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The Democratic Commonwealth of Ecclestia

The Thaindom of the Shire wrote:Indeed. I believe the Directorship of the Office of Religious Affairs, and the Office of Public Affairs and Compliance need to be given out to the Elders.

Nondenominational Christian Commonwealth is the Director of Religious Affairs - the others will be appointed soon :)



The Free Land of The Thaindom of the Shire

Well, I guess Gideon is now Vice-President until a new WA Delegate is voted in (given we donít seem to have one anymore?) Will he be able to resume his duties as Speaker after that, or will the election still go ahead?



The Holy Empire of Gideon

The Thaindom of the Shire wrote:Well, I guess Gideon is now Vice-President until a new WA Delegate is voted in. Will he be able to resume his duties as Speaker after that?

I have filed a lawsuit against Ecclestia on the matter. Though I didnít accept the position, he removed me from the Speakership and appointed his choice, though it violates our rules.

The United SDEPs' Holy Empire of Cretoia-Slrathria

Peace and All Good!

Today is 𝐅𝐢𝐟𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲 (𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲) 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟏𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐎𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 (𝐈𝐈)

Let us begin today's Daily

In the name of the Father, ✠
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit,
𝗔𝗺𝗲𝗻.

God our loving Father,
grant us the grace
to hear what we ought to hear,
to see what we ought to see,
that we might do what we ought to do,
in Jesus' name we pray.
Amen.

𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲'𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 is from 1 𝐓𝖍𝖊𝖘𝖘𝖆𝖑𝖔𝖓𝖎𝖆𝖓𝖘 4:9-12
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. And in fact, you do love all of Godís family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: you should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

𝐑𝐞𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧:Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more

This Chapter of Thessalonians mostly tells about what we should live, as children of God. I would like first to point out Saint Paul's attitude. He does not deny the current showcasing of charity between them, rather encourages to increase and go beyond. (This is me reiterating the reading) Going beyond does not mean to do a lot, but to give more love quietly. I remember the Holy Gospels, that no one should let the left hand know the right hand is doing, and Saint Paul's message of an increase in love is not for display or publicity stunt.

Fr. Dave reiterated in his homily for the novena and Fiesta mass of Santa Maria Goretti the quote of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, that Saints become saints because they do ordinary things with extraordinary love. This may be late to give a tribute to Saint Mary Goretti. I remember watching a story about Maria Goretti, she was a sweet and loving Child. When her father died, she prayed intensely even at work, the rosary for the repose of his soul. And when placed in a bad situation, her selfless act of charity in forgiving Alessandro and giving him conversion even after she died.

𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫: Maria Goretti is both a model to Young and Old, a hope that past offenses does not hinder one from conversion, and that love above all is the greatest thing anyone can do. 𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐲.

Santa Maria Goretti,
strengthened by God's grace,
you did not hesitate,
even at the age of twelve,
to sacrifice life itself
to defend your virginal purity.
Look graciously on the unhappy human race that has strayed
far from the path of eternal salvation.
Teach us all, especially our youth,
the courage and the promptness
that will help us avoid anything that could offend Jesus.
Obtain for me a great horror of sin,
so that I may live a holy life on earth
and win eternal glory in Heaven.
Amen.

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The Democratic Commonwealth of Ecclestia

I am incredibly saddened by what has happened. I wish that Gideon was still here and that we could resolve this dispute through the proper channels. I highly respect and appreciate all that Gideon has done in the Region. Unfortunately, many of Gideon's contributions such as the Rules of The Assembly have been deleted (by Gideon themself) which is unfortunately for the rest of us here in the UCN. Gideon - this region is always open to you and we will welcome you back completely.

For transparency, here is my response to Gideon's brief sent to Eluney our Chief Justice. I hope this will show that I tried to act fairly and in accordance with the law at all times. As you will see, I provided my endorsement of Gideon hoping that they would stand for Speaker again. I have no bad will against Gideon in any way.

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Hello Gideon & Eluney,

Whilst I understand the Court has not yet agreed to proceed with this case, I am providing a response in anticipation of this being heard to enable a faster trial and resolution.

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On 6th July, Gideon became the WA Delegate after receiving the most WA endorsements.

According to s12.1 of the Constitution, the WA Delegate, who is also the Vice President, serves as an Elder.

s7.2 of the Constitution states that 'Every resident shall be a member of The Assembly provided they ...are not [an]... Elder...

This meant that Gideon was no longer a member of The Assembly.

s7.3 outlines that 'The Speaker of The Assembly' must be a member of The Assembly: 7.3 The Assembly shall choose a member to serve as ĎThe Speaker of The Assemblyí for a period of 4 months, as often as a vacancy in the office occurs.

As a result, Gideon was no longer eligible to serve as The Speaker of The Assembly.

As per s2.3 of the 'Rules of the Assembly of the Union of Christian Nations', 'the Deputy shall serve as Acting Speaker until a new Speaker is elected.'

To the best of my knowledge, Rolenmar was the Deputy Speaker until they had become Elder a few days ago. To the best of my knowledge, both the Speaker & Deputy Speaker roles were therefore vacant as I expressed on the RMB on 7th July 2022: '...there is now a vacancy in both the Speaker & Deputy Speaker roles...'. I consulted the Government Factbook which showed the Deputy Speaker role as vacant.

I decided to use my power to make an interim appointment to fill the vacancy in the position, as per 10.3.2 of the Constitution, due to its importance in the Region. I appointed Upper Chantler as they were previously Speaker and I felt this would be the smoothest transition however did so on the condition that 'after the current vote, Upper Chantler must hold an election for the Speaker position as soon as is practically possible.'

I believe I acted correctly and within the scope of the Constitution and in accordance with The Rules of Assembly.

Whilst I understand that Gideon did not want to take up the position and expressed this on the RMB, the Constitutional provisions were such that this is the course of action that needed to be taken. Should I have declined to follow this course of action, I would have been acting outside of the bounds of the Constitution and usurping the rule of law and due process requirements.

Despite Gideon resigning as WA Delegate, I do not have the power to reinstate Gideon as The Speaker as s7.3 requires the members of The Assembly to choose the Speaker. I have instructed the Interim Speaker to make arrangements for a vote 'as soon as is practically possible' which would allow Gideon to stand and be elected should they and the member of The Assembly wish. Personally, I sincerely hope this happens.

Since making this decision, I have learnt that Gideon had appointed The Thaindom of the Shire as Deputy Speaker in the following document:
page=dispatch/id=1727004 [NOTE: This dispatch has since been deleted by Gideon]

I was not aware of this and would have appointed The Thaindom of the Shire had I known this.

I suggest that I remove Upper Chantler as Interim Speaker and have The Thaindom of the Shire take on the role as per rule 2.3 of The Assembly - I will wait for direction from the Court if I can do this as I don't want to interupt the legal proceedings as I'm aware this is now in question.

Requested Conclusion
Ecclestia's course of action is upheld & The Thaindom of the Shire 'shall serve as Acting Speaker until a new Speaker is elected.' (as per rule 2.3 of The Assembly).

The Democratic Commonwealth of Ecclestia

The Presbyterian Church wrote:Hi, I know that Iím still very new to this community so I feel a little silly for asking for prayers. But Iím starting to lose hope with my goal to quit cigarettes by the end of the summer. Iíve tried nicotine gum, switching to vapes, tapering, cold turkey, prescriptions, you name it. Iíve smoked for five years now, and Iím worried that Iím reaching the point of no return. Iíve seen my older relatives die miserable deaths because of smoking-related illnesses, and I wouldnít want to make my friends and family see me like that in the future. Please pray for me, I have no idea what to do at this point except turning to God.

Please don't feel silly for requesting us to pray for you. We're always willing to do that :)



The Free Land of The Thaindom of the Shire

Ecclestia wrote:I am incredibly saddened by what has happened. I wish that Gideon was still here and that we could resolve this dispute through the proper channels. I highly respect and appreciate all that Gideon has done in the Region. Unfortunately, many of Gideon's contributions such as the Rules of The Assembly have been deleted (by Gideon themself) which is unfortunately for the rest of us here in the UCN. Gideon - this region is always open to you and we will welcome you back completely.

For transparency, here is my response to Gideon's brief sent to Eluney our Chief Justice. I hope this will show that I tried to act fairly and in accordance with the law at all times. As you will see, I provided my endorsement of Gideon hoping that they would stand for Speaker again. I have no bad will against Gideon in any way.

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Hello Gideon & Eluney,

Whilst I understand the Court has not yet agreed to proceed with this case, I am providing a response in anticipation of this being heard to enable a faster trial and resolution.

---

On 6th July, Gideon became the WA Delegate after receiving the most WA endorsements.

According to s12.1 of the Constitution, the WA Delegate, who is also the Vice President, serves as an Elder.

s7.2 of the Constitution states that 'Every resident shall be a member of The Assembly provided they ...are not [an]... Elder...

This meant that Gideon was no longer a member of The Assembly.

s7.3 outlines that 'The Speaker of The Assembly' must be a member of The Assembly: 7.3 The Assembly shall choose a member to serve as ĎThe Speaker of The Assemblyí for a period of 4 months, as often as a vacancy in the office occurs.

As a result, Gideon was no longer eligible to serve as The Speaker of The Assembly.

As per s2.3 of the 'Rules of the Assembly of the Union of Christian Nations', 'the Deputy shall serve as Acting Speaker until a new Speaker is elected.'

To the best of my knowledge, Rolenmar was the Deputy Speaker until they had become Elder a few days ago. To the best of my knowledge, both the Speaker & Deputy Speaker roles were therefore vacant as I expressed on the RMB on 7th July 2022: '...there is now a vacancy in both the Speaker & Deputy Speaker roles...'. I consulted the Government Factbook which showed the Deputy Speaker role as vacant.

I decided to use my power to make an interim appointment to fill the vacancy in the position, as per 10.3.2 of the Constitution, due to its importance in the Region. I appointed Upper Chantler as they were previously Speaker and I felt this would be the smoothest transition however did so on the condition that 'after the current vote, Upper Chantler must hold an election for the Speaker position as soon as is practically possible.'

I believe I acted correctly and within the scope of the Constitution and in accordance with The Rules of Assembly.

Whilst I understand that Gideon did not want to take up the position and expressed this on the RMB, the Constitutional provisions were such that this is the course of action that needed to be taken. Should I have declined to follow this course of action, I would have been acting outside of the bounds of the Constitution and usurping the rule of law and due process requirements.

Despite Gideon resigning as WA Delegate, I do not have the power to reinstate Gideon as The Speaker as s7.3 requires the members of The Assembly to choose the Speaker. I have instructed the Interim Speaker to make arrangements for a vote 'as soon as is practically possible' which would allow Gideon to stand and be elected should they and the member of The Assembly wish. Personally, I sincerely hope this happens.

Since making this decision, I have learnt that Gideon had appointed The Thaindom of the Shire as Deputy Speaker in the following document:
page=dispatch/id=1727004 [NOTE: This dispatch has since been deleted by Gideon]

I was not aware of this and would have appointed The Thaindom of the Shire had I known this.

I suggest that I remove Upper Chantler as Interim Speaker and have The Thaindom of the Shire take on the role as per rule 2.3 of The Assembly - I will wait for direction from the Court if I can do this as I don't want to interupt the legal proceedings as I'm aware this is now in question.

Requested Conclusion
Ecclestia's course of action is upheld & The Thaindom of the Shire 'shall serve as Acting Speaker until a new Speaker is elected.' (as per rule 2.3 of The Assembly).

Iíd like to state that I stand by Ecclestiaís actions. He did what was appropriate, and did so following the Law of the region. I hope Gideon does return and restore his documents, and I have asked him to do so.



The Christian Republic of Rolenmar

Ecclestia wrote:BIG UPDATE

Lots has happened between going to sleep and waking up!

Gideon is now the WA Delegate and Vice President - thank you Mendevia for your service.

As a result, there is now a vacancy in both the Speaker & Deputy Speaker roles. I have appointed Upper Chantler as Speaker on an interim basis to ensure The Assembly can continue to operate. This is on the condition that after the current vote, Upper Chantler must hold an election for the Speaker position as soon as is practically possible.

As Pavaludia has ceased to exist, the next on the Conservative Alliance's list was Ewereni who now returns as an Elder.

Furthermore, Rolenmar, after being appointed as an Elder, has resigned as Deacon of Foreign Affairs. I'd like to personally thank Rolenmar for the diligence shown in this position :) I have also appointed Rolenmar as the Director of the Office of Media & Communications. Rolenmar has also issued the following Executive Order which is now active:


EXECUTIVE ORDER 11: CONCERNING EXTERNAL SERVICES


Date of Effect: 6 July 2022
Author: Rolenmar


PURPOSE OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER:
This executive order shall define the role of external services (such as Discord) in the activity of the region.

SECTION 1: DISCORD AND THE USE OF EXTERNAL SERVICES FOR COMMUNICATIONS
1.1 NationStates shall always be the primary form of communication between nations in the region.
1.2 External services may be used as a secondary form of communication when NationStates' methods are deemed insufficient.
1.3 External services may be used as an alternative to telegrams for confidential communications between elders and/or regional officers.
1.4 External services must be free-to-use for nations in the region. This also applies to external services outlined in Section 2.
1.5 External services must be moderated by the Elder responsible for Media and Communications.
1.5.1 External services may be closed by the Elder responsible for Media and Communications.

SECTION 2: USING EXTERNAL SERVICES FOR OTHER REGIONAL ACTIVITY
2.1 The Board of Elders (with the support of the Assembly) may choose to use an external service or services to improve regional function.
2.2 All external services must be linked back to the region on NationStates, and must not become the primary way of performing that function; they can only complement NationStates.

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This is a big time of change - please let me know if you have any questions :)

I echo this. It's very sad Gideon has left over this. Perhaps we should have rules over endorsements, like other regions do, to avoid people "accidentally" becoming delegate.

I pray this incident will be resolved quickly.

The Free Land of The Thaindom of the Shire

To make sure that everyone is aware, Iím happy to allow Upper Chantler to run this election as Speaker

The Vietnamese Youth Vanguard of Alluxia

It's sad that due to a misunderstanding, Gideon left UCN. It's done according to the law, and I am to recommend that we should have endorsements limits to avoid this in the future.

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