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Bill: Extension of individual rights on cultural and religious matters.

Details

Submitted by[?]: People's party

Status[?]: defeated

Votes: This is an ordinary bill. It requires more yes votes than no votes. This bill will not pass any sooner than the deadline.

Voting deadline: March 3694

Description[?]:

Our nation must reconsider it's primitive attitude towards minority religious groups, who are currently suffering terrible persecution at the hands of the state. Indeed, the fanatical, fundamentalist and in most cases outright xenophobic nature of our current laws regarding religious minorities are negatively impacting, not only our international reputation, but also our national security by making us the prime target of various "resistance cells" and "liberation fronts".

Proposals

Debate

These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:

Date14:52:26, July 09, 2014 CET
FromLodamese Workers' Assembly
ToDebating the Extension of individual rights on cultural and religious matters.
MessageMr. Speaker,

there is only one recognised religion in Lodamun, and that is Lodamese Nationalism. Since membership is mandatory, there are no minority religious groups.

Dimitri Dewitte
Incumbent President of Lodamun

Date15:22:45, July 09, 2014 CET
FromPeople's party
ToDebating the Extension of individual rights on cultural and religious matters.
MessageMr. Speaker,

With all due respect, it is asinine to believe that there are no minority religious groups in Lodamun.

The only things our primitive laws on cultural and religious matters have achieved were to cause fear and resentment amongst the minority religious groups that were forced into hiding, make us the prime target of various terrorist cells overnight, and give the state and it's agents excuses for some of the most extreme civil rights violations ever seen outside of a totalitarian regime.

In addition to the above, it is absurd to call our once great nation a "Democracy" whilst the state is exerting such quasi-totalitarian levels of control over the lives of citizens.

Thomas Behr
Head of the People's Party

Date15:39:06, July 09, 2014 CET
From Great National Republican Guard
ToDebating the Extension of individual rights on cultural and religious matters.
MessageMr. Speaker,

I can't believe that someone would dare to call the President's comments "asinine" and expect to survive when he walks out of this chamber, especially considering that he is not a member of this chamber. Lodamese Nationalism has been Lodamun's mandatory religion for most of the past 200 years. Persons of other religions were purged, being murdered or sent into exile. Those dark times are over. Lodamese Nationalism was encouraged in schools, so children in the past many generations grew up as Lodamese Nationalists, unless they found illegal literature somewhere.

Democracy and Totalitarianism are not mutually-exclusive. Lodamun is still democratic. The people have repeatedly elected representatives who arein favour of the mandatory religion, and who favour strict internal affairs laws. The religion is also driven by the people. The people are the religion. The main tenet of the religion is the rejection of any deities and the acceptance of the idea that citizens of Lodamun, including immigrants, are divine. The religon's position on social issues is determined by the people.

--

Eric Fertig,
GNRG Spokesman on Internal Affairs

Date16:57:14, July 09, 2014 CET
FromPeople's party
ToDebating the Extension of individual rights on cultural and religious matters.
MessageMr. Speaker,

I called the president's comments what they are, as i'm not one to mince my words. If i must die for exerting my natural human right to free expression, then so be it, but i warn you that the opposition, both international and domestic, will not allow you to continue with your insidious reign of terror for much longer.

Long live freedom! Death to nationalism!

Thomas Behr
Head of the People's Party

Date17:29:45, July 09, 2014 CET
FromLodamese Workers' Assembly
ToDebating the Extension of individual rights on cultural and religious matters.
MessageMr. Speaker,

we understand it must be difficult for some people to understand our stance towards our religion. We have known Nationalism as a religion for a very long time now. My parents, as their parents, have only known Nationalism as a state religion. To us, nationals, it is a way of life.
We do not speach hatred, we do not discriminate. We even accepted Hosians into our country, while Hosian is a religion as well. We just don't accept that religion in our nation, just because Hosianism is a discriminating religion.

Yevgueni Dewitte
President of Lodamun

Date17:30:29, July 09, 2014 CET
From Great National Republican Guard
ToDebating the Extension of individual rights on cultural and religious matters.
MessageMr. Speaker,

This "reign of terror" has been around for centuries, and our international opposition has been unable to stop it. Our local opposition has never maintained popularity for long.

The President determines what is right or wrong. His word is law.

--

Eric Fertig,
GNRG Spokesman on Internal Affairs

Date17:31:52, July 09, 2014 CET
From Great National Republican Guard
ToDebating the Extension of individual rights on cultural and religious matters.
MessageMr. Speaker,

We respect Hosians so much that we made them our national animal.

--

Henry Huddleson,
GNRG Spokesman on Justice

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