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The Office of the Public Prosecutor of the City of Brussels brings before the Local Court of Brussels the case of Amedee Dupointe and his collaborators ("Amendians"), accusing them of violation of public order and property damage caused to the property of the City of Brussels and a number of private citizens (Nickole de Marignac, Charles Laibeux, Constantine de La Bomme et cetera").

1. The Office of the Public Prosecutor considers the actions of the Amedee Dupointe and collaborators, consisting of destroying the road signs belonging the City of Brussels as a case of causation of a public order offence i.e. "an act which involves acts that interfere with the operations of society and the ability of people to function efficiently"

2. The Office of the Public Prosecutor considers the actions of the Amedee Dupointe and collaborators, consisting of destroying the road signs belonging the Cityof Brussels as a case of causation of deliberate, intentional and malicious property harm to the property of the City of Brussels i.e. "the damage to public property, caused by a person who is not its owner".

3. The Office of the Public Prosecutor considers the actions of Amedee Dupointe and collaborators, consisting of pelting the houses of private citizens , damaging their windows and exterior, as a case of causation of deliberate, intentional and malicious property harm to the property of private citizens (Nickole de Marignac, Charles Laibeux, Constantine de La Bomme et cetera) i.e. "the damage to private property, caused by a person who is not its owner".

The Office of the Public Prosecutor also considers all abovementioned actions of Amedee Duponte as a a gross violation of the Allegiance Act of 1882. In accordance with the procedure outlined in the aforementioned act of parliament, standing for the public office Amedee Dupointe has given the following oath "I, Amedee Dupointe, do sincerely affirm that I shall be faithful to His Majesty, the Constitution of the Kingdom of Belgium, the laws of the State and its parliament.” The Office of the PublicProsecutor ponders that by breaking the laws of state and parliament and committing numerous act of property harm and public order offences, Amedee Dupont has broken his oath under the abovementioned act.


Signed: Jean de Beux, State Councillor of Justice, First Class
Public Prosecutor of the City of Brussels


((Come on, you cannot just get away with such things:)))
 
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No, no, no... protestation. Je, the most magnifique lawyer with ze most excellent intelligence find ze terroristes being guilty of terrorisme. Since my génie is unquestionable, I most say zat in my humble opinion, all Socialistes are guilty of ze most devious crimes in existence. Ze crimes against Civilisation.
 

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I must announce my immediate departure from the National Democratic Party. I have no place any longer in amongst their house of fervent republicanism. My hopes of seeing a prosperous Belgium where men are not punished for success were dashed by the party's actions while they held the Prime Ministership. Rampant government spending was not reigned in and all men were left with barely enough in their pockets to afford the night's dinner. Perhaps I was misguided in joining what was previously the party of business.

I will spend the time until the next election continuing in my management of the Benin Free State, administering my extensive rubber plantations which I shall note are now in full operational production contrary to what any of my doubters have publicised, and deciding what path is best to see the nation move onto a pro-business path.

Claude F. Palomer, Magnificent and magnanimous landowner
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This is madness. The Red Legion has NO Command structure. The Red Legion IS NOT armed any more. No one will ever imprison me, how do you think that the Legion would react then? If I am imprisoned, their leader, then they won't have anyone to listen to. They will be angry at the government, and I will not be there to stop them. May I also remember you that I was a 10 year old boy during Beauffort??? I can't be charged for paramilitary actions, It was my grandfather, Jos de Leeuw and his friend Dingemans who fought with arms. And they are both dead. To avoid violence if I am imprisoned, I give the leadership of the Red Legion to de Coock and Coppens if it ever comes to that. I am sure they can control it, de Coock can control Coppens, who fought on after Beauffort, and Coppens is an hero in the Red Legion.
 

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This is madness. The Red Legion has NO Command structure. The Red Legion IS NOT armed any more.

((Honestly, considering there has been both a GM ruling and a Supreme Constitutional Court ruling on the matter, I think it's safe to assume that there is and they are.

Of course, you're perfectly entitled to insist otherwise by way of a defence, but it might be something to bear in mind. :)))



Colonial Supervision Bill (as revised): Yes
Savarin's Colonial Proposal: Abstain

I also support calls for the implementation of a system of unemployment subsidies.

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Random RU deputy stands up:

So Monsieur de Leeuw claims that the RL has no command structure, yet he passes the leadership to someone else and claims that his men would have noone to obey if he's arrested? I say, enforce our laws, arrest him and his men and ban communism and radicalism forever!!!
As far as I am aware, does the RU also have a leader. And almost any factory has one. A leader is not a command structure, the Provincial commands have been abandoned a long time ago.
 

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Gentlemen,

I must say that I am amazed by recent happenings. I always thought we had certain standards in our chambers, standards of parliamentary conduct. I must say that, despite gross differences, most of our members certainly meet these standards. For example, I often disagree with Monsieur Loewen and Monsier de Vos, but they have always acted quite appropriatly and decently, respecting law and order. I am opposed to nearly everything Deputy Pierre Savarin proposes, but since Harfleurian times I cannot say that he did not act within laws and procedure. And so on.

However now we see a compjetely different picture, A parliamentary deputy regularly comes to these chambers intoxicated with some kind of essences and then, with a gang of hoodlums, pillages and damages governmental and private property in our capital - just because he has some ideological differences with persons in question. His gangs demolish the street signs and attack the houses, causing significant material and moral harm both to the town and to the private citizens. They show no respect neither for property nor for public order. While they commit all these illegal actions, they are happily followed by an elder collegue, who spend here many years and even was chosen as a minister in two governments. Instead of stopping his indequate party camrade, instead of warning him that such actions would only damage himself and his party, he joins the mobs, brandishing flags of an illegal criminal organization, whose counterparts are known to have raised arms against a legitimate socialist government in Netherlands and violently established a dictatorship in Spain.

And now, instead of apologising for these grossly indecent actions, he blackmails the chamber, threatening it with the wrath of his organization. if he is convicted, clearly demonstrating its violent nature. He clearly sees himself and his cohort as above law - since he claims that "no one ever will imprison him". He say the he would pass the command to his aides, clearly the top men of his organization - and then claims it does not have a command structure. It is all certainly very sad.

While I will not make any more comments until court decisions on de Leuuw (since a question of membership in a criminal organization is very serious indeed), I must say that I do hope that the Amendian marauders at least will have to pay fines to compensate the damage they caused to the city of Brussels and certain its occupants - and would be sentenced public works, repaing the street signs they demolished. Fresh air and healthy lifestyle would certainly be good for them.

- Alexandre de Lannoy, Duke of Anjou-Brienne, Prime Minister of Belgium
 
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The Word of the People distributed an extra edition for free, regarding the matter.
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Apparently, the Red Legion is considered paramilitary, which is ridiculous of course. But, seeing that some members are, I think it is time for changing the name, and leaving what we did during Beauffort behind us. The Red Legion shall be known as the People's Front from now on. And I withdraw any support to violent members. They are not welcome in the organization. We don't have any connections to the uprisings in Spain and the Netherlands, and we are unarmed. I ask the King to pardon me , and I want to apologize for any harm the violent members did.

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- Josef de Leeuw
 

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I say, enforce our laws, arrest him and his men and ban communism and radicalism forever!!!

Parliamentary Standards Act​
The Parliament of the Kingdom of Belgium resolves:

I. That, in accordance with the Allegiance Act of 1882, qualified deputies or senators of Belgium are required by oath to hold loyalty to "His Majesty, the Constitution of the Kingdom of Belgium, the laws of the State and its parliament.”
II. That as logically follows, the advocacy of republicanism violates the principle of loyalty to His Majesty
III. That as logically follows, the advocacy of socialism and the establishment thereof violates the principle of loyalty to the Constitution, which provides for a constitutional monarchy
IV. That as logically follows, the advocacy of communism and the establishment thereof violates the principle of loyalty to the laws of the State, which do not provide for communism
V. That therefore, advocates of republicanism, socialism, and communism are ineligible to stand for election or service or continuing service for or within the Parliament of the Kingdom of Belgium, unless they renounce their beliefs through swearing the oath required by the Allegiance Act of 1882

So help us God.​

-HvS
 

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This Parliamentary Standards Act is completely ridiculous and utterly Beauffortist in nature. It is a violation of the democratic nature of Belgium and of the freedom of speech ensured by the Constitution and should immediately be removed from consideration by Parliament. It is disappointing that there are still men within this body who are attempting to silence the voices of socialists, communists, and republicans simply because they are against what they believe in.

~ Christiaan Loewen, Deputy for Antwerp and Leader of the BSU
 

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De Lannoy reads the new act, then addresses the Speaker, sitting next to him

No hope this one will pass. Freedom of expession and everything. Loyalty to the King is construed in Belgium as respecting his constitutional powers as head of state, obeying his legitimate orders, while having the ability to advocate for a change of form of government change per parliamentary methods. Socialist governments do not contradict the principle of constitutional monarchy as Netherlands proves. And even if it, by miracle, went through the cauldrons of parlamentary 2/3 majority, Senate and Constitutional Court did not review it, I believe His Majesty would have vetoed such an act. Trust me, Charles, I spend 30 years in parlament and I know the practice.
 

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This Parliamentary Standards Act is completely ridiculous and utterly Beauffortist in nature. It is a violation of the democratic nature of Belgium and of the freedom of speech ensured by the Constitution and should immediately be removed from consideration by Parliament. It is disappointing that there are still men within this body who are attempting to silence the voices of socialists, communists, and republicans simply because they are against what they believe in.

~ Christiaan Loewen, Deputy for Antwerp and Leader of the BSU
You're correct, Herr Loewen, in that it is quite Beauffortist, but that is your sole correct point. Socialists and communists and republicans are perfectly free, at all times, to express their opinions. They are just not free to sully the work of this august body and defy her oaths and conventions by advocating against His Majesty or His Majesty's government. I would not see a Calvinist in the Curia, same as I would not see a republican in His Majesty's Government. It is a paradoxical state which has no reason for being allowed to continue.

-HvS
 

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Colonial Supervision Bill (as revised): Abstain
Savarin's Colonial Proposal: Yes


[GLP] ((at last election, at any rate))
 

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You're correct, Herr Loewen, in that it is quite Beauffortist, but that is your sole correct point. Socialists and communists and republicans are perfectly free, at all times, to express their opinions. They are just not free to sully the work of this august body and defy her oaths and conventions by advocating against His Majesty or His Majesty's government. I would not see a Calvinist in the Curia, same as I would not see a republican in His Majesty's Government. It is a paradoxical state which has no reason for being allowed to continue.

-HvS

The Prime Minister has already dismissed your bill so I see no reason to continue discussing its merits, of which there are none. It has no possible way of passing this Parliament, and even if it did the King would veto it the moment it landed on his desk. Men have tried time and time again to subvert democracy and each time it has not worked. This time shall be no different.

~ Christiaan Loewen, Deputy for Antwerp and Leader of the BSU
 

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The Prime Minister has already dismissed your bill so I see no reason to continue discussing its merits, of which there are none. It has no possible way of passing this Parliament, and even if it did the King would veto it the moment it landed on his desk. Men have tried time and time again to subvert democracy and each time it has not worked. This time shall be no different.

~ Christiaan Loewen, Deputy for Antwerp and Leader of the BSU

Pfah, I have not! It was a perfectly fine bill, for being crafted by someone who was not myself. You are the leader of the unholy forces seeking to destroy Belgium, in stark contrast to my magnificence! I am the leader of the forces of light and good in the fight against the Anarchist hordes of darkness and the Luvvunisté! You murderer and hypocrite. Also, as Prime Minister, Supreme Servant of the Monarchy, the Vicar of Christ, God's Right Hand Man Upon This Earth, the Crusader of God, Heaven's Chosen, and Most Humble and Righteous Deputy and Leader of Belgium, I order your immediate arrest and execution! Belgum shall no longer be tanted by your Evil and wine-hating. The final fight against the darkness is at hand! Soon, the darkness shall be gone and the light shall reign supreme. This is not a hard decision. For the good of the nation, this Loewen must die. And the Netherlands must be destroyed.

- The Humblest and Greatest, Prime Minister Lambin l'Escargot, Supreme Servant of the Monarchy, the Vicar of Christ, God's Right Hand Man Upon This Earth, the Crusader of God, Heaven's Chosen, and Most Humble and Righteous Deputy and Leader of Belgium and the RU
 

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I have taken my time to review both colonial proposals closely. The Prime Minister's proposal calls for a Viceroy, Monsieur Savarin's proposal explicitly does not. Presented with this choice, I prefer an appointed Viceroy as His Majesty's representative. However, I deemed further review of the bills necessary. Monsieur Savarin claims that his draft eliminates unnecessary bureaucracy and ensures a far more humane climate for Belgian businessmen in the colonies. His assertion that the Viceroy adds to the bureaucratic load is quite right - however, I do not deem this additional bureaucracy unnecessary. Additionally, I have not found any reason why his alternative to colonial administration would be advantageous to commerce in the region, especially so since said portfolio is assigned to the Minister-President in both proposals. I therefore vote thusly;

Colonial Supervision Bill (as revised): Aye
Savarin's Colonial Proposal: No

[GLP]


I also motion for Deputy L'Escargot to be removed on the grounds of public intoxication.

Sir Maximiliaan van Brabant
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Pfah, I have not! It was a perfectly fine bill, for being crafted by someone who was not myself. You are the leader of the unholy forces seeking to destroy Belgium, in stark contrast to my magnificence! I am the leader of the forces of light and good in the fight against the Anarchist hordes of darkness and the Luvvunisté! You murderer and hypocrite. Also, as Prime Minister, Supreme Servant of the Monarchy, the Vicar of Christ, God's Right Hand Man Upon This Earth, the Crusader of God, Heaven's Chosen, and Most Humble and Righteous Deputy and Leader of Belgium, I order your immediate arrest and execution! Belgum shall no longer be tanted by your Evil and wine-hating. The final fight against the darkness is at hand! Soon, the darkness shall be gone and the light shall reign supreme. This is not a hard decision. For the good of the nation, this Loewen must die. And the Netherlands must be destroyed.

- The Humblest and Greatest, Prime Minister Lambin l'Escargot, Supreme Servant of the Monarchy, the Vicar of Christ, God's Right Hand Man Upon This Earth, the Crusader of God, Heaven's Chosen, and Most Humble and Righteous Deputy and Leader of Belgium and the RU

I do not know why this man is allowed to continue as a member of Parliament. He is clearly deranged and delusional and cannot properly represent his constituents and their opinions.

~ Christiaan Loewen, Deputy for Antwerp and Leader of the BSU
 

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I also motion for Deputy L'Escargot to be removed on the grounds of public intoxication.

Sir Maximiliaan van Brabant
Minister of Commerce

You will retract that statement, you socialist. It is well-known that I do not drink on the job, for otherwise I would not be obeying the word of God. I advice you to go and reconsider your life and relation to God, as you obviousy do not seem to know what God has commanded.

I do not know why this man is allowed to continue as a member of Parliament. He is clearly deranged and delusional and cannot properly represent his constituents and their opinions.

~ Christiaan Loewen, Deputy for Antwerp and Leader of the BSU

Oh, so you think so? Then how come I am constantly voted back into my seat? There are people who are still on the right side, as opposed to unholy representations of darkness, such as you. Furthermore, none of your attempts on my life will ever succeed.

- Lambin l'Escargot, the Magnificent, etc.