19 January 2006

Ylling for Consul

In NationStates, I'm currently a Senator in The New Meritocracy, one of the games most well known regions.

I am currently conducting a campaign to become Consul, equivalent to the region's President.

Here's my platform:

Ylling for Consul

Friends and fellow Senators, I come here to ask for your votes for Consul.

The Merit is going well and we can all be pleased about this. However, there are still a few areas where we are having problems. We’re doing well, but we could be doing so much better.

Team Ylling’s policy for the Meritocracy can be summed up in one word: MERIT. MERIT stands for:

• Make the Meritocracy better known
• Ensure that our jobs are easier
• Reform of the Accords to protect Senators
• Implement more open government
• Treasure our past heritage

Make the Meritocracy better known

I have a goal for this Senate- to have 70 members by the end of the first term. It seems like a huge task. It is a huge task, but I believe that we can do it. We can do it by putting the word out there that this body exists. Therefore we need to advertise this body to players.
We will place adverts in the feeders to recruit the new players. We will send out telegrams to recruit the older players. If we send out enough advertising, we will get the 21 Senators we need.

The Curia Nuntii will also help to make the Senate better known. I intend to get us syndicated to the NS news services and the big forums. I would like us to get a blog up and running.

Ensure that our jobs are easier

We want to make sure that Senators can easily take decisions. There will be one voting forum where all scheduled votes will be found.

I would like the return of the automated voting system and will ask that Winnipeg make that his highest priority.

Each week we will post a summary of activities that are happening in each Curia and what is likely to come to a vote in the coming week. This will allow Senators to know what they will be asked to vote on and allow them to actively discuss it.

Reform of the Accords to protect Senators

This Consul will reform the accords and return power to the individual Senator where it belongs.

I intend to introduce an amendment requiring the Consul to explain the reason why he has dismissed an Executor and require a full Senate vote to allow the dismissal to take place.

I will not exercise the Consular override or veto except in the most extreme circumstances.

Implement more open government

One of the first things I would like to do is open the Senate Hall to unregistered members. People casually glancing in should be able to see our full range of activities.

Secondly, I intend to hold a live Cabinet meeting every week and release edited transcripts to the public and the Senate.

I’m not going to be cavalier about security. A full classification of information on foreign affairs distributed to Senators will be set up and enforced via a Meritocratic Secret Act. Information release will always err on the side of caution.

Treasure our past heritage

Some Senators may not agree with this, but I think that it is high time that we had a look through the secure archives of the old Senate and see what can be released. Nothing will be released without a full Senate vote, but I would like things to be released. In any case, the relevant older files will be transferred to a secure section of the Senate Library.

The Dead Merit’s Society will meet in the Library, i.e. the forum will move.

The Herodotus Project is a bit moribund at the moment. Action will be taken to ensure that it gets going.

This seems like a lot to do in ten weeks. It is a lot to do in ten weeks. However we can do it if we try.

I open the floor for questions.

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