[VOTE] House of Commons

A failed experiment whereby board users were invited to advise the Senate, and instead attempted to replace the Senate.

Shall A House of Commons be created as described below?

Poll ended at 2008-11-23 12:07pm

Yes to the House of Commons
28
64%
No to the House of Commons
13
30%
Abstain
3
7%
 
Total votes: 44

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[VOTE] House of Commons

Post by CmdrWilkens » 2008-11-16 12:07pm

The House of Commons is to be a subforum attached to the Senate as a publicly viewable forum with open posting rights for the entire board. Rules of posting are to be less formal than the Senate proper, with no positions of authority needed beyond that of mods. Topics are to adhere to a modicum of civility and gravity towards the state of the board. Possible subjects include, but are not limited to:
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The House of Commons should be free of flames as much as possible, to encourage open discussion even of ideas that might be unpopular.
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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Admiral Valdemar » 2008-11-16 12:15pm

Voted.

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Surlethe » 2008-11-16 12:16pm

Aye.
A Government founded upon justice, and recognizing the equal rights of all men; claiming higher authority for existence, or sanction for its laws, that nature, reason, and the regularly ascertained will of the people; steadily refusing to put its sword and purse in the service of any religious creed or family is a standing offense to most of the Governments of the world, and to some narrow and bigoted people among ourselves.
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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by CmdrWilkens » 2008-11-16 12:23pm

Administrative note, this is a Category A vote which means a 60% supermajority is required and a quorum of 50% is required. That means with 51 "Active" Senators we will need at least 26 votes.
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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by LadyTevar » 2008-11-16 12:37pm

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Mr Bean » 2008-11-16 12:38pm

I have voted to increase government spending.

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by phongn » 2008-11-16 12:41pm

Voted.
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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by RedImperator » 2008-11-16 12:44pm

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Eleas » 2008-11-16 12:47pm

Nay. I have yet to see the real need.
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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Ender » 2008-11-16 12:52pm

For what little good it may do.
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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by fgalkin » 2008-11-16 01:32pm

Voted.

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Coyote » 2008-11-16 01:54pm

Yes, indeed.
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In Libertarianism, there is no Government, so the Bosses are free to exploit the Workers.
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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by NecronLord » 2008-11-16 02:17pm

Voted.
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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Chris OFarrell » 2008-11-16 02:27pm

Nay, I don't really see the need.
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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by seanrobertson » 2008-11-16 02:56pm

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Post by Knife » 2008-11-16 02:59pm

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by The Duchess of Zeon » 2008-11-16 03:17pm

Voted. Let them have their voice.
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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Publius » 2008-11-16 03:38pm

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Sea Skimmer » 2008-11-16 04:02pm

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Edi » 2008-11-16 04:03pm

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by GrandMasterTerwynn » 2008-11-16 05:42pm

Voted!

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Master of Ossus » 2008-11-16 06:35pm

Voted.
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Post by Imperial Overlord » 2008-11-16 06:59pm

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Post by Grand Admiral Thrawn » 2008-11-16 07:30pm

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Re: [VOTE] House of Commons

Post by Frank Hipper » 2008-11-16 09:08pm

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