This thread is for citizen discussion relating to the question posed by Blkbird regarding the poll which allegedly ratified the Triumvirate 6.2 government as the CoL. Civ4DG1JR1 Question: Was the poll for ratification of Triumvirate 6.2 performed legally according to the rules in force at the time the poll was conducted? The relevant law is the Constitution, Article C. Members of the court and citizens may point out additional relevant laws as needed. Article C - Decision Making Power of the People All decision making power within the Democracy Game is derived from the collective rights of all the citizens. The Power of the People can be delegated to officials of the game in one or more of the following ways, or in other ways which may subsequently be discovered. By Mandate as evidenced in a citizen's selection to hold office via the elective process. By Constituency as evidenced by citizen comments in favor of a decision, in a public discussion. By Opinion Poll in the form of the results of a non-binding poll By Referendum in the form of an official, binding poll which has force over the current decision only. By Initiative in the form of a binding poll initiated by the citizenry, which has force over a current decision and future decisions of the same type By Recall of an official and selection of a replacement via election or appointment In the event that two or more such delegations of the Power of the People are in conflict, the following hierarchy shall determine which decision has precedence. An initiative has force of law and supercedes any other decision type (including an earlier initiative on the same subject) except another later initiative which repeals it. Binding polls of any type have precedence over any other decision type. Non-binding polls have precedence over non-polling decision types. Citizen input has precedence over mandate. If two or more polls or discussions occur on a matter, the last one to complete shall prevail. Lower forms of law may modify parts of this hierarchy, except for the provision regarding initiative which may not be modified. A lower form of law may specify procedures and restrictions on implementing decision types, except Initiative must always be allowed No decision shall require more support than an amendment to the Constitution. This is not a discussion on whether the Triumvirate 6.2 or Flexible government is better, or on which one we should choose now. The question before the court is on whether that specific poll was conducted according to the law in effect at that time. In order for our system of government to work correctly, the court must operate with as much impartiality as possible. Given the polarized nature of the current Tri vs Flex poll, it is certain that some or all of the justices may have a personal preference. We need to approach this case by examining it according to the law and not our preferences. The citizens should understand that while we seek input to help us interpret events based on the law, the court does not operate on the popularity of our decisions. This discussion must stay on topic. There are plenty of places to talk about the related issues.