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RZ7 - The Provincial Depiction Right of Determination Act
Primary Sources: see Acts of the 52nd Cosa

This bill FAILED to pass.

Ziu 52nd Clark 3rd (October 2018)
Sponsored by: Munditenens (Dien) Tresplet - (MC, FreeDems, Péngöpäts) & Lüc da Schir - (Senator, BE)

Cosa.png Cosa: PASSED in the Cosâ
PER 104 — CON 40 — AUS 42

Senats.png Senäts: Rejected in the Senäts
PER 3 — CON 4 — AUS 0

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RZ7 - The Provincial Depiction Right of Determination Act

WHEREAS, The First Covenant of Rights and Freedoms states, “No law shall exist abridging the freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression,” and

WHEREAS, Organic Law Article XVII, Section 6, point 17 explicitly states that the Ziu is not authorized to determine the “symbols, flags, heraldry, anthems, cultural events, and other like things” of individual Provinces, and

WHEREAS, Organic Law Article XVII, Section 8 states that “All powers not vested in the Kingdom by this Organic Law shall be vested exclusively in the Provinces,” and

WHEREAS, in recent years some private individuals have taken it upon themselves to assign provinces colors for the purposes of reporting on or analyzing the results of elections, and

WHEREAS, opinions over which color is most appropriate to represent a given province can vary significantly, occasionally leading to quite public disagreements, and

WHEREAS, these disagreements between private individuals are all in good fun and ultimately do not require any one individual to change their depicted representation of any province, and

WHEREAS, these matters are most appropriately handled in private disagreements among individuals and should never determine any official government policy, and

WHEREAS, Glüc da Dhi was appointed as Secretary of State on May 22, 2018, and

WHEREAS, during the Election for the 52nd Cosa, Secretary da Dhi suggested on a Talossan chatroom that it was the official policy of the Chancery that certain provinces be represented by certain colors, and

WHEREAS, Secretary da Dhi was aware that several individuals disagreed with his color determinations prior to his creation of such official policy, and

WHEREAS, Secretary da Dhi further ominously stated that “Dissent will not be tolerated,” and

WHEREAS, on August 13th, 2018 Seneschal Ian Plätschisch issued 52PD1 at the urging of Secretary da Dhi, declaring the day “shall be #KARED Day, on which we celebrate that the correct colour denoting the province of Atatürk is red,” and

WHEREAS, King John assented to 52PD1 on August 23rd, 2018 giving it the full force of law, and

WHEREAS, no government should make laws suggesting that any one opinion or expression is the “correct” one, or by extension declare that all other opinions or expressions in such category is “incorrect”, and further

WHEREAS, the right of a province to self determine their symbols and cultural dicta is expressly reserved by Organic Law to the provinces individually,

THEREFORE, the Ziu hereby repeals in full 52PD1, and

FURTHER, the Ziu amends Lex.F to add the following:

40. Affirming the right of individuals to express their own opinions and beliefs, no government office shall have or create any policy which declares one color depiction of a province or territory as the correct or official color depiction, except that individual provinces may effect their own symbolic cultural dicta.

Uréu q'estadra så:

   Munditenens (Dien) Tresplet - (MC, FreeDems, Péngöpäts)
   Lüc da Schir - (Senator, BE)