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[LARGO4POTUS] The Power of Change

Day 2,413, 19:24 Published in USA USA by John Largo

I'm John Largo and I am running for President of the eUnited States of America. You may have seen my announcement article here: http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-largo4potus-the-annoucement-redux-2411524/1/20

There you will find my themes for my term in office; Diversity, Unity, Transparency, and Inclusiveness.

Now for some details and an update on last month's campaign goals:

1. Paying for the USAF - I pledged to pay for the USAF budget out of my pocket for the month of June if I was elected. If you remember, the reason I made this promise was that I supported lower taxes, and I was doing this to create an environment where a tax cut would be possible. Well the tax cut happened, so the funding of the USAF budget is no longer necessary. It looks like I did not have to be President for us to get this change.

As a side note, I believe that we need to keep taxes at the lower rate for a month or so to watch how our income is affected.

2. Public PDBs - They are going to happen. We started this in AMP without any major incidents. We will have a different hurdle with the eUS forums not having an updated eUS citizen mask. I plan to ask for an area under the Executive where citizens can ask for access and be granted viewing and posting rights to the PDBs after their eUS Citizenship is verified. I'll need some volunteers to grant access for me, and I don't expect to run out of them. As a side note, I think I read in one of DMJ's articles or maybe a forum post that he was going to have a daily PDB summary thread. That's a good step in the direction of my idea. It looks like I will not have to be President to create a change toward transparency in our government.

3. Bringing our Disparate MUs Together - I still think there is more work to be done here, but last month there were a couple of battles where the USAF fought alongside some Private MUs. This is a big step towards changing the condescending notion emitting from the government that "If you are not the Official MU then you are nothing". I will understand that as President, it is not my right to expect unquestioning obedience from the MUs of this country, but it is my job to ask for their cooperation. I want more MUs fighting together in more battles. It looks like I didn't have to be President to make the change and begin the steps toward unity.

4. Bringing everyone to the table - There are still groups of us that have been cast out by the government, and they are still vilified to this day. They are fighting back to take their fair seat at the table. But they shouldn't have to fight. It looks like I am going to have to be President to bring inclusiveness for all to the government. We need this change.

In your local party primary, I ask that you vote John Largo. A change for the better.
 

Comments

Jude Conners
Jude Conners Day 2,413, 19:33

Transparency is a good thing. Best of luck, Largo!

Henry William French
Henry William French Day 2,413, 19:37

★★★★ Baaaa o7 ★★★★

Cyber Witch
Cyber Witch Day 2,413, 19:37

It is time to put John Largo in the Big Chair.

PilotPhil
PilotPhil Day 2,413, 19:42

All in for JL!!!

Cubby
Cubby Day 2,413, 19:45

This is one huge stinkin' pile of DUTI!
Wait... I mean... let's win this crap!

as George sTrolls
as George sTrolls Day 2,413, 19:47

but Jude what about the inclusive part???

Jude Conners
Jude Conners Day 2,413, 20:14

In my opinion, transparency brings everything else.

John Largo
John Largo Day 2,414, 19:05

Hi super secret guy. You sent me a PM and asked me to respond to your comment. As I have said in my articles, DUTI is Diversity, Unity, Transparency and Inclusiveness. All are important to me. I will do my DUTI.

Apollo221
Apollo221 Day 2,413, 19:49

Best of luck to you Largo!

Frank1296
Frank1296 Day 2,413, 19:54

Good luck Largo!! o7

SColbert
SColbert Day 2,413, 20:31

This article ranks among the articles I have read.

Thomas Killah
Thomas Killah Day 2,413, 20:40

LARGO4POTUS The choice is yours, vote for him now or now.
From this day forward, i will commit myself to a life of DUTI! o7

Piggy Boot
Piggy Boot Day 2,413, 22:00

LARGO4POTUS!

RaccoonGoon
RaccoonGoon Day 2,414, 01:23

The main thing I don't like about this is picking between two great candidates.

At least it's hard to go wrong this month.

Dave Gulya
Dave Gulya Day 2,414, 01:54

This is shaping up to be another nail biter.

HisAirness
HisAirness Day 2,414, 05:09

HE IS THE MAN !
O7

Rebelsy
Rebelsy Day 2,414, 05:12

07

tucan619
tucan619 Day 2,414, 05:12

good luck Largo

Zheng He
Zheng He Day 2,414, 05:21

DUTI is how I roll.

How could you not vote for John Largo July '14??

The Mike
The Mike Day 2,414, 07:06

You really need to expand on the last point. Otherwise, I only see reasons why you don't need to be President (:

The Original Hawkie
The Original Hawkie Day 2,414, 07:57

I love that you end almost every paragraph with, 'Oh well, I didn't have to be President for (insert thing here) to happen.' I am amused.

"I plan to ask for an area under the Executive where citizens can ask for access and be granted viewing and posting rights to the PDBs after their eUS Citizenship is verified."

Once again, vehemently disagree. A redacted summary is great, which is why my vote goes to DMJ; public PDB's = a nightmare.

Oblige
Oblige Day 2,414, 09:46

Of all the ideas, I think Public PDBs are not super controversial. It will either work or not, and I don't think he can be faulted for actually trying something new if he's elected.

Zheng He
Zheng He Day 2,414, 10:36

PDBs, not "PDB's"

The Original Hawkie
The Original Hawkie Day 2,414, 10:40

Fucked up because Acronym's ending in S do use apostrophes. Thank you for the reminder.

Zheng He
Zheng He Day 2,414, 12:02

Actually, acronyms don't use apostrophes. Apostrophes are never correct for plural, only ownership and contractions (it's).

Hampton H. Hampton
Hampton H. Hampton Day 2,415, 07:07

Redacted summary is not transparent, it is still a "Only tell them what we want to tell them" item. Full access is the only way to true transparency.

Also, the eUSA forums are an awful place, there will be 10 -15 percent applying in that section to see the public PDB as most won't give a shit. But I want the option there for every single bit of it.

Franklin Stone
Franklin Stone Day 2,414, 08:22

\0/

Oblige
Oblige Day 2,414, 09:46

o/

Civil  Anarchy
Civil Anarchy Day 2,414, 09:57

So, while I think it's possible to set up a system where we verified US Citizen's identities, I don't think we would be able to ensure that information didn't make it out into the public. As an ancient player yourself, you probably remember when a large portion of our congressional records were obtained by Greece, due to a formerly greek citizen being elected to congress and sharing them. Truly, while citizenship can be verified, the likelihood of sharing that information cannot be.

With that, I think the Public PDB process will just end up shifting discussion and information over to the IRC channels rather than the PDB. From my understanding, this is a process that has sort of being happening regardless, and it depends on the individual President to see how much of it does actually happen. I also think this is true because all of your cabinet members are probably also political or military figures, and thus will be less likely to offer their genuine opinions when they know it's going to be public. One of the best parts of the PDB is that it is not declassified until months afterwards. This creates an environment where people are more likely to take initially unpopular stances, but sometimes one's that are, in their opinions, the correct path. We're also in a weird situation as far as ally discussion goes, which is a whole different story.

Overall, I like the sentiment behind the idea, but I feel as though the implementation might just end up making the PDB an inactive briefing full of agreement, and very little constructive discussion.

Zheng He
Zheng He Day 2,414, 10:37

"ones", not "one's"

Civil  Anarchy
Civil Anarchy Day 2,414, 10:59

Hangovers are the mortal enemy of correct grammar. I truly wish there was an edit button. I hope my previously good writing can give me a bit of leeway for this fairly terrible display

rainy sunday
rainy sunday Day 2,414, 10:53

ohai, Civil!
I agree.

seeker1
seeker1 Day 2,414, 10:21

LARGO for POTUS!

Lemon Vodka
Lemon Vodka Day 2,414, 11:30

Don`t be fooled by the similarity of colors:
http://oi57.tinypic.com/qqphtv.jpg

DylanBAS
DylanBAS Day 2,414, 13:05

GO LARGO!

Oliver Q
Oliver Q Day 2,414, 14:23

v

Tide15
Tide15 Day 2,414, 17:55

LARGO for POTUS!

TMG KRYTPIC X
TMG KRYTPIC X Day 2,414, 22:34

Got my support for sure!

Jon Barack Bluejacket
Jon Barack Bluejacket Day 2,415, 06:30

He's a fair and intelligent man. For the sake of the United States, I hope he wins.

Haselrig
Haselrig Day 2,415, 06:41

LARGO for POTUS!

Al Punk
Al Punk Day 2,415, 08:14

o/

eMoria
eMoria Day 2,415, 09:08

good luck. voted

WookyJack
WookyJack Day 2,415, 09:12

Best of luck to you Largo!

Alexander_Auctoritas
Alexander_Auctoritas Day 2,415, 09:42

FIST

Why did the soldier flush the toilet?


Because it was his DUTI!

DylanBAS
DylanBAS Day 2,416, 18:03

So are you gonna fund the USAF? I'm not clear on that.

 
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