WA Delegate (non-executive): The Heavily Armed Populace of Confederate People of the United States (elected 33 days ago)
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Today's World Census Report
The Rudest Citizens in International Republican Union
World Census experts telephoned citizens from all nations at just before dinner time, in a study to determine which populations were the rudest.
As a region, International Republican Union is ranked 3,403rd in the world for Rudest Citizens.
- 2 hours ago: The Heavily Armed Populace of Confederate People of the United States departed this region for Libertatem Pub.
- 1 day 10 hours ago: Embassy established between The Eternal Alliance and International Republican Union.
- 1 day 10 hours ago: Embassy established between The Darwin Allied Republics and International Republican Union.
- 1 day 18 hours ago: The Black Panther Empire of Khokwarsi departed this region for The Rejected Realms.
- 1 day 18 hours ago: The Chancellorship of Conservative Idealism ejected and banned The Black Panther Empire of Khokwarsi from the region.
- 4 days ago: The Federation of Federal Islands 2nd Gen of the region The Eternal Alliance agreed to construct embassies.
- 4 days ago: The Chancellorship of Conservative Idealism proposed constructing embassies with The Eternal Alliance.
- 4 days ago: The Chancellorship of Conservative Idealism updated the World Factbook entry.
- 4 days ago: The Chancellorship of Conservative Idealism agreed to construct embassies with The Darwin Allied Republics.
- 4 days ago: The Libertarian Republic of Darwinish Brentsylvania of the region The Darwin Allied Republics proposed constructing embassies.
International Republican Union Regional Message Board
The truth remains that Khokwarsi's speech was 1. not protected by the Charter of Liberties as determined by judicial precedent (much like in the U.S.) 2. inflammatory and offensive (which would also not fly in the U.S. if taken to court) and 3. potentially rule-breaking (and the last thing I need is the mods on my tail for condoning such behavior, which I do not).
Our region is still free. Khokwarsi wouldn't be in danger at all if I hadn't taken him to court like any Citizen could do. We are, in a sense, responsible for protecting our own rights - only on paper is freedom free; in reality it is something you have to constantly protect.
And whatever happened to:
You are as aware as I that he was not fit for this region.
How are you so sure CI? He didn't like structuralism, wanted to potentially create embassies between Nazi Europe and the IRU (despite historic conflicts aka WWI and WWII between the Axis powers and the Allies and the fact that statement was really historically ignorant), so be it... but to banject him for that belief... well he has done some odd things and this is an odd case, but I've seen way worse behaviour on gamer forums and all they get is suspension ('eject' in this game) tops. Correct me if I'm wrong... but are there any 'set' rules that state that what Khokwarsi said was "wrong" by definition of the Constitution or any other place in this region's factbook? I don't believe so unless someone is kind enough to find the article where there are set rules in what you should or should not say in the IRU.
Thank you for listening to my statement and after all, my statement is just a personal evaluation and an attempt to try to grasp the events during the past couple of days.
Yes, I never stated he couldn't speak the way he was. I didn't want to deal with his idiocy but he had the right to act the way he did. It will just embarrass him.
Ahhh I hate those quote-misfires.
I did not banject him for his beliefs. In fact, I found them refreshing.
No, the reason I put him on trial was for causing public disturbance, namely for sitting on the grey area of NS rules with his most controversial statement. His hotheadedness could have been tolerated under better circumstances, but his constant references to drugs, vocal intolerance, and disdain for the very system he opted to join were enough to draw the line. Those of you who have spoken in his defense have (perhaps unwittingly) elected to defend illegality, both in the regional and NationStates sense. There might be an instance where that would be acceptable, but I believe it isn't this one.
Also, I think we have a bit of a priorities dissonance. Consider the following:
*handles regional controls and embassies with minimal input from Ministers* = *is good leader*
*defies and challenges the Constitution by extending the Senate term* = *is good leader*
*prosecutes a troublemaker using due process of law instead of abusing powers* = *is unforgivable villain*
I mean, sheesh, I know that governments are often corrupt, but I can't believe so many of you have such a reflexive response to their public actions. I'm starting to think it would have been better for my image to quietly banject him and simply refuse to talk about it, but for offering him a chance to be found innocent and encouraging regional activity to boot, I'm suddenly the bad guy. Wow. Just...wow.
Never said you were the bad guy (in fact you may have made the correct long-term decision)... I'm just questioning your reason as to why you made the decision along with a couple of other people.
im going to write an article about the trial and opinions on the decision made. I would ask that both the prosecution and the minister of measure send me one or two quotes i can put in the article as well as the defence attorney and whoever else wishes to have their two cents worth immortilized on the internet.