Founding Fathers Forum Game: A republic, if you can keep it.

#1916

President King nominates Millard Fillmore (@Ironsight).

#1917

Millard Fillmore accepts. @Panzeh, @Navaronegun, do you guys want to play this out or are you going to continue your understanding as to how the election will go.

#1918

I’m happy to skip the formalities, its a replay of the last election. @Panzeh?

#1919

Sounds good to me.

#1920

Congratulations to President King and Vice President Fillmore on their reelections.

Draft is next, in the following order:
@Cuthbert
@Brooski
@Panzeh
@Ironsight
@Navaronegun

#1921

Abolitionist John Brown assembled 18 men to strike a blow against slavery by seizing the Federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry, Virginia. He succeeded in the effort, but was captured several days later by a force commanded by a company of United States Marines commanded by Brevet Colonel Robert E. Lee, who was on leave from the 2nd United States Cavalry Regiment, stationed in Texas. Lee sent Lieutenant J.E.B. Stuart to negotiate the surrender of Brown and his men, who refused. The Marines stormed the arsenal, capturing Brown and his men.

Brown was put on trial in Virginia, accused of treason against the Commonwealth of Virginia, found guilty, and hanged. On the day of his execution, he wrote his last testament:

I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with Blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that without very much bloodshed, it might be done.

Brown became a martyr to anti-slavery forces in the North and a villain to pro-slavery forces in the South.

@Brooski plays Raid on Harpers Ferry. 4IP to Conservative Leader (President King), Tension +1 (to 3).

#1922

@Panzeh’s Thaddeus Stevens Makes an Important Speech, gaining one influence.

#1923

It would have been better if General Grant had kept that man locked up after resolving the Kansas problems. Change can and should come, but while terrorists and extremists on both sides of the issue fan the flames of violent conflict, hidebound with their millenarialist ideologies, change without their self-fulfilling prophecies of holocaust proves more distant.

—President W.R. King, Letter to the Atlantic National Magazine, 1853.

#1924

I’ve asked @CF_Kane to clarify a card so we’re on hold at the moment.

#1925

Once @Ironsight signals that he is ready to move forward, I will distribute influence points (which I should have done prior to the draft, but it doesn’t make a difference in this instance), and @Navaronegun can start us on the people phase.

#1926

Go ahead. I’m keeping my cards close to the vest, for now.

#1927

President King does nothing of political import in the People Phase. He does however, pay a visit to his bosom buddy, and long-time pal-around, James Buchanan’s (@Cuthbert) home in Pennsylvania to encourage him to reenter politics for tto improve the comity of the Nation in these troubling times (“Please, James! I’m sorry! Forgive me. You know none cares for you the way I do!”).

@Brooski

#1928

Will Pass when it’s my turn in The Round.

#1929

What are we waiting on?

#1930

We’re waiting on @Brooski to decide if he is doing anything in The Round. It’s been 18 hours so if we don’t hear from him in another 6 then @CF_Kane can decide for him using the 25th Amendment.

#1931

nada

#1932

Pass

#1933

@Panzeh

#1934

Stevens will make a speech for free

#1935

Pass. @CF_Kane