NationStates Jolt Archive

The Rise of Sovereignity (A proposal)

16-01-2004, 03:17
The Rise of Sovereignity
A resolution to increase democratic freedoms.

Category: The Furtherment of Democracy Strength: Strong Proposed by: Geomania
Description: Due to the fact that there has been a huge surge in resolutions that have completely tossed aside the sovereignity of the UN nations here in NS, many UN nations are becoming extremely frustrated. In order to fix this, I propose to create an 11-member council comprised of the most prominent players in NationStates. This council would sift through every single resolution ever passed in the history of Nationstates, and single out the resolutions that greatly hamper the sovereignity of UN nations. When these resolutions are picked and agreed upon by the council of 11, all these resolutions will be voted upon as if they were just new propositions that had gained enough approval. The vote would be like a normal vote. If the resolution is passed again, then it stays as law, but if the resolution is shot down, then the resolution will be taken out of the UN resolution list.

In order to make it easier for the council to be able to single out resolutions that hamper the sovereignity of nations, I will provide a definition:

A resolution that hampers the sovereignity of a UN nation-a resolution that could easily be passed in the nation's law-making body or parliament and would not have international ramifications.

In addition, I would like to address how this council of 11 would be formed. The Moderators and Administrators would choose this council in any matter they want, or they could make up this council themselves.

Approvals: 1 (NewTexas)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 139 more approvals)

Voting Ends: Sun Jan 18 2004


I'm not exactly the most active person on the forum, but I know my way around NS, and I've seen a lot proposals that stomped all over the sovereignity of UN nations become resolutions. I am tired of this. We need to rectify this. Now. Delegates of NS: approve my proposal today, and we could return some respect to the UN.
16-01-2004, 03:24
The Rogue Nation of Greenspoint would like to offer its support to this proposal and express our great pride in our Regional UN Delegate (NewTexas) for being the first to support it.

16-01-2004, 03:31
Approvals: 1 (NewTexas)

Status: Lacking Support (requires 139 more approvals)

Voting Ends: Sun Jan 18 2004

Please read the posts/rules regarding new proposals. This qualifies as a Game Mechanics proposal, and therefore cannot be passed. I agree it's a neat idea, but it can't happen, the rules aren't changing.
16-01-2004, 03:42
A lot of the complainers in here seem to act like little kids who didn't get their ice cream.
Wake up.
A nation in real life, as well as the UN here, always ends up being a consenus of the active voters.
16-01-2004, 04:03
I don't know, this really doesn't seem to be a resolution for the "Furtherment of Democracy", this seems like a dictatorship built on authority giving a "Speaker of The House"-ish rule over the United Nations given to a council of 11 nations.

If you want my vote and the vote of any other freedom loving nation, you're gonna have to make this more of a democratic plan, involve some kind of election for these 11 nations. The pure idea of rule based on seniority is basically power hungary and tyrannical.
16-01-2004, 05:06
Picking this group would be the same way the judging group for the WTC reconstruction plans were picked.