Inside the GUM – Chronicles about an incompetent Chair
What shall happen to the GUM
On March 13th, 2012, Bradley of Dullahan was elected the 10th Chairperson of the Grand Unified Micronational, defeating his only opponent, myself. Today, a bit over a month later he was elected by the Quorum, he was overthrown by a Motion of No Confidence, introduce by Andre Sammut.
First off, lets start talking about Bradley. Bradley of Dullahan may have had good ideas, that is true, but his lack of leadership, experience and above it all, lack of knowledge about GUM proceedings was astonishing and was making many member-states to reconsider if their decision to elect him were the right one. Now, why do I claim Bradley was not doing a good job? Well, let me tell you, His Grace tried innumerous times to reform the constitution without a concrete reason, even though the constitution was revised six weeks ago. He violated the Constitution displaying a fair amount of biasness and favoritism towards certain situations. He did not have much knowledge about conventions and went as far as openly admitting that he did not read the Constitution. He also pressured the Supreme Judge and went as far as overriding his decisions(using Quorum) so Nemkhavia could remain in the Advancement Council, even though precedent dictated otherwise. He was incapable of controlling Quorum and its delegate, resulting in petty arguments and lack of professionalism sometimes. As Mr. Sorgel said: “You[Bradley] are more a kindergarten teacher while you should be a principal”. Under Bradley’s governance, we also had to re-vote in almost every single issue, not to mention that he often contradicted himself. Hilariously and sadly, Bradley asked Quorum if a member was a full member or not, which could have been seen easily in the GUM main article, he also openly admitted that it was “hard” to determine if a motion had passed or failed.
On today’s Quorum, Bradley and Crown Prince Jonathan of Austenasia had a rather silly discussion regarding the Constitution. Bradley defended that he wanted by all means to reform the Constitution due to a minor issue: Observer states can not attend Quorum. This was after Jonathan explained to him several times(about one in every Quora), that he couldn’t amend the constitution without doing a whole Constitution Revision, which was unnecessary considering it was revised less than six weeks ago. After done with the discussions, which lasted about half a hour, the topic was Motion by member-states. After Hugh McFlarane was done with his motion to start Quorum a little bit later, Mr. Sammut with his courage and honesty proposed a motion of No Confidence against the Chair for the reasons displayed above. While it is true that since the feedback session, Bradley has tried to improve, trying is not enough, the GUM is not the place for the most important person to be a “weak/incompetent” one. The motion was discussed between delegates with Bradley trying to defend himself, but not being able to as all the reasons were true. Shortly afterwards, Crown Prince Jonathan motioned the GUM to declare no confidence in the Chair and with 7 supports against 6 oppositions, the motion passed. As the motion passed, the 10th Chairman of the Grand Unified Micronational was the 1st Chairman to be made to resign through a vote of no confidence. The Vice-Chair, Will Sorgel, became Acting Chair, and we wait now, silently, to see what shall happen to the GUM.