Curio Lupo Sal.
As always, a very interesting take on events occurring. I will say this, before going any further, this isn't a failing of our government. This was a private disagreement that started out having nothing to do with our organization. This was a butting of heads between two people of differing political extremes.
That being said, I was personally asked by Cassia to intercede on her behalf to 'make' Maecenas stop posting alt right material to his own Facebook page. I did not take that action, as censorship as a whole does not sit right with me. Even if I had wanted to, I wouldn't have had the grounds to stand on to even do such a thing. This being said, Cassia left because she felt we failed her by not intercepting this, and that by doing so we condoned his views.
I will say this to everyone here. I will never stand for censorship, as that is not what the Roman Republic is. We are not here to control or censor anyone for holding opposing views. We are a place for all who identify as Romans, no matter what their race, religion, gender or creed. Rome was a melting pot of tolerance, and I believe we should be so as well.
Behavior between the two escalated to such a measure that it reflected poorly on our organization, especially when Cassia outright called him 'non-Roman' for his views, and he would never be a Roman. On top of this she leveled accusations of fascism and him being a neo nazi.
The Roman Republic got involved only after a complaint from Maecenas was brought to us. Her accusations of fascism and being a neo Nazi are considered grounds of character defamation. However, their behavior (Cassia as Aedile and Maecenas as a Tribunus Laticlavius representing a Consul of the Roman Republic) was found to not be in line with our Mos Maiorum. As such, our Censor P. Iunius Brutus issued a Nota against Maecenas for his behavior. As per this Nota, he lost his Optimo Iure status, which is needed to continue on as an assistant in any role in our Republic. Therefore, I was forced to dismiss him as Tribunus Laticlavius. Maecenas resigned after he realized the damage that his behavior had caused overall. This was an honorable and virtuous thing for him to do.
Cassia did not receive a Nota as she resigned before we intervened. If she had remained a citizen, she would have received the same Nota that Maecenas received. So this fault doesn't rest on the shoulders of the Republic, but on two people of differing political views. What should have been a private matter turned into a public one amidst heated words and slung accusations of character.
L. Aurelius Curio
Omnis enim ex infirmitate feritas est