Though I have watched this quietly till now for a number of reasons and wished only to speak through my vote when the time came. So I could avoid hurting feelings of people who have generally been quite nice to me, especially John Jay. This article along with comments of Oblige and other members of WTP, made me change my mind. While John Jay was doing it. I thought, he is just playing politics. Let him play at it, after all we have friendly relations, and that I will simply vote Candor during the primaries. Why I changed my mind after the above-mentioned article is because as the things are going. I can see that people would be calling Candor PTO-er by the end of the day and it is wrong! I feel I should speak up regardless of the results.
Why Choose Candor?:
Looking at the three candidates around at the moment, namely, Finger Guns, John Jay and Candor (well RGR is there as well but we aren't counting douchebags, are we?) ; We see that there is a person who has suddenly changed her tone. From someone who has been constantly hitting down on any party except her own and any MU except the govt. ones and would have us all join Top 5 because it doesn't make sense to her why people have different opinions. Then suddenly, the first presidential campaign article we see from her is the one placating the 6th parties and talking about inclusion of everyone. I am not saying what she did was wrong. What she did earlier was politics and what she was doing then was politics as well. The point to be noted is that there was a large change in stance and I fairly expect her to go back to her old stance even if not openly, once she gains power.
Next comes in John Jay, a great man. Always helpful and nice, a quality I value in people. And I would vote him for POTUS anytime, against any opponent in eUSA except rainy sunday and some others. However, we see that as the campaign of Candor unfolds. His hostility to Candor increases to point that he is actually suggesting that Candor is trying to sell the nation to PTO-ers. While it is pretty obvious to anyone who can read with an open mind that giving AFA a vote of 1 out of 10 would only serve to placate them, which would eventually help USA and they will be able to do no real harm to the nation, if they try. Again petty politics and I don't hate him for that but that makes me not want to vote him when I have a better option.
Plus the fact that both of the above candidates are not in favor of any negotiations with AFA. Which in my opinion is like dragging eUSA into a pit ourselves.
Candor, on the other hand has stuck with what he has said since the day I first got to know him and at every point he has been a reasonable man. In-fact my concept of what 'We The People' is, has been created on his words. We listen to opinion of others and accept them as they are. That is what made me love WTP and be a part of it.
What is Candor's Proposal?:
I was getting the feeling that may be some people aren't exactly understanding what Candor is trying to do. The fear of being taken over has may be clouded the judgements or something along those lines. So I thought I might as well try to explain what I think, he is trying to do.
In one simple line. He is actually trying to make us and AFA accept each other. Nothing more. 1 vote in a total of ten won't make a huge difference in our policies. The rest of the nine could easily beat it down if they feel that its against the interest of eUSA. By opening less sensitive boards to AFA. Those people who have joined AFA just because they don't feel included anywhere else would be placated while believe me it won't make any difference to our nation because AFA's spies would already be informing them right at this moment whats being done in there. Its not such a big deal as it is being made.
Plus the fact which people seemed to have ignored or overlooked is that Candor isn't asking us to change our rules. He has clarified in several comments that I looked at today that he will not be trying to change how things are working in congress and other stuff except the fact that we would accept AFA as our fellow citizens and they will be treated on individual basis.
What Should We Actually Demand From Him?:
Supposing that he wins or any candidate in the future with same policy wins. I do have certain reservations about this policy. Though I believe we should negotiate with, accept and judge members of AFA on individual basis. The government so formed shouldn't actually stop the ATO efforts. We might be ready to accept AFA but we certainly, should not trust them on all things considering the fact that Serbians, though individually they might be good people, are certainly enemies of the nation as a whole. Especially those who still have links with Serbia in form of Military Units and such. They should not be trusted. So the ATO efforts should still have continued support of the government under any candidate and they should make it clear that it will be done. Only then we should open up to AFA.
If this is done along with acceptance of AFA. That in my opinion, would be the best government and anyone supporting that, the best candidate.
This might sound complicated but I believe, it is the best path to take for the quest of the correct solution.
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