Amendment II of the Kinship Constitution enshrines the belief that kin members should be listened to by the kinship's leadership, and that the kinship leadership should respond to the concerns of kin members. This thread should be used for that purpose. Positive, negative, ridiculous, serious, and constructive comments/ requests, are all welcome here.
The following is the full amendment, taken from the Constitution which can be found on our main page: www.theonering.com/kinship
AMENDMENT II. The Right of kinship members to petition the Kinship Government for a redress of grievances:
A. Minor grievances: Kin members have the right to register their minor grievances, and have those grievances responded to in due course. Kin members may ask any kinship leader or Council member closest to the issue at hand for a response. If an immediate solution is not at hand, The Chief Council Servant of the Flame Imperishable is ultimately responsible for these petitions, yet they can be transmitted to him through either one of the Council of 7, or any other kinship leader. In such instances, grievances should always be addressed to the Chief Council Servant of the Flame Imperishable (currently Athelian). If a response is deemed unsatisfactory, a kin member may petition the Chief and Founder of the Kinship directly (currently Boffo).
B. Major grievances: If it is found that the Kinship Chief, the Council of Elder Servants of the Flame Imperishable, the Elite Guard of the Flame Imperishable, or any of the kinship's leaders, are causing considerable harm to the health and well-being of the greater kinship (through either their neglect or their actions), kinmembers have the explicit right to demand a redress of said grievances. A simple majority of kinmembers expressing such discontent is needed to require the kinship's government to convene and take appropriate action. In such an event, a "leader" of the majority would be appointed as the majority's representative, and would, if so requested, be appointed as the permanent Ombudsman (or watchdog) of the kinship government. December 18, 2007
This thread will serve as a register for any comments, requests, demands or grievances.