MRPT Manifesto for the 52nd Cosa Jun 14, 2018 14:05:03 GMT 1
Post by Lüc on Jun 14, 2018 14:05:03 GMT 1
MRPT Manifesto for the 52nd Cosa
On micronations:-No diplomatic relations with "bug-micronations".
-The Foreign Ministry should try to investigate what serious, "like minded" "micronations" are currently active and the potential risks and benefits associated with various forms of diplomatic contacts with such nations, within the limits of the Afaes Utphätseschti Act.
-The government should try to increase its visibility in the micronational world.
On the Senate:
-Provinces should be in charge of electing Senators, whenever possible.
-A small fee for accepting seats in the Senate might be introduced in the future, but only if necessary because webhosting consistently costs more than revenue generated by donations and stamp/coin/talossaware sales.
-Votes in the Senate should be degressively proportional to the number of citizens of the province a senator represents.
On the Cosa:
-On the long term Talossa needs a Real Cosâ, which will be achieved by a combination of population growth and a decrease in the size of the Cosâ to sixty seats.
-The Seneschal should be elected by the Cosa using a preferential ballot rather than be appointed by the King. On the long term, the MRPT will consider the possibility of a PM directly elected by the voters.
-The fee for participating in Cosa elections may only be raised if absolutely necessary for the purpose of webhosting and not before a fee for accepting seats in the Senate has been introduced.
On the secret ballot:
The MRPT is happy with the current amendment to introduce a semi-secret ballot, but would like to go one step further and introduce a full automated secret ballot for Cosâ and Senatorial elections, under the condition that a diverse independent committee has access to the admin account to monitor the elections.
On separation of power:
-The MRPT believes that on the long term further separation of power is needed.
-Too many offices should not be held by too few people. This can however only be achieved alongside a growth of the population.
-When Talossa has more than 1000 citizens full separation of power between the judiciary, executive and legislative should, at least on a national level, be realistic.
On citizenship and privacy:
-The MRPT does not support plans to make immigration laws stricter in the sense that more activity or knowledge from the prospective citizen is required than under the current rules.
-Any contact information received from the prospective by the Interior Ministry or the Chancery is strictly private and may not be shared with third parties outside the Interior Ministry or the Chancery, with the exception of email addresses, which may be shared with the Electoral Commission, and provincial institutions that have tasks similar to that of the Chancery. Provinces may use the chancery database to maintain their own email database for the purpose of holding elections. The list of email addresses should be regularly updated by the chancery.
-The MRPT believes that Talossan citizenship should not prevent Talossans from pursuing their own interests outside Talossa and will protect the right of Talossans to do so. This includes joining micronations.
-Provincial assignment should remain based on actual geographical location.
-The default option for moving permanently across provincial assignment borders should be a change of province.
-The census should be used to identify citizens who are assigned to the "wrong" province and provide them with the option of changing province.
-Levels of activity in provinces should be researched, investigated and estimated for a period of at least five years before today.
-If some provinces exhibit insufficent activity, a bold reform of our provincial system, including mergers and re-borderings, should be introduced.
On Laws of the Kingdom:
-When a project can be completed without any new legislation, it should generally be completed without any new legislation.
-Many provisions of the Organic Law would be better suited as part of Statutory Law.
-Whenever the OrgLaw is reformed in its entirety, a midterm referendum should be held to allow additional legislation during that term.
-The MRPT supports the adoption of the Organic Law proposed by the Committee for Organic and Statutory Reform, but is willing to work with the proponents of other proposals if doing so would result in a new Organic Law which both rids the Organic Law of its many provisions which are better suited to statutory law, and either advances the ideals of the MRPT or retains most of the current features of Talossan Democracy and Monarchy.
-The MRPT does not believe that frequently amending the Organic Law is inherently bad, as doing so allows Talossa to experiment with and perfect government systems
-Promoting and protecting Talossan culture, language and traditions. The CUG remains the institution responsible for protecting the Talossan language.
-The government should not try to do what Talossans can do themselves, but instead stimulate private initiative.
-In most cases, the Government should facilitate and support cultural projects, rather than lead or own them.
-The Ziu should in most cases refrain from endorsing cultural practices as being "Talossan" when there is no evidence the practice is in fact strongly related to Talossan culture.
On awards and recognition:
-The MRPT will continue and expand a nationwide dialogue on the creation a formal National Honours System for the purposes of providing a mechanism of recognition for civic contributions & service to our nation and will support the creation of such a system.
On judicial reform:
The MRPT is committed to reforming the Royal Talossan Bar, in a way that allows competent and dedicated prospective barristers to be admitted to the Bar through a period of apprenticeship and an automated law exam. Unless the Royal Society can guarantee regular, scheduled law courses, attendance and graduation should not be compulsory to seek admission to the Bar. Measures will be sought to ensure that such a reform is reached with broad, nonpartisan consensus.
On the Monarchy and the Royal Household:
-The MRPT is fundamentally monarchist, and supports the hereditary Monarchy. However, we also believe in democratic values, which means the Kings political power should be limited. Additionally, there should be democratic way to remove the monarch if there is large public and parliamentary support for such a step.
-Officers currently part of the royal household should remain within the royal household.
On Talossan webpresence:
-The government should continue paying for Talossa.com and kingdomoftalossa.net.
-The ministry of STUFF should coordinate with the Talossan Web Registrant to find cheaper hosting options for Talossa.com and Kingdomoftalossa.net.
-The government should aim to archive the remaining content of Kingdomoftalossa.net and close the site by 2020.
-An MRPT minister of STUFF will continue making talossa.com both up to date and updateproof by removing unneccesary pages and transfering content to the wiki.
-Finalising the nationalisation of the Talossan database should be a priority for the next government.
-The MRPT is committed to allow both privately run fora and create a government run forum in the form of telecomuna in the future, but might choose to accept a further delay if Talossa is not ready for two separate fora yet.
Financial expectations (start 51st cosa term - start 52nd cosa term):
Election fees 52nd Cosa election: +50$
Sales (Coins/Stamps/Talossaware): +100$
Donations Kingdom: +75$
Donations Talossaid +25$
Webhosting reimbursements 50th Cosa: -91.48$
Webhosting costs 51st Cosa -245.82$
Additional expenses -30$