Bill: Ratification of the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty
Votes: This bill proposes for the ratification of a treaty. It will require two-thirds of the legislature to vote in favor[?]. This bill will not pass any sooner than the deadline.
Voting deadline: June 2558
|This bill asks for the ratification of the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty. If this treaty is ratified, it becomes binding and will define national law.|
Ratify the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty.
These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:
|Date||22:42:53, April 02, 2008 CET||From||Conservative Ordo Malleus (COM)||To||Debating the Ratification of the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty|
|Message||We have concerns about the vagueness of the articles in the treaty. Additionally, was this treaty even vetted with the President and Prime Minister? Their party, the Republican Party, as co-largest party should have been consulted. Matter of fact, my party should have been consulted too as co-largest party.|
We are concerned that the first article is too vague. Exactly what kind of "cooperation" is meant? Is it words of goodwill, monetary expenditures, military forces? If military forces isn't it more of a defensive alliance than simply a declaration of friendship?
We have no issue with wanting to declare non-aggression with another nation, as demonstrated by our sponsored Telamon-Likatonia Non-Aggression Pact that Parliament, in its wisdom, chose to not ratify. But, the first article is worrisome. Perhaps a restructured treaty to address that issue is at hand.
-Roger Evars, COM Party Leader
|Date||11:44:09, April 03, 2008 CET||From||Rightful Radical Party||To||Debating the Ratification of the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty|
|Message||This treaty by-all-means does not meat agression and war. It is just means the bringing together Lodamun and Telamon. I consulted the largest parties in Lodamun and we both mean that we will not make any aggression by the ratification of this bill. The Telamon-Likatonia Non-Aggression Pact didn't gain our support, because Likatonia was in those days in war with Lodamun. We could not accept the ratification of that bill because that means we are forming an alliance against Lodamun and peace with an aggressive country.|
- Ljubomir Adamovic, Foreign Affairs Minister
|Date||14:58:22, April 03, 2008 CET||From||Democratic Capitalist Delegation||To||Debating the Ratification of the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty|
|Message||We accept this explaination of the treaty from the RRP, and we particularly favor the clauses which imply widening our involvment with wordly affairs. With our concerns addressed, we repeal our no vote and officially endorse this bill.|
Democratic Capitalist Delegation
|Date||18:18:09, April 03, 2008 CET||From||Rightful Radical Party||To||Debating the Ratification of the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty|
|Message||We think that the DCD really deserves seats in the Parliament. Better more seats with full heads than more seats with vacant heads.|
- Vojislav Krkljus, Chairman of RRP
|Date||21:39:13, April 03, 2008 CET||From||The Liberal Party||To||Debating the Ratification of the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty|
|Message||I urge all parties in Telamon to pass this treaty. This treaty is going to be beneficial for both nations. My party, the Liberal Party, is in favor of this treaty.|
President David Carter
United Republics of Lodamun
|Date||05:11:44, April 04, 2008 CET||From||Conservative Ordo Malleus (COM)||To||Debating the Ratification of the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty|
|Message||Actually, and this is in response to statements of Minister Adamovic, the TLNAP was a pact to declare non-aggression against the signing members. It was not, and is not, a bill to create an alliance. Please refer to the Telamonian Dictionary for the exact definitions of non-aggression and alliance. You will see there are not synonyms.|
Additionally, we all need to note that a peace treaty, at the same time of the TLNAP, was sponsored by this party and that too was turned down by Parliament. We, none of us, shouldn't vote against a bill just because a party voted against your bill before. We need to vote on a bill based on its merits.
The vagueness of article 1 of this proposed treaty is troubling because it can be used to force Telamon into warfare when we are not prepared or willing to otherwise engage in war. If war comes to Telamon, Telamon must defend its citizens. But, Telamon must not seek out war.
-Roger Evars, COM Party Leader
|Date||18:39:14, April 07, 2008 CET||From||Rightful Radical Party||To||Debating the Ratification of the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty|
|Message||Neither you nor I are from 'yesterday' as my folks would say, Mr Evars. We all know it wasn't an official alliance BUT Lodamun could have thought of it as an alliance, you know, the all 'Telamon makes peace with the country that attacked us', I wouldn't blame them. This is just a treaty for us to be more closer to Lodamun.|
Chairman of the RRP
|Date||01:45:08, April 08, 2008 CET||From||Conservative Ordo Malleus (COM)||To||Debating the Ratification of the Telamon-Lodamun Friendship Treaty|
|Message||We shall support this bill to help foster mutual friendship. But, rest assured that before any act of cooperation or assistance is given by Telamon it will be thoroughly inspected.|
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