Today I’ve got this Issue on my Nationstates (nationstates.net)
A Debatable Question
It’s election season in NATIONSNAME, and several of the smaller political parties are voicing their concerns about being left out of the big televised debates, again.
I’ve encountered with 4 choices
1. “It’s so unfair,” sulks Lord Kettlenoggin, leader of the Marxist Alliance For The Advancement Of Agrarian Libertarianism (MAFTAOAL), while speaking to a local gathering of six people. “We polled just below one percent last election cycle, and I demand to be heard! In fact, anybody that wants to join in should have the right to do so. The big parties are just scared to let us debate with them, but don’t let that get in the way of what really matters; vox populism, eh, populi.”
2. “It’s both fair and efficient,” lectures May Dawson, majority whip for the Liberal Conservatives, while putting out a cigar on a ANIMALSupremacy Party campaign pamphlet. “Only the biggest parties stand a real chance at power, and muddling what really matters with thirty different fringe causes – that have no ground in reality – would be unfair to the voters. Trying to mess with the way we’ve been doing political debates since the dawn of time will only serve to put mental stress on the masses, so let’s not.”
3. “I don’t think we have to go to either extreme here,” suggests Simon Cobweb, former TV-producer and the freshest face on your team of spin-doctors. “If we gave the power to decide eligibility to some non-partisan commission, they could set specific criteria to be included in the televised debates, and a panel of impartial judges could rate prospects based on that. Now, that’s fair. It might cost an extra CURRENCY or two, but can you really put a price on democracy? Hmm, I guess I just did, kind of.”
4. “All this debating is giving me a headache,” complains Steve Kumar, your Minister of Daft Ideas. “Imagine all the time people would save if they didn’t spend the day listening to arguments about tweaking the tax code or giving benefits to old people.” He motions over to a window overlooking a lone activist spray-painting ‘MAFTAOAL FTW’ across CAPITAL’s main square. “I have an idea, what if we just stopped debating altogether? No meddling politicians, at all. Let the voters decide for themselves.”
5. Dismiss the issue
Option 3. sounds nice so I choose it.
The result saids ‘The new ‘Who Wants To Be A Politician’ election debate auditions are more popular than the debates themselves.’
In result, my nation get a boost of this qualities.
Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index 0.51%
Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index 0.13%
And decline in this qualities
Gilded Widget Scale 0.06%
Theresa-Nightingale Rating 0.06%
Safety Net Mesh Density Rating 0.06%
Edu-tellignce® Test Score 0.06%
Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index 0.06%
Societal Mobility Rating 0.06%
Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index 0.06%
Clooney Contribution Index 0.06%
This choice is nice.