Right now there seems to be many paths in many directions. “Factions” push in each way for their own ideas, all of which have been posted here. Right now it seems there are two primary paths forward being talked about. I will list both and I hope to see a push to vote between them so we can have a solid and serious path forward. While each party can push their ideas, at the end of the day these ideas affect us, the citizens of the Republic. I feel every party respects the system enough to concede to popular vote so that’s what I propose happen, sooner rather than later so we can firmly work on establishing this path.
It has been proposed that we start to go away from the traditional Republican model, remove the magistrate office system and really focus in on teaching the Religio and Culture of the Romans. This will allow us to focus in on what we feel are the core concepts behind the reason the Republic exists without the bickering and constant inconsistency of the magistrate system. However, if we go this path it will upset many members who feel the Republican system is the only way to retain Sacra Publica and the Pax Deorum as major magistrates impowered with Imperium are the primary conduits between the Roman state and the gods and the only way to maintain Pax Deorum.
It has also been proposed we keep the current Republican system and work to fix this crisis as quickly as possible. There are additional ideas floating around, such as making the Comitia Curiata more fair to active Romans, with Brutus’ wife maintaining a seat as well as Apollinaris, both of which have done nothing in the past year for the Republic and shown no public face whatsoever. The benefits of this allows us to maintain the most antiquity when it comes to our primary focus, the Religio as we can still have these major magistrates with Imperium. The drawbacks have been seen many times, if this system is continued we must work for a better transition system.
These are a mix of my own thoughts, ideas from other parties and a call to the general population and to those who have the power, call for a vote. Let this disunity be cast aside and let the Republic chose a path one way or the other before we waste too much time on this. The time for action is now. We’ve spoken enough, debated enough. We’ve pointed fingers and bickered. Now is the time to grind down and. Get. It. Done.