Ya know, I've rethought my position about govt. secrecy. After rereading what Jason has said and the many fine comments I believe the people should know what's going on and be given a voice.
TO WIT, I HEARBY ENDORSE THE FOLLOWING:
All govt. communications shall be only allowed on public forums, open IRC channels and that any PM's between govt. officials MUST be screen captured and posted in the eUSA forum for all to read. Further that any planning involving treasury, taxes, defense spending, USAF, war plans & strategy, NE's, MPP's, NAP's or any other means by which the govt. manipulates the economy, military communes & supply, foreign affairs of all types or game play in any other manner shall be listed and posted daily in the WHPR or similar instrument.
Also, it shall be mandatory for ANY button clicking by the Exec or Congress shall be done only after the item in question has been put to a popular vote of the people. If the Exec is approached by a foreign agent the PM, IRC log or what other means is used shall be screen captured and made public for all to see and decided upon. The Exec shall be prohibited from responding until a decision has been agreed upon, other than to tell the foreign agent that the Exec will get back to them.
Further, it shall be mandatory for all communication, conversations, documents, strategy or any other plans by the govt. be archived on the eUSA forum so as to provide open access to any & all. This is similar to the Sunshine Act in RL. (i.e. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_in_the_Sunshine_Act ) Of course to achieve total transparency and openness, not to mention fully giving the people a voice, the 10 exceptions to the RL Sunshine Act will not be included in our little game.
Just so everyone knows where I stand... I removed myself from the Congress elections yesterday. I will no longer be seeking to serve there. I will fulfill my responsibilities to the Fingerguns administration as DCoS until her term is expired. I will no longer participate in party politics and do not wish to join your party.
The name change to "Squitious Maximus" is mandatory until day 1,974. I will then change it back to "Thedillpickl" to avoid any further confusion. It was a moderately funny joke that has ran it's course and I'm done with that bit of fun also.
Thanks to my many friends I've made playing around. You have been quite enjoyable. I will still be around the MU and on our IRC channel but will refrain from anything politically related. I'm done with that part of this BS.
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