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Citizen Requests Feedback From Senators

January 9, 2012

Galactic News Reporter discussed with a citizen of the Republic on the limited access of the Senators.

Varonat: Galactic News met Hixal, a citizen of the New Republic, claiming he made a galactic tour and spoke with several Senators and found many of them were clueless to his requests on their activities. Senators often referred to the Jedi, which aren’t meant to be involved in politic, or to the Chancellor himself. He also unsuccessfully requested interviews with the Chancellor to discuss on his concern. Having an elected Senate where Senators are unable to talk to their electors of their work is perceived as a sign of failure of the Republic.

Hixal

During his tour, he however met some support, like the senator of Yavin or the Grand Army of the Republic, concurring on his beliefs many senators are not doing their job properly.

At the early age of the Republic, we noticed a similar behavior toward the media; some senators going so far as to claim they were only senator within the senate, therefore had nothing to say as simple citizens outside of the closed senate sessions. This situation fortunately improved, but there is apparently more efforts to do if the New Republic wants to be closer to its citizens.

— Daana Kira, Danrick Shadowstar

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  1. Arasha Kata
    January 9, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    imagine that, the republic being clueless….who would have guessed?

  2. January 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    *reads through the holonet as he usually does everyday, he then would then chuckle a bit, before openning up the channel to speak on*

    Mr Hixal, when at all, have you contacted my office, or myself directly? You would find, that I do not re-direct your concerns to someone else, but instead take them on, and do go to the Senate with these concerns.

  3. Hixal
    January 9, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    I am still willing to meet with anyone who can build up some kind of defense for the shamble you call the New Republic. The fact i have received support from sections of the Republic tells me all i need to know.

    Contact me on my comm ( IM )

    Thank you. Hixal

    • Ryan Adams
      January 9, 2012 at 7:15 PM

      Don’t worry buddy, I’m already working on it.

  4. January 9, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    it’s true jedies shoudn’t be envolved in poltics thats true

    • January 9, 2012 at 10:59 PM

      If jetii are envolved in politics directly or not, are no longer jetii are just politicians, they must leave their order and do what they have chosen….period!

      • Sha'ira
        January 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM

        Jedi Consulars have diplomacy skills that are used in politics so they are in fact still Jedi.

  5. Eva Lekach
    January 10, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    The “Republic” that’s there now is a mess. The current incarnation is the continue button for the PGA that was founded with the blood of the RLF and it’s allies… It is disheartening to see as someone who took part in the war to bring a Republic back to the galaxy.. The idealists are gone replaced by false jedi,bureaucrats, and hypocrites that make Sith almost look trustworthy and care more about self image then the people they are supposed to SERVE.. May be a few good Senator’s here and there but overall it needs to make major changes if it’s ever going to inspire any faith from those who share the ideals that the old republic was founded on.

    So good luck, you’re going to need it..

  6. January 10, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    Sha’ira :Jedi Consulars have diplomacy skills that are used in politics so they are in fact still Jedi.

    I know who are jetii consulars.From my general culture, i remember that these jetii were mainly negotiators, but not politicians.Hmm, if i remember well,one of famous jetii, one called Yoda, was consular, right? And he WASN’t politician!

    • Sha'ira
      January 10, 2012 at 8:08 AM

      I said they have skills that can make them excellent advisers in such matters revolving politics. Who wouldn’t want someone with a calm and clear mind advising their local politician? In fact when people think Politician the words they think of are corrupt, shady, unfair, greedy. I think having a wise Jedi Consular advise a senator would not be a terrible idea.

      • Salene Lusch
        January 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM

        As long as the Jedi Consulars are not those forcing other’s doors with explosives when uninvited… why not? Since worshiping the Jedi religion is mandatory in the New Republic, they could pilot it directly.

      • Mikori Lawson
        January 10, 2012 at 11:54 AM

        Sha’ira is correct in that Jedi Consulars (and indeed, in my opinion, ALL Jedi) should be diplomats first and warriors second. As our responsibility is to protect the free beings of the galaxy, negotiation is the best way to do that.

        As most people know, though, there are many beings using the title Jedi out there these days who do not live up to the order’s ideals. Perhaps the name “Jedi” was once enough to convince others to listen, but these days, we must negotiate based on our own names, our own merits, and not rely on the title of Jedi or the name of our enclaves to automatically convey respect.

        Those who say that Jedi should not be involved in politics are also correct. A Jedi who holds office does a disservice to those they represent, as Jedi are often called away for extended periods of time. And this doesn’t even get into the issue of a conflict of interest.

        I’ve spent years gaining the trust of the Shistavanens, and they generally listen to (even if they don’t always follow) my advice. Not because I’m a Jedi, but because I’ve fought with them, helped to teach them to protect themselves, and I’ve kept my word to them when I’ve offered it.

      • January 10, 2012 at 11:05 PM

        That’s the ideea, Shai’ra, an advisor with calm and clear mind, with no ellegiance , except his order, who can advise a senator. With an essential condition…the senator to follow these wise advice, not saying to his advisor, “yes is an excellent advice” and then to act in his own ideas, would be sad for your jetii consular…

      • Ryan Adams
        January 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM

        You are not required to be a Jedi or part of any religion, you just can’t be a citizen if you are Force-sensitive and happen to follow a dark-side religion. AKA non-force sensitive Sith may be Republic Citizens as long as their Sith group is not a threat or does not commit evil actions.

  7. January 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Salene Lusch :As long as the Jedi Consulars are not those forcing other’s doors with explosives when uninvited… why not? Since worshiping the Jedi religion is mandatory in the New Republic, they could pilot it directly.

    I think that one who blasted the door with explossives was a mando’ade, who was in same team with jetii, probably was hired, but we can’t blame him, his job is millitary man and he did what was supposed to do…his job!

  8. January 11, 2012 at 3:26 AM

    New Rebellion….is what we need XD

    • January 11, 2012 at 4:42 AM

      Or a new regime ruled by Mando’ade, to teach republicans and senators what is order, discipline and honor..

      • January 11, 2012 at 9:20 PM

        https://galacticnewssl.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/war-in-jasier-devastates-the-planet/

        Ah yes, I love the smell of Mandalorian order, discipline and honor- it smells like…burning

        It is my understanding that in a Republic, and I don’t really know because all we have is this one, that there is a representative civil system whereby groups of citizens are represented by a generally elected senator. It is then the job of the senator to take the feedback from the people they represent and provide a public image of intimacy with their respective populace- while genuinely being intimate with their concerns, which they then represent to the Republican government body.

        If that is not what’s happening then the senators are failing to do their job.

        I may or may not have brought something like this up before, having to do with certain prior unsanctioned Jedi activities and involving a senator who missed vital votes having to do with her position she represented independent of public sentiment despite declaring competence and potency for her office.

        (Extended Life Day festivities provided for my recent hiatus, which I comment on for the benefit of all you who no doubt anguished over my sudden departure. None of my legions of fans were able to find and kill me.)

  9. January 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    “I may or may not have brought something like this up before, having to do with certain prior unsanctioned Jedi activities and involving a senator who missed vital votes having to do with her position she represented independent of public sentiment despite declaring competence and potency for her office.”

    Sohn Jowart still thinks Senators need to be physically present at a Senate meeting to vote. This is not the case. Senators get notices of key issues to be voted on ahead of time and can send in their votes in advance or send a representative in their place to do so.

    Also at the last senate meeting, we actually had a jedi and a high-ranking clone officer expressing concern about how recent “unauthorized actions” were driving neutrals like the Hutts closer into the arms of the Sith Empire. Did you hear that? This is ultimately what such actions do, you see. But it’s not like you actually care, is it? You seem more interested in seeing the Republic fight a glorious battle “against evil” like something out of an overly romanticized saturday morning holovid show than preserving the civilization or civilian lives it already has. I’m glad you’re just a pundit and not a politician, Sohn. You’d bring eternal warfare to the galaxy.

    • January 12, 2012 at 6:22 PM

      Senator Nasaji Oba :
      Sohn Jowart still thinks Senators need to be physically present at a Senate meeting to vote.

      “Article 3, Section 2 I:4. Senators are required to attend Senate meetings. Missing more than three such meetings will initiate a call to members of his/her world to correct the situation and to determine if a replacement is necessary.”

      Actually I think it’s the law.

      Also if you had decided to skip that meeting, you wouldn’t have had that example of citizen opinion to give.

      You think I want some “glorious battle” against the Sith? Have you read anything I’ve said, ever?

      Besides; there is no glory in war- it’s just something they tell soldiers to make them risk their lives.

      I think that quote was from Yoda. Or some holo-video game maybe.

      • January 13, 2012 at 5:59 AM

        “Actually I think it’s the law.”

        Yes…if you miss three in a row.

        “Also if you had decided to skip that meeting, you wouldn’t have had that example of citizen opinion to give.”

        Oh, I have had to skip a few meetings due to illness and such. But we’re all told early on what we can do in such an event.

        In other words, your pretense of knowing about the Senate, when Senators miss meetings, etc. apart from what you read in the Constitution is very droll to say the least.

        “You think I want some “glorious battle” against the Sith? Have you read anything I’ve said, ever?”

        Every time I criticize Republic-aligned forces for rushing off on unplanned fool’s errands which could push us closer to war…you seem to the opposite tack. “You should never criticize the Jedi, Senator” has been more or less your canned response. I can only either conclude that you want to see war on a large scale or you’ve been playing with your die-cast and plastoid action figures again.

        “Besides; there is no glory in war- it’s just something they tell soldiers to make them risk their lives.”

        Finally, you’re starting to make some sense. War or actions which can lead to it should never be undertaken lightly. This goes for Senators, Jedi, Clone Troopers, NRGF, GAF, etc.

      • January 13, 2012 at 6:07 AM

        He’s got a point. You can argue with the man all you want, but he does know New Republican law like the back of his hand.

  10. January 12, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    “https://galacticnewssl.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/war-in-jasier-devastates-the-planet/
    Ah yes, I love the smell of Mandalorian order, discipline and honor- it smells like…burning” This is war,my friend and if we like or not , this things happen.Doesn’t matter if the combatants are mandalorians, siit, jetii or clone troopers, this is the uggly face of war and nothing we can do.A war is easy to be started but is very hard to be stopped.Look what happened during the war on Uvena,millions of civilians killed, heavy casualties from each side, Revenants, jetii, GLA, mandalorians and Resistance, villages and towns burned and this things will happen as long will exist and manufactured weapons.

  11. January 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    Senator Nasaji Oba :
    “Actually I think it’s the law.”
    Yes…if you miss three in a row.

    Actually, the law doesn’t say “in a row,” it says three
    “Article 3, Section 2 I:4. Senators are required to attend Senate meetings. Missing more than three such meetings will initiate a call to members of his/her world to correct the situation and to determine if a replacement is necessary.”

    “Missing more than three such meetings…”

    “More than three…”

    “…three..”

    But I don’t know, I’m actually not any kind of law expert, I simply remember the articles I read on GNN. There was a relevant article; maybe you should read it because you seem to be unfamiliar with it:
    https://galacticnewssl.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/the-galactic-senate-of-the-new-republic-constitution/

    (Want to know a secret? I don’t actually know the constitution, but I can just search “constitution” on GNN if I need to check when something sounds funny! It’s called “referencing!”)

    Senator Nasaji Oba :
    Every time I criticize Republic-aligned forces for rushing off on unplanned fool’s errands which could push us closer to war…you seem to the opposite tack. “You should never criticize the Jedi, Senator” has been more or less your canned response. I can only either conclude that you want to see war on a large scale or you’ve been playing with your die-cast and plastoid action figures again.
    “Besides; there is no glory in war- it’s just something they tell soldiers to make them risk their lives.”
    Finally, you’re starting to make some sense. War or actions which can lead to it should never be undertaken lightly. This goes for Senators, Jedi, Clone Troopers, NRGF, GAF, etc.

    Your first statement about my apparent position is completely contradictory with your second statement of agreement. But since you’re quick to accuse me of being a war-mongering Jedi-brown-noser, let me do some of that referencing I mentioned earlier… hey kids, why don’t we follow along?

    Now the argument in question had something to do with Yavin, so we search Yavin… following along? Then we skip over the dates that seem to recent until; oh here it is!

    https://galacticnewssl.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/sith-aggression-in-yavin-4/

    Okay.. wow these are a lot of comments, a lot of people said a lot of things, but I really don’t care about those so I skim to my own name as I always do since I’m clearly the best, and then I find our argument.

    Let’s see how what you just said above holds up against this:

    https://galacticnewssl.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/sith-aggression-in-yavin-4/

    “When did I say Jedi randomly attacking Byss was a good thing?

    Spoiler alert: I didn’t. In fact I referred to them as

    ‘a handful or less of undisciplined robed men and women with non-red lightsabers trying to save their friends from a kidnapping’

    Maybe you think that’s stirring praise, but it’s not.”

    Uh oh! Looks like I was making fun of the Jedi! But wait! There’s more!

    “If Republic citizens (Jedi) are going into Sith areas, then they are violating the laws of the GS”

    Then I quoted the law that proves the Jedi were breaking Republic law by going to Byss.

    I went on to say:

    “comparing deliberate attacks by people calling themselves “Lords” and “Darths” (specifically the Darth Stryf mentioned in this very article, who is not from Byss by the way) to the brash actions of a single former padawan in an entirely different situation makes you look silly.”

    “This entire time I’ve simply been trying to point out the huge chasm of disparity between the “evil” the Jedi do (a violation of this law would be roughly equivalent to “trespassing”) and the Evil the Sith commit (viruses, bloody invasions and executions, etc. etc.), and how inane it is to compare the two as if they are equal in magnitude. Perhaps you disagree and you think the Jedi are just as bad as the Sith- in that case I wonder what you’re doing in a position where you work alongside the Jedi and represent an organization where they make up a significant percentage of the constituency, yet you look down upon as much as the lower class citizens designated by your own government.”

    So was I praising the Jedi? Was I kissing their rear ends? Discouraging you from criticizing them and saying that they are perfect?

    All I said was that the crimes the Jedi commit are small beans compared to the genocidal bio-terrorism and wanton abuse, subjugation, and invasion the Sith commit.

    In short, no, you are lying. I have never said “You should never criticize the Jedi, Senator.”

    And canned? Please.

  12. Alor'ad of Socarras
    January 13, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    A “Regime” in the Republic that is ruled by Mando’ade as you say is probably one of the most di’kutla idea’s I have ever seen. Unless it was first instigated after a mass crusade, which by the way involves war, lots and lots of war, for resources and other reasons that purely benefited us, there would be no point. First point aside, we cannot teach aruetiise our perception of Honor and discipline unless they have willingly accepted our culture into their heart and soul, and those willing would already have by now, or will.

    And the bottom line, Mando’ade care not for the republic, or empire, we care for our own people, our culture, and our aliite.

    Oya Mand’a, Ramaanar Motir

    Mirshe Sol’yc Socarras

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