Thank you for electing me as Speaker for the Senate. Since the Speaker has slightly more political pull, it seems only fair to get a consensus from the denizens of Battle Minia before casting my votes for each issue. Let the people have their say! (amirite?) So here's your chance to state your case, pro or con, for each issue. If you have an argument for either side of an issue, your fellow Battle Miners and I would like to see it (but keep any further discussion clean; no flame wars.) If you'd simply like to state how you prefer to vote on each issue, I'll take those into consideration as well.
Human rights: Strict, Moderate, Lax Production subsidy: Environmental, None, Industrial Uranium refining: Prohibited, Limited, Unlimited Landmine treaty: Ban, Defensive, Offensive Arms race: Taxed, Unregulated, Funded Peace in our times: Sunday, Holidays, No time is safe Judgment of the Senate: - if you feel strongly about condoning/denouncing a government policy, please state it.
Human rights: Strict Production subsidy: None or Industrial Uranium refining: Unlimited (if we had more EUR miners I would say limited) Landmine treaty: Ban Arms race: Taxed Peace in our times: Sunday Judgment of the Senate: - Anything except denounce Tech
Why not? Nobody uses it anyway, and I don't like the idea of my vassals being able to pay me off with food. You invest a lot in attacking someone - both in the ammo and shells, and in rebuilding from whatever they shoot back at you. If your vassal can just pay you off and diminish this victory, then I find it rather silly.
It is one of the reasons that I cannot wait for Seats of Power to come back: Reichstag was my permanent SoP for years, and if it functions in a similar way in 2.0 then it will be here too.