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To say that because it was your idea that she is innocent in all this is a gross misconception. You may have come up with the idea, but she formed the group and is running it. That in itself speaks volumes. It doesn't matter that it was your idea, it was her actions that brought this to fruition.
Onto your next point, betrayal. Wow, that one is a doozy. As outlined by P. Iunius Brutus, she was entrusted with one of the highest responsibilities to our Republic. And she tucked tail and ran over a Facebook
disagreement. This speaks volumes to me about her character. To me, she didn't take her responsibilities seriously. She didn't give a second thought to those she'd hurt in the process, only to her wants and desires. This is one of the most un-Roman things you can do, in my book. Out in the real world, abandoning your post in such a grossly unprofessional way is highly frowned upon.
Brutus voicing these concerns isn't anger blinding him, it's looking out for the interests of the Republic. I'm not certain if you're aware of this, but we take the Roman virtues here very seriously. Under one of our headings on our main page you can find the Roman Virtues (http://romanrepublic.org/wip/virtues.html
). These, in my book, are principles and ideals that make a Roman. Here's a few of which I'd like to point out she broke. Fides, or trust. Under this heading, is the subsections of loyalty and reliability. Both of these she blatantly ignored, choosing to place her self interests above that of those who placed trust in her. Moving on to Disciplina, or self-control. This is a core principle of the virtues, and one she blatantly ignored my warnings for her to let it go during her disagreement with Maecenas. She chose not to have restraint during this disagreement, even going so far as to call him a neo-nazi and a fascist. This is unacceptable behavior of any Roman, let alone a Director of our organization. Last, but certainly not least, is the virtue of Pietas. The principle under this virtue I'm referencing is that of dedication. Dedication to your duties was a very important principle to ancient Romans. When you said you'd do something, or swear your service, you did it. Plain and simple. She abandoned that duty outright.
If you can't tell, I'm a little more than just hurt by her actions. Allow me to make this clear, she betrayed and burnt alot of bridges on that day. In a fit of rage, she left the Republic and cut many people off from her life. When her mother passed away, both myself and Brutus were there for her. When she was having difficulties in the Republic, I defended her at the risk of my own reputation. Now then, that being said, I'd say I'd been a pretty good friend to her. Yet I, and several others, were thrown to the side like garbage when it was no longer convenient for her. Tell me where the virtue or honor is in that?
L. Aurelius Curio