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Why disrespect those who voted for you?

Day 1,388, 19:15 Published in Ireland Ireland by Winston Hope Smith

People who have resigned from Congress...

ChewChewShoe
John Snuggles
irishbhoy1967
Lliam Costello
Amaith
Chance Harrison
Stranger Here Myself
(did I miss anyone)

I just wondered why they did not want to fulfil the mandate that they were given by the populace.

When I got elected I took it as a contract between me and the voters and I would not break such a contract lightly.

So I would love to know why the above did?

Winston Hope Smith

 

Comments

The Irish William Wallace
The Irish William Wallace Day 1,388, 20:41

All those citizenships...

John Snuggles
John Snuggles Day 1,389, 00:52

Speaking personally, I resigned because I'm trying to get Brazilian citizenship to increase my production bonuses (not for my personal profit I might add.)

I did not make any election promises, and did not release a manifesto. I have broken no promises.

I did not intend to disrespect anyone by choosing to leave. If someone wants to get upset by my actions, that's their prerogative as far as I'm concerned.

BOUD1CCA
BOUD1CCA Day 1,389, 01:43

crap reason john, maybe you should have considered that BEFORE you ran for Congress.
Just by running for Congress you made a promise, if not explicit then at the very least implied.
Cannot you see that you have disrespected everybody who voted for you.
Hope you make lots & lots of money in South America, I am sure when/if you return you will be respected

Artaxerxes Pavonis
Artaxerxes Pavonis Day 1,389, 02:42

John, the next elections weren't until another 15 days. ya couldn't wait that long?

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,389, 02:51

John I'm sure none of the above set out to disrespect the voters but as Louise said you made the decision to run. By doing so you made an implicated contract with the voter...that was..."Vote for me, If I get elected I will serve in Congress".

This contract you broke for whatever reason.

I do applaud you for posting your reasons here thought and I wonder how many others listed above will do likewise?

Van Nelle
Van Nelle Day 1,389, 03:09

Votado.

Anthony Colby
Anthony Colby Day 1,389, 04:22

I would have gladly taken one of those spots in the Dail.

But then again I may be crazy.....

Sweet Drinker
Sweet Drinker Day 1,389, 06:00

John Snuggles is attempting to gain resource bonuses for his MU in a friendly nation.

That is the one worthy cause for removing a citizenship IMO.

Sweet Drinker
Sweet Drinker Day 1,389, 06:01

and I was told that SHM was fighting for UK against us today. But I can't confirm that, so if someone corrects me I'll delete this comment

John Gormley
John Gormley Day 1,389, 06:14

It's not right that they resigned but it's just something that happens in this game that you have to get over.
I thought when they removed movement restrictions for Congress members that this would stop, but getting better citizenship bonuses have emerged as greater incentive to resign as a Congressman.

King Connell
King Connell Day 1,389, 07:18

If I had an issue with something someone did I wouldn't release an article about it publically first, I would go to them and ask them myself.
tbh, this kind of thing used to be spoken about a lot and it was used a tool for mudslinging in the past. Not saying that this is what the article was about, but personally I always saw it as a pretty small minded & petty complaint.

When you look at congress and realise how little it does and how unimportant being a congress member in eIreland effects the running of the country, not to mention how ridiculously easy it is to get "elected", the "resigning as a congressman" complaint becomes exceedingly trivial.

I'm sorry if I thread on some congressman's feeling of self-importance, but congress at the moment in eIreland really doesn't matter.

JohNandJoaN
JohNandJoaN Day 1,389, 08:18

Thats why you should all vote for me.

John Snuggles
John Snuggles Day 1,389, 08:31

"Cannot you see that you have disrespected everybody who voted for you."
Yes, I have disrespected one person other than myself. I apologise to them if they are reading this

"Hope you make lots & lots of money in South America, I am sure when/if you return you will be respected "
As I said, I am not doing this for profit. I do not sell my products, I donate them to my comrades. As for respect, I couldn't care less what people in this game think of me, that's what my real life is for... and frankly I don't care about being respected in RL either.

Amaith
Amaith Day 1,389, 08:37

cause, there are stupid trolls in LA.

King Connell
King Connell Day 1,389, 08:52

"Hope you make lots & lots of money in South America, I am sure when/if you return you will be respected"

Didn't see that originally. If you're going to say that kind of thing to John Snuggles, it is very clear that you must know absolutely nothing about John Snuggles & his relevance in eIrish history.

You've just become my ignoramous of the day \o/
Well done

Yddub Emwolb
Yddub Emwolb Day 1,389, 09:39

Snuggles donates many, if not all, of the Q5 weapons he makes in his companies to eIreland. This is a greater service for eIreland than voting down an idiotic impeachment vote or an obvious alliance vote. He is one of eIrelands greatest and most generous citizens.
I hate him for his humility. He is a personal annoyance to me.

Patrick O'leary
Patrick O'leary Day 1,389, 10:09

'Hope you make lots & lots of money in South America'
I lol'd

cause, there are stupid trolls in LA.
I lol'd

I hate him for his humility. He is a personal annoyance to me.
I lol'd

Jsnuggs need not defend himself, his actions are for the betterment of eIreland, not for monetary gain whatsoever

Amaith They aren't trolls....

John Snuggles
John Snuggles Day 1,389, 10:19

I hate yddub for his sexiness. He is a source of arousal to me.

Amaith
Amaith Day 1,389, 10:51

pat, indeed they are. tomazim is mature compared to them.

Yddub Emwolb
Yddub Emwolb Day 1,389, 10:52

I am to many, Snuggles.
I am to many.

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,389, 11:30

so Amaith because of a row with a couple of people in LA you leave the ILP, Congress and eIreland....

A little overreaction don't you think?

Snuggles I understand your long-standing commitment to eIrekand I'm just saying you should not of run for Congress unless you see out the term

Yddub lol

irishbhoy1967
irishbhoy1967 Day 1,389, 12:48

I disrespect my voters every single day in #eICA so that's nothing new. They signed a contract with my arse a long time ago.

I ran because we had planned an NE proposal that needed to be proposed so we could carry out some tactical swaps with 2 of our allies, which would have forced the UK war to close and left them in a sticky situation. I wanted to be able to do it myself in case we had trouble getting a congressman to do it. A game bug prevented me from proposing it at first, then that idiot Kurgan messed it up by proposing UK as NE without asking anyone. So if you're looking for someone to blame for us being wiped again and stuck in a war we don't want, direct rage here http://www.erepublik.com/en/main/messages-compose/4618955 Idiots like him that propose impeachments on the same day we are about to attack London for no reason other than their own butthurt do more harm than people who get sick of the usual e-Irish bullshit and head off somewhere else to get away from it.

btw Louise Brooks is new here and would not be familiar with the role Snugs plays in the e-Irish community so people should not be too hard on her. Snuggles getting extra bonuses means more food and weapons for Irish people. If the 5gold congress medal helped pay wages in his communes then Snuggles getting a seat in congress and then leaving for the bonus is more than justified imo.

Grainne Ni Mhaille
Grainne Ni Mhaille Day 1,389, 14:53

I l'd mao at all of this.
Nice one Snuggles, anyone who can annoy Yddub this much is good by me :]

Yddub Emwolb
Yddub Emwolb Day 1,389, 15:06

-_-

ChewChewShoe
ChewChewShoe Day 1,389, 15:36

>implying I ran for srs
>implying I didn't do w/e the fuck I was able to minus voting and fucked off

BOUD1CCA
BOUD1CCA Day 1,389, 15:43

people missing the point in all of this.
There are many reasons RL & in game to resign from an elected position.
They are usually personal - & as such mainly that persons business. So, the proper response to this thread is to say nothing.
You do not say in essence
"Stuff you voters, I left because being a congressman is pointless, your fault for voting for me. Its more important to me to make money in South America, but I dont really do so, i give it all to my friends - trust me on this & I dont give a stuff if you dont"
You should have just shut up JS, Your history & rank does not impress me (ignoramus that I am) because its historical. Its the future that matters, so toddle off to SA to make your fortune.

Colonel Dag
Colonel Dag Day 1,389, 15:48

I think the congress member medal should be taken out.The easiest way to get a medal and 5 gold for doing f**k all.

Grainne Ni Mhaille
Grainne Ni Mhaille Day 1,389, 15:51

No one is missing the point Louise, I'm sure of that.

Mr Ambassador
Mr Ambassador Day 1,389, 16:16

Vote for me for Congress next elections! I will finish my term and will do the best for eIreland!

Punisher FC
Punisher FC Day 1,389, 16:54

Blame Padraig and his ban of "merry men".

If it's fk me, it's fk you too. Sorry to those who voted for me. I'm done with Ireland.

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,389, 17:36

Chance...funny thing about elections...you can lose as well as win...who'd of guessed

This is not about your failed CP election bit and subsequent bitterness but about seeing out the term you got elected for in Congress.

So even if I was outnumbered by 39 - 1 in votes I would see out my term.

Yddub Emwolb
Yddub Emwolb Day 1,389, 18:14

Chance, who couldn't have seen this coming. You being "done with Ireland." What a joke.
You did a lot of damage for eIreland in the early days but I have never seen a citizen that needed more attention. If you don't get your strokes you were always bitching. You have a bad case of PlasticusPaddius.
Good luck out there, little man.

Punisher FC
Punisher FC Day 1,389, 18:52

Yddub if you took half of anything I said in that manner seriously you don't know me.

Yddub Emwolb
Yddub Emwolb Day 1,389, 18:54

Apparently not.

King Connell
King Connell Day 1,389, 21:33

so many lol comments here

xD

Big Sexy Black Man
Big Sexy Black Man Day 1,390, 02:40

Why do we fight?

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,390, 03:05

I'd call it debate

Citizen woods
Citizen woods Day 1,390, 03:48

Jsnuggs need not defend himself, his actions are for the betterment of eIreland, not for monetary gain whatsoever

for me jsnuggles is above reporve. his actions are always for the betterment of ireland.

Grainne Ni Mhaille
Grainne Ni Mhaille Day 1,390, 07:58

I liked it so much, I came back and lol'd again.
lol :]

Viktor Kurgan
Viktor Kurgan Day 1,390, 09:39

IBhoy need not defend himself, his actions are for the betterment of Mafia, not for eIreland whatsoever....

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,390, 10:00

should that be eMafia?

just saying...

irishbhoy1967
irishbhoy1967 Day 1,390, 10:07

Sorry I have caused you such butthurt Kurgan. Why don't you go off and try scam some more noobs der?

Viktor Kurgan
Viktor Kurgan Day 1,390, 10:13

Sorry I have caused you such butthurt Irishbhoy. Why don't you go off and try scam some more noobs der?

Yddub Emwolb
Yddub Emwolb Day 1,390, 10:21

That is so clever. Did you see what he did there, IBhoy? He said exactly what you said but changed his name for your name. Pure genius. Most amazing thing is he did it without hardly any caps.
BRAVO KURGAN!

Viktor Kurgan
Viktor Kurgan Day 1,390, 10:26

Thanks...it took me some time but it really was an act of genius..

Punisher FC
Punisher FC Day 1,390, 11:07

BTW only 3 ppl voted for me anyway and I'm pretty sure one of them won't get butt hurt over it.

Grainne Ni Mhaille
Grainne Ni Mhaille Day 1,390, 11:38

I think Daghdha is right.
Scrap it altogether.
Or make them PAY to be in congress, if its such a bl**din' honour.
pah.

Stranger Here Myself
Stranger Here Myself Day 1,390, 15:03

I disrespect those who have voted for me because they thought voting for me (and sending me messages of support - in private) was enough, and spared them standing up for their own community, for their own interests, and raising their own voice against the bunch of trolls running their country.

This is why I resigned, moved and changed citizenship - quite frankly I do disrespect (almost) the whole eIrish community for tolerating what has been going on for months - if not years here. But I did not resigned as a gesture of disrespect, I simply lost hope that anything would ever change in eIreland. When EDEN/Terra have nothing else to do, you'll get (some) of your country back, when EDEN/Terra is busy elsewhere, you'll be wiped off the map. You chose not to play this game, but to be played with. I like to play the game, so I moved on.

Yes, I confirm, I did fight for the UK against Ireland, for one very simply reason: the UK hasn't fought anyone else for ages, and dropping in there for a few kills just fit perfectly my Mercenary Medal Tour.

As long as I'd been a citizen of your country - quite contrary to several of your very own elected leaders - I have not fought against her, never misused (or, actually used) a cent from your treasury, and never done anything that could have been considered as treason. Again, quite contrary to people you have a tendency to elect as presidents.

However, now I am no longer an eIrish citizen, have no obligations or allegiance to your country, so whom I fight for or against is absolutely none of your business.

Winston Hope Smith
Winston Hope Smith Day 1,390, 15:21

ChewChewShoe, John Snuggles, irishbhoy1967, Amaith, Chance Harrison & Stranger Here Myself have answered just Liam Costello to go.

Yddub Emwolb
Yddub Emwolb Day 1,390, 15:26

"I disrespect those who have voted for me because they thought voting for me (and sending me messages of support - in private) was enough, and spared them standing up for their own community, for their own interests, and raising their own voice against the bunch of trolls running their country."

And you realised this after a total of two days in office?


"However, now I am no longer an eIrish citizen, have no obligations or allegiance to your country, so whom I fight for or against is absolutely none of your business."

This statement speaks volumes. Of course it's our business if you fight against us, but to you it's not.

"quite frankly I do disrespect (almost) the whole eIrish community for tolerating what has been going on for months"

Because it doesn't fit in to your "sense" of community. You have no sense of community that doesn't include a citizen with a different point of view. You are such an egocentric bastard that if anybody disagrees with you they become your enemy. You consider that a community? Everybody has to agree with you? One of my greatest friends in this game has always been in your corner and though I never understood it my friendship with her has never wavered.

eIrelands loss by you leaving is truly eUSA's loss as well. Sure you'll be turning on them soon enough. Good luck finding that Stepford community you're looking for.

 
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