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May 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm #1044
Upon my appointment as Tribune, is it my duty to not only protect your rights, but to also inform you of the actions taking place in the Senate. I shall make it my first task to explain the happenings surrounding the recent case of Q. Furius Camillus.
To begin, for those that are unaware of the following case, I shall outline what happened.
The charges against citizen Q. Furius Camillus:
I. Breach of the rules of the Forum
II. Breach of the Mos Maiorum
III. Continuous disruption of the Concillium Plebis
IV. Continuous threats of violence directed towards citizen Gaia Cassia Longina
V. Slanderous remarks and insults against candidates and active magistrates, including Lictrix Gaia Cassia Longina, Praetor Gaius Atius Victor, and S. Princeps Lucius Vitellius Triarius.
The penalties, up until now:
I. Loss of Optimo Lure
II. Public condemnation
Required action by citizen as stated in a Censorial Nota by consul Brutus, dated to the XV Kalends Iun. of this year:
I. An apology to: Gaia Cassia Longina, Gaius Atius Victor, and Lucius Vitellius Triarius.
[You may find the actions here, for more background:
Before the edict was issued, Camillus, ignoring the multiple warnings given, acting praetor Victor issued an edict against the aforementioned citizen, wherein Camillus’ candidacy was annulled. You may view this document here:
Following this, Camillus both publicly and privately apologized to those citizens named (i.e. Cassia Longina, Triarius, and Victor). However, despite this, Camillus continued his actions and new circumstances have arisen. It has come to our attention that a private message was received by two of our magistrates from Camillus, containing false accusations and slanderous remarks against those he was supposed to apologize to.
With this, dated to the XIV Kalends Iun., consul Brutus posted an edict. The actions against citizen Q. Furius Camillus are now as listed, following the Senate and Comitia Tributa’s approval:
I. Loss of access to the Forums
II. Loss of Optimo Lure
You may find this here:
However, I am not here to voice my opinion on such matters. I am here to assure you that no magistrate went through personal emails and messages – no breach of privacy was committed. This message was indeed sent privately, however, with consideration of its contents, it was reported by the receivers (who I shall not name for their right to privacy). On my word, fellow citizens, I can say that no injustice was committed against you or your right to privacy.
If you have any questions or concerns, I am always available to answer.
C Cassia LonginaMay 23, 2016 at 7:45 pm #5055
Pro Quinto Furio Camillo hanc excusationem omnibus civibus romanis publice promulgem:quote :May 23, 2016 at 8:04 pm #5056
I personally accept the apologies and have reason to believe them to be true. If all the affected individuals are alright with it, I shall withdraw my judgement, cancelling the trial in the Senate. Everyone commits mistakes and I know how some bad decisions made in a bad day can tarnish one’s reputation.
I just want to make clear to all that threats and undue hostility are not tolerated in our Republic and that anyone who mistreats our citizens will be made accountable. This is a place of civility and cooperation. That does not mean we cannot have disagreements, but that those disagreements must be compromisingly polite and civic in nature. We are all human, we all get angry, but we must understand the limits and follow them.
All in all, I carry no resentment towards you Camille, and I hope you understand that by my side I did nothing but fulfill my duties. I hope our future interactions are more positive and friendly. I do caution you though that you’re given a chance to do things right, and if you come to repeat your errors again, things will be much worst. We must all be united against abuse, and that needs a strong hand. We are a democracy and an open and transparent government, but we are a strong organization even so, ready to defend their citizens and their rights.
I wish you well and I hope your words are true and sincere. I choose to believe in them.
C. Atius VictorMay 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm #5057
I too accept the apology made by Camillus and believe it to be true.
This Res Publica is merciful and does not expect perfection. We all make mistakes. The Gods know I am hardly innocent of errors. What we do demand is effort and a desire to improve. I believe Camillus has started towards this path. I offer him my full support towards this aim and look forward to working with him in the future.
I hope this act can stand as a testament as to how this Roman Republic is different from those which preceded it. We will uphold fairness, justice, and take a holistic approach towards those who voluntarily join us and desire to further our Declaration. There are too few modern Romans in the world today. None should be excluded if it can be avoided. Camillus is part of our Roman family, and with this apology, I extend a hand in friendship to him. I hope he uses this opportunity and becomes one of our greatest citizens!
I have spoken with my colleague Consul Severus, and we jointly, and happily, rescind EDICTUM CENSORUM: Censorial Nota against citizen Quintus Furius Camillus and EDICTUM CONSULUM: On the disruption of an assembly of the Roman People by citizen Quintus Furius Camillus.
Quintus Furius Camillus will be restored to good standing (Optimo Iure) status and be allowed to return to the forum.
May Concordia smile upon all citizens!
P. Iunius BrutusMay 23, 2016 at 10:59 pm #5063
I hope this marks a fresh start. The respublica has acted in good faith. In return, much is expected from you.
I sent you a PM, please read it. Welcome back to the forum my friend.
PhiloMay 24, 2016 at 12:46 am #5067
Camillus, mi amice, everyone has bad days. Nobody is perfect. None of us were born saints. I accept your apology and look forward to your contributions as a citizen of the Res publica. Always remember, if you are having a bad day, don’t post. You may send any of us a PM or email if you just need to rant or get something off your chest, or if you just want to talk. Never feel like you cannot offer a suggestion on which way you feel the Res publica should be progressing. It takes all of us to make a community.May 24, 2016 at 1:57 pm #5071
Well, considering that all those citizens that I have closely worked with since my joining, have accepted the apology of Citizen Camillus, it seems to me that I can do no less. As my close colleague Senator Triarius has indicated, nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes, Everyone deserves one chance and as far as I am concerned this is it! I accept your apology with the proviso that your words in the future are stated civilly and with courtesy. I understand that I am but a new citizen, but you called for someone who was not a community leader or one who was not involved in the creation of RR. I am one of those, but I do not and will not abide insulting language directed to my friends and comrades who deserve much, much, more for their efforts that you are probably not even aware of! I accept your apology on this occasion.
Marcus AudensMay 24, 2016 at 2:29 pm #5072
Curio Camillus Sal
I would like to publicly accept your apology. It is my sincerest hope and desire that nothing of this sort comes to pass again. I believe in the fact that you can be an asset, a very good one at that, to our fair Republic. We all have struggles in our day to day lives, and we should strive to be accepting off mistakes made by others, so long as forgiveness never turns to complacency. If you so desire, I hope to see you in the next election, possibly as a Quaestor. 🙂
Di te incolumem custodiant!
L. Aurelius CurioMay 24, 2016 at 9:21 pm #5074
Avete omnibus –
I am so glad to hear these frank but conciliatory words from everyone, regarding Camillus’s mis-steps.
G. Atius Victor’s declaration of how a republic should work is worth repeating:quote Gaius Atius Victor:
Hear, hear. Valete.
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