The Free Democrats want to lead Talossa’s government for a fourth successful term. We need to not just recruit new citizens, but find ways to get existing citizens involved again. We want a Historic Compromise between monarchy and republicanism, and to grow the Talossan-speaking population. Txoteu Davinescu for Seneschál!
For the Cosă
- Txoteu Davinescu
- Miestră Schivă
- Cresti Nouăcastră-Läxhirescu
- Antaglha Xhenerös Somelieir
- Martì-Pair Furxhéir
- Açafat del Val
- Françal I. Lux
For the Senäts
Senator for Atatürk: Marti-Pàir Furxhéir
Senator for Cézembre: Ián Tamorán
Our Programme for the 56th Cosă
The Free Democrats unreservedly support the Talossa Shall Choose Its King Bill (55RZ21), as a historic compromise which will enact our party’s central principle of uniting the monarchist and republican strands in Talossan politics. We also commit to carrying out the recommendations of the Second National Activity Survey.
We will reach out to active citizens from all political persuasions and none to carry out our programme, or to support private citizens’ initiatives.
The biggest crisis facing Talossa is a crisis of activity – not only apathy towards non-political Talossanity from existing citizens, but a lack of active ways for new migrants to “get involved.”
We will complete the New Citizens’ Information Packet being developed by STUFF, and use other online resources such as the New Talossan History Project, to make sure prospective and new citizens have all the information they need to fully participate in Talossan life. This may involve establishing one or more texts as “required reading” for new citizens.
We will investigate ways of encouraging real-life meetups between Talossans, perhaps based in the Greater Talossan Area itself or based on provinces.
We will investigate creating a new role of Minister or Deputy Minister of Recruitment to find and recruit new prospective citizens.
We will make sure La C’hronica, the Government news source for all Talossans, comes out every month.
We will make greater use of the Talossan Honours System. We will develop Talossan versions of Letters Patent, State Awards, and other physical forms of the trappings of monarchy and chivalry.
We will work with SIGN to create new Talossan language learning materials and to create both translated and original literature.
We will explore with the Chancery the possibility of banner advertisements for Talossan endeavours on Wittenberg.
We will make greater use of the current programme of the Royal Zuavs rewarding the use and learning of the Talossan language. We will enact a formal military awards structure.
We will continue updating Talossa’s online presence. The next step will be fully integrating the Chancery Database with the National Webspace, making it easier and more transparent to administer.
We will promote live video and Instant-Messaging interactions between Talossans.
We will investigate technological ways to alert existing citizens to new prospectives, including ways to encourage prospectives to “introduce themselves” in a way which improves citizen engagement.
We will use the Talossan Job Centre to fill vacancies in the Talossan governing apparatus, and to fit interested citizens to appropriate jobs.
We will re-run the successful “Patriot Points” programme to encourage voluntary taxation and citizen purchases of Talossan coins and stamps.
We will work with the Royal Bank and Post towards a special stamp commemorating deceased Old Growth Talossan and former UC Justice John Carl Eiffler.
We will continue to investigate:
- naming a Registered Agent for Talossa in the State of Wisconsin, to enable Talossa to own online and other property as an Unincorporated Association under Wisconsin law.
- a governmental services procurement system, featuring guidelines by which non-Talossans may be found to perform certain Government jobs for which no Talossans are available, for whose performance the relevant Minister will be accountable.
The Attorney-General will work with the Uppermost Cort to revive the Talossan Bar.
We will improve the process of lawmaking to create greater scrutiny and wider input. Possible reforms include having each bill go through multiple readings in the Ziu, and for the Cosă and the Senäts to consider bills separately.
Any further fundamental Organic Law reforms, including the question of a unicameral Ziu or a “Real Cosa”, will be referred to a Standing Committee of the Ziu representing all elected parties.
We will actively engage with the micronational community. We will investigate the creation of a “Landing Pier” on Wittenberg, where friendly and well-behaved non-citizens will be allowed to post and interact with Talossans.
Statements on Referendums
Vote PËR. Currently, all provinces conduct their own Senator elections unless they say otherwise. But a province without a functioning government can’t conduct an election, nor ask for Chancery help, so can’t elect a Senator! This bill restores responsibility for Senator elections to the Chancery, unless a province asks.
Vote PËR. This bill allows people other than party leaders to be nominated as Seneschál; and a month of recess (no Clark) after the Seneschál election will now be voluntary rather than compulsory. These tweaks will make Seneschál elections faster and more flexible while preserving the current, successful system.
Vote PËR. This amendment was actually adopted by the Ziu and in referendum in October 2017! However, due to a miscommunication, when the Organic Law was totally rewritten in 2019, we reverted to the old text. This amendment repairs that error.