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By Ladon Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 2:10 am  

I’m not really sure what point he’s making here. That she should take an example of what to do from America? Whatever he’s saying, she looks like she just got burned.

By Gianluca Burdon Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 2:24 am  

Better hope she learns fr9m America’s mistake of not clearly defining what ‘arms’ mean in the 2nd amendment

By Otaku Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 4:54 am  

Given how the U.S. Constitution is often creatively interpreted or flat out ignored, Gianluca Burdon, I don’t think a “clearly defining” anything would have made much of a difference. 😉

By Nealithi Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 11:09 am  

Or at least the militia. Basically tweak the wording to be very very clear.

By Gianluca Burdon Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 11:45 am  


By Wizard Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 2:22 pm  

Considering all the mischief it’s caused, leaving the “militia clause” out altogether probably would have been a good idea.

By Draco Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 12:22 pm  

All peoples have the right to bear arms, including kinetic weapons, lasers, plasma weapons, lightsabers, and other weapons capable of being physically wielded by an individual sentient being.

By Draco Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 12:26 pm  

Forgot to list the Force, psionics, and other superpowers.

By Wizard Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 2:24 pm  

The founders were smart enough to know that weapons technology had changed in the past, and would change further in the future. That’s why they chose to use the generic “arms”.

By Kent Sat Mar 17th 2018 at 1:43 pm  

I think the biggest mistake was putting a poorly defined reason for the right. We haven’t had a militia since the Army was formed.

By Draco Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 12:24 pm  

I’m pretty sure he is saying to just set up a galactic republic with representatives from every member of the alliance.

By Otaku Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 3:39 pm  

I hope he’s saying more than that: unless Zappit intentionally makes such a concept foreign (or forgotten) to the alliance, it seems like a given. Hmm… as someone about to give a little lecture about how, for its flaws and perceived flaws, the Constitution of the United States of America actually offers more than that, I really should not take it for granted, either. 😉 Maybe that is what Actioneer means, but I’m hoping some of the finer points were also part of the appeal. For example, creating a constitutional republic and not a pure democracy, because you need laws and principles to keep the tyranny of the majority in check. Another example would be the oft-maligned electoral college; for its flaws, it offers many benefits over relying on just the popular vote [b]or[/b] giving each state an equal say in the election.

By Gianluca Burdon Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 2:37 am  

You know, I think it’ll be a real missed opportunity if the Action Faction doesn’t show up. It could be funny to have them interact with thier old boss/founder after all this time… or at least get a few laughs from a chat between A.V. and Goofather since they’ve both fa n created OCs that are Mafia bosses

But, hey, I don’t write the story. Let’s see where Zappit takes us

By Marscaleb Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 5:23 am  

Your description of the Actioneer made me laugh out loud.

By Random Guy Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 7:06 am  

Is this how Earth becomes the Galactic Police Planet?

By Gianluca Burdon Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 7:09 am  

Nah, just historically significant planet for the galaxy

By Bracey Fri Mar 16th 2018 at 7:32 pm  

Actioneer…MIC DROP!

By tom_stellar Sat Mar 17th 2018 at 3:02 am  

He’s pointing out how the very problem she’s worried about was solved by a relatively primitive country a long time ago, and how she didn’t pick up on that.

By Ladon Sun Mar 18th 2018 at 1:19 am  

It wasn’t though. That was an already united nation. Not completely of course, they were a collection of colonies, but they were generally from the same place. These are hundreds of different races with very little in common. They are pretty much sovereign from each other. It’s a totally different problem from that which faced America.

By Gianluca Burdon Sun Mar 18th 2018 at 3:57 am  

Well they were all oppressed by the Emporer and fought against him, and not all of the people in the colonies were from Britain, some were from France, Spain, etc…

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