Yes, it's that time of year again. I've begun to notice more problems with our constitution in it's current state, so I'm starting this discussion over several problems. This discussion should culminate in a poll that changes various areas of the constitution. 1. The Master Record Keeper I think we need to add a responsibility to the duties of the Vice President: Treaty Record Keeper. He'd just keep track of all the treaties we've signed, something that's needed to avoid confusion. I propose the VP for this, as the VP otherwise has little to do. 2. Clarifying Public Investigations This would just be a clarifer for the justice's current duties. Something like: "2. The Justice of the Court may preside over Public Investigations of elected officials. All decisions of innocence or guilt must decided by a fair poll of the populace. If a person is delcared guilty, the punishment must be decided by the populace in a fair poll. The option of removal from office of a public official, and the option of complete banishment from the nation, may be presented as a valid punishments in appropriate cases. The Justice of the Court shall break all ties in these polls." 3. Deadbeat officials We also need a procedure for removing deadbeats from office. I'd just give the 'boss' the power of removal of deadbeats after a week or so, 'boss' being the official who would appoint a new person to fill the vacancy (Pres appoints VP, Dom, FA, Justice. Dom appoints Sci, Mil. FA appoints ambassadors). We may also want to forgo this and impleament a recall process. 4. Re-simplfy Treaty ratification Our current treaty ratification process is complex, and, in hindsight, unneccesary. I propose simply mandating a 72 hour poll for all treaties (tech trades included) of the populace. In situations where we don't have 72 hours, allow a council vote for treaty approval. Thoughts?