are WC fans in the US generally Republicans?
Dragon1 said:In fact, politics these days is more or less a money game with slogans attatched to it like, 'save the buck-tooth horn beak spotted Owl' or 'viva Bush'.
As a general rule, a government has all the rights its subjects allow it to use - including those that its founding documents (constitution, etc.) explicitly deny it. For example, the US constitution explicitly states that the federal government has only those rights granted to it within the constitution - yet it has regularly exceeded these rights for at least a century, simply because nobody objects (not since they saw what happened the last time a bunch of states objected ). There are many laws in the US that would have to be ruled as unconstitutional, except that nobody's ever challenged them. It's the same with every constitution-based country in the world, and probably the same with Confed, too.Dragon1 said:In fact, the games make no mention (to the best of my knowledge) of Confed citizens, only members. As if citizenship were reserved for a planet of origin. And then the sovereign planetary government was a member of Confed. Not the citizen of said planet. With that in mind, how could Confed legally directly tax anyone?
Dragon1 said:In fact, the games make no mention (to the best of my knowledge) of Confed citizens, only members. As if citizenship were reserved for a planet of origin. And then the sovereign planetary government was a member of Confed. Not the citizen of said planet. With that in mind, how could Confed legally directly tax anyone?
"As people grieve for the loss of loved ones and look to the Terran Confederation for guidance, we wish to assure all citizens that their needs will be seen to. Already we have established reconstruction management facilities on thirty planets and stations scattered throughout the affected sectors. At this time we are very positive about achieving complete damage assessment and resource allocation within forty-five days. At that time, Terran Confederation Reconstruction Officials will assemble reclamation response teams and the process can then begin in earnest. We know we shall succeed in rebuilding the lives, homes, and hopes of the citizens of the confederation as surely as we have defeated the menace which threatened them."
"The initial run has been sold out for over six months, and passengers from almost every sector are heading to meet up with a trip that costs a years' wages for the average Confederation citizen."
"How many more brave men and women must die needlessly before we begin to question how our technology is developed? I am calling for a public investigation of the Krieger facilities actions in this matter and a review of all testing procedures throughout the confederation. As a scientist, as a husband, as a decent human being, I feel it is my duty and in the interest of all citizens of the Confederation, to demand answers."
Rayak continued, stating, "No citizen of the Terran Confederation should be risking their lives and others in a mad rush to cash in on the war. We stand to uphold and maintain the order, which has seen our vast civilization through two intergalactic engagements. We will not tolerate such behavior during the rebuilding phase that has only just begun. Thusly, we will not hesitate to eliminate any group who would challenge our authority. We wish to provide a level of predictable security that can only be maintained by absolute complicity with the official processes set in motion."
She added, "This is not to say that we will tolerate any such activities. Until the Confederation has announced that unrestricted travel can commence in these sectors, citizens should consider these areas to still be a hot war zone and closed for any unauthorized civilian or corporate activity. If any vessel dares to dispute our authority on this manner, we will respond with all necessary speed…and force."
Governor Cavazos stated, "It is with a heavy heart that I must report a renewed conflict with the Aliens. After careful assessment of the many reports our intelligence service has gathered over the last several weeks, it is our duty to notify the citizens of the Confederation that the war is still with us."