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Term 1 - Chief Justice Elections

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Game of Democracy IV' started by GenMarshall, Dec 27, 2003.

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Who will wear the Poofy Wig

Poll closed Dec 31, 2003.
  1. Ravensfire

    19 vote(s)
    48.7%
  2. Cyc

    20 vote(s)
    51.3%
  3. Abstain

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Ghost Agent

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    Please vote Ravensfire and Cyc for Chief Justice.

    Polls will close on January 1st 00:00 GMT
     
  2. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    As demonstrated in the campaign thread, the election for Chief Justice provides an unparalled opportunity for two highly qualified candidates for this critical position. Both Cyc and myself are highly qualified candidates that have been significantly involved in the process of creating the DG4 ruleset.

    I'm a bit partial (of course :D ), but vote Ravensfire for Chief Justice. I've got a very strong knowledge of the ruleset, integrety and an overwhelming belief in the power of this group of people, of this group of friends. The Judiciary is there to help everyone understands the rules, resolve any questions about the rules, and make sure everyone follows the rules.

    My first thought any time a possible problem is brought to be is to fix the harm, correct the problem and move with the game, not to immediately punish. We are friends here - and problems do develop within groups. As Chief Justice, my job is to help resolve those problems without harming the underlying friendship.

    Cyc - this looks to be an excellent race. I end this post confident that regardless of the result, the Judiciary will be in great hands!

    Vote for Ravensfire
    -- Ravensfire
     
  3. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Gentlemen. Court is now in session. Please be seated. The evidence has been presented and recorded for your examination. Please take your time in weighing the testimonies as a crucial balance of power may well rest on your vote. Both Ravensfire and I would both be very pleased to serve the nation. It is now up to you to see that Justice prevails.
     
  4. TerminalMan90

    TerminalMan90 Citizen @ Large

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    Well, it is currently 5-5. I'm putting my money on.....

    Ravenfire!
     
  5. Bootstoots

    Bootstoots Warlord Super Moderator

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    I voted for ravensfire.
     
  6. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    Cyc got my vote, although Raven is an excellent candidate. This is one of the hardest of the choice to make.
     
  7. FortyJ

    FortyJ Chieftain

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    Considering how far we have come in finalizing our legal system and how much of that process still remains, I consider this position one of the most important for this term.

    I will not attempt to pretend to be familiar with all of ravensfire's positions with respect to the law and it's interpretation, but I do strongly disagree with his preference for closed turn chats.

    I also know that Cyc has repeatedly shown a preference for bestowing more power with the citizenry and holding officials accountable for their actions at any time during their term in office. I therefore strongly endorse Cyc for this position and encourage everyone to cast their vote for him.
     
  8. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    yer i went with Cyc mainly because of forty's reasons
     
  9. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    With respect to 40J's opinion,

    I am a person of strong convictions - I make my points and stand by them. Once a decision has been made, I have, and will continue, support that decision. As an example, in spite of the turn-chat decision not going the direction I prefer, I voted to ratify that Article. Why - because the citizens made the choice.

    As much as anyone, I have always stood up for the rights of all citizens, including those who participate soley through the forums. I have always respected and supported the laws, working within them to make changes. I have always demanded from the elected leaders that they honor the duties and responsibilities they accepted when elected to office. Others have not been able to do that, putting personal preference over the needs of all citizens.

    The rights of citizens should not be goverened by the whims of the majority, but by the needs of all. So long as a law violates no law above it, as a member of the Judiciary I would be duty-bound to accept, support and defend that law. Only if there is a conflict with a higher law should a law passed by the citizens be struck down.

    My thanks to all for your consideration and support!
    -- Ravensfire
     
  10. Sharkey

    Sharkey Le Penguin

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    This was the toughest choice of all the polls, but I voted for Cyc.
     
  11. ravensfire

    ravensfire Member of the Opposition

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    As an additional note, let me state that regardless of the result of this election, the tragic result is that a highly skilled, qualified, and deserving candidate for the bench will be denied.

    Hopefully, the new election laws will be ratified (hint, hint - go vote people!) and will govern next term!

    This is a great race Cyc!

    -- Ravensfire
     
  12. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    People, there is still time to vote. If you need additional information about the candidates, be sure to read the Nomination thread for the Chief Justice (below on this page). Keep the power with the People, not the Executive elite. Vote for Cyc.
     
  13. Donovan Zoi

    Donovan Zoi The Return

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    This is one of the toughest decisions I have ever had to make, between two of our most dedicated citizens.

    However, Ravensfire has a bit more judicial experience, and has recently put forth the most effort in writing our current ruleset. As a matter of fact, if it weren't for Ravensfire, we would be nowheres near close to furnishing a workable ruleset. I am surprised that this extra effort is not being rewarded in the polls here, but then again most of the recent discussion has only been between Ravensfire and Cyc so I am not sure how many citizens have even noticed. ;)

    Please vote Ravensfire.
     
  14. Sarevok

    Sarevok Civ3 Scenario Creator

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  15. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    Still 40 hours to go and the contestants are neck-on-neck. Who will pull this off? It seems Ravensfire's jockey has not pushed Ravensfire to the limit allowing Cyc's jockey to get the tremendous stallion back in the race only to leave him behind on the last bit, or has Ravensfire started too quickly and is running on his last legs ? Cyc still seems fit, but Ravensfire apparently also has some reserves left.

    As they turn the corner for the last straight it's Ravensfire, no it's Cyc, no it's ... Too close to call. The one with the best stamina will win this.

    Good luck to both of them.
     
  16. Plexus

    Plexus Architeuthidae puericomedentis

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    Woot! Go Cyc!
     
  17. Bill_in_PDX

    Bill_in_PDX Grumpy Submariner

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    I voted for Cyc. Nothing against Raven at all. Over time since DG1 I have grown to trust the judgement of Cyc, even during times I have disagreed with him, which is rare, but in all cases, I find him to be extremely dedicated to the game, able to clearly express his ideas, and not afraid to do the right thing.
     
  18. donsig

    donsig Low level intermediary

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    I using someone else's computer and can't get my votes to register. I'm hoping I'll still be able to vote tomorrow. :(
     
  19. Bacon King

    Bacon King Chieftain

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    I have the same problem when using my grandmother's computer. Try voting through Internet Explorer, if you weren't already.
     
  20. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Thank you Bill. I really appreciate your support. With words like that coming from a person who I believe was the strongest Judiciary influence in Demogame history, I feel that I have not only done my best in running for this office, but in safegaurding the game also. Thanks again.

    Good luck in getting your votes registered, donsig. :thumbsup:
     

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