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Pirate Manifesto Amendments Showdown

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Introduction

This is the showdown page for valid amendments to Pirate Manifesto's First Draft, amendments proposed until 1st 8th of November 23:59 UTC in the proposition page made for them; this page starts working 2nd 9th of November at 00:00 UTC.

Also, for each scheduled voting you'll find a link where eligible voters will be allowed to cast their vote until 15th 22nd of November of 2008 at 23:59 UTC.

Contact e-mail

People having questions about amendments voting please e-mail the responsible of Pirate Manifesto Amendments Central, presidente[dot]jdn[at]partidopirata[dot]es.

Explanation about how to vote

After reading the following links

and having decided internally in your pirate party what to vote, find in each scheduled voting down this page a link where to cast your pirate party's vote; remember also that only pirate parties representatives -enlisted in this section of Pirate Manifesto's main page- are allowed to cast votes for each pirate party.

Options for each voting

At least, each voting will have two options:

  • Option One: the original wording of one or several specific paragraphs.
  • Option Two: the wording proposed in one amendment.

This applies for non merged amendments. If we talk about an Amendment which results from merging others, the voting will have these other options:

  • Option One: the original wording of one or several specific paragraphs.
  • As many additional options as amendments have been merged in the Amendment to be voted.

Obviously, it is strongly recommended to read all the proposed options and place them within the context of the articles where the paragraphs to be amended belong, to be able to form oneself an opinion before casting a vote for any of the proposed votings.

SCHEDULED VOTINGS

First Voting

Amendment to be voted

Seventh Amendment

Voting Options

OPTION ONE

Balance between author's rights and citizens' rights on culture is necessary. Today, the balance is biased, but not towards authors, but towards publishers who have alienated author's rights, and the bias grows without control and with the connivence of authorities; balance has to be reinstated, not only to restore citizens their rights regarding culture, but to also restore authors theirs preventing them to be alienated anymore.

OPTION TWO

Balance between author's rights and the rest of human rights is necessary. Today, the balance is biased, but not towards authors, but towards publishers who have alienated author's rights, and the bias grows without control and with the connivence of authorities; balance has to be reinstated, not only to restore all citizens their rights as a whole, but to also restore authors theirs preventing them to be alienated anymore.

OPTION THREE

Balance between author's rights and citizens' rights on culture is necessary. Today, the balance is biased, but not towards authors, but towards publishers who have alienated author's rights, and the bias grows without control and with the connivence of authorities; balance has to be reinstated, not only to restore citizens their rights regarding culture, but also to protect authors from being alienated anymore.

Cast votes

If you are your pirate party representative, please for First Voting cast your pirate party's vote here.

Second Voting

Amendment to be voted

Nineth Amendment

Voting Options

OPTION ONE

The stated purpose of democracy is that the government represents the people. When a government does not represent the people, but a certain subclass, that is not democracy, that is aristocracy. When a government does not listen to facts, but listens to beliefs, that is not democracy, that is theocracy. When a government does not listen to the people, or to the rule of law, that is not democracy, that is dictatorship. We believe that democracy is the ideal, and it is to this end that we do aspire and work.

OPTION TWO

The stated purpose of democracy is that the government represents the people. When a government does not represent the people, but a certain subclass, that is not democracy, that is aristocracy. When a government does not listen to facts, but listens to beliefs, that is not democracy, that is theocracy. When a government does not listen to the people, or to the rule of law, that is not democracy, that is dictatorship. We believe that the state is destructive to individual liberty and social harmony, and that only the abolition of coercive authority can solve our political, economic and national problems. Anarchy is the ideal, and it is to this end that we do aspire and work.

OPTION THREE

1st paragraph of Preamble would be entirely removed.

Cast votes

If you are your pirate party representative, please for Second Voting cast your pirate party's vote here.

Third Voting

Amendment to be voted

Thirteenth Amendment

Voting Options

OPTION ONE

Advances in technology has enabled the whole world to exercise our rights and embrace our liberties in ways previously unimagined. It has allowed increased involvement in democracy, and helped to remove the barriers between people all around the world; however, unwisefully used, they could become a tool of division, discrimination and lessening of rights and liberties. To avoid this and take the most advantage from all that an Information Society can offer, there are three goals to be fulfilled.

OPTION TWO

And helped to remove the barriers between people all around the world; however, unwisefully used, they could become a tool of division, discrimination and lessening of rights and liberties. To avoid this and take the most advantage from all that an Information Society can offer, there are three goals to be fulfilled.

Cast votes

If you are your pirate party representative, please for Third Voting cast your pirate party's vote here.

Fourth Voting

Amendment to be voted

Fourteenth Amendment

Voting Options

OPTION ONE

Universal availability of wired and/or wireless Internet is necessary if we want everyone to enjoy the benefits of an Information Society and avoid a digital divide that would, and is, arising due to social, personal or geographic condition.

OPTION TWO

If we want everyone to enjoy the benefits of an Information Society and avoid a digital divide that would, and is, arising due to social, personal or geographic condition.

Cast votes

If you are your pirate party representative, please for Fourth Voting cast your pirate party's vote here.

Fifth Voting

Amendment to be voted

Fifteenth Amendment

Voting Options

OPTION ONE
About non-core issues
  • Having stances in every single issue does not make a party start caring about people's problems; instead, it just makes parties offer monolithic platforms in which most of their voters do not feel properly represented, as less represented as higher is the amount of votes for that party. Voters of mainstream parties just try to find themselves reflected in those platforms, only to discover that in controversial issues like tax policies, education, health care and others, they are not able to find all what they are looking for in a single party; monolithic platforms are just a mere take it or leave it approach.
  • For parties like those which are united in our movement, focusing on enabling and enhancing the foundations of democracy and the civil rights and liberties that rest within, securing the freedom for information and culture to flow, bringing the world into the Information Society, paving the way for innovation, is the best way to achieve our goals as such goals, goals for allowing citizens to choose the kind of society to live in, require us to be strong as a movement; because that strength comes from unity; and unity is usually brought in democracy by consenssus.
  • By achieving our goal, we will be allowing citizens to express themselves in those controversial issues, increasing chances of conssensus; and we will be paving the way for a true pluralism in parliaments, as opening the knowledge and information to citizens will allow individuals to choose the voice that best represents their interests, one of those voices being ours. Thus, supporting us constitutes the best way for citizens to achieve all those goals that lie outside our core issues.
OPTION TWO

About non-core issues along with all its paragraphs would be entirely removed.

Cast votes

If you are your pirate party representative, please for Fifth Voting cast your pirate party's vote here.

Sixth Voting

Amendment to be voted

Sixteenth Amendment

Voting Options

OPTION ONE

When laws, when constitutions, when the fabric of a society is ignored, to prop up the power bases of those in control, when rights, liberties, freedoms, are ignored, or deemed less important than protection from some rare event. When the protections themselves are the cause of the actions they are supposed to defeat, when punishments and protections do not deter but incite, when the greed of the few is deemed more important than the rights of the many, we must question the motives of those that sought them. When corruption and ignorance run through the streets of our cities, having left common sense and forethought for dead, we must act, or be trampled.

OPTION TWO

When laws, when constitutions, when the fabric of a society is ignored, to prop up the power bases of those in control, when rights, liberties, freedoms, are ignored, or deemed less important than protection from some rare event. When the protections themselves are the cause of the actions they are supposed to defeat, when punishments and protections do not deter but incite, when the greed of the few is deemed more important than the rights of the many, we must question the motives of those that sought them.

Cast votes

If you are your pirate party representative, please for Sixth Voting cast your pirate party's vote here.

Seventh Voting

Amendment to be voted

Nineteenth Amendment

Voting Options

OPTION ONE

Full democracy can only be achieved through defending civil rights and liberties by protecting the rule of law. This is the true foundation of democracy. By defending five basic human rights: freedom of speech, privacy, presumption of innocence, the right to a fair trial, equality before the law, no discrimination, the right to life and moral and physical integrity. For understanding the context the two last points we can say that everyone has the right to life and to physical and moral integrity, under no circumstances may be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment and may not in any way be discriminated against on account of birth, race, sex, religion, opinion or any other personal or social condition or circumstance.

OPTION TWO

Full democracy can only be achieved through defending civil rights and liberties by protecting the rule of law. This is the true foundation of democracy. By defending five basic human rights: freedom of speech, privacy, presumption of innocence, the right to a fair trial, equality before the law, no discrimination, the right to life and moral and physical integrity. For understanding the context the two last points we can say that everyone has the right to life and to physical and moral integrity, under no circumstances may be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading punishment or treatment and may not in any way be discriminated against on account of birth, race, sex, religion, opinion.

OPTION THREE

Full democracy can only be achieved through defending civil rights and liberties by protecting the rule of law. This is the true foundation of democracy. By defending five basic human rights: freedom of speech, privacy, presumption of innocence, the right to a fair trial, equality before the law, no discrimination, the right to life and moral and physical integrity.

Cast votes

If you are your pirate party representative, please for Seventh Voting cast your pirate party's vote here.