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

#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

#1936

That Thad Stevens sure can talk good. +1 popularity.

Auction for last card and impulse starts with @Brooski.

#1937

1 IP

#1938

Pass @Panzeh

#1939

Pass

#1940

@Ironsight

#1941

Pass56789 @Navaronegun