Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: Except when a law does need to be vetoed, as has happened several times recently, so that it can be fixed (which again happened in both cases) thanks to his additional layer of checks and balances, or during a time of crisis.
Apr 8, 2015 20:05:40 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: In addition to his role as head of state (giving out arms, etc) His Majesty is also one of our best safeguards in times of severe apathy or emergency. While his powers are organically limited, they lend themselves perfectly to stepping in to reboot things
Apr 8, 2015 20:06:45 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: And there's no reason those couldn't be given to an elected long-term citizen. End of.
Apr 12, 2015 2:26:44 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: Except that when elections fail or have a problem, we don't have a coherent physicality on which to rely. Not now, anyway. That's another one of the reasons why His Majesty has been and will be important to the Kingdom's stability and existence.
Apr 12, 2015 5:36:46 GMT -6
Ián Tamorán: Hmmm - the Justices are presumed to be apolitical ... though perhaps there's a problem with them both determining the law and exercising the law.
Apr 13, 2015 9:28:25 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: That's true, but I think the real problem with putting them in a Constitutional position to maintain the Kingdom's stability in times of trouble is one of separation of powers: it's hard to devise such a system that does not then risk politicizing them.
Apr 13, 2015 11:24:18 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: I think Montesquieu wrote something on that specific topic, actually - and he had a huge influence on our system of government. I'll see if I can find it.
Apr 13, 2015 11:25:51 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: Maybe this is what I was thinking of: But it is not proper, on the other hand, that the legislative power should have a right to stay the executive. For as the execution has its natural limits, it is useless to confine it; besides, the executive power
Apr 14, 2015 19:31:54 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: is generally employed in momentary operations. The power, therefore, of the Roman tribunes was faulty, as it put a stop not only to the legislation, but likewise to the executive part of government; which was attended with infinite mischief.
Apr 14, 2015 19:32:13 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: ENGLISH VERSION of my take on anonymous cartooning: Can you guess who it is yet? http://talossan.ca/ett/can-you-guess-who-it-is-yet/
Apr 15, 2015 15:46:07 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: I had to look up who it was... Rolf Harris, a famous Australian cartoonist and a convicted pedophile. He was tried in 2014 on 12 charges of indecent assault between 1969 and 1986, on four victims aged between 8 and 19 at the time. These included six count
Apr 15, 2015 16:50:42 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: s relating to a girl aged between 15 and 16 from 1980-81, and three counts relating to a girl aged 14 in 1986.
Apr 15, 2015 16:50:56 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: Also performed on two of Kate Bush's albums, disturbingly. His catchphrase for his instant portraits was: "Can you guess who it is yet?
Apr 15, 2015 21:53:37 GMT -6
Eðo Grischun: His catchphrase was actually "Can you tell WHAT it is yet?", not who.
Apr 16, 2015 0:09:59 GMT -6
Sir Alexandreu Davinescu: It might be more of a "was it really necessary to bring the horrible pedophile into your discussion about cartoonists" thing, ultimately.
Apr 16, 2015 19:55:39 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: He was on two Kate Bush albums and did a hilarious cover of 'Stairway to Heaven'. No-one is without redeeming features. Margaret Thatcher helped invent soft-serve ice-cream.
Apr 16, 2015 20:21:49 GMT -6
Miestrâ Schivâ, UrN: I'll say it clearly: NO-ONE IN TALOSSA IS A PEDOPHILE (apart from John McGarry)
Apr 16, 2015 20:24:25 GMT -6