Well, time for me to make a second try at congress. I'm already on the forums and IRC and being involved anyways I'd been fence sitting for some time on the issue but when Akki made the comment a couple times that it'd be better if I was in congress instead of the many inactive, nameless, 2 clickers we get each month that decided me. Akki an I have had some serious clashes before, and we have agreed very few times, so his "endorsement", if you want to call it that, was an eye opener.
I do not blindly follow any one person or group, nor do I vote just to be contrary.I am not one to follow party/MU dictates/policies regarding issues, but prefer to choose my vote on any given issue on its own merit, as objectively as possible. One of the most important things a person in a leadership role MUST do imo, is be able to divorce personal feelings/agendas from what the faction as a whole needs or what is good for the whole. This is something I see sorely lacking all around in eJapan. I also feel that the words/choices of an eRepublik "veteran" should not be treated as gospel by the rest of us. Not too long ago, eJapan suffered terribly because some few "veteran" players were let in, and given power, just because they were long time players.
Those of you that have seen my comments in articles or IRC already know I am not "Politically Correct" or very "warm n fuzzy". I can be quite acidic, sarcastic, and vindictive. I've also ended up in more than a few "flame wars" rather than just ignore people's provocations. While all this is true, I am also NOT the type to resort to mindless and incessant personal insults and immature behavior, such as displayed by certain current ministers.
My goals are to see this country continue to move forward, towards strength and prosperity. I want to see civil discussions and debates on important issues congress needs to vote on, not frivolous impeachment attempts, constant whining and trolling. I want to see people get over their fragile egos and participate in forums and IRC. I'm hardly perfect, or sin free, as I mentioned when it comes to trolling or bickering, but I can promise to try to remain objective and focused on what is good for eJapan both short term and long term.
If someone has questions for me, that will help them determine if they will vote for me, or if they feel I should/should not be a candidate, ask in the comments, I will answer. If an issue is especially relevant I will edit the article to address the issue in more depth.
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