I would like to humbly accept my appointment. I would also like to offer my support for a UL coalition if Senator Smigt is interested (( by my math I would add about 1.5 points to the leader stats, which probably amounts to 1 since the 17 points was already rounded up? )).
Pertaining to the proposed bills:
I am surprised at Urenahin's objection to the division of rights according to legal status. I believe that the division into general, legal, and citizen's rights is optimal for the protection of human rights and the protection of our nation. It is elegant in its simplicity - basic human rights are allotted to all humans, while basic legal rights are allotted to all legal residents. Representation is reserved for citizens, as is the right to live free of servitude. The latter right being only for citizens allows for the slaves which held drive our economy, but, as legal residents of Atlantis they are afforded all other rights except representation - including rights to hold property, family, and, most importantly, legal recourse (( sorry, what is the requirement for citizenship here? I feel like there was something about being born in the country, but I might be making that up - if slaves have the right to families and being born makes you a citizen, that means that children of slaves are born free - this has obvious consequences, whether you consider them good or bad for Atlantis )). With regards to specific concerns about using the right to religion to justify child sacrifice and the like, I would point out that the bill explicitly forbids the use of one right to infringe on another person's rights. In this case it would infringe on the rights of the victim from torture and avoidable death. I support this motion, both the revised wordings and especially the structure of the law.
Regarding the Atlantean Games, I am in full support. Games will bring our nation closer together by bringing athletes from across the provinces together in healthy competition. Perhaps this will surprise my fellow senators, but I am in full agreement with Senator Smigt regarding the role of the Gods in the games - the Games should be played in honor of the gods, as are all things we do, but they not should not be seen a religious ceremony. Sports are separate from religion and from gods.
Pertaining to the rules, I want to suggest the addition of martial arts - fencing, archery, boxing, and wrestling. I would also add an additional clause (8) that the IOC is responsible for determining qualification of athletes and representative sports. (( I LOVE this act, by the way. Can we write an event pool for it? I can't do it right away but I could do it in about 2 weeks - once the real games are over ))