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

#361

Appoint John Marshall Sec’y Treasury
Delegate issue to him

@Panzeh

#362

Spend 1 faction influence to send the Tariff II to Congress

#363

+1 Popularity to Marshall as Secretary of the Treasury.

#364

Voting order is:
@Cuthbert
@Panzeh
@Ironsight
@Navaronegun
@Brooski

#365

Going to bed, so we vote “yea! with 7 votes” now

#366

12 for Yes

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#367

12 For yes

@Ironsight

#368

8 Yes

Edit - @Brooski since @Navaronegun already voted.

#369

Vote YEA with 20 votes

@CF_Kane

#370

The Second Tariff Act of 1794 was initially designed as a measure to raise revenue for the Northwest Indian War. Once that was won, it continued to be popular as a measure to prevent unfair competition from Britain, who still saw the United States as a captive market for its goods.

(+20 revenue, to 30. 1 popularity to Washington and Marshall).

@Brooski, anything else before the next issue?

#371

Jay or Marshall?

Next card please.

#372

Marshall, of course. Fixed that in the tracker and my post.

The next issue on the table is the Bill of Rights. It is a difficulty 3 issue for the President and Congress. Passage gives the president +3 popularity. Failing or ignoring gives the President -3 popularity and -3 public support for the President’s party.

[I will add a better write up later]

@Brooski, what say you on the next 10 amendments?

#373

Wot hath my colleagues to sayeth?

#374

This Bill of Rights is superfluous as the Constitution is perfect as is. No need to waste Congress’ time on such matters.

#375

While I approve of the bill of rights, I think that VP John Adams, a brilliant legal mind, should be the one to shepherd it through the Congress.

#376

FYI, Washington and Adams both get the popularity boost in that instance.

#377

Really? It says the VP is responsible for handling the issue as though he were the president.

#378

The VP handles it but the Pres still gets or loses the popularity depending on the result. Somewhere it says the buck stops at the Presidents desk, maybe in the FAQ.

Edit - From the FAQ:

Q. When the President delegates an Issue to the Vice President, does the President also receive any
resulting Popularity gains or losses? Yes (the buck stops at his desk)

#379

Ah, I see it now.

Then I suggest we not amend our current Constitution until we have given it a fair test-run.

#380

Why thank you sir. I’ll happily shepherd it through the upper and lower houses if the President (@Brooski) wishes.