My fellow citizens, Much has been made in the Govenor's Council thread about the whip. Some are for it liberally, some are for it in moderation, and some are against wholeheartedly. I have this to say about the situation, and with this, I hope to spark a discussion to resolve some of the issues. Fact: We are running the labor civic SLAVERY. What does this mean but we have slaves? Slaves build our buildings and work our mines. Look out your windows. Those are slaves out there doing the daily work of our empire. Keeping this in mind, what does "the whip" mean? It means we (the govenors) work the enslaved people of our cities so hard that they die. In return for this extra energy, the dead slaves have generated more production hammers than they typically would. For example, the city gets a new library, and the slaves that built it were worked to death by the overlords to make that happen. So when we consider using the whip, we are still using slaves that get whipped all the time. We just get out a longer whip that ultimately takes their lives. For those agains whipping, I say that they should petition us to change civics and free the slaves. We whip every day, but it is rare that we use the whip to the death. Now, for my two cents. The civic we have chosen is slavery. We are hurting ourseves if we don't use it to it's fullest. If the citizens want to vote to change civics, that's fine by me, but I see a civic of slavery as a go-ahead for govenors to use "the whip" as they see fit. Please discuss and debate!