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The next election will happen on wednesday or thursday, when I have a whole day off to do stuff

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The President announces her intention to campaign in person in several battleground states like her home state of Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and Illinois.

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Just now, Edouard said:

(I lost the RP game storyline :(

That's why I am currently out)

 OOC: Not much has really happened. It's been focused on foreign policy. Russia and China are really big and threatening. Most domestic stuff hasn't changed.

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11 minutes ago, Hestia11 said:

 OOC: Not much has really happened. It's been focused on foreign policy. Russia and China are really big and threatening. Most domestic stuff hasn't changed.

OOC: ^^^^.

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Election of 1968

 

Primaries

 

There were no significant primaries.

 

General Election Round 1

 

Thorne/Erring (Lib) 326 EV 52% PV

Larson/Silverstream (Con) 192 EV 34% PV

McIntyre/McGregor (Soc) 48 EV 14% PV

 

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Note: Liberals were very popular this election, as many Socialist voters seemed to vote in support of President Thorne.

 

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Region Breakdown (Pop Vote)

 

New England (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT) : Conservative | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Industrial Centers (NY, PA, OH, IL) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Industrial Midwest (WI, MI, IN) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

West Coast (CA, OR, WA) : Conservative | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Southwest (AZ, NM, OK, TX) : Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Southern Outskirts (LA, AR, MO, KY, WV, MD) : Lean Liberal (Also Lean Soc) | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Deep South (MS, AL, GA) : Lean Liberal (Also Lean Socialist) | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Upper South (SC, NC, VA, TN) : Tossup | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

West (NV, ID, MT, WY, UT, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS) : Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Non-Continentals (HI, CU, PR, AK) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

Swing States (MN, IA, NJ, DE, FL, DC) : Lean Liberal | Region Hot 3 Issues: War, Trade, Economy

 

Congress

Liberals 39/104 Senate 40% US Rep

Conservatives 41/104 Senate 30% US Rep

Socialists 12/104 Senate 18% US Rep

Libertarians 12/104 Senate 12% US Rep

RP Note: Congress leans socially center and economically lean right at this point in time.

 

@Hestia11 I honestly have no clue when events will be; while doing the election I realized I am still a tad bit burnt out. I'll post them within the next week.

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The President celebrates her re-election victory and promises to govern for all Americans in a speech in Houston.

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The Liberal party is beginning to recognize weakness for the next election as they factor in the fact the President likely will choose not to run for a 3rd term.

Three factions have emerged

Presidential Loyalists - those that wish Thorne to run for a third term

Secondary Supporters - those that would support VP Erring's run at the top of the ticket. Others worry he isn't as good a campaigner as the President herself.

New Way Runners - Those supportive of a campaign by another, perhaps Gov. Kelly (L-OR), Sen. Hamlin (L-WY), or Sen. Lauss (L-IL)

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The Soc Lab candidates thank all the people who voted for the Soc Lab Party Presidential Ticket as well as the Soc Lab Party Congressional Candidates and those people who served as the electors for the Presidential Ticket in the EC, they also congratulate the President-elect and the Vice President-elect on their victory.

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Senator Larson retires from politic as it becomes clear the Party is diverging into 3 distinct factions. The Moderates, led by Sen. Jerry Nord (C-MI), a former aide to President Trebuano. There are the Constitution Crusaders that want incredibly small government, their strongest leader would be Sen. Larry Silverstream (C-AZ). And there is a third, the Christian Conservatives, this group is newly formed making social politics their forte, great fans of the outgoing Sen. Larson, there are several candidates for the mantle of leader of this wing including Sen. Nick Dallorum (R-PA), Gov. Sam Warner (C-WI), and the up and coming firebrand freshman Rep. Jerry McDowell (C-VA).

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17 hours ago, MBDemSoc said:

The Soc Lab candidates thank all the people who voted for the Soc Lab Party Presidential Ticket as well as the Soc Lab Party Congressional Candidates and those people who served as the electors for the Presidential Ticket in the EC, they also congratulate the President-elect and the Vice President-elect on their victory.

The Socialist Labor Party has had 3 different factions emerge internally: the Social Democrats - the most moderate of the factions and the smallest of the factions, they commit to the idea of a mixed economy based on the predominance of private property, with only a minority of essential utilities and public services under public ownership (the faction is mainly made up of progressive defectors from the Liberal Party), the Democratic Socialists - the largest of the factions but is on the decline, focused on transforming the economy from a capitalist one to a socialist one, the faction is in favour of replacing private ownership with social ownership of the means of production (mostly through nationalization), the Libertarian Socialists - the most radical and second largest faction in the party and will likely soon replace the Democratic Socialists as the largest faction, also favours transforming the economy from a capitalist one to a socialist one but they reject the concept of socialism as centralised states ownership and control of the economy and advocate for the social ownership of the means of production through decentralized structures such as workers co-operatives and muncipialization, they also advocate for decentralized structures based on direct democracy and federal or confederal associations such as libertarian municipalism, citizens' assemblies, trade unions, and workers' councils, this is the only faction which more closely follows Marxist Economics than Keynesian Economics. All the factions are socially progressive or socially libertarian and fairly anti-interventionist.

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Pre-Event News
 

Advanced Congressional Seat Distribution for the Main Three Parties

 

Liberals

 

Loyalists: 24/39 Senate 15/40% House

Secondary: 11/39 Senate 10/40% House

New Way: 4/39 Senate 15/40% House

 

Conservatives

 

Moderates: 22/41 Senate 9/30% House

Crusaders: 5/41 Senate 14/30% House

Christians: 14/41 Senate 7/30% House

 

Socialists

 

Social Democrats: 7/12 Senate 8/18% House

Democratic Socialists: 2/12 Senate 4/18% House

Libertarian Socialists: 3/12 Senate 6/18% House

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The three Liberal factions conduct most of the infighting behind closed doors as they begin to wage a pre-primary fight for the honor of running under the Liberal ticket. If the President decides to run, it is largely accepted that the VP wouldn't challenge and would step aside. The New Way promoters aren't so sure. 

Important committee assignments are waged in an intense war, with Liberal leaders in each getting a good committee assignment.

Sen. Lauss of Illinois gained the Judiciary (New Way), Sen. Paula Mint of Nebraska of the Loyalist faction won the Foreign Affairs, while Sen. Michael West of Pennsylvania (Secondary) won the Appropriations leadership.

The more bruising fight was for House Speaker. The Fmr. speaker had declined to run at all and was faced with an open primary, backed by the 3 different leaders (Pres. Thorne for the Loyalists (covertly), VP Erring for the Secondary, and Sen. Lauss for the New Way)

Rep. Aaron Smith (CA-8) was the choice for the Loyalists, while the Secondaries filed in behind Rep. James Quinton (GA-5), and the New Way enthusiastically backed Rep. Harriet Barton (NY-03).

In a major win for the New Way, Rep. Barton was the victor, but faced defeat in the Senate.

The three groups are largely on the same page, but it's generally thought that the Vice President's supporters are the farthest to the left, then followed by the New Way, with the moderates being mostly in the Loyalist group. 

The Loyalists easily crushed dissent for Senate Leader, Sen. Loretta Barkley (L-RI) winning over Lauss 28-11.

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Likewise, the Conservative Party's interpolitics represent a growing diversity within the Party. The Libertarian leaning Constitution Crusaders, the Fundamentalist Christians, and the Business Moderates all have competing interests. The Fundamentalists and Crusaders tend to have a similar policy but with separate policies and make up the majority of the base, but the Moderates glue the party together and form much of Leadership. 

The fight for Senate Leader was nearly non existent, it was the easiest battle. Here, no one challenged sitting Leader Nord (C-MI) of the Moderate faction as he had long kept a strong Deputy in Larry Silverstream (C-AZ) of the Crusaders. However, some Fundamentalists did vote for Sen. Dallorum (C-PA), despite his not condoning a bid and endorsement of the sitting Leader. Leader Nord was overwhelmingly re-elected by the caucus 37-4. 

A much more divisive contest was for whom the Conservatives would make their voice of House dissention. Given that the Conservatives were the minority, the right wing members had a larger hold on power and were able to stage a bid for Leader. Religious Fundamentalism had made large gains among the House Conservative Caucus, spearheaded by the freshman Jerry McDowell of Virginia, a bid to make Phyllis Slater (C-MO) House Leader was formed. The Moderates put up only paltry defenses having had their forces been decimated in the previous election. With the help of Jake Amish (C-MI) and Tom Middle (C-KY), two prominent House Crusaders, Mrs. Slater was made leader while Mr. Amish was made her Deputy. The Moderates had been locked out of the House Conservatives 87-44.

 

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Just going to toy with a new way to do events, since this has become more party-interior focused in the past election. Each Party will make a position on each event, and there will begin to be public polling on certain policies. Country stats will now be updated yearly.

 

1969

 

Event 1: After the war, many of the volunteers are coming home to a changed political climate. While our economy has stayed solid, social dynamics are not as united as they used to be. With speculation that more war is to come, many people are getting behind the movement that the United States needs to invest more money to grow our army, which is almost small compared to the big two (Russia: 750,000 men China: 1,250,000 men). While we surely have the technological advantage over the Chinese, the Russians are still a scary threat if they commit their whole force to any sort of assault. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 2: In terms of foreign affairs outside of the warzone, some eyes have turned to the idea of decolonization. Especially on the continent of Africa, European control over such lands has created many regional conflicts. However, due to the continued imperialist attitude of Europe, major nations refuse to talk about decolonization. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 3: With most of our country busy worried about the safety of the nation and the world, a new generation of children have now become voting age adults. This culture of children takes a much unseen approach to living life: doing recreational drugs, being non-believers in God, and overall supporting social progress almost unheard of in the country. Many of these voters swarmed the libertarian party, but with its failure to meet promises, these voters need a new direction to go. As a sidenote, most drugs are still legal as they have never been banned. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

@Hestia11 @Reagan04 @MBDemSoc

 

Note: People who are not party leaders can try to climb to popularity by responding to these as well.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Kingthero said:

Just going to toy with a new way to do events, since this has become more party-interior focused in the past election. Each Party will make a position on each event, and there will begin to be public polling on certain policies. Country stats will now be updated yearly.

 

1969

 

Event 1: After the war, many of the volunteers are coming home to a changed political climate. While our economy has stayed solid, social dynamics are not as united as they used to be. With speculation that more war is to come, many people are getting behind the movement that the United States needs to invest more money to grow our army, which is almost small compared to the big two (Russia: 750,000 men China: 1,250,000 men). While we surely have the technological advantage over the Chinese, the Russians are still a scary threat if they commit their whole force to any sort of assault. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 2: In terms of foreign affairs outside of the warzone, some eyes have turned to the idea of decolonization. Especially on the continent of Africa, European control over such lands has created many regional conflicts. However, due to the continued imperialist attitude of Europe, major nations refuse to talk about decolonization. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 3: With most of our country busy worried about the safety of the nation and the world, a new generation of children have now become voting age adults. This culture of children takes a much unseen approach to living life: doing recreational drugs, being non-believers in God, and overall supporting social progress almost unheard of in the country. Many of these voters swarmed the libertarian party, but with its failure to meet promises, these voters need a new direction to go. As a sidenote, most drugs are still legal as they have never been banned. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

@Hestia11 @Reagan04 @MBDemSoc

 

Note: People who are not party leaders can try to climb to popularity by responding to these as well.

 

 

Event 1: Reduce the active troop and vessel numbers to pre Russo-Ottoman war levels and put the now non-active troops and vessels into the reserves, begin recruitment drives in order to boost overall troop numbers (recruits from the drives will go into reserves). Increase funding into military technologies.

Event 2: Hold status Encourage all nations that still have colonies to decolonise as quickly and peacefully as possible, starting with US allies. Offer to purchase the colonies if necessary. Once a nation has agreed to give up a colony, the colony should be governed for a short period of time either solely by the League of Nations or jointly between the League and the former owner of the colony or the U.S to prepare them for independence and majority native population rule. Provide economic assistance to newly decolonised nations similar to the deals done with the Mexican and Brazillian governments recently, under a Soc Lab administration these projects would be done by the federal government, State governments or by workers co-operatives.

Event 3: Regulate and tax the sale of recreational drugs, also pursue government research into what medical benefits the currently legal recreational drugs have. Legalise, Tax and Regulate Sex Work (E.G Prostitution). Legalise, Tax and Regulate Alcohol (Can't remember if prohibition was repealed if it was ignore the legalise bit).  Legalise, Tax and Regulate pornography that contains subjects which can consent. Decriminalise homosexuality and allow homosexuals to get married like everyone else. Legalise abortion. Legalise birth control. Repeal the National America Values Act of 1953 as it is in direct conflict with the first amendment, restore the original motto of the United States "E pluribus unum" and remove the words "One Nation, Under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.

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47 minutes ago, Kingthero said:

Event 1: After the war, many of the volunteers are coming home to a changed political climate. While our economy has stayed solid, social dynamics are not as united as they used to be. With speculation that more war is to come, many people are getting behind the movement that the United States needs to invest more money to grow our army, which is almost small compared to the big two (Russia: 750,000 men China: 1,250,000 men). While we surely have the technological advantage over the Chinese, the Russians are still a scary threat if they commit their whole force to any sort of assault. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

Retired US Army Major General (1940-1967) turned US House Representative (first elected in 1968 SLP from Pennsylvania) Darlington S. Butler(b.1921) outlines a plan to, as he put it "Smash the racket of war" in an article in the socialist newspaper Common Sense:

I spent 32 years and 4 months of my life in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. Trust me when I say, that war is indeed a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. Good people let us smash this racket! I present you a four step programme to take the profit out of war, and bring power to the people, and away from the war profiteers!

1. Before war can be declared, a limited plebiscite must occur. Eligible to vote would be people of draft age, and those who risk death on the frontline

2. Before a national draft can be implemented, the presidents, executives, directors, and managers involved in war industries, as well as all, bankers, generals, admirals, officers and all politicians are be conscripted to get $30 a month, the same wage as the average draftee.

3. The United States Navy is to be restricted to operating within 200 miles of the shoreline.

4. The United States Army is to be restricted to operating only within the territorial limits of the United States.

We also can't forget the men whose youth we've already thrown away, and I advocate a national pension for all veterans, as well as government funding of all mental and physical care needed by the veterans or their families.  I encourage the Socialist Labor Party, and the Congress in general, to act on these proposals. We must come to our senses and smash the power that the war profiteers have over our political system!

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50 minutes ago, WVProgressive said:

Retired US Army Major General (1940-1967) turned US House Representative (first elected in 1968 SLP from Pennsylvania) Darlington S. Butler(b.1921) outlines a plan to, as he put it "Smash the racket of war" in an article in the socialist newspaper Common Sense:

I spent 32 years and 4 months of my life in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. Trust me when I say, that war is indeed a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. Good people let us smash this racket! I present you a four step programme to take the profit out of war, and bring power to the people, and away from the war profiteers!

1. Before war can be declared, a limited plebiscite must occur. Eligible to vote would be people of draft age, and those who risk death on the frontline

2. Before a national draft can be implemented, the presidents, executives, directors, and managers involved in war industries, as well as all, bankers, generals, admirals, officers and all politicians are be conscripted to get $30 a month, the same wage as the average draftee.

3. The United States Navy is to be restricted to operating within 200 miles of the shoreline.

4. The United States Army is to be restricted to operating only within the territorial limits of the United States.

We also can't forget the men whose youth we've already thrown away, and I advocate a national pension for all veterans, as well as government funding of all mental and physical care needed by the veterans or their families.  I encourage the Socialist Labor Party, and the Congress in general, to act on these proposals. We must come to our senses and smash the power that the war profiteers have over our political system!

The Soc Lab Party support the calls for plebiscites before war decelerations.

The Soc Lab Party is fundamentally opposed to the idea of conscription and believes that service should be a choice instead of an obligation. 

The Soc Lab Party is fundamentally opposed to wars of aggression and has been for numerous years, the only wars the party has supported have been defensive.

The Party already supports the establishment of a state pension and universal physical and mental health care as well as universal social care, we also call for the gradual bringing of the defence industry into Federal, State or Worker ownership to stop the defence of the nation being profited from.

 

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10 hours ago, Kingthero said:

Just going to toy with a new way to do events, since this has become more party-interior focused in the past election. Each Party will make a position on each event, and there will begin to be public polling on certain policies. Country stats will now be updated yearly.

 

1969

 

Event 1: After the war, many of the volunteers are coming home to a changed political climate. While our economy has stayed solid, social dynamics are not as united as they used to be. With speculation that more war is to come, many people are getting behind the movement that the United States needs to invest more money to grow our army, which is almost small compared to the big two (Russia: 750,000 men China: 1,250,000 men). While we surely have the technological advantage over the Chinese, the Russians are still a scary threat if they commit their whole force to any sort of assault. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 2: In terms of foreign affairs outside of the warzone, some eyes have turned to the idea of decolonization. Especially on the continent of Africa, European control over such lands has created many regional conflicts. However, due to the continued imperialist attitude of Europe, major nations refuse to talk about decolonization. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 3: With most of our country busy worried about the safety of the nation and the world, a new generation of children have now become voting age adults. This culture of children takes a much unseen approach to living life: doing recreational drugs, being non-believers in God, and overall supporting social progress almost unheard of in the country. Many of these voters swarmed the libertarian party, but with its failure to meet promises, these voters need a new direction to go. As a sidenote, most drugs are still legal as they have never been banned. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

@Hestia11 @Reagan04 @MBDemSoc

 

Note: People who are not party leaders can try to climb to popularity by responding to these as well.

 

 

1. "The Conservatives believe in a large and strong military. The fact is that America must now be the leader of the free world should we hope the Republican experiment not perish from the face of this earth. We therefore must spend every penny we can afford on Research and Development in order to catch up to the Russians. I support constructing fortified American bases across Europe and Turkey in order to keep the Russians from getting too antsy on their borders. We should begin to decommission active troops and bring the vast majority home, the money freed from this shall go to the construction of the atomic weapon told of in Russia. Atomic Fission is the name of the game, and should we get our hands on such a weapon, we have a reasonable deterrent. Pump up reserves but keep our focus in the peacetime DoD on R&D. We oppose the Socialist proposals for such limits on the National Security of America and shame them for such outlandish proposals that would surely lead to the compromise of our position."

- Conservative platform proposed and debated on in the Congressional Conservative Caucus, sponsored by Sen. Leader Jerry Nord (C-MI) and House Fundamentalist Caucus Chair Jerry McDowell (C-VA)

This platform was well received by the Moderates as the majority of War Hawks in the party reside in the Moderate Wing. The Fundamentalists generally do not take strong positions on Foreign Policies and therefore all it took was noncommittal from Mrs. Slater and an endorsement from Jerry McDowell for the majority of Fundamentalists too agree. However, House Deputy Leader Jake Amish (C-MI, 4) seriously objected, voicing concerns of several Crusaders, the same reaction, however, did not come from Sen. Paul Dand (C-KY), the Senate Crusader Caucus Chair who attempted to talk Rep. Amish down. However, the Deputy Floor Leader persisted, and with the support of House Crusader Caucus Chair, Tom Middle (C-KY), they were able to get Leader Slater (C-MO) of the Fundamentalists to make passingly negative comments. While the Senate Caucus had easily ratified the language 35-6, the battle in the House had grown drawn out. Preliminary results showed the language squeaking by until the Chairman of the CGA, Gov. Sam Warner (C-WI), threw several Wisconsin conservatives against it, causing it to fail, 64-67. Chairman Amish of the Crusader Caucus, requested to Leaders Nord and Slater that a clause asserting "Defense Spending shall not cause our Budget to to run a deficit, should it, it shall be cut back down to reason." This version passed which much less trouble 109-22.

2.  "The Conservatives back Soft Decolonization, we don't see fit to govern a nation for itself and therefore this will not play a crucial role in our foreign policy when we have much more important issues with which to deal. However, we will provide democratic support for transitional republics looking for election moderators independent of their old colonial masters. Regardless, we will support our allies above all else in order to keep American security above other concerns. We unequivocally oppose all talks of "purchasing colonies" and any other pressuring moves towards Hard Decolonization"

- Conservative platform proposed and debated in the CCC, sponsored by Sen. Dep. Leader Larry Silverstream, (C-AZ) and House Whip Jack MacDane (C-MA) 

This debate was much less controversial at this issue was not a problem for the Fundamentalists at all and the Crusaders had no issues. Seeing as the Moderates wrote in provisions for their Right-Wing friends, the Senate passed the language unanimously while the House overwhelmingly ratified the plank 125-6 with a few straggling non-interventionist Crusaders. 

3. "The Conservative partly flatly rejects all calls for legalized Sex Works and solidly supports the illegalization of illicit recreational substances which only stand to disrupt the moral fabric of American Society. The fact is that the Socialist agenda is diametrically opposed to American values and we stand in total opposition to abortion, gay "marriage", pornography, birth control, and all attempts to subvert the glory of God from the public sphere. The Conservatives hold that sex is sacred and that it life begins it conception, we stand for the generations of Americans that have always known this and for the next generation that shall continue to know this. We shall propose legislation that form the Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA to crack down the use of LSD, Cocaine, Heroine, Marijuana, and dozens of our drugs that tear away from the sanity of our children and from the safety of this nation. The DEA's role is to stop interstate trafficking and international sales. The States are to make all recreational use of these drugs illegal. Abortion, Sodomy, and Birth Control should likewise be banned, as should pornography either on the Federal or State level. It's time we stood up for the traditional values of the nation that the super majority of Americans still hold dear."

- Conservative platform proposed and debated in the CCC, sponsored by Sen. Whip Nick Dallorum (C-PA) and House Leader Phyllis Slater (C-MO)

This platform brought shock and awe from members of the caucus. The Fundamentalists were out in full force after having allowed the Crusaders and Moderates to duke out Foreign Policy. It was becoming obvious that Leader Slater and Whip Dallorum had been quiet in order to build alliances and avoid burning bridges and were the only major figures left standing with all political capital in tact, and that meant a lot for a House Leader. It meant so much that an exhausted Crusader Caucus caved and allowed the language, which was close enough to their views, to pass 79-52. The battle in the Senate was a much steeper climb given Moderate dominance in the caucus. Sen. Dallorum began to whip for the language and was able to pick up treasured support from the Crusaders personified by Sens. Silverstream and Paul Dand (C-KY), Chairman of the Senate Crusaders Caucus. Leader Nord tentatively opposed the language but his opposition was never voiced at the Caucus after a talking down from Rep. McDowell, who had earned a favor after his work on the first military plank. With Nord out of the question, the Chief Senate Moderate left was Caucus Chair Suzanne Clark (C-ME) who railed against the language but came up just short as the plank was ratified 22-19. 

 

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Important Names

Senate Leadership

Floor Leader: Jerry Nord (MI) Moderate

Floor Dep. Leader: Larry Silverstream (AZ) Crusader

Floor Whip: Nick Dallorum (PA) Fundamentalist

Moderate Caucus (22/41)

Chair: Suzanne Clark (ME)

Vice Chair: Laura Frankowitz (AK)

Secretary: George Anagnos (NY)

Fundamentalist Caucus (14/41)

Chair: Heidi Chalcedon (TX)

Vice Chair: Dill Lane (IL)

Secretary: Jim Dobb (CO)

Crusader Caucus (5/41)

Chair: Paul Dand (KY)

Vice Chair: Mike Edwards (UT)

Secretary: Herb Koffel (MT)

House Leadership

Floor Leader: Phyllis Slater (MO) Fundamentalist

Floor Dep. Leader: Jake Amish (MI) Crusader

Floor Whip: Jack MacDane (MA) Moderate

Crusader Caucus (62/131)

Chair: Tom Middle (KY)

Vice Chair: Don Raul (TX)

Secretary: Lawrence Acris (NY)

Moderate Caucus (39/131)

Chair: Leah Love (UT)

Vice Chair: Walt Pitts (NC)

Secretary: Carlo Melchiono (FL)

Fundamentalist Caucus (30/131)

Chair: Jerry McDowell (VA)

Vice Chair: Steve McQueen (IA)

Secretary: Beverly LaHaye (CA)

Conservative Governor's Association (CGA)

Chair: Sam Warner (WI) Crusader

Vice Chair: Mark Lens (IN) Fundamentalist

Secretary: Washington Charger (RI) Moderate 

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19 hours ago, Kingthero said:

1969

 

Event 1: After the war, many of the volunteers are coming home to a changed political climate. While our economy has stayed solid, social dynamics are not as united as they used to be. With speculation that more war is to come, many people are getting behind the movement that the United States needs to invest more money to grow our army, which is almost small compared to the big two (Russia: 750,000 men China: 1,250,000 men). While we surely have the technological advantage over the Chinese, the Russians are still a scary threat if they commit their whole force to any sort of assault. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 2: In terms of foreign affairs outside of the warzone, some eyes have turned to the idea of decolonization. Especially on the continent of Africa, European control over such lands has created many regional conflicts. However, due to the continued imperialist attitude of Europe, major nations refuse to talk about decolonization. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 3: With most of our country busy worried about the safety of the nation and the world, a new generation of children have now become voting age adults. This culture of children takes a much unseen approach to living life: doing recreational drugs, being non-believers in God, and overall supporting social progress almost unheard of in the country. Many of these voters swarmed the libertarian party, but with its failure to meet promises, these voters need a new direction to go. As a sidenote, most drugs are still legal as they have never been banned. What are the official party positions going to be on the military? Will any bills be proposed?

 

Event 1: The President and the Liberal party would support a small increase in the military, but we are confused why a massive increase in the military would be needed right after a victory over Russia in Turkey. While we can easily see that China is a growing threat, they have made no moves in almost 2 decades. We simply think that we need to keep investing in more and more technology so we don't lose that advantage that we currently have. We propose increasing the military by 35-50,000 as well as creating a new generation of ships.

Event 2: The Liberal party believes that this decolonization would be good for Africa and for the world as a whole. However, we are unable to send any force to do it unless there is an ethnic cleansing or genocide that is taken place. We would, though, help if democracies wished to be set up, we would send monitors to make sure that they are practicing democracy and keep them on the right track to become major allies of the US.  We propose to set up a Democracy Council with other major (non colonizer) states that would be interested in helping shape democracy into the future. We're especially looking at Canada and Mexico.

Event 3: Liberals try to strike a middle ground in the fact that we do not believe that all of these drugs should be legal, in fact most should be illegal. We do not believe that non-believers or overall social progress supporters are dangerous at all and don't see reason to address this. We want to help set up rehabilitation centers for people that are addicted to these drugs and try to help them get through it. 

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After the introductory phase, comes basic legislation originating from unknown members of Congress. Also, I decided to remove committees from the bill process of event bills.

1969 Debate/Amendment Phase

 

Event 1: A bill has just reached the House Floor, which proposes to raise the reserve count to 500,000 through various recruitment drives. However, we will lose up to 50% of our surplus gain to help equip and pay for these reserves.

 

Event 2: A concurrent resolution has just reached the Senate Floor, which makes it a message of Congress that steps should be taken to allow the gradual decolonization of occupied areas, as long as they are transitioned into a well-functioning democracy.

 

Event 3: A bill has just reached the Senate Floor, which allows for the creation of the DEA, supervised under the Attorney General, to enforce any drug laws created by Congress.

 

These bills are bland for a reason; go through whatever processes you choose, and propose amendments. Don't need to vote on other Amendments yet, as there will be a separate phase for that. This is also a time where each party can introduce ONE bill to whichever Congressional body's committee they choose.

 

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2 hours ago, Kingthero said:

After the introductory phase, comes basic legislation originating from unknown members of Congress. Also, I decided to remove committees from the bill process of event bills.

1969 Debate/Amendment Phase

 

Event 1: A bill has just reached the House Floor, which proposes to raise the reserve count to 500,000 through various recruitment drives. However, we will lose up to 50% of our surplus gain to help equip and pay for these reserves.

 

Event 2: A concurrent resolution has just reached the Senate Floor, which makes it a message of Congress that steps should be taken to allow the gradual decolonization of occupied areas, as long as they are transitioned into a well-functioning democracy.

 

Event 3: A bill has just reached the Senate Floor, which allows for the creation of the DEA, supervised under the Attorney General, to enforce any drug laws created by Congress.

 

These bills are bland for a reason; go through whatever processes you choose, and propose amendments. Don't need to vote on other Amendments yet, as there will be a separate phase for that. This is also a time where each party can introduce ONE bill to whichever Congressional body's committee they choose.

 

@Reagan04 @Hestia11 @MBDemSoc @WVProgressive

 

 

Bill 1 Soc Lab Amendment Proposal: Keep all of the original text and divert funding freed from the decommissioning of troops from active combat into other government departments.

Bill 2 Soc Lab Amendment Proposal: Keep all of the original text and add text saying the US will be willing to send to election monitors to newly independent nations and transitioning nations and will support international efforts to create election monitoring bodies.

 

Soc Lab FDA Creation  or Powers Bill Proposal: A new federal agency called the Food and Drug Administration shall be set up which will be responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed, veterinary products and recreational drugs and also allow it to set up rehabilitation centres for all sorts of addictions e.g drugs or tobacco and tax the sale of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

If the FDA has already been created update its powers to allow it to control and supervise recreational drugs and set up rehabilitation centres for all sorts of addictions e.g drugs or tobacco and tax the sale of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

An oversight committee shall also be created for this agency.

 

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1 hour ago, Kingthero said:

1969 Debate/Amendment Phase

 

Event 1: A bill has just reached the House Floor, which proposes to raise the reserve count to 500,000 through various recruitment drives. However, we will lose up to 50% of our surplus gain to help equip and pay for these reserves.

 

Event 2: A concurrent resolution has just reached the Senate Floor, which makes it a message of Congress that steps should be taken to allow the gradual decolonization of occupied areas, as long as they are transitioned into a well-functioning democracy.

 

Event 3: A bill has just reached the Senate Floor, which allows for the creation of the DEA, supervised under the Attorney General, to enforce any drug laws created by Congress.

 

Event 1: Liberals would be willing to offer support for the measure, in exchange for an amendment that states that military technology has to be a primary focus in the US Army.

Event 2: Liberals will sponsor this measure, championed by Sen. Nathaniel Lauss (L-IL), hoping to get a win before he can run for President at some time in the future.

Event 3: We would need to look at any amendments passed to answer further.

 

Introduction of the Federal Independent Judiciary Act (Co-sponsored in the Judiciary committee by Sen. Lauss (L-IL) and Sen. Hamlin (L-WY))

The bill states that Circuit Court judges would be restricted to 1 term of 15 years before they would be cycled out and new judges would be filled in. It also limits Supreme Court appointments to 20 year terms (at the end of which the President can choose to re-nominate them or choose a new nominee). They are looking for support from Conservatives and Socialists to back the bill. (Nicknamed FIJA)

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