NationStates Jolt Archive

Proposed New Form of Gov't: The Meritocracy

12-08-2005, 18:28
I posted this in the UN section, but was told that this was a "Game Mechanics" issue, so I am posting it here.

I would like to propose a new form of government: The Meritocracy.

This is how it works:

1. All people have civil rights guaranteed by a written consitution.

2. HOWEVER, the right to vote must be earned. In order to vote, you must prove that you are concerned about society by performing the equivalent of two years of Civil or Military Service. The service does not have to be contiguous, but it can be. For example, if you were in the National Guard, your accumulated weekend and active time served would count towards you getting the voting franchise. Civil Service might include working on highway projects, serving as a police or hospital auxilary, being a volunteer firefighter or EMT.

Accomodations can be made for handicaps. For example if you are wheelchair bound, being a firefighter might be out of the question...but being a police dispatcher is certainly reasonable as are any number of other occupations.

3. In order to run for any public office you must serve an additional year.

So how do we make this happen?
12-08-2005, 19:09
Turn it into an issue.
Itinerate Tree Dweller
15-08-2005, 08:44
If that doesnt work you could start a region with laws like that.... however I believe there is already a region(s) named Meritocracy. Good luck and have fun.