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Gnejs
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Post by Gnejs »

One of the parties in Sweden has been pushing for a mandatory language test for immigrants. The idea is that before becoming swedish citizens, people would have to take this test. Only imagination stops what would happen if they failed. I had something like this in mind for a daily issue.

"A member of a minor party in the *COUNTRYNAME* parliament recently proposed the idea of a mandatory language test for becoming a citizen of *COUNTRYNAME*

1. "Knowing how to speak *countrylanguage (for example, "gnejsian")* is one of the most vital aspects of being a citizen, says *sillyname*, parliament member and chairman of the "Kick-em-all-out think tank". Just think of the job market, if you can't make yourself understod, you're gonna have a hell of a time getting the job done, am I right? Of course we would provide some education for the newcomers, but if they can't deliver on test day.. Kick em out!

2. "I can't belive you are actually considering this! says *sillyname*, greased haired liberal and member of the civil rights movment "Everybody on the boat!". When you arrive to a new country you need incouragement and help, not the pressure of a test hanging over your head. This is utterly inhumane. If anything we should increase funds to the present education system which helps new arrivals. Of course this would cost a bit, but who are we to but a price on quality of life?

3. "This is the definition of crap, says *sillyname*, Police officer and MENSA member. Lets just do an IQ test on all citizens and kick out all the idiots."


what do you think? could this be something?

Federalist
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Post by Federalist »

I like this issue idea. It could be intresting to see what happens to a country's profile with this.

Federation of Disjunction
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Post by Federation of Disjunction »

I like it and it would add to the issue pool, which has seen some dups. Nice idea and a good warm up for writing resolutions to replace those that have been repealed.

Eisophca
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Post by Eisophca »

@@NAME@@ should replace *COUNTRYNAME*, @@RANDOMNAME@@ should replace *SILLYNAME*. There isn't a variable for the country's language, so use @@NAME@@ian/@@NAME@@ese/whatever.

Gnejs
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Post by Gnejs »

I have submited it. Lets hope it goes well.


Thanks everybody!


"A member of a minor party in the @@NAME@@ian parliament recently proposed the idea of a mandatory language test for becoming a citizen of @@NAME@@

1.[option] "Knowing how to speak @@NAME@@ian is one of the most vital aspects of being a citizen, says @@RANDOMNAME@@, parliament member and chairman of the "Kick-em-all-out think tank". Just think of the job market, if you can't make yourself understod, you're gonna have a hell of a time getting the job done, am I right? Of course we would provide some education for the newcomers, but if they can't deliver on test day.. Kick em out!
[effect] Language tests are mandatory for becoming a citizen
[stats] decrease in civil rights, size of government increases a bit

2.[option] "I can't belive you are actually considering this! says @@RANDOMNAME@@, greased haired liberal and member of the civil rights movment "Everybody on the boat!". When you arrive to a new country you need incouragement and help, not the pressure of a test hanging over your head. This is utterly inhumane. If anything we should increase funds to the present education system which helps new arrivals. Of course this would cost a bit, but who are we to but a price on quality of life?
[effect] Immigrants are flocking to @@NAME@@ due to the country's relaxed immigration laws
[stats] Increase in civil rights, size of government increases a bit, economy decreases

3.[option] "This is the definition of crap, says @@RANDOMNAME@@, Police officer and MENSA member. Lets just do an IQ test on all citizens and kick out all the idiots."
[effect] The average IQ of the countries citizens was recently increased as a third of the country's population was deported on the count of "stupidity "
[stats] Big decrease in civil rights.

Gerainia
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Post by Gerainia »

Love it. YEAH, YEAH! :)

Bears Armed
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Post by Bears Armed »

Nice!
Unfortunately I think that there's a backlog of several months' (maybe even about a year's) submitted issues still waiting to be approved & edited, so it might be a while before we actually see this in play, but well done anyway...

Gnejs
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Post by Gnejs »

I had completly forgotten about this. But thanks! Let's hope it shows up.

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