a party such as the Machinators who are focused solely on their own goals or inane ones. The position of Senate Secretary is also just a farce, though it is a needed position as the records being kept right now are not all that great, nor organized. I have seen that by reading over some of the records already. If the bill passes, and we vote the Machinators into the Secretary position, they are basically powerless for 3 sessions. Is that not desirable to all of use who hope to better the world at large? I hope you will reread and reconsider the proposal.

Lovingly yours,
Representative Baron, Baron Von Victor, III; Lover of kittens.


With the email(s) sent, Baron stood to give his vote. "We vote Aye."

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Re: Government RP
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2009, 12:24:17 pm »
"Aye" said Aleksandra, yawning "but could we please get procedurals out of the way and focus on actual issues at some point?"
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Re: Government RP
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2009, 12:39:31 pm »
Martin read over the email from Baron. He asked in a whisper to the nearby Senator Richard, " Richard, read this. " Martin nudged Richard, who then read the email. Martin asked him quietly still, " You think it's a trick? "

Richard shrugged, " Not sure. The way he talks about it, it would definitely suppress the Machinators. But, what if the Speaker gains totalitarian power over the issues we vote upon, and starts burying our bills? "

Martin scratched his chin, " This is true. Maybe if they would remove the Speaker, then this bill would be fine. But at the same time, the bill would then be totally pointless as a weapon... At the same time, the Speaker rotates enough that suppression of our bills would only last a single session... "

Martin stood, " We, the Caretakers, after carefully re-considering our position, will change our vote on this bill from Nay to Aye. " Martin looked over at Baron for a reaction before sitting down to write.

//To: Baron Von Victor, III, D.O.O.M. Party Leader
From: Martin Black, Caretakers Party Leader
Encryption: Very High
Subject: You win on this one.

Your explanation makes sense. You are a smart man Baron, if you were the one to devise the bill. Perhaps we have a future of cooperation ahead of us if you maintain your Anti-Machinators position. Maybe you would like to arrange a meeting once this session is over, to discuss possible plans. I may even invite John Elder to join us.

On the Machinators themselves, I don't believe Vladimir is a stable man. He may need to be eliminated to clear the Machinator obstacle from our path.

Martin Black, Caretakers Party Leader
//

Martin agreed with Aleksandra, " You are right Aleksandra. Hopefully this bill passes quickly, I have prepared another governmental bill to be voted upon. "

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Re: Government RP
« Reply #50 on: January 28, 2009, 01:33:49 pm »
Rep. Baron Baron smiled congenially as he read the response. It's nice to use logic to your advantage. If only those machine-heads would be so inclined, then such things wouldn't be necessary. He set about a to write a brisk reply.

//To: Martin Black, Caretakers Party Leader
From: Baron Von Victor, III, D.O.O.M. Party Leader
Encryption: Very High
Subject: Re:You win on this one.

It is sad that such measures should have to be taken, but the world is a mess, even if it is united under us. The Machinators are not a threat really, they are a nuisance and I will continue to seek to suppress them for as long as they remain so. I have no real position on their supposed 'future goals', as they are likely to equally be a hinder and boon to my own. Though, I agree, as long as they are controlled under Vladimir, they will be an obstacle. As for cooperation or alliances and the like, we shall have to see if that is agreeable or not. Though a personal meeting would be most agreeable. If for nothing more than tea and scones.

Thank you for your Patronage,
Representative Baron, Baron Von Victor, III; Seducer of Cattle.//


Baron sat back in his chair and thought for a moment. Future cooperation, eh? That depends entirely on others and how disruptive to our party their goals are. Keep your friends close, your enemies closer. Hmm speaking of which I should attempt to meet with this Vladimir in person as well.

Baron went back to his email account and opened up a new message. What to say to this guy? He began to compose another email.

//To: Vlady Vlad Vlad, Leader of the Esteemed Party of Machine-Heads <Vladimir Kirillov>
From: Baron Von Victor, III, D.O.O.M. Party Leader
Encryption: Very High
Subject: Time for Tea?

Would you care to join us for some tea and scones sometime? We should discuss several things.

Veni Vidi Vici,
Representative Baron, Baron Von Victor, III; Grand Duke of Awesometon.//
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Re: Government RP
« Reply #51 on: January 28, 2009, 01:52:55 pm »
Martin read the reply from Baron, and considered the man. Baron seems to make himself appear weak. Overly nice and such nonsense, though it is a good tactic. Almost immediately, he got to writing a reply;

//To: Baron Von Victor, III, D.O.O.M. Party Leader
From: Martin Black, Caretakers Party Leader
Encryption: Very High
Subject: Meeting

Alright then, when and where? I'll invite John Elder to the meeting as well. Oh, feel free to bring guards. I'll certainly bring mine.

Martin Black, Caretakers Party Leader//

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Re: Government RP
« Reply #52 on: January 28, 2009, 02:04:04 pm »
//To: Martin Black, Caretakers Party Leader
From: Baron Von Victor, III, D.O.O.M. Party Leader
Encryption: Very High
Subject: Re:Meeting

Neutral ground would be best, and since John Elder doesn't seem to be present, perhaps it would be best to get his opinions. Barring any issues from your end, I was thinking one of those 'Gentleman's Clubs' that are famous for political visitors. - B.B//


He looked over the email once more before sending it on it's way. He kept reading the word "guards" from Rep. Martin's previous email. I have yet to meet my assigned bodyguard, haven't I? he thought wistfully. Well I should be meeting him soon, either way. It's not like I can't take care of myself either.

As he thought this, Baron was unaware that a figure in a black suit was watching him. Watching him from outside the closest window while standing on small ledge.
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Re: Government RP
« Reply #53 on: January 28, 2009, 02:06:22 pm »
Christopher calmly states, "While some sort of senate organization is necessary, this 'Round Robin' Senate is not what i had in mind. Plus, the creation of the executor for what is considered the 'weakest' party? Is that what we encourage? More power to the party that no one cares about anymore?" Confidence growing in his speech he also states "It seems to me that your party, Baron, not only desires a mediocre world, but a mediocre senate as well. That, my friend, is something the Cole-Bert Coalition does NOT stand for."

After reading the email, Christopher then says "Plus, even if the Machinators are the first secretary and are basically the lap dogs of the senate, that only leaves the rest of us up for next trimester. I call BS to this Bill and we vote Nay, and suggest the smarter parties do the same."
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: Government RP
« Reply #54 on: January 28, 2009, 02:15:59 pm »
//To: Bon Von Victor, III, D.O.O.M. Party Leader
From: Martin Black, Caretakers Party Leader
Encryption: Very High
Subject: Re:Meeting

Which type of 'Gentleman's Club', Baron? The unsavory type, or the more sophisticated type? It doesn't matter if John Elder comes or not. I'm not too sure about the Socialist values.

Oh, and the Cole-Bert Coalition is the 3rd most insignificant party. They're only voting against it because they're almost as weak as the Machinators. Their leader is a little too outspoken it seems for politics though. This one, too, might be a problem.

Martin Black, Caretakers Party Leader//

Martin cracked his knuckles, bored. Christopher's speech didn't affect him, but at the same time, he didn't care weither or not the bill got passed.

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Re: Government RP
« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2009, 02:33:38 pm »
Mark stands, pats his suit, grins, and says, "Socialist Party votes Aye."
The best person ever.  She should have won the Peace Prize.

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Re: Government RP
« Reply #56 on: January 28, 2009, 02:35:37 pm »
Update!
The SMESA Bill has been passed and is now enforced by the Human Senate. New government bills are now being accepted.

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Re: Government RP
« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2009, 02:39:22 pm »
We, the Cole-Bert Coalition would like to propose a bill of the people.

The People's Bill
// This bill would grant people the freedom of Speech, Press, Assembly, Fair Trial, No double jeopardy, No cruel or unusual punishment and the freedom of petition. //



No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: Government RP
« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2009, 02:42:46 pm »
Martin stood, annoyed that he hadn't been able to get his bill up in time, " The Caretakers vote Aye to this bill. " He sat back down.

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Re: Government RP
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2009, 02:45:22 pm »
The man with greying-black hair and the fine black suit stands up.

"Socialist Party says yes."
The best person ever.  She should have won the Peace Prize.

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