Emir | Candidate for Union President

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Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby RedAurora » November 2nd 2013, 9:03 pm

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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby Gregor » November 3rd 2013, 7:58 am

Oh god a socialist rose :P run...
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby InvaderNat » November 3rd 2013, 8:38 am

Gregor wrote:Oh god a socialist rose :P run...

Oh jez, the slogan! Where have I seen something similar before...eekk.
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby RedAurora » November 3rd 2013, 4:48 pm

Yes, the social-democratic rose! :devil:

Yes, the Obama-style poster! :devil:
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby Kruness » November 3rd 2013, 4:54 pm

Emir, you forgot to put the hammer and the sickle in the middle of the rose like I recommended you :P
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby RedAurora » November 3rd 2013, 4:58 pm

Kruness wrote:Emir, you forgot to put the hammer and the sickle in the middle of the rose like I recommended you :P


But you then told me to put the North Korean flag instead; I didn't know which one to do, so I just put the rose. :lol:
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby Gregor » November 3rd 2013, 9:01 pm

What will we ?? :P
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Presidential Candidature Address

Postby RedAurora » November 5th 2013, 12:48 am

As you know, when it comes to elections, I'm more for content than graphics. :P

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Hello, my fellow AIN members.

Various events since the most recent general elections now once again sees me asking for your vote. The position of union presidency is something that, I admit, I have been desiring since I joined AIN. This by-election makes me very excited for this reason, as it is the first time that I am a presidential candidate. While I wish good luck for my opponent, Otto, and believe that he would continue the fine job that Zack has done for this union since the beginning of his first term as President, I as the reformist progressive strive to bring major changes.

Of course, there will be no changes too large that they alter the fundamental core of the union; such changes take more than one person to design and implement, and their failure could bring the collapse of the community, a risk that no one can afford to take. On the other hand, not all of the current policies of the Alliance will remain status-quo. I believe there are several policies/structures right now which should be altered moderately. For example, the no-roleplay-with-real-nations rule, which has had some benefits, needs to be changed slightly to allow limited roleplay with RL nations. You might say, "What's the point? This union is for roleplaying with each other, not France or Canada." That is indeed common sense, but some members enjoy including real-life nations and their policies in the internal roleplay of their own nations. If I am elected, I will not at all try to abolish this rule, but I hope to create discussions to find a way that allows members to occasionally include real-life nations in their roleplay without shifting focus entirely to those RL nations. I also hope to put a parliament reform bill that Will and I have been working on for some time to the Legislative Assembly, where all of the members can see the bill and discuss. So far, it has only been reviewed by government ministers, and this bill was actually a part of my second Candidature Address, when I was running to be reelected as Speaker of Parliament. Other reforms that I will try to implement are:

-Treaty of Preventing Racial Discrimination: This is based on a United Nations bill and is meant to do what its title says, by prohibiting public hatred speech and parties promoting racial hatred. Of course, not all members will be aboard with this. The treaty will be totally optional to sign, and is meant to increase roleplay.

-AINSummit, December 2013/January 2014: Yes, another AINSummit is coming. Similar to how it went the first time, members will be able to sign up with political leaders & topic suggestions. The only difference this time will be that I will try to run it at a time that most members are on school/job break (due to Christmas, New Year's, etc.), so that we have more time to engage in summit roleplay.

-International party alliances: Similar to Socialist International, International Democrat Union, and Liberal International, I hope to start off several political internationals for the parties of different AIN nations. This will be different from the parties for the AIN General Assembly that Will and I are planning, as these organisations will not be associated with any parliament or assembly, but are simply meant to be umbrella organisations for their individual parties in different nations.

-Occasional surveys: When I was running for reelection as Speaker, I promised to hold regular surveys where members could vote and comment on how I was doing. I haven't done any yet, and I sincerely apologise for that. If I am president, one of my priorities will be to see members' opinion of me on a regular basis. I will make posts on the Noticeboard with polls where you, the members, can vote on my performance from "Appalling" to "Excellent".


I've previously attempted or planned to implement these policies. However, if I become President, I believe that I will be able to actually have all of them implemented. I would encourage members to remind me as I am susceptible to forgetting a lot, unfortunately. Of course, while the policies that a candidate plans to implement are very important, the policies that the candidate plans to NOT implement are equally important. This sounds harsh, especially to people who are in favour of these policies, but I believe that these following are policies/views that the union should steer clear of at all times:

-Mandatory events: While I support the idea of checkpoints once every few months, I will not make any event mandatory to participate in. Events are supposed to be fun and entertaining for all members; mandating participation results in sloppy contribution as members who do not want to join the events otherwise do not try to make a good performance and simply enter in order to stay in the union.

-Limiting of RL-bloc participation: As I've said earlier, I intend to slightly relax the current union policy against roleplay with real-life nations. While limitless roleplay with RL nations is extreme, so is prohibiting any roleplay whatsoever. Once the real-life roleplay is discussed, if the majority of members agree that the laws in question could be liberalised, I will propose the repeal of the act prohibiting participation in the European Union. I am also against the prohibition of any other real-life regional bloc or organisation.

-Negative attitude toward members: In the past several months, a few people came to me complaining that they were shunned and dissed by other members in the union. After that, I've done some investigation and found that there were times in which many of our current members were unnecessarily sarcastic or otherwise harsh, at times myself. If I am President, I will try to be fair, judicious, and kind to all members as much as possible, and I will try to protect the interests of all members. Therefore, I ask that all members also try to be as courteous to each other and to newcomers as possible.


And finally, I will try to bring new members to the union through the strategy that Cons does: inviting people from other websites. I'd like to assemble a team of several of our members who can speak French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, or Chinese who can then go to SC4 sites for those specific languages and promote our site there. I also hope that our union will have warm relations with USNW and CINL as a sign of courtesy; things like the Agunter affair have cooled inter-union relations and I would like to prevent such scandals/incidents from happening again.

As always, I have a quote. Once again, it is from a US president. John F. Kennedy has said regarding democracy: "The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all." Here is what I ask you AIN members to do: don't be this voter. You must understand that you are electing your union president until next spring. Whether it be me or Otto, you must be extremely careful and know well what policies you are voting for. Once again, please understand and recognise the ramifications of your vote. Thank you very much.
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby Logan » November 5th 2013, 1:13 am

I was just reading on the Agunter affair the other day, and I am glad that you intend to make progressive strides towards peace with other unions. This could be the start of something much bigger :P

I am curious to see how the "political parties" idea will play out, it sounds interesting.
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby Charlie » November 5th 2013, 1:21 am

Wow, very nice Emir! All the plans you've got sound exciting, I especially like what you've got planned for the Summit and RP for RL nations! :D

Best of luck to you and Otto in the election!
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby Thomas » November 5th 2013, 5:12 pm

"I will propose the repeal of the act prohibiting participation in the European Union. "

I thought we had, as a union, come to the conclusion that membership of the EU massively restricts AIN activities? For example, the idea of a LMB free trade area would be null and void, free trade and economic cooperation between Cattala and Sainte-Croix would be greatly diminished and your Lehicro charter would be worthless. The roleplay opportunities open to Sainte-Croix and any other nation looking at being in the AIN and EU are vastly reduced.
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby Otto » November 5th 2013, 5:47 pm

Wow. I've never thought we would be so far off with our positions. I apparently have to state that I strongly disagree with almost everything you're campaigning for. As Thomas has already mentioned your idea of allowing roleplay with the EU would nullify not only the LMB, Lehicro, or any other AIN-bond in Europe, it would also be against the vote of a majority of members, who passed the bill when it was for discussion in Parliament. This is a non-democratic act of you if you let it go back to parliament and to an eventual new vote.

secondly, i do not think we need yet another AINSummit. Whereas the current one was a minor to complete disaster, with far too few nations participating (me apparently included). I do not think that we had so few participation because no one had the time for it, but rather many members maybe not knowing WHAT actually to do. And you want to introduce political parties to that summit? Many members are already overwhelmed by the effort for this one, leave alone introducing new opinions of different parties.

thirdly, Whereas international political party alliances could be a good thing, i again think that some members - maybe even many - will be again overburdened with that. Nice idea though.


These are my ideas about your campaign. I think, i might be covering some other member's opinions with my criticism.
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby RedAurora » November 5th 2013, 5:53 pm

Thank you for commenting, Thomas and Otto. However, I believe you are missing a few points, and I will respond to your comments when I get home.
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby Spy9600 » November 5th 2013, 7:15 pm

Emir, I really, really like how this is looking except the RL nations issue. I know what you meant, I know you'll try to be careful not to totally shift the roleplay influx to RL nations intead of AIN nations, but just from my own experience in this Union, RL nation roleplaying is really a bummer over time. I very much liked some radical policies against including RL nations in our roleplaying, even though I sometimes wish I could do that myself. Not being able to relate nearly as much to RL nations has forced internal politics to flourish.

Real-life Nations eh...
The thing is RL nations roleplaying often become a source of godmodding, almost. We had a lot of problems with new members saying a neighbouring RL country would fund whole sectors of their economies, or some incoherent relations in which nation A - which is rich in resource X - would import vast, incredible amounts of resource X from my nation, making it ever richer without even needing it. Or saying that my nation is under the protection and friendship of Real-life nation B therefore you can't bargain on me, instead of talking to other AIN nations to seek deals within, like Cattala does with Lower Columbia and AF's Northern Veratlantia and Corraile has with the AF. :!: What's the point of us having small independent nations, completely dependent on RL nations support for realism, or having Okatabawashi's if we have Japan, or Hiigaras if we have Russia? Bringing Real-life countries in can (and will in my opinion) greatly reduce the actual importance of AIN Politics. I think RL-nations should only play a role in the history of our nations up to the moment the become Independent Nations.

Alliance Political Parties & General Assembly
I know the following is not what you are proposing but here is something I'd like to share. It's always been a dream of mine to see separated Real-life AIN Government from Roleplay AIN Government. I think we could use a far more complex system that would put an end to many holes in our roleplay logic.

I say we should have the AIN Users Parliament (AINUP), in which we vote real life proposals, call it "forum" rather than "alliance" policies and debate real life implications there and also run separate elections for separate offices like Forum Policy President and functions more related to that of the web community and running of the website.

The other side, the gold of the idea would be for us to have an AIN General Assembly, where we could focus in 100% roleplay issues, where nations would have a vote, and a roleplay representative, and would also compose a roleplay government to enforce international policies and thus creating major roleplays over the processing of sanctions. We'd see more proposals directed to "AIN Convention on Whaling". We could then have a 100% roleplay judiciary branch too:

Examples of these ideas in action:

Say the Atlantic Federation was caught by the New Duvian Government using chemical weapons during a secret guerrilla-like operation in New Duveland's countryside. Furious, the Duvian Government cannot just send missiles and ships and nuclear bombs to AF, because that's not realistic and is very vague and extreme. New Duveland's military is also very limited if compared to that of AF so direct military threatening would not be a smart option. But the New Duvian public opinion is urging for an answer and retaliation from their government and the Alliance against AF. So New Duveland takes the case to the Supreme Court of the Alliance (judging nations, not users) and it then imposes a trade embargo on the Atlantic Federation and forces the AF to give heavy compensations. Game over for the big nation. Newspapers all over AIN would cover the situation, gossip about, and AF would loose a lot of reputation which actually matters, because its candidate John Someonesville to run for head of the Alliance Trade Authority in the next executive elections would be completely disconsidered by the other nations horrified with that candidate's nation attitudes and culture. This would give newspapers subjects and cases to cover and more and more roleplay would flourish. Political parties and alliances running or having influence in different AIN countries could also be improved by this. Imagine John Someonesville belongs to the Liberal United Party, the same of the AF president and the same that rules Sainte-Croix. Celine François is from that same party/party union that is in power in AF and she wanted to run for office for the Alliance's Ministry for Agriculture. Other AIN nation's representatives would think twice before voting for her, because she is in the same line that ended up using chemical weapons in New Duvian soil and got punished for it.

What's your opinion? (Emir specially)
Do you think this is do-able?

I think it would be worth it for us to work on such system. It would be complicated and weird at first, but it would pay-off later. But I always thought this would be too radical of a suggestion.
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Re: Emir | Candidate for Union President

Postby InvaderNat » November 5th 2013, 9:25 pm

I like the idea of RL nation role-play because I always feel a little bit limited in what I can do. For instance if I want to hold a meeting between my leader and the leader of an historically allied/friendly nation - why not? Of course this would have to be done carefully so as to not upset or radically alter RL events. I feel AIN nations should blend seamlessly into the real world, not exist in a bubble.

Of course there would have to be a few exceptions such as not being able to declare war on a real nation; unless part of a military coalition that is invading in RL (e.g. ISAF in Afghanistan).

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