Bill: Less Laws
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: September 2165
|Striking rather pointless laws off the books and strengthening the right to free speech at the same time.|
Old value:: Individuals may sue over falsehoods printed on them.
Current: Individuals may sue over falsehoods and defamatory opinions printed on them.
Proposed: The nation has no laws regarding libel.
Old value:: Individuals may sue over malicious falsehoods spoken about them.
Current: Individuals may sue over falsehoods and defamatory opinions spoken about them, if judged to be malicious.
Proposed: The nation has no laws regarding slander.
These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:
|Date||03:12:55, January 02, 2006 CET||From||Free Gov||To||Debating the Less Laws|
|Message||how are we supposed to protect the character of our citizens if you remove both the slander and the libel laws.|
|Date||04:02:40, January 02, 2006 CET||From||CNT/AFL||To||Debating the Less Laws|
|Message||It is not the place of the state to protect the character of its citizens.|
|Date||04:03:34, January 02, 2006 CET||From||CNT/AFL||To||Debating the Less Laws|
|Message||Oh, and remember, this law doesn't make it illegal for people to sue about falsehoods printed/said about them, it just doesn't explicitly allow it.|
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|Random fact: Jelbic = "Group of cultures with an overall Central Asian/Eurasian steppe theme, using a fictional language developed specifically for Particracy".|
|Random quote: "Those who are responsible for the national security must be the sole judges of what the national security requires. It would be obviously undesirable that such matters should be made the subject of evidence in a court of law or otherwise discussed in public." – Unattributed member of the the House of Lords on the removal of trade union rights|