Overview

The Voice of Liberty is an Imperial Title appointed by the Senate. The title was created during the Spring Equinox 383YE.

Responsibilities

The Voice of Liberty is responsible for representing the Empire during any meetings of the members of the International Liberty Pact.

Powers

Amendment

The Voice of Liberty is able to present an amendment to the International Liberty Pact for consideration by the Senate. A senator must use a Senate motion to submit the amendment for ratification by the Senate - but ratification only requires a single senate motion, regardless of how many legal changes are required to ratify the amendment.

Ratification of an amendment is considered to be a single motion before the Senate because the Senate can either choose to accept the amendment or reject it. It is not possible to amend an amendment once it is presented as a motion; it either passes in its entirety in the form it was submitted or it does not pass. The only legal way for the Senate to ratify variations of an amendment would be to submit different amendments as separate motions.

As a senate motion, an amendment should be carefully worded. It should be concise and to the point, clearly laying out the actions to be taken as part of the amendment. Amendments are subject to scrutiny like any other senate motion. Perhaps more so than other motions, it is sensible to have an amendment scrutinised before it is presented to the Senate.

Appointment

The Voice of Liberty is an Imperial position appointed by the Senate. Any Imperial citizen can hold this title.

The Voice of Liberty has tenure and serves until they die or step down. They can be revoked by the General Assembly or the Assembly of the Nine.

SummitNationElected
Summer Solstice 383YEWintermarkEska Crowspeaker

Recent Elections

This title is currently held by Eska Crowspeaker. This title has tenure, the occupant may hold the title until it is revoked, they die or they relinquish the position. The table to the right shows the citizens who have been elected to hold this title in the years since Empress Britta died.