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  2. NYrepublican

    Project Israel

    This is based on the assumption that theocratic tendencies are an incorrect understanding of religion. Who said this was so? A good case can be made that at times it isn't.
  3. Patine

    Project Israel

    An ideology built on one or more of irrational, reckless action, giving to fearmongering and/or xenophobia, knee-jerk reaction to a situation without measured thought, revival of a nostalgic and distorted view of the past, return to ideologies that have failed outright and ignoring such failures, self-serving or twisted and distorted theocratic ideas loosely ways on a religion, but heavily altered or misinterpreted for ulterior motives, believing long-debunked myths and lies, and forcing those beliefs on others as policy, promoting war or violence beyond the reasonable and true definition of self-defense (that is, carrying aggression outside your borders to another sovereign nation, or land non-integral to yours, for any reason), and promoting these ideas with uncompromising, aggressive, belligerent, bellicose, and even militant tactics.
  4. NYrepublican

    Project Israel

    Define extremist.
  5. vcczar

    Founding Fathers PI Forum RP 2019

    Washington's party now has +2 Public Support, giving his party an advantage among the people. However, Liberal Party leader Thomas Jefferson ( @Reagan04 ) now had 3 influence points for personal use.
  6. Actinguy

    Founding Fathers PI Forum RP 2019

    “If we side with France, we could well find British troops once again on our shore. Benjamin, tell your friends in Paris to find salvation in the cathedrals, for they shall not find it here.” Washington ignores.
  7. Patine

    Forum Historical Election Poll #12

    I was actually out all day.
  8. Patine

    Democratic Nominee Preference

    Ideally the U.S. Supreme Court, given it's main purpose, should be as close as humanly possible to absolutely non-partisan and it's judges not selected at all, in any way, or under any influence, or beholden in any way, to the Executive or Legislative branches. The fact that Supreme Court are effectively partisan spoils and patronage appointments and that "Conservative" and "Liberal" benches are spoken of as something engrained and acceptable is yet another failing, and a big one in this regard, of the U.S. political system and culture. The fact that absolutely no office or institution of any power is above partisan claws is a great critical weakness of the American system of governance.
  9. Reagan04

    Forum Historical Election Poll #12

    Honestly I had thought that you have voted already as you're fairly active and tend to get the worm on these votes.
  10. Patine

    Forum Historical Election Poll #12

    Are you deliberately avoiding tagging me hoping I won't vote and thus trying to skew the results?
  11. vcczar

    Founding Fathers PI Forum RP 2019

    Next issue: France has undergone Revolution, resulting in a backlash from the various kingdoms of Europe. This issue calls on the President to determine if he wants his Secretary of State to honor our alliance with France or not. Congress will also need to support this. With out reserves at -15, and with no revenue, can we afford it? Liberals demand that we honor the alliance, while Conservatives are now inclined to support Great Britain now that we have secured our Independence. What will President Washington decide?
  12. vcczar

    Founding Fathers PI Forum RP 2019

    The Philadelphia Broadside Editor-in-Chief: Josiah Yerkes Sept 6, 1789 Their Land is Our Land! General Clinton secures the Northwest Territory! General Clinton wins a decisive victory at Fallen Timbers, compelling the united tribes of the area to surrender and agree to terms of our choosing. (continued on page 2) [Washington and Clinton get +2 popularity]
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  14. Reagan04

    New Historical President RP

    Speaker Slater announces the nomination of New York Governor Bill Buckley as her nominee for Vice-President. Buckley's New York economic Miracle adds Northeastern gravitas to the ticket. The Conservative Party will focus heavily on holding the Northeast as well as the West Coast but then making inroads into the Midwest and South. We will campaign relentlessly with our surrogates, local governors, in the Midwest as well as the Great Plains and Deep South. We campaign on a platform of social values that have been lost under Liberal rule, at this time it is clear America can do better and after many terms of Liberal Presidents it is clearly time for a change, time for new leadership and new ideas to rejuvenate the American spirit in D.C. Speaker Slater goes on tours with the many colorful characters of the conservative movement and runs a largely grassroots campaign attempting to shift the Midwest and Deep South to the Conservative party by uniting the nation on moral values like Prayer, Evolution, and other Family Style, important social issues.
  15. Hestia11

    Founding Fathers PI Forum RP 2019

    Dear President Washington, I humbly accept your proposal and will be going to the frontier shortly. I look forward to serving your administration faithfully. Sincerely, General Clinton
  16. Edouard

    2016 Roleplay

    Gore reveals the first point of his national plan in Iowa
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  18. Reagan04

    Forum Historical Election Poll #12

    @ZedWilliamsR
  19. Reagan04

    Forum Historical Election Poll #12

    @HonestAbe @Nulla Lex Ink.
  20. Reagan04

    Forum Historical Election Poll #12

    @jdm06ltd @Kingthero @victorraiders
  21. vcczar

    Forum Historical Election Poll #12

    This needs at least one more voter.
  22. Reagan04

    Democratic Nominee Preference

    Well, when she undoubtedly makes that he platform, I will withdraw any and all consideration. But even you seem to admit that he has been a lot less than "not perfect". He has 1 good accomplishment, Gorsuch, that's it. Versus the laundry list of bad things you mentioned, this guy is a curse on Conservatism and his cult of personality endangers our party and movement. I'd vote for Joe Biden in a heartbeat for 4 years of a moderate elder statesman over Donald Trump. I haven't really done all that much deep dive research into the Democratic field, in my view it's March 2019, there is time to be given for these things and I am a rather busy person.
  23. ZedWilliamsR

    Democratic Nominee Preference

    Oops I only clicked 1 person (Beto) for the first question. My top 3 dems - Beto O'Rourke John Hickenlooper Elizabeth Warren
  24. vcczar

    Democratic Nominee Preference

    I have many close calls. For me it's Bernie, Warren, O'Rourke. However, Buttigieg and Yang are nearly there. Castro, Inslee, Biden and Gabbard are probably the 3rd tier. Everyone else is fourth tier for now.
  25. Reagan04

    2016 Roleplay

    Carly holds Town Hall meeting with students at Dartmouth University in Hanover, New Hampshire; talks First Amendment, women in government The campus has been abuzz with talk of Republican frontrunner Carly Fiorina coming to answer questions and speak with students of the strongly liberal Ivy League college Dartmouth University. Students are largely hostile to the GOP and Carly hopes to bring them into her campaign, she views it as important for the President to inspire the next generation of leaders and to make sure that that includes women. As the last attendees are seated, she welcomes the students and local townspeople of Hanover who have come to interact with the candidate. Carly: Thank you all so much for coming out here, it's incredibly important for me as a leader to meet with the next minds of America. The future leaders and next generation thinkers that will push us forward after the torch has been passed to you. And in such an esteemed institution like Dartmouth, I know that I will find no lack of the intellectual fortitude required of those ready to rigorously question and examine the ideas and record of one running for President or any other high office which has the main objective of serving the people. And that's why I am incredibly proud to be here this afternoon and I look forward to opening up the floor to a plenitude of questioners. I know we have a lot of people from Hanover, not just on campus, and even some folks from neighboring towns in Grafton County like Lebanon, Canaan, Lyme, and Enfield among so many more. So please keep your questions brief as I try to work through the whole crowd. Who'd like to go first? A girl in her early 20s in a pink top and jeans raises her hand and Carly points to her "Hello Mrs. Fiorina, my name is Ana it' obviously admirable that you have been a woman in the Fortune 15 and a business leader, but how can you say you're a strong woman or leader for women if you're anti-choice. Would you even call yourself a feminist?" Carly smiles as she takes her mic up to her mouth Well Ana, I think you're a great example of the type of rigorous questioning I was hoping for! And yes, I do happen to break with the current zeitgeist of the popularized view of women as political beings as well as how we view that word "feminist". So let me break it down, I was obviously endorsed by another strong Conservative woman just the other day in Missouri, Phyllis Schlafly. Now, Mrs. Schlafly has spent her life fighting against what comes to mind when most of us think of "feminism". Meaning, the left-wing movement to push women further from traditional family roles and to politically activate them in favor of things like Abortion and other Democratic Party goals. But I have a different idea, I think we need to drastically change the way we view the issue, and it's something Phyllis and I have talked about extensively. I do not consider myself a modern feminist, but I would say this, I think that the goal of true feminism will be achieved when the rights and choices of every woman are not just permitted but respected. That means that a woman may choose, like Phyllis to focus on raising a family and then strike out in a public career. It may also mean that her goal is to be a mother and homemaker entirely. Or, like me, be a mother and proud grandmother but also become the CEO of one of the world's largest Tech companies and become the Republican frontrunner for President of the United States. Cheers from the crowd Ultimately I think that women should be allowed to have their own opinions divorced from whatever the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton tell them they have to think simply because of their genitalia. Pro-Life women are just as valuable as Liberal women, we're here and we're not going anywhere. Pro-Life women are the backbone of the movement and I am proud to call myself among their ranks. And we shouldn't be treating women like some sort of Left-Wing special interest group when in fact we are a majority of the electorate and half the nation's potential; potential that needs to be unlocked by the next President sooner rather than later. That's why I want to inspire young girls and boys to let them know that parenthood is an ultimate goal for many women and that's a beautiful thing, but that leadership is never unattainable just because motherhood is your primary goal. The can exist, and indeed do exist, as great compliments to each other. That's why I'm proud that I am the first woman to seriously contend for, and lead in the race to, the Republican Nomination, not for the mere fact that I am a women but for the fact that the GOP needs to express to young women that it's ok to be conservative and that we're an option here for you too and you can be a leader within our ranks and be just as successful, if not even more so, than if you were a member of the Democrat Party. The next questioner is called and Mrs. Fiorina lands on a young man wearing Dartmouth gear "Hey Carly, can I call you Carly? She chuckles and gives an approving smile Uh, well, my name is Brent and I was wondering if you could talk about Freedom of Speech and Expression and what that means to you, especially regarding some hot button topics that have popped up around Universities and the issues." Thank you so much for that question Brent, it's really an important one and one of the biggest that I'd hoped to tackle while I was here at Dartmouth. Let me start with a little prefacing about the history of the 1st Amendment, this region, and university in American academic life and I hope I can cover all the bases you want me to hit. So as you may or may not know, Dartmouth was founded in 1769, 20 years before the Constitution of the United States, ergo the 1st Amendment, would be ratified. But that doesn't mean that institutions like the University hadn't played a central role in American thought since even before the 18th century. Places like Harvard, William and Mary's and Yale sprung up as the colonists began to need intellectual bastions in the New World during the 17th century. And what we saw was great archives of texts, literature, and knowledge all being stockpiled there. And from these institutions, whose numbers grew during the 18th century leading up to the Revolution, were born some of America's greatest thinkers and minds assembled at the Continental Congress. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were both produced by two of the aforementioned schools. And it was these Universities centers of hot debate even for their time that the staunchest intellectual opposition to the Crown and to Imperialism was tended. The works of scholars like John Locke and Thomas Hobbes were juxtaposed and dissected endlessly as impetus for independence grew in intellectual circles. And so when we finally did gain our independence, the framers, post Articles of Confederation, are now tasked with enumerating the inalienable rights over which Jefferson had claimed the whole war had been fought anyway. And so what did those even mean? Again, these men looked to the now near-century old institutions, titans even of their times to find the answers in the writings of the authors of the European Enlightenment, this sparked the American Enlightenment, more commonly known as the Age of Reason. Thusly, the freedom to debate, and more precisely the freedom to speak, without impeachment by government organization was in fact already a paramount of American Society in 1787, they just hadn't written it down yet. And so, from these places of tertiary learning were born the ideas that defined a generation, and so to do such generation-defining ideas come from Universities now across the continent today. This is why I view it as so crucial to defend Free Speech on campus, and to dispel with this notion that some speech is too radical and dangerous to be spoken. Allowing speech to be spoken does not mean listening to that speech, this is a concept all too distressingly lost on many American college campuses. That's why as President, and more so as a leader of the younger generations, I'd fight against the idea that some speech should be banned and I'd make sure that Colleges stay what they always have been throughout our history, throughout the history of New Hampshire, the great temples of learning from which we received the greatest gift God has given; the right to be free. The crowd goes wild with that incredibly moving story and continues to ask questions, after the questioning period, Carly engages with and takes pictures with students, this is her favorite part of the job
  26. MysteryKnight

    Democratic Nominee Preference

    1. Bernie 2. Gillibrand 3. Yang I debated whether to put Warren or Yang at 3, it's a close call on that one.
  27. Actinguy

    Founding Fathers PI Forum RP 2019

    @Hestia11 "General Clinton, please have a seat. As you are no doubt aware, savages currently attack our northwest frontier. If we allow this to go unchecked, it is only a matter of time before they cross into our civilized borders. Worse yet, should we give off an appearance of weakness, it is only a matter of time before we should have to face the likes of England again. Or Spain. Or...if they ever stop fighting each other...even France. We must make a strong show of force in the Northwest frontier. My men need a strong man to lead them. Will you accept an appointment as the head General of the Army? If you accept, I'll let you carry this fancy ceremonial sword." George Washington offers George Clinton the position of General, on the condition that he agree to defend the Northwest territories from native attacks. (Hestia, if you accept, you would need to use your three influence to stop the attacks. In return, you will receive three popularity -- in addition to being how to win the overall game, popularity will also significantly help Clinton's odds in becoming President one day. This is a lifetime appointment -- even after Washington is gone, no one can fire you unless they're either a liberal President or they offer the position to someone with higher skill. You have the option to refuse my offer, if you so choose.)
  28. vcczar

    Founding Fathers PI Forum RP 2019

    Ok, PM does allow images. Sent you all PMs for the use of action cards, but the starting actions cards will be the ones currently shown on the thread.
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