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Congressional article: Defend Irish Democracy

Day 1,645, 22:06 Published in Ireland Argentina by New Faustian Man
Hello everyone.

This is a short article describing my motives for running for Irish congress and what I aim to do during my prospective term there.

My objectives are as follows:

- 1. Promote transparency in government;

- 2. Resolve all conflicts of interest plaguing Irish politics;

- 3. Implement a non-partisan, cross-party approach to hiring government departmental aides and junior ministers;

- 4. Call for the organisation of a centrally-funded national army;






~ OBJECTIVE 1: TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT ~

Ireland desperately needs increased transparency in government, especially as it relates to the national treasury. We need documented and verifiable evidence of ALL government spending, where our tax monies are spent, and to whom and the exact nature of the arrangement and vested interest the Irish treasury has with all third parties.

All records regarding funding should be readily available on request.



~ OBJECTIVE 2: RESOLVE THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST ISSUE ~

At the heart of Irish political life is the niggling reality that some groups have more power than others due to the sheer quantity of numbers involved in one grouping over another.

This fact is most dangerous when it hinders the free working of the democratic process. A citizen belonging to one of the dominant groups will often experience a conflict of interest when in governance, between his duty in his role as minister and his loyalty to the group of which he is a member.

Any and all such conflicts of interest should be scrutinized and no citizen should feel afraid to speak out against what they perceive as impropriety or cronyism or outright dereliction of duty.

As a nation we need to dismantle the unofficial and unelected "civil service", where the same citizen occupies the same governmental position or junior role through multiple terms -- an unfortunate practice unique to eIreland.

Yes we need to encourage excellence and protect what experience already serves our nation, but not to the detriment of representational democracy, where power should always stem from the voter and run through the politician he/she has put into office to effect electoral goals.



~ OBJECTIVE 3: A NON-PARTISAN, CROSS-PARTY APPROACH TO HIRING GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTAL AIDES ~

Government and the assistant roles which make it up must be open to the general citizry. For the longterm success of the nation, as many citizens as possible should be experiencing how the machinery of government works, the best way to achieve this is through serving apprenticeships as assistants to government ministers.



Real life Irish Democracy was born after Irish men and women fought and defeated an oppressive regime. eIrish men and women should join together and say NO! to anything which attempts oppressing Irish democracy, be it a PTO, cronyism or any form of criminalism perpetrated by serving government officials.

NO ONE SHOULD BE ABOVE THE LAW.




~ OBJECTIVE 4: A CENTRALLY-FUNDED NATIONAL ARMY ~

Another aim of my prospective congress term is pushing for the creation of a national army. Personally I believe this should be a top priority of Ireland. What would be the advantages of having a centrally-funded Army? Most countries, whatever their size, possess large bodies of citizens combined into a national army. This offsets the weakness of younger citizens by combining their Damage with older and stronger soldiers.



Another advantage is how it empowers our president. Ireland possessing a strong and unified military base means strengthening the hand of the presiding President, because it enables him/her to concentrate all the nation's military resource into single battles or campaigns, either in order to defend Ireland or an ally, or when prosecuting an offensive war. The alternative is disparate power bases potentially working at odds with the government, frittering away what advantage we have through uncoordinated strikes and unsanctioned battles.

A national army working as one, directly funded by its own government is the ideal state of affairs.

If I'm elected to congress I will strive with ALL elected congressmen and women as well as the President to establish a new national army for Ireland.


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My Qualifications:

- CO of Army Ranger Wing
- Irish Freedom Party member
- Experience Level 39
- World Class Force**
- 19th ranked Irish citizen
- 14 Battle Hero medals (and counting)
- 2 Campaign Hero medals (and counting)
- Current member of libertarian democratic movement, Bastards of Liberty; former SEAL Team 6 fighter; two-time Commander of Military Units;





Thanks for taking the time to read!

Please VOTE New Faustian Man in LOUTH on the 25th
 

Comments

Death and Taxes
Death and Taxes Day 1,645, 23:53

Sounds like a good plan

Joseph Dinero
Joseph Dinero Day 1,646, 03:21

Good luck bro!

Get a Bastard into Congress!

Dru Blood
Dru Blood Day 1,646, 03:39

Good Luck

Grainne Ni Mhaille
Grainne Ni Mhaille Day 1,646, 03:51

Good article, all very true.

Dirty Scarlet Silverbeard
Dirty Scarlet Silverbeard Day 1,646, 04:07

Go rip them a new one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Darius Perkin
Darius Perkin Day 1,646, 04:31

A man with integrity

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,646, 05:26

V & S

Clarissa Olson Bear
Clarissa Olson Bear Day 1,646, 06:06

Voted and subscribed.
If I were a citizen, I would vote for you.
As long as you are addressing ethical issues (e.g. conflict of interest and transparency), you should also address separation of powers as it applies to the Legislature and the Executive Branches.

SGTRock
SGTRock Day 1,646, 06:07

Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.
- Peter Ustinov

and I have faith in New Faustian Man.

Slade Cash
Slade Cash Day 1,646, 06:11

BoL Ireland in full effect. o7

Nogin the nog
Nogin the nog Day 1,646, 06:33

All good goals good luck with the campaign.

Jude Conners
Jude Conners Day 1,646, 06:56

V

Andrei Lebowski
Andrei Lebowski Day 1,646, 07:28

A man of his word.
True Piç o/

Good luck my friend ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿/

Lonqu
Lonqu Day 1,646, 07:58

o7

The Irish William Wallace
The Irish William Wallace Day 1,646, 08:15

o7

Lysander Spooner II
Lysander Spooner II Day 1,646, 08:17

v+s
NFM is one of the more intelligent souls you'll find in this game. I hope that is a good thing for a Congressman. I don't know, nowadays, Police Officer candidates are usually disqualified if their IQ is too high. Would that apply to Congressmen? =^)

Viktor Kurgan
Viktor Kurgan Day 1,646, 08:22

I like how ICA is silent in comment section.....

Vote!

KOSOVA Batoa
KOSOVA Batoa Day 1,646, 08:23

supported o/

onor
onor Day 1,646, 09:13

Vot'd

shiloh13
shiloh13 Day 1,646, 09:40

Good luck NFM!

Tiamati
Tiamati Day 1,646, 09:40

NFM is one of the more intelligent souls you'll find in this game. I hope that is a good thing for a Congressman.x2

Voted and Supported from the eUSA; NFM is a dauntless champion of freedom and equality among all eCitizens and would be a tireless advocate within Congress. As a fellow defender of political purity I am able to wholly vouch for NFM doing his utmost to eliminate all iniquity within ePolitics.

Freiheitskaempfer
Freiheitskaempfer Day 1,646, 09:50

o7

Aknouh
Aknouh Day 1,646, 09:54

v

jagdinstinkt
jagdinstinkt Day 1,646, 09:57

v

dullcica
dullcica Day 1,646, 10:08

v

Kimberly McCullouch
Kimberly McCullouch Day 1,646, 10:09

good luck new faustian man. and to all eirish citizens vote for him and his plans they are great.

Israel Stevens
Israel Stevens Day 1,646, 10:33

Good luck!

Bockson
Bockson Day 1,646, 10:46

Good luck!

Iliya The Great
Iliya The Great Day 1,646, 11:11

v/s good luck!

rainy sunday
rainy sunday Day 1,646, 11:31

NFM is a considerate individual. Ireland would be fortunate to have him in Congress, imo.

Good luck!

Colonel Dag
Colonel Dag Day 1,646, 12:27

best of luck v+s

Evil_God
Evil_God Day 1,646, 12:28

Vote

Fitzcarraldo
Fitzcarraldo Day 1,646, 12:49

o7

Jacques Cousteau
Jacques Cousteau Day 1,646, 13:14

Well written manifesto sir, well written.
Folks, this man trully deserves to get into the congress. Tbh, I'm pretty sure that he'd be a good, and active Dáil member, so vote for him. :]

Sweet Drinker
Sweet Drinker Day 1,646, 14:26

I think there's abit of a misconception about Irish Ministries membership policies:

The Defense Ministry is populated by ppl from multiple parties/MUs/genders/immigrants/oldfags
The Foreign Affairs Ministry is run by 2 female immigrants, and offers ambassador roles to just about anyone!

Sweet Drinker
Sweet Drinker Day 1,646, 14:29

The Finance Ministry has ppl of all experience levels/backgrounds working, most noteably a very recent bootcamp graduate, and will be taking on some more of it's applicants (as soon as I find the time to introduce them to their roles!)
And the MoF has taken on many others in the past who abandoned their roles due to the workload.

Sweet Drinker
Sweet Drinker Day 1,646, 14:31

Yes you do see alot of the same ppl in these chief roles (guilty as charged) but there is nothing exclusionary about participating in Irish gov. It's the opposite infact: we've a low population and alot of government activity. We're crying out for participants!

The only thing all these senior and junior ministers all have in common is diligence and reliability

Alexander_Auctoritas
Alexander_Auctoritas Day 1,646, 14:34

gl hf dd no bs

Maxwell Wolf
Maxwell Wolf Day 1,646, 14:58

v+s
good luck

Ian E Coleman
Ian E Coleman Day 1,646, 15:35

I'm not sure about the national military goal. Other than that fair game I suppose.

eisenmutter2
eisenmutter2 Day 1,646, 15:35

very good

its not very common to have this abitious congress members and ireland should be happy for people like this man... this article is better than many presidential candidate-articles.

the concept in germany is good i think
for all MUs fixed funds (1000cc for every active member)
+
they organize common hits with supply for everyone and on special occasion the individual players get "the true battlehero". with every 100.000dmg dealed thats 3gold or sth (paid in cc i think)

Sean MacDiarmata
Sean MacDiarmata Day 1,646, 15:51

The national army perse is the IA but it is not funded by the government, we have seen before that government funded armies tend to be a waste of money.

@Jacques Cousteau - Funny seeing you commenting in Irish articles after the mess you left us in.

Anthony Colby
Anthony Colby Day 1,646, 16:05

Good luck man. Sounds like a plan. If I am lucky enough to get elected I could be persuaded to go along with these ideas.

Leroy Combs
Leroy Combs Day 1,646, 16:44

Good luck, and nice platform.

Your Loving Mother
Your Loving Mother Day 1,646, 16:51

Not all comments agree with you 100% but I see no actual trolling.
I feel this is not preparing you for an elected position properly so I will help you out.
#1; Transparent Governments are bad. How can you say it will be better for them to be invisible?
#2; Conflicts of Interest are best solved by hiding them behind Interesting Conflicts. If you want new people I can send you Ajay Bruno and Henry Arundel. May God have mercy on your souls.
#3; I don't have a good one for this.

Your Loving Mother
Your Loving Mother Day 1,646, 16:56

Trolling continued...
#4; The only thing I've ever seen Congress and the President of any nation strive for together is reelection. Perhaps you could send them some guns and call it an army.

Anyhoo, I hope this little bit helps you in the Irish forums threads and remember, don't feed the trolls.

John Largo
John Largo Day 1,646, 17:03

Good Luck

Zonmei
Zonmei Day 1,646, 17:11

Voted for Kongress

Padraic
Padraic Day 1,646, 17:30

v + s GREAT JOB!!!!!

Aersidius
Aersidius Day 1,646, 17:50

NFM is a bright guy and I'm sure he will be outstanding in congress as well. GL

 
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