In this prelude to domestics I'd like to address some rumours that have floated around recently regarding the campaign as well as cover some planks that were rejected from the campaign.
The 100% weapon bonus
There are no plans nor is there any intention to pursue to course of action that would send us on the goal to full 100% weapon bonuses. Whilst CoT and TWO continue the fight against EDEN, this goal is not politically acheivable and our finances would have to recover and be husbanded prior to launching this initiative.
A Separate forum
The executive will not be setting a community forum in rivalry or succesion to the Kumnaa boards.
Legion will no longer be the official MU
Legion will retain the title awarded by BigAnt into an Alfagrem term. This however does not imply a continuation of the award as they and other applicable MUs will have the chance to attain that title using the guidelines established in the preceding articles.
Sir Nick (or insert other controversial name) will be vCP
I have not spoken to anybody about taking the vCP position and I can say now that I will not be the one who decides on that position.
Creating Executive Orders
There will be no 'executive orders' or attempts to otherwise overide the will of congress.
Any emergency measures needed will be by prior consent of congress and it is very much my hope to see congress taking on greater responsibility commesurate with their voting power.
Starting a National MU
Perhaps as little as 6 months ago we could of saved the National MU but I'm afraid that any such chance of that has gone as in the interim period it has been neglected, forgotten about and its assets fallen into ruin.
Scrapping CS controls
The current controls will remain in effect - Citizen advisory council.
This is not mentioned in any article coming or past as Citizenship is very much a Congress role and nothing to do with the executive. Me commenting otherwise would just be for 'filler'.
Party Ambassadors - Up to the parties if they wish to take part in a member swap scheme. I personnaly find friending them, hanging out in their channels or reading their articles is sufficient.
National Ambassadors - I will not looking to implement this program as aside from the actual (if minor) loss of eUKers from the nation it is an expansion of government and attempt to add intricacy to what is a simple process of again reading media, hanging out in channels and getting on shout lists.
One of those ideas that sounds great in theory but fails in practical terms as I have no desire to rob parties of their active members and deny them the freedom to play the game the way they desire and in the community they desire.
In should also be noted that the act of me, keers, Sha, goku, Wayne, ACroc or whoever simply leaving our respective parties doesn't suddenly make us apolitical and not at all linked to them by historical and community ties.
(See Legion trying to not be seen as ESO Legion to see how easy and uncontroversial that is!)
"One mans hero is anothers enemy"
If you are wearing the Union Jack on your profile page then you are an eUKer fully entitled to play the game without restrictions or bars on your progress.
I'll not be advocating or engaging in producing such a divise 'official' policy and will strongly work against any such scheme imposed regardless of the names on the list.
There's 3 laws I follow;
1. Don't make multies.
2. Don't steal.
3. Don't post nasty links or offensive pictures.
This trio is my own personal summation of the eRep laws and anything that comes on top of this wheter it be from Forums, IRC or parties belongs to the users or members of that group.
We could certainly embark on a process of writing new legislation and presenting it as agreed by due democratic process (at least 21 members of congress imho) but as parties evolve, new players arrive and the balance of power swings (or swings back) all it can be is transitionary and advisory.
An idea I ran with in my only previous run at office - http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-cp-elections-alfagrem-governance-1896591/1/20
However it was a much different game and a much different environment back in the tail end of 2011 and it is an idea that has had its time.
Another 'sound in theory' policy - Any candidate reaching back in time to revive this dinosaur would simply be foisting a group of unelected, unanswerable and in-game irrelevant body of old players on the nation.
It expands government, is only applicable for the heavily involved and adds un-needed complexity when we should be simplfying our processes and making government and politics more accesible for the current and incoming player.
Staying up late for the Superbowl,
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